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Not All Alliances Prove Trustworthy

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Mar 12, 2021 at 19:17

Attempting to provide strength through allying with supposed participants of common interests is now controversial since the collapse of national interests in the 20th century. The Marxist manifestos coming out of the late nineteenth century in contradiction to the previous developments of empire were intent in creating a world that would sacrifice national security for the unity of a united world community that would defeat personal freedoms in lieu of communal defense with equality for all. Why(?): because the one must be sacrificed for the many. Does that sound familiar to anyone?
But the problem with that is defeated from the moment it is attempted to be implemented. It leads to the fast track of autocratic totalitarianism. We know that was the proximal failure of the Soviet ideology; then came the nationalist socialist; then the soviet model was merged with a economic compromise when the Chinese knew (form watching the Soviets fail) a true communistic governance does not produce the wealth necessary to continue. They seem toe be doing OK; but the circumstances for them survive is to continue is to compete, then deplete the resources of their competition, such as the United States, which now has fallen victim to the deception that being a dynamic financial model will conquer all comers. That model is now compromised by the elitist ideology that to defeat America's economic model is to cause distrust in its basic elemental needs of humanity, the true desire of caring for others in the same way of caring for the self. That was set for disruption more than a hundred years ago, now coming to fruition. Almost the entire world is now set on that path. How does one build an alliance on that? Clue; you can't.

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