Bill Whittle delivers what could be the single most impressive commentary on Star Trek, James T. Kirk, Gene Roddenberry, and America. (13 minute video)
Whittle gets so many things right, including the Roddenberry background. What he does miss, though, is Roddenberry’s love of country, military background, law enforcement background, and his unflinching patriotism. Something Whittle mentions that I’d never considered. Roddenberry created the first modern American mythology in Star Trek. In the character of James T. Kirk he created the ultimate American Hero.
Whittle describes the perfect American President.
It is a person who knows they don’t know everything in the world, and isn’t afraid to let people know they must ask for help.
The perfect POTUS will have a bit of a ‘cowboy’ swagger.
The perfect POTUS is a poker player.
The perfect POTUS is someone who is kind, compassionate, can has empathy, is imperfect, and is big enough to admit to being wrong.
Golly…… could the PERFECT President have been ….. George W. Bush?
Barack Obama is Spock, the dispassionate intellectual. Intellectuals of this ilk are pathetic leaders. They do not have the same capacity a James T. Kirk/George W. Bush has.