Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, foresees riots in the US, if the state of economy continues to deteriorate. His predictions are consistent with a forecast made by our colleagues at EDRO.
“There’s going to be growing conflict between the classes and if people are unemployed and really hurting, hell, there could be even riots!” said Brzezinski, in a recent interview with NBC.
“In 1907, when we had a massive banking crisis, when banks were beginning to collapse, there were going to be riots in the streets,” he added.
Brzezinski has reportedly proposed “the creation of a voluntary national solidarity fund, whose contributors would be those who became wealthy in recent times.”
“Where is the moneyed class today? Why aren’t they doing something: the people who made billions, millions. I’m sort of thinking of Paulson, of Rubin [former treasury secretaries]. Why don’t they get together, and why don’t they organize a national solidarity fund in which they call on all of those who made these extraordinary amounts of money to kick some back?” he commented.
“I was worrying about it because we’re going to have millions and millions of unemployed, people really facing dire straits. And we’re going to be having that for some period of time before things hopefully improve,” said Brzezinski.