October 7th, 2010

S.C. Hickman

The Global Order?

"We support the transition from today’s parliamentary democratic systems to participative democratic civil societies all over the world, which are no longer ruled by politicians, but wisely administered by well wisdom-educated professionals, based on the fundaments of egalitarian consensus principles. In a participative civil society the common guidelines are maintained by parliaments of prudent delegates, who don’t possess political power, but present and negotiate the will of their mandating regions instead."

         - WorldShift Network, The Club of Budapest

And I wonder who these "well wisdom-educated professionals" would be? Ever since Plato with his benign Republic of Philosopher Kings ruling the inferior masses we have seen the elites of all nations try to sponsor schemes based upon some form of governing class. The late Julian Huxley brother of Aldous Huxley ('Brave New World') defined the Transhumanist agenda, which is another avenue by which the elite would enforce their gradual tyranny on a globalist scale. I believe in transhumanism: once there are enough people who can truly say that, the human species will be on the threshold of a new kind of existence, as different from ours as ours is from that of Peking man. It will at last be consciously fulfilling its real destiny."("Transhumanism." Julian Huxley. In New Bottles for New Wine, pp 13-17. London: Chatto & Windus, 1957).

It was Friedrich Nietzsche who defined the transhumaist agenda when he coined the Ubermensch ("Overman") concept. John Stewart, an avid fan of Nietzsche and Huxley says this is where humanity is heading in the coming years. He surmises that evolution is "directional". Is it? Stephen Jay Gould once stated succinctly that "evolution is a bush, not a tree". Direction implies that evolution is progressive. The idea of progress itself was a late medieval notion, taken from the secularization of theology, especially from the doctrines called 'eschatology' (literally, the 'study of the Last Things') [Ruse 1997]. The 'discovery' of history led to the realization that biological organisms are historical entities. The view that history was progressive led to the notion that so was the history of life, especially since it led to Man.[note 10] In the nineteenth century, progressivism was rampant, and curiously it always seemed that the ultimate stage was that of the writer, whether it was Marx for the (European) working class, Spencer for the (mostly English) British, or Wagner for the (mostly Prussian) Germans. The first world war came as quite a shock to many, and progress gradually lost its appeal.

John Stewart (read the article) admits that the idea of directionality is not a mainstream view:

"Although not yet fully embraced by the mainstream, there is increasing support within evolutionary science for the view that evolution is directional – it has a trajectory. Importantly for the issues we are examining here, it is possible to use this trajectory to identify where evolution on this planet is headed next."

Stewart then proceeds with his elite based agenda to tell us just where this evolutionary trend is taking us:

"The key trend in the evolution of life on Earth has been the emergence of cooperative organizations of greater and greater scale. The advancement of evolution has been marked by the emergence of greater interdependence and cooperation amongst living processes."

The key words are "interdependence" and "cooperation" which implies an entanglement and life on earth as part of the evolutionary emergence of a superorganism or global brain:

"Whenever larger-scale cooperatives have emerged previously in evolution, they have undergone a process of individuation. Each cooperative becomes more integrated, coordinated, and able to act as a cohesive individual. The unified global society can be expected to follow a similar evolutionary path. It would progressively develop internal processes that enable it to act, adapt and relate as a coherent whole – eventually the planet would be able to speak with one voice. For the first time, there would be an entity that other planetary societies could relate to and interact with."

He tells us that this would not be a bad thing that "the emergence of cooperatives does not depend upon the surrender of self-interest." No. Instead we know  that the "arrangements that evolution uses to organize cooperatives are what we know as governance in human societies. Effective governance restrains actions that would otherwise undermine cooperation (e.g. free riding, cheating, theft, and reneging on exchanges). And it ensures that cooperative actions that benefit the whole are funded and rewarded."

Yes, all we need is a global elite, a managerial class, a set of defined laws and institutions to help us enforce this global governance of the commons:

"A unified and sustainable global civilization can be achieved by an appropriate system of global governance. Such a system would need to be structured to ensure that nations and multi-national corporations benefit in proportion to their positive contributions to the global society, and would suffer in proportion to their harmful effects on others."

Oh, yes, the global elite, the scientific technocratic state of multinational cooperative tyranny would give us an altruistic society, a managed planet governed by Artificial Intelligence:

"The global society would manage the living processes, technology, matter and energy of the planet into a cooperative organization. Increasingly Artificial Intelligence would be used to make decisions about the running of the global organization. As the capacity of AI improves, it may eventually make and implement decisions without human involvement. No individual humans may know why the decisions were made (just as we are unaware of the reason for many of the adaptive decisions made within our bodies, and the adaptive decisions made by our economic systems)."

It's as if the Huxley brothers had merged in a unified vision of utopian technocracy wherein humanity gives over its self-determination to the machines, thereby relinquishing its humanity and becoming enslaved in a system of interdependence and cooperative mindlessness all in the name of progress and evolution.

What's sad is that such ideas are actually being contemplated by the governing elites on our planet. Read more at the Republic: click here.