This could just as easily been entitled the feuding powers, but it is much worse than that. There are powers at their peak capacities in diametric conflict for winner take all.
It is not just enough anymore to be one of the main powers across a globe of established powers. It is a matter of who can peak first and stay there, due to that power, and thereby harness the world under its own centralized appendages.
Once that is accomplished, of course, it is only a matter of staying there — by any means.
This is not even your father’s or grandparents “globalism” anymore. All for one and one for all will simply mean which one of the powers at large will succeed in unifying the other subordinate powers under their [national and economic] structure?
But even in a day of advanced technology, it does not seem that many people take this all as seriously as they should. I know, complacency and comfort has a lot to do with it. How many people just don’t care? How many think “que será, será?”
On the other hand, it seems that China understands this power dynamic pretty well, even if we don’t. They are playing a different game than all the rest of us. But of course Joe Biden looks at them and says, “they are no competition for us.”
Think about this for a moment. Out of the last decade plus, there has been just less than 4 years where we have been pushing back or fighting against the domestic decline of America from within. As tough as it was, the rest of the 12 years was advantage Democrats. (8 – 4)
There is one way to put it: it is the MAGA vs. the MAWA. (Make America Weak Again) After all the buttressing we did, and tried to do, in the last four years to push back on this weakening, we are now left with a reversal of much of the momentum we had built. No, the battle is not lost; it is only getting more desperate and serious.
Recently someone in the administration resigned saying China has won in AI. What a horrible thought. We have nuclear weapons, we have drone technology Joe calls “over the horizon capabilities.” But China has advanced by leaps and bounds.
Now China tests a hyper-sonic missile delivery system for nuclear weapons. That is five times the speed of sound. (767 mph x 5 = 3,835 mph, 63.91 m/per minute, 1.065 mps)
So we are now at the point where the speed of sound is slow. Who knew that would happen? Hyper-sonic is a long way from breaking the sound barrier.
So what to make of this peaking powers battle?. (or is it really a war) It would be, in effect, the coldest war ever. This is not for a spot at the table; it is for the table, house and all the cards. It means they win the world loses, and that is the way China is playing it.
What good is our peak power, or superpower standing, if they are in control of the world? It can’t happen, you say? Think again. What is there to stop them? MAGA or MAWA?
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