Moreover, virtually everything – including culture – evolves over the course of time. Nothing remains static. Thus, whereas “liberal democracy” began in Europe and the United States as a noble concept and practice aimed at thwarting feudalism, autocratic rule, and a policy of global hegemony, liberal democracy has now evolved into the monopolization of power and the hindrance of progress at the hands of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Mitch McConnell.
“Quantifying” progress is in turn a ploy by these power brokers in order to foster the veneer of progress in the form of stimulus packages and civil rights legislation and so forth. But on the ground, the quantification of progress amounts to either little or nothing. On the ground, quantification translates into inflation, populism, the creation of ISIS in the heart of the Middle East by upending law and order there, and the breakdown of global peace and global order.
And in turn, censorship and the suppression of information in the American mainstream has assumed new heights, coincidentally and ironically in what is now the “Information Age.” The splash of color in the face of the whitewashing of reality in an information age comes as a shock to many people espousing mainstream discourse and thought. But as with a number of other Romantic poets and writers of the past, Robert Frost envisaged this splash of color in a poem titled “To the Thawing Wind”:
Come with rain, O loud Southwester!
Bring the singer, bring the nester;
Give the buried flower a dream;
Make the settled snowbank steam;
Find the brown beneath the white;
But whate’er you do tonight,
Bathe my window, make it flow,
Melt it as the ice will go;
Melt the glass and leave the sticks
Like a hermit’s crucifix;
Burst into my narrow stall;
Swing the picture on the wall;
Run the rattling pages o’er;
Scatter poems on the floor;
Turn the poet out of door.
Nevertheless, the censorship and suppression of information continues to escalate out of mainstream circles. At this rate, we will perhaps reach a point where all we will be left with is Pamela Brown on our television screens. The underpinnings of traditional Western discourse which all of us should appreciate, such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber have now been replaced with Eric Zemmour, Mark Kimmitt, Anne Applebaum, as well as other inconsequential propagandists and clowns who seek to dumb down the public discourse.
Also, in terms of evolution, sanctions have evolved into a form of pillaging in order to make up for debt stemming from pointless hegemonic wars and “wars of choice” rather than a viable strategy. The outcome of the debt is now an encirclement of Kiev which has yet to go kinetic because of a pause and evaluation before a “breakout” is activated through aerial operations. In order to stall the breakout, Joe Biden has reached out to China in order to play the historic “China Card” which I have mentioned on numerous occasions in previous blog posts. But the “China Card” may not work this time around because of the issue of Taiwan. Essentially, there will not be peace in Ukraine or perhaps anywhere else for that matter unless Washington backs off of Taiwan. Moreover, Taiwan was an ultimatum made by the Chinese Ambassador to the United States in Washington while I was doing research for my book project in the Summer of 2016. The Chinese Ambassador vowed that Washington would face proxy wars “everywhere” unless it backs off of Taiwan. As a result, Taiwan is the make-or-break factor in all of this, and it remains to be seen how Washington responds to this reality.