Friday 9th of June 2023

an insurance in diversity: the end of empirionism....

Any attempt to create a single world government is a cause for concern, since it could strip humanity of diversity and precipitate the end of civilization, billionaire Elon Musk has told a summit of government officials in Dubai.

The SpaceX CEO made a virtual appearance at the 2023 World Government Summit in the UAE on Wednesday. The event is aimed at fostering cooperation between nations, but Musk warned against taking it too far.

“We want to avoid creating a civilizational risk by having – and this may seem odd – too much cooperation between governments,” Musk said.

Historically, different civilizations were separated by distance, so when one went into decline, others could rise, Musk reasoned. When Ancient Rome fell, Islam rose and managed to preserve much of the Roman knowledge and build upon it, Musk said. But in a globalized world this may no longer be a viable scenario.

We want to have some amount of civilizational diversity, such that if something goes wrong with one civilization, that the whole thing doesn’t collapse, and humanity keeps moving forward.

The imperative for humanity’s survival may be of universal importance, Musk believes, considering that as far as we know, there may be no other species anywhere that has developed consciousness.

“I have seen no evidence of alien technology or any alien life whatsoever. I think I’d know,” he mused. “SpaceX – we do a lot. I don’t think anyone knows more about space than me, at least about space technology.”

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The thought that there are no aliens is “troubling,” he added, because it means that human civilization “is like a tiny candle in a vast darkness, and a very vulnerable tiny candle that could easily be blown out.”

Musk urged his audience to take great care to avoid humanity being wiped out by some cataclysm.






the beggars......

by Guy Mettan

Fifteen years ago, I tried to strengthen my calves and incidentally my neurons by sometimes playing badminton with young Asians who were happy to beat me 15 to 0, or 15 to 4 in the very good days. There was a Korean student, who has now become a diplomat in her country, an Indonesian who is pursuing a career in international organizations, and Dildar, an Indian from Bengal who has become a founding partner, with a handful of his compatriots living in London, Los Angeles, Dakka, Singapore or Mumbai, of a management software company active throughout Asia and with 900 employees to date.

I gave up badminton a long time ago, but Dildar, who travels around Asia before returning to Geneva from time to time to see his daughters, follows my publications on the internet and regularly sends me comments and newspaper articles, or calls me on WhatsApp to report the chronicle of this or that commentator of this global south in full reconquest of a north that has become completely egocentric. Last week, between two planes and some local business to settle, we had time to drink a coffee to talk about the lamentable (for us) and fantastic (for them) state of the world.

He had thus sent me the declaration of the Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs who had toured the globe (outside the West) at the start of the war in Ukraine: “Europe should start to stop thinking that Europe's problems are the world's problems and the world's problems are not its problem." He called on Europeans to get out of the syllogism" What concerns you does not interest me, but what concerns me must necessarily interest you."

Advice that, eight months later, has still not been heard.

But that is not the main thing. For him, Europe, Switzerland included (because of its inconsistent and moralizing management of immigration, which consists of opening its doors wide to potential assisted persons and closing them to competent people, he believes in pure realism), is obsolete. Switzerland is not done for – Dildar is not a conspirator – it's just getting out of the economic and political history of the world. The UK economy is imploding and its political system is no longer capable of producing a competent leader. France and Germany are in the process of destroying their industry through Atlanticist dogmatism and are being marginalized by Poland and Ukraine. Switzerland scuttled its role of mediation and reduced international Geneva to nothing by abandoning its neutrality while its banks capitulated to the demands of the OECD, thus losing their comparative advantages.

Even the schools, which once welcomed the cream of the international elite, are in decline, for lack of sufficient requirements. Dildar educates his daughters the hard way, in a traditional way, far from pedagogism and fashionable theories. Good results everywhere, even in math, period. As a result, it prepares them to study elsewhere, in the United States, Singapore or China, “where it happens”.

"And where is it happening?" I ask him. "Where exactly is this new 'new world' that makes Europe and the old American New World obsolete?"

His response was: "Its epicenter is in Dhaka", the vibrant capital of BanglaDesh, on which I would not have bet neither a kopeck, nor a rupee, and even less a taka (0,0086 Swiss francs according to the latest rate). "Yes, he sighs with commiseration, the latest report from the Boston Consulting Group places BanglaDesh among the most dynamic economies in Asia. I will send you the link." And I, who believed that people were still languishing in misery and that its economy was reduced to workshops making jeans exploiting child labor…

The latest BCG report, which dates from November, indeed sweeps away my last doubts. Its title is eloquent: The Trillion-Dollar Prize: Local Champions Leading the Way". The report notes that in recent years the Bangladeshi economy has grown faster than all its neighbors (+6,4% per year on average since 2016 against 5,4% for Vietnam, 3,9% for India, 3,4, 9% for Indonesia, etc.) and that its GNP should double to reach the trillion dollars and become the ninth consumer market in the world by 2030, ahead of Germany and the former British colonizer.

With a population of 170 million inhabitants aged 28 on average (Switzerland: 42,1), the country is characterized by solid optimism – a commodity that has become rare in our latitudes – growth of the middle classes and consumption, a government committed to training and economic transformation, an expanding private sector and above all a "digital momentum", namely a force of 650,000 digital creative personnel, the second in the world, 177 million mobile subscribers and dozens of leading companies in software innovation.

Added to this is another factor that is not mentioned in the study, namely a strong desire for revenge. The Bengalis, on both sides of the border which today cuts Bengal in two, have not forgotten that they were for centuries the first producers of muslin in the world before the Indian industry was ruined by the English at the end of the 18th century. They are, with their Indian neighbors, in the process of taking stock of British colonization and have assessed the wealth stolen by the occupier during the two centuries of the Raj at 45,000 billion dollars.

The Indian diplomat and historian Shashi Tharoor has published numerous books and videos in which he shows, with supporting evidence, how British colonialism destroyed the Indian economy (as well as the Chinese with the opium wars) and pushed them back to the back of the pack of world economies.

Similarly, some and others have virulently denounced the attitude of Churchill, who passes for a hero in Europe but who, through anti-Hindu racism (“I hate the Indians. They are a little beastly people with a beastly religion"), needlessly condemned three million Indians to starvation in 1943 by preventing the landing of shipments of Australian wheat.

Yes, the beggars, the coolies in loincloths, the ragged peasants in turbans, the descendants of the massacred sepoys have not said their last word. We'll have to get used to it.

source: Stop on Info








davos duds.....

By Tyler Durden

One of the premier conferences on global centralization behind Davos is the annual World Government Summit in Dubai; a place where establishment elites get to speak aloud on agendas which they used to keep highly secret only a decade ago.  The 2023 conference is providing a flurry of revealing speeches, including a talk by Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of Eurasia Group.  The organization is a “political risk consultancy” that views global governance as the solution to a majority of the world’s problems.

The following clip of Bremmer’s speech is yet another example of a globalist saying the quiet part out loud – They view crisis events as useful for furthering centralization, and Bremmer includes the covid pandemic in his list of valuable disasters.  Why?  He does not elaborate, but it is likely because disasters cause public fear, and fear is easy to exploit.  While Bremmer seems to admonish increased “protectionism” and nationalism in recent years, it is clear that he views national tensions as a valuable tool for the eventual end game: global government.