Is Howard Dean the next Father of the American Nation? Or, did
his explosive anger, caught by the Infinite Eye, suggest that he's not
the next Father of American Vigilance? Who should be the
President of the United States? Should she or he be a
Mother or Father of Vigilance, or a person who makes decisions to
appease the voters? Find out who should be
president and why.
January 22, 2004—Ground Zero Plus 862
The Beast Of Media Terror Shreds
Howard Dean's Father Of Vigilance Image
GROUND ZER0, New York, N.Y.--Jan. 22, 2004 -- They call it the
Infinite Eye. It is pervasive and elemental. It
captures a moment of reality. It can twist and morph it into a
moment of horror. The Infinite Eye is called the camera
lens, and, for some like Howard Dean, it has become the Eye of the
Beast of Terror. The Infinite Eye questions whether Howard
Dean is qualified to be the next Father of National Vigilance.
Dean the Infinite Eye has become the Eye of the Beast of Terror
After losing his lead and
coming in third in the Iowa caucus, the democratic presidential
candidate screamed into the camera lens, jabbing his finger at it as
though to poke it out, and growled manically as a wounded general
might trying to rally his ravaged troops to take the battle to every
state, and to be victorious at all costs.
His actions were reminiscent of General Patton's
famous speech in the movie, Patton, where George C. Scott,
playing the famous general, growled to his staff that he would lead
his men into the Battle of the Bulge and everyone would die if
necessary to free the 101st Airborne troops trapped there by Nazi
The Infinite Eye caught Howard Dean's snarling
mouth and flashing fangs sneering and jeering into the camera lens and
revealed a side of his character that threatens his ability to earn
the Father of the Nation vote. The Infinite Eye paid
little heed to the fact the West Des Moines, Iowa, hotel
ballroom was filled with 3,500 shouting, youthful campaigners who Dean
was trying to bolster after a devastating defeat.
Dean's Infamous Battle Cry After Coming In 3rd In Iowa
"Not only are we going to New Hampshire
..., we're going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and
North Dakota and New Mexico, and we're going to California and
Texas and New York. And we're going to South Dakota and
Oregon and Washington and Michigan. And then we're going to
Washington, D.C. To take back the White House. YEAHHHH!!!."
The vultures are buzzing over Dean's wounding
words. Video clips of Dean as a "rabid-dog candidate" remarks
are being splashed throughout the media and Internet, used by his
distracters as evidence of mercurial personality, and his inability to
withstand the pressures necessary for the President of the United
There are many
video clips of Dean's "rabid-dog candidate" remarks
Eye is glued to Dean's backside these days, revealing to the world a
proctoscopic view of his flaws, especially his lack of emotional
Time magazine recently took a shot
at his candidacy prior to the events in Iowa by featuring his wife's
absence on the campaign trail with the title: "Where's the
Misses?" A picture of Dean on a wedding cake standing
alone symbolized the void of his wife's physical presence with him on
the campaign trail. The answer for Mrs. Dean's lack of
stumping for her husband is that she is a physician and owes her first
duty to her patients.
Dean" on her husband's campaign cake?
However, I wonder if the Deans ever watch West Wing? In
that television drama, the President's wife is a doctor and stands
next to him throughout. Perhaps some TV time would help bolster
the question: "Where's Dean's Wife?"
The lashes whipping Dean by critics
looking for flaws in all candidates, illustrate the question of his
role as a Father of Vigilance more than just as a Presidential
candidate. There is an expression that "pressure makes
diamonds." Running for political office, especially the
highest office in the world, demands the personality of its holder to
be able to withstand the most extreme of pressures. Anyone with
the ability to place his or her finger on a nuclear trigger needs to
be scrutinized to the "nth" degree, and then some.
But there is also another factor to be considered. The President
of the United states is the Father of the Nation, responsible for the
welfare of more than 100 million households, and some 300 million
people, nearly one third of whom are children.
Washington is known as the "Father of our Country"
the dawn of George Washington, we have referred to our male leaders as
Fathers of the Nation. We call the group who formed our
Constitution the Founding Fathers.
Presidential stature is synonymous
with the stature of a National Father or a National Mother of
Vigilance. Is Howard Dean a Father of Vigilance?
Does he comply with the standards of protecting the Children's
The man who trumped Dean, Senator
John Kerry, offered his life to save his men in battle. A
Vietnam Veteran awarded medals for acts of bravery, risked his life
for others. To date, Kerry hasn't flown off the
handle or expressed rage or anger, or implied to the Infinite Eye that
he cannot control and manage his emotions. Is the
willingness to give your life to save others a hallmark of
is supported by wife Teresa on the campaign trail
Kerry's case, his wife is cleaved to his side, standing as his
Sentinel of Family Vigilance counterpart, sharing the spotlight with
him as he attempts to win the hearts and minds of the Democratic
electorate, and, eventually, enough Republicans to become the next
Father of the Nation.
There are no clear formulas for deciding
who the best leader is. President Clinton, for example,
violated one of the great "sins" of the family by having a sexual
relationship with one of his interns and survived.
However, that event occurred after he was elected.
President Bush didn't serve in Vietnam.
Instead, he joined the Air Reserves, avoiding combat. Does that
make him less of a leader?
Fathership or Mothership has many
definitions, but one of them for sure is not anger or emotional
volatility. The Infinite Eye captured Howard Dean's
emotional vulnerability and now is reminding the world that his temper
may flare were he to sit in the Oval Office, and he might act in a
manner that would not benefit the role of the Nation's Father.
gets high marks for protecting the nation from Terrorism
To be sure,
Americans are looking for a Father of Vigilance to lead the nation.
President Bush gets high marks for protecting the nation from
Terrorism, but is under attack on domestic issues.
He has proven to the world he is a Father of Vigilance when it comes
to hunting down and destroying those who threaten us with violence.
But, what about jobs? What about the
economy? He has work to do in that arena.
On the family side of the coin, he is
promoting marriage between male and female. He is reinforcing
the values of the traditional family, and there are few who question
his commitment to the family.
Does Dr. Dean fit the profile of a
Father of Vigilance? Does John Kerry?
Does John Edwards? Does General Wesley Clark?
What does a Father of National
Vigilance have to prove to a nation before its constituents choose him
to be their President, their leader of the national family?
On the same plane, what does a Mother
of National Vigilance have to prove should a woman run for President?
There seems to be one fundamental
factor that overrides all others, or should. That is that the
Mother or Father of the Nation must concern themselves in all their
decision-making with the future of the Children's Children's Children.
fundamental factor is that the Mother or Father of the Nation must
concern themselves with the future of the Children's Children's
To make such
decisions requires a great amount of emotional security and a clear
vision to the future. One's agenda cannot be blinded
by personal motives for such decisions to be made that impact our
A great leader is one who realizes
the future of our country, and the future of the world, does not
necessarily reflect factions, splinter groups, power elements.
When a Father or Mother is making profound decisions that impact the
future of their children, they are thinking through three generations.
They are thinking through how their
children will pass on to their children, and their children's children
the fundamentals necessary to preserve and protect their rights and
the rights of all the children.
In a more microscopic view, the
Father or Mother of a Nation must look at the decisions as a
Grandmother or Grandfather might.
President Bush is looking far ahead
to the future in Iraq. He realizes that the future of the
world, including America, means that democracy must take root where
Terrorism now commands. The War in Iraq is
about planting seeds that hopefully will sprout not on June 30 when
the scheduled transfer of power is slated to Iraqi leadership from
American management, but some three generations from now.
The great leadership decisions are
not the easy ones about tax cuts or domestic vs. foreign policy, but
those that will ultimately make the world safer.
In April of 1971
President Nixon opened the door to relations with China with a simple
ping-pong tournament. The allowance of that event
cracked open a door that has slowly been creaking open for a
generation. There are two more to go.
Back in 1776 Thomas Paine called for
Europe to enter into what we now recognize as the European Economic
Union. It has taken over seven generations for that to
It has been
not quite one generation since the nuclear disarmaments talks
between the U.S. and Russia (Gorbachov on left)
It has been
not quite one generation since the nuclear disarmament talks were
launched between the U.S. and Russia by President Reagan.
Great decisions don't get much
Infinite Eye press except on the History Channel. But, voters
can tell by a individual's reactions whether he or she represents a
potential Mother or Father, Grandmother or Grandfather of National
The question that all voters
ask deep in their parental marrow is: "Can I trust my children's
future with this person?"
There is no more qualified
question to ask, for in the end, the decisions of national leadership
are decisions that impact the future safety and security of the
innocent. A man or woman who is emotionally volatile may
become abusive to the future, may make irrational decisions clouded by
ego rather than tempered by Vigilance.
The Infinite Eye caught Howard
Dean ranting over a loss.
public saw an enraged father.....
The voting public saw an enraged father, angry because the umpires at
the soccer game made what he considered a bad call.
As Jay Leno, the host of the Tonight Show, said in his comic
monologue: "Howard Dean's aides were upset they had to end
their candidate's comments with a tranquilizer gun."
Who should be President
of the United States?
There can be no question.
It must be a strong, focused, emotionally balanced but committed
Mother/Grandmother, Father/Grandfather of Vigilance.
It must be one who
understand that the Infinite Eye measures the future of the children,
and doesn't poke his (or her) finger angrily at the lens when he (or
she) doesn't get his way.
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