We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Henry Kissinger: Balkanized Syria Best Possible Outcome

Click here to access article by Jurriaan Maessen from his blog ExplosiveReports

I think we should, in a certain sense, be grateful for people like Henry Kissinger who articulates so well the methods and designs of the New World Order, the favorite "wet dream" of globalized capitalists. It is essentially a method that uses a variety of forms of terrorism to break down a society into chaos in which competing groups are killing each other. Such societies then become vulnerable prey to the vultures of neoliberal capitalism. We have witnessed, and are now witnessing, the results of their attempts to bring their fantasy into reality. This method is referred to by several names--the "Salvador Option" (see this, this, and this) and "Somaliazation". 
Kissinger has commented previously on the desirability of breaking up dissenting nations into smaller fragments, after which the emerging chaos may facilitate their introduction into a global order. This, in essence, is the rule of divide and conquer. These recent comments by Kissinger are in step with previous statements in which he promulgates the idea that social upheaval and mass civil unrest are to be used as a means of merging nations (including, by the way, the United States) into an “international system”.