The world news and my views, of May 2021
MAY 2021, WORLD NEWS AND MY VIEWS.
Welcome to our article, (112) World news and my views, May 2021.
Dear readers, we are continuing to write our diary whenever we can, I know that it would be better if I write at least one each month, so that I can have a continuous record, but sometimes is not possible, so, there are a lot of things that will be left unsaid, because if I do not write them, I may not remember them.
Anyhow, this is the month of May 2021, and in Australia is when the federal budget is published, so, everybody is waiting to see, what is in for me, and I am waiting too.
But first let us look at the main issues that we wrote in our last article.
-One: We talked about the interview of Oprah Winfrey, with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry that is upsetting the royal family in England. At the beginning it was upsetting, and a lot of people thought that something could happen, however it has calmed down a fair bit, so, as time goes by it soon will be just something that happened.
-Two: The good news in the month of March 2021 is pope Francis visit to Iraq, now, we can say that this is good news, since the pope visit can bring good result in the future; you see, when the religious leaders of different religions get together, it has the potential to change the views of their followers. Will the pope succeed in what he wants to do? We just must wait and see, if what he is doing will continue and one day religions can amalgamate. Now let us go back to talk about the usual things that are happening in the world.
-Three: after a while, the Italian have another government, and the prime minister is Mario Draghi, there will be a few other changes, with Mario Draghi as prime minister, they can look at how to finance whatever needs to be financed in Italy, to get Italy working again, and to control the corona virus.
Today apart what we have said above, the world problems continue to be mostly as they were two months ago, the corona virus pandemic continues with variant.
Now, let us see, what is changed about the corona virus pandemic.
Anyhow, what we can tell you today 29th of May 2021 is that the COVID19 continues;
In the world there are and have been, over 169,000,000 confirmed case positive, and 3,513,000 deaths.
In the USA has gone up to 33,400,000 positive and 599,000 deaths.
Brazil 16,000,000 positive and 450,000 deaths.
India 27,000,000 positive 332,000 deaths.
UK 4,440,000 positive 127,000 deaths.
Italy 4,200,000 positive, 125,000 deaths.
Again, here looks like that Italy has been hit hard from this virus, and every time I look at the Italian news there are more people sick. I hope that it will improve soon, since they have started vaccinating everywhere.
This pandemic has created many problems, and even though the vaccine has been made and is being used, it will take a long time for things to go back to normal; it also seems that there might be a problem with the vaccine, so, some people may refuse to be vaccinated.
Now, let us talk about the Australian budget, the world political scene and America withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the war in Israel.
Where the Australian budget comes from.
This year Australian budget.
The Australian budget
Tuesday the 11th of May 2021 was Australia budget day, the budget this year is a spending budget for the government, so, they are spending a lot of money otherwise the economy will run down. I believe that is good news, at least it seems to be good, even if the budget has a big deficit.
Anyhow, there was nothing new, things are just the same as before, perhaps that is the only way possible this year. So, we must wait for next year or the year after that for real new policies in favour or against, our own personal expectations.
This is how it was reported on the Internet, (and I quote)
The Australian taxpayer (eventually) The 2021 Budget delivered extremely positive news – Australia escaped the brunt of COVID far better than the economists predicted – but we are still in debt. In 2021-22, the underlying cash balance is expected to be a deficit of $106.6 billion. (End of quote)
Anyhow, I have waited a couple of weeks to see if anybody had things to say about the budget, but people keep quiet and do not say much, this is unusual because people always say things about the budget. I believe it is the sign of the times, unusual times unusual reaction of the people.
Italy map, at different stages of the pandemic.
The world political scene.
Italy has a new government, and Mario Draghi is the prime minister. Things have not changed much in Italy with this new prime minister, since he does the same things that Giuseppe Conte did, but people do not say much, because they want to wait and see first. The only thing I can say is that they are more organized with the vaccine injections.
What America, President Joe Biden is doing okay. He said that he would vaccinate a lot of people quickly, and he got more people vaccinated than he promised in his first 100 days in office; however, he seems a bit slower than President Trump on other things. Today he wants to withdraw all American soldiers from Afghanistan, which sounds great, but there seems to be a problem in doing that, because he has no policy how to withdraw his solders and still protect those people that helped the American when they were there. This can be mostly interpreters and their families, that will be left in danger of being killed from the Taliban’s. I believe that before the solders leave, it would be good if they can take with them to America those people that have helped them. Anyhow, the Americans will withdraw by September 11th, so, there is still time to organize that. Anyhow I hope they do.
Australia seems to have upset the Chinese government, and there is some tension, about dealing with them, they may not want to buy Australian product or supply of minerals and other stuff.
Myanmar problems, there has been a lot of tension about this country, but nobody seems able to do anything to help the elected government, so, they are by themselves, and we must wait and see. Anyhow, the Military government has issued this statement.
Aung San Suu Kyi will appear in court within days, military says.
The deposed leader is healthy at home and will appear in court soon, Myanmar’s military leader General Min Aung Hlaing says.
Israel and Palestine continuous conflict.
There is a war again in Palestine.
There is a war again in Palestine.
It seems to me that the Israelite Jews and the Palestinian Arabs have been at war on and off since the beginning of human history. They are virtually two races that have lived in Palestine on and off since written history has begun.
In the Bible it starts with Abraham leaving his native land to go where Yahweh said to him to go, after that there are many wars, in one of these wars Abraham wins and gives a part of his gains to the high priest of God most high. During Abraham life, at one stage he goes to Egypt with his wife Sara, here Yahweh helps him again and he returns home a rich man.
Anyhow, the Jews at one stage again went to Egypt, they became slave of the Pharaoh of Egypt, later they freed themselves with the help of their God Yahweh and Moses, and they returned to the promised land. To regain possession of the promised land they fought many wars and killed many people. There are many other wars and other things that has forced the Israelite to come and go to their native land, or promised land, if you want to call it so.
Now, what we want to point out here is that both these people are native of this land, so, they must learn one day to live together, after all the entire world is going global, and we all are going to learn to accept other people of different race and creed.
My personal view here, is that the Arab must accept the Israelite because that is their native land, even is now and then they have left it and gone somewhere else. Today they will not do that because of what has happened to them in the past, so, they will stay there and fight, because that is the only way for their race to survive. If the Arab understand that, then it could be a lot easier for them to accept.
Now, is seems to me, the Israelite need to have this land for their country, this is the only land that they can call home. For the Arab is not easy to accept that, but it is the only way available. Anyhow, today the Gaza Strip is a small country and not well organized as Israel is, so, why make war if they cannot win, it would be better for them to come to some agreement and stop fighting. But this remains to be seen.
Anyhow, after 11 days of fighting and 239 deaths on Gaza strip, and 12 deaths on Israel side they have agreed to stop fighting, and we must wait and see what happens next.
Anyhow, some people think that Israel this time might have gone too far, so they want to investigate what has happened.
Anyhow this article is becoming too long, so, see you in our next article that we are going to write during June.