THE DARK PATH: DIVISION & RESOURCE PSYCHOSIS. THE BRIGHT PATH: UNITY OF PURPOSE & COOPERATION.
Western hawks are gambling with the fate of humanity.
It is clear that western elites perceive little incentive to work with the elites of nations they oppose politically and economically.
There is obviously an ideological war being waged by them that has a far higher priority for them than creating a unified front against the agreed threats facing humankind.
The path western elites are on quite obviously cannot lead anywhere but division in the short to medium term, even if their goal of victory over all other political systems ultimately succeeds.
Such division will lead to each power bloc desperately seeking to gain the resources needed solely for themselves from a dwindling supply. This would inevitably lead in my view to a condition I refer to as ‘resource psychosis’, where the chaos of ever more war and attendant chaos and instability feed an ever speedier descent into greater and greater darkness for humanity. A potentially terminal darkness.
With the effects of the pandemic still having devastating consequences on the physical level and the economic effects still largely to come and climate change looming on the horizon why does regime change feature as the clear priority of western elites, and of the USA and UK in particular?
I see no good reason other than these elites believe no further opportunity will be available to them if they do not push now for the hegemony they clearly believe they (and the world) cannot in good conscience do without. If allowed, China will clearly rise and rise and soon be quite out of reach of regime change tactics employed elsewhere. China will become impervious to all methodologies designed to weaken her in order to enable changes to force a transfer of power designed to meet western needs.
China is clearly the highest priority for western elites now. If the present patrician dominance of the West is to be maintained and even the slightest chance of full spectrum dominance (hegemony) of the USA to be dreamed of, only a short window of opportunity exists within which to push forward these agendas.
In a very real sense this is a huge and extremely dangerous gamble these elites are undertaking, ostensibly for the sake of all humankind (at least this is how it is dressed in their own minds and through their spokespersons’ communications). The true mix of motivations very definitely includes self-interest regarding a long-held status of racial/cultural exceptionalism however.
Those pushing forward with this gamble to gain hegemony for the West at the possible expense of millions of lives if they lose are the exceptionalists. They have been in the ascendancy since 9/11 and there are no signs currently that I detect that they are in any danger of losing power to those who favor unity and cooperation over division and confrontation.
These latter are the internationalists, the international pragmatists, most of whom lost any influence after 9/11 and who had scant influence even before. They see the great benefits accruing from making agreements with existing power blocs, no matter how diverse their political systems may be. They retain the kind of pragmatism seen during much of the Cold War where the best was made of a difficult situation with much dialogue taking place and agreements come to via diplomacy while a covert war, understood by both sides continued.
Since 9/11 the focus from the western side has become one of an all-or-nothing scenario. This has enabled hard-liners to come to the fore and stay there, uncompromising, cutting connections, refusing to engage in diplomacy, making demands accompanied with accusations and in general making this war with the east even colder than the last.
As I see it a bright path forward does exist via the internationalists. However, there appears to be zero chance they can find their way to the top of western political elite power structures. The way is barred by too many roadblocks due to the entrenchment of the hawks who gained almost total supremacy after 9/11. Minds are fixed in a mentality that far outdoes that of the Cold War at its worst. It is more akin to that of Joe McCarthy during the Red Scare of the Fifties.
With this kind of mind set holding supreme power and all protocols agreed immediately after 9/11 set in stone, totally unquestionable and demanding the complete elimination of all individual and systemic threats (great and small) to the USA there appears to be no hope for the internationalists.
The dark path appears to have no turning. No u-turn should be hoped for.
The only hope there can possibly be in this situation is that the project by the West to gain hegemony fails completely enough and soon enough that an internationalist geopolitical paradigm can arise. The only way I see this occurring is through the continued exponential economic rise of China and the pandemic-debilitated economic descent of the West.
In my favored scenario China’s increasing economic rise within Europe would inexorably minimize U.S. influence there. And not only in Europe, in Africa and elsewhere also. The possibility then of the elites of the USA (along with their close allies in the UK) coming at last to the conclusion that their goal of maintaining their global domination and future hegemony were both lost would then become a realistic prospect. Clearly they would be brought kicking and screaming to this realization however.
Then... and only then I fear... would the prospect of the bright path come into view.
Whether by this time it would be too late and the ravages of climate change were already sweeping all before it will only be revealed over time.
THE DARK PATH: DIVISION & RESOURCE PSYCHOSIS.
THE BRIGHT PATH: UNITY OF PURPOSE & COOPERATION.