Tag Archives: globalization

Fossil fuels dominate African energy investment | Globalization | DW


Plants burning coal, oil and gas have powered rapid economic growth in Europe, North America and the strong Asian economies for decades. At the same time, many people in less wealthy parts of the world still suffer from energy poverty, while being increasingly exposed to extreme weather that’s becoming more frequent, and more intense, because of climate change.

“More than half a billion people in Africa have no electricity, no switch for your lights, no charging for your mobile phones, nowhere to keep your food cool,” Alison Doig, head of global policy at Christian Aid, told DW.

“It’s an absolute scandal. But on the other hand, you have an African continent which is already seeing the ravages of climate change.”

Read more: Climate change and extreme weather: Science is proving the link

Read More


Trump a Demagogue but Life Doesn’t Mind

Life is not Suicidal

Trump, Kim Jong Un and the threat of Nuclear War

Being true to his nature, Trump selfishly forged ahead and met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on talks to denuclearize the Korean peninsula. “It was a meeting of great substance that only I could have achieved”, he boldly proclaimed to the world. His haters and political opponents quickly flew into a frenzy to point out that Trump is a hypocrite for making friends with a dictator while he goes about alienating America’s historical allies. Trump couldn’t care less about what people think because he is a demagogue but Life doesn’t mind at all.

Life is a single conscious entity. It’s #1 prerogative is to survive and thrive at all costs. Its #2 prerogative is to achieve universal awareness. In order to achieve universal awareness Life uses mechanisms to drive the consciousnesses of its creations. The key mechanism in humans is Desire. We desire happiness, fame and fortune, power and influence, and most of all, to live forever. Once you understand the mechanisms of Life you can manipulate humanity. Fortunately, most people including Trump and Kim Jong do not.     

Both Trump and Kim Jong Un’s #1 Desire is great power. Unfortunately, their powers are limited and dependent on the size of the political and economic structures under their control. Once they reach the limits of their power they will default into Survival mode, which is also a mechanism of Life. Once in survival mode they will compromise their power in order to survive.

The essence of Trump’s power is America’s vast economic and military might, which is the largest in the world. It got to that state largely due to Globalization, which is an economic system in which the government used trade to build the wealth of American businesses worldwide. Other countries are induced into opening their economies to cheap labor for high profit. Countries that resist see their governments overthrown through covert measures and military intimidation or direct intervention when things get out of hand.

The essence of Kim Jong Un’s power is the psychological indoctrination of his people into believing that he is a living god. It is a mental condition that has existed within North Korea for several generations. The tactics of such brainwashing include; limiting outside access while controling the education and media. Over time the population became brainwashed into believing that the Kim family has supernatural powers. In such a mental state people individually and collectively work to carry out the will of their leader for fear of retribution.

God-complex a is a mental disorder that many leaders throughout history have died defending. However, leaders who are not completely suicidal recognize the limits of their powers and will work to enhance it by employing the full human resource of their country. It is well known that North Korea is so economically deprived that people face starvation on a daily basis however, North Korea has managed to build one of the largest militaries in the world, all in defense of Kim Jong Un’s legacy.

Even with all that power at his disposal, Kim Jong Un still knows that he is not powerful enough to display enough god-like power to scare his enemies therefore he has defaulted to survival mode. Trump, on the other hand is growing more and more powerful every day. So much so that many believe that he is becoming a threat to the political stability of the planet.  Life takes risks by allowing humans to fulfill their deepest Desires but Life will always defaults to survival mode under threats of total annihilation.

How will Life correct a demagogue like Trump? The only balance to Desire is Conscience. If Life cannot reach his conscience to force him to recognize his unethical ways it will raise the conscience of people around him to act to stop him. It could be a limiting of his powers through the upcoming mid-term elections or impeachment if enough of his fellow Republicans do a 180 in their partisan support.

Globalization demands vigilance from Church


CAPE TOWN, South Africa — While globalization at its best can enable the sharing of spiritual and material riches, it also can lead to huge destruction, the bishops of Europe and Africa said after a four-day meeting in Fatima, Portugal.

Globalization is a dynamic process that “affects all areas of individual, family and social life, including economics, politics, culture and religion,” said an April 16 statement by the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences and the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar.

Twenty-five bishops were among the more than 35 participants from the two continents who met April 12-15 to discuss the effects of globalization on the Church and cultures in Europe and Africa. Cardinal Manuel Clemente, patriarch of Lisbon and president of the…

Read More

*** This news item is 3rd party content and is included strictly for non-commercial informational purposes.

African, European bishops: Globalization demands vigilance from church


Cape Town, South Africa — While globalization at its best can enable the sharing of spiritual and material riches, it also can lead to huge destruction, the bishops of Europe and Africa said after a four-day meeting in Fatima, Portugal.

Globalization is a dynamic process that “affects all areas of individual, family and social life, including economics, politics, culture and religion,” said an April 16 statement by the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences and the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar.

Twenty-five bishops were among the more than 35 participants from the two continents who met April 12-15 to discuss the effects of globalization on the church and cultures in Europe and Africa. Cardinal Manuel Clemente, patriarch of Lisbon and…

Read More

*** This news item is 3rd party content and is included strictly for non-commercial informational purposes.

Pinky’s Betrayal, America Now Anti-Globalization

Pinky and the Brain

America now anti-globalization after Pinky opts out the Brain’s mission to take over the world

20 years ago I used to sit with my children and gaze along as they watched their favorite cartoons on TV. One particular cartoon that they loved to watch was Pinky and the Brain, a cartoon about two lab rats, one a genius and the other one dumb. The dumb rat would assist the genius rat with whatever he was up to and every night the genius rat would always be up to something diabolical.

Every night the dumb rat would also ask the genius rat, “So, what are we going to do tonight boss?” The genius rat would always respond with the same answer, “Same thing we do every night Pinky, we’re going to take over the world!” The concepts within all cartoons come from the minds of adults but while the themes are designed for children, the true nature of human behavior is never hard to recognize through their simplicity.

20 years ago another movement to take over the world was also in full diabolical effect. The movement, which was cloaked in political terms like “New World Order” and “Globalization” was actually one to expand America’s Capitalist empire. The Brains behind the operation was America’s elite class, the 5% of the population who control 95% of America’s wealth. Their tool to expand their wealth and influence throughout the world was the US government along with its military and covert intelligence agencies.

The #1 problem with the rich is they always want to get richer. Globalization therefore meant cheap labor and higher profits at the expense of “Pinky” (white working class America). Through Globalization, the US government enticed foreign countries into Trade deals that exposed those country’s economies to takeover from large US corporations.

At the same time, US corporations would exploit the cheap labor markets of those countries. They moved all sorts of manufacturing jobs over seas where workers made $1 per hour instead of the $25 per hour that Unions and Labor regulators fought hard to achieve over many years.

Fast forward to 2017 and along comes an opportunist who belongs to the elite class but because he is power hungry he decides to become “Pinky’s” new best friend and set about dismantling all of the “Brain’s” intricate mechanisms he had set up in his quest for world conquest. For now, the ripple effects of Pinky’s actions have mostly centered on the racial biases of Pinky but the real fight will be internal and is yet to come.

The Brain is a genius and while he may go along with Pinky’s betrayal for a while he is hard at work behind the scenes. Whatever the Brain comes up with next however, we must understand that Pinky and the Brain are both rats so not much will change for the rest of us animals unless we also learn to think for ourselves.