I am sitting in Thailand listening to American music(Eagles) watching people from all over the world listening, wearing Nike shoes using iPhone on the Internet. Using Google maps and driving cars from USA, Germany and Japan. Many of the people at this restaurant from Russia. Not one Russian product nothing from Russia!!!
This is not against the Russian people, culture, art but against a 3rd rate economy and leadership from putin that has committed war crimes in Syria. Russia under Putin has not the freedoms of rest of Europe or has he improved the economy of Russia which is less than one state of 50 in the USA, California! Russian planes under putin have intentionally bombed hospitals in Syria. Has help destroy Alleppo. But when it comes to time rebuild Syria, Russia has no money for rebuilding or humanitarian aid. They have only energy which there is a glut on the world and military to destroy that is it!
It is not that the rest of the world admire or look up to Putin but how stupid it is, for trump or Americans admire Putin. It is not the USA needs Russian business, it is quite the reverse. It is not that Putin has given freedom to the people. It is not putin that is a great humanitarian. Quite the opposite!
PUTIN has become close to China because Russia needs a country as an ally. It is not that China needs Russia except for Russia energy. The USA does not need Russia for energy or technology.
So why does trump admire putin?
Around the western world today many countries moving to the far right. Also ultra Nationalism and closing borders. After World War II, the world had promoted trade across borders and worked together.
We are coming to an end of mutual trust and fear, change in labor and unrest has lead many citizens to look for answers. The far right prey on the fear and lack of understanding how the labor markets have changed based on mechanization and robots.
Bigotry has become normal. Opinions based on ignorance or false news has become the same as facts or the truth.
In the USA hate crimes or on the rise do the the recent election. The far right candidate used fear and false /lies to gain support. It worked! Used a religion to promote fear and ignorance of people about Muslim increased the fear which has lead to hate.
Where can this hate fear bigotry ignorance lead a country?
Germany and Hitler is an example or lesson how a great civilized country can destroy itself on hate and fear. Those that knew of Hitler evil kept silent.
Please speak up. Don’t keep silent!
Living on Phuket island Thailand , so many beautiful beaches and they are great for swimming but sometimes you will find plastic bags floating in the water and can be a lot of them. I was at …
Source: Plastic Bags Bottles and stuff and what they do to our world part 1 by jackie
I started this blog because of my depression of the recent election in the USA. Not because the person I voted for lost because at 66, 1/2 of the people in my life have lost as president, but of the darkness of the person that won and how Americans would join the hate bigotry and fear. Now those things have become normalized.
A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”
— Benjamin Franklin
What has depressed me most is the ignorance of good people of Christian faith. Friends and family that believe false news stories and conspriracy stuff. Belive global warming is false, ignorant of our history, and let fear override common sense. They ignore what scientist say and common people around the world can see, how all countries know that man has contributed to global warming. History can show us today what ignorance and fear and hatred of other religion, race has caused.
“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”: FDR’s First Inaugural Address
Good people can not sit quietly and not condemn the hate fear and ignorance. If you sit quietly you are just as quilty!
I will close to day with beauty of everyday people and our planet.