There’s a War of All against All, which blames some “other” for local problems. Those people. That religion. That race. That set of beliefs. It’s their fault. Just get rid of them, in the War of All against All, and all will be well.
Then there’s the War for All. That’s the real struggle.
The War for All is what must be done to save mankind, to save life on Earth. We have weapons. We have the clouds, we have science, we have engineers, we have assets of all kinds, and we have the global popular will at our backs. We know what the enemy is, we have means with which to win this war, we just need to get to work on it. Now. Yesterday.
But we can’t come to grips with the War for All if we let the War of All Against All consume us. It’s the Muslims’ fault, the West, the democrats, shouts China. It’s the immigrants, the communists, the Democrats, shout Americans.
Even those leaders inclined toward the War for All, like Joe Biden, must for practical purposes bend the knee in the existential fight with “the other” or lose power. We’re sliding into a Cold War with China neither side can afford. Chinese cities are flooding, America’s west is burning, but both governments are more focused on confrontation.
Stating this truth makes me an enemy in the War of All Against All. I’m a peacenik, an apologist for Big Tech. I’m anti-American. I’m naïve. I hate our history and our “real” people, since only those for the War of All Against All are real. All others are the enemy.
The 2020 Election solved nothing. It was only a path forward. We must now find ways to follow that path. Americans, Europeans, and East Asians. Africans and South Asians with nothing. Rich, poor, and middle class. All must be enlisted. All of us must do our part because humanity is dying before our eyes. The Gulf Stream is dying, the oceans are rising, the forests are burning, viruses are spreading. Our grandchildren will die horrible, early deaths, and curse us to their graves.
Small wonder that the Uber-elite want to run off and colonize Mars. But they won’t succeed. You don’t deserve the Red Planet unless you can save this Blue One. You can’t take space and leave Earth behind. It won’t work.
It’s time for you and I and everyone else, whether corporate or incorporated, capitalist or communist, black, white, yellow, or brown, Muslim Christian, Hindu or Buddhist, Jew or whatever, to enlist in the War for All.
Because right now, the War of All Against All is winning, and everyone is losing.