Privately people have been whispering about this and finally someone of note has spoken out on the topic.
The future British king Prince Charles, in a speech to a Jewish fund-raising organization, said: “The work of World Jewish Relief enables us to rally together, to do what we can to support people practically, emotionally and spiritually – particularly at a time when the horrific lessons of the last war seem to be in increasing danger of being forgotten.”
At last, someone has said it. U.S. President Donald Trump is putting the world in a very dangerous situation … both politically and economically.
The world is coming out of the worst recession since the Great Depression and so many people are economically disadvantaged. That makes them angry. NATO is under threat from the Trump administration. Europe is disintegrating meaning that without NATO and eventually the European Union, Germany will have to rearm.
Video above: Neville Chamberlain’s infamous speech.
Under Trump, the U.S. is abandoning its world policeman role so China will expand its interests. Japan will have to rearm.
Many in the U.S. feel disenfranchised and the democratic system has not worked because of the Electoral College. That infuriates the losers in the recent election. Meanwhile the victors are recklessly throwing their weight around.
Trade has been a cause of many a war. The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour because the U.S. ended oil shipments to a warring Japan. The Japanese believed they’d be fighting the Americans sooner or later … why not cripple their fleet in a Pacific war when they had a chance.
The U.S. will build a wall along the Mexican border. Relations are so bad between former friends that the Mexican president refused to meet Trump. That’s a big diplomatic slap. That said, Trump won’t care.
Here in Ottawa, Canada has said it will accept the refugees the U.S. is refusing. This won’t go unnoticed in the new Washington. They don’t like the popular Liberal who runs the neighbour to the north. Meanwhile nervous Canadians are saying our good relationship will protect us from the United States. When will a Liberal cabinet minister step out of a plane waving a piece of paper saying: “Peace in our time”?
Don’t worry … our time is coming.
China won’t take the imposition of a 30-per-cent trade barrier with the U.S. sitting down. They own much of the U.S. debt. They could drop the value of the yuan a day after the U.S. imposed the trade barrier. The Canadian dollar on the open market would fall if Trump imposes trade barriers with Canada. Trade barriers with both China, Canada and Mexico would be negated by the drop in those countries’ currencies. The U.S. won’t like that. It will respond in ways unknown.
As well, the United States is turning Muslims into scapegoats and the rise of racism south of the border will continue. The most powerful nation in the world is divided. The U.S. was the glue that held the world together. Now it doesn’t want to. It can’t hold itself together. Old hatreds are likely to arise outside the U.S.
China won’t just play an economic card in a trade war with the U.S. They’ll put pressure on the South China Sea, on Japan, on South Korea and with a bad-tempered U.S. president, who knows how he will respond?
The Russians might move on Ukraine, former Soviet republics and eastern Europe with a weakened U.S. Any rise in tensions in the Balkans or the Middle East will involve Russia.
We live in very dangerous times. One can only hope that American legislators can find a way to impeach Trump on some past misbehavior, which shouldn’t be hard to find, and save the world from this lying, irrational man.
A lot is riding on the good hearts of America and the checks and balances of the U.S. political system.
We hope both won’t let the world down.
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