Regular readers of this blog will note that I have lately made few comments on world events. Quite frankly I have found it so depressing. I would rather live in a world of college athletics, movies and music. The list of depressing events keeps growing with little end in sight. For example:
The terrorist country of Iran keeps developing nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them causing grave danger to Israel and the West. The world does nothing but debate meaningless sanction resolutions.
North Korea torpedo's and sinks a South Korean navel ship in international waters killing 46 sailors and the world does nothing. North Korea keeps developing nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them and the world does nothing.
Three times in the last seven months, Islamic fascist perform terrorist attacks against the United States (including a U.S. Army base in Texas where 12 innocent people are killed) and the United States government treats them as isolated criminal acts and will not admit we are at war!
The county of Greece is on the brink of economic collapse threatening to bring down all of the Western European economies and the West gives Greece "a fix" that will last just about as long as a "a fix" for a drug addict. The United Kingdom is paralyzed by a week coalition government and Spain looks like it will follow Greece in economic collapse.Greece,Spain and much of Western Europe is living beyond it's means through the expansion of generous governmental benefit that take care of their populations from the cradle to the grave and offer little for economic development or individual initiative.
The United States, who destroyed Nazi Germany, lacks the will to control it's own southern border allowing uncontrolled migration of millions of people from their own homeland along with their drugs and drug wars. Politician attempt to capitalize on the problem by racist appeals against those who want the United States to control it's own borders.
The United States in the throws of a deep recession raises taxes and expands government while the private economy is suffering high unemployment and loss of profits and income. Politicians cynically use their power to borrow from the Chinese to keep Federal, state and local governments and their public employees from sharing the pain suffered by other Americans and thus prolonging the recession by crippling the private sector where jobs and tax income is generated. Millions of American become dependant on the government for their support and or contribute little to the burden of government creating a class division leading to class warfare to be exploited by unscrupulous politicians..
Troubling reports that the Chinese economy, which is financing Americas huge governmental deficit spending, may be a "house of cards" akin to the American housing bubble just before it broke. If the Chinese bubble breaks where will we get the money to support our deficit spending ? Even if the Chinese economy is not a "house of cards" our dependency on their loans prevents us from checking their aggression and weakens our influence over world events. For example the Chinese continually block our attempts to impose weak sanctions against Iran and North Korea for developing nuclear weapons.
Sir Winston Churchill in another time (March 1936) made comments that are relevant today:
"Virtuous motives, trammeled by inertia and timidity, are no match for armed and resolute wickedness. A sincere love of peace is no excuse for muddling hundreds of millions of humble folk into total war. The cheers of the weak, well-meaning assemblies soon cease to count. Doom marches on."
I have been following world events for a long time and I have never been so worried by world and national events. (Cuban missile crisis excepted.)
Now let's talk about Movies.