In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today, President Obama opened with this:
We come together at a crossroads between...Then he issued this challenge:
War and Peace
Disorder and Integration
Fear and Hope.
Fellow delegates, we come together as United Nations with a choice to make...We can reaffirm our collective responsibility to confront global problems, or be swamped by more and more outbreaks of instability.Jennifer Bendery noted that in this speech President Obama used the word "collectively" 4 times, "together" 12 times, and "cooperation" 4 times. In other words, he suggested that we are at the crossroads of choosing between the blade of dominance and the chalice of partnership.
There are ancient prophecies that suggest that this is indeed an era of powerful potential.