Throughout the liberal West, we are taught to adore the Promethean archetype, an uncanny hero who empowers the common people against masters imposing social structure.
The ancients offered us the titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to man, Spartacus, the various prophets and the mythical Robin Hood. Today, we have philanthropists contending with native cultural authority.
I should like to put forward the idea of what I call the open society as a universal principle that recognizes the diversity inherent in our global society, yet provides a conceptual basis for establishing the institutions we need. I realize that gaining acceptance for a universal principle is a tall order, but I cannot see how we can do without it.
Our international philanthropists are each wealthier and better politically connected than many ordinary people. Their individual wealth and popularity becomes a superhuman quality affording these modern heroes great abilities against difficult odds.
Money buys advertising to help sway uninformed millions. It also buys real estate with offices atop staffed with activist policy committees shaping our future off camera.
When it comes to advancing goals, objectives, and agendas, groups that are well organized, and consequently well funded, will eventually triumph over the unorganized, underrepresented, and underfunded. This is the overall truism that emerges from examining the organizational structure and effectiveness of successful interest groups. The same can be said of the organizations that comprise the open-borders network.
The philanthropist-merchants, who appear to be our liberating Promethean heroes, position themselves for secret control through high profile social justice institutions.
Mandatory open society requires limits applied to everyone, called social cohesion, imposed by institutional policy. Diverse values worldwide lose primacy as they are replaced with the one value. This new universal value is the global open society collective itself.
Progress may be measured by conformity to institutional policy and an inversely correlated lack of participation in alternative voluntary value systems. Planet Earth itself then becomes a new closed society.
The conviction that “there is no alternative” blocks the critical policy discussion required in what is clearly a time of national and global crisis on every front. Meanwhile, migrants continue to leave and arrive; they continue to integrate in the economy – or not – and the number of irregular and undocumented residents in many countries continues to surge.
Globalism is the free movement of labor in the form of immigration, goods and the ideas of international merchants. But, a concealed undercurrent of horror oozes within this confusing ocean of people, objects, and information in motion.
The report cites the International Labor Organization, which estimates that at least 12.3 million adults and children are victims of forced labor, bonded labor and sex slavery each year. “This is modern slavery. A crime that spans the globe, providing ruthless employers with endless supply of people to abuse for financial gain,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said as she announced the report.
Smuggling (we didn’t bother to mention narcotics) is one thing, but international organized crime infiltrating local communities is another. Are incoming people sufficiently screened prior to entry or are we just assuming for the sake of expedience against overwhelming numbers that everyone comes seeking honest opportunity in our now open society?
NEWARK, N.J. â€“ An investigation into the sale of black-market kidneys and fake Gucci handbags evolved into a sweeping probe of political corruption in New Jersey, ensnaring more than 40 people Thursday, including three mayors, two state lawmakers and several rabbis.
Even for a state with a rich history of graft, the scale of wrongdoing alleged was breathtaking. An FBI official called corruption “a cancer that is destroying the core values of this state.”
Federal prosecutors said the investigation initially focused on a money laundering network that operated between Brooklyn, N.Y.; Deal, N.J.; and Israel.
Most of our attention is expected to remain on what are called ideological extremists like bin Laden and Greenpeace. Extremists however do not comprise the entirety of all non-state transnational groups.
We’re still searching for non-extremist internationalists dedicated to the national, cultural or religious value systems we have long held dear rather than laboring against us to make our home their personal marketplace. Maybe we shouldn’t hold our breath.
Many of todayâ€™s nonstate groups do not aspire to have a state. In fact, they are considerably more capable of achieving their objectives and maintaining their social cohesion without a state apparatus. The state is a burden for them, while statelessness is not only very feasible but also a source of enormous power. Modern technologies allow these groups to organize themselves, seek financing, and plan and implement actions against their targets â€” almost always other states â€” without ever establishing a state of their own. They seek power without the responsibility of governing.
We find ourselves confronting a memetic screen that emphasizes a previous lesser threat so that the proceeding greater threat passes unnoticed just beyond.
Eight years have passed since just over three thousand Americans perished in an act of mass murder. Yet, illegal immigration adds more than four thousand American victims of violent crime annually.
While some may contend that foreign policy contributed to the former tragedy, there is little question that open society policy is responsible for the latter.
People don’t analyze what they hear in part due to laziness, but also because they may be forced to take a stand. And why bother anyway? If anyone dares challenge the establishment, whether religious or secular, they are pummeled with assaults on their character and motives. They are labeled intolerant, narrow-minded, or bigoted. So indifference to evil takes root in our desire to avoid conflict and willingness to compromise.
The real question here centers around the ancient idea of caste. Are inherently self-interested merchants that call no one land home but talk a good game the best leadership for us?
In the closed systems of old, these were the landless tinkers and wandering peddlers working appropriately within their natural role. But the old caste society has vanished.
In the Wild West, they were snake oil salesmen offering the single cure for all that ails us. Yet, it came to be known that they only manipulated our beliefs in exchange for our wealth. That isn’t a Robin Hood or any other folk hero in my book.