perhaps as usual, is in a state of crisis. Yet unlike previous crises, which were local in
nature, the fate of the globe itself is now at stake, not only humanity but all life on
Earth is threatened. And in this extremity no nation has yet arisen as a defender of
the Truth or spokesperson for the spiritual values of humanity.
The communist nations, after decades of floundering in confusion and corruption, have
recently faded with the collapse of their economic structures through perpetual
mismanagement. Only the ghost or shadow of communism lingers, while whatever idealism it
might have had has been traded in for personal gain.
The capitalistic nations strive to maintain their wealth and affluence by
exploiting the planet, selfishly consuming the future resources of humanity for their
present transient enjoyment. Between new technological wonders and a growing
disillusionment with material gains, they move at an uneasy pace.