Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Barack Obama and Flight 1549

I believe in signs. I don't believe that everything that happens is a sign, though I wouldn't deny the possibility. When Flight 1549 went down into the Hudson River in January a week before Barack Obama's inauguration, it sure seemed like a sign to me, just like when a Katrina-like hurricane headed towards New Orleans just as the Republican convention was about to begin last August.

If it is a sign, then it would suggest that perhaps President Obama is here in part to guide our ship of state to a safe landing, albeit losing the plane in the process and aborting the flight. We are going down (see my book The Pearl Within if you are interested in reading more about signs and catastrophes), into the drink, economically as well as perhaps geopolitically.