Tuesday, January 27, 2015
In previous entries I have diagnosed the world's events and politics as a "mess". The media spends the majority of time focused on the most prominent "mess" of the day, from possible Greek extraction from the EU to a drone crashing on the White House Lawn. And recently, there has been some attention to Boehner's invitation to Netenyahu and his acceptance, a cheap political move to further insult Obama and to burnish Bibi's creds who will soon face an election. The rebellions, the retreat from a possible democracy in Egypt and Libya, the power of ISIL, the mystery of dropping oil prices, and so on and so forth, are the current narrative the fuel heavy discussions of all sorts. The tit for tat accusations between the Tea Party and the Republican party and both of them aimed at Dems but, more likely Obama, are beyond tiring. They are a zero sum game.
A diversion of sorts should be the future. What plans are there for investments by the Big Corporations to find alternative energies that replace oil, improve the distribution of electricy, and to provide equity in all justice systems, medical treatment, and the resolution of wage gaps? And isn't it time for the US to lead the rest of the world to destroy its nuclear weapons as a measure of its power and substitute a new kind of diplomacy that leads to investment by the rich countries to promote nation status and a working economy for failed states? And in those places, the removal of dictators who take bribes from extractive industries and the elevation of leaders pledged to provide basic services, e.g. stop Ebola, polio, and malaria, education, and a local economy that trades world wide, to all. Impossible resolutions of inter and intra tribal groups and the long-standing never peace between Israel and the Palestinian authority should be dropped to fulfill these goals and to take attention from violence, which must be forced to end. The environment should be given top priority, because it is the central issue that plagues sustainable growth and stability. All of these goals and programs are within human grasp, intelligence, and technology. What stops this from starting is all of us ingesting world problems that divert the mind from the present to a future. This should be the new world narrative.