I understand there was a march in Paris over the weekend. I also hear that here is a huge hoopla about whether or not the U.S. was represented appropriately.
I think it is telling that our "leaders" (and I use the term loosely) were absent. What I find even more telling is the excuses given for their various absences.
The leaders of our country can drone someone across the globe; they can affect the world-wide climate; they can dictate health insurance to the entire population of the country; they can make millions of people citizens of the nation with the stroke of a pen; but the supposed leader of the free world cannot mobilize his minions to get him to Paris. The best military on the planet cannot make sure that he will be safe on the streets of Paris along with leaders from all over the world.
It is easy to send representatives to Missouri.
No one could be bothered to go. If the leader of this country had wanted to be represented he would have been represented. Obviously, he did not want to be represented.
Just as well. He would probably have chewed gum through the entire thing anyway.