“There are so many things that a smart, courageous, imaginative leader can do to help move humanity toward a world without war! Call me a fool, but I still have hope that Barack Obama can become that leader.”
And how does Horgan hope Obama can end all war? Does he plan to rewire human nature in the next few years? And Horgan puts his faith in a man who has dropped bombs on civilians for about four years straight now? Next will Horgan urge Obama to outlaw death and maybe even gravity?
Instead of proposing a modest goal, such as making the West more peaceful by deporting Third World immigrants, Horgan proposes the impossible goal, thus setting the stage for even more violence, especially in the West.
It must be nice to live in a bubble so insulated from the reality of human nature that one can make such ridiculous claims. Eventually, Cultural Marxism makes the brain go soft. The Horgans of the world are the next generation of Lysenkoists.
Regarding Obama saving humanity from war, I get that feeling that Horgan has watched more “numinous negro movies” than he has read serious scholarship on warfare. On a crude “philosophical” level (if you want to call it philosophical) I suspect that Horgan’s blind ambitions aren’t much different from this kid’s.