World Neo-Serfdom , Debt Deflation, Debt Peonage, and Neofeudalism — Financial Collapse
The proper dictatorship would have the looks of democracy, a jail with out partitions through which the prisoners wouldn’t dream of escape. A system of slavery the place, by way of consumption and leisure, slaves would love their servitude. Welcome to The Atlantis Report . In every single place you look, the nation-state appears to be stumbling badly. In creating international locations reminiscent of Somalia, Iraq, Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, inner order has damaged down, as governments have misplaced contact with political realities on the bottom. Even within the supposedly well-governed developed world, the nation-state appears to be displaying its age, as evidenced by a string of economic crises stretching from Wall Avenue to the eurozone, in addition to by the calamity of america’ adventurism in Iraq. Concurrently, humanity is dealing with more and more world challenges for which the idea of the nation-state is ill-equipped to supply options even through current multinational establishments. These challenges are as broad as non secular confrontation, world terrorism, nuclear proliferation, world warming, worldwide immigration, pandemics and financial inequality within the West brought on by an more and more world labour market. Cue the continued worldwide populist explosion – pushed by financial slowdown and positively fueled by a sensationalist press – through which voters are rejecting conventional political leaders in favour of outsiders who enjoyment of disrespecting and discrediting established establishments of the nation-state. A self-feeding frenzy between the brand new political elites, the media and the folks has been initiated and is beginning to devour the construction of the very nation-state to which a free press was so important up to now. Opposite to the fevered imaginings of European federalists, nevertheless, the nation-state can not merely be wished away as an annoying anachronism of a bygone age. Reasonably, the soiled little secret on the coronary heart of our new period is that every one the rising powers – be they China, India, South Africa, Indonesia or Brazil – are extra sovereigntist, extra nationalistic and extra wedded to jealously preserving their nationwide prerogatives than is even america, lengthy the bane of post-national dreamers. As an alternative, it’s the supposedly fashionable, post-nationalist European experiment that appears to be in terminal decline. Each mental defenders of the nation-state and its critics appear to be largely unsuitable at current. As of now, we stay in a bewildering world, the place the nation-state is each not working very properly and isn’t about to get replaced.