COVID and World Government: Go Big or Stay Home

COVID and World Government: Go Big or Stay Home, by Charlie Norman.

The 20th-century political philosopher Carl Schmitt (who is incidentally experiencing a revival amongst China’s intellectuals) observed that “the notion of a world-state is absurd as long as humanity is not at war with an alien force.” Perhaps that is precisely what COVID-19 is now.

Current governments are in a tremendous double bind at this point, which very well may aid the globalists. They don’t know whether to keep people locked inside and start an economic depression or to start the economies up and aggravate the pandemic. The trouble is that we cannot truly open up the economies again until we have the virus contained. Studies are suggesting this cannot be done until there is a vaccine. But then once there is a vaccine, how will we know who has been vaccinated or who has received immunity from the disease?

This is where step 1 for global government — a digital identification system for everybody on the planet — comes in. Bill Gates started a controversy a few weeks ago when he said in a Reddit question-and-answer thread:

Eventually we will have some digital certificates to show who has recovered or been tested recently or when we have a vaccine who has received it.

People soon put together that Gates and Microsoft had already been one of the partners of ID2020, a recent program to “leverage immunization as an opportunity to establish digital identity…a computerized record of who a person is, stored in a registry. It is used, in this case, to keep track of who has received vaccination.”

The totalitarian implications, which had critics quoting the Book of Revelation, were enough to prompt Attorney General William Barr to say he’s very concerned about Gates’ proposal and “the slippery slope in terms of continuing encroachments on personal liberty.” The next attorney general, perhaps one not nominated by a populist Republican president, will likely not be as alarmed.

Nation-states are essentially for fighting wars. Almost everything about our traditional nation state is for fighting wars, because those methods of organizing people that were not as good at fighting wars did not survive.

Thus, world government is inherently unnecessary — until aliens show up. No, COVID does not qualify.