A PhD in Economics. Author of National Economic Reform's Ten Articles of Confederation.
Christmas A Return To Paganism
A kaleidoscope of memories cascades over my conscious thoughts this holiday. Oh, how I long for all those Christmases of long ago. Images of Bing Crosby and Danny Kay forever are linked to this time of year where benevolence, compassion, and kindness reemerge after a year of absence from the efforts of humanity. Somewhere along the way between my adolescence and today the Christmas essence has all but lost it's spirituality and actual meaning of why it is at this time of year mankind ought to reflect on just what the hell we have been doing to not only ourselves but to all life in this world. Sadly, though the Christmas season has morphed into something that is quite a spectacle of binge buying and over indulgence of everything imaginable. How this most hallowed of holidays has become so misinterpreted, so far removed from the real reason why Christmas is celebrated is to understand that our society is more focused on consumerism than spiritual reverence. This is why the United States leads the world in creating the image that Christmas is all about materialist agendas.
A Rude Awakening
In a time of the not-too-distant future we will have been witnessed to the greatest environmental catastrophe since the last Ice Age. Man's neglect and unilateral disagreement on the steps to negate the effects of global warming has rendered the planet almost inhospitable for all life forms. The common denominator that would bind nations together has always eluded the powers that be. The consequences of inaction on a united front have unleashed torments of disasters all over the world.
All things considered the sheer stupidly and rhetoric of many in governments around the world continue to push humanity on to the brink of disaster. When threats are made by leaders of nations whether in response to an initial threat or not constitutes an escalation of tensions that will have irreversible consequences if acted upon. This is especially true when the US and Russia have not seen eye to eye for quite some time. Both nations have nuclear arsenals unsurpassed by any other nation. And when one nation threatens to invoke a nuclear response to any international crisis is met with an identical threat in response does nothing to ease and diffuse the tensions between nations.
When Disaster Strikes
There are many signs that indicate the world is indeed in trouble. From the crisis in Ukraine with Russia continually stoking the flames of terror, the humanitarian crisis of humanity fleeing their home countries only to find more hostilities elsewhere, to the unequivocal disasters from hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and other weather catastrophes have only intensified the growing tempests the world is facing today.
The Water We Drink
In a world today where over 1.5 billion people are without safe water and another 2.6 billion are without access to basic sanitation, included in these figures are countless United States citizens lies a very sinister wave of inadequacies all over the world. The billions of people who continue to lack the basic necessities of life, Food, Water, Shelter, and Clothing are increasing more rapidly than most nation's ability to provide those basic necessities for their population. Thou, some countries have applied leadership and ruled that Food and Water are basic rights of humanity. This means that governments are obligated to provide all their citizens the ability to obtain adequate food and safe clean water. Brazil is one country that just recently acknowledged that their population should no longer be denied food or safe water simply because they can't afford them or were not able to have access to them. Bringing clean water and sanitation to billions who lack is not a question of money, it is a question of governance. It is in this light that all governments now mandate that clean safe water has to be a basic right of every human being.
One World Order
Never before in recent history has there been an influx of humanity coming across our boarders. For the past few years, the continuing flow of immigrates has far exceeded the crisis stage. What so many don't realize is that our elected officials all have had many opportunities to negate the influx flow of immigration. and yet have failed to do so. On a global scale the flow of humanity escaping ruthless conditions in their country only to find more hostilities along the way have created another epic humanitarian crisis not seen since World War II.
The Truth Is Out There
When the plausible becomes more probable as newer technologies avail themselves, they can begin to explain the unexplainable. Today there are those who believe that life here began out there far beyond the heavens. Then there are those who believe that man evolved from microscopic organisms. Then there are those who believe that man was created by the hands of God and ever since the world has been an eternal struggle between good and evil.
The Right Hand of God
In the year 2023 after the Great Crash the world was thrown into a tailspin. The untold misery that followed swept millions into a life so far removed from the reality of their past existence. Not since the Great Depression of the 1930's has the world seen so much suffering. The powers of governments proved futile in their attempts to ease what they have themselves caused. Wave after wave of disenchanted millions have swept across the glove. The impoverished millions see little hope of salvation.
Death By Taxes
In a world that is constantly changing there still remains like Ben Franklin once said Death and Taxes. When our Congress is on the verge of passing with this latest Inflation reduction and climate change bill is without a doubt an exercise in shortsightedness in terms of having anything to do with reducing inflation that our own congress and present Administration have caused in the first place.
Today the United States is one step away from a financial and economic catastrophe. And to think that come 2024 voting for Trump will erase the financial and economic woes of the past few years don't be beguiled. For the past forty years we have seen the cost-of-living strips away peoples dignity and with that our freedoms that should be guaranteed by the instruments of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights have also been stripped away. Stripped away by government's failure to preserve our inherent rights and freedoms.
The Enemy Within
The audacity of the Biden Administration and Congress in a time of urgent crisis right here in the US to send $40 Billion of our tax dollars to Ukraine. This when it is our own government along with NATO had been developing Bioweapon technology in Ukraine for years, it is no wonder then that Russia acted when it did. Now we are just adding fuel to the already firestorm that has cost thousands of lives, livelihoods and decimated cities all across Ukraine by sending more armed forces to Europe and sending our navy to the Baltic. This Administration is doing everything possible to push Russa into major confrontations with NATO and the US. We are now on that slippery slope where at any moment the world will be engulfed in flames of War yet again.
To Heal A Nation
After a weekend undisputed violence that rocked this nation there are concerning questions that need direct answers with solutions that will restore and heal the gaping holes in our society and our economy. It is in education that holds many of the answers. When we look back in the history of the United States, we find the roots of racial prejudice stemming from the way our politicians ransacked the reconstruction process following the Civil War.