The world is becoming smaller and smaller on an everyday basis. And the 21st century is bringing about an ever-increasing number of weird things even beyond the full-scale war right in the middle of our good old Europe, among them the triviality of sex alterations; the radical reconsideration of all human values and achievements; shootings of unsuspecting pedestrians in broad daylight; comprehensive digitalization of our lives; the urge to take trips up to space and down to ocean depths; the vigorous advent of artificial intelligence; the almost irreversible renewal of the arms race; accelerated proliferation of artificial reproductive ways and means; compression of information into gradually lessening alphanumeric containers; growth of genetically modified food production, and more.
To complete the list, a genuinely truthful and reliable political analysis is, based on factual happenings and produced by the best minds of today’s world, being overwhelmingly substituted by sheer guesswork by the selfsame polit-analytical celebs, including in our own little Sakartvelo. The impression is that nobody actually knows anything about the current developments in the world. We are all sucked into an insurmountable electronic informational avalanche, able to make only affordable guesses, be we the reading rank-and-file, or the preposterously self-confident producers of polit-analyses. After all, both the sellers and the buyers of political commentary use the same exact news sources to keep themselves in the swim of worldwide matters. None of them have access to what is really taking place because the information that is only in the hands of powers that be is not available to us the regular public.
Take, for instance, the recent short-lived coup d’état in Russia. There are as many ‘expert’ comments on the weird rebellion as there are volunteers to make those comments, sometimes very unlikely and, often, awfully removed from what we still call the truth. As a matter of fact, one will never know the reliable veracity about facts like this unless one is sitting snugly right under Putin’s desk in the Kremlin, stealthily listening to what those upcoming premediated surreptitious steps of his government are set to surprise the world with, or, for that matter, unless one is riding in the notorious military chieftain Prigozhin’s heavily armored truck’s backseat, eavesdropping on his discourse with his faithful action-movie-star-like lieutenants.
All this practically means that most of us are deeply sunk in darkness, eagerly awaiting concrete developments so as to finally understand what means what and what to expect from whom. On top of that, an overall universal tiredness is felt: tiredness from the grinding and re-grinding of the same facts; tiredness from doubting the genuineness of the information fed to us on an hourly basis; tiredness from the unthoughtful accidental comments coming from even the most serious of political story-tellers; tiredness from expecting the finale of major events, especially the war in Ukraine; and, lastly, tiredness of our own incapability to discern between authentic political analysis and trivial guesswork.
The global ideological arena, openly and arrogantly, but not very truthfully dominated by the international mass-media, is literally infested with thousands of presumptuous remarks, statements and observations by all sorts of professional journalists, amateur bloggers and experienced political analysts about the failed coup d’état in Russia and its pivotal figure, businessman-turned-into-warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin and his trained military bunch, who momentarily evaporated from the battlefields of Ukraine to find themselves somewhere in close vicinity to Moscow. What is this, the Shakespearian ‘much ado about nothing’? Or the folkloric ‘time will tell’? The thing is that we simply don’t know. Nobody does, even those who think they do. I have never seen the world and its regular describers at such a huge loss as this. What does it mean, then? Could this be the expectant mother-nature ready to give birth to something totally different from what we have always known as ‘our civilization’? Possibly!