This is a book about conspiracy, partially before our eyes and partially hidden from view. It is an attempt by hundreds of the world’s most elite power brokers to place the world beneath a single government which they pompously believe would make for a better life though one with little freedom or choice. He is of course speaking broadly of the infamous Trilateral Commission, a subject he covered in far greater detail in two previous books. For those of you unfamiliar with the world’s most famous conspiracy, it was formed in 1978 by David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski who chose 250 elitists from North America, Europe and Japan to create a new international economic order. If we are to believe Mr Wood they are plotting behind every tree with myriad ways to alter education, government, conservation and science in a manner that their superior intelligence would improve life on earth.
My favorite example of their power if not success was choosing Jimmy Carter to run and win the Presidency and then place 18 of their members in his cabinet and highest circle of advisors. It would appear that they chose Carter because he was not very bright and easily manipulated. Obviously they achieved nothing of positive value in this foray but the author never admits this.
Wood is in love with the concept of technocracy which few readers would initially understand. It comes from Greek and means “skilled rule”. He uses the word over and over again to attempt to show that the elitists are using skilled scientists and engineers to create the new world order but in fact these folks have never had any talent for either.
Wood is a very devout Christian and he rails against the Trilateralist for attempting to undermine Christianity by doing the work of the devil. He does offer more than 100 years of history in which he feels technocracy was developed along with the key people that advanced it even while being part of the “isms” socialism, fascism, scientist, Darwinism and Progressivism.
A major aspect of the book is his belief that the total control of energy at the personal level leads to control of society. Woods uses a man I worked with in the latter part of his life, M.King Hubbert, of “Peak Oil” fame as being the mastermind of this idea back in the 1930s, He was in fact a narrow minded engineer who could not imagine any improvement in fossil fuel recovery from our static position in the 1950. He was hardly a mastermind to be feared as Woods considered him. In fact I found most of the characters of power in this book to be quite deficient in creativity or intelligence to improve the world in any way. Nevertheless, Woods documents the schemes they have implemented which have made the world weaker economically and scientifically such as the global warming fraud and all things supposedly “GREEN”. He does an excellent job of explaining the depravity of EPA and its efforts to ignore all law and make up its own regulations without concern for science or the constitution.
I particularly enjoyed Wood’s drubbing of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation for efforts antithetical to good science or education. They are a primary sponsor of Common Core.
Most of the elitist’s evil ways are contained in Agenda 21 the agent of implementation for Sustainable Development which deprives current generations of resources for the protection of the yet unborn once again on the premise of fixed known natural resources. He does mention my friend Julian Simon, who before his passing made every effort through his book The Ultimate Resource, to teach society that our very greatest resources are our minds and that they should not fear increasing population which brings forth new minds. But he says technocrats see people as machines that can be taught to operate more efficiently. He draws heavily from Aldous Huxley’s 1932 book Brave New World where they conquered society with drugs, the little blue summo pill. Where today he believes it is being done through quiet intimidation from “cradle to grave”.
Good examples are the so called “smart grid” which will know and control all of everyone’s energy and what he calls near total surveillance of our lives.
Woods describes a number of organizations that quietly undermine our freedoms including the prominent Aspen Institute which numbers 14 members of the Trilateral Commission, most of whose names you would recognize from both political parties. He also names both Bush presidents and Mitt Romney as prominent members. They personify The Establishment which is why they hate Donald Trump for the upheaval of elite establishment he may cause we’re he to be elected.
Though the author is clearly paranoid about those trying to carefully take over the world, that does not make him wrong. He does lay out a plan to disrupt these one world proponents, that is well worth the read. Know thine enemy is a common belief first put forth by Chinese General Sun Tzu (circa 500 BC). He said “if you know your enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of 100 battles”. Clearly this book will make you aware of our hidden enemies.