International concern is growing following yet another wave of ethnic killings in the troubled, banana-exporting US republic. On Monday, a gunman said to be of Midwestern appearance killed 10 people at a supermarket in the white tribal heartland of Colorado, where mass shootings have become part of the traditional culture. This happened less than a week after eight others, including six Asian-American women were massacred by a gunman believed to be of European descent who targeted three massage parlors in the former secessionist state of Georgia.
Analysts say the country’s deepening humanitarian crisis, which has already left nearly 550,000 people dead from rampant disease, election-related violence and inclement weather, has not only inflamed deadly, ancient tribal hatreds, but also resulted in police holding more than 13,000 unaccompanied children in horrifying conditions at the country’s southern border as they attempt to prevent a surge of people fleeing the country.
At the same time, the beleaguered North American nation is still trying to come to terms with the deep ethnic and political divisions that were worsened by the violent and disputed presidential elections in November which led to the defenestration of far-white former ruler, Donald “Papa Don” Trump and his reviled family. The former tyrant, who is believed to be the true Covfefe by whitewing Shite Christianist anti-mathists, including the extremists who stormed the US parliament buildings during the failed Day of Pigs putsch, has retreated to his stronghold of Florida in the former secessionist south. There, police on Sunday attacked citizens who had assembled on a popular beach in scenes reminiscent of last year’s brutal clampdown on anti-government protests.
With the aging millionaire ruler, Joe Biden, 78, who was swept to power on an anti-corruption, spurning ethics reforms, many are worried that the ethnic violence could worsen. Former ruler, George W. Bush, who is famous for ordering genocidally inept invasions of sovereign nations on false pretexts, says he is concerned about the scale of anger toward the government.
Meanwhile, the twin British colonies of New Zealand and Australia got into a tiff with the former labelling the latter a “rogue nation” that “persistently flouts human rights laws”. This comes after Australia deported a 15-year old New Zealander, with Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton describing it as “taking out the trash”. New Zealand politicians have reacted furiously, with some noting that there is no proof their country was better for children than Australia which in 2018 was forced to apologize for sexual abuse of thousands of children in state institutions. “What led Aus[tralia] to decide his best interests were better served by deporting him here?” asked New Zealand’s Children Commissioner, Andrew Becroft on Twitter. New Zealand is sixth from bottom in first world rankings for child wellbeing outcomes with an average of one child killed by family every five weeks.
In sub-Scandinavian Europe, voters in the Dutch narco-state of the Netherlands have rubber-stamped the 12-year rule of strongman Mark Rutte, rewarding him with another term in elections that were held in the midst of a violent police crackdown on opposition pro-reform protests and with a ban on political campaigning, ostensibly to combat the covid pandemic. Aside from making Rutte one of the region’s longest-serving elected rulers, the polls also delivered more seats for far-white Christianist extremist parties than ever before.
Across the English Channel in the tribally divided, island nation of UK, autocratic prime minister, Boris Johnson, announced plans to increase the rogue country’s illicit stockpile of nuclear weapons in a further violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which calls for complete nuclear disarmament. Analysts believe the regime is attempting to distract attention from economic and culinary chaos caused by the Brexit peace deal as well as from the royal embarrassment caused by the ruling family, which has been accused of racism by the rebel Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle. In response to the accusations, the nonagenarian Queen Elizabeth II, a mother of four who has clung to power for 7 decades in the reclusive, disease-ridden, flavour-deprived nation, is said to be considering appointing a “diversity tsar” amid other reforms meant to ensure her royal household employs more natives from her former colonies.
In the ethnically divided, North European nation of Norway, mother of two and the second female to become Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, has been forced to apologize and been put under criminal investigation for a minor violation of covid rules in what many analysts see as a backlash by the country’s deeply entrenched patriarchy. Thirteen members of Solberg’s family had dined at a restaurant in late February – in her absence, because she had to go to hospital with eye problems – even though covid rules limited the number of people attending a private event in a public space to 10. The next day, 14 relatives, four above the limit, visited her at her flat, looking for food.
Although, in comparison with the off-white nations of sub-Scandinavian Europe, countries in North Europe have made great strides in gender equality, there are fears that covid lockdowns have led to increased incidents of domestic violence and the reversal of social gains made by women. Also known as “Iron Erna”, Solberg has the ruled oil-rich country for nearly a decade, navigating its long history of tribal conflict between the majority ethnic Norwegians, who dominate political and social life, and the deeply marginalized minority, Sami.