I think it’s important to look at world affairs from a longer timespan, instead of ‘now’. We shouldnt just look at what’s happening ‘now’
Every nation reacts with unpredictable desperation in the face of stress — the unpredictability arises in the minds of the politicians who see the status (and often their lives) under threat in adverse situations.
They promise growth and utopia, so must deliver it — -somehow.
They are always disconnected from the reality of energy requirement factor — -instead they preach god, or ideology — -or XXX first. You get the picure.
So they thrust outwards to grab lesser nations resources in order to stay solvent — Germany/Japan/Italy did that last time, till they ran into someone with even more resources.
then their ideology/gods failed (the Japanese emperor was a living god — and thus infallible until he was shown to be mortal)
Wars burn resources.
So they tried a different method — -trade and business, which did much the same thing — elevate Germany and Japan to trading dominance.
But trade burns resources too.
Now we are back to having to grab the resources of ‘lesser nations’ in order to stay solvent for a while longer — -just like in the 30s40s but on a vastly bigger world scale.
but gods still assert that resources and growth are infinite, when they are clearly not
Hitler promised a 1000 year reich. The Don promises much the same. We offer the same gullible following.
And the believers believe that their gods will deliver utopia if they pray hard enough.
This time they cannot deliver, because no one has enough resources. We have reached collapse because we decided to burn all there was on the promis of more to come.
All this began its tipping point back in the 30s. Nature moves slowly yo exercise her will — but we have broken her tenancy agreement and been given notice of eviction. If you are living in your car or a tent somewhere, you have already been evicted. It doesn’t all happen to everyone at the same time.