I want to examine the following paradigm: that the United States is the visual appearance of gravity being safe from outer space.
A United States that is the image of gravity being safe from outer space is an outer space that is not the image of gravity being in danger because of the United States. An outer space that is the opposite of the appearance of gravity being in danger because of the United States is the external of planets being the threat of the United States toward gravity.
The external of planets being the threat of the United States toward gravity is gravity being the safety of the United States toward the external of planets: gravity is the force that gives the United States (or any nation) the ability to protect outer space.
A nation is a fiction. Gravity is reality, and so is the external of planets – … Read More
Although there are those who would disagree, Natural Disasters are probably not driven by politics, but nor are they immune from politics. Far from it. The actions taken by human actors undoubtedly affect the prevention, mitigation, and damage of natural disasters and their aftermath.
The ‘shock’ refers to the natural act itself e.g. the earthquake. The ‘aftershock’ comes later. Post-earthquake 2010-2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Earthquake Commission, the Canterbury Earthquake Authority, the Christchurch City Council, and the Government of the day equate to the net impact of the ‘aftershock’ on the population – the physical ‘disaster’ is far from the whole event. It is also made up of those shocking post-disaster events, such as delayed insurance payouts, top-down authoritarian decisions, ineptitude of professional bodies, evidence of corruption in the post-quake city – and the list goes on…
Though governments are supposed to care about the social welfare of their … Read More