One World Governance: Health and Climate Change - Part 5
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. Genesis 1:29
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22
Because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen Romans 1:25
Updated 18 October 2020
For this section, please refer to my recent article, on the increasingly Globalised Health system. In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, digital epidemiology is emerging fast. We are witnessing the involvement of major tech actors who are exploring and exploiting the potential of artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and other emerging technologies in predicting, monitoring, and preventing the adverse effects of the crisis.
COVID-19 crisis will further streamline digitalisation in the work of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other global health organisations.
There are also examples of AI being deployed in the form of tiny robots serving food and providing medical help to quarantined people in China or as chatbots that screen individuals and tell them whether they should be evaluated in case of possible infection.
“Follow the Science”
The pandemic has exposed many scientists and the scientific community. The public has been shielded for years by the media, and now even more forcibly to enforce the narrative of the biased scientists and their organisations, which are funded by the WHO, Foundations like Bill and Melinda Gates, etc. For instance, this website routinely factchecks research papers that are often from leading journals like the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine, though they occasionally do opinion pieces that come across as “hit piece”. However, it does highlight how, even scientists can get things wrong, the only problem is that it takes a long time, unless it has been exposed, and in some cases years for the scientists to retract the research papers. Another problem with the science community is the centralised power of scientific publishing companies relating to research papers.
In 2017, the Guardian reported that the scientific community is “an industry like no other, with profit margins to rival Google – and it was created by one of Britain’s most notorious tycoons: Robert Maxwell.”
business model seemed a truly puzzling thing. In order to make money, a traditional publisher – say, a magazine – first has to cover a multitude of costs: it pays writers for the articles; it employs editors to commission, shape and check the articles; and it pays to distribute the finished product to subscribers and retailers. All of this is expensive, and successful magazines typically make profits of around 12-15%.
The way to make money from a scientific article looks very similar, except that scientific publishers manage to duck most of the actual costs. Scientists create work under their own direction – funded largely by governments – and give it to publishers for free; the publisher pays scientific editors who judge whether the work is worth publishing and check its grammar, but the bulk of the editorial burden – checking the scientific validity and evaluating the experiments, a process known as peer review – is done by working scientists on a volunteer basis. The publishers then sell the product back to government-funded institutional and university libraries, to be read by scientists – who, in a collective sense, created the product in the first place.
Scientists are well aware that they seem to be getting a bad deal. The publishing business is “perverse and needless”, the Berkeley biologist Michael Eisen wrote in a 2003 article for the Guardian, declaring that it “should be a public scandal”. Adrian Sutton, a physicist at Imperial College, told me that scientists “are all slaves to publishers……
Many scientists also believe that the publishing industry exerts too much influence over what scientists choose to study, which is ultimately bad for science itself. Journals prize new and spectacular results – after all, they are in the business of selling subscriptions – and scientists, knowing exactly what kind of work gets published, align their submissions accordingly. This produces a steady stream of papers, the importance of which is immediately apparent….A 2013 study, for example, reported that half of all clinical trials in the US are never published in a journal.
An academic's career hangs on Citations meaning that other authors referencing that academic's work in their papers. Except that other authors will only reference the work that they have read, so that they are increasingly likely to reference open access publications, or articles that they have been able to obtain by other means, rather than articles that must be paid for. So, having got your paper into an Elsevier journal, how do you get researchers or even your friends in the field to read the paywalled articles in commercial journals? You can’t. Unless your pay the publishers to publish your articles.
The EU has recognised this and eleven European funding organizations, with the support of the European Commission and the European Research Council (ERC), announced in 2018 an open-access initiative, cOAlition S, which requires that scientific publications, that result from research funded by public grants, must be published in compliant Open Access journals or platforms.
I think this is going to be the driver of the future: open access and pre-print servers are much more helpful for researchers and scientists to get their work read than the so-called elite journals, which lacks transparency and exploits governments’ funds and grants that comes from the tax payers, who unable to access it. It's a travesty this has gone on for so long, without any science ministers raising concerns. Could it be because of lobbying? At the start of the covid-19 pandemic the government's mantra was that it would be “led by the science” but these “advisers” are in bed with pharmaceuticals and health providers and the private sector foundations, who masquerade as charities.
“cOAlition S signals the commitment to implement the necessary measures to fulfil its main principle:
“With effect from 2021, all scholarly publications on the results from research funded by public or private grants provided by national, regional and international research councils and funding bodies, must be published in Open Access Journals, on Open Access Platforms, or made immediately available through Open Access Repositories without embargo.”
Never underestimate the power of one determined person. What Carole Cadwalladr has done to Facebook and big data, and Edward Snowden has done to the state security complex, the young Kazakhstani scientist Alexandra Elbakyan has done to the multibillion-dollar industry that traps knowledge behind paywalls. Sci-Hub, her pirate web scraper service, has done more than any government to tackle one of the biggest rip-offs of the modern era: the capture of publicly funded research that should belong to us all. Everyone should be free to learn; knowledge should be disseminated as widely as possible…..Academic publishing might sound like an obscure and fusty affair, but it uses one of the most ruthless and profitable business models of any industry…. The model was pioneered by the notorious conman Robert Maxwell… he sold his company to the Dutch publishing giant Elsevier. Like its major rivals, it has sustained the model to this day, and continues to make spectacular profits. Half the world’s research is published by five companies: Reed Elsevier, Springer, Taylor & Francis, Wiley-Blackwell and the American Chemical Society. Libraries must pay a fortune for their bundled journals, while those outside the university system are asked to pay $20, $30, sometimes $50 to read a single article.
Elbakyan discovered that she could not complete her neuroscience research without pirated articles. Outraged by the journals’ padlock on knowledge, she used her hacking skills to share papers more widely. Sci-Hub allows free access to 70m papers, otherwise locked behind paywalls. She was sued in 2015 by Elsevier, which won $15m in damages for copyright infringement, and in 2017 by the American Chemical Society, resulting in a $4.8m fine.
Alexandra Elbakyan lives in hiding….She is by no means the only person to have challenged the big publishers. The Public Library of Science, founded by researchers who objected not only to the industry’s denial of public access but also its slow, antiquated and clumsy modes of publishing that hold back scientific research, has demonstrated that you don’t need paywalls to produce excellent journals. Advocates like Stevan Harnad, Björn Brembs, Peter Suber and Michael Eisen have changed the public mood. The brilliant online innovator Aaron Swartz sought to release 5m scientific articles into the public domain. Facing the possibility of decades in a US federal prison for this selfless act, he took his life.
In 2015, virtually every national government/dictatorship on the planet met at the 70th annual General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York to adopt a draconian 15-year master plan for the planet. Top globalists such as former NATO chief Javier Solana, a socialist, are celebrating the plan, which the summit unanimously “approved,” as the next “Great Leap Forward” () — yes, the old campaign slogan of the Chinese Communist Party. Great Leap Forward was a Soviet model of industrialization in China that killed at least 45 million people. The Great Leap Forward (Second Five Year Plan) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) was an economic and social campaign led by Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from 1958 to 1962. launched the campaign to reconstruct the country.
The master plan of the 2030 agenda is comprised of 17 “Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs) with 169 specific “targets” to be foisted on all of humanity — literally all of it, as the plan itself states explicitly. “As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind,” reads the UN manifesto, entitled Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. But if you love liberty, self-government, free markets, or the U.S. Constitution, you will almost certainly be wishing that the UN would leave you behind.
Officially dubbed “Agenda 2030,” the UN plot, as its full title suggests, is aimed at “transforming” the world. The program is a follow-up to the last 15-year UN plan, the defunct “Millennium Development Goals,” or MDGs.
The promoters of Agenda 2030 would claim that rather than impoverish us, the global regime they envision would take good care of us — through universal health coverage, for instance. One of the targets for Goal 3, ensuring “healthy lives” and “well-being,” is: “Achieve universal health coverage,” including “vaccines for all.” Universal access to “mental health,” along with “sexual and reproductive health-care services” — code words for abortion and contraception — are also included. All governments are expected to integrate such services into their “national strategies and programmes,” the agreement demands.
As UN Secretary-General António Guterres put it: “recover better” – with more inclusive and sustainable models of development, such as tax incentives for green investments (e.g. in energy efficiency) or extending public “green” infrastructure, as well as supporting local entrepreneurs to pilot innovative ideas. “Now more than ever, as big decisions are made about our future, companies need to address environmental, social and governance risks holistically and move beyond business-as-usual.”
Prince Charles has launched his own “content platform”, as he turned editor-in-chief to share videos and stories to save the planet from climate change.
For decades H.R.H. Prince Charles has been advocating for the environment. His unique position makes him an influential supporter of sustainability and actions that address global problems such as climate change, deforestation, and pollution.
Speaking at Davos for the World Economic Forum 2020 in January 2020 just before the COVID-19 global outbreak, he warns business leaders of the approaching catastrophe that is climate change if they don’t change ways. “What is the point of extra wealth if you can do nothing except watch it burn?” he asked.
In September, following on from the launch of the virtual “Great Reset” summit, Prince Charles declared “At this late stage I can see no other way forward but to call for a Marshall-like plan for nature, people and the planet,” he added, in reference to the massive US-backed programme to rebuild a shattered Europe after the second world war and that countries such as the UK and Germany, as well as the EU, have committed to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but Charles said this was not enough. “2050 simply suggests we have room to delay….It is absolutely vital, given the enormity of the problem we face, that we make truly transformative progress along the road to net zero by 2030”, he said.
Speaking at Climate Week 2020, Prince Charles launched RE:TV, a “content platform”, as he turned editor-in-chief to share videos and stories to save the planet from climate change. The Prince has curated a series of films and articles on subjects close to his heart for RE:TV, an online channel designed to “champion inspiring solutions from around the world”.
A selection of more than a dozen short films and articles will be available at re-tv.org with more added weekly. Case studies include India’s Solar Labs and its novel use of AI to optimise energy capture; U.K.-based Polymateria, which develops biodegradable and compostable plastics; and South Africa’s Hippo Roller – an innovative and vital tool that enables better access to clean water. Explainer films will clarify what carbon capture, the circular bioeconomy and other process and ideas are, while written pieces are being commissioned from various thought-leaders in sustainability.
RE:TV will champion inspiring solutions from around the world. With content curated by Prince Charles, viewers will be able to explore content in five defined sub-channels: Re:Imagine, Re:Design, Re:Balance, Re:Invigorate, and Re:Invest.
In the UK, whatever initiative the Royal Family are promoting, which is usually climate change, the their media events and tv documentaries are heavily promoted. In a new documentary by the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, A Planet for Us All, the future king vows to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and focus on environmental issues: “My grandfather and my father have been in environmental work for many years,” William says. “My grandfather's well ahead of his time. My father, ahead of his time. And I really want to make sure that, in 20 years, George doesn't turn round and say, 'Are you ahead of your time?' Because if he does, we’re too late.” Though I never watched any of the programmes, the Mail reported on “Prince William's tears for wildlife: Duke of Cambridge is visibly moved as he meets rhinos on safari in Tanzania to learn how they're threatened by climate change in TV documentary”
At a separate event Sir David Attenborough attended a private viewing of his new documentary at Kensington Palace, hosted by the Duke of Cambridge. Sir David also met the Cambridge children, who were later filmed asking the world-famous environmentalist about his favourite animals and those which are most endangered.
The grandfather, that Prince William mentions, is the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip, who said in 1988 “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, to contribute something to solving overpopulation”. It appears that Prince Harry shares the same view…about population control, but not as blunt as his grandfather.
Prince Harry, has also been vocal about the need to save the planet and concerns over increasing population. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan to have two children “maximum” due to concerns about climate change. Harry shared the couple’s news in an interview with renowned primatologist Jane Goodall for the September issue of British Vogue, which Markle guest-edited.
Religion and the Climate Change
Since 2009, in response to The Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, number of media outlets and globalist influencers including the Pope have been promoting the idea of "slow Sunday or Sabbath Sunday" to raise climate change awareness and Institute it as a policy. Pope Francis has been instrumental in raising the agenda of climate change globally at UN General Assembly and has even considered changing the Catechism to include a summary that defines "ecological sins". Both Greta Thurnberg and the Pope have been vocal about this. But you will be mistaken to think this is new. The UN published a resource guide called "One Earth: United Nations Environmental Sabbath/Earth Rest Day, June 1-3, 1990. The publication was assembled with the idea of assisting religious leaders in all denominations to conduct services which would relate to the healing of Planet Earth in conjunction with the first United Nations Environmental Sabbath during June, 1990. Part II (of the guide) outlines non-sectarian actions, prayers, and songs suggested for use during the Environmental Sabbath celebration, along with denominational proclamations and prayers from the following religions: Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Moslem, Native American, Society of Friends, Baha'i, Sikh, and Society for Krishna Consciousness. The Guardian reported in 2009, that "Not long ago Sunday used to be a day of rest, a day of spiritual renewal, a day for families to come together, but we have changed Sunday from a day of rest to a day of shopping, flying and driving. However, in the context of excessive carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, which are bringing catastrophic upheavals, we can and should restore Sunday to a day for Gaia, a day for the Earth". Just last month, the Jesuit publication, American Magazine, another mouthpiece for the Vatican, published an article titled "Pope Francis: The pandemic has ‘given us a chance to develop new ways of living.’ In the article the Pope connects the Sabbath and the Jewish 50 year jubilee to the climate change agenda: After publishing the encyclical “Laudato Si’” in 2015, Pope Francis established this season of prayer, announcing in August that year that the Catholic Church worldwide would recognize Sept. 1 as a World Day of Prayer, joining an ecumenical celebration of prayer and action for our common home first started by the Orthodox Church in 1989. A jubilee year is also “a time to rest,” Francis said. He recalled that “God set aside the Sabbath so that the land and its inhabitants could rest and be renewed.” But, he noted, “our constant demand for growth and an endless cycle of production and consumption are exhausting the natural world.” He underlined the pressing need “to find just and sustainable ways of living...without destroying the ecosystems that sustain us.” Moreover, he said, a jubilee year is also “a time to restore the original harmony of creation” and “to re-establish equitable societal relationships, restoring their freedom and goods to all and forgiving one another’s debts.” In 2015, during the Paris Climate Agreement, the Pope made a number of media announcements and published a document as reported by NYT: "Pope Francis has set off an uproar over his document on the environment and the threat of climate change, an encyclical released Thursday called “Laudato Si’ ,” or “Praise Be to You: On Care for Our Common Home.” ......For at least three decades, bishops’ conferences and popes have spoken out on environmental problems. Francis’ encyclical is studded with quotations and footnotes from the statements of bishops in countries like Australia, Brazil, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Japan, the Philippines and the United States on the impact of climate change or environmental crises. For some of Francis’ most contentious arguments — about an economic system that exacerbates inequality and causes environmental degradation — he cites the words of his predecessors, especially St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI. He attributes the environmental crisis to wealthier, industrialized countries that extract resources to feed an insatiable desire for consumer goods. Christians also, he said, have been seduced by this consumerism, despite the tradition of monasticism and teachings on simplicity by St. Francis and others. “Christian spirituality proposes an alternative understanding of the quality of life, and encourages a prophetic and contemplative lifestyle, one capable of deep enjoyment free of the obsession with consumption,” Francis writes. “We need to take up an ancient lesson, found in different religious traditions and also in the Bible. It is the conviction that ‘less is more.’ ” Early in the encyclical, the pope spells out his intent for all humanity to undergo a spiritual transformation: “Our goal is not to amass information or to satisfy curiosity, but rather to become painfully aware, to dare to turn what is happening to the world into our own personal suffering and thus to discover what each of us can do about it." He says that the Bible’s reference to human beings having “dominion” over the earth has been misread by some Christians as giving license to humans to plunder its resources without respect for other living organisms. Francis notes that in the Book of Deuteronomy, it says that if you come upon a bird’s nest in a tree with a mother sitting upon the eggs, “You shall not take the mother with the young.” And in Exodus, it says that the Sabbath day of rest is not just for humans, but also so that your ox and the donkey can rest. “Clearly, the Bible has no place for a tyrannical anthropocentrism unconcerned for other creatures,” Francis writes. These ideas are at the core of Franciscan spirituality, inspired by the life and teachings of St. Francis of Assisi, the 13th-century friar whose name the pope adopted, said Patrick Carolan, executive director of the Franciscan Action Network, a coalition of Franciscan orders that works on social justice issues. Now, Greta Thunberg and her climate movement activists are calling for the same and like the Pope, at Amazon Synod, Greta is being called a modern-day Moses. "Look at this startling November 20 headline: “Your view: Greta’s weekly climate strikes ask for return to Sabbath.” It states the following: “Most are aware of the Sabbath (which means ‘to rest’ in Hebrew), where Moses taught that we should rest every seven days to glorify ‘The Creator,’ thus giving us the week that we still use today. Fewer, however, are aware that the Sabbath also teaches that we should leave fields fallow every seventh year, to give the land a rest as well. Greta Thunberg’s weekly climate strikes, which have grown to include millions of people worldwide, essentially combines the practice of giving ourselves and nature a rest into the same day for the same practical reason of the Sabbath, to maintain the abundant nature of ‘The Creation…’ So in some essential ways, Greta is like a modern-day Moses, asking us to slow down our consumption to a sustainable level so that humanity can live as responsible stewards of the earth, instead of ever-demanding consumers. And she’s going about it the same way, by leading weekly climate strikes that millions around the world have now joined. When the weekly climate strikes grow beyond the students and into the working world and then into our general society where everyone is striking for the climate once a week, then the practical idea behind the Sabbath will be re-achieved.5 There it is in black and white: “From Fridays for future to Sundays for future!” “Sunday rest to secure the future.” Similar campaigns were launched in response:
When Earth Demands Sabbath: Learning from the Coronavirus Pandemic - This might be the first time since the beginning of the Industrial Age that Earth is finally getting a break from the relentless activity and growth of human industrial production. Studies are showing that pollution levels have dropped significantly in areas of massive lock-downs and quarantines
The Sabbath in an Era of Climate Change - An ancient Jewish practice may help save us all
Green Shabbat (2019) - Congregations across the UK will take part this weekend in the first ever Green Shabbat, which coincides with London Climate Action Week.
As Christians that the Sabbath has always been on Saturday according to the Bible, continued to be practised by Jews but this was changed by Constantine. However, we are not legalistic or under the law that we worship only on a Saturday. It is because of this legalistic view that false religions like Seven Day Adventist was founded upon. When Emperor Constantine I - a pagan sun-worshipper—came to power in A.D. 313, he legalized Christianity and made the first Sunday-keeping law. His infamous Sunday enforcement law of March 7, A.D. 321, reads as follows: “On the venerable Day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed.” (Codex Justinianus 3.12.3, trans. Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, 5th ed. (New York, 1902), 3:380, note 1.) The Sunday law was officially confirmed by the Roman Papacy. The Council of Laodicea in A.D. 364 decreed, “Christians shall not Judaize and be idle on Saturday but shall work on that day; but the Lord’s day they shall especially honour, and, as being Christians, shall, if possible, do no work on that day. If, however, they are found Judaizing, they shall be shut out from Christ” (Strand, op. cit., citing Charles J. Hefele, A History of the Councils of the Church, 2 [Edinburgh, 1876] 316). The Catholic Church confirms through many statements that she has a mark. We read: "Sunday is our mark of authority. The church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance (to Sunday) is proof of that fact."2 Let us look at another: "Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change was her act... And the act is a MARK of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things." 5 2. "Catholic Record," London/Ontario, Sept. 1, 1923 5. H. F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons.
Meanwhile, Sustainablists work to keep these nations from developing or increasing energy use, thereby keeping them poor. Green regulations stop the building of infrastructure. They panic at the idea of increased energy use in developing nations. Instead of working to solve the real problems — the root of poverty — they exploit the excuse of overpopulation and advocate enforcing polices to drastically reduce populations. China’s brutal one-child policy with its forced abortions and sterilization has become their model.
Consider these quotes from the Sustainablists:
“Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.” — David Brower, Sierra Club
“A reasonable estimate for an industrialized world society at the present North American material standard of living would be 1 billion. At a more frugal European standard of living, 2 to 3 billion would be possible.” — United Nations Global Biodiversity Assessment
“We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place for capitalists and their projects. We must reclaim the roads and plowed lands, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of acres of presently settled land.” — Dave Foreman, Earth First
“Global sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty, reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control.” — Professor Maurice King, population control advocate
Every day, in national governments, in meetings at all levels of government, representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), planning groups, and “Change Agents” surround elected representatives and insist that their policies have nothing to do with international agendas. They regularly publish reports and rail against anyone even mentioning Agenda 21 or the new Agenda 2030 and preach the mantra to government officials that “Those people are just crazy conspiracy theorists. Ours is just a local plan for our community.”
Interview of Nigerian pro-life activist Obianuju Ekeocha on her book Target Africa: Ideological Neo-Colonialism in the Twenty-First Century and subsequent documentary Strings Attached, in which she details how Western leaders and philanthropists are attempting to impose their view of life and family on the developing world. As Ekeocha wrote after the Gates Foundation hosted a massive family planning conference in Ethiopia: “We are thirsty and they give us condoms! We are hungry and they offer us contraceptive pills! We are sick and they offer us the most modern techniques of abortion! We are naked and they lead us into the arms of sexual hedonism! We are imprisoned by poverty and they offer us sexual liberation! Silent tears roll down for Africa in a modern world that can neither see our pain nor hear our cry for help. We mourn deeply for the destructive seeds of sexual revolution which were sown last week in Addis Ababa.”
In order to govern and control a population, apart from the use of violence, people’s consent must be achieved via what Louis Althusser once called ideological state apparatuses: the education system, entertainment, religion, the political system and so on. Noam Chomsky’s book ‘The Manufacture of Consent’ discusses the important role of the media in this, and Antonio Gramsci wrote much about hegemony – the methods used by the dominant class to legitimize their position in the eyes of the ruled over – a kind of ‘consented coercion’ that disguises the true fist of power.
Last Friday, the Vatican issued a coin depicting a mother carrying the earth in her womb. The issue of the coin comes almost one year to the day when the idol Pachamama was worshipped in the Vatican gardens in the presence of Pope Francis as part of the opening ceremony of the Amazon synod.
“The Vatican City State Mint will issue a 10 euro silver coin made by Maestro Oldani, depicting a mother carrying the earth in her womb, to whom we owe care and love as if it were a daughter, with long ears of wheat in her hair, in a reference between past and future that becomes timeless, and therefore eternal,” states the official description of the coin.
“The celebration of life on earth is a commitment to take care of the planet, a project to which the Church intends to offer its support, a grandiose and complex work that aims: to promote international action to guarantee everyone a future, the food that is needed, both in quantity and quality, so that economic advancement may be accompanied with social development, without which there is no real progress.”
For 10 minutes at the World Economic Forum here on Wednesday afternoon, a conference room jammed with more than 100 high-powered delegates was entirely silent.
The rare interlude of equanimity came during a panel called Leading Mindfully, a discussion of how meditation was impacting the workplace
For 10 minutes at the World Economic Forum here on Wednesday afternoon, a conference room jammed with more than 100 high-powered delegates was entirely silent. The rare interlude of equanimity came during a panel called Leading Mindfully, a discussion of how meditation was impacting the workplace. And with a mix of breathing instructions, management theory and personal reflection, the session provided a stark counterpoint to the frenzied discussions about geopolitical instability, currency fluctuations and climate change in nearby rooms. “This is a very unusual event at the World Economic Forum, and it’s diagnostic of something much larger that is happening,” said Jon Kabat-Zinn, a [New Age] molecular biologist who helped popularize mindfulness meditation in recent decades. “What was once considered a radical, lunatic, fringe thing has been incorporated into medicine, science, academics and more.” Amid the Chattering of the Global Elite, a Silent Interlude” By David Gelles - New York Times
An original member of the environmental protest movement admits she took "medicines" and went to pray for "social change". UK Sky News reported that “Extinction Rebellion started after 'psychedelic' drug trip, co-founder says”.
“Gail Bradbrook, who was one of the original members of the Extinction Rebellion group, told a BBC documentary she took "psychedelic medicines" and went to pray, while on a retreat. She told the Inside Out West programme: "I've always been interested in how things change, in social change. "I was involved in the animal rights movement as a young woman, I've been involved in thinking about gender and issues around racism and so on.
"I'd been focused on trying to start civil disobedience since 2010 and I've tried many things and they didn't work, so I went on a retreat and prayed in a deep way with some psychedelic medicines. It was a really intense experience and I actually prayed for what I called the codes for social change, I thought there must be something I don't understand, and within a month my prayer was literally answered." Extinction Rebellion started after 'psychedelic' drug trip, co-founder says, Sky News
But there is another spiritual aspect to the climate change agenda and it is the promotion of “Gaia”. Gaia is the worship of the “Mother Earth”. It is what God has warned us against, the worship of creation rather than the creator and unfortunately it is being embraced by mainstream Christians, promoted by Christian media, organisations and churches under the guise of social justice:
…“biblical” call to social justice and the need for “Christians” to “act on their faith” to bring world peace and justice,……their Summit is anything but biblical. Jesus’ work on the Cross is not mentioned. Man’s need for a personal Savior because of our fallen state and sinfulness is not addressed either. Instead, Sojourners’ Healing + Resistance Summit believes that men and women can and should unite together to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world in order to achieve justice and peace. There is a strong contemplative emphasis (Yoga, centering prayer, body prayer, and spiritual direction) and ecumenical and interfaith emphases and participation as well…… “The profound level of global conflict, the apocalyptic disruptions in human and civil rights, and the vitriolic tensions in the U.S. call us to confront the power of our spiritual practices and strengthen our capacity to hold conversations and create dialogue across our different experiences. In order for us to continue creating the Beloved Community, we must increase our ability to listen, hear, understand, analyze, and empathize with those who possess different social identities and worldviews.” Climate Justice Global Peace LBGTQIA Racial Justice Disability Justice https://summitforchange.com/schedule/
Social Justice Emergent Jim Wallis and SoJourners Presents World Change Through Faith and Justice Summit
2 "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12:2
15 "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever." 1 John 2:15-17
14 "I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth." John 17:14-19