“Danger of excessive nationalism is nuclear annihilation. Danger of globalism is the eradication of local values and cultures. Greatness can only be realized in the middle path.”

― Amit Ray

“Globalization is not a monolithic force but an evolving set of consequences – some good, some bad and some unintended. It is the new reality.”

— John B. Larson

“The trends that are shaping the twenty-first-century world embody both promise and peril. Globalization, for example, has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty while contributing to social fragmentation and a massive increase in inequality, not to mention serious environmental damage.”

— Klaus Schwab

“We are in a world where globalization, which is an ideology, has forgotten and put aside the people, the people’s interests, aspirations, and dreams.”

—  Marine Le Pen

“It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.”

— Kofi Annan

“Globalization is incredibly efficient but also so far incredibly unjust.”

— Pascal Lamy

“Globalization is a fact of life. But I believe we have underestimated its fragility.”

— Kofi Annan

“Globalization presumes sustained economic growth. Otherwise, the process loses its economic benefits and political support.”

— Paul Samuelson

“The negative side to globalization is that it wipes out entire economic systems and in doing so wipes out the accompanying culture.”

— Peter L. Berger

Even though we can’t do anything about where the world is headed, it is always helpful to understand as much as possible about what is actually happening. Why? Because this understanding allows adaptation, the key to survival – according to Charles Darwin. This post looks at a huge but underreported globalization happening and how we might best adapt to it.

Where is the world headed? Nobody knows. Where do some folks like the World Economic Form (WEF) and assorted globalists want it to go? Well, they gave us a clue a while back in their “you’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy” tag line. And of course the emerging Eurasian multipolar economic block led by Russia and China has quite different ideas. Then there is the constantly-morphing West led by the U.S. and its for-the-moment allies and co-belligerents.

Which of these belligerents seems most likely to have their way with us?

Right now, I would bet on the globalists, led by Klaus Schwab’s WEF and its Global Public-Private Partnership (GPPP or G3P) supporters. Technology is driving the world today, even though much of it remains (intentionally) hidden.

Despite a very effective depopulation effort that is underway, there will remain for some extended period – absent a nuclear world war – many billions of folks who need food, shelter, electricity, heat, medical care, and a bunch of other people stuff. Currently, this can only be done through a tightly-connected, complex, and fragile system of technologies.

Who are the WEF’s main partners? Why, the global technology corporations of course. And supported by a sizable percentage of the world’s major governments. Plus the United Nations (UN), which seems right now to be the primary instigator of the GPPP movement.

Global domination seems to be the endgame

Since Alexander the Great around 300 BC conquered most of the known world and created one of the largest empires in history, stretching from Greece to northwestern India, empire-building has been a popular sport of rulers. A string of mostly bad-guys assembled the Roman empire to dominate all the world that mattered about 1,500-2,000 years ago.

As technology progressed to make war-mongering ever more effective, various subsequent rulers and ruler-wannabes have conquered huge chunks of global real estate and indigenous populations. As Sir John Glubb argued in his 1976 book The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival, empires have a relatively short half-life – about 250 years on average:

Source: The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival, Sir John Glubb, 1976.
Source: The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival, Sir John Glubb, 1976.

In each of these empires, rulers of various flavors attempted to achieve domination over a very large portion of the globe. None succeeded, for reasons, but new generations of ruler-wannabes seem to spring up regardless.

Today, we have a highly-interconnected global system of economies, political realms, corporations, and much else. I have argued that this system mess is inherently highly-fragile and will implode inevitably at some point. But not before causing enormous pain and suffering, or worse.

This hugely complex and fragile world of today can only be managed – aka, surveilled and controlled – by using every available advanced technology. Maybe even employing the Metaverse, as the prior post suggested.

Globalists – WEF, UN, and kin – now seem likely to prevail

WEF has made a smart move in my view by assembling the world’s leading technology providers in its collection of GPPP (G3P) supporters and resources. No other entity of which I am aware has anywhere close to this technology horsepower. Russia and China probably come closest but they are too busy with their multipolar world thing to compete directly with whatever the WEF is up to. For the moment, at least.

Should you care to peruse the current list of Davos 2023 attendees, it is presently hiding here (about 80 pages of pdf).

Klaus Schwab, WEF founder and CEO.
Klaus Schwab, WEF founder and CEO.

Wikipedia as always provides a helpful starting point to understanding this world-domination G3P assemblage:

“Global public–private partnership (GPPP) is a governance mechanism to foster public–private partnership (PPP) cooperation between an international intergovernmental organisation like the United Nations and private companies.”

“Existing GPPPs strive, among other things, to increase affordable access to essential drugs in developing countries, and to promote handwashing with soap to reduce diarrhea. (see Global Handwashing Day).”

“Some of the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) may be considered global public–private partnerships (GPPPs). The WHO is financed through the UN system by contributions from member states. In recent years, WHO’s work has involved more collaboration with NGOs and the pharmaceutical industry in Product development partnerships to create vaccines for diseases that primarily afflict third world countries. The WHO also works closely with foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. In 2012, 15% of WHO’s total revenues was financed by private sources.”

“GPPPs are an example of multistakeholder governance which is a key target of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 17. In particular, target 17.17 is formulated as: ‘Encourage effective partnerships: Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.’ This target has one Indicator: Indicator 17.17.1 is the ‘Amount in United States dollars committed to public-private partnerships for infrastructure.’”

Note that the WEF connection does not appear in this statement but other NGO’s (non-government organizations) are not shy about featuring the connection: “WEF, the United Nations and SDGs” (note that this WEF is different – “Water Environment Federation”):

“WEF actively supports its commitment to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and advancing SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation”

“WEF has had a long standing relationship with the United Nations (UN) through its Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and in 2020 accepted as a Partner with UN-Water.  As a Partner with UN-Water, WEF’s daily work to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG-6, Clean Water and Sanitation, will be more visible and recognized by fellow UN-Water Partners and Members and heighten WEF’s global impact. “

“In July 2019, the WEF Board of Trustees approved a position statement on the UN SDGs. WEF stated its support for the objectives of the UN SDGs and recognized the work that its members, member associations, and the water sector as a whole contribute to furthering progress towards these goals globally. The organization committed to continue to foster progress towards achievement of the SDGs through its mission. ”

Note also in passing that China’s leader-for-life Xi Jinping is a Schwab favorite and Davos keynote speaker. Just what we need, yes?

The central role of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Just in case you aren’t familiar with the UN’s Agenda 2030 SDGs, here is what they look like:

UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Source: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/

Preamble. This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan. We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets which we are announcing today demonstrate the scale and ambition of this new universal Agenda. They seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. They seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.”

On the surface, these look like a pretty decent set of happy-world goals, albeit extremely, and probably unattainably, ambitious. The devil, as always, is in the details. Specifically, in the details concerning implementation.

Not surprisingly, the perps of whatever is going here are reluctant to provide details of their machinations except at the most superficial levels – such as SDGs. Fortunately, there are a few writers out there who know how to dig out many of the underlying details. Not so fortunately, these dedicated folks tend to have some rather strong opinions about, well, almost everything.

The trick here is to identify facts that are typically scattered among much of the author’s opinions, beliefs, and hopes. A case in point is the following article that I stumbled across very recently.

Global domination via technology

“We are being rapidly transitioned into a new system of centralized, authoritarian global governance. This system is designed to be a technocracy, and, as such, it is truly totalitarian.”

“Totalitarianism is a form of government that attempts to assert total control over the lives of its citizens. It is characterized by strong central rule that attempts to control and direct all aspects of citizens’ lives through coercion and repression. It does not permit individual freedom. Traditional social institutions and organizations are discouraged and suppressed. As a result, citizens succumb to being merged into a single unified movement. Totalitarian states typically pursue a special goal to the exclusion of all other goals. They direct all resources toward the attainment of that goal, regardless of the cost.”

“In the case of today’s totalitarian system, technocracy, that ‘special’ goal is called ‘sustainable development.’ In the pursuit of that goal, no cost, either financial or humanitarian, is too great.”

“Technocrats insist that sustainable development is the way we can successfully tackle the alleged ‘climate crisis’ facing our planet. In reality, their charge that humans are causing climate change is simply an excuse for implementing sustainable development. It is through the technocrats’ global policy commitment to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that technocracy is being installed.”

“A technocratic society is referred to as a ‘Technate.’ [i.e., technocratic state]”

“Technocracy, as we can see, is a totalitarian form of surveillance-based, centralized, authoritarian governance that abolishes national sovereignty and political parties. Freedoms and rights are replaced with a duty to behave in the interest of a common good, as defined by the technocrats. All decisions about production, allocation of resources, technological innovation and economic activity are controlled by a technocracy of experts.”

Hence the WEF’s almost obsessive courting of major global technology firms. While the public-private partnership G3P overlay seems harmless enough, and possibly even a good approach in principle, it seems to have been taken over and redirected by a pretty motley collection of ruler-wannabes. Human nature at work, as always.

You can of course fool some of the people some of the time

Just as the full story on the COVID “vaccines” is finally getting out, it is reasonable to expect a similar pattern of disclosure to occur in the case of G3P machinations. The big challenge for the WEF-led world-ruler-wannabes is getting control quickly and effectively enough to avoid the likely mass revolts that must surely be forming at this very moment.

As I have learned over many years and mostly the hard way, facts do not matter much if at all in the grand scheme of things. What does matter is the story, fact-free or otherwise, that is being transmitted by the various ruler-wannabes. If this story – of a type termed “propaganda” and “public relations” by the great Edward Bernays – gets traction as they say, the story eventually becomes what people believe as “facts”.

Suppressing alternate and dissenting views greatly helps in this regard. It is in fact essential to success. The problem is that people eventually do get wise to what’s happening so long as there exists any means of spreading alternative information (aka disinformation). While some of the alternative information will not be factual or informative, enough eventually will be, if allowed.

Who is winning this battle today? My sense is that the global ruler-wannabes have a visible but small lead. This lead is however quite fragile, and subject to all kinds of mischief by random events and situations.

Thus the near-absolute need for something extremely big to consolidate their current position and control:

  • Permanent lockdown caused by renewed pandemic
  • Non-nuclear war expanding from Ukraine situation
  • Nuclear war caused by leadership errors or accident
  • False flags of various kinds in various places
  • Economic collapse of major nations
  • … Go ahead – surprise us

How can such awful things happen in our democracy?

I see this question in various forms quite often. Answers are typically something along the lines of “… we are a constitutional republic, not a democracy” and “… democracy means mob rule”. There seems to be a more important underlying question, however: “How can such awful things happen in our still relatively free country, whatever it’s called?”

Awful things – like potentially a G3P rulership?

The answer seems to be that awful things have been happening to us non-rulers for as long as large groups of people have been around. Approximately forever. Awful things happen under almost every kind of political arrangement and governance. It flows from human nature. The enemy is us.

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
John Adams, Second President of the United States

As Sir John Glubb observed, empires last on average about 250 years, or 10 human generations. Empires of all manner of persuasions – including “democracies”, however defined.

Our “democracy” is really just our present form of political association and governance. We can call it whatever we like, but it is simply whatever we have that has evolved from whatever we began with. It is still evolving, now very rapidly as the American empire has pretty much reached its 250-year expiration date (see here).

Where are we headed from wherever we are now?

This is the real question, as always. Our direction at the moment seems to be somewhat under control of Klaus Schwab and his WEF, aided by a very large number of major tech organizations, eager governments, and very active non-government agencies (UN, WHO, BIS, …). These are enormously powerful, wealthy, resourceful organizations and elites. Probably quite smart as well, as evidenced by their rapid progress in directions of their choosing.

Will they ultimately prevail, even for a relatively short time?

It seems that we won’t have to wait long to find out. The evidence of direction is piling up rather quickly, as the following article illustrates.

“The World Economic Forum (WEF) wants you to give up your car, truck or SUV. They want car ownership to be outlawed because The Great Reset is about control and tightening the grip on your freedom.”

“They ask if your car is really necessary. The World Economic Forum doesn’t think so. The WEF has published a paper that calls for an end to ‘wasteful’ private car ownership in favor of communal sharing to lessen global demands for precious metals and fossil fuels.”

“The unelected elites in Geneva, Switzerland, claim that too many people own private vehicles for the planet’s good. Most are barely driven and a universal model that will take consumers ‘from owning to using’ their cars is the way forward. They state that ‘The average car or van in England is driven just 4 percent of the time.’  Instead of having vehicles sit idle, sell your car and walk or share because ‘Car sharing platforms have already seized that opportunity to offer vehicles where you pay per hour used.’”

“This was found unsuccessful in the US and especially during the pandemic.”

“The end to private ownership is essential, according to the WEF, and can be applied from everything to cars to private homes and even city-wide design principles.”

  • Yuval Noah Harari, professor of history at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a top advisor to WEF’s leader Klaus Schwab, has some quite troubling views on humanity. Thorsten Polleit via the Mises Wire reports that Harari in 2019 in two interviews stated that:

“Humans today are a hackable animal—an animal that can be hacked. . . . Hacking a person means understanding and seeing through them better than they can themselves. . . . The consequences are obvious: Anyone who knows people’s inner feelings can anticipate their actions. And, of course, manipulate their desires. Ultimately, these institutions (companies and states are meant here, TP) will make more and more decisions on our behalf because they understand our inner processes absolutely perfectly.”

“You know, the whole idea that humans have this soul or spirit and they have free will. So, whatever I choose, whether in the election or whether in the supermarket, this is my free will. That’s over—free will.”

“Homo sapiens has no natural rights, just as spiders, hyenas and chimpanzees have no natural rights.” — Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari, professor of history at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a top advisor to WEF’s leader Klaus Schwab.
Yuval Noah Harari, professor of history at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a top advisor to WEF’s leader Klaus Schwab.

If the WEF prevails, how can we adapt and survive?

Darwin’s survival-of-the-most-adaptable guidance is really more of an observation made in hindsight. It is foresight that we really need today. Just how might we survivor-wannabes go about adapting successfully to what may well be a done deal, speaking technically?

Well, as a prior post suggested, we might simply go-along-to-get-along (GATGA). This typically works for a while at least, giving us a bit of time to figure out something better.

The excellent 2006 German movie The Lives of Others describes the monitoring of East Berlin residents by agents of the Stasi, East Germany’s secret police. It portrays life under a harshly-repressive, surveillance-intensive regime, and ways in which dedicated people can work within it – adapt – to get a story out.

You will note that the “adapt to survive” generality requires, at the base level, survival. No survival, no need to adapt. The film actually shows quite a bit of just how this surviving is actually accomplished. You have to be smart, tough, flexible, and most of all lucky.

The “luck” part is hard to arrange but even this may be assisted by being smart, tough, and flexible. Of course, this set of capabilities probably underlies survival in almost any circumstances.

Adapting-to-survive in a surveillance-intensive world

We live in an entirely different world today, unique in human history. Never before has it been possible to track almost every action and movement of virtually everyone. Particularly if a person is of interest to the rulers (i.e., is targeted) for any reason.

No longer is “staying out of sight” or “staying below the radar” going to be effective. Doing so seems more likely to confirm you as a target. A working assumption is that they will find you sooner than later. Hiding is not possible.

In fact, it might be better to remain fully visible in places and activities that would not raise suspicion. Doing “normal” stuff. Lacking anything out of the normal realm may well drop you into a “person of no interest” category.  I am thinking here of how the playwright Georg Dreyman in the Lives of Others movie managed to avoid the Stasi while smuggling a regime exposé into the West. That is, until his girlfriend betrays him. Another lesson best learned secondhand.

It will never happen to us? It is happening so I read in China, North Korea, and similarly delightful places. It has already happened here via Twitter and other social networks. To survive, better to assume the worst.

Bottom line:

Even though we can’t do much of anything about where the world is headed, it is always helpful to understand as much as possible about what is actually happening. This understanding helps our adaptation, the key to survival – according to Charles Darwin. The world appears to be headed toward a state of domination by the WEF and its supporters, like the UN – so-called globalists, or global public-private partnerships (G3P). Aided by powerful and effective technologies, these organizations are rapidly bringing us under constant surveillance and tight financial control.

A course of active and visible resistance no longer appears to be available, survival-wise. The adaptation that helps ensure our personal survival must be carried out in the deep background. The ruling regimes will ultimately fail, so that ensuring survival until this happens is probably our best and only endeavor.

Related Reading

  • Egon von Greyerz, Managing Partner of Matterhorn Asset Management, via King World News on January 9, 2023, regards the WEF as a “minor hobbyist group”:

“In addition there are the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Saudi Arabia also want to join the BRICS which represents 41% of the global population and 26% of global GDP.”

“Finally there is the SCO, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. This is a Eurasian political, economic and security organisation headquartered in China. It covers 60% of the area of Eurasia and over 30% of global GDP.”

“All of these organisations and countries (BRICS, GCC, SCO) are going to gain global importance as the US, and Europe decline. They will cooperate both politically, commercially and financially. As energy and oil is a common denominator for these countries, they will most likely operate with the Petro yuan as their common currency for trading.“

“With such a powerful group of nations combining, minor hobbyist groups like Schwab’s WEF will dwarf in significance and finally disappear as the WEF members, including the political leaders, lose their power and billionaires lose their wealth.”

“Get ready for a controlled demolition of fiat currencies followed by a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) rollout.”

“Most likely in 2023 or 2024, we will see the final engineered collapse of western fiat currencies (dollar, euro, yen), orchestrated to drive the enslaved masses into CBDC systems that function as financial surveillance and control systems run by globalists. This event will, of course, be presented to the public as some sort of crisis — most likely a cyber-attack on the banking system — that ‘requires’ everyone to give up their fiat currency and private bank accounts in order to achieve ‘protection’ and ‘security’ offered by the Fed through CBDCs.”

“The CBDC rollout will not go well, we predict. It will be met with intense, sustained resistance for the simple reason that a growing number of people already know what these evil globalists are up to. Anyone participating in a CBDC loses control over their finances, since a government can simply shut off your digital wallet at any moment… which is exactly what Brazil has been doing to the bank accounts of protesters.”

  • Agenda 2030, promulgated by the United Nations and adopted by the WEF, has some rather ambitious goals for remaking our world – whether we like it or not:
Source: https://www.theburningplatform.com/2023/01/08/sounds-like-paradise/
Source: https://www.theburningplatform.com/2023/01/08/sounds-like-paradise/