Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Who Will Be The 21st Century Superpower?

USA
CHINA
INDIA
RUSSIA
ISLAM

Hint:

It will not be a country. That's not my prediction, but let's take a look.


WELCOME TO THE 21ST CENTURY is a FANTASTIC website that you should check out and all of the links. Jihad Watch: Following comments by Robert Spencer about this website's creator, Stephen Watts:

Take a look around the website. Look at every page. While those who know how Sharia institutionalizes the oppression of women and non-Muslims may recoil at this prospect, Watts is certainly being a realist given the world situation and the abysmal failure of the West so far to respond to the full reality of the Islamic supremacist challenge in all its dimensions.


I am not saying that the emergence of this superpower is inevitable, or that anyone should ever give up as long as life and breath remain. But while those who are concerned about human rights may not want to see this happen, given the world situation as it stands today can Watts reasonably be faulted for thinking that it will happen, and that the best we can do is try to ride the wave and adapt to the new world order?

An excerpt from this site.....

"Throughout history, superpowers have been defined more or less by the same standards. Whether one looks at the most recent 20th century models demonstrated by the United States, the USSR, or Great Britain; or the more ancient models of the Ottoman Empire, the Roman Empire, or the ancient civilizations of the Greeks or the Persians, the standards have been the same. The best definition, commonly accepted in a historical context, is a nation with the ability to project its cultural identity and geopolitical will on other peoples, cultures and nations.

The USA, it is argued, emerged from the cold war with the communist USSR as the only nation capable of projecting a global military, economic and cultural presence around the world without any real competition or barriers to entry to other cultures. This is best seen in the adoption of the English language as the accepted language of international commerce and the American dollar as the accepted form of international currency. The spread of democracy, as a sociopolitical solution to the general governance of people in the context of national identities, is widely argued as due to the American model of government. Other evidence of the superpower nature of American culture is the rapid adoption and affinity for American movies, music, and fast food. The final qualifier for superpower status is the ability to project military power, anywhere, anytime and the associated critical possession of nuclear weapons.

Given these parameters, it is the intent of this article to introduce the hypothesis, with supporting evidence, that a new superpower is emerging in the 21st century - ISLAM. This superpower not only possesses all the requirements highlighted above, but it also has unique qualities that will make the 21st century a very different place in which to live and work. This is a superpower that for the first time in the history of civilization will neither rely upon, nor need to develop a dominant military strategy. The power of the Islamic Superpower will reside primarily in its economic, cultural and theological foundations. The most powerful and compelling distinction of this superpower is that for the first time in the history of the world, a global superpower will not be constrained by nationalistic motives or geographic limitations of artificial borders. This new Islamic Superpower will possess the ability to effectively fight poverty and corruption where the Western powers have failed. It will be the most effective, if not only legitimate response to radical Islamic fundamentalism.

The 21st century will be the Islamic century as much as the 15th century could be argued as the Christian century with the emergence of the global military, economic, and theological capability of Christian Spain, Portugal, France, and England. These, and all other Christian countries are becoming more Islamic, more secular, and less Christian. As you will see, the sheer demographic growth of Islam will overtake every Christian nation by 2050, with the exception of most South American countries and the United States."



7 Comments:

At 4:51 PM, Blogger Jungle Mom said...

frightening!

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger Donald Douglas said...

There's something about this that just doesn't sound right. Islam is a global religion, and the attributes associated with a great power status are found in nation-states, the dominant actors in global life since the Peace of Westphalia of 1648.

Take this passage:

"The most powerful and compelling distinction of this superpower is that for the first time in the history of the world, a global superpower will not be constrained by nationalistic motives or geographic limitations of artificial borders. "

This assumes that the current trends toward globalization and transnationalism continue. But these processes are determined by the policies of nation states. They could reverse, like before WWI, a period whose interdependence rivaled the present. Trends are now toward strengthened central state institutions, for example at the EU, where a supranational structure might seek to create a superstate out of the many members of the historic European community.

Islam threatens us in the way it does currently, not so much as a new superpower, but as a global jihad that seeks to destroy the West. The trend would be simply to infiltrate, destroy from within, rather than wage a battle of great superpower rivalry.

Interesting post, in any case.

Burkean Reflections

 
At 8:06 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

and were allowing this to happen my friend!..Good Lord!

 
At 10:52 AM, Blogger Joe Gringo said...

dd,

you say....."Trends are now toward strengthened central state institutions, for example at the EU, where a supranational structure might seek to create a superstate out of the many members of the historic European community."


Look at secular Europe, it is being over run by Islam at an alarming rate, secular Europe and the Christian hating west have used Islam as a wedge against Christianity, and becvause of this, Islam has gained "legitimacy" and time.

The left hates Christianity to such a degree that they’ve hitched their wagon to an ideology that could not possibly be more polar opposite from their own. And, they’re going to pay dearly for it. Their 'come to Jesus' moment is right around the corner.

I believe you when you say to infiltrate and destroy within.....when need to get to the evil mullahs, Bin Laden, Zawahiri, etc and we can succeed.
The world better wake up ASAP, or it get get very dark.

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger nanc said...

only as a by-product of the russian and/or china alliance - they have nothing to offer society, therefore no superpower abilities other than those formed through other entities.

oh, they'll be a thorn in the side of the world for a time, but they really are too barbaric and naive.

i'm looking at this from a strictly biblical perspective.

while they are gaining footholds throughout the planet, people are becoming wiser to them and that makes them nervous.

 
At 10:29 PM, Anonymous B.Poster said...

Who will be the super power of the 21st century? I don't think it will be Islam. They are only as powerful as they are today because of their alliances with Russia and China. They do make useful proxies for the Russians and the Chinese to use against the West. Joe is right when he points out that the anti-American and anti-Western left will regret the day they allied with Islamic extremists against Christians.

As far as who will be the super power of the 21st century, it is too early to tell. Right now the "big three" are Russia, China, and the United states. These three all have issues, however, the position of the US seems to be more precarious than the others.

My best educated guess is the dominant power of the 21st century will be Russia. Russia will be followed by China and India. The US faces threats on multiple fronts. It faces major threats from Russia, China, and from Islamic terrorists.

The US also has a huge national debt that is not easily fixed. Even if the US decided to balanced its current budget, Americans will still feel the pain of the prior profilgate spending in the coming years. These factors and others make it very unlikely that the US will remain a major power for much longer. In fact, it is questionable whether or not the US will survive at all.

 
At 9:23 AM, Anonymous ce said...

My guess is that once the huge oil revenues dry up in a few decades, the overall "strength" of the the Islamic revolution will fade-why? First, I think they people will soon see how bad thier own government have squandered all the oil $'s and with no social stuctures in a growing economy-roads, hospitals, health care etc.. there will be an unprecedented revolution in the Islamic world-look at it in Iran today!
Second, as the world will no longer "need" the oil from them-you will see a more "focused" and stronger response to this punks and cowards from the whole world-not just the U.S.
You can not hold down "the will of the people" and I think there is going to be MAJOR upheaval in that part of the world and many of these rulers will be overthrown by thier own people. And once we start attacking these countries, you will see a "NEW" leadership emerge in the Islamic world that is friendly to PEACE.
Lastly, if you believe in the Bible, no power can or will ever be able to defeat "God's" people, and after a prolonged fight that is coming-we WILL PREVAIL!

 

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