Zbigniew Brzezinsky: Das globale Erwachen und mehr.

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Der ehmalige amerikansiche Präsidentenberater und Mitglied des Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) Zbigbniew Brzezinski äußert in einer Rede vor einer Versammlung einige seiner Kerngedanken zur Entwicklung der weltweiten Bewusstseinslage:

Rede: Zbigbniew Brzezinski

Seine Äußerungen hier sind keinesfalls nur an dieses speziell ausgewählte Publikum zu vertehen, sondern fassen in prägnanter Form seine tatsächliche Analyse zusammen.

Hier etwas ausführliche Äußerungen von ihm, um zu verstehen, weshalb aus seiner Sicht diese Bewustseinsentwicklung für die Interessen der gesellschaftlichen Eliten bedenklich sein können:

For the first time in human history almost all of humanity is politically activated, politically conscious and politically interactive. There are only a few pockets of humanity left in the remotest corners of the world that are not politically alert and engaged with the political turmoil and stirrings that are so widespread today around the world. The resulting global political activism is generating a surge in the quest for personal dignity, cultural respect and economic opportunity in a world painfully scarred by memories of centuries-long alien colonial or imperial domination... The worldwide yearning for human dignity is the central challenge inherent in the phenomenon of global political awakening.

...America needs to face squarely a centrally important new global reality: that the world's population is experiencing a political awakening unprecedented in scope and intensity, with the result that the politics of populism are transforming the politics of power. The need to respond to that massive phenomenon poses to the uniquely sovereign America an historic dilemma: What should be the central definition of America's global role? ... The central challenge of our time is posed not by global terrorism, but rather by the intensifying turbulence caused by the phenomenon of global political awakening. That awakening is socially massive and politically radicalizing.

... It is no overstatement to assert that now in the 21st century the population of much of the developing world is politically stirring and in many places seething with unrest. It is a population acutely conscious of social injustice to an unprecedented degree, and often resentful of its perceived lack of political dignity. The nearly universal access to radio, television and increasingly the Internet is creating a community of shared perceptions and envy that can be galvanized and channeled by demagogic political or religious passions. These energies transcend sovereign borders and pose a challenge both to existing states as well as to the existing global hierarchy, on top of which America still perches.

... The youth of the Third World are particularly restless and resentful. The demographic revolution they embody is thus a political time-bomb, as well. With the exception of Europe, Japan and America, the rapidly expanding demographic bulge in the 25-year-old-and-under age bracket is creating a huge mass of impatient young people. Their minds have been stirred by sounds and images that emanate from afar and which intensify their disaffection with what is at hand. Their potential revolutionary spearhead is likely to emerge from among the scores of millions of students concentrated in the often intellectually dubious "tertiary level" educational institutions of developing countries. Depending on the definition of the tertiary educational level, there are currently worldwide between 80 and 130 million "college" students. Typically originating from the socially insecure lower middle class and inflamed by a sense of social outrage, these millions of students are revolutionaries-in-waiting, already semi-mobilized in large congregations, connected by the Internet and pre-positioned for a replay on a larger scale of what transpired years earlier in Mexico City or in Tiananmen Square. Their physical energy and emotional frustration is just waiting to be triggered by a cause, or a faith, or a hatred.

Er erklärt ebenfalls, dass aus seiner Sicht Demokratie per se keine bleibende, feststehende Lösung sein kein, da sie durch radikal aufgebrachten Populismus beseitigt werden könnte ("...as it could be overtaken by “radically resentful populism." Die neue Realität stelle sich deshalb folgendermaßen dar:

Politically awakened mankind craves political dignity, which democracy can enhance, but political dignity also encompasses ethnic or national self-determination, religious self-definition, and human and social rights, all in a world now acutely aware of economic, racial and ethnic inequities. The quest for political dignity, especially through national self-determination and social transformation, is part of the pulse of self-assertion by the world's underprivileged.

Seine Kollegen Roger C. Altmann und Richard N. Haass vom CFR haben jüngst eine etwas andere Perspektive auf die ökonomische und gesellschaftliche Entwicklung Amerikas in Aussicht gestellt:

Kurzform: American Profligacy and Power

Zu guter letzt möchte ich den Freitag-Lesern nicht di profunde Stellunnahme der ehemaligen Aussenministerin der USA, Condolezza Rice, vorenthalten:

Interview: Condolezza Rice

Hier spricht wieder einmal die altbekannte, viel zu oft unterschätzte Fraktion der Hardliner (Neocons) des CFR.

12:26 07.12.2010
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