That Time I Advised Putin

Putin was hold up in a fancy New York hotel. I was part of a team sent to ask him questions. My senior pastor was the team leader. I was  Putin’s counsel. He was reluctant to speak at first. Then he gave some smarty-pants answers to the questions. Finally, he took my legal advice not to answer any questions and shut up. Then I woke up.

Yes, it was a dream, a dream I had last night. It was one of those vivid dreams that require a few moments of stark reality before you can understand that it was just a dream. It’s always been fascinating to try to explain my dreams based on what’s going on in my life. This wasn’t too tough. These days there are people with no moral or legal authority conducting way too many “investigations.” Putin and the Russians have become part of our national psyche in a more pervasive way than they ever dreamed.  He’s moved into our heads (like he moved into a New York hotel in my dream.)

It seems many of us are having trouble separating the real from dreams. Lots of folks dreamed of the first woman president and it didn’t happen. They are in shock and have lost contact with reality.

To those with break-with-reality syndrome, be advised.

  1. Trump won by the same method that has been used since the establishment of our nation, the electoral college. If you don’t like it change it.
  2. Getting the most the popular vote, but not the most electors,  is like making the most yards in a football game but not running up the highest score. You lose.
  3. Our enemies have tried to hack us forever. They are getting better at it. We need to get better at securing ourselves.
  4. Someone with no political experience in public office is going to act differently from someone with such experience. This is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it’s what most of us have said we want. 
  5. The press is liberal. 
  6. The real folks are not.
  7. Congress is full of politicians.
  8. The real folks are not.
  9. Putin is a bad guy, but he’s not the only one. There are bad guys in Syria, North Korea, Iran and, oh yes, America. 
  10. Having the Presidency, both houses of Congress, the Supreme Court, most of the governorships and state legislatures doesn’t mean you are in charge. I’m not sure why. 
  11. There are women out there who would be great Presidents. They aren’t named Hillary.

If I have another dream that straightens out any of the above or adds to the list, I will be sure to let you know. Don’t lose any sleep waiting for it. 




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