What the fuck is happening in the world?

“Dresden: The German city that declared a ‘Nazi emergency’.” BBC, November 2nd, 2019. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50266955#

Islamophobia. Consider this a minor event. Who does this really affect? Does one city announcing to the world that they have more far right thinkers than normal change much? According to the article not much is going to change. The focus is on violence, and avoiding it. There were no reports, in this article, of violent hate crimes. I think the reason I chose this article is to pluck it out of the rest (there wasn’t much else) and to take notice that there are so many people out there that think different. I’m not saying how this town is acting to the influx of Muslim migrants coming into their country is bad or good. I am saying that these people have beliefs that they are right. They have their right to protest. They have a right to get their opinions out. But we should not exclude people because of their religion. There are good Christians and Muslims, and there are bad Christians and Muslims. Get a person’s perspective, give them a chance before judging them. This is not going to be easy. There are many people willing to lie and take advantage of a system put in place to help them and others. But there will always be ‘bad apples’ in a batch. Trust and love first. And carry a big stick.

“Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei rules out talks with US,” Aljazeera, November 3rd, 2019. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/11/iran-supreme-leader-khamenei-rules-talks-191103134250279.html

Are we in a Cold War? I have to pose that question, because I think every large government is afraid of going toe to toe with another of equal, or perhaps, greater force. We do not know what a modern war would look like. Nuclear? A possibility. Grueling and the with the highest death toll known to man? Definitely. Where will the next war start? Will there be a third World War? I’m not sure. I feel like it is on the horizon. But I must not be so pessimistic, and hope and strive for no conflict of that magnitude, in my lifetime is the realistic goal because nothing is certain, and try to avoid a self fulfilling prophecy.

The White House has a case of mental retardation, according to Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei. God damn what a strike. I feel that, and I am embarrassed. That is how other nations see us. Yes, I care about what others think of us. Because the United States is supposed to be a beacon, a model. I think we lost that status. I think we are degrading. But we are far from lost. We can say “who cares what other nations or leaders think of us, we will do what’s best for us!” Is that true? Do you think every American is benefiting from Trump’s presidency?

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