THIS website has featured a number of articles on the insidious motives of controlled opposition groups such as Extinction Rebellion (ER), whose shadowy leaders are using ecology as the basis to unfold new capitalist strategies aimed at economic accelerationism and the spread of technological and communications networks beyond the borders of the West. In other words, ER – as well as those steering the creepy Greta Thunberg cult – is exploiting a sector of popular dissent and using it for something precisely different.
Some of you might be interested to learn of the Stockholm-based International Bateson Institute (IBI), a research organisation that specialises in transcontextual research into human and other living systems. The IBI – as the name suggests – is rather nepotistic, having been founded by the English biologist and evolutionary theorist, William Bateson (1861-1926), and subsequently taken over by his son, Gregory Bateson (1904-1980), an anthropologist, social scientist and cyberneticist. During the war, the latter worked for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), a wartime intelligence agency operating out of the United States. Incidentally, for reasons that will become clear later on, I should point out that William Bateson was a lifetime devotee of the ideas formulated by Gregor Mendel (1822-1884) and which had such a huge effect on the eugenics movement and helped its advocates understand how inheritance can be extended to plants, animals and humans. The Nazis, too, made full use of this scientific knowledge. The current President of the IBI is Gregory’s daughter, Nora Bateson, an international lecturer, researcher and writer who has developed curricula for schools in Northern California.
More tellingly, Bateson is a member of the Club of Rome. Formed in 1968 by an Italian industrialist and former anti-fascist, this organisation includes both current and former heads of state, UN bureaucrats, high-level politicians, government officials, diplomats, scientists, economists and business leaders from all over the world. The Club of Rome first came about as a way for the members of the international ruling class to address their growing concern that economic growth could not continue indefinitely due to continuing resource depletion. This, it called the “problematique”. In more recent times, the Club of Rome has established a youth strategy known as Reclaim Economics and is actively targetting students, activists, intellectuals, artists, video-makers, teachers and professors. In addition, March 2019 saw the organisation issue a statement in support of Greta Thunberg and controversial school strikes designed – or so we are told – to encourage the reduction of global carbon emissions.
If we examine some of the other key players in the IBI, they include board members such as Graham Barnes, a psychotherapist who links the personal with the social; Tom Cummings, who collaborates with business schools and consulting firms; Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo whose research deals with nationalism, globalisation and identity politics; Phillip Guddemi, a cultural anthropologist interested in the cybernetics of power; and Fanny Marell, a social worker dealing with family therapy, systemic and social constructionist thinking. Top IBI advisors include Jeff Bloom, Professor Emeritus of Science Education, Curriculum Studies and Complexity Sciences in Education at Northern Arizona University who also worked in marine ecology; Nicole Boyer, a so-called “pathfinder for leaders facing disruptive change” and someone who has discussed the future of famine, fashion, and fast-moving goods in tandem with corporations such as P&G, Dupont, Cargill, Masterfoods, Bunge, L’OREAL, the World Bank and UNESCO; Serena Dinelli, who has a post-graduate degree in psycho-pedagogy and who has promoted an experimental course about new dimensions of communication and media; Jesper Hoffmeyer, Professor Emeritus of biochemistry and semiotics at the Biological Institute of the University of Copenhagen, whose specialist subjects include theoretical biology; Per Jensen, who has a doctorate in systemic psychotherapy from the even more sinister Tavistock Institute; Tim Keanini, who focusses on technology architecture toward software-defined networking; Imelda McCarthy, who deals with sexualised abuse, poverty, inequality, gender and spirituality; Mai Mosli, a family therapist who helps Muslim immigrants who arrive in Australia; Katja Neves, who investigates socio-ecological dynamics; Frederick Steier, who has served on the Board of the American Society for Cybernetics; Lance Strate, Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University in New York City and founder and first president of the Media Ecology Association; Roxana Vatanparast, who looks at shifting conceptual paradigms surrounding property, sovereignty and territoriality in international law; Rex Weyler, a co-founder of Greenpeace International; Göran Janson, said to be a social entrepreneur, coach, mentor and adviser to management boards and founder of several companies and foundations; and Branden Barber, an environmentalist with a degree in Environmental Studies who was on the Rainbow Warrior ship and involved with Rainforest Action Network and Amazon Watch.
Nora Bateson is also a member of The Tällberg Foundation, which was launched in 1981 to “provoke thinking – and action based on thinking – about the issues that are challenging the evolution of liberal democracies.” Keeping in mind the covert strategy of Extinction Rebellion, consider The Tällberg Foundation’s three principal aims: (1) Re-injecting ethics into leadership, (2) Managing, instead of being managed, by disruptive technologies, climate change and other exogenous forces, and (3) Re-establishing the legitimacy of governance.
Having provided a very brief summary of the many pies in which Nora Bateson has planted her fingers, it may interest you to know that her 2016 book, Small Arcs of Larger Circles: Framing Through Other Patterns, promotes something known as ‘symmathesy’. This concept is said to relate “specifically to living systems and to their capacity for interacting with, and learning from, one another.” Hence the fact that she is directly involved in the US (re)education system. Symmathesy also involves facilitating a form of “interdependency” through communications networks, something which clearly runs in line with the secret agenda of the ER’s Gail Bradbrook. As this website has revealed, her signature appears at the end of a UK House of Commons International Development Committee document entitled ‘Tax in Developing Countries: Increasing Resources for Development’. This process was carried out in association with the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), a body which has connections to financial institutions and economic departments all over the world, not least The International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) that is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). In other words, these individuals are already working for global agencies that are actively involved in the imperial affairs of neocolonial government. This, we presume, is what Bateson means by “interdependency”.
The link between people like Dr. Bradbrook and the IBI lies in the fact that the ER co-ordinator studied molecular biophysics at the University of Manchester. Both Bradbrook and the Bateson dynasty, therefore, are using their knowledge of biological systems to force rapid global change in human society. It is akin to unleashing a devastating virus from one of William Bateson’s own petri dishes and the coming 5g communications network that will drag the so-called Third World kicking and screaming into the twenty-first century, not to mention those of us living in the countries of Europe and North America, is all part of the plan.
Despite her bluster about global awareness and conscientious, ethical government, the subtitle of Bateson’s recent book – Framing Through Other Patterns – says it all. The real agenda behind the IBI is to help reshape the world in accordance with a new industrial revolution that will see capitalist corporations at the very forefront of developments that most people assume to be contrary to the designs of Big Business itself. Rather than ecology being ‘framed’ through government, as Bateson would have us believe, government is actually ‘framing’ all future discourse by way of controlled ecological ‘resistance’.