@JaniceOCG Conditions in U.S. led to war & start of Gilead in @HandmaidsOnHulu. Intelligence experts @ODNI_NIC have their own real-world concerns on where we’re going. Listen in as @JYSexton & @CanYouHearMeSMH recall how we got here. Thurs., 8 pm ET, from 1/13/22, “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny.”
“Here it is that the people paid to study these things telling you that the system is not working and America in particular is not in a position to deal with emerging challenges and if we don’t start within the next 20 years, we are in very, very serious trouble,” said Jared Yates Sexton.
The causes of war trace directly to policies and conditions in a nation, and the National Intelligence Community produces a report every four years, from a U.S. perspective, on where the world is and is going. It’s a planning document to assist policymakers, military leaders, and other thinkers in developing strategies to effectively manage the country. The National Intelligence Council released a dire report, Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World, in March, 2021. They begin by predicting that global challenges like climate change, disease and financial crises, “are likely to manifest more frequently and intensely in almost every region and country.” While not written in stone, the “future scenarios” they foresee, depend on the choices we make today.
With insight on how power, persuasion and wealth is used, the report looks at structural forces to project where the world is heading, in the areas of Demographics, Environment, Economics and Technology. Among many other things, they see increasing global health challenges, global warming, vast inequality, disequilibrium in resources to meet the challenges, growing pessimism and disillusionment, aging populations, rising nationalism, and political discord and international conflicts.
“Here it is that the people paid to study these things telling you that the system is not working and America in particular is not in a position to deal with emerging challenges and if we don’t start within the next 20 years, we are in very, very serious trouble,” said Jared Yates Sexton. Nick Hauselman wonders if this report even would have been released if Trump had won in 2020, as it clearly demonstrates the country’s weaknesses.
After introducing the futuristic report, the two podcast hosts take a look back to unpack the history of how we’ve arrived at this moment, beginning 30 years ago in 1992, when George H.W. Bush was leading the nation.
Find and download Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World, a free e-book by the National Intelligence Council.
“Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the recently released report from the National Intelligence Council which predicts over the next 20 years what might happen to governments around the globe. They also bring in the same report from 1992 to add historical context to trace the path we’re on and whether the Great American Experiment is a failure.” — The Muckrake Political Podcast
LISTEN TO | National Intelligence Council Says The Future Of Gov’t Is Bleak | The Muckrake Political Podcast | 4/13/2021