A Story on how the Cacophony of Federal and State Governments Drove Germany into Chaos.

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Prologue

About a year ago the Corona pandemic started all over the globe. Most governments were surprised and overwhelmed by the speed and the impact of this pandemic.

Helen Clark, Co-Chair of Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, concluded:

A few governments though had listened to the warnings of scientists and followed the recommendations of how to prepare for such an event. …


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Prologue

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic raging all over the world, the ongoing climate crisis seems to have almost disappeared from our radar. Yet, it’s here more than ever and this pandemic is one of its symptoms.

It’s now more than a year that we all, all nations, are fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. It turned out to be by a magnitude more dangerous than first imagined. And there is still no end in sight.

People, often desperately, are asking when we will be back to normal, back to our normal lives like before the pandemic. Unfortunately this so-called ‘normal life’ from…


- Being a Player in Geopolitics or a Bystander -

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Prologue

The crucial US Presidential election just took place as I write this essay. The projected winner and President elect is the Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Since the sitting President Donald J Trump refuses to concede and went into a legal battle, it still takes time until the official result is announced.

The European Union seems to be ill prepared for any result, even though the hope was that Joe Biden would win. The tone might certainly change and become friendlier, the key issues will remain the same.

Germany, which is…


© WalterHGroth 2020

Prologue

When I say Europe I mean the European Union, the closest thing to a united Europe as of now. Yet, the EU is still far away from being truly united in a sense of something like the United States of Europe. Unfortunately for the EU time is running out fast.

In less than five weeks on 11/3 the US Presidential elections take place and, which in my opinion is highly likely, Donald J. Trump remains in power one way or…


- An Excruciating Truth -

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Prologue

Since the early seventies a lot was said about the future consequences of our willful ignorance when it comes to the environment. During more than four decades scientists have warned us to no avail about the coming threats of the looming climate catastrophe.

It seems inconceivable that a self proclaimed intelligent species would do everything in its power to eradicate itself. Yet, that is happening right now as we speak. Despite all the warnings. And for some of our political impersonators, all men by the way, the end might not come soon enough. …


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Opening Statement

Time is melting away, literally, as we can see on Greenland:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-21/global-warming-is-melting-greenland-s-ice-sheet-causing-sea-rise?srnd=premium-europe

It’s happening much faster than anticipated in the worst case scenarios.

More than 28 trillion tons of ice have melted during the last 30 years on our planet. And scientists concluded that there is only little doubt that this can be attributed to global warming. Sea level rise could reach one meter at the end of this century.

The scientists, as stated in the article above embedded, also warn -

that the melting of ice in these quantities is now seriously reducing the planet’s ability to reflect solar…


- NATO and EU at the Crossroads -

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Prologue

Can Europe still trust the United States? Doubtful, very doubtful.

Short answer: No. Definitely not with this lack of leadership.

After a bit more than 3 ½ years of Donald Trump as President of the US, enabled unconditionally by the GOP, every bit of trust in the US got destroyed. Ad infinitum.

Hence, it’s no longer guaranteed that the US will honor the NATO defense commitment. Or honor any agreement ever signed. …


- How Old Men put Survival of Mankind in Jeopardy -

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Prologue

Most of us on our planet Earth I assume can agree that we have quite a number of huge challenges at hand. Challenges that threaten the survival of mankind as a species. These challenges require immediate solutions if the human species wants to have a chance of survival. Time is running out.

I know, you won’t like that. Yet, we must acknowledge reality and stop living in a fantasy world. Hence, critical thinking is required. Facing reality is often painful. Therefore, continue reading at your own risk.

So, what…


… Once upon a time not so distant in the past …

It’s New Year’s Eve just before midnight. All over the world people waited filled with hope for the new year 2020. The countdown of the last 60 seconds till midnight was running and then … fireworks welcoming 2020!

People hugging each other and wishing everyone a happy new year. New year’s resolutions and plans each one had for the new year were shared. Happy crowds in the metropolises of the world celebrating. What could be wrong?

Everybody celebrated?

Nope. Just the fortunate ones. The minority. Definitely not those living through wars inflicted on them by others. Hunkering down in shelters…


- Confronting the Threat of Chinese Aggression -

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Prologue

While the entire world is busy dealing with the Corona pandemic, which by the way originated in China, China itself dealt with it so far, as far as we know, rather successfully.

That gave them time to quietly pursue their long term strategic goals. Building up their military and continuing with the development of ever more sophisticated weaponry went on at an accelerated speed. So did the bullying of their neighbors in the South China Sea…

Walter H Groth

Corporate Culture Consultant and Leadership Coach & Trainer | Climate Activist

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