Saudi Arabia's 'The Line' City Embodies a Globalist, Humanity-Hating Vision
Saudi Arabia’s new concept for The Line, a city that can cram millions of people into only 13 square miles, is the perfect embodiment of the globalist, humanity-hating, collectivist, authoritarian dream.
Below is a video of the concept visuals for The Line:
And if you aren’t already alarmed at a city so totally controlled and restricted and lacking any private property (as the Founding Fathers noted, private property is vital if men are to be free), with such globalist catchphrases as “equitable views,” “zero carbon,” and “AI technology,” there are very good reasons we can’t trust Saudi Arabia and its crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Salman (MBS) is a dictator, ruling an increasingly authoritarian state in Saudi Arabia. One researcher, after speaking about the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by the crown prince, wrote the following:
“[Khashoggi’s] murder crystallized, and made it harder to ignore, the ruthlessness of the MBS era: the uncounted deaths in Yemen; the kidnapping of a foreign prime minister; the lock-up at the Ritz; the arrests and torture of activists and clerics; and the harsh, new, with-us-or-against-us environment that considered those who did not cheer, or cheer loudly enough, enemies.”
Saudi Arabia also has a history of exporting radical Muslim extremism. Can we trust them to be reforming now?
“Saudi Arabia has presented the first designs for what the country’s 200m-wide ‘linear city of the future’, known as The Line, will look like.
A year and a half after the initial announcement of Saudi Arabia’s plans to build a linear megacity in the heart of the desert, the country’s Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has revealed the first artist impressions of how The Line might look.
The impactful images show a city made from two single parallel structures stretching over 170km (105 miles) and connecting the country’s west and east coast. Each of the two skyscrapers will be 500m (1,640 feet) tall - higher than the Empire State Building - and the whole complex will only be 200m (656 feet) wide.
The vertical design of The Line means that the city is expected to accommodate nine million people, while only using an area of 13 square miles (34sq/km).
‘The designs revealed today for the city’s vertically layered communities will challenge the traditional flat, horizontal cities and create a model for nature preservation and enhanced human livability,’ Salman said. ‘The Line will tackle the challenges facing humanity in urban life today and will shine a light on alternative ways to live.’”
What Salman didn’t address, of course, is that the benefit of “flat, horizontal cities” is that people can own property. And people who own property are less likely to submit to oppression, and for that reason (and others) are less easily tyrannized over. The smaller the area where people live, and the higher the walls around it (walls do work), the easier it is for a tyrant to assert himself. Just think how much more easily surveillance technology and government enforcement work within such a narrow, controlled environment (remember the “AI technology” the video mentioned).
I also question Salman’s own commitment to living in the city. Somehow I don’t see any globalists or rulers sacrificing their palatial homes to cram into the city with everyone else. And I also question Salman’s commitment to reducing oil dependence, a goal E&T mentioned, considering how rich it makes him. What is he not telling us?
Finally, Salman’s plan is not only easily adapted to authoritarianism, it is totally opposed to the Judeo-Christian cosmology. In the Bible, man is the summit of creation, and all the rest of material creation serves him. Of course that comes with all kinds of responsibilities, but the fact remains that Judeo-Christianity teaches that man is the most important part of material creation. The pseudo-atheism that is the basis of such a project as The Line instead teaches that man is a cancer, who must be penned in as much as possible so he can do less damage to the world that is better off without him (incidentally, the Allah of Islam is not exactly a loving God, so Allah’s followers are not valuable either in the same way humans are in the Judeo-Christian worldview).
The Line is the perfect embodiment of a world not only without liberty or individualism, but also a world without the Judeo-Christian God.
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