As we drift toward a new year 2019 we face a range of unknown unknowns as Donald Rumsfeld would suggest. In the USA where more senior staff have been fired than in all previous administrations since 1776 it is not surprising the world is more than nervous to go into the unknown. It is a time when faith is sparse on the ground where integrity is in short supply in places of authority on many continents. The national debts are astronomical so much so that the system may well be heading for a massive fall off the cliff! Overvalued tech companies who may not produce the kind of money they are supposed to may see another bubble burst!
It is a time when countries need to get back to basic sensible accounting. To not hit the poorest majority but the rich elite with the trillions hidden from the economy.. sovereign funds hitting 76 trillion euros in some cases.. in the usa 23 trillion hidden in a federal reseerve account in virgini! owed to Emilio Wanta! not to mention the the rest of the trillions.
It is long overdue to have real TRANSPARENCY not just talked about transparency that never appears.
In the world political front Russia bashing in the west is unwise at best and at worst pure fabricated LIES tyo hide thier own incompatencies..
Much of the worlds energy is going to be more controlled and needed in the west by countries other than those friendly to the west. Chinas expansion has led it to base around the world in Aftica for raw materials and now in Greenland mineral rich area the twelth largest are in the world probabluy. with a population of a small town or island like Bermuda. Denmark at present is in control and the USA has a strategic base there. So China may not be welcomed by them.
The state of the UK government is in a llow ebb with tooo many MPS being professional politicos never having run a business or paid a payroll or dealt with legislation at the sharp end so can totally miss the point in legislation sucDe h as using a referendum in a very complex area like whether we should be in or out of the EU. De Gaulle kept us out by spreading rumours of the price of butter going through the roof! while the Brexiteers suggested we were throwing billions at the EU forgetting to say how many billions we have received for remote areas. neither accurate or helpful.
I am long in the tooth at this journalism game and it worries me what makes the headlines suCh as celebrities private lives not important at all to the public while not watching government like a proper watchdog for malfiesance and just plain bad decisions.
we need a whole new approach to the world to survive. look what we have done to the planet with Plastic? my grandfather warned me against that invention when I was eight years old?? You will never get rid of it he said??? prophetic to say the least.
He was into recycling and care of the resources as part of his lifestyle and view as a steward of what was there leaving it no worse than he found it.UK south of the border in England the Church of England founded by king Henry VIII they too are seeing small numbers through the door ND INDEED MANY FEWER GOING INTO THE PRIESTHOOD.
THE MALAISE IN THE WORLD MAY WELL BE AN UNPALATABLE TRUTH TIME FOR PEOPLE TO BE FAITHFUL TO WHAT THEY BELIEVE. time for the press to follow the MONEY and for the politicians to WORK TOGETHER.
There are no impossible problems with God all can be resolved. So let us have one new year resoluton: WORK TOGETHER BE LESS JUDGEMENTAL OF OTHER COUNTRIES LOOK FOR THE POSITIVE.. LOVE PRAY AND LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL. GOD BLESS.