Say Goodbye to Globalization

Dr. Munr Kazmir
5 min readFeb 25, 2022

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is going to have unforeseen consequences.

UA NYC Protests Feb 24 MQ. (photo: Andriy Yatsykiv)

Since the horrors of the World Wars, war has been far removed from our daily lives. It is something that happens “over there”; even if our nation’s leaders and military play a part, most of us never really feel any direct impact.

Iraq, Afghanistan, the War on Terror; it isn’t as it acts of war are never perpetrated on U.S. soil, far from it. But for the most part, we have lived in relative freedom and safety. None of us are in our cars stuck trying to get out of a city under military siege. None of us are facing a crisis of violence and starvation like people in Afghanistan.

We have forgotten war.

We have forgotten what it means, what it requires.

Oh, we know about the tanks, the artillery, the heat-seeking ballistic missiles, the nuclear warheads and heavy ordinance. We suspect chemical, biological and energy weapons, too. But we have forgotten about the other wages of war.

The economic impacts, privations and disruptions.

Is isn’t callous to consider these consequences in the same breath with the death and devastation caused by war; economic devastation kills more people globally in war than outright warfare.