Brava Hillary Raimo and thanks for asking.
‘To all my Facebook friends who live outside the United States. I would really love to know what your news outlets are saying about the United States right now.’
Thank you for asking Hillary. It’s rare to find an American genuinely curious about us here in Australia. I can speak for myself and the general consensus of friends and we’re very well informed and TERRIFIED for the survival of people and the planet.
Mainstream media is pretty similar to US reporting as it’s largely owned by Murdoch and thus his ultra conservative views have enormous sway here, including influence in installing right of centre political parties. Our TV outlets focus largely on puerile stories, reality shows, sensationalising atrocities, and presenting the most fear-engendering news stories on a continuous loop all day, every day.
There are some really good investigative journalists such as John Pilger, Fran Kelly (host, ABC Radio National Breakfast) and Phillip Adams. I read papers over a broad spectrum from The BBC, The Guardian, Wikileaks, The Conversation, Al Jazerra, Russia Today and The Age and follow far right to far left and sundry satyrical publications.
We’re appalled at the US LUST for CONFLICT and WAR, gun ownership, and profit before people, and Oz is really just another ‘state’ of the US as we trot after the US into every ill-conceived war supporting your scramble for supreme power and resources. We’re aware of the very worst of your culture and the very best in science, the Arts, inventions, and sport.
It’s a genuine fear that Trump’s narcissistic and unpredictable judgements could lead the entire world into a nuclear and possibly final war bringing widespread annihilation and destruction of the environment, oceans and air. Had Hillary been selected it’s likely US/Oz would already be at war with either Russia or Iran or both.
From where I sit in a remote part of Oz it appears that a continuing escalation of violence is on the agenda, as the people seem angry enough for ‘civil war’ (in pockets) and no doubt will become angrier and disillusioned as greater corruption and disgusting behaviour is revealed. US leadership appears to inflame this anger by encouraging divisiveness, racial hatred, self-importance and profit for profit’s sake.
It also appears there will be a massive cleanup of those lacking in values and integrity in politics, banking, hollywood, and the military, and the many wonderful and intelligent ‘we centred’ Americans may simply refuse to follow orders to fight. It's likely the more evolved Americans will become more vocal and hands-on in organising humanitarian and humane community projects, caring for the environment, utilising already available free energy technology and establishing a fairer distribution of wealth. It is obvious that millions of good people have the capacity, though may have not yet responded to the urgent call for fair play, peace, and the raising of personal and national standards that signify a truly human and humane society.
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PS: A job for some good investigators would be to uncover what sounds like secret yet major negotiations going on between Donald Trump and possibly an east African country. I have it on good authority that there are significant events of a ’subterranean’ nature quietly taking place that could potentially affect the world.