The title phrase comes, of course, from an ex Secretary of State, one that is to this day remembered for managing to obtain academic honors and political nominations strictly on the strength of being the right shade of color and in spite of a complete lack of ability, comprehension or skill. What they call "ethnic" in Hollywood, she had that and that was good enough at the time.
We thought it was an outrage, in 2005. Meanwhile some equally inept douche managed to take it one notch further, becoming a nobel peace prize recipient & US president on the strength of the exact same qualifications : being sorta-not completely 100% white. We no longer even think this is a scandal, today. Progress, I guess.
Anyway, the token black president is bumbling happily into all sorts of waters too deep for him, such as for instance the redefinition of warfare, the legitimisation of drone attacks (against civilians, even if they're military gear, against his own citizens, even if that's the hallmark of tyranny in all times and all places - the discretionary use of the military to murder citizens) and so on and so forth.
Unlike the monkeys in question (Condolezza Rice, Barack Obama) I happen to be white. Furthermore, and I fear more importantly, I happen to be blessed with this evil white man magic called thinking, and with this demonic white man voodoo called awareness of history, and with a pletora of other white man trickery we won't bother to name (such as for instance the inclination to use obscure words). These clearly unfair tools of historical racial domination allow me - lo and behold! - to foresee the future. Here's how it goes :
Nobody could have foreseen that someone could rent a warehouse anywhere in a major city, just as nobody could have foreseen that someone could have various parts delivered to that warehouse, such as for instance custom designed processors and PCBs, DC engines with fans, various plastic profiles, video cameras and lasers. Nobody could have foreseen that all these are common items in commerce which could easily be moved around without raising any suspicion whatsoever.
Nobody could have foreseen that at a kilogram per drone a half dozen semi tractor trailers could easily deliver enough to make about twenty thousand of them, and nobody could have foreseen that it'd take a twelve man team about a week to assemble them all, which could be done in the utmost secrecy.
Nobody could have foreseen that you can program these things any way you want, and if you for instance programmed them to fly into populated areas and shoot every passer by in the eyes they'd do exactly that, relentlessly, without pause, with mechanical efficiency. Nobody could have foreseen that it's trivial to make them target children preferentially, and nobody could have foreseen that people fear blindness more than death and nobody could have foreseen that the average drone could easily score dozens of hits.
Nobody could have foreseen a quarter million people blinded within a few hours during one boring random day. Nobody could have foreseen what true terror really is. Because that's part of the definition, you can't foresee terror.
For all you know this plan is well underway already, and has been going on for the past three weeks. For all you know the last truck is unloading as we speak. For all you know next Friday will be a long remembered Friday.
What now ? Is it time to move on to people who can foresee yet, or are we still happy with this current "he can't foresee for shit but at least he's sorta not 100% white" business for just a little bit longer ?