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Utopia, Do Not Enter

People who claim to know the ultimate, perfected state of society are dangerous maniacs.  This claim is in the same category as perpetual motion and quack cures for cancer, only more dangerous.  The patient may choose his own treatment, but a utopian will foist his delusion on us all.

Obviously, if you are working to bring about paradise on Earth, you have a license to kill.  Utopia is worth any sacrifice of human dignity.

This has been going on from Aristotle to Marx, and the victims never wise up.  When Plato writes about his “philosopher king,” whom do you suppose he has in mind?  We must have the gold people to rule over the bronze people, the shepherds to lead the flock.  That’s right – the flock.  Sheep.

Marx claimed that his utopia was the inevitable result of inexorable “laws of history” that he, alone, had discovered.  LOL.  Gee, Karl, if it’s inevitable, maybe we don’t need to put quite so many people in the gulag!  Utopia probably doesn’t need a barbed wire fence to keep people from escaping.

Perfect societies like Aristotle’s usually depend on a caste system, which the inventor has to justify.  In fairness to Marx, he was hoping for some kind of self-organizing collective.  In practice, though, you get the Party, and the Party rules just like any other despot.

The needs of society outweigh the rights of the individual.

The first thing to consider when you read this stuff – especially if you are reading it in school – is the plight of someone not born into the ruling class.  Would you have any kind of social mobility?  Would you have any free will at all?  Often, the answer is simply “no.”

Individuals exist to serve the greater good.  The metaphor of a beehive is invoked, which sounds lovely until you actually think about it.  Fascists love to say that “the needs of society outweigh the rights of the individual.”  This is great if you are the one implementing the needs of society – not so great for the individual whose rights are outweighed.

Individual freedom must be the basis of any just society.  Beyond that are philosophical questions about where individuals’ rights may conflict, how much power to delegate to the government, etc.  The real work lies in creating institutions that appropriately safeguard the rights of the people, joint and several, and then revising the institutions over time.

This is an incremental, and difficult, process wherein society may improve steadily over time.  Anyone who has worked at it will tell you that “better than before” is sufficiently grand.  Someone claiming to know the ultimate answer is either clinically insane – or a charlatan.

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New World Currency

This article in Huffington Post uses the term “new world order” in a novel (and optimistic) sense. Jeremiah has been warning that America will lose our dominance in international finance, and now it is happening. Punitive fines, sanctions, and currency wars are driving the world out of our currency zone.

A multi-polar financial world with new international financial centres emerging in Mumbai and Shanghai will be a more stable world.

The term “new world order” is generally used to describe a conspiracy, in which an international elite aims to create “one world government” with themselves at top. See here, for example.   The new world order described by Dr. Saidi is actually the antidote for one world government. Such are the pitfalls of using labels.

So, what about the new world order of one world government? Does that sound like a good idea to you? As always, we approach the theory by assuming that it is rational – and not a conspiracy.

We alreSorosady have a raft of supranational institutions like the IMF, the WTO, and the UN. The European Union aims to “transcend” the national governments of Europe, and already controls their currency. The leaders of these institutions may reasonably believe they’re doing the world some good. It’s human nature to believe that your outfit ought to have more funding, and more power.

Globalists, like George Soros and his various think tanks, believe that national governments are obsolete. They deny wanting a world government, but they want every issue – from welfare to monetary policy – handled by a global body.

Insofar as there are collective interests that transcend state boundaries, the sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions.

This amounts to world government, for all practical purposes. It promises an end to war, poverty, pollution, etc. People with this much faith in government are statists, by definition, and they believe in utopia.

SutherlandJeremiah does not have that kind of faith. He believes that the more power and personnel a government has – any government – the more despotic it will be. World government, therefore, would be a giant prison with no hope of escape, like The Hunger Games.

With globalism, as with socialism, we don’t want to get hung up on the label. We want to look at specific policies. For example, Soros and his crew want the IMF to issue the world’s reserve currency. This is obviously the enemy of human liberty. Just look at what happened to Greece, with the Euro.

This brings us back to Dr. Saidi and his multi-polar world order. We can no longer hope for the dollar to retain its reserve status. Failing that, we would rather have competing national currencies than a “new world currency” controlled by the IMF.

See also:  CFR Global Governance Program

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