Michio Kaku: Endorser of Tyranny?

“Some people don’t want it. They fear this transition [to a one world government] because this transition is to a planetary civilization tolerant of many cultures. These are the terrorists. They in their gut they fear this because they know they are witnessing the birth pangs of the beginning of a new planetary civilization, and the terrorists want nothing to do with it.” – Michio Kaku

Dr. Michio Kaku is a brilliant theoretical physicist who is well known for popularizing science through his television shows as well as for his work in regards to String Theory and other areas of Quantum Physics. In this video, Dr. Kaku describes the different types of civilizations (Type 0, Type 1, Type 2, Type 3). The higher the number, the more advanced the civilization is, at least according to Dr. Kaku. A Type 1 civilization has the ability to harness the power of their planet and is governed by a one-world government. Dr. Kaku describes our civilization today as a Type 0 civilization transitioning to a Type 1. From a technological standpoint, everything sounds fine and dandy. However, Dr. Kaku makes a chilling comment at around 3:20 on the video. According to Dr. Kaku, some people “fear this transition [to a one world government] because this transition is to a planetary civilization tolerant of many cultures. These are the terrorists. They in their gut they fear this because they know they are witnessing the birth pangs of the beginning of a new planetary civilization, and the terrorists want nothing to do with it.” In other words, if you do not support the mother of big governments (you can’t get any bigger than a one-world government, unless if you’re a Type 2 or Type 3 civilization), you are a terrorist!?!

The bigger the government, the greater the propensity for tyranny, poverty, and all other ills of humanity increases. If a large government jurisdiction, let’s say the federal or global government, enacts some ill-advised policies. The consequences of those ill-advised policies will negatively impact everyone. If a small jurisdiction, say a municipal government, enacts some ill-advised policies, only the residents of that jurisdiction will feel the effects of those policies. Geographically speaking, it would be easier for residents of the smaller jurisdictions to relocate after failed policies are enacted. If a federal or global government screws up, where can the people go? Also, a system of smaller jurisdictions enacting policies and ideas is the breeding ground for continuous improvement and innovation. Each jurisdiction will have variations in their policies and ideas. The jurisdictions with the best policies and ideas will thrive while the failing jurisdictions will need to follow their templates for success or risk becoming a backwater to other jurisdictions. If the federal or a global governing entity fails (ie. functioning as a tyrannical/authoritarian), there are few if any other templates to follow for improvements.

Dr. Kaku is a brilliant scientist. Many of his works regarding the future of science and technology are nothing short of fascinating. However, that does not give him any credibility when describing the proper role/form of government. Branding people who oppose big government as “terrorists” is dangerous and unacceptable. You would expect to hear poisonous rhetoric like this (branding people who disagree with expanding government reach as terrorists/extremists) in a tyrannical society, not a free society.

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