Understanding Them Better Than They Understand Themselves
Anyone who says, whether stridently or matter-of-factly, whether publicly or in your living room, that in order to solve this or that problem, “we have to come together globally to take the necessary actions,” is showing you, in no uncertain terms, that he has wittingly or unwittingly accepted the premise that it is both good and necessary for the entire human race to live under the ultimate and overriding authority of a super-governmental committee that derives its power not from any popular mandate or constitutional foundation, but rather from its own superior and ungainsayable knowledge of how everyone else’s life, resources, and actions must be restricted and micromanaged in the name of solving alleged problems. In other words, you must know, when you hear such words, that you are listening to a man who in his heart has already ceded his humanity, his reason, and his country to the principles of global totalitarianism.
Always know what you are arguing against — and, by implication, what is not worth trying to argue against.
When governments reach the point at which they directly admit that their policies are designed to push the limits of “what people will accept,” to test those limits and inure the public to the future possibility of further encroachments into “areas” (i.e., freedoms) that would have been considered sacrosanct and beyond the pale just a short time ago, you may rest assured that they are already feeling essentially unlimited in their powers, and merely in need of waiting — that frustrating and inconvenient waiting! — until it becomes more comfortable to execute in full the authoritarian controls they have hitherto convinced themselves are inevitable and necessary.
Today, almost every government in the advanced world has made this admission itself a matter of official state policy, as disseminated through the normalizing repetition of both the official and unofficial state media.