Police shootings of two Afro Americans by the police, a truck kills scores of people in France, and now the news of an attempted coup by the Turkish military. Turkey is being put on curfew. The world is being rocked by all these scenes of the beginning in my opinion of the breakdown of society as we now know it. The us against them mentality will be the be the norm from now on. The American embassy in Ankara told Americans to shelter in place because there is nowhere for them to go. This is a tough situation for the Obama administration and those trapped in a foreign country. This is a major test for Obama’s skills on the international stage.
The message appears to be accept the sight of the breakdown of society as long as it doesn’t involve you and yours on a personal level. I remember a statement I heard on a news show back in 1968. The person stated that at some point in the future half of the world will watch the other half starve to death on television. The events of the last week make me think that we will all watch as the new world is put into place, and not complain because of the need to feel secure. That is what the future holds for us all. There will be twenty-four hour coverage. There is no more “film at eleven”