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history is always in the making but understanding makes it meaningful

January26

I’ve heard, and admittedly not verified, that Barack Obama only came to the United States in time to attend college.

that need not make him unique, compared to other foreign (like) exchange students. but, he is a bit different in that he happens to have followed his career-path as a social worker into the presidency of our nation.

I do believe that Mr. Obama is a United States Citizen. so, lets put that angle to rest.

the reason I’m making a point of this is it struck me (while running in the rain yesterday)  that if Mr. Obama did not grow up in the United States he was probably not exposed to our history. he was raised in places that probably failed to drill into him the value of lessons learned at Valley Forge and what occurred because of Louisitania. I can only speak for myself to be absolutely certain, but I’m reasonably confident the bulk of our learning about this nations history occurs in middle school (it was called Junior High School while I was scratching my head in those years spread across stops in Arizona, Nebraska, and Wyoming following my Dad through his valiant career as an Air Force Officer).

there is a lot to be said, not just about nuance, and that includes, with its greater import, perspective. and, what about culture and community? those things form us as a people.

more later. but, I’ve had some things in the back of my head really bothering me about the Oval Office, and they are coming to light with greater clarity with each passing month. during his State-of-the-Union speech address last night he proposed that we “freeze spending (unrelated to defense) for the next five years”. but, we need to cut-back to pre-2008 spending levels. I don’t think he “gets it” even though, and ironically, the majority of his henchmen, flunkies, cabinet are theory-humpers, I look into the eyes of our president, and I can’t see someone truly invested looking back at me with the cast of steady gaze that inspires my confidence. I was raised by warriors and leaders. I don’t recognize Mr. Obama. I respect the office. I just can’t be sure about the agenda.

this sort of thing bothers a Prudent and Optimistic Gentleman.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

3 Comments to

“history is always in the making but understanding makes it meaningful”

  1. Avatar February 14th, 2011 at 8:35 am The Unsinkable brian cork » Blog Archive » obama is playing world poker with the race card Says:

    […] excellent points for us to focus on as a nation. as I’ve mentioned in this post recently with history is always in the making but understanding makes it meaningful, Obama only came to the United States in time to attend college (kind of like a sleeper agent for a […]


  2. Avatar March 8th, 2011 at 8:06 am The Unsinkable brian cork » Blog Archive » food does not always mean gas Says:

    […] I’m asking tough questions that include the relationship with Obama and his push for certain ego-fueled leaders of corporate America to develop opportunities overseas (don’t tell me you missed that), his bid for a leadership role within the United Nations, and his “home-training” at the feet of his earthly father long before he came to this country (only in-time for a college education). in case you forgot about that last part, you can refresh both your browser, and your memory by directing both to my previous post: history is always in the making but understanding makes it meaningful. […]


  3. Avatar April 26th, 2011 at 2:03 pm The Unsinkable brian cork » Blog Archive » brian cork is asking President Obama to be a LEADER Says:

    […] in the state of Hawaii ratifying the fact. personally, I’m delighted that he is a citizen (even though he did not actually live here until he arrived at for college). otherwise, someone might be embarrassed. and, Arnold Schwarzeneggar would be rightfully […]


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