Look at the future: You will see today.
With exhaustive comparisons to the Roman example, many political scientists and historians argue that the US is in the verge of becoming an empire, if not already. Ignore the popular comments made in the media about how powerful a few other nations are emerging in the absence of a global superpower nemesis like the Soviet Union.Those nations may possess a growing economic power, however they lack the experience and expertise to act in the global arena.
The rules of political engagement were set by the West centuries ago and are still the same perhaps since the Roman times. How much any US president can challenge stark facts, national reflexes, and century old policies after her/his first State Department or NSA brief, or the domestic agenda amid the resistance from the congress? Perhaps deep down most voters are well aware of this truth and don’t seem to believe in solutions to the age old issues anytime soon. Could this be the reason behind one of the lowest voting rates in the world in the birth place of modern democracy?
During each election campaign, we watch the candidates rip each other apart in public debates, defame the other with smear campaigns and listen to their endless explanations on how to fix the unfixable. But the truth is, the establishment makes the calls and it’s up to the politician how to market it to the public. The truth is, it is the politician’s job to be the hero with these establishment driven successes and take all the blame with the failures. The truth is (using video game jargon) in the Western world the game rules are always set by some unknown Dungeon Masters, while the political leaders are just role players.
Perhaps this explains all this admiration and interest in superheroes; the public’s longing for real leaders who can make a real difference.
Now, how about skipping the existing empire and checking out the next one, the one in Culpa Innata? It’s a popular belief that our past is a reflection of our future and that we can take many lessons from it. How about looking at this the other way around? Could a possible future of ours have a reflection on our present? Could we learn lessons from a projection? Perhaps?
I invite you to check out Culpa Innata and decide for yourself…