• World Economic Forum 2016
    Globalism,  Nationalism

    Globalists are Traitors

    The entire thrust of the second half of the 20th Century was towards greater economic integration. Led by the United States, and cheered on by the defeated powers in WWII, Germany and Japan, the world moved in one direction; towards a future of transportation, integration, and common financing or as we call it today; globalization. The pillars of the new world order were the Bretton Woods Agreement, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the United States Federal Reserve and the invention of the now ubiquitous shipping container. To the United States, which had largely fought the war against Japan in an effort to dominate China, these efforts were a…

  • Globalism,  Natiionalism

    Nothing’s Quite as Pretty as a Border Fence in the Morning

    (Sung to the tune of “Mary in the Morning” by Elvis Presley) Nothing’s quite as pretty as a border fence in the morningWhen through a sleepy haze I see it standing thereHard as the hail that smashes invasive Morning GloryIts barbed wire glistening in the bright sun When I wake and see the migrant hordes behind it I want to take up arms and meet them The ache is there so deep, deep inside of me Nothing’s quite as pretty as a border fence in the morning. Chasing a dream of leeching off a welfare state far away, The invaders walk toward our land in the dawn’s first light When…

  • Globalism,  Health

    First Principles are the solution to Virus Prevention

    Elon Musk believes solving problems can by done by reducing them to first principles, taking a problem and boiling it down to its basic parts. He’s proven this by becoming wildly successful in three different disciplines: software, automobiles and rocketry. So what are the principle factors in virus pandemics we need to consider? The first is the infection rate and the second is the fatality rate. Viruses are constantly looking for the right balance of the two so they can spread as widely as possible before killing all their potential hosts. Let’s look at the numbers. Ebola had a high kill rate (50% of cases) but a low infection rate…

  • Globalism,  Health,  Multiculturalism,  Natiionalism

    Lessons from the Wuhan Virus

    Every crisis creates its own lessons; stone buildings after the great fire of London, Victorian sewers after the Thames became polluted, gas fires after choking London fogs. Politically, the League of Nations after WWI, the United Nations after WWII, along with the European Union, the GATT and the World Bank. In shipping, enough lifeboats for passengers after the sinking of the Titanic. So what are the lessons we’re learning from the Wuhan Flu, or the Chinese Corona Virus, or if you must, Covid-19? The first, and most important lesson, is that humanity has broken all the natural firewalls between societies with international air travel, meaning a bacterial or viral plague,…

  • Globalism,  Politics

    Chernobyl is the Model for the Future

    The nuclear plant disaster at Chernobyl in Ukraine resulted in the evacuation of more than 100,000 people from a 1,000 sq mile exclusion zone due to high levels of radiation. Besides those affected by acute radiation poisoning in sealing the plant, an estimated 9,000 to 16,000 people in Europe will suffer shortened life-spans. So, a bad thing, no? Well, not entirely. An article in the UK magazine, The Conversation, reprinted by the PBS Newshour, says “life is now thriving around Chernobyl. Populations of many plant and animal species are actually greater than they were before the disaster.” The author, Stuart Thompson, a senior lecturer in plant biochemistry at the University…