Constantine, where art thou?

Continuing on the track from the previoust post, I realized that just as with reading, I’ve said very little on politics (and philosophical topics) lately. Not that I’d like to do any further explaining today, except for reminding myself of the fact that I’ve still not managed to give my thoughts on exactly why thalassocracy might just be the best way of governing (though, admittedly, you need to incorporate other things in as well).

Earlier today I managed to read an article in FT about Francis Fukuyama and his ideas on the present situation (not that good) and how things will proceed (hope for the best, prepare for the worst). He has (almost, I’d say) resurfaced along with Henry Kissinger who had an interview with FT published last week where they mostly spoke of China but also mentioned a few other things (now, thinking back, the interview might have been in the Guardian, but I cannot remember that well — I guess it is of rather small consequence where exactly it was).

Given that my original hope was reminding myself of the need to write of politics, and now I’ve ended up writing about it, I guess it only fair to continue on the track that I’ve chosen (or that’s chosen itself for me).

I noticed an interesting idea a few days ago which dealt with the possibility of resurrecting (in some form) the non-territorial organizations of the past (much as the Knights of St. John or Malta or whatever they are called today //Sovereign Order of Malta, quite possible// have an observer status in the UN) to replace some of the countries that will be lost in the upcoming centuries. I myself do believe that same notion could also be carried forward to seasteads once they get underway (the sooner the better) and why not to other good ideas as well (might not have any more need for a purely military-banking order but what if we incorporated diplomacy into it as well?).

And quite separate from that, yesterday was a day which is considered rather universally the end of the Eastern Roman Empire. There’s been lots of notions running around at exactly how Constantine (Konstantinos) organized the defenses of his city; and in many a place have I seen/read of them being much like the Western knights trying to do their utmost in a valiant situation. I guess that is one of the finest ways of looking at it, especially given that if you’ve got the opportunity of immortalizing the last ruler of a legacy of two millennia in a last charge against impossible odds then you do it… because, even if did not happen exactly that way, then it should have, eh?

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