Confusion abounds when folks lose sight of the overall picture. A look at history’s long timeline reveals that for every period in every era, some entity is attempting to take over the whole world. Empire building has always been part of history. The list of Empires that have come and gone are so many, I only recognize part of the list. At any given time there is and has been at least one government so strong it has routinely imposed it’s will on the rest of the world. In just this century, we have witnessed the end of the British Empire. NAZI Germany has come and gone. The United States is the current dominant world power.
All kinds of lofty ostensible reasons are given by the citizens of whatever country is ruling the world at the time for imposing its will on the other people of the world. One reason often given for invading and conquering is that it is the best outcome for the people in the conquered country. When the goal is to rule the world, one reason is just as good as another. Imperialism is for the benefit of of the country building the empire.
In the modern era, conquering and controlling other countries is ongoing but there actually is a more effective and seamless way for the elite of the world to make slaves out of the the rest of the world’s population. Who needs to invade other countries militarily when control can be imposed much easier by controlling the worlds factor’s of production. Why go to the expense of using the military when a small consortium can decide what stocks, real estate and all other assets are worth by manipulating the financial markets? What is the point of imperialism other than to control the time, energy, and economic activity of others as a means of profiting personally?
What we are witnessing in today’s world is a process where military based imperialism is being replaced by the belligerent control of asset ownership.
Given the knowledge that throughout history there have always been ongoing initiatives to rule the world and control others, does it not make sense that such efforts would be ongoing in the present time frame? Yes it does. It is as much as guaranteed. It also makes sense that in the effort to take over the world, the most direct and efficient method would be used. That method is, to take control of the financial markets and decide what assets are worth independently of earnings and everything else.
The difference today is that the consortium controlling assets has no limitations in terms of loyalty to a specific country or any physical boundaries. Their goals and aspirations work to the disadvantage of all others in no fewer ways than would be the case, if the old approach of conquering militarily was used.
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