Why admire Putin

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?  


Hate Fear don’t keep silent

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! 

No one left to speak for me. By jackie

:by Martin Niemoller

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis‘ rise to power and subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. 

Today important for us to speak up just as it was in nazi Germany. 


Every arm of the country’s sophisticated bureaucracy was involved in the killing process. Parish churches and the Interior Ministry supplied birth records showing who was Jewish; the Post Office delivered the deportation and denaturalization orders; the Finance Ministry confiscated Jewish property; German firms fired Jewish workers and disenfranchised Jewish stockholders.

Good people staying silent leads to this

Today in the USA and other parts of the world fear,  ignorance ignore the plight of refugees,  illegal immigrants. Grown men scared What scared of children

Life is good 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.