The “free world” is a troublesome slogan, as basic freedoms have become a radical concept in the year 2022. The western ruling class, which used to defend the idea of unalienable rights, has decided that such a term carries too many troublesome connotations regarding the unalienable rights of you, the members of the pleb class. So it’s time for a rebrand, and the deployment of some new rhetoric to protect the elites sitting atop the global hierarchy.
Now it’s “rules based order” whatever that means. But it’s peppering their vocabulary all over …pic.twitter.com/nsN7DL4G2S
— Gillian McKeith (@GillianMcKeith) July 5, 2022
In demonstrating their supposed moral superiority, our ruling class is now coalescing behind what they refer to as the “rules-based” world order.
🇪🇺 & 🇳🇿 are like-minded partners standing up for democracy & rules-based world order.
Welcomed NZ aid to 🇺🇦 & strong position against Russian aggression.
Need to further strengthen cooperation on climate & trade. pic.twitter.com/rw2GYd8YYT
— Roberta Metsola (@EP_President) June 30, 2022
This “rules-based world order,” a bumper sticker slogan that has united the rulers of the Anglosphere, EU and NATO powers against their foreign and domestic enemies, is easy to define, once you understand what they mean by the word “rules.”
This barb is being deployed repeatedly at the Russian government (and the Chinese government in reference to trade policy), in condemning its invasion of Ukraine as violating the modern construction that is the liberal international order, or the illusion of “Pax Americana,” or better yet, the “rules” of territorial sovereignty established after World War II.
“The resistance of Ukraine has brought democratic nations closer together which have a shared commitment to rules-based, international order, whether they be members of NATO, or non-members such as Australia.” — @AlboMP
— Australia House (@AusHouseLondon) July 1, 2022
Of course, these rules are necessarily malleable, as our rulers have spent the last decades justifying their routine invasions of foreign nations under the banner of democracy, freedom, and the like.