I feel 2017 has catapulted us into a different era, a different more uncertain world. Not one that I like and a world that’s not easy to get my head around.
With Northern Ireland’s lack of a coalition government, the UK’s Brexit, Teresa May and now the impending inauguration of Donald Trump, it’s hard to say or understand where we go from here. Unfortunately, we are where we are, so we all must work off the same page and work towards the same goals, however we got to this place.
For those in the public eye, it’s important they take their own personal agenda out of the equation and do what’s right for the people who voted them in, so that our children and our children’s children can grow up in a safer environment and world. There has been a common theme running through each of the above scenarios, with their own opinions being part of the equation.
In President Obama’s parting Presidents’ speech, he said Americans have to stand together and accept one another: “The long sweep of America has been defined by forward motion, a constant widening of our founding creed to embrace all, and not just some.”
I am concerned that unless those in authority work together to make the world more united and a safer place, this is going to be one war we will probably never win. Governments must learn to work together for the sake of mankind, for humanity and for the world.
The people are relying on these things and it starts with our respective Governments. This is why we have hugely uncertain times ahead.