The 2020s: A Peek at the Decade Ahead

01/11/202025 Comments

Well, that didn't take long. You'll recall that it was mere weeks ago that I predicted that the trend of 2020 would be "The End of the Internet (as we've known it)," and, sadly, before 2019 was even finished a steady stream of stories flooded the newswires to prove me correct.

Morocco has sentenced a YouTuber to four years in prison for daring to insult the king.

The Singaporean government has forced Facebook to publish a "correction" on a post that they deemed to contain "fake news."

Four townships in northern Myanmar remain under one of the longest internet blackouts in the world for daring to assert a desire for ethnic self-determination.

And Russia and China have teamed up on a new convention that will empower the UN to convene a panel of "international experts" to determine how best to combat online thought crime.

And all of that was just in the past few weeks. Imagine what we have to look forward to throughout the rest of 2020. Not pleasant, is it?

Now imagine what we'll have to look forward to through the 2020s. Even worse, huh?

Yes, as bleak as things seem at the moment, there are any number of reasons to believe that things are going to be that much worse a decade from now. And I'm not just talking about internet censorship here, either. After all, as dedicated Corbett Reporteers will already know, the technocrats are all on board for Agenda 2030.

So buckle in, folks. Let's take a ride through the next ten years of technocratic tyranny . . . and see if there's a way we can derail this agenda before we arrive at its final destination.

Get a jump start on the new decade as James looks ahead to the stories and trends that will determine our fate over the next ten years. Also, stick around for recommended reading and viewing in this week's edition of The Corbett Report Subscriber.

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  1. yabba says:

    Great piece, thanks.

  2. altittude says:

    After reading this article i wanted to check up on MSM to see if anything could be found to further support this article. Low and behold canadian MSM had this little gem
    We need this bus ride from hell to crash…without us onboard.
    Thxs for the great piece!

  3. kwignall says:

    Glad this otherwise bleek article ended on a positive note.
    Keep up the good work.

  4. generalbottlewasher says:

    Poignant article James Corbett, shows you can really write when you put your back into it. I did notice a first in reference “Corbett Reporteers ” interesting term. So accurate a use of Bacon English from the pen of a real wordsmith. Many pages of this kind a stuff needs a guide-book form for the great times ahead. Or just a little ‘ol book will do. You raised the bar with this one. I agree with all those sensing how really good this is. Thank you, now where is that double-down button?

  5. Not Another Not-Bot! says:

    Lots of eggs will have to be broken in order for the rise of those shining smart cities into the sattelite-infested sky. As once the sacrificial victims were inserted into the foundations of the pyramids in Mexico.

  6. thomas.j says:

    Wow that Sam Harris TED talk. It’s a bit arrogant to claim he have solved the hard problem of consciousness (our brains and thoughts are build from atoms):

    • Ethan Hunter says:

      Totally with you thomas.j!

      Sam Harris is of the same ilk as Dawkins, Shermer, Krauss, etc. as other materialistic scientists are – and they are extremely arrogant!

      However, with each new discovery in quantum physics and other related fields their materialistic paradigm that they still speak from their ass on is falling apart and experiencing a credibility crunch.

      And they don’t have the same level of fawning, devoted fans since the rise of postmodernism thought in many of the colleges today – and are quickly losing the power they once had.

  7. Ethan Hunter says:

    I can’t help but reading this and other works of the technocratic future that is being planned…of thinking how we were being prepared for this by insiders and writers in the realm of science fiction.

    Granted, we are well aware of 1984 and Brave New World, but seldom do we consider other works of fiction/film that have commented or even painted for us the dystopian future that awaits us if the technocrats have their way.

    Works such as Blade Runner (based on Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) and William Gibson’s Neuromancer certainly seemed outlandish at the time they were released but in recent years and in coming years have turned out to be horridly prophetic.

    I recommend an introduction to the concept of “Cyberpunk” that is in the realm of gaming circles but certainly points to the corporate fascism that has been planned for more than a century now and gives us an idea of what future is around the corner.

    For an introduction to Cyberpunk…I recommend highly this documentary put together for an idea of how prophetic this genre of fiction has been.


    James, perhaps you and Broc can put together an addition to the Film, Literature, and the New World Order discussing works like Blade Runner, Neuromancer, A Clockwork Orange, etc.????

    Please, pretty please!!! Lol…only if you want to. Just an idea to jazz things up a little on this wonderful website!

    Ethan 🙂

    • cooly says:

      Hi Ethan-

      As far as the films go, I would add Children Of Men to the list. It was also made several years ago. I remember coming across an interview with the director in which he expressed frustration with people telling him how prophetic it was. His response was basically, and this is a paraphrase, “ A lot of the things in the film were already happening. Weren’t you fucking paying attention?”
      Also, On The Beach is worth watching. The Department Of “Defense” refused to provide assistance. So that says something I guess.

      • Ethan Hunter says:

        Excellent…I’ll check those titles out.

        It is amazing how people are not paying attention, and it sometimes takes a film or a fictional topic to wake them up, as “The Jungle” woke up Roosevelt to food production lacking any standards in the early 20th century – not that a government agency was the answer that Roosevelt should of implemented.

    • manbearpig says:

      Hey Ethan!

      Thanks for that Cyberpunk doc! It helped make a bout of insufferable insomnia most edifying indeed!

      And the “in memory of Rutger Hauer’ dedication brought this icon’s death to my attention. His inimitable mesmerizing style (but not over substance) made its mark on my post-adolescent imagination thanks to Blade Runner and LadyHawk. His unqualifiably beautiful soliloquy is definately one of the high points in the history of art. No one can escape their “time to die” but I tend to think his came a bit precociously…

      As for Elon Musk’s arrogant marketing department, Sam Harris’s above-linked Ted Talk is an interesting study in sophistry.

      Random thought: I’m wondering if Cyberpunk’s purported “style over substance” principle is not precisely what makes it such a prescient genre. Style, a profound, visceral impulse devoid of rationality, pushed to obsession in humans would seem like a plausible driver of human destiny…A blinding preoccupation with style might even engender a eugencial philosophy via subconscious pretentious, ego-centric filters…

      • Ethan Hunter says:

        Thanks for the feedback and wonderful reply!

        Sorry it had to be “insufferable insomnia” for you to view the video…but I certainly have suffered that myself and completely understand…so I am glad you found the documentary informative and entertaining as I did.

        I appreciated the Rutger Hauer tribute…indeed very sad he is no longer with us, but he certainly nailed that part.

        As far as the “style over substance” trope that is a common motif in Cyberpunk – I thought this was chiefly illustrated by the simulacra of the replicants in Blade Runner and more importantly applied to the creator of these – Eldon Tyrell.

        There is indeed a Eugenics theme in these works – and it is the corporate fascist masters that are playing “gods” in this sense with their genetic and transhumanist experiments.

    • a822 says:

      Great documentary, where I learned that Bruce Bethke actually invented the term. as much as I tried enjoying Gibson’s writings, I never could get past the first 50 pages of Pattern recognition or Neuromancer, not sure Neil Stephenson would qualify for cyberpunk but Snowcrash was great and The Diamond Age as well as Dreamde look promising. Thanks!

  8. Octium says:

    I do think older people (say over 30) have a reasonable chance of defending themselves against such a system if they are really committed – not so with children however. Unless their parents have the means to get them out of society altogether then there is no hope for them, educating them about the problem alone will not work.

    If anyone is thinking of setting up a charity I think “Save the children from Technocracy” would be a good one!

    Technocracy is already claiming victims it seems with the cashless welfare card in Australia…

    • wylie1 says:

      Second that one “Save the Children from Technocracy” Also, from Government Indoctrination, from major media Propaganda, from the Banksters, and other such nefarious things enroute to technocracy.

      • HomeRemedySupply says:

        “Save the Children from Technocracy”

        Ya’ll got my vote.

        The Technocrats got ahold of little Alfie Evans, and wouldn’t let go; preferring to deliberately have him die by their hand rather than him going to another country for treatment.

  9. wylie1 says:

    Re: “Soleimani’s Death Could Galvanize Shia Coalitions Against One “Foreign Aggressor” — The U.S.”

    Really? …Silly. Who on earth were these Shia coalitions ALREADY heavily galvanized against? Who have their elders been chanting “Death to the Great Satan” and “Death to America” since 1979 that I witnessed?

    Besides that, they will never be un-galvanized against Israel until the second coming or they magically wake up to a new mentality … so two “Foreign Aggressors” tend to be more than one; even if the Shia consider them joined at the hip.

    I highly doubt they will un-galvanize against their Wahhabi enemies in the house of saud either. Enemies pre and post collusion with the great satan.

    Where are the articles claiming a possible short reprieve(a few seconds at least) for the Iranians who just wanted to be left alone, free of Govt-Sharia and Soleimani oppression? –even though I disapprove of how that was accomplished.

  10. wylie1 says:

    Why would anyone listen to anyone on Open Borders when the Banksters minions (Soros) are funding the charge to over run the borders for an extremely rotten agenda: make america a marxist hellhole via “fair”(overrun borders) “elections”? Thereby greatly furthering the Globalist New communist World Order.

    Why aren’t they funding and fostering free enterprise zones locally so people don’t have to uproot themselves? No, that wouldn’t swing the vote in the usa to the marxists. Similar in Europe.

    When the banksters are stopped from pushing hordes of people that the locals have to pay for in welfare support and increased crime and disease, when that is stopped, then I’m for open borders for the individual or family who is not looking to “get free stuff”.

  11. wylie1 says:

    However, I thought JCorbett article was rather top notch. Not so much the recommended reading/viewing.

  12. manbearpig says:

    Caitlin Johnstone

    Boy, Caitlin Johnstone sure seems to have some pretty ambivalent feelings about “conspiracy buffs”… or maybe they’re a different strain from “stupid conspiracy theorists”??

    hmmm… For someone who decries and derides the use of the term “conspiracy theorist” she sure seems to indulge in that brand of fallacious stigmatization quite copiously! Just a couple of examples:


    “…Conspiracy buffs talk about the possibility of the Saudis perpetrating 9/11 as though that would somehow invalidate the “inside job” stuff. Like they live in a world with separate, sovereign nations that isn’t dominated by a nationless plutocracy which uses governments as tools…”
    9:52 PM · 25 nov. 2017

    “…This essay is guaranteed to get a lot of pushback from many of the conspiracy buffs who follow me, because they, unlike the Trump administration, still subscribe to the right-wing belief that anthropogenic global warming is a hoax being used by globalist elites to seize control of the world…”

    “I often get conspiracy buffs asking/telling me to write about this or that theory of 9/11 or the JFK assassination or whatever, and I’m just like, dude, have you seen the stuff they’re doing in broad daylight??” Caitlin Johnstone

    clearly distancing herself from said “conspiracy buffs”

    followed by:

    “…I mean, take 9/11. Pretty bad, right? 2,996 dead human beings. If that were engineered or permitted to happen by any faction of the US government or any of its allies, that would be pretty diabolical. But would it be worse than a million Iraqis killed in a war based on lies? Even if you only care about American lives, just the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq already far exceeds the death toll of 9/11…”

    sounds a lot like sophistry to me…

    and this recent spat of successfully sardonic articles championing “stupid conspiracy theorists” seems like super-sexy damage control

    at the expense of 9/11 and Climate truth. How convenient.

    I mean, I know we can’t all agree on everything but using the anti-war movement to belittle 9/11 and Climate (hence technocracy) Truth and “truthers” by wielding the tired “conspiracy buff” fallacy when it suits you as you hypocritically decry the method for points on both sides is simply repugnant.

  13. a822 says:

    Great column and links, I focused on the space weaponization part
    I guess that rods from the gods, and other such project Thor would
    have made von braun or kurt debos proud !
    An interesting find :Jerry Pournelle.
    from the article”The concept of kinetic-energy weapons has been
    around ever since the RAND Corporation proposed placing rods on the tips of
    ICBMs in the 1950s; the satellite twist was popularized by sci-fi writer Jerry Pournelle.” And From wiki “Pournelle wrote numerous publications with Possony,
    including The Strategy of Technology (1970). The Strategy has been used as
    a textbook at the United States Military Academy (West Point), the United States Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs), the Air War College, and the National War College.”
    worth investigating
    Thanks James!

  14. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Like so many Corbett Members have pointed out, James’ article “The 2020s: A Peek at the Decade Ahead” was a great read.
    It covered a lot of ground!

  15. Noahsark723 says:

    Good work my brother!

    The boycott is the main method for which to change all of this, but it will take an awakened people.

    This year america will be rolling out the national id card and as far as I am concerned they stick it where the sun doesn’t shine. I am not taking one and I don’t care what the consequences are…

    I dream of a day when all american’s will stand up and refuse to pay the slave wage income tax. Most likely will never happen but it would be a step in the right direction if it did!!!

  16. DevinSt says:

    Thanks James for all the hard work you put into the content, my wife and I discovered you just a few weeks ago and we have thought the same way as you for years. Isn’t it “interesting” that we’ve never heard of you. I believe I heard of you from Bill Buppert at ZeroGov or maybe Lew Rockwell or Mises. We’ve already watched your documentaries and plan on buying some DVDs to hand out to friends and family.

    God bless you and your family.

  17. Ukdavec says:

    James – a potential for next recommended listening section.

    For those following the Whitney Webb series of articles on Jeffrey Epstein, the podcasts by

    are worth checking out.

    They take the form of the podcaster reading out the articles in audio book format. Very listenable and a boon for those who catch up on their research in the gym.

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