Public Enemy #1
The mistake is often made of thinking that we are the first and only generation, the holders of all worthwhile knowledge! The wisdom of previous ages is deemed inadequate for the challenges of today.
Yet, if we look to political advice given in the 16th century by political strategist Niccolò Machiavelli, we see that political chicaneries have long been practiced by the ruling class…in the past and still today.
The establishment of a common enemy was applauded by Niccolò Machiavelli: “a capable and courageous Prince will always overcome these difficulties, now, by holding out hopes to his subjects that the evil will not be of long continuance, now, by exciting their fears of the enemies’ cruelty” (The Prince). Give people a common enemy, someone or something to be greatly feared, then unite them under the rewards given upon deliverance from the enemy. Fear and hope together!
Today, we who care about freedom and national sovereignty are haunted by the spectre of globalism: an international power grab by the United Nations and its “New World Order” allies.
Fear is an effective catalyst for manipulating duly elected national governments into submission to the “one world government” envisioned by the UN elite. The appeal is for the common good and against the common enemy of the day. That enemy might be “climate change” or “COVID-19” or “scarce resources” or “overpopulation”, all of which have had their day. At the moment, it might seem that the common enemy (Public Enemy #1) is COVID-19 but that could change quickly, as it already has. It certainly has gripped world attention and responses to it have dramatically affected the economy, public policy and possibly the US elections. A tiny germ, too small to be seen, has brought mighty nations to their knees. Will it play a part in the surrender of national sovereignty to the UN?
The push by the UN over the past couple of decades has been for fighting “climate change”; that issue has been both a unifier and a divider. The majority has accepted the CO2 premise, along with the taxes and lifestyle changes dictated by the elite; but those who reject the narrative are vilified if they won’t fall into step with the battle against the UN’s idea of “Public Enemy #1”. We see Machiavelli’s advice put into action—the hope of a golden future is promised, with the caveat that first we must overcome the evil of “climate change” and “climate change deniers”.
George Orwell, in his classic book, 1984, gave us a stunning description of how loyalties can be shifted to the all-powerful state. He told of children being inducted into an organization called the “Junior Spies”, where they were brainwashed and encouraged to spy on their parents. Children, whose loyalties were shifted to Big Brother, became willing to report on their parents to the Party.
We see similar pressure from the UN in their endorsement of Greta Thunberg. As she urges students to skip classes to protest climate change, she also condemns current and previous generations of adults for their inaction. She insists that it has been left to children to demand climate action. “How dare you!” is her outraged cry to adults. She attracts an ever-growing following. However, her personal dependence on single-use plastics, which brimmed out of her rental car while she was in Canada is evidence that it is easier to talk the talk than to walk the walk. She has become a tool of the powerful UN, which seeks a mandate to govern without the messiness of elections.
Now, more than ever, we must be vigilant in protecting our sovereignty as a nation. As fears about the future continue to grow, we must make a conscious decision to protect the sovereignty of our country. How do we do that against powerful bullying left wing activists?
CHP Canada affirms our position that “it is unwise to work toward a one-world government under which all nations would be asked to give up their national sovereignty.” Further, CHP’s policy is to “support the United Nations as originally constituted; however, we must not let wishful thinking blind us to the organization’s serious and costly defects.”
The original mandate of the United Nations was fourfold:
- To keep peace throughout the world;
- To develop friendly relations among nations;
- To help nations work together to improve the lives of poor people, to conquer hunger, disease and illiteracy, and to encourage respect for each other’s rights and freedoms;
- To be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations to achieve these goals
Today, the power-seeking un-elected power structure, which is the United Nations, is pushing on too many fronts to reduce our freedom to operate as independent countries. It seeks to control our industries through carbon restrictions; it seeks to control our youth by deifying a young girl whose actions don’t match her words; it seeks to control our borders through the Global Compact for Migration.
In the same way, climate has always changed but now we live in a constant state of panic created by the UN IPCC that “the world is ending” due to our use of carbon. This use of a common enemy, from which the UN says it will protect us, is a tactic designed to rob us of our freedom.
We should not be living in fear. This is not what our Creator had in mind for us. It’s time to consider the self-interest of power structures and question their motivation before we accept their dictates as to how we should live our lives. We should have “a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”
The UN and other globalists will, no doubt, continue to focus on problems they will label as “Public Enemy #1”. However, the real enemy that we must resist is the relentless trend toward globalization, spurred along by manufactured or sensationalized crises. This hype is designed to show us the terrible consequences of our current path and the golden days we will enjoy if we submit to globalization.
Consider that “Canada was founded on principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law” (as presented in our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms). This vision of a stable society is what CHP Canada seeks to bring to all Canadians.
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Other Commentary by Vicki Gunn:
- Public Enemy #1
- The Terrorist Beside You
- It’s Time for a Frank Discussion
- The Power of One
- Standing on Guard — for Globalism?
- When Is a Baby a Baby?
- I Should Have Known Better… But I Didn’t