Can't you hear it? That's the sound of the crucible of globalization being fired up."The fact is that building a Third Wave civilization on the wreckage of Second Wave institutions involves the design of new, more appropriate political structures in many nations at once. This is a painful, yet necessary project that is mind-staggering in scope..."
"In all likelihood, it will require a protracted battle to radically overhaul the United States Congress, the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the French Chamber of Deputies, the Bundestag, the Diet, the giant ministries and entrenched civil services of many nations, their Constitutions and court system in short, much of the unwieldy and increasingly unworkable apparatus of existing representative governments."
"Nor will this wave of political struggle stop at the national level. Over the months and decades ahead, the entire "global law machine" from the United Nations at one end, to the local city or town council at the other will eventually face a mounting, ultimately irresistible demand for restructuring."
"All of these structures will have to be fundamentally altered, not because they are inherently evil, or even because the are controlled by this or that class or group, but because they are increasingly unworkable no longer fitting to the needs of a radically changing world."
Great stuff and IMO at lot of what's coming at us will be implemeted at the local levels with the usual city hall and countygov hacks "doing just what they're told". Right now, with the plethora of codes, regulations, rules, etc. being thrust upon us by these folks their mandate seems to be to either exert as much control over us as they can OR extract as many $ as possible from us. This battle can be won at the local level by folks who are educated and pi$$ed off enough to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!