This weekend in Canada both ends of the political mainstream had conventions this weekend, liberal and conservative. they are both looking to soften their opposition on controversial populist issues like gay marriage and medical marijuana. Simultaneously, they raided all medical marijuana dispensaries in Toronto after winning an election on softening that very thing last year. It does not end with politicians wanting it both ways. Concerned doctors are opposite WHO over the Rio Games and Zika after the WHO already declared Zika an emergency recently. Yet the WHO wants the games to go ahead, completely opposite to their position of a couple weeks ago, switched with the doctors who played down the risk. It is Orwellian Doublespeak. Truth is lies. If that isn’t an early warning sign of impending doom, I don’t know what is.
On the more direct front, the President visited Hiroshima early this year, and not on the 71 anniversary. It looks like there will be a nuclear Iran, to go with a nuclear North Korea, and there will be a nuclear confrontation. Early Hiroshima is a last ditch plea for reason. People don’t seem to understand or get the gravity of what has been happening in the Asian arms race. The Climate Change, but really nuclear consequence, double talk falls on deaf ears there. They don’t realize or care that nobody “wins” in atomic confrontation. Perhaps that is why the WHO gave up on the health emergency.
Being Sunday, you always look for a religious angle to it. I am not sure what it could be other than normal sinning, par for the Judeo Christian course. Other religions default to the death sentence for all. Being Christians, our existence means that we sin. All of us, no exceptions, sin all week, and some repent on Sunday. Many don’t believe in anything. The pestilence horseman may take care of us all, war, pestilence, famine, and death. Pestilence is here now with Aedes aegyptii, but depending on which week, it is either an urgent emergency or nothing to worry about. There is some sort of red flag there, and time will tell what they do not want us to know.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX can land a first stage Falcon 9 rocket. Each one is worth more than a jumbo jet it is said. The idea is to reuse them to keep the space station restocked more often and economically. The space station orbit will be visible 4 times a day now as it orbits tracking the dawn-dusk terminator line closer, reminding people just how far we have come as a species. All the signals are adding up to bad news on the horizon it seems, but what can we do? It is a helpless feeling piled on by all the mixed messages from diverse sources. It prompts one to pray forgiveness, but there is no forgiving from the ravages of war. The fog of war is pervasive in the mixed messages with no clear adversary seen through the mist. It is a Memorial Day for the US tomorrow, but not for others. It dates to 3 years after the Civil War in 1868.