When the doors of diplomacy are shut and closed it’s rarely a sign of good things to come.
Yet, what other structures exist for that purpose currently?
“Hope vapors” don’t sustain my hope. Functional systems do. I expect them to be imperfect.
None of them have the size and scope of the UN however.
But if the 45th President wants to turn parts of the middle east into “glass”, we’ll have to leave the UN and get ready.
Should this bill pass, it’s a prelude to a declaration of war. The people who said, “Trump is saving us from WWIII” weren’t paying attention.
The TPP was a bad direction as it gave too much power for Intellectual Property. You see the results of it on Youtube and Facebook when you upload a video. Even without the TPP, it’s already too late.
That’s where the $$$ is at, not in tangible products.
Maybe. It’s just never been one of those issues that I considered pertinent. Still better to be a white male in the USA overall when all things are added up. I’m glad for it ’cause imagine trading places? Tell me it’d be easier for you if you did.
I never felt ‘less’ for being a white male in the USA. Never felt there was competition.
Nice quote but free is a relative term and for each freedom, there’s a dozen constraints added in.
There’s things that would have been easier if I was a woman. I could give you my sob-list. But it doesn’t compare.
I think it’s great that you found a documentary you like, saw a screening, met the film-maker.
But I know a few things about documentary-making and the tricks to guide the viewer. I avoid them most of the time for that reason.
I ask myself “What am I feeding my eyes?” Everything’s not on equal footing.
Work in a large corporation/govt office and you’ll see it. Bureaucracy is an amazing thing. What’s on paper and What’s in reality don’t match up, despite Press releases and photos with kittens and smooth words.
To me, they provide necessary services for women in lieu of a better healthcare system, which we’re never going to get with any President.
I got my beefs with the UN. A lot of them. But to leave is a prelude to war. Sand into glass type stuff. Not a fan.
And currently, US society is still generally geared towards most women being married and dependent at least partially upon the husband.
There’s a price for peace. There’s a price for war.
We have other alliances – I found our major ones and posted it on my timeline – but none as major as the UN.
I suspect from the 45th President’s POV, it’s mostly pulling money out of this part to stick it into a pet project.
But politics is a global game.
The UN is full of problems. Broken in many parts. Sexual abuse has been a covered up issue. There’s also often a disconnect between the diplomats and the country they are supposed to serve.
That said, there’s no other organization with the _potential_ to keep excess problems at bay.
All of our other alliances are rather tiny by comparison. Once the walls of discussion are closed, it’s just us vs them.
My main concern if we were to leave the UN is precisely the UNHCR. There are other missions of the UN I am a believer in continuing our participation in such as UNICEF. I never sat down and made a list, but for us to leave completely not only absolves us of any sense of responsibility for our country’s actions anywhere else in the world, but _also_ removes us (willingly) from the protections (as citizens) being offered by our coalition.
Whim of the King as it were.
You’re assuming that will remain. A rewrite isn’t out of the question. I’m just advocating “eyes open” here because to blindly trust the government, no matter who is running is, is generally foolish in any era.
Amendments can be repealed. Example: Let’s say there’s chaos at some point and law and order becomes impossible due to [something]. Congress decides that it’s necessary to remove an Amendment (it wasn’t part of the original document – hence Amendment). The President agrees and it goes into place.
Court battles ensue and judge after judge sides with the current administration up to the Supreme Court.
This could happen with any Amendment.
Or let’s say a particular Congress and Executive feels that there should be fewer federal powers and more state powers.
2nd (or 1st or any Amendment) becomes a matter for the states to decide.
Not out of the realm of possibility. Likely? No idea.
Roe v Wade was there throughout my whole conscious life. the idea of it going away seemed weird: it’s the law man and it’s been in place a long time, so it can’t go anywhere.
But it can. Any of it can.