” IF I RAN IRAN ” cpyrt2009 LonnieRayFowler

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If  I  ran  Iran   ….

Ah,  but  the  point  is   I  don’t.   I  couldn’t—  and  I  shouldn’t.

The  bigger  point  is  :   neither  does  America.   It  couldn’t, and it shouldn’t.

What is going on over there  is  a  travesty,  yes.   But  isn’t  it  ironic —  that  although so  many  Americans  get upset  when America  interferes  in  other  nations’  business :  right  now,  some  Americans  are  upset  that  President  Obama  is  currently  taking  a  hands-off  approach  to  the  current  situation.///  How  is  the  president  supposed  to  please  all  the  people?

He can’t– and  he  shouldn’t.  And  at  the  moment, this particular  American feels  our  president  is  taking  the  wisest  approach.//

Let’s be honest  my  fellow  Americans (  and  this  should  be of  no  news  to  you )—Most of the world doesn’t  like  us.  I’ll get back to that  thought  itself, in a moment.  Meanwhile consider  this  similar  thought :  America is not  the world !!

Some  will argue  with  even  the  first part of  the following statement — but  whereas  America  may  be  ONE  NATION , UNDER  GOD  ( told ya! )—  as far as  the  global  community goes :  this  is  not  ONE PLANET , UNDER  AMERICA.

We  neither  have  the  deed to,  nor  the  right of  way ,  to  the  whole  planet .  One can make their own argument for whether  things would be better or  worse,  if  we  did.

If  you’ve  ever  read  my January 23rd post  {  ‘SHOULD  AMERICA  BE  POLICEMAN OF THE WORLD? ” }  you  know  that,  and  why, I  don’t believe we should be involved in  The  Middle  East ,  especially.

In a nutsell :   The  Middle  East  has  been  in  upheaval  since  Sarah  gave birth to Isaac, and  Hagar  gave birth  to  Ishmael — and  The  Middle  east,  I  well suppose , will  remain  in upheaval  until   whatever  end  The Israelis  and  The  Muslims  ( no offense to either , intended )  believe  the end  should  be .///

Now  returning  to an earlier statement :  it  should  be  no  news  to  you  that  most  of  the  world  hates  us  (  America.)

Could  part of  that be  that  we  have  always  ‘stuck our nose in ‘  where it doesn’t  belong–or at least  ,  isn’t particularly  wanted .

I  know  world peace  is  a  beautiful  desire and dream–and a goal to be  reached for:  But I don’t  see it  promised, even  in The Bible, during  this world and this heaven  .  ( see  Revelations )….Wonderful aspiration, world peace .  Practical  under  the human circumstance?  Possible  in this  life.?//  i  defer to your own opinion.

I  know  that  if  you  have come to America  from Iraq, or Iran,  that what goes on there  for  your families and friends, is a constant heartache to  you .  It  is  for  all America.

But  what  can,  indeed  what should  America  do  about  it.???  I  don’t mean  any  coldness or  harm.  Goodness,  as  evidenced by  my  very recent  post ,  SEPERATE JOURNEYS,  SHARED DESTINATION;  I’d  love to see world peace.  I’d love to see an end to all abuse  and  all tyranny.

But in  the eyes of  a  large  population of  the world ,  which  already  sees  America (us)  as  the  prime abuser,  the prime tyrant — what would further interference  from us, by us, accomplish. ????

While I think  hands-off/ nose-out  is  the  best  policy,  here, and in  many  situations—  I’m just a poet/songwriter  with a personal opinion.  An  expert on  nothing.  But  quite an observer.

This  is  how I see it.

I humbly agree to  let  you  disagree.

Respectfully ,  and  with best wishes for us all.  Lonnie Ray Fowler,  The Southern SongSmith

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Some folks are born with a silver spoon. I was born with a pen in one hand and paper in the other. Poet from 13 to 20. Songwriting, and poetry from 20 until now. Also, working on my first book now. Trying to give the writing side of me one last good chan

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