Skip to comments.The Open Conspiracy (1933) (theory: origin of Soros' Open Society?)
Posted on 06/24/2011 9:30:03 PM PDT by combat_boots
H. G. Wells launched the idea of an Open Conspiracy in a booklet in 1928...(and 1933). The vision that emerges from this selection is that of a conspiracy of cosmopolitan individuals for the organization of a world community that leaves behind the heavy burden of nationalism and militarism. This view is sometimes associated with a slightly different one of a world state run by a world directorate for the advancement and the well-being of humanity.
What mankind has to do
The fundamental organization of contemporary states is plainly still military, and thus is exactly what a world organization cannot be. Flags, uniforms, national anthems, patriotism sedulously cultivated in church and school, the brag, blare, and bluster of our competing sovereignties, belong to the phase that the Open Conspiracy will supersede. We have to get clear of that clutter.
Some method of decision there must certainly be and a definite administrative machinery. But it may turn out to be a much slighter, less elaborate organization than a consideration of existing methods might lead us to imagine. It may never become one single interlocking administrative system. We may have systems of world control rather than a single world state. The practical regulations, enforcements, and officials needed to keep the world in good health, for example, may be only very loosely related to the system of controls that will maintain the communications in a state of efficiency. Enforcement and legal decisions, as we know them now, may be found to be enormously and needlessly cumbrous by our descendants. As the reasonableness of a thing is made plain, the need for its enforcement is diminished, and the necessity for litigation disappears.
A lucid, dispassionate, and immanent criticism is the primary necessity, the living spirit of a world civilization...the task of the Open Conspiracy.
(Excerpt) Read more at panarchy.org ...
Try Karl Popper’s Open Society and Its Enemies.
Thanks for the ping!
Quite an interesting website.
We are living the Chinese curse - “May you live in interesting times...”
Thank you for your comments. It has never made sense to me to call this movement open and transparent. Until now. I have thought the trans-parent was actually beyond or shared ‘parency.’
To think HG Wells wrote this originally in 1928 takes your breath away, since he wrote science fiction. Here is political fiction.
The radicals are Morlocks and want to consume us, whom they consider Eloi. Just like in “The Time Machine.”
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