Politics is a topic in our home because faith & advocacy is how my kids were raised. If you're involved in making your community, campus or state better you are involved in faith & politics! Today the front porch rocking chair is now a window to the global stage.
The recent news from Beijing, is that Prime Minister Netanyahu met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and spoke at the Israel-China Business and Innovation Summit! I wish I could have been a fly on the wall at this Summit! The tour centered on boosting economic ties between Israel and China, and their hi-tech sector. I am always amazed when I see BDS movements (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) against Israel given the fact that Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East and the foremost center of global innovation, and a technological global power! If you do not know what BDS is click here.
What in the global world is going on with Russia and the U.S. after more than two decades of obscurity? As President Trump sorts it all out here is what we do know from the lips of Russian President Vladimir Putin when he declared;
"Our partners, regardless of the situations in their countries or their foreign policies, should always keep in mind that Russia is not to be messed with. I want to remind you that Russia is one of the largest nuclear powers. This is reality, not just words; moreover, we are strengthening our nuclear deterrence forces."
What you think about Russia, The Cold War and the long nuclear standoff will depend on how old you are. What young Americans must understand as their grandparents will testify is the fact that peace should never be taken for granted and it requires relentless effort, and wisdom to sustain it, especially between world superpowers both good or bad. To further your study here is a great read and critical analysis to understand the deep strategic differences between the United States and Russia, and the origins of those differences that have never been properly understood by either side click here!
Here is a list of some brilliant literature books about the cold war. Click Here
"Around my family table"
Here are some topics my kids have interest in discussing, arguing, agreeing or simply looking up because they don't know!
When we get together for meals we love to talk politics, faith, culture and health policy!
The Biblical Feast of The LORD