It was, like all human activity in recorded history, about the inspiring personal narrative and otherworldly charisma of President Barack Obama:
Few would have foreseen on that day… that [Germany's] American ally would be led by a man of African descent.
Via Ace, who writes:
There is a fallacy in the theory of evolution, often cautioned against, to imagine evolution as one long “march of progress” in which every mutation and selection works, teleologically, to produce the supreme form of being (that would be us). It’s a vanity science has no use of.
On the other hand, there is Obama. 100,000 years of human history have unfolded in just this precisely-right way to contrive in his person the Ultimate Man.
There is no agenda of Obama; rather, physics and history have an agenda leading us to Obama.
What a stupid dick.