We are in the midst of a blitzkrieg of authoritarian overreach, of revelations of actual attempts to overthrow the election of 2016 and continued attempts to impeach President Trump, and of an attempt to destroy our economy, our privacy and our way of life. It can be overwhelming at times: so overwhelming that we forget to remember what led us to this point in history.
If we are to move forward, we must remember what strategies, ideologies, and political philosophies led us to the point to where we are today.
In 1971, soon-to-be National Security Advisor to the President of the United States, Zbignew Brzeznsky wrote the following in his book, Between Two Ages: The Technetronic Era:
“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.”
We live in a world where we navigate according to the laws and regulations of our nation, while others have been strategizing meta-system shifts for all of mankind.
Nothing happening today should surprise you: what should surprise you is that people are surprised.
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