In the vast desolate expanse of the Artic circle amid jagged mountain ranges of ice, the legend states that under the unexplored treacherous terrain of Greenland exists massive deposits oil that could hypothetically power the future of the information age for five centuries. Eric the Red must have remained a stout idiot savant in naming the massive island after his exile from Iceland with an ambiguous attempt to either deter settlers, coerce kingdom, or promote migration for an unknown ulterior motive. Whether the case the territory officially part of Denmark remains a hotbed of intrigue as foreign governments around the world are employing furtive methods to try to underhandedly pry the hidden gem of a natural resources bounty from the Danish and insuring a steady supply of gasoline and freedom from the servitude, militant politics and price gouging of the Middle east.
At the forefront of superpowers investing in securing the world’s largest island is the Chinese, as money through shell companies is pouring into Greenland’s capital Nuuk in providing critical funding for government projects designed to be tens of millions of dollars in the red even before the first shovel of tundra is moved as a result of unfettered bureaucracy. After Trump’s ardently messy plan of buying the island directly from Denmark ran into a diamond-reinforced wall with the pageantry of a self-driving vehicle explosion rebuke, the half-baked idea marinated and gained momentum, leading to the involvement of the China’s Communist party. Beijing’s strategy of unleashing unilateral diplomacy and economics in one of the most remote locations on the globe to fulfill a self-serving legacy, is simply an improvised and updated reactionary mechanism to divide and conquer hammered out during the dawn of civilization. While eons have passed, the human will to seize is still encoded in the lizard compartment of the brain, another testament to the myth of the noble savage, as there is nothing subtle about raw humanity.
What makes China’s dedicated attempt more fascinating to scheme the Danish out of potentially lucrative territory of which the majority is covered by thousands of feet of ice and glaciers, is that the lonely and frigid Artic wasteland lacks context, as the average individual has never encountered the nuances of whiteouts and language has yet to be customized to describe the novel reality. While Denmark’s billions of dollars in Nuuk is buried by cost overruns, the Chinese realized there was a rare a opening to put the government in a bind by playing the investment card and literally buying their way into an advantageous position of manipulating the already tenuous situation. The city’s downtown center is comprised of modern buildings and courtyards, each at twice the cost of market, and a dichotomy to surrounding icescape. The Danes only exacerbated the precarious nature of their conundrum by opting for the environmental movement tangent in officially declaring that prospecting for petroleum would be ceased by 2028 in claiming that the controversial directive will ensure the future of the territory’s fishing industry.
However covert and shady China’s tactics are in forcing the hand of Denmark’s government is justifiable in the sense that the leadership has politicized and encourage junk science in forcefully abandoning a potentially staggering 31.4 billion barrels of oil and other valuable natural resources for the sanctimonious and illogical environmental protection of what is construed by idealists as a “pristine” ecosystem. As the hypocrisy of the Green New Deal does not account for rogue entities such as China failing to adhere to paper-thin UN guidelines in playing by their own rules, once Greenland becomes completely submerged by financial woes, and self-induced political correctness inciting the the ancestors of the natives, the plausible transition to Beijing rule, abrupt and brutal will begin with a mass immigration of minority slave labor castes onto the ice as flesh and blood exploratory devices not permitted to fail.
While the current status of the territory is ceaselessly complex with the putrid financial status, inflation, politics, environmental stewardship, and the fate of the 56,000 residents to consider, the sleeping giant of a wealth of resources remains stiflingly chilly and ominous as if trapped in a perpetual Winter. Unfortunately, the leadership of Denmark is out of their depth and this quite apparent by the blatant mismanagement pertaining to Greenland the obliviousness to the tangible Chinese threat and other suitors bidding for the ultimate prize.