In an arresting paragraph, a couple of days back, Legiron wrote:
I know what is coming. I was trained in logical deduction back in the days when science was a real thing. It’s been a clear plan for a very long time now and yes, it’s Marxism again but this time they want to make it global. The previous implementations were practice runs. This time the death toll will run to billions.
I’m inclined to agree. What’s called globalism is really global communism. The previous implementations were indeed just practice runs. And this time the death toll will indeed run to billions.
But the operative word in that paragraph is “plan”. It’s a very large scale plan. And the first thing that happens with all plans is that they go wrong. It’s often said that the first casualty in any war is the plan.
The reason that plans always go wrong is that, however carefully they are laid, the plan can never include every possible eventuality. Planners can’t foresee everything. And so the likelihood is that something unforeseen will happen to throw the whole plan out of kilter. And then the plan will get binned.
So the chances of a communist world government emerging any time soon are around about zero. All the previous practice runs were failures. And this one will be a failure as well. It’s just likely to be the biggest failure of all.
We tend to think of the former Soviet Union and Red China as being examples of communist states, and so think of communism as a sort of eastern phenomenon. But all of the thinking behind it is thoroughly western. Karl Marx didn’t live in Moscow or Beijing: he lived in London. Soho, to be precise. And he spent most of his time in the British Library. And the same is true of nearly all the other communist thinkers. Most of them were western Europeans. Adorno. Marcuse.
And what were they trying to do? They were trying to create heaven on Earth. And theirs is a religious cult with roots in Christianity and Judaism and maybe a few other religions as well. They want to create an ideal world – an utopia – in which all men (and women) are equal, and everything is perfect in every imaginable way, and it will last forever.
Who wrote Utopia? Thomas More, chancellor under Henry VIII of England, and now a canonised saint in the Roman Catholic Church. And Utopia is an elaborate and highly detailed plan for a new society. Thomas More was a prominent member of the European political class of the 16th century. You don’t get any more of an establishment figure than Lord High Chancellor of England.
And the European political class today is just as radical as Thomas More ever was. They also have highly elaborate plans for a new society. But while Thomas More never got around to putting his elaborate plans into action (he was executed), the current crop of European politicians are actually trying to enact their plans. And the first stage in the construction of the new society is the demolition of the old one. And that’s what the radical political leaders are doing: demolishing the old society. Smoking bans are just a small part of it: they’re designed to destroy a culture and a community, and make everyone into an atomised individual who can easily be moulded and shaped and “nudged” into being a building block in the new society. Immigration is another way of fracturing and atomising society. What better way to shatter and old society than to bring in millions of immigrants? What better way to shatter Christianity than for these immigrants to be Muslims? What better way to shatter families than for some of them to be rapists as well?
What we’re seeing, all over Europe, and in the UK, is the state-sponsored demolition of traditional society. It’s revolution from the top. In past revolutions, the revolutionaries fought their way up from the bottom (e.g. Robespierre, Lenin). In this one, the revolutionaries are already installed at the top. They are the Sun Kings of Europe (Louis XIV of France was one of their precursors: he got the nobility of France to all come and live with him in Versailles, thereby creating the political super-class that the French people overthrew 50 years later).
But (and here’s where I disagree with Legiron) I think that their radical plans are going wrong. Because the peoples of Europe – much like the people of France under Louis XIV – are getting restive. Populist politicians are appearing in every country in Europe. Ordinary people don’t like their traditional societies being shattered. They don’t share the utopian ideals of their overlords in the European political class. They never did.
And if resistance to the utopian EU project is strongest in eastern Europe – in Poland and Hungary and the like – it’s because those countries have just emerged from the 50 year experience of living in an utopian communist state, and have no wish to repeat it. Western Europeans, lacking this experience, can continue to entertain idealistic notions of utopia. For Communism only holds out hopes to those who have never experienced it. Which is why post-communist Russia is probably the world leader in anti-communism. Because they had it far worse in Russia than in eastern Europe, and for far longer. The same might be argued of China, but the Russians have a 30-year head start over the Chinese in disillusionment with communism: Xi Jinping is perhaps China’s Gorbachev. And if we’re living in a new Cold War, it’s one where all the communists are now living in the West rather than the East, and the US Deep State is the mirror image of the old Soviet politburo, much like the EU is a re-incarnation of the old Soviet Union.
Nor do I agree with Legiron’s recommendation for people who are sick of the madmen in government to just move somewhere else. For there’s no escape for anyone from a global communist state. It won’t help Swedes much to move to Norway or Denmark. Nor will it help for Britons to move to Bulgaria. Because the same thing is happening everywhere. So you may as well stay where you are. You will at least speak the local language, and you’ll probably know a lot of like-minded people, and you may also know where the deepest caves are too. You lose all these advantages if you go somewhere else.
Anyway, I think that their plans are going wrong. The plan was always bound to go wrong, and, sure enough, it is. Brexit wasn’t part of the plan. And e-cigarettes weren’t part of their plan for a smoke-free utopia either. And of course neither was Donald Trump. But perhaps, above all, the internet wasn’t part of the plan. For they laid all their plans under the assumption that they could control the public narrative simply by controlling the broadcast mass media. But these days people listen less and less to TV, or read the newspapers: they go to Infowars or Michael Savage instead. Or they visit the Smoky Drinky Bar.