Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
December 28, 2009
[Note: This series of articles is written from the perspective The Order, which by 2100 has come to control the world.]
It is the year 2100 C.E. (Common Era, as A.D. is no longer used), and The Order of the New World or New Civilization has decreed that a history of its rise to power be written by its Ministry of Peace. That is what this paper relates, as we are now living in the most wonderful of times under the guidance of the benevolent Order.
First, it would probably be helpful to describe the model strategy used by The Order to obtain power over the people of the world. Because it was believed that the most difficult people (beside those fervently religious) to bring under The Order’s control would be those having a republican form of government, the model strategy used came from Philip Freneau’s “Rules for Changing a Limited Republican Government into an Unlimited Hereditary One” (American Museum, July 1792), which was an unheeded warning to Americans who supported a republican form of government. This was written shortly after the United States began as a republic, and in this work, Freneau said the limitations of the Republic’s (e.g., the U.S.) Constitution should be emphasized with “precedents and phrases” (e.g., due process) “shuffled in.” He next said that civil turbulence in the Republic should be contrasted with the stability existing under a hereditary elite. The “grand nostrum” of Freneau’s outline was the creation of debt “made as big as possible, as perpetual as possible, in as few hands as possible,” and as complicated as possible. He then said, “A great debt will require great taxes…. Money will be put under the direction of the government, and government under the direction of money” (e.g., banking elite).
The next step would be to create “artificial divisions” within society (e.g., “divide and conquer” strategy) which would “smother the true natural divisions between the few” (elite) “and the general mass of people, attached to their republican government and republican interests.” Freneau then indicated that the elite would give a popular name, such as “the general welfare,” to the usurped power so that those opposing the elite could be negatively labeled as “opposing the general welfare” of the people. He described how a military defeat (e.g., the Vietnam War) would “be turned into a political victory for the elite.” And lastly, he noted that those warning about the elite’s attempt to seize power would themselves be labeled as “enemies to the established government.” Freneau declared that this charge would “be reiterated and reverberated till at last such confusion and uncertainty be produced that the people, being not able to find out where the truth lies, withdraw their attention from the contest.” This last element of the model strategy was particularly useful to The Order in “turning off” people’s support for patriotic militia.
Relevant to this and to the rise of The Order in the 20th century were the following statements published by the National Education Association’s Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development in To Nurture Humaneness (1970). Robert Ayres stated that “words like ‘patriot’ may in time become obsolescent.” Dan Dodson noted that “The old order is passing…. Social controls cannot be left to blind chance and unplanned change—usually attributed to God. Man must be the builder of new forms of social organization which will be more fulfilling to more people.” John Loughary indicated that “Many daily decisions and value judgments now made by the individual will soon be made for him.” And Raymond Houghton revealed that “while absolute behavior control is imminent, the crucial question concerns itself with identifying the practical critical factor as to when sufficient behavior control is accomplished to make the question of absolute behavior control only academic…. The critical point of behavior control, in effect, is sneaking up on mankind without his self-conscious realization that a crisis is at hand. Man will not ever know that it is about to happen. He will never self-consciously know that it has happened.”
As early as May 1966 (in Esquire magazine), Dr. John McConnell, professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, had been quoted as saying: “I teach a course called The Psychology of Influence, and I begin it by stating categorically that the time has come when, if you give me any normal human being and a couple of weeks… I can change his behavior from what it is not to whatever you want it to be, if it’s physically possible…. I can turn him from a Christian to a communist…. Look, we can do these things. We can control behavior. Now, who’s going to decide what’s to be done?...” Then 5 years later (September 1971), Milton Rokeach wrote in “Persuasion That Persists” (Psychology Today): “Suppose you could take a group of people, give them a twenty-minute pencil-and-paper task, talk to them for ten to twenty minutes afterward, and thereby produce long-range changes in core values and personal behavior in a significant portion of this group. For openers, it would of course have major implications for education, government, propaganda, and therapy…. My colleagues and I have in the last five years achieved the kinds of results suggested in the first paragraph of this article…. It now seems to be within man’s power to alter experientially another person’s basic values, and to control the direction of the change.”
Today, freedom exists under The Order, but it is “managed” for the good of the people. For example, people have a choice in foods to eat, but it is from a selection The Order has determined is healthful for them. Initially, the people had been allowed the illusion of freedom by telling them they could eat whatever they wished. However, if they did not choose from The Order’s selection, their insurance premiums were made so prohibitively high that most “volunteered” to choose as The Order desired. It was not difficult ot know what each person was eating, as every individual’s Omnicard (Smart Card) recorded what he or she purchased at grocery stores, restaurants, etc. The Order had been able to take control of the world’s food supply many decades ago as megafarms bought up nearly all of the small (family) farms, and the megafarms came under the control of giant food processors (e.g., Archer-Daniels-Midland) which in turn were given production quotas by national governments and then by The Order.
In addition to the establishment of criteria for healthful foods, the people happily reported to assigned exercise groups where their physical fitness could be monitored and tracked. Transportation to and from these groups and everywhere else has been accelerated by the development of photon energy, which also powers households and industries. Even space travel is now commonplace because of the development of electromagnetic (EM) power, as EM force fields are emitted by space crafts in front of themselves, accelerating the crafts forward at ever increasing speeds.
The Order was able to begin its movement toward world control over a century ago, before 2000 C.E., by gaining control of the existing “processes.” For example, the people were allowed the illusion that they had real political choices during elections, but “big money” from big corporations primarily to Republicans and from big Labor primarily to Democrats allowed for the screening of political candidates as they rose on the political ladder to determine if they would be acceptable to The Order. Once computerized voting was introduced, it was also very easy for The Order to program the computers to “rig” election results and to know how everyone voted and whether they voted in a “politically correct” manner. Video cameras showed each person placing his or her ballot in a computer, which clearly displayed the number for each voter (e.g., voter number 49 or 273, etc.) and it was a simple matter for a representative of The Order to retrieve those ballots (e.g., ballot 49 or 273, etc.), from the machine to see how those individuals voted.
Even in the area of education, the credentialing “process” for superintendents, principals and others became so regulated that even if some disgruntled citizens successfully removed an education official objectionable to them, the official’s replacement would have to come from the same pool of “credentialed” educators.
Once the people had come to see that it was useless to challenge The Order (which was, after all, providing for their health, safety, security and all of their other needs), they came to be dependent upon and to love The Order of the New World. The people’s consciousness had been changed so that they have come to accept the New Civilization of the World in which we now live happily. In 1973, feminist leader Gloria Steinem said, “By the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God.” This, of course, was accomplished via the establishment of a humanistic code of values to which all could agree, called our common faith. Pope John Paul II’s statement supporting the theory of evolution over a hundred years ago helped tremendously in this regard, as it provided much needed support for our undermining of the belief many had in the inerrancy of the Bible. The first head of the World Health Organization, Brock Chisholm, had earlier announced that the concepts of right and wrong taught to children by their parents and religious leaders had to be done away with. And those (e.g., fundamentalists) who objected to this new way of thinking were described as having “mental health” problems which need to be treated by The Order’s approved psychiatrists, psychologists and social service workers.
Once Bible reading and prayer had been removed from public schools, and the public’s belief in moral absolutes had been eroded via a steady diet of values clarification lessons in those schools leading to the acceptance of situation ethics, it was not too difficult to gain public acceptance of abortions and other anti-life activities. There was even the election of a president whom the people knew to have committed clearly immoral acts, and to whom a majority of the people gave high approval ratings even though he supported the grotesque infanticide of partial-birth abortions.
The people still longed, though, for some type of spirituality, so unlike the failed Communists and Nazis of the previous century, The Order did not try to eliminate the concept of God, but rather redefined God as being the cosmic force of love. This concept of a non-judgmental God who would never send anyone to something called hell allowed the development of The Order’s One-World Religion based upon our common faith in the goodness of men and women. Once again, this concept was greatly assisted by Pope John Paul II and other religious leaders who pronounced that Buddhists and those of other religions could also enter into heaven. The Order’s New World Religion of common faith based on common values includes a synthesis of Western Scientism and Eastern mysticism along with some New Age elements.
Such efforts at syncretism had been tried earlier in the first part of the 20th century, but had been thwarted by individuals such as G.K. Chesterton who, in The Everlasting Man (1925), had written: “They call a Parliament of Religions (1893) as a reunion of all the peoples; but it is only a reunion of all the prigs. Yet exactly such a pantheon had been set up two thousand years before by the shores of the Mediterranean; and Christians were invited to set up the image of Jesus side by side with the image of Jupiter, of Mithras, of Osiris, of Atys, or of Ammon. It was the refusal of the Christians that was the turning-point of history. If the Christians had accepted, they and the whole world would have certainly, in a grotesque but exact metaphor, gone to pot. They would all have been boiled down to one lukewarm liquid in that great pot of cosmopolitan corruption in which all the other myths and mysteries were already melting. It was an awful and an appalling escape. Nobody understands the nature of the Church, or the ringing note of the creed descending from antiquity, who does not realize that the world once very nearly died of broad-mindedness and the brotherhood of all religions.” In the latter half of the 20th century, however, the people were successfully conditioned to compromise their faiths to accept the syncretism of the world’s religions.
Because one’s religion seemed to matter less and less, people stopped going to churches, which were turned by The Order into houses of entertainment, as people increasingly seemed to “worship” having fun. Perhaps the first example relevant to this was the conversion of St. John the Baptist Church in the Pittsburth, PA area to a Brew-pub in the mid-1990s (see photo). The people didn’t protest when the music and lyrics from many traditional religious songs (e.g., from Handel’s Messiah, “The Hallelujah Chorus,” and from “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”) were used in commercial jingles. The masses of people were kept happy, and formerly illegal drugs were more freely distributed by The Order toward that end. Television, with its quickly changing hyper-reality images (in ads and other programming), and other forms of entertainment became useful in psychologically conditioning the people to accept new lifestyles desired by The Order (centuries ago, yogis had devised candles with a fast flicker effect that could change states of consciousness). Rhythm in music was used to soothe or to stimulate people’s emotions, which were now emphasized over the intellect.
Talk show hosts approved by The Order were continuously programmed on radio and television both to allow the venting of frustrations and to mollify fears, reassuring the people that they were still free and had real political choices, naturally within the limits established by The Order for the people’s own good. The viewing of sports events continued to be a favorite pastime for the masses, and so that no one team gained superiority in any sport for any length of time, the outcomes of competition were carefully managed by The Order without the public’s knowledge.
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This did not even require the knowledge of individual players as to what the outcome of any game was to be, as simple signals by representatives of The Order on either side of a court or playing field could alert the opposition as to the appropriate defense to call. It was actually amusing to see how ignorant people had become, as they didn’t realize how easy it was to “rig” an athletic event. All it took was one player deliberately missing one shot or kick or catch at a key point in the game!
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