The War in Ukraine Highlights Two Empires in Decline

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“In the 1990s, John Walker’s ‘bumper sticker’ graphic popped up on the Internet: A Soviet flag with an ‘X’ through it, next to an American flag without the ‘X.’ The slogan: ‘Evil Empires — One Down, One to Go …’ Both empires are, indeed, going, and the US ‘proxy’ war in Ukraine, even if it brings about a Russian defeat, will likely hasten the US empire’s decline as onlooking regimes realign — not necessarily ‘with Russia,’ but toward a studied neutrality. … While the timelines are very different, both the Soviet and US imperial bankruptcies resemble the process of Mike’s in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises: ‘Gradually and then suddenly.'” (05/12/22)