ARE WE ON COURSE FOR GEOPOLITICAL SUICIDE?
It is beyond belief that while humanity struggles to survive the latest pandemic with anything approaching the retention of normality, and we head inexorably into the increasing effects of human-caused climate change, that the world’s elites behave like duelling bullies in a kindergarten playground.
What are the forces driving such irresponsible behaviour? This must surely be the question in many minds now.
We hear a lot of talk from world elites these days about the need to put policies in place so that the Earth’s diverse environments are not put at risk by the effects of climate change. But as Greta Thunberg points out these plans usually turn out to be ‘smoke and mirrors’, deceptions to make it appear something significant is being done when in reality little or nothing of consequence truly is.
The current pandemic revealed the inadequacy of current systems everywhere outside of China to cope. Yet even in this potentially disastrous situation requiring an urgent need to unify the response, there was an obvious lack of willingness to coordinate and share resources, most notably the patents for the various so-called vaccines and most notably of all to members of the so-called developing nations.
These puny reactions to enormous threats and the clear unwillingness to act with anything approaching unity surely reveal with utmost clarity how our world continues to struggle forward in the kindergarten stage of its political and geopolitical evolution. And this mind you in spite of the greatest threats to humankind known in our lifetimes and arguably in any human lifetime ever lived.
Daily we see evidence of the fractured nature of political and geopolitical life across the planet. The elites of the western world in particular are clearly of the opinion that those who they perceive as an economic threat are most appropriately waged war against. In the face of the obvious and growing need for cooperation to mitigate the threats facing us all, they choose to emphasize division to the absolute limit and seek constantly to raise the temperature within the geopolitical pressure cooker.
An all-out war on the information and economic fronts fill the airwaves and each print medium in the West pushing for a permanent split between east and west, greater fear and misunderstanding, suspicion and every aspect of negativity making cooperation increasingly impossible.
Those who think in terms other than their own personal benefit in life are surely massively perturbed by these developments. The latter may well be a small percentage of humanity and located far from the levers of power. The scale of current disputes at an elite level can’t help but impact even those most selfish egotists and materialists who compose a greater percentage, however. And the average man and woman on the street simply trying to make a living for themselves and their families. The seriousness of our situation cannot help but get through to all humanity if present trends continue.
We appear to be on juggernauts driven by a tiny minority of elites worldwide and the destination appears to be a solid wall of cast iron.
In my mind and I suspect in the mind of an increasing number of others this has all the hallmarks of a mass extinction event, of a geopolitical suicide.