The New World Order


One Ring to rule them all

One Ring to find them

One Ring to bring them all

And in the darkness bind them,

In the Land of Mordor

Where the shadows lie

                                  -  J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Lord of the Rings”

 

“…To put it in a terminology that harkens back to the more brutal age of ancient empires,  the three grand imperatives of imperial geostrategy are to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from coming together.” 

                  – Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard, (1997) p.40

 

“Universal peace will come only when [the] powers have divided the world between them….or if one nation becomes overwhelmingly superior to the rest….people who can look forward and grasp the essential factors which will govern the future grouping of the nations may be able to exert a profound influence on the political future of the world.”     

                  – Arthur Balfour, British Prime Minister 1902-1905, in a letter (1909) to former US President Theodor Roosevelt 


If [Man] did not open himself to these tendencies to evil he would not succeed in developing consciously the impulse to receive from the universe the spirit which henceforth must fertilise the whole sphere of cultural life if it is not to perish.”

               – Rudolf Steiner (Lecture V, From Symptom to Reality in Modern History, 1918)

 

In other words, without the profound challenge to the human spirit and soul that comes in the struggle with evil, Mankind in this modern age would not develop spiritually, and culture would wither. The New World Order is not to be hated, but its challenge is to be learned from and in the overcoming of it, humanity shall grow.




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