Neglect on the world stage: Is the Elephant Mask warning humanity?
In recent times, the world has been faced with several challenges ranging from natural disasters to pandemics and political unrest. However, the elephant mask appears to be warning humanity of an impending disaster, which could mean that the neglect on the world stage could lead to the copy of third-world patterns. Likewise, predictions about the end of humanity can be found everywhere, but when it comes from important people, it becomes more serious than we like. Lately, there have been warnings of the Third World War starting in 2022, and the implications of such a war are far-reaching.
Causes, Participants, and Predictions
The tension in the world today is causing the escalation of the situation where the geopolitical conflict between Russia and Ukraine, combined with the two-year Covid-19 pandemic, has resulted in dire predictions of a catastrophic war. During the current conflict, terrible words about nuclear war, something the world has not experienced in decades, have been heard more than once. President Biden of the United States of America believes that the sanctions that have been imposed are just an alternative to nuclear war.
However, there were two options to start a Third World War, one was to start a physical war with Russia, and the other was to make a country that acts against international law pay the price for what it did. President Putin expressed readiness to take the most decisive measures in case of a threat to the country’s security. Senior officials of the leading NATO countries allowed aggressive statements against Russia, while some condemned Russia’s statements. These statements have compounded the damage from the Covid-19 pandemic, which has hit the global economy hard. The Russian-Ukrainian conflict has intensified the slowdown of the global economy, which is entering what could be a prolonged period of weak growth and increased inflation.
The Ripple Effect on the World Economy
According to the latest World Bank report on global economic prospects, this increases the risk of stagflation with potentially harmful consequences for both middle-income and low-income countries. Global economic growth is expected to decline from 5.7% in 2021 to 2.9% in 2022 significantly lower than the 4.1% expected in January. It is expected to fluctuate at about this pace during 2023 to 24. As the conflict in Ukraine undermines activity, investment, and trade in the near-term, pent-up demand weakens, and fiscal and monetary policy easing ceases as a result of the damage caused by the pandemic and armed conflicts, the level of per capita income in developing countries this year will be almost five percent below its pre-pandemic trend.
What is happening in Ukraine?
The mix of quarantine, China disruptions in supply chains, and the risk of stagflation are holding back economic growth for many countries. For some countries, a recession will be difficult to avoid. The world is looking to the future, so it is urgent to stimulate production and avoid trade restrictions. Changes in fiscal, monetary, climate, and debt policies are needed to combat the irrational use of capital and inequality.
Elon Musk and the Foreboding of Impending Disaster
Twitter users claim that Elon Musk published an encrypted message on his social network account that includes a hint of the imminent beginning of the Third World War. The founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX published a strange tweet containing a large quote from Barbara Tuchman’s popular Western documentary book, “The Guns of August,” about the preparation for the First World War. Musk’s followers suspect that he encoded in his tweet a warning about an impending war or some other global cataclysm. According to Musk, the third world war could begin soon. He views the confrontation in the geopolitical arena as not an incentive to move forward but rather as a threat to the whole world. Nuclear weapons are a major problem, and the third world war may be accompanied by social movements against new technologies.
Undoubtedly, the events that have been taking place over the past few years gather probably to be considered a kind of foreboding of the impending Third World War. Advanced economies’ growth is projected to slow sharply from 5.1% in 2021 to 2.6% in 2022, which is 1.2 percentage points lower than January forecasts. Growth is expected to slow further to 2.2% in 2023, largely reflecting the further weakening of fiscal and monetary policy support provided during the pandemic. All these factors affect the approach of a global world conflict, which in the future will be called the Third World War, and it is essential to take necessary measures to avert it.