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Covid-19: is there a plan for global governance?

Different organisations and institutions, from the World Health Organisation to the World Economic Forum, have been quick to declare Covid-19 a global crisis. The virus calls for a global response and, possibly, some form of global governance. Commentators warn that a move from local representative government to anonymous global governance could have very adverse effects and that societies could become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.

When Covid-19 appeared six months ago, it seemed to come out of nowhere. A recent interview by Spiro Skouras with Rosa Koire, however, sheds a different light on this assumption, in particular by suggesting that a global pandemic perfectly fits what they refer to as Agenda 21. This agenda, a long-term plan for the 21stcentury which was agreed on by multilateral organizations and national governments in 1992, as well as the better known 2030 Sustainable Development Goals are both UN programmes. The latter is a milestone within the century-long Agenda 21 plan.

Although Agenda 21 contains many of today’s relevant buzzwords, such as sustainability, Koire makes it clear she feels Agenda 21 is about “destroying your ability to have representative government, it’s about changing your government to governance. The goal is to transfer power from local individuals to a global governance system. It’s a plan to disrupt and destroy the current system. It’s a plan of transformation and control”.

Koire sees other examples of this on a regional scale. The America 2050 Strategy, for example, states that it “is developing a framework for America’s future growth that identifies 10 or more emerging megaregions” in order to make the investments that will maximize America’s competitiveness. As Koire expects that the new megaregions will replace the different states, she claims that this will also destroy the concept of the nation state, and thereby also the idea of active national citizenship. Rosa Koire argues that Agenda 21 is a stealth plan because it is a global plan that is implemented locally, with the ultimate aim of destroying countries’ social fabric.

Other organizations, too, are quick to argue that a global crisis requires a global response, and would eventually justify global governance. Thus, the theme of next year’s World Economic Form is “The Great Reset”. With the 2030 deadline in mind, Skouras notes “it’s almost as if they pressed the play bottom as soon as 2020 hit, even though this has been a longstanding agenda”.

Who is “they”, one might wonder. Koire makes a convincing argument that a technocratic elite has long dreamed of some form of global governance. Indeed, President Eisenhower’s farewell speech famously warned against the danger that public policy could become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. This is what Agenda 21 in essence represents, according to Skouras. It is the inventory and control plan of every aspect of life by transitioning into a digital system. Given that the number of patent applications has increased substantially since we entered the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we have reached the point where technology has caught up with what were previously still utopian plans of this scientific-technological elite.

As futuristic as the above may sound, recent events point in the direction sketched by Skouras and Koire. Scientists at Cornell University have meanwhile created simple machines constructed of biomaterials with properties of living things. New Zealand has presented its first AI police officer and Singapore is using robots to enforce social distancing.

Many questions remain after watching this intriguing interview. Is the Covid-19 crisis playing into a pre-planned agenda? Are we witnessing how a global elite is trying to rebuild individuals as the new global citizen?

Author: Olivier Vonk

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