Tuesday, October 30


It seems occurred and bizarre that the most damaging tropical storms hitting US-mainland are always "woman". After all, hurricanes are named in alternate fashion, male then female and so on. But it is the "females" who gravitate towards death and destruction, much more so than their "male-partners". That is so in outer nature, I guess in human nature it is often the reversed thing. A man, in professional and domestic life still dominates the the stage, despite endless efforts over decades to create balance and equality, may it be salary for equal work done, or sharing the chores at home. It is odd, isn't it, "man" ponders while nature whales, which brings me to SANDY, the storm that hit NYC the hardest in decades.

A couple of years ago I was visiting Manhattan, the lower East-Side, the place that now has no electricity - and even then I noticed how fragile the situation was, the Metro-Subway stopped at Gramercy-Park, my station, but did not continue towards Staten Island, because the rail tracks were flooded. And there was no storm then, just winter weather, nothing unusual.

What do we learn from Sandy, actually ALEXANDRA (SANDRA) or CASSANDRA, the first protects human beings, the second one "entangles" men, because Apollo spelled a curse on her. 
Well, the curse can be lifted - and the protection can be granted, as long as humans in the USA understand that investing resources into their own infrastructure, roads, bridges, waterways, manufacturing jobs, etc... will give a new generation the head start to live a life of plenty and peace. Forget the Middle East, South Korea, Germany and all the other Military Bases around the Globe. it is a waste of money and focus whereby the homeland of the USA suffers. I hope this storm is a wake-up call.

Truthfully, coinciding with this, the upcoming election in the US excites me very little. Whoever gets voted in, it will make no much difference. Capitalism will plow it's corse way down main street until it (or we) will loose our breath.
Until then: How many "Sandy's", "Katrina's" and other hurricanes do we actually need to  finally wake up and make mens with those things that we already have in our homeland and make good on the promise to preserve them.

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