Congo’s priority is saving the planet

It sounds like a conspiracy story straight out of the depths of Qunun: the world has only enough resources for a billion people, and these “elites” will survive, leaving the remaining seven billion of Earth’s population weaken and die.

The only problem is that the average QAnon follower would be considered an elite – conspiracy theories are no fun if you’re an insider.

The roots of the golden billion theory can be traced back to Vladimir Lenin, most recently made famous by Anatoly Tsikkunov in his 1990 book The Conspiracy of the World Government: Russia and the Golden Billion.

Vladimir Putin, looking for justifications for war to play with the Russian public, has revived the theory in a we against the world appeal to Russian nationalism, and to rally support among Third World countries that might be somehow beneficial to their faltering economy.

Tim Roland

The golden billion is basically a symbol of the Western world. These elites appropriate all of the world’s resources, which they buy with pennies of a dollar in the name of building their own fortunes. Russia, rich in timber, gas and oil, and no other, is the heroic figure who stands up to those bullies who attack the world with its origins without just compensation and inclusion in the club of the world’s upper class.

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