Simon Elmer, whom UK Column has previously interviewed, sees the return of fascism to the political economy of the West—a new international and technocratic form of totalitarian government—as a huge and immediate threat to individual rights and to human thriving.
The globalist and anti-nationalist nature of the contemporary brand of fascism leads people to miss the similarities between the present encroachment of the authoritarian state and its 1920s, 1930s and 1940s forebears.
The huge alphabet soup of international bodies such as the WHO, the IMF and the WEF comprises the organisations in which the policies that rule us, that direct our societies, originate. We even see the Leader of His Majesty's Loyal Opposition, Sir Keir Starmer, publicly choosing the World Economic Forum's Davos meeting over the Westminster Parliament as the forum he prefers.
Elmer highlights the similarities between the present "woke" ideology and the fascist states of the mid-twentieth century, especially discerned in the speed and thoroughness of their takeover of our institutions, our education system and our politics.
The Covid faithful—the people who would happily target the unmasked, exclude the unvaxxed or report the non-socially-distanced—gave us a snapshot of where this development is heading. But the constant fearmongering is changing society and is promoting extremism (all to save us from environmental collapse or other perceived threats), and the woke religion is spreading far beyond those who trembled at the propaganda over Covid–19.
The WHO is now decreeing (its own definition of) health a right, and a fundamental human right at that (as opposed to a conditional right that, as we discovered during Covid, means no right at all if the Government decides otherwise). The effect is to justify authoritarian state intervention into private life, commercial activity and every aspect of civil society—all for our wellbeing (a never-defined noun).
Simon Elmer concludes by observing that, at present, real government is world government—and that to resist and defeat this behemoth, we must rediscover our shared humanity. That prospect will be explored in Part 2 of this interview.