The news from the USA today is about elections. Except that it’s not news. It’s just information from the four compass points that give us the English word. North includes the rust belt where the action is likely to be in Wisconsin and Michigan. East ranges down to the stroke belt but includes Pennsylvania where voting angst is normal. South includes the sun belt and the demographically changed golf resort called Arizona. And way out West, California is a dominant state that could have the 5th biggest economy in the world, were the most populous state to secede. That state economy is bigger than India’s and it’s running a citizen for VPotus. A citizen with ancestral roots in India.[Read more…] about One Walk, Several Views
31 March 2020 – 14:25 GMT – 10°C Mostly Cloudy – Co. Dublin, Ireland
It’s worse than many are being allowed to know. Fortunately our Irish leaders (who were voted out of office in the February national election) are concentrating on saving lives before jobs. And our opposition politicians appear united in supporting the outgoing government rather than political point-scoring to influence the outcome of talks on a new coalition government. Commendable behaviour. Reassuring in an age of demagogues and despots. And then there are some evangelists who believe they summoned help and that HE came down among them and eradicated the virus from The United States this past weekend.[Read more…] about Demagogues and Despots
8 Mar 2020 – noon GMT – 7°C Mostly Cloudy – Co. Longford, Ireland
Ireland had a general election recently. Moribund policies in discussion that brought about the election include housing, healthcare and pensions. The twelve-year economic recovery is not perceived as benefiting the majority of society that are working so hard to sustain it. And now an electorate desperate for change has voted into a position of strength a group that we suspected are run by an army council of shadow players.
However to focus on these issues is to miss a point. These issues may not be as important as one fundamental problem.[Read more…] about Inequality