Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Dark Knight bids adieu

I was paying a visit to the U.S. Embassy to Morocco. I had been to the previous incarnation before it became a fortress on the outskirts of town.
As I entered, I was sad to see three portraits for the last time. Obama, Biden and Kerry. It had been Sec. Clinton prior.
Instead, the next time I enter it will be the Joker, Mr. Freeze and the Penguin.
Barack, or "baraka" meaning blessing. In Yiddish, we would call him a "mensch."
"He's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight."
He was more than we deserved.
Have a watch of Obama's final address in full. It was as epic and memorable as the man himself.
He was a man, take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.
- Hamlet



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