Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Opus 2021-021: The Prophets’s Hat: A Post Trump World, Part 1 of 3

It is time for the world to listen to my advice.  Will they?  Of course not.  Even my wife doesn’t listen to my advice, so rest easy.  In spite of that I offer my predictions for the world in a Post-Trump political structure be it now or in four more years.  Things are going to change, and not for the better.  You may not have noticed but many hot spots in the world have cooled down with Donald Trump in the White House.  While I still have a vague hope that a rabbit will pop out of the hat I don’t have a lot.

Let’s start with Japan.  This is a country that is close to the top of the charts when it comes to xenophobic thinking.  Like the Chinese and the Koreans they tend to look down on the rest of the world.  After trying to conquer and being defeated they have been really good at using the United States to keep them safe while they rebuilt.  They have been a friend but have gained by the relationship.  Those cosy days are about to come to an end.  A new Pharaoh is arising in Egypt and he knows not Joseph.  It is questionable that he knows Joe but the president you have is the one you have to work with.

Japan needs to realize that the Biden Administration will not have their backs.  It is worse than that.  If China says, “Look the other way,” Joe will throw his neck out of joint.  The animosity between the island and the continent goes back centuries.  It includes the original Kamikaze as well as the slaughter of pre-WWII.  China has a special place in their camps for the Japanese.  Japan needs to look to their own protection.  That can take two paths.  Either become a nuclear power or begin learning the dialect that the Chi-Coms speak.  Japan is probably second or third on China’s list of targets.

To be continued...

homo unius libri

1 comment:

Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.