The four horsemen of the apocalypse – opinion

We are nearing the death of the old geopolitical system and of the world order that has kept repeating itself from the medieval ages.

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, an 1887 painting by Viktor Vasnetsov. From left to right are Death, Famine, War, and Conquest; the Lamb is at the top. (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Death and a new global order

Ukraine just seems to be the first chapter of the death of the old world order. Russia seems confident it will bring the West to its knees by making oil more expensive in a hot summer where heatwaves will make it impossible to keep air conditioning off. If that isn’t enough, it will by pushing Africa to act on its behalf by creating hunger. After all, if the democracies can’t check inflation and enforce border security, governments in southern Europe will collapse.

Russia is not short of political allies it has developed in European countries, who may return to power on the platform of illegal migration, unchecked price rises, security and unemployment.

“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and hell followed with him.”  While we may be prepared for death, what we now need to understand is how we deal with the hell that follows.

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