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Global Tyranny? - A realistic look.



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INTRODUCTION:


Many people are legitimately concerned about the present global state of affairs. Since the Ukraine conflict, the new information that North Korea is very close to having its first nuclear weapon, and the more recent developments with China, I have received many emails from my readers and followers asking me to discuss this topic.


Most of my topics are based on data and facts that can be referenced easily. However, for this topic, there are no real facts or previous data to refer to. Therefore, to write about this, this post is based on opinion, common sense, and a realistic look at the Global situation. We can look at human behavior and use that as a guide to some degree.


The most important thing to remember is that when it comes to national security, not even the news media knows the full story. The state of our military forces, arsenals, equipment, and technology is top secret and not shared with the general public, other countries, and especially not the news media.


What we must rely on is human nature and history. As far back as the days of Rome and the reign of Julius Caesar, Adolf Hilter, and many others, we have learned to NEVER underestimate what any leader may do or is capable of doing. However, those were not the days of nuclear or chemical weapons. These were times when wars were found on the ground. Such as the present situation in Ukraine. Every leader with nuclear capabilities knows that to push that button does not only mean the destruction of whom they perceive as their enemy, and they also know it will result in their destruction. Possibility, the end of the world, and civilization as we know it.


WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?


We can never discount the idea that the leader of a small country such as North Korea or Iran would do something stupid. However, they are decades away in development from being considered a SUPER POWER. There is a huge difference between threatening to use a nuclear weapon and actually doing it. Superpowers like Russia, China, and the United States constantly have war games. It serves two purposes. !. Practice, should the need arise. 2. To show other superpowers they have the capabilities to inflict as much damage. China was a perfect example of this with its recent display around Taiwan when Nancy Pelosi made her visit. A visit, by the way, that I support, regardless of what our President said. I also believe postponing our missile tests to avoid provoking China was wrong. It shows weakness.



NO SUPERPOWER can afford to show weakness. Keep in mind that one of the things that prevent a nuclear war is that as much harm and damage can be inflicted on one another. Therefore, it serves no purpose. Balance of power is what keeps the peace in these cases. We now live in a world where sanctions, especially economic sanctions, are the way superpowers go to war. It is a war of technology, hacking, cybercrimes, etc. I am sure that no superpower can stop every missile from hitting its targets. Some will get through. However, that applies to both sides, and both sides and the rest of the world lose.


I believe that in the United States of America, we rely too heavily on products made in the countries. Especially in the area of technology. Product and other items we are capable of manufacturing in our own country. Energy is a perfect example. There was a time not that long ago when we were energy independent. We used our resources. Now, we are energy dependent once again. HUGE MISTAKE. It makes no sense to get our energy products, such as oil, from other countries that do not refine them as clean as we do. Therefore, we are not helping climate control.


IS IT ALL POLITICS?


There is no doubt in my mind that it is all politically driven. The global economy and trade are good for all countries. However, to become too dependent on any one country is NOT good. Should we end up in an economic war with China, our technology will suffer tremendously. Many semiconductors and other electronic components are made in China and Taiwan. Computers, cell phones, and many other electronic devices are just a few. I do not fear a nuclear conflict. It is the economic conflict that concerns me.


That said, should China go that far as to use that as leverage against us, it would certainly cause a huge hit to their economy since they make a great deal of money from us in those areas. I believe most of what we have seen with China flexing their muscles is all for show. As any bully would do. Remember, a bully only strikes someone they know will not strike back. Even a bully doesn't want to get hurt. This is why us showing any signs of weakness is a huge mistake by our administration. China eluded to shooting down Pelosi's plane. Did they? Of course not. To do that would surely have resulted in a major crisis that no one could tell what it would lead to. I am not a fan of Nacy Pelosi, but in this case, she did the right thing by going to Taiwan.


Just as I feel that our administration is wrong by NATO not giving fighter jets and longer-range missiles to Ukraine to help them win this war. A war filled with war crimes by Russia. Another sign of weakness. China which makes 80% of solar panels, should have NEVER got our tax money to make them for us. We should be doing that here in our country. We just made ourselves more reliant on China. I am all for alternate energy, but mark my words today. It will not be electricity. We cannot install enough windmills and solar panels to run an entire nation. The alternative energy should be, and I believe, will eventually be nuclear power.


People are afraid of the nuclear incidents that have happened in the past. And yes, it needs more refining for safety, but that is the answer. Think about it. We have had nuclear-powered subs and ships for years. However, that is not where politics lean. Why? Who is in whose pocket? One day we may find out.