Christopher Jon Bjerknes
In my blog "The Jewish Year 6000 as Manifest in the Media" I referred to the ABC production, which can be viewed here:
I would like to call attention to some of the persons involved in that production, including John Podesta, who, like Rahm Emanuel, was White House Chief of Staff and who heads the Center for American Progress, and who was co-chairman of the Obama-Biden Transition Project. The annotated transcript of "Earth 2100" states,
"THOMAS HOMER DIXON
And until we have a crisis of some kind, I don't think we're going to be motivated to wake up and say, "Okay, now we have to change."
President, Center for American Progress
Sometimes it takes a big shock to get people, you know, out of the inertia that's built into the system."
I am reminded that Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in his book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, Basic Books, New York, (1997), pp. 24-25,
"The attitude of the American public toward the external projection of American power has been much more ambivalent. The public supported America's engagement in World War II largely because of the shock effect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor."
Project for the New American Century published a report entitled Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century, Project for the New American Century, Washington, D.C., (September, 2000); which states on page 51,
"Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event—like a new Pearl Harbor."
Another famous personality appearing in "Earth 2100" is Robert James Woolsey Jr. former Director of Central Intelligence and head of the Central Intelligence Agency. We also find "Former CIA Scenario Designer" Stanley Feder, Thomas Friedman a prominent Jewish supporter of Israel, Alan Weisman author of The World Without Us, Jared Diamond author of Collapse, Elizabeth Economy
Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Peter Gleick President, Pacific Institute, and numerous other representatives of think tanks and policy formation institutes. These individuals and their contributions to "Earth 2100" can be found in the annotated transcripts here: