Who are the globalists?
Like many of you, I’ve been on the internet a long time. Until Covid, I never had a readership to speak of, but my experience in the Alternative Internet Sphere dates all the way back to the dreadful early days of New Atheism.
The discourse has been through many, many phases since then. It has seen Gamergate and the rise of the bedroom feminists, it has quarrelled with the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity brigade, it has fought hard for Trump and Brexit. When virus mania descended on humanity in 2020, many people in this space found themselves confronting a new kind of political opponent. They gazed deeply for the first time into the agenda items of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, listened to creepy excerpts from the speeches of World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab, and pondered the bizarre enterprises of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The feminists and the identity brigadeers happily capitalised on attacks from the internet opposition, building symbiotic online relationships with their critics in years-long flame wars that generated untold millions in YouTube revenue. The globalists, by contrast, have remained aloof and unresponsive to growing alarm about their rhetoric and activities, chanting the same tired lines as always. Unlike Black Lives Matter and the German Greens, they seem to have no grassroots support at all, and yet their slogans spread like some unholy rhetorical virus across the world, finding their way into the mouths of national politicians from India to the United Kingdom. Who can forget all the tiresome paeans to Building Back Better we had to endure in 2020? All of this was disturbing, and inspired in observers an organic anti-globalist discourse. This discourse assumes many forms, but most commonly it posits that events across the world are steered by an obscure cabal of well-networked elites whose aim is to depopulate the world. The globalists with their various philanthropic and non-governmental organisations are held to be the public face of this cabal, which deployed the pretence of a pandemic to orchestrate repressive house arrests, mass vaccination and green passes for the purpose of setting their programme in motion.
I am also not enamoured of the globalists. I totally agree that they are a menace and that a lot of what they get up to is bad. At the same time, I don’t want to overestimate their intellect or their vision, and I doubt they’re remotely capable of planning anything as grand as worldwide depopulation. I also find it hard to believe that this dissolute band of networking conference organisers played any direct role in the mysterious events of February and March 2020. I am quite sure, however, that these events filled their narrow brains with a new collection of authoritarian ambitions and possibilities, and that this betokens nothing good. These sad men did not invent hygiene radicalism, but they were won over to it very easily, and now they will continue to bang on about mass vaccination and pandemic threats for the rest of our lives – not for the purpose of reducing the number of humans on this earth, but for other reasons, which are no less nefarious for being rather more derivative and banal. The most dangerous people are not villains who delight in evil, but myopic moralising simpletons who believe that they are doing good.