IN order to further illustrate the clandestine underpinnings of the Extinction Rebellion death-cult, I am going to explain how their particular modus operandi was pre-shadowed by G.W.F. Hegel in his posthumous Lectures on the Philosophy of History (1837).
Addressing his belief that freedom lies at the end of all history, Hegel was forced to confront the stark reality that the overwhelming majority of people do not act from ideals or principles in a self-conscious effort to achieve freedom and that if everything which happens in history stems from necessity then how much freedom do we actually have? By insisting that history leads us towards a self-consciousness of freedom, in other words, the very course of necessity implied in such a belief appears to undermine freedom itself.
As a means of resolving this apparent contradiction, Hegel developed a theory known as ‘the cunning of reason’ (List der vernunft). By insisting that reason employs the characteristic self-interest of individuals in order to achieve its own ends, there is no reason for any co-ordinated effort on the part of individuals themselves and thus such action is carried out in a purely subconscious fashion that makes use of our private ambition. This, at the time, was clearly a very controversial idea in the sense that acting through necessity by way of self-interest does not rely on the application of morality or depend on any form of conscious participation. In Hegel’s own words, “there is no room in living reality for empty notions like that of pursuing goodness for its own sake.” Neither right nor wrong, good nor evil, must interfere with reason’s ultimate quest for freedom.
Interestingly, although Hegel was familiar with the more brazen self-interest that one finds in the contentious outpourings of Niccolò Machiavelli, he actually makes good use of the Italian’s own legendary cunning by incorporating such realpolitik within his own philosophy of liberation. In fact it could be argued that this makes Hegel very cunning indeed, but I digress.
If we consider how controlled opposition like Extinction Rebellion is currently operating, by seeking to appeal to public conscience through the medium of fear, we find that Hegel’s argument that most people will not ordinarily pursue freedom – or, in this case, ‘survival’ – at the expense of having to make sacrifices in their own lives is indeed accurate. However, although this sounds like basic common sense we must therefore question how on earth disrupting the lives of ordinary people can possibly help to facilitate ER’s overall agenda.
It is my belief that the globalists are fully aware that their destructive agenda is under threat all over the world, not least from the scarcity of resources, and in order to stabilise their crumbling system they must resort to any means at their disposal. Whilst we may take solace from Hegel’s observation that the puritannical methods of the liberal-left will not convince any significant number of people to join the contrived ER cult, I would contend that the organisation’s efforts to ‘green’ capitalism will eventually make it possible for the globalists to move towards their own ‘freedom’-from-catastrophe by fulfilling Hegel’s notion that (economic) necessity can be achieved by way of a slightly more repackaged self-interest. What we are seeing presently is a desperate step towards a gradual capitalist replenishment which, due to the unforgiving necessity of the market, will be carried out through a process of dramatic economic restructuring.
Whilst the endless threat of extinction will always motivate a minority of self-interested individuals who do not wish to die in the next ten years, or so the myth goes, the widely generated idea that only capitalism itself can save us from oblivion will ensure that history is artificially accelerated by that very reliance upon necessity.
That’s if we don’t stop them first.