Comments on The Open Conspiracy by H. G. Wells
By Alan Mercer
From The Open Conspiracy and Other Writings, 1933, Waterlow & Sons Ltd., London
Wells describes the Open Conspiracy as a “candid attempt to take possession of the whole world…” (p. 35)
On population control and eugenics he says,
“Intelligent control of population is a possibility which puts man outside competitive processes that have hitherto ruled the modification of species” (p. 35)
“There is a clear hope that, later, directed breeding will come within his scope …” (p. 35)
“…the organized world community conducting and ensuring its own progress, requires a deliberate collective control of population as a primary condition.”
So population control is central in his conception of world government.
Wells – the “socialist” – should hopefully confuse readers who are locked into the false left-right paradigm. He criticizes “capitalism” for being wasteful and unsystematic in its exploitation of production. But he also praises it for being better than those types of “socialism” which were not obsessed, like him, with eugenics and elite class rule.
“…what is called the capitalist system, that is to say the unsystematic exploitation of production by private owners under the protection of law, has, on the whole, in spite of much waste and conflict, worked beneficially by checking that gravitation to a universal low-grade consumption which would have been the inevitable outcome of a socialism oblivious of biological processes. With effective restraint upon the increase of population, however, entirely new possibilities open out before mankind.” (p. 36)
Wells discusses the mass collection and organizing of data needed for his world state. His description of this organizing collectivist-corporatist “intelligence” raises again in my mind the science fiction analogy of artificial intelligence.
“… the supreme direction of the complex of human economic activities in such a world must centre upon a bureau of information and advice, which will take account of all the resources of the planet, estimate current needs, apportion productive activites and control distribution… The topographical and geological surveys … maps … statistics, are the first crude and unco-ordinated beginnings of such an economic world intelligence.”
This idea of taking account of all the planet’s resources completely corresponds to the content of the UN”s Agenda 21. Also, in my mind, it ties in with the functions of Google Earth, including “Street View”.
Wells is talking about a centrally planned world:
“Such a great central organization of economic science would necessarily produce direction; it would indicate what had best be done here, there, and everywhere, … It would not be an organization of will, imposing its will upon a reluctant or recalcitrant race; it would be a direction, just as a map is a direction.” (p. 38)
Just a lot of double-speak. Of course the ruling technocrats will impose the “map” on everyone else.
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