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sab, 21 apr  2018 
Esteri - Europe’s geopolitical suffering (1)
Roma, 24 lug (Prima Pagina News) di Giancarlo Elia Valori  -The “old-style thinking” devours and destroys reality together with the “new thinking” - Le mort saisit le vif, as Karl Marx used to say. Nevertheless, geopolitically, the victory of the "old-style thinking" is the beginning of our geoeconomic, political, cultural, business and monetary end. With a view to “thinking well”, we must start again from the Chinese Taoist extraordinary experience, which also inspired Mao Zedong’s philosophy and political practice: "The Venerable Idler to the Old Idler: the thought (or Resonance of the Heart) comes from the heart. The heart has neither sound nor smell, but when the Thought sets into motion it is called "thinking." The Thought is nothing but the mind of this moment, what we commonly define as the heart-mind. The Though is the sound of the heart, which means that it has been movement- of the-Thought ". Even in the West, when our civilization - epitomized by Classicism in harmony with visible and hidden Christianity – shone brightly in full bloom, it happened that the true thinking was born from the quasi-zen elimination of any preconceived idea about reality and the world - as in Descartes’ "Meditations", where everything is abolished to reach the only immediate and almost sensitive certainty of the mere "I think", while all the rest heads for the malin génie of the sensitive and mental illusion, the memory of old experiences. Or we can still find “new thinking” in a much more recent heir to René Descartes, the cartesius Rosicrucian who went to pilgrimage to the Holy House of Loreto. Indeed, a more recent heir to Descartes, the mathematical genius Edmund Husserl, spoke of the act of thinking which, with a view to working well and "immediately encompassing" the whole reality and its link with the subject must suspend judgments (epoché), "bracketing" all perceptions, prejudices, the old-style thinking which (badly) reflects a reality which does no longer exist – in fact it has inevitably disappeared with the gurgling of the river water where, as Plato used to say, you never bathe twice in the same water. But today where is the old-style thinking in current geopolitics and strategy? Everywhere. Nevertheless it will be worth quoting some of the most important examples. By quoting the first NATO Secretary General, Lord Ismay, the NATO Alliance is no longer needed "to keep the Russians out, the Americans in and the Germans down." Today the Alliance which wanted to anchor the United States to its Eurasian origins, is an inevitable à la carte menu where Turkey, the second NATO armed force, chooses its own Middle East policy which is in contrast with the rest of the Mons Executive Committee while, by unleashing the Arab Springs, the United States even thought of a "popular uprising" from the "bottom" against Al Qaeda and its splinter groups throughout North Africa and in Mali-Mauritania. This is old-style thinking: attributing to the Arab masses the heritage of values and political practices which is only typical of a not necessarily effective minority of the Western world. And the circle starts again: Egypt was regained by the “parent company” of contemporary jihad, the Muslim Brotherhood, until the reincarnation of the old Egyptian "Free Officers" who, had been a leitmotiv from Italo Balbo until the overthrow of King Farouk (and the more ambiguous expulsion of Soviet advisers by Anwar El Sadat, in the days after the Yom Kippur War, when aircraft with the red star flew up against Israel from Egyptian military airports). And Al Sisi himself says he saw how to accomplish his mission in a dream. NATO is divided between a US line and a line of the post-Soviet Eastern countries which want to rebuild a Russian Federation as a "medium regional power", when this was only the brief dream of the Yeltsin’s Presidency - including Baskhir witches and rivers of alcohol - from 1992 to 1999. The project outlined in Putin's dissertation on "The Strategic Planning of Russian Oil Companies", discussed in 1996 at the Polytechnic University of St. Petersburg’s, is the one at the basis of the selection between "good oligarchs" and “bad oligarchs", on which the former KGB lieutenant rebuilt the Russian economy and, at the same time, his power. (segue)

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