Great read, thank you! The transition you describe seems to be the most logical and fruitful one, but as neither ‘logical’ nor ‘fruitful’ interests dictate the people in power it seems to me still a bit off on a global scale. As you say, some places might move in this direction while others lag behind and try to maintain imperialism, dragging the rest of the world in the mud while they do. I certainly hope this transition happens sooner rather than too late, though.
As a 28-year-old living in Sweden I have limited first hand experience of US affairs but love to pretend I do when chatting with my American friends, which spurred this Medium article that might interest you if you get a moment. A comment from your side on the thoughts presented would be highly valued as I have come to greatly admire your writing joining Medium earlier this year!