"Our America": Strategic Battleground for the Final Defeat of the Thalassocratic Hegemon

"Our America": Strategic Battleground for the Final Defeat of the Thalassocratic Hegemon

Text presented on the occasion of the First Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Multipolarity

As we know, the Soviet collapse allowed the US to rise to the status of world hyperpower. The fact that they occupied this position in isolation guaranteed the US hegemony in the world system, inaugurating what became known as the unipolar moment.

During this period, the US, as a tool of the transnational parasitic elites, put into practice in a virtually unimpeded manner the final arrangements for the consolidation of the New World Order and the establishment of the End of History, globalizing its own customs and culture to replace the traditional cultures of the world, enthroning New York as the heart of the international financial usurocracy and punishing recalcitrant polities with sanctions and wars, euphemistically called "humanitarian interventions" according to the politically correct lexicon of post-liberalism.

Fukuyama was wrong, however, and the American-centric West began to bog down on numerous battlefields, suffering geopolitical overstretch in its attempt to ensure Russia's disintegration, preventing it from regaining dominance of the Heartland and restoring its status as an Empire. Even with its stumbles, the US might have triumphed in this project, had it not been for the decision to launch the special military operation in Ukraine.

This decision initiated processes that, if confirmed by the Russian victory (and by parallel measures and decisions taken by Russia and allies in the fields of security, economic, logistical, cultural, etc.), will bury the unipolar moment and inaugurate a multipolar world order.

In thesis, an order of this type must reorganize itself according to the plurality of civilizations, each corresponding to a pole whose nucleus is the state of imperial structure able, by its power and dimensions, to coordinate its geopolitical space.

In this scenario, North America, home par excellence of Western civilization, would also have a place as a pole among others in a multipolar order, the rise of the other poles serving as geopolitical barriers for the US to regain its lost status.

From our Ibero-American stops, however, we note worrying movements and developments.

First of all, it is worth recalling the Monroe Doctrine emanating from the USA, through which the North American thalassocracy sought to expel Europeans from the American continent and interfere in relations between European and Ibero-American countries with the long-term aim of transforming the Caribbean into "Mare Nostrum" and projecting the spectre of its hegemony progressively until it reached the southern cone of the continent.

From the end of the 19th century until the second half of the 20th century, the US felt free to destabilize and overthrow governments, finance paramilitaries and drug cartels, erect dictatorships, and use its culture and religion as soft power to cultivate in our countries elites made docile by Americanophilia. During the Cold War, this took on great importance as the US sought to prevent the USSR from acquiring outposts in its "rear".

The end of the Cold War, however, allowed the US to spread its attention across the globe, its control over the Americas secured by the adherence of local neoliberal governments to the Washington Consensus. And then the wave of social democratic and left nationalist governments between the late 1990s and the beginning of the new millennium coincided with a geopolitical period in which the US was focused on the police-like imposition of its order in the Greater Middle East.

In this phase, the US did not cease to act in our continent, but relied mainly on hybrid techniques of engagement, such as lawfare, and soft power, while reserving its hardest blows for adversaries in other continents.

Since the start of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, however, the US appears to have stepped up its engagements on the continent.

These engagements involved numerous visits by SOUTHCOM Commander Laura Richardson, responsible for the military command of US forces in the South Atlantic, Anthony Blinken, Victoria Nuland and other key US government dignitaries to countries in our region.

There was also an intensification of military partnerships between our forces and US forces, as well as the US assuming a stance of tutelage of elections and their results in our continent (while simultaneously endorsing the overthrow of Pedro Castillo and entering Peru with troops).

Towards the end of the year 2022, the US released a new National Security Doctrine, in which the US places the entire continent as belonging to the priority sphere of national security of its country, including pointing out the environmental issue of our continent as the object of its tutelage.

What is perceived, therefore, is that while the US is breaking against the Eurasian wall and also losing influence in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, it is seeking to tighten its grip on our continent at all levels and using all sorts of justifications and gimmicks.

The purpose of this encirclement is for the US to present itself for the restructuring of the new multipolar order not only as a North American pole, but as an American as a whole. It turns out that, in a global perspective, beyond our own civilizational interest, free access to the immense Ibero-American resources, which include Venezuelan oil, Andean lithium, the Guaraní Aquifer and the Amazon, among others, will allow the US to postpone the resolution of the transition or even, at a later time, to gather enough strength to try to re-establish itself as a unipolar hegemon.

In this sense, it becomes vital for the very construction of multipolarity to break this siege and ensure the emergence of Our America as an autonomous geopolitical pole. This is no longer only relevant for us, but also for the emerging poles if they really want to bury the hegemonic pretensions of the US.

This noble goal will require our efforts and alliances with the counter-hegemonic powers of other civilizations.

Our America will then become the battlefield on which the Dragon's head will finally be cut off.