“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.”— Ariel Durant
“Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.”— Ayn Rand
“In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization.”— Nikola Tesla
“The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.”— Carl Sagan
“The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.”— Milton Friedman
“What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.”— Mahatma Gandhi
“Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos.”— Will Durant
“To defend a country you need an army, but to defend a civilization you need education.”— Jonathan Sacks
“All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.”— Havelock Ellis
Our world today has become focused on various flavors of “One”: One World Order, One World Currency, One Health. But something more is happening. “One” seems to be about world domination, not One anything in particular. Health is important to everyone, so it may be the integrating factor. Perhaps leading to a “One Everything” that brings our civilization to its effective endpoint?
World domination in a world of some 8 billion people seems to be a bit of a challenge. Recall that previous world-domination-wannabes like Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and a gaggle of Roman emperors among many others took a run at this and crapped out. And these only had part of the globe as a target. To begin with, at least.
Achieving world domination is not easy. Apart from the fact that 8 billion domination-candidates may object, possibly even with vigor. World rulership is a tough racket.
Despite this caution, world domination appears to be underway and may actually be getting somewhere. One World Civilization? One World Everything. Not a happy prospect if you are among the billions of to-be-dominated folks.
One World Everything is coming
What I see is a world “civilization” in transition – moving from what has become a rapidly-failing version to a new, as yet unclear, replacement. It is our present civilization that is going away, not us folks who are mostly obliged to experience this messy and likely unpleasant transition.
Why is our present “civilization” (see below for a definition) going away? Because it is badly broken and cannot be fixed. It has moved well beyond the capabilities of any internal, self-correcting mechanisms. Or so it appears.
This means that the necessary fix cannot be done, even by the greatest of well-meaning and capable people. Too big a job at this late point. The fix, or transition, will just have to “happen”. That is, it will take place as a result of mechanisms built into civilization itself – fundamental inherent stuff.
The driver of this transition, like it or not, seems to be our current crop of world dominators, rulers, ruler-wannabes, and supporters. These in turn are driven by virtually all of the human frailties that humans possess, but especially ambition, greed, power-lust, and the like.
What is coming in the near-term is a more or less successful world domination – a One World Everything if you will. Its ultimate and certain failure will bring on the transition of civilization – a process that is an integral part of civilization itself.
What exactly is “civilization”?
Unlike myself, you probably knew that this was a trick question, with incredibly complex and diverse views, theories, and agendas available as answers. Civilization, according to a rather extensive Wikipedia article, is a set of complex systems, cities and nations, cultures, institutions, … .
All very confusing, to me at least.
As an old engineer and systems analyst, I don’t see anything here that looks like a primary entity or component – something that drives all of the variety and complexity we see. After being seriously puzzled and confused for a while, I suddenly realized that it is humans, and particularly human behavior, that is the proper fundamental. All of the other stuff is a consequence. And it is behavior of humans in groups that creates a “civilization”.
Animals, of which we are rumored to be among, exhibit distinctive group behaviors as herds, flocks, schools, and other group types. Are any of these “civilized” in some practical respects? Another deep rabbit hole question …
Behavior of humans in groups seems to me to be at the core of whatever “civilization” might be and might become. Is a family then a civilization? No? Well how about a tribe consisting of groups of families? Possibly in some cases, but civilization really comes into the picture when we look at large and very large groups behaving and interacting.
Mobs, crowds, masses (as in “mass formation” – see here, here, and here) are certainly such groups, but are they “civilized” in any respect? Probably not, but are instead exhibiting what might be regarded as “uncivilized” behavior. Disorderly (“order” being defined by a civilization of some sort). Out of control. Dangerous. Threatening. Long list … but all based on large group behavior. Civilization here is being defined by what it is not.
Now we can get at what civilization might be in practice. It seems to revolve around coherent sets of constructive, acceptable, large group behaviors – as defined by one or more such large human groups. It is our rules of order, of our permitted or encouraged behavior.
Adolph Hitler was civilized according to the rules set forth and enforced by his minions and coerced masses. He was not civilized according to most the “free” world nations. So, it seems that “civilization” can be defined in almost any manner that a large group, and especially its leaders and supporters, chooses.
Civilization is simply rules of order.
One World Everything then is a global set of enforced rules of order
In the good old days that never were, rules of order were devised and enforced by any group large and powerful enough to dominate a suitable or handy population. In our world of great and still increasing population, and thus in the growing number and size of such groups, we now have the complication of groups of civilizations – the West, Eurasia, Global South – effectively in competition both among themselves and with world domination entities like the WEF. World domination would have to be aimed at creating a super-civilization, yes?
One World Anything would be part of a one-world civilization, assuming that such a feat might be accomplished. A civilization that is without – temporarily, at least – any effective competition. And today we have an emerging, currently powerful, “one-anything” example: The World Health Organization’s One (World) Health. WHO is a United Nations agency, focused on the entire world.
It is vitally important to note at this point that such rules, accepted or enforced, are the glue that holds a civilization together. Once the foundation rules of behavior are widely and deeply broken or ignored, the civilization goes into decline, and possibly collapse. Rules concerning law and order. Rules concerning security of the group and its cities – borders. Rules concerning how the civilization is to be governed and managed. Long list of civilization rules here …
To what degree must its rules of behavior, of order, be disregarded or damaged enough to cause a civilization to collapse in some manner – with riots, civil war, secession, … ? Impossible to know ahead. Bad stuff often happens on its own, hidden, and largely unscheduled and unmanaged.
Unless of course some particularly ambitious and nasty individuals decide for their own gains and purposes to help things along a bit. Or maybe a lot.
Think here of the World Economic Forum (WEF), which is openly pushing for One World Everything and global domination by themselves. Or, we also have Deep State groups working feverishly and often invisibly to impose their various and often conflicting agendas on groups of states and the nation itself.
But this “one-world” effort seems to be hitting some recent roadblocks in what otherwise looks like quite impressive gains. For example, the civilization of the West, as defined by the West, is trying its very best to take out a major roadblock – Russia, along with its growing list of Eurasian and even Global South allies. Two self-defined civilizations effectively at war. Effectively, a world war. Not yet nuclear in nature. Never yet, we hope.
On this basis, WHO’s One Health plan is a civilization-level threat
With this background on civilization and its meaning in practice (to me at least), we can look at a recent development that seems aimed squarely at a One-World-Everything, aka a world domination, civilization transition. Needless to say, this situation has already been flagged as nasty by others. One example:
Michael Nevradakis, a reporter for The Defender (a Children’s Health Defense publication) via The Burning Platform, has a very stark view of what’s going on with One Health: “One Health: A Plan to ‘Surveil and Control Every Aspect of Life on Earth’?”:
“Experts who spoke with The Defender suggested One Health has more to do with a biosecurity agenda, a global surveillance system, vaccine passports and restrictions on human behavior than it has to do with protecting human health.”
“The World Health Organization (WHO) defines ‘One Health,’ as ‘an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, animals and ecosystems,’ as they are ‘closely linked and interdependent’ — a concept that on the surface appears to promote noble goals interlinking human and environmental health.”
“However, some scientists and medical experts are concerned about One Health’s vague goals. Arguing that the concept has been ‘hijacked,’ they question the intent of those involved with the development and global rollout of the concept — including the WHO, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Bank.”
“Experts who spoke with The Defender also raised questions about other aspects of the One Health concept, including a biosecurity agenda, a global surveillance system, vaccine passports and restrictions on human behavior.”
“While these goals are underpinned by a vaguely defined ‘Theory of Change,’ experts told The Defender that major financial interests are at the heart of the One Health agenda, which appears to be closely linked to climate change and sustainable development initiatives promoted by the same global organizations.”
Health-driven global takeover of everything, no less?
Here is another view that expresses pretty much the same concern. If valid, it nevertheless remains far beyond our ability to prevent or deflect. It is our future – near-future, in all likelihood. Via Mercola and The Burning Platform: “‘One Health’ — The Global Takeover of Everything”:
“> The World Health Organization is seeking to cement its control over global health through amendments to the international health regulations (IHR) and its pandemic treaty”
> The pandemic treaty will grant the WHO power over far more than pandemic responses. It emphasizes the ‘One Health’ agenda, which combines human health, animal health and environmental concerns into one”
> Under the One Health agenda, the WHO would have power to make decisions relating to diet, agriculture and livestock farming, environmental pollution, movement of populations and much more”
> Private interests wield immense power over the WHO, and a majority of the funding is ‘specified,’ meaning it’s earmarked for particular programs. The WHO cannot allocate those funds wherever they’re needed most. This too massively influences what the WHO does and how it does it. So, the WHO is an organization that does whatever its funders tell it to do”
> The globalist takeover hinges on the successful creation of a feedback loop of surveillance for virus variants, declaration of potential risk followed by lockdowns and restrictions, followed by mass vaccinating populations to “end” the pandemic restrictions, followed by more surveillance and so on. The funding for this scheme comes primarily from taxpayers, while the profits go to corporations and their investors”
All of this apparently has a very short fuse
“Current Timeline. As it currently stands, the IHR amendments will be voted on in the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2024, about a year from now. They only need a majority vote to pass. If that vote happens as planned, then the 10-month deadline for member states to reject the amendments will expire in March 2025, and the amendments will come into force in May 2025. If a member state opts out, then the current 2005 IHR version will apply to that state.”
“The WHO pandemic treaty will also be voted on by the WHA in May 2024. It requires a two-thirds majority vote to pass, and 30 member countries to ratify it. Thirty days after ratification, the treaty will take force for the countries that signed it.”
“The globalists don’t want to wait three years, however, so in the meantime, they’re working on a third avenue, which involves the creation of a ‘medical countermeasures platform for pandemics’ [emphasis added] under the WHO. And this platform will be implemented by September 2023. Many aspects of this platform will then simply morph right into the IHR amendments and the treaty.”
Why the great urgency? These kinds of things in past have taken years or even decades to get even minimal agreement and legislation. It seems pretty clear that there is much more to this than “health”, or even One Health. One Health however has an enormous reach:
“The graphic below illustrates how the WHO’s scope of control is expanded under the One Health agenda to cover vast aspects of everyday life. Under the new treaty, the WHO will have unilateral power to make decisions about any of these areas, and its dictates will supersede and overrule any and all local, state and federal laws.”
“Interestingly, the term ‘One Health,’ which was formally adopted by the WHO and the G20 health ministers in 2017, was first coined by the executive vice president of the EcoHealth Alliance, the same firm that appears to have had a hand in the creation of SARS-CoV-2, William Karesh, DVM, in a 2003 article on Ebola.”
Everyone is deeply concerned about their health
“The first wealth is health.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything.” — Chuck Pagano, coach
Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, health is probably one of our top priorities, if not at the very top. A recent example is our COVID experience in which many formerly-unthinkable actions were taken well before much of anything fact-based was known about the true health threat. And many of these actions are still underway, regardless of what has been learned.
So, if one might ever want to implement some very major and largely irrevocable changes on the entire world, a central health focus seems like a real winner.
Not than anyone would ever want to do such a thing … well, except maybe WHO, the UN, most central governments, WEF, …
As our recent past has proven conclusively, you can get almost anything done if it can be framed as a serious health threat. The oft-stated principle in this approach is to try everything as quickly as possible in the hope that something might work, and that whatever doesn’t work won’t do too much harm.
Kind of an experimental approach – when the option of waiting until more is known about the situation, or moving very carefully and cautiously, is considered unacceptable generally. At least by those in power.
One World Everything can’t be done incrementally
Huge changes at a civilization level mostly result from a sudden, catastrophic event. Think COVID here, a very recent example. Its changes were rolled out pretty much worldwide over just a few months. The world appears to have been permanently changed as a result – except that serious pushback has begun to occur.
World domination, or whatever parts of the “world” are being most receptive at the moment, has to be shocked into existence by enormous threats. Health is said to be under the greatest threat, you will not be surprised to hear.
Emily Craig, senior health reporter for mailonline (Daily Mail UK), published a summary of these: “Prepare for a disease even deadlier than Covid, WHO chief warns”:
“The planet should be ready for a disease even deadlier than Covid, the head of the World Health Organisation warned yesterday. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the World Health Assembly forum that the threat of another public health crisis could not be kicked ‘down the road’.”
“He also claimed that, despite the darkest days of the pandemic being consigned to history, a doomsday Covid variant with the power to send the world back to square one could still spawn. In Geneva, Switzerland, Dr Tedros said : ‘The threat of another variant emerging that causes new surges of disease and death remains. And the threat of another pathogen emerging with even deadlier potential remains.’”
“The WHO has identified nine priority diseases that pose the biggest risk to public health. They were deemed to be most risky due to a lack of treatments or their ability to cause a pandemic.”
Covid is on the list, along with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Ebola, Marburg, Lassa fever, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Nipah virus, and Zika virus. They also have identified “Disease X” as a contender, which seems reasonable.
The next – and coming for sure – global health crisis certainly has a scary array of choices. My bet is on Disease X.
The next health crisis is the trigger
COVID seems almost like a trial run of such a scheme for world domination. It sure did work, probably beyond the wildest dreams of our wildest schemers. WHO’s One Health strategy now seemingly has an effective action plan in place.
The follow-on steps pretty much have to happen swiftly thereafter. What’s most important to us normal folks after health? Why, money of course. Especially digital money, and most of all government issued and controlled CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currencies). With all competing forms of money magically vanished.
A number of recent posts had a look at this likelihood: see for example here, here, and here.
So, it starts with a sudden, major health threat to reintroduce lockdowns and all of the COVID restrictions. As noted above, the WHO has already set the stage for this. September 2023, perhaps?
Next up then is a money crisis. We are already in a banking crisis, with bank failures coming rapidly. The end game here seems to be consolidation of the banking system into a handful of huge private banks, as already exists in many countries. The makes the transition to CBDCs so much easier and faster.
The groundwork for this money transition is largely in place, and is being rolled out momentarily via FedNow and kin in July. We should probably expect the pace to increase greatly later this year.
And of course a state of severe chaos helps a lot
You may have noticed that we, along with much of the rest of the world, seems to be in a state of serious chaos. Chaos is vital for enabling major transitions in large, highly-interconnected, fragile, complex systems like our present world. Such systems are amazingly resilient to many types of impact, but are amazingly sensitive to even small impacts in especially-vulnerable places. Much has been written about this under chaos theory.
Probably not much can be done about the chaos we are experiencing. It will run its course until order (set of rules) is reestablished by whichever group of rulers wins the world domination race. Chaos seems very likely to get a lot worse before somebody gets things back under control, and we survivors become civilized once again by means of new rules of order.
Some major obstacles seem to have inconveniently arisen
Just when the world domination thing was moving along very nicely, our world dominators find themselves unexpectedly facing some rather difficult situations:
> Thanks to the Ukraine mess, we have our formerly somewhat-okay, unipolar, hegemonic world splitting into at least two civilizations: a diminishing unipolar West residue (U.S., NATO, …), and a rapidly organizing and growing Everybody-Else (Russia, Eurasia, Global South). Very different rules operative in each of these. Very different civilizations being formed.
> Within the latter, China is forging ahead meanwhile on its own agenda of dominating its Pacific region, particularly Taiwan that remains for the moment under the West’s control. Things have been getting rather serious over there, thanks to some heavy-handed actions by certain parties.
> And, within the West itself, there are competing forces at work, or something. We have the UN, with its WEF affiliation (for the moment) creating all sorts of havoc under the sustainability flag. We also have the nebulous Deep State, which appears to be the latest iteration of President Eisenhower’s Military-Industrial-Complex, trying to bring the entire U.S. under its control. Not to be left out are the right-leaning or -toppling disorganizations of various folks who don’t like what’s going on here, but have many different, conflicting ideas and agendas to offer.
Things are no doubt much more complicated than this high-level guess at whatever may be happening in our world.
There seems to be some pretty strong evidence that the WHO’s One Health initiative is part of something much larger. One World Everything? The WEF definitely wants this to happen, but there are other players and components in the “One” game. Serious chaos as well. We in the U.S. do appear to be headed in the One World Everything direction, being led at the moment by the WEF, but some obstacles and other world players are active and messing such plans up quite badly.
The next six months should tell us where things are actually headed – the fuse is lit and is too short to allow anything less than a frantic pace from here on.
- John Whitehead, constitutional attorney, author, and founder/president of The Rutherford Institute, presents a very stark picture of what we might be facing shortly: “Business As Usual: Shutdown or Not, the Police State Will Continue to Flourish”:
“Surveillance will continue unabated. On any given day, whether you’re walking through a store, driving your car, checking email, or talking to friends and family on the phone, you can be sure that some government agency, whether the NSA or some other entity, is listening in and tracking your behavior. Police have been outfitted with a litany of surveillance gear, from license plate readers and cell phone tracking devices to biometric data recorders. Technology now makes it possible for the police to scan passersby in order to detect the contents of their pockets, purses, briefcases, etc. Full-body scanners, which perform virtual strip-searches of Americans traveling by plane, have gone mobile, with roving police vans that peer into vehicles and buildings alike—including homes. Coupled with the nation’s growing network of real-time surveillance cameras and facial recognition software, soon there really will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.”
- Mattias Desmet, Professor in Clinical Psychology at Ghent University, Belgium, has a very interesting take on our current journey toward totalitarianism in his recent book “The Psychology of Totalitarianism “. From the Goodreads book review:
“The world is in the grips of mass formation—a dangerous, collective type of hypnosis—as we bear witness to loneliness, free-floating anxiety, and fear giving way to censorship, loss of privacy, and surrendered freedoms. It is all spurred by a singular, focused crisis narrative that forbids dissident views and relies on destructive groupthink.”
“Totalitarianism is not a coincidence and does not form in a vacuum. It arises from a collective psychosis that has followed a predictable script throughout history, its formation gaining strength and speed with each generation—from the Jacobins to the Nazis and Stalinists—as technology advances. Governments, mass media, and other mechanized forces use fear, loneliness, and isolation to demoralize populations and exert control, persuading large groups of people to act against their own interests, always with destructive results.”
“… Desmet deconstructs the societal conditions that allow this collective psychosis to take hold. By looking at our current situation and identifying the phenomenon of ‘mass formation’—a type of collective hypnosis—he clearly illustrates how close we are to surrendering to totalitarian regimes.”
“In addition to clear psychological analysis—and building on Hannah Arendt’s essential work on totalitarianism, The Origins of Totalitarianism—Desmet offers a sharp critique of the cultural “groupthink” that existed prior to the pandemic and advanced during the COVID crisis. He cautions against the dangers of our current societal landscape, media consumption, and reliance on manipulative technologies and then offers simple solutions—both individual and collective—to prevent the willing sacrifice of our freedoms.”
- Jamie White via Natural News highlights the always controversial Elon Musk and his views on the WEF: “Elon Musk Blasts WEF: ‘Unelected world government the people never asked for and don’t want’”:
“’WEF is increasingly becoming an unelected world government that the people never asked for and don’t want,’ Musk tweeted in response to WEF founder Klaus Schwab’s announcement of a ‘Global Collaboration Village’ in the Metaverse.’”
“Musk then launched a poll asking Twitter to weigh in on whether the WEF ‘should control the world.’ As of this writing, 86.2% voted ‘NO’ and 13.8% voted ‘YES’ with over 1.5 million votes.”
“On Tuesday, Musk also called out the WEF’s claim that overpopulation is a global problem. ‘Population collapse is an existential problem for humanity, not overpopulation!’ he wrote.”