Friday, April 30, 2010

Lady Gaga's infomercial for Deepak Chopra

WARNING: A severe overdose of Lady Gaga may cause permanent brain damage.

Lady Gaga has appeared on Time Magazine's top 100 most influential people. In another sign that Gaga is the new Madonna, she features a bustier shooting out creamy-colored sparks. Thank you Time for this bit of tasteless pop culture. Is this what we've come to?

But even stranger than simulated electric-shock lactation is the video message from Lady Gaga praising the new age charlatan Deepak Chopra. "Dr." Chopra you may recall was a "close friend" and "advisor" to Michael Jackson. If I was Lady G. I would stay far, far away from him. You never know when some of those drugs he's prescribing might trigger some strange side-effects.

GAGA: "The most influential person in my life is Deepak Chopra. He means so much to so many people all over the world. All of the various books that he has written and his message is a true inspiration. I think about Deepak when it comes to my own work as a musician. I want so much for it to go beyond the music for my fans. "
If you've been following the comments, then you know that we'll probably be following up with more on the "guru of the stars" - Doc Chop. And yeah, don't miss the comments. That's where half the action is on Public Vigil. Thanks to "D" for alerting us to this video. Blame it on D. :)

(And the links. Don't forget to follow the links. They are there for a reason.)

To be continued...

They clone horses, don't they?

WARNING: The Brave New World of human cloning is closer than you think.

Prometea with her twin mother

The first cloned horse was "born" in Italy on May 28, 2003. She was named Prometea.
The team revealed their expectation that there will be resistance to the technology in choosing the clone's name. "Like Prometheus who took fire from God from Olympus, we hoped she would be brave to face these people who do not like what we do,"
Prometheus is a cult-like figure to the transhumanists and occultists alike. He represents the stealing of not just fire from the gods, but of all knowledge related to science and technology. He is the light bringer. He is Lucifer.

He is the chief god of the secular, atheistic, agnostic, occult movements that embody the New Age of Aquarius. He is the anti-Christ. Where Christ is the god of the weak and oppressed, Lucifer is the god of the strong and powerful.

Here is what Nietzsche writes about science and God in "The Antichrist".
Man himself had been his [God's] greatest blunder; he had created a rival to himself; science makes men godlike--it is all up with priests and gods when man becomes scientific!--Moral: science is the forbidden per se; it alone is forbidden. Science is the first of sins, the germ of all sins, the original sin. This is all there is of morality.--"Thou shalt not know"--the rest follows from that.--God's mortal terror, however, did not hinder him from being shrewd. How is one to protect one's self against science? For a long while this was the capital problem. Answer: Out of paradise with man! Happiness, leisure, foster thought--and all thoughts are bad thoughts!--Man must not think.--And so the priest invents distress, death, the mortal dangers of childbirth, all sorts of misery, old age, decrepitude, above all, sickness--nothing but devices for making war on science!
Nietzsche's contempt for the God of the Bible oozes out of ever line. And yet Nietzsche is much admired by people like Emma Goldman, who was one of the founders of the modern day women's movement. Here are some of Ms. Goldman's thoughts about her beloved Nietzsche.
"One could read the works of the young iconoclasts in art and letters, the most daring among them being Nietzsche. The magic of his language, the beauty of his vision, carried me to undreamed-of heights."
Ms. Goldman was well known as one of the strongest proponents of atheism in the early 20th century. She wrote a well known piece titled "The Philosophy of Atheism". In it she addresses not only her atheist and anti-Christian beliefs, but also mentions Prometheus and hints at the nature worship which is such an integral part of the new age beliefs.
The philosophy of Atheism has its root in the earth, in this life; its aim is the emancipation of the human race from all God-heads, be they Judaic, Christian, Mohammedan, Buddhistic, Brahministic, or what not. Mankind has been punished long and heavily for having created its gods; nothing but pain and persecution have been man's lot since gods began. There is but one way out of this blunder: Man must break his fetters which have chained him to the gates of heaven and hell, so that he can begin to fashion out of his reawakened and illumined consciousness a new world upon earth.
Man must get back to himself before he can learn his relation to his fellows. Prometheus chained to the Rock of Ages is doomed to remain the prey of the vultures of darkness. Unbind Prometheus, and you dispel the night and its horrors.
Ms. Goldman is no original thinker. She just rehashes Nietzsche and passes it off as her own. To "unbind Prometheus" refers to unleashing science without the restrictions imposed by morals and ethics. Well, there was another admirer of Nietzsche who did just that - a man named Adolph Hitler. And we all know how that turned out.

Ms. Goldman is much beloved by the founders of NOW along with the eugenicist Margaret Sanger. NOW practically worships these "forward looking" thinkers. Here is the opening paragraph of an article titled "The Founding of NOW" on the organization's website.
In 1880, Mrs. H. Griswold wrote in a letter to Susan B. Anthony: "Words fail to convey the bitter hatred I have for the foul demagogues who would take from me the freedom they claim for themselves." In 1909, Emma Goldman wrote "A New Declaration of Independence," in which she declared the self-evident truth that all human beings "irrespective of race, color, or sex" are born with equal rights. About a decade later, Margaret Sanger explained the "morality of birth control" in a speech so titled.
It makes my blood boil with anger to fully realize just how disgusting and despicable are the people that the founders of the National Organization for Women declare to be their sources of inspiration. No wonder then that this group takes a lead role in the agenda to promote abortion in America and around the world.

...I'm sorry. I got side-tracked. Back to horse cloning.

Flash-forward to present

Now cloning horses is becoming commonplace as illustrated in this article.
The chestnut stallion was the love of Zarela Olsen's life.

A majestic hall-of-fame horse with personality and a copper coat bright as a new penny, Capuchino often greeted his fawning owner with kisses, nuzzling her neck and licking the back of her ears.

"When he died, he took my heart with him," said Olsen, 46, of the Paso Fino horse who died in Ocala, Fla., in 2009. "I could not stop crying and crying."

But Olsen had planned ahead, investing $160,000 in the replicating services of a biotech company specializing in the controversial practice of animal cloning. Her champion's genetic duplicate, Capuchino Forever, was born last May. His birth - and the increasing number of horses cloned in the U.S. - has spawned debate and wonder among breeders and owners in the equine world, including Marion County, self-proclaimed "Horse Capital of the World."
Imagine if it only costs $160,000 to clone a horse, how many people would be willing to pay a similar sum to make clones of themselves? Do you think Bill Gates has cloned mini-Bill embryos stored away in a cryogenic freezer in his sprawling home in Seattle? Maybe there are already some mini-Bills playing with blocks in a hidden nursery in his underground lair.

In the novel Brave New World, transhumanist-eugenicist Aldous Huxley did not imagine the technology that would lead to wide-spread cloning. The technology he envisioned was based on forcing a fertilized egg to divide multiple times to produce a large set of identical siblings. Well, we've come a long way babies!

While we are told to restrict the number of our offsprings for the sake of the planet, the Elite will breed their artificial race of super-human clones to take our children's places. It's not about saving the planet, it's about aborting and sterilizing the unwanted vermin (us) into extinction.

And the winner of the Kentucky Derby in 2012 is... Secretariat II.
And the winner of the Kentucky Derby in 2013 is... Secretariat III.
And the winner of the Kentucky Derby in 2014 is... Secretariat IV.
And the winner of the Kentucky Derby in 2015 is... Secretariat V.
And the winner of the Kentucky Derby in 2016 is... Secretariat VI.
And the winner of the Kentucky Derby in 2017 is... Secretariat VII.

Pictures of statue of Prometheus in Rockefeller Center

The inscription on the granite wall behind, reads: "Prometheus, teacher in every art, brought the fire that hath proved to mortals a means to mighty ends." It is from Aeschylus, an ancient Greek playwright who wrote "Prometheus Bound".

(Click to enlarge photos.)

The symbolism of the story of Prometheus to the Elite

Rockefeller Center in New York City is a virtual shrine to Prometheus. His golden statue stands at the head of the central fountain, with lines from Aeschylus inscribed below.
Prometheus (forethought) was the creator of man. When he and Epimetheus (hindsight) set out to make creatures to populate the earth under the orders of Zeus, Epimetheus went with quantity and made many creatures, endowing them with many gifts that were alloted to the brother for that purpose (fur, claws, wings, and fins were some of these gifts). While his brother was making creatures, Prometheus was carefully crafting a creature after the shape of the gods. It was a human. However, Prometheus took so long in crafting his masterpiece that when he was finished, Epimetheus had already used up all the gifts from Zeus. Prometheus was sorry for his creations, and watched as they shivered in the cold winter nights. He decided to steal fire from the gods. He climbed Olympus and stole fire from the chariot of Helios (or, in later mythology, Apollo).

Zeus had Prometheus carried to mount Caucasus, where a vulture or an eagle named Ethon (offspring of the monsters Typhon and Echidna) would eat out his liver; it would grow back each day and the eagle would eat it again. This punishment was to last 30,000 years.
Prometheus is Lucifer. The giver of light. The "god" of the atheists, occultists, Freemasons. He is science unrestrained by religion. According to their mythology, once Prometheus is unbound then he will battle with Zeus (religion) and defeat him. Prometheus unbound represents the triumph of the secular over the religious.

According to their mythology Prometheus was unbound sometime in the latter half of the 2nd millennium. From Prometheus springs forth both scientific capitalism and communism. Shelley wrote a play called "Prometheus Unbound" in 1820.
It is inspired by Aeschylus's Prometheus Bound and concerns Prometheus' release from captivity. Unlike Aeschylus' version, however, there is no reconciliation between Prometheus and Zeus. Instead, Jupiter (Zeus) is overthrown, which allows Prometheus to be released.
The eugenics and transhumanist movements naturally worship Prometheus. They claim to base their movements on science, although in reality they are based on pseudo-science.

Hitler must have believed that he should be the one to manifest the vision of the Elite. However, this ended in a power struggle between various factions of the Elite and ultimately led to World War II and the deaths of millions of people.

To be continued...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The occult meaning of Gattaca

WARNING: Hollywood is out to steal your immortal soul.

[This post is dedicated to Daniel and others who suggested the movie Gattaca as a topic for an article.]

Blame it on Daniel :)

[WARNING: Spoilers ahead]

Here is Daniel's comment.
Yup, Baba and LVB, you've got to watch Gattaca.

Interestingly, the name of one of the characters (who's the 'genetically superior' dude, but confined to a wheelchair after an accident), is: Jerome Eugene Morrow ... reminds me of 'genome ... eugenics ... tomorrow'.

In Gattaca, the 'perfect gene' people are mostly portrayed as 'tall, blond, blue-eyed, flawless-skinned' Caucasians ...

... in fact, I don't remember seeing a single black, hispanic, chinese or other race being portrayed as one of the 'perfect people ... I'd have to watch it again to make sure.

Also note that the non-perfect humans (those conceived without genetic selection) are referred to as 'God's child' ...
See here:

... so those humans that were genetically selected & modified are what ...? Satan's spawns ... ?

Hope you can review this film and comment on it.

I thought I had offered a fairly complete reply to Daniel in my comments, but as it turns out I had missed a huge part of the story which is actually the part that Daniel was hinting at. Here are my previous comments.

Comment 1.
I also want to mention to Daniel, Lenci and others that I saw Gattaca a few nights ago. It's a very good movie. I highly recommend it. It does have elements of Brave New World which I'm going to begin re-reading (actually listening to on a audio book).

The thing about this type of movie is that I believe that what Hollywood is doing is creating an anti-thesis. In other words it is a film (or book) advocating the thing that it appears to be criticizing. I don't trust Hollywood to warn us about the future transhuman society. I think this is similar to Terminator where we are "warned" of the transhuman future, but one of the "good guys" is a transhuman.

In the case of Gattaca, I think it is much more subtle. First of all it is an exercise in pre-conditioning. But that's not the subtle part.

The subtle part is that the crippled Elite guy symbolically uploads himself into the body of the godchild. The godchild is "transformed" into the Elite guy. As I said it is done symbolically and not literally. And in the end this Elite in his new body is launched into space to spread his DNA to other planets. This is also part of the transhuman dream.

Still, as I said, this is a very wonderfully produced movie. I enjoyed the retro-future style. (A bit of cog-diss I suppose.) The acting is very good. It's one of a few movies these days that does not rely heavily on action to propel the plot.

Overall the tone of the movie is, "Yes, there's going to be a transhuman future, but don't worry too much about it. It will turn out to be OK. Anyway, even if it makes you feel uncomfortable now. You'll get used to it and see that it's for the best. And if your very clever, you can still be a godchild and make it in this world with the help of some of us Elite good guys. And if not, then you really don't deserve to succeed anyway. Now do you?"
Comment 2.
P.S. The movie Gattaca does not really abandon the transhuman-eugenics-darwinian notion of "survival of the fittest". It just says that the technology is not always able to predetermine which are the fittest. It still affirms a rat-race, dog-eat-dog, meritocracy where Christian concepts such as charity, forgiveness and love are not part of society's values.
God's child... Satan's spawn

What I missed and what probably almost everyone missed when they saw this movie is the diabolical element. The truth is that at its core, this is a movie about demonic possession.

Yes, Satan is present in this movie although the occultists would prefer to refer to him as Lucifer - the light bearer. The same Lucifer that is depicted as the Statue of Liberty. Oh come on, you already knew that so I'm not telling you anything knew.

If you have gotten this far, then either you have already seen the movie or you just don't care about spoilers. Suit yourself. You have one last chance to go see the movie first....

Who is the Elite in the wheel chair?

How is it possible that such a perfectly engineered specimen could have come in second place in a swimming competition? Do you remember the silver medal - not gold, but silver? Who do you suppose came in first place?

And how did this perfect man end up in a wheel chair? Do you really think it was from a car accident?

Why does he say to Vincent, "I got the better part of the deal"? What kind of "deal" was he referring to?

Why swimming? Have you heard any mention of the Age of Aquarius?

How did Vincent beat his genetically superior brother in a swimming competition? He said that he didn't save anything for the swim back. Then why didn't he drown while attempting to swim back?

What is the significance of the Elite fellow dragging himself up the stairs?

What does he mean when he tells Vincent that from now on you are me?

And finally what is the significance of the ending? Why does he burn himself up as the rocket ship carrying Vincent hurtles off into space?

There are many other questions which I will not explore involving the other characters because I want to concentrate on Eugene and Vincent. Of special importance of course is the character played by Uma Thurman - Irene Cassini. What is her role? But I will avoid these in order to stick to the main dualism of Vincent and Eugene.

I could also ask, what is the meaning of the name Gattaca? (Other than the GATC genetic base pairs.) It obviously bears some relationship to NASA and Cape Canaveral. But what it is exactly, I do not know. It does make you wonder what NASA meant by "the right stuff". Could that "stuff" have been genetic material as in Gattaca?

Answers please

Now that I have posed the riddles, allow me to offer my own answers.

Who is the Elite in the wheel chair?

As the Rolling Stones said: "Pleased to meet you. Hope you guessed my name." His name is Jerome Eugene Morrow and as Daniel already pointed out this bears a resemblance to Genome Eugenics Tomorrow. Please allow me to indulge myself and call him Eugene rather than Jerome in order to emphasize the role of eugenics in the film.

Eugene is the devil. Vincent Freeman makes a deal with the devil. Since he is a "free man", he is free to choose. (As we all are given free choice by God.) He chooses to sell his soul to the devil in order to achieve his dreams. The day he first won the swimming competition with his brother was the day he decided that he would give anything to get what he wanted.

How is it possible that such a perfectly engineered specimen could have come in second place in a swimming competition? Do you remember the silver medal - not gold, but silver? Who do you suppose came in first place?

The swimming competition was between the devil and God (or his angels). The devil lost and came in second place.

And how did this perfect man end up in a wheel chair? Do you really think it was from a car accident?

The devil was thrown out of heaven and fell to earth. When he crash landed on earth he lost the use of his limbs.

Why does he say to Vincent, "I got the better part of the deal"? What kind of "deal" was he referring to?

The deal is the "deal with the devil". Vincent got his dreams but lost his soul.

Why swimming? Have you heard any mention of the Age of Aquarius?

Aquarius is the water bearer. Lucifer is the light bearer. Aquarius is thought by some occult groups to represent Lucifer aka the devil. That is the significance of water in the movie. Notice how new age people have begun to refer to the Earth as the "water planet".

How did Vincent beat his genetically superior brother in a swimming competition? He said that he didn't save anything for the swim back. Then why didn't he drown while attempting to swim back?

Do you remember Vincent saying this to his brother?: "It's too late for that, we're closer to the other side." The "other side" he was referring to was not another shore. How could it be? They were swimming away from shore into the ocean. The "other side" was the dark side. He swam to the dark side which is of course the devil. The devil possessed him and gave him the strength which his body did not have to swim back to the shore. It was a "triumph of the will" as the Nazis would say. But who's will? It was indeed the will of the devil that triumphed.

What is the significance of the Elite fellow dragging himself up the stairs?

Remember that God turns the devil into a snake in Genesis and condemns him to crawl on his belly. The scene where Eugene drags himself up the stairs graphically depicts this.

What does he mean when he tells Vincent that from now on you are me?

The devil possesses Vincent. He robs him of his free will. He gradually takes more and more control over Vincent's body. The scene where the devil's blood flows directly in Vincent's vein is a major step in his possession.

And finally what is the significance of the ending? Why does he burn himself up as the rocket ship carrying Vincent hurtles off into space?

In the end the devil destroys his earthly body. He is now in total possession of Vincent and he's going back up into the heavens to do battle with God.

Why do this?

Now I have one last question - why does Hollywood do this? Why do they put in a satanic message where almost no one will catch it? In fact most people would get an opposite and positive message of Vincent triumphing over his own weaknesses.

There are powerful satanic forces at work here. Somehow they believe that their messages have to be delivered to the public. But they know that they cannot openly convey their occult messages. So they disguise them in a form that will not be recognized by the public. We are being fed hidden messages whose true meaning the satanic forces intend to reveal through some strange occult initiation rituals.

Don't bother. Now you know what those messages are. And once you understand the dark messages, you no longer need to fear them. You are walking in the light of the one true God. He will protect you from all evil. You just need to have a little faith - even faith the size of a mustard seed will do to move a mountain.

Revelation 12

Lately I keep coming back to Revelation 12. I had a dream in which the eugenics-transhuman movement was represented by a dragon. Then I happened to come across Revelation 12 and I understood the true meaning of my dream.

Always remember the words of the angel Gabriel to Mary: "Fear not, Mary, for you have found grace with God." And later Mary replied: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord: be it done to me according to your word."

Here is the complete text of Revelation 12. And in case there is any doubt, the woman referred to in Revelation 12 is Mary the mother of Jesus.

Revelation 12 (click to enlarge)

And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2 And being with child, she cried travailing in birth: and was in pain to be delivered. 3 And there was seen another sign in heaven. And behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns and on his heads seven diadems. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to be delivered: that, when she should be delivered, he might devour her son. 5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with an iron rod. And her son was taken up to God and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God, that there they should feed her, a thousand two hundred sixty days.

7 And there was a great battle in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought, and his angels. 8 And they prevailed not: neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduces the whole world. And he was cast unto the earth: and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying: Now has come salvation and strength and the kingdom of our God and the power of his Christ: because the accuser of our brethren is cast forth, who accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of the testimony: and they loved not their lives unto death. 12 Therefore, rejoice, O heavens, and you that dwell therein. Woe to the earth and to the sea, because the devil has come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he has but a short time.

13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman who brought forth the man child. 14 And there were given to the woman two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the desert, unto her place, where she is nourished for a time and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth, after the woman, water, as it were a river: that he might cause her to be carried away by the river. 16 And the earth helped the woman: and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was angry against the woman: and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. 18 And he stood upon the sand of the sea.
You can see in this prophetic text the following themes:
  • Eugenics in terms of the dragon waiting to kill the unborn child.
  • The dragon (devil) cast out of heaven by St. Michael and the other angels.
  • The Age of Aquarius in terms of the serpent trying to drown the woman in a river of water.
Compare the text in Revelation about the serpent attempting to drown the woman and this new age description of the constellation of Aquarius.
The association in Aquarius is that of the servant of humanity pouring out the water of knowledge to quench the thirst of the world.
Who is "the servant of humanity"? And what is "the thirst of the world"? In Revelation, it is the serpent which is the servant of humanity. The "thirst of the world" could easily refer to the "sexual revolution" which has been promoted by the eugenics-transhuman movement. But in Revelation, the Earth comes to the rescue of the woman and swallows up the river.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Turn off the radio

Hi y'all. It occurs to me that we need an alternative to music by and for the corporate media. I could talk about boycotting the recording industry, but we all need music in our lives, right? To fill our souls. They know that and we know that. Especially young people. They need to have their own music that they can identify with. That will mark their days as they grow into adulthood. Music that will be the soundtrack of their lives. They know that and we know that.

But it doesn't have to be the stuff that the corporate music industry digs up and packages and promotes. The thinly disguised death and destruction that they sell to our sweet and vibrant youth.

And there are alternatives out there. Definitely. I'm sure you know people that have talent. You know, you can make your own music. It may not be auto-tuned to pitch perfection or have a thumping bass line. Or feature a ten minute 5 million dollar video with special effects.

It may not be all that, but if it's real that's all that counts.

We're  talking about being human, and being human means being imperfect. It means never doing it the same way twice. It means making mistakes. And saying "I'm sorry". Nobody's perfect.

So I invite you to share with us your favorite musician that we may not have heard of. The one that never signed a big recording contract or never gets played on the radio. The one that you go to listen to every weekend at your favorite local club or dive.

Or it could just be you and your friends posting up a video on YouTube.

So here's somebody that I've enjoyed for a while. I had kind of forgotten about her. Probably because her songs never play on the radio.

Kina Grannis

You may have heard of Kina. She had some moderates success with a song called "Message from your heart" which she played in a superbowl commercial. And she had an internet sensation with Gotta Digg. Despite that she was never signed to a big recording contract. She's been blogging for a while and I think she was the person that inspired me to start my first blog. Here's a little video to get to know her.

And this is her latest single called Valentine.

And this is one of my favorites because she is singing here with her two sisters.

Kina is a busy woman. She still maintains her blog where she regularly wishes happy birthday to her fans. Here are some links for you to explore to get to know Kina and her music better.

Kina's blog
Her home page
Her YouTube channel

I hope some of you will visit her sites and maybe download her music. And hopefully she won't feel the need to change as she becomes more popular.

P.S. Avatar

Tomorrow is the Avatar DVD release on Earth Day. Yeah, right. I don't think that requires a comment. We're still planning to do some articles on Avatar. LVB and I have just been pretty busy the last few days with his article over at VC's making such a big splash.

Thanks to all of you for spreading the word about Public Vigil. I've been noticing various links to our site when I do vanity searches on Google. We're tackling the future - one transhumanist myth at a time.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rights for robots conference

WARNING: In the future non-humans will have more rights than humans.

Just in case you think the transhuman/eugenics agenda is a joke and LVB and I are just making this stuff up, take a look at this!

I came across this transhuman conference scheduled for Harvard in June 2010.
The H+ Summit is a two day event that explores how humanity will be radically changed by technology in the near future. Visionary speakers will explore the potential of technology to modify your body, mind, life, and world.

What will it mean to be a human in this next phase of technological development? How can we prepare now for coming changes?

We foresee the feasibility of redesigning the human condition and overcoming such constraints as the inevitability of aging, limitations on human and artificial intellects, unchosen psychology, lack of resources, and our confinement to the planet earth. The possibilities are broad and exciting. The H+ Summit will provide a venue to discuss these future scenarios and to hear exciting presentations by the leaders of the ongoing H+ (r)evolution.
They like to use the term H+ these days, but this is just another in a series of name changes for the eugenics movement like "social biology".

They keep changing the name, but the agenda remains the same. A better term for the transhuman movement is more like Eugenics 2.0, because the term "transhuman" was created by Julian Huxley who was a leader of the eugenics movement. Naturally they want to disassociate themselves from the term transhuman, which has such strong ties to eugenics. In this way they can cover up the true nature of their agenda from an unsuspecting public.

The program is sponsored by a group called "Humanity+". And here is one of their campaigns.
Campaign for the Rights of the Person

A campaign to modify national laws and international human rights conventions to establish
(a) that bodily autonomy, reproductive rights, and cognitive liberty should be explicitly recognized and protected,
(b) that universal access to enabling technologies is a right in itself, and a precondition for all other rights, and that
(c) personhood, sentience, and capacity for having morally relevant interests are the bases of rights-bearing, not humanness or the human genome.

Specific goals:
(a) Expanded access to reproductive health technologies (contraception, fertility, prenatal testing, abortion, and germinal choice).
(b) Liberalized psychoactive drug laws, and support for research into cognitive enhancement technologies, vaccines and treatments for substance dependence, and safer psychoactive substances.
(c) Extension of human-level rights protections to great apes.
Talk about double-speak. "Rights of the person" is really rights of the non-person. It's rights for robots and cyborgs. This is the right to become a cyborg, with no right to remain human.

And Christina Aguilera just happens to come out with a Bionic album around the same time. This is one hell of a PR campaign that they are engaged in.

I just wonder who ultimately is behind all this? Maybe this is a clue.

Notice that they advocate for the use of "psychoactive drugs". I guess nothing has changed since the 1950s and 60s. Back then transhumanist/eugenicist Aldous Huxley advocated the use of LSD. What does that have to do with transhumanism you say? It's a way to pacify the population just as Aldous predicted in his book "Brave New World" which came out in 1932.

This conference includes the usual cast of shady characters including Ray Kurzweil as the keynote speaker. When Kurzweil started off, his message was just the "technological singularity". His hidden agenda was transhumanism/eugenics all along. He was the one sent by the transhuman cult to convert the scientists and engineers.

They also have already begun organizing a group of "shock troops" to harass people like us that oppose their agenda.
Campaign for a Future Friendly Culture

A campaign to encourage balanced and constructive portrayals of longevity, human enhancement and emerging technologies in popular culture.

Specific goals:
(a) Solicit offensive and counterproductive portrayals of longevity, human enhancement and emerging technologies, and encourage our membership, chapters and allies to dialogue with the authors, producers and distributors.
(b) Increase the sensitivity of culture creators and consumers to the biopolitical messages and bioconservative tropes in popular culture.
(c) Arrange letter-writing, protests, and boycotts of especially offensive films, television programs and books.
(d) Encoruage [sic] and promote transhumanist artists, authors, film-makers, game designers and culture creators.
More double-speak. "Future friendly" means a future unfriendly to people that just want to remain human. Notice the use of a derogatory (and de-humanizing) code word for people that oppose them - "bioconservatives". While they want be referred to by the term H+ which puts a nice happy face on their agenda.

This "eugenics tree" from the early 1900s says "Eugenics is the self direction of human evolution". The transhuman movement talks about evolution too. And now they have added a few more roots to their tree - like robotics and artificial intelligence. But it's the same old tree, and it has the same old name - "Eugenics". And it has the same old goals that inspired Hitler and Nazi Germany - to create a super-race of god-like men. Only Elites need apply.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Good news for Public Vigil fans!

Hi Public Vigil fans. Good news! LVB's article "Transhumanism, PsyWar and B.E.P.’s 'Imma Be'" is up on Vigilant Citizen's site. Congratulations to LVB! Just remember you read it here first. Plus the version posted here has some additional material that you won't find in the VC version.

LVB is working on a new article that he will be publishing in the next few days, and he promises it will be a good one. He's even thinking of turning it into a series of articles according to our conversations. All of you who read his last article on the Pea's Imma BEE video know how much information he can pack into one article, so maybe this would be a good thing. ☺ What do you think? (You can read a short description of his upcoming article below. It's the one about SSRIs.)

So while we're waiting for the appearance of LVB's latest article, I just want to open up this blog post to general comments. What do you like so far about Public Vigil? What topics would you suggest for future articles? Also, feel free to put in links to your favorite articles or videos on other sites. (Just no blatant spamming please. ☺ )

What's next?

LVB thought you'd like to know about articles that are in the works. I hesitate to talk about articles I'm working on, because about half of them never see the light of day. But if there's enough enthusiasm for any particular topics, that would certainly inspire us to boost our efforts. We don't want to let our fans down. ☺

But seriously folks. I know it is a cliché, but we are doing this for you guys. Without you there would be no Public Vigil! It may be a cliché, but it's still true.

So here's a brief list of articles in the works:

AVATAR - This is a big topic that LVB and I are both very interested in. There is so much that we could write about this subject that it's hard sometimes to know where to start. My focus would be on transhumanism, but it would be hard not to get into occult symbolism of the Qabalah variety. If any of you have insight with regards to Avatar and Qabalah please pass it along in the comments. (Surprisingly, Vigilant Citizen never wrote an article on Avatar.)

LSD and MKULTRA - I've undertaken a huge research project on the history of LSD with regards to MKULTRA. Basically I'm assembling a timeline from the discovery of LSD in the 40's, to it's use in MKULTRA experiments in the 50's, to its emergence as a street drug in the 60's. Obviously the CIA has a big role in this, but there is also a major role by British intelligence which is less known. One of my theories is that Aldous Huxley who wrote "Doors of Perception" was a covert agent for British and American intelligence who deliberately sought to popularize the drug. The why seems to involve crippling the capacity of the "baby boom generation" from being an effective voice for changing the status quo. Huxley is also strongly connected to the emergence of the New Age movement through his friends like Heard. And of course the whole Huxley family were leaders in the eugenics movement in the late 1800's and early 1900's. (And that's my brief summary. Ha!) I feel like I could write a book about this.

SSRI - LVB is researching and working on a huge article that he believes involves what is probably a newer generation of MK-ULTRA, related to the vast array of so-called anti-depressants, known as SSRI drugs, which are the very definition of mass mind control. This article will likely be called 'MK-ULTRA 2.0: Mass Mind Control and SSRI Drugs'.

Anyway we love your comments. You'll notice that we try to reply to everyone. Maybe one day we will get so swamped with comments that we won't be able to do that anymore. But for now, this is a fun little corner of the internet where we can have intimate and interesting conversations on topics which are more fundamental than left-right politics. And more fact based than your typical conspiratorial website. I know that both LVB and myself double check our facts in order to get them right. And when we delve into areas of speculation, we try to be clear and point that out. But we don't hesitate to draw conclusions from the facts like the corporate media does. You won't find the type of "objective" article here that you will find in mainstream sources. We feel it's important to let our readers know about our interpretations of the facts, and encourage all of you to participate and explore with us alternate interpretations and meanings.

Our goal is to look through the veil of secrecy. Sometimes it feels like we are actually able to lift certain parts of the veil and get a clear view of the other side. There's a shadowy world out there, and it definitely impinges upon our daily lives - which is why it is so important to expose it. If they have nothing to hide, then let them come clean. Let them reveal their agendas and plans. Let them explain their strange use of occult symbolism.

And so the journey down the Yellow Brick Road continues. We may even take a detour down a Rabbit Hole or two along the way.

Come join us. It's more fun that way. And there's safety in numbers.☺

Friday, April 16, 2010

PSYWAR on the home front

WARNING: PSYWAR may be harmful to your mental and spiritual health.

This is another article in which I take a slight detour from our usual theme of highlighting the hidden agendas of the entertainment industry. LVB has already introduced the topic of psychological warfare, i.e. PSYWAR, in this blog. In this article I will analyze an example of this type of operation as conducted by the US government.

The emblem of the US Army's Psychological Operations Regiment

First let's review. Here is what LVB had to say about PSYWAR in his article titled, "Imma Bee the Future: Psychological Warfare in Mass Media".
What exactly is "Psychological Warfare"?

Psychological Warfare (PSYWAR) is defined by the U.S. Department of Defense as:

"The planned use of propaganda and other psychological actions having the primary purpose of influencing the opinions, emotions, attitudes, and behavior...of groups in such a way as to support the...objectives."

"Various techniques are used, by any set of groups, and aimed to influence a target audience's value systems, belief systems, emotions, motives, reasoning, or behavior."

This is often referred to as "winning hearts and minds", or similarly, "Capture their minds and their hearts and souls will follow."
LVB described in his article how these techniques are used in music videos to subliminally manipulate the viewer.

CIA PSYWAR targets civilians on the "home front" too

Now let's take a look at a specific example of the use of these techniques by the CIA. Wikileaks recently released a document purported to be from the CIA, which discusses ways to increase public support  in France and Germany for the Afghanistan War. It is posted up on Wikileaks in PDF form here: "CIA report into shoring up Afghan war support in Western Europe".

Here is the summary of this document provided by Wikileaks.
This classified CIA analysis from March, outlines possible PR-strategies to shore up public support in Germany and France for a continued war in Afghanistan. After the Dutch government fell on the issue of dutch troops in Afghanistan last month, the CIA became worried that similar events could happen in the countries that post the third and fourth largest troop contingents to the ISAF-mission. The proposed PR strategies focus on pressure points that have been identified within these countries. For France it is the sympathy of the public for Afghan refugees and women. For Germany it is the fear of the consequences of defeat (drugs, more refugees, terrorism) as well as for Germany’s standing in the NATO. The memo is an recipe for the targeted manipulation of public opinion in two NATO ally countries, written by the CIA. It is classified as Confidential / No Foreign Nationals.
What's interesting from the point of view of this blog is the use of "public relations" techniques targeted at civilians to achieve the goals of the military. This is similar to the types of techniques used in some of the music videos that we have analyzed, which are designed to sway public opinion. These techniques are not new. In fact the whole operation could have been designed by the "father of public relations", Edward Bernays.
"The engineering of consent is the very essence of the democratic process, the freedom to persuade and suggest."
– Edward L. Bernays, "The Engineering of Consent", 1947
1) The first step is to conduct a study of the population to be targeted with the goal of finding the reasons that they are opposed to the objectives of the PR campaign - in this case the deployment of French and German troops to Afghanistan.

2) Then the population is broken down into groups that have raised similar objections. The groups may be further broken down along cultural lines.

3) Each group's objections are studied. Strategies are formed for psychologically attacking specific objections within specific groups. Knowledge of the culture is used to determine biases that can be manipulated as part of the plan of attack. Guilt, fear and shame are typical psychological weapons used in these attacks.

4) These various attack strategies are tried out on small groups to test their effectiveness.

5) A report is produced outlining the proposed strategies and the rationale behind them. (This document is an example of such a report.)

6) If the plan is approved, then at this point resources must be identified which can be used to communicate the message to the targeted audiences. These resources could be ads placed in newspapers, magazines, TV or the intenet. Or they could be articles written by sympathetic journalists. Or talk show appearances by politicians and "experts". Or they could consist of statements by public officials.

7) The plan is put into effect. A PR campaign is launched utilizing all means of communications that are available that can reach the targeted audience. Varying degrees of deception are employed depending on the type of operation - white, grey, black.

Notice the similarities between a PR "campaign" and a military "campaign". Groups are "targeted", psychological "weapons" are employed, "strategies" are devised, a plan of "attack" is created, and finally the "campaign' is "launched".

CIA says "shame on you"

Looking at the CIA report we can see these techniques in action. In the following excerpt, I have capitalized some of the key words: "guilt", "indignation". You can see how these emotions are intentionally used as weapons in this psychological war.
Conversely, messaging that dramatizes the potential adverse consequences of an ISAF defeat for Afghan civilians could leverage French (and other European) GUILT for abandoning them. The prospect of the Taliban rolling back hard-won progress on girls’ education could provoke French INDIGNATION, become a rallying point for France’s largely secular public, and give voters a reason to support a good and necessary cause despite casualties.
You can also see how this passage highlights the issue of "girls' education", which must have been identified in their studies as a key issue of interest for this target audience.

In the following excerpt we see the use of specific fears of Germans targeted by this campaign, such as increased drugs and refugees flowing in as a result of a NATO pullout from Afghanistan. And notice that the PR campaign intends to "dramatize" these issues in order to increase the targeting effectiveness of these emotionally charged issues. The victims are not targeted through the rational parts of the brain, instead they are targeted at a lower subliminal level. A level at which the intended victim is essentially defenseless against this attack.
Messages that DRAMATIZE THE CONSEQUENCES of a NATO defeat for specific German interests could counter the widely held perception that Afghanistan is not Germany’s problem. For example, messages that illustrate how a defeat in Afghanistan could heighten Germany’s exposure to terrorism, OPIUM, and refugees might help to make the war more salient to skeptics.
And in this final excerpt, we see the use of the powerful technique of "association". This is another way to target the subliminal parts of the brain. Associating a good thing with a bad thing causes the bad thing seems less bad. In this case President Obama's positive appeal is used to give an aura of goodness to the Afghanistan War. Notice that it is the image (the symbol) of Obama that is being utilized here to sway public opinion more so than the actual person. This is sometimes referred to as "Brand Obama"in an obvious reference to the world of marketing and advertising.
The same poll also found that, when respondents were reminded that PRESIDENT OBAMA himself had asked for increased deployments to Afghanistan, their support for granting this request increased dramatically, from 4 to 15 percent among French respondents and from 7 to 13 percent among Germans. The total percentages may be small but they suggest significant sensitivity to DISAPPOINTING a president seen as broadly in sync with European concerns.
This excerpt suggests using "shame" to target the victim as indicated by the word "disappointing". If you disappoint your parents, then you feel the powerful negative emotion of shame. In this case a respected authority figure (Obama) substitutes for the parent. Notice also the use of studies to test the suitability of these tactics, and how the results are broken down by target groups.

We won't get fooled again

We have seen the use of three powerful negative emotions: guilt, fear and shame. We have seen the use of the technique of "association". We have seen how populations are broken down into groups and specific plans of attacks are used against different targeted groups. It would be hard for the CIA to deny that what we have here is a plan for a PSYWAR operation.

What the document leaves out is the important question of how this plan would actually be implemented.  Certainly it can be expected that public officials would do their part. But for this PSYWAR operation to be truly effective, it would require cooperation from major news outlets. At the very least there would need to be certain agents or operatives strategically placed in news organizations to deliver this message to the unsuspecting public. Hmmm.

But you know, they'll have a much harder time fooling us if we become aware of their tricks. Here's former President George W. Bush suffering a "freudian slip" with regards to how they try to fool us. But don't be fooled into thinking that the Obama administration is any different when it comes to employing these dirty tricks. If we are going to win this war, we are going to have to learn how to defend ourselves against these subliminal attacks. The simplest way is to become consciously aware of these techniques, which will allow you to at least diminish the effectiveness of their psychological weapons.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

We're only transhuman after all

WARNING: Chip implants may cause cancer and serious side effects to your mental and spiritual health.

Microchip implants are already a reality if you're a dog living in Los Angeles County. I learned about this by doing a quick search in Google news for the words "chip" and "implant".

One of the top stories was "Dogs suffer cancer after ID chipping". It was bad enough that the chips seemed to be causing cancer in the dogs, but what really upset me was when I read this.
"I wasn't in favor of getting Charlie chipped, but it was the law," said Lori Ginsberg, the Chihuahua's owner, citing an ordinance that requires all dogs over the age of four months in unincorporated Los Angeles County be microchipped. Dog owners who refuse to comply face a $250 fine for the first offense and up to six months in jail and $1,000 fine for continued non-compliance.
I had heard of pet owners voluntarily having their pets "chipped", but I didn't realize it had become mandatory in some parts of the US. What's next?

Transhuman 0.9

Some state legislators are concerned enough that they have begun to pass legislation that will make it illegal to implant a microchip in a person without permission. The latest state considering such legislation is Georgia.
The bill, which now goes to the full House, would make it a misdemeanor to implant a microchip, sensor, transmitter or tracking device into individuals against their will.
If the bill clears the House and is signed by the governor, Georgia would join California, North Dakota and Wisconsin as states that have passed laws prohibiting the forced implantation of microchips in people.
This bill is very limited in scope. It does nothing to slow down this technology. In fact it seems to give some legal cover for "chipping" as long as it is done with the "consent" of the individual.

For instance, lets say you just got a job offer from MK-Tech. But as a condition of employment you have to agree to have a MK-Tech implant which will positively identify you and provide you access to their facilities. That's not much different from requiring you to take a drug test or lie detector test as a condition of employment. In all of these cases you give "consent", but do you really have much choice? Well, not if you want the job.

"Consent" is something which is easily coerced. Chipping could be a condition for getting a driver's license. The federal government tends to like to coerce individuals to follow their suggestions by linking one federal program with another. Want federal student aid for college? Sure, but you better have registered with the Selective Service first.

The feds do the same thing to coerce state governments. Want federal money for highways? Sure, but you better have passed state legislation requiring seat belts. It's your "choice".

Transhuman 1.0

Is this really transhuman technology? That's a fair enough question. I would say this type of chipping strictly for identifying purposes is like pre-transhuman technology. Let's call it Transhuman 0.9.

So what would Transhuman 1.0 look like? Would you believe brain implants?

Intel: Chips in brains will control computers by 2020
[Thanks to Victoria for bringing this article to our attention.]
Brain waves will replace keyboard and mouse, dial phones and change TV channels.

Computerworld - By the year 2020, you won't need a keyboard and mouse to control your computer, say Intel Corp. researchers. Instead, users will open documents and surf the Web using nothing more than their brain waves.

Scientists at Intel's research lab in Pittsburgh are working to find ways to read and harness human brain waves so they can be used to operate computers, television sets and cell phones. The brain waves would be harnessed with Intel-developed sensors implanted in people's brains.

The scientists say the plan is not a scene from a sci-fi movie -- Big Brother won't be planting chips in your brain against your will. Researchers expect that consumers will want the freedom they will gain by using the implant.

"I think human beings are remarkable adaptive," said Andrew Chien, vice president of research and director of future technologies research at Intel Labs. "If you told people 20 years ago that they would be carrying computers all the time, they would have said, 'I don't want that. I don't need that.' Now you can't get them to stop [carrying devices]. There are a lot of things that have to be done first but I think [implanting chips into human brains] is well within the scope of possibility."

Intel research scientist Dean Pomerleau told Computerworld that users will soon tire of depending on a computer interface, and having to fish a device out of their pocket or bag to access it. He also predicted that users will tire of having to manipulate an interface with their fingers.

Instead, they'll simply manipulate their various devices with their brains.

"We're trying to prove you can do interesting things with brain waves," said Pomerleau. "Eventually people may be willing to be more committed ... to brain implants. Imagine being able to surf the Web with the power of your thoughts."
Sounds cool, huh? Now do you see the connection between videos by pop music idols like Black Eyed Peas and album covers by Christina Aguilera? I do.

The public is being trained - conditioned - to accept this technology as good. After watching more of the upcoming (mark my words) music videos with transhumanist themes the extreme cognitive dissonance (revulsion) caused by the idea of a chip implanted in your brain will be resolved.

That's just Transhuman 1.0. Can you imagine what Transhuman version 2.0 will look like? What about 3.0, 4.0, 5.0... ?

And there's no going back. Once Pandora's Box has been opened it cannot be closed again. Once the Genie has been let out of the bottle, there is no way to put it back in again.

The atomic bomb was the 20th century Genie which escaped from its bottle. Transhumanism may very well be the 21st century Genie. Just because we haven't blown up the whole world does not mean that we have successfully contained the Atomic Genie. It still hangs above our heads like the Sword of Damocles.

Atomic bomb development was done in secret as part of a military project during World War II. Transhuman technologies are being developed to a large degree in public view. The public was given no choice with regards to the development and use of the atomic bomb. We do have a choice when it comes to transhuman technology. But it will take a huge effort for individuals to free themselves from the mind control slavery that seeks to impose a transhuman future on the people of the world.

Are you with us?

Monday, April 12, 2010

The transhuman temptation

WARNING: Giving in to the transhumanist temptation may be harmful to your spiritual and mental health.

I hope everyone has had a chance to read LVB's article on Imma Bee by Black Eyed Peas. Rather than writing a regular comment, I'm writing an article to highlight some alternative interpretations that I have come up with. I just want to point out up front that I would never have come up with these observations without the stimulus from LVB's article.

First I want to say that my favorite part of his article is the first part where he discusses transhumanism. I think it is ground breaking in the way that it connects the issues of transhumanism and the occult. These seem like such different issues and yet they are appearing together in many of the high budget music videos that have been coming out lately. LVB points out the cult nature of transhumanism itself.

He also strongly makes the historical link between transhumanism and eugenics, which few people are aware of. After reading his article, I now think of transhumanism as Eugenics 2.0.

So let me now give you some of my thoughts on this video. I hope that together our two articles will provide our readers with a broader understanding of the underlying issues.

Imma see the light

I have gone through a few iterations of what I think the subliminal message of this video is. Here is my latest interpretation.

The main theme is Fergie's "conversion" to the transhumanist religion. In the end she comes to accept that AI is the future as Will says in the beginning of the video.

This is portrayed as Fergie "seeing the light" on the "road to Damascus" - except that she is on the road on her motorcycle. Notice that there is never any indication of a crash. She just blacks out and has a transcendental dream. She is "blinded by the light".

In the dream there are two robots - a black one and a white one. The two robots represent two facets of Fergie. The black one represents the old Fergie that is "stuck" in the past. It is always one step behind due to its inferior technology when compared to the white robot.

The black robot looks menacing, but is not actually evil. It is only trying to protect Fergie from the white robot which represents "the future". Notice that the black robot never attempts to harm anyone. He captures Fergie in an attempt to rescue her.

The two robots symbolically battle for control of Fergie in the dance contest. The prize that goes to the winner is Fergie's mind/soul. The black robot loses and "dies".

At the end of the video, the picture fades from the black robot falling to the ground to Fergie lying on the ground. She wakes up from her "vision". She has an ecstatic look on her face. She has come to accept the new transhumanist religion - not based on rational thinking, but as a matter of faith.

Progress is good. Nothing can stop the future.
The future is good. Nothing can stop progress.

While most Christians will associate this "conversion" experience with that of St. Paul on the Road to Damascus, this is not actually the basis of it for the creators of the video. Remember that these people are neo-pagans who consistently demean Christianity. So why would they insert Christian symbolism in their video?

The true source and inspiration for this story line is found in Carl Jung. Please see this article for an elaboration - Carl Jung.
"It is important to note that Jung could not have meant conversion to Christianity, because as far as Jung was concerned all religion is simply myth - a symbolic way of interpreting the life of the psyche. To Jung, conversion simply meant a totally dramatic experience that would profoundly alter a person's outlook on life. Jung himself had blatantly rejected Christianity and turned to idolatry. He replaced God with a myriad of mythological archetypes."
Carl Jung's pseudo-scientific mixture of psychology and new age spiritualism is ideally suited to the transhuman cult. It's strips away the religious doctrine that declares that the body and the soul are one and inseparable which is one of the main ethical barriers to transhumanism. If the body is not a holy temple, then there is no objection to desecrating it in the interest of a new sort of trans-evolution.

Eugenics is based on darwinism and the concept of "survival of the fittest", but this is little different than the old belief in "might makes right" and "an eye for an eye". This is a complete rejection of the teachings of Jesus Christ, and yet this materialistic philosophy has become ever more popular over the past 40 or 50 years. And remember that transhumanism is just Eugenics 2.0. It is a sort of super-darwinism.

If the Kingdom of God is in Heaven, then what need is there for prolonging life artificially for hundreds or thousands of years - or even forever. Is it possible to upload your soul? Is the human mind just a biological computer?

In centuries past, the same scientists that tell us today that we are just computers were telling people that they were just elaborate mechanical machines. They imagined the mind functioning almost like a steam engine with valves to direct the flow of thought. It seems ridiculous today.

How long will people continue to underestimate the complexity of God's creation?
"What a piece of work is man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals!"
- Shakespeare's Hamlet (1600)
When will we finally come to truly appreciate the miracle that is life?

Imma bee the future

Another theme that I think is of primary importance is that the gadget that Will demonstrates is a primitive AI. It's especially important to note that Will describes a primitive method of uploading himself into the AI by saying all the words in the English language into the machine. Also notice the graphic on the AI's screen which is the same robot-face shown on the album cover.

According to the Singularity doctrine, once an AI of sufficient power comes to life then it will spawn a new AI which is smarter than itself, and this process will continue in an exponential fashion. This is what Ray Kurzweil and his followers refer to as the Singularity. In this scenario, the only way for humans to compete is to become AIs themselves. This requires not just modifying the physical being (body), but the mental being (mind) as well. None of this is portrayed in the video. We are only given the "good part" of the message and the "bad part" is purposely left out.

Soul what?

The philosophical basis of this technology is mind/body dualism which can be traced back to René Descartes in the 1600s. If only it were so easy to separate the mind from the body, and if only there were not a soul. But what is a soul?
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;--
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title:--Romeo, doff thy name;
And for that name, which is no part of thee,
Take all myself.
- Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1595)
Like a name, the soul is simultaneously the essence of a person, and yet has its own separate existence. It is neither body nor mind, yet infuses both of them. It bridges the physical world and the spiritual world.

Even if it was just a matter of making a copy of the mind, how precise would that copy need to be to capture the soul? After all, no copy is perfect.

And how would we be able to get all the molecules to stand perfectly still in order to take a snapshot? What if the copy was blurred? Not to mention the Heisenberg Principle.

If the goal is simply to create a race of self-replicating robots with some human characteristics, then that is certainly attainable. Or if the goal is to replace some human parts with mechanical parts or genetically engineered parts, then that is also attainable.

But if the goal is to transform humans into god-machines and to still maintain that essential quality that makes us human - our very souls - then we have to go beyond even science fiction and enter into the realm of fantasy. Some things are just not meant to be.

True wisdom comes with the awareness and acceptance of our limitations. Transhumanism is perhaps the modern day apple in the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

It may appear tempting, but to eat from it may very well banish us from this earthly paradise that we have inherited.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The "six million dollar" Bionic {Christina Aguilera} Woman

WARNING: The transhumanism agenda may be harmful to your spiritual and mental health.

Christina Aguilera's upcoming album is called Bionic.

The first thing that I thought of when I saw this picture/graphic was how similar it was to a picture of Miley Cyrus that I had seen recently.

True, this is a cartoon depiction of Miley/Hannah, and this is from an episode of Family Guy not from a Miley Cyrus album cover. All that is true, but I still feel that this is a case of pre-conditioning. We are being trained, like Pavlov's dog salivating in anticipation of the food that is to come.

The similarity is that these are both young female pop artists. And they are both being de-humanized in a remarkably similar fashion.

The next thing I noticed about the CA (Christina Aguilera) album cover is that if you remove the odd tuffs of hair along the bottom, what you are left with is a short-haired and very androgynous David-Bowie-style image.

It also reminds me of Liza Minelli from Cabaret, or is it Joel Grey that she reminds me of? Here they are together singing "Money makes the world go a-round". The gender bender aspect of Liza's short hair is probably lost on today's audience. Back then it was highly unusual for a woman to wear short hair.

And notice how the word Bionic is split in syllables - "Bi-on-ic". Perhaps to emphasize "bi", as in bisexual, whereas the original intent of the word is to emphasize "bio" as in biology.

In the beginning

Way back in time, before Terminator and cyborgs, there was "The Six Million Dollar Man". It premiered in 1974 and it was a hugely popular show.

The intro to the show featured this monologue (in a slightly robotic voice).
"Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. We can make him better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster."
You can watch the slightly cheesy - by today's standards - intro here. Don't worry, when your kids grow up they'll think Avatar is just as cheesy.

Note the term "bionic man". This was meant to be a combination of bio and electronic. Later a spinoff show appeared in 1976. It was called "The Bionic Woman".

In the show, the development of "bionic" technology is attributed to the "OSI" (Office of Scientific Investigation or Office of Strategic Intelligence) which was supposed to be a branch of the CIA. Shows like this have to be sponsored and supported by the military in order to make it on network TV - especially back in 1974 when there were only 3 networks.

What a coincidence! Christina calls her album "Bionic". Another coincidence! Kanye had a song in 2007 called "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" with a distinctly robotic sounding audio.

Translation: Transhumans are good. In fact they're better than regular old natural-style humans.

When I first heard Kanye's song on the radio, I assumed the lyrics referred to the Olympic motto, "Citius, Altius, Fortius" , which is Latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger". It never occurred to me that there could be a connection to transhumanism until I saw the video.

In fact the video for Kanye West's "Stronger" looks like an updated and longer version of the "Six Million Dollar" man intro. Both involve a man on an operating table being made "stronger" by being turned into a transhuman. The transhuman element in the "Stronger" video includes robot surgeons. At one point the robot surgeon makes the obligatory OK-666-Horus-eye sign. This Kanye video could be the subject of a post of its own.

Hurry, hurry! Transhuman upgrade special - today only!

There is a similarity between "The Six Million Dollar Man" and Avatar. In both cases the person who was "upgraded" was damaged. The Elite wouldn't just depict upgrading a perfectly healthy normal human being, because this would create a moral dilemma for the audience. So instead they take someone who is crippled or in danger of dying and "fix" him with a transhuman enhancement. And the audience cheers and applauds.

It's part of their art of deception. Find a special case where the unthinkable becomes thinkable. And then expand that special case until it becomes the norm. Bingo! Societal norms and attitudes are changed. There's no more need for propaganda because the society has been changed from within.

That's the ultimate end goal of advertising or public relations. To get the public to believe that it was their idea all along. It's done through subtle manipulations and associations, slowly breaking down any internal resistance through preconditioning and desensitizing. Until in the end the mind welcomes and even desires that which it once rejected.

It's not called a publicity or ad "campaign" for nothing. It's part of a war. It's a battle. And the battle is going on in our minds. It's a battle for control of territory consisting of ideas and concepts - and yes, symbols.

The sale of the century

Edward Bernays is one of the father's of Public Relations. He devised techniques for breaking down people's barriers of resistance to new products and ideas. 

Here is an example.
In 1915 Edward Bernays was hired to promote a Russian Ballet tour. At the time “Americans thought masculine dancers were deviates, and that ‘dancing was not nice,’ and of limited interest.”
And here are the results of his PR campaign (war campaign).
“The ballet was sold out before the opening. By the time the ballet toured American cities, demand had already dictated a second tour and little girls were dreaming of becoming ballerinas. Bernays had remolded biases to get his story told. The American view of ballet and dance was changed forever.”
How did he achieve such remarkable results? He broke his audience into different groups and devised a plan of attack to break down the mental barriers that each of those groups had towards ballet. His ultimate goal was to replace that with a real desire for ballet (even a need) in the person's psyche.

And he created a sense of anticipation. He flooded the newspapers and magazines with articles about the crowds in Europe standing in line to see the Russian Ballet. When they finally arrived in New York, there were eager crowds waiting to welcome them. (Some of those in the crowds were probably hired by Bernays.)

Of course this should remind us of the British music invasion of the 60s led by the Beatles. And it is the same technique being used to promote the "eagerly anticipated" Bionic album by CA. And yet the public falls for it every time. Are we really that predictable? In a word - "Yes"!

Here is how transhumanism is being "sold" to people.
  • For the "vain people" cosmetic surgery is used as the first step in breaking down resistance. 
  • For the scientific crowd, it is presented as a new and exciting technology. 
  • For the environmental crowd, you have the Avatar fantasy of a Brave New World.
  • For the spiritual crowd, you have New Age religion and its sold as part of a major change accompanying the "new age". 
  • For the sports crowd, it's a way to enhance performance. 
It's the greatest sales job in history! True transhuman technology will not be here for another few decades at least. And yet we are already being sold on this technology. It should not surprise you that the Elite plan their agenda decades in advance. The manned moon mission was a decade long project. Transhumanism is a longer term project.

Just as it was necessary to sell the moon project to the public through publicity campaigns and TV shows and movies with these themes, so it is happening now with the transhumanism agenda. The big difference is that this is a hidden agenda, while the moon project was overt. Of course there were other parts of the space program that were kept hidden from the public - like spy satellites and weapons in space - so perhaps there is not as big a difference as there would first appear to be.

And the closer the Elite get to achieving their goal of transhumanism, the more overt and public are their statements in favor of this goal. By the time the technology is actually unveiled, the public will be clamoring for it because they have been pre-conditioned to expect this eventuality and also trained to welcome and even embrace it. Those who are still opposed by that time will be ridiculed. No amount of logical arguments will be able to dislodge the belief system put in place in the public through decades of pre-conditioning.

And here we see Bernays' techniques utilized on a massive scale over many decades. And we see the very predictable results as well.

Who is their enemy?

Who would be opposed to transhumanism anyway? Permit me to provide you with some food for thought. You don't have to agree with my argument, but I at least ask you to give it some consideration.

There is a worldwide organization which has a very large membership and does wield considerable clout in the discussion of public morality. I'm referring to the Catholic Church. The Church has a doctrine declaring the "sanctity of life". And the Church has been very stubborn and unwilling to change with regards to some of its core beliefs.

In particular, with regards to the issue of abortion the Church has been leading a battle for decades against those who insist on "a woman's right to choose". Ignoring of course the rights of the unborn child - usually referred to as "the fetus" by the "pro-choice" movement. What "choice" does the child have?

And indeed what "choice" will women have in a transhuman future with regards to having children? The pro-abortion movement of today can easily become the population control movement of the future. And its clear that the transhumanism movement has its roots in the eugenics movement of the past. (But I'll have to get into that in a future article.) In the future women may not have a choice about when to have children or how many children they can have. This is already true in China.

And a significant part of the Green movement which is pushing the "global warming" agenda, believes already that people are at the root of the problem. This is again linked to the eugenics movement.

It is then, I believe, no coincidence that we find the Catholic Church under constant attack by the corporate media. This is not to in anyway an apologia for the acts of molestation by particular Catholic priests, nor for acts of those in power who did not do all they could to put an end to those abuses.

However, why is it that we never hear about the systematic ritual abuse of children at daycare centers in the military. When this has been public knowledge since at least the 80s? Shouldn't the same standard be applied to the US military and the Catholic church? (But again, this could be the topic of a whole new post.)

The point is that the Church's doctrine of "the sanctity of life" puts it squarely in opposition to the transhuman agenda, and coincidentally the Church is under attack. Could these two seemingly unrelated forces actually be a cause and effect? This is the seed that I want to plant in you mind.

I am not Catholic by the way, but I have an affinity for the Catholic Church.