Cairo v. Davos

This is the choice we confront.

Savers & Workers v. Bankers

That is the short and long of it.

I hope you are not one of those touch-me-feel-me types, if so – you may be in for a rude awakening.

It is not advisable to avert ones eyes:

It is not advisable to avert ones eyes: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… The worldwide yearning for human dignity is the central challenge inherent in the phenomenon of global political awakening…

The youth of the Third World are particularly restless and resentful. The demographic revolution they embody is thus a political time-bomb, as well… 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.
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…

[The] major world powers, new and old, also face a novel reality: while the lethality of their military might is greater than ever, their capacity to impose control over the politically awakened masses of the world is at a historic low. To put it bluntly: in earlier times, it was easier to control one million people than to physically kill one million people; today, it is infinitely easier to kill one million people than to control one million people.[1]
– Zbigniew Brzezinski
Former U.S. National Security Advisor
Co-Founder of the Trilateral Commission
Member, Board of Trustees, Center for Strategic and International Studies
”The Global Insurrection Against Banker Occupation is a worker/saver uprising. Cairo, Dublin, Tunise, Athens… a populist revolution against an entrenched kleptocracy. Schmucks in Egypt like Hosni Mubarak are tools of America – and as the American empire collapses, those that have been screwed – in places like Cairo – are taking their freedom back.”

cross posted @ Mosquito Cloud