Whither America : Disintrigation or Dismemberment?
Monaem Sarker: A Renounced American Economist Jeffery Sachs Shocking tells in a seminar in Vatican, world is under threat due to USA. US was economically & Technologically predominant for decades. It is by far the most military power. Present world order has changed, EU is a large market and China has advanced economically, technologically & militarily. Now America cannot dictate the world order, specially Trump is a threat to the world order. Hopefully in 3rd November Presidential election Donald Trump will be defeated by Joe Biden who is far ahead than Trump in Gallup Poll. Lots of Republicans are opposed to Trump & will vote for Biden.
Whatever may be the result the America itself is a virus more dangerous than the COVID-19 is spreading over the whole world. America has six hundred military bases and eight thousand warhead targeting different countries.
Present day world is facing a new problem like COVID-19 Corona virus. But it will end in near future like other pandemics. But International Terrorism and American Hegemony may lead humanity to third world war.
The present day world is changing every day even every moment. 20th century was not the replica of 19th century. Twenty first century is quite different. In present day world science, technology & war industries developed so much which could not be think of last few centuries ago. Moreover, connectivity by road, sea, air, specially internet connectivity developed so much. We can reach any corner of the globe in a moment. But global economy is facing crises. So America and China are involve in superpower rivarley in south Asia. Present Indo-Pacific strategy initiative is a American Hegemony. In the name of Enhancing shared prosperity, USA wants to enter into this region like Middle East so called ‘The Arab Spring’. This time slogan is ‘Advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific Region’. American Interference from Vietnam, Cuba and Middle East had proved to be counter productive. The days of Imperial Dominance had gone long ago. If we look-back the periods of selected Empires : Ottoman (1453-1922), British (1620-1965), Romanov (1613-1917), Ming (1366-1644), Mughal (1526-1761) United States (1898- …), Bolshevik (1922-1991), China (1949- …), Japan (1895-1944), European Union (1957-…), Nazi Germany (1938-1944) etc. Empires matter, firstly, because of the economies of scale that they make possible. With the rise of oil as the twentieth century’s principal fuel, so too did the Persian Gulf in the near East.
The present day world will not tolerate the dominances of America or any other countries interference specially war. NATO alliance is struggling militarily under US leadership. But there is no doubt that NATO will die down like WARSAW Pact. Due to NATO, Pentagon, CIA etc. American economy is under pressure. If manlike Trump win in 3 November Election. America may disintegrate or Dismember like former Soviet Union (USSR). Donald Trump may go for more Neuclear Weapons, Chemical Weapons and Star War. America may endanger World Peace.
Dismemberment of the erstwhile Soviet Union and fall of the so-called socialist regimes in Eastern Europe came as a great shock to all progressive and left leaning people all over the world. The ongoing predatory march of Capitalistic Globalization is bound to generate space for popular people’s movement for social change across the world. The emergence of centre-left govt. and left democratic alliances around the globe is a clear testimony of the revival of the left Democratic forces. Truth and reality are invincible. The great truth is the ideals of democracy, social justice and equality, which are winning the minds & hearts of the people in the modern world.
Mankind has discerned the real image of Imperialism and Capitalism and does not want and will not tolerate its preponderance further existence. Present world order will be replaced by a new and just world order which will be more democratic, more left and more humane. Such is the objective dialectics of history. Looking at the manifest and form character of the parties and left democratic coalition in power around the globe clearly manifest the inability of the democratic humane world order in not too distant future. Changing Role of Developed countries in UNO, WTO, UNESCO and in global politics is a new indicator.
Writer : Politician, Columnist & presently Director General, Bangladesh Foundation for Development Research