Commentary on Between Two Ages by Zbigniew Brzezinski
(From Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, 1971, Viking Press, New York)
Continuing on the subject of weather warfare, Brzezinski quotes geophysicist Gordon J. F. MacDonald who says that warfare “techniques of weather modification could be employed to produce prolonged periods of drought or storm…” (fn., p. 57).
Brzezinski writes about how it may be tempting for governments to employ electronic pulsing to affect the human mind. He says that MacDonald has written that:
“accurately timed, artificially excited electronic strokes ‘could lead to a pattern of oscillations that produce relatively high power levels over certain regions …. one could develop a system that would seriously impair the brain performance of very large populations…’ “(p. 57)
One section is called “Toward a Planetary Consciousness”. He says “a global human conscience” is “beginning to manifest itself” (p. 58).
This global sort of semi-conscious half-awareness is combined with an incredible lack of empathy for others who are suffering when their governments say it’s okay for those particular people to suffer. This propaganda-induced consciousness is definitely something that has been trained in to them via television and other communications technologies. And it certainly is spread around through fat pay cheques to thousands of NGO groups worldwide who serve the system.
Brzezinski refers to the “emergence of transnational elites” consisting of “businessmen, scholars, professional men, and public officials”. He says these “global communities are gaining in strength” and eventually the “social elites” will be “highly internationalist or globalist in spirit and outlook” (p. 59).
So we have the explanation for a lot of the bizarre policies we see today that do not serve national interests.
Preventing “overpopulation” is mentioned again on p. 59.
Problems are seen by these people as “global”. He quotes Jan Tinbergen on the subject of “coordination at the world level” and efforts to create world plans by UN agencies such as the FAO, the ILO and the Center for Development Planning, Projections and Policies (CDPPP) (fn. p. 59) way back then.
On the subject of morality, he claims that social problems are not seen as the result of “deliberate evil”, but are seen as the result of “complexity and ignorance”. So the idea is supposedly you can’t have ideological and moral doctrines formulated in advance because that involves “emotional simplifications”.
“The concern with ideology is yielding to a preoccupation with ecology…” (p. 61)
Ecology replaces ideology.
He also talks about satellite technology holding out “the promise of more effective planning in regard to earth resources.” (p. 61) So that’s the context of what he’s writing about in terms of the elite’s view of “global problems” and it sums up the agenda very simply.
“more effective planning in regard to earth resources“
To me, it’s natural for the power elites to talk like this and for decades to promote moral subjectivity via the education system and media.
They don’t want to have citizens who are able to make moral judgments about the actions of those who loot resources through lies, theft and murder.
They have some “sophisticated” propaganda for you to believe in about their latest war or tax or power grab and they don’t want you being “backward”, “primitive” or “emotional” about it.
So in retrospect, I can extrapolate from what he is saying in the context of what we now know about what came later in 1992:UN Agenda 21.
Human-centered concerns about rights and morality are replaced by all sorts of centrally planned obsessive resource calculations about air, water and food and how people are using these things, and whether they can be beaten over the head about them in appeals to guilt about overuse or fears about scarcity and pollution.
And they obsess over finding ways to tax and fine us in such a way as to gradually impose conservation measures and rationing, and capture these resources from the control of ordinary people.
In other words, the point is to destroy property rights (individual or community-based) and the means people have to survive and thrive.
And the politicians and corporations can call it whatever ideology they want, and appeal to “crises” and “clean air” or “clean water” or “climate change” in order to justify what their bosses want to get away with.
So the part about replacing ideology with ecology is important I think.
You can have mercenaries running around with rifles, but you can also at the same time have mercenaries running around with thermometers and pocket calculators taking measurements (such as “energy efficiency”) and counting up all the stuff that belongs to others, and discovering new ways to take it from them via fines and taxes.