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Are We Witnessing the Start of a Global Revolution?
It seems as if the world is entering the beginnings of a new revolutionary era: the era of the ‘Global Political Awakening.’ While this ‘awakening’ is materializing in different regions, different nations and under different circumstances, it is being largely influenced by global conditions. The global domination by the major Western powers, principally the United States, over the past 65 years, and more broadly, centuries, is reaching a turning point. The people of the world are restless, resentful, and enraged. Change, it seems, is in the air. As the above quotes from Brzezinski indicate, this development on the world scene is the most radical and potentially dangerous threat to global power structures and empire. It is not a threat simply to the nations in which the protests arise or seek change, but perhaps to a greater degree, it is a threat to the imperial Western powers, international institutions, multinational corporations and banks that prop up, arm, support and profit from these oppressive regimes around the world. Thus, America and the West are faced with a monumental strategic challenge: what can be done to stem the Global Political Awakening? Zbigniew Brzezinski is one of the chief architects of American foreign policy, and arguably one of the intellectual pioneers of the system of globalization. Thus, his warnings about the 'Global Political Awakening' are directly in reference to its nature as a threat to the prevailing global hierarchy. As such, we must view the 'Awakening' as the greatest hope for humanity. Certainly, there will be mainy failures, problems, and regressions; but the 'Awakening' has begun, it is underway, and it cannot be so easily co-opted or controlled as many might assume.
The reflex action of the imperial powers is to further arm and support the oppressive regimes, as well as the potential to organize a destabilization through covert operations or open warfare (as is being done in Yemen). The alterantive is to undertake a strategy of "democratization" in which Western NGOs, aid agencies and civil society organizations establish strong contacts and relationships with the domestic civil society in these regions and nations. The objective of this strategy is to organize, fund and help direct the domestic civil society to produce a democratic system made in the image of the West, and thus maintain continuity in the international hierarchy. Essentially, the project of "democratization" implies creating the outward visible constructs of a democratic state (multi-party elections, active civil society, "independent" media, etc) and yet maintain continuity in subservience to the World Bank, IMF, multinational corporations and Western powers.
Originally posted by apodictic
A country would need a critical mass of people who have simply had enough, a country where the leadership has not changed in 20 or so years ( Egypt and Tunisia where practically "democratic dictatorships" and people are being ill treated, discriminated against etc. Humans can accept a lot and adapt, but not quickly.
I am sure that many of you here might feel that the US or your country is similar but the vast majority of people in the US and other countries are either happy, don't see things the way you do, or simply not interested as long as they have a place to stay and a job all is good to them.
TWO WORDS---TEA PARTY!!! Only sheep think they can fight corruption with peace talks. Peace talks are fine however if you have a real means for action to back you up--without that they laugh behind your backs
Originally posted by midicon
reply to post by DimensionalDetective
Don't you think that these type of riots and protests rarely lead to a desirable outcome.
Various groups use these type of events to pursue their own political agendas.
Not only that but it often gives the established regimes more power.
Isn't it sad that human beings can't sit together and plan a more effective course of action.
Action through non action would appear to me to be much more constructive.
By non action I mean of course, a carefully planned non participation in particular areas of society.
Originally posted by remyrange
reply to post by WraithXV
You've got problems if you really think it would be bliss. Mass Death, Rape, Torture, Starvation, Genocide. These are the things that would result if America started on that road.
Originally posted by SeenMyShare
reply to post by LifeInDeath
I'd like to see the list of people they called before I declared this to be a good cross section of America!