CAMERON. BRITAIN AND OBAMA

Cameron the Conservative won the British elections. Gordon Brown, the Labour Party leader resigned after a little less than three years in office. The far right and the far left each garnered more votes than his more traditionally left Labour Party. Brown assumed full responsibility for the defeat. A gracious act by the Prime Minister, but it is not that simple.

Britain, like the rest of Europe, has gotten itself into quite a mess in recent years. The Labour Party has been in charge for the last 13 years. The electorate are holding them responsible. and they want change. A move to the right would be change. However, conservatism is unthinkable to a liberal believer so what are they to do? They move further to the left, feelings deepen and debate becomes more strident as the gap between the two basic ideologies widens.

Long, long ago, some wise man said, a camel is a race horse that was designed by a committee. Americans tend to view coalition governments in the same light. Sparks are going to fly.

Obama has been quick to invite Cameron the Conservative to the White House and has applauded the special relationship that has always existed between Great Britain and the United States. What’s up? This is a 180 degree reversal from recent behavior. Let us be thankful but wary as we wait to see what follows.

Bob B

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5 responses to “CAMERON. BRITAIN AND OBAMA

  1. Good content on your grumpy site but the wire wheel makes it hard to read

  2. Well said! Also, I have a little transcript of a ‘behind the scenes’ chat between Obama and Cameron… Enjoy.

  3. Peter, thank you for visiting Random Thots. I hope you are a regular reader. Your view is well reasoned, your faith is what sustains your view, but faith is by definition without reason.

    You perceive Obama to be a sincere man and in that we agree. In one of his autobiographies he wrote of a profound moment in his life. At the end of a sermon by a Liberation Theology preacher wherein the theme was “A world in need runs on white man’s greed”, Obama says he wept. He explained that, at that moment he knew what his life’s work would be. Barack Obama has remained faithful to that pledge he made to himself. Unfortunately one can as easily be sincere and wrong as sincere and correct. Sincerity is laudable but sincerity is not enough.

    The BBC is a masterful organization, one of a kind. The same can be said of our New York Times. But both have joined, perhaps even led, the forces that widen the gap between believers in the two basic ideologies in the world today. Essentially these media tell the truth, but only half of it, and that half screened through a viewpoint. It is time to temper your faith in the BBC. They can mislead you as surely as any blogger today.

    I commend you for including the blogs for input into your analysis. Blogs are people, just people, in print. That means they are as varied as people, as good and as bad as people. We make judgments about people, we select or friends, we respect some people, we reject others.. So must we do with blogs. Without people our life is not complete. Without blogs our knowledge is not complete.

    As reported in Peter, thank you for visiting Random Thots. I hope you are a regular reader. Your view is well reasoned, your faith is what sustains your view, but faith is by definition without reason.

    You perceive Obama to be a sincere man and in that we agree. In one of his autobiographies he wrote of a profound moment in his life. At the end of a sermon by a Liberation Theology preacher wherein the theme was “A world in need runs on white man’s greed”, Obama says he wept. He explained that, at that moment he knew what his life’s work would be. Barack Obama has remained faithful to that pledge he made to himself. Unfortunately one can as easily be sincere and wrong as sincere and correct. Sincerity is laudable but sincerity is not enough.

    The BBC is a masterful organization, one of a kind. The same can be said of our New York Times. But both have joined, perhaps even led, the forces that widen the gap between believers in the two basic ideologies in the world today. Essentially these media tell the truth, but only half of it, and that half screened through a viewpoint. It is time to temper your faith in the BBC. They can mislead you as surely as any blogger today.

    I commend you for including the blogs for input into your analysis. Blogs are people, just people, in print. That means they are as varied as people, as good and as bad as people. We make judgments about people, we select or friends, we respect some people, we reject others.. So must we do with blogs. Without people our life is not complete. Without blogs our knowledge is not complete.

    As reported in RANDOM NONSENSE, there is no objective news today.
    Peter, thank you for visiting Random Thots. I hope you are a regular reader. Your view is well reasoned, your faith is what sustains your view, but faith is by definition without reason.

    You perceive Obama to be a sincere man and in that we agree. In one of his autobiographies he wrote of a profound moment in his life. At the end of a sermon by a Liberation Theology preacher wherein the theme was “A world in need runs on white man’s greed”, Obama says he wept. He explained that, at that moment he knew what his life’s work would be. Barack Obama has remained faithful to that pledge he made to himself. Unfortunately one can as easily be sincere and wrong as sincere and correct. Sincerity is laudable but sincerity is not enough.

    The BBC is a masterful organization, one of a kind. The same can be said of our New York Times. But both have joined, perhaps even led, the forces that widen the gap between believers in the two basic ideologies in the world today. Essentially these media tell the truth, but only half of it, and that half screened through a viewpoint. It is time to temper your faith in the BBC. They can mislead you as surely as any blogger today.

    I commend you for including the blogs for input into your analysis. Blogs are people, just people, in print. That means they are as varied as people, as good and as bad as people. We make judgments about people, we select or friends, we respect some people, we reject others.. So must we do with blogs. Without people our life is not complete. Without blogs our knowledge is not complete.

    As reported in RANDOM NONSENSE, at https://randomthots.org/2010/03/10/random-nonsense/ there is no objective news today, only advocacy.

  4. Peter Reynolds

    http://peterreynolds.wordpress.com/2010/06/15/obama-from-britain/

    This is how he’s seen from the UK. Despite everything, for now, I still believe in him.

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