A Short Commentary:
With so much going on nowadays, from terrorist organizations running amock to the previous “balance” of power in the United States being disrupted by the recent change in office, there seems to be many a reason to consider World War III as a viable possibility. North Korea has been trying to flex their muscles, among other things, and it’s collectively given people all across the globe something to worry about.
But don’t let it keep you up at night. There’s plenty of reasons to show no fear. The “superpowers” of the modern world, for the most part, have economies that have proven to be (relatively) stable. But let’s think for a short moment about exactly why WWIII is not an imminent threat, even at this turbulent moment in time.
The balance of power throughout the countries of the world is much like a very intricate machine, and its current state has been in the making for centuries. Being an American citizen, I have to say that our current President has made some pretty bold political moves since he took office on both the domestic and international levels. However, if one were to take a look back in history, the periods with the greatest amount of change and progress happened because someone “out of the ordinary” came along and did something that most people around them called crazy. Change does not happen without the willingness to alter the established rules in your favor. A great historical example of this is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He proposed a (peaceful) solution that was contrary to what everyone else thought would get results. And, while it was not a cakewalk by any stretch, Dr. King’s “unorthodox” methods did get groundbreaking, lasting results. Another historic example would be Ghandi.
Sometimes, as weird as it sounds to say it, it takes someone profoundly insane to combat a world of insanity. So while I don’t exactly “like” our President, I DO think that he might just turn out to be the right man for that job. Though he has a lot to do and prove before then.