By Patrick Wood
As individualists for the most part, Conservatives are scared to death of Socialism. As collectivists, Socialists are scared to death of falling short of the ‘common good’. Each group has a unique and strikingly different belief system and supporting logic.
Those who believe that Socialism (or Communism) is the bogeyman just can’t get it out of their head. I have sat down with intelligent people and carefully gone through the following table of comparisons, and they have eagerly nodded their heads in agreement. But the next day they revert right back to talking about the dangers of Socialism and Communism. Were they just not paying attention? Were they being disingenuous and only pretending to agree with me? Probably neither.
The fact is, old habits of thinking and acting are very hard to change. All of us struggle to some degree when we are challenged with new thoughts that require a shift in our existing belief system. If we believe that Socialism or Communism is the biggest enemy of the state, we will be very resistant to any facts to the contrary.
It is true that the trappings of former political systems are still visible in certain countries. China still has the hammer and sickle. Germany still has a few neo-Nazis running around. But how many times have we ever been told, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”? Times change. Things change. Our thinking about them must advance as well. Holding a world view from 10, 20 or 30 years ago is simply not adequate today.
With that said, I was hoping hope to change readers’ mindsets when I wrote in Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation, “The dark horse of the New World Order is not Communism, Socialism or Fascism: It is Technocracy.”
The ancient Chinese General Sun Tzu, who wrote The Art of War in the 6th century BC, noted that the enemy must be clearly identified before victory can be achieved. This is still true today. Technocrats smile inwardly when you call them Communists, Socialists or Fascists because this allows them to continue on their way unthreatened and uninterrupted.
Here are 25 comparisons that make the proper distinction between Technocracy, Communism/Socialism and Fascism. To correctly cement the features of each ideology into your worldview, I suggest reading and contemplating this list every day for 30 days straight.
|Endgame: Scientific Dictatorship||Endgame: Classless society||Endgame: National strength|
|Hates Communists, favored Fascists||Hates Fascists & Technocrats||Hates all types of Marxists|
|Has contempt for electoral democracy||Promotes electoral democracy||Has contempt for electoral democracy|
|Seeks totalitarian system by scientific methods||Seeks totalitarian system by communitarianism||Seeks totalitarian system by nationalistic submission|
|Relies upon cult of science (Scientism)||Relies upon cult of personality (Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Che)||Relies upon cult of personality (Hitler, Mussolini)|
|Promotes Scientism||Promotes atheism||Promotes a form of Christianity|
|Promotes cities, is anti-rural||Promotes rural development||Anti-urban, promotes rural identity|
|Replaces Capitalism with resource-based economic system||Managed Capitalism||Generally supports Capitalism for its own purposes|
|Despises Capitalism||Marx believed Capitalism was a necessary step to Communism||Viewed as a ‘third way’ between Capitalism and Communism|
|Apolitical||Mostly viewed as ‘left wing’||Often viewed as ‘conservative’|
|Racially agnostic||Stalin condemned anti-Semitism||Tends toward anti-Semitism and racism|
|Highly reveres intellectuals who agree with them||Killed intellectuals in their own countries, on multiple occasions||Killed intellectuals in other countries|
|Generally pacifist||Mostly killed their own citizens||Mostly killed citizens of other countries, plus Jews and other ‘undesirables’|
|Controls people with the system/technology||Controls people with people||Controls people with dictator|
|Population: over-populated||Population: non-issue||Population: non-issue|
|Genetic cleansing, general population reduction||Ideological cleansing||Genetic cleansing, but selective|
|Universal Basic Income (UBI)||Stratified pay structure, according to the need of each citizen||Stratified pay structure, according to merit and value to leadership|
|Advances according to the advancement of technology||Advances according to the development of ideology||Advances according to the strength of the nation|
|Human conditioning to live within the system||Education supports ideology||Education supports nationalism|
|Global citizen, city-state oriented||Nation-state oriented||Nation-state oriented|
|Dissolves the state||Empowers the state||Empowers the state|
|Science knows best||People know best||People know best|
|Social engineers hide behind facade of science||Leadership easily identified||Leadership easily identified|
|“Technocracy is the science of social engineering, the scientific operation of the entire social mechanism to produce and distribute goods and services to the entire population…” (The Technocrat, 1938)
Eradicates profit completely and all private property, establishes a resource-based economy controlled by a scientific elite using data-driven scientific method.
|Communism: Political and economic doctrine that aims to replace private property and a profit-based economy with public ownership and communal control of at least the major means of production (e.g., mines, mills, and factories) and the natural resources of a society. (Encyclopedia Britannica)||Fascism, a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic
government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition. (Merriam-Webster)A political regime, having totalitarian aspirations, ideologically based on a relationship between business and the centralized government, business-and-government control of the marketplace, repression of criticism or opposition, a leader cult and exalting the state and/or religion above individual rights. By extension, Any system of strong autocracy or oligarchy usually to the extent of bending and breaking the law, race-baiting and violence against largely unarmed populations. (Wikitionary)
|”We are building this global society without a global leader. Global order is no longer something that can be dictated or controlled from the top down. Globalization is itself the order.” Dr. Parag Khanna||Stepping-stone to Technocracy
Zbigniew Brzezinski stated in Between Two Ages: America’s Role In the Technetronic Era (1970), that Communism and Socialism were necessary stepping stones to get to the end game, but they were not the end game in themselves. The final stage was to be Brzezinski’s Technetronic Era, which is Technocracy
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