After 30 years of the supposed triumph of capitalism over socialism, western capitalism lurches deeper into the quicksand. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by many countries of the global south and the Arab world. In general on both continents, countries have refused to support Mordor sanctions against Russia. Many countries are standing in line to join BRICS. It is only the cowardly, myopic European rulers who are still obedient to a power that made them vassals for 80 years.