The West is badly prepared for what is coming, and it is not strange to understand why…
Ever since the end of WW2 we’ve had a reality that has been anchored in American dominance.
The Americans according to one of my grandparents were officially the good guys back then since they “liberated Europe from the Nazis” and “built back a war-torn Europe.” Gifts sent from Americans to help Europeans were never forgotten.
There was a very “positive association,” and a very “close relationship.” Which isn’t strange considering that everything post-WW2 in Europe got anchored into the American system.
With anything defence related tied to NATO it can be claimed that we don’t really have National Militaries anymore and that it makes much more sense to follow the activities of the Pentagon and the White House, since that’s where the decisions are made anyway.
An American election or an official directive from the Pentagon is everyone’s business. America’s collapse is an existential threat to all Western countries (in their current configurations) due to how utterly tied our present financial and governmental institutions are to the American one.
The entertainment industry, finance, in fact everything is firmly anchored in the Anglo-sphere since God knows how long. A world without London or Washington appears incomprehensible. Such has their influence been for generations.
Demographically we also had a situation where America was an extension of Europe. Tons of Norwegians left for “the new world” to build a better life for themselves especially in the Midwest. There was a strong blood-connection with tons of European families, whether Norwegian, British, German, or Italian, who had relatives living across the Atlantic.
Americas rebellious leadership style, such a contrast to more static monarchies in Europe, was a tempting dream as it offered socio-economic mobility and “the pursuit of happiness.” The promise of a better life populated the American territory with disenfranchised Europeans since the very beginning.
Many people held on to “the American dream,” and for very good reasons. The Americans are very skilled at finding and picking up foreign talent, and the saying that “everything is possible in America,” still rings true today.
Yet the world is changing, and this change has been long in the making. In fact I should have seen the multipolar-world coming on the horizon ages ago.
The reason for this is that things changed quite dramatically for my own family when my very own father figure decided to take a premature pension-package from the Scandinavian company that he had worked for for years, in order to join “the global work-force” as a freelance pilot.
After his exit (which was a smart move), he went to China, the Middle East, and Africa to make money… and what’s funny to me is that this should have been a very good indicator as to where things were heading.
I missed the point because I didn’t necessarily think that the activities of a pilot had much relevance to “general society,” since flying, or being an airline family is an international thing in and of itself. However the clue is simple and can be found in the following question:
“Which countries are investing in new airplanes and new infrastructure?”
And that ladies and gentlemen is the million dollar question right there.
Pay attention to where infrastructure is being built. Where bridges, roads, airports and the likes are constructed, because that’s where you’ll find the future.
Yep. It’s as simple as that.
So while I was despairing in my blog entries about “the state of The West,” and “Western Civilisation,” I had the answer in front of me all the time, and the answer is simple: “there is no going back. The world is changing for ever.”
While I was lamenting how a number of our Western territories resemble “time capsules” due to crumbling infrastructure, I was publishing these entries via an internet connection that was being paid for by “new emerging powers.” The irony is unbelievable. Yet seeing what is right under ones own nose is not always easy.
Few see the political shift coming, and even fewer are well prepared for it. Most go to bed at night thinking that they are safe since a NATO membership is the equivalence of safety.
Most people have no idea that the America of today is fundamentally different to 1950s America and the brand that was established with the end of WW2. Quite a lot of people would in fact not recognise the place, such is the gap between image versus reality.
To make matters worse for us (Europeans) there is even a culture war raging in America where anything that is European or Eurocentric in nature now gets labelled as “inherently racist.” This matches their demographic changes. The blood-connection is fading, and so is the cultural bond.
Yet writing this isn’t necessarily easy after a lifetime of having one’s worldview shaped by the CNN or BBC. In fact it’s a weird thing. Like the ground has disappeared from under one’s legs, or the moon just came falling down from the sky.
The Americans have gone all in on their support for Ukraine (not a NATO country, but an American asset for sure), but the real truth is that all of Europe is being dragged into an unforgivable escalation, in fact a full on confrontation with Russia.
The truth also remains that the USA is not in the same shape as it was. With manufacturing exported to China and other Asian territories, and a spectacular health decline, the odds look like shit. Something that a number of people within the Pentagon itself have warned about repeatedly.
Most civilians in The West appear to have forgotten that our professional militaries are “first respondents,” our “first line of defence,” meaning that a draft will follow as more fighters will be needed in a traditional war scenario.
Full on mobilisation would utterly shock the civilian population in the NATO sphere. In fact the escalation with Russia and China is an unforgivable gamble, for the multipolar world is coming. It has been many years in the making, and it cannot be avoided.