As most long-time readers here are aware, I have no love lost for technetronic gurus like Zbgnw Brzznsk, people with vowelless names sputteringly aspirated in reference to their guru-like status in the technetronic community. But, every now and then even these cold-hearted practitioners of Realpolitik have occasional bouts and brushes with sanity, and in the spirit of giving credit where credit is due, consider the following article about some recent comments Mr. Grand Chessboard Himself made to German media outlet Deutsche Welle as reported on the provocative website "Hang the Bankers":
Now, by the time this blog appears(for remember, I pre-schedule most of them), the Congress may have decided for some sort of nonsensical punative strike against Syria, or it may not). But even the Great and Powerful Zbig seems to question the wisdom of the B.O. administration, whose foreign policy appears to be a bit of a mystery to the man:
“'Given the contemporary reality of what I have called in my writings ‘Global Political Awakening,’ a policy of force based primarily on Western and in some cases former colonial powers does not seem to me a very promising avenue to an eventual solution to the regional problem,' said Brzezinski, referring to the situation in Syria."
Now, given that Mr. Brzznsk is a lap-poodle for what may broadly be called the Rockefeller interest, and thus, a spokeman for that faction of the Anglosphere, this is a rather significant statement, for it's a message that wherever Mr. B.O.'s foreign policy is coming from, it's not coming from there.
And that's significant folks, because it means there is some serious breakdown and infighting going on, and that the old guard is losing its grip and influence.
Contrary to what readers here might imagine, I'm not entirely pleased with that. Whatever else the old guard was, it wasn't reckless. Cold, yes. Calculating, yes. Murderous, yes. But not insane, and not reckless. It's the addition of "insane" and "reckless" to the stew of "cold, calculating and murderous" that's the problem. When those ingredients are mixed, we're in Hitler territory.
But toward the end of this article Brzznsk makes a statement that is, in its own right, very revealing of the emerging mentality, precisely as the Old Guard is losing its grip over what Brzznsk is calling the Global Political Awakening:
“'[The] major world powers, new and old, also face a novel reality: while the lethality of their military might is greater than ever, their capacity to impose control over the politically awakened masses of the world is at a historic low. To put it bluntly: in earlier times, it was easier to control one million people than to physically kill one million people; today, it is infinitely easier to kill one million people than to control one million people,' said Brzezinski during a 2010 Council on Foreign Relations speech in Montreal.
"Despite attempts by both the Republican and Democratic leadership to gain support for a war in Syria, a new Reuters poll revealed that only 9 percent of Americans support military intervention in Syria. If the United States intervenes, it will be the least popular war in American history.
"The massive and growing evidence forced out by the alternative media, which points to a US backed chemical attack by Al Qaeda led rebel forces to be blamed on Assad, has only accelerated the inevitable downfall of the corporate press that is now only trusted by 23 percent of the public.'
Mr. Brzznsk is wrong, this is not merely a political awakening. It is a full scale cultural awakening, because the institutions of the old order, the media-government-finance-military-religion complex, are simply no longer trusted. And even if the powers that be were successful in imposing stringent internet controls such that only their favored memes were promoted, that mistrust would simply move away from CNN and Faux news to the internet, or, to be more accurate, the internet would simply join the list of mistrusted institutions and organs. This is going to quickly morph into a mistrust of the "academic" narrative as well, as the role of western universities in promoting elite sponsored memes and programs comes under increasing scrutiny, and the result will be the same: they will be revealed not as places for the promotion of independent thinking, and more a "meme-mills" promoting various disciplinary dogmas.
And Mr. Brzznsk is also wrong in another respect. It may be easier to kill one million people than to control them. But doing so will only dramatically increase the distrust and cynicism already abroad. What needs to be done - if the elites are to maintain their power and influence - is clear, and there's only one way to do it. They must reinvigorate confidence and trust in "the system," and in themselves. And there's only one way to do that. They must earn it, and that means being genuinely open to that "global political awakening."
So far, at least in the West, thanks to people like Mrs. Pelosi and the "let's vote on it in the middle of the night behind closed doors to find out what's in it" attitude she and so many in power exude, the prospects are not very promising.
See you on the flip side.