Humankind is in a mess that is more and more beginning to look like an abyss. Whether most humans want it or not, we’re all on the verge of an ill-defined Great Reset, also called The Fourth Industrial Revolution. The outcome is going to be known as New World Order, and the barbarians crushing the Roman Empire into pieces millennia ago would be a stroll through a rose garden compared to it.
This is no panic-mongering. Just check out public pronouncements by people linked to the so-called World Economic Forum (Klaus Martin Schwab), or the independent providers of benevolence (George Soros or Bill and Belinda Gates).
They can hardly be more straightforward in singing from their book: We know what’s good for you. Follow us, and you’ll be better for it. Don’t follow us, and we’ll teach you a lesson: you just MUST follow us. It’s good for you. We know. You don’t.
Back in olden times
The word ‘elites’ is not new. It has been around for centuries in a rather curious number of incarnations. Originally, the job would be reserved for the strongest men in stone-age tribes, those wielding the hugest clubs.
As time went on, chieftains would develop into royalty, and since not everybody could be king, those on top would reward others for their services and make them aristocrats. These two groups would be later on described as elites.
No need to analyse in any more detail how the royals and the aristocrats got to their positions. Some of their ways were more shameless than others. What they all meant was power.
And power included access to education. Granted, definitely not in all of the cases, but in a sufficient number of them to force historians into grudging admission that yes, there used to be times when individual royals and aristocrats knew more than the entire masses of the unwashed combined.
Church officials had their education, too, but it was based much more on an ideology known as religion.
In any case, these people knew what was good for them. These were the people who formed the original elites.
What was good for them was, logically, good for the rest of the world, too.
Of course, not that there would be a universal agreement on what was, actually, good, splendid, even. Individual tribes would develop faiths, later to be called religions. Not only because they were scared of lightning, thunder and other such phenomena.
There was another, much more pressing, need. A need to create a system of values, a rulebook designed to describe which behaviours were acceptable and which were not.
All of this had to happen under some kind of authority. The more mysterious the authority, the better. This authority received a variety of names through the millennia, but it had a common denominator: it would be the final judge of all things terrestrial, and, for better or for worse, it would be named God. Yes, with a capital G.
Since that authority would remain mysteriously hidden, mostly all over the universe, its decisions had to be interpreted. And who best for the job than those who had invented the entity in the first place?
That’s where you can trace the real origin of real elites: their God would be better than all the other Gods. That would lead to all kinds of deadly conflicts, a.k.a. wars. The real reason for the struggle for overall superiority was faith-based on surface only. It has been all about one thing, and one thing only all along: power.
Where are we now?
Everybody and their dog can get education these days. No need to be royals, aristocrats, or religion leaders, even.
Except: education does not guarantee intelligence or wisdom. It only confirms that an educated person had the stamina to learn whatever her/his teachers were telling her/him, and repeat it all at examinations.
It’s what we do with education that counts. In theory, we were supposed to learn the basics and develop the ability to think on our own. That means being capable of contradicting our teachers, as well.
Look at our education systems. Paralyzed by the mantra of political correctness, imposed by the Marxist teachings of the so-called Frankfurt School (Frankfurter Schule), today’s graduates from any level of education, starting with Kindergarten, all the way to post-graduate degrees, only know that what they had been taught is set in stone, and anyone who begs to differ is anathema.
So, they go out, spread their drivel, and ignore that history had proven them wrong on so many occasions it is no longer funny. The main issue we’re facing today is the speed with which all kinds of information can spread.
A caveat: not all information sent out and received has to be the truth and nothing but. Misinformation is information, too.
Many claim that this is a sign of progress. It is not. It is a sign of innovation. And innovation, sadly, does not automatically equal progress. Just look at all the new communication technologies. They pollute our environment like there’s no tomorrow, in addition to invading our individual privacies like nobody’s business. Or: consider the hotly debated biological (including medical) innovations, from cloning all the way to vaccinations.
To sum up: while the original idea could have been benign, the outcome is worse than hell, the road to which, according to Dante Alighieri, is paved with good intentions.
But, in the case before us, today’s so-called elites’ intentions are as malign as malign can ever get.
Too many people on the planet? Why not use all kinds of genocidal methods to rid the world of those less than useful?
Too many people prefer freedom of expression? Censor them into smithereens.
Too many people questioning the elites’ decision-making wisdom? Lock them up until they recant, and then keep them locked up, just in case they reconsider.
The method is simple: scare the masses into foetal position, and then ride all over them, tightening the screws along the way. When they’re softened up enough, loosen up a screw or two. They will be dancing with joy, thanking you as if you had given them a miracle.
With today’s communications technologies, nothing is easier. The mainstream media, whose practitioners wouldn’t know reporting integrity if it hit them right between the eyes, sing along, and dissenting voices face the same fate they used to in the former communist countries.
Everything they are proposing had been tested several times, and found tragically wanting.
If we let them get away with this, we are letting the elites get away with mass murder. But: they’re putting their pants on one leg at a time just as we do. Besides, we’ve never asked them to make our decisions for us.
Just as their means of controlling us have improved with innovation, so have our opportunities to stand up and get rid of the rascals once and for all.
As Cyril Northcote Parkinson, the British Naval historian and author of the best economics and management textbook, Parkinson’s Law, observed, when a company fails, it should be torn down. If there is a demand for the goods it had been supplying, a new one should be built as far away from the original one as possible. Not one single soul, not even a cleaning lady, from the failed corporation should be hired, so as not to infect the new one.
That’s precisely what we should do with today’s elites. While we’re at it, we must make sure that no new elites (or groups perceiving themselves as elites) should be allowed in the public square.
Undemocratic as hell? Sure. But our last chance.