Community Affairs Consultants
|Posted on August 3, 2022 at 2:40 PM||comments (3479)|
Present events rattling global security were not created overnight. Rather, they are the sum of the actions of too many selfish, attention-seeking, money-'god' and greedy individuals, who, in their fallible pursuits to self satisfaction and boastfulness, would instigate and oversee the disembowelment of all facets of humanity from households, to villages, to towns, to cities, to nations and to continents, if allowed to cointinue with their agendas.
Each human being, including the actors of ill-will themselves, knows an actor promoting insecurity. The identity of the bad actors are not limited to those in positions of governance. Instead, the majority of the actors supporting and enabling world instability, knowingly or unknowingly, dwell in the homes of households, in the offices of businesses and in the realms of cyberspace. In these places, the murkiest of evils of the bad actors are conceptualized, fed, then released upon non-suspecting family members, friends, associates and fellow world citizens
These are the said actors that stand in the way of greater world progress and human development. They are impediments to fighting Climate Change, eradicating hunger, easing poverty, ending conflicts, promoting peace and affirming harmonious households.
Therefore, it is the responsibility of all non bad actors to reject the sly operations of all bad actors. Once this responsibility has been fulfilled, only then would meaningful global cohesion, equality and security return to all of humanity.
|Posted on August 2, 2022 at 1:35 PM||comments (61)|
[NB: It's been a while since I've written here. In this non published period, I admit that I underwent a second enlightenment, so to speak, or of sorts. Therefore, I should add that I now see many things differently than before. My new ideaology will evidently be revealed as I write more posts.]
But for today, I submit that calculated and callous betrayals by individuals, institutions and states have created the current reality of uncertainty - a period marred by fading hopes, violence and insecurity among humankind. Furthermore, I resubmit to you that it is the ill character of too many of humanity that feeds present insecurity and it is poised to sustain agaitations and conflicts among individuals, institutions and states for a very long foreseeable time.
From the war in Ukraine, to high inflation, to a disrupted supplychain, to various managements of the COVID-19 pandemic, to slow perfmances by institutions and to the betraying actions of individuals within homes and communities; violence, harsdships and damaged relations have come to rule the day. Insecurity will prevail for sometime.
That a sovereign nation would be assaulted by another is betrayal. That energy and agriculture systems have come under weighty pressure from the conflict in Ukraine, is yet another example of betrayal. That communities continue to flounder in their responsibilities to protect the free, the innocent and the meek are more examples of betrayal. And that individuals seek to destroy the trust and the honor of households is by far the greatest betrayal facing all of humanity.
The COVID-19 pandemic alone has heaped a number of secondary effects upon humanity from mental and medical health issues, to economic strain and panic, and stretching to within the halls of governance.
Until major stabalizing featrures become more evident, there will be wars, there will be stark violence, there will be conflicts, there will be economic challenges and there will be the peeling apart of households transcending all nations. The actions and deeds of humankind are now on full display.
|Posted on May 25, 2022 at 1:15 PM||comments (49)|
Yesterday, an 18-year-old male breached a classroom of innocent primary school children in Uvalde, Texas, where he shot and killed 19 pre-teen students and two teachers. Other victims of the violent massacre are hospitalized with injuries inflicted during the cowardly attack.
The sorrowful massacre in Texas represents yet another of the too many and often gun-perpetrated crimes in the United States (US) that stand as bitter examples of a diminishing civility across our beloved Republic amid the broad prevalence of too many guns in the hands of questionable folks.
Earlier this month, another 18-year-old, racially motivated, attacked and killed 10 shoppers at a market in Buffalo, New York. Also earlier this month, on the 13th of March, another gunman, 23, unloarded some 200 rounds of ammunition toward a school in Washington, DC; luckily, no lives were lost. However, prior deadly episodes at Columbine, Colorado; Sandy Hook, Connecticut; and Parkland, Florida; have made these names household items because of a shared tragic association to the too often school massacres in the America.
American society cannot sustain such rapid gun propelled crimes while maintaining its function as a world-leading community. Ease of access to guns and subsequent crimes committed, point to a clear decline in civilization in this western country. Violent evidence now suggest that America is attacking itself from within, thus inferring a possible collapse of a high-functioning civil society for which America is famouly known.
Therefore, in ending America's internal attack upon itself, the Republic, acting as one-unit, should admit the too high prevalency of guns and then act via a bi-partisan Congress, to limit firearm sales and possessions by mentally compromised people.
|Posted on May 23, 2022 at 10:55 AM||comments (59)|
I tender a deep feeling of sorrow to all humanity for the continuing struggles and tribulations that appear unending despite the full qualifications of humankind to bring into being a gentler and kinder world of peace, equality and security for all people.
My utter sorrow over the current state of affairs of humanity has contributed to me not posting any Blogs for a considerable amount of time. Since starting this Blog back in 2013, my intentions have always been to promote democracy, the rule of law, equality, hope, opportunity and happiness for all people. I must admit that my hardest years of trying to assure a world audience that hope and security were readily available, were from January 2017 to January of 2020.
Under the Donald Trump presidency; democracy, the rule of law, hope and opportunity for all appeared as mere things written in fairy tale themes. However, with the election of Joe Biden as President of the United States (US), hope for all good aspirations seemed renewed. Yet, persistent influence by Trump, white supremists, economic hiccups, the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and continuing social and political events, I'm forced to sing a bitter lamentation for humanity, especially against the possibility that Republicans, still under Trump's control, could win the US House of Representatives and Senate in the Fall of 2022, thus paving a damning path back to the White House in 2024. Racially motivated crimes and other counter-productive events remain too prevalent in America.
Across the globe, including in many developing countries, economic pressures brought to wrought by the still persisting COVID-19 pandemic and compounded by leaps in inflation rates amid the woeful effects of disasters exacerbated by Climate Change, people and progress remain deeply threatened with hundreds of thousands of people facing immediate food and shelter security.
Humanity can do better, humanity deserves better. But to accomplish better feats, enough of the good people must take a stand for progress, opportunity, democracy, the rule of law and equality. The good people should do whatever is necessary to demand a gentler, kinder, more hopefull, peaceful and secure world. I have taken my stand! When will you take yours?
|Posted on March 14, 2022 at 8:55 AM||comments (81)|
The apparent held impression by Vladimir Putin that the former Soviet Union was somehow wronged by the rest of the world when it met its demise, December 26, 1991, could be construed as a contributing factor to Putin's fallible invasion of sovereign Ukraine. Russia's deadly and destructive continuing invasion of Ukraine has placed the Federation on a path to international isolation and to self-ruin as Putin's Russia realizes significant collapse of influences once held.
The international community has stood before the United Nations (UN) and has condemned Russian actions in Ukraine. Some 141 nations voted before the General Assembly (GA), on March 2 to condemn Russia; voting in support of Russia were Russia, Belarus, Syria, North Korea and Eritrea. Of the 35-nations abstaining from voting to condem Russia, notables included, China, India and Cuba.
The international community has stood in unity in explicit condemnation of Russia's violence exacted upon the Ukrainian people and country. International sanctions are beginning to bite the Russian people with the wealth and property of oligarchs seized as long lines begin to form within Russia for basic banking and other services. Yet, Russian forces continue to bombard Ukraine, closing in on the capital, Kyiv.
Reports surfaced earlier this morning suggesting that Russia, beginning to reel from the effects of Western sanctions imposed for invading Ukraine, has reached out to China for military and economic assistance. Whether or not China capitulates is squarely left to the Communist Party of China (CPC) and its leadership. If China, based upon recent pacts it has signed with Russia, comes to Russia's assistance, then Beijing clearly risks a reversal of economic wealth realized in the past two decades because Western nations would be left with no choice, but to penalize China as a co-conspirator in the crimes against humanity being committed in Ukraine. Again, any decision to help Russia rests solely with China.
Russia's path to ruin has been paved by Putin's assault upon Ukraine acting upon his delusion that some external entity was solely to blame for the demise of the Soviet Union and not the historical processes of political, economic and ethnic disfunctions within the Soviet Union. Putin's delusion to rebuild an empire against all the norms of international law in a non-empire era, will bring stark dire realities to the Russian people. Collapsing Russian influence affirms the dread conditions Russia will face with or without the fall of Kyiv.
|Posted on March 8, 2022 at 11:35 AM||comments (72)|
The utter failure of Vladimir Putin and his Russia to live up to their required responsibilities toward Global security and to the protection of humanity has created an opportunity for Iran to rise from isolation, to endorse the normalities of modern society, to reject terrorism, to embrace the right of all people to a homeland and to generate much needed revenue.
Russia's deadly invasion of sovereign Ukraine was made possible by Putin's confidence that the World could not function without his Russian "gas station". New imposed sanctions on Russia for the action against Ukraine have apparently not deterred Russian forces from prepetrating widespread death and destruction deeper into Ukraine.
Therefore, as more nations ponder addition sanctions on Russia, including restrictions on Russian energy imports, in order to deter further Russian violence upon humanity, Iran, as a major energy producer, could benefit from the severance of Global dependability on Russian energy. [ The United States (US) earlier today announced a ban on Russian energy imports.]
However, Iran should take the necessary steps to demonstrate that it is willing to fully rejoin the international community and to affirm that it would not seek to export religious extremism across Iranian borders. This is an opportunity for Iran that might not surface again for a considerable time.
|Posted on March 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM||comments (53)|
Western leaders, especially United States (US) President Joe Biden, have repeatedly cited non interest in a direct scrimmage with Russia as a paramount reason for not sending troops to help defend Ukraine from Russia's deadly invasion. The said reason has similarly been named for not enforcing a "no-fly" zone over Ukraine.
Also, some defense and political analysts have suggested that Western troops on the ground or in the air of Ukraine, could trigger world war three. In brief, a fear of a direct confrontation with nuclear-heavy Russia has resulted in Western abstinence from sending forces to stop a humanitarian tragedy still unfolding in Ukraine. Thus, Ukrainians will continue to die at the hands of Vladimir Putin's Russian forces with no end in sight to the carnage upon humanity.
I submit that the Western Alliance - the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), faces an inevitable confrontation with Russia. When? That's the only question left to be determined. Russian actions under Putin have created much global insecurity and tensions over two decades. The critical reality of Putin's actions are that they have gotten more blatant, irresponsible, irrational and clearly more violent.
Therefore, whether or not today, tomorrow, in six-months, or in six-years time, logically, Putin's mode of global havoc will continue to be more violent, thus unwaveringly demanding of direct NATO action. In sum, why wait for that which is inevitable when more lives could be saved today from the death-dealing attacks by Vladimir Putin's forces.
|Posted on March 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM||comments (45)|
Among other conclusions, Russia's military invasion of a sovereign democracy, is clearly indicative that democracy - that democracy of liberty, opportunity and rule of law, is severely wounded.
I further submit that based upon the failure of other democracies to send military personnel to assist Ukraine against the violent assault by Russia, no new states will be added to the 'list of democracies' at any time soon nor in the foreseeable future. The reveal of Ukraine is certainly not encouraging to any new democracy seekers. On the other hand, some nations today, deemed democracies, could very likely make transitions to authoritarian states in the near future.
The continuing carnage being dealt to the people on Ukraine and brought to wrought by authoritarian Vladimir Putin and his version of Russia, attests to the impotence or blatant refusal of the so-called stalwarts of democracy to physically protect and to prop up besieged developing democracies that are not already members of the 'club' - the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Other European states and specific Asian nations and territories should take special note of the events in Ukraine.
Clearly, the tragic proceedings still unfolding in Ukraine reveal that democracy is severely wounded and that gone are the days when large and capable democratic powers would easily come to the assistance of almost any land in order to avert humanitarian tragedies and violent attacks upon states of their advocated and preferred form of government - democracy.
Democracy has changed. The concept of the moral and the ideological necessity and obligation to protect any and all democratic states from violent invasion appears to have faded away. Wounded democracy that has also infested large powers, seems doomed to an indefinite convalescence. Best of luck to freedom seekers and fighters everywhere.
|Posted on March 2, 2022 at 11:35 AM||comments (60)|
Intelligence and media reports confirming a 40-mile-long column of Russian military forces moving toward the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, represents a great threat for widespread death and destruction to Ukraine.
Therefore, it now becomes imperative for Western nations to provide whatever assets are needed to Ukraine in order to deter a greater humanitarian tragedy of innocent people. The continuing Russian violation of Ukraine sovereignty should not be allowed to fester any deeper.
Bluntly, the long mass of Russian arms and soldiers invading Ukraine adds up to the unfolding of a preventable humanitarian tragedy. Recorded deaths and destruction leveled by Russia against Ukraine have already created a humanitarian crisis as some 800,000 Ukrainians have sought refuge in Poland, Romania and Hungary.
Words to the effect of standing in solidarity with Ukraine are not sufficient to avert a pending humanitarian disaster brought about by Russia's invasion of a sovereign state.
Now is the hour to conduct at least one pre-emptive mission upon Russian forces in order to prevent unwarranted and unnecessary losses of human lives.
So, if the stalwarts of democracy sincerely care and wish to deter the continuing unprovoked slaughter of the people of a sovereign democracy, then along with imposed sanctions, they should disrupt Vladimir Putin's convoy of death from reaching any farther into Ukraine.
|Posted on March 1, 2022 at 11:40 AM||comments (50)|
Starkly before the eyes of all the world, a human tragey is ongoing and still unfolding in Ukraine because of Russia's violent invasion into the sovereign nation.
There have been many civilian and military casualties already across Ukraine and with a reported 40-mile Russian military armed force closing in on Kyiv, it seems imminent that greater carnage faces the Ukrainian people, especially in the absence of direct western military personnel to help preserve Ukrainian democracy.
Yet, the rest of humanity - the stalwarts of democracy, the Uniteds States (US), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN) and many others, though donating arms assets, continue to sit as observers to the unfolding human tragedy without any offers of manpower to help defend Ukraine, not even offers of a voluntary military force pulled from among the many nations.
That the fear of a direct confrontation with nuclear-Russia has acted as a deterrent to western troops standing with Ukraine, is preposterous. Such counter to reasoning excuses to confront a deadly inevitable were once used prior to another human tragedy - World War II.
Russia's Vladimir Putin has attacked sovereignty, humanity, democracy and the existing world order via his invasion into Ukraine. Therefore, lessons from history should encourage the powers that be to take a firm stand now rather than later.