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Fusion Energy and a Worldwide Renaissance

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Scientific revolutions that propel societies forward occur as a result of a small number of creative individual’s commitment to solving as yet unresolved key questions regarding the nature of the universe. It is these pathfinders ability to think the future in a rigorous, scientific manner that can potentially bring about, if we decide politically to do so, a brighter future for the human species as a whole.

The commitment of some hundreds of scientists and engineers involved in research at a small number of Canadian plasma physics labs and fusion experimental reactors is an endeavour which necessarily partakes in aspects of this quality of inquiry. These fusion energy researchers are implicitly in accord with the provable notion that the history of human evolution and progress correlates with increases in energy flux densities.

The discovery of new physical principles translates into new technological applications and, eventually, will have a positive transformative impact as society develops a more advanced scientific and technological culture. This progress is measured by the resulting increases in the potential relative population density per square kilometre. But only a fusion-based economy, or what scientists have described as an isotope economy, represents the qualitatively higher economic platform capable of insuring the continuous growth of the world’s population which now stands at over 7 billion human beings.

Any so-called green energy source, if applied even on a continental scale, would have the immediate contrary effect of setting into motion higher death rates globally. The intention to achieve genocidal levels of population reduction was stated publicly and unabashedly as policy goals by leading representatives of the Anglo-Dutch Empire: To reduce the world’s population from the presently more than 7 billion people to less than 1 billion!

Crimes against humanity, as defined at the post-war Nuremberg trials, are now being committed every day of the year by an imperial banking system applying financial fascism against a majority of nation-states. Only a global Glass-Steagall system could put an end to such crimes. This is the sine qua non condition for any potential economic recovery. This immediate step should be undertaken before September 30th., the end of the U.S. fiscal year, which historically is a period of greater financial turbulence.

To bring about the ultimate defeat of the Anglo-Dutch Empire requires a new Renaissance that will accelerate the unleashing of the powers of mind of those billions who were otherwise slated for genocide.

The historical battles of Plato, Nicholas of Cusa, Gottfried Leibniz, Benjamin Franklin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and other leading humanists were not battles circumscribed within the boundaries of one nation or addressed to the particular struggles of their countrymen. They were universal battles, launched to develop the full potential of the creative mind of Man. Such is still the nature of the battle before us.

Let us not lament over lost opportunities, but let us remember the warnings of the republican poet John Milton, who in 1653, in the darkest hours of the Commonwealth, when the English people were about to restore the Stuart Monarchy, wrote in his Second Defence of the People of England:

“…And I have not circumscribed my defence of liberty within any petty circle around me, but have made it so general and comprehensive, that the justice and the reasonableness of such uncommon occurrences explained and defended, both among my countrymen and among foreigners, and which all good men cannot but approve, may serve to exalt the glory of my country, and to excite the imitation of posterity.

“If the conclusion do not answer to the beginning, that is their concern; I have delivered my testimony, I would almost say, have erected a monument, that will not readily be destroyed, to the reality of those singular and mighty achievements, which were above all praise.

“As the Epic Poet, who adheres at all to the rules of that species of composition, does not profess to describe the whole life of the hero whom he celebrates, but only some particular action of his life, as the resentment of Achilles at Troy, the return of Ulysses, or the coming of Æneas into Italy; so it will be sufficient, either for my justification or apology, that I have heroically celebrated at least one exploit of my countrymen; I pass by the rest, for who could recite the achievements of a whole people?

“If after such a display of courage and of vigour, you basely relinquish the path of virtue, if you do any thing unworthy of yourselves, posterity will sit in judgment on your conduct. They will see that the foundations were well laid; that the beginning (nay it was more than a beginning) was glorious; but, with deep emotions of concern will they regret, that those were wanting who might have completed the structure.

“They will lament that perseverance was not conjoined with such exertions and such virtues. They will see that there was a rich harvest of glory, and an opportunity afforded for the greatest achievements, but that men only were wanting for the execution; while they were not wanting who could rightly counsel, exhort, inspire, and bind an unfading wreath of praise round the brows of the illustrious actors in so glorious a scene.”