Because the Internet Age has developed in a way that makes everything about you into products used for abuses by unregulated hyper-capitalism (the National Religion of America, the other NRA) and all manner of spies, hackers, boneheads and creeps, I limit the amount of myself they can trade on. This is reflected in the following blogging practices that apply to all readers here …
Added to the end of my previous post:
In “town halls” held by election candidates, and in the television blockbuster events called campaign debates, and in journalist interviews with candidates, how many times do you hear questions like, “What about our support of Saudi Arabia’s role in the creation of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world in Yemen? What about the inhuman camps in Sudan and Syria and other places? Isn’t the UN supposed to protect and defend people like that, even in a war zone? Are we pushing the UN for that, or are people like Assad, Russia, Myanmar and the Saudi family too big for us to engage? Are you going to engage the leading powers of the world to hold a summit conference about it? What priority is it for you? What legislation or policy or program will you pursue to deal with these massive humanitarian crises, which seem to just keep getting worse? Not just deal with their crisis, but deal with our role in it, and our not caring about it. Will you work to raise awareness of it?”
If such diplomatic efforts are underway, why don’t I see or hear anything about them in comprehensive news programs and documentaries on BBC, PBS and NPR, which I follow closely, among other news sources? Are the humanitarian efforts and negotiations toward efforts not important enough to report alongside the eyeball-grabbing terrible conditions? Does Trump dominate the airwaves so much that we have nothing else to talk about?
If you have a link to a site reporting that any current presidential or congressional candidate seriously addresses such big humanitarian issues as a campaign position or point, I would be grateful to have it and will post it here.