Aside from astronomical prices at the gas pump and grocery store: Here’s a quick round up of what’s been happening in the world of politics.
Many of us are still reeling from the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade. All 50 states are now allowed to determine whether or not abortion will be accessible to women. The Court’s decision to determine that access to abortion is not a constitutional right had swift reactions from those whom supports a woman’s right to choose and those whom are vehemently against abortions. As of this writing, President Biden, wants to recognize this latest ruling as a health emergency. I can not imagine where we will be as a nation six months from now as it relates to the hot topic of abortions.
Annnnnnnnddddddd…that’s all folks! Boris Johnson has officially resigned from his role as the Prime Minister of England. This act was not what Johnson wanted, but his hand was forced when most of his cabinet members resigned in protest. The reason for his political demise: dishonesty. As an American I listened to this story in awe.
I can not imagine what would happen here in America if politicians lost their positions due to dishonesty (we wouldn’t have any politicians left). Boris held several parties during the height of the Covid-19 lockdown while most of the country sheltered in place. He later refused to acknowledge the error of his ways and this eventually leads to his downfall.
For a moment, Japan had an very American moment with the assassination of the country’s former prime minister, Shinzo Abe. Unfortunately, Abe was assassinated by a single gun shot wound while on a political campaign trail for a fellow politician. One one hand, in America, where gun violence is running rampant this would make news, however, we are now used to people dying by gun violence every single day.
On the other hand, gun violence is practically non-existent in Japan. As a matter of fact; the gun used in this violent attack was a hand made gun. The people of Japan and those around the world are in shock and mourning, as Abe was a well respected individual-not just in Japan but world wide.
Sri Lanka is currently experiencing economic collapse. Unfortunately, the island nation of approximately 22 million people are struggling to access food, fuel, and medication. The nation is left in debt with corruption and mismanagement that has left citizens frustrated and called to act. Many protesters stormed president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, presidential palace.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Justice Minister Wijayadasa Rajapakshe will no longer lead the troubled island nation. I am curious to see what happens next for the people of Sri Lanka.