.. but not only ...
.. does nobody listen ...
.. nobody ever improves anything
Thesis/Subtitle: The so-called 'world leadership' are not 'merely' corrupt & incompetent - they are viciously criminal, why is this *allowed*?
Musing: Each day goes by, little different from the preceding. No problem seems to change unless it gets worse; consider the themes of the day ... year ... century: Most important, excess-CO2 climate-change catastrophe, then war, economy, politics and so on down to family-life, health & education, jobs etc.. (another 'merely;' like basic survival issues.)
1. Climate/survival. Google: climate conference durban 2011
About 6,460,000 results
Divergent views signal tough climate talks ahead
«US chief delegate Jonathan Pershing said the United States, which shunned Kyoto as unfair, would accept legally binding emissions limits in the future as long as all major emitters took on equal legal obligations.
Opposition in Congress, which includes outspoken climate skeptics and a Republican majority generally considered climate-unfriendly, has prompted a widespread belief that US negotiators are foot-dragging on emissions issues. ...»
Comment: Instead of pursuing the only possible effective strategy - sharply *reduce* digging coal, sharply *reduce* pumping oil, then keep reducing the fossil-carbon burn until CO2 drops *below* a safe level, they haggle over details, all shouting "You first!" - But hardly anyone acts, so far nobody effectively, as is *proven* by the following:
Trigger article 1:
Scientists sound alarm over Southern Ocean warming
By Bronwyn Herbert
Updated November 29, 2011 14:20:38
«He says satellite measurements show the Southern Ocean has been warming by about 0.2 degrees Celsius per decade.
"One of the impacts of a warming ocean may be that the ice that flows off Antarctica into the ocean may melt more rapidly," he said. ...»
Comment: Idiotic 'climate sceptics' shout "Prove it!" - Melting Southern ice proof enough? Perhaps not, so:
Trigger article 2:
Arctic sea ice is melting at its fastest pace in almost 40 years
«Arctic sea ice has melted to a level not recorded since satellite observations started in 1972 – and almost certainly not experienced for at least 8,000 years, say polar scientists.
Last year (2010) tied with 2005 as the warmest year on record.»
Comment: That's both north & south ice; perhaps no amount of proof will ever be enough for some sceptics, but that should not stop properly clever, *real* leaders - from saving our once jewel-like planet's comfortable life-sustaining ecosphere.
2. War/murder for spoil. Google: Syrian forces murder, torture and rape
About 1,300,000 results
Syrian army murdering, torturing, raping: UN
By North America correspondent Jane Cowan, wires
Updated November 29, 2011 13:53:42
«The UN commission of inquiry interviewed more than 200 victims, witnesses and defectors.
It concluded Syrian military and security forces had committed crimes including murder, torture and rape. ...»
Comment 1: Further down in the story, this: « ... and grant access to media, aid workers and human rights monitors.»
So, to a Q: IF they are demanding access, THEN they don't have it (or don't have enough), so how can they «... interview more than 200 victims, witnesses ...?» Throughout this whole 'Syrian saga,' reports have repeated that reports cannot be verified - looping, on *no* information. Which itself strongly suggests that the UN is believing something (here, the worst about Syria) - in the absence of evidence. Or simply lying outright.
Comment 2: Not just the AusBC which is corrupt & venal, but most of the (mainly 'Western') MSM as well; they retail lies but not only, they embellish = assist the lying, criminal perpetrators, here the aggressors preparing to strike Syria.
Comment 3: Other stories mention snipers - as did the stories about Libya, and children being killed. Snipers are by definition hidden; how to the reporters presume to prove their allegations? In clear text, how would anyone know that snipers were active? If children are in the demos - unlikely, even less likely to be targeted by government forces, why are children there at all? (Possible A: To flash V-for-victory signs for the Hollywood camera teams.) What of parental responsibility?
Comment 4: Stories of snipers, rape etc. are *most likely* to be nothing but lying propaganda, because of the revulsion the stories are designed to invoke. Good one, AusBC.
Comment 5: Here, of course, I'm not blaming Syria, but the gathering murder-for-spoil vultures about to add to this (post 9/11) list: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and after Syria is destroyed, Iran next. All ME, all Muslim/Arab, all oil-owners and/or in some way 'enemies' of Israel, that illegitimate and murdering land/property thief foist upon the world by the I/J/Z-plex, with 'great' power support = UK + US, 'allowed' via the corrupted UN - and apparently tolerated when not sycophantically supported by the majority - of so-called *leaders* (as distinct from we, the people.)
3. Economy/erring ideology. Google: obama US help EU but no money
About 46,300,000 results
Obama offers EU support, but no money
«Wary of Europe's deepening debt crisis, President Barack Obama said Monday the United States stands ready to do its part to help the continent, even as the White House ruled out any financial contributions from U.S. taxpayers. ...»
Comment 1: How can the US help, without moving some $s? Cheering? - "C'mon!" - Yeah, that would just about do it.
Comment 2: The fact that the EU has a crisis, and even more, the fact that the world got the GFC thrust upon it/us, means that the economic theories they 'adhere' to are nothing other than *bloody rubbish*.
Comment 3: That the economic theories they 'adhere' to are *rubbish* has been long known (to this observer); we can see how neoliberalism, 'economic rationalism,' globalisation; all together = race to the bottom for workers, wages & conditions has worked - see immediately prior comment 2 - yet I hear no so-called 'leader' deny neoliberalism, only ever doing 'more of the (neoliberal) same' = known disaster. Why? Are they all sooo stupid?
4. Life, the universe and everything.
Dear reader, by now you might have seen my point; the penny might have dropped. I could go on, but I'm assuming you don't have all day to read an ever-longer litany of woes. Either your family-life, health & education, jobs etc. are all under control or not, and let us not get 'hung up' on individual stories, but look to a bigger picture. Which is grim, and exactly my point.
Fazit; long story short: Our so-called 'leaders' are not 'stand-alone,' they have advisors, whole government departments, university faculties, private think-tanks etc., all churning out, one might expect, the best possible advice.
Ignoring what they say, in favour of inspecting what they actually do, one may see that what they, our so-called 'leaders' are producing are utter disasters, as good as everywhere we look.
Recalling 'the best possible advice,' and think of the computing GIGO = garbage-in, garbage-out, it can only mean that the orders to the advisors are specifically to create the criminal-chaos we see resulting.
Dear reader, you may now make your own conclusion to this, my sad tale.
I can't complain
Posted by IDHolm at 12:12