Having traveled and lived in countries representative of truly diverse ideological, political, economic, social, geographic and otherwise distinctive settings, the issuing realities are dawning on me, and in the reflective process also are becoming uncomfortably clear to me.
The current dominant powers will continue to battle in the lands distant from their own, investing in or supporting those lesser players whom they judge as willing to subjugate to their national interests, or simply perceived as the lesser of the available evils. Except, everything is changing and fluctuating, both in these distant nations, and the corporate dynamics which dictate the major powers’ national interests, investments and strategic engagements. And so one day we support and finance a tyrant who the very next day may, for a multitude of reasons, becomes uncomfortable and therefore detrimental to “our” shifting whimsies. Thus “we” cause downfall of the old such in favor of the more beneficial, even if only temporarily, new. It is a power game played by the invisible, to most, powers and interests ordaining their governments, these in turn dictate to us, pulling the almost invisible strings attached to our lives, sending in the name of patriotism young people to fight and die for their interests and benefits, tips of which we can only decipher, while most remains hidden under the deeply dark, mysterious and perilous, always fluid a surface.