Word from Henry Kissinger about Putin is that he does not “think Putin is a character like Hitler,” Kissinger replies. “He comes out of Dostoyevsky.” Henry Kissinger: ‘We are in a very, very grave period’ If Kissinger is correct then Putin isn’t an enemy we, the people, of the United States would choose. At least not the “we the people” that are US citizens who align themselves with progressive ideals that have brought us decent working conditions, and education. According to the themes in Crime and Punishment, “Dostoyevsky was especially appalled by the idea that actions taken in pursuit of a better society were themselves necessarily good. He saw in this seemingly innocent theory a potential justification for violence. It was the same danger that Dostoyevsky recognized in the nihilists and anarchists, who by the 1870s and ’80s had indeed turned to terrorism to achieve their ends. Dstoyevsky’s novels are prophetic in regards to the assassination of Alexander II.” Kissinger is saying that he thinks Putin is a thinker that would have stood against violence as a solution to social ills. This is a startling insight when put in perspective against the current NATO vs BRICS global stand-off, as it can be safely assumed from Kissinger’s statement that the BRICS are as against terrorism as NATO claims to be.
So what is the United States fighting for? Rhetoric would have it that we are fighting Terrorists. Economically, many writers say that the US is fighting to maintain our current Military Industrially imposed US Dollar domination of the globe. The problem with this economic fight is that the military solution looks a lot like terrorism. The fight is sinking the very ideals that made the United States a “utopian ideal.” Instead what we have is dystopian writers saying that the US is going to fall and the entire globe is facing bleak and dark days ahead. Globalists who identify with the underdog BRIC nations right to thrive without being dominated by NATO are currently also waking up to the reality that harmony is going to be required if we want to maintain and sustain trade as we know it on this Globe. On this front, our current President Trump may be the hero of the hour. Working with Putin, opening up North Korea makes sense. Others would say Trump is taking us down a suicidal path with Russia as the Pied Piper. ” All we can hope for is that the rest of the world manages to come together and build at least the scaffolding of a functional imperial replacement in time to avoid collapsing into a new post-imperial dark age. ”
One thing is for sure, no matter who you think the bad guys are on this Earth, global life requires that all of our interconnected lives find a way to harmonize our greed, powers, resources and desires, good and bad, or we all lose.