Opinion: (Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter, political scientist): “Zbigniew Brzezinski…predict[ed] that middle class unrest caused by economic disenfranchisement would soon hit America.
“‘I don’t want to be a prophet of doom — and I don’t think we are approaching doom — but I think we’re going to slide into intensified social conflicts, social hostility, some forms of radicalism, there is just going to be a sense that this is not a just society,’ Brzezinski said, adding that civil unrest would begin when the lower middle class becomes severely affected by the economic fallout and rising unemployment.
“The former National Security Advisor predicted ‘really serious international turmoil’ as a result of the United States, Europe and Japan, the three traditional pillars of global economic strength, struggling with deep financial crises.
“However, this is certainly not the first time that Brzezinski has expressed concerns that a growing rage caused by economic and social disenfranchisement could threaten the existing power structure.
“Brzezinski… warned of a ‘global political awakening,’ mainly comprising of younger people in developing states, that threatened to topple the existing international order.
“‘For the first time in human history almost all of humanity is politically activated, politically conscious and politically interactive… 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,’ Brzezinski told fellow elitists.”
My Comment: Only the creation of the “round table” in each country, where all the pressing issues of society will be discussed openly with scientists, politicians, economists, and representatives of different sectors of society, when they all gather to solve common problems like family members, will help to reduce social pressure that threatens to grow into riots, a civil war, and beyond.