I would have preferred to replace the comma in that title with ‘and’, so as not to directly label the great man in such a way (but my blog editor does not facilitate that), although I am confident (while never having met the man) that the description fits him. Who else but he, born to the role and coming along – the role now fitting him like a well-made glove – just in the nick of time, could have steered the world so adeptly in the only direction it needs to go if we are to enjoy any kind of harmonious future as a people or groups of peoples? And that act of steerage, best epitomised (although not the first in what is a growing string of constructive changes) by the fateful and fundamentally necessary initiation, again at exactly the right moment, of a Special Military Operation in Ukraine, can be described in no other way than as a revolutionary act. One which I personally support, in full, and look forward to its successful conclusion as a firm rampart, no matter what that takes, behind which to build the harmonious and cooperative world we so desperately need. While at the same time ‘doing away with’, that is ‘negating’ or rendering impossible of fulfillment, the aptly Escobar named ‘wet dream’ of anarchy and chaos so desired by imperialist hegemonic and psychopathic leaders as being the chief causal factor for their imposition of a self-assumed and globally enforced order of ‘Rules’.
My original choice of a title was something entirely different. It was going to be – ‘Why America Must Die?’, or ‘Must America Die?’, being slightly less provocative. Those questions based on the logic of sentences like this…
“The United States and its allies, in fact, no longer enjoy the status of dominant superpower, but the global infrastructure that serves it is still in place,” – apparently a direct Putin quote from the Valdai speech but I don’t have time to read that again to verify.
“There’s no evidence whatsoever the Empire and its vassals will be deviating from their normative, imposed, value-laden unilateralism.” – Pepe Escobar – Putin: “The situation is, to a certain extent, revolutionary”
‘Putin captured the “revolutionary moment” and dissected it with surgical precision while outlining the tasks ahead, the birth pangs of the future now unfolding in the cold Ukrainian steppes.’ – from a comment on that linked Escobar piece.
I recommend a read of the Pepe Escobar essay linked above and, since I can’t compete with stuff like that, I will end this here with that thought.