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後馬英九時代

美國的現有”前總統”有Bush二代,Carter及Clinton.但他們不會干涉
現任總統的執政.

馬將會是第一個年富力強的前總統,未來的角色及空間,現在就值得
公開討論及設計,這才是中華民國一中各表的最大任務.

鄧小平李登輝甚至連戰,這類的模式都不該再有了,但如何善用宋楚瑜
之類的思考就應該列入.

REVIEW 2011

Empire “falling” has been in our mind.
But we still can’t discard US, not yet.
Ford didn’t take government bail out and made it.

They came out shining all over on their own.
That is the true America spirit of many in US worth respecting.
They will be the one to tell us how long US will stay on top.

And there is Kennedy Center year end tribute.
Performing Art elites honored their best.
That soft power gets us every time.

It is a treat.
Inspiration and passion can’t be measured.
Each time they touch our soul and have our blood boiling.

Yes, down side is clear too.
American “interests” overpower everything.
And responsibility is never visible but a cover.

Bush used Iraq for second term.
Obama is eyeing Iran.
That is if he fails miserably in recovery.

And strong role in Asia Pacific is another.
Now that really is stretching.
Can US really deliver all the promises?

US was the backbone of all production machine in Second World War .
They used that to reach the super power statue then.
But now it can be China’s turn.

Yes, corruption is in the way.
They have to face it and settle it once for all.
Or consequences will be greater and opportunity lost.

Europe is root of US urgent and major worry.
Good time eroded all cautions.
Responsibility was long ignored.

British current “firm refusal” is a signal.
Nothing is free forever.
German can do only so much.

US can print more bills shamelessly.
But Euro can’t copy.
That leaves China the only one trying to stand alone.

Putin may be too ambitious even for Russia.
India is 5 years away to make a major difference.
Brazil has what it takes but can’t.

To be real super power needs great sense of responsibility.
And hard working to make sure of it is a must.
Then one has to be powerfully ambition.

Canada gets new border treaty with US.
American back door is secured.
And US can insert larger self interest at will.

Majority government is closet to absolute power.
And it can be the worst in people’s best interest.
But voter was the one made the choice.

NDP as Opposition is weak.
With Layton gone, we see no one in charge.
Their learning process is at people’s expense.

“Check and balance” keeps us democratic.
Good watch dog is the key to transparency and accountability.
Now we are not going to see any for some time to come.

Good government must be clear on policies and reason.
But we can’t see that in jet fighter deal.
We only can think it “insurance” for Canada.

And there is Mounties.
They suppose to be the backbone of our law and order.
But why currently RCMP is nothing but scandalous in the news?

Okay, maybe not all things are broken.
But we sure need a total repair job.
Then here comes the union.

I had wished to bring union to Asia in 1965.
That was the time to help the weak.
And it was the right thing to do.

But look at union today.
I see nothing but power bully.
They certainly need no protection only immediate control.

Now they are the power major establishment.
They step on our daily life.
And bullying others seems their right.

Okay, perception is all mine and personal.
Maybe I have outlived my time.
But please give me a case for them respecting others’ right.

In US, land speculation is illegal and Taiwan too.
But it is legal here, at least in Burnaby.
That is how the city had $5 million plus in 2002 and now $666 million in 2011.

And good human right covers proper consideration to citizens and residencies.
Street has space for cars and definitely people walking too.
But Burnaby new casino area has no walking pavement.

No environmental city hall would allow developer to cut down giant tree.
In S.F. it is a fine of $75,000 for one tree.
HSBC Burnaby had cut down 30 to 40.

News paper articles strongly pointed out.
Union power dominated Greater Vancouver election.
They indicated money and manpower.

And I had witnessed few interesting ways in debates.
Dictionary will define it bullying.
But no one dare to respond due to the law of slandering.

Press touched only skin deep.
Spirit of investigating report is weak.
All then were just hot air.

There is tax issue.
Yes, no one likes tax.
But no government can live without it except Calgary and some Arab nations.

BC Liberal had cleaned up the NDP financial mess.
They were on their toe to get house back in order.
For that, we have to thank them.

But world economy crashed in 2008.
Old rules no longer applied.
Tax it must if seriously wanting to keep government running.

But BC Liberal lost their head.
Or they started having things to hide.
They worried for people couldn’t understand.

They made it worse by not coming clean.
And people took on the dark side of human nature.
Greed wants nothing in term of responsibility.

Harmony tax was a necessary evil.
But there was no one wanted the inconvenience.
It came and goes.

Now we are hearing.
NDP is thinking to raise the tax.
How ironic it can be.

Money was wasted.
And it was our tax dollars.
Human nature is at its worst both in politician and public.

It had being a year of people demanding responsibility.
People got tired by government and big business self interest.
They took it to the street.

Arab Spring and Occupy all said one thing.
That is “what about me?”
And 2012 will be chapter 2.

US Bail Out allowed us to see reality.
Too big to fail was the reason in Obama panic.
He was too green then.

After all he still is only human.
Good speech can’t make him a good leader.
Seasoning and experience still are keys.

Party line going extreme is not helping.
They had nothing in principle but deliberately ignored responsibility “to all”.
That is the failure of 2011.

OUTLOOK 2012

Warring state comes to mind.
There are so many variables.
Power is the perfect indicator.

3 major ones will face possible leader changes.
Obama wants to get re-elected in November.
He may need a war in Iran to do that.

China faces traditional change at top.
Top in 7 or 9 makes all the difference.
And only 2 are assured.

New ones will face balance issue.
North Korea new leader and Taiwan election impact the situation.
Both will be huge in consequences.

Russia is Putin going for more.
But latest event is showing concern.
This complicates world situation as well.

British got tough in recent comment on Euro.
The vision is dark.
Done and finish in 10 years is the verdict.

Iran is posting war stand.
And it will move up in priority.
History had plenty examples.

Mid-East will re-shuffle.
Russia and China will be gesture only.
That will test US strength and extension.

All are watching.
Will it be a paper tiger bluffing?
Or it is back to military action in reverse?