Today, an interview with a man who needs no introduction. Good evening sir.
Good evening. It’s a pleasure to be here.
The world today is chaotic, yet in other ways, not so much. It was not that long ago—less than a century—when a number of nations were either at war or threatening war.
It has calmed down a bit, but one never knows when some radical leader will appear, appeal to those who have nothing to lose, and create all kinds of mayhem.
As the leader of the world’s only superpower, you have, in many ways, a responsibility to keep some semblance of order in the world.
That’s much easier to say from the chair you’re sitting in than from my chair. It’s a lot of responsibility to commit our blood and treasure to some fracas in a far-off land. Maintaining a military that can accomplish that is expensive and complex. When we station troops in some trouble spot, we still have to keep them supplied with everything from food to weapons. That supply train itself is expensive. People forget that our troops are stationed around the world—Europe, Asia, Africa.
Not to mention the fact that your primary duty is keeping the people back home happy.
The economy is always a major issue with the citizens. Everyone wants protection, good roads, and plenty of fresh water, but no one likes paying for those services through their taxes.
And then there’s politics—a truly demanding and dangerous game.
Dealing with politicians is different than dealing with any other group—they’re all trying to hang onto their power, and line their purse. I swear, there are senators that would stab me in the back, if given half a chance.
Well, let’s hope that they never get such a chance. I know your time is precious and your schedule full, but I do wish to thank you for taking time today.
The pleasure is mine.
Ladies and gentlemen, let’s have a round of applause for the most powerful man in the world—Julius Caesar.
Steve: Very smart, interesting and provocative post. It’s so nice I wonder if
someone–anyone–might just think: “Okay, let’s revert back and be more beastful and less violent.”