WASHINGTON >> As the Fourth of July approaches, the idea that democracy is the highest political calling of mankind once again hangs poignantly in the philosophical air.
We fret over problems here at home. We shake our heads over warring political parties, our vulgarized public culture and a billionaire class that thinks it should inherit the country all by its rich little 1 percent self.
But when we look at America’s foreign policy since World War II we should be most soberly gripped by a contradiction in thinking that could be leading us disastrously into the last hours of empire.
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Russian TV host Mikhail Smolin recently outlined his manifesto, claiming that Russia had to return to its “sacred” historical role as a Christian Empire. He was speaking on his regular show titled “White Word” on the Tsargrad Christian Orthodox TV channel on May 12.
Mikhail Smolin: Empire is the highest form of statehood. It is born of the hierarchy of human alliances – family, clan, and class – and it extends beyond the state’s national borders, serving as a focal point of political and cultural unification for non-nationals. The Empire consists of peoples and territories that have either been conquered – in order to gain natural geopolitical borders or to tame “restless” neighbors – or have voluntarily joined the ideal of human society that guides the Empire. The concept of Empire as statehood runs through the entire Russian civilization. When the state becomes an empire, it reaches the civilizational threshold, creating a totally self-sufficient state and cultural world of its own. Empire becomes the universal state. Its universality is manifest in the joint worldview dictated by religion, rather than by secular political and economic ideology. Continue reading
The latest EU foreign policy document, titled Global Strategy, calls for an extended reach into new spheres as distant as the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa.
Ukip’s defence spokesman Mike Hookem said: “The EU wants its own Empire as former Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso made clear when he was in charge.
“This global strategy by the EU is yet another reason why last Thursday’s result was a lucky escape for the UK.”
New York City (NYC) is turning man against his brother all for money writing their own epitaph. NYC telling people to video tape cars just idling in town who they will then fine and the rats will be rewarded. This is precisely how Rome was torn apart and it is amazing to watch how history repeats because these politicians will NEVER reform so we must watch how they will destroy society leading to the inevitable crash and burn – the end of NYC as was the case for Rome.
Now New York City is now adopting the very same policies as North Korea and East Germany. It is government’s self-interest that matters, not the welfare of the people. We already have this rating out of others in taxes and it has been greatly used scaring the public to the point of insanity. When a man recently got up on a plane to go to the lavatory, another passenger called the stewardess to say he thought he was a Muslim. He was dressed normally and had passed all the checks. Nevertheless, we have people monitoring others now in a state of paranoia.
The woman who called police because a young black man was buying a BB gun in Walmart has blood on her hands. Her paranoia led to police shooting and killing the family of a man at an Ohio Walmart shooting him dead John Crawford III gunned down inside Walmart because government has turned civilization into a state of paranoia. Continue reading
The geo-political map is set to change. Is the world ready?
There’s a popular geopolitical parlor game called Who will be the next superpower?
While the game excels at triggering a mind-fogging tsunami of nationalistic emotions, it doesn’t shed much light on the really consequential question: What is power?
These are important questions to ponder as, around the world, unsustainable policies from the 20th century are beginning to fail in earnest. What will the future geopolitical landscape look like in their aftermath?