George Orwells expat book

Burmese days is based on the authors experience in the British colonial empire 100 years ago.

It shows how different kind of foreigners live in Burma, their convictions, lifestyles, thoughts and difficulties.

It is further a surprisingly up to date reminder to be open and embracing to any new cultural experience

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Why the west rules for now

Amazing book making a case that the west had a head start with more biological diversity of farmable crops and animals in Mesopotamia spreading out to Europe.

Later the Qin dynasty catching up with the social development of the Roman empire at 100 AD and overtaking the West around 1200.

The West finally got the upperhand in 1700 due to the combination of new world trade routes and industrial revolution while China and Japan decided to shut out outside influences.

The book concludes that the East and especially China will overtake the West again by 2100 due to a combination of land, sea, technological and manpower plus direct land access to Eurasia.

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Reading the amazing book “The Revenge of Geography” by Robert D. Kaplan is an eye-opener for the political implications, limits and possibility of Geopolitics on our planet:

1. The US and UK are natural sea powers with undisputed and safe homeland territories can therefore easily influence the world global commerce as well as the culture … especially the US with both sea access to Asia and Europe and dominating an entire continent

2. Landlock countries with no natural borders like Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany etc. are more prone to instability and expansionist behaviours than geographical defined countries like UK, Spain, Italy, France etc.

3. Russia as the biggest land power and bridge between Asia and Europe is cut off world trade and sea dominance by the lack of ice free harbors to it’s South. Based on Kaplans book in 2012, Putins move to secure the Crimea island and it’s Syrian navy facilities would have been foreseible.

4. China and India as fellow land powers with geographical define boarders but warm harbors are naturally increasing their naval and sea power capabilities to challenge the US

5. Middle East and Asian countries from Israel to North Korea are forming an unstable and volatile belt with never-ending hostilities, rocket and nuclear armament, and especially threaten US power and influence.

6. Besides its sea power, China is heavily investing in reviving the Silk Road to have a landlocked access to Europe without depending on Russia. Therefore China aims to dominate its East Asian Hemisphere, the East pacific and the direct trade route to Europe.

Revenge of Geography by China & Russia

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Viagra in UK without prescription

Based on a new regulation, viagra can be obtained in the UK prescription free.

Is this a reaction on Brexit or immigration restrictions?

Older British men have to reactivated to replace other Europeans and foreigners in getting women pregnant. Sounds more like an entrance than exit manoeuvre

 

 

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No dope in German politix – Jamaica is gone

Merkel and the rest of Germany really thought that 4 party coalition between conservatives, market liberals and greens could be possible under the Jamaica banner. Suddenly the yellow liberals switched off the joint and decided to pursue their political promises without a conservative and green overdose.

Germany is heading for repeated election which could lead that the party is over for Angela after 12 year governing, however she wants to face the next election and is not as wise as Usain Bolt who stepped down after 13 years.

 

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Trump vs. Germany vs. Hitler

As a concerned German, I see a lot of tendencies of Trumps politics and statements which resemble Hitler, however as stated in a former post, Hitler was smarter and way better in getting what he wanted and more dedicated to his ideas, even they were wrong.

Trump should consider following:

  • Playing with both sides of the congress is not efficient, it is more efficient to abondend parlamentary democracy
  • Blaming Germany on it’s low military spending is unfair, we already sponsored, maintained and lost 2 full fledged world wars, so the US needs a long time to catch up
  • If you want to divide a country, you need to build a wall in the middle of the country not at the south border.
  • Deporting children is harsh¬† – hopefully you will not consider the next step Hitler applied

Overall I hope that a racist, facist and business driven government with no clear directions is so confusing that both sides, the supporters and opponents will get tired of it and just vote it out as soon as possible. Or even this Millionaire clown disguised as a President will get tired of his new toy box.

 

 

 

 

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