I thought this long, In-Depth, and Thought-provoking Effort Post I made in another thread recently would be Interesting to discuss in the context of the ongoing Russian Imperialist Invasion of Ukraine, so I reposted it in this thread. Enjoy!
My gut tells me that by the end of this decade, nobody is going to remember any of the current “Narrative” that has been so thoroughly constructed by the Global Capitalist Elite over the last several years. If you don’t quite get what I mean, I’ll explain a sorta “Schizo” theory of mine that I have been holding back until now, which is that I believe that the Post-Cold War Era can be divided into four distinct “Narratives”.
First the “End of History” Narrative from 1991-2001, that was characterized by the immediate aftermath of the fall of the USSR and the rest of the Socialist Bloc, and the subsequent emergence of the U$ as the sole Hegemonic superpower in a Unipolar system characterized by intensive Neoliberal Capitalist Globalization throughout the entire planet with the creation of truly integrated Global Supply Chains and a truly “Global” Economy combined with the rise of the Internet and Worldwide Cultural Homogenization/Westernization/Americanization along with the widespread adoption of Liberal Bourgeois Democracy as the main political system, with the only pushback to this being the relatively small Anti-Globalization movement that consisted primarily of the remnants of the Left shattered by the end of the Cold War.
The second Narrative is that of the “War on Terror” from 2001-2008 which was kicked of with the highly suspicious 9/11 attacks and included the subsequent U$ Imperialist Invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq under the War Criminal Bush Administration alongside a period of widespread Islamophobia and obsession with the Middle East and “Islamic Terrorism” which for several years was treated as a “existential” threat to “Muh Freedumb” (it’s quite funny to look back and think that this was what people were worried about then, 😂), with the obvious expansion of Mass surveillance and Civil Liberties violations associated with this, with one of the main long term affects being that this was the first major blow to the first Narrative.
The Third Narrative was that of the “Global Financial Crisis” from 2008-2012, which started with the 2008 subprime mortgage meltdown and the resultant election of Barack Obama, and was characterized by a widespread belief that the Global CapPost too long. Click here to view the full text.