All of this reminds me of a dream, a nightmare, I had, either late Bush, or early Obama.
*I was in that park where you look across the water at the Statue of Liberty. There were loudspeakers everywhere, blaring music and speeches. There were military parades going on all over the place. Then a voice, which I assumed was the president, went on about America being, for many years, held back from its destiny, but those days were over. I could hear the sound of cheers all around. Then the voice went on to tell of a new era for the United States of America, where we would take our place as the world leader.
*He continued, to say that as a symbol of our new place, he would destroy the symbols of that old, outmoded nation. As he spoke, flights of aircraft came over at low altitude, huge numbers of them. High in the sky we could see huge flights of bombers in formation approaching. I could hear cheers everywhere.
*When he stopped speaking, the military music got louder, then the Statue of Liberty was blown up in a tremendous explosion, military artillery salutes were heard everywhere, the cheering was deafening, the planes just kept coming and I woke up, horrified, wondering what we had become.
*The remembrance of that dream pops up every once in a while and for the past year has been lurking in the back of my mind. I keep wondering if that was just a dream, or perhaps a prophecy.
*I sincerely hope not.