One Economy, One Government, Your World!
If one was convinced that the current policies and changes in Europe pertain to one’s long term welfare, if not short term, and that the personal liberties of the pre-global economic crisis will return once European governments can sort it out, then think again with the 2011 Scenarios towards a One Planet Economy in Europe (towards 2050) bearing in mind that we are all a part of those scenarios.
The Soft Approach
There is an element of care, but don’t be fooled, with the authors of the report for the European Union emanating from the Ecologic Institute, Berlin), and the Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Vienna). In fact the scenarios explored in the report are entitled:
- Clever and Caring
- Fast Forward
- Breaking Point
- Slow Motion
- Clever and Caring
These scenarios were developed by the European Union. The current debt crisis/global economic crisis may have been accidental, an error of judement, or intentional, however which ever way one chooses to look at it, it has provided the longed for opportunity to formulate a one centralized system, to which every man, woman and child will be accountable to. More centralization means one government, one set of laws, and less liberties in order to ensure that we the masses facilitates what was aimed for under communism and socialism, total subservience to the state, accept this state is not a country, but all countries the natural and human resources of which will be deployed to the benefit of those that govern, i.e. those that have not been elected, and therefore not oblidged to uphold any promises to the people. If one reflects on recent policies societally speaking, which scenario does one think is active at the moment?
Clever and Caring
In the report, Clever & Caring is summarized as:
Scenario 1, ―Clever and Caring‖, assumes rapid technological change combined with a high level of preparedness to move away from materialism and the traditional focus on economic growth. This enables a relatively painless shift to a high-tech, but more caring, collaborative and sustainable society. In this world, Europeans recognise that sustainable lifestyles are paramount to the continued function of global ecosystems and the livelihood of future generations. Competition has largely been replaced by cooperation. Planned obsolescence of technology has been replaced by planned durability and reuse. The European health and education systems reflect holistic social values. Social innovation flourishes at the neighbourhood, city and regional levels due to robust participatory governance and ample time availability for personal activities. Nearly 95% of farms in the EU are organic or permaculture-based. The financial system is radically different and has broadened its focus from the short-term and profit-driven models of lending to include social and environmental considerations. Energy infrastructure is largely decentralised and flexible – Britain has already taken this step with Canada through the CETA agreement.
Sounds great doesn’t it, in fact it is ideal, but this scenario is far from reflected in any current policy. One might wish to fall on the notion that current policies are temporary, just to get us over this economic hurdle we are all facing – It provides for our comfort zones, and all we have to do is wait. But while we are waiting for what we think will happen, our submissiveness is being exploited to put more rigorous scenarios into place, which does not include the needs of the neighborhood. As stated in the report we as members of society would have to become more:
- Socially responsible
- Environmentally aware
- More cooperative and less competitive
They who govern us would have to commit themselves to:
- Environmental pricing reform
- Guarantee a minimum and maximum “living” wage
- Fossil fuel power plants, renewable energy, strong carbon pricing (the basis for a single tax system) and energy efficiency schemes
- Maximise trade
- GMO food import ban
By 2050, under the ‘Clever’ aspect of the scenario our projected lifestyle is envisioned as the immaterial over the material (comments not in the report are in italic):
- More free time, family life, personal development and quality interpersonal relationships, for example. This sounds great, but the ‘Clever’ is:
- Living in energy efficient housing: less floor space per person, and more common space (shared kitchens and laundry rooms, and in form of more common) – Does that notion apply to the wealthy?
- Flexible and fewer working hours because we will need less materialistically, but where will all the money go from trade?
- L ess disparity between the wealthiest and the poorest, but will the global elite give up on what they grown so accustomed to!
- Video conferencing for long distance meetings. This will help to control the movement and awareness of society.
- Awareness and acceptance of shared international values prevails around the world. This means one set of values, does it not!
- Cross-border collaboration is the norm, for example, in balancing renewable energy across Europe. This means the use of renewable energy will be centralized, but why, and what about free energy which they keep on suppressing. Renewable energy means that a company will reap, profit and diseminate, while according to their scenario the workers, those who do the actual work will need little, and have much free time so the profits will be greater, which the workers will not benefit from directly.
Investment in less economically developed nations is very high, with the aim of reducing poverty.. This sounds like the same old colonial rule, aided and abetted by limiting the freedom of movement, hence awareness.
- The financial system is radically different. Lenders have broadened their focus to include the valuation of social and environmental considerations. Investors and trading houses have shifted away from short-term trading and risky, volatile speculative investment to longer term investments in a sustainable future. The banking sector has become much more diverse in terms of the objectives and nature of institutions and forms of lending and borrowing. Micro-finance, co-operatives and community ownership support a significant portion of investment. In other words, the financial system will remain the same, but take less risks.
- The vast majority of personal passenger automobiles are electric, powered by the fully renewable grid or from local generation sources. Cars are leased from the manufacturer who has incentives to upgrade the transport fleet with the most energy efficient vehicles. In other words there will be no private ownership for the masses at least.
- Air travel is less common for casual purposes, as most Europeans have slowed down their pace of life and follow the slogan\the journey is the reward… Once again, by reducing social mobility it is easier to control what they know, and minimised contact between countries.
- The European health and education systems reflect holistic social values. The health system is diverse and pro-active, rather than reactive, placing a high value on prevention. So far, 2012 policies reflect prevention meaning enforced vaccines, which do not prevent disease, but proliferates disease as vaccines are not a science.
The education system is broader based and holistic, aimed at teaching the whole student and not just academic and vocational skills, with a strong emphasis on infant and early education. It encourages self-awareness and compassion. The system provides citizens incentives to be adaptive and continue learning throughout their lives. This serves the voluntary community spirit, and the need for less, which is good, but assumes that one can manipulate a whole person over a long period of time.
- The policies outlined to support the above 2050 projection reveal more about the intentions behind the ‘desired’ society scenario. The report sets 2015 as the time by which theses policies have to be in place in order to achieve a 2050 objective. Note this is being done on our behalf who are supposed to suddenly drum up the ‘voluntary community spirit’ after being entrained for so long to do otherwise.
- Corporate accounting requirements have ensured that businesses make visible and account for not just financial value, but also the environmental and social performance of the company (i.e. triple bottom line reporting is mandatory, with penalties for noncompliance). Surely if we society needs less, there will be less need for coporations, and if cooperation replaces competitiveness, then there will be less coporations.
- Lending and investment regulations and incentives to be introduced in 2015 to reward longer term sustainable investments… If policies for non-compliance are implemented why the need for incentives.
- A European monetary policy is more closely aligned with the objectives of the One Planet Economy including, for example, through a reform of the European Central Bank… which guaranttes a one directional flow of money from the bottom up – from the masses to the elite
- A move away from Intellectual property rights (IPR) policy, but not completely with the length of time IP is protected has been reduced and protections for environmental technologies are purchased through an EU Buy-Out Policy in order to provide maximum public benefit around the globe.
- A minimum wage to be standardize across Europe.
- Increased taxation on income earned in excess of the guaranteed living wage . This goes hand-in-hand with limiting hours of work, which makes it easier to apply a minimum and maximum wage.
- Generous tax breaks and grants to employers for employee training and development programs which resulted in increased employee hiring.
- Education system reformed to include cultural and environmental education to promote behaviours and attitudes necessary for achieving a One Planet Economy. This does not necessarily reflect whole child education, and is just another way of using education to indoctrinate for a particular kind of society. Part of that indoctrination is urban farming to inculcate organic farming techniques, which is in contradiction to cases where growing one’s own food has become a crime. The ideal notion of ‘No Child Left Inside’ assumes that a child will be free to play outside as is a natural part of their development, and that the global elite pedophile ring will no longer exist! Where is the policy prtecting the right of a child to be a child!
- Labelling and pricing of resources, goods and services has taken into account the environmental and social harm caused during extraction, production and use including impacts on biodiversity, ecosystem services, air and water quality, and scarcity of finite resources. Advanced labelling requires product and components to be electronically labelled with their material component topermit more effective stripping and recycling of individual materials or parts. Does this not promote control of goods and resources through tracking rather than whether or not it is environmentally friendly? How does one track liquid substances, like oil, for example
- Recycled content manufacturing regulation. Industry and the manufacturing sectors were required to use a minimum of 20% recycled material in products by 2020 (increased to 50% by 2040). The regulation applied also to products manufactured outside of the EU at facilities under ownership or control by EU companies. Where is the policy on toxic materials, or will they be recycled too! Once again colonialism rules as the means of wealth, so where is the policy that ensures fair trade for the countries they gain resources from!
- There will be full cost recovery water pricing including households and farms, at a projected EU regions is 5 £á/m3; in water scarce regions, it is in the order of 8 £á/m3 to ensure water security. Traditional farming methods is more energy efficient than modern and GM farming methods, so this supports the organic farming policy. However, smart grids are a part of this infrastructure, which as witnessed in the U.S. and Australia, is being enforced without consent regardless of health problems that it creates to the householders. Nuclear power plants are being phased out, with a complete ban on new plants as of 2012. This is being enforced outside Europe through transitional funding to renewable sources.
Scenario II: Fast Forward
It is assumed that technological advances can facilitate the Fast Forward approach which is dependent on technological developments. The focus is largely on industry and ecologically friendly innovations with competition at the core. Reference is made to global production zoning, and emphasis on low waste. By 2050, there is a projected 70-80% of Europeans living in high-tech accomodation all located near placed of work, personal, social and community services, which may explain way they do not want anyone living off the grid, and under their thumbs.
- The education once again services the global elite agenda for the masses, reflecting the global mindset of Europe and is highly international (a contradiction in terms), and is focused on technology and adaptability, which means that there is no room for the increasing number of children who are otherwise orientated.
- Materialism is still at the core in the form of consumer value products that are high quality, and longer lasting which are more profitable, which means one would have to have a basic level of income to not be cast out into the cold or that there will be as now, two living realities: the haves and the have nots (some of which may not want to have).
- Government policy is deemed a driver in changing behavior, but this is actually over-rated! The only thing that changes outwardly is the mainstream, with a high price inwardly, thus societally. Those policies include taxation of consumption, especially environmentally unfriendly products and services the beneift of which goes to the global elite, and therefore they will impede anything that works in their personal best interest.
- Centralized smart metering is at the center of energy management and under this scenario will be in place by 2020 across Europe. Assumptions are made about wind parks as a source of sustainable energy without factoring that wind energy actually changes the immediate climatatic conditions, but all energy is to be centralized. That centralization includes trans-continental projects like Desertec as far away as North Africa. Now the picture of what centralized means becomes clear!
- By 2030 a ban will be in place on all conventional road vehicles. Cars are too run on electricity from renewable sources of energy, and long distance travel, as in Scenario I is deemed uneccessary to be replaced by video conferencing. As for long distance travel for educational, cultural and personal reasons, that has not been specified, but the aim is to reduce mobility overall, probably to control the movement of people, as well as migration.
- The policies to enforce the above includes more of the same, but more centralized:
- Further liberalisation, strong competition and incentives.
- Monetary policy to be set by the European Central Bank, which ensures flow of money from the masses to the global elite
- Tax incentives for corporate energy efficiency
- Incentives to innovators in technology
- Education to serve the centralized government, with a focus on global zoning orientated production and technology
- By 2015, each person will have an annual carbon allowance with credit for 3000kg CO2 for energy requirements. This will be reduced to 2500 by 2025, why isn’t the same being applied to corporations, the source of polluting the environment, which in turn has led to excessive consumerism.
- A 10% tax for corporations that use raw materials with high enivronmental impact by 2020, and 30% by 2030.
- Full cost water recovery pricing is a mainstay
- All sanitation and sewerage system to be replaced with eco-friendly systems
- Importing of electricity from countries as far as North Africa and the Middle East, which explains the great upset at the Arab Spring upsetting their plans, but what happened to consultation and consideration of their own energy needs!
- Smart metering by 2020.
- Increased organic farming, but does that apply to the landgrab regions
Scenario III: Breaking Point!
The 2050 Europe uses 2011 technologies with little innovation.
There is a perception that the rest of world will catch up to the EU but not surpass the EU in terms of efficiency of production
Effort to change consumer behavior in order to reduce carbon emissions, but again, what about coporations and industry
Limit population growth, which is what is being applied now through chemtrails, vaccines, birth control, undeclared wars, and unemployment, but the focus here is not on limiting European population growth, which is stganant anyway, but limiting population growth in other countries in order to reduce their consumption.
Draconian governmental methods to change consumer behavior
This will increase inequalities, as we can witness,countries will fight to protect the resources they have, developed and ’emerging’ nations will fight to protect their landgrab, armed conflict to proliferate, and international cooperation limited. This scenario is only likely if the concept of mutual, but informed consent remains to be not an essential part of the picture – a concept that is difficult for the global elite to submit to!
Society is divided and obsessed by work to oblivion of their senses because of astronomical price increases created by the stock market bankers and investors etc. – this assumes that the current economic system can remain in place, or that which replaces it results in the same
- Most Europeans will be employed in service industries because manufacturing, and industry in general has had little investment over the years anyway, but according to the scenarion this is due to shortage of resources
- Taxation is moved from labour to resources to favor employment in agricultural sector
- A large pool of low skilled immigrant labour for the agricultural sector, so what happened to the citizens themselves
- Home industries to be included in the labour market, i.e. “women working at home” which makes it easier to tax
- Education, those who can afford it, will get a high quality, extremely tailored education, focused on vocational training, for a superior workforce
- Energy prices are high due to numerous energy shocks, as a result of lack of planning for alternative sources – energy rationing becomes the norm
- Nuclear energy remains important
- As already indicated by the nature of the workforce, emphasis is placed on food production, but with reference to ‘conventional intensive farming’ which means more of the same that undermines land fertility, thus long term food security. That which Europe cannot produce, will be imported from the poor countries, meaning the same unjust system where the producers recieve little for feeding the world. However, the blood-thirsty approach here are bilateral ‘agreements’ with countries that submit to population control measures
- Every aspect of life is heavily regulated by the state, a move towards which has been happening for a while, has intensified in 2012, and is the key throughout all scenarios, though only stated in this scenario.
- Europeans will live in densely populated areas, in energy efficent homes, and families of not more that three members i.e. a one child policy, the same China policy much criticized
- No significant improvement in health, with any improvement a result of enforced dietary changes, towards vegetarianism, while the wealth can still afford to be ill from high priced meat, fish, etc. Life expectancy stagnates due to increased working hours. This is where it becomes clear that there is separate world for the global elite as demonstrated by the amount of wealth that is made available for their needs including bailouts when bankcrupt.
The governmental policies here are reflected in the above, with the addition of demographics which acording to the report as of 2012, measures to implement population control, to phase out child benefits for multi-children families both of which has been put into force. In addition immigration policie are relaxed to attract low skilled labour for the agricultural sector
Education reforms to be in place by 2020 to focus on service based industries. By 2030, education in the main to be privatized as an export commodity. State media policy will be formalized, to reflect more of what has been happening for a while, i.e. governmental control
- Under “Health Choices” euthanasia – voluntary assisted suicide will be made legal by 2015.
All the patterns of energy use, carbon credits, smart metering in previous scenarios apply to this scenario including a tax on meat to be introduced by 2015.
If a choice has been made between the above scenarios, so far it looks as if a two pronged attack is in place, one for the masses, and one for the global elite without any discourse at community level. Elements from all three scenarios are active currently, probably because they are more aware now more than ever that they can never have complete control over the outcome.
Scenario IV: Slow Motion
This scenario in the main echoes that of the first, quality of life, innovation, resource management, ad technology, but it is based on what the powers that be expect of society, and that the masses will kick-in.
- Embracement of frugality, simplicity, and sustainability
- Reduced urban sprawl. Self sufficient communities return to the countryside, with more green areas in the cities.
- Housing that is based on communes, urban co-ops, etc
- EU values are promoted throughout the world
- A reduction in consumerism, and therefore working hours, and therefore wages as work and money becomes less important, and reduced gap between low and high income earners
- Every EU citizen will do 2 years of compulsory paid community service in hospitals, kindergartens, and retirement homes etc to stregthen the non-profit, non-governmental sector, i.e. an aspect that relieves the government, and has been instigated within the last 2 years in the U.K., to feed the hungry!
- Corporations are expected to maximise community values
- It will become more normal to walk, ride a bike, and use public transport therefore reducing demand on energy resources which is healthier all round.
- A strong organic farming and permaculture sector with a ban on GM crops in place
- Policies include:
- Monetary reform with the European Central Bank at the center, driving a one world economy.
- Coordination of eco-innovaton technology
- The elimination of intellectual property rights, IP through public buy-outs, due to stagnation in innovation and technology and a ‘realization’ that cultures need to share knowledge
- A shift in education policy from academics, and vocational to educating the whole child, though it is not clear what the intention is here. As a part of the ‘special education’ as of 2012, all European children are to be taught organic farming and permaculture.
- A health system reform, expanding preventative, proactive, and holistic medicine, with strong influence from traditional knowledge and ancient health systems – this is the reverse to current policies which are eliminating public choice when it comes to alternative medicines
- Media policy will be used to raise awareness of sustainability
- All the energy policies from the previous scenarios apply with a phase out of coal use by 2040
In other words, if we comply with what we have not been a party of, we might fare better, but the end result is that we are being told how to live, what to learn and where we can go with built in population control measures for developing nations, which might have more to do with political prowess, (the elite have long feared the shift of power from the North to the South), than it has to do with patterns of consumption when global consumption is far greater in the North than in the South. So not only have they paid with their lives, land and resources for the patterms of over-consumption in the North, they are expected to continue providing raw materials from which the North makes great wealth, wastes and then tell the same people there are too many of you, die/stop having children! If large scale population reduction takes place in the form of genocide, maybe that will meet approval after a publicly engineered outcry. Much of the arguments for population reduction are based on myths based in the reality that European population is falling or stagnating, and their plans for their own populations smacks of the herd mentality in order to facilitate their agenda(s).
Of course none of the above scenarios will slip into place with patterns of consumption in the North entrained via the media to feed the profits of the global elite. Most city lifers, will find it almost impossible to live communally, because they have learnt not to trust, and childhood has been abused left right and center to the extent that it is the global elite that drives human trafficking and pedofilia. Neither will it slip into place with the criminal aspects of society, from the common man to the global elite full of corruption that influences policies strongly. The report speaks of introducing shocks to make society buckle under, but who at the top will buckle under?
We can sit submissively and wait to be told, or we can start to wake up to our true selves, ou true potentials, and our true worth that have not been engineered by orchestrated by public opinion, and the media culture. But first, we must know what it is we want for ourselves!
Scenarios towards a One Planet Economy in Europe http://seri.at/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/WP6_Scenarios_Storyline_Report_Cover.pdf