Zbigniew Brzezinski is an insider, advisor and spokesman for the world's elites and their intellectual innner-circles. For more than two years, he has been expounding among other things, a rather unwelcome view that an external global hegemony or uni-polar world is increasingly impossible today because real time information sharing (especially, the Internet) has enabled common people (read, the middle class) to become aware of the duplicity of the ONE entity that had the potential to become this "benevolent hegemon" - the United States. His view has been more or less confirmed since the outbreak of Wikileaks and the internal uprisings of 2011 in the Middle East.
The US, in his very weighty words, has lost its moral legitimacy for world domination and leadership because people around the world are able - like never before in history - to discern the true intentions behind the words from Washington DC. This is despite the heavy duty smoke & mirrors 'reportage' employed by the elite-controlled mainstream media.
This development may have prompted the hurried creation of the United Nations' Responsibility-to-Protect (R2P) concept. This move too has backfired in recent conflicts (because of the non-cooperation of Russia and China), leaving the "responsibility" to interve to another illegitimate geo-political actor, NATO.
I am sure the world's ruling class did not sit back after the shocking realisation that their "subjects" (the middle class) - the ones that gave them the legitimacy to rule via the ballot box - now see through the lies, deception, manipulation, hypocrisy, and conflicting interests of the ruling class.
This hugely significant 'Legitimacy Deficit' between the Rulers and the Ruled threatens to break the dialectic relationship that is absolutely vital to an orderly world. THERE CAN BE NO RULING CLASS IF THERE ISN'T A WILLING CLASS OF SUBJECTS! The circumstance of there being no rulers or overlords is called the State of Anarchy!
A nation's "subject" is one who is willing to "subject" himself to another provided their interests are concurrent or parallel (not necessarily the exactly same) -- but voluntary submission would DEFINITELY NOT be possible if the interests are contradictory! And that is what the middle class is coming to realise: The ruling class' interests are in fact CONTRARY to their interests.
The timing of this realisation by Zbigniew Brzezinski is significant. It was in the aftermath of the 2008 Financial/Economic Crisis that the public got to see the nakedly self-serving manner in which the elites' interests were contrary to theirs. A crisis that was obviously facilitated by the ruling class and precipitated by their crony oligarchs, ended up hurting the middle class and ACTUALLY BENEFITTING the oligarchs and rulers!!!
I think he made his concern clear, in privately, to the global ruling class before he came out and said publicly that the "global political awakening threatens the world order" two years ago. Around 2008, there was a profound shift in the concept of "national security". THE GUN SIGHTS OF VARIOUS "NATIONAL SECURITY FORCES" WERE BEGINNING TO TURN INWARD!
Even India - under the UPA government, and largely (as far as I can deduce) under the direction of P. Chidambaram and Manmohan Singh - began to REDEFINE the potential theatre of conflict. It was no longer Kashmir or northeast India or even the southern coast of Tamilnadu. FOR INDIA'S RULERS, THE NEW THEATRE OF CONFLICT WAS INSIDE INDIA ITSELF!!!
The Mumbai attack, as well as the sudden and massive escalation of the class war being fought over nearly one-third of the area of the country under the umbrella rubric, "Maoist insurgency" occured during this period. And officials of India's Home Ministry even identified the nation's young people as a potentially significant security "challenge"!
Yes, I think the elites are circling their wagons, so to speak.
Watch this very informative video to know Zbigniew Brzezinski better. (The details of sources for the report are here.)
Also see this document which was apparently circulated during the recently concluded global elite-fest called the World Economic Forum at Davos. It is titled: "Vulnerability Of The Elites"
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