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    Hey Ernie:

    Only two things exist in our universe, and science does not know what either of them is. The development of human consciousness is definitely an energy issue.

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    Hi:

    This will be a current events post, sort of. Living where I do, especially across the street from Microsoft’s headquarters, I interact daily with immigrants from all over the world, but particularly from Asia, especially the Pacific Rim. My company has offices and factories all over the world, and I had to take over the accounting for a company in South Korea that we bought a couple of years ago. My father was in the Korean War, and as Korea is in the headlines daily of late, I found myself digging into my library to read up. I reread a chapter on the Korean War in William Blum’s Killing Hope, which Uncle Noam has called, “Far and away the best book on the topic.” Killing Hope is about American imperial interventions since World War II, from CIA covert action to outright genocidal invasions.

    If I had been a few years older, I might have been drafted for the Vietnam War, so these topics are near and dear to me. I grew up in the Vietnam Era, but did not really begin to understand the issues until after my radicalization, getting Lies of Times, reading Ralph McGehee’s memoirs, reading Manufacturing Consent, etc. Last year, as I studied for writing Uncle Ed’s biography, I obtained his earliest political writings, which were on Vietnam.

    Rereading Blum’s chapter on Korea was reminiscent of reading Ed’s books on Vietnam. The South Korean government in the war days was led, like South Vietnam was, by an American puppet, a murderous thug that slaughtered his own people on behalf of the ruling class, who were subservient to the imperial overlords. As Ralph discovered the hard way, “anticommunist” was just an Orwellian euphemism for “imperialist.” Any attempts by the world’s peoples to escape the Western imperial system were rubber-stamped “communist,” and then the genocides began.

    It was not just the USA’s napalming cities and villages into oblivion, as it had done in Japan and would do in Vietnam, but the puppet in South Korea also had villages slaughtered en masse, such as Kŏch'ang Incident, which was just like the My Lai Massacre. But you will not find the writings listed above in any mainstream media treatments of events in Korea today, as Korea “threatens” to unify, as Vietnam eventually did, as Germany eventually did, no thanks to the USA.

    We will see how it goes, but the American media will be no help, as usual.

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    Hi Krishna:

    You are reading about my people! I have cited Bageant’s work before. My family name has been traced back to Scotland, and my ancestors took full advantage of the dispossession of the American Indian. My father’s parents were driven from Kansas by the Dust Bowl and migrated for years, Grapes of Wrath style, before ending up in Washington, where my parents were born. Dennis was raised as a migrant farmworker, back when white people still did that. My father’s mother’s side is where most of my redneck side hails from, and one whole branch of distant cousins never graduated from high school, the girls were all pregnant by 16 or so, the men often ended up in prison, and one redneck cousin murdered his infant son in what was likely a crystal meth haze. My father is a redneck, and one brother joined the Ku Klux Klan, so I know the mentality all too well. I was fortunate to escape that mentality after I left home, but it can hang around one’s neck like an albatross. Awakening to the racism and bigotry that I was raised with was one of my “warm-up” awakenings, to prepare me for my ride with Dennis, and I put that racism and bigotry behind me just before I began asking my Easter Bunny questions.

    In the postwar boom, many of those poor rural whites escaped the farms and poverty, such as Dennis, my father, Mr. Professor, and Joe Bageant. It was Third Epoch meets Fourth. My grandfather lived in a sod hit, his son helped put men on the Moon, and his son pursued the Fifth Epoch. It is one reason why I think that the transition to the Fifth Epoch won’t take that long. Getting used to abundance won’t be too hard to do. But once the USA’s cheap energy ran out, it has been a long decline that I have lived to see, and history’s greatest middle class has been under siege for nearly 50 years.

    I’ll report on Ian Morris’s books one day, and will use them in my essay update. One of Morris’s ideas is that people “get the thought they need,” which I see as mostly just another way of saying that people can justify anything, even eating their own children, if that is what it takes to survive. In the Third Epoch, slavery was a hallowed institution, and was never challenged on universal grounds until the Fourth Epoch arrived. Yes, each Epoch had its self-serving ideologies that justified the social order, and it is no different today, with capitalist ideology. As long as you were not at the bottom of the food chain, life could be worse, so people echoed those elite ideologies, as they alternately reviled and revered the elite. If Morris was even capable of admitting that the GCs exist, I am not sure where he would place them in his framework, and Morris only gives vague hints of what the Fifth Epoch might look like. That said, there is plenty to chew on in his work, and I am glad that you made me aware of it.

    Morris made the Fourth Epoch seem inevitable, stating that if England didn’t do it, France might have. I am not so sure that it was inevitable, just like the Fifth is not inevitable, even though the technology for it is already here. We can crash and burn, and according to Michael, a third of ensouled species in our position today don’t make it, but wipe themselves out. It does not take much imagination to see that happening. Today is the ultimate test of humanity’s integrity and sentience, and so far, almost nobody is home, trapped in egocentrism and “the thought they need.” All it will take to turn the corner is for a tiny fraction of humanity to raise their games just a little. I am not asking for much, not really. Only then will humanity begin to awaken to the new epoch. I constantly get people advocating the social approach, which means that they don’t understand, and I receive their dismay when they encounter Level 2s and 3s at “progressive” institutions (who have gotten the thought they need ). Brian already played that game, and if he could not make a dent, I have no candidates in mind who I think can. I get those kinds of responses to this day, of dismayed Level 10s. Sociality is grounded in fear and survival, not integrity and sentience.

    Time to begin my busy week.

    Best,

    Wade
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    Hi:

    As I have written, I’ll report on Ian Morris’s books before long, I want to provide an example of his imperial bootlicking, and how it undermines his work. It is the same situation that I wrote about here, in that Steven Pinker showed himself to be an imperial hack, and Morris echoed him. The Lancet study was the only peer-reviewed and statistically valid study on post-invasion violent deaths in Iraq. Iraq’s population was estimated at 25 million in 2003, and a million violent deaths equals 4% of the population. About 10% of the Sunni population was killed off by the American invasion and occupation. That qualifies as genocide. But on page 351 of War! What is it good for?, Morris stated that only 0.3% of Iraqis died violently during the American occupation. So, he was an order of magnitude off in his presentation.

    Of course, Morris’s “error” is in favor of the invaders, whom he works for. Those kinds of “errors” in his work make me wary of it. As I stated, not bad for a white guy, but his internalized imperial biases pop out in numbers like that. Ironically, that estimate was used by Morris to show how much gentler the Americans were in Iraq as compared to the UK’s Boer War, which killed “one South African in thirty.” So, the USA arguably had a higher killing rate (one in 25) than the UK did in its “barbarous” war against South Africa. In Morris’s laudatory version of the American invasion and occupation of Iraq (it was also cheaper in relative terms to the UK’s Boer War, at about half of the GDP cost), incidents such as Fallujah don’t appear. That is the problem with white guys. Morris should have used more Noam and Ed and less Pinker, but Noam was never mentioned in any of Morris’s books, when Noam is easily the most prominent American critic of American imperialism, but just as the media does, Morris ignores Noam in favor of the imperial bromides of people such as Pinker. That is very telling, but typical of mainstream American scholarship, when writing about the American Empire.

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    Hi:

    Some odds and ends….

    I was reading about a Flat Earth conference, and reading the bios of the presenters. It is easy to think that it is an elaborate joke, but those people are serious, incredibly. While reading the material, I saw where they refer to Flat Earth as “FE.” Maybe it is time for a new acronym for free energy.

    I think that it is fairly clear by now that the White Helmets are a propaganda outfit. It is fitting that a film on them got an Academy Award, as they are a Hollywood operation. There are many ways to sell war, and lies have been the MO from time immemorial.

    Trump’s latest attack on Iran is characteristic. It is always about the oil in that part of the world. Everything else is a sideshow.

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    Hi:

    Back to choir-building. The qualities needed, and their ranking, will never change much, not for the task I have in mind. Nothing less has a chance of working.

    I have seen enough failure in my life, of the life-ending and life-wrecking kind. I know the paths of failure for this pursuit intimately, and have no desire to witness or live through any more reruns. The time is long past for a different approach. I am constantly approached by people who advocate the social approach. Been there, done that, too many times. It won’t work for very good reasons that it took me many years to finally understand. Sociality has nothing to do with integrity and sentience, which are the required qualities. Sociality is based on fear and survival, not love.

    That said, the choir will not be an anti-social place to be, or a nerd-only venue. My best students eventually meet me, on Skype or in person, and I do my best to make my journey as real as I can for them. The terrain that I crossed can’t be viewed from the cubicle or by surfing the Internet, and I do what I can. They hear, in quite a bit of detail, of events that I am not at liberty to publicly disclose right now, and some I will never be free to. Much of it is available for those who do only a little digging. I provide a great deal of documentation on my site (1, 2, 3, etc.), and when I hear people say that my work is not credible, they have no credibility with me, as I have yet to see one of them leave their armchairs, unless they were disinformation specialists, such as Mr. Skeptic, as he and his pals easily duped the credulous. A lot of the documentation is available on the Internet, such as patents and programs sponsored by the federal government, but a lot can only be adduced by digging into the archives in university libraries, courthouses, etc. But only a day or two of digging, the kind that I regularly did as I researched for my site, would be plenty to dig up many impressive documents.

    There are also the events that I witnessed or those close to me did, such as my pal’s underground technology show, another pal’s visit with Sparky Sweet, my close relative’s secret life working for the CIA, Mark’s harsh awakening, hearing Brian tell about Sparky’s last days and Brian’s own brush with death, in an incident that shortened his life, and many other events that people do not want disclosed publicly, which comes with the territory. Brian was afraid of retaliation from the military goons and spooks who nearly killed him, if he publicly disclosed the details of the event, and I ruefully understood his public reticence and why he fled to South America, to live out the rest of his days. If Dennis’s life’s story was ever fully told, almost nobody would believe it. His deadly adventures in Southeast Asia comprised only a small chapter of his incredible journey.

    A voice in my head leading me into those events is merely a fun fact, or my moment of truth on the witness stand, when I finally understood, although I don’t know of anybody else on Earth who can tell such a tale. Our journeys were so preposterous that being asked/ordered to go to Mars was only an amusing footnote. Those in the choir have to be able to “ground” such information in their awareness, for a few reasons, and one is to help them understand how the world really works, not the Establishment version, which is all about social control. They have to already be awakened to begin their journey with me. Reading can’t do it, or a received teaching, but people can only wake up through experience.

    Doing something never attempted before, to help manifest the biggest event in the human journey, is no easy trick. I have made it up as I went, through the trial-and-error of my journey, trading notes with people such as Brian O, encountering influential work such as Uncle Bucky’s, Ed and Noam’s, etc.

    This new approach may not make a dent in my lifetime, but it is establishing the approach that is important, not whether I live to see it bear fruit, and for those I seek, they will understand. Brian and Dennis immediately knew that it was something different, and it really is difficult to understand, even for the “smart.” People usually have to completely change their orientation, and few are willing or able to do that. All of those early levels of the free energy onion, everything before Level 12, reflects deficits in experience, integrity, or sentience, and it does not matter how “smart” somebody is. On the free energy issue, the vast majority of the “smart” end up in Level 3, which is an emotional/religious level, not based on rationality. Arriving at a productive understanding of these issues is infinitely more a matter of the heart than the head, so much so that if a person’ s heart is not in the right place, the rest simply won’t matter.

    Time for my busy day.

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    Wade
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    Hi:

    This will be a post on a subject that Krishna brought up, on the subtler forms of violence that people such as Pinker fail to see. This is a subject that I have long written about, and I’ll cover a few aspects of it. No life form likes being coerced. In the human line, sociality could be very violent and coercive, and chimp raids on their neighbors could be genocidal. Gorilla mating tactics have been observed to be coercive, young males constantly try to overthrow the patriarch, and successful “revolutions” mean the death of the infants. Only bonobos found peace.

    Just how violent early humans were is a huge political football these days, but the evidence shows that late-Stone-Age humans were very violent, with about a third of the men dying violently, and stealing women was a primary occupation. Strange men in a neighboring band’s territory could be killed on sight, as the assumption was that they were there to steal women.

    There were golden ages of relative energy abundance, such as the Golden Age of the Hunter Gatherer and the Neolithic Expansion, but they were short-lived, and soon it was back to the grind, which was when life could become very violent. While proportionally, agrarian societies were less violent than hunter-gatherer ones, agrarian economies could support orders of magnitude more people, so the absolute numbers that died violently rose dramatically, while the relative numbers declined. But as Krishna noted, other forms of violence and coercion appeared, such as slavery.

    A primary point that Morris makes in his war book is that in agrarian societies, it made more economic sense to enslave and tax people rather than slaughter them, kind of like pastoral people learning to milk cattle rather than slaughter them, which provided five times the calories as raising them for meat did. So, agrarian peoples learned low-intensity means of coercion and exploitation, but the threat of violence was always what made it work.

    When Europe learned to sail the oceans and conquer humanity, those games were carried to unprecedented levels. If we leave aside driving our cousin species to extinction, what happened in the Western Hemisphere between Columbus’s first “discovery” and the founding of Jamestown was the greatest genocide in the human journey, as most of a hemisphere was killed off. The genocide in the Caribbean, where Columbus first “settled,” is a subject of great controversy today. Were there “only” a million people in the Caribbean when Columbus landed, or were there several million? The Bahamas, where Columbus first made landfall, was completely depopulated by the Spaniards, as the abducted natives lived short lives of slavery on Española, and remained uninhabited for more than a century, until the English began “settling” it. The debate is fierce over how many Caribbean natives survived the experience. It wasn’t many, and was mainly the women who served as concubines for the Spaniards.

    But Spain’s infliction of the genocide on the Western Hemisphere’s natives was not “intentional,” per se, and Columbus was the first to lament the wanton slaughter and genocide, noting that dead slaves can’t get any work done. The Spanish practice of feeding native infants to their dogs was a waste of slave potential.

    But if we go with the high-counter estimates of the pre-Columbian population, 70 million or more natives died in the first century of the Western Hemisphere’s invasion, which was around 90% of the population. Did 70 million die through violence? No. The massacres were relatively few, and were generally performed as part of the path to conquest and creating a pliant slave population. The Spaniards did not necessarily intend to commit genocide. Most natives died from disease, the rigors of slavery, and other traumas, not Spanish swords. So, how many deaths were the Spaniards responsible for? All of them.

    Uncle Ed often quoted the primary ruling from Nuremberg – that the supreme crime that the Nazis committed was invading other nations – which the USA has been doing without impediment ever since World War II, as we took over where the Nazis left off, even outperforming them at times, but we are somehow the beacon of light to the world. The Anglo-American invasion and “settling” of North America, which was an intentional genocide, actually inspired Hitler, who formed a similar plan for Eastern Europe.

    When the English conquered India, they did it in phases, and their first conquest suffered the worst. In the subsequent two centuries, nearly two billion people died early deaths because of the English presence. How many of those nearly two billion died violently? A tiny fraction, but the English are responsible for all of those deaths, just as I am partly responsible for the numerous genocides committed and abetted by the USA in my lifetime.

    So, an imperial hack like Pinker can point out how bloodshed has declined, at least relatively, but that grim death toll of slavery and exploitation, and their awesome suffering, does not make it onto his tally. That is how ideologues work.

    This is a big and important subject, but you won’t find much discussion of it in the West, as repeated genocides are how white people came to populate several continents.

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    Hi:

    As a continuation of the previous post, I’ll widen the lens and get a little mystical. The organized religions are all priesthood-distorted teachings of spiritual masters, both infinite and transcendental. In a world of scarcity and fear, even the most enlightened teachings can be twisted into means of social control and justifications for violence, oppression, and evil. Christians are history’s most murderous people, on an absolute scale, as they allegedly followed the teachings of Jesus, whose primary message was love. Back in the days of the Crusades and Inquisition, the Catholic Church became the polar opposite of Jesus’s teachings. As Gandhi said, Christians are so unlike their Christ. Discovering that the most dominant member of the GCs today is an organization within a Christian sect was no big surprise.

    In Michael’s parlance, organized religion is for Baby Souls. Young Souls engage in materialism, Mature Souls begin the inward journey back to the Source, and Old Souls know that it is all about love. The Fifth Epoch will not have religion as we know it. I was reading just this week about a child who was about to become an organ donor, but miraculously awoke from his coma and described his visit to heaven, AKA the astral plane. He had a standard NDE experience (1, 2). NDEs confound both religious fanatics and materialists, as the trappings of conventional heavens are not in evidence and oblivion obviously did not await (although debunkers try to make that case, very unsuccessfully), but one of the most common themes is the life review, when NDE experiencers see their entire lives, every moment of them, and they also get to experience the impact of their lives on those around them. Dannion Brinkley’s first life review is a classic instance.

    The bottom line is that we all answer for our actions in our lives. What we think is important, what we say more so, but our actions are all-important, and our motivation for our actions is the name of the game here. We are all accountable for our actions and motives, and everything that we do to another, we ultimately do to ourselves. Just as people are all accountable, so are groups of them, from families to bands to tribes to nations to empires. As Thomas Jefferson the deist wrote, “Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

    It does not matter how oblivious a person is, watching the tube, reading the tabloids, etc. – all Americans own a piece of what the American Empire does in their name. If they remain oblivious today, but are happy beneficiaries of the carnage, they are merely digging a big hole for their soul to eventually crawl out of, and that is a valid path, too. Karma is real. Bringing free energy to humanity and initiating the Fifth Epoch would be the greatest act of creating positive karma that can be had on Earth, the crowning moment of any soul’s journey on Earth, and Americans are actually best positioned to do it. However, they are fast asleep, history’s most brainwashed people, and have not been my target audience since 2004, the same year that Brian fled to South America, to live out the rest of his days in exile. Since I only write in English, about half of the traffic to my site comes from the USA, and my little choir is mostly American, but I don’t expect it to continue that way. This has to be a global effort. That said, much of my site is to help Americans leave their conditioning behind, but not many Americans can read much of my site without their heads exploding, such as this section. I have watched “progressives” fly into irrational tirades after reading it, as they deny their responsibility for what happens in their names. They are just digging their holes when they do that, and I have no interest in making people’s heads explode, so sections like that are to dissuade the sleeping from reading my work, while providing plenty of meat for the awakened. But if an American knows that the greatest force of evil on Earth is the American military, and that there is little, if anything, to cheer about regarding American nationalism, and they understand that all big industries and professions are, to one degree or another, rackets, then they can skip straight to the end and digest my big essay, which can’t be done in anything less than years of study. Some readers will already be most of the way there, but I doubt that I’ll ever meet a person who would not learn something new in that essay.

    There is more to come, but it is time to begin my busy weekend.

    Best,

    Wade
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    Hi:

    A few days ago, Russia celebrated the end of World War II. Back in the summer of 1999, studying World War II and the Holocaust damaged me and my marriage, and I quit drinking the next year, inspired by my experience of that summer, just as my midlife crisis arrived. If I had been drinking during my monster of a midlife crisis, I might not be here today.

    It is not like I had not studied holocausts and genocides before, but that summer was a concentrated version of it, and it took its toll. As I look back, writing my war essay was partly a reaction to the flag-waving Saving Private Ryan, somebody else wrote a similar book at the same time, and he was amazed at how similar his book was to my essay. What brings up this post is that I just read an article on the Russian role in World War II, and how the West and Hollywood did its best to write Russia out of that war’s history. That is what Hollywood and the media do, as they invert reality. Russia is demonized to this day, as it has been for a century, which Uncle Ed wrote about plenty.

    I just read the end of Ian Morris’s War! What is it good for?, and he literally ended the book with an exhortation to the American people to keep supporting the American Empire (he literally encouraged Americans to keep supporting our evil intervention in Syria), as a way to save the world, as the alternative was worse. What an imperial hack, and it is fitting that he is a Brit working at Stanford. His work is the 21st century version of Kipling’s The White Man’s Burden, and it makes Morris’s embracement of Pinker’s imperial tripe (a Canadian working at Harvard) understandable. Again, this situation goes back to my journey’s primary lesson, of how “intelligence” has little to do with our predicament. A Brit and Canadian move to the USA, getting cushy jobs at the leading universities, and churn out ideologically informed “analyses” that minimize the imperial violence of their adoptive countries and exhort Americans to maintain the Empire, as only darkness will follow if they don’t. Geez! It makes me wary of everything in Morris’s books, but I’ll still finish them. You can perform all of the magisterial study in the world, but if your heart is not in the right place, the result of all of that work will be dubious indeed. For all of Morris’s obvious intelligence and seemingly wide view, he still has the White Scholar’s Disease.

    I almost hate to say it, but just reading the blurbs often give me all that I need to know about books such as Morris’s, as the blurbs are from The Economist, the Washington Post, and the New York Times - the usual suspects of Empire. There were no blurbs of any kind on Ed and Noam’s Manufacturing Consent, and quite the opposite of blurbs, their work was very actively censored. Another day in the land of imperial scholarship.

    Time to start my busy day, which includes taking several people, including my wife, hiking on this merry day in May. Attached is a pic from yesterday’s hike. More are on the way.

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    Wade,
    Yes. Intelligence isn't everything. I have seen Bill Gates lie about Free Software Movement and calling them communists along with a response from Richard Stallman. Stallman whose clear thinking on Patents, Copyrights, Trade Secrets and Trademarks I have not seen surpassed, can't understand Demographic Transition I doubt he could read and understand your big essay. His heart is pointed in the right direction, but he has not yet fully awake, referring to the West as "we should give them contraceptives" in the style of White Man's burden. It takes enormous effort to overcome our in-group biases when misinformation is fed a daily dose, with people not even knowing that it is misinformation, let alone disinformation and propaganda.
    My friends are part of the global professional class, with all their education and intelligence they barely understand the world and have no interest in digging and finding out. Comforting and universally believed lies are easy to swallow and swim in.
    Regarding Ian Morris books, they are worthwhile reading because his work has parallels, while he worship the alpha male chimps he atleast does so with more open eyes than Pinker who seems to be more a propagandist.
    Finally Scots-Irish came to the USA as ship ballast, which shows how poor they were when they came. They have my understanding of their status and role in European domination of USA. I don't want to forget that I choose to make myself a resident of USA and share the same responsibility for the American Empire, a little less since I arrived recently and a little more because of my class.

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    It takes enormous effort to overcome our in-group biases when misinformation is fed a daily dose
    My sense is taking the right path often requires less effort, sometimes substantially less effort, but sometimes requires more effort.

    However I often lack the clarity to know the right path, so fall in line behind some others who seem to know the way.

    Perhaps this is why some people (not myself) choose a life of great simplicity, so that they might, with the modest genius and energy that any of us are able to tap intp, be able to discern what are the right paths, for what matters in their life.

    Those of us who engage in more complex lives, and in groups and efforts that include many others in many ways, end up (unless perhaps they have far more genius and energy than I have) choosing out of necessity to "trust the crowd", or "trust others", for much of the knowledge, views, skills, labor, and stuff that constitute such a life, of individual and of group.

    Such group or passed on knowledge can be a mix of contemporary fad, ancient wisdom, ancient error, practical knowledge of limited accuracy, and accidental habit.

    In other words, I can only rethink and reinvent things, from first principles and personal experience, to a very limited degree. Most of my life, what it takes to get me from one sunrise to the next, relies on stuff and thoughts that others have created and developed, being "good enough" for my purposes.

    We each have some limits to our genius, energies, resources, and lifetime. May we each "budget" those limited assets however best serves our selves, and may our awareness of what is "self" rise to higher levels over time.

    It is, and will continue to be, these higher levels that distinguish humans and other sentient beings from robotic AI systems that can play chess, walk up stairs (but lack any interest in chewing gum at the same time), or conduct human-like phone calls (e.g. Google Duplex).
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    Thanks Krishna:

    Yes, Bill Gates is going to be as honest about The Free Software Movement as the GCs are about free energy. Both know that it would be Game Over for them.

    Yes, overcoming our in-group conditioning is far from easy, but hardly anybody wants to, as it feeds them. This is the integrity issue, once again. Their unconsciousness is largely a chosen one.

    I’ll agree that Morris is not as bad as Pinker, but Morris liberally used Pinker’s work in his, and similarly minimized the carnage that his adoptive nation has caused, which invalidated the point that he was trying to make. That is what hacks do. We can call him asleep, if that can get him off the hook a little, but that sleepiness is what makes his work very pedestrian, in the end. Yes, he does nice comparisons of Axial Age thinkers, Eastern and Western Third Epoch societies, and other topics, and that is fine, as far as it goes, and I’ll use some of his work in mine, but his conflicts of interest in writing about today’s world are grotesque. He literally came across as an embedded reporter when writing about drones and the other toys that our military uses on “terrorists.” I am sure that Ed could have torn Morris a new one, but laying Pinker’s propaganda bare was enough for a man who was 87 at the time. It was like how Ed tore Human Rights Watch a new one in his work long ago, but would not touch Amnesty International (even after I asked him to). Ed later gave Amnesty the ignominy it deserves, even calling their participation in imperial crimes “ugly,” to my delight.

    For me, what is highly ironic about Morris’s speculations about the near-future is that he is an academic in California, the heart of “progressives” (with Boston being the heart on the East Coast), and he is completely oblivious of what really happens there. He is not unique by any means, but his failures in that department are spectacular, for somebody who is trying to think big and be a “visionary.”

    California is the heart of darkness. From how it was “settled” to Mark’s adventures to Gary Wean’s to Rodney Stich’s to Sparky Sweet’s to Brian’s to ours to those alternative cancer treatment doctors, the record is long and grim, with literal gangsters sitting on federal benches.

    If free energy, the GCs, and any number of vitally important issues that he is oblivious to came onto his radar, most of his speculations would evaporate almost instantly. The golden ages of life on Earth and the human journey were due to energy windfalls, and free energy would dwarf all that went before it. Instead of ever-increasing wars, nobody would see the point, just like nobody would see the point of living in cities. That stuff is not too hard to see, once the blinders drop away. As with almost all of humanity, Morris will not begin to wake up until free energy is delivered to him. And that is OK.

    But when his final message in his war book was, “The USA needs to keep invading nations in order to save the world!”, Rush Limbaugh could not have said it better. Morris had to follow a pretty tortured logic to get there, and his obvious conflicts of interest helped him get there. As I have stated many times, people can justify anything, and Morris did what people like him do: lick the hand that feeds him.

    So, I’ll rob what I can from Morris’s work, while realizing his limitations, which are so great that he has no business playing the visionary game.

    Hi Paul:

    Yes indeed, most of what people ”know” is what they are fed, and if what they are fed provides enough material rewards and egocentric strokes, then it works for them, even if they have to turn a very blind eye to many things (such as the outgroup’s annihilation), to keep the cognitive dissonance at bay. Only when it stops working (providing those benefits) will they dare to begin thinking for themselves on those issues (there are some “freaks,” but they are few and far between). And the so-called “smart” are often the most entrenched of all, as Brian O discovered during his ride as the Paul Revere of Free Energy, so much so that he began openly wondering if humanity is a sentient species.

    Language in the Second Epoch, and literacy in the Third, were indeed great ways to “ratchet” humanity’s collective knowledge, and we would not be where we are today without it.

    Going with the flow is the path of least resistance, and “works,” at least until the herd stampedes off the cliff, which humanity as a whole is rushing toward. But the good news is that it won’t take many to right the ship. The bad news is that there are not many who are qualified, and it starts in the heart. One of my favorite movie quotes is from Kevin Spacey’s character in K-PAX, when asked about ethics on K-PAX, and his reply was that everybody on K-PAX knew the difference between right and wrong. It really is pretty simple, and is just The Golden Rule. It is not new.

    Yes, the current infatuation with AI is a bit misplaced, but understandable. In the heavenly Roads world, that “Singularity” that Kurzweil hypothesizes about and Morris writes about is nowhere in evidence.

    Thanks for writing,

    Wade
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    Hi:

    Again, I’ll do more reporting on Ian Morris’s work one day soon, but a few items regarding it…

    He created a social development scale, which has four factors:
    • Level of energy capture
    • Level of urbanism
    • Level of information technology
    • Level of war-making ability

    To his credit, Morris admitted that energy capture trumped everything else by a long ways, and he almost apologized for war-making ability, but there it is. I won’t really argue with his factors for looking at the past, but in the Fifth Epoch, urbanism will likely vanish, as will war-making ability, as they won’t make sense any more. In a world of abundance, violently conquering one’s neighbors to enslave them won’t make any sense, will be seen as similar to playing Russian Roulette, and mining Earth and raping its ecosystems will be seen the same way. Territorial constructs such as nations will vanish. I doubt that humanity is that stupid, to keep playing those games when the economic reasons for them vanish. As with the other Epochs, humanity will be able to afford a new level of conscience.

    The level of energy capture in the Fifth Epoch will dwarf all that went before it, and the level of information technology will also be unprecedented. The reproduction of intelligence is in its infancy, and the level of information that all people will have available will skyrocket far more than we see today, and it will be meaningful information, not the propaganda, disinformation, and twisted data that we see today, as the social control game is played.

    Morris got plenty of heat for coming up with this social development scale, but I see nothing necessarily wrong with it, if its limitations are acknowledged, which he does, to a degree.

    One of his prominent ideas is that “people get the thought they need,” which he admitted were delusions that justified their places in the social order, such as God-kings ruling early Third-Epoch societies, that men were naturally superior to women, and that some people were natural slaves. He admitted that leading thought in the Fourth Epoch was not necessarily any more enlightened, such as thinking that capitalism was superior to socialism, when it was really all about the level of energy capture in Fourth Epoch societies, not the way that they sliced up the loaf of relative abundance that fossil fuels made possible. Morris is accused of being a materialist, and I can see why, but I also see no problem with emphasizing the material realities of each Epoch, and how they constrained human thought. They did, just as they do today, with the coming Epoch unimaginable to the vast majority of humanity today, as they are addicted to “the thought they need.” All coming Epochs were unimaginable to the people living just before them. Heck, the Fourth Epoch was more than a century old before anybody suspected that it was a new Epoch. The recognition of the Fifth Epoch will happen much faster.

    Time to start my busy week.

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    Hi:

    To Krishna’s observation about Stallman and understanding my essay, I’ll say this…

    Like Gates, Stallman is a lot smarter than me. He is another near-1600 on the SAT, and 800 on the math, of course, which puts him well above 160 on the IQ scale. Watching Stallman and Gates go at it over the Free Software Movement is watching two titans at work. If you think about it, their arguments are all about the exchange game, with the world’s richest man denigrating the movement that challenges his empire. In the Fifth Epoch, exchange becomes meaningless. The problem, as I see it, is that neither man can even imagine the Fifth Epoch, which is normal, for all of their “intelligence.”

    As far as Stallman coming to understand my big essay, it is certainly no heavy intellectual lift for somebody like him. The problem that Stallman had with my work and experiences was that it was contrary to his belief system. Stallman is a materialist, as is Gates, and materialism is a great burden that prevents understanding how our world really works. It also hampered Uncle Noam’s ability to understand, and he and Stallman were relatively gracious with me. These are some of the greatest minds on Earth, and they did not understand. For the record, Mr. Mentor’s mind was greater. He was an inventive genius, similar to Tesla, and Gates and Stallman are not. When I write about interacting with some of the greatest minds on Earth, I am not kidding. But I found that intelligence was far from enough, to be able to hit the notes. None of those great minds can.

    With Stallman, and I am writing from experience here, free energy was too wild a concept to credit, without somebody delivering free energy devices for scientists to study, and the suppression of free energy was an untenable “conspiracy theory.” Those are classic Level 3 responses, and it took me many years to understand what I was seeing. It was not until I began studying to write my big essay that the reason for the “conspiracy theory” objection to organized suppression became crystal clear, and it is a matter of faith and naïveté, not reason.

    The very way that today’s science is structured focuses on material realities. The best scientists say that today’s science has nothing to say about non-material realities, or any intent behind the creation of our physical universe. That has been twisted, however, by materialists, to turn that approach into a form of religion called materialism, which avers that the material universe is all that exists, or multi-dimensional variations of them. There is no role for consciousness to play, other than some epiphenomenon of brain activity. History’s greatest scientists did not buy that, and called it an error of logic to think that way, but people such as Stallman, Hawking, and the like have, and it turned the process and findings of science into a religion. And I know that it is a false religion, little different from the other organized religions. My experiences informed me otherwise, when I was still a teenager. My fellow travelers that I most respected also had those experiences, which made us different, leading us down different paths than what the Gateses, Stallmans, and Chomskys of our world traveled. Mark’s adventures blow Stallman and Gates out of the water, as do Dennis’s, Brian’s, mine, etc.

    The idea that powerful groups are consciously manipulating the world economy is anathema to people such as Gates and Stallman. If Gates is unaware of them, he is highly naïve, especially for somebody in his position. Gates praises imperial tripe and pals around with the greatest mass murderer alive and other war criminals, and it has nothing to do with intelligence, and everything to do with integrity. Gates can’t tie Noam’s and Ed’s shoes on the integrity scale, but Noam’s structuralism prevents his understanding of how and why Jack Kennedy died, for instance. Ed actually entertained the idea of Gary’s reporting, and one of LOOT’s issues dealt with the backyard photos and how they were likely forged. That is one of many reasons why he was Uncle Ed to me, but I tried to introduce Ed to Brian several times, to no avail. Even Ed had his limits.

    So, Stallman would have no trouble reading my big essay, and he would undoubtedly learn something new from it, but when the subject came to the GCs, Sparky Sweet’s adventures, and the like, I would lose him, as it would veer into “conspiracy theory” and “contrary to the laws of physics” land. The demographic transition should not be hard for Stallman to understand, but his ideology gets in the way. Stallman has yet to awaken, and that is normal and OK, and being asleep or awake has nothing to do with “intelligence.”

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    Hi:

    To Krishna’s observation on the Scots-Irish, empires have always recruited the underclasses to do the dirty work, and my ancestors were used to populate the newly stolen continent. Those people were previously used to colonize Ireland. The English used the Gurkhas in India, the French and Americans used the Montagnards in Cambodia (they were used on that Special Forces mission that Dennis was on, and part of his job was injecting them with heroin, as part of their pay), the Nazis used kapos in the death camps, the Tutsis were used against the Hutus (already elevated somewhat, to be promoted to overseeing sub-elites) to the present day by various imperial players in equatorial Africa, and so on.

    As Ian Morris wrote about “people getting the thought they need,” the path to manhood in redneck America was becoming an imperial Stormtrooper. I was raised that way, and nearly went to the Air Force Academy, until my mother prevailed on my father to talk me out of it. Two years later, I was a confirmed pacifist, through my spiritual studies. The irony is not lost on me that I nearly became a military pilot, raining death onto our imperial targets.

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    Hi:

    To be fair to Ian Morris and his social development scale, urbanism is a proxy for organizational ability, which is going to radically change.  Coercion or threats of it are not going to be how it works.  Many channeled/mystical ideas became a lot clearer as I pondered the nuts and bolts of the Fifth Epoch over the years.  Coercion, violence, warfare – these will become obsolete in the Fifth Epoch, which Morris hints at in his work, but he does not quite see the big picture, either, as he licks imperial boots and is trapped in his Epoch in ways, with the thought that he needs (such as materialism). 

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    Hi:

    My Uncle Ed project marches on. I just put up a quotation page at Wikiquote. It is a start….

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    Hi:

    To Krishna’s observation that his peers are not interested in understanding how the world works, it took him years of dismay to finally understand, and that is normal. For those who awaken, it is a standard process. For those with a love of the truth and a desire to make the world a better place, and are willing to do something about it, it can be agonizing to discover that virtually nobody in their social circles cares in the slightest. They only care about their immediate self-interest, and by extension, their in-group’s welfare. This is just where the human animal is, in these days of scarcity and fear. Only extraordinary people are willing and able to break free of their conditioning and widen their circle of caring. That is just what it is, and I gave up judging the situation long ago, and the unawake challenge my work, with spectacular failures of logic and integrity.

    I found that it takes that realization for somebody to finally become useful for what I am doing. Again, my best students nearly always rush out and proselytize to their social circles, to get a very rude awakening, as they are ostracized and even actively attacked. People are social animals for reasons of survival and fear, not love and a desire to make life better for all.

    As I look at my site today, the 2002 version was largely about helping my readers get past their conditioning, so that they stop dragging around their baggage, because they can’t pursue the truth while dragging around that stuff. Only when freed from that ball-and-chain can they begin to truly understand how our world really works, not the Establishment version, which is based on lies, secrecy, and other elite-serving factors, none of which are about pursuing the truth, but are designed to keep humanity the exploitable herd that it is today.

    Ever since I found Uncle Bucky’s work, my work has been consciously comprehensive. The theme ever since has been developing a comprehensive understanding of how our world really works, and my big essay is the capstone of that idea and the hymnal for the choir. I’ll keep updating that essay until I can’t anymore.

    With a comprehensive perspective, people can distinguish the forest from the trees, stop hacking at branches, and aim for the root, which always has been and always will be the energy issue, particularly in our world of scarcity and fear. Next to the energy issue, everything else happening on Earth today is noise. But very few people understand that fact, and scientific literacy goes a long way toward understanding that issue, but the student has to beware of being seduced by the ideological baggage that can attend becoming scientifically literate. It is not an easy road to walk, but for those I seek, it is a requirement. But they don’t need to aspire to any more scientific literacy than is needed to digest my big essay, and it is not really a heavy intellectual lift. It is nearly all popularized science. People don’t need to be professional scientists to understand. They don’t need IQs of 160 to hit the notes.

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    Hi:

    As I have written, I’ll write more about Ian Morris’s work later, and I’ll use some of his work in mine, but I wanted to note something that he and others have long written about. In his view of the vast sweep of the human journey, he states that the primary motivations of humanity have always been:
    • Greed
    • Laziness
    • Fear

    Not only that, he makes the case that psychopaths have made the world safer, as their “productive” wars brought more people under their rule, and enslaving humanity and skimming the cream is the most productive elite activity; dead subjects can’t be skimmed from. Those are literally the foundations of his arguments. I am not going to say that he is necessarily wrong, but that is not exactly a prescription for a future that I want to be part of. Adam Smith wrote similarly, arguing that only self-interest has made this world a better place, and all benevolent intent has been futile. How inspiring.

    Of course, that the GCs are psychopathy on a global scale, and capitalism on steroids, is something that Morris can’t even imagine.

    There is a path out of this mess, and it has to be based on love, not playing to the deadly sins and calling them virtues. I admit that until scarcity ends, greed and fear will generally be the primary motivations of humanity, but once scarcity ends, a lot can change, in ways that we have a hard time imagining. Uncle Bucky wrote Utopia or Oblivion, Morris’s theme for the future is Singularity or Nightfall, and I write of the Fifth Epochal event or the Sixth Mass Extinction. Morris’s prescription is supporting the American Empire until Singularity arrives. Again, not too inspiring, and for a Brit working in the USA, that is quite a conflict of interest.

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