I think we are in the midst of WW3 or equivalent in whatever words you want to use. It may not be called that eventually, in the future, or maybe it will be called The Cyber Wars or The War of the Billionaires. It could have many names actually depending on one's perspective. But we are right in the midst of it, it is happening right before our eyes. And the outcome is not at all assured as of this moment in time. First, I think the global situation is very very complex. There are so many players and so many connections of so many different varieties that it must be really difficult to grasp all of it and I don't think it can be grasped by one person, it needs many persons and computers. I thought this was a good paper on the idea of networked control: The Network of Global Corporate Control, 2011, if there is any interest (the article has some math waaaaay over my head). Otherwise, I have just picked up my ideas from observation of the news and reading things. I think that essentially there are men and women of great wealth who like to control things. I also think there are corporate boards of directors who have an agenda. And I think there are financial institutions who may like to manuver things so they are favorable to them. Additionally, I think there are persons like politicians or celebrities or whoever likes to be in power or persons who crave great wealth who can easily be manipulated by persons or governments with a good profile of them. And of course there is the internet, the cyber aspect. There are huge disinformation farms, and there is little regulation or quick defenses. There is a culture of non-transparancy and step-wise incremental release of information. There is more of course affecting every aspect of human life. Second, I am American, and there is a very complex situation going on here at the same time with our leaders and with Russian interference in our election of 2016 and with disinformation and people believing fake conspiracy theories. We are in huge trouble without paper ballots since the voting machines are mostly owned by a Christian group with a really bad agenda and they are hackable those voting machines. Sigh. Third, there are complex situations happening in many countries, maybe most of them, maybe similar stuff that is happening here. My point is that it is all connected and that the bad persons involved at the very top levels are not doing things in the best interest of the welfare of you or I and this is a war we are in and we better wise up and rise up against this. Thank you for reading. Feel free to share your thoughts or post an appropriate emoji instead.