Our role is to be the shamans of today. Our role is to be the visionaries of what's to come. Our role is to paint a picture of the world order that is coming when the current system collapses.
The politicians may have the clocks, but nature has the time - and time is running out for today's society.
Those who choose to stick their heads in the sand will get washed away by the storm of what is to come. Can the current trend of borrowing against the future continue? No it cannot.
A new world order is coming that is going to sweep away the ruins of plutocracy and Western establishment liberalism. A massive death toll is coming, and there will be a tremendous flood of violence.
In times of chaos, people demand an authority figure. When millions are dying, ideas of 'human rights' tend to slide into the trash bin of history.
So in the violent world that is coming, people will demand a powerful leader who can force order out of chaos - and they will get one. The central figure of the coming world order is a person that we will call 'the Emperor.' We are going to focus on talking about the nature of this emperor. Whether there will be more than one emperor on this planet is an interesting concept and we're not going to get into that in this lecture.
But what you must understand is that this emperor is going to be a brutal leader because they will have to be. They will build their throne atop the skulls of the vanquished and the streets will run with the blood of their enemies. But this will be necessary to prevent further levels of violence.
This is not fiction. This has been a fundamental truth of human history, and will be true in the future as well.
It is our goal to reach this person, to inspire the person who will be the future emperor in the world to come. In order to reach this person, we need to paint a picture of who they are and what it will be like when they come to power. One of the best ways to envision the future is to study the past.
A HISTORICAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE EMPEROR
Today there is a lack of understanding about the scope of time and the scale of history. Nature is billions of years old. Human civilization is 5,000 years old. Today's industrial societies are only 200 years young. Today's trends have very shallow roots, and are not tried by the test of time. The tree with deep roots is the one that weather the storm. When today's synthetic ideas and trends fail, ancient ideas will reemerge. So it is important to look ideas with deep roots in time, and ideas that will survive throughout time.
In ancient Rome when there was a big crisis they would nominate a dictator. When Rome's Republic was mired in endless violence and civil war, Augustus Caesar swept away the Republic.
Homer, the ancient Greek poet, said that the rule of many kings is a bad thing and that there must be one king with absolute authority. (The Iliad Book II)
Napoleon understood that in a crisis someone has to make decisions. Napoleon also clearly understood that the last thing you want to do in a crisis is to have rule by committee.
While there is little understanding of this today, this was a fundamental understanding of the philosophers and deep thinkers of the ancient world.
Plato himself even said, "The probable outcome of too much freedom is only too much slavery in the individual and the state." (Republic, [564a])
Now Augustus Caesar was a very clever and charismatic person. He had to be in order to shift the Republic into an Empire. When he took over Rome, it was constantly under the pretense of "restoring the Republic," which he never did. So if we're trying to predict what the future dictator will be like in the world to come, it's likely that they are going to be similar to Augustas Caesar, that they will consolidate their power with promises of restoring Democracy. Augustus Caesar was also a man of the Left who put in reforms for the common people, which is what made him wildly popular. He made use of the gladiatorial games to win the public's favor and commissioned a good deal of public works. With the technology available today, an emperor could do far more to capture the admiration and worship of the people.
TODAY'S SOCIETY AS A CONTRADICTION OF HISTORY
Now in America, there is a lacking understanding of deep history and long term trends. This is why it is sinking deeper and deeper into crisis and heading for an utter disaster. Unfortunately, its sick view of the environment and overall sick mentality is leading the world into an unprecedented catastrophe. Is endless consumption and spiraling levels of debt a real foundation for any society? For any kind of future? We think not.
Some may point out the fact that America is the world's leading super power. Yet this has been a temporary trend. America has accomplished this feat by unleashing an unprecedented campaign of slaughter against the natural world. So America is borrowing against the environment and the future at a rate that cannot be sustained. (Source: America is the world's greatest climate criminal)
Can any country survive off debt forever? We think not. It would be great if today's politicians could push through needed reforms. But as the gridlock in Washington gets worse, this becomes less and less likely. The clock is ticking and Washington is running out of time.
What emerges more likely is a total crash of the system and an authoritarian figure emerging who will build their own brutal system upon the ashes of the old.
THE EMPEROR - A CENTRAL FIGURE OF REFORM
So, what to do? The figure of reform is the figure of 'the Emperor.' Our goal is to reach that Emperor. The material on our website is to help direct this person who will come to power. Somewhere out there is the person who will become this future world leader. They are alive today, and it is our goal to find them. That is the central point of what we do.
What is important for us is to try and imagine what this person will be like and what they will do. We predict they will be a figure who comes from outside of the mainstream, with ideas from the radical right or left, but most likely the radical left. Yet this person will also have tremendous support from the people (possibly populist support).
So this person will also build a platform by addressing legitimate grievances. The likelihood that this person will be some kind of anti-Semite like Hitler is highly unlikely, since such an idea is highly unpopular in today's world. They will likely represent the positive ideas of the time. They will be a very charismatic and dynamic person with a dream and a vision - and the perseverance to achieve this vision. So this is the person we're trying to reach.
Obviously we want to reach significant numbers of other people in power today, or not in power today, but the likelihood that the current situation is going to reform itself is pretty close to nil.
When systems fail revolutions occur. It's an age old fact of history. American imperialism tries to claim that it's above the laws of history. It's not and it will be dealt with and dealt with severely.
Now getting back to the role of the Emperor, the Emperor is a person who must have absolute authority. This means the authority over life and death.
LOOKING AT 20TH CENTURY DICTATORSHIPS
Now this will be a level of concentration of power that is probably unprecedented in world history. Many people do not understand that most of the so-called dictatorships in our time did not have absolute power. The one conspicuous exception was probably Hitler's Germany, where Hitler had pretty close to absolute power. But Stalin for example was always very frustrated and greatly envied Hitler that he did not have the absolute power that Hitler had. And Mussolini also did not have the absolute power that Hitler had.
These movements however, Fascism and Communism, they did understand the need for a concentration of power, because when you're facing a crisis, when you have to take drastic actions, you can't have a lot of squabbling, somebody conducting a filibuster, somebody filing a lawsuit and so on. This will lead to total disaster.
THE DEATH TOLL COMING
Now, due to the huge death toll coming and due to the prevalence of democratic ideologies in our time, there are many people who are not going to accept an emperor. Furthermore, this emperor will end up making decisions that make many people unhappy. They will have to make life and death decisions, and those on the receiving end of these decisions will not be very happy. These people will rise up and revolt.
Therefore, the prospective person coming to power will have to end up crushing these people. That's why there's a lot going to be a large amount of violence. The Emperor will preside over a reign of terror that will be absolutely unprecedented in world history, and he or she will be backed up by the high technology world, the high-technology industry. Technology has no morality and will enable the creation of a totalitarian state beyond the wildest fantasies of Nazi Germany or Soviet Communism.
WESTERN, LIBERAL DEMOCRACIES ARE DESTROYING DEMOCRACY IN ORDER TO 'SAVE IT'
The great paradox of our time is that the structure of the modern totalitarian state is being built by the western democracies themselves. Barack Obama is a significant figure in all this who has accelerated on a rapid basis the movement towards totalitarianism set up by his predecessor George Bush. Obama, as exposed in the Snowden revelations, has set up a system of monitoring average citizens that really would make Stalin's Russia look like a paradise of civil liberties, and it's very important to understand that the initial phases of this road to totalitarianism will not be sold as totalitarianism. No, it will be sold as freedom. It will be sold as protecting freedom. In other words, democracy will be destroyed by those claiming to save it.
There will be several cries of, "we don't want to do this, but we have to do this."
So there's going to be (particularly among the establishment liberal politicians) a level of dishonesty and deceit that will be truly breathtaking on a historical scale. But eventually, these people are going to be swept away by their own evil, incompetence, and corruption.
TODAY'S LEADERS ARE THE PEOPLE OF THE LIE
PARADOXES ABOUT THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND DISSENT
Now the paradox of this modern totalitarianism is how it will handle creative dissent, something all regimes have pluses and minuses in. This has been one of the great weaknesses of totalitarian regimes. We don't have an exact answer to how future leaders will handle dissent. That is certainly something that needs to be thought through.
However, in the initial phases of the crisis, and in the process of dealing with the crisis, it is probably inevitable that the freedom of speech will be severely curtailed. So in understanding how this happens, we must understand the dynamic of totalitarianism.
THE EMPEROR WILL UNLEASH AN ANCIENT MESSAGE VIA MODERN TECHNOLOGY
The Emperor will be a person of passionate convictions, and he or she will be able to communicate those convictions via the Internet. The Internet will enable such a charismatic person to connect on an emotional basis with hundreds of millions of people. This will create a magnetic bond with the masses and generate a level of fanaticism that no leader in history has ever been able to produce. If anything, such fanaticism will give the Emperor a god-like level of authority and worship. Imagine if the next world leader could talk to people in a YouTube video everyday. This would make people feel like they know this person intimately, even if they never actually met. In Ancient times people were willing to worship and die for a leader they never even saw in person. Imagine how much more powerful a modern world leader's power will be when they can reach people on a day to day basis. People will think of this person as a friend, a family member, and this leader will gain a tremendous amount of loyalty and support because of this.
The spiritual ideologies that communicated the emperor's power in ancient times will be magnified on an exponential scale in the modern era.
THE MEDIA WILL INSPIRE POPULAR AND POSITIVE IDEOLOGIES
Americans think totalitarianism is some sort of mindless repression from the top. This is a total lack of understanding. In Nazi Germany, the key point was the reinforcement of positive totalitarianism. In effect, there was a sense that people wanted to support the regime. There was a huge fanaticism. There was a level of enthusiasm for Hitler that probably had never been seen before in any modern state because Hitler was a multimedia revolutionary. He used radio as well as film on an enormous scale. He was a high-tech media politician for his time and this is going to be accentuated.
So the point of totalitarian media communications is not so much the suppression of false ideas, or ideas contrary to the state, but the promotion of highly popular and magnetic ideologies that will capture the imagination of the public.
THE ROLE OF RELIGION IN THE FUTURE OF TOTALITARIANISM
Another issue that is not totally resolved is the issue of religion. Will these totalitarian regimes build on variations of current religions? Or will they set up a new religion? The problem with setting up a new religion, or re-creating ancient paganism is that such a thing requires a significant change in people's pre-existing beliefs. That could be quite difficult to implement. What is important is to study the world's current religious trends and try to imagine how these things will be further augmented to control the masses.
For example, while Hitler privately despised Christianity, he made no attempt to crush the religion. Since Germany was a predominantly Christian nation, Nazi Germany wouldn't have gotten anywhere if they tried to abolish the religion outright. This is part of why communism failed. People have a need to believe in something, something that gives them hope. When a charismatic figure comes along that can play into those feelings, it can become a very powerful way to manipulate people. If this charismatic figure claims that they are an agent of God, an Avatar, a Prophet, or a Messiah then this is even more powerful.
There are already examples of this in our world. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State and self-proclaimed caliph, claims to be a descendant of Muhammad. In North Korea, the cult of Juche advocates the Kim family as the saviors of the "Korean Race."
But of course this coming Emperor will be much more powerful than North Korea and the Islamic State. So it is important to consider what kind of religious and philosophical ideologies will be used to back such a person. This person will command a messianic level of obedience and adulation.
We don't have clear answers for this situation, but it's definitely something that needs to be investigated. Our view overall is that the crisis is going to be so scary and so frightening that people will be willing to follow just about anything as long as it seems to be sincere and real.
THE POWER TO INSPIRE
That's a final point here. You cannot lead and you cannot inspire people on a deeper level if you don't believe in what you're doing. So the Emperor will be a person who believes in what they're doing and they will communicate that sincerity to the public. They will motivate and inspire the public on a deep level.
Since the beginning of time, kings and emperors have justified their rule by claiming divine authority. Even in The Code of Hammurabi, the first written law code in history, King Hammurabi opens up the law code by explaining how he was chosen by the Gods themselves to bring law and order to the people.
"When Anu the Sublime, King of the Anunaki, and Bel, the lord of Heaven and earth, who decreed the fate of the land, assigned to Marduk, the over-ruling son of Ea, God of righteousness, dominion over earthly man, and made him great among the Igigi, they called Babylon by his illustrious name, made it great on earth, and founded an everlasting kingdom in it, whose foundations are laid so solidly as those of heaven and earth (read entire law code here)."
So leaders throughout history were seen as a manifestation of the will of God, and as a living connection between man and the divine. People truly believed this, and even emperors themselves believed this.
The emperor to come will be seen as a manifestation of fate, and a bringer of justice in a world gone to hell. They will say that today's world has turned against the eternal laws of nature, and that they have come to return mankind to nature's laws. People will see this person as a powerful agent of fate, because the Emperor will truly believe this themselves.
They will tell people in the worst of times that this is not the end, but a new beginning, not their last hour, but their finest yet to come.
Hypothetical Dictator Speech
Ancient Roots of Modern Fascism
Plato and Totalitarianism
Aristotle and Totalitarianism
Totalitarian Revolution in Ancient China
Totalitarian Revolution in Ancient India
Global Fascist Revolution
Nazi Germany Documentary Sources
Totalitarianism in America
Totalitarianism in America
Ellsberg on Obama