What rough beasts are these?

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In 1919, the poet WB Yeats wrote a poem called The Second Coming, which seems strongly prophetic of some of the despotic regimes which were to emerge out of the fallout from the First World War.

Now it seems, we may be seeing history repeating itself. In an echo of Yeats’ words, things are falling apart, and the “rough beasts” he spoke of are lining up to pick up the spoils.

Unelected bodies like the World Economic Forum, and away from the public eye, the Bilderberg Group, are trying to dictate our global future.

How are they getting away with this?

Because we allow them to. More than that – as Yeats’ poem shows, we actually will it into being.

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SHOW NOTES

The Second Coming by W B Yeats
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43290/the-second-coming

The Guardian: “Do not resuscitate” orders given to covid-19 patients with learning difficulties:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/13/new-do-not-resuscitate-orders-imposed-on-covid-19-patients-with-learning-difficulties

Karina Urbach: “Go Betweens for Hitler”, Oxford University Press, 2015

Klaus Schwab, Wikipedia profile:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_Schwab

Klaus Schwab: The man who connects the dots

Klaus Schwab membership of Bilderberg Steering Committee, from the “official” website of the Bilderberg Group:

https://web.archive.org/web/20140202095633/http://www.bilderbergmeetings.org/former-steering-committee-members.html

Aleksander Milosz Zielinski, “The Bilderberg Conferences at Transnational Informal Global Governance Network”, pub University of Fribourg,

https://www.academia.edu/37335397/The_Bilderberg_Conferences_as_Transnational_Informal_Governance_Network_TIGN_Part_I

Independent: The Diversity Crisis at the world’s most influential think tank – by Charlie Skelton
https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/long-reads/bilderberg-group-white-diversity-mellody-hobson-steering-commitee-a9630586.html