Less Government, Individual Responsibility, And — With God's Help — A Better World

The Price of Losing

by William P. Hoar

"We shall have world government, whether or not we like it," declared international banker James P. Warburg (CFR) in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1950. "The question is only whether world government will be achieved by consent or by conquest." In 1994, Shridath Ramphal, co-chairman of the Commission on Global Governance, proudly declared that the era of world government had already begun, "because there are no sanctuaries left — there's no place to run to."

"More Lethal Than War"

What would be the consequences if the world government sought by Insiders like Warburg and Ramphal came to pass? Terror and oppression without precedent, warns Professor R.J. Rummel of the University of Hawaii, a renowned expert on "democide" — the systematic mass-murder by governments. In this century, warns Rummel, "government has been truly a mass murderer, a global plague of man' s own making." Where "absolute Power reigns," Rummel observes, government is more lethal than war: "... even without the excuse of combat, Power also massacres in cold blood those helpless people it controls — in fact, several times more of them."

In George Orwell's novel 1984, Big Brother's agent O'Brien explains to his victim Winston Smith that "the Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power .... One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power." Orwell's fiction was a mirror of Soviet reality: Lenin explained that "the scientific concept of dictatorship means nothing else but this: power without limit, resting directly upon force, restrained by no laws, absolutely unrestricted by rules."

History tells us what life was like when the communists, or their national socialist cousins, or their forebears in the French Revolution, took control. Can the mind fathom what might happen if such dominion were global? Could we expect to fare better than those who lost their liberty to communist totalitarians — especially when the communist menace was nurtured and sustained by the West?

In Death by Government, Professor Rummel estimates those murdered at the hands of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union over six decades at nearly 62 million human beings. That is, as Rummel puts it, more than four times the battle dead for all nations during the Second World War.

In The God of the Machine, Isabel Paterson recalls: "The Communist regime in Russia gained power by promising the peasants land, in terms the promisers knew to be a lie. Having gained power, the Communists took from the peasants the land they already owned and exterminated those who resisted. This was done by plan and intention; and the lie was praised as 'social engineering' by socialist admirers in America...."

Soviet "social engineering" included such grotesque campaigns as the forced collectivization and man-made "terrorfamine" in the Ukraine, which resulted in at least seven million deaths. At the root of this atrocity was the denial of basic property rights: Starving subjects were imprisoned for harvesting food from what had been their own land. In Harvest of Sorrow, Robert Conquest writes: "A woman was sentenced to ten years for cutting a hundred ears of ripening corn, from her own plot, two weeks after her husband had died of starvation.... Another woman was sentenced to ten years for picking ten onions from collective land. A Soviet scholar quotes a sentence of ten years forced labour without the right to amnesty, and confiscation of all property, for gathering seventy pounds of wheat stalk to feed the family."

Mass Murder in Red China

Mao Tse-tung' s campaign to create a "New Man" in Communist China caused, at the very least, more than 35 million deaths, according to Professor Rummel. While this figure is the most modest scholarly estimate, it represents the killing of approximately one of every 20 men, women, and children. Mao was nearly whimsical about his murderous policies, telling his Communist Party cadre in 1958: "What's so unusual about Emperor Shih Huang of the Chin Dynasty? He had buried alive 460 scholars, but we have buried alive 46,000 scholars .... We are 100 times ahead of the Emperor Shih ... in repression of counter-revolutionary scholars."

Where early Red Chinese efforts focused on collectivizing property and reconstructing the family, the Cultural Revolution was a campaign against "thoughtcrime." As Paul Johnson writes in Modern Times, the Cultural Revolution "was a revolution of illiterates and semiliterates against intellectuals, the 'spectacle-wearers' as they were called. It was xenophobic, aimed at those who 'think the moon is rounder abroad.' The Red Guards had a great deal in common with [Nazi leader Ernst] Roehm's Brownshirts, and the entire movement with Hitler's campaign against 'cosmopolitan civilization.' It was the greatest witch-hunt in history...."

But globalist-minded Insiders in the West never lost their enthusiasm for Communist China. "Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded," enthused David Rockefeller in 1973. "The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao's leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history." Even today, under a supposedly "moderate" regime, the tortures continue in China: Forced abortions, infanticide and sterilization; religious perseCution; and repressive labor camps which produce cheap goods sold to the West, including the U.S., where our government ,abets the regime in power.

French Revolution: A Pattern

Soviet and Maoist abominations have been cloned elsewhere: Vietnam, Cambodia, North Korea, throughout Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, Cuba, and Central and South America.

In Romania, dictator Nicolae Ceausescu long enjoyed Washington's favors. Former U.S. Ambassador to Romania David Funderburk has described how Ceausescu oversaw everything from how far apart corn rows should be planted, to the execution "of workers and peasants for stealing meat from packing plants and grains of wheat from local cooperative farms, the pulling of plugs in hospitals killing babies in incubators for energy-saving reasons, and the crackdown on religious figures...."

Castro's war against the Cuban people is vividly related in the harrowing account of Armando Valladares, who spent 22 years in the Cuban gulag. Valladares recalls the brave patriots who were gagged before execution to muffle their shouts of "Long live Christ the King! Down with Communism!" Valladares recounts "baths" of feces and urine, and recalls merciless beatings by jailers using truncheons, electrical cables, and bayonets. In Against All Hope, Valladares observes that when the guards saw what terror they inspired, it "spurred them to greater and greater violence. They were drank with it, it became a means of pleasure for them."

Such has been the course of power-intoxicated utopians since the French Revolution, the progenitor of all modem totalitarian regimes (see page 35). The revolutionaries in France sought to re-make society entirely — a new calendar, new money, the banning of private schools and the creation of a centralized, secular school system, government regulation of the Church, and much more. First, though, came destruction.

Barbarism was both systematic and commonplace during the French Revolution. Consider accounts from one history:

"A murderer played the violin beside the corpses, and thieves, with their pockets full of gold, hanged other thieves on the banisters." Still worse horrors took place that cannot be written, nameless indecencies, hideous debaucheries, ghastly mutilations of the dead, and again, as after the siege of the Bastille, cannibal orgies. Before great fires, hastily kindled in the apartment, "cutlets of Swiss [Guards]" were grilled and eaten ....

The revolutionaries vented their murderous furies most memorably in La Vendée, a region of France inhabited by devout traditional Christians who opposed the new order. Historian John Wilson recalls that 250,000 people were liquidated in the Vendée between 1793 and 1799. General Westermann, who presided over the campaign, proudly informed the revolutionary government that the Vendée's "women and children ... died under our sabers .... As you ordered, the children were trampled to death by our horses, the women butchered so that they no longer give birth to little brigands. The streets are littered with corpses which sometimes are stacked in pyramids."

Terror by Design

Anarchist Prince Kropotkin acknowledged in 1909 that "the French Revolution ... was the source of all the present communist, anarchist, and socialist conceptions." Indeed, Nazi propagandist Josef Goebbels, who maintained that bloody-handed National Socialism was an "authoritarian democracy," stated without equivocation that he "paid homage to the French Revolution for all the possibilities of life and development which it had brought to the people. In this sense, if you like, I am a democrat."

The French Revolution was the ancestor of all modem experiments in terror-by-design: The atrocities committed by Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Castro, Ceausescu, and the rest were planned, not incidental. The same was true of the French Revolution, as Lord Acton observed in his Lectures on the French Revolution: "The appalling thing in the French Revolution is not the tumult, but the design. Through all the fire and smoke we perceive the evidence of calculating organization. The managers remain studiously concealed and masked; but there is no doubt about their presence from the first."

The same is true of the modem drive for total power under a new world order: It is the product of "calculated organization" by "studiously concealed and masked" figures whose actions we can identify through the fire and smoke of disinformation.

Those who would role the world have a large appetite indeed. Similar proclivities were commented on by the torturer in 1984, who gloried to his victim about the "intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever." ·




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