About the Surveillance State, Technological Doom and Fear-Mongeringby hatrick penry, hatrickpenry.wordpress.com
April 6th 2012
About the Surveillance State, Technological Doom and Fear-Mongering
By Hatrick Penry
“We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.” ~Albert Einstein
It never ceases to amaze me how some atheists poke fun at the concept of, as George Carlin pointed out, ‘an invisible man, living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day…’, especially considering the exponential advance of surveillance technology and the willingness of our fascist state to use it.
The U.S. government has floating ‘Gorgon Eyes’, Predator drones, hummingbird drones, invisible tanks and street lights that record sound. How much longer until an invisible floating eye-bot is deployed above you, unseen, watching everything you do, every minute of every day?
The purpose of this extreme level of surveillance is to know what the subject is doing at all times and to judge his/her words and deeds, making sure they comply with the state, and taking appropriate action if they do not. Doesn’t this sound like Mr. Carlin’s description of God?
More from George:
“…and the invisible man has a special list, of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry, forever and ever ‘til the end of time…but he loves you! He loves you. He loves you and he needs money! He always needs money!”
Let’s examine these statements:
1) The ‘list of ten things he does not want you to do’ is equivalent of the Patriot Act, NDAA and all of America’s bogus laws. ‘He’ is the scientific dictatorship that creates the rules, watches over you with surveillance technology and enforces any infractions.
2) The ‘special place’ Carlin is referring to, commonly known as hell, is the equivalent of our penal system: our nation’s prisons, Guantanamo or FEMA camps.
3) “But he loves you!”-this statement is much like the rhetoric which we hear from Obama with his health care program-all the while conducting multiple wars of aggression and standing idle while the radioactive plume and fallout from Fukushima rain down on North America. There is a song by a band named ‘Disturbed’ with a line that sums it up succinctly: “You try to tell me you love life, then find another way to kill life.”
4) “He always needs money!” –technically the churches and preachers are asking for the money, but my point here is that in a surveillance state the ones being spied on are the ones paying for it. In America, this usually takes the form of an income tax payment or any number of fines, fees, levies, surcharges, tickets, or tariffs.
I am not at all implying that this is the nature of God; to act irrationally, to punish unnecessarily or to ask for financial assistance; what I am saying is people speak about things without really thinking them through. Mr. Carlin makes it out to be a ridiculous, preposterous statement, that there is an ‘invisible man upstairs’ and yet, as an evolving society and species, are we not just a step away from this actually being a reality?
To be sure, there is a difference between a DHS agent sitting in a chair in front of 20 video screens, and an all knowing omnipotent creator observing from Heaven. But perhaps we can agree that a certain progression is underway, a progression that will end with every living human on Earth being monitored for thought and action, invisibly and from afar, on a round-the-clock basis. This is the ‘brave new world’ that the global elite have in store for us.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ~Arthur C. Clarke
In a similar vein of thought, even if one does not believe in a supreme creator, one can certainly see that the inexorable advance of science and technology will someday, if unchecked, transform ordinary humans into ‘gods’. Just have a look around at the efforts underway to unravel, decode and master the secrets of the universe (we call this science) and the effects this knowledge, accumulating at an exponential rate, is having on humanity.
General Cohen’s 1997 statement about ‘eco-terrorism’ proves the world lacks the discipline, maturity and wisdom that our current technology requires:
“The same thing is true about just the false scare of a threat of using some kind of a chemical weapon or a biological one. There are some reports, for example, that some countries have been trying to construct something like an Ebola Virus, and that would be a very dangerous phenomenon, to say the least.
Alvin Toeffler has written about this in terms of some scientists in their laboratories trying to devise certain types of pathogens that would be ethnic specific so that they could just eliminate certain ethnic groups and races; and others are designing some sort of engineering, some sort of insects that can destroy specific crops. Others are engaging even in an eco- type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves.”
The scientific advance of Homo Sapiens’ technology (genetic modification, nano-technology, reverse-engineering of the brain, computer-to-brain-interface, computer science, quantum physics and the decoding of the human genome to name a few) long ago outpaced the advance of compassion, moderation and humility. Madmen with child-like mentalities now wield powers of death and destruction far beyond anything we could have ever imagined. Will they become gods or will they destroy themselves and us along with them in the process?
“The matrix is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.” ~Morpheus
The U.S. government is promoting the hype and fear of the consequences of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon when the fact is, nano-technology makes nuclear weapon technology obsolete. A briefcase full of nano-bot-mosquitoes, complete with botulism injectors, could be devastating…and would leave the target area intact, something a nuclear bomb does not do. ‘Responsible Nanotechnology’, an online website, addresses the issue of nano-weapons:
“Molecular manufacturing raises the possibility of horrifically effective weapons. As an example, the smallest insect is about 200 microns; this creates a plausible size estimate for a nanotechnology-built antipersonnel weapon capable of seeking and injecting toxin into unprotected humans. The human lethal dose of botulism is about 100 nanograms, or about 1/100 the volume of the weapon. As many as 50 billion toxin-carrying devices-theoretically enough to kill every human on earth-could be packed into a single suitcase.”
This is not something the Pentagon or State Department are bragging about or allowing to be seen on the mainstream media. Militarily speaking, cards that reveal secret weapon technology should be played close to the chest and undoubtedly this is the case with nano-weapons.
Now please consider Admiral David E. Jeremiah’s statement from the 1995 ‘Foresight Conference on Molecular Technology’:
“Military applications of molecular manufacturing have even greater potential than nuclear weapons to radically change the balance of power.”
Iran has scientists and military advisors who know this and are working as hard as they can to master nano-weapons, just as the United States is doing. This is commonly known as an ‘arms race’: America has suffered through one already with Russia. Experts like author Bill Cooper thought that the cold war arms race was a planned strategy between the U.S.S.R. and the United States and was nothing more than a clever way of coercing taxpayers into financing expansive weapons research and development programs. Is the Iran-Nuclear scare a similar tactic or just an excuse for war?
As I have said, nuclear bombs are outdated dinosaur technology when compared to what a briefcase full of weaponized nano-bots can do. Why the hype over Iran’s interest in nuclear power? And why won’t Ahmadinejad cool things down by raising the issue of weaponized nano-technology and the world’s secret arms race?
“Be prepared…the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.” ~Robert Baden-Powell
Whatever the case with Iran may be, a situation of even greater danger exists in the fact that unchecked, uncontrolled, and exponential advance of destructive technologies are leading us over the proverbial cliff of doom. Considering this, is the term ‘doomsday prepper’ a derogatory one or one that implies intelligence, forethought and wisdom? Consider the technological destruction we are undergoing right now:
Genetic Modification of Plants=possible food supply or system-wide bio-collapse from cross-over gene splicing/mutation or possible ‘Achilles heel’ implosion of GM mono-crops. Also, creations like Bt corn and Bt cotton may cause long-term reproductive harm, damage immune systems and may even ‘convert our intestinal flora into living pesticide factories’, according to Jeffry M. Smith of the website ‘Going Against the Grain Group’. Monsanto is the number one culprit.
Nuclear Fallout from Japan=possible long term-cumulative effect on reproductive health, food supply chain tainted with Cesium and Strontium-experts expect a wave of cancer from Fukushima across the globe, larger in scope than Chernobyl, which has caused the deaths of over 950,000 people.
Chem-Trailing=now beginning to really take its toll on the bio-system, tree tops of forests are being burned, lakes and streams are contaminated, nation-wide the number three cause of death is respiratory illness. Immune systems are in decline as a result of global dimming. Critical vitamin D deficiencies are causing illness throughout the states. Weaponized weather is also causing drought, like that seen in Texas and Florida: food shortages and rising food prices are always the result.
World War 3=obviously a very real possibility. What the effects of this possible future confrontation will be is unknown: we can only ponder the consequences based on old technologies like nuclear weapons.
Nanotechnology=many citizens of Gainesville have no clue that the University of Florida has a department of nanotechnology where research and development is constantly being conducted for the Pentagon. It is no secret that our nation’s system of universities are being employed by our armed forces to create greater methods of control and more powerful weapons of destruction, but how many people know about the many ‘close-calls’ that have occurred at these universities due to lack of over-sight and accountability?
The possibility of self-replicating nano-bots being released and causing a ‘grey-goo’ scenario is very real. In the ‘grey-goo’ scenario, the self-replicating bots utilize resources from the environment to build duplicates that in turn use resources from the environment to self-replicate. Before long, the planet surface is nothing but a grey-goo: a sea of tiny nano-bots that have nothing left to build from. The phrase from the Borg on Star Trek applies here: “resistance is futile, you will be assimilated.”
Bio-engineering=specifically in the weaponization of viruses at our universities and the 40+ bio-labs scattered around the country. Remember the Joplin tornados? There were more than a few cases of a mysterious fungus gluing people’s eyes shut afterwards and a secret morgue that CNN reporters were turned away from. Could a tornado have ripped through a secret bio-weapons lab and infected the unwitting population of Joplin? What happens when the ‘big one’ escapes containment?
Rapid Despoilment/depletion of resources=exponentially advancing technology allows for exponential advance of the ability to strip resources from the environment. Easter Island is the perfect case study of a society that collapsed because they were unable to manage the limited resources that the island provided for them.
Also please note that mass animal die-offs have continued unabated for well over a year…how much longer until there are no deer, hogs, ducks or fish left to eat in an emergency? There used to be a saying that a man could not starve in Dixie County, Florida, such was the abundance of wild flora and fauna. Areas like the Mallory Swamp, once teeming with wildlife, are now leaving astonished hunters scratching their heads, trying to figure out where the game has disappeared to. Is there a tipping-point-of-no-return?
Electronic systems collapse=possible causes range from a North Korean EMP attack to a ‘Carrington- event’; either way if America’s electronic infrastructure goes down, ‘doomsday preppers’ will undoubtedly be in a much better position to survive and defend themselves than those who scoffed at them from their plush, living-room armchairs. Just imagine what no electricity and no electronics would be like for 3-5 years. Consider the hundreds of nuclear plants that require a constant supply of high-pressure water to keep the reactors and spent fuel cool…
“Fear has its use but cowardice has none.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
Considering the many facets of death on out little gem of doom called Earth, isn’t it wise to advise others of these dangers so they might take necessary precautions and store food, water and other gear in an effort to increase their chance of survival -just like the U.S. government does in the Deep Underground Military Bunkers (DUMBs for short)?
And is this fear-mongering…to warn others of possible danger? Am I a fear-monger? Was Paul Revere a fear monger? Apologists of government and industry are extremely generous with their use of this term, and for a good reason: they don’t want you to know how precarious of a position they have put the human race in, just like Dr. Frankenstein didn’t advertise his secret activities to the villagers. This is why a concerted effort is underway to vilify those who prophesize about doom and those who prepare for it. If John Q. Taxpayer knew how close his tax money was bringing him to doom, he might not be so eager to pay out that tax money.
Warning a fellow human or humans of impending danger, whatever it may be, is NOT fear-mongering. The key words are ‘impending’ and ‘danger’. Is there a difference between warning the about radioactive fallout from Japan and warning about the sun going super-nova? Is there a difference between warning about a kid in the street with a BB gun and warning about a crazed meth-head crawling in through your neighbor’s window with a .45 caliber pistol? Common-sense, a scarce commodity in our Orwellian world, would indicate the level and proximity of the danger, both in terms of distance and time, are the determining factors.
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