And it's just gotten started
We live in interesting times. As the saying goes, it's a curse. In the 21st century, the post-war order is breaking down, America has lost its goddam mind, and we're sailing into climate change like a bat into hell. God knows we need a change, but that god is Shiva The Destroyer. This century is going to be super fucked.
The Post World War II Disorder
What we call a post-war order is actually the shrapnel of World War II, loosely duct-taped together. Now that's all coming apart.
The first thing to understand is that World War II didn't end in 1945, it just ended for white people. After crossing dicks in Berlin, the US and USSR continued fighting each other for another 45 years. The Cold War was plenty hot for us in the global majority. Millions were killed and countless countries destabilized and couped. They only call it cold because that's white people's hearts. When the USSR peacefully imploded in the 1990s it at least seemed over, that there was a final victor, but nope.
The United States was like a dog that caught a car. They had no idea what they were doing with their lone superpower status and just became even worse bullies. America spent trillions murdering Muslims for 20 years, and have now eagerly restarted the Cold War with China. They're even using propaganda and travel bans to attack Chinese vaccines, something they didn't even do in Cold War I. This is already getting millions killed in the global majority, again. Cold War II is already a hot mess.
America Is Going Fascist
At the same time, the United States is going full fascist and collapsing from within. I've gone into it in detail, but America is looking like pre-Nazi Germany, showing all the signs of rising totalitarianism with even less resistance. Americans really think their institutions are going to save them while its institutions are literally on fire. The fact is that America was a white supremacist totalitarian state for most of its existence and is rapidly returning to form. That's what Make America Great Again means.
Even more ineptly than Weimar Germany's Social Democrats, America's antisocial Democrats have filibustered themselves into irrelevance. Meanwhile the fully racist/fascist Republican Party is organized down to the mob and militia level. "The best lack all conviction, while the worst, Are full of passionate intensity," and Americans aren't sending their best. As you can learn from the Weimar Republic, this is fertile ground for fascism, just waiting for a few financial crashes to turn it into a landslide. And those shocks are surely coming.
Unlike the implosion of the USSR, which was democratic and peaceful, America's democratic institutions seem weaker and the place is far more inclined towards violence. As much as the evil empire deserves to go down, it will of course fall down on the poor and vulnerable within and cast god knows what global damage. When a superpower goes supernova, the shrapnel hits us all.
After centuries of fucking around, the west is about to find out. The unchecked greed of colonialism has just morphed into capitalism and now completely exhausted the Earth. It's important to understand that this is one trend, stock markets were founded in the 1600s to profit from the exploitation of the global majority and this is what multinationals are doing today. Only this time it's not just brown and black bodies and land, they're taking the whole Earth and ending life as we know it. Ask anyone oppressed under the first IPO, the VoC; the stock market going up is a ticker of doom.