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Wars and Conflicts in the World’s Reconfiguration [View all]


Wars and Conflicts in the World’s Reconfiguration
La Jornada, Mexico
By José Blanco
Translated By Jessica Fernandez Rhodes
29 July 2014
Edited by Gillian Palmer

The world is heading toward a political and economic reconfiguration, with no arrival station or set deadline. It is a process full of serious threats, which, apparently, will keep growing more and more. We only know that some forces are marching toward a multipolar world, and the United States will try with all of its resources to remain the one and only tyrant and irrefutable center of the planet. Perhaps the biggest train wreck in human history is taking shape, and its consequences could erase an unimaginable portion of the human race from the planet. For now, the U.S. has its political and economic forces concentrated mainly against Russia, with a reluctant European Union tagging along.

The U.S. made a timid effort to restore its supremacy during Jimmy Carter’s administration, convinced as he was that the world would march toward multipolarity; however, the cowboy Ronald Reagan arrived, claiming that Carter was a lunatic. The vast majority of the right wing, which populates the empire, was on Reagan’s side, whom they elected in 1980, and he immediately launched a brutal display of what the empire is supposed to do with the economy and weapons.

He implemented Reaganomics (or “supply-side economics”), according to which growth is achieved through methods that increase aggregate supply by reducing barriers for people who produce goods and services (supply), such as tax reduction and a high “flexibility” through deregulation. He defined the USSR as the “evil empire,” and thus boosted the arms race. As the vandal that he was, he gave the first vicious slap against a terrible force: Grenada, a small island off the coast of Venezuela. Then came the supply of weapons to Iran when it was at war against Iraq, the supply of weapons to the Contras in Nicaragua and the brutal bombing of Libya. From that moment, the U.S. established an international domination with guns blazing.

Obama arrived and started talking timidly about a kind of international New Deal, but the right wing crushed him immediately. The powerful U.S. right wing of today has a realistic view of the threat to its interests. It has seen how, amid the shrapnel fired by the U.S. here and there, new countries have advanced and become medium international powers; it sees that, should the trend continue like this – amidst the financial crisis that gestated with Reagan and in which the U.S. and the EU are trapped – it will inevitably lose positions of power to make way for this international reconfiguration, which remains hazy for now.

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