Comments on The Open Conspiracy by H. G. Wells
By Alan Mercer
(From The Open Conspiracy and Other Writings, 1933, Waterlow & Sons Ltd., London)
Continued from Part 13
Wells writes about the need for Open Conspirators to fund laboratories, etc. all over the world. He says there was a great need for proper storage and indexing of scientific data. And also there was a need to popularize science. (p. 75)
Wells says he is using the word “science”
“… in its narrower accepted meaning for what is often spoken of as pure science, the search for physical and biological realities, uncomplicated by moral, social, and “practical” considerations…”
And, presto, we have this “modern” attitude that moral considerations aren’t important for scientific research. Convenient for some, dangerous for everyone else.
Wells discusses a “parallel system of Open Conspiracy groups”
“in relation to business and industrial life. … concerned with the huge and more complicated problems of the processes by which even now the small isolated individual adventures in production and trading that constituted the economic life of former civilizations, are giving place to larger, better instructed, better planned industrial organizations, whose operations and combinations become at last world wide.” (p. 76)
He talks about the “transition from speculative adventure to organized foresight in the common interest”. (p. 76)
“Private ownership may not be altogether evil as a provisional stage, even if it has no more in its favour than the ability to transcend political boundaries.” (p. 77)
And he says that after dismissing other Socialist efforts at democratic ownership or dictatorship of the proletariat, implying they had not come up with the right formula yet for “that larger ownership we desire”. So it’s obvious again he wanted some kind of elite-run structure.
The Open Conspiracy
“turns to biology for guidance towards the regulation of quantity and a controlled distribution of the human population of the world…” (p. 77)
About economic reconstruction:
“These economic groups, then, of the Open Conspiracy, …, will be working in that vast task of economic reconstruction … They will be conducting experiments … The whole question of money … will be examined under the assumption that money is the token of the community’s obligation, direct or indirect, to an individual, and credit its permission to deal freely with material.” (p. 77)
So he’s saying money just represents the individual’s child-like relationship to their feudal Guardian he calls the “community” (the State, the Emperor, the King, the Oligarchy controlling the fake Democracy) . Money becomes a credit – your allowance by Big Daddy who is granting you permission to do anything at all with the resources Big Daddy claims to own (“material”). None of this stuff about “inherent rights” and “owning property” and “freedom” that some of us talk about.
In advance, Wells describes the process of what has been happening for decades in Canada and other Anglo-American dominated societies:
“Instead of the crude proposals to “expropriate” and “take over by the State” of the primitive socialism, the Open Conspiracy will build up an encyclopaedic conception of the modern economic complex as a labyrinthine pseudo-system progressively eliminating waste and working its way along multitudinous channels towards unity, towards clarity of purpose and method, towards abundant productivity and efficient social service.” (p. 77)
So none of this stuff about “rights” and “individualism” that people like me worry about. None of that talk about “freedom” from Mr. Wells. We are cogs in a machine, and we are to serve the machine, the economy, which we have heard all our lives – phrases like “for the benefit of the economy” as if it’s equivalent to benefiting ourselves. And now they add “for the earth”, so we are to sacrifice supposedly for their “earth” in their updated economic system.
And our nations are to them just businesses, and they want all nations to be just one big business with less people. And this is, believe it or not, the nature of the “socialism” that has gradually crushed choice and autonomy out of our lives. It’s not “left”, it’s not “right” – there’s no such thing. Call it fascism, sure. It’s just feudalism reconstituting itself, calling itself “capitalism” one minute, calling itself “socialism” the next. It’s all a lie. Just a group of monopolists lording over us, presuming superiority, presuming to know what’s best for us, presuming greater “clarity” than us, obsessing over collecting data, obsessing over “efficiency”, “productivity”, “eliminating waste”, accumulating power and control over everything.
“…until at last the production and distribution of staple necessities is apprehended as one world business, and we have suggested that this latter movement may gradually pervade and incorporate a very great bulk of human activities…”
“…assimilating all the confused processes of to-day into a world community.” (p. 78)
Yes, he wants a world where your food is handed out to you. It sounds nice to the gullible. DISTRIBUTING STAPLE NECESSITIES LIKE FOOD = TOTAL CONTROL. And this, by the way, is the same kind of thing as rationing and controlling the supply of health care. Just two points of control over human biological processes.
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