America: big boat or little boat ?

Large cruise ships are slow to steer, their bulky momentum gets in the way. But they are robust and comfortable.

On the other hand speed boats can turn quickly, but with the quick turns comes the chance of flipping the boat.

In my opinion America is like a large cruise ship, and steering it is a slow process, robust and safe.

For people to expect Obama, or any leader of a large enterprise, to make consequential changes – hopefully positive improvements – in such a short period of time is un-realistic. Republicans were attacking him within his first 100 days.



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3 responses

  1. Good analogy. America might even be the Titanic. Those aboard enjoying the luxury and revelry…with the ‘watchman of the soul’ asleep at the wheel. Iceburg and doom…dead ahead.

  2. The impatience of so many can be discouraging. For this to be defeated, first there needs to be a more reflective culture, a balance to the constant barrage of pop culture or the “culture of stupid” as I call it.
    TOG

  3. That’s actually a pretty good analogy, in terms of the direction of a nation’s travel. America hasn’t changed overnight. It’s been degenerating slowly over several years.

    However, when it comes to sinking a ship, both the speed boat and the cruise ship can be sunk fairly quickly. America is the Titanic of nations, too big to sink (they thought), forever to be remembered by how quickly it was lost.

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