After the proclaimed coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, mankind is facing a global crisis as the consequences have unprecedented impacts on the economics, politics, health systems, and societies as a whole. The influence of powerful corporations and banks is expanding and permeating into international organizations’ areas of influence and activities, especially the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the European Union, along with national governments. At the same time, a new paradigm is “offered” by these key players to the world that intends to transform society into a technocratic system centered around the idea of transhumanism and governed by a “New world government” that is not based on democratic foundations. Science has become the religion of our time, and such “scientism” directly influences human life, particularly the health and the healthcare system. The final outcome of this deep societal paradigm change is publicly well-disclosed, but what remains elusive is how will society members, and humans, react to the changes that are already being imposed to reach the technocratic/transhumanistic society transformation.
On its website, the WEF presents itself as a “global platform for public-private cooperation,” as a “partnership between business people, politicians, intellectuals and other leaders of society” to “define, discuss and advance key issues on the global agenda,”https://www.weforum.org/, accessed on 30th October 2022.
Adecco Group, African Rainbow Minerals Agility, AIG, Huawei Technologies, Alibaba Group, Open Society Foundations, Alix Partners, Allianz, Arcelor Mittal, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Luksic Group, Astra Zeneca, Bahrain Economic Development Board, IBM, Bain & Company, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Group, VTB Bank of America, Barclays, Johnson & Johnson, The Coca-Cola Company, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Cognizant, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Microsoft, Mitsubishi Corporation, Deutsche Post DHL, Ericsson, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Google, Pfizer, Qatar Investment Authority, Royal Philips, Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC), Sberbank, Schneider Electric, Uber Technologies, UBS, Unilever, Visa, Wellcome Trust, Western Union, Zurich Insurance Group and several dozen of the most powerful corporations, foundations and banks in the world, https://www.weforum.org/, accessed on 30th October, 2022.
Klaus Schwab is a German engineer and economist who is also known to be the founder and president of the World Economic Forum. The WEF board of directors includes Laurence D. Fink (USA), president and CEO of Blackrock, the world's largest investment management company with nearly $ 7 trillion in assets, Senator Al Gore (USA), Mark Carney (Canada), WHO Governor of the Bank of England and Christine Lagarde (Francuska), today President of the European Central Bank (ECB), former President and Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) 2011–2019, André Hoffmann (Switzerland), billionaire Vice President of the world's second-largest pharmaceutical company, Hoffmann-La Roche, President of MIT, L. Rafael Reif (Venezuela/USA) and David Rubinstein (USA), President of the Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Co-Founder and CEO Co-Chair of The Carlyle Group, a private equity firm based in Washington, DC. EF was founded by German engineer Klaus Schwab in 1987. godine. According to COVID-19, the pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to rethink and rebuild our world. There are some more facts that speak for themselves about the power and impact of the WEF and the future development of medicine. https://www.weforum.org/about/klaus-schwab, accessed on 30th October, 2022.
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For transhumanists, for example, the notion of religiosity in the traditional sense is excluded, and at the center is the almost divine rule of technique and subject. This illusory desire of the postmortal state for the liberation of the religious in the name of rationality often leads to opposite effects. Namely, wanting to free man from his ontological–biological imperfections, transhumanism brings man to a state of auto-idolatry because it subjugates him to the power of his inventions, giving them more power than the inventor himself. Thus the source of power is perverted, and the man disappears into the depths of his own handicrafts; they are worshiped and (un) consciously served by occupying the position of the machine. Some transhumanists, such as Bostrom, talk about an existential risk that should not be ignored or that calls for prudence. Odilon-Gbènoukpo Singbo. (2020)Philosophical Research 158, 40, Zagreb, p. 15.
Nick Bostrom, the philosopher, is a professor at Oxford University known for his work on the existential principle of risk. Ethics of human improvement, superintelligence risks, and the reversal test. In 2011, he founded the Oxford Martin Program on the Impacts of Future Technology and is the founder of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. He is one of those scientists who does not hide his concern about the possible negative impact of artificial intelligence on society. https://nickbostrom.com/cv.pdf, accessed on October 30th 2022.
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Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution draws on the contributions of more than 200 of the world's leading technology, economic and sociological experts to present a practical guide for citizens, business leaders, and influential policymakers. World Economic Forum, https://www.weforum.org/focus/shaping-the-fourth-industrial-revolution, accessed on 30th October 2022.
Prof. Harari is a historian, philosopher, and the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. Prof. Harari is a historian, philosopher, and the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, and Sapiens: A Graphic History. His books have sold 27.5 Million copies in 60 languages, and he is considered one of the world's most influential public intellectuals today. Yuval Noah Harari (2020) Financial Times, https://www.ft.com/content/19d90308-6858-11ea-a3c9-1fe6fedcca75, accessed on 30th October 2022.
The funds received by the World Health Organization includes member states and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Recently, agencies such as The Global Fund, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, and philanthropists such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have emerged as key voluntary contributors. Source: https://theconversation.com/world-health-organization-what-does-it-spend-its-money-on-136544, accessed on October 30th 2022. The organization is, therefore, weakened by a lack of money, and staff with extensive experience have been laid off in order to employ young people under contract. Foundation Bill & Melinda Gates every two years donates $551 million to the World Health Organization Source: Universita 'di Padova, 2021, https://ilbolive.unipd.it/it/news/chi-finanzia-lorganizzazione-mondiale-sanita, accesed on October 30th 2022. He who controls the budget also controls politics. All this is already directly reflected in medicine and public health.
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Among the participants, we find well-known names; Angela Merkel, EmmanuelMacron, Nicolas Sarkozy, Viktor Orbán Tony Blair, Bill Gates - Microsoft, Sebastian Kurz, JeffBezos - Amazon, Jean-ClaudeJuncker, Richard Branson - Virgin, Chelsea Clinton from the Foundation Clinton, etc. There are currently about 1300 students at this school. RAIR Foundation USA 10th November 2021, https://rairfoundation.com/exposed-klaus-schwabs-school-for-covid-dictators-plan-for-great-reset-videos/, accessed on 30th October 2022.
Ernst Wolff is a German writer and journalist. His focus is a critique of the global financial and monetary system, particularly the role of the MMF-a, World Bank, Federal reserve and Bretton Woods system. https://darachi.com/ernst-wolff-hedge-funds-coronavirus-ccp-world-take-over, accessed on 30th October 2022.
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Srećko Horvat (2020) New Statesman, Great Britain, 6th March 2020. https://www.internazionale.it/notizie/srecko-horvat/2020/03/06/virus-pericolo-politico, accessed on October 30th 2022. Srećko Horvat is a Croatian philosopher, writer, and political activist. The German weeklyDerFreitagcalledhim “one of the most exciting voices of his generation,” describing him as “a burning voice of dissent in the post-Yugoslavlan landscape.” His works have been published in journals The Guardian, Al Jazeera, DerSpiegel, Jacobin, Newsweek, and The New York Times.
More about that is in the book Yuval Noah Harari “21 Lections for the 21st Century”, Fokus, Zagreb 2018.
C J Hopkins, https://consentfactory.org/2020/10/13/the-covidian-cult/, accessed on October 27th2022. In October 2020, Hopkins wrote an essay entitled The Covidian Cult, in which he described the so-called “new normal” as a global totalitarian ideological movement. One of the hallmarks of totalitarianism is mass compliance with the official psychotic narrative. This is not a normal official narrative, like the one about the “cold war” or the “War on Terror.” It is a totally misleading official narrative, which has little or nothing to do with reality and which is contradicted by the predominance of facts. Such narratives are always paranoid, portraying a cult as threatened or persecuted by an evil enemy or antagonistic force, from which only unconditional compliance with the cult's ideology can save its members. It makes little difference whether this antagonist is a traditional culture, a counter-revolutionary, a Jew, or a virus. The point, he believes, is not in the identity of the enemy. The point is in the atmosphere of paranoia and hysteria created by the official narrative, which holds the members of the cult (or society) together. https://consentfactory.org/2020/10/13/the-covidian-cult/, accessed on October 27th 2022.).
Robert Jay Lifton is an American psychiatrist and author known for his studies of the psychological causes and consequences of wars and political violence and for his reform of the theory of thought. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Jay_Lifton, accessed on 30th October 2022.
Margaret Thaler Singer, American clinical psychologist, and researcher. She was a prominent figure in the study of inappropriate influence in social and religious contexts. Her main areas of research included schizophrenia, family therapy, brainwashing, and coercion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Singer, accessed on October 30th 2022.
“Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs; we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed, and love of power”, said Patrick Jake O'Rourke - writer. And Victor Hugo once said, “Ignorance is daydreaming, and curious daydreaming is power.” Goethe wrote: “Nothing is more terrible than active ignorance”; Karl Popper: “True ignorance is not a lack of knowledge, but a refusal to acquire it,” Emma Goldman; “The most violent element of society is ignorance.” Source: “Iitalialaica” - La nostra ignoranza e ‘stata pianificata con grande sapienza, http://www.italialaica.it/news/articoli/59854August 21st, 2019. “The purpose of science is not so much to open the door to infinite knowledge as to set up a barrier to infinite ignorance” (Bertold Brecht).
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Christopher Hopkins is an award-winning playwright, novelist, satirist, and political commentator. His works have been presented in theaters of international importance and at festivals. Hispoliticalsatires and commentaries are published by Consent Factory, RT.com, OffGuardian, ZeroHedge, ColdType, Dissident Voice, and other publications. His dystopian sci-fi novel “Zone 23” was published in 2017 in an edition by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. https://cjhopkins.com/, accessed on October 30th 2022.
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Totalitarianism arises where society as a totality with a prominent party as a representative of that totality “swallowed” the state. Let us remember only the statement of Carl Schmitt, who, after Hitler came to power in 1933, wrote that Hegel died that day and with him the bureaucratic state of the 19th century. The disappearance of the state paved the way for totalitarianism. Goran Sunajko, Opasnost od normalnih: politizacija ludila u Foucaultovu i Lützovu diskursu”, Filozofska istraživanja 36 (2016) 3, pp. 451–472.
Galloiswriter, keynote speaker, executive coach. Degree in Organizational Development, Bocconi University, Milan; Chartered Fellow, FCIPD, UK. Certified Transformational Coach, Georgetown University. Has worked in more than 70 countries. Formerly: with Citigroup, Milan, London, and New York; with the International Finance Corporation, Washington DC; Director, Human Resources, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London; Chief Learning Officer, World Bank, Washington DC. Currently, Chief Human Resources Officer at World Economic Forum. Associate Professor, Hult-Ashridge (UK) and Bocconi University (Italy). Author: World Economic Forum Agenda Blog; Forbes Magazine; HBR Italia. https://www.paologallo.net/about, accessed on October 30th 2022.
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Žarko Paić is an associate professor of the Study of Fashion Design at the Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, where he teaches sociology of culture, aesthetics, fashion theory, semiotics, and visual communication, and is a visiting full professor of philosophy of art and sociology of media and communication at Singidunum University in Belgrade. https://www.ttf.unizg.hr/en/teachers-and-associates/zarko-paic/25, accessed on 30th October 2022.
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Singbo Beninski is a Croatian Catholic priest, theologian, and spiritual writer. He was born on 4th January 1980, in the village of Hondji, in the African state of Benin, where he attended elementary school. He attended the classical grammar school in Porto-Nova, the capital of Bénin. In October 2000, he began his spiritual year at the Theological Seminary of the Propaedeutics of St. Joseph in Misseret in Bénin. After that he continued his formation at the seminary “Msgr. Louis Parisot”, where he studied philosophy for two years. After a year of pastoral practice at the Catholic Gymnasium Gospe Lurdske u Porto-Novu, he was sent to Zagreb to continue his theological studies at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Zagreb, where he received his doctorate. https://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odilon-Gb%C3%A8noukpo_Singbo, accessed on 30th October 2022.
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