What is the U.S. sickness?

January 5, 2019

Social media is full of dismay and even fear of U.S. policies and actions in the Middle East. It hardly warrants repeating what the dismay consists of and why it exists because almost everyone knows already. It’s been obvious for years, especially after Bush invaded Iraq. Many countries are the focus of U.S. hostility under Trump; so far in some cases the hostilities have been mostly economic and it seems no country, not even European ones that want to continue trade with other countries such as Iran and Russia, have escaped threats of sanctions or some other kind of attack by the U.S. The U.S. is throwing sanctions around like confetti at a wedding. An estimated 30 percent of the world’s population is operating under some kind of harmful U.S. sanction. No country but a few exceptionally exceptions have managed to evade the ire of the U.S. government as it is currently composed. No Russian or citizen of any other country disapproved of by the U.S. government conceives that this ire necessarily rests upon any fault of theirs or of their own government. Anyone knows that there is no perfect government anywhere, but the primary U.S. complaint of sanctioned countries is merely and unbelievably is that they won’t like to be U.S. subjects or pawns. The fact is that the U.S. is a sick country or the majority of its leaders is sick and has managed to influence too many Americans. It is infected with some dominating mental illness. What is the U.S. sickness? Most would agree it is Donald Trump.  He is an unpopular man and leader. He is disturbingly rude. So are many of the people he has chosen for his administration. The irony is that these people and the bulk of their fans amid the general U.S. public like to think of themselves as good Christians i.e. People of the Book to Muslims, when in fact they are play-actors who have absolved themselves from ever taking responsibility for the outcomes of U.S. policies. And to make matters worse, Trump and minions don’t even care about their citizens except to extract support from them. But they are deluded. In any case, the U.S. financial markets are beginning to untangle. Trump claims his policies have resulted in record equity market prices and a comparatively strong economy. But he factually pleaded with the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank not to raise interest rates. Also, U.S. debt and fiscal deficits continue to burst out higher. It’s just a matter of time before Trump and his mentally unbalanced cronies are defeated, and the only disturbing question is what more harm on other countries they will inflict before they are gone.

 

Trump claims his policies have resulted in record equity market prices and a comparatively strong economy.