Waiting For The End Of The World
By Pepe Escobar
[Matthias Chang’s comments: Pepe has been an inspiration to me for years. His honesty, intellectual courage and breath of knowledge amazes me, more than ever, especially in this dire times. It takes a special man to write such truths as in this article, when we tend to be polarized into hate groups, rivalries and narrow-mindedness, driven by myopia, ideologies and indoctrination. Pepe’s articles force us to think, re-orientate and re-examine our so-called cherished ideas and bias. Pepe invites us to take a step back, calibrate our thoughts and value that there is always two sides to a coin, to dare think! Please endeavour to learn from him.]
We were waiting for the end of the world
Waiting for the end of the world, waiting for the end of the world
Dear Lord, I sincerely hope You’re coming
‘Cause You really started something
Elvis Costello, Waiting for the End of the World, 1977
NOTE: THIS IS THE ENGLISH ORIGINAL OF A COLUMN SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED BY LEADING RUSSIAN BUSINESS DAILY VEDOMOSTI:
We cannot even begin to fathom the non-stop ripple effects deriving from the 2023 geopolitical earthquake that shook the world: Putin and Xi, in Moscow, de facto signalling the beginning of the end of Pax Americana.
This has been the ultimate anathema for rarified Anglo-American hegemonic elites for over a century: a signed, sealed, comprehensive strategic partnership of two peer competitors, intertwining a massive manufacturing base and pre-eminence in supply of natural resources – with value-added Russian state of the art weaponry and diplomatic nous.
From the point of view of these elites, whose Plan A was always a debased version of the Roman Empire’s Divide and Rule, this was never supposed to happen. In fact, blinded by hubris, they never saw it coming. Historically, this does not even qualify as a remix of the Tournament of Shadows; it’s more like Tawdry Empire Left in the Shade, “foaming at the mouth” (copyright Maria Zakharova).
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