Thursday, April 12, 2018
That Queasy Feeling
It's like that queasy feeling you can sometimes get out at sea, short of fullblown seasickness but still uncomfortable. Today, it seems, that queasiness comes back, a lot, even on dry land.
This one has nothing to do with ocean swells and vicious waves. It's the constant churn in our world, a world in trouble, steered by a species that has not a clue how to make for a safe port.
Climate change, overpopulation, rapacious over-consumption, ascendant superpower rivalries - it's like Gordy Howe in the corners when the ref's not looking - all elbows. Only this isn't a game. It's life. Lives, ours, yours and mine. It's enough to leave anyone a bit queasy.
Syria may be headed for a modern day showdown at the OK Corral. Putin is at one end. Trump is at the other. Trump has issued the challenge, threatening a rain of cruise missiles. He can always back down but not without losing face. With all this happening, BBC News asks a number of experts if we are heading for a Third World War:
But don't worry. There'll always be a place for us in their plans.