He does (seem) to have a long term perspective that transcends the typical view of things. I believe part of the key is the sound principles he holds to. To say that we are placing a 2-dimensional game of checkers did set you up for the down votes though.
But that man should play the tyrant over God, and find Him a better man than himself, is astonishing drama indeed!~~D. Sayers
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15