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By Paul B. Farrell, MarketWatch SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.— Yes, WWIII: The Great Commodities War to End All Wars. We’ve heard that before. Remember WWI, known as The War to End All Wars, 37 million casualties. WWII was bigger, 60 million. Will WWIII finally end all wars? Or end the world, civilization, planet?
A global wake-up call will trigger the Pentagon’s prediction in Fortune a decade ago at the launch of the Iraq War: “By 2020 ... an ancient pattern of desperate, all-out wars over food, water, and energy supplies is emerging ... warfare defining human life.”
All major nations are quietly preparing for Resource Wars. If there is a race, it’s a downhill race to WWIII: The Great Commodity Wars. The world’s great powers are accelerating war preparations — yes, they are in the early logistical build-up stage, amassing the resources and arms to send troops into battle.
And they’re doing it in a world lost in denial, sinking deeper into a collective conscience that pretends our problems will be solved by the magic of free-market capitalism, unwilling to admit it not only no longer exists, it has morphed into an anarchy controlled by a bizarre conspiracy of Super Rich narcissists. Get it? “The race we are on today is the last of its kind that we are likely to undertake.”
Soon, even the myopic dinosaurs in the oil, coal and fossil-fuels industries, the guys who have been bragging about having 200 or more years of reserves, will be hit with a catastrophic wake-up call, as these risk factors balloon to critical mass and a flash point — fueled by commodity wars, pandemics, global starvation, environmental crises, skyrocketing commodity prices and accelerating population growth.
Faced with an impossible equation — out-of-control global population growth plus rapid depletion of nonrenewable resources equals mega-catastrophes — the big players are all selfishly grabbing and hoarding scarce commodities ... like desperate banana republic dictators as the entire world sinks into pure anarchy, scrambling for a share of what little’s left, until nothing is left for anyone.
Revolution, flashmobs, and brain chips. A grim vision of the future
That was the way of empires. There are no empires now. In the past, the only way to wealth and power was through conquest of neighbouring countries.
Which, if you think of it, is not very different from things like NATO and U.E. or other economical/warfare alliances or groups.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Haven't wars always been fought over resources and land? I see today as no different only the weapons have changed and many of them are being used against populations to steer their views towards the goals of a ruling elite.
People could potentially overcome the looming wars for resources if we were to act globally and return rule back to the people instead of the banking elites. Unfortunately, they have us divided in as many ways as they can dream up and few realize the programming that has been instilled in them to consider other groups whether racial, religious or economic as inferiors or as "threats".
So the future may very well play out as all-out wars consume the planet. This would certainly seem to be the inevitable end for our current models.