The Axis of Chaos

Can order exist without chaos?

Shankar Narayan

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Once upon a time there where three robbers in the world (Licensed Image)

In a world plagued by shadows and fear, there lurked three notorious robbers, each more feared than the last. The first, a diminutive brute draped in darkness, struck terror with his mere presence. His strength was unmatched, he told his neighbors. His heart devoid of mercy, he proved it every second he lived. The second, a sly and cunning figure, his grin as deceitful as the substance and menace he exported, left a trail of chaos and despair. The third, secretive and psychotic, was a whisper in the night, his actions leaving his neighbors in a never ending state of alarm and confusion. Together, they formed an ugly alliance, a scourge upon society, their names synonymous with dread and unease.

When you trample on freedom and curb the avenues of expression, you inevitably infringe on the human instinct to innovate. A tiger that has lived in a cage all its life is no tiger at all. It is an animal that looks like a tiger but is devoid of all the characteristics that allow it to thrive in the jungle.

Hope dies under a dictator.

The sister of a Russian soldier, who perished in Ukraine after being forcefully conscripted against his and his family’s wishes, will struggle to harness her mental strength, burdened by the absence of hope from the outset.

Can you recall any groundbreaking innovation emerging from the maze of a dictator’s rule, or a world-altering company thriving under such a regime? Consider attempting to compile a list of companies entirely independent of intellectual property originating from the Western world. What about the COVID vaccines formulated under the auspices of the world’s foremost authoritarian governments?

Did the purportedly rapid efficiency and swift decision-making of authoritarian regimes aid in discovering a cure for COVID-19, a pandemic of a century’s scale? It was observed that African nations predominantly sought vaccines crafted by Western countries, rather than those produced under dictatorial regimes. The only notable success for these authoritarian governments during the COVID crisis appeared to be their capacity…

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Shankar Narayan

Lov stats and hate status-quo. Forecasted all the states Biden won in 2020. Correctly forecasted the twin Georgia elections in 2021, House and Senate in 2022.