What If the Enemy is the State?
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|Format: ||Paperback, 352 pages|
|Other Information: ||black & white illustrations|
|Published In: ||New Zealand, 15 October 2013|
Never before in human history have governments had the power to totally control your life. Today, they do. That sort of power does strange things to human ambition. Even with the best of intentions, Lord Acton famously noted, absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely. Hard-won freedoms that our grandparents took for granted are being chiselled away every day, as a global bureaucracy springs up in partnership with global businesses, globally-focused politicians and global lobby groups, to impose a new global system of rules and expectations locking out small business and the ordinary public in favour of an elite group. New technology has not only made the globe a village, it's made governing that village a piece of cake in comparison with earlier civilisations. From population control to gun control, food regulations to clampdowns on natural health, Agenda 21 to climate change, mercury-filled lightbulbs to the Green Police, global treaties signed behind closed doors at the behest of unelected bureaucrats are rapidly locking in changes and a framework for the bureaucracy to effectively take global control. In Totalitaria, bestselling author and investigative journalist Ian Wishart examines a high stakes strategy of divide and rule, of 'manufactured' crises and instant solutions. He lays bare, in their own words, a cynical agenda to create a world where those with power and influence do well. It doesn't matter whether you call it capitalism with a social conscience, or socialism with a market face - to all intents and purposes it's an iron fist in an ever so velvet glove. This is not, he writes, a battle between Left and Right. It's a battle between Citizens and the State...
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