“I just received the following note from one of our Inner Circle members. Below the note is my response.”
The biggest political challenge of the 21st century will not be terrorism. It will be borders.
Interesting piece. It may not become an „integral“ world in the wilberian sense, but it definitely is becoming one. Walking through the old touristy part of my town, I watch the many Chinese, Indian, Arab tourists who stroll through the sites holding their smartphones in front of them, dressed fashionably – obviously better off people from elsewhere. I chat with young refugee girls from Eritrea that are housed in our municipality. They know how to look flashy in a western sense and they know how to handle a smart phone. An African friend of mine from Togo lives in Lomé and works there as the Representative of the Swiss Red Cross. He was over here for consultations. His wife is a trader and wanted him to go and see third hand cars that can be exported to Togo. I accompanied him to parts of my city, I have never been where Arabs deal with old cars not suitable for our roads. My friend noted on the growing numbers of Africans (often with white girl friends) around these places looking for deals. Neighbours of mine let out their flat to a Malaysian family for year of which the mother got a grant at the university hospital. They themselves are semi-retired and working in Timor on some project. etc., etc. You can all add on your own stories from your part of the planet.
I’ve been giving a lot of thought to integral lately and I plan to update you soon on my thoughts.