Zbigniew Brzezinski, who forty years ago wrote of a highly controlled future society where the population would be subjugated by a technocratic elite, appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe yesterday to predict that middle class unrest caused by economic disenfranchisement would soon hit America.
“I don’t want to be a prophet of doom — and I don’t think we are approaching doom — but I think we’re going to slide into intensified social conflicts, social hostility, some forms of radicalism, there is just going to be a sense that this is not a just society,” Brzezinski said, adding that civil unrest would begin when the lower middle class becomes severely affected by the economic fallout and rising unemployment.
The former National Security Advisor predicted “really serious international turmoil” as a result of the United States, Europe and Japan, the three traditional pillars of global economic strength, struggling with deep financial crises.
CFR member Brzezinski’s so-called concern about “disparity” and a “fair society,” as the rich get richer and the middle class becomes poorer, is completely hypocritical given the fact that he wrote books four decades ago virtually advocating precisely that system, where a tiny elite ruthlessly control and dominate the rest of humanity.
However, this is certainly not the first time that Brzezinski has expressed concerns that a growing rage caused by economic and social disenfranchisement could threaten the existing power structure.
During a Council on Foreign Relations speech in Montreal last year, Brzezinski, a regular attendee of the elitist Bilderberg Group meeting, warned of a “global political awakening,” mainly comprising of younger people in developing states, that threatened to topple the existing international order.
“For the first time in human history almost all of humanity is politically activated, politically conscious and politically interactive… The resulting global political activism is generating a surge in the quest for personal dignity, cultural respect and economic opportunity in a world painfully scarred by memories of centuries-long alien colonial or imperial domination,” Brzezinski told fellow elitists.
Since such a movement only represents a threat to the power monopoly of the privileged circles in which Brzezinski moves, one can only conclude that he was decrying this development. As one of the of the chief architects of the “existing global hierarchy” to which he also made reference in the speech, Brzezinski himself is under direct threat, as is the continuing ability of the global elite in general to control world affairs, a point he again touched upon in the MSNBC interview.
“Mankind is now politically awakened and stirring,” said Brzezinski during last year’s speech, adding that this in combination with a fractured elite “makes it a much more difficult context for any major power, including currently the leading world power, the United States.”
Since Brzezinski is a proponent of a highly controlled society run by technocrats, the prospect of an angry middle class rising up to challenge the target of their rage is not something to be welcomed in the eyes of the elite.
In his 1970 book Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, Brzezinski wrote the following.
“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.”
Does this sound like a man who would express sympathy for an economically deprived underclass, as Brzezinski feigns during the MSNBC interview, or is this a man petrified that the new world order he helped build is becoming more vulnerable to collapse even as it tightens the screws on an increasingly aware, angry and desperate population?