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T h en e e dt ob r i d g eh i e r a r c h i e sa n dn e t wo r k s BenHammer s l ey6ha st hi sy ea rma dea ni mpor t a ntpoi nt , t ha t , f orwa ntofabet t erwor d, t heRul i ngCl as s f unda ment a l l yc a nnotgr a s pt hi snewr ea l i t y . Wher ewes eenet wor k s , t heys t i l l s eea ndt hi nki nhi er a r c hi es ; c ompet i nghi er a r c hi es . T ha ti ti st hemi s s i onoft ha tgener a t i ont ha tha sgr ownupex per i enc i ngt hi sc ha nget o ex pl a i nt hi snewwor l dt ot heol derr es i dent st ha tha v el a r gel yk nownonl yt hewor l doft he20t hCent ur yandar e bas i ngal l t he i r de c i s i onsbas e done x pe r i e nc egai ne dwi t hi ni t . Wemus tea s et hi st r a ns i t i on, bec a us et hey popul a t et heex i s t i ngor der sofc ont r ol ; ourgov er nment s , ouri ns t i t ut i ons , ourc or por a t i onsa ndourf a mi l i es . T heya r ea ni mpedi mentt ot hi sc ha nge, butt heyc a nbema det ounder s t a ndi fwec a nj us tma na get het a s kof expl ai ni ngi tt ot hem i nt hei rownt er ms . S ur el yt hi sc a nnotbea ni mpos s i bl et a s k . I ti st ooi mpor t a ntnott obe x a bl e, f ori t ' st hebes twa yt oa v oi dt he v er ybl oods hedwe' r ewi t nes s i ngi nL i by a , Ba hr a i na ndel s ewher e, a st hi sc ha nges weepst hewor l d. Andi twi l l s weept hewor l d, bec a us et hewor l di sc onnec t edi nonebi gnet wor know. AsHa mmer s l eys a i d, s peaki ngofCol . Gadda 7, " t hepa i ni s n' tf r om t hec ha nge, t hepa i ni sf r om t hes t r uggl i ng a ga i ns tt hec ha nge. "I nt hemi ds tofE gy pt ' sr ev ol ut i on, Hammer s l eys poke8oft he' c onf us edl ook ' onMuba r a k ' s f a c e. Whywa shes opuz z l ed?Bec a us eMuba r a kdi dev er y t hi ngs t r a i ghtf r om t het ex t bookonquel l i ngdi s s ent ; us ea gentpr ov oc a t eur sa ndf a l s ea ga t t a c k s , c ont r ol t hemedi a , c utoffa c c es st ot heI nt er net . Noneofi twor k ed, bec a us et hev er yt ex t bookhewa sr ea di ngf r om wa soutofda t e; i twaswr i t t ent odeal wi t hc ompet i ng hi er ar c hi esandus el es swhenc onf r ont edwi t hnet wor ks . T heques t i ont henbec omes : howdoweupdat et het e x t book st hat t hos ec ont r ol l i ngt hewor l dar er e adi ngf r om? T heex i s t i ngor deri snotonl yent r enc hed, i t ' ss t i l l , des pi t er ec entev ent s , v er ys ur eofi t s el f . Af t era l l , t ot hei rmi nd, i tha sgot t ent hem t hi sf a r , ha s n' ti t ? ! T hec ur r entc on i c t sa r eoc c ur r i ngi nr egi onswher et hedi s pa r i t ybet weenwha ti sa ndwha tc oul dbei sgr ea t es t : hi ghunempl oy ment , f oods hor t a ges , l a c kofpol i t i c a l r epr es ent a t i on, er os i onofr i ght s , s a dl yt hel i s tonl y c ont i nuest ogr ow. Buti nt hel a ndoft henet wor k , t her ei snogeogr a phy . Wes ees t r uggl esa r oundt hewor l d 9 10 s uppor t i ngea c h; r umor sofWal kLi keAnEgypt i anpos t er s i nt heUKUnc ut pr ot es t s . Pl ac ar dsi nCai r o' sTar hi rSquar e11s uppor t i ngt hes t r i k i ngwor k er si nWi s c ons i n, E gy pt i a nsbuyi ngt hem pi z z as even12. T heydr a ws t r engt hf r om ea c hot her ; Wi s c ons i npr ot es t er sr epor t edl yhavet hi spi c t ur eabovet hei r bedst oboos tt hei rmor al e13. T obet t erunder s t a ndt hi s , i nt hes pi r i tofAt empor a l i t y , I ha v er es ur r ec t edt heDomi noTheor y14; s opopul a rdur i ng t heCol dWa r , whent hewor l dwa sdi v i dedbet weent woc ompet i ngi dea l ogi c a l a ndec onomi cbl oc s . S i nc et hef al l of Communi s mi n1989t heent i r epl a netha si nt er t wi nedi nt oanet wor kofs t a t eswi t hv a r y i ngi deol ogi esa nd ec onomi es , a l l l i nk edt oget heri nc ompl exwa y s . Ra t hert ha nv i s ua l i s i ngt hi sc ha ngea sc ount r i esf a l l i ngoneby nei ghbour i ngone, ama poft hewor l ds l owl yt ur ni ngRed( l i k ea ni nf ec t i on) , t hi svi deo15hel psdemons t r a t eour mor ec ompl exc ont empor a r yc ondi t i on. T hedomi noesr epr es ents t a t ess ha r i ngs i mi l a rc ondi t i ons , a sea c hf a l l t heyha v ea ni mpa c tont heov er a l l s y s t em t ha tc a ni ns pi r ec ha ngei na nyot hers t a t e. S of a rt heya r et eet er i ngi ns t a t ess uc ha sBa hr a i n, Al gi er s , Camer oon16, Az er bai j an17a ndnowSyr i a18, whi l s tt her egi mesi not her s , s uc ha sJ or da n, a r ea t t empt i ngt ohea dt hi soffby i ns t i t ut i ngwha tt heyhopea r es uffic i entc ha ngesa ndr ef or mst oa v er tbei ngt oppl ed. Rema r k a bl y , ev enChi nai s l ooki ngr oc ky19.


Al s o, i nt hec a s eofI r a qi t ’ swor t hempha s i z i ngt ha tha dt heUSa ndi t ’ sa l l i esnoti nt er v ened, wewoul da l mos t c er t a i nl ybewi t nes s i ngr egi mec ha nget her et oo. T ha tt hec ount r ymi ghtha v ebeens pa r edabl oodywa r . T hepoi nther ei s : wear ewi t nes s i ngac t sofs el f det er mi nat i on. T hepeopl ea r ea s s er t i ngt hei rwi l l , r a t hert ha n r el y i ngona nout s i depoweri nv a di ngt o‘ l i ber a t e’ t hem, ma k et hem ac l i ents t a t eort hes ubj ec tofapr ox ywa r . Noonei ss a v i ngt hem, t heya r er es c ui ngt hems el v es .


T h eWo r l d ’ sMo s t P o we r f u l Ma nv saH i v e mi n d Bef or ewemov eont oa t t empt i ngt oi nt egr a t et henet wor ka ndt hehi er a r c hy , l etusmor ec l os el yex a mi na t i on howt heyf unc t i oni ndependent l y . L etusex a mi net hea c t i ons , dur i ngt hes eev ent s , oft wov er ydi ffer ents upe r i ndi v i dual s : Pr es i dentoft heUni t edS t a t esofAmer i c a , Ba r a c kOba ma( el ec t edwi t hapl a t f or m pr omi s i ngChange ! ) a ndAnony mous , t hehi v emi ndofunk nownpeopl e, aa gwhi c ha ny onea ndev er y onema yy , ama s kt ha ta l l mi ghthi debehi nd, uni t edbyas ha r edphi l os ophy . Ast heev ent sunf ol dedi nE gy pt , a si t ’ speopl ef oughta ndbeggedt oj oi nt heF r eeWor l d, i t ’ ss el f a ppoi nt ed L ea der , Pr es . Oba ma , s pok el oudl ya ndc l ea r l ywi t has i l enc et ha twa shea r da r oundt hewor l d. Bec a us ei twa snot j us tMuba r a kt ha tha dac onf us edl ookonhi sf a c e;f orUSF or ei gnPol i c yMuba r a kwa sak eya l l yi nt her egi on, ma k i ngt hem c ompl et el ypa r a l y z edbyt hes eev ent s . Al l t hei rc a r ef ul l yt hought outpol i c i es , t her es ul tofhi ghl y i nt el l i gentt hi nk t a nk sa nda dv i s or sha dnot hi ngt ohe l pt he mde al wi t ht hi se v e nt ual i t y . I twa s , t ot hem t oo, aBl ac k Swan20. Anev entt heywer euna bl et odea l wi t h, t ha tr es ul t edi ni nc r edi bl es c eness uc ha sPr es i dentObama 21 bei ngi nt er vi ewedonFoxNews r ef er r i ngt oMuba r a k , adi c t at or , a s“ agoodpa r t ner ” . T ha twa showt hi sma na tt het opoft heUS A’ shi er a r c hyv i ewedt hema na tt het opofE gy pt ’ s . L a c k i nga ny s uffic i ent l ypr epa r eds t a t ement s , a l l Pr es . Oba maha dt of a l l ba c konwa st her a wt r ut h. T het r ut hofl i ber a l democ r a c i esi st ha tt hei rex i s t enc eha sbeendependentont hedepr i v a t i onofc i t i z ens el s ewher ei nt hewor l d. T ha ti tha sc el ebr a t edf r eedom a thomewhi l eeffec t i v el ys uppor t i ngr epr es s i ona br oa d. T hi si sa ni nc onv e ni e nt t r ut ht ha tha sbeenc a r ef ul l yk eptoutoft hema i ns t r ea m‘ c onv er s a t i on’ , whi c h, when ques t i oneda ta l l ha sbeendeec t edwi t ht het i r eda r gumentofa l l bei ngf or“ T heGr e at e r Good. ”Thei mpl i c i t s t at ementbei ngt hats omepeopl e’ sf r eedom i swor t hmor et hanot her s . T hi si st hena t i v el ogi coft hehi er a r c hy , wher eev er y bodyha sar a nk , buti sa bs ol ut el ya bhor r entt ot henet wor k , wher ea l l a r epeer s . T hes ehi ddent r ut hsa r ewha ta r ek eptout of mi nd, a spa r toft hec ons e ns ual hal l uc i nat i ont ha t ha sbeenma i nt a i nedi nor dert oa ffec tt hes t a t usquo. T hena t i v el ogi coft henet wor ki snotj us tequa l i t y , buta l s o i nna t el ydema ndst r a ns pa r enc y , bec a us ewhena l l a r eequa l , not hi ngs houl dbehi dden. Wha tt hes eev ent sr ev ea l a bouthi er a r c hi esc ont i nuest heeffor t sofWi k i l ea k st os howt hi ngsa st heyr ea l l ya r e. T o ex pl a i nt hi sf ur t her , I s ha l l quot eKevi n22her eont hi s , f r om ourc or r es pondenc eont hema t t er :

Wi k i l ea k s ’ goa l i st onotonl yr ev ea l t hena t ur eoft hebea s t , butt odi r ec t l yl i nkt hebea s t ’ s na t ur ewi t ht heeffic i enc ywi t hwhi c ht hebea s tc a noper a t ei na na t t emptt oc ha ngei t s na t ur e. Agov er nment a l or ga ni z a t i ont ha ti st hr ea t enedbyt hena t ur eoft r a ns pa r enc y , due t oi t sa c t i ons , wi l l beas l owa ndl umber i ngbea s tc ompa r edt oonet ha tc a nembr a c e t r a ns pa r enc y . T hes et hi ngsa r eofc our s et i edt ohowba dl yea c hor ga ni z a t i onex pl oi t s ot her sa ndhowmuc hs ha dydea l i ngst heyha v e. I fy ourdi pl oma t i ca ppa r a t usonl yf unc t i ons a taba s i cl ev el duet ol a c kofov er s i ght , huma nr i ght sv i ol a t i onsa ndes pi ona get hen, a wor l dwher et r a ns pa r enc yc a nbef or c edupony oui sawor l dwhi c hy ouc a n’ toper a t e effic i ent l y . I fat r a ns pa r entenv i r onmentc a nbema i nt a i ned, t heni nt heor y , a nygov er nment / or ga ni z a t i ont ha twa nt st os ur v i v ewi l l ha v et oc ha ngehowi toper a t es . Ni ght ma r esc a n’ ta bi det hel i ghtofda y .

Compa r edt oE gy ptt hough, L i by ai sadi ffer ents t or y ; Ga dda ha sa l wa y s ti nt ot heWes t ’ sna r r a t i v eof‘ ba dguy s ’ ; nott ha tha s n’ ts t oppedt hem pr oppi ngupt hei rl oc a l i ndus t r i a l ba s ebys el l i nga r mst ohi m ei t her .


T hes ec l i psf r om Quant um ofSol ac e23s um upt hes i t ua t i onni c el y( a nda r ewhyI hol dt hi sl mt ooi nhi ghr ega r d) . Ca r eera ndt r a deov erv a l uesa ndet hi c s ; a l l f ort heGr ea t erGood. 24 Mea nwhi l e, t hel egi onsofAnonymous ha v ebeenf a rmor epr oa c t i v e,r s ti nhel pi ngt hec i t i z ensofTuni s i a 25 beawar eofandc ount ergover nmentmoni t or i ngoft hei ri nt er netc ommuni c at i ons , a ndl a t eri nhel pi ng di s t r i but ec ar epac kagest oEgyptt odef endt hems el vesagai ns tr epr es s i on26.

Wi k i l ea k sa ndAnony mousa r ena t i v eent i t i esoft heI nt er net , oft henet wor k ; bot hwi t hnobl egoa l st oi mpr ov e 27 t hegr os shuma nc ondi t i on. T os hi neal i ghtont het r ut ha ndhel pt hei rf el l owman . Yet , bot ha r eoppos eda nd c ondemnedbyt heex i s t i ngor der . Buti ma gi nei ft heyc oul dbei nt egr a t ed, ora tt hev er yl ea s tnotbeoppos ed a ndc ondemned, butc el ebr a t ed. Wi der ef or mi twoul dr equi r e, butt r ul yt hi swoul dbef ora nhones t , gr ea t er good. T hi sr ev ea l sj us ts omeoft hef a ul tl i nesi nt hehi er a r c hyt ha ti sf a i l i ngi nv a r y i ngdegr eeswor l dwi de. T heGl obal F i nanc i al Cr i s i swa s n’ ta na c c i dent , i ti st hedi r ec tr es ul tofabr ok ens y s t em. As y s t em t ha tbot hf a i l edt or egul a t e i t s el fa ndbeeffec t i v el yr egul a t edbyGov er nment s , t hebes tdef ens ea ga i ns twhi c hi sgr ea t ert r a ns pa r enc y . Yeti ns eemi ngl yev er yc ount r ymor eener gys eemst obes penti gnor i ngordeec t i ngorov er t l ydi s t r a c t i ng a t t ent i ona wa yf r om t hes epr obl ems , r a t hert ha nma k i ngac onc er t edeffor tt o xt hem t hr oughr ef or ms . Wher e t heydoex er tener gyi st opr opupt hes ebr ok ens y s t ems ; f oc us i ngv a l ua bl et i mea ndener gyont r y i ngt oc ont r ol t hei nt er net , f orex a mpl e, t opl a c a t ea ndpr ot ec tt hev es t edi nt er es t sofmedi ac ompa ni es . T hes ehi er a r c hi c a l s y s t emswi l l c ont i nuet of a i l i nnew, unus ua l a ndunf or es eenwa y s . J us ta st hedi c t a t or s depos edi nT uni s i aa ndE gy ptha dnoi deawha twa sc omi ng. T hea ppa r a t usofWes t er nDemoc r a c ya ppea r s br ok en, butt hepol i t i c i a nsa c ta st hought heya r ec ompl et el yuna wa r eofi t . T heMos tPower f ul Ma ni nt heWor l d, a st heUSPr es i dentha ss oof t enbeenr ef er r edt o, una bl eorunwi l l i ng, bec a us eoft hena t ur eofhi sownhi er a r c hy , t oa ffec tc ha ngea nds uppor ti tel s ewher e, ev ent houghi ts i t sa tt hec or eofhi sownna r r a t i v e. E x pec t i ngi t ’ sc i t i z enst os i ti dl ybywhi l et hepol i t i c i a nspa t c ht hes y s t em bya ddi ngnewpol i c i esont opofbr ok en ones , orbi c k er i ngi nt hes a meol dwa y s , i suns us t a i na bl ea ndper ha psul t i ma t el y , c r i mi na l . Unl es st heya ddr es s t hec or ec onc er nsa ndma k eac onc er t edeffor tt o xt hef a ul t si nt hes y s t em f ur t herc ol l a ps ei si mmi nent . I t bec omest heonusoft her es i dent soft henet wor k , whoa ddk nowl edgebys eei ngt hi ngsf r om ar a di c a l l ydi ffer ent v a nt a gepoi nt , t ohel pt hem. S ower et ur nt ot heques t i on: howc anwee x pl ai nt hi st ot he m?Howc a nwehel pt hem, a ndi ndoi ngs o, r es c ue our s el v esf r om agr i mf ut ur e?Wi t houtc ha ngei ts eesac er t a i nt yt ha twewi l l ha v et oendur ea nev ermor e di s a s t r ouss y s t emi cf a i l ur es : bei ta not herc ol l a ps eoft he na nc i a l s y s t em, l os soff oods ec ur i t yordea t ha nd des t r uc t i onf r om i na dequa t el ypr epa r i ngf ort heeffec t sofc ha ngi ngc l i ma t e. Weneedt oper s ua det hem t opr oa c t i v el yf a c et hef ut ur e, t oa c t i v el yr ef or m ev er y t hi nga sf a s ta swec a nt oc r ea t e r obus ta ndr es i l i ents y s t emst ha tc opewi t hc ha ngea ndpr ev entc r i s i s . T ha tha v ebui l ti nt ot hem as y s t em of f a i r nes s , j us t i c e, equa l i t ya ndt r a ns pa r enc y . T ha tt hec hoi c ei sr ef or m orf a c ef ul l c ol l a ps e. T ha ti t ’ st hem, t he Rul i ngCl as s , t ha tha v et hemos tt ol oos e; t heyc a ngr a c ef ul l yt r a ns i t i ont oanewa gei nt egr a t i nghi er a r c hya nd net wor k , orbef or c eda s i dea ndl ef toutc ompl et el y ; r emember edonl ya sbei ngpa r toft hepr obl em.


T h e r ei sn oT h e y T hebi gges tc a r dt hehi er a r c hyha sa l wa y spl a y edt odef endi t s el fha sbeent hedemoni z a t i onofa noppos i ng hi er a r c hy ; i nf a c ti t ’ sav i t a l pa r tofi t ’ sc ont i nuedex i s t enc e. T hi si swha tdr ov et heCol dWa r , t heCr us a des , a nd, wel l , ev er ywa rr ea l l y . I t ’ swha tawa ri s : usv st he m. E v eni ni t ’ sl a t es tf or m, a s y mmet r i cwa r f a r e, t hi sr ema i nst r ue. T hegr ea tt r ut hoft henet wor k28i st ha twea r ea l l c onnec t ed, s ot her ef unda ment a l l yc a nbenoOt her . Cont a i ned wi t hi nt hi st heni st hepos s i bi l i t yofaf ut ur ewi t houtwa r . Per ha pst heni ti sas i gnofi t ’ sobs ol es c enc et ha twes eegov er nment sa ndpol i t i c a l gr oupss t i l l empl oy i ngt he 29 pol i t i c soft heOt her . T heUKc oul da ppea rt oha v et a k enVForVendet t aasani ns t r uc t i onmanual. Ornot , bec a us et hi sper c ept i oni sbei ngma na gedt hr oughapa r t i c ul a rs egmentoft hema i ns t r ea m medi a , a mpl i f y i nga v oc a l mi nor i t y , r a t hert ha nbei nggenui nel ya ndpr ov a bl yr epr es ent a t i v eoft hepeopl e’ sopi ni on. E qua l l y , t hemuc hpubl i c i s e dr i s eoft heTeaBagger si nt heUSma k esgr ea tus eofha t i ngt heot her ; a ppea r i ngt o ber a c i s t , homophobi ca nda nt i s c i enc e. Cl ea r l yt hi si snott hewa yc r ea t eabr i ght erf ut ur ef orour s el v esa ndourc hi l dr en; demea ni ngot her s , a f t era l l , onl y demea nsour s el f .


P u l l t h et h r e a d s , we a v ean e wwo r l d S t i l l s omemi ghtf a v ourac ompl et ea ndi mmedi a t eov er ha ul oft hehi er a r c hyt of or c i bl yc ol l a ps ei ti nt oas er i esof net wor k s . Wha tmus tber epea t edi st ha tgr ea tda ngerl i esi nt ha t ; t hehuger i s kofl oos i ngt hev a l ua bl e k nowl edges t or edwi t hi nt ha thi er a r c hya ndi t smember s . I fi ns t ea dwec a ni dent i f yt het hr ea dst ha tdenet hepr obl ems , wec a nt ea s et hem out ; a tt hes a met i mel ook i ng f ort hepl a c est obr i dget hehi er a r c hya ndt henet wor k . I fwec a na r guei nt el l i gi bl yf ort hec ha nget henwec a n pr es er v ea l l t ha tk nowl edgea ndma k ebes tus eofi tt oc r ea t eanew, hy br i ds y s t em. Asa nex a mpl e, a neffec t i v el ega l s y s t em i si nc r edi bl ydi ffic ul tt oc r ea t ef r om s c r a t c h; i t ’ sf ool i s ht oi gnor et he mer i t soft hes y s t em i npl a c e. Butequa l l yi mpor t a nti st oc l ea r l yi dent i f yt hepr obl emsa ndwor kt oc ons t r uc ta nd i mpl ementr ef or msa ndnews t r a t egi est os ol v et hem. T hebur denspl a c edont hej us t i c es y s t em pr os ec ut i ng v i c t i ml es sc r i mesc a nbepr es ent eda sa nec onomi cbenet . Anex t r emel yi mpor t a ntt a s ki st hedi s c ov er ya ndr emov a l ofwi derpr obl emst ha tc r os smul t i pl ebounda r i es . T he pr i v a t i z a t i onofpr i s onsi sonec a s e; i tc r ea t esa ni nc ent i v et opr os ec ut ea ndi nc a r c er a t epur el yt oc r ea t eac hea p l a bourf or c e, r a t hert ha npr ot ec ts oc i et ya ndi dea l l yr ef or m offender st oo. T hi si saper v er s i onoft hegoa l soft he l ega l s y s t em i nt os omet hi ngba s edonec onomi ct er ms . T hi sr ei nf or c est ha twhi l es omes y s t emsr equi r emi norr ef or mt obema dec ompa t i bl ewi t hc ur r entr ea l i t i es , ot her s r equi r eadeeperex a mi na t i on, i nl i ghtoft hepr i nc i pl esa nds pi r i twi t hwhi c ht heywer ec r ea t ed. T hef ounda t i ons oft hes ei ns t i t ut i onsmus tber ees t a bl i s heda nda nyper v er s i onsorc or r upt i onsofi t ’ sor i gi na l i nt entc or r ec t ed. I nPubl i cHea l t ht heonusmus tbeonj us tt ha t , t hebes tpos s i bl ehea l t hoft hepubl i c . S omeoft hec ur r ent obs t a c l est ot ha ta ppea rt obet hehi ghpr i c eofmedi c a t i ona ndt hef a i l ur et ot r ea tpa t i ent st of ul l ex t entpr ov i ded byc ur r entt ec hnol ogya ndpr a c t i c es . T hepubl i cs houl dn’ ts ufferonl yt oha v ec or por a t i onst hr i v e. T hi si sagr ea t wr ongt ha tmus tber edr es s ed, mos tes pec i a l l yi nr egi onsr a v a gedbyHI Va ndot hernowma na gea bl ec ondi t i ons a nddi s ea s es . T heE duc a t i ona l S y s t em, s oc l ea r l yba s edont hef a c t or ymodel , s ha pedbyt heI ndus t r i a l Age, mus tbeupda t edf or aNet wor k edS oc i et y . Bec a us ei ti st ha twhi c hournewes tc i t i z enswi l l a l wa y sl i v ei n. Keya r ea sofi nt er es ther e a ppea rt obet hei nc l us i onofga mic a t i ona nddeni t el yi nv ol v et a k i ngf ul l a dv a nt a geoft her es our c esa nd c ommuni c a t i ona bi l i t i esoft hei nt er net . T hena t ur ea ndc ul t ur eofwor kmus tbec r i t i c a l l yex a mi ned. T hewor s tc a s ewef a c ewi l l bepeopl emov i ngf r om c r i s i st oc r i s i s . T hebes tc a s ewoul dbepeopl eenga gedi npr ev ent a t i v emea s ur es , s hor i ngups y s t emst obemor e r obus ta ndr es i l i ent , pr eempt i v el yi nt egr a t i ngt hem wi t ht henet wor k . Mos topt i mi s t i c a l l yt hi swoul di nv ol v ear eex a mi na t i onoft hewor k i ngl i f ec y c l e, mov i ngf r om al i nea rpr ogr es s i on ofe duc at i on>c ar e e r >r e t i r e me nt , t ones t edc y c l esofr epea t edr eeduc a t i on, ena bl i ngmul t i pl ec a r eer s , a nd i dea l l y , mi ni r et i r ement st oo( orex t endedv a c a t i onsi fy oul i k e. ) Cr uc i a l t ot hi si st hea ba ndonmentoft henot i on of‘ j obsf orl i f e’ , a l r ea dyav a ni s hi ngi dea ; r epl a c i ngt hei dea l ofi nc umbenc yi nac ul t ur a l s hi f tt ov ener a t et r ue r edunda nc ya sa na c hi ev ement .


T her ea r ema nyex i s t i ngj obswhos eul t i ma t ev i c t or yc ondi t i ons houl dbet ha tt hey ’ r enol ongerr equi r ed. T ha t peopl eha v ewor k edt oi ns t ea dc r ea t enea r s el f s us t a i ni ngs y s t emst ha tr equi r emi ni mum ma i nt ena nc e; ex a c t l y howt heyc a nbedoner equi r ess er i ousr eex a mi na t i ona ndr ef or m ofourec onomi cs y s t emsbut , f r om a ut oma t ed ma nuf a c t ur i ng, t or epa i r i ngna t ur a l s y s t ems . Amuc hl es sdr ea r yex i s t enc ewoul dbepos s i bl ef ora l l huma ni t y , i ns t ea dofgr i ndi ngt hr oughl i f ewa i t i ngf ordea t h/ r et i r ement . Coupl edwi t ht hei mpl i c a t i onsofgr ea t erpubl i c hea l t h, a ndt husi nc r ea s edl ongev i t y , s uc har eex a mi na t i onbec omesa l l t hemor enec es s a r y . T hes ei dea sa r ej us tt hebegi nni ngsofa na t t emptt os k et c hwha tt hi sbet t erwor l dmi ghtbe. T hes oonerwea c t , t hes oonerwewi l l di s c ov erwha ti tmi ghtt r ul ybe. T hes oonera l s ot ha twes ha l l r ea pt her ewa r ds , a ndul t i ma t el y , t hel es seor twi l l ber equi r ed, bec a us et heda ma gec a us edbypr ol ongi ngt hes eda nger ousex t a nts y s t emswi l l bemi t i ga t ed. Andwha tbet t ert es tbedf ort hi st ha ni nt henewl yf r eeds t a t esoft heMi ddl eE a s t , Nor t hAf r i c a , wi t hCent r a l As i a a l mos tc er t a i nt oj oi nt hem.


T h eR i s eo f ME N AC A Wha tI ’ m hopi ngwe’ l l s eei nt hemont hsa ndy ea r sa hea di sapol i t i c a l “ l ea pf r og”i nt heME NACAr egi on. Wher ei n Af r i c aa ndE a s t er nE ur opeweha v es eenec onomi candt ec hnol ogi c al l eapf r oggi ng30; t hef ea tofbei nga bl et o s k i pt hei nt er medi a t es t epsofdev el opmentbybei ngf or t una t eenought onotbebur denedwi t hdi ffic ul tt o ma i nt a i ni nf r a s t r uc t ur e, s i mpl ybyha v i ngnea r l ynoneofi tt obegi nwi t h. I ts eemsr ea s ona bl et opos i tt ha ta s i mi l a rs i t ua t i onc oul dex i s tpol i t i c a l l yher e. T he‘ benet ’ of20t o40y ea r sofr ul ebydi c t a t or s hi pbei ngt ha tt her e i snoa gi ngdemoc r a t i ci nf r a s t r uc t ur et oupgr a de. F a c edwi t hs uc habl a nks l a t e, a ndbei ngk nowl edgea bl eoft hef a ul t swi t hi nc ur r entex a mpl esofl i ber a l democ r a c i es , t heyha v eauni queoppor t uni t yt o gur eoutwha tc omesnex t . APos t Democ r a c yf ort he21s t Cent ur y , t oma t c ht hePos t I ndus t r i a l Age, c oul dber a pi dl ypr ot ot y pedbet weent hes es t a t es , a st heyea c ht es t v a r i a t i onsonnewmet hodsofgov er na nc ea ndha v eaf or um t oc ompa r er es ul t s . Al s oa ffor di ngt heoppor t uni t y t odi r ec t l yi nt egr a t et hepeer t opeerc ommuni c a t i ont ec hnol ogi est ha tha v ehel pedgr a ntt hem t hei rf r eedom i nt ot hei rpol i t i c a l s y s t em. At r uenet wor ks t a t e. At r uenet wor kofs t a t es , per ha pst oo. Al a s t i nga l l i a nc ebet weena l l t hes t a t esi nt hi sr egi on, newl yf r ee( per ha psev enwor k i ngt oget hert of r eet hei r nei ghbour s , i ft hebl oods heds eeni nL i by ai sr epea t edel s ewher e) , s ha r i ngt hes a mepr obl ems , r es our c esa nd y out hf ul popul a t i oni sr ea s ona bl et opr es ume. Owi ngnol oy a l t yorobl i ga t i ont oout s i depower sf ort hei r f r eedom. F eel i ngnoc ompul s i ont ohonourt hedebt soft heol dr egi mes( a f t era l l , i twa s n’ tdonei nt hei rna me. ) Notboundt oc opy r i ghts y s t emsex por t edf r om Amer i c a . F ol l owi ngt hegr ea tt r a di t i onofy oungna t i onsbei ng pi r a t ena t i ons( j us tast heUSAdi d31f ort he r s tc ent ur yofi t ’ sexi s t enc e32) . E mbr a c i nga ndenc our a gi ngt he pr oduc t i onofgener i cmedi c a t i on, di s t r i but i onof3Dpr i nt ert ec hnol ogi es , bui l di ngofv er t i c a l ga r dens , wi des c a l e i mpl ement a t i onofubi qui t ousc omput i nga ndj us ta boutev er yot hera mbi t i oust ec hnol ogyweha v ec ov er ed her e. I tdoes n’ thur tt ha tt hev er yt hi ngt ha tha sk eptt hes edi c t a t or si npl a c e, t hev a s toi l wea l t hoft her egi on, c a ngi v e t hem notj us ti ndependenc e, butf undt hedev el opmentofas oc i et yi ndependentofi tt oo. Uni t edi nc ha nget oget her , a bl et oi mpl ementt r ueF r eeT r a dewi t hi ni t sbor der s ; onec ur r enc y , onet r a di ngbl oc 33 a ndunr es t r i c t edt r avel wi t hi ni t( awel c omer el i efa f t ery ea r sofi nt er na l r oa dbl oc k s . ) L ot sofmoney , al a r gel yy oung, ea gera ndhi ghl yeduc a t edpopul a t i on, abl a nkpol i t i c a l s l a t ea ndont opofa l l 34 t ha t , pos i t i onedper f ec t l yt ot r a dewi t ht her i s i ngBRI CSnat i ons , gi v ent heybor dera l l butBr a z i l . T r a ns por t a t i on i s s ues ?Chi nai sbui l di ngar ai l r oadf r om Bei j i ngt oLondon35, j us tpl ugi nt ot ha t . S uc hapl a c ewoul dbeawel c omeha v enf ort hes oont obe br ok eBoomer s , who’ dj us tl ov et os et t l ei nawa r m pl a c ebyt hes eawi t hl owc os tmedst ok eepT heGr i m Rea pera tba y . At t r a c t i ngnotj us tt heGr a yNoma ds , but t hey oung( a ndy ounga thea r t ) , br i ghta nda dv ent ur ousf ol k soft hewor l d, under s t a ndi ngt ha ti ft her es i s t a nc ei s t oos t r onga thome, t hi si st hepl a c ewher et heyc a nhel pbui l dt hef ut ur ea ndl i v eagr ea t erl i f e. T hi smi ghtl ogi c a l l ys t a r tas ec ond, deeperwa v eofc ha nget hr ought her ema i ni ngpur el yhi er a r c hys t a t es . J us ta s Amer i c a ’ sy oungdemoc r a c ybega tr ev ol ut i onswor l dwi de, s ot oot hi ss hi ni ngex a mpl eofPos t Democ r a c ywi l l onl yf ur t hert oma k et heex t a nts y s t emsi nt heWes tl ookobs ol et e, i nur gentneedofupgr a di ng. T heunher a l ded, unpr edi c t edr i s eoft heNet wor k edS t a t esofME NACA. I tc oul dha ppen, a ndi fa ndwheni tdoes , i ti sunl i k el yt obet hebi gges ts ur pr i s eoft hi sc ent ur y .


Ac h i e v e me n t U n l o c k e d : L E V E LU P ! T hec hi efpoi ntI s eekt oc onv eyi st ha ta f t ery ea r sofgr i ndi nga wa y , hopi ng, dr ea mi ngofabr i ght erf ut ur e36, we s t a ndc l os ert ha nweev erha v ebef or et ot r ul yl e v e l i ngupours oc i et y . T ha tt hi si s n’ tawa rt obef oughtf ort he f ut ur e, i t ’ sar es c uemi s s i on; wec a nwor kt oget hert os a v eour s el v esf r om our s el v es . T ha twec a nes c a pet he c ol l a ps eoft hehi er a r c hya ndanewDa r kAge( T heGr i m Mea tHookF ut ur ePr es ent ) bybui l di ngabr i dget ot he net wor ka ndr i s eupt ounf or es eenhei ght si nanewda wnf orhuma ni t y , at r ueGol denAge. T ha twer ec ogni s et ha tt hepol i t i c soft heOt heri sal es s onbes tl ef ti nourhi s t or ybook s ; wec a nj oi nt oget hera s onegr ea thuma ni t y . Nota saNe wWor l dOr de r , buta sagl oba l c i v i l i s a t i onr es pec t f ul a ndt ol er a bl eofa l l . T hec ha l l engeswef a c ea hea da r ev a s ta ndl a r gel yi nher i t edf r om t hepa s t( mos tes pec i a l l yc l i ma t ec ha nge) , but huma ni t yc a ndoa ny t hi ng. Weha v es hownwec a nmountv a s ta ndhor r i bl ewa r s , l etusnowbegi nt hegr ea t es t r es c uemi s s i onev erunder t a k en. Ourgr ea t es tr es our c ei snotoi l orgol d, i ti shuma ni nt el l i genc e, i ngenui t ya nd a c t i on. Wi t ht hi snea ra ny t hi ngwei ma gi nec a nbea c c ompl i s hed. T ot hos et ha tr es i s ta nds a y“ why ?i s n’ t t hi sgoode nough? ! ” , I s a y , t a k eagoodl ooka r ound. I si t ?Ca ny ounot i ma gi nea nywa yi nwhi c hi tc oul dbebet t er ?Ha v ey out r i ed?T a k eamomenta ndt hi nk . Bec a us et ha t ’ swha tt he peopl eofE gy pta ndT uni s i aa nda l l t heot hers t a t esga v et hems el v esper mi s s i ont odo. S owhys houl dn’ ty ou? Onc ewe’ r ema dea wa r eoft hei rex i s t enc e, wec a nc ha nget her ul esoft hec ons ens ua l ha l l uc i na t i ona nyt i mewe l i k e. Wec a ne ngi ne e r c ha nge. Onc ewea l l a gr eet odos o, wec a na c k nowl edget ha t , a sa tt heendofThe Pr i s oner , ouronl yenemyi sour s el v es . T ha t , a sTheI nvi s i bl esc onc l udes , wej us tha v et ounder s t a ndt ha t“ our s e nt e nc ei sup! ”I ti sonl ywet ha ts t a ndi nourwa y ; don’ tl ett hepr omi s eofabr i ght erf ut ur ebes t ol enf r om y ou. T oget her , wec a nma k et hi st hebes tofa l l pos s i bl ewor l ds . Who’ swi t hme?


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Ac k n o wl e d g e me n t s T ha nk sgooutes pec i a l l yt oGr a ntMor r i s onf ort hei ns pi r a t i ona l wor kt ha tk i c k s t a r t edt hi ses s a y . Al s ot oKev i n L ov el a c e, Ca tVi nc ent , Ada m Rot her s t ei n, Wol v ena ndmya t t or ney .

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