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To be, or not to be, that is the question

Goodbye to 2019 and welcome 2020.


I am greeting you with the spirit of Christmas and with the spirit of the New Year.
Shakespeare asked, “To be or not to be?” and I am asking, “To be relevant or irrelevant?”
In the first quarter of the 21st century, in a world divided by politics, religion, and with national interests more popular than ever, we need to look carefully at both of these questions.
In the last decade of the 20th century, there have been two major phenomena that have restructured global politics. The first was the end of the cold war and the second was 9/11, the sabotage of the world trade center in New York, when it was subsequently predicted that the world is not going to be the same as before.

Following these major occurrences was the collapse of the international Stock Exchange in 2008, together; these three factors have resulted in a re-shaping of global economic interests and have re-defined the map of world order. Additionally, all this happened to coincide with the launch of the Internet and information technology that characterizes the 21st century, bringing with it yet another phenomenon, that is the crypto currencies, a new monetary policy for the near future. It remains to be seen whether this new system of exchange will become of common use on a global scale.
As it is now, a small handful of developed nations are dividing the world into three categories.
The first category is, who will run the world.
The second category is, which are the relevant nations who will be used as buffer zone nations and needed for the welfare of the developed nations.
The third category defines who are the irrelevant nations.

The world population is over 7 billion and soon some nations may be labeled as irrelevant, meaning a large number of people in those nations are going to be left out.
If the governments of these so called irrelevant nations (the nations just about to be singled out as irrelevant) do not take the necessary steps quickly, they will be in the category of an irrelevant nation.
The world economy as well as world politics, usually plan for the next 100 years. Since we are in the first quarter of the 21st century, we only have 75 years left and soon the developed nations will announce the relevant as well as irrelevant nations.
The developed nations will not list the relevant and irrelevant nations publicly, nor will they announce them in the international arena; the developed nations will list them, with their political agendas as well as with their way of doing business and categorize the irrelevant nations with the help of the relevant nations.
Now if you are categorized as a relevant nation, you are needed to be a buffer zone nation and your welfare is important for the developed nations. Your nation’s geography can be your advantage or it can be your disadvantage. No matter where your nation is located, if you know how to play the game according to the rules in the international arena, you will be welcomed in to the relevant nations group. 

The irony is, if your nation is counted into the irrelevant nations group, it is sad to say that once you are labeled as an irrelevant nation, regardless of your national resources and your land, your nation’s resources as well as the population will not be needed.

What I am saying is, it might appear harsh, but it is the truth and a hard fact and you will not hear this from anyone or from anywhere. In other words, you need to start enquiring and find it out for yourselves.
You will find that your national resources will not be your salvation anymore, because you will not have the technology to refine those resources or even to be able to sell them on the international market.
The world economy starts with industry 4.0. There are numerous new energy resources being developed and renewable materials are being discovered, even food sources are changing.

The world is looking for natural resources to counteract the fast growing climate change. Relevant nations are choosing to be a part of this movement so that they can gain from the benefits of selling their naturalresources to other nations and be a part of a better world.

Therefore some unused resources will remain obsolete and will not be taken, even though they would be needed; like this it won’t be valuable enough for a country choosing the negative option to sustain their national economy.So now the question is clear; which side does a country want to take; the side of the relevant nations, or sadly and unintentionally, the side of the irrelevant nations group?
In other words; “To be needed or not to be needed!”
Those countries will have to make their choice very soon before it’s too late and should take radical steps so as to have the chance to be in the relevant nations group, then for them, the rest will be history.
I am sure that there are many governments that would want their nation to be in the relevant nations group, but the leaders of those countries need to take certain steps in order to move forward, or else it will be too late to turn the table around.
By the way, do not forget about your country`s history and its stories, because others cannot know your history or your stories better than you.   So, start writing your stories and your history.

With that in mind, once again I would like to leave you with the spirit of Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year.

Until the next article in 2020 stay safe and god bless you all. Reach the author via: robinsaban@hotmail.com, +43-699-172-76-649 or  www.robinsaban.com                                                                              

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