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One World Government – it begins in Brisbane

Dresden has recently hosted the Bilderberg group meeting, causing the conspiracy theorists’ and anti-globalists’ heads to spin again (how many global conspiracies publish their guest lists online? Yep, they are that brazen), but when black helicopters start circling above and One World Government is finally proclaimed, we will be able to proudly say that it has all actually started in Brisbane, Australia:

World Government Research Network hosts workshop in Brisbane / World Parliament one of the topics

Last week, around twenty researchers and practitioners met for two days at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, to discuss “the practical politics of global integration” at a first event hosted by the World Government Research Network that was established last year.

According to the convenors of the network, Luis Cabrera of Griffith University and James Thompson of Hiram College in Ohio, “over the past two decades, some of the world’s leading International Relations theorists, normative political theorists, international law scholars, economists and sociologists have turned their attention to the concept of world government. They have assessed the prospects for full global integration, and in many cases identified reasons to support it.”

OK, so they’re only academics; I think we’re safe. Once people with some real power start seriously discussing it, then I will be worried.

The drive towards the ever-centralised power never ceases to amaze me, but it must be hotwired into our brains, hence the real empire building of the past and the bureaucratic empire building of the present. It is purely an elite project; no average Joe or Joanne have ever woken up and thought “Gee, I wish all the power and decision-making was removed so far away from me so as to be practically unaccountable.” We are seeing large sections of the population rebelling against this centralising trend in Europe today. Post-Brexit, while the attitudes to the European Union remain mixed across the continent, its popularity is in decline again and, according to the latest Pew poll, only minorities in each country want to see greater integration. It makes perfect sense; if you think, like most people tend to do, that your national government is underperforming in many if not most of its functions, you are unlikely to want to put your faith in politicians and bureaucrats who are even more disconnected from your daily concerns.

If I’m wrong about the World Government Research Network, fear not! In an example of strange synchronicity – coincidence or conspiracy? – as an antidote to one-worlders, Brisbane will soon host the world’s most prominent conspiracy-monger, David Icke, he who thinks that a race of alien lizard shape-shifters rules the world, the British royal family controls the international drug trade, and (of course) September 11 was an inside job.

I wouldn’t pay up to $105 bucks to spend 12 hours listening to Icke, but I would probably pay that much to see the World Government Research Network and the Icke seminars merged together.

Icke

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