“Rules Based Order” Really Means “Ruler-Based Orders”

March 16th, 2023 - by MetallicMan.com

What Rules Based Order Really Means


The United Nations and the global architecture of international relations established after the Second World War are being substituted by Western ad hoc definition of rules. The so-called “rules-based order” is in reality rules defined by the US and its allies, which make others conform to their desired order.

A “Rules based order.”
It sounds so “Just” and “nice.”

Most people have never heard of the term “Rules Based Order” until the March 2021 meeting in Alaska between the United States and China. It was at that meeting where the United States demanded that China abide to American led, “Rules Based Order”, or suffer the consequences.

Well, up until that point in time, it was well understood that the world should follow the United Nations in global disputes. Every nation in the world would have their say at this one-world government body, and avoid conflicts, trade disputes and cultural errors.

The single outlier to this system has been the United States which has, since the 1970’s violated the UN charter at will. It has done so in the following manner;

  • If the UN agrees with American actions, then the USA will observe UN protocols.
  • If the UN disagrees with American actions, then America will ignore the UN.

This is known as “rubber stamping” in the United States. After a while it becomes the expected way of conducting business.

Rubber Stamp A person or organization that automatically approves or endorses a policy without assessing its merit; also, such an approval or endorsement. For example, The nominating committee is merely a rubber stamp; they approve anyone the chairman names, or The dean gave his rubber stamp to the recommendations of the tenure committee. This metaphoric term alludes to the rubber printing device used to imprint the same words over and over. [Early 1900s] — The Free Dictionary

Which has been increasingly the case over the last few decades, accumulating to the Donald Trump administration which pretty much said that the UN was worthless and America will do what it it feels like, and the UN be damned.

The brash harshness of this reality was codified in American policy and made public at the March 2021 Alaska summit. Where as a “Rules Based Order” was demanded of China.

A Rules Based Order States…

  • America makes the rules.
  • You will follow and obey American rules.
  • You will not listen to the United Nations.
  • If you fail to obey American demands, America reserves the right to obliterate you.

It sounds so harsh.
Well… that’s because it is.

But that’s EXACTLY what is going on, and thus it is no wonder why China, and Russia and the rest of the global community reacted so harshly to the fiasco that was the Alaska meeting.

A few weeks have passed, and people around the world are “getting their heads” around this situation. They have pretty much determined that the United States has decides to act on it’s own, and not follow the United Nations. This is known as “unilateralism“, and is very very dangerous. It is the thing that started World War I, World War II, and all genocides that has ever occurred in history.

Unilateralism According to Wikipedia
Unilateralism is any doctrine or agenda that supports one-sided action.   Such action may be in disregard for other parties, or as an expression of a commitment toward a direction which other parties may find disagreeable.   As a word, unilateralism is attested from 1926, specifically relating to unilateral disarmament.   The current, broader meaning emerges in 1964. It stands in contrast with multilateralism, the pursuit of foreign policy goals alongside allies.