The world has a better-than-zero sum game and a worse-than-zero sum game.
The better-than-zero sum game is climate technology. Whenever anyone invents something that displaces fossil fuels at half the price or an agricultural method that sequesters carbon better than Amish farmers have been doing for centuries, the world wins.
The worse-than-zero sum game is war. That’s the game that the fabulously wealthy are playing against everybody else. It’s a monumentally stupid strategy in the long run.
Every reputedly “democratic” government is a compromise between the oligarchs and the people in general. If we the people wanted a genuinely democratic government we’d simply look for actually successful role models and then establish it ourselves. Instead we get stupid “loophole” governments, or too often we get generals taking over their governments with soldiers dumb enough to betray their own people.