Editorial – Turkeys Vote For Early Christmas



Twelve years ago, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, commentator Mark Steyn coined the phrase “sleepwalking to national suicide” in relation to the West’s approach to its existential crisis.

Having now written and released the book Totalitaria, I fully understand what Steyn meant. I watch ordinary people going about their ordinary lives, listening to the ordinary TV news bulletins at the end of each ordinary day, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to watch the great bulk of humanity oblivious to what is coming down the track toward them.

The reality is that many people are already so pre-conditioned to accept what’s coming that they don’t recognise they are suffering from boiling frog syndrome. Take this correspondent to Leighton Smith’s Newstalk ZB show:

“Leighton, the truth is, you are mostly correct, Climate Change is predominantly a natural phenomenon and has been deliberately turned into a crisis to bring the world under a regime of Global sustainability.

“It was in 1991 the Club Of Rome published The First Global Revolution in which it stated:  “In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill.”

“Climate Change has been an extremely effective catalyst to gently nudge the population into thinking as a Global Collective to tackle serious problems facing humanity (such as population) rather than concentrating solely on National interests.

“The de-industrialization of the West is of vital importance if the planet is to maintain the ability to sustain future generations.

“So, you may be correct that Climate Change is a straw-man crisis but it has had a tremendous effect on the public’s conception of what it means to live in a Global Society – and surely that has to be a positive outcome.”

When otherwise sensible people recognise they are being played for fools, but nonetheless go along with it because they’ve been fooled into believing the end goal is worthwhile, there is little hope left.

Take another correspondent to ZB who asked why Leighton Smith was criticising the introduction of insidious Common Core national education standards based on a syllabus devised by the UN and assisted by billionaire Bill Gates:

“I would have thought you, for one, would be supportive of an education system that identifies skills and directs a child, from an early age, towards work he/she is best suited to.

“The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been developing technology that can monitor a child’s behaviour in the classroom setting  such as cameras that can scan a subjects body language or eye behaviour to identify learning difficulties and abilities early on. . This is why computers in the classroom are essential as they further facilitate in the monitoring of a child’s development.

“This is essentially the real-world implementation of Communitarianism:  everybody has a role to play in the community ; that role simply has to be identified early on.”

And who determines what “role” each child will be guided towards? Whatever happened to a basic education and the child deciding what they want, instead of being groomed by the State since toddlerhood?

Read Totalitaria this summer. It’s a wake up call.