World Politics

Leaders of the countries of the world and global issues.

International Criminal Court (ICC)

"has faced a number of criticisms from governments and civil society groups, including objections to its jurisdiction, accusations of bias, Eurocentrism and racism, questioning of the fairness of its case selection and trial procedures, and doubts about its effectiveness" -- wikipedia.

T/F: WWIII has already begun (May 2024 update)

Calibrations dating back to August 2022.

Volodymyr Zelensky

"Ukrainian actor and comedian who was elected president of Ukraine in 2019. Although he was a political novice, Zelensky’s anti-corruption platform won him widespread support, and his significant online following translated into a solid electoral base" -- britannica.com.

"tax the rich"

Marxist political slogan and, given its low calibration, effectively a veiled incitement to violence, the capability of which eschews the work and personal responsibility inherent in individual prosperity.

Justin Trudeau

Canada's Prime Minister. "At one point, people are going to have to realize that maybe I know what I'm doing" -- Justin Trudeau.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO)

"His government instituted direct payments to tens of millions of Mexicans living below the poverty level, raised the minimum wage, and enacted labour reform... However, he proved to be more of a populist than a progressive" -- britannica.com.

Kim Jong Un

"On paper, North Korea's enigmatic "Supreme Leader" has absolute control over the lives of the 25 million people living in his isolated, rusting state" -- forbes.com.

Xi Jinping

"The leader of the world's most populated country and second largest economy (GDP), Xi Jinping holds a firm grasp on China's only political party" -- forbes.com.

Vladimir Putin

cal. 190 in TvF. 'The Russian president has on numerous occasions presented himself as a staunch defender of the Christian faith from the “Satanic” West' -- standard.co.uk. This is evidently the inflation of Messianic narcissism, including psychological projection of his own corrupt motives.

Slobodan Milosevic

Laid the ideological foundations for the slaughter of Bosnian Muslims and other former-Yugoslavians in the 1990s. Died in 2006 while being prosecuted for war crimes. Calibrated at 130 in TvF.

national day of mourning

Request: Appropriate or juicing grief?

Benjamin Netanyahu

Priority request. Calibration of Israel's Prime Minister.

T/F: defeat of Ukraine is imminent

Request: Recent news seem to suggest this.

war

intense armed conflict between states, governments, societies, or paramilitary groups such as mercenaries, insurgents, and militias. --wikipedia

Putin interview with Tucker Carlson, Feb. 6, 2024

Priority request: I surely won't be the only one awaiting this calibration.