Monday, July 23, 2012

Quotes to Ponder, 02

"The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities." - Zbigniew Brezinski, Between Two Ages, America's Role in the Technotronic Era, 1970

"In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn't such a great idea after all." - Strobe Talbot, President Clinton's Deputy Secretary of State, as quoted in Time, July 20th, 1992.


Fr. Oliver said...

Wow. Something to ponder indeed.

Anam Cara said...

These two posts are terrifying - and vindicate all those who sounded like nutcases in the 80's when talking about the Trilateral Commission.