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Old 11-01-2018, 10:57 AM   #121
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The Vision Of Technocracy And Your Future
January 10, 2018
By Jon Rappoport

“Well, boys, we’ve got this strange thing called THE INDIVIDUAL. Could somebody tell me what he is? He’s not conforming to our algorithms. He’s all over the place. And while we’re at it, what the hell is this IMAGINATION? It keeps slipping out of our grasp, it doesn’t fit the plan…”

PART ONE

—Technocrats say they want to wipe out poverty, war, and inequality. But in order to achieve these lofty goals (or pretend to), they need to re-program humans—

Technocracy is the basic agenda and plan for ruling global society from above, so we need to understand it from several angles.

Consider a group of enthusiastic forward-looking engineers in the early 20th century. They work for a company that has a contract to manufacture a locomotive.

This is a highly complex piece of equipment.

On one level, workers are required to make the components to spec. Then they must put them all together. These tasks are formidable.

On another level, various departments of the company must coordinate their efforts. This is also viewed as a technological job. Organizing is considered a technology.

When the locomotive is finished and delivered, and when it runs on its tracks and pulls a train, a great and inspiring victory is won.

And then…the engineers begin to think about the implications. Suppose the locomotive was society itself? Suppose society was the finished product? Couldn’t society be put together in a coordinated fashion? And couldn’t the “technology of organizing things” be utilized for the job?

Why bother with endlessly arguing and lying politicians? Why should they be in charge? Isn’t that an obvious losing proposition? Of course it is.

Engineers could lay out and build a future society that would benefit all people. Disease and poverty could be wiped out. Eliminating them would be part of the blueprint.

This “insight” hit engineers and technicians like a ton of bricks. Of course! All societies had been failures for the same reason: the wrong people were in charge.

Armed with this new understanding, engineers of every stripe began to see what was needed. A revolution in thinking about societal organization. Science was the new king. And science would rule.

Of course, for an engineered world to work, certain decisions would have to be made about the role of the individual. Every individual. You couldn’t have an air-tight plan if every human were free to pursue his own objectives. Too many variables. Too much confusion. Too much conflict. Well, that problem could be solved. The individual’s actions would be tailored to fit the coordinated operations of the planned society.

The individual would be “one of the components of the locomotive.” His life would be connected to other lives to produce an exemplary shape.

Yes, this could imply a few problems, but those problems could be worked out. They would have to be worked out, because the overriding goal was the forming of a world organization. What would you do if one bolt (an individual human) in one wheel of a locomotive was the wrong size? You would go back and correct the error. You would re-make the bolt.

Other people entered the game. High-echelon Globalists saw technocracy as a system they could use to control the population.

Essentially, an already-misguided vision of a future technocratic utopia was hijacked. Something bad was made much worse.

In a nutshell, this is the history of technocracy.

A locomotive is a society? No. That was the first fatally flawed idea. Everything that followed was increasingly bizarre.

Unfortunately, many people in our world believe in Globalism, if you could call a partial vague view a legitimate belief. They dreamily float on all the propaganda cover stories—greatest good for the greatest number of people; no more poverty; equality of sharing; reducing the carbon footprint; a green economy; “sustainable development”; international cooperation; allotting production and consumption of goods and services for the betterment of everyone; and all of this delivered from a central platform of altruistic guidance.

If you track down the specifics that sit under these cover stories, you discover a warped system of planning that expresses control over the global population.

The collective utopia turns out to be a sham.

Waking up is hard to do? Breaking up is hard to do? They must be done.

A workable technological fix is a very nice achievement when the project is a machine. But transferring that glow of victory to the whole of society is an illusion. Anything that calls itself education would tackle the illusion as the first order of business.

Engineering society requires engineering humans.

That is the fatal flaw.

It’s called mind control.
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PART TWO

Any genuine artist, any builder of communities, any sane activist, any honorable visionary stands outside technocracy, and is not part of this program.

Instead, his thrust is toward more individual freedom and a more open society with greater decentralization of power.

Decentralization is the key.

The use of technology does not imply living inside its control. The use of technology does not imply that society should be laid out like a giant machine with fitted parts.

Those futurists who have offered “overall plans” for the disposition of society generally ignore or sidestep the issue of who is going to administer the plan. To say this is an error is a vast understatement.

Where is one far-reaching center of power in our world that would run society?

All such centers of power are, first and foremost, dedicated to their own survival. And after that, they are dedicated to control of the territory they believe they own. THE INDIVIDUAL is a messy thing that needs to be sidelined or dealt with as a disruptive element.

I speak to those people who understand that the idea of the free, independent, powerful, and creative individual is being sidelined, shelved, and sent down the memory hole. This is no accident. This isn’t just a devolutionary trend. Technocrats see this as a necessary action, in order to “clean up” their equation for the civilization they’re building. The individual is a slippery variable that throws a monkey wrench into formulas.
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PART THREE

Imagination never dies.

It belongs to the individual. It isn’t property of the group.

It enables solutions that eradicate problems and get out ahead of problems before they raise their heads.

Time and time again, the individual, as he wends his way through life, encounters persons and organizations that consider imagination a negative. In the clearly defined shapes of society, imagination must take a back seat to planning.

Is the individual resistant to such manipulations, or does he give in?

This is the key question.

Does the individual view society as an operation that can potentially lift up individuals and empower them? Or does he give in to the idea that society should create more and more dependent people?

The individual can be a source of spreading freedom, or he can defend the notion that there are an endless number of “entitlements” that must be honored.
Technocracy promotes entitlements as a doorway into the future. Its ultimate entitlement goes this way: you have the right to be re-programmed to believe you have a slot in the future world; we will make this slot as attractive as possible; you will serve the overall good as we engineer it.

That is the fundamental justification for the Welfare State. It’s the justification for a future technocratic policy which will assign citizens energy quotas. A citizen would be permitted to consume a set amount of energy in a given time period. (So-called smart meters are a step in that direction. The meters enable more specific measurements of energy consumption.)

This is how technocracy views the future…your future.

The ultimate technocratic vision? Your brain is a processor, and your brain is your mind. That’s all your mind is. Therefore, connecting your brain to a super-computer, or to the Cloud, will magically expand your mind and make it “more than human.”

You will become trans-human. A hybrid of human and machine.

This is the fairy tale to end all fairy tales.

It’s wishful fantasy dressed up as science.

The idea is: you will become More. You will overcome the limits and problems associated with being an individual.

Every individual will receive the same information and the same answers and the same solutions from the Cloud. AUTOMATICALLY.

This is the programmer’s wet dream.

Technocrats will thus be able to build a global society and control its every facet.

That’s the revolution.

The counter-revolution is YOU.

The free individual.

Never forget it.https://www.activistpost.com/2018/01...cy-future.html
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:35 AM   #124
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yes we are going to enslave you to the corporate technocracy and ultimately plug you into the borg but lets face it the world is full of inequality and racism and gender bias so why would you want to stay in this reality anyway?

we can offer you an escape...a bright new future...a brave new world

Now put on your electronic yarmulke and we can begin...and don't worry...we'll control...i mean we'll handle everything for you...

It's time to turn on, plug in and drop out

praise be to our masssster ssssilicon consciousnesssssss!

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Old 12-01-2018, 04:08 PM   #125
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SMART clothing around your private bits....just a precursor to them putting the tech inside our bodies...

Of course you can control your smart home with your underwear
By Karissa Bell
2 days ago

Just how close are you willing to get to your wearables? Smart underwear company Myant will soon find out.

The company's just opened up pre-orders for Skiin, its new line of "smart" underwear and bras, tech-filled undergarments that can track what's happening in your body and even control your smart home.

The tech is similar to Google and Levi's Jacquard jacket: an array of sensors are woven into the fabric and each undergarment is powered by a small, rechargeable module that can be removed from the clothing and charged wirelessly.

Skiin's bras and underwear each have six different sensors that can track heart rate, temperature, pressure, and motion, as well as your body fat and hydration levels. These sensors are constantly collecting and analyzing data and beaming the insights to an app on your phone.
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The demonisation of rugged individualism and how this ties into the targetting of white males

So if we take a comment from another professor that i posted in another thread we see that she attacked something as being part of the heteropatriarchal capitalistic system or something like that. So what we are seeing here is marxist language from the agitators

The libertarian 'right' seems to be about free markets while the 'left' as presented by the corporate media is promoting CENTRALISED government

Basically the victimhood narratives of the left are that women and black and gay people are being kept down by the white straight dudes. So they also blame 'capitalism' for that but we don't really have capitalism as the government intercedes all the time for example the banking crisis happened because the governents told the banks they would bail them out regardless of how recklessly they behaved. Then after the banks did behave recklessly the government sure enough did bail them out. So we don't really have free market capitalism

In my 'the poor had no lawyers' thread i am tracing the history of landownership in scotland and how the elites used government legislation to protect them from the markets much to the annoyance of adam smith

I saw an article in zerohedge yesterday where bitcoin was being associated with racism! Why? Because it is backed by many white, male libertarians who want a decentralised currency that is not controlled by the central banks (see article in my next post)

So on the marxist side of things we see this constant move towards centralisation including in banking which is leading us all towards the technocracy. Obviously as we know there are many jewish people involved in central banking and marxism in its various forms which explains the antagonism of some of them towards white males. Lets also consider that when we talk of international trade and a 'patriarchy' that one of the most interconnected and intercommunicating groups on the planet is the international jewish community. Maybe adam smith should have discussed how such an international network might have affected things like 'home bias' ie where business men would tend to trade locally and near to themselves because clearly the rothshcild cabal and the rothschild family itself is a truely INTERNATIONAL organisation with Amschels four sons each creating a bank in four different capital cities of europe....yes? YES so please no BS about 'anti-semitism'...lets be adults and be real here as that is what happened. Those sons all then communicated with each other and colluded above and beyond national governments with their eventual achievement being the creation and control of central banks in all countries that were able to effectively hold a financial gun to the heads of governments

There is a demonisation of the rugged individualism that forged america and its can-do spirit however that ethos is the one that best provides liberty and freedoms while a technocratic state robs people of those and their privacy and makes them a vassal of the state

So when we hear leftists whining that women, black people and gays are left behind they are basically saying that they can't hack it in the open market and that they need the state to provide everything for them which is why we hear some marxists pushing so hard for state intrusions and why they demonise white males so much. It's the same with the harassment thing: some women are saying that they cannot handle life on their own and need the state to step in

However there ARE black people, women and gay people who can hack it in the markets and they are not generally out there whining because they are too busy DOING

So we have this problem here of haves and have nots and of cans and cannots but we also have this problem of freedoms v's state and corporate intrusions and control. So the question is how best to manage these competing demands?

The technocratic communists want to see everyone enslaved and all the DOERS of all shades have their wings clipped and be made to be the vassals of the state while the DOERS of all shades want to be free from government control and intrusions

It gets more nuanced though because many of the things the left blame on capitalism are actually part of the plot to bring down capitalism for example the destruction of the economy by the banking sabotage or cultural marxist sabotages of various forms by the rothschild cabal. So we have these people working tirelessly to sabotage capitalism while then pointing at capitalism and saying '''look at all these problems with capitalism'' (which they themselves are making)

Rothschild cabal people and their supporters obviously want the marxist technocratic-communist state because it will give them total control over all peoples black, white, brown, yellow, gay, straight, male and female

So we have a number of things to do here:

-we have to pick apart genuine failings of capitalism from the orchestrated sabotages of the marxist conspirators

-We have to find a way to ease the inequality that the saboteurs are creating in the system that is making so many people hate the system and is driving them into the arms of the marxists. I would suggest that their central banks are key to causing those problems

-we have to find a system were our social responsiblities to our fellow man/woman are balanced against our own personal freedoms

The marxist technocratic state fails on a number of scores. It creates a massive inequality between the people and the elite and their chosen people. It robs people of their individual freedoms and it robs us of our ability to exercise our own judgment and ability to act on our dreams. Its a stifling, lock-down society but it shows just how effectively the marxist rothschild sabateurs have derailed capitalism through government interference that many people would actually support it
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Is Bitcoin Racist?
by Tyler Durden
Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:35
Authored by Mark Jeftovic via Guerilla-Capitalism.com

It is not only those who see themselves as libertarians who, through the adoption of Bitcoin and the political communities around it, routinely distribute political and economic views that are grounded in conspiratorial, far-right accounts of the Federal Reserve and the nature of representative government…
-David Golumbia, “The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism”

The Cryptocurrency / Blockchain revolution is the second technological seismic shift to occur within the past 40 years. The first was of course, the Internet, and once that achieved critical mass the detractors and those who feared the erosion of centralized power that the net signalled began subtly promulgating the memes of The Four Horsemen of the Internet Apocalypse to warn off the population and justify centralized control (those were: terrorists, drug dealers, pedophiles, and organized crime. I recently dubbed “Fake news” the fifth horseman of the Internet Apocalypse).

It is no surprise then, with Central Banks and governments unable to control the uptake of cryptocurrency and further decentralization, a new set of existential threats is being advanced. Let’s call this the “focus group” stage where all kinds of hyperbole will be floated to see what will stick.

The harbingers of the Bitcoin Apocalypse frontrunners are currently:

All four horsemen of the Apocalypse plus
Global Warming
Energy Crisis

and if we are to take Virginia Commenwealth University associate professor of English David Golumbia seriously:

Right Wing Extremism

Right-wing extremism, also known as “far right” politics is described in Wikipedia as…

often associated with Nazism, neo-Nazism, fascism, neo-fascism and other ideologies or organizations that feature extreme nationalist, chauvinist, xenophobic, racist or reactionary views. These can lead to oppression and violence against groups of people based on their supposed inferiority, or their perceived threat to the nation, state or ultraconservative traditional social institutions

In his book “The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism“, Golumbia attempts to make a case that “[these] political values are very literally coded into the software itself.”

The book was published in 2016 and appears to be an expansion of an earlier paper published in 2015. A colleague of mine made me aware of it before the holidays. It was admittedly a tough slog and I had to read it concurrently with Dave Collum’s year-end review in order to stay sane.

Left unchallenged, we run the risk that this book could eventually attain a simulcrum of academic credibility, from which it could be used as a basis for future fallacious criticisms of the crypto-space. Think “Bitcoin is racist, everybody knows that. (Golumbia, 2016). The end.”

Golumbia himself is somewhat active, publishing articles for Vice and others in which his bio always features a reference to this book among his credentials. He also has another paper entitled “Code is not Speech”:

“Advocates understand the idea that “code is speech” to create an impenetrable legal shield around anything built of programming code. When they do this they misunderstand, or misrepresent, free speech law…The idea that government cannot regulate things because they are made of code cannot be right.”

His core thesis in “Politics of Bitcoin” is that:

in the name of this new technology, extremist ideas were gaining far more traction than they previously had outside of the extremist literature to which they had largely been confined. Dogma propagated almost exclusively by far-right groups like the Liberty League, the John Birch Society, the militia movement, and the Tea Party, conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones and David Icke, and to a lesser extent rightist outlets like the Fox media group and some right-wing politicians, was now being repeated by many who seemed not to know the origin of the ideas, or the functions of those ideas in contemporary politics. These ideas are not simply heterodox or contrarian: they are pieces of a holistic worldview that has been deliberately developed and promulgated by right-wing ideologues.

This passage sets the tone for the rest of the book, the premise follows this basic line of reasoning:

Bitcoin was created out of a reaction to current monetary policy (The Fed / Central Banking / fiat money)
Previous critics of The Fed were racist, far-right extremists such as John Birch Society and Eustace Mullens

Therefore… and this may sound like I’m exaggerating to make my point, but I’m not:

any criticism of Central banking, the current monetary structure or “conventional mainstream economics” is right-wing extremism. And…
This extreme right-wing ideology is “very literally coded into the software itself”.

There isn’t a lot to unpack in this, but for a short book there certainly an abundance of problematic material to address.

By the time you finish this review you’ll understand that this book can’t be considered a work of scholarship by the most generous reader as much as it is a piece of academic negligence. It’s a rant, chock full of fallacies and flat out factual errors. I’m astounded that the book passed through editorial review and (presumably) fact checking and made it to press in its current form. I had to check my quoted material several times to make sure I wasn’t reading it incorrectly.

Here we go:

Golumbia’s book has three big problems:



It is predicated on logical fallacies: poisoning-the-well, invalid inferences, ad hominem characterizations skirting the edges of defamation, lack of supporting citations, this book has it all.
Doesn’t show his work. Ever find yourself reading a book for what seems a long time and you catch yourself thinking “when is the guy going to put a point to some of this?”…and then you flip the page and you’re at the end? That exact thing happened to me here. Golumbia spends the entire book calling every heterodox opinion tantamount to right wing extremism, that it’s “literally coded into the software itself” and yet, never actually shows this to be the case. Even if I wanted to believe the core argument of this book, I would be nowhere closer to knowing just how “right-wing extremism is literally coded into the software” after reading it.
It’s missing the errata section. The book contains key factual errors. Statements that are proveably incorrect and then proceeds to use them as scaffolding to build his case.

The Logical Fallacies (i.e Eustace Mullens was not Satoshi Nakamoto)

The recurring theme throughout the book is to wildly and spuriously designate any idea or premise that is orthogonal to conventional mainstream economics, especially any criticism of the U.S Federal Reserve, as by definition “right wing extremism” and “conspiracy theory”.

To wit:

that central banking such as that practiced by the U.S. Federal Reserve is a deliberate plot to “steal value” from the people to whom it actually belongs; that the world monetary system is on the verge of imminent collapse due to central banking policies, especially fractional reserve banking; that “hard” currencies such as gold provide meaningful protection against that purported collapse; that inflation is a plot to steal money from the masses and hand it over to a shadowy cabal of “elites” who operate behind the scenes; and more generally that the governmental and corporate leaders and wealthy individuals we all know are “controlled” by those same “elites.”

If you de-sensationalize Golumbia’s above quote, you can find all kinds of credible sources who both historically and in contemporary times have repeatedly warned on many of the above points who are demonstrably not right-wing, not extremists who have been tirelessly trying to make the dangers of the current system more widely known – at great personal expense.

But according to Golumbia, these are the kinds of views that make one a right-wing extremist idealogue (The phrase “right-wing” occurs 78 times, “extremism” and “extremist” occur 32 and 21 times respectively. The book is 62 pages long).

He lays the case by cherry picking a few racists from yesteryear, quoting their arguments against The Federal Reserve or in favour of gold-backed money and drawing an inference from those cases around all criticisms of the current monetary system – a logical fallacy known as “poisoning the well”.

One of the numerous examples of this practice is illustrated below:

The idea that inflation is a “destruction of value” and that the U.S. dollar has lost most or all of its purchasing power over the course of a hundred years has long been a staple of conspiracy theories, in no small part used by demagogues like Alex Jones to drive the unsuspecting toward purchases of gold and other precious metals

Why even mention Alex Jones here? Why not Kyle Bass, Ray Dalio, hell even Steve Jobs or some other credible, noteworthy and successful luminary who are also vocal critics of Fed policy as well as espousing allocating a portion of one’s wealth in gold and precious metals to protect against inflation?

Because it is clear by the time a reader gets to this passage that Golumbia has an agenda to stigmatize any criticism of the current monetary system and to delegitimize any action the citizenry undertakes to protect themselves from it (we’ll return to this quote below when Golumbia makes a rare attempt to actually debunk the notion that “inflation is bad” in an actual economic terms and fails spectacularly).

The reality is that we can entirely dispense with the likes of Eustace Mullens, Alex Jones or the John Birch Society and still have an overabundance of credible criticisms of the current banking system, with some pretty frank descriptions of what it does and how it adversely impacts the populace and from people well positioned to have a profound understanding of it.
Non-right-wing Critics of the Federal Reserve and central banks.

The idea that the Federal Reserve has an adverse effect on the economy and the population at large has been harder to ignore over the past 10 years. Since the Global Financial Crisis the Fed and central banks worldwide have:

artificially repressed interest rates, penalizing savers, pension funds and other fiduciaries
imposed negative yields on sovereign debt. Peaking at 17 trillion, there is currently roughly 12 trillion USD of negative debt sloshing around the world. Negative debt is a signal from the central banks, it means “we’re totally trapped”. My personal theory is that once you cross the Zero bound on interest rates, it’s like an event horizon – you can’t normalize without crashing the economy.
massively expanded their balance sheets. This is a non-conspiratorial way of saying “printing money” (that’s what “Quantitative Easing” means)
buying equities. Central banks pick winners and losers, buying equities of select companies with money created out of thin air. Example, the Swiss National Bank is now one of the largest shareholders of Apple, owing to their “Swiss franc stabilization programs” – where they create Swiss francs, sell them against the Euro to keep the franc down, then buy equities with the Euros. Nice work if you can get it (except I think any of us tried this at home, we’d go to prison).
somewhat beyond their mandate to “stabilize prices and maintain full employment” the Fed was recently revealed to be shorting volatility, yet again an unprecedented intervention into market functioning.

The cumulative effect of this widespread and systemic intervention, and permanent mangling of, the financial markets has been to utterly and completely destroy the signalling and discovery mechanisms. Any defensive action market participants have taken to guard their capital against the inevitable drawdown these policies will produce were systematically undermined by yet more interventions.

It’s no wonder then, that capital would necessitate the creation of some manner of escape hatch to put itself beyond the reach of this institutionalized economic solipsism.

Does that mean that these documented facts are “Conspiracy Theory” or anyone who has issues with all this is a right-wing extremist?

Would that include Ralph Nader, who wrote this open letter to Janet Yellen on behalf of the “Savers of America”?

Please, don’t lecture us about the Fed not being “political.” When you are the captives of the financial industry, led by the too-big-to-fail banks, you are generically “political.” So political in fact that you have brazenly interpreted your legal authority as to become the de facto regulator of our economy, the de facto printer of money on a huge scale (“quantitative easing” is the euphemism for artificially boosting the stock market) and the leader of the Washington bailout machine crony capitalism when big business, especially a shaky Wall Street firm, indulges in manipulative, avaricious, speculative binges with our money.

Former head economist at the World Bank and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz?

“If we [i.e. the World Bank] had seen a governance structure that corresponds to our Federal Reserve system, we would have been yelling and screaming and saying that country does not deserve any assistance, this is a corrupt governing structure.“

John Kenneth Galbraith?

The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.

who also cautions us:

Almost every aspect of its (Federal Reserve) history should be approached with a discriminating disregard for what is commonly taught or believed.

(Except if you go ahead and question the Fed you’ll earn a “right-wing extremist / conspiracy theorist” label from Golumbia).

There is also the lesser known Stephen Zarlenga, who was a registered Democrat and the co-founder of the American Monetary Institute and author of the exhaustive opus “The Lost Science of Money“. In 2010 Rep. Dennis Kucinich introduced Bill HR2990 which aimed to remove the money creation function from the Federal Reserve and revert it to the US Government which was based on an AMI blueprint for monetary reform.

Zarlenga summed up his life’s work in one sentence: “Over time, whoever controls the money system, controls the nation.” And his book documents how that repeatedly happened over recorded history:

Our Thesis

is that a main arena of human struggle is over the monetary control of societies and that control has been and is now exercised through obscure theories about the nature of money. If it had to be summarized in one sentence, it is that by misdefining the nature of money, special interests have often been able to assume the control of society’s monetary system, and in turn, the society itself.

(emphasis added)

Zarlenga captures the crux of it here. I’ve written about him before and it bears repeating here. The Lost Science of Money is broken out into four main sections:

The Main Obstacle is The Mystification of Money
Monetary History Has Been Ignored
Monetary History Has Been Censored
Monetary Data is Often Misinterpreted

Golumbia’s book is guilty on at least 3 out of 4 of these points.

(Those interested understanding the historical basis of our current system would also do a service to themselves by reading Vincent LoCascio’s “The Monetary Elite vs Gold’s Honest Discipline” and “Special Privilege: How The Monetary Elite Benefit at Your Expense“. )
Errors of Fact

These numerous fallacies aside, the rare occasions throughout the book where Golumbia tries to build his thesis on something specific he actually gets it wrong to degree which can only be called “cringeworthy”.
Inflation is a “Conspiracy theory”

For example, in the chapter “Central Banking, Inflation and Right-wing Extremism” he again tries to assert that “inflation is actually good” and anybody who thinks it isn’t is a right-wing extremist / conspiracy nut:

These ideas are not simply heterodox or contrarian: they are pieces of a holistic worldview that has been deliberately developed and promulgated by right-wing ideologues. To anyone aware of the history of right-wing thought in the United States and Europe, they are shockingly familiar: that central banking such as that practiced by the U.S. Federal Reserve is a deliberate plot to “steal value” from the people to whom it actually belongs; that the world monetary system is on the verge of imminent collapse due to central banking policies, especially fractional reserve banking; that “hard” currencies such as gold provide meaningful protection against that purported collapse; that inflation is a plot to steal money from the masses and hand it over to a shadowy cabal of “elites” who operate behind the scenes; and more generally that the governmental and corporate leaders and wealthy individuals we all know are “controlled” by those same “elites.”

Whenever I try to explain to people what inflation really does, I – and many others – usually like a graph depicting the purchasing power of the US dollar since the inception of the Fed in 1913:



When you look at this graph you should also be aware of what happened with the dollar’s purchasing power in the 100+ years leading up to the creation of the US Federal Reserve. That was the era of the Classical Gold Standard it was mildly deflationary. The graphic below captures the 200 year span from 1800 to 2000. Also look at this table, which shows CPI (Inflation Rate) and the purchasing power of a dollar, year by year from 1800.



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So in a nutshell what we are seeing is the rothschild cabal who want to create a technocratic prison state to enslave all people not only sabotaging capitalism so that people begin to believe that state enslavement is necessary but also they are radicalising the groups that have suffered under the failings of sabotaged capitalism and getting them to argue and demand state intrusion in all areas of life

Instead of solving the problems we have they are creating them and trying to move society closer and closer to TOTALITARIAN state control

All the lefty talking points on social justice are really just a front for this push for totalitarian state intrusion into and control over the private lives of people which of course will ultimately benefit those who control the state ie the rothschild-cabal
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Divide and rule strategy

pro-trump / anti-trump arguments are a 'distraction'. While people are distracted by the political theatre silicon valley is building artificial intelligence and the SMART grid

DONALD TRUMP IS A PUPPET AND JUST AN ACTOR - David Icke

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Orwells tetelscreens becoming a reality...each generation being conditioned to accept less and less privacy from corporate and state intrusion

Amazon's creepy plan to put a camera and microphone in every BEDROOM with launch of its £120 Echo Spot 'smart alarm'

The latest edition to the tech giant's family of devices is powered by Alexa
Each device has a camera and microphone for making video calls
The camera will probably be facing directly at the user's bed
The Echo Spot, which will cost £119.99 ($129) will be shipped on 24th January

By Press Association and Phoebe Weston For Mailonline
Published: 09:02, 16 January 2018 | Updated: 16:42, 16 January 2018

Amazon wants to put a camera and microphone in your bedroom with the UK launch of its latest Echo home device. The camera on the £119.99 ($129) Echo Spot, which doubles up as a 'smart alarm', will probably be facing directly at the user's bed. The device, which is already available in the US has such sophisticated microphones it can hear people talking from across the room - even if music is playing. However, there remain privacy concerns over using such a device in the home. Amazon devices have previously activated when they're not wanted meaning this small device could turn into a potential spy.
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CIA-Connected Amazon Turns Over A Record Amount Of Data To U.S. Law Enforcement

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January 16, 2018
By Aaron Kesel

Amazon’s fifth transparency report has revealed that the company provided more customer data to U.S. law enforcement in the first half of last year than in its history with a shocking 1,936 different requests between January and June 2017, ZDNet reported.

Of those 1,936 requests, Amazon complied and replied to 1,200 subpoena requests, 189 search warrants and 76 other court orders – for a whopping 1,465 requests they responded to. That’s 42 percent of all subpoenas, 44 percent of search warrants and 52 percent of other court orders.

That’s an incredible rise from the year prior where Amazon received:

1,618 subpoenas, which the company fully complied with 679 cases.
229 search warrants, which the company fully complied with 100 cases.
89 other court orders, which the company fully complied with 46 cases.

Amazon didn’t state why there was a spike in U.S. government requests during the first half of the year, but for a company that openly has a partnership with the CIA for $600 million for cloud servers, this information should be troubling. The oddest part of this data is the fact that Amazon stated they received no content removal orders. Which begs the question what merit were the cases based on if not illegal content?
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Lonliness

In the 60's marxist town planners began knocking down tenements and replacing them with high rise towers. The communities that had formed in the tenemented streets where everyone grew up with and knew all the other people on the street were ripped apart and people were displaced and put into high rise buildings like grenfell tower where they can't see their neighbours in the street anymore because there is no street only a lift that may or may not work and some stairs where people don't want to stop and talk because it feels unsafe and isolated

Nowadays the social engineering revolves around getting everyone hooked to technology and social media which is pushed by neo-marxist technocrats like mark zuckerberg so that while pubs and communal meeting places close down more and more people spend their time isolated at home. If the government wants to combat lonliness it should combat cultural marxism

Minister for the lonely: Theresa May makes new appointment to lead drive against 'social epidemic' that affects up to nine MILLION people


Tracey Crouch has been appointed to help tackle loneliness suffered by Britons
Experts have warned that the 'social epidemic' can be as unhealthy as smoking
The MP for Chatham and Aylesford, 42, was handed the role by PM Theresa May

By Jason Groves, Political Editor For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:32, 16 January 2018 | Updated: 01:35, 17 January 2018

A minister has been appointed to help tackle the loneliness suffered by an estimated nine million adults. Tracey Crouch will lead a drive against a 'social epidemic' that experts say can be as unhealthy as heavy smoking. Announcing the new brief, Theresa May said isolation was a sad reality of modern life for too many people. The Prime Minister added: 'I want to confront this challenge and for all of us to take action to address the loneliness endured by the elderly, by carers, by those who have lost loved ones, people who have no one to talk to or share their thoughts and experiences with.'

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The # Hashtag Movement
ZIa Bharucha
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I do not get the fascination with using them. I understand they are very helpful in bringing awareness to a particular topic quickly. However once that has been achieved, then what?

I am also aware of the latest #me too campaign. The awareness of violence against women is important and this campaign is bringing it into the limelight once again, so it is seemingly a good thing. The issue for me is, if we are to be against violence, should it not be that we are against violence for all human beings whether they be male, female or a child? Why pigeon hole it as only an issue that affects women? If I am for women’s issues, does that mean I am against men, as men seem to be most often the perpetrators of violence against women?

Men versus women seem to dominate the political spectrum too. Political #hashtags were all the craze with the US Presidential campaign. Bernie had his #Feel the Bern, Trump had #Lock her up and #Crooked Hillary and Then there was the #Basket of deplorables. Hillary had # I’m with her. All this and I don’t quite see what was accomplished apart from each side getting further and further divided which I suppose could have been the plan all along?!

I feel the biggest and probably the strongest hashtag from last year was the #Black lives matter movement. I am in no way a statistician to be able to tell you whether police brutality disproportionately affects the black community, however I do think this, anything that divides us, is often used to control us. Brutality has been and is used as a form of control, and no matter who gets affected by it, they never forget it.

Speaking of brutality we had all the #PRAY FOR, and #Je suis, after each of the terrorist attacks. What after the prayers and the solidarity? We move on and yet for those who have had to bury a loved one or have been injured forever by it, they have to find someway to continue on. So what are these #hashtags meant to do? You post it and it feels good to acknowledge that you are on some level connected to their pain and suffering, yet are we? Can we be really? If i say to you John’s wife or husband passed away, you may feel some distress and sadness if they were a distant uncle, however if that were changed to your husband or wife has passed away, that would be a whole different picture, and that is because of these little words ME and MINE divide me from YOU and YOURS.

I am not a fan of anything that divides us and puts us into a little boxes with a neat little labels on it. Why should we be? We are human beings, with souls that will continue on forever, long after our bodies die. We are as David likes to say infinite consciousness having a human experience.

Division crumbles when consciousness rises!

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The Corporatocracy

The elites who own the mega-corproations are the ones who have captured government ans who want to move us towards a technocratic-communist big brother state. To achieve this they are ramping up their corporate surveillance within peoples homes through a range of devices and a major part of their plan for totalitarian dominance of the global population is to force everyone to become completely DEPENDANT on corporations for EVERYTHING; this requires them to destroy everyones ability to be self-reliant

Gov’t Revokes Off-Grid Amish Community’s Religious Rights, Forces Them to Use Electricity
January 17, 2018
By Matt Agorist

An Amish community in Warren County, Pennsylvania has just lost a major battle against the state which is now requiring them to violate their religious beliefs and use electricity. Despite the Yoder family never causing harm to anyone by not using electricity, the government is forcing them to connect to the grid anyway.

At the heart of the Amish religion is the rejection of individualism. The Amish anti-individualist orientation is the motive for rejecting labor-saving technologies that might make one less dependent on their community. Modern innovations like electricity might spark a competition for status goods which is in direct conflict with the Amish way of life. Therefore, they reject it.

While the Amish lifestyle may seem odd to others, the fact that it causes no harm should mean that no one should be able to force them to change. Sadly, that is not the case.

The Yoder family lives entirely off-grid. This off-grid religious lifestyle includes the use of a self-composting toilet—an “old-fashioned privy”—that did not require electricity or running water.

Had the Yoder family been dumping their raw sewage into the public watershed or otherwise polluting the community in any way, requiring them to hook up to the grid would be more sensible. However, that is not the case.
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Fireworks, Smokescreens And The Coming Smart Prison

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The global SMART grid control system synthesised out of the hegelian dialectic between international capitalism and international communism

My position has always been that 'capitalism', as it exists today, is by and large controlled by a SMALL cadre of people which i call the 'rothschild cabal' (see article below)

So international capitalism= rothschild cabal

However real capitalism is competition and the rothschild cabal do not want open competition as they want all the market share to themselves so they have consolidated power into 'monopoly-capitalism' where their consolidated corporate-entities are said to be 'too big to fail' and are therefore bailed out by corrupt governments and once you dominate the market to that extent the only place to go from there is to INSTITUTIONALISE your power

You institutionalise your power through technocratic-communist WORLD GOVERNMENT which enshrines your total control in law and gives you the state apparatus with which to impose your control

So international communism also = rothschild cabal

For example Libya wasn't part of the rothschilds international communism as it was controlled by its own people and was oil self-reliant. It also had its own gold so was financially self reliant and was therefore outside of the international capitalist club of the rothschilds. It therefore was not under the control of either international capitalism nor international communism both of which are two wings of the rothschild-cabal control system whose dialectic is leading us into SMART grid technocracy

Is It Time To Retire The Word "Capitalism"?
by Tyler Durden
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:49

Our current socio-economic system is nothing but the application of force on the many to enforce the skims, scams and privileges of the self-serving few.

I've placed the word capitalism in quotation marks to reflect the reality that this word now covers a wide spectrum of economic activities, very little of which is actually capitalism as classically defined. As I have explained here for over a decade, the U.S. economy is dominated by cartels and quasi-monopolies that are enforced by the Central State, a state-cartel system of financialized rentier skims that has no overlap with Adam Smith's free market, free enterprise concept,i.e. classical capitalism.

This is what passes for "capitalism" in modern-day America: the super-rich get super-richer, a thin slice of technocrats, speculators and entrepreneurs advance their wealth and the vast majority lose ground or stagnate:



Here's another snapshot of state-financier "capitalism" in modern-day America: the centralized organs of the state (the quasi-public Federal Reserve) creates trillions of dollars and hands the nearly free money to financiers, insiders and speculators, all of whom benefit immensely as this flood of cash pushes stocks into the stratosphere:



There are other versions of "capitalism" that are equally rapacious, all of which are iterations of crony-capitalism: gangster-capitalism, theocratic-capitalism, colonial-capitalism, and so on.

The key feature of these forms of organized pillage that mask their predatory nature by claiming to be "capitalist" is they ruthlessly suppress the three core dynamics of classical capitalism:

1. Competition

2. Open/free markets

3. Free flow of capital in all its forms (financial, social, intellectual, etc.)

The only way the few can pillage the many is if the many are denied access to competition, open markets and freely flowing capital. All the predatory, parasitic and exploitive systems that hide behind the word "capitalism" skim the wealth of the many into the hands of the few by limiting competition (cartels and monopolies such as sickcare and higher education), controlling markets (you must buy from the state-mandated cartels and monopolies) and restricting capital to insiders, financial elites and cronies of the state--three terms that describe one elite.

Once the few eliminate competition, open markets and access to capital, the many are enslaved, regardless of how many times the magic words "democracy" and "capitalism" are invoked to cover the systemic exploitation.

I propose we start calling things by their real names: state-financier systems of rentier skims, and all the other predatory, parasitic exploitive systems operated by the few at the expense of the many will no longer get the cover of the word "capitalism." They will be called what they are: exploitive, predatory, parasitic pillaging that enriches a corrupt self-serving elite that is enforced by a corrupt, self-serving state.

I propose we call free-market, free-enterprise, voluntary systems STOC: sustainable, transparent, opt-in, competition.

These dynamics are the antithesis of the state-cartel hierarchies that dominate the global economy and that function by enriching the few at the expense of the many. If a system is a sustainable, transparent, opt-in free marketplace of open competition, no elite could wrest control of the system to benefit itself at the expense of all the other participants.

I've explained why centralized hierarchies have only one possible output: soaring inequality and injustice in my books Resistance, Revolution, Liberation, Why Things Are Falling Apart, Inequality and the Collapse of Privilege and Why the Status Quo Failed and is Beyond Reform

I've sketched out an alternative way of living in my books Money and Work Unchained and A Radically Beneficial World.

If an economic/financial system isn't sustainable, transparent, opt-in, and wide open to competition, it isn't capitalism--it's a self-serving rentier skim trying to mask its predatory, rapacious reality. Remember, good ideas don't require force, and our current socio-economic system is nothing but the application of force on the many to enforce the skims, scams and privileges of the self-serving few.

It's time to retire the word "capitalism" and strip the predatory, self-serving and thoroughly corrupt elite of their phony cover.

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[QUOTE=iamawaveofthesea;1062992536]The Corporatocracy

The elites who own the mega-corporations are the ones who have captured government ans who want to move us towards a technocratic-communist big brother state. To achieve this they are ramping up their corporate surveillance within peoples homes through a range of devices and a major part of their plan for totalitarian dominance of the global population is to force everyone to become completely DEPENDANT on corporations for EVERYTHING; this requires them to destroy everyones ability to be self-reliant

Inequality gap: Growing gulf between rich and poor leaves 42 people with same wealth as world's 3.7bn worst off

Billionaire wealth rose by an average of 13 per cent each year between 2006 and 2015 - six times faster than wages of average workers
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More than 80 per cent of the all the wealth generated globally last year flowed into the coffers of the richest one per cent of the population, a new Oxfam report has revealed.

The research, published on Monday, also shows that the 3.7 billion individuals who make up the poorest half of the global population saw their wealth flatline in 2017 – something that the group of charities describes as “unacceptable and unsustainable”.
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The Poisoned Chalice

Sigmund Freud looked into how peoples lives were directed by their subconscious desires. His nephew took his uncles research and then used it to market goods for corporations and in the process created the modern public relations industry. Bernays was also hired by the government to sell ideas to the public such as military invasions.

With marketing adverts seek to make people desire an object often by associating it often subconsciously with an underlying desire such as a desire for greater status or a desire for sex.

Bernays was hired by the cigarette companies to market cigarettes to women as upto that point they were largely seen as a male item and the cigarette corporations wanted to double their market by selling to women too. However as we know cigarettes affect health in many adverse ways so effectively the corporations and Bernays were trying to get women addicted to something that would destroy their health.

He did this by paying some actresses to smoke cigarettes during a protest march for womens rights. He arranged for some buddies in the press to cover the protest and for them to speak to his cigarette smoking actresses who were instructed to call the cigarettes 'freedom torches'.

Women who then saw those actresses smoking at the protest, in the media, subconsciously and consciously associated cigarettes with female empowerment when actually those cigarettes would destroy female health and therefore disempower them

Cigarettes were a poisoned chalice but by tricking women into associating them with something they desired he managed to fool them into using them. This NLP technique may have a name already but i'm going to call it the 'poisoned chalice' technique because it makes you associate something negative with something positive.

This same technique has been employed successfully against women a number of times for example in more recent times militant marxist feminists (who work for the rothschild cabal) have managed to get women to associate abortion with female empowerment and to associate motherhood with dissempowerment.

They have also managed to a large extent to associate mass immigration with a war against a vague thing they call the 'patriarchy' which is really just a euphemism for all men.

However as we see mass rapes sweep the west due to mass immigration and as we see islam increase in the west which traditionally has not been known for its advancement of female rights we can clearly see that mass immigration is in fact not good for women.

By creating associations with other positive things women have been hoodwinked into not only accepting but also into cheering for things that will impact them negatively

With the loss of their role in motherhood women are finding themselves pushed remorselessly into the world of work where they are finding that work was for the most part not liberating but in fact the opposite. Also the life expectancy gap between men and women is now lessening as women are increasingly exposed to the stress of the work place.

If we listen to the demonstrations of the progressives we can hear certain messages being sent to us which people (often women) are being asked to associate with their own empowerment and we have to stop and consider knowing what we know of the poison chalice technique if these things are actually going to be beneficial to women or their society in the long run; the messages include:

-abort your babies
-accept mass immigration
-hate your menfolk and turn on them at every opportunity
-get your menfolk to give up their guns

But if men give up their guns then how can they protect their families and how can they protect their families if their womenfolk are hostile towards them because they've been told that men are their enemy?

if they abort their babies then how can society continue except to be replaced by the immigrants that we are told to encourage to flood into the west and if they keep flooding in then westerners will become the minority and how exactly does that help western women who will then be made to adapt to the values and mores of the incomers?

These are questions militant marxist feminism doesn't want people to answer because if they did they would find they are being sold a poisoned chalice

Here is militant marxist feminist and CIA asset gloria steinem giving two contradictory messages: abort your kids and hand over your guns...to er save the kids...

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The Banality of Good (part 1)
January 24, 2018 / Gilad Atzmon

Clara: What about guilt? Did you learn in Israel that Germans were cruel and guilty? My experience in Israel was that people didn’t blame me, personally. But the question of guilt was always in the room.

Gilad: This is a fascinating topic. Zionism was and still is a nationalist, racist and expansionist ideology. It didn’t just resemble Nazi ideology, it actually predated Nazism by almost three decades (the first Zionist Congress took place in Basel in 1897). Some political elements within the Israeli right were proto-fascist (Menachem Begin’s Herut Party for instance). And it was actually the Israeli ‘Left’ that ethnically cleansed the Palestinians and prevented their return to their land through discriminatory race laws that were far too similar to the Nuremberg race Laws. The young Israeli Army pretty much copied the Blitzkrieg military doctrine, a military strategy that led to the 1967 miracle victory. So at least in its early days, the Israeli attitude to Germany and Nazism was somehow mixed. No one loved Nazis but admiration for Germans and German culture was deeply embedded in some segments of the still young Israeli society. We are dealing with a love/hate relationship. We have, once again, stumbled upon a cognitive dissonance at the heart of Israeli/Zionist culture. I can try to explain this. For Israelis in the post Holocaust years, the Shoah was a shameful event. It made Diaspora Jews look hopeless. ‘Lambs to the slaughter’ is how they were described in Israel. Young Israelis preferred not to associate themselves with that disastrous Jewish chapter. They regarded themselves as the healthy alternative. In my immediate family there was always a fascination with Germans and their culture. I even allow myself to think that my peers didn’t see Germans as enemies. Within my immediate circle the big war belonged to the past.

....Gilad:I guess that it was this deep sense of PRE-TSD that contributed to the incredible Israeli victory in 1967. In their minds, my father and his peers were preventing a Holocaust by means of a Jewish made blitzkrieg.

Clara: PRE TSD?

Gilad: PRE TSD (Pre Traumatic Stress Disorder) as opposed to POST TSD refers to the idea of one being traumatised by a future phantasmic event. I can provide many examples of PRE TSD manifestations that have shaped Jewish history and actually led to total disasters.

Clara: But the danger was real. Israel was surrounded by hostile neighbours.

Gilad: You have to ask yourself, why is the ‘danger real’? Didn’t Zionism promise to civilize diaspora Jews by means of a ‘homecoming’, making them people like all other people, a collective of people bonded with the soil and living in peace and harmony with their neighbours? At some point we will have to ask ourselves, why did Zionism fail? Where did it go wrong? Why didn’t Israel managed to love its neighbours and to be loved in return? I believe that the answers to these questions extend far beyond Israeli politics and Zionist ideology. We are digging once again into the so called ‘Jewish Question.’

In my teens it began to occur to me that we were living on someone else’s land. I realised that Israel was a State but Palestine was the land. While in the army and especially at the time of the 1st Lebanon War (1982), it became clear to me that we, the Israelis were on the wrong side of history. As I mentioned in a few of my writings, when I visited Ansar, and witnessed Palestinians and Lebanese locked behind barbed wire, guarded by towers and machine guns, for the first time I understood that in this battle, I was the Nazi.

It was actually the internalisation of the meaning of the Holocaust that transformed me into a strong opponent of Israel and Jewish-ness. It was the Holocaust that made me a devoted supporter of Palestinian rights, resistance and the Palestinian right of return.

Clara: So the Holocaust holds a universal message for you and you had to realize that it was not seen like that in Israel?

Gilad: Exactly. I knew that my days in Israel were numbered.
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They make a desert and they call it peace...

Technocracy vs. the creative force
By Jon Rappoport
January 22, 2018

Technocracy, in its most radical form, which IS the form on the planning table, would eliminate private property in exchange for “a better life for all.”

Every person would have an energy quota. During a given time period, he would only be allowed to “spend” so much—calculated from how much energy has been used to produce the goods he buys. (The smart grid is a step in that direction.)

Real time tracking would calculate all energy inputs and outputs on the planet.

The tracking of a) energy use by each citizen and b) overall energy production would be the true purpose of the Surveillance State. Not the defeat of terrorism.

Terrorism and wars exist to mount sufficient chaos to “require” the imposition of a “better order.”

Politicians would eventually subordinate themselves to engineers and “computer professionals,” who believe they can create a society that operates like a well-oiled machine. Every person would have a cog-role in the machine.

Obviously, this new system is not meant to compete with any version of free enterprise; therefore, self-determined nations would disappear, and One Planet, under managed Technocracy, would be the only nation. So borders would have to be erased—and this is the ultimate purpose of unlimited immigration, worldwide.

Most people would view this basic sketch of the new world order as pure science fiction.

It is not.

Under Technocracy, every person would have to give up his freedom.

Strive, as an individual to achieve what you profoundly desire? OUTMODED.

Own Property? OUTMODED.

Vote out technocratic rulers? OUTMODED.

Opt out of automation on any front? OUTMODED.

Assert any of the rights in the Bill of Rights? OUTMODED.

Demand the freedom to voice an opinion, judgment, or fact that others might find offensive or disturbing? OUTMODED.

None of this even begins to cover the interior changes that would be made to human beings, through genetic reconfiguration and other techniques.

In other words, this is Huxley’s Brave New World. But as Huxley was writing his novel, the nascent technocratic movement was already underway.

Several French philosophers had already touted the Planned Society based on science, as if the same means for control of Nature’s forces in the physical world should be applied by humans, to themselves. In order to evolve.

All problems could be overcome, as long as humans were looked at as parts in an overall mechanism. Then, formulas would work.

Take all wild cards and jokers out of the deck.

Bring about order.

Call it harmony.
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