The inspiration for the following three paragraphs came from an assumptive accusation to the effect that ” No Justice in the Middle East and the US/EU support these dictators, like Egypt and Saudi.”
EU/NATO has no encouragements — of which I’m aware — for dictatorships.
Unfortunately, our geopolitical world having become arranged as it is presents challenges to what we may distill as a common humanity with some universal ethical, psychological, and spiritual qualities. Here, the bludgeons of the medieval worldview and its political methods should be easily recognized against the modern alternative: checked and distributed power x popular participation, representation, and self-determination.
The axis formed by the Putin-Assad-Khamenei alliance remains practically, hopeless medieval and committed to kleptocracy by absolute authority under cover of vacuous brutality or convenient dogma. Well-served: the malign narcissism of so-called “great leaders” who measured by modern standards really are not so great as they may believe themselves to be.From the Awesome Conversation on Facebook
Ron Jakobs said:
I’ve followed you for a year or so and know you’ve been at this for a while. But I would still like your working definition of the pejorative, Medieval.
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Absolute power coupled to (venal) family, justified by (a corrupt) church, and “proven” by (barbarous and sadistic) force.
I’ve neither been strict in my engineering with words nor persnickety about the fine shades of “medieval” and “feudal” but feel that most would get the difference between living in a democratic society and one built on feudal or medieval principles.