If you’re the government you divide the people any way you can, typically using religion or race, but whatever the ploy (the current one is health) they invoke a human response where people fear the other group. So you divide and conquer – the best way to manage any nation, as it has been done throughout the centuries. Note that you can't fool the markets - they're starting to perform in anticipation of a major financial crisis.
I admit that my view of governments is a little sinister, likely because of me growing up in a communist country, but hey, surprise me to the upside.
My teachers in the high school put this way of critical thinking into my head, and these were the best days of learning about life. Most fun, for sure.
Then the University didn’t even come close in the level of intellectual development so I had to do it on my own, reading like mad, but ever since I graduated, I am not a big believer in formal education.
I guess I'm in the age where I am trying to find my place - I ride wild motorcycles, do other bold things, but I can’t work the computer too good so I don’t bother people on social media, but you know I can read you the moment we meet.
I can’t create a power point presentation with all the graphics and photos, I guess that puts limits to my engineering carrier, but I can write an essay every week that is read around the world. And I wrote one book that is explosive.
I am also a good engineer, you better believe it.
Engineering used to be about hardware, but now it is about power point and colors. Here is my take on it – most companies around don’t understand what engineering does and what it can add to the business. A big miss, but this will get back to normal eventually.
Not my definition of progress, but here it is - start asking the right questions, then we’re going to learn a lot from each other.
I saw the news today and what a mistake that was.
Before Great Britain leaves the EU by the end of the year (and stops paying a fortune into it) there is a massive flow of illegal emigrants on boats, and the outrageous thing is that the French navy is acting as an escort (just Google this nonsense).
Chances of the scores of young men coming from the Middle East and integrating into British society are slim to none. Most have no skills to offer, otherwise they would get their stuff in order at home and stay there. Pretty obvious.
There may be some oppressed pregnant women escaping the Middle East, but likely less than one per boat, I would think.
They’re calling for a nice summer day tomorrow, so guess what – I am going to bolt out on my big bike first thing in the morning. Hasta la vista.
Tom Kubiak is the author of The Traveler