Friday, June 22, 2018

A world in crisis

Due to the Trump Administration's border separation policy, the USA has now forfeited any and all moral authority that it once might have had on the world stage. Thankfully, the USA has now withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council. Even in respect to that thoroughly corrupt and hypocritical body, having nothing but a name to its credit, the USA does not merit a seat. And so two questions cannot be escaped today. Does the world as a whole have a moral compass? And what will become of us if there be no one in political power who is truly worthy of respect?

Monday, June 18, 2018

At a loss

It is rare that I am at a loss for words, but words do not adequately express my indignation. How repugnant is it to separate children from their parents when a family is only seeking refuge! How much harm is done to those innocent children! How much pain is inflicted upon those well-meaning parents! How much does the heart of a nation lose as a result of such an entitled and cruel attitude!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Oh so predictable

Everyone knew in advance what Trump was going to say about the summit in Singapore. Actually, there is only one thing he ever says... a never-ending, unsubstantiated assertion of his own greatness... in other words, an unending lie. And most also knew in advance what was likely to happen in Singapore. True to form, Trump merely pandered to a brutal dictator.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pitiful

Nikki Haley tried to bolster the US President's stupid and costly decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. See here. Her speech in the United Nations included some undeniable facts but joined them with non sequitur fallacies. No doubt she is an intelligent woman, but only a fool carries water for a jackass.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A creed of greed

Could anything be more inappropriate at a summit on economic cooperation than the preaching of capitalism's counter-ethics of selfishness?

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Trump Show

As indictments have started rolling in, the Trump show seems to be building to a climax. I am not pro-Democrat or pro-Republican, but I am definitely anti-Trump. As a human being, he seems to have few redeeming qualities (other than his existential value) and quite many character flaws. As a President, he is an absolutely horrible role model. The drama of his presidency unmasks the multitude of defects in respect to political democracy.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Catalonia

On one hand, Catalonia has the intrinsic features of a distinct society. On the other hand, it seems unlikely that there would be any viable Catalonian movement for separation from Spain if money were pouring into Catalonia from Andalucia. Humanists should work for the welfare of all without pandering to any form of selfishness.