The one-child policy was adopted in 1979 to control the population in China. It is estimated that the policy eliminated 400,000,000 births by 2011. There were many claims of human rights violations due to the forced abortions and unsafe IUD implants.
The policies restrictions have been relaxed over the years allowing members of certain ethnic groups to have two children. In 2013 China relaxed the policy further to allow only-child adults to have two children.
At times, couples that had a daughter failed to report the birth or offered the girl up for adoption. A son was valued over a daughter because a son is obligated to take care of his parents in old age and carry on the family name. This caused a large number of females to be left in orphanages, many experiencing poor care.
The most shocking result of the one-child policy is the thousands of forced abortions in later months and even infanticide at birth. The reports of the 100 million missing girls suggests a high rate of infanticide.
Experts say that the one-child policy has created problems for China. Now, there is a reduced work force that struggles to power the economy. With the shrinking work force China will have a hard time paying pensions to the growing aging population.
China’s work force has declined steadily to 916 million workers, and this decline is expected to continue, while the number of those aged 60 and over is projected to reach 400 million or one-quarter of the population in the next 20 years.
It will be interesting to see how China deals with these issues. Perhaps outsourcing to Bangladesh?
One of the characters in my book was a victim of the one-child policy. Jazz must devise a daring plan to help this woman return to the family that was forced to place her in hiding when she was a baby.
Wikipedia states that the name Illuminati refers to the Bavarian Illuminati founded in 1776. A woman purportedly born into an American Illuminati family, stated that the group was named several hundred years ago in Bavaria, Germany. The roots of the Illuminati are the order of the Knights Templar, Rosicrusians, Baphetomism and Druidic cults. Illuminism evolved from combining principles of these groups.
It is claimed that ex-Illuminists confirmed the bloodlines of some of the wealthiest and most influential families that comprise the Illuminati, and that many of these members are part of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bilderberg Group. According to other sources the Illuminati function today as an organized society that influences governments and corporations.
An article written by Henry Makow Ph.D. describes the woman named “Svali” who was raised in the Illuminati and defected to reveal the truths around the modern secret society. Svali relayed in December 2000 the Illuminati’s plans for a financial collapse caused by their manipulations of financial institutions, stocks and interest rates. The result would be financial panic worldwide and the subsequent control of people through finances. Sound familiar?
Part of the master plan of the Illuminati is said to be population control. This is the concept that I used in my novel. I don’t spend much time deliberating over the truth or fiction of an organized controlling evil. I do, however, find these ideas intriguing and have had a lot of fun using them to weave twists and turns into my story.
I would love to hear what other people think about these conspiracy theories.
Besides for my book Remote Viewer being inspired by the remote viewing phenomenon, I was also inspired by a claim made by a journalist. In 2008 Benjamin Fulford stated that he was the liaison between Chinese assassins and 10,000 members of the Illuminati. Fulford was to give the assassins the names and addresses of these members and negotiate a settlement. The assassins wanted to stop the Illuminati from implementing their plans for population control.
When the Manchus invaded China in 1644 the Ming army went underground. The claim is that this group evolved into the Green and Red Chinese secret society. In the 1940’s they were called the Green and Red gangs and fought the communists in Shanghai. When the gangs were defeated in 1949 they became an underground organization.
Here is what Fulford had to say:
“It must be made very clear though that it is not a crime gang. Although many members are Triad and Yakuza members, over two thirds of the members are intellectuals such as university professors, researchers and government bureaucrats. Each member earns their own living and membership in the society is like belonging to an emergency fire brigade. Their book of rules reads like a book of ethics filled with instructions to do things like help the weak, fight injustice, help your comrades etc.”
“They approached me and asked if they could help after I made a speech in Tokyo describing the Bush regimes’ use of race-specific biological weapons. For me it was like a ghost from the history books appearing right in front of me. At first I thought of silly things like having them play 911 truth videos in Chinatowns around the world. However, then I remembered the scene from the movie Kill Bill where Uma Thurman snatches out her opponent’s eye. I soon realized these people could save the world by directly attacking the eye at the top of the pyramid on the one-dollar bill.”
Fulford explained the roots of the Illuminati and the goals of the different factions. In my book Remote Viewer the group he termed neo-Nazis, who’s goal is to reduce the population of most races by disease, war and hunger, became part of the plot.
Fulford’s claims are intriguing and make for a good fiction storyline. The nagging questions in the back of my mind are: How does Fulford have the names and addresses of 10,000 Illuminati members? Why don’t the assassins have this information? Why do the assassins need him? Does the Illuminati really have a master plan to reduce the world population? How does Fulford get the intelligence he claims to receive? Is there really an organization termed the Illuminati?