It may not be a perfect solution, but it would be a step forward.
The following is from the video description.
In the middle of Africa there lies a remote and little known country called the Central African Republic, or CAR. Not only is CAR one of the least developed and poorest countries in the world with the world’s joint lowest life expectancy, but for the past nine months it has been embroiled in a conflict and state of lawlessness described by many news outlets and commentators as “the worst crisis you’ve never heard of”. On 5 December the United Nations issued a mandate to restore order in CAR “by all necessary means” following a surge of violence in which 394 people were killed in the capital Bangui in just three days of fighting. And many of these people were children.
This case has as many twists as an episode of Dallas. The sheriff certainly draws suspicion on himself.
The comments are a horrifying racist minefield. Anyone who doesn’t believe that racism still exists needs to read these comments.
I liked what commenter B.A. Chan said.
“Racism used to be a roaring lion. Now it is a serpent in the tall weeds.”
I hope they find this guy’s murderer, but it seems like it could take a while with what seem to be evident cover-ups on the law enforcement side.
Whenever Sarah opens her mouth, it’s inadvertently funny. What’s truly scary is the fact that there are people who actually believe this bozo should be in power over anything. The idea of her even managing a burger joint is kind of scary.
While I don’t believe in a supernatural Antichrist or a conspiracy to bring such a being to power on Earth, I certainly do believe that humanity is capable of great evil and has committed great evils for the love of money and power.
While I don’t believe that we have literally been branded by some sort of Satanic number, I do feel that more than ever, certain numbers have power over our lives. We have our social security numbers, and purchases made with our debit or credit cards are tracked. True privacy is something of a myth.
When people are motivated by greed and love of power, terrible things will continue to happen.
It is always the people in the lower echelons of society who suffer the most in a difficult economic climate.
Back in the 1970’s, my father (R.I.P.) said that a person could never really trust the government. I’m sure that he would agree that the NSA is not being forthcoming with the real scope of their activities.
The more I hear about this situation, the more I think that Edward Snowden actually is a hero.
It seems to me that in today’s world, people who understand satire are an endangered species.
The late President Nelson Mandela of South Africa understood the value of satire, even when he was the target of it.
Here is the definition of satire.
“Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government or society itself, into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon and as a tool to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society.”
Certainly, satire can be misused, but it is more often misunderstood. I generally preface the fact that I am being sarcastic or using satire in order to avoid having my head bitten off.
Could another “Hitler” take power in Europe if the European Union collapses?
Professor Geoffrey Roberts believes that this is a possibility.