How Insane Are We?

Consider this:

 Peace Prize Winner refuses to suppress ethnic cleansing in her country

The Noble Peace Prize Winner in 1991 for her “non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights,” Aung San Suu Kyi, is currently State Counsellor (similar to Prime Minister) of Myanmar, a government that is conducting genocide against the Rohingya, a primarily Muslim minority group, that has been denied citizenship and basic human rights. Although their history goes back to the 8th century in Myanmar (formerly Burma among earlier names), their immigration from the Indian subcontinent increased during the British colonial period.

The United Nations has termed it “ethnic cleansing.” Suu Kyi has copied a page from the U.S. President’s playbook and calls that based on false facts. It is a complex issue, but the bottom line is that a woman formerly recognized for her fight for democracy and human rights is condoning a major genocide/ethnic cleansing/violence against a segment of her country’s population.

Classic scene in Myanmar.

 Sweden is deporting a blind, 106-year-old woman seeking asylum from Afghanistan

The Swedish government rejected the asylum application of Bibihal Uzbeki saying age was no factor in such decisions.

Bibihal is 106, blind, and recently had a stroke. She and her family fled Afghanistan when their village was taken over by the Taliban. In areas where there was no public transportation available for them, her son and grandson carried her from Afghanistan to Sweden with years spent in Iran and in refugee camps in other countries. It’s almost 3,000 miles by air, so who knows how far they actually traveled. Now her family is settled peacefully in a small town in central Sweden.

The bottom line is Swedish government officials have lost their sense of humanity.

Swedish palace.

Two world leaders are willing to annihilate the world for their egos and stupidity

I saved the worst for last. The president of the United States and the dictator of North Korea, who has many titles including Dear Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, are throwing words around but also military might: North Korea in sight of the world with its nuclear missile tests, the U.S. mostly in secret.

But what they are playing with is essentially WW III with thermonuclear armament, much worse than Hiroshima or Nagasaki combined. It basically means annihilation of this planet as we know it, and the continuation of the human species would be in serious doubt. There is no question but that several other countries would be involved, and the environmental destruction would make much if not all the planet uninhabitable.

It is unfortunate that the U.S., China, Russia, Japan, South Korea, and the European Union did not put aside their differences and do something about this when it was still possible.

The bottom line is a thermonuclear war is possible!

With thanks to geralt at pixabay.

 “Have we eaten on the insane root that takes the reason prisoner?” Macbeth via Shakespeare.



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