A Very Different Global State of Affairs Takes Hold, by Alastair Crooke

More and more countries are pulling themselves from the U.S. orbit. From Alastair Crooke at strategic-culture.org:

How the world appears all depends on whether your gaze is firmly focussed on the hub of the wheel, Alastair Crooke writes.

How the world appears all depends on whether your gaze is firmly focussed on the hub of the wheel, or alternatively, were you to watch the wheel’s rotation around the hub – and the bearing it follows – you would see the world differently.

Looked at from a DC-centric perspective, all is still: Nothing (as it were), is moving geo-politically. Was there an election in the U.S.? Well, certainly there is no longer an ‘Election Day’ event as the new mechanics of ballots vs in-person voting, commencing up to 50 days earlier, and ploughing on, weeks after, has become far removed from the old notion of having ‘an election’, and an aggregate macro outcome.

From this ‘centric’ viewpoint, the Midterms change nothing – stasis.

So many of Biden’s policies were already in stone anyway – and beyond the ability of any Congress to change in the short run.

New legislation, if there were any, could be vetoed. And should the election ‘month’ end with the House controlled by Republicans and the Senate controlled by Democrats, there might not be any legislation at all, because of partisanship and an inability to compromise.

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4 responses to “A Very Different Global State of Affairs Takes Hold, by Alastair Crooke

  1. “Republics never survive, for their people do not like freedom but prefer to be led and guided and flattered and seduced into slavery by a benevolent, or not so, benevolent despot. They want to worship Caesar. So, American republicanism will inevitably die and become a democracy, and then decline, as Aristotle said into a despotism.”

    Taylor Caldwell, quote from Captains and the Kings

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  2. Babylon Bee Hive

    Something exists outside of America?
    But, but, but, muh manifest destiny! (sarc)

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  3. In 1957, the same year Atlas Shrugged was published, Caldwell penned an essay entitled “Honoria.”

    In chronicling the rise and fall of Honoria (an allegorical representation of the United States) Caldwell traced the forces impelling the demise of all great republics, from Rome to America. Caldwell ended her essay with a warning and a call to action.

    “It is a stern fact of history that no nation that rushed to the abyss ever turned back. Not ever, in the long history of the world. We are now on the edge of the abyss. Can we, for the first time in history, turn back? It is up to you.”

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