Friday, October 28, 2011

Our World Today.

Our world today,
by Farouk Araie, Johannesburg, South Africa.

28 October 2011

Regime change has now effectively enveloped North Africa, thanks to NATO and the UN. A world once divided into two armed camps now recognises one sole and pre-eminent power, the United States of America. Many great empires have crumbled in human history because of their power-mongering adventures and sheer arrogance.

In the United States today, the declaration of independence hangs on classroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli. History tells us that unless the West modifies its policies, it is guaranteed to end tragically. Empires never last. They destroy many cultures as they race towards greater domination, and then they themselves fall. No country or combination of countries can thrive in the long term by exploiting others.

Mankind is pleading for the renunciation of war as an instrument of foreign policy. The twentieth century saw the inauguration of the phenomenon of “World Wars.” In our times, mankind is involved in an entirely different kinds of war, with all the potential for planetary totalitarianism, unprecedented in history.

Since the collapse of Cold War and the emergence of what is called a “multi-polar world,” self interest has been increasingly driving states of the world in an unprecedented way. When the UN was brought into being in 1945, it was primarily designed to prevent war and conflict in the world.

In the decades since this New World Order was conceived and given concrete shape, war has continued to dog mankind and is still being ravenously resorted to by the more powerful members of the international community, thus rubbishing the vision of a peaceful world underlying the UN system and its charter.

A world free of conflict and war must be striven for on the part of all who are members of the UN. This is a reminder that the world needs to conduct its relations on the basis of impartiality, justice and equality if the world political order is to be prevented from descending into greater anarchy and disorder.

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