H.G. Wells: Subdue yourselves to the federation of the world, or else

Old-Thinker News | Feb. 7, 2008

By Daniel Taylor

H.G. Wells is perhaps best known for his status as the father of science fiction and his “War of the Worlds”, which was recently transformed into a modern Hollywood production. Unknown to many, Wells penned several other books and essays which were not of the science fiction genre. The “New World Order”, and the “Open Conspiracy” are two notable pieces that Wells produced.

Wells wrote the first edition of “The Open Conspiracy” in 1928. This book details what Wells called the “Open Conspiracy” among intellectual elites who despise the old order of things and desire to work towards a grand world directorate, a global society in which individuals no longer hold fast to tradition, but yield themselves willingly to the world state for the good of all. The Open Conspiracy utilizes propaganda, educational and governmental reform, and other forms of influence to achieve its goals. The scientific management of the world is at the heart of the open conspirators agenda. Of course, this tight management is sold as being for the benefit of all.

Population control is named by Wells in the Open Conspiracy as a “primary condition” of the world directorate. Wells writes,

“There is a clear hope that, later, directed breeding will come within his [mankind’s] scope, but that goes beyond his present range of practical achievement, and we need not discuss it further here. Suffice it for us here that the world community of our desires, the organized world community conducting and ensuring its own progress, requires a deliberate collective control of population as a primary condition.

Very slight adjustments in social and economic arrangements will, in a world of clear available knowledge and straightforward practice in these matters, supply sufficient inducement or discouragement to affect the general birth rate or the birth rate of specific types as the directive sense of the community may consider desirable.

We want watchful and understanding guardians and drivers of complex delicate machines, which can be mishandled and brutalized and spoilt all too easily. The less disposed these masters of our machines are to inordinate multiplication, the more room and food in the world for their ampler lives. Even to the lowest level of a fully-mechanicalized civilization it is required that the human element should be select.”

A concise and bluntly stated summary of Wells’ idea of a federation of the world can be found in the introduction that he wrote for prominent eugenicist Margaret Sanger in her book “Pivot of Civilization”, written in 1922. Wells speaks with an authoritarian and elitist voice condemning the world for misusing the “gifts” that the elite have so kindly presented to mankind. He writes these chilling words,

“The New Civilization is saying to the Old now: “We cannot go on making power for you to spend upon international conflict. You must stop waving flags and bandying insults. You must organize the Peace of the World; you must subdue yourselves to the Federation of all mankind. And we cannot go on giving you health, freedom, enlargement, limitless wealth, if all our gifts to you are to be swamped by an indiscriminate torrent of progeny. We want fewer and better children who can be reared up to their full possibilities in unencumbered homes, and we cannot make the social life and the world-peace we are determined to make, with the ill-bred, ill-trained swarms of inferior citizens that you inflict upon us.”

With this one paragraph, Wells succeeds in presenting the full intent of population control: total domination.

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