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Order, Disorder & The Selfish World

As the globalised world has become more self-centred in recent times, it still backs war and bloodshed, especially when the anti-war stance becomes contrary to national interests. Western nations, which oppose the ongoing Russia-Ukraine War today, attacked other countries in the past whenever their national interests were hurt. Be it a trade war or a war for territorial occupation, the national interests of a particular country have always influenced its decision related to military aggression. A total of 33 countries have yet to support any resolution brought by the US and European countries against Russia on Ukraine War at the UN. Such a mindset is evident in this sort of decision. In other words, war has become the last refuge of all the countries in order to import oil and gas at a cheap rate, or to put rival countries under geo-political pressure.

Unlike the Vietnam War, the Russia-Ukraine War does not have a serious psychological impact on the global community. The Western nations have always presented their problems as global issues. However, they have given utmost importance to their respective national interests. In the 21st Century, the Developing Nations have started showing a similar mentality through various diplomatic moves, instead of taking an anti-war stance.

Once, Nobel Laureate French author Romain Rolland (January 29, 1866 – December 30, 1944) said: “Where order is injustice, disorder is the beginning of justice.” Therefore, it is quite natural that people stage protests or take part in marches as a part of movements against any injustice or misrule. Unfortunately, the rulers have started preventing people from raising questions against any of their wrongdoing in two ways. Firstly, by creating an environment of fear so that anyone, who raises questions, should be afraid of social harm. Secondly, by hegemonising people through the educational system, media, social media, etc.

It is a fact that protests, alone, cannot solve any problem. At the same time, no one can avoid the responsibility to be accountable to people as human beings. To overcome this problem, human beings would have to give priority to humanity, and to abandon self-centredness. So far, no serious attempt has been made to stop the Russia-Ukraine War. Ukraine is going through acute fuel and medicine crises, as education and health services, too, are on the verge of collapse. Furthermore, the former Soviet Republic is experiencing death, migration and loss of property.

It may be recalled that the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO; an intergovernmental military alliance in Eurasia, consisting of six post-Soviet States: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan) came to exist after the seizure of post-Cold War Warsaw Pact. The main concern of the Kremlin is to protect Russian authority from NATO aggression along the red line in eastern Europe. As NATO still exists; its inexhaustible and inexorable presence, and ambition to expand the intergovernmental military alliance are main reasons for the Russia-Ukraine War. Undoubtedly, Russia and Ukraine are directly affected by the ongoing war, while war merchants of Western Europe are making huge profits (as private enterprises run the business of war in that region).

Western nations are the main suppliers of the large scale of weapons. The year-long war between the two former Soviet Republics has helped the private defence industry make huge profits, apart from creating new employment opportunities in European arms factories. Therefore, war merchants want the war to last longer.

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