Written By: Patrick Wood
Alarm: “An anxious awareness of danger”.
People will not move to action on any issue, no matter how serious, unless they become alarmed. The reason that Technocracy continues to saturate America is because people are not yet alarmed about it. They see no clear and present danger.
This will soon change now that Technocracy has been officially ‘outed’ by the global elite themselves.
A leading scholar and Senior Research Fellow at the Center on Asia and Globalization at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (3 Trilateral Commissioners sit on the governing board), Parag Khanna, is a rising star within the global elite. After earning a B.S. in International Affairs and a Master of Arts in Security Studies from Georgetown, he received his PhD in International Relations from the prestigious London School of Economics.
Khanna’s career started as a Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations, where Trilateral Commission member Richard Haass is President. He recently served a stint at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., where no less than five members of the Trilateral Commission sit on the board of directors. He has also served at the elite Brookings Institution (Trilateral member Strobe Talbott is President), the World Economic Forum and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Indeed, is isn’t surprising that Esquire Magazine included Khanna in its “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century”.
Khanna’s first widely-acclaimed book was Connectography: Mapping The Future Of Global Civilization. One bookseller offered this description:
“Connectivity is the most revolutionary force of the twenty-first century. Mankind is reengineering the planet, investing up to ten trillion dollars per year in transportation, energy, and communications infrastructure linking the world’s burgeoning megacities together. This has profound consequences for geopolitics, economics, demographics, the environment, and social identity. Connectivity, not geography, is our destiny.”
Note that this ‘reengineering’ is focused on infrastructure, which includes transportation, energy and communications. Most importantly, the entire reengineered infrastructure is focused not only on the cities themselves, but also on connecting them together to form the global society.
Technocracy Outed As Global Endgame
On January 10, 2017 Khanna will release to the world his latest book, Technocracy in America: Rise Of The Info-State. Promotional material states,
“American democracy just isn’t good enough anymore… The ideal form of government for the complex 21st century is what Khanna calls a ‘direct technocracy,’ one led by experts but perpetually consulting the people through a combination of democracy and data. From a seven-member presidency and a restructured cabinet to replacing the Senate with an Assembly of Governors, Technocracy in America is full of sensible proposals that have been proven to work in the world’s most successful societies. Americans have a choice for whom they elect president, but they should not wait any longer to redesign their political system following Khanna’s pragmatic vision.”
To showcase this latest book, TIME published Khanna’s own summary, 5 Radical Solutions to Fix Our Busted Government, in which he discusses 5 policy recommendations that are very reminiscent of Technocracy policies seen in the 1930s:
- Abolish the electoral college
- Create a streamlined and expert Cabinet
- Replace the Senate with an Assembly of Governors
- Let the Supreme Court modify the Constitution
- Restore a strong federal service that knows how to run a country
Technocrat Henry A. Porter wrote Roosevelt and Technocracy in 1933. He bluntly called for President-elect Roosevelt to declare himself dictator in order to summarily implement Technocracy. He likewise called for the abolition of Congress.
In order to implement Khanna’s Technocracy, President-Elect Trump would similarly have to declare himself dictator, because the citizenry of America would never voluntarily accept these moves.
Resistance is not futile
Fortunately, Khanna’s radical Technocracy in America will not be released into a vacuum because my book Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation has already been warning about this for two years. Additionally, I have addressed hundreds of audiences on radio, video and in person about the reality and dangers of Technocracy.
For all those who have doubted whether Technocracy is a clear and present danger to America (and the entire world), you can and should translate your doubts into alarm, because the global elite themselves have now declared that Technocracy is the endgame.
Technocracy is not Communism, Socialism or Fascism, even though there are similarities and overlaps. Rather, it is an economic system originally designed in the 1930s to replace Capitalism and Free Enterprise. It is a resource-based economic system that uses energy as its accounting system, whereas our current system relies on supply and demand and uses currency as its accounting system.
As I have thoroughly documented in Technocracy Rising, modern Technocracy was reinvigorated by members of the Trilateral Commission, co-founded in 1973 by David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski. In 1987, the Commission strategically passed it off to the United Nations under the aegis of Sustainable Development. The UN has since spread the doctrine all over planet earth in the form of treaties, agreements, initiatives and partnerships. To the corporate world, it has been sold as the “Green Economy” and “Natural Capitalism”. It was sold to civil society as “Smart Growth” and Agenda 21.
The UN itself has independently validated my claims in Technocracy rising:
“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution…This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history.” [Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, 2015]
More recently, the UN’s 2030 Agenda and New Urban Agenda agreements have been adopted by over 190 nations of the world. The 2030 Agenda established the 17 new and expanded Sustainable Development Goals for the next 15 years, while the New Urban Agenda sets the standards for Smart Cities throughout the world. Between the two initiatives, the UN is asking for control over 100 percent of all production and 100 percent of all consumption. They, in turn, will utilize science and the Scientific Method to restructure and control the entire global economy and society.
Americans rejected Technocracy in the 1930s and saved themselves from Scientific Dictatorship. While Khanna wrote in TIME “a bit more technocracy could ensure America’s best days aren’t behind it”, I suggest the polar opposite: Technocracy will destroy America as a nation and as a culture. It will trample freedom and liberty with the jackboot of Scientific Dictatorship.
Be warned. Be alarmed.
Washington’s governing elites think we’re all morons, a new study says
September 30, 2016 | 10:56 am
Voters are angry at the political establishment and the political establishment doesn’t much care for the voters either. In fact, they think voters are pretty damn stupid.
That’s the conclusion of a new survey of America’s unelected governing elites by political scientists at Johns Hopkins University. While media outlets endlessly poll and probe the American people to understand why they feel so disenchanted with their government, Professor Benjamin Ginsberg and Senior Lecturer Jennifer Bachner instead looked at America’s political ruling class for answers. The federal bureaucrats, think tank leaders, and congressional staff members they surveyed, Ginsberg said in an interview with VICE News, “have no idea what Americans think and they don’t care. They think Americans are stupid and should do what they are told.”
It seems that the disenchantment is mutual.
In their new book What Washington Gets Wrong, Ginsberg and Bachner report that the overwhelming majority of D.C.’s Beltway Insiders think the American public is pitifully uninformed on government policy. 72 percent of those governing officials think the public has little or no knowledge about policies to aid the poor. 71 percent believe that they have little or no knowledge about science and technology. And across eight different policy areas, never more than 6 percent of those surveyed thought the public possessed a “great deal” of knowledge on the topic.
With such a low opinion of the American public, perhaps it is not surprising that the vast majority of these political insiders believe they should ignore public opinion. At least 78 percent of those surveyed thought that actions in all eight policy areas should not always or even mostly heed popular sentiment.
If the public resists, Ginsberg told VICE News, then bureaucrats “nudge people into obedience.” In fact, ‘nudge’ has been the PR-friendly word of choice for bureaucratic regulations in the Obama era. Cass Sunstein, Obama’s Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, even co-wrote a book in 2008 called Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health Wealth, and Happiness that lays out how the government can use behavioral psychology to more efficiently achieve policy goals. They dubbed it libertarian paternalism.
While many voters have long suspected this condescension, evidence of it has occasionally risen to the internet’s ever-choppy surface. In 2014, MIT Professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber was caught on tape explaining that “the stupidity of the American voter or whatever … was really, really critical for [Obamacare] to pass.” Most lawmakers and voters, he suggested, did not really understand the law and that “lack of transparency is a huge political advantage.”
This divide between the federal government and the public seems likely to split even wider as the Beltway technocracy has only grown in wealth and power in recent years. The three wealthiest counties by median income in the United States are in the D.C. suburbs. In 2015, the average salary for a full-time federal government employee was $79,437 and only $58,726 for an employee in private industry, according to the government’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Perhaps as a result, public trust in government is at historic lows. Only 19 percent of Americans trust the government to always or almost always do the right thing, according to a 2015 Pew Research Center study. In light of this new survey, that may not be surprising since most in government don’t think the public knows what the right thing is.
The remedy for this disconnect between the Capital and the people it ostensibly serves is unclear. Whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton win this November, this Beltway class will remain largely in place. This election may only be a foreshadowing of more voter anger.
If I were to guarantee anything it would be, the people are soon to rise up and tell our corporate government to go to hell, or we will send you there! Peace in America is soon to be a thing of the past as more and more of them wise up to what’s happening to them by their representatives who only care what the elites want. Those who remain stupid enough to insist our country is a paradise compared to the rest of the world and Trump will guarantee it, will find them selves very lonely, frightened, cold, and hungry, if they are still alive. And I for one do not have any sympathy for them, because they are too stupid to be worth saving. This has been going on for over a hundred years, and only their infatuation with entertainment has kept them blind and ignorant.