In an editorial entitled "President Obama and the Long March," The New York Times concludes:
"In his eight years in the White House — an entire lifetime for youngsters who have only known a president who is black — Mr. Obama wasn’t able to heal the racial and political divisions despite his efforts and his leadership. He has expressed his regret and disappointment about that failure. But a fundamental truth of history is that change comes slowly and is often recognizable only in retrospect."
"[A] fundamental truth of history is that change comes slowly"? Examples, when the Berlin Wall came down? When the Twin Towers were attacked on 9/11? When the "Arab Spring," which fast became the "Arab Winter," erupted? Who writes this crap?
Obama failed to heal America's racial divisions "despite his efforts and his leadership"? Maybe if he had spent a little less time on the golf course. Or maybe "leadership from behind" just doesn't cut it in this day and age. A pity he didn't fly into Dallas earlier this month after five policemen were gunned down.
More shocking is the title of this editorial. Is the anonymous author of this editorial, who sees fit to lecture us on history, unaware of Mao's Long March or of Mao's murder of 65 million people, making him the biggest mass murderer of the 20th century?