In his book Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America, Bertram Gross wrote: “The next wave of fascists will not come with cattle cars and concentration camps, but they’ll come with a smiley face and maybe a TV show… That’s how the 21st-century fascists will essentially take over.” It is all-too-easy to start throwing around terms like “fascism” when discussing modern politics, especially with a Fourth Estate prone to hyperbole. But is this terrible, restrictive form of governance actually on the horizon for the Western world? And if so, from where will it – and its smiling face – emerge?
There is a growing trend among global organizations, and it’s one that sparks any number of convoluted conspiracy theories: Wargaming. This process sets out scenarios to look at strategies, reactions, and tactics. But they do not advertise their experiments as such.
Thought Experimentation or Blueprint?
The World Economic Forum is one such organization. It recently released a short video based on an essay published on its website. This video set out a vision of “how the world could change by 2030” and proceeded to list eight expectations.
Presumably in response to the overwhelmingly negative reactions it received, the WEF added a note explaining that “The blog series this video is based on is a thought experiment to provoke questions about the future.” This wargaming by globalist organizations is not, repeat, not, merely thought experimentation. It is roadmapping to gain insight into how the public reacts, what positive spin can be applied, and to ultimately determine the best method of introducing the tyranny. As the WEF itself declares regarding its own purpose: “The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.”
“To shape.” That is the purpose. Not to “start a debate,” but to prepare the groundwork for what is ultimately coming. And make no mistake, what they propose is fascism in its most visceral sense.
— World Economic Forum (@wef) November 18, 2016
“You’ll own nothing, and you will be happy. Whatever you want, you’ll rent, and it will be delivered to your door by drone.” So reads the first of these innovations. What does this really tell us? Well, it seems that what it doesn’t tell us is more important.
What happens to the home you own now, or your parent’s home? If “you” own nothing, who owns the things you are renting? Surely somebody must. Is it the state? Is it global organizations? Presumably you will still get wages you earn working for a company that is not owned by an individual (because this is verboten) but by the government body. But if you own nothing, then this must be digital cash. Imagine every purchase you make being noted, approved, or denied by a government algorithm based on criteria you never agreed to.
Just look at China’s Social Credit System to understand how precarious this method is. If you say the wrong thing, have the wrong thoughts, the government can stop you from eating, buying clothes or medicine, whatever they need to do to make you compliant. How long can individual rebellion last when you have no food to fill the bellies of your children?
Point two in the video says that “The US won’t be the world’s leading superpower. A handful of countries will dominate.” Let’s consider for a moment who these dominant nations might be? Recently, the United Nations voted to allow China, Russia, and Cuba to sit on the Human Rights Council. These three countries are some of the worst offenders against human rights, yet their power ensures they are the watchdogs. Will these same rights abusers be the handful of powerful nations?
The fourth point states that “A billion people will be displaced by climate change. We’ll have to do a better job at welcoming and integrating refugees.” Without going too much into the idea that climate change is responsible for the mass movement of people (it isn’t), who is this propaganda aimed at? “We,” they say. So not the displaced folks certainly, but rather those who live in nations that will be unaffected by climate change, perhaps? Weren’t we told that climate change is a global phenomenon?
The Fascist New World Order
I wrote earlier of fascism. How did the father of fascism, Benito Mussolini, describe his new political ideology?
“Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.”
Can you see it? Do you see how what the World Economic Forum is trying to sell us is fascism under the guise of a Utopian future swaddled in a thin veneer of false humanitarianism?
The final point made in the video states, “Western values will have been tested to the breaking point; checks and balances that underpin our democracies must not be forgotten.” By saying that they “must not be forgotten,” the WEF surely implies that these concepts will no longer be an active part of our daily lives. You cannot forget something if it is still inherent in all you do.
The WEF is telling us to kiss goodbye what we once thought sacred and to prepare for a New World Order. You will have no rights and no recourse. But you must accept. As the video declares… You will be happy. When everything you can do, purchase or say is “permitted” by the government alone, we have reached a level of control that is unconscionable. If you own nothing, then the very place you live, sleep, and raise your family must belong to someone else. If it is not yours, what is to stop the government or its enforcers from entering?
I’m reminded of a speech by onetime British Prime Minister William Pitt. He made this speech in the 1760s in response to the Cider Tax bill, similar in scope to the Stamp Act of 1765. These bills allowed representatives of the state entry into homes to assess the tax burden. He said in retaliation to these laws:
“The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail; its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storm may enter; the rain may enter; but the King of England cannot enter — all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!”
These organizations are not looking to the future, they are clawing back the past where every man is a serf, and every right is subject to the whim of the powerful. There is fascism in our future, and it comes with globalization, supranational organizations, and with a smile on its face.
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