The Common Sense Show
by Dave Hodges
Theorists assert that, as a civilization grows larger and becomes more advanced, its energy demands will increase rapidly due to its population growth and the energy requirements of its various machines. With this in mind, the Kardashev scale was developed as a way of measuring a civilization’s technological advancement based upon how much usable energy it has at its disposal. The Kardashev scale consists of six levels of civilization attainment (o-5). The earth finds itself at the end of Type 0.
This paper also concerns itself with the reasons why mankind lacks the resources to transition from Type 0 to Type 1. This paper will also make it clear why mankind has a 95% chance of perishing in this transition. First, let’s trace the path of human societal development that has brought us to the crisis point that we are at today.
The Five Subdivisions of Type 0 Civilization
At the upper echelon of human development, mankind has entered the Post-Industrial period. However, economic disparity has kept some on the planet at a level of the hunter gatherer. The following five societal categorizations represent the rite of passage that we must pass through to leave Type 0 and enter into a Type 1 civilization.
Hunter-gatherer societies demonstrate the strongest dependence on the environment of the various types of preindustrial societies. As the basic structure of human society until about 10,000–12,000 years ago, these groups were based around kinship or tribes. Hunter-gatherers relied on their surroundings for survival as they hunted wild animals and foraged for uncultivated plants for food. When resources became scarce, the group moved to a new area to find the resources related to survival, which meant that they were nomadic. Hunter-gatherer groups were common in the United States at the time of European settlement of the North American continent. It is incredulous to believe that the greed of the present banker imposed economic disparity still produces a number of hunter-gatherers on the planet.
Changing conditions and adaptations led some societies to rely on the domestication of animals where circumstances permitted. Approximately 7,500 years ago, human societies began to recognize their ability to tame and breed animals and to grow and cultivate their own plants.
Unlike earlier hunter-gatherers who depended entirely on existing resources to stay alive, pastoral groups were able to breed livestock for food, clothing, and transportation, creating a surplus of goods. Herding, or pastoral, societies remained nomadic because they were forced to follow their animals to fresh feeding grounds. Around the time that pastoral societies emerged, specialized occupations began to develop, and societies commenced trading with local groups.
At the time of the American Revolution, most of the colonists were pastoral in nature. When the elite deny technology to much of the planet, some people remain mired in a pastoral society.
While pastoral and horticultural societies used small, temporary tools such as digging sticks or hoes, agricultural societies relied on permanent tools for survival. Technology exploded as new tools for digging and harvesting were made of metal, making them more effective and longer lasting. Human settlements grew into towns and cities, and particularly bountiful regions became centers of trade and commerce.
This is also the age in which people had the time and comfort to engage in more contemplative and thoughtful activities, such as music, poetry, and philosophy. This period became referred to as the “dawn of civilization”. Craftsmanship, as a viable occupation became common.
The agriculture society also witnessed the rise of social classes and it is usually divisive. Those who had more resources could afford better living and developed into a class of nobility. Difference in social standing between men and women increased. As cities expanded, ownership and preservation of resources became a pressing concern.
Most of America’s 19th century was dominated by agricultural interests.
In the 18th century, Europe experienced a dramatic rise in technological invention related to production and the manufacturing of goods. This ushered in an era known as the Industrial Revolution.
Within a generation, tasks that had until this point required months of labor became achievable in a matter of days. Before the Industrial Revolution, work was largely person- or animal-based, relying on human workers or horses to power mills and drive pumps. In 1782, James Watt and Matthew Boulton created a steam engine that could do the work of 12 horses by itself.
Rather than planting and harvesting fields by hand, farmers were able to purchase mechanical seeders and threshing machines that caused agricultural productivity to soar. Products such as paper and glass became available to the average person, and the quality and accessibility of education and health care soared. Gas lights allowed increased visibility in the dark, and towns and cities developed a nightlife.
One of the results of increased productivity and technology was the rise of urban centers. Workers flocked to factories for jobs, and the populations of cities became increasingly diverse. The new generation became less preoccupied with maintaining family land and traditions, and more focused on acquiring wealth and achieving upward mobility for themselves and their family. It is a time that inspired Karl Marx to take note of the financial exploitation of the masses by the few.And this exploitation normally came in the form of central banking.
Industrialization led to a thirst for natural resources which, in turn, led to an increase in wars. As the technology increased so did the number of deaths resulting from wars. Technology is usually first obtained by the military and used to subjugate enemies. The power of government became increasingly dominated by the elite and governments subsequently killed more people than died in wars in the 20th century.
John D. Rockefeller became the symbol for industrial greed and oppression of the many by the few. At the time of his death, John D. Rockefeller made a penny for every dime made in America. Rockefeller and Rothschild interests became the seat of power for all modern governments which came to be dominated by central banking interests.
Information societies, sometimes known as postindustrial or digital societies, are a recent development. Unlike industrial societies that are rooted in the production of material goods, information societies are based on the production of information and services.
Digital technology is the life blood of information societies. Since the economy of information societies is driven by knowledge and not material goods, power lies with those in charge of storing and distributing information. Members of a postindustrial society are likely to be employed as sellers of services and software programmers or business consultants, for example. However, the producers of goods still exist, it is just that they exist in third world labor markets to take advantage of cheap labor. Social classes are divided by access to education, since without technical skills, people in an information society lack the means for success.
The hallmark characteristic of this period is the full development of Uranium 235. Nuclear power holds the promise to make cheap energy available across the planet. However, this same power could be used destroy humanity. The United States has enough nuclear weapons to destroy the entire planet several times over. A nuclear war would produce a condition called “nuclear winter” in which the rising dust, resulting in the aftermath of the discharge of nuclear weapons, would blanket the earth and would prevent sunlight from reaching the earth. Crops would fail and humanity would starve to death. If you ever wondered why the elite have seed banks in Norway and underground safety enclaves under Denver International Airport, now you know why. The elite know what is coming.
Humanity is near the end of Type 0, the rite of passage into a Type 1 civilization is not guaranteed. In fact, the odds are against any Type 0 making the transition to Type 1.
This brings us to the end of the Type 0 civilization. In order to transition into a Type 1, there are certain prerequisites which must be met:
1. The development of a universal and planetary language. Today, English is the business language of the planet.
2. The development of a global communications system. The rapidly expanding Internet would comprise the backbone of that system.
3. The development of one economic system. Through digital currency, the world is close to this inevitability, however, the system is in the hands of psychopaths who think nothing of killing billions in wars of occupation.
4. The development of a one-world government. Again, the banking interests on the planet dominate the governmental processes and this renders government to being the manifestation of evil and oppression.
5. The development of technology which enables complete control of the weather and this would make droughts and other devastating weather occurrences a thing of the past.
6. The development of space travel. Extinction level events such as comets and asteroids are always going to be a part of earth’s future. The development of advanced space travel allows for the people of the earth to meet these celestial challenges.
7. All regions of the planet must be at the same relative level of economic development and political autonomy in order to willingly embrace a Type 1 civilization. Today, approximately 80% of the GDP of the planet is dominated by less than 1% of the people and this underlies an economic disparity which will prevent the world from universally and willingly ushering in a New World Order.
8. Intelligent and moral leadership would form the unifying bonds of collaborative leadership needed to peacefully bring this diverse planet together.
With regard to points 7 and 8, mankind fails miserable. Today, the political and economic leadership on the planet is horribly immoral and devoid of a sense of justice and empathy with regard to the suffering of most of the people on the planet, of which, 75% live in poverty. The avarice and evil that dominates the leadership of the planet make the collectivization of power on this planet horribly evil and corrupt. No sane person should embrace globalization in any form. Rather than planetary unification lifting people up through unification, unification will involve enslaving the masses and promises to bring great destruction to the many. This is why globalism is equated with tyranny, evil, greed, corruption, genocide and ultimately, satanism.
Type 1 Civilization
Firstly, it is important to note that the human race is not even on this scale yet. Since we still sustain our energy needs from dead plants and animals, here on Earth, we are a lowly Type 0 civilization. The preeminent physicist Michio Kaku believes we will reach Type I in 100 – 200 years time.
Dr. Kaku also believes that mankind on the planet earth has a 5% chance of achieving a Type I designation. Kaku and other scientists believe that destruction of mankind is inevitable because of Uranium 235 and a series of chemical and biological weapons and the inevitable use of these terrible weapons in the name of acquiring more resources through wars designed to bring about planetary unification.
Interestingly, the folklore (e.g. Hopi, India, Chinese) on the planet would have us believe that mankind has risen up before, achieved a lofty technological status only to be crushed and leaving mankind to rebuild civilization. Whether that is true or not, I agree with Dr. Kaku that mankind does not have the morality and integrity that would be needed to transition into a Type 1 civilization.
Globalism Is Inherently Evil
Globalism should be opposed by all the non-elite with every fiber in our collective being. Most of us will not survive the age that we live in. Mankind is on a one-way trip to ultimate destruction.
What does Revelations say would happen to the earth if Jesus did not intervene? What does Revelations say about the coming casualty rates as the anti-Christ attempts to establish global governance? Three out of four of us are not going to make it according to the Bible. Humanity had better hope that the Bible is accurate. For if it is not, none of us are going to survive the transitional period that we find ourselves in.
At the end of the day, we have nobody to blame but ourselves for the mess that we find ourselves in. If we, as a human race, possessed morality and integrity, we would accept nothing less from our leaders. But if we continue to cheat on our spouses and swindle our business competitors, then we are no better than the Rockefellers and Rothschilds who dominate life on this planet. We have ultimately done this to ourselves. Meanwhile, we wait for divine intervention to fix what we lack the moral resources to repair.