Human activity gave birth to its own epoch creation – the Anthropocene. Many of us must surely wonder how humanity could have chosen to deliver our own damaging geological change upon the Earth. Yet, another epoch parallels the Anthropocene. I call it the 'Anarchyocene'.
Age of the Anarchyocene
It competes for our attention and wins it on almost every count. Its impact is more sinister than the Anthropocene. Anarchy breathes fire around the globe. Explosive, bloody headlines and heart-tearing images mete out the shattering of lives in an instant.
The roll call grows terribly longer...
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, West Bank and Yemen.
New World Disorder
The Age of the Anarchyocene is no dawn of a new stable world order. Nation States that should have held the ring over the past decade largely relinquished their geopolitical power and allowed vast vacuums of terror to come into being. In the empty space vacated, anarchy festered. Those that knew could see it coming.
Communication technologies and those companies that drove its ubiquitous consumption have by accident or hidden design nurtured the influence of non-state actors who now wrestle with and challenge the power of Nation States. Their global reach touches and infiltrates many corners of the world.
The worst may be yet to come
Global terrorizing ambitions combine radical and extreme beliefs with a whole host of criminal activities. The world sails close to the wind of risk that may blow fragmented groups into one anarchic collective. The longer their successes and claims exist, the more illusory kudos will rub off on the vanguards of ‘soldiers’ who are acting out in the Anarchyocene.
We know by their acts there are no bounds to what they would do. Time is ticking.
Disruptions and bloodshed will grow the longer the world delays, the longer it waits divided. We cannot let the sun set on humanity's dreams.
A Global response
We cannot allow the world to fragment any further. Nation States that can hold the ring of political and military power must do so. They must garner and rally other states to join a global approach. Companies that drive communication technologies must act alongside Nation States and help to empower leading religious and secular figures to influence and galvanise the cohesiveness and the strength of the masses.
The truth is only humanity acting together globally to bring back humanity will see the demise of the Anarchyocene. For without humanity, global anarchy, and only anarchy, will be free.
Philip A. Oldfield
We cannot let the sun set on humanity's dreams.
Global terrorizing ambitions combine radical and extreme beliefs with a whole host of criminal activities. The world sails close to the wind of risk that may blow fragmented groups into one anarchic collective.
Copyright 2017 Philip A Oldfield - Author of cross genre psychological thrillers and romantic comedies, all with strong female protagonists
Exeter, Devon, England. All rights reserved.