Zbignew Brzezinski is a Democrat who served as America’s 10th National Security Advisor from A.D. 1977 through A.D. 1981 under the Jimmy Carter administration.
It strikes me as unusual, odd, even disturbing that Brzezinski became our National Security Advisor in A.D. 1977 since he’d already published his book Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era in A.D. 1970. Why? Because in that book, he predicted and apparently advocated the control of populations by an elite political class via technetronic manipulation.
According to Brzezinski,
“The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.”
“In the technetronic society the trend would seem to be towards the aggregation of the individual support of millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within the reach of magnetic and attractive personalities exploiting the latest communications techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason.”
My first reaction is, What the hell was Jimmy Carter thinking when he appointed an “elitist” and New World Order advocate to be National Security Advisor?
My second reaction is that Brzezinski was remarkably prescient to observe, all the way back in A.D. 1970, that the “technetronic era” would result in a society that would be “more controlled” and “dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values” (such as their religious faith, gold and silver-based currency, national borders and the Constitution). Brzezinski clearly anticipated and advocated our current, growing police state.
But, despite his prescience, Brzezinski was also mistaken in assuming that the “technetronic era” would automatically expand the “elite’s” powers. He didn’t anticipate the internet. In fact, on balance, the internet and the “technetronic era” have expanded to powers of the “millions of uncoordinated citizens” moreso than the powers of the elite and thereby threatened the very idea of Global Government.
• I’m not sure when Brzezinski realized his oversight concerning the internet. But at the A.D. 2010 Council on Foreign Relations meeting in Montreal, he warned fellow globalists that a “global political awakening,” in combination with infighting amongst the elite, was threatening to derail the move towards a one world government.
That “global political awakening” was certainly spawned by the internet. But even the “infighting amongst the elite” may have been encouraged by the internet.
The internet provides a multitude of “sides” to a particular idea or event. Average people and even elitists are beginning to recognize that there are multiple “sides” to questions and issues. We’re all beginning to choose the specific “side” that best represents our particular interests rather than simply following whichever monolithic “side” that’s promoted by our government or mainstream media.
Rather than moving towards a world where we all think and believe the same thing, we’re moving towards a world where each of us may individually embrace ideas that most others regard as weird or bizarre. Individuality is increasing. Conformity and organization are decreasing. The result is a fragmentation and disintegration of former power structures. The world becomes increasingly unstable. Witness the Arab Spring of A.D. 2011 and the current Middle East turmoil. Witness the Tea Party in the US and the Republican Party’s fall from Dominance in A.D. 2005 to marginality today. The world is growing less stable.
• More recently, Brzezinski spoke at Poland and again warned fellow elitists that a worldwide “resistance” movement to “external control” driven by “populist activism” is threatening to derail the New World Order.
More, Brzezinski declared that world domination by the United States was no longer possible because of an accelerating social change driven by “instant mass communications such as radio, television and the Internet,” which have been cumulatively stimulating “a universal awakening of mass political consciousness.”
We live in a world where ignorance seems so predominant that a “universal awakening of mass political consciousness” is hard to believe. Nevertheless, Brzezinski may be right. No matter how ignorant Americus Boobicanus may be in A.D. 2012, there is a growing minority of ordinary people who—thanks to the internet—have become geniuses as compared to the knowledge they possessed just twenty years ago.
I’m inclined to think that the number of knowledgeable people is still depressingly small. Brzezinski thinks their numbers are dangerously large—and growing. I hope Brzezinski is right. I’m therefore beginning to reassess by own pessimism.
Brzezinski continued, saying the “rise in worldwide populist activism is proving inimical to external domination of the kind that prevailed in the age of colonialism and imperialism.”
Brzezinski wants global domination but complains that the increasingly knowledgeable people of third world nations are no longer subject to the previous “external domination” of Great Britain and the United States. More, he implies that these increasingly knowledgeable people will not be easily subjected to future domination by the proposed New World Order.
Thanks to the internet, the natives really are growing restless. Access to the truth is slowly setting them free.
Brzezinski is worried. Some of the technology of the “technetronic era” is working against—rather than for—the New World Order.
Brzezinski concluded his Poland speech saying that,
“Persistent and highly-motivated populist resistance of politically awakened and historically resentful peoples to external control has proven to be increasingly difficult to suppress.”
What an extraordinary sentence! I guarantee that Brzezinski chooses his words with enormous care. Almost every word or phrase Brzezinski used in his last sentence is highly-charged with explosive political implications:
“increasingly difficult to suppress”
I could probably write another paragraph (perhaps a page) on each of those terms, but I won’t. I’ll only say that judging from Brzezinski’s last sentence, he’s become pessimistic concerning the prospects for Global Governance and a New World Order.
Conversely, I have become a bit more optimistic concerning the prospects for national independence and individual liberty.
Judging from Brzezinski’s lament, we’re beating the bastards. Or, if we’re not beating them, we’re at least giving them a run for their money.
You and I may be afraid of the growing police state. But Brzezinski clearly implies that the police state is also afraid of our growing political consciousness and “resentful” resistance to “control”.