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Are we on the verge of an era of private wars and destabilisation?

Following the recent assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, carried out by hired Colombian mercenaries, it is widely believed that members of the Haiti’s wealthy elite were responsible for removing their own president. Recent years have also seen the sale of obscure hacking tools, such as “Pegasus” developed by Israeli firm NSO, which have clearly fallen into the wrong hands in Mexico and been misused by governments in India, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. If the monopoly on violence and surveillance is shared, not just by governments, but also by financially elite interests, is the misuse of mercenaries and surveillance something we are going to see more of in global politics moving forward? In 2020 Elon Musk joked (seemingly) about overthrowing the Bolivian government on Twitter, by saying “we can coup whoever we want to”. But is it not just a matter of time before something like this comes to pass, as unaccountable power centres increasingly have the power to make decisions that effect geopolitical realities? Is it not just a matter of time before private wealthy individuals pose a threat to entire nations or democracies? Are we entering a new age were individual’s can afford to destabilise countries to their benefit? iol.co.za/news/politics/opinion/haitis-assassinated-president-was-a-threat-to-the-elite-5d9ac80b-c18b-402e-92c7-368359efd0a6 theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/27/pegasus-spyware-autocrats-arsenal-spying rt.com/op-ed/496297-elon-musk-bolivia-coup
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When a country misuses their monopoly on violence they become tyrannical, when they lose it altogether they topple and destabilisation or civil war can ensue. Look at Elon Musk’s mask slip moment when he commented on the Bolivian coup, he could, quite realistically, hire NGO’s, mercenaries and hackers and he would have the capacity to set foreign policy, bypass democracy, and even remove politicians in the style of Jovenel Moise. Elon Musk is currently in line with the US government but what would happen if his views were not, as we have seen with bitcoin individual billionaires can be temperamental and their actions can be destructive and destabilising. We are living in an era of massive and growing inequality, with billionaires amassing historic levels of wealth; the assassination of a president by foreign mercenaries, and the NSO Pegasus leaks, this should all be seen quite rightly as a deep threat to government authority globally.

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