Controlled Demolition 2020

It’s very tempting to treat the madness of COVID-19 policy as simply a matter of inexplicably bad science and typically hamfisted politics. For medics like me, focusing on the unaccountable abuse of statistics and research is the obvious thing to do. And many even in the mainstream media, as well as Parliament, are questioning the quality of decision making, when even the Prime Minister yesterday could not explain the new regulations he only that day brought in for the ordinary people to obey, or face huge fines. We’re well used to criticising politicians, and a sizeable minority of us are getting used to critiquing institutional science too.

But we are on different ground when we get beyond all that to the “Why?” of the persistence of an international COVID-19 strategy that has obliterated civil liberties and destroyed the global economy, in order to tackle what Professor Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (of whom more anon) has deemed the least dangerous pandemic in the last thousand years. Indeed, we’re entering that shadowy world labelled “conspiracy theory,” which understandably many of the scientists and journalists who like to think of themselves as sober and responsible disown vehemently.

Still, an increasing number of people, as the scare has progressed, have started to feel that “something is not right.” Some felt that way at the start. I myself wrote before lockdown even started about the tragic insanity of shutting down society, for the first time in human history, for a bug already known to target almost entirely the elderly and sick, even accepting the wildly exaggerated projections of Neil Ferguson.

But some had been gaining a sense that “something is not right” even before COVID. I spent much of last year writing a book, now freely online here, which actually started with an examination of conspiracy theories versus real conspiracies. I concluded that some very strange machinations and deceptions are at work in the world, covering a whole range of fields from politics and morality through to science.

It is a whole lot easier to see COVID as part of a global attempt to reset the world order in favour of an unelected elite when that elite advertises the fact in public. The more astonishing thing is that they can announce such a conspiracy openly, and still get a majority to discount it simply by using the pejorative power of the term “conspiracy theory.”

And so the World Economic Forum website itself announces in its headline: “Now is the Time for a Great ‘Reset’.” No secret conspiracy there, for Klaus Shwab himself tells it how it is from the inside. Such things have been discussed for many years before COVID, of course, in the UN’s Agenda21 and Agenda2030, for example. They have been set forth as policies, rather than as mere aspirations. And so they require something to make them happen apart from wishful thinking. But the tone of the WEF article is that COVID gives an ideal opportunity to make them happen now, to the benefit of all, etc. But note that the basis is “stakeholder capitalism,” and that the article neglects to say who the stakeholders profiting from it may be, whilst only vaguely talking of fairness and sustainability for all.

The identity of the beneficiaries is not hard to answer, because those participating in the WEF are not the disempowered ordinary people of the world, but global capitalists who, so far, have shown a great propensity for making money through their disproportionate influence on global institutions, rather than for redistributing their wealth through encouraging competition from the little guys.

Note, for one prominent example, how the Gates Foundation has major influence over the WHO, governments including our own, academic institutions and NGOs like the WEF (whose “Global Fund” it has financed to the tune of $1.5bn).

From the start of COVID (and before!), even before we knew anything much about its natural history, Bill Gates was promoting a universal vaccine as the only solution to it. So far his deeply philanthropic devotion to vaccination programs has given him a 100% profit on his investment. “Stakeholder capitalism” is all, it seems, about doing well by doing good.

Not surprisingly the cosy relationship between all these big institutions, including recent conferences where pandemics, Coronavirus pandemics, were identified as one of the best ways to kick-start the global economic revolution, raises the suspicion that at best, globalists were waiting for the next plausible pandemic to puff up into a “once in a century crisis.” At worst, they had a hand in producing it in the first place.

But such pandemics happen regularly anyway. There have been several “damp squibs” that through international over-reaction almost became world crises in the last two decades alone. So any biological warfare would just be the icing on the cake.

All they would need to kick-start the reboot (as it were) is a somewhat credible epidemic, and control of the institutions that make and communicate policy. Given those, you would expect an inadequate press critique of policy, censorship of dissenting scientists by their peers and the social media, bypassing of the usual democratic controls, psychological manipulation of public opinion, heavy-handed police action against public dissent, and, indeed, all the things we actually have seen, about which there can be no rational doubt.

That would make the collapse of the world economy not a by-product of public health necessities, but a controlled demolition of the present world order, in order to initiate the new one that Prof Schwab has been promoting in the WEF for a long time. Ask yourself – if you are the most powerful people in the world, and you want the old economic order to disappear and be replaced by a “better” one, do you simply wish it would come, or would you precipitate it?

After all, Bill Gates did not simply hope that competitors like Netscape Navigator would become less successful: he took steps to make it happen.


Now, one thing I want to draw to your attention is that, noble as a completely new world social and economic order sounds in the writings of the WEF, the UN, and all those other champions of sustainable development, you might notice that nobody has asked you, or human beings in general across the globe, if that is what they want for their world. On the contrary, although the information is all out there for us to see, they have made sure than anyone who suggests that when the WEF says “Now is the Time for a Great ‘Reset’,” they mean what they say, is labelled a conspiracy theorist. That is not being open and honest, and is not a good indicator that the new world order will be any more open and benevolent once it is rolled out.

In fact, the whole literature of the bodies promoting this plan shows that the wishes of the many are entirely irrelevant in the reboot. What is desired is a technocracy with top-down bureaucratic control by all means fair or foul. The behavioural psychology already being used by HM government throughout this pandemic is both fair and foul, depending on your viewpoint. It is “fair” if being programmed to like something is your idea of a good thing, and “foul” if you believe we are individuals and societies created in God’s image for liberty.

Likewise, the government by decree we are already experiencing daily is a good thing, if you like being told what to think and do – and if you believe those making the decisions are making the best ones. But they are not, of course, and centralised governments never do, as a wealth of experience in the last century proves.

So the “new world order” is impossibly utopian in its stated aims, and entirely plutocratic in the unstated agenda behind its “stakeholder capitalism.” The result can only be a dystopia, especially since the key to its success is that all must work together towards it. We have already seen that this year in those sickening “We’re all in this together” pitches, and in the blame the public shoulders when the policies fail. “The people has failed us – we must elect a new people.”

Why would the hell-like nature of such a new order even be in doubt? We have seen already the dire personal and collective effects of shutting down the economy. You are familiar with them all even from pieces here on The Hump – death and suffering from untreated diseases, job losses, trillions of debt, starving people in the developing world and the possibility of food supply-chain failure here, fuel poverty, etc, etc.

If this is all, in fact, part of the “controlled demolition” of the old order to make way for the new, it smacks of Lenin’s breaking of many millions of eggs to make a foul-smelling omelette. It is a plan of monsters who despise real people – they need not be David Icke’s lizards to be as dangerous.. It doesn’t help that these same monsters consider the world’s population to need a severe reduction in size. Such a world order could never be an improvement – rather it should be fought against tooth and nail, and it is only the ordinary people who, rejecting their conditioning, can do so.

Their enemies are, I think, well aware of this. For as I said back in March, people are only true people in interaction with each other, and our governments have done their level best to prevent us interacting organically. It follows that our very separation from each other is the means by which society (as opposed to merely the economy) can be made to collapse to make room for the “Great Reset,” with minimal opposition.

Look at this way. In a world that is physically perishable by its creation, and socially perishable through original sin, all the good things of humanity are only maintained by the constant work of everybody to reverse the tendency to disorder. There is a kind of “social entropy” operating in the world, that is kept at bay by all the things that everybody (of good will) does to offset it in their work. That might range from mending taps to running a country, or from raising children to caring for the elderly. It even includes writing blogs. And so it is that, in personal terms, “the devil (proverbially) finds work for idle hands.” And in political terms, as Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Burke’s context is worth quoting in full – it describes Britain’s present danger, and especially that of Christ’s church militant, to a tee:

Whilst men are linked together, they easily and speedily communicate the alarm of any evil design. They are enabled to fathom it with common counsel, and to oppose it with united strength. Whereas, when they lie dispersed, without concert, order, or discipline, communication is uncertain, counsel difficult, and resistance impracticable. Where men are not acquainted with each other’s principles, nor experienced in each other’s talents, nor at all practised in their mutual habitudes and dispositions by joint efforts in business; no personal confidence, no friendship, no common interest, subsisting among them; it is evidently impossible that they can act a public part with uniformity, perseverance, or efficacy. In a connection, the most inconsiderable man, by adding to the weight of the whole, has his value, and his use; out of it, the greatest talents are wholly unserviceable to the public. No man, who is not inflamed by vain-glory into enthusiasm, can flatter himself that his single, unsupported, desultory, unsystematic endeavours, are of power to defeat the subtle designs and united cabals of ambitious citizens. When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.

–Edmund Burke, Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents 82-83 (1770) in: Select Works of Edmund Burke, vol. 1, p. 146 (Liberty Fund ed. 1999).

What does this mean? It means you should not merely hope for better times, and the non-arrival of a demonstrably evil new world order. You should not even merely pray for these things, though passionate prayer under such a present and severe threat is surely required (and Burke’s words suggest that even in this we should insist on meeting as Scripture teaches, and not accept separation by rules of six, masks and anti-social distancing).

What is needed from us all is collective work, of the arduous and extraordinary kind that requires both moral and physical courage. The devil, after all, is particularly hard at work in our times.

Jon Garvey

About Jon Garvey

Training in medicine (which was my career), social psychology and theology. Interests in most things, but especially the science-faith interface. The rest of my time, though, is spent writing, playing and recording music.
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4 Responses to Controlled Demolition 2020

  1. Peter Hickman says:

    Jon
    With reference to your penultimate paragraph, there is a long history of governments all over the world forbidding Christians to assemble together for a variety of reasons.
    It seems to me that in the current legislative climate the Church has every justification for placing the authority of the word of God above the law of man.
    In times past, when life has seemed to me to be relatively easy, I have wondered how it can be true that ‘everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted’. I guess the church militant, if it decides to live up to its name (ἐκκλησία), may soon enough find out.

    • Jon Garvey Jon Garvey says:

      There’s a new podcast on YouTube (The Spectator) featuring Gavin Ashenden on the probability of the churches dividing along the lines of “compliant” and “underground.”

      Unfortunately Gavin is in the full flush of his conversion to Roman Catholicism, but I think the general truth is as inevitable as it has been in many times and places, including around our present world.

      The question I tackle, rather inadequately, in Seeing Through Smoke is how, in our situation, we might manage to be both “discreetly hidden” and “salt and light.”

      That, of course, comes downstream from how such a way of operating begins to coalesce in real churches of various types.

  2. Elizabeth B. says:

    Jon,

    Your quote from Edmund Burke correlates perfectly with this a Rod Dreher post, “America is On the Road to Revolution.”

    Here is a quote,
    “ Totalitarian movements, said Arendt, are “mass organizations of atomized, isolated individuals.” She continues:

    What prepares men for totalitarian domination in the non-totalitarian world, is the fact that loneliness, once a borderline experience usually suffered in certain marginal social conditions like old age, has become an everyday experience of the ever-growing masses of our century.“

    What is happening is extraordinarily disorienting for me. I see the signs, yet I still want to “ hope everything will be ok.” I see a lot of people who seem to think it will. On the other hand, the mere fact that the trans agenda has come on so hard and fast within the past 5 or 10 years is surely a red flag even without all the other issues.

    This upcoming U.S. election is also disorienting. I think I must vote against the rioting/ arson party which means voting for Trump. On the other hand, Trump is president now and look what is happening. He couldn’t or wouldn’t stop the disorder.

    Lots to think about in this post of yours. Disorder as contrasted with order is something I have thought a lot about in the past few weeks. I have a fascination with Medieval times and am taken with the idea of the order of the period. Order. Everything had meaning and place and was part of the larger order. We have no order now.

    Hopefully I can come back here in the next couple of days and comment on your latest book. I would encourage everyone to read it. Thank you for all the work you put into it and for posting it here.

    • Jon Garvey Jon Garvey says:

      Thanks for the Arendt quote, Elizabeth.

      I agree that the ambience of the presidential race there makes it look like trouble in many of the most likely scenarios – though history has a way of producing the scenarios nobody expects.

      Still, there are times when the wise see disaster coming, and just have to go through it. I’m reading the Book of Lamentations at the moment – contrite lamentation isn’t something the western church has known in recent times, but we may have to become familiar with it.

      Meanwhile, though, there is still work for the church to do.

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