During the president’s first (and, hopefully, only) appearance before the United Nations General Assembly today, he had these prescient words:

“If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph… When decent people and nations become bystanders to history, the forces of destruction only gather power and strength.”

Here’s my question: is he talking about Kim Jong Un, the Iranian leadership, ISIS, Al-Qaeda… or himself?

Think about it.

“The Righteous Many” may very well be those nations who have heretofore been our closest allies.

“The Wicked Few” might very well be the president and his minions.

“Decent People and Nations” may again be a nod to our allies — both European and Asian. Most of the nations that populate those two continents were bystanders to history in the last century. Things didn’t turn out very well, especially in the years leading up to WWII. It’s unlikely these nations — our¬†allies — will be perceived as such again.

“The Forces of Destruction only gather power and strength.” Under this president’s leadership, or lack thereof, as well as his fostering of divisive, hateful views espoused by White Supremacists, anti-Semites, neo-Nazis, and Nativists, he risks unleashing the forces of destruction. In his inability to stand up for what is truly “righteous,” he risks terrible consequences.

The president is playing with fire and fury internationally. And much closer to home.

© Blair Bess 2017

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