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May 2017

To Ending Nuclear Proliferation and the Arms Race

Nuclear arms served a specific and a particular purpose at a then needed time in a bygone era. The use of the weapons brought to a close World War II, an episode of war that could have consumed many more lives had the weapons not been used. The purpose was fulfilled.

Today, in this era of a global economic and international pacts dominated by international trade and commerce, cooperation between states and pacts between sovereign nations under the umbrella of the United Nations(UN), should be an obvious omen signalling that the time of nuclear proliferation has expired.

Declining Influence of America's Republic under Trump

If an 11-percent dip in tourism to the United States(US) since the stewardship of Donald Trump is not sufficient to demonstrate a decline in the influence of the Republic, then any doubt to the falling was rebutted this weekend by the European confession and affirmation that the continent could no longer rely on the US under Trump, as it has traditionally done in the past.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has emerged as the new leader of the free world in light of doubts about the new White House occupant, confirmed to a political rally in Germany that: "The times in which we could completely depend on others are, to a certain extent, over.

Happy Memorial Day 2017

Today is Memorial Day 2017 - a time of reflection and thanks to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live as people. We thank them for their service to the armed forces, to the Republic and to humanity.

The many cookouts, barbecues and picnics usual of this day, do not subtract from the importance or meaning of Memorial Day, but rather, they are activities done to to reaffirm acknowledgment of freedoms enjoyed through the valiant sacrifices of the fallen.

Thus, humanity will never forget those who gave their lives so that we may be free.

Educated Acceptance of the Dangers of Global Warming

The time has come for all of humanity to accept all scientific evidence regarding the dangers facing Planet Earth from Global Warming. 

Many nations have endorsed the science of the graved reality, yet there are some skeptics. The unbelievers of the science are willing to chance the lives of millions of people based upon their own fallible interpretation of scientific data and their erroneous belief that business and profit should out perform all protections of the environment.

Six of the seven member-nations of the world's most industrialized economies have recognized the dangers posed by global warming.

Six-Way Affirmation to Cleaner Air Minus Trump's Decision

Six world leaders, minus Donald Trump, have reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Accord to reduce greenhouse emissions and to act toward cleaner air, at a G-7 summit in Sicily, Italy. 

Trump's abstention mirrors his once dismissal of global warming as a "hoax". He has also threatened to pull the United States(US) out of the accord that seeks to reduce the world's greenhouse gases. 

While the people and leaders of Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and Italy have reaffirmed their policies to enact the first comprehensive deal to combat greenhouse emissions, Trump did not commit, but said he would give an answer next week.

Toward the End of Terror

Terror will not end by dropping big bombs on hillsides, neither will it end by denying full assimilation into society by people of a particular faith. Terror will not end by censoring, neither will it end by imprisoning large numbers of young men.

Terror, however, will end when all of the impediments to liberty, happiness, community participation and engagement, as well as the free excise of religion, are removed. Moreover, terror will end when conflicts that victimize many innocent people, including children, have been brought to an end.

To Hope, to Cope and to Adapt - to Overcome

[Today I republish My Blog from May 25, 2016, with a few edits. Many themes and topics remain applicable across the annuals of time.]

Hope is never a dangerous thing as some people might have you assume out of fear of failing to realize things hoped. Rather, hope is the aspiration that allows millions of people to cope with events, tragedies, conflicts and adversaries in order to adapt to inevitable changes on the way to success and to victory on the behalf of all humanity and as an example to the many now dreaming or grieving.

...on some Circumstances of Terror

It remains deeply troubling that a presumed human being could seek to destroy innocent people not known to the perpetrator. And that people with no connection whatsoever to any grievance the said perpetrator might have with society, could be killed for merely enjoying their lives. 

Even more troubling, is the evil descent to violence by the offspring of refugees upon the said communities that have granted them domicile.

Yet, from England to France to Belgium to Germany and even to the United States(US), there have been very stark examples of such perpetrators wrecking havoc upon the said societies that have granted them domicile and provided comfort to their parents for many years.

Condemnation of Terror at Manchester, England - Toward Eradication of Causes and Uses of Terror

That an apparent suicide bomber would elect to detonate an improvised bomb at a concert known to be crowded with young people, including many pre-teen and teens girls, clearly speaks heavily of the destructive and warped personalities of terrorists, their fallible ideology and their extremist thirst to violently end the lives of innocents persons, who are not connected in any way to the perpetrator's failings within society.

Manchester, England, must cope today with the shocking and horrifying deaths of 22 people, including at least one pre-teen girl and and another 18-year-old girl, cut down before the threshold of womanhood by an apparent suicide bomber last night, at Manchester Arena, following a concert by American Pop Star, Ariana Grande.

The Defeat of Human Rights - the Jailing and Disappearance of Defenders of those Rights

John Sudworth of the BBC-News, Beijing, filed a story earlier today in respect of a Chinese lawyer, Wang Quanzhang, who was detained by the communists back in August, 2015, and is still missing. He has vanished. His wife has not heard from him since 2015, yet the world continues to bask in the economic output of China, as human rights suffer defeat at the hands of Beijing authorities.

In July of 2015, Beijing officials arrested or detained more than 200 lawyers, legal assistants and human rights activists in a nationwide raid.