The Middle is the Riddle

Depending on whatever critically important story-of-the-moment is being broadcast from some “thoughtful” and “reasonable” news outlet or network — relayed with cheerful and effervescent professionalism by carefully quaffed and coiffed humans — I either find myself infuriated, amused, bemused, saddened, or horrified.

Truth be told – mostly I am just vexitated. Equal parts vexed and irritated.

It seems like we – the general public, the hoi polloi, the unwashed masses, the proletariat, the rank and file, the slavish minions – are subject to widely differing viewpoints from the Left and Right which (upon alert and curious scrutiny) are discovered to be but one and the same message, artfully and deliberately disguised to keep us fat and happy.

We are subject to outlier extremism at both ends of the political spectrum – Left and Right – but this is nothing but outright deception, and it reminds me of the expression of “playing both ends against the middle.”

The middle in question being the middle class – the centrist, common sense, regular, and normal American who acknowledges the validity of many divergent political views – and it is being deceived, exploited, and conned by a Left and Right that only views the middle class as a source of revenue, either in the form of taxes, donations, consumer expenditures or expanding debt.

The members of the middle class are not humans — we are just accounts to be drained.

Look around at what is being shown on any digital news outlet – no one can convey the truth to you because we have lost the thread that leads us to the truth. We are lost in the woods, and our breadcrumb trail is gone. The Wicked Witch of State is about to eat us alive, trying to tempt us into feeling at ease with candy, candy, candy while she monitors the temperature and prepares the stove.

Don’t eat the candy. Don’t drink the cool-aid. Red pill, or blue pill?

Don’t trust anyone simply because they say “I am Left,” or “I am Right.” Listen to the message. Examine the content. Discern the truth for yourselves. So often we are subject to supposedly learned men and women parading around their academic credentials as though that is the ultimate confirmation of truth. Or, equally disheartening, we are presented with celebrities whose ability to sing, dance, play a musical instrument, or parrot lines of text somehow qualifies them to convey truth and reliability that we must accept with unquestioned alacrity.

The final insult comes when our elected officials are held up as some sort of irrefutable symbol of authority and knowledge, and any criticism of them is either racist, a sign of intrinsic ignorance, or a symptom of some kind of anti-social mental illness.

Do not be daunted or intimidated by what others say or do – think for your Self and act on the basis of the greatest ethical and moral beliefs we have as human beings.

Question all forms of thought which seek to instruct you on what to think instead of how to think. Question all forms of authority that demand your unquestioned allegiance simply because they are from the State, and you are not. Question any system of thought that requires the complete submission of your Will and self-determining being. Question those who want only to speak at you and never listen to you.

Question ignorance and barbarism in all its clever forms.

I wish you the best in your search for the truth – always remembering that you cannot fight fire with fire. Unless your fire is much, much, bigger – and burns brightly within you.

–E

Holy Crap! Exophobic Making Waves is Here

ex02 cvr img smExophobic: Making Waves has now hit the streets. The streets are in panic!

Okay, fine, there is no panic.

However, if you truly knew about the virus that could possibly lower human intelligence (you mean, even lower?) then you would indeed panic.

And there is electromagnetic wave abuse happening all over, especially in the news.

Chaos is looming.

Maybe a sweater, possibly some socks. Get it, looming? Fug. I need a beer…

Anyway, you can check out all the essential information you will ever need at the NSA. Unless you don’t have a contact at the NSA, in which case My Freaking Exophobic Website will work with frelling awesomeness.

I know, I hate that word, too.

Check my website up (out, over) before something untoward happens.

Untoward? Who uses that word? No one uses that word.

Go to the website.

–E

Free T-Shirt Ideas

So — I’m sitting at a recent book show thumbing my twiddles waiting for the show to open and whilst bored to tears, I made a list of great (IMHO) sayings for a T–shirt.

Feel free to use these, as long as you give exophobe.com a credit line !!!

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Molecular science is a shell game.

My synapses defy you.

Warning: over-developed frontal lobes.

You’ve taken my cortex out of context.

Phoebe took my gun!

I’m not crazy–I’m just missing some essential electrons.

Notice: violent covalent bonding underway.

I will combust if rubbed the wrong way.

Hydrogen, too? Oh. Water under the bridge…

I am vast, cool, and probably unsympathetic.

I revel in your ignorance.

Your stupidity is the stuff of legend.

I’m greatly stirred when shaken.

I have no calm left to shatter…

A hi IQ is weigh over-raided.

I don’t brake for zombies.

Go ahead, shift my paradigm…

–Enoch

 

An Exophobic Phantasm Update

blog_art2I am a little bit perturbed.

However, I am not sure if it’s possible to be just a little bit perturbed—I think once you are perturbed, it’s pretty serious.

So, fine, I’m really perturbed. Über perturbed.

Crap, I can’t say “uber” anymore (even with the stinking umlaut) because it sounds like I’m irritated about a taxi service or something.

Fine, just freaking perturbed with no adjective. Or, is it an adverb? Fug.

Anyway—I just received a ComUnit message from Tom about a serious cyber attack on our computer system here at PHANTASM. Mando says that you simply cannot believe how many “scum dawg low-life maroons” are sitting in dark rooms in some foreign country with a computer, an Internet connection and a bad fricking attitude.

Truthfully, though, Tom’s call about the hack attempt didn’t perturb me all that much. He and Mando routed it to a fake mirror site and vortexed the attempt into an endless regression loop.

Okay, maybe “vortexed” isn’t a verb, but you get the draft.

Sorry, I’m thinking about heading out for a beer after work.

Back to getting perturbed. After Tom’s call. I then was graced (cursed) with a Def Con Minus One call from Joe, our in-house genius savant who monitors global vid feeds. In their native language. Don’t ask.

He’s telling me about some crazy new software that was just released as app – for every single major platform. It gives away free things. Bazillions of free things. I could tell you more, but I’m too damn perturbed right now.

You can read a little more by downloading a PDF file at www.exophobe.com. It’s Chapter the First of Exophobic: Making Waves.

Then you’ll know why I’m perturbed.

–E

The Hare and the Tortoise, A New Look

Let’s talk about the ancient fable, “The Hare and the Tortoise.”

Everyone is hopefully familiar with this ancient tale but — for the sake of universal clarity and a shared starting point — I will provide a brief refresher.

The hare is a fast runner. He brags about this speed and teases the tortoise, who is obviously a slow runner. Technically, a non-runner. More of a crawler. The tortoise finally tires of the incessant teasing (bullying, if you will) and challenges the hare to a race. The fox is chosen to select the course. The hare loses the race because he takes a nap and awakes too late to beat the tortoise to the finish line.

While this is attributed to Aesop, the general thematic ideas and concepts no doubt predate him. It is a tale which speaks of the true nature of human being and has origins that are very ancient. The real meaning of this fable is hidden and not as easy to discern as one might think.

What kind of hidden meaning? Good question.

The most widely held conclusion about the fable is the expression that, “slow and steady wins the race.” This is the obvious and most easily attainable interpretation.

Fables are devilishly intricate things, as they are always meant to portray the multi-layered complexity of human behavior.

This fable is particularly delightful in that regard.

While his fable — on the surface — does illustrate the general idea that persistence wins out in the end, this theme is NOT the main (hidden) idea.

This fable is a story of our individual human nature, and the internal struggles which must of necessity arise within each of us as we attempt to achieve significant results in our lives – that is to say, to win the race of living. Well, at least run it well. What constitutes “winning” is a subject for another diatribe — right now we will simply talk about this fable.

Aesop existed circa 620 to 554 BCE – that’s over 2500 years ago for those of us (including me) not good with math. Even back then, however, there was a recognition that humans possessed differing levels of intelligence.

Pythagoras, a contemporary to Aesop, believed that humans found at the Olympic Games could be classified into three categories or types – the lowest type were those who were seekers of pleasure and fame, the competitors. The next highest type were those who sought to benefit from buying and selling of goods, and the highest type were the lovers of wisdom, who came to observe the games.

Siddhartha Gautama would have been an approximate contemporary to Aesop, as he lived from 563 to 483 BCE. His ideas of the “threefold training” and the division of human being into Mind, Virtue, and Wisdom are compatible to those of Pythagoras.

Even older traditions were developed in Vedic (Indian) thought, such as Chapter 14 of the Bhagavad Gita, where the discussion concerns the “The Three Qualities of Material Nature” – which are ignorance, passion, and goodness.

If you examine the ontogenetic unfolding of our neurological system during fetal development, the human brain is clearly delineated into three distinct sections (Rhombencephalon, Mesencephalon, Telencephalon) – for the sake of illustrative brevity and as a simple tool for reference, we will label these the reptilian, mammalian, and distinctly human sections of the threefold neurological continuum.

While a more scientific rendition of this is called for (and exists in explication) you must — for this particular exposition — grant me the boon of accepting this structure as valid. Besides, using all those big words gives me a headache.

Our human being is a threefold continuum, and most of us exist within the realm of one of the triune parts of this continuum – it is the rare individual who can synthesize all three levels and emerge as an integrated human.

That is the fable’s true meaning.

The hare is that part of our human nature which is the lowest. It is pure physicality. The only thoughts at this level are survival and reproduction. The hare is the perfect symbol, as the reproductive capacities of that creature are legend; and its speed permits it to survive in the wild. But the hare has no other attribute worthy of consideration – the only thing it (he) can do is boast about the one thing he can do well – and this is not even a learned trait, it is a genetic trait – speed of foot. We won’t mention breeding prowess, but that is also innate and not acquired.

But even the genetic trait of speed is only of value if it is properly used.

It is no accident in the fable that the fox selects the course where the race will be run.

The fox has — symbolically — always represented social cunning and thinking skills designed to benefit one’s self.

If we regard the fox as the social part of our own human nature, it is that aspect which must select the course upon which we are to race with our own lives – and here the story gets a little more complex.

If we are rely solely on our genetic abilities alone (without contemplative introspection), we would always pick a course that suited our lowest nature, and such a decision — though the easiest by way of effort — would represent a minimal accomplishment. In the fable the hare was always teasing the tortoise about its lack of speed – only someone of low intelligence and minimal skills would belabor the obvious – what accomplishment is it for a hare to beat a tortoise anyway? They would win that race every time, without a doubt.

It is the natural inclination of humans to denigrate their genetic abilities though idleness and indolence – this happens if you allow the hare-aspect of your human nature to predominate.

The tortoise-aspect represents our wisdom and adaptability — it must not only subtly guide the fox-aspect in selecting a course most well-suited to our individual nature, but make the hare-aspect of our human being apply itself to achieving meaningful results. The hare-aspect represents our raw abilities, and the tortoise-aspect is the will and perseverance that puts those raw abilities to use in a manner that the fox-aspect helps devise within the world of our social reality.

However, even here the road is fraught with danger, for just as a heavy reliance on the hare-aspect will lead to bad results, a heavy reliance on the fox-aspect will lead to a result that is beneficial to the self, but without regard to the impact on others. It is only the guiding hand of the tortoise-aspect – the thoughtful and self-conscious “application” of will in reality, with an understanding of how all humans are linked — that helps the fox-aspect select the proper course upon which the hare-aspect — now being forced to actually apply itself — can unify with the other parts of human nature to achieve success.

And there you have it.

My hare nature wants a nap, my tortoise nature needs to mow the grass, and my fox nature wants you to buy a copy of my book, Exophobe.

Maybe I just need a drink…

— Enoch

It is Not About Racism

We should all be familiar with the succinct and profound military attack plan best expressed as “divide and conquer.”

It is a simple and robustly elegant strategy which is designed to splinter one’s opponent into smaller and more manageable groups incapable of uniting to deal cohesively with a common enemy.

Disorganized and isolated groups subject to such a strategy languish in malaise incapable of any unified effort.

There are many organizations in America that directly benefit from the disarray and chaos engendered by heightened racial tensions. It contributes significantly to their financial success and political power to stoke the flames of racism and — if no racism can be found — to locate kindling and build their own fire. Usually the latter.

I would like for you to examine your own life for just a moment. Slow down and think about this — we are constantly “informed” that all of us hate people on the basis of the COLOR of their skin. We are repeatedly told by those organizations noted above that we are all racists. When was the last time that you personally expressed your own bigotry, felt it from others, or witnessed others committing acts of racism?

Judging from my experiences, the answer is not very often. In truth, you have really got to be kidding me — how on earth have any of us been sucked into buying this line of carnival crap about race? Do we honestly dislike people because of the EXTERNAL color of their skin? If this is true, then why not hate people on the basis of the color of their shirt, the size of their shoes, or how they comb their hair?

We are letting the race hate-mongers and corrupt politicians control our minds. They are manipulating the electromagnetic (EM) waves — any digital signals containing data — in order to divide black, brown, white, yellow and whatever color you want to add to the mix.

Separate and equal in chaos — and useless to face the true enemy.

It is absolutely NOT the skin color of a person — not some mere external variable like that — that leads us to dislike someone. It is what lurks INSIDE the other person that repels and irritates us. It is their behavior as a direct expression of what is INSIDE that disturbs us.

What we truly hate is our animal nature.

We have been battling for tens of thousands of years to be human – and be more than human – and what we hate are humans who are NOT truly human, because they act like animals – in point of fact, they ARE animals.

And these non-humans can be any color. All colors. Color does not distinguish when it comes to bestiality.

The legends of vampires, werewolves, zombies and such are — of course — pure nonsense, but they do illustrate a simple and completely undeniable TRUTH — we fear, loathe, and hate our unrestrained animal nature. We hate those who are out of control and use no rational thought to guide their actions.

They are not human.

When heinous acts are committed by such people — be they white, brown, black, yellow, red, or purple — we face the horrible truth of our unconscious animal side. True humans do, indeed, hate and abhor the sad sight of that. It is reminder that the divide between civilization and barbarism is narrow indeed.

However — that is not racism – it has NOTHING to do with race, but only with cultural values in disarray – values that glorify sex, violence, drugs, and hate. Values with no genuine moral or ethical basis. Respect magnified to a vice.

Failure to embrace a culture that values such important things as hard work, dedication, sacrifice, virtue, honesty, family, and self-responsibility

And it affects all humans, of any race.

Trying to uphold the highest standards of human conduct with true morality and ethics – and expecting others to do the same – is NOT racism.

It’s called being a conscious human being.

If you call it racism – what is it you are really hiding? What are you really seeking?

Manipulating hate for gain is evil. Period.

End. Of. Story.

–E

Postscript: Be sure to check out my other entry –> Losing a Culture

I Find It Amusing…

There is so much hypocrisy and deliberately fallacious news in the world these days that even a discerning individual is given pause in the quest for truth. Indeed, one would even be hard-pressed to come to solid conclusions about what constitutes truth.

And where to look for it — or recognize it when you see it.

In the quest for that truth, however, there are some disruptive and discordant ideas which deserve careful scrutiny. As you try to untangle the chaotic mess and distinguish — among the morass of lies and falsehoods — some glimmering of truth, you need to keep an open mind, a sense of humor, and a willing heart.

Good luck with that.

For instance (speaking of disruptive and discordant ideas), many people point to the plight of the poor polar bears in a world increasingly afflicted with supposedly human-made global warming. I won’t attempt, within the confines of this short space, to even address the inconclusive issue of global warming.

Instead, let’s talk polar bears.

One of the most violent and disagreeable creatures on the planet. A true killer. Polar bears are one of the few creatures on earth that will track and seek to kill – then consume – human beings. Even a Great White shark will spit you out after an erroneous attack.

The polar bear regards you as legitimate chow. If you meet one, you better hope it just ate.

Moving on – I am amused by people violently opposed to tobacco and related products, but who vigorously espouse and support the legalization of marijuana. Don’t be a hypocrite – either support both or support none. No token tokes – make it real.

I find it amusing that the same people that eschew gun violence and loudly denounce gun ownership make billions of dollars making movies, television shows, and books with nothing in them but mindless gun violence — closely followed by needless mayhem and wanton destruction.

Hey, I think I saw a band with that name in concert a few years back.

I find it amusing (in a sad and disappointing way) that many people make significant amounts of money telling us we are all racists — yet their message is one of hate and revenge. Read “It is Not About Racism,” for more on this.

Hmm — I also find it amusing that there are many people who (in public speeches) state that all humans are equal, but then would seek to redistribute wealth and resources because (in their private thoughts) they believe certain segments of the population are genetically inferior. You would think – if we are all equal – then a society would simply establish an economic system where opportunities are available for all people. The ones that apply themselves and work hard will succeed, and the lazy ones won’t. The former would be rewarded by what they earn, and the latter would not.

Amusing that is not really how it works, though…

I find it amusing that governments talk about the need to foster economies that create private sector jobs, and then do nothing but hire more public sector government workers. Workers that in many instances produce nothing for the marketplace, are almost immune from dismissal due to union agreements, and almost always overlap other positions within the bureaucratic hierarchy. No criticism, just facts. Hey, let’s be more like France — what could possibly go wrong with that brilliant idea?

I find it amusing that everyone wants to find a job, but no one wants to work. Everyone wants an awesome salary, fantastic benefits and incredible perks, but they are generally unwilling to earn it over time – they expect (demand) it now. And feel entitled to it simply because they exist. The concept of sacrifice has vanished. Competition and achievement are unfair because there are just too many losers.

I find it amusing that certain people (The Ruling Elite) do not believe in evolutionary forces. That is to say, where creatures that fit best thrive, we succeed in niches, and all that. These Elitists who do not believe in such evolution want the human mind to consciously rule and direct evolution. Handled properly it seems like a good idea. However — due to the Elitist’s innate superiority (puke), it will be their own minds that direct that evolution. In essence, we are back to square one because narrow-mined control from a handful of allegedly intelligent humans is not much different from zero control.

Here’s an idea — how about instead we rely on self-determined control using the highest moral and ethical guidelines as standards of conduct.

There are additional problems. A well-intentioned Leftist Elite will also try desperately to impact the lives of everyone in ways the Elite think is best — without really thinking through the ramifications. For instance, they will push for a society that extends the lives of people through better nutrition and medicine; uses technology to keep people alive much longer than they ordinarily would have; and then the Elite turn right around to utilize computers, automation, robotics, and technology to displace massive numbers of humans in the workforce. The evolutionary net result is insufficient resources available to maintain the society because there are now too many unproductive people living longer while draining resources without providing anything useful back to the society. Funny how evolution works… directed or not.

I find it amusing that certain groups in our society think everyone should have a college degree. However, in order to accomplish this, entrance standards at colleges and universities are lowered, every curriculum is simplified, instruction is softened, and grading is modified. The net result is a parade of idiots with diplomas that no one in the private sector will hire. Fortunately, they can find employment with the government.

Okay – I apologize.

I am being way too harsh with the government. There are many fine people working there doing awesome work. I get that. They are patriots in the truest sense of the word. However, even a cursory glance at the size and scope of government has to make you stop and think – do we really need so many people running around creating needless rules, regulations, and laws? I mean – regardless of whether they are Liberal or Conservative, Democrat or Republican — no one seems to be able to balance a budget, reduce fraud and corruption, or get a handle on spending.

And they apparently believe human beings are incapable of self-control.

The implication – if you really think about it – is that humans should not have free will because we are incapable of handling it. We need to be controlled, directed, tended after like herd animals.

And the State should do it. The State loves you.

It would be amusing if it wasn’t so sad.

One last thing. There are many, many, people – found at every level of our society – who think freedom is too painful and must be curtailed. These people think freedom must be limited in order to protect, safeguard, and make people feel less pain in their lives.

You know the new drill – do not keep score in athletic contests, no longer offer prizes for first or second place, but only for participation; take away all forms of self-protection; make financial payments to people who consciously choose not to sacrifice and work; seek to eliminate and control every dangerous behavior– especially those that require free will and self-control for an individual to handle themselves. You know, don;t attempt anything without government supervision, because the State loves you and wants you to be safe.

Freedom IS painful. It hurts. It means we as a society must tolerate all the highs and lows of human behavior. It means we must take the good with the bad in order to enjoy a greater freedom as a society – even as we seek more free will and more self-control to help make sure freedom is maintained.

What you need is less pointless education about useless drivel and more exposure to topics like logic, rationality, ethics, morality, philosophy, and cognitive science.

Stop teaching people WHAT to think and start showing them HOW to think.

Anyway, that’s just my opinion — take it or leave it.

–E

A love-hate-hate relationship

I have a love-hate-hate relationship with technology.

They (the same nefarious bunch that always promises to build Utopia) told us that technology would make our lives easier. Better. More fulfilling. Simplify things.

What a crock of womanure (trying to be gender-sensitive here).

How about some examples? Glad you bloody asked. Let’s talk email.

Like a lot of people, I maintain a number of different email addresses. Some are for family, some are for team sports, some are for friends, some are for business, some are for quasi-anonymous blog communications, some are for Internet commerce, et cetera, et cetera. I won’t deny the utility and helpfulness of it all. However, lately it has become a huge pain in my gluteus maximus.

I mean, just dealing with my normal, regular and expected email is time consuming. Open it, read it, ponder it, usually respond and act on it. Tiring. And that’s just the stuff you want to read, that’s not counting the stuff you have to wade through and get rid of…

Let’s talk *SPAM* — no matter how elaborate I try to construct my filters and safeguards, I get inundated with a ceaseless stream of junk mail. If every piece of email that managed to sneak past my breastworks actually did what it said, I would have my mortgage paid off, be listed prominently in Who’s Who, be more incredible in the sack, be the proud owner of hundreds of stocks which quadrupled my money, own half of Nigeria, be living without pain of any kind, be thinner, have more energy and hair and whatever ad nauseum ad infinitum. Puke.

I spend WAY too much time highlighting and deleting crap emails. You can block the sender or domain but – guess what – the SPAMMERS rotate those more than the NSA changes passwords. Email addresses are like Chinese products – cheap and plentiful.

Oh, and here’s some more great news – companies want to ramp up automation and AI, which only means you’ll get more of this crap because it’s easier to generate from the sender’s end. Just set a few parameters and let the blasted machines churn and burn.

Enough with SPAM — let me rant on legitimate sites where you actually buy something useful. Now – hidden in the effing fine print, is the fact that by purchasing that “had to freaking have” item, you are automatically subscribed to the site’s newsletter. And, oh by the way, we also sell/give our subscriber lists to other companies with products we just know you’ll love {insert sincere smile here}. Sigh.

I do have a hateful admiration for some of these businesses – they have automated algorithms that are as utterly relentless as a Terminator cyborg. They will not stop until you buy something. Or you die and get removed from the list server.

Of course, you can unsubscribe. Just means they will send you MORE emails, hoping one of them will work. It’s not a shotgun approach, it’s frelling carpet bombing.

Then – even worse – there are hackers who send you things and WANT YOU to click the “unsubscribe” button, which unleashes gawd knows what evil script, key-logger program, or Trojan jackass to invade the sanctity of your system.

Don’t even get me started on Phishing and Scamming deals.

Fug – I’m headed to the Post Office to buy some damn stamps…

–E

P.S. Next post, we go off on text messages! Look for an e-alert. Hah.

Entertainment and Propaganda

In the digital media creation industry – most notably located in Hollywood, California but not exclusively derived from there – the producers and creators of such digital content follow one of two possible operational outcomes based on a single principle – I call it the GRASP principle.

In object-oriented programming design this is referred to as General Responsibility Assignment Software Patterns – but I am NOT using GRASP with this connotation.

For this discussion the two meanings of GRASP are based on the implied (but sometimes very subtle) outcome desired by the digital medium creation consortium producing the content.

The first operational outcome is content whose sole purpose is entertainment — with no desire to influence behavior, manipulate thoughts, or condition thinking — the principle is Getting Rich Amusing Stupid People. I say this because the vast majority of the movie-consuming populace (the producers of the digital media believe) fall to the left of mean in the Bell Curve. Not very bright. You can call me an ass and argue all day about whether the digital media creators actually endorse that perspective or not – but it is nonetheless true, and your caterwauling incessantly about it changes it not a whit.

The second operational outcome is content whose sole purpose is to influence behavior, manipulate thoughts, or condition thinking – while wrapping itself around some kind of appropriate entertainment shell. The deliberate manipulation of the electromagnetic (EM) media to either induce operant conditioning or to elicit empathic responses means Getting Rich Abusing Stupid People. Again – this is because the Elitists who are producing the digital content have a very low regard for the ultimate consumer. In addition – they own most of the businesses who will gain financially from the induced decisions of the so-called stupid people.

There has been a gradual shift in the last 10 years from digital content targeting the first operational outcome to that of the second. No matter what your level of intelligence is, you can appreciate pure entertainment. However, now what you see is that most of the digital media being churned out has a “message” carefully screened and embedded in the EM flow. And – invariably – this message supports the Progressive and Socialist causes of the Elitist – such as anthropocentric weather change, illegal immigration and amnesty, the rise of friendly machines and robotics, and the exploitation of women by men.

In the next few years you can expect to see many movies that will present these topics.

For man-made global warming (shouldn’t that be human-made global warming) you will have these themes:

Dysfunctional future where humans have destroyed the environment and must adapt

Dysfunctional future where capitalist greed has destroyed society and humans must rebuild

Brave environments battle greedy businessmen to save the world

For themes on illegal immigration and amnesty:

Heroic rise of a person(s) not native to a particular area who achieves great things in a hostile environment and helps those who once hated them – the theme will be the same but the characters and settings will vary.

The rise of friendly machines and robots (the Elitists need you to love robots and machines because they know that this technology will eliminate almost all the jobs that average people normally handle):

A robot or toy that helps a child adjust successfully to the world. Animated or real-world. A robot who develops thoughts and feelings that are “human” and is “loved” by humans.

The exploitation of women by men:

A never-ending saga and a continual fount of inspiration designed to affect weak minds conditioned to believe women are persecuted, manipulated, exploited, and abused by every male member of American culture. Look for more “entertainment” with this content.

There are a few additional side plots that cannot be ignored and ought to be mentioned.

Since humans – the Elitists want you to believe – are incapable of solving human problems, look for movies where humans receive aid from aliens, supernatural sources, or hybrid humans that are part-human apart-machine.

Aliens will no longer be a threat and menace – they will be kind, benevolent, loving and helpful. We should welcome and embrace them into our human family – no matter what they look like or believe.

The Elitists also want a global governance – one big happy human family. Despite the obviously mutually exclusive nature of the adaptive strategies currently in the world, the digital media will show a world where all things are fair and equitable. There is nothing special about America and that country will never be shown in a favorable light – in fact, most of the evils of the world can be placed at America’s doorstep – and you will see that reflected in the digital media.

The Socialists and Progressives hate individual achievement and entrepreneurial spirit – look for more movies promoting the success of groups, clusters, cooperatives, communes, the collective, and the hive. Find your place, fit in and enjoy your life. Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em. The sum is greater than the hole, more or less — mostly less.

In addition (because they somehow find funding), alternate lifestyles which are often at cross-purposes with conventional society will continue to be touted and glamorized in digital media. Despite the fact there is not a shred of evidence conclusively and irrefutably supporting the notion that certain types of behavior are genetically based, the digital media will show how many people have “no choice” and are “forced” into certain types of behavior “against their will.” In point of fact, the Socialists and Progressives don’t actually believe in free will, so this works out nicely for them.

Finally — because even the government leaders are telling us the “world is spinning out of control” you can expect a plethora of digital media about demons, vampires, demonic possession, supernatural spirits, unexplained phenomenon, and basically anything that permits the digital media creators to make a buck from encouraging chaos, confusion, and fear due to some unexplainable external source beyond human comprehension.

My parting words are simple – you really need to pay close attention to what you feed your skull. Images, video, music, and words all make a significant impact on your neuro-chemistry – they structure how you think and what you think. Garbage in, garbage out. If you are what you eat, then how you behave (output) is a function of your knowledge (input).

Make sure this is knowledge that YOU put in your brain and not something placed there by others. Stop and think and what your brain consumes – make sure your thoughts belong to you and are not being injected into your mind by others.

GRASP – Getting Real About Saving People – beginning with yourself.

–E

Sitting and Pondering The Future

 NOTE: This original thread-story-post-blog entry was created 12-30-2009. It has been updated now and again as the occasion warrants. It gets scarier every time I update it !!!

NEW UPDATE on September 29, 2014 –>

These updates concern “gene drive” technology, which basically means using human intervention to increase the likelihood of a particular genetic outcome. Of course, that can be used for some wonderfully good things — but also some truly horrific and human-enslaving things. Check out this new information  — and also do your own research on the topic:

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/09/29/scientists-proceed-with-caution-towards-new-gene-mutation-technology/?intcmp=features

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2014/07/17/gene-drives-crispr-could-revolutionize-ecosystem-management/

http://cser.org/625/

http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/07/u-s-researchers-call-greater-oversight-powerful-genetic-technology

Enoch note on update for May 2, 2013 –>

When you finish reading my post in its entirety, come back here and check out the latest information on this sad topic at this link:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/appalling-irresponsibility-senior-scientists-attack-chinese-researchers-for-creating-new-strains-of-influenza-virus-in-veterinary-laboratory-8601658.html

_____ORIGINAL 12-30-2009 ENTRY START HERE_____

Each day we humans face a very ancient question — “Can evil come from good?”

Our most distant ancestors — who surely felt a great reverence and awe for creation — regarded existence as essentially good — but they still had to account for evil within the system. There was life, for instance — glorious and stunning — but there was also death — ignoble and mean.

There was compassion, kindness and decency, but also cruelty, hatred and incredible obscenity.

How are to reconcile these apparently irreconcilable differences?

Many systems of thought developed within the human family to deal with this obvious tension, this seemingly unexplainable and inexplicable dichotomy between good and evil.

It has always been a bit of a sore spot for any organized system of thought. Like a bad relative you have to explain to friends.

The main challenge – problem – obstacle — irritant is that you can take anything good and transmute / transform it to evil, and vice versa.

It is as though – ultimately and at their inner essence — all human activities, inventions, techniques or devices are the same thing, and whether it is good or evil depends on your vantage point, your perspective, your milieu, your frame of reference, to borrow a phrase from dear old Albert.

The implication, of course, is that the elements of existence are neutral, they simply “are” — but we humans determine the good or evil by how we utilize them.

Technology (the dictionary says) is defined as —

. . .the totality of the means employed to provide objects necessary for human sustenance and comfort.

Technology is a word and concept of consciousness which arises from Hellenic origin; from the word TECHNE which means “art” or “craft”; and the word -LOGIA, which means “sayings,” “oracles,” “utterances.” This second word is also centered around LOGOS or the Word, oral or written communication. The sacred consciousness of that which is immanent within existence, but must be discerned by the individual.

Proper technology is, therefore, a means of evolutionary expression for human consciousness, the manifestation of the contents of consciousness as it directs human activity and creation, especially in light of what is considered the finest aims of human existence. As Immanual Kant defined it, logos is —

. . .a communicable mental faculty (concept/relation) which allows (hu)man to strive toward the realization of his (its) highest ends.

As an example, many humans can create or manufacture a chair.

When you use that chair – however — the extent to which it embraces “chairness” and functions in total harmony with human intent is the true measure of how well the “technology” that was used to create it aligns with the perfection of the chair form.

Technology, which is to say, the creation of anything by human hands (or mind) can reflect good (proper embrace of logos) or evil (rejected or improper use of logos).

For instance, the same explosives that are used to carve a road across or thru the mountains — to link remote communities — can also be used to destroy those communities via weapons of war.

The same education system that teaches people how to read and write, how to count, can also be used to indoctrinate and propagandize a specific message to the detriment of free thought.

As the Biblical allusion puts it so aptly, the same metal used for a plow shear can also be used for a sword.

I could go on, but I think you begin to get the point of this part of the paper. In fact, as you begin to fidget in your seat, you are probably wondering where I am going with this commentary…

The human race daily confronts a wide range of possible threats to its ongoing existence. Some of the threats are apparent, some less so. Some are real, some are possibly manufactured for personal, political, or corporate gain.

Most of us are familiar with this short apocalyptic list —

  • Thermonuclear destruction
  • Viral pandemic or epidemic
  • Traditional widespread war
  • Large-scale volcanic eruption
  • Asteroid / Meteor/ Comet strike
  • Self-Induced Climate Change
  • Food Shortages
  • Water Contamination
  • Alien invasion
  • Rise of Artificial Intelligence
  • Micro black hole (e.g., CERN accident)

For a longer worry list — see my link here –>

Worry and Vexation

The problem — for me — is that as you review the short list or the long list, there is one gaping hole in it. Something very dangerous indeed is missing.

And it is an evil that can be transmuted from a good.

The scientific and medical establishment informs us (the general public) that one of the most exciting areas of research that will help improve our lives is gene therapy. Here are a few definitions to ponder —

Gene therapy is a technique for correcting defective genes responsible for disease development.

The quote above is from a site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Human Genome Program.

Gene therapy is designed to introduce genetic material into cells to compensate for abnormal genes or to make a beneficial protein. If a mutated gene causes a necessary protein to be faulty or missing, gene therapy may be able to introduce a normal copy of the gene to restore the function of the protein.

This quote is from the “Genetics Home Reference” which is “A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.”

The transfer of DNA is usually achieved either by mixing the DNA with a substance that enhances its uptake or by packaging it inside a disabled virus (a virus that can carry DNA into a cell but cannot cause a disease).

The above is from the Wellcome Trust.

Advances in understanding and manipulating genes have set the stage for scientists to alter a person’s genetic material to fight or prevent disease.

This is from the National Cancer Institute (U.S. National Institutes of Health).

Now all of this sounds like good technology and proper use of the logos. I applaud, encourage, and support it.

Before we can talk further about gene therapy and some potential issues to worry about, we need to bring up the subject of the human genome and the Human Genome Project.

First off — what exactly IS the human genome?

A genome is all the DNA in an organism, including its genes. Genes carry information for making all the proteins required by all organisms. These proteins determine, among other things, how the organism looks, how well its body metabolizes food or fights infection, and sometimes even how it behaves.

Just to augment this a bit —

The human genome is the genome of Homo sapiens, which is stored on 23 chromosome pairs. Twenty-two of these are autosomal (do not pertain to sex determination) chromosome pairs, while the remaining pair is sex-determining.

Males have two distinct chromosomes (X,Y) while females have the same chromosomes (XX). Both the egg and the spermatozoa have 23 chromosomes. The egg is always the carrier of the X chromosome The spermatozoa can carry either an X or a Y chromosome.

And of course there is this standard bit about DNA —

DNA is made up of four similar chemicals (called bases and abbreviated A, T, C, and G) that are repeated millions or billions of times throughout a genome. The human genome, for example, has 3 billion pairs of bases.

This last piece of information is really important for future reference —

The particular order of As, Ts, Cs, and Gs is extremely important. The order underlies all of life’s diversity, even dictating whether an organism is human or another species such as yeast, rice, or fruit fly, all of which have their own genomes and are themselves the focus of genome projects. Because all organisms are related through similarities in DNA sequences, insights gained from nonhuman genomes often lead to new knowledge about human biology.

Your next question should be — what exactly is the Human Genome Project?

Begun formally in 1990, the U.S. Human Genome Project was a 13-year effort coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. The project originally was planned to last 15 years, but rapid technological advances accelerated the completion date to 2003.

The stated goals of the project were as follows —

  • identify all the approximately 20,000-25,000 genes in human DNA,
  • determine the sequences of the 3 billion chemical base pairs for human DNA,
  • store this information in databases,
  • improve tools for data analysis,
  • transfer related technologies to the private sector, and
  • address the ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) that may arise from the project.

All items listed above are from http://genomics.energy.gov/ (U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science).

Now is the point in this discussion where we begin to ponder the possible transmutation of the good (correcting defective genes) to the evil (making good genes defective).

First off, let’s be clear about some terminology.

We are not talking about an event that simply makes you ill. A virus may impact a human at the cellular level (e.g., influenza), but I am talking about an event that alters your genetic structure at the chromosomal level (e.g., HIV). Permanently and with intent to influence future generations. Speaking of HIV —

HIV is one of a group of atypical viruses called retroviruses that maintain their genetic information in the form of ribonucleic acid (RNA). Through the use of an enzyme known as reverse transcriptase, HIV and other retroviruses are capable of producing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from RNA, whereas most cells carry out the opposite process, transcribing the genetic material of DNA into RNA. The activity of the enzyme enables the genetic information of HIV to become integrated permanently into the genome (chromosomes) of a host cell.

© by Michael W. Davidson and The Florida State University.

Here is a pretty straight-forward description of a retrovirus from Wikipedia

A retrovirus is an RNA virus that is replicated in a host cell via the enzyme reverse transcriptase to produce DNA from its RNA genome. The DNA is then incorporated into the host’s genome by an integrase enzyme. The virus thereafter replicates as part of the host cell’s DNA. Retroviruses are enveloped viruses that belong to the viral family Retroviridae. The virus itself stores its nucleic acid in the form of a +mRNA (including the 5’cap and 3’PolyA inside the virion) genome and serves as a means of delivery of that genome into cells it targets as an obligate parasite, and constitutes the infection. Once in the host’s cell, the RNA strands undergo reverse transcription in the cytosol and are integrated into the host’s genome, at which point the retroviral DNA is referred to as a provirus. It is difficult to detect the virus until it has infected the host.

The human genome contains all of the DNA for the individual — it is the totality of an organism’s hereditary information. Before we continue, though, we need to clarify two additional terms, genotype and phenotype.

The internally coded, inheritable information (genotype) maintained by all organisms, yields the critical instructions that are interpreted and utilized by the creative structure of the cells to produce the outward, physical manifestation (phenotype) of the individual organism.

Logic would imply, therefore, that all phenotypic appearances have some basis in genotypic architecture — the implication being there is an identifiable and genetically accessible basis for such things as handedness, hair color, eye color, nose size, et cetera, ad nauseum.

Now, let’s take this one small – innocent — step further.

Suppose there is a genetic basis for ethnicity or race.

That is to say, suppose there can be found — within the human genome — even the smallest and most insignificant of genetic markers for ethnicity or race — these can then be used for targeted genetic warfare.

This genetic marker does not need to point to any patently overt phenotypic feature — like skin pigmentation, distinct facial features, or hair composition — it can be something more subtle, deeper, like the distinct nature of immunoglobulin structure, cellular hemoglobin processing rates, specific protein encoding or susceptibility to certain inheritable chromosomal mutations.

After this identification, it is merely a question of simple IF-THEN programming.

For instance, imagine you are editing some text (like the search-and-replace function in your word processing program on the computer).

Suppose you have these two sentences —

The sky is blue.
Sometimes it is gray.

Let’s say you need to change the first sentence. You want it to read “The sky is orange.” Further suppose this sentence occurs on every page of a 100,000-page book you are working on, but you only want to change it on certain pages, and let’s also say you are not sure where those pages are that have this sentence.

You could sit there and search through each event and decide which to change — one at a time — but not only is that completely unrealistic (in terms of time), the chances for an error are significant.

You cannot change the sentence on a global basis, because there are many places where you want it to remain “The sky is blue.”

Suppose, though — for the events you do want to change — the next sentence (in those cases you want to edit) is just ever so slightly different and always reads like this —

The sky is blue.
Sometimes it is grey.

Now we can write a routine that basically looks for “The sky is blue.” during the search-and-replace process, but only changes it to “The sky is orange.” IF the next sentence reads “Sometimes it is grey.” and not “…gray.”

For our genetic discussion, then, if you were out to do evil and introduce a retrovirus designed to change good genes to defective genes, you would not want to impact everyone’s genetic structure — you would only want to target your perceived enemy.

Therefore, consider the spelling difference of “grey” to “gray” as a genetic marker for race or ethnicity. Suddenly you can unleash a retrovirus into human populations that will “search-and-replace” within the genome, but only infect people with a specific genetic pattern(s).

Why would anyone do this?

If you can identify specific ethnicity or racial genetic markers, no matter how insignificant, they become the trigger points for the introduction of active viral strands which can cause chromosomal disruption.

This could be accomplished at the level of the 23rd chromosomal pair, that which determines gender in humans.

Typically (as has been stated previously) men are XY and women are XX in the pair for the 23rd chromosome. However, in some events people are born with only one sex chromosome (monosomy of the sex chromosome), or with three sex chromosomes (trisomy of the sex chromosome).

This can lead to problems —

Turner syndrome (XO syndrome, monosomy X, missing Y): This should just be called the “X syndrome” because the person has an X, but no second sex chromosome. Such people are female, as there is no male Y chromosome. It is a 1-in-5000 syndrome, involving some relatively minor conditions, but usually sterility.

Klinefelter syndrome (XXY syndrome, also rarely XXXY): a 1-in-1000 disorder where the person is usually male (because of the Y chromosome), but has lower levels of testosterone and may have some female-like features (because there are two X chromosomes), and is usually sterile. The rarer XXXY syndrome may lead to retardation.

Jacobs syndrome (XYY syndrome): The person has an extra Y male chromosome. He will be male and may be largely normal, or may suffer from minor features such as excess acne and may be very tall, and in some cases behavioral complaints such as aggression. Frequency around 1-in-2000.

Triple-X (XXX, also XXXX or XXXXX): These people are females with an additional X chromosome. In rarer cases, there can even be 4 or 5 X chromasomes. They can be largely normal, or may suffer from problems such as infertility (some but not all), and reduced mental acuity. Occurs with a frequency around 1-in-700.

As we also discussed earlier, the first 22 chromosomes are not related to sex determination and are referred to as autosomal. There are many defects related to DNA that result from having extra chromosomes, large missing sequences, or other major errors. Here are some examples:

Autosomal Dominant Genetic Diseases

  • Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
  • Machado-Joseph Disease
  • Marfan syndrome
  • MODY diabetes
  • Otosclerosis

Autosomal Recessive Genetic Diseases

  • Alpers Syndrome
  • Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy type III
  • Tay Sachs
  • Thalassemia
  • Usher Syndrome

A disease trait that is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner can occur in either sex and can be transmitted by either parent.

Recessive means that disease only occurs when a person has two copies of the bad gene. Usually this means they must inherit the disease from both parents.

So, let’s recap.

While ostensibly gene therapy is intended to mend defective genes, the obvious implication is that it can also be used to create defective genes, or transform good genes to defective ones.

If the target is the autosomal chromosomes, then it may, or may not, be inheritable. It may just impact the “infected” individual. However, depending on the recessive or dominant nature of the disease, it may be capable of being passed on to offspring.

If the target is the 23rd chromosome, then technically you are impacting the inherited character of the race or ethnicity you are targeting — within a generation or two there would either be widespread sterility or all offspring would be genetically impacted with the diseases or conditions noted previously.

We are not yet at the point where this can happen, but technology moves fast. Rogue states and even private enterprises can access technology and information which can be transmuted from good to evil.

Targeted genetic attacks are not science fiction.

Here is a headline from The Environmental Factor, which is produced monthly by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/), Office of Communications and Public Liaison. This is from the April 2009 edition —

Nanotechnology Delivers — First Report of Targeted Killing of Tumor Cells

Here is an article published on November 5, 2009, about gene therapy successes —

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/06/health/06gene.html?_r=1&hpw

Here is an article from The New England Journal of Medicine, January of 2009, talking about successful gene therapy —

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/360/5/447

IMPORTANT NOTE — I originally wrote all this in 2009, so the refs above are a little dated – you can EASILY do your own research and arrive at the same conclusion – simply type “gene therapy” in your browser and do some reading to get updated. No problemo.

We must be exceedingly cautious in evaluating this research.

We are entering what Aldous Huxley called a “Brave New World,” but the extent to which our technology is used for good — and not for evil — is up to us, but we must be diligent in our examination of possibilities.

One of main functions of any disease-monitoring organization, in any country — like the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States — is to watch for fluctuations of genetically-induced events. A sudden and unexpected rise in some autosomal disease or XY, 23rd chromosome, disease, must be monitored and explanations provided — such as the introduction of a targeted genetic attack.

So– forewarned is forearmed. The cautionary tale of Pandora’s Box is thousands of years old — sometimes we can, in our unrestrained zest to do good, cause evil to be unleashed in the world.

Keep your eyes open.

E