JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: IMMENSE FRAGMENTATION OBSERVED IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OTHER LANDS – IT IS NOT AN ACCIDENT – THE PURPOSE IT SERVES – THE FORCES AT WORK – HOPES FOR THE FUTURE   Leave a comment

 John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY ANDRE VLTCHEK IN THE UNZ REVIEW

 

“I Never Saw a World So Fragmented!”

 “Still, they looked, but their brains were not capable of processing what they were being shown. Images and words; these people were conditioned not to comprehend certain types of information [said of some Hong Kong protesters to whom the author spoke, trying to explain to them some of the realities of events going on in other countries].”

https://www.unz.com/avltchek/i-never-saw-a-world-so-fragmented/

 

Fragmentation?

Well, we have several huge, dedicated, extremely well-financed organizations committed to keeping it so.

The State Department, CIA, the Pentagon, and America’s corporate press. They are assisted mightily by their “sister” organizations in American-dominated parts of Europe and Asia.

History does tend to support the view that when fragmented forces of any kind – in war, in politics, in business – are engaged against large, well-organized opposition, they lose.

Many old sayings, such as “Divide and conquer,” have this truth embedded in them. So, the servants and willing helpers of American dominance work hard to keep things fragmented.

I see little opportunity for change in the situation beyond the gradual, inexorable change now underway in the world, the transition from a unipolar to a multipolar world, the result of many new competitors arising and the realigning of interests of many older ones in the face of new opportunities and challenges.

Also, there is the rise of new centers of opposition, notably China and Russia. New centers of leadership. Even new technologies play a role in this great transition in world affairs.

America’s own establishment is now unthinkingly contributing to increase the rate of change through its heavy-handed reactions to the emerging order.

Sanctions, tariffs, threats, ultimatums are not the stuff of which to build a brave new world. They confront and attempt to demolish the genuine interests of many others, something that is simply not possible over the long term.

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