We are lucky to be alive at this moment. Generations to come will look back to this time in which we live when everything changed radically. We are in a watershed moment where the fundamental geopolitical plates of our world are shifting.
Russia’s ‘Special Military Operation’ will be seen as the most significant of all the movements which precipitate, engender and facilitate the greater movement that is still to come.
The era of virtually unlimited western power is ending. Indebted, becoming ever more broke and broken, riven by internal revolt, dissension and broken dreams the double whammy of the pandemic and now the revolt of Russia against its endless aggression is breaking the global stranglehold the West has had till now.
Until these moments we are living through the western powers used and abused their long-held ability to manipulate almost every nation on the planet by a variety of means from threats, bribery to outright violence. They could get away with these criminally irresponsible actions because they essentially ran the show and made the rules. Now this stranglehold on power is being removed, the hands that tightened around the necks of so many nations are now being loosened and increasingly removed.
Now erstwhile “friends” are able to put some distance between themselves and their supposed big buddy, the USA and its little puppy-partner, Britain. These two big-hitters are finding it hard to even see the ball as it whizzes past them. Descending ever further into economic penury and massive debt with economies destined to hit very hard times, excruciating times, in the weeks, months and years to come, those who they could bully into doing their bidding are now steering clear.
India is a good example of how those that the USA and UK thought they could count on or coerce is shocking them now with its refusal to severe contact with Russia. Saudi Arabia too has recently shown that the USA, nor the UK cannot count on it as a willing partner to their crimes.
All this is making the elites of the USA and UK in particular, and less so but still significantly the nations of Europe quite frantic. The ship they have all sailed in together for centuries now, is holed and sinking. Eurasia is thriving ever more successfully with their peer competitor China leading the way.
Russia has shown that all nations can now become relatively immune to the criminal entities of the West. By creating invulnerable barriers in the economic, financial, monetary and social spheres Russia is now able to act almost totally free of concern regarding what the western powers will think, say or do.
An increasing number of nations are looking to Russia and China to show the way, rather than looking to the bullies of the West who are so clearly past their sell-by date and due to become an ever worsening ‘buy’ regarding future prosperity. They are no longer seen to lead in any way. And their criminally, indeed murderously irresponsible, reckless and ultimately counterproductive wars of choice in the Middle East have marked them out as net losers, not winners.
The long-forecasted multipolar world is on its way.
Now, in Ukraine, with one Russian victory after another destined to bring a mighty and world-changing success both on the battlefield and in Russia’s prospects across a whole raft of geopolitical and economic spheres we can see the West’s attempts to gain global hegemony about to be laughed out of the picture.
The catastrophic desires of the USA and UK to establish their absolute dominion over our world and to create a de facto prison planet out of it by establishing ‘full spectrum dominance’ are dissolving in front of their unbelieving eyes. The fervent goal since 9/11 to be able to supervise, spy upon, manipulate, control and punish anywhere worldwide is dead.
This above said, the western powers, primarily the USA and UK will rail against the dying of their light, they will cajole, threaten and spit out every skewed, distorted and vile lie in a vain attempt to regain ground. But they will ultimately and very surely fail totally in this their last pathetic failure before their final submission and consignment to permanent quarantining.
What war were you looking at?
NATO's purpose is re-invigorated, and strengthened with the promise of Finnish and Swedish NATO membership. Whilst Germany is borrowing money to arm the Ukrainian and re-arm, the Swiss are sanctioning Russian institutions, and much of the EU (including the ex-Warsaw pact states) are pouring munitions and hard currency into Ukraine whilst housing their refugees.
The Russia army, navy and air force has been greatly humiliated, as the Oryx vehicle casualty list keeping expanding, the formerly fearsome VDV reduced to a punch line, westerners laugh at logistical problems, and more and more lost territory is being explained away by Russia's apologists as feints.
No amount of concern trolling over the Azov battalion is going to distract from the atrocities committed by invading Russia forces. Invading a eastern European state, committing actions that mirror the einsatzgruppen in Bucha, whilst advocating for cultural genocide looks more like Nazism to most. The only it isn't is if one exclusively looks at it through a post-colonialist lens, viewing Bucha as an extension of the legacies of Tsarist and Soviet colonialism. https://web.archive.org/web/20220404091828/https://ria.ru/20220403/ukraina-1781469605.html
It also is clear there is no western liberal totalitarianism. It is merely the big alternatives are just not that good. Russian ultra nationalism, for all its overly macho parades and recruitment adverts, can't even do a blitzkrieg against a smaller poorer neighbour. The central appeal of reactionary autocracies is their military prowess. Without that they are nothing...just ask Tsar Nicholas II. Meanwhile "socialism with Chinese characteristics" can't even made a decent vaccine (as the lockdowns show), is getting into a middle income trap (unlike South Korea, Taiwan and Japan) and is deeply dependent on exporting consumer goods to the west.
As the people of r/NCD say; "cope and seethe".