The wholesome sustenance of the reigning global order was/is predicated on the assumption; given time, all of us will be better off, economically, socially, culturally, etc. This critically unexamined belief of the world system, which has been facing turbulent headwinds for decades, (if not centuries) is now thoroughly unhinged from anything that looks sane and rational. The global economic regime that anchors all the rest of the other societal superstructures is unwinding faster than expected. Since the 2007 crisis, global economic situation has become almost unmanageable!
For a start, collective social existence is becoming more and more confrontational, both at the local as well as the global level. The ascendance of repetitive violent episodes not only due to emerging non-state actors, but also as consequences of state activities, are disturbing the precarious peace tirelessly forged through various compromising schemes (détentes, etc.)! The larger natural world, in which all lives thrive, is threatened with aggressive destruction, thanks to the system’s excessively irrational dogmas that continue to breed uncompromising greediness & shortsightedness! In other words, the established narratives of the world system, which have been the ideological pillars of the system, in one form or another, are clearly losing their credibility. Moreover, the suffocating shallowness of established discourses have rendered even mild reforms unacceptable.
As a result, the world now threads in the throes of violent revolutions of all kinds. At the same time, those who have been at the forefront of the whole debacle continue to hold sway over the lives of all humanity. Naturally, such an arrangement cannot be expected to hold for long. But nothing doing! The filthy rich and supremely stupid are still at it trying to sustain the unsustainable (Davos etc.). Even their hired goons/brains will not be able to come up with convincing gimmicks to continuously contain the anger that is on the verge of gushing out all over the world. Before long, we believe the sickening reality imposed on the beast (human mass) by the parasitic clowns (.01% of the global population) of the system will face the music!
Hired brains (Ivy league clown types) in the service of entrenched interests, who knew all along the system’s obvious weaknesses, but were not kosher and confident enough to allow logical/rational critics to develop, are now so scared of the emerging reality on the ground, they can hardly muster the intellectual strength to utter constructive suggestions on the going ons! Though the various institutions (IMF, WB, WTO, NATO, UN, universities, etc. of the status quo) made sure that all critics are systemically muzzled and ridiculed so that the gullible & hardly thinking beast can easily be moored to its traditional but unfulfilling grazing fields (entertainments, sports, etc.), the collapse of the whole unsustainable edifice cannot be postponed any further! As it stands, the beast is rightly resenting its pauperization & complete marginalization, though it lacks the intellectual/mental wherewithal to deconstruct the underlying foundation of existing reality, i.e., the dominant narratives! This is where the need for ‘organic and committed intellectuals’ comes in, alluding to Gramsci!
Hired goons include those who are willing to eliminate any sensible soul from the face of the earth, not on the basis of humane and higher principles, but for crumbs thrown at them by the parasitic butchers of the system. Without a doubt, these charlatans of the ‘deep states’ are the most dangerous unthinking lackeys of the global order. Remember our definition of deep states? For us, the deadly operational and structural nexus of the Military-Intelligence-Industrial-Banking-Media complex characterizes the  ‘deep state’ of our undemocratic world! Don’t forget; it is because of deepening structural crisis of the modern world system, humanity is witnessing the proliferation of deep states across the world. Prescribed by the super elites of the global population, which only number the miniscule @ 700,000 individuals (less than .01%) the core states of the world system have now acquired a full-blown Frankenstein form! Thanks to their operators (goons/brains), ‘deep states’ have superciliously eschewed literally all democratic dispensations, rhetoric aside!
By relying on the old and proven tactics of manipulation, indoctrination, surveillance, fear, persecutions & prosecutions, the goons of the ‘deep states’ are fomenting chaos all over the world! The beast across the world is being mobilized to support the political demagogues in their beastly and monstrous adventures. Inculcating hatred of all kinds (racial, religious, etc.) to support aggression all over has been the main stay of these dangerous lunatics.  False flags are now so common that even the uninitiated have become sharp observers/critics of the malicious events! What is the current narrative (vis-à-vis initial ones) on the downed Malaysian plane over Ukraine, or the weapon of mass destruction (chemical) allegedly used in Syria by the Syrian government against its own people? Etc. etc.!
From the beast’s point of view, what must be earnestly attempted is the wholesale rejection of establishment dogmas. It is time the beast start asking pertinent questions such as; 1) why can’t we (the 99.99%) do our own (may be not so sophisticated) narration, rather than swallow raw the parasites’ narratives? 2) Since the 99.9% doesn’t have much to gain from the dangerous and unsustainable global conditions, it must withdraw its support on all fronts? 3) Can the system secure a harmonious future for all? 4) Is the system capable of stopping the prevailing natural destruction (climate change, etc.)? See Ron Paul’s article next column.
“When the master narratives have broken down, legitimacy is lost. What’s left is authority without accountability or recourse and abuse of power without limits. When the citizenry cease to believe the lies, the nation suffers a nervous breakdown.” Charles Hugh Smith. Good Day!