I've come to the conclusion that the situation has become so ugly that politicians have lost control. Examples:
If the US strikes Iran, all hell breaks loose.
If it doesn't, Iran might get nuclear arms, and then we go from there.
DPRK has nukes, US fears attacking it, sending every other rogue nation the message that having nukes is good!
China and Russia need Iran intact for oil.
Muslims in Europe and North America are raging fanatics, but then so is the Christian Right in the US and banning the veil in France is not the way to solve the problem, unless France is looking for a fight.
US determination against Iran is only fuelling Iranian nationalism and determination. Iranian determination is fuelling US nationalism and determination and the far right.
French suppression of the veil is fuelling more Islamic fanaticism. Islamic fanaticism is fuelling anti-islam. Anti-Islam fuels more anti-Europe and US and West in general.
Non-Americans are reacting emotionally rather than rationally towards the US. The US condescendingly brushes the emotionalism aside rather than acknowledge it, which only fuels more emotion, which only fuels more condescention as the wheel keeps spinning!
So where do we go from here? I get the impression that politicians on all sides have lost control, and so now unless the situatoin can be diffused at the grassrots, I think we're heading for a major clash of civilisations. Question is, what can we do outside the political sphere to diffuse this situation, to educate the people.
Honestly, it's gotten so ugly I'm not even sure if it's worth voting anymore seeing just how powerless politicians have become anyway. And I feel powerless in a way seeing that the brightest option I can come up with outside the bacruptcy of political solutions is having penfriends in "enemy countries" and studying heir culture. That's the best I can do as far a bright and innovative ideas of the sort go.
So what do we do?
Just speed up the inevitable anyway and let the nukes fly?
What do we do?