After being at the center of the economic war between China and the US for over three years, 5G has stagnated in its deployment. And while productive applications and its immense potential languish among the pipe dreams, military and social control uses become more sophisticated and monopolize the investments of a capitalism focused on war.
There is no doubt by now that August is going to be a critical month in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. But there is no room for optimism. In this sinister game there is no government or ruling class betting on anything other than war. The future of Europe left at the hands of its ruling classes is that of a gigantic battlefield.
In the U.S. and Great Britain the fracture between workers' incomes and the corporate petty bourgeoisie is widening dramatically. Food banks are becoming part of everyday life among sectors of workers traditionally considered "safe".
The new escalation between China and the US on Taiwan, triggered by Pelosi's visit, has raised the stakes on the road to war. An increasing number of elements are coming together to cast the Middle East and Europe as scenarios for future conflicts on a much larger scale than the one we are seeing in Ukraine.