Here’s a unique, but not altogether implausible interpretation of recent developments in the Middle East. From Tom Luongo at tomluongo.me:
In 1989 Francis Fukayama declared that we had reached “The End of History.” Democracy as a form of government would, in fact, be the end of the evolution of human interaction. The West had triumphed and that the rest was ‘just a chase scene,’ to borrow a phrase from Neal Stephenson’s brilliant dystopian novel “Snow Crash.”
But, this past week’s events in the Middle East tell me that autocracy has replaced democracy and the trans-national parliamentary system of the European Union that Fukayama championed in his 2007 article in The Guardian.
The EU no longer practices representative Democracy today. Diktats come down from unelected technocrats in Brussels. They are wholly-owned by stateless rent-seeking oligarchs (i.e. George Soros). Everyone in and around the EU is expected to obey or face tanks in the streets (Spain) or endless legal entanglements from captured international courts (Poland).
If you circumvent the rules, the EU will change them to suit its masters’ needs. Just look at any proposed Russian pipeline into Europe over the past five years.
In the U.S. we have been subjected to the worst form of operant conditioning by an unelected Deep State and its quisling media for a year. They created the mass delusion that President Donald Trump is a secret Russian agent.
The goal was to overturn a democratic election, which itself the people had to overcome systemic voter fraud to win.
When, in fact, everyone who is involved in creating this mass delusion are covering up their collusion with Russia in ways that are espionage and treason.
So, consider me unimpressed with Fukayama’s assessment of history. History is one of the praxeological disciplines. Economics is another. Any historical analysis bereft of economic imperatives is worthless.
And Fukayama’s end of history argument is the height of worthless history because it doesn’t ask the basic question “Cui Bono?” Who benefits?
The End of Saudi Arabia as We Know it
Saudi Arabia has simply replaced one group of autocrats with another, Crown Prince (and soon to be King) Mohammed bin Salman. There is not one democratic impulse in his body. But he is the tip of the spear that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are wielding to remake the landscape in the Middle East.
To continue reading: The End of “The End of History” – U.S. Mid-East Policy’s Fork in the Road