And so it is that on this 28th day of October, 2015, humanity still struggles with its obligations under the laws of nature and faces varying hurdles to full harmony, liberty, equality, dignity and the rule of law.
From Palestine, Gaza, the West Bank and Jerusalem, to Libya, Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, Nigeria and Central African Republic, to Ukraine, Myanmar, Thailand, Bangladesh and Venezuela, to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and some former soviet republics and many other places across the globe, the aspirations of many people to dignity, independence and liberty, remain unrealized. And dire environmental issues demand immediate action in order to save planet Earth.
Western nations, harboring a bad taste for war and for military intervention since a bad war in Iraq, have grown reserved and cautious in their policies to correct humanitarian evils from Syria to South Sudan, Central African Republic, Ukraine and elsewhere so that people may attain their manifested destinies of life, liberty and equality.
More than 250,000 people - including children and civilians, have been killed in Bashar al Assad's war in Syria as the international community remains impotent to stop a humanitarian blight. Millions of Syrians have been displaced and tens of thousands have flooded Europe's borders posing a real threat to destabilize some governments on the government. Children have been hacked to death in Central African Republic. Hundreds of children have been kidnapped by extremists in Nigeria while violence continues upon civilians in South Sudan.
Yet, western nations remain hopeful of diplomatic solutions to most affairs as Russia has extended its sphere of influence to include Crimea, eastern Ukraine and Syria, China has flexed its new found might upon the South and East China Seas, while the stalwarts of liberty and of the rights of humankind remain in diplomatic postures. What will November bring?