My grandmother was wiser than I ever knew. She was square-shaped and permanently annoyed and hung around with other senile deliquents, but it turns out she was exceptionally clever too.
She only ever recommended one film. One. She was most insistent that we watched it. My parents dismissed it as a black-and-white silent film, as did my brother, but I was riveted. It's a brilliant film.
The film was 'Metropolis'. Which has suddenly become expensive.
In that film, the workers are treated as cattle while the elite atempt to move from humanity into an eternal robot form. All fiction but incredibly prescient.
Probably as close as a year ago I would have laughed off talk of Common Purpose or One World Government or the Bilderbergers as tinfoil hattery. I'm not laughing now. I've just gone though all of the film 'Endgame' and it is Metropolis made real.
The film mentions transhumanists, who are just trying to live long enough to have their minds translated into machine code so they can live forever in robotic skins. Even now I would laugh that off as the ramblings of the deranged if it wasn't for the fact that one of these transhumanists was recently the subject of a New Scientist interview, No, they didn't treat him as a crank, as they do with anyone who disagrees with the 'settled science' of global warming. They presented him as a real option. Not one of these apparently intelligent people, anywhere along the line, mention the words 'Borg', 'Cybermen' or 'Dalek' but that is exactly what they propose. How many warnings will it take?
The scientific community is dangerous. There is an article in New Scientist this week that show how dangerous they are, which I will deal with separately. Not dangerous in what they know but in what they don't.
The New World Order is not political. It is scientific. It is not the Orwellian Party striving for power but the cold and calculating world of pure logic and numbers. If Science says only one million people should be on Earth, then the rest must die. It's not personal, it's not ideological, it is pure statistical analysis. You cannot appeal. You are surplus to requirements, so get in the truck.
You think Stalin was bad? You think Hitler was bad? You think Pol Pot was bad? You think this can never happen again? Look into the mind of the Dalek for a moment. It does not want to assimiliate you or help you or even control you. You are in the way so you will be exterminated.
You know, all those killed by the Romans probably thought that it was the last extermination mankind would suffer. Those wiped out by Vlad Dracul probably thought this was it, it couldn't get worse. They were wrong and so are we.
Science has decided that there are too many people and science has decided to reduce our numbers and then control us at that number. The DNA database is more than a record, it is an interview. Fail and you die. Science will do this with a dispassionate ease that would make Chairman Mao cry with envy. We are not free men to science. We are numbers.
And numbers are easily subtracted.