One of the most notable occurrences of the last few days – and perhaps the most meaningful occurrence – is what took place during the most recent virtual meeting or phone call between the Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Joe Biden. During that meeting or phone call, Xi told Joe Biden that the breakdown of order in Ukraine and the dire situation in that country is his fault. Thus, Xi – like many other reasonable thinkers – has placed the blame on Biden for the downturn of affairs in Ukraine.
But as usual, the American mainstream media hides this very crucial fact. Hiding facts and putting a spin on reality is part of a broader pattern of behavior on the part of the mainstream which in turn has stoked anti-establishment sentiment and in turn is setting the stage for something much bigger. As the famous French military general Ferdinand Foch famously said: “The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” Moreover, the fact that Biden allowed the bureaucracy to assume their normal course of action and their normal state of affairs after Trump is perhaps one of the major reasons why Xi ended up blaming Biden for the current situation in Ukraine. Allowing Washington bureaucrats to assume their “normal” state of affairs and course of action after Trump has led to inflation and a state of turmoil in Europe inter alia.
Thus, for the sake of the survival of the world, Washington must be stopped. Allowing for Washington’s “normal” state of affairs and course of action to continue on their path dependency would culminate in a situation best illustrated by Robert Frost in a poem titled “Fire and Ice”:
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
Also, because Washington conforms to “groupthink” and everyone in Washington is expected to parrot the same lines and think the same way does not mean that the groupthink and the rhetoric out of Washington is correct. But of all the major causes or factors leading to the downturn in the state of the world over the course of the last few decades is the autonomy of big banks, the Federal Reserve, and the laissez-faire approach to usury stemming out of Washington. In life, there are “greater sins” and there are “smaller sins.” What seems small in Washington – namely, usury – is in reality the greatest of the greater sins. As the Quran states: “Those who swallow down usury cannot arise except as one whom the Devil has prostrated by his touch does rise. That is because they say, trading is like usury. But God has allowed trade and forbidden usury.”
Therefore, the fact that the West relies on usury and weapons peddling to control or command the international economy – whereas the East relies on energy and manufacturing for their influence – is the main reason why the West is now in a state of turmoil and on the brink of war over Ukraine. Nevertheless, course correction and putting an end to a destructive, disastrous, and harmful path dependency is easier said than done.