Thursday, September 06, 2007

MY THOUGHTS PROMPTED BY TRAVEL IN THE BACK OF A COVERED UTE

I always believe I am very fortunate to live in a comfortable country but one need not be complacent.
World leaders are meeting in Sidney (ie Sydney) and their rhetoric is so 'nice'. They cry: Democracy and liberty for all, to be just like us; the quick fix; no matter what the cost. (Democracy takes time to develope.)
Global warming: the answer is also simple: nuclear power.

I have seen several new democracies where big resources go into the trapping of a sophisticated government apparatus out of proportion to the wealth of the country while a real struggle exists to provide any basic infrastructure, very little goes into health services, roads, electricty, public health, drainage, pollution control, transport and the rest.
Those governments and mine must find it difficult to resists the opulent example set by other 'good' democracies.
What do they see? Leaders for sprout their ideology and behave like dictators rather than servants of the democratic process. Those who romp around the global stage accompanied by massive backup and those who arrogantly come and go from a conference as they please.
Democracy- bring it on!

3 comments:

Professor Howdy said...





There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Dr. Whoami

P.S. Here's some blogs that I found
of interest
as I negotiated my way
through cyberspace:


Every Student
Religion Comparison
Around the Well
Danish Cartoons
Arabic Cartoons
Muhammad or Jesus???
Answering Islam
Is Jesus God?
A Short Look At Six World Religions
God's Word in different languages...
How to become a Christian
Who Is Jesus?
See The Word
Watch The Jesus Movie
Spanish Cartoons
German Cartoons
Chinese Cartoons
Italian Cartoons
Greek Cartoons
Japanese Cartoons
Portuguese Cartoons
French Cartoons
Hindi Cartoons
Russian Cartoons
'Thought & Humor'


Only one of these is amalgamated with me -
can you determine which one??? Tell me
sometime what your thoughts are about
all this:O)

julia said...

This comment is scarey. A person who calls himself professor and who quotes scripture.

NorthBayPhoto said...

Interesting commentary. Hopefully positive initatives will be coming out of the Sydney summit.