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.

Friday, September 29, 2017

ENAMEL

No More Lies#nml

In every country, it is against the law to give false testimony in court. In every country, there are investigative agencies with the power to demand the truth. And, yet, in every country, the politicians are inveterate liars. From top to bottom, political democracy seems to breed deceit. So why not make a law that disallows all government officials and all candidates for political office from knowingly telling lies to their electorate? Should it not be a crime for politicians to purposefully deceive the public? Of course it should. So why hasn't it happened? Obviously, it hasn't happened, because all of the politicians are doing it; and those same politicians are the ones who pass any legislation. But, leaving aside this practical obstacle, should not we, the people, demand a law like that? Political lies are social crimes. They should be illegal.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Trump Youth

I don't think it is a superficial observation to draw comparison between Trump's style of leadership and that of Hitler. Both were democratically elected leaders who tend (or tended) to cater to an audience that was less socially conscious, more easily impressionable. Following quickly upon his crude, political speech to the Boy Scouts, Trump went on to address the boys and girls of the American Legion (invited to the Rose Garden).

Regarding the earlier speech at the Boy Scouts National Jamboree, all that Sarah Huckabee Sanders had to say about it (see here) was that she saw "nothing but roughly 40-45,000 Boy Scouts cheering the President on throughout his remarks",  "a lot of individuals". What Sarah heard was "nothing but a lot of cheering and probably one of the most energetic crowds [she has] seen in front of the President". Sarah failed/refused to acknowledge the fact that most of those "individuals" are too young to have even participated in the last presidential election. To use the language of Trump,.. sad and bad!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Trump's overheated and underfueled brain

As noted by many, many a time, Trump is a colossal idiot, criminally selfish and habitually mendacious. But the fact that just one person, jackass or otherwise, has the power to pull the USA out of a global accord (and did so) only reinforces the need for the formation of a world government.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Lock him up!

Trump is so repugnant... so dishonest, so corrupt... it may well be that the only way for America to regain its credibility on the world stage is to... lock him up. This man is so incompetent that even with his own party controlling both chambers of Congress, he still could not pass any significant legislation after 114 humiliating days of his presidency. Even his executive orders have been thwarted, twice on the same issue. This is the situation now, but imagine what it will be like after the midterm elections of 2018. The Republicans will almost certainly lose seats in the House of Representatives (possibly even the majority there), although they might manage to keep control of the Senate. No matter how the midterms go, afterwards it will almost certainly become harder for Trump to get anything through Congress. If it seems difficult now, just wait till 2019. What is the solution? Well, it would be great if the Americans could just fire trump. Or, better still, they should lock him up.