A cynical exchange of words over the Syria conflict is exposing an expanding void between East and Western military/economic alliances to direct global management.
The West, led by the US with its European & Gulf friends face Putin’s Russia backed by Iran, Syria & China.
India, Pakistan, Brazil and some others teeter on the sidelines looking for signs of opportunity.
This showdown, Mexican standoff, a High Noon for the next great global leap towards an Earthly Empire is here already. But what are they babbling about.
“Keep your nukes in their silos and we will do the same,” they shout to each other! “No need to fight, this is just business.”
|Waiting for Nirvana. A Buddha moment on a Netherlands beach during |
the height of the Global financial crisis in 2011. East and West spat over who
offers the best route to bliss and enlightenment.
Russia’s Putin declared in the New York Times.
“We need to use the United Nations Security Council…. The law is still the law; whether we like it or not. Force is permitted only in self-defence; anything else would constitute an act of aggression.”
“Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan "you're either with us or against us".
US war veteran John McCain retaliated on the pages of Russia’s Pravda Magazine.
The US senator declared that Putin and his associates,
"Punish dissent and imprison opponents. They rig your elections. They control your media. They harass, threaten, and banish organisations that defend your right to self-governance."
"He is not enhancing Russia’s global reputation. He is destroying it. He has made her a friend to tyrants and an enemy to the oppressed, and untrusted by nations that seek to build a safer, more peaceful and prosperous world."
The fact about this verbal spat is that both men are right and wrong. They understand very well their romantic ballet is about how Five Billion new human arrivals, since the end of W.W.11 seven decades past, are watered, fed, housed, heated and supplied with stuff.
Who controls this supply will win the lead for decades to come. Can we not do it together, share and share alike? “Sorry,” they say “ready for the management job but not ready to trust you lot on the factory floor. Not just yet.”
Globally, we continue to embrace Science and Technology as the modern means to achieve Nirvana. And when finally enlightenment arrives shall we transcend planetary suffering and desires.
I hear the calling of the enchanted; the wailing Encantado and the mischievous forest spirits. “The West is the Best. The East is Spiritual. We are the same but all are different.”
Ha ah! Know thyself and this truth shall set you free!