Musings of a village idiot - part 1
So I'll deal with some of the bigger topics first, to get them out of the way. And by far the biggest topic is The World and The American Empire which thinks it's the world's ruler, judge, sheriff, and executioner.
So, dear reader, how should we of the 21st century think of our world? As a global village, or a jungle in which each tribe struggles for its isolated survival?
I think common sense tells us it's way too late to see the world in any way other than a global village. But there is a problem with the global village model. Villages of old existed within a single tribe or nation which could be identified by a single culture. The global village comprises all tribes, all nations, and all cultures.
Which brings us right back to The American Empire. It makes up only a small fraction of the global village, yet it seeks to impose its will on the entire village. It has convinced itself that it's culturally superior whilst murmurs of "only in your lunchtime, buddy" are getting ever louder out there in the rest of
And right now trouble is also brewing within The Empire itself. Extremists are trying to hijack The Superior Culture and are threatening to shut down its government. Amazing.
We live in interesting times. Waiting is.