Wednesday, January 20, 2016
No one can convince me that Russia, the USA or any other nation actually gives a stuff about the Syrian people. NO----all of the above care only about how their involvement in this sad conflict can benefit them---or to be more precise the business groups within the said countries. Some of those transgress national boundaries. They are the 1% and they exists in all countries, superseding the powers of national governments. I am extremely cynical about the efforts of the UN to bring peace. That organization must first cut through the special interest groups who would gain by having influence in the country that was once called Syria. Convince me otherwise that the aforementioned nations can actually make a difference. Be it Obama, Putin, Merkel or any other 'world player,' the result will be the same: Syrians will keep suffering and the human tidd we are witnessing will only become a deluge, no matter what barriers are put in front of them. Rescue me from my cynicism! I shall thank you!
I watched a clip of Palin endorsing Trump; mind you most of her 'screeched' words were about HER. I pondered for a while, whether the USA is Palin---oops stupid enough to elevate either of them or God forbid, a combination of the two to the top jobs! Surely not. Can you imagine them working through the issues that face the USA and the world? Can you envisage 'her' with the beaming Trump actually 'kicking arse re the ME?' OK, let's take a step back---to that clip. Did you not noticed the strange look on Trumps face? It almost said in that sexist manner he has so often exhibited, that he was not all that 'taken by her little charade.' There was a look that seemed to say---'STFU lady and go back to your kitchen in Alaska and sort out your own family---you know---the one that is transgressing re a few laws that most of us observe,' but them I realized that ANYTHING is possible in politics, be it in the USA, NZ ---if the populace does not take part in the process. Here is a prime example of what can go so horribly wrong when we bury our heads on the sand and let the likes of FOX News 'inform' us of what we should think!