WHAT MIGHT BE THE GENESIS OF A BALANCED GLOBAL SYSTEM WHERE PEACE ONCE AGAIN BECOMES POSSIBLE?
Currently we see a world wracked by geopolitical discord where groups of nations are setting up positions antagonistic to others where a mutual intolerance grows constantly more pronounced.
This is an unstable situation to be in as it is almost impossible to find a way to establish trust while mutual antagonism and fear of the potentially aggressive acts of ‘the other’ prevails.
Where there is such a potential for misunderstanding and mistrust, how can we possibly hope for a balanced world where instability and the ever-present threat of war are things of the past?
What hope can there be for enhanced levels of social, cultural and economic exchange when we fear each other to the degree seen currently?
What might the factors be that when changed could tamp down the factors generating mistrust and mutual antagonism and bring about a level of balance where trust can once again emerge between nations?
I see this balance coming about mainly through one central aspect which I believe is primarily causing the current negative conditions that bar the path to the stability and balance which could be so beneficial.
That central aspect is I believe tolerance for diversity in global systems of governance. This I feel would be best effected through a total acceptance of the sovereignty of nations and a complete avoidance of all forms of interference by any nation or group of nations within others.
In this way there can be a mutual assurance of a non-combative stance (under the renewed aegis of the United Nations) which would act directly to build trust and enable the non-violent resolution of areas of disagreement or divergence of on topics such as resource-sharing/disputed resource use, and so forth.
Taking the intolerance of the USA, UK and their allies for certain systems of governance out of the picture (such as those of China, Russia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, Syria, Venezuela and others) will clearly pave the way for a more peaceful, multipolar balance and high degree of trust, to be established.
While the intent of the collective west led by the USA, UK and EU is to effect internal changes within nations and circumvent their sovereignty by various means and thereby to give themselves license to interfere in them as they see fit, I see no hope for any future going forward other than more of the same global strife so evident now.
This missionary zeal to transform other nations into their own image by the western powers demeans and inevitably destroys the fundamental principles at the heart of the concept of sovereignty. Putting themselves above such concepts as sovereignty and international law is, as I see it, responsible for the imbalance and insecurity we see corroding hope for any semblance of lasting peace.
The drive of the USA, UK and EU along with their allies to remake the world in their own image cannot help but to create open-ended instability, mistrust and repeated resistance to this plan to ride roughshod over the principles of sovereignty which ought to be a protective and inviolate shield against such incursions.
As I see it, only resistance of a sufficient degree to the clear intent of these nations to override and subsume the sovereignty of others and subject them to their control can stand any chance of effecting the changes needed to bring about greater balance and stability.
This is why the current and increasing degree of resistance to the USA, UK and EU by various nations from Russia to China to Venezuela, Iran, Cuba, Syria, India and many others in the global south is so crucial for the future.
Only if the western nations who consider themselves imbued with exceptional and superior values are quarantined to sufficient extent can any hope for the levels of renewed trust, stability, mutual understanding, peace and global balance be a prospect we can all begin to hope for