The mass murder in Orlando staggers Europeans and indeed all people of conscience who value human life and dignity.
It points to the brokenness of the US political system and the dumbing down of the electorate under turbo-capitalism. In T.S. Eliot’s words masses of the country are “distracted from distraction by distraction.” Sports, pop celebrity culture, Facebook increasingly take the place of any critical thinking. Reagan, Bush and Trump are all you need to know.
And now Hilary Clinton bought and paid for by Wall Street and AIPAC>
This is a country with a military budget, driven by fear and paranoia, which literally strangles human development and socially progressive initiatives which make for a healthy society.
Budgets are moral documents and the US budget annually shows the bankruptcy of a country whose government has turned its back on national health, education and the common good. The wealthiest country in the history of the world for decades has abandoned the sick, the aged and the young. The latter can not afford a real education, one which other European countries readily grant their citizens. These jurisdictions understand what the real wealth of a nation is—its people and the nourishing of their dignity and talents.
The US Congress and Senate, hostages to money and influence, have betrayed their people, their health, their future and the environment which sustains everything.
The Obama administration, conjointly with Congress (in a rare act of bipartisan solidarity) has refused to do anything about the availability of murderous weapons in the hands of lost boys and the mentally ill. They have been dragged kicking and screaming into fessing up to their callous disregard to our fundamental economy, the ecology which underpins everything. These same sell outs to lucre and legal graft, has provided billions of American tax payer dollars in military aid, standard diplomatic immunity at the UN security council to the deadly occupying of Palestinian land. These political cowards has left Israel to do as it wishes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and especially Gaza. Every year they have remained silent over violations of international law by Israel