A Mile Away From The Tumultuous Upheaval In Hamburg, World Leaders Leave The US Behind "The Long Arc Of History"
As the anti-capitalist protests raged on in the streets of Hamburg, Germany, a mere mile away, 20 of the world's top leaders met to discuss the affairs of the ruling elite. Following his provocative display of ethno-nationalism just prior in Poland, Donald Trump reinforced the downward spiral ushering the US from her position on the world stage. While 122 nations around the world came together in agreement to pursue a worldwide nuclear weapons ban, the US led the resistance to the discussions. A month prior, the US became among the first to withdraw from the already minimal provisions of the Paris Climate Accord. Donald has likewise delegitimized the UN, and insulted world leaders. He has been warned in the recent past about the dangers of isolationism by world leaders, and nonetheless has slashed the budget for the State Dept., and increased military spending by almost 10%. With the issue of the DPRK fresh in our minds, nationalism, isolationism, and the military industrial complex must be defeated. Not too much positive took place from a leftist perspective at the summit, with the exception of the successful negotiations of cease-fire in Syria between Putin and Trump.