I watch and read a lot of news, thinking about issues and where the world is headed and what not. A new decade is fast approaching. Hard to believe, but the 2010’s are less then 9 months away. Anyway these are my thoughts for the next 10 years.
Abortion: Now I’m not necessarily for abortion, but I can’t see abortion becoming illegal in the United States. Their may be tougher restrictions in the future, but overall abortion will still be an available choice.
China: China is fast becoming a world power and major player on the world stage. It will surpass the United States as the economic power. And the United States will no longer be the sole superpower politically. Instead it will be a “multi-polar” world where the U.S. Europe, Russia, China and to a lesser extent, other parts of the world will have an equal footing and say on the world stage. For culture such as movies, TV, popular culture, and music America will still be the dominating force though not as much and other countries being a greater force worldwide.
Health care: The United States will have some form of universal health care in place by 2019. I just think it’s inevitable with Obama in office and the Democrats in power.
Past Torture Issues: Irrespective of whether the Bush Administration really crossed the line or not in respect to the handling of suspected terrorists in Guantanamo Bay or those sent to “secret prisons”; Bush, Cheney and others working for them will not be put on trial. Obama has already said it will not happen. Doing so will make Republicans even more against his policies and agenda in my opinion.
Gay Marriage: Gay marriage will become legal across the nation, probably on a deeply divided vote by the Supreme Court.
War on Terrorism: Surprisingly, I believe the war in Afghanistan will have not only ended by 2019, but in less then 5 years. 2 possible scenarios :The Taliban and the U.S. will come to some kind of truce or the Taliban will simply give up much like Al-Qaeda did in Iraq due to our drones bombing them and their leaders. Once the Taliban are gone Al-Qaeda will soon be destroyed – and Osama Bin Laden.
Just want to say that these are just my thoughts and even a few of my predictions I hope will not come true. Feel free to give your own opinions and thoughts.