Saturday, April 11, 2009

Leaders use Crisis to Usher in New Political Regimes

Leaders many times use or initiate crisis to rise to the occasion, come to the rescue or to usher in new political regimes. “All we need is the right major crisis, and the nations will accept the New World Order” (Rockefeller, 1994, cited by Kjos, 2006, para. 3). Many presidents, world and religious leaders have exploited the global platform as their stage to create crisis to initiate change. To maintain their importance, power, and control they keep the heat at such a level as to necessitate their position or cultivate another crisis. President Bush used the Gulf War as an opportunity to “build public acceptance for the global management system, which had already begun to replace American “rights” with global rules” (Kjos, 2006, para. 4). Migration is a crisis issue that is vital for the transformational process of change in destroying national boundaries with open boundaries for global unification. “Ancient monarchs understood the transformational power of mass migration. When the mighty Assyrians conquered Israel back in 722 BC, they resettled the land with people who had never heard the truths of God. Soon the blend of new settlers and local residents shifted the people’s collective loyalties to new gods and rulers” (Kjos, 2006, para. 6). This strategy is still effective today and many leaders past and present are still employing these strategies to rise to power or to maintain their position. The drawbacks of such strategies are permanent, deep, and wide because one cannot rewind a crisis and the ripple effects change the landscape, mindsets, and beliefs of the people, and this is the purpose of such crises.

Kjos, B. (2006). Part 2: the emerging new world orger. The UN Plan for Global Migration. Retrieved March 18, 2009 from

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