People don't generally realize it, but the New World Order is founded on a religion. On the surface it looks like a religion of secularism. It goes deeper than that, however, because of what is worshipped in this religion. That worship can be characterized on a symbolic level (at least) as trinitarian. The three divine persons in this religion have the names History, Gaia and Moloch. All three are worshipped (either directly or indirectly - there is such a thing as a practical atheism, even in someone who believes, after a fashion, in God) and sacrificial offerings are given to all three. There are distinct differences in what each of these "gods" require as sacrifice. Actual human history records what these sacrificial offerings are.
- The god History requires, from time to time, the death of individuals, populations, economies, principles, other religions, individual liberty, heretofore enduring human institutions (notably marriage, family and local initiative), traditions, otherwise healthy and productive foreign alliances and many other things. In the postmodern era, the god History has demanded the end of national sovereignty and geographic integrity. The chief vice of this god seems to be ruthless imperiousness.
- The god Gaia only requires the death of energy extraction industries, industrial or agricultural practices, unregulated entry-level economies and the dreams and aspirations of families that hope to procreate or to profit from the aforesaid economic activities. The chief vice of this god seems to be impatience with the natural order insofar as it includes the human economy. A secondary vice is impatience with the scientific enterprise.
- The god Moloch, so far, has been satisfied with such sacrificial offerings as unborn babies, babies recently birthed but that had been intended to be aborted, babies recently birthed that had been discovered to be suffering from serious congenital or genetic defects, people whose survival depend upon exorbitant medical expenditures, people whose quality of life is deemed inadequate to justify maintenance (notably including many of the aged). The chief vice of this god seems to be contempt for the weak. A secondary vice is compassion devoid of respect for the dignity of the poor and the suffering.
All three of these gods appear to be driven by the same moral principle, namely, the ends justify the means. All three are ruled by the ubiquitous human vice of pride. All three have made strange bedfellows for the sake of expediency. All three have lured converts, acolytes, etc. with a common vision of an ideal reality. That common vision includes the following features.
- A global human population of about 500 million people. Such a population level simplifies the task of minimizing the negative impact of human civilization on the climate and the ecology. It also simplifies the task of ensuring sustainability. Both tasks would ordinarily require ingenuity and inventiveness. Not so when the world's population remains at such a low level. Of course, getting there will require unparalleled human suffering.
- A minimal global human footprint, leaving most of the globe's ecology to run free. This, in theory, has the advantages of ensuring maximum biodiversity and pristine habitats for scientific study and vacation venues.
- Releasing humanity from the drudgery of human labor and turning that effort over, progressively, to increasingly intelligent (if that's the right word) robotic devices. Thus, the vast bulk of humanity will be free to pursue art, science, literature, sports, and other forms of creative occupation and entertainment. This will, as a side effect, raise planners, technocrats, scientists and inventors to the status of demigods.
- Progressively integrating cybernetic technologies into the human ecology, thus, in theory, expanding human potential to an unlimited degree. (See the human potential movement.) Cyborgs, anyone? Vastly extended human lifespans, anyone? Human genetic engineering, anyone?
- Eventually (at the so-called "technological singularity") turning the management of all intelligent enterprises, including human enterprises, over to intelligent machines which are anticipated to rapidly evolve without practical foreseeable limitations.
- According to this vision of a technological singularity, it's conceivable that the human species may ultimately find its continued existence to be irrelevant, or, in the absence of that, the cybernetic overlords may reach that conclusion and systematically end humanity or allow it to perish from lack of support.
(Phases 3 through 6 are and have been recurring themes in science fiction, beginning with the Czech play, R.U.R., in 1921, by Karel Čapek. This play echoes the novels Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, and The Time Machine, by H. G. Welles.)
This common vision among the elites of the acolytes of this religion of ultra-managed globalism, known colloquially as the new world order, is not fully shared among its loyal subjects. Nevertheless, those subjects are continually catechized to appreciate the advantages of globally managed human enterprises, including, especially, human procreation and scientific, economic and cultural enterprises.