Dr. Nafeez Ahmed: "Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown", The Guardian (12 June 2014)

As the "1%" continues to syphon off the aspirations of the "99%", it's hard to imagine that plans are not afoot to pre-empt and neutralise that widespread social unrest which the managers of this corporate-fascist NWO must surely suspect is coming. Enter Minerva: a research programme of the US Department of Defense that is funding universities to study the social dynamics of civil unrest across the globe - in essence a militarisation of the social sciences.

And who, we might ask, are they looking at? Terrorists? Well, yes; but also, it seems, at just about anyone who's prepared to protest against the current order. According to one of Minerva's projects, "Who Does Not Become a Terrorist, and Why?", even non-violent activitists are part of Minerva's remit:

"In every context we find many individuals who share the demographic, family, cultural, and/or socioeconomic background of those who decided to engage in terrorism, and yet refrained themselves from taking up armed militancy, even though they were sympathetic to the end goals of armed groups. The field of terrorism studies has not, until recently, attempted to look at this control group." *

*Maria Rasmussen, "Who Does Not Become a Terrorist, and Why? : Towards an Empirically Grounded Understanding of Individual Motivation in Violence and Non - Violence" [external PDF], Minerva (August 2013)

Image source: "The Pentagon January 2008" by David B. Gleason from Chicago, IL, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0); resized, cropped

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