Americas’ preeminent role as a sole super power is coming to an end. Her status as a sole parent to provide discipline for less powerful nations at very least, is going to be in question moving ahead. Consider then, if this statement is true and history has shown no super-power remains prominent, then what is her future role?
China is having success emerging to become at least another pole of power, but still exhibits many immature tendencies. America is also having trouble dealing with her quick success, and for the first time, her ability to “talk back”. She now is mature enough to realize the strength of her power. This freedom has now manifested to tell America NO.
Stay out of my affairs with Tibet and enough about human rights. I am tired of it, just be nice and try to get along. And while I am here, give me the keys to the car and fill it with petrol for me. I am going out tonight and will be in late. Don’t wait up. And with that she slams the door.
This is the first time in history, at least Americas’ short history, the system we have created for ourselves, that being democracy, allow other powers to rise ahead of us. Like a growing adolescent, China now can think for herself and seems to be on a path to individual success. She does not need a dote-ling parent always in her face on how to act.
Korea, Japan, India, China are all growing but not fully developed with no real desire for confrontation with America. All of Europe, Germany, France, Great Britain and Russia are powerful, but no reason for power struggle either.
The first half of the 20th century, that entire dysfunctional octet including America killed over 100 Million people in the World Wars. In the end, nations sought to finance and rebuild. America took on a role of dominance. Like it or not, she established her leadership role.
America has helped create an environment for nations to grow and even surpass her. Now that her grand plan of democracy for the world she nurtured takes shape, she seems uncomfortable not being the sole power in this new system of world order.
America does not seem to know how to ask for help, when now, she is struggling with her internal parts and members are aching. Doctor says there is no cure for her pains, they will just become worse as she ages. This is little comfort to the old gal who could really be a doer in her day.
She is trying to remain the parent and her children are all grown up. Some are showing signs of leaving her behind. They have less dependence on her now and resent her intrusion. Retirement living is an adjustment for America, and the kids just have less time for her these days.