It has been a while since I posted anything here. My mental health has been up and down and I have been busy during the ups writing my book, renovating and Rick Grimes kind of “stuff, and things.”. One of those things is reading and watching news from many sources and from all over the world. So much is happening yet none of it has directly touched me. Which is good because I don’t want any of this shit to come near me, my family or anyone I know. What am I talking about? EBOLA, ISIS, FUNDAMENTALISTS, RACE RIOTS, ARROGANT POLITICIANS AND INTERNET KNOW IT ALLS/KEYBOARD WARRIORS (this one includes me. I know right, I am fighting with myself. Told you I was mental). Let’s start with EBOLA.
Ebola has to be the scariest thing ever created by God/Mother Nature. No one knows where it came from, how it starts infecting humans and they don’t know 100% how it is transmitted, the fact two health care “professionals” caught it in the USA tells me that. Ebola has usually contained itself in Africa, it pops up, infects a few dozen and spreads out. This is when it becomes known and generally people stop interacting and the virus stops spreading. It dies off, things go back to normal. It becomes just another outbreak.
This time around it started pretty much the same, a few turned into dozens, turned into hundreds and then it kept going. The international world put its head up and said “what’s going on here then?”. It should have started to die off but it didn’t. Why? I think it is because it always had and has become “normal” so people became complicit. “The Africans know what they are doing.” and the good ole Australian phrase of “she’ll be right mate.” became the motto of the world. Then when “First worlders” helping out started to get infected their home nations noticed and brought them home. Really? Do we really want to move this out of Africa? Seems so. Spain, Germany, England and the USA. Everyone thought that because “first world” countries wash their hands often, a phase I use in place of sophisticated medical systems, ebola would not spread pass the patient zero. Well, two nursing professionals have shown this not to be the case. It will spread, one becomes two, two becomes four becomes sixteen. It does not just jump from one person to another. It jumps from one to several to several more. As the W.H.O have stated, by the end of the year at current infection rates there will be over a million infected worldwide.
Africa should have been shut down, no flights out of the countries affected. No one out of the country until the last case is over and several weeks gone by with no new cases. Harsh? Maybe, but I think a fall in the economies of the region is slighty less important than millions becoming infected. It is much easier to shut down a minor economical region like Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone then say London, Paris or Texas. If it comes to that then lets hope there are enough people watching “Doomsday Preppers” to know what to do to survive several weeks of lockdown.
HARDEN UP WORLD AND DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.
IS, ISIS, ISIL what ever you want to call it. Well here is another “just another” group that we apply “she’ll be right mate” to. The PC/leftist people say it does not represent Islam, the redneck/rightwing people say it does, it is the first word in the name(which ever one you call it) ISLAMIC. Many muslims leaders, countries and people say it does not represent Islam. It does not matter if you are left or right or a moderate, IS is killing and killing and not being stopped by those condemning them. The PC west doesn’t want to upset the islamic world while a majority of the Islamic world is saying IS is not islamic.
The US and Allies are conducting one to two dozen air sorties a day. Twenty one yesterday (14/10/14). When they invaded Iraq/Kuwait in 1991 and Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq again in 2003, they flew hundreds of sorties a day. If IS is as bad as everyone says and the Islamic world says they are not islamic, why isn’t the world doing ALL IT CAN to destroy the terrorists? That is what they are. Not a race, a country, a religion. TERRORISTS. Causing fear and terror amongst the people of the world. This goes hand in hand with FUNDAMENTALISTS as well, all fundies whether islamic, christian or football fans. HARDEN UP WORLD AND DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.
Race riots in Ferguson, Missouri, USA. Not just Missouri either. Racism in the US is still strong and a hot topic. It is all over the world. However in America you have another factor that pours petrol on the fire, GUNS. Now I am a shooter of both rifle and handgun but I live in a country with what I consider fair laws controlling guns. We can have them, we just need licencing and approval from the right authority. Now in the US they have their second amendment, a right that shall not be infringed. We had several mass shootings in the time before the laws “cracked down” on guns. We have not had one, not a single mass shooting, since 1996. Seems the laws worked here.They could do too in the states, just a few not total bans, just background checks, licencing and TRAINING before getting a licence. But all of that “infringes” the “right” to bear arms. The right to defend themselves. I am sure if you wanted to defend yourself you, you would do what was needed to, like get trained and licenced. It will never happen though, to big of an issue even for the world to handle. To many anti government types to fight, votes more important then people. See John Olivers series on youtube about Australian gun laws. HARDEN UP AMERICA AND DO WHATS NEEDS TO BE DONE.
I am getting tired now so the last two really relate to each other, arrogant pollies and internet warriors. Both think they know it all and thus know what is better for everyone else. As I said, I am one of these, internet not pollie thou i have run for government before. The limited exposure I got to party politics in that experience turned me off the party politic. Parties all serve something, donors, egos, unions and business interests. I am a strong believer now in the independent, the people who run to better their area. It may be a bit simplistic but I think if you look after your own backyard, your neighbour looks after his and so on, the neighbourhood would be pretty damn good. Local area is good, state is good federal is good. As the meerkat says, “Simples”.
The internet warrior, well they all seem to be experts on everything with a narrow views and egos most can not control. They are right and you are wrong. Nuff said…………..