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Degradation

It is Autumn (you may call it Fall). Indeed the leaves are leaving their branches and falling to the ground. There they will rot, and provide energy for the tree and its next generation of leaves.

Humans (Homo sapiens) also leave droppings. In most cases in the developed world our waste is washed away down a pipe, never to be seen again. Of course it doesn’t disappear, it is cleaned, dried, and lots of other processes (we hope) and pushed back out into the world.

That’s what should happen. Keeping all in balance. Unfortunately it is not always like that. Through ignorance or greed we don’t really look after our environment.

Ignorance can be tackled. Legislation may be the ultimate sanction. Greed is rather different. Too often it relies upon the ignorance of the population, or on corruption.

Stupidity knows no bounds. The American President says that socialism is evil, not to be trusted. I supposed an absolute egoist, a spoilt rich kid who has spent his life going bankrupt – how many times? Five! He knows all about the dangers of sharing money with those less fortunate than himself. Such a pity that the USA is led by such an absolute cretin.

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USA

 

Some of us have a lot of trouble understanding the USA. They are just 4.2% of the World’s population.

It spent £886 billion on defence in 2018. That’s 15% of its entire budget, and over half the discretionary funds it has to spend.

There are about 900 US defence establishments dotted around the world. Dotted is an imprecise word, most of these places are to be found in strategic positions;  the map shows US bases around Iran.

Why is the USA so scared of the rest of the world? They live on a continent, with a benign neighbour to the north, and a ready source of cheap labour to the south. Who is going to attack them?

This strategy has little to do with defence. They want power and control. Their problems are deep-seated. They live on land they plundered. The indigenous population has been badly treated. The imported workers, called slaves, have not fared any better. For a bunch of renegades and neer-do-wells who fled Europe they have done well, but have they yet to pay the price for those evil deeds?

Facebook is now threatening to cut off Europe if they are not allowed to do what they want. They may have bitten off more than they can chew. Europe could easily create a replica of Facebook, and directly compete. It is surprising that it has not already been done. Of course it has been tried. We had a growing example here in the UK. The USA sensed danger and bought up the company.

The USA is showing cracks at the seams. The choice of an egoist and an old politician standing against each other for the Presidency must pour shame on its people.