Any new “unity” proposed by a creature as outdated as the current American president will have only one objective: to serve Washington.
We all have that friend who can’t stop organizing things, whether it’s get-togethers, dinners, or vacation itineraries planned down to the minute. They just can’t relax and take things calmly. The world must revolve around them, at their pace and on their terms.
The United States has been the global benchmark in recent decades. Everyone is fed up. But now he receives a new invitation: to a new world order.
“I think we have the opportunity to do things, if we are bold enough and have enough confidence in ourselves, to unite the world like never before,” said US President Joe Biden at a fundraiser this month. Washington’s boldness and confidence led to unilateral bombings for regime change, the arming of jihadist proxies in Afghanistan against the Soviets and in Syria against President Bashar Assad, and neo -Nazis of Azov in Ukraine. None of this has made the world better – just more chaotic. It’s not like any of these places are doing better.
“We lived 50 years in a post-war period where everything was working pretty well, but it was kind of running out of steam. In a sense, there needs to be a new world order. » » Biden said. “It worked pretty well” for who? Certainly not for Latin America, subject to constant intervention by Washington in its own interests. It’s the same with the Middle East during all those decades when it mainly served as a gas station for America. Or even for the European Union, much of which has gone from being a collection of independent allies to becoming a monolithic vassal of American interests at the expense of its own. The same could even be said of my native Canada, whose economic interests were hampered by Biden himself when he unilaterally canceled a critical $9 billion pipeline project (Keystone XL) after his election. This should have been the very last time that Canada staked its economic interests on the good faith of the United States. But that won’t be the case.
The EU saw its own Russian gas pipeline (Nord Stream) explode just months after Biden declared, right in front of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, that he would find a way to “END” if the conflict in Ukraine breaks out. Then, after Biden’s promises to help his European partners wean themselves off Russian cooperation in exchange for support for Washington’s strategy in Ukraine, European leaders realize that their own blind trust will cost them dearly. Not only do they now suffer from an over-reliance on American fuel that helps fuel inflation, but they are also stuck with Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act that further disadvantages European industrial exports , already facing high energy costs, to the benefit of American manufacturers. . And even a pleading visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House and Congress failed to make a difference.
As for the United Kingdom, which likes to boast of a “special relationship” Along with Washington, where is that post-Brexit US trade deal that was supposed to help offset the impact of separation from the EU?
Still, Biden wonders why there seems to be a loss of interest in playing with the United States on its own terms under the old world order it dominated. Indeed, what an immense mystery! If this is how Washington treats its closest allies, then isn’t it surprising that the rest of the world isn’t exactly excited about whatever the United States might want to arrange for everyone?
“I think we have a real opportunity to unite the world in a way that hasn’t been done in a long time. And strengthen the prospects for peace”, » Biden said. Be realistic, man. Any new world order proposed by Biden would exist for one purpose, as it always has: to serve America’s economic interests. Like any unit.
Biden explained, as an example, that he managed to get Japan and South Korea to unite despite “do not speak” to another. “I went to see them both” » Biden said. “They agreed. And guess what they do? Don’t leave us hanging, man! Are they signing a wave of bilateral trade deals despite their historical grievances? Do you organize sleepovers? No. They both signed on last summer to help Washington deal with China and participate in U.S.-led military exercises in Beijing’s backyard. “They both support the struggle in Ukraine against Russian oppression” too, Biden said. “Because they understand that if they stay silent, they might be next.” » By “keeping silent” he apparently wants to ignore Washington at their peril. By “to be next” he is probably talking about an attack from China and not Russia – although you never know. It seems that the talking point used these days to stir up military-industrial business for Washington is that Russia is going to invade everyone.
When it comes to choosing between staying out of all the drama and joining Washington’s attempts to antagonize China in its own backyard, apparently these Asian countries have decided that refusing US demands isn’t worth it. just not worth it. Kind of like the obnoxious boyfriend who you know will make your life miserable if you turn down his offer to go out in favor of a quiet night at home – so you just choose the least bad option, accept it and please him.
This new world order that Biden is peddling sounds like the kind of party whose host would constantly ring his wine glass to make speeches about himself and “muh democracy” while everyone else just wants to join in, then demand that everyone is at a boring party. games that no one else finds enjoyable or beneficial. But it appears Biden is already worried that this time around, many invitations could go unanswered — even at the risk of having his house firebombed due to the rejection.
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