- Global protests share themes of economic anger and political hopelessness
- From Hong Kong to Chile, 2019 is the year of the street protester. But why?
And, governments should pay very close attention to demands these people are making. Why?
But the people need to be aware that ‘democracy’ alone is often the cause of problems. It can rightfully be blamed for bringing us nationalism, populism, and even anti-globalism. For democracy to work in a progressive direction (global governance prioritizing the protection of human rights and the environment) an educated populace is required. Relatively comfortable citizens who cast ballots based on logic and long-term self-interest…instead of emotions and short term interests which is the past and current norm, is simply unworkable.
Computer hacking, drones, and IEDs (improvised explosive devices) are prohibitively hard and expensive to defend against. The US continues to learn this the hard way.
Somehow our ” Christian” nation never got the memo to follow the Golden Rule.
About the Author
Chuck Woolery (not the Game show host) Chuck’s professional grassroots organizing and advocacy successes on global health issues led to his elected position on the respected Action Board of the American Public Health Association (membership of 120,000 US Health Professionals). Later he was then elected by his peers to Chair the United Nation’s Association Council of Organizations (over 110 US based NGOs representing a collective membership of over 25 million Americans). His focus has been connecting local and global issues to US national security interests and using non-partisan fundamental principles to advance public thinking and US policy on vital systems and structures essential to forming a more perfect union.
Chuck credits much of his successes to his mother’s love and his background in Biology and wrestling. He qualified for the Olympic Trials only to find out he was seriously not qualified – but was honored to make it that far coming from a childhood of obesity and sloth. “We are all”, he says “always wrestling with issues and concerns our entire lives. Or we should be — given the persistent changes in our bodies and the world.” “Loving persistence” and “ruthless compassion” are two qualities his mentors offered him. Perhaps to his detriment he usually offers what people need to hear instead of what they want to hear. Chuck is an avid quote collector… one of his many favorites — “Science is my passion, politics my duty.” Thomas Jefferson