The Warm Fuzzy Global Village—Not!
By Cherie Zaslawsky
It seems to be a given that the New Age Movement and the Environmental Movement envision a time very close at hand when Americans will live in our country as in a sort of global village, turning away from corrupt, greedy, venal capitalism, and toward a more compassionate simpler life. Former President George H.W. Bush stated this concept back in the early 90’s as the vision of a “New World Order”—kinder and gentler than the present. Hillary Clinton extolled this vision in her book It Takes a Village. Movies like Avatar point in this direction, as do books like John Perkins’ Hoodwinked. Yet are these truly what they seem, or is there perhaps some other agenda at work?
Though all this may seem new, in reality it hearkens back to Rousseau and the false premise of the “noble savage.” History shows us where that led: to the Third Reich’s preoccupation with getting back to nature and to what the Nazi’s called racial purity. It is a dream of a simpler life under the power of a totalitarian, Communist or Fascist leader. For that’s what you get when you do away with liberty, individual unalienable rights, and free enterprise.
So what would this kinder, gentler world look like in America?
Well we might ask, as it’s being prepared for us by our own government—the compassionate government that wants to take good care of us. Just as the Nazi Party did in Germany, our government now offers us health care, a top-down education program, free lunches (did someone say free lunches? I thought there was no such thing…Well, yes, there IS no such thing) for “disadvantaged” students, free birth control, free cell phones (we bested the Nazi’s on that one), and loads of welfare for nearly half the population. Doesn’t that sound like the Age of Aquarius?
At the same time, we are being enjoined to “reduce, reuse, and recycle”—to stop “consuming” and start meditating on inner peace and looking inward for our happiness. Doesn’t that represent a kind of spiritual evolution? In fact, there’s a whole school of New Age “evolutionaries” who plan to change the world by joining with radical environmentalists like Earth Firsters to decrease the carbon footprints of all those pesky people Stalin called “useless eaters” (i.e., us), and Jacques Cousteau said should be killed off because there are just too many humans on this otherwise beautiful planet. Prince Philip went even further, actually saying he’d like to come back as a virus and wipe out much of humanity. Not to be outdone, Barbara Marx Hubbard, New Age guru, said one quarter of the earth’s people will have to be killed because they aren’t ready to “evolve”—you get the idea. In fact, the Rousseauian utopians have always had keen genocidal impulses.
Back to the picture of the new American anti-capitalist age: won’t it be like living in the Garden of Eden? Well, no. Like paradise? Neither. Not unless your vision of paradise includes surveillance cameras perched on high on many street corners, much like the lookout posts in Nazi concentration camps; unmanned spy drones flying into people’s homes to keep tabs on you; FEMA camps to which domestic militia cart people off to in the middle of the night; national ID cards that it is illegal to walk across the street without; RFID chips implanted into people’s hands, without which you can’t buy food or clothing or, well, anything. That sort of picture is no doubt more like what Bush meant, or what Obama means when he talks about “Getting the job done” or “Change” or the “New World Order” or “Yes we can”. Yes, they can.
But that is just the outer layer, so to speak. What about human relations? Won’t they be oh so much warmer and fuzzier in our new global village, where our water, gas and electricity are rationed, and we can no longer use air conditioning, and are forbidden to eat meat, or else it is so expensive we can’t afford it, like $12+/gallon gas so we can’t afford to drive any more? Apart from these minor inconveniences which, after all, help us to be that much more spiritual with one another, wouldn’t our lives be better and more rewarding? Think how good we’ll feel about ourselves to know we’ve reduced our carbon footprints by 73%!
But there’s more to think about. Consider a few excerpts regarding this bit of news, already taking place in May 2013, many moons before our new utopia kicks in, by Wendy McElroy:
The Palm Beach, Florida police program is the first of its kind in America. The Community Partners Against Terrorism (CPAT) initiative sprang out of the half-billion dollars dropped into Urban Area Security grants by the Department of Homeland Security. CPAT’s founder Sheriff Ric Bradshaw explains the purpose of the new police hot line that solicits anonymous tips: “We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government, hates the mayor, and he’s gonna shoot him. …” Bradshaw wants to know who mutters against “the system”…A video on his website urges local citizens to report on suspicious activity such as the photographing of a bridge.
In 2002, President George W. Bush introduced a domestic-spying program called Operation TIPS (Terrorism Information and Prevention System) by which average citizens reported suspicious activity. It especially appealed for information from workers who had access to private dwellings such as plumbers or television repairmen. TIPS was eventually abandoned due to a backlash that persistently compared the program to the domestic spy structure of the Stasi in communist East Germany.
The impact of being able to turn in your neighbor for their opinions or other peaceful behavior is well documented. It is a power that encourages the worst within human nature and rewards those people who lie and betray all trust. A network of citizen-informers not only creates the Stasi or Nazi state but also the Stasi or Nazi human being.
In his remarkable book, The Gestapo and German Society: Enforcing Racial Policy 1933-45 (Oxford, 1990), historian Robert Gellately presents a riveting window into the three-way collaboration between the totalitarianism, a complicit citizenry, and state persecution of ‘the other’.
It turns out that ordinary people will, for a variety of less than admirable motives, turn in their neighbors, friends, family members, former lovers, etc.. For rewards, for vengeance, for political advancement or other favors, or just to feel powerful and/or accepted by the bullies in charge.
So let’s reconsider the nirvana of the New Age Eloi in the New World Order: people would be living in a climate not of global warming—that was part of the ruse, of course—but of fear. Political correctness enforcement will have moved beyond social pressure to actual prosecutable criminal behavior. Children, brought up increasingly by the state—we should again remind ourselves that Hitler was quick to do this as well, and very intentionally so—will even be encouraged to tattle on their parents and siblings, who might use verboten words like “Constitution” or “Jesus” or “liberty”. Soon the whole fabric of society will be infected with the deranged thinking of the rogue State, and no one will be able to trust anyone.
That’s it, in a nutshell.
That’s the Age of Aquarius. That’s the next phase of human “evolution”. That’s the plan of the UN’s Agenda 21. That’s the New World Order. And if that’s not your idea of a kinder, gentler world, better start doing something about it now.
[More information is coming out across the nation about the Smart Meters and the governmental control that our families will have to endure once we cannot control our own personal settings.
2.23.13 – “Global Warming Skeptics: Part 1”– by Henry W. Burke — http://educationviews.org/global-warming-a-two-part-series/
2.24.13 – “Global Warming Is an Expensive Myth: Part 2” – by Henry W. Burke — http://educationviews.org/global-warming-an-expensive-myth-pt-2-of-2/
2.01.13 — “Obama’s Climate Change Agenda,” by Henry W. Burke, 2.01.13 — http://educationviews.org/obamas-climate-change-agenda/