Tuesday, December 11, 2012

National Intelligence Council Report: Only Globalization Will Save the Future

Susanne Posel, Contributor
Activist Post

In a new report entitled “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds”, the National Intelligence Council (NIC) says that due to global economic changes, shifting in investments and the sudden rise of other nations to buck the US as the world’s superpower, the balance of “megatrends” in sovereign countries is transforming the world.

Intelligence agencies in the US consulted with private corporations, academia, think-tanks, those of political influence and leaders in 14 countries; as well as the European Union.

Global dominance is leaving American shores for other world leaders to come and claim their possible rise to power.

Christopher Kojm, chairman of the NIC states: “We are at a critical juncture in human history, which could lead to widely contrasting futures.”

As the global economy redefines power throughout the world, vulnerabilities have cropped up which have inflated the fears of individual economies and have stunted growth. Kojm refers to this symptom as “malleable” and encourages “decision-makers, whether in government or outside, to think and plan for the long term so that negative futures do not occur and positive ones have a better chance of unfolding.”

Matthew Burrows, lead author of the study for the NIC explains that 7 main issues are driving change and accelerating the “tectonic shifts” that are happening across the globe:
  • Growth of the middle class
  • Access to new technology
  • Shifting economic power
  • Aging populations
  • Urbanization
  • Demand for basic resources – food and water
  • Energy dependence
The reverberation of the implosion of the euro, potential pandemics, the Chinese economy failures, nuclear war and the ever-present cyber-attack loom in the not-so-distant future and increasingly influence the course of national history for all nations.

The biggest debate implied in the report that if this continued course “will result in a global economic breakdown or whether the development of multiple growth centers will lead to resiliency.”

Constraints of a burgeoning population continuing to rise is predicted to cause more strain all-around by 2030. The middle class, being a consumer-machine is viewed as unsustainable and a threat to life as we know it. Urbanization is the most logical “quick-fix” to this immediate problem; however, there is also the issue of man-made climate change as well as resource allocation which is expected to be in short supply due to the effects of one another.

Resource management is a new concept beyond conservation ideals of the past. It is the mindset being spurred into the social meme to decrease the psychological pressure of the reality we face as access to food, water and energy is incrementally being taken from the general population.

Burrows states:
You have a huge problem on the resource side. How do you manage all this prosperity that is putting a lot of strain on the resources? You have to have collaboration on the technology, you have to have a big energy or water project the world is really geared up for, because otherwise it turns into a bad scenario.
Governments are expected to coerce the public and private sector corporations into submitting to new constraints on resources as power moves into the hands of global governors and global action is used to maintain order and balance. Predictive models, as well as data profiling, will assist governmental bodies in tipping the scales and gaining “control over society.”

By making the changes appear to be tipping the scales “more in favor of the individual than the state” the general public is ever-fooled into following their government without question – even as those promises of more freedom are dwindled away to nothing and an all-encompassing control grid is unveiled.

The governing role of the United Nations (UN) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are expected to quell any “ambivalent” or “resentful” feelings that may develop between China and the US as leadership shifts occur. The expectation of a “cyber arms race” is coming into focus as cyber and bio-terror weapons become readily accessible, and national digital infrastructure begins to define how a nation will and is able to defend itself in this new electronic warfare age.

In the report, the necessity of “fusion” wherein the US and China meld into a collaborative global unity is viewed as the solution to the coming problems. Without this scenario, it is envisioned that “interstate conflict[s] increase” and “the US draws inward” which will halt all growth toward globalization.

Failing to fuse together will also result in a world where “inequalities explode as some countries become big winners and others fail. … Without completely disengaging, the US is no longer the ‘global policeman.’”

Communication dominated by social media and electronic signals is a drastic move from the physical realm, yet is projected to take over the world, leaving the stronger nations to battle out who will define the path way into the next century.

Megacities are the next phase of societal living as 2/3 of the world’s population move into urbanized centers, connected through technological advances and protected by digitally controlled healthcare. In this respect, the current “death” of the middle class is simply viewed as a transformation with the rise of the global middle class wherein the better educated, technologically savvy and physically healthy are coalesced into a one-for-all mindset and the individual has fallen to the wayside for the achievements of humanity as a whole.

Susanne Posel is the Chief Editor of Occupy Corporatism. Our alternative news site is dedicated to reporting the news as it actually happens; not as it is spun by the corporately funded mainstream media. You can find us on our Facebook page.


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Anonymous said...

The problem with globalization is that it is all about the efficiency of hierarchical domination and control over resources and people in efficient service to the system or more specifically the elite who concocted the system. Greater control leads to more totalitarianism. The U.S. is being gutted of its middle class but this is to serve corporate profit for a few rich guys. Sure, China and other producing countries see a growing 'middle class' but these people will never see the fruits of their labor to the extent possible under this neo-feudal globalist system. Their/our ecological environment is being destroyed as they produce into oblivion. There will be no move toward a responsible ethic while politicians and corporations continue seeking and acquiring power and profit through corruption and coercion at the expense of others.

Science and technology are tools of globalization. Globalization is the global destruction of cultural variety in service of a simple minded global machine. The individual is expected by the system to owe their existence to this machine and there will be no knowledge conveyed by the machine which would allow a natural person to survive outside of it. If you grow a garden, live on a resource rich plot of land, don't consume what the system produces or live where it tells you, you will be considered a threat to the system and in violation of its laws. You will be grown strictly for the purposes of the neo-feudal machine to enrich a few and discarded if you are considered 'defective.'

Contrary to all the propaganda spewing out of the mouths of these globalists who seek greater control, globalization will reduce diversity and overall robustness of the planet's ecosystem in service of a system built to control and harvest crops and to reap profits. The proposed plan is not some benevolent savior to believe in. Because these power and profit mongers have conducted most of this work in secret without the consent of global populations, their system threatens to bring on the worst tyrannical distopian 'security' state imaginable. Who knows how long such a system will last?

We should learn the lesson of the short reign of the Qin dictatorship around 250 BC and the subsequent prosperity of the Han dynasty. Qin tried to write laws for everything and his empire only lasted about 15 years. The Han dynasty eliminated all laws except about 2 (don't steal and don't kill) and his dynasty prospered for about 500 years. 'Better control' is not an answer to robustness and sustainability just a dying bargaining plea from an old tired system. Let the system go and leave us in peace.

Anonymous said...

Some of them cant be as we imagine them tobe, as there is an agenda, this agenda is yours, mine, and theirs.
Times maybe painful, it will be how you deal with this pain.
I support lots, on either side, that is what balance is, you may wonder why i do not get as vexed again, i am vexed just not so at them, and, more so of you, do you understand why there's is a wrathe of blood divine?

Dr. Goldstein said...

First, I politely and respectfully ask that all members of the National Intelligence Council kiss my hairy ass, and then jump off a cliff.

Secondly, Canadians will never go along with this crap. We laugh at brainwashed Americans who say "America isn't perfect, but it's the greatest country on Earth".

Watch what happens to our Harper Regime government at election time. They somehow got in with a 38% "majority". But they have bowed down to NATO and the USA far too many times. The voters will put a swift boot up their ass first chance we get. Here in Canada - Conservative governments are one term wonders.

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