Encapsulates my feelings exactly on this subject.
The next world war is inevitable because nobody believes it is possible. Just like World War One and Two. Both of them were impossible as well. The League of Nations outlawed all warfare in the late 1920's and predicted there would never again be a major conflict in the world, shortly before the beginning of the Great Depression. Globalism was huge before both wars, with major cross ownership of debt and resources by foreign investors. This contributed then, as now, to conflicting loyalties and vested interests encouraging war in order to protect their investments and profit from them.
Human beings grow so dense near the end of these cycles that they are incapable of changing anything. It is all biological fact for them like the tides of the oceans. The average man is only along for the ride and will perform on cue like a genetic automaton when the time comes for violence. Our era, appearing so remote from barbarism, is in fact closer to barbarism than any previous generation before it.
The torture porn called "entertainment" is suppressed bloodlust, due to emerge shortly as open warfare worldwide. It will soon be too late to avert it.
The West appears to have looked into the mirror at it's own reflection and decided at some point that madness would be a legitimate form of escape from the stress of civilization. Only a very civilized person would be stupid enough to conclude this.