Enemies Fit for Purpose

The ploy of finding a scapegoat is as old as mankind itself. That process has been played out on all of us by the political elite.

Enemies Fit for Purpose
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Looking at the state of the world, you have to wonder how we got into this mess.

Surely, there was enough evidence, decades ago that we were heading in the wrong direction.

After all, the wisdom of generations past was based on their lived experience and handed on so we could learn from the mistakes of others.

But every generation seems to want to make their own mistakes in an effort to reconstruct the laws of civil society. That’s just human nature.


And mistakes, as long as they aren’t catastrophic,  don’t really matter at a personal level. We all make them and then bounce back, hopefully better for the experience.

But that doesn’t seem to happen at a political level.

Don’t get me wrong, our political leaders make plenty of mistakes, it’s just that they don’t seem to learn from them. It’s almost the opposite actually. When they realise they’ve messed up, instead of reversing course they double down and keep trying to get that canoe up a particular creek without a paddle.

How else can you explain the circumstances we now find ourselves in.

Think about the national debt. It’s close to a trillion dollars and set to go much higher.

It wasn’t that long ago we had no net debt. Then it crept in with the promise that a ‘surplus is just around the corner’. It didn’t matter if it was Liberal or labor, the same rubbish rhetoric was applied.

Then we were told debt isn’t a problem. The ‘experts’ said we could just print more money to pay it off. That’s the thinking of a third rate mind with a double digit IQ and yet it was embraced across the world.

Funny though, with all the money printing done so far, governments across the world are more indebted than ever. Why didn’t they just pay off their own loans instead of creating more?

Nowhere has this been more apparent than in the United States.

Over the last 52 years, the US government has run a budget surplus in just four of them. Those accumulated surpluses, a touch more than $600 billion is almost matched by the interest due on the national debt just this year alone!

The bulk of the US national debt is now money that was borrowed to pay previous interest commitments.

That’s not a recipe for success…just ask any bankrupt.

It’s much the same in Europe and right across the Western world.

Maybe some of those problems stem from our political leaders. I mean Outside of climbing the greasy pole of politics, they haven’t go too many achievements to their name.

Think about them.

US President Joe Biden – he and his family got rich from his XX years in politics.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern  - the former President of International Union of Socialist Youth, she worked in political offices until she went into parliament aged just 28

Canada’s despot Justin Trudeau - a secondary school teacher who chaired a charity to make his CV look good before entering parliament.

Our own Prime Minister,  Anthony Albanese was an electorate officer before beginning his 26 year parliamentary career…thus far

And in the UK – current PM Liz Truss,  at least she had a stint in business. That may explain why the political socialists in her own party seem to hate her tax cutting agenda so much.

All in all, it’s not a deep talent pool in the Anglosphere.

But even the dimmest of them (and their predecessors) can’t be so thick they don’t see the problems their policies have created.

While it’s a pretty bad bunch globally, it's not much better on the domestic front.

Our current and former state leaders are mostly  lacklustre business people, political apparatchiks or time serving union hacks.

Their great skill is influencing people to advance their own careers or cling to power rather than creating something credible and sustainable.

So when you look at those entrusted with leadership, it isn’t surprising that, although they probably realise there is a problem, they haven’t got a clue about how to solve it.

Thank goodness we have the geniuses residing in global think-tanks of influence like the World Economic Forum, the United Nations and George Soros’ Open Societies Foundation, to do the heavy thinking for them.

These are some of the most influential outfits in the world and yet none of them promote freedom or personal autonomy.

They all seek to centralise power or exert forces, often using the democratic process, to actually subvert freedom.

Their answer to global issues is that they can only be solved with more money, more authority and more compliant people – both as leaders and followers.

Over the years they, and groups like them have cooked up many schemes to usher in that compliance – ranging from the eugenicists of the early 1900s through to Club of Rome and their ‘Limits of Growth’ thesis of 1972 and subsequent ‘Mankind at the Turning Point’ publication of 1974.

Those latter publications really kicked off the elite desire to constrain humankind.

They posited that economies and environments were controllable by man and thus catastrophes were preventable or avoidable.

That kicked started the thought process that led to where we are today: government meddling and interfering in everything, promising to make it better but invariably making it all worse.

In 1991, the Club of Rome published a new document: ‘The First Global Revolution’. Here are some quotes from it.

"The need for enemies seems to be a common historical factor. Some states have striven to overcome domestic failure and internal contradictions by blaming external enemies.

The ploy of finding a scapegoat is as old as mankind itself—when things become too difficult at home, divert attention to adventure abroad. Bring the divided nation together to face an outside enemy, either a real one, or else one invented for the purpose.."

But therein lies he problem as The First Global Revolution went to point out.

"Every state has been so used to classifying its neighbours as friend or foe, that the sudden absence of traditional adversaries has left governments and public opinion with a great void to fill. New enemies have to be identified, new strategies imagined, and new weapons devised."

That seems to ring a bell with what we see today.

Pick a foe, push the propaganda to get people united in the cause you have chosen for them. In recent times these have mostly been individuals - think Saddam Hussein and Col Gaddafi.

However the enemy hasn’t always exclusively been an individual. Again, the Club Of Rome report anticipated the future.

"In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill.

In their totality and their interactions these phenomena do constitute a common threat which must be confronted by everyone together. But in designating these dangers as the enemy, we fall into the trap, which we have already warned readers about, namely mistaking symptoms for causes.

All these dangers are caused by human intervention in natural processes, and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy then is humanity itself. "

Welcome to the war on global warming; I mean climate change.

It’s a means of uniting (and controlling) the people against a common enemy. No sacrifice is too great for you to make to save your fellow citizens.

Sure, we may go backwards economically but we were told way back in the 1970s there was a limit to growth and prosperity.

Unfortunately, the wheels came off the global warming wagon when the doomsday predictions repeatedly failed. You can only be given five years to live so many times over the decades before people start to see a crank.

That explains why we don’t see Al Gore much any more.


Who would have thought the key to saving the rainforests was using wood as an energy source?

And yes, wood is officially the highest renewable contributor to global energy usage!

Anyway, when that boondoggle busted under the weight of Bull Dust, we were suddenly hit with a new enemy in the form of a virus that closed the world.

It was then easy to blame the woes of the world on the steps our leaders were forced to take in order to save mankind.

Only now, the evidence suggests the steps we took weren’t based on science but on whim.

When the gloss of that wore off, a new global enemy number one was needed.

Thank goodness, as if on cue,  Vladimir Putin emerged from his bunker to be blamed  for inflation, energy price hikes and every other assorted catastrophe afflicting the world.

I keep saying on this show that when it comes to what you are told by authorities you should trust nothing and verify everything.

Never has that been more important than now.

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