Posts Tagged ‘Brian Williams’

Walrus and Jimmy Carter

September 20, 2010

Two things stood out to me hugely on the news tonight, both of which I feel a great urge to comment upon. I watch NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.

The Walrus is losing its home ground, the ice. Pictures from Lay, Alaska, on the state’s northernmost tip, showed walrus horribly crowded in an astonishingly undignified and uncomfortable situation on small patches of beach, now that the habitat that was their birthright – the ice caps where they used to roam freely – has been destroyed. As the news was starting, when they show just 1 or 2 second clips of what will be reported upon, the moment I saw the walrus crowded onto that beach I immediately thought of what we did when we rounded up Native Americans and forced them onto reservations. That was a crime more deliberate, but it all comes from the same mindset of entitlement, cluelessness and disregard for life. We must awaken.

Then there was Brian William’s interview with Jimmy Carter. This man has such a clear and sensible picture of what is going on in this world. I wish that every American would watch and seriously consider his comments in this interview. “This country has become so polarized, that it is astonishing. Not only with the red and blue states, but now because of the massive influx of money into the campaigns. There is practically no relationship anymore between Democrats and Republicans once they are elected to the House or Senate, dramatically different from what it was when I was President. I enjoyed a bi-partisan interrelationship in Washington, which no longer exists. So now I think President Obama suffers from the most polarized situation in Washington that we have ever seen, even maybe in the time of Abraham Lincoln and the initiation of the war between the states.”

He went on to discuss with eloquence and insight many urgent topics. God bless this great former leader of our nation.