The headline graces the cover of Foreign Affairs magazine this morning: “President Xi Jinping Says He is Preparing China For War: The Rest Of The World Should Take Him Seriously. Here: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/united-states/xi-jinping-says-he-preparing-china-warhttps://www.foreignaffairs.com/united-states/xi-jinping-says-he-preparing-china-war
And there it is. On the cover of Foreign Affairs today. “Xi Jinping Says He Is Preparing China For War: The World Should Take Him Seriously”
Some of us can take a few days off now. It’s out. Finally. I have to admit i feel a strange sense of vindication, seeing it start to come out in the mainstream. Didn’t think i would. Was praying i was wrong. As i preface every essay with, this is not something you want to be right about.
But after being near certain about an impending World War III for over a year based on following a consistent steady onslaught of very specific events, and writing about it for over a year, only to start to see undeniable proof of it in the last three months, yet still not hearing a word about it from anyone else, i was beginning to think i and few others were the only ones who wouldn’t be surprised once the lights went out.
My only concern now is will anyone in the U.S. start to wake up to it? Before it’s too late? Or will they keep their faces buried in TikTok and irrelevant domestic political drama?
Will Americans finally start acknowledging the dangerous precipice the world is on — especially considering it’s the United States who has everything to lose? Or keep ignoring the bigger picture till the entire world is on fire…?
I’m not sure. Post a song, 200 people will lovingly comment. Post a joke, 100 people will comment LOL. But post something about the disastrous geopolitical landscape we live in and the biggest transformation of power in four generations and it’s crickets. Americans have completely tuned out world affairs. Except on Twitter. They seem incapable of acknowledging it, let alone following it. Their biggest network news in the US doesn’t even cover it. They’ll spend ten minutes pretending what some congress person in Iowa said to an aid is news, but not say one thing about the hundreds of events that have led us up to this point of being so close to a full on global military conflict. It’s insanity. Textbook.
I’m fully aware that here on FB I’m speaking to no one when discussing world affairs. Part of it is the platform itself. But where better to inform your closest friends and colleagues about the most important events transpiring in our lives? We all love our dogs and kids. But it’s our kids who are being and will be affected the most by the events of the last six months. Ours ask us about these events weekly. They notice. Their lives and careers are being affected.
And this is only the beginning. As i say in every essay over the last three months. And sure enough the next day offers even more devastating news confirming this coming conflagration.
Admittedly this cover story above is BIG. We finally have some confirmation that we weren’t just crying wolf. The question now is what are we going to do? Will Biden acknowledge it? Or keep playing dead? Since the United States is the only country in the world now NOT talking about this every day every hour, will they ever? Or will they literally wait till the very last minute and suddenly act like it’s new news to them?
Well, regardless of what the United States government does or doesn’t do, WE already know. If you follow me, YOU already know. We’re there now. Every late night deep discussion we all participated in during the college years about the possibility of another world war or the United States no longer being the worlds superpower… We’re there now. It’s happening.
I hope and pray this might help unite the two different and sharply divided contingents of the nation. For without that, we don’t stand a chance. But truth be told I don’t think we have a chance regardless. America is tired, drunk, broke, lazy, divided, spoiled, deeply in debt, sick to death of its own corruption, obsessed with the shallow or what might make them a celebrity for a night or two.
There is no Great Generation in the younger ranks. They are woefully despondent, doped up on TV and antidepressants or high on their favorite strain of cannabis. They don’t know history. So they don’t realize that we’re now living in the most historically important era since the 1940s. It’s just not part of who they are.
God this is depressing. Yet it’s true. It’s never served anyone to bury their head in the sand in order to avoid seeing the truth. Americans have had it good for so long that like an addict they have become so drenched in it that all they can think about is how much they don’t have. They spend their time killing each other in daily mass shootings and then arguing about what caused it rather than fixing the problem. It’s Rome. It’s Persia. It’s Egypt. It’s Great Britain.
This is why the New Communist Alliance I speak of often has had no problem getting ahead of the US in this buildup to World War III. When you have ten nations all supremely focused on one goal, ridding the world of the United States as a superpower once and for all, and that same United States still focused on infighting about whether gay people or black people or women deserve equal rights, when the rest of the world already made up its mind about that decades ago, it is clear who the winner will be.
It’s not that the New Communist Alliance countries are better or on the right side. They’re not. They’re ideologically deplorable in ideal and practice. Sickening dictatorships. The United States and it’s western allies are still way ahead of the game in their democratic and egalitarian ideals and systems. But that doesn’t negate their spoiled sense of entitlement or their ignorance of world affairs; nor their addiction to distraction and luxury.
We’ve seen this movie far too many times. The once reigning superpower never survives once they hit this point in the film. Except for a few notable exceptions.
We could recall that when Rome fell it didn’t actually matter because the empire itself had already moved to Byzantium and continued to reign Supreme over most of the world for another thousand years. Despite the harm that did to hundreds of millions, it does offer hope for the United States having a chance here in this coming epic battle for world domination we are faced with now.
Let us hope that the powers that be are on top of this, that they have a plan, that the younger generations are not half as inept as they seem when it comes to defending our homeland, that a treaty of some kind can be reached, even if it only buys us another few years to settle our affairs. I was never patriotic. I am now. God save the republic.