It’s nice to trust your fellow man, and extend an olive branch. Let’s go to the mountainside, and “teach the world to sing in perfect harmony” or as Rodney King said during the Los Angeles riots, “Can’t we all just get along?”
No, we can’t. There is evil in this world, and bad men do bad things The more powerful they are, the worse their deeds. They are not, and never will be, our allies. Nor, do we want them to be! We need a president who recognizes this, and has the courage and foresight to confront them before situations escalate and innocent lives are lost.
Hopefully, the next president can turn this mess around, because American arrogance, power and assertiveness abroad, like it or not, are the best hope for peace, freedom and sanity in this world. And if he succeeds, the most powerful man in the world will be an American, once again.
Chuck Pinkey is a retired area businessman. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Star and its editorial board, but the author thinks they ought to.