Is there a cadre, a cabal, a circle jerk of so-called world leaders conspiring to bring us down?
One might think that, by this point in our evolutionary journey, or at least by the power of observation of what has come before and learning from our mistakes, we as a species might be moving away from harboring a desire for world domination and war. But apparently not.
There will always be, as Bertrand Russell observed, official gentlemen, living luxurious lives, mostly stupid, and all without imagination or heart who cannot envision a world where their philosophies, their dreams of conquest do not hold sway, are not acted upon, and are wholly refuted by the masses.
Sadly, we must have some miles to travel yet. There seems to be little hurry to walk upright.