A Brief One from Doug Draper
Posted November 16th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
It may very well be that at least some of us Canadians will join many Americans I know in missing Barack Obama when he vacates the White House this coming January.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s ascendency as U.S. president-elect earlier this November, Obama offered these words of caution to the world during a media conference this past November 15th in the historical cradle of democracy, Ahens, Greece –
“We are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism, or ethnic identity or tribalism that is built around an us and a them, and I will never apologize for saying that the future of humanity and the future of the world is going to be defined by what we have in common, as opposed to those things that separate us and ultimately lead us into conflict,” Obama said.
“Take Europe,” he continued. “We know what happens when Europeans start dividing themselves up and emphasizing their differences and seeing a competition between various countries in a zero-sum way. The 20th Century was a bloodbath.”
Lest We Forget!
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