In the following episode of our common tragic dream most of us are wondering how this could be real. Like in The Wizard of Oz the tornado picks up Dorothy’s house, where she regardless of her fear falls asleep leaving herself to be taken to the oblivion from the wind.
But this is not a story because neither we have a magical world, or neither a wizard who’s going to save us. We are left with the witch of the West and the witch of the East.
What kind of democracy is this? That after it was forced with wars is the one to set off conflicts that vanished everything we believed in. What kind of Europe is this after years and years following the American dream realized that it was just empty like a balloon. What kind of a Western World is this that does not stop selling weapons to feed small and big deadly conflicts to countries which borders were drawn by the same European powers less than 100 years ago? Belgium continues to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia, Germany sells more and more weapons to Saudi Arabia each year, France will sell dead for over $10 billion, and Brussels even after the terrorist attacks on the airport continues with new military contracts, Bulgaria’s weapons are long time now in Syria and USA and Russia sells to everyone.
The social media that inflamed the Arabic spring now sends millions of refugees to Europe. It is used for creating terrorist and sinister propaganda that washes the sense from people’s brains. The educational systems in the East are destroyed. People that don’t know how to write or spell their names hold the guns which the “peace makers” from the West have sold them. They kill, they destroy, they disrupt. The witch of the East tells them that the witch of the West is responsible that their countries burn. They are pivoting us against each other. And the ignorant are ready to kill in to the name of something they don’t even understand. The scarecrow does not have a heart yet but has a universal face. You cannot tell which is good and which is evil.
We are living with the strange sense that democracy is getting closer and closer to dictatorship. The history closes yet one more cycle. Just how empires have fallen and monarchies have vanished. Are the regimes in the future going to be totalitarian again? Listen to your children. Who they admire? What are they saying? What exceeds their threshold of tolerance and justice. Because you cannot hold with one hand the flag of peace and with the other a gun. You cannot on one hand talk about tolerance and on the other hand to negotiate with tyrants. Then even the generation to come will hit and be hitting in destructive extremes. This is more of a schizophrenic dream. In front of our eyes in the East countries burn, in the West values fall. On both places people die. With them more and more of our civilization dies. After Turkey I am sure that the witch of the East is just in a devastating dance with the witch of the West. The tornado keeps spinning us and the waking up is still so far away.