Friday, January 20, 2017

Good luck America (and the other 95% of the world)

Because I've got a feeling we're going to need it.

Democracy is all well and good, but such a tiny minority holds such disproportionate power over the rest of the world. And the rest of us are helpless bystanders in a democratic process that we have no say in, but which affects us all profoundly.

How American banks behave affects the rest of the world. 2008, anyone?

How Wall Street and American mega-corporations behave affects the rest of the world.

And how the American president behaves affects the rest of the world.

With such power should come some responsibility.

But with Donald Duck in the pilot's seat, squeaking "America first, America first" I'm not too hopeful.


stephen Hayes said...

I'll be holding my breath a lot over the next four years.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Ian - I'll give Twitter a miss ... it's going to be 'interesting' - I'm glad I'm not in authority of any kind and have to pay attention to the 140 characters ...

Yes - help us all ... better get our own lives in gear so as best we can we can rise above the morass ... so agree with you - have a peaceful weekend - Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We'll survive. The world didn't implode yesterday.

Botanist said...

Stephen, I think there'll be a lot of that going on.

Hilary, that's all we can do - look after the tings we can control.

Alex, the world didn't implode with the inauguration, or when he won the vote, or when he gained the nomination, but each step along the way has brought unthinkable possibilities closer to realistic maybes.

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