America at A Crossroads

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America at A Crossroads.

Trump’s Absolutism and the Clash of Democracy

President Trump embarked on deceitful triumphalism after a fair and free outcome of the 2020 Presidential election. While denying the facts and enlarging the scope of hype, false rhetoric and wickedness to claim a political win utterly divorced from the prevalent facts on America’s ‘We, the People’ landscape. He enticed questionable stance on the results of the election, constantly blaming the Democratic Party and Joe Biden—President-Elect—as the unlawful and fraudulent winner of the election. President Trump’s domestic spoilers are few and those 106 GOP House Republicans supporting the Texas Lawsuit to nullify the results of four US states elections brought a slap to their expectations being rejected by the Supreme Court. President Trump failed miserably to understand the vitality of an effective leader to console the masses in situations of unusual crises, to know his own strengths and weaknesses and to analyze the wisdom of people around him conducting the governing circle. Intelligent and conscientious leaders unite masses in crisis, but Trump is focused on dividing and driving the American people to violence and unpredictable political chaos—the insane egoism that brought downfall of so many leaders in human history.

Wickedness and piety cannot be combined in one human character. Trump inflicted disharmony and racial discrimination amongst the black and indigenous and colored population. There is always inconsistency in a delusional mind and so is Trump; paranoid and vengeful who has incapacitated the inborn faculties of American lifelines to be a morally and intellectually crippled and more of a besieged nation in its conduct of basic tenets of the American liberty, justice and democracy. This was not accidental, but a planned scheme of things, although unknown in its short- and long-term consequences over its ability to cope with the change phenomenon for a sustainable future. America under Trump became an insane – a victim of its own obsession with power and fearful of its future.914f4d476aa0053757d03bac29b2bdd60c9d9b06

To glance ahead, America and its claim to a working democracy will haunt future generations with suspicion and extended discord. Trump and his coercive puppies could not think of America as part of the global community except their own fantasies, phobias, prejudices, policies, practices and preferences to Israel and Netanyahu, and nothing else for the pandemic-ridden people of America. History will tell that Trump plagued the American body politic with faulty misinterpretation of the election and outrageous futuristic hypotheses leading to nowhere in a civilized society. The sudden and inexplicable democratic plunge into self-geared wickedness must be catastrophic for the future generations. What happens in America does affect the global culture of human thoughts, freedom and justice. President Trump lacking the capacity of wisdom cannot control his feelings of being a misfit for that office. American masses are caught in a storm of ugly confrontational democracy as they appear unenlightened and unprepared to cope with its aftermath. Time is critical for America’s short- and long-term political culpability to sort out a sustainable political future. The logic of reason shall call for a smooth transfer of power to Joe Biden on January 20. But America’s self-geared pride and prejudice could change many events into defying assertions of working democracy.

In Search of Vaccine and Cure for the Covid-19 Pandemic

The US media highlights the Covid-19 pandemic surge—more than 16 million cases of infection, and more that 300,000 deaths and 3,000 daily pandemic carnage which could have been averted or partly cured, if there was a responsible federal administration thoughtful of ‘We, the People’. Could there be a revulsion against the capitalist democracy-in-waiting to take its shape and form once Trump and his supporters submit to the will of the people? Apparently, the vaccine against Covid-19 is ready to be distributed, but one must be cautious not to imagine a magic cure in days or weeks or if the vaccine will do the job as it is claimed to be by the manufacturers both in America and Germany. Covid-19 is a global pandemic and its remedial approach should have organized global sharing and pooling of knowledge-based scientific resources all across the world. We are ‘One Humanity’; natural disasters and fatalities; know not any borders, flags and nationalities rather they surge like wildfire as being witnessed in the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide. Not so, America and the EU still buried in the past would not consider Russian Covid-19 vaccine already prepared and administered or Chinese vaccine because they are manufactured by the politically opposing states. Again political absolutism heightens animosity and hatred rather than human understanding and cooperation for a precious cause of saving the lives of humans on Earth. To save the life of one human being is to safeguard the whole of humanity. We are all born equal One Humanity: the divine message of Al-Qur’an states it clearly:Ballot Box

“Proclaim in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created,

Created man (human being) out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood,

Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful,

He Who taught (the use of) the Pen,

Taught man (human being) that which he knew not.” (Al-Alaq; 1-5)

It is sheer ignorance and a human tragedy to highlight the political differences when mankind is in urgent need of a viable cure for the Covid-19 pandemic. Politicians are not the medical experts to authoritatively speak for scientific reasoning. Most often, medical practitioners prescribe medication on experimental basis, often not certain about the ultimate impact. The masses across the globe are fearful and losing faith in political leaders, leading medical propagation of various vaccines for human consumption. It seems illogical to expect sober, judicious and reasonable undertaking when politicians are indulged in abusing truth and honesty in their behaviour. If human life can be deceived and cheapened in America and across the globe, one wonders how to evaluate the importance of human rights, freedom and justice in any viable context. Joe Biden and some of his colleagues appear to be rational, enlightened and self-disciplined folks to assume the next governance of world’s most powerful government. He promised to vaccinate 100 million Americans during the first 100 days of his presidency—a planned and rational optimism for change and to restore normalcy for the future. Destiny and future-making are always timeless and constantly moving phenomena as we look beyond the obvious critical horizon of human anxiety and sufferings to come.ALTERNATIVTITEL: DER SPIEGEL Printtitel 46/2020 Der Hausbesetzer

Could America under Joe Biden rejoin the global community as an equal partner for peace and harmony?

World affairs are a complex discipline and often require serious and impartial mindset to see the issues objectively, rationally and dispassionately. America is in desperate need of a navigational change. Past is not dead, but living to transform events and developments into new shape and form for the good of the people. Past is a living force to carve out a formidable and sustainable future. America needs a new message of democratic principles, racial equality and justice, and values which are observed and honoured across the board. “We, the People” – the voice of reason and people enshrined in the American Constitution suggests the following agenda to Joe Biden—President-Elect for Action:

Be the leader who is open to listening and learning and with a spirit to engage with the masses across America and the world as you claim to be, and listen to voices of REASON, even to the dull and ignorant—they all have a story to tell.

 Plan, organize and set your strategic priorities in writing—like the statement of top objectives, and monitor and achieve success by doing the best. The WHO, Global Warming (a time bomb-in-waiting) Climate Summit and Global mankind is waiting for you and so are the neglected people, targeted victims of colour, ethnicity and creed—all leading to more man-made disasters.

 The Covid-19 pandemic is a critical issue and a priority to be dealt with cautiously and scientifically for the good of the masses.

 Mankind looks for hope, unity, peace and co-existence amongst the divergent cultures and nations of the world. You must take initiatives to bridge gaps between cultures and civilizations, including Russia, China, the Muslim world and others who were abhorred and hated by Trump presidency. If Immanuel Kant’s ‘Perpetual Peace’ was taken seriously, today’s America and Europe would have been at peace, and not wars within themselves and with the global community.2ae7c1f6-3478-11eb-8d89-a7d6b31c4b8a_image_hires_105658

 Trump lacked imagination and visionary foresight and neglected advice and reasoning in all official endeavours. He opted for transgressors, killers and morally corrupt dictators, kings and princesses across the globe. You, Mr President (Elect), will have the opportunity and time to take corrective actions to enhance human equality, human rights—be it in America’s Black Lives Matter, Kashmir, Palestine, Myanmar, China or elsewhere—and take initiative to legislate changes to ensure participation of the indigenous, black and people of colour as equal citizens in American political systems.

 Your Chief Justice will administer you an oath in the name of God—the Beneficent, the Merciful, the Creator of the World—Who created the human being from a living sperm and sustained life on Earth – and you will perform the art of leading mankind as being part of mankind on a living Universe and Earth as we are accountable for all of our commitments and pursuits.unnamed

 Be a peacemaker, not a warmonger, as there is much evil and much good in the creed of human optimism. True leaders create new leaders and always listen to and accept readily intelligent advice from people of knowledge and wisdom. Every beginning has its end as America is at the conclusion of an unpredictable age, not the end of world. Your vision and leadership initiatives will re-frame the historic time for a progressive and changing America for the best of people and humanity.

Dr Mahboob A. Khawaja is the author of several publications including the latest: Global Peace, Security and Conflict Resolution: Approaches to Understand the Current Issues and Future-Making.

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