Whereas the powers of 1914 were interlocked through a Byzantine series of military alliances, the entire world is operating today under a number of post-Cold War trade agreements, all of which were written to benefit the rich countries at the expense of the poor.
The pretext was that in the wake of 9/11, mustache-twirling Hussein couldn't wait to unleash waves of jihadis on the US, armed with WMDs and nuclear suitcases and all the rest of it.
Again, an entire blog couldn't unravel that mess. I won't even try here.
Black Americans have been getting squeezed like no time in my memory under Obama, driven from their neighborhoods by runaway gentrification and dealing with heavy competition in the labor market by immigrant workers. I don't think Ferguson was all about a police shooting and I don't think it's the last eruption we'll see.
But there's another problem, one that people seem to be sleepwalking through. As people continue to pour into California and the Southwest, the water continues to pour out. We're now starting to hear that this drought may not be the usual two or three year endurance test, that California experienced two-hundred year long droughts in the past.
Now California is talking about forcibly moving people out of state- some counties are so dry people can't do their laundry.
What does this mean to the rest of us? Been paying attention to your grocery bill lately?
If there's a major terror event there, all bets are off.
The Democrats dreamed of dethroning the Republicans only to realize that the GOP was never running anything, except errands for the Globalists.
It's because of all this that I think study of deeper truths is more important than ever. Perhaps even changing the very way we think, the way we use our minds. The way we perceive the "real." It may be all you're left with.
A hundred years ago, people believed they lived within a constellation of fixed realities, only to see them all blown apart to shit, along with everything around them.
The Old World died forever on the killing fields of the First World War and I'm not sure we've yet recovered from those shocks. I think we've been entertaining ourselves as a way of avoiding the questions that war raised, and a lot of the answers we let people give us were, at best, risible.
I can't begin to imagine what a Third World War would look like, I can only imagine I never want such a thing to come to pass. But I certainly don't want the robot world of the futurists, and I think the Transhumanist pipedream will stay locked in the pages of bad science fiction novels, for my lifetime at least.
For now, we have to work with what we've been given. A good first step is waking up from the media-induced hypnosis so many of us live under.
*Not "Asian" as the BBC and Guardian call them; Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and other Asian groups are horrified by these pedophile rapists and greatly resent the association.Notes: Interesting to note that the campus "multiculturalists" have ignored Muslim persecution and mass murder of Arab Christians in Egypt, Syria and Iraq and paid only minor lip service against the wanton slaughter of the Yezidis et al. Why is that, you think?