Noah Harari, a futurist advisor to the World Economic Forum (WEF), told the forum that they must become the majority and leave the rest behind. He was saying we don’t need regular folks. We don’t need carpenters, plumbers, hairdressers, mechanics automobile workers, farmers and ranchers. They are all lesser lights. What we want to accomplish on this planet is all for us, Harari was saying.

For the WEF and other related organizations making this statement was actually acknowledging the globalist elites desire to activate Eugenics. It was introduced in the latter part of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century in Russia where all science that did not fit their desired narrative was rejected. In the end it set back Russia for decades. It is happening here in the US and will likely have the same result setting our nation back decades if we don’t stop it. Deciding that man’s’ emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are bad with no science to support is an example of Eugenics, which disregards all science it does not agree with.

It was based on the idea that there are lesser lights among us, some people with birth defects and other people who frankly are just not up to snuff and need to be removed from society or at least measures should be taken to ensure that they never enter society.

Eugenics was a very fashionable belief then. Two American presidents, both self professed progressives like Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson were in the thick of eugenics. Then along came a failed artist who managed to get himself the head of Germany, and he made eugenics or a version of it the central organizing principle of the Third Reich.

Now as we all know that did not end well and so eugenics went out of fashion or at least the term eugenics went out of fashion, but not the idea. It resurfaced in the 1950’s and 1960’s this time under the guise of population control, the notion that Mr. Harari pointed out—just too many people in the world, and measures must be taken to ensure that we reduce the numbers. Either to seeing to it that they’re never born in the first place or through other means.

By 1968 Paul Ehrlich had come up with the book Population Bomb. The book stated among other things that the planet was becoming too crowded and that we were moving beyond its carrying capacity. He said it was the biggest threat facing mankind. Five years later the Club of Rome came out with a report titled Limits to Growth accepting the premise of Paul Ehrlich and others claiming there were just too many people on the planet.

The book went beyond that premise to say that we were putting a strain on resources and that ultimately there would not be enough resources to take care of the rest of us on the earth. Between the two documents a narrative was developed that coincided with the rise of the environmental movement ignited by Rachel Carson and her book Silent Spring, which said that trace elements of chemicals and other substances pose a threat to humanity.

By the late 1980’s we were told that we were living beyond our limits and that human beings through their use of fossil fuels and their agricultural practices were contributing to a potentially catastrophic warming of the planet.

This was popularized as we all know by Al Gore and throughout Europe by the former Prime Minister of Sweden.

It was not a new idea, it actually had been rafting around Europe in the 19th century, but not everywhere until Gore picked it up in college. While he had no scientific sophistication whatsoever, he liked what he read and decided to make it the cause of his life and in that sense he actually succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.

This kind of pseudoscience itself was not new at all. It went in Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union back the 1930’s when soviet scientist Lysenko came up with the idea human genetics was a bourgeois science and had to be suppressed at all costs.

For the Soviet Union that made perfect sense because the USSR was in the midst of creating the new soviet man. That new Soviet man was to be created from scratch when according to human genetics traits are passed from parents to biological children and so on. So all of that was suppressed and any scientist or doctor or anyone who spoke out against the suppression of the notion of Human Genetics lost their jobs or could wind up in the Gulag somewhere. We are experienced the same situation now as to climate change except thus far without the gulag.

No less than Al Gore said, this would require a wrenching transformation of society. Well how do you pull off a wrenching transformation of society, well it turns out that this transformation was already under way. The person who should, but rarely receives the credit for the new rise of Communism in our lives is Antonio Gramsci, one of the founders of the Italian Communist Party.

He recognized that the proletariat was not about to rise up and overthrow the bourgeoisie.He had a contempt for working people which is a constant characteristic of the left.

Gramsci came up with the idea for a long march through the institutions. What that meant was over time societies institutions would be infiltrated and transformed from within. These institutions would retain their names, but they would have entirely different ways and have entirely different character. These were not just universities and schools, this was as we now know, corporate board rooms, school boards, the media and when it finally came along, social media, all scientific publications and professional organizations. An example is that of our senior authors father was an architect and member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Today the AIA carries the ball for climate change.

It insists on a construction of buildings which are climate friendly, so AIA is just one example of many organizations which have been transformed from within. And this all goes back to Gramsci. It occurred over decades and people did not really notice, but all of a sudden you find yourself with organizations with names you recognize that can be federal bureaucracies like NOAA and NASA or it can be organizations like the National Geographic Society.

Regardless of what they are they bear very little resemblance to what they were a few decades ago. They have been infiltrated and transformed and they then become self perpetuating entities.

President Kennedy recognized what was going on which likely lead to his assassination. He said the following in a speech during his Presidency.

We are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies and secret oaths and secret proceedings but we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence on infiltration instead of invasion on subversion instead of elections on intimidation instead of freedom of choice. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources for the building of a tightly knit highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed and not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Sola decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people. Confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be, free and independent.”

The major takeover of our freedom was enabled by the crackpot idea of human caused global warming which has moved society toward communism not only in the United States, but throughout Europe.

One of the important elements of this is the suppression of dissent, no one is allowed to call this into question. If you do and if you are a researcher somewhere thinking you’re going to get a federal grant to look into some aspect of the climate or if you have a public record of being in opposition, you will get no grants—you cannot be in opposition. Everyone must be on the same page and what this does is in the spirit of Lysenkoism. This gradually snuffs out legitimate scientific inquiry, the give and take that goes on.

But look around and you will find there is only a numerically small group of people who have benefited immensely while the rest of have suffered.

One of the most effective weapons the political left possesses today is its perceived appearance of popular support, when it instead depends entirely on institutional authorities to force its delusions down American throats. The left’s control is a complete and utter charade.

JB Shurk writing at American Thinker August 19, 2022 said:

“The vast majority of Americans are worried not about quixotic battles against a naturally changing climate or sex changes, but rather about the harsh realities of inflation, illegal immigration, and out-of-control crime.”

The political Establishment in D.C. and their enablers in the mainstream media dedicate all their time and resources to promoting racial conflict, job-killing globalism, open borders, and criminal conspiracies against President Trump! “

The prevalence of the left’s worldview, in other words, is an illusion constructed on lies told over and over by people in positions of power, authority, and influence. When the left’s sacred tenets are questioned, belittled, or mocked, their legitimacy unravels quickly.

We remember when The Center for Disease Control (CDC ) was respected as a venerable institution for scientific study, but now its partisan agendas and politicization render it untrustworthy. One day, the mainstream news is trusted as a viable defender of the people against the corruptions of government, and it is now widely understood as an engine for propaganda.

Positive signs do exist with a couple of developments. One of which was a recent Supreme Court decision called West Virginia versus the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) one of the ways in which the whole global warming movement has succeeded. It had a friendly regulatory culture backing it up.

When Congress acts with legislation like the Clean Air Act or the Clean Water Act, the language is often very vague. It is then up to an agency with jurisdiction under the law to fill in the blanks. They write the rules and regulations under which these laws operate. These rules and regulations however have the force of of law behind them. What this Supreme Court ruling effectively does is end the ability of unelected unaccountable bureaucrats through out the federal government bureaucracy whether it’s EPA, FDA, CDC Department of Transportation to make rules and regulations with the force of law behind them. This has been the deep state we have heard so much about.

It has never been a deep conspiracy against the public. It has been running our lives right in front of us.

The Supreme Court decision against EPA versus West Virginia told EPA they no longer have Congressional authority to regulate emissions from certain power plants. If they wanted that authority it would have to go to Congress to get it.

The phrase that was used by the Supreme Court was that if rules and regulations have a major economic impact, they must be approved by the Congress. Well we know practically any rule and regulation implemented by federal regulatory agencies is going to have a major economic impact.

What this means is that the regulatory agencies no longer have the power to control so much of our lives. This new precedent has been set by the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court restored the way the division of powers was envisioned by the founding fathers. They meant to always use three branches of government. The executive branch, the legislative branch and the court system.

None of these three was allowed to be completely dominant over the others. It was entirely up to the legislative branch to enact laws not the executive branch. The precedent set here will be far reaching because it will go way beyond the power plants of West Virginia. It will enter into all regulatory debates occur in the Federal bureaucracy. For the foreseeable future while the court is composed of the justices currently sitting on the bench, It is going to make it extremely difficult for these unelectable unaccountable administrative agencies to do what they have been getting away with as what we called the deep state going back to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal.

It was a substantial set back to this administrative regulatory state and it was a victory for the Constitution and the Rule of law. Fred Smith, the founder of the Competitive Enterprise Institute once said, “the US Constitution isn’t perfect but it’s a hell of a lot better than what we have now.” Well Fred Smith was referring exactly to the phenomenon of unconstitutional regulations being imposed on the populace by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats. They have now been sharply curtailed. It is indeed a very popular very positive development.

I think you are going to see it play out in the near term when other cases come before the Supreme Court when bureaucratic agencies have gone beyond what Congress authorized them to do. One of those cases which bears directly on the whole climate debate is going to decide efforts to impose restrictions on water use.

Something called the Waters of The United States is a scheme for the federal government to take control of ore land under the guise of protecting bodies of water which were initially thought to be navigable. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers have jurisdiction over navigable waters of the US and over the discharge that goes into those bodies of water. Over time the word navigable was allowed to be ignored thanks to the vague language contained in the clean water act. The Obama Administration supported this overreach then Trump canceled the rule and then Biden put it back. It amounts to Federal zoning on private land all over the country,

It violates all property rights. It will help suppress production of energy on private land because the case will be made that that fracking operation or the extraction of oil or gas endangers a nearby body of water which could be 100 miles away and therefore is in violation of the clean water act. This will end in front of the Supreme Court in the future.

This is a very positive development and it is one that coincides with the beginning of resistance to the deep state breaking out at the local level against various pieces of regulatory control both in terms of the climate debate and the fallout from our disastrous experience with battling COVID-19.

Authors

  • Bonner Cohen, Ph. D.

    Bonner R. Cohen, Ph. D., is a senior policy analyst with CFACT, where he focuses on natural resources, energy, property rights, and geopolitical developments. Articles by Dr. Cohen have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Investor’s Busines Daily, The New York Post, The Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, The Hill, The Epoch Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Miami Herald, and dozens of other newspapers around the country. He has been interviewed on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, NBC News, NPR, BBC, BBC Worldwide Television, N24 (German-language news network), and scores of radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. He has testified before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, and the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. Dr. Cohen has addressed conferences in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Bangladesh. He has a B.A. from the University of Georgia and a Ph. D. – summa cum laude – from the University of Munich.

  • Dr. Jay Lehr

    CFACT Senior Science Analyst Jay Lehr has authored more than 1,000 magazine and journal articles and 36 books. Jay’s new book A Hitchhikers Journey Through Climate Change written with Teri Ciccone is now available on Kindle and Amazon.