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A while back I was at a friends while out of town and he put the cartoon “Justice League Unlimited” on the TV. It’s not too often I see TV, but sure enough there it was. In the episode titled “The Return”, a nanotechnology based ‘android’ returns to earth to settle an old score with (the reformed) criminal mastermind Lex Luther.

The android is the ultimate god like being, able to ‘destroy’ planets (teleport them to different dimensions actually), communicate across outerspace using telepathy, absorb attacks by any superhero, and so on. The creature smashes through every line of defense of several worlds in its path to earth.

While at first it seems the being is on a war path, it ends up that it was on a sort of soul seeking quest to have Luther advise it what its purpose is. Meanwhile a mutant that embodies mysticism interjects against attempts to destroy the android, and in the end they teleport off to wherever via the mystics’ ‘ahnk’ symbol superpower.

Between the rhetoric and the symbolism the episode is obvious propaganda promoting Transhumanist ideals and New Age symbology. Aside from the obvious ahnk symbol (which stands for “eternal life”), it could also be argued that the end scene depicts a Masonic “point within a circle” symbol. While there are two characters inside the circle, the ahnk event happens in the middle of it. Therefore it’s still worthwhile to cover the meaning of this symbol. Freemason Albert Mackey describes the masonic ‘meaning’:

The point within a Circle is another symbol of great importance in Freemasonry, and commands peculiar attention in this connection with the ancient symbolism of the universe and the solar orb. Everybody who has read a masonic “Monitor” is well acquainted with the usual explanation of this symbol. We are told that the point represents an individual brother, the circle the boundary line of his duty to God and man, and the two perpendicular parallel lines the patron saints of the order–St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist.

He continues on to explain the ancient meaning:

Perfectly to understand this symbol, I must refer, as a preliminary matter, to the worship of the Phallus, a peculiar modification of sun-worship, which prevailed to a great extent among the nations of antiquity.

The Phallus was a sculptured representation of the membrum virile, or male organ of generation, 76 and the worship of it is said to have originated in Egypt, where, after the murder of Osiris by Typhon, which is symbolically to be explained as the destruction or deprivation of the sun’s light by night, Isis, his wife, or the symbol of nature, in the search for his mutilated body, is said to have found all the parts except the organs of generation, which myth is simply symbolic of the fact, that the sun having set, its fecundating and invigorating power had ceased. The Phallus, therefore, as the symbol of the male generative principle, was very universally venerated among the ancients, 77 and that too as a religious rite, without the slightest reference to any impure or lascivious application. 78 He is supposed, by some commentators, to be the god mentioned under the name of Baal-peor, in the Book of Numbers, 79 as having been worshipped by the idolatrous Moabites. Among the eastern nations of India the same symbol was prevalent, under the name of “Lingam.” But the Phallus or Lingam was a representation of the male principle only. To perfect the circle of generation it is necessary to advance one step farther. Accordingly we find in the Cteis of the Greeks, and the Yoni of the Indians, a symbol of the female generative principle, of co-extensive prevalence with the Phallus. The Cteis was a circular and concave pedestal, or receptacle, on which the Phallus or column rested, and from the centre of which it sprang.

The union of the Phallus and Cteis, or the Lingam and Yoni, in one compound figure, as an object of adoration, was the most usual mode of representation. This was in strict accordance with the whole system of ancient mythology, which was founded upon a worship of the prolific powers of nature. All the deities of pagan antiquity, however numerous they may be, can always be reduced to the two different forms of the generative principle–the active, or male, and the passive, or female. Hence the gods were always arranged in pairs, as Jupiter and Juno, Bacchus and Venus, Osiris and Isis. But the ancients went farther. Believing that the procreative and productive powers of nature might be conceived to exist in the same individual, they made the older of their deities hermaphrodite, and used the term ἀῤῥενοθέλυς, or man-virgin, to denote the union of the two sexes in the same divine person

This symbol can be found in the Washington Monument that was built by Freemasons, and in front of their supposed enemies at the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square.

In any case, I warned of this combinatorial idea in my video “They Want Your Soul”, that I made in 2006, back when I used to dabble in ideas of religion. It turns out that 2012 New Ager types often claim that in 2012 when the Mayan calendar “ends” there will be a “transformation of consciousness”, that will include ‘hive mind telepathy’. They make these claims without any evidence whatsoever, as there exists no Mayan artifacts that actually tell what 2012 means.

Meanwhile, my other findings back then included DARPA & NASA programs that had their Skynet’esque AI programs as being operational in 2012, and there already exists non-invasive brain-computer interfaces. So in my view, it would seem that these 2012 New Agers are unwitting self-fulfilling prophecizers of the Transhumanist goal of a technological transformation of consciousness.

Its ok, DARPA is already years into doing the same to US troops (turning them into cyborgs). Link at the bottom.

Secrecy News:

The Pentagon should “monitor enemy activities in sleep research” says a newly disclosed report (pdf) from the elite defense science advisory panel known as JASON.

The JASONs were investigating the potential for U.S. adversaries “to exploit advances in Human Performance Modification, and thus create a threat to national security.”

Their report examined “the present state of the art in pharmaceutical intervention in cognition and in brain-computer interfaces, and considered how possible future developments might proceed and be used by adversaries.”

Among their findings was the underappreciated significance of sleep and the possibility of a “sleep gap” (a term not used in the report).

“The most immediate human performance factor in military effectiveness is degradation of performance under stressful conditions, particularly sleep deprivation.”

“If an opposing force had a significant sleep advantage, this would pose a serious threat.”

Fortunately, “the technical likelihood of such a development is small at present.” Just to be safe, however, the scientists recommended that the Pentagon “Monitor enemy activities in sleep research, and maintain close understanding of open source sleep research.”

In general, the JASONs went on to observe, “the publicity and scientific literature regarding human performance enhancement can easily be misinterpreted, yielding incorrect conclusions about potential military applications.”

See “Human Performance,” JASON, March 2008. Selected other reports from JASON are available here.

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Total Recall: Pentagon Looks to ‘Optimize’ Troops’ Minds

Here’s one I should have posted long ago. It was apparently made in 2006 but managed to slip under my radar until about a year ago. This is probably the best one out there on the whole Transhumanism / AGI type dimension, but I don’t think its too popular amongst their movement with it being the only one I can think of that is balanced and shows both sides of the coin. I did add it the other day to the new “Films to Watch” section in the left panel, but decided to underscore this great film here.

Be sure to check out the parts where the Life Extension advocate screams that you’ll have to kill him in order to stop him from becoming a god.

Film comes in 3 one hour parts:

TechnoCalyps – Part I – TransHuman

TechnoCalyps – Part II – Preparing for the Singularity

TechnoCalyps – Part III – The Digital Messiah

http://transcendentman.com/

He’s turning up the volume. Lets do the same. If people understand the NWO that is pushing it, they’ll understand what’s at stake. Show them The Obama Deception.

I’m fascinated in his choice of trailer included quote that you wont even be able to understand whats happening unless you’re jacked into it. Long ago, over at Myspace, I stated that the only way to not be run over by it like a freight-trian ‘Skynet’ monstrousity, would be to jack into it. Now that I’ve read his books I see that he even says this in some of them. I say he’s right (assuming AGI is possible), and none of his contemporaries have a solution to that problem either. The ‘funny’ thing is, these types of thinkers refer to AGI as “The Hard Problem”, meaning creating AGI is the problem, not the problems it would inherently create.

This is a draft script from a key segment of my upcoming
“an unholy alliance” film. It’s in part a nicer re-write of my
recent Neocommunism piece, but expands it into looming
life extension technologies may soon be available to the masses,
and neocommunism is part of the solution to that “problem”
.

Ignorance Is Futile:

In the sense that technology is always a double-edged blade, the prospects of life extension also pose serious problems for the ruling elite. The problem is likely you, and everyone you know. The problem is the masses, both at home and abroad. Imagine an overpopulated planet where the over populating species manages to create technologies which will theoretically allow them to live forever. The problem is the population explosion, which started with 20th Century medicine, and is now set to topple with looming 21st Century medical advances. But there is a solution that they seem to be employing.

To understand our situation we must take a look at the worlds central banking system. We must look at the Federal Reserve in particular, although the same applies to other currency systems such as the Euro. The critical truth of the matter is that the so-called “Fed” is privately owned, and it perpetually devalues the currency. Despite the euphemistic title, and the sense of it being “the government’ the way its discussed on TV, it absolutely is not an actual agency of The People, of the Federal Government. Instead its the other way around.

It was born of a diabolical scheme of corrupt banksters. It was legislated into power in a crooked manner like the infamous Patriot Act. There are many films documenting its history that can be viewed for free online. It’s a system of domination. Its a perpetual suck machine that preys upon the weak while securing the wealth of the elite. When it was established in 1913, the IRS and income taxes came with it. In today’s reality income taxes and the hidden inflation tax hardly even cover the interest that incurs from the $10+ trillion in national debt. Because of inflation the dollar is worth less than 4 cents compared to 1913.

People often say the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. The argument is typically presented in a sense of animosity, or just because rich people have money to invest. It takes money to make money. But the privately owned banking system if the key to the scientific proof that the economic system is designed for the rich to at least stay rich, while the unwealthier one is the more they’re exploited. Inflation means devaluation of the currency, and it is the key to understanding with great clarity our slavery to the system.

When the value of your money is devalued by the system that prints it out of thin air, you’re literally being robbed blind. At the end of the year you still might have the same number of monetary units, but their value is worth less. There are some ways around it, but the worse off you are financially the less likely you can try to hedge against it. Until recent times, you could usually store your assets in real estate property. For this same reason few hardly ever put much cynical thought into the inflationary system. Property owners realize that the value of their property usually goes up each year. Some even attribute this of inflation, and then consider inflation a good thing. But unless something like renovations of a neighborhood cleanup has increased the real value of your property, the rest of any annual appraisal increase can be mostly attributed to the fact that it takes more monetary units to purchase the same property. So the value of your house didn’t go up that year, instead the following year you’d need more dollars to buy it than the last year.

So if you had all of your financial assets in your home in a typical year then you might have offset this sucking process. But the rest of you who don’t own any real estate lost out. Especially the people who dump all of their money into their car lost out. The value of a car goes down partially despite the drop in money value. Some even like to say they lose $10K in value as you drive it off the lot. But the way our propagandistic controlled media and federal educational system works, we don’t have the inflationary principle hammered into our heads. More like the opposite. So we chase vanity and commercialism and obsess over cars and clothes instead of figuring out how to handle our limited wealth in ways that it might retain its value.

One can’t even competently project their own personal financial forecasts without having this issue as a top consideration. And the way it works today if you don’t get a $1 raise this year at work you’re probably still losing out after you compare your assumed to what the dollar is worth compared to last year. And if you didn’t get a raise period you’re in total decline. Never mind those on fixed incomes like retirement or disability. There are other ways around inflation, and obviously the more wealth you have the easier this becomes. One way would be to invest, but that can also be gambling. You can tie it up in precious metals. You can buy more property. But these things can be hassle-some.

The other way to do it is in high interest incurring bank accounts. We’ve all heard the lotto junkies pipe-dream. I’ll win $20M, spend half and put the other half in the bank to collect interest. If I get an account that pays 7% that will give me $700,000 a year to live off of. But the irony is those funds are in effect the payout to offset the inflation rate for that year. In 2007 it was something like 12%, but in years before the Neocommunism agenda went into overdrive it was probably something like 7%. So the lotto winner could do that, but even in the past when the banksters still perpetrated the delicate balancing act to keep people from thinking much about it your $700,000 would still buy you less each year and now that we’re on the verge of hyper inflation that $10M isn’t being saved by the mere 7%. It shouldn’t take rocket science formulas to conclude that the more money you have the better rate you could get. So that’s the system how it is and pretty much has been for over 95 years.

But now we’re in a darker era. We’re in a New Great Depression that stinks so bad that its hard to understand how it could get this bad unless by design. The climax of the original Great Depression can be attributed to the privately owned Federal Reserve. But this one promises to be much worse than the original.

In addition to what Gerald Celente listed (at time 3:15) about how this will be worse than the Great Depression, there’s also something to the tune of $40T in entitlements about to roll in from the aging baby boomer generation. It’s awful convenient for some that as humanity is on the verge of potentially conquering the aging process and even death, it faces the worst economic disaster in human history. The treatments, enhancements and augmentation for the new transhuman god race will vary in costs. True immortality will likely require more than one form of medicine. But with the law of accelerating returns and economics of scale at least some of these vast array of potential beneficial advancements will be economic for those worth less than billions.

So this may answer the question being asked by many. More and more influential people are proposing that the Fed deliberately caused this. But it begs the question of why? What would occur that would cause the ruling elite to plunder and bankrupt the not just the globe but even the domestic populace? They already have all the power. They already have money beyond the comprehension of the masses. In perpetrating such an endgame they risks being spotted and shown, when normally they could play their games comfortably from behind the curtain. And over a typical 50 year plot, they still get to plunder anyways.

But the final answer to the question is the New Great Depression is being used as a gentle form of neo-population-control. And there are various quotes and such around talking of mass global depopulation of up to 90% of the global population. But even if those quotes are under consideration by the powers at be, with Neocommunism they might be able to let us mostly live, just not afford to all have designer babies, god like cognition and most importantly indefinite lifespans. In that context, maybe they’ll let the masses still increase in population as we would naturally (aside from our food being unfit to eat), except we’ll be given much harder odds at ever being able to afford to live forever. And never-ending global wars like the New Cold War and the War on Terror should keep a nice slice from reproducing.

And all signs point to this economic meltdown having been engineered. Every mainstream news source can be quoted as saying that the subprime loan disaster is what catapulted us down into the inevitable downward spiral abyss. The key to undeveloping a nation and the world with it is in destroying the housing market. And destroy it they did by central economic planning the interest rates that fueled the subprime predatory lending wave. But Federal Reserve apologists lay the blame on the banks who did the lending. The problem with that is the private owners of the Fed, whom over $5Trillion of the US national debt is owed to, are none other than the stock holders in the member banks.

So the outcome is neocommunism. You see socialism can be a whole range of things, like Welfare. The key ingredient that sets communism apart from socialism is property ownership. Seizure of private property is the first item on the list in the Communist Manifesto. Neocommunism differs from classical communism in that normally the communist central government conducts central economic planning thru the central bank. In neocommunism, the privately owned central bank conducts central economic planning, and controls the central government. And the sickest irony of it all is that at least communism is more honest about what it is, because now that the owners of the Fed are the ones who are gaining the actual ownership in this quiet nationalization of the primary mortgage banks, when you default on your loans your property may now go to the top of the food chain.

It wasn’t enough that local states governments all charge property taxes and if those aren’t payed you get evicted. It’s too bad that the income taxes perpetrated by the federal government cause a scenario where local states actually need to tax your property so they can build the roads and infrastructure that you actually use. The federal runaway spending facilitated by the Federal Reserve is helping to drive this country well beyond a never payable debt slavery, and the more the national debt goes up thru crisis and the big brother panopticon the more the banksters anchor their power broker positions.

So this a window into seeing that this notion of the US political system being some kind of democracy where voting (for either of the 2 stooges the new anchors ensure us can only win will) make a difference. But to go much further into naming names is beyond the scope of this presentation. Instead we’ll shift into what drives our masters. The topic is of particular association with neoeugenic transhumanism in particular. The underlying logic of transhumanism is playing gods in guiding our own evolution. It is the ultimate physical manifestation and embracement of Darwinism. And Social Darwinism is the key to understanding those who have long considered themselves to be gods over the mindless masses.

Social Darwinism is the logical social outcome of Darwinian philosophy. What this means to the types of sociopathic control freaks that often find their way into power in a world where nice guys finish last, to them it means applying Darwinian logic to social science. In Darwinism the central tenet is natural selection; selection of the finest. So for the successful to exceed, advance and persist that’s the natural order of things. It’s the forces of nature, and for the unsuccessful and the weak to squander and perish that’s also nature at work. It’s the way its meant to be, and if anything is divine then this is it. And now in the 21st Century the logic is that we must take control of evolution, because it is us humans who are the gods. Apply that logic to Social Darwinism and now we have a context of how the ‘gods’ of us humans handle the world in the 21st Century, and we’re all seeing this manifest more and more everyday, even on the propaganda TV.

This is a quick supplimental post for a larger one about Neocommunism being used to prevent the masses from being able to extend their lives and drive up population.

Ignorance Is Futile:

This is by no means an exhaustive tell all about the realm of life extension, but instead to show potentially economical therapies that in many cases wouldn’t even count as “transhumanism”. The new ‘field’ of life extension involves a wide array of science and technologies. Instead its to summarize some semi-recent news items that suggest that life extension could end up being affordable to average people, especially thru the law of accelerating returns and economics of scale.

The idea for many is that we’ll not just slow the aging process, but instead we’ll be able to reverse it and live indefinite lifespans. From studying people with aging disorders scientists believe they’ve identified genes that regulate aging. So between what that knowledge can yield and the rest of it they have a pretty compelling case that lifespans beyond 120 years can be achieved. This creates a population problem, if at least certain forms of it can become affordable to the masses.

So this post will just list some headlines of recent that suggest such an affordable outcome might be feasible, in short time even. The field is way beyond some of this stuff. Take a deeper look thru Technut News and elsewhere for a more comprehensive listing of news examples.

Anti-aging pill to turn back the clock

Anti Aging Enzymes In Your Drinking Water

Bio-Printing Technology To Produce Functional Human Organs

Senecavirus Structure Revealed – Kills Cancer 10,000 Times Better Than Chemo

Hoping Two Drugs Carry a Side Effect: Longer Life

Life Extension From Caloric Restriction… In A Pill!

Skin Transformed Into Stem Cells

Scientists create stem cells for 10 disorders

Researchers create heart and blood cells from reprogrammed skin cells

Cheap Pill Lets You Eat Burgers Without Getting Fat

Double Your Lifespan with a Drug that Mutates Your Ribosomes

Simple powder to beat 2400 genetic diseases

Geneticists Discover a Way to Extend Lifespans to 800 Years

The super vaccine that protects you from all types of flu for LIFE

Anti-Aging Drugs Could Change the Nature of Death

Elixer Of Youth Through A Simple Injection?

Life Extension Pill Tested In Humans

Drugs turn ‘couch potato’ mice into long-distance runners

Resveratrol: Elixer of Youth?

Bloomberg (snippet):

Whichever man wins, he will inherit what Johns Hopkins University political scientist Francis Fukuyama calls a “post- American world,” replacing the U.S.-dominated “new world order” that President George H.W. Bush proclaimed after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

No longer the “hyperpower” of the 1990s, the U.S. is slipping toward a first-among-equals status, narrowing the foreign-policy options of whoever moves into the White House in January.

For 20 years, U.S. leaders “have assumed American dominance; they’ve assumed that they’re working in a unipolar world,” says Fukuyama, who gained fame in 1992 by declaring that the collapse of Soviet communism heralded the eventual triumph of liberal democracy in the “end of history.” Now, he says, “there’s been this big redistribution of power.”

The man throwing the NWO language around is Francis Fukuyama. It turns out that Frank was one of the prime advocates of Neoconservative thinking during its rise in the late 90’s. I’ve seen this guys name pop up over the past couple years, and have even read a writing or two of his. I was even aware that apparently he’s ‘switched sides’ to a certain degree, attempting to distance himself from the more infamous Neocon radicals (Rumsfeld, Cheney, etc).

But somehow I managed to never take note that he wrote an apparently anti-transhumanism book titled “Our Post-Human Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Future”. From the back cover:

A decade after his now-famous pronouncement of “the end of history“, Francis Fukuyama argues that as a result of biomedical advances, we are facing the possibility of a future in which our humanity itself will be altered beyond recognition. Fukuyama sketches a brief history of man’s changing understanding of human nature: from Plato and Aristotle to modernity’s utopians and dictators who sought to remake mankind for ideological ends. Fukuyama argues that the ability to manipulate the DNA of all of one person’s descendants will have profound, and potentially terrible, consequences for our political order, even if undertaken with the best of intentions.

The timeline of his transformation is quite a fascinating case in the annals of Neoconservatism that warrants some attention.