WHAT WOULD A NEW DÉTENTE LOOK LIKE?

What if the USA, the UK & other western powers took the outstretched hands of Russia & China?

What are the advantages & are there are any dangers in doing that?

How would this change alter our world?

#USA #China #Russia #Détente
WHAT WOULD A NEW DÉTENTE LOOK LIKE?

In the early Seventies Richard Nixon significantly improved relations with China.

In the late Eighties relations between Russia & the West warmed after decades of the Cold War.

Only the warmongers & ultra-suspicious didn’t feel safer.
WHAT WOULD A NEW DÉTENTE LOOK LIKE?

Currently the world is on a dangerous & divisive path.

Dangerous due to the risk of an accidental conflict due to decreasing understanding & lessening trust.

Divisive just at the moment when we most need to work together.

#ClimateChange
WHAT WOULD A NEW DÉTENTE LOOK LIKE?

So what difference would a new détente make?

Simply having an atmosphere of mutual respect would begin a regeneration of trust.

When enough trust was established then myriad relationships of great benefit could potentially then arise.
WHAT WOULD A NEW DÉTENTE LOOK LIKE?

On global terrorism there would be enormous benefits due to the widening of many fields of knowledge leading to accurately determining threats & effectively dealing with them.

We would start traveling on the road toward global security.
WHAT WOULD A NEW DÉTENTE LOOK LIKE?

On the diplomatic front the great powers working together would have a much more coordinated posture enabling a significant stabilizing effect on occasional errant behavior of nations.

The United Nations would become vastly more unified.
WHAT WOULD A NEW DÉTENTE LOOK LIKE?

On military spending there would be far greater scope for reductions.

The money saved could be spent on creating real benefits for all, especially for those far from major cities who largely lose out now.

And the world be made a safer place.
WHAT WOULD A NEW DÉTENTE LOOK LIKE?

Money freed up from military expenditures could create 1st class infrastructure, hospitals, schools & fund socially enhancing endeavors, events & provide greater cohesion within communities who are suffering currently.

#Inclusivity #Cohesion
WHAT WOULD A NEW DÉTENTE LOOK LIKE?

Money freed up from military expenditures would potentially be available for the creation of a universal basic income in the world’s major economies & further than this move forward toward a Global Income for All.

#Social #Cohesion #Security
WHAT WOULD A NEW DÉTENTE LOOK LIKE?

International cultural exchange would be enhanced by a new détente.

We would begin to see just how much more in common we have & how little divides us.

Fearful political elites would take a back seat to the goodwill of the people for once.
WHAT WOULD A NEW DÉTENTE LOOK LIKE?

The myriad insults & negative assertions of the New Cold War would end.

These occur only where distance, both mental & physical are involved & hidden agendas & unlimited mistrust prevail.

We might engage face to face... & find understanding.
WHAT WOULD A NEW DÉTENTE LOOK LIKE?

What are the dangers?

To some, like John Bolton, maintaining western dominance is paramount & non-negotiable.

To those like him it is imperative that the USA remain top dog upholding western standards & with no compromise position possible.
WHAT WOULD A NEW DÉTENTE LOOK LIKE?

To mistrustful souls with a touch of xenophobia in their makeup it is best to keep certain people & nations at arm’s length.

To them cozying up to the Russians or Chinese is unthinkable & counterproductive.
WHAT WOULD A NEW DÉTENTE LOOK LIKE?

John Bolton’s world is one where nations such as Russia & China are brought to heel by whatever means are deemed necessary by the open, democratic societies of the West & so rendered safe.

Only then to be friends.
WHAT WOULD A NEW DÉTENTE LOOK LIKE?

John Bolton’s world is a distant prospect however. Neither Russia nor China will be changing course anytime soon.

They are finding their systems of governance are working pretty well & in a largely unified direction of travel.
WHAT WOULD A NEW DÉTENTE LOOK LIKE?

The danger for the western elites in general is primarily economic, with a knock on effect on their long-held status of patrician domination.

With China rising western nations will fall behind in influence & lose their dominant position.
WHAT WOULD A NEW DÉTENTE LOOK LIKE?

As you will have no doubt discerned John Bolton & those like him will be implacably opposed to ANY move toward détente as their whole strategy is to undermine target nations through continued distance & resistance.

A fight to the death.
WHAT WOULD A NEW DÉTENTE LOOK LIKE?

So, those are all the plus points & from the current western perspective, the minus points.

What do you think?

Which is the better path?

Continue as we are now with all its attendant negativity?

Or find unity to face the future together?
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