Let’s Get Serious

OK, let’s get real.

On the downward slope of a collapsing civilisation that can see its pinnacle of endeavour and achievement fading away in the rear view mirror, there is very little scope or opportunity for finding or enjoying good news of any real value.

Since my claim is that the world, including you and me, is now on that downward slope, made obvious by all the loosely held parts gradually and increasingly falling off the old global economic jalopy until one day it falls apart completely and we all end up scraping our bare and tattered arses along the bumpy road surface at the bottom of the hill, I think it is time for me to issue a challenge.

Here is the challenge. Find me a piece of good news about anything that is important (that doesn’t mean anything like having a selfie go viral or aunty Nellie giving birth to quads). By important I mean things that pertain to vital aspects of life and for the general good of the world at large.

Because I am aware that a lot of people will experience a level of difficulty, anxiety, and perhaps even open panic should they choose to take up this challenge and the deep thought and consideration that it involves, it is perfectly all right to ‘call a friend’ to help or indeed to seek medical or psychiatric assistance if necessary.

To be considered valid, all answers must briefly state the problem involved, be specific about the ‘good news’ item, and preferably include a related web link.

All answers will be given due consideration and respect but I reserve the right to shoot down in flames any suggestion that is flimsy, incorrect (blatantly or otherwise), or belongs in la-la-land not the real world.

Also, because I do not expect to receive any correct and valid answers to this challenge, no prizes are being offered other than the brief internal glow that could be expected to accompany any item that gets my tick of approval. In any case, I think it extremely unlikely for there to possibly be a winner.

New EU Army?

A short but vital post.  Mostly copied from my Facebook page.

The EU is debating whether to raise its own army.  It has obviously realised that NATO forms a threat to its ongoing health and safety (not before time).

Alexander Neu, a Bundestag MP from Germany’s Die Linke (Left) party, said that a European army is needed to loosen NATO grip on the continent.

“NATO is an instrument of American influence in Germany and the EU. It’s the instrument that allows the US to fulfill its agenda in Europe. A united EU army would question the dominant positions of the US within NATO,” the German MP said.

A new army for the EU? Well, in principle that is a good idea, but in view of the fact that there will soon be no EU (‘soon’ is relative, there has been a teetering on the edge for more than a few years now, but it is coming) it is a moot one.

What they need to do however, if they are ever going to get out from under the heel of the US, is to get rid of NATO.

Thinking… thinking…  Didn’t Europe have its own army once? Ah yes. What was it called now, let me think?

Ah yes, the Wehrmacht, which included contingents from every European nation with the possible exception of Britain (but I am not entirely sure about that).

One thing is for sure. If Europe formed its own army once again, with the current economic predominance of Germany within the EU (they pretty much run things), the new European Army would undoubtedly be a remake of the Wehrmacht (and once again Britain would abstain, being tied to the apron strings of the US as it is).

And let’s not forget, the original Wehrmacht did achieve some pretty remarkable military victories, alone against the world, and if they had not been led by a bunch of raving madmen the world may have gone down an entirely different path to the fucked up, US dominated, mess we have today.

Thank the stars there is a strongman in Russia and a few emerging elsewhere (did I mention Greece? Oops!) with the backbone to stand up to the US supremacists and their lackeys. We should be grateful they are there.