By JOHN LEAKE
In his recent Joe Rogan interview, Dr. Jordan Peterson articulated a vision of an alternative to the central, oligarchic power that has, in recent years, greatly extended its power over mankind. As he said to Mr. Rogan:
You guys [Russell Brand and Joe Rogan] are very sensitive to the danger of that kind of corrupt collusion, that regulatory capture that occurs when corporate entities, media entities, and governmental entities are all in bed together—like the FDA, the CDC, and so forth and so on.
For years, Dr. Peterson has been the world’s most eloquent critic of corrupt central power. As he has frequently explained, much of the trouble is the inevitable outcome of an organization or jurisdiction that becomes so big that those who occupy the command center cease having any contact with or understanding of the far flung communities that lie in their dominion.
His critique touches on the longstanding tension between Empire and Nation State. In the U.S. American context, we see the same tension between Federal Authority and States Rights. It seems to me that one arrangement is not necessarily better than the other—it all depends on the quality of the laws, the integrity of their administration, and the character of those in office. I write this post in a hotel a few hundred yards away from the Secretariat Building in New Delhi, India—the administrative seat of the British rule in India from 1931-1947, now the government cabinet offices of the Republic of India. There is a vast literature on British rule in India, and whether it was (on the whole) good or bad for the diverse peoples who occupy the Indian subcontinent. Some have argued that British rule brought many positive developments to the region; others have argued that British rule was exploitative. I suspect it was a combination of both.
In the case of the COVID-19 pandemic response, it’s clear that the Centralized Power/Imperialist model was a catastrophe. Countless observers were astonished at the “Lock Step” response of the U.S., UK, Canada, EU, and Australian governments to the Pandemic—a scenario envisaged by a Rockefeller Foundation’s 2010 global governance strategy document Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development.
This is no coincidence, because the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum, and the Wellcome Trust are key players in what we call the Bio-Pharmaceutical Complex—a centralized, globalist power structure that drove the pandemic response.
Prior to 2020, it was not in the least bit controversial to point out that the Rockefeller and Gates Foundations were wielding an outsize influence on global health and agricultural policy. Indeed, in 2016, the Global Policy Forum published a major study on this state of affairs. Far from characterizing this study as a “conspiracy theory,” the UK Guardian published a long report on it.
I’m very glad to see that Dr. Peterson is now speaking about the “regulatory capture that occurs when corporate entities, media entities, and governmental entities are all in bed together—like the FDA, the CDC.” To see this section of his recent Joe Rogan interview, CLICK the image below.