Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The End of Globalization - Vox Popoli

 The economic insanity of the post-Cold War era is rapidly coming to an end, as the global economy is dividing again into three parts, Clown World (USA-UK-EU-Israel), Sovereign World (China-Russia-Iran), and the unaligned countries.

Moscow expects increased economic cooperation with China as the West takes a more dictatorial stance, in global affairs, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned on Monday. Russia intends to build relations with independent countries and will decide how to deal with the West if and when it comes to its senses, he added.

“Now that the West is taking the position of a dictator, our economic ties with China will grow even faster,” Lavrov told students at the Primakov School… If and when the West comes to its senses and wants to offer something in terms of resuming relations, Russia will “seriously consider whether we will need it or not,” the foreign minister told the high-schoolers.

Moscow isn’t just implementing a strategy of import substitution in response to anti-Russian sanctions, but “must stop in any way being dependent on the supply of anything from the West” and rely on its own capabilities and those countries that have “proven their reliability” and act independently, Lavrov explained.

The difference is that whereas the First World previously had the advantage because the Second World was subject to a dysfunctional economic ideology, it’s now Clown World that is subject to an insane ideology that permeates and weakens every single aspect of its societies. This means that the odds of success are heavily in favor of Sovereign World, a situation that is compounded by the pressure that Clown World is presently putting on the unaligned countries to support its insanity.

Those who think that the lessons of history support the probability of Clown World success are looking superficially at the nominal labels of the parties involved rather than the substance of the various parties and their relative capabilities. Consider this: whereas the populations and the industrial capacities was heavily stacked in favor of the Triple Alliance in WWI and the Allies in WWII, they are even more heavily stacked in favor of Sovereign World now.

And whereas Britain was once powerful enough to force Chinese submission in the First Opium War of 1839-1842 by itself, it no longer has the ability to meaningfully oppose Iran, let alone Russia or China. Not only are the states of Clown World no longer what they were, unlike the nations of Sovereign World, they are no longer even proper nations anymore.