My good friend Joseph Pearce is interviewed about the situation in the Ukraine. He offers some great insight, and for people like me (“Small is Beautiful”), this disconcerting observation:
Putin is despised by the left because he has spoken out against homosexuality. Meanwhile, there are some neo-conservatives who want to resurrect the Cold War. So we are hearing a lot of anti-Russian rhetoric.
Then there’s this: Globalism, meaning multinational corporations working in league with the super powers, are trying to carve up the world. Those with huge political and economic power are working together to tighten their grip on the global economy against small government, small business, ordinary people and families. This force has no room for rival visions. I’m referring to globalism in league with mammon. Russia is a thorn in the side of that vision of the world.
The sort of world preferred and promoted by the globalist vision does not have anything to do with a Christian understanding of the cosmos.
BTW: Pearce is not a good friend. That was a playful exaggeration. His splendid biography of GKC came out a few years before I became Editor of Gilbert Magazine and we met at a Chesterton Conference. Other than that, and a handful of emails, I don’t know the man, but from my limited exposure to him, he seems like a great guy.
BTW II: Both of these books are highly recommended (if no books appear, you might need to turn off your pop-up blocker):Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList