In the main, the hysteria and mania of the “professional managerial class” in Washington acts as fog and a smokescreen for something very basic and fundamental, namely, the perpetuation of a colonial project undergirded by two basic, interconnected, and mutually reinforcing aims and objectives. For one, the colonial project aims at imposing cultural hegemony over non-white people on one hand and expanding and preserving the private wealth of a few feudal families on the other hand. As it transitioned from its imperial peak and into gradual decline at the start of the 20th century, Britain initiated a set of moves which would ensure that the colonial project could continue even without a direct British presence in its former colonies. For one, Britain enabled just one family aligned with retrogressive clerics to rule over the birthplace of Islam. Also, Britain created Israel in order to foster a humanitarian crisis which we are now witnessing in the broader Middle East. And then, Britain partitioned India and created Pakistan in order to weaken both Afghanistan and India and in turn create a huge drug lab in the middle of Asia in order to fill the coffers of the royals.
With virtually no peer power after World War II, the United States served as a tool and instrument in order to perpetuate the British colonial project and to achieve its two basic, interconnected, and mutually reinforcing aims and objectives. Since World War II, the United States immersed itself into an incredibly deep relationship and entanglement with Saudi Arabia, in addition to providing unconditional support for Israel and forging very close and outrageous security ties with Pakistan. The flipside or the other side of the colonial coin was the expansion and preservation of private wealth. America’s three closest alliances and relationships were a mirror for a trinity based on drugs, weapons, and oil. But as mentioned before, the private money aspect of the British colonial project benefited and favored only a small circle of Anglo-American establishment types at the expense of virtually everyone else.
And with recent political and social phenomena in the United States such as the failure of hegemonic wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East, the evolution of the internet, social media, populism, the “Great Resignation,” “Havana Syndrome” and so forth, the ability of the Anglo-American establishment to foster and sustain a “professional managerial class” which would undertake the task of perpetuating the colonial project has been severely hampered in recent years. To a large extent, postmodernism translates into the deconstruction of modern power, and with a deconstruction of modern power comes the diminution of the cultural hegemony which is the primary tool used to foster and sustain the economic and monetary aspect of colonial power.
As mentioned before, the two aims and objectives of the colonial project are interconnected and mutually reinforcing. Thus, the diminution and failure of one aim and objective leads to the diminution and failure of the other aim and objective. A great deal has been written about the “professional managerial class” in Washington. But in the months and years to come, perhaps a great deal more can be written in regard to how this “professional managerial class” is now sandwiched between the failures of the colonial and hegemonic project of a few feudal families on one hand, and the pressures facing this “professional managerial class” which are now emanating from regular people on the other hand.