“Thewhole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed ~ and henceclamorous to be led to safety ~ by menacing it with an endless series ofhobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” ~ H.L. Mencken
“Theurge to save humanity is almost always only a false face for the urge to ruleit.” ~ H.L. Mencken
“Insearching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution,the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fitthe bill….All these dangers are caused by human intervention….and thus the“real enemy, then, is humanity itself….believe humanity requires a commonmotivation, namely a common adversary in order to realize world government. Itdoes not matter if this common enemy is “a real one or….one invented for thepurpose.” ~ Quoteby Club of Rome

By Michael Edwards
Activist Post
April 7, 2012

Astyranny continues its march out into the open, it is increasingly becomingcloaked in green. 
Underthe guise of saving humanity, a chorus of recent announcements within elite circles,think-tanks, educational institutions, and the halls of science are calling fordrastic measures to stop the planet’s inevitable implosion from an overshotcarrying capacity.

A U.N policy paper recently outlined the building blocks for a world government thatwould enforce a “heavy-handed” approach toward humanity’s impact onthe environment, as this new epoch of TheAnthropocene Age has begun to negatively alter the planet inirrevocable ways.

A rather infamous book, from a rather infamous group called The Club of Rome,is making a re-appearance as humanity hurtles toward demise if its stewardshipis not turned over to technocrats. 

Limits to Growth (1972) is nothing short of ablueprint for population reduction and neo-feudalism; or, as Yale economistHenry Wallich stated at the time of its release, its implementation means”consigning billions to poverty.”


It appears that this plan has been green-lighted by the elite, as recent MITresearch validates the conclusions drawn by Limits to Growth at thiscrucial time when we see the world economy imploding, and a jack-booted greenpolice ready to hit the streets. 
Accordingto MIT, we are headed toward a guaranteed planet-wide economic collapse and”precipitous population decline” if we do not heed the words of TheClub of Rome.

Austerity riots and suicides are filling the streetsthroughout Europe, as draconian measures are being taken to curb runawaydebt.  This debt has provably been created by the Ponzi scheme of international banksters whohave employed a loan-shark framework that is only paying dividends to those inposition to buy up deliberately collapsed assets for pennies on thedollar.  

The global elite continue to ignore that the problems which havebeen generated across the globe have very little to do with true resourceshortages, unsustainable economies, or overpopulation; but rather the centralizedcontrol, mismanagement, and outright theft by corporate entities usingglobalization as a means of reducing sovereignty and self-determination.


Resource-rich countries in places like Africa and those in the MiddleEast have long been targeted for plunder by colonialists and have never beenrightly permitted to exist free of outside manipulation. 
This stratagem has now entered the West, where we are seeing Europelooted in similar fashion, and the resulting strife is used to divide andrule. 
It is the coordinated agenda of a network of think-tanks, NGOs,and international financiers well-versed in the methods of divide and conquerthat form thereal governmentof theworld.


Whenone begins to piece together the scope of this deliberate looting, and theinevitable call for solutions from the very same players who should be heldresponsible, one might conclude that any of their calls for intervention basedon humanitarian ideals should be judged a complete scam.

At or near the center of a web which has been woven using academia, topeconomists, mainstream media propaganda, climatologists, anthropologists,NGO’s, think-tanks and human rights groups ~ well meaning, and not-so wellmeaning ~ is The Club of Rome.

First, it is important to understand the genesis of The Club of Rome and itsphilosophy, as it might demonstrate an inherent misanthropy that should make usskeptical of their calls for sustainability, true equality, or the bettermentfor individuals who comprise the human race.


The Club of Rome think-tank is likely to have been conceived in 1965 at DavidRockefeller’s estate in Bellagio, Italy, at an international conference called”The Conditions of World Order.” Twenty-one “scholars, writers,and scientists” met to discuss the role of “intellectuals” inthe formation of a new world.

It was their larger follow-up meeting of 75 people in Rome, 1968 when the groupformally took the name, The Club of Rome, which has come to comprisethe very top echelon within all fields relating to humandevelopment and politics.

Despiteits trappings of being devoted to a better world for all mankind, it is overwhelminglystaffed by those born and bred from mega wealth, and those who have a statedworldview that is not compatible with many of the Club’s purported goals.


This worldview was encapsulated in a follow-up book to Limits to Growth,called The First Global Revolution, which21 years later laments and chastises the failure of wider humanity toaggressively implement the Club’s previous suggestions, while openly toutingmanipulation as a way toward global unity.

There are many key passages in this book that give a clear indication of themindset leading us through the present into the future, but a particularlystriking section comes when they discuss the “limits of democracy:” 

Democracy is not a panacea. It cannot organize everything, andis unaware of its own limits.

In itspresent form democracy is not well suited for the tasks ahead. 

Weoverlook (psychologically speaking, we deny) our ignorance and say we lack thepolitical will.  The crucial need is to revitalize democracy and give it abreadth of perspective that will enable it to cope with the evolving globalsituation. In other words, is this new world we find ourselves ingovernable?  The answer is probably not with the existing structures andattitudes. (page 71-72, online edition)
This is an interesting statement in light of the one made byUniversity of Oregon Professor, Kari Norgaard, who recently suggested thatthose who believe that man-made climate change is a hoax should be treated asmentally defective racists.  In a letter to Obama, she stated:
‘Policymakers should not wait for public opinion to takenecessary action,’ she writes, adding, ‘Public opinion does matter in ademocracy, but this is a time when following it would be a serious mistake.’ (Source)
And of course, “policymakers” are very often not eventhe democratically elected governments themselves, but internationalinstitutions and councils ~ like the Club of Rome.

In order to justify such rapid movement taking place outside the framework ofdemocracy, a threat so vast and so all-encompassing that mobilization againstit must be swift and aggressive is to be sought.  The Club of Rome soughtit … and they found it, by their own admission:  

The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea thatpollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the likewould fit the bill. In their totality and their interactions these phenomena doconstitute a common threat which must be confronted together.  But indesignating these dangers as the enemy, we fall into the trap, which we alreadyhave warned readers about, namely mistaking symptoms for causes. All thesedangers are caused by human intervention in natural processes, and it isonly through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy is humanity itself.  (page 75, online edition)
How is it that if these elite intellectuals truly care for thehuman race, we see the suppression of true alternative energy, the manipulation of climate science toachieve anti-human ends, and a centralization of power that has only lead to arunaway train of elite-induced death?
We are told of how vaccines will make us healthier when they
kill and maim
Without our knowledge or oversight, GMOs have been introduced tocombat food shortages, when they are leading to mass starvation, suicide, and horrible consequences forhuman health and the environment; all while self-sufficiency based on organic principles hasshown to be the consistent solution that could actually feed the planet andestablish sustainable economies.
And, of course, we are told that fiat, debt-based currency willlead to global enrichment, when it only has led us to our current age of austerity.

The all-encompassing problem faced by humanity on a global scale is indeedreal.  However, the proven track records of those like the Club of Romeclaiming the right to uplift humanity is dismal.
In the foundational areas ofhuman peace and prosperity ~ economy, health, environment, science, law,politics, and philosophy ~ these so-called elites have faileddramatically. 
Due to the length of time their misdirection has been in effect,it would be unwise to dismiss this as an extended series of miscalculationsthat approaches statistical impossibility. 
Rather, it must be concluded that it is by design. 
Once we draw that inevitable conclusion, their advice takes onnew, much darker meaning; one that inspires us to say with confidence: thecollective problem faced by humanity is collectivism itself, under theumbrella of a global administration with an agenda to deliberatelycollapse the economy and reduce the population.
As hardas it is to admit, the stated agenda by green global government for upliftinghumanity cannot be the real goal ~ for how can the destiny of humankind beuplifted through reduced living conditions and extermination?


We are at the crossroads now, as humanity faces the apocalypse brought about bynihilists and misanthropes. As the Club of Rome itself has stated:
The acceleration of critical trends and cross-impacts among themindicates that the ‘window of opportunity’ for pulling out of the presentglobal crisis and breaking through to a more peaceful and sustainable world islikely to be no more than four to fiveyears from the end of 2008. Thisis close in time to the Mayan 2012 prophecy for the end of the current world.The period around the end of 2012 is likely to be a turbulent one for this andother reasons. Predictions coming from the physical sciences foreseedisturbances in the geomagnetic, electromagnetic and related fields that embedthe planet causing significant damage to telecommunications and impacting manyaspects of human activity and health. Forthe esoteric traditions the end of 2012 will be the end of the known world,although the more optimistic interpretations speak of a new world taking theplace of the old.(Source)
The time from 2012 until the threshold of 2030 is the time whenhumanity will face two divergent paths leading to this “new world:”

THE FIRST possibility is massive decentralization away fromharmful bureaucratic and autocratic rule that has caused economic booms andbusts, industrial and corporate cronyism and abuse, and neo-feudal serfdom; 

THE SECOND is a path down which we are dragged kicking andscreaming through the collapse point prophesied for 2030, ushered in by thetechnocracy self-fulfilling a world that it wants to be fully born in2052.  That world redefines what dystopia means for the average humansubjected to its ultimately transhuman agenda.


Again, The Club of Rome describes the world of 2052 under its philosophy andesteemed leadership:
  • Redefining the values which effectively guide the development of society
  • Developing a new economy, both in theory and practice, so that
    • natural and social capital are correctly valued
    • new financial markets deliver the goods and services mankind needs in and for a sustainable world
    • sufficient jobs are created to allow a decent income for all
  • Creating appropriate governance institutions on a global, national and local level
Its six goals to “shape” this future are:
1. Societalvalues, which are essential for a sustainable and equitable society, are fullyreflected in all economic decisions.
2. Theeconomies of the world reflect the value of natural and social capital, marketsoperate in a fair and transparent manner and deliver the goods and servicesrequired for a sustainable society.
3. A moreequitable distribution of income both within and between countries.
4. Accessto meaningful work, which provides enough income to lead a decent life, isguaranteed and recognized as an essential human right. Job generation hasbecome a top priority for all investments, costs for unemployment areconsidered in decision-making.
5. Ecologyis seen as a binding constraint for all forms of human activity and istherefore managed in a manner which reflects its biophysical and economicvalue. Never should the world be in overshoot.
6. Appropriategovernance systems at a local, national and global level, which can manage thetransition into an equitable and sustainable global world, are established.
Even if some of these guidelines seem attractive on the surface,we must always return to who is directing the implementation.  
The systematic looting of individual wealth and production hasbeen collectivized by the power elite with the intention of giving it back tohumanity at a fraction of its initial worth ~ this is their track record withsuch initiatives as Agenda 21, and the world wecurrently see as we look around.  It is the playbook of every tyranny thathas ever disgraced the planet.

When weadmit to ourselves that what elites state as the world they wish to see, versusthe world they are bound to create based on their actions, then we have toadmit that the conclusions drawn by MIT in support of the Club of Rome are notthose they plan to avoid, but something they desire to use to assert furthercontrol. 

And it will take place a lot faster with them and their like incharge of all decisions.We really are about to witness The First Global Revolution, and it is rooted ininformation and ideas.

Despite the challenges we face to alter our course from the onethat has been chosen for us, there is one concept that we should take fromtheir mission, for it represents the secret to all they have done so far:
Change the Story ~ Change the System (Club ofRome)
Let’s start telling astory that future generations will be pleased to hear, instead of the one weare currently forced to recount.


 Read other articles by Michael Edwards here.

Some current members of the Club of Rome:

Al Gore ~ former VP of the USA, leadingclimate change campaigner, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Academy Award winner, Emmywinner. Gore lead the US delegations to the Rio Earth Summit and Kyoto ClimateChange conference. He chaired a meeting of the full Club of Rome held inWashington DC in 1997.

Javier Solana ~ Secretary General of theCouncil of the European Union, High Representative for EU Foreign Policy.

Maurice Strong ~ former Head of the UN EnvironmentProgramme, Chief Policy Advisor to Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the RioEarth Summit, co-author (with Gorbachev) of the Earth Charter, co-author of theKyoto Protocol, founder of the Earth Council, devout Baha’i.

Mikhail Gorbachev ~ CoR executive member, formerPresident of the Soviet Union, founder of Green Cross International and theGorbachev Foundation, Nobel Peace Prize winner, co-founder (with Hidalgo) ofthe Club of Madrid, co-author (with Strong) of the Earth Charter.

Diego Hidalgo ~ CoR executive member,co-founder (with Gorbachev) of the Club of Madrid, founder and President of theEuropeanCouncil on Foreign Relationsin association with George Soros.

Ervin Laszlo ~ founding member of the CoR, founderand President of the Club of Budapest, founder and Chairman of the World WisdomCouncil.

Anne Ehrlich ~ Population Biologist. Marriedto Paul Ehrlichwith whom she hasauthored many books on human overpopulation. Also a former director of Friends of the Earth and the Sierra Club, and amember of the UN’s Global Roll of Honor.

Hassan bin Talal~ President of the CoR, Presidentof the Arab Thought Forum, founder of the WorldFuture Council, recently named as the United Nations ‘Champion of the Earth‘.

Sir Crispin Tickell ~ former BritishPermanent Representative to the United Nations and Permanent Representative onthe Security Council, Chairman of the ‘Gaia Society’, Chairman of the Board ofthe Climate Institute, leading British climate change campaigner.

Kofi Annan ~ former Secretary General of theUnited Nations. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

Javier Perez de Cuellar ~ former Secretary General of theUnited Nations.

Gro Harlem Bruntland~ United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change, former President of Norway

Robert Muller~ former Assistant Secretary General of theUnited Nations, founder and Chancellor of the UN University of Peace.

The Dalai Lama ~ The ‘Spiritual Leader’ ofTibet. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

Father Berry Thomas ~ Catholic Priest who is one ofthe leadingproponents of deep ecology, ecospirituality and globalconsciousness.

David Rockefeller ~ CoR executive member, former Chairmanof Chase Manhattan Bank, founder of the Trilateral Commission, executive memberof the World Economic Forum, donated land on which the United Nations stands.

Stephen Schneider ~ Stanford Professor of Biologyand Global Change. Professor Schneider was among the earliest and mostvocal proponents of man-made global warming and a lead author of many IPCCreports.

Bill Clinton ~ former President of the UnitedStates, founder of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Jimmy Carter ~ former President of the UnitedStates, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

Bill Gates ~ founder of Microsoft,philanthropist

Garret Hardin ~ Professor of Human Ecology.Originator of the ‘Global Commons‘ concept. Has authored manycontroversial papers on human overpopulation and eugenics.

Other current influential members:

(these can be found on the membership lists of the COR (
here, here, and here), Clubof Budapest, Club of Madrid and/or CoR National Associationmembership pages)
Ted Turner ~ media mogul,philanthropist, founder of CNN

George Soros ~ multibillionare,major donor to the UN

Tony Blair ~ former PrimeMinister of the United Kingdom

Deepak Chopra ~ New Age Guru

Desmond Tutu ~ South AfricanBishop and activist, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Timothy Wirth ~ President of the
United NationsFoundation

Henry Kissinger ~ former USSecretary of State

Barbara Marx Hubbard ~ Presidentof the
Foundation forConscious Evolution

Robert Thurman ~ assistant to the Dalai Lama

Jane Goodall ~ Primatologist and Evolutionary Biologist

Juan Carlos I ~ King of Spain

Prince Philippe of Belgium

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands

Dona Sophia ~ Queen of Spain

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero ~ current Prime Minister of Spain

Martin Lees ~ CoR Secretary General, Rector of the UN University of Peace

Ernesto Zedillo ~ Director of TheYale Center for the Study of Globalization

Kim Campbell ~ former Prime Minister of Canada and Senior Fellow of the Gorbachev Foundation

Vincente Fox ~ former President of Mexico

Helmut Kohl ~ former Chancellor of Germany

Emeka Anyaoku ~ former Commonwealth Secretary General, current President of the World Wildlife Fund


“Childbearingshould be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold agovernment license. All potential parents should be required to usecontraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosenfor childbearing.” ~ David Brower, a founder of theSierra Club
“Weroutinely wrote scare stories…Our press reports were more or less true…Wewere out to whip the public into a frenzy about the environment.” ~ Jim Sibbison,environmental journalist, former public relations official for theEnvironmental Protection Agency
“Nomatter if the science is all phoney, there are collateral environmentalbenefits…. climate change [provides] the greatest chance to bring aboutjustice and equality in the world.” ~ Christine Stewart, formerCanadian Environment Minister
“Aglobal climate treaty must be implemented even if there is no scientificevidence to back the greenhouse effect.” ~ Richard Benedik, former U.S. /UN bureaucrat:
“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that theindustrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bringthat about?  ~Maurice Strong, a billionaire elitist, primary power behind UN throne, andlarge CO2 producer
“Wereject the idea of private property.”~ Peter Berle, President of theNational Audubon Society

“TheEarth has cancer and the cancer is Man.”  ~ Quote by Club of Rome

“Humanbeings, as a species, have no more value than slugs.”  ~ John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal

“Theextinction of the human species may not only be inevitable but a goodthing.” ~ Christopher Manes, a writer for Earth First! Journal 

“Forthe planet’s sake, I hope we have bird flu or some other thing that will reducethe population, because otherwise we’re doomed.”  ~Susan Blakemore, a UK Guardian science journalist

“Theaddition of a temporary sterilant to staple food, or to the water supply. Withlimited distribution of antidote chemicals, perhaps by lottery” ~ Paul Ehrlich, professor, Stanford University

“Theworld today has 6.8 billion people…that’s headed up to about 9 billion. If wedo a really great job on vaccines, health care, reproductive health services,we could lower that by perhaps 10 to 15 percent.”~Bill Gates, Microsoft billionaire, and large CO2 producer
“The extinction of Homo Sapiens would meansurvival for millions, if not billions, of Earth-dwelling species. Phasing outthe human race will solve every problem on Earth – social and environmental.” ~ IngridNewkirk, a former PETA President
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