Inasmuch as I find room for the actions of spiritual entities in events that seem conspicuously to line up without any apparent human agency, I’m not one to assume conspiracies are behind any sequences of anecdotes that can be made to tell a story. Human plans fail; few agents of a cause are so besotted that their own, independent intentions won’t pop up over the course of decades, and meanwhile, those who take an opposing cause are acting in the opposite direction.
That said, Robert Zubrin lays out a suggestive sequence of 21 items, beginning with the following, that sure does leave room for pausing and pondering:
Item 1: The strategic doctrine known as “Eurasianism” calls for the Kremlin to achieve global dominance by uniting a Moscow-headquartered totalitarian “heartland” bloc consisting of Continental Europe, the former Soviet Union, and a revived Persian empire against the “rimland” West.
As I suggested above, there are reasons for skepticism. Are we to believe that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s existential motivation resides in her (possible) involvement with the East German secret police all those years ago? And if Barack Obama is in on the scheme, one would think such an incorrigible narcissist — while easy to goad into a particular action — would be very difficult to manage over years and years.
That is, it quickly becomes clear that any conspiracy would have to be so thoroughly orchestrated through subtle cultural suggestions and vulnerable to ebbs and flows of social tastes and natural chance that it would be suggestive of a supernatural force with intentions of its own.
I believe such things exist, but even those who don’t share my beliefs can understand the utility of war-gaming reality as if the unseen (perhaps invisible) enemy were real. It appears that various trends are building up momentum toward an outcome that we, with our own intentions, hope to avoid. Whether or not anybody’s doing the pushing, the barriers that we should suggest are likely the same.
So, you’ve got resurgent national powers throughout Asia and the Middle East, with a giant migration of their people into Europe at the same time that steps are being taken in the world of energy that could weaken Europe, even as Western military forces whittle themselves away and the President of the United States (by delusion or incompetence) appears to be on the wrong side. The steps we should take in opposition are the same whether the conspiracy exists in material or spiritual fact or not: Work for freedom and security in the West… and pray.