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The Desolation of Two Democracies (US & UK) - by Their Governments (#127)

The Desolation of Two Democracies (US & UK) - by Their Governments (#127)

Monday, January 14, 2019

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Ashok Dhillon

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  1. Trump’s State of the Union – And the Over-Shadow of Russia (#130)
    08 Feb, 2019
    Trump’s State of the Union – And the Over-Shadow of Russia (#130)
    On February 5th, 2019, President Trump gave his delayed State of the Union Speech. The US President’s ‘State of the Union’ (SOTU) speech to the American people is a personalized report card on how the country is doing under the incumbent administration, and to the rest of the watching World, it’s a broad stroke assessment of political, social and economic currents that are defining America today, and its near and mid-term outlook. As the World’s largest economy, and the most armed and militarily
  2. Trump Set-Up & Wounded – By the Far-Right (#129)
    27 Jan, 2019
    Trump Set-Up & Wounded – By the Far-Right (#129)
    For his recent decision to allow enough funding go through to open the US Government for three weeks, Trump is being excoriated by some on the ‘Ultra-Conservative’ side of the partisan divide. While the ‘Liberal Left’ is celebrating the defeat of Trump, and the win of his protagonist Democrat Nancy Pelosi in this latest partisan battle, it’s the prominent commentators of the Right that are skewering him more profoundly, and thus wounding him more gravely. Trump, politically, is more sensitive to
  3. Britain’s Brexit – Pure Befuddlement of the Brits (#128)
    24 Jan, 2019
    Britain’s Brexit – Pure Befuddlement of the Brits (#128)
    British Prime Minister Theresa May’s legendary English bulldog tenacity has been on display these past months as she tries to push through the results of the Referendum of June 2016 [for the U.K. to leave the E.U.]. The decision to leave the EU, known as ‘Brexit’, and colloquially referred to by Theresa May and other politicians as ‘the will of the people’, was met with equal stubbornness, and sheer irascibility of the deeply divided quarreling British Parliamentarians, who in their troublesome
  4. The Beginning of The End – Of All Things Trump (#126)
    17 Dec, 2018
    The Beginning of The End – Of All Things Trump (#126)
    The long impregnable floodgates of accountability have suddenly opened, and Trump, who till recently seemed impervious to all challenges and charges to his glaring ubiquitous wrongdoings, and had thus earned the moniker the ‘Teflon Don’ after the seemingly untouchable Mafioso Boss, fellow New Yorker, John Gotti of the Gambino family, is now just as vulnerable and facing an ignoble end to an increasingly, publicly documented life of lies, deception and crime. Donald Trump’s hereunto seeming
  5. Is Trump in Jeopardy of His Gauche Presidency – Most Probably (#125)
    10 Dec, 2018
    Is Trump in Jeopardy of His Gauche Presidency – Most Probably (#125)
    This past year and particularly these last couple of weeks, were extraordinary in U.S. Presidential history. No sitting President in living memory had so many objectionable actions attributed to him, on a daily basis, and was still left to continue on his self-destructive, and country-destroying ways, without any serious attempts to stop him, or even question him in any meaningful way.   This of course was only possible because he had the unwavering support of the Republican law makers, who
  6. G-20 World Leaders Meet in Argentina - On Highly Unstable Ground (#124)
    03 Dec, 2018
    G-20 World Leaders Meet in Argentina - On Highly Unstable Ground (#124)
    The World’s 13th G-20 Summit was held in Argentina. This year’s location couldn’t have been more appropriately symbolic of the instability of current global affairs as Argentina is the poster boy of regular economic collapses and bailouts by the IMF, as just happened recently in the fall of 2018. Holding the G-20 Summit in Argentina is the perfect metaphor for the collapsing stability in the conflict riven international order, led by the increasingly authoritarian leaders proliferating around
  7. Saudi Arabia (The Kingdom) – An American Stigma (#123)
    25 Nov, 2018
    Saudi Arabia (The Kingdom) – An American Stigma (#123)
    Lately, Saudi Arabia has been in the news a lot, for all the wrong reasons. It is a totalitarian Kingdom, ruled by the founding family of Saud (the House of Saud) some 7,000 strong ‘princes - heirs’, that do not tolerate any (and we mean ANY) criticism, protests, opposition, or any form of dissension, of any kind, to their absolute ownership and rule of the Arabian Peninsula, which is the sixth largest country by geographical size, with the second largest oil reserves in the world. It is also
  8. 100 Years Later – The U-Turn towards ‘Patriotic’ Nationalism (#122)
    14 Nov, 2018
    100 Years Later – The U-Turn towards ‘Patriotic’ Nationalism (#122)
    A Century has passed since the end of the First World War. On November 11, 2018 the World remembered the signing of the ‘Armistice’ that ended one of the bloodiest and most horrific systematic slaughters, undertaken by humans against other humans, inspired by hyper-nationalism, a full 100 years ago. The times were such that some of the populations of the opposing nations (and their colonies) - Britain, France, Russia (on one side), and Germany, Austria and Italy (on the other side), all engaged
  9. America Makes A Mid-Term Deal with the Devil - Trump (#121)
    10 Nov, 2018
    America Makes A Mid-Term Deal with the Devil - Trump (#121)
    The American November 6th, 2018 Mid-Term Elections were a kind-of referendum on America’s real character, and a chance to retreat, en-masse, from the two years of Trump insanity and vote for everything un-Trump-like – in other words vote for a return to truth, accountability, civility, free-press, inclusion, real democracy, racial equality, and unity. But unfortunately, America came up short and the American’s voted, by and large, in favor of continuing bigotry, racism, inequality,