Saturday, September 03, 2005

The Humpty Dumpty principle

If the state system is in decline (ala Martin
van Creveld), states will find it increasingly
difficult to maintain financial viability,
deliver critical services to citizens, control
their borders and economy, and maintain a
monopoly on violence. States that are disrupted
will find it difficult, if not impossible, to re-
establish order and functionality. Historical
forces will conspire to defeat any attempt at
reforming the order of the state.

The Forces of Top Down Order and Control will hear
nothing of this, firmly entrenched as they believe
they are.

Do nothing. Just watch and maybe this will be their
last hurrah.