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    Wade, I agree with your observation about the weaponization of language and the singular focus of turning truth into lies via the dark crafts of word trickery. I find it hard to reconcile how so many are manipulated by the blatant lies used in corporate and political discourse. The deliberate intent of the manipulation of language, reinforced thru media and educational repetition, directly affects both personal and public perceptions of the truth of any topic.

    My understanding of the affects of such control prompts me to express the absurdity of it all thru a very wry sense of humor. I ask people 'Now, do you see the dishonesty in that statement?'.

    Here is a comment I made on Nov.18 of 2017, in the PA thread "Lucifer, the real Light Being", on Edward Bernays and the pride of those who have followed in his footsteps, intentionally turning the art of word-smythery into word smithereens.
    Though it is a terse commentary on the worst use of language artistry, it is one that those who are my dear friends, those who have seen the darkness emanating from it's very source, seem to understand well.


    "I stood at the outskirts of war and watched the darkness take over.

    When I came back from my horrific journeys with humans I turned on the screen and heard someone call genocide "cleansing", "ethnic cleansing".

    Who, telling the truth, reporting the facts of murder for profit and control, could think of such a phrase?

    I knew, somewhere, in some military war room, in some 'place of prayer', in some corporate boardroom.....there was a satan who smiled....

    and, from deep down inside of his hellish grave, Edward Bernays farted in approval,
    the once green grass far above turning yellow,
    then brown, in it's response."

    I am compelled to write a book, compiling a variety of simple insights into the nature of waking the F up, using comedy as the vehicle, as it seems the easiest way to pour cold water on the subjects we have in our common discourses, invigorating a visceral understanding.......Brother, Sister, are you awake now?

    The nature of healing loves the perspective that comedy serves.
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    Hi Hym:

    Ah yes, good ol’ Ed B., kind of the opposite of Uncle Ed. One of my friends was a communications major and actually met Bernays at a conference in New York in the 1980s. Like David Rockefeller, I wonder if Ed B’s longevity was from some kind of deal with the devil. Yes, humor helps defuse that darkness, and one reason why I was such a fan of Uncle Ed was his wit, which was very evident in his work. Ed B. also promoted fluoride, that saint. I try to lighten my work with humor when I can, sneaking it in here and there.

    How the masses parrot the propaganda so faithfully is a big issue, more than I have time to get far into tonight, but the bottom line is that all such indoctrination tastes good, at least at first, as it plays to people’s egos. But it is insidious and a good way to lose one’s sentience. Ed and Noam’s propaganda model is about describing how the media functions, not how effective it is, but Ed often wrote about how easy it was to brainwash the masses, so that they would cheer any war. To a huge degree, the masses want the brainwashing, which was part and parcel of my journey’s primary lesson.

    I used to have in my medical racket essay a scene like the one that you describe, in which behind three sets of closed doors the dark pathers who run the racket exult at all of the death and suffering that they inflict on humanity, and it is lucrative to boot. A win, win, win, for them. But all of humanity plays along. Not many people are able to handle those stark truths.

    Good luck trying to awaken those around you. A heavy lift, for sure!

    Best,

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    Reading another interesting paper on THE EVOLUTION OF EUSOCIALITY
    Quote The formation of groups.
    The occurrence of a minimum and necessary combination of preadaptive traits, causing the groups to be tightly formed. In animals at least, the combination includes a valuable and defensible nest.
    The appearance of mutations that prescribe the persistence of the group, most likely by the silencing of dispersal behavior. Evidently, a durable nest remains a key element in maintaining the prevalence. Primitive eusociality may emerge immediately due to springloaded preadaptations.
    Emergent traits caused by the interaction of group members are shaped through natural selection by environmental forces.
    Multilevel selection drives changes in the colony life cycle and social structures, often to elaborate extremes.
    We have not addressed the evolution of human social behavior here, but parallels with the scenarios of animal eusocial evolution exist, and they are, we believe, well worth examining.
    What particularly struck me were 2 parts
    1) Tight groups are formed by having a valuable and defensible nest, a.k.a. territorial groups.
    2) Silencing of dispersal behavior a.k.a. conformity

    Both played a strong role in our social evolution, we are social before being sentient, and the sentient either take the dark path and play the social herd like a flute, or those that take the path of light suffer at the hands of the herd and their social masters a.k.a. godzilla

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    How the masses parrot the propaganda so faithfully is a big issue, more than I have time to get far into tonight, but the bottom line is that all such indoctrination tastes good, at least at first, as it plays to people’s egos. But it is insidious and a good way to lose one’s sentience.
    indoctrination tastes good and increases survival. in the industrial epoch we are much more aware/sentient, but previously we avoided death by following cultural practices which had force of habit mixed with real awareness of cause and effect. Both were useful the ritual parts bound us together in defense and in enforcing conformity to prevent dispersal behaviour (disbandment of society into individuals).

    Ed. B plays and preys on our innate lean towards believing what we hear.

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    Hi Krishna:

    That was a brilliant little post. Interesting paper. Yes indeed, a defensible food source is a key variable, perhaps the key variable, in simian social organization. I completely agree that the economic conditions are highly important evolutionary constraints (food source, defensible “nest”). My message all along is that key changes in human sociality over the Epochs were largely defined by their economic (energy) conditions.

    You are pointing out very important dynamics for why human societies are like they are today, and how readily the indoctrination and conditioning process works. Godzilla and friends know these things very well, and their mastery of that “material” is what keeps them on top, if out of the limelight. Bernays and friends only took the game to new, sophisticated levels. They understand the human animal very well, and the GCs and their professional ancestors have played the power behind the throne game as long as there have been thrones. They have honed their game into a science, and that is another reason why I know that I seek needles in haystacks. It is the very rare person who is able to break free of the insidious social conditioning and dare to achieve true sentience. In a world of scarcity and fear, that pressure to conform can be very high.

    One very interesting aspect of my journey was learning many of these lessons the hard way, to see key understandings confirmed by scientific evidence as I performed my studies. For instance my choir “requirements” were developed over many years of adventures and thousands of interactions with people. Only later, particularly during my anthropology studies, could I see the scientific reasons for why my approach might have a prayer, or maybe even more importantly, why those other approaches never stood a chance, and why free energy newcomers invariably advocate those paths of disaster, rush out to tell their social circles the “good news,” etc.

    My approach draws on the experiences of many fellow travelers, such as Dennis, Brian, Greer, and so on. I am determined to try out my approach, even if I am a choir of one, but I know that unless I can get those 5,000 or so onto the same page and hitting the notes, my approach will not work. A few people cannot get it done, but efforts like this usually start with one person. It has taken me many years to understand why newcomers almost invariably fly off into the quicksand, dive down the rabbit holes, and so on. It is not easy to keep one’s eye on the ball, even when one wants to. That you are doing the work and coming to these understandings bodes well for what I am attempting. People don’t have to go through the meat grinder to understand.

    Best,

    Wade
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    Hi:

    Another death, another name revealed. Today, John Tunney died. I had no idea that he was the inspiration for the Robert Redford movie The Candidate. Why I mention Tunney today is that he was the U.S Senator who repeatedly called Mr. Mentor at home, to hold Congressional hearings about getting his engine developed. Time marches on. If I live long enough, I will reveal most of the names in my journey.

    Best,

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    Hi:

    The first civilization arose in a familiar venue: an estuary, where freshwater met saltwater, and where both met the shore. There has been controversy for thousands of years on just how and why civilization formed, and there is a recent entrant to the fray who argued that it was all elite coercion. That recent entrant argued that disease depopulated the early civilizations, and that civilization collapse did not mean population collapse. I am pretty dubious of those assertions, the author liberally citing a book that is borderline libelous does not help his case, and the author is an admitted neophyte to the field. However, I am onboard with the idea that the so-called “grain cores” were a mother lode of energy never seen before, and civilizations were built on them, although the potato seems to have been the primary staple of the South American civilizations, although maize was elite food, so the “grain core” idea has merit in South America, too.

    However, that mother lode of energy never lasted all that long. Deforestation and agriculture, especially plow agriculture, has never been a sustainable basis for civilization, and rising and falling civilizations characterized all places where civilizations appeared. To be sure, agriculture increased Earth’s carrying capacity, for humans at least, by orders of magnitude, and humanity always bred to the limits of the energy regime. In that way, humans were no different from any other organism, always breeding to the limits of the nutrient supply, and energy above all others, as usual. The first exception ever is the Industrial Revolution, with its demographic transition. Humanity’s fertility rate has fallen in half in my lifetime, which is incredible.

    So, the ephemeral phenomenon of civilization appeared and disappeared over several millennia, as they all bumped into the energy threshold and collapsed. Epidemic disease did play a role, a collapsing civilization did not necessarily mean a collapse of the region’s population, but I think that that was the exception, not the rule. The Nile Valley was the most reliable food producing region on Earth, as the Nile’s annual flood imported silt and washed away the salination. But it also had rising and falling civilizations, based on the grain harvest. Also, where civilizations appeared were generally not where the crops were domesticated. They were imported and had their day in the sun, for a time.

    The ice age soils of Europe were more resilient than the southern soils of the Fertile Crescent, but civilization is also relatively new in Europe, so it has not had thousands of years of abuse to turn it into a desert, as happened in much of the Fertile Crescent.

    The book I am currently reading, on the English Industrial Revolution, which was the only pristine instance, is illuminating regarding the early classical economists and the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution was happening as they wrote, but none of them understood what was happening. It took another century before people began to understand what had happened. Those economists not only ignored the realities of early “primitive accumulation” (it was coercive theft, as usual), but they did not understand that coal energy had allowed England to break through that energy threshold that had constrained all Third Epoch civilizations to that time. If England had not turned to coal (and a century later, Europe), it would have been just one more collapsed civilization that ran out of energy.

    My big essay will be my life’s magnum opus, and I will be updating it, like a college textbook, until I no longer am able to, which I hope is at least 30 years away. A one-man show can only do so much, and for years, I have been planning to significantly revise my Industrial Revolution chapters. There will be more on the transformative effects of the Industrial Revolution, and a little less on elites. It won’t be a huge change, but it will be significant, and more additive than subtractive.

    Best,

    Wade
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    Hi:

    I show in my big essay, regarding the Industrial Revolution, that it did not come from nowhere. New energy technologies appeared with civilization, such as the sailboat. Several millennia later, Greeks invented the watermill and windmill. While Romans used the watermill, its use really took off in medieval Europe, especially during the High Middle Ages. By the time that Christopher Columbus sailed into history, watermills produced the work of many millions of people in Europe and reduced the “need” for slaves. Europe achieved the technical feat of turning the global ocean into a low-energy transportation lane, and thereby conquered Earth. The oceangoing sailing ship was history’s greatest energy technology to its time. England rode that wave to industrialization.

    England began its path to industrialization in earnest in the mid-1500s, but iron smelting quickly consumed the forests. England soon invaded Ireland, to steal its remaining forests, and soon thereafter, England invaded North America, which had Earth’s greatest intact temperate forests. It was a huge energy windfall, which England exploited to the limits. The natives never stood a chance. Europe’s conquest of Earth is history’s greatest crime. The Western Hemisphere was about 90% depopulated in the first century of the conquest, but the Spaniards were not intentionally genocidal, as they needed slaves to get the work done, although they were profligate in their use of slaves, working them to death in the mines and plantations, and raping the women was the favorite Spanish pastime, which led to the huge mestizo class in Mexico, for instance, which Hitler thought was no way to build an empire. The English, however, coveted the land more than the labor, and exterminating the natives was a goal from the beginning, and carried through to the American expansion, which Hitler used as his model for “settling” Eastern Europe.

    Early in my days of study, after having my clock cleaned during my first stint with Dennis, I began learning the real story of Columbus’s feat, of how my great nation was really “settled,” and how I lived in an empire that pretended that it wasn’t one, although that pretense has slowly been abandoned. If not for my ride with Dennis, I wonder how much I would have truly understood, or even wanted to know. I can’t overemphasize the value of awakening.

    The introduction of coal into the English economy allowed it to break through the energy ceiling of Third Epoch economies, which was limited by annual amounts of photosynthesis. Coal was more important for smelting iron than for running machines in the early days of industrialization. Wind and water power were competitive with coal until about 1850, well more than a century into the Industrial Revolution. Other than pumping water out of coal mines, the rise of machines used the power of water before the power of coal, and later, electricity and oil. I have written plenty about the explosion of coal use in England, but the numbers still boggle my mind, and those were just the baby steps of industrialization. In that book I am reading, it makes the explosion in coal use very plain, although it also gives due credit to improving farm productivity.

    Between 1600 and 1800, English farm productivity more than doubled, as measured by harvest per acre. Between 1520 and 1800, the English population more than tripled. Between 1560 and 1860, English energy use went up by a factor of five, per capita, and nearly 30 times on a total basis, and the rise in energy use per capita, which defines peoples’ standards of living, was more than 100% due to coal. The use of other energies per capita actually declined during that period, and coal provided 92% of England’s energy in 1860. Energy consumption per capita in Italy, which was representative of Europe as a whole, was a fifth of England’s in 1860, or about what England’s was in 1560. England exploded out of the chute via industrialization, leaving the rest of the world far behind, and that is why England, a tiny island nation, built the first global empire.

    The invasion of North America was a huge energy windfall for England, with its intact forests, and later, its political descendant, the United States, discovered and plundered vast hydrocarbon deposits, and it rode that wave to becoming history’s richest and most powerful nation. It was all about energy and remains so to this day, as the USA inflicts oil-control genocides across the world, overthrows oil-rich governments, etc.

    But in England, the ability of the ruling class to inflict violence on their subjects was stunted in the aftermath of the English civil wars, and as Uncle Noam has written, it was then that the ruling class decided that in order to maintain control, they had to control what people thought, which began the era of scientific management of the masses’ minds, and the careers of people such as Ed Bernays became possible. Uncle Ed specialized in deconstructing the brainwashing techniques used in the USA.

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    Hi:

    So, here humanity sits today, on the greatest energy threshold of all. Do we get over the hump, or slide all the way back down to the bottom of the hill? While the Industrial Revolution has been the greatest economic boom in the human journey, by far, the fuel for it is quickly running out. When Drake drilled that oil well in 1859, there were a little over two trillion barrels of conventional oil in the ground, and humanity has burned through about half of it so far, and it will all be long gone in this century, at present rates of consumption. The so-called fracking boom in the USA, to make us “energy self-sufficient” – an Orwellian term if there ever was one – is just one more instance of scraping the dregs after the easy energy was plundered. The tight oil, tar sands, and other unconventional sources of oil being mined in North America are of poor energetic quality, with low EROIs. Humanity is an energy windfall opportunist extraordinaire, and plundering one energy source to exhaustion, to move on to the next source, has been the human way ever since the Founder Group left Africa and drove the large animals and other human species to extinction. In the Third Epoch, it was forests and soils, and in the late Third Epoch, a rising Europe caused the human journey’s greatest demographic catastrophes as it plundered entire continents, as well as killing off most of the world’s whales.

    Not only is the oil quickly running out, but so are the natural gas and even coal and uranium. For somebody like me, what is mind-boggling and very difficult to know, emotionally, is that the means to forever abundant and environmentally harmless energy has existed in Earth for longer than I have been alive, but the global elite have sequestered that technology in history’s greatest cover-up, which is conjoined with the ET cover-up. What my friend saw was likely mostly developed from “captured” ET craft.

    The USA reached Peak Oil in 1970, and the first oil crisis of 1973-1974 meant the slow decline of the American standard of living ever since. I was raised in a golden age and cannot complain, but watching the needless decline of industrial civilization has not been easy for me, as we invade oil-rich nations and slaughter millions. It is time for some of us to wake up and do something.

    With this post, I will wind down my energy thresholds thread for now. There is a lot more to say on this vitally important subject, but it is time for other topics and tasks. My biography project on Uncle Ed will last for months or years more, and if I am lucky, I will make the essay update this year.

    Best,

    Wade
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    Between 1600 and 1800, English farm productivity more than doubled, as measured by harvest per acre. Between 1520 and 1800, the English population more than tripled. Between 1560 and 1860, English energy use went up by a factor of five, per capita, and nearly 30 times on a total basis, and the rise in energy use per capita, which defines peoples’ standards of living, was more than 100% due to coal. The use of other energies per capita actually declined during that period, and coal provided 92% of England’s energy in 1860. Energy consumption per capita in Italy, which was representative of Europe as a whole, was a fifth of England’s in 1860, or about what England’s was in 1560. England exploded out of the chute via industrialization, leaving the rest of the world far behind, and that is why England, a tiny island nation, built the first global empire.
    That energy consumption is key, while I was a kid I believed that England became rich because of colonization, it is marginally true colonization made England richer. The real story is that the energy allowed England to conquer the world and stop the peoples of the empire from following its path of industrialization until their independence. Along the way they increased the frequency of famines, extracted the marginal wealth that could be extracted. The second half of being rich is education/knowledge and that too was not allowed for the peoples of the empire.


    Speculations About the Effects of Fire and Lava Flows on Human Evolution by Michael J. Medler
    is an extremely interesting paper. The control of fire could have been mastered over hundreds of thousands of years of fire use.

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    Hi Krishna:

    Yes, interesting paper, and it will go into my essay update. Wrangham is in good company, on the fire angle of human evolution. My grandmother and many other relatives went to Western Washington, and my nephew does today.

    Yes, industrialization allowed England to win the imperial sweepstakes, but it also used its position to enslave peoples and commit genocide. Kind of like how the USA uses its superior economic muscle to enslave much of the world. Using their economic upper-hand to further exploit the world’s peoples was and is evil.

    I can see people arguing that free energy would result in some kind of global slavery (or strip-mining the planet, or even more destructive wars), but I think that the opposite will happen, which is why free energy has been suppressed like it has been. Godzilla knows full well that free energy means the end of his reign.

    As a coda to my energy threshold posts, peoples bumped up against the energy thresholds of their epochs, and there were three general outcomes. Take Australia. Once the easy meat was gone, but the kangaroo could not be hunted to extinction, big game hunting remained the dominant form of production, and they never developed plant domestication, and stayed in “Type A” societies. They stayed at a pretty steady-state limit of what the Second Epoch energy level could sustain. When mammoths were driven to extinction, mammoth villages went with them, so there were also Second Epoch “collapses.”

    Once some Second Epoch societies broke through to the Third Epoch by domesticating plants, the practice spread, and it led to civilization in almost all instances, especially the four pristine ones. Civilization rode atop intensive farming, mainly of grain, but deforestation and intensive farming of the soils was never sustainable, and all early civilizations collapsed. They bumped up against the limits of Third Epoch societies, and then collapsed back down to subsistence practices, while the hinterlands of the civilizations were abandoned. Those collapses were not pretty, full of warfare, famine, and the like. Epidemic disease probably contributed, at least in the Old World.

    England bumped up against that Third Epoch energy ceiling, but was also using wind and water power at a level that previous Third Epoch societies did not, and when they turned to coal, especially for smelting iron, the Fourth Epoch was born. How they achieved it, when previous civilizations didn’t, has been an enduring controversy, but there is no doubt that without the power of coal (and later, oil and gas), the Fourth Epoch was not possible. No peoples could industrialize on wood.

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    Hi:

    In the references to my big essay are many scientific papers, and in the past week (1, 2, 3), Krishna has been citing scientific papers that he has been reading, and that I read in turn. He only cites papers that are germane to my work, and I always pay attention when Krishna tells me what he is reading. He does his homework. Scientific papers, articles, and books formed the foundation of my big essay. I know that its scientific nature scared a lot of readers off, but I tried to make it as easy a ride as I could, and still get to my destination, which was a comprehensive view of the human journey and life on Earth, in which the energy issue was central. In my coming essay update, energy is going to become even more central. While I have tried to make it as easy as I could, there is also no substitute for doing the work. We can’t get there without it. IMO, if you care and have been awakened, you have already cleared the hardest hurdles. Developing a comprehensive perspective will be relatively easy, but it won’t happen overnight. It took many years of stumbling around for me to develop it. The entire purpose of my work is to help the people I seek to get there easier.

    This post will be on how I read scientific papers. From the beginning, I have tried to cite scientific papers that were both relevant to my work and relatively easy to read. There is a great deal of specialist literature that is almost impossible to read by laypeople or even scientists outside of their field of specialty, as those papers are filled with terms that only specialists know. While such papers have their importance and their audiences, for what I do, popularized science and papers written for a wide scientific readership are the most valuable. The publications Science and Nature are specifically intended for a general scientific audience and are liberally cited in my big essay.

    Brian O had many papers published in Science and Nature, as has Peter Ward, and both wrote popularized science. Brian taught “Physics for Poets” at Princeton, and his “man of the people” path was evident from a young age. Writing for both scientists and the lay public is not easy, and I could seek no higher authority than Ward’s on the scientific parts of my big essay, as I intended to reach that broad audience. When I heard from Ward, that told me that I was on the right track.

    In chapter 11 of his The Science Delusion, Rupert Sheldrake discussed the delusion of objectivity that scientific papers perpetuated, such as writing everything in the third person and passive voice, rather than the first person and active. Sheldrake had a point. That the “skeptics” succeeded in having Sheldrake banned from TED is a telling indictment of the scientific establishment’s foot soldiers, and I certainly don’t shrink from describing the limits of today’s science. Objectivity is a seemingly nice ideal, but is elusive if not impossible to attain. That said, scientific papers have their place, and here is how I read them.

    That paper in Science that Krishna cited on the coevolution of flowering plants and moths and butterflies is a typical paper. Scientific papers usually have abstracts, a kind of executive summary, at the beginning, which gives the paper’s gist. I would say that most papers are rarely read past their abstracts, especially when written for the specialist. I have an executive summary of my big essay. After the abstract, there is usually an introduction, results, discussion, and materials and methods. Some are organized a little differently, with a conclusion and no abstract, for instance. Some papers make strong conclusions, while others are more tentative. The paper that Krishna most recently mentioned was openly speculative, but was still a fascinating and important read.

    I rarely read too deeply into the materials and methods sections (also call “sources” in papers), but for scientists in the field, that section is usually the most important, because that is where scientists describe their evidence and methods of procuring it, so that other scientists can reproduce the evidence. Unless scientific findings can be reproduced by other scientists, they are not going to make it into the corpus of established science.

    It is important, IMO, to become familiar with the process of science and become knowledgeable about how scientists go about their work of making their findings reproducible, but I see little need for my readers to get into the nitty-gritty of the materials and methods of each paper. The abstract, introduction, and conclusion can be the most relevant parts of the papers, but the discussion can also be very important, as you can see the logic that the scientists used in arriving at their conclusions. That is also a key section for their fellow scientists, where they look for the soundness of the logical process and often seek flaws in the logic.

    The key to a successful hypothesis is to account for all of the known aspects of the phenomenon in question, which requires a mind that can hold many different pieces of evidence at once and formulate an explanation that can account for all of them, which can be tested by amassing evidence. I presented several competing hypotheses for explaining the Shuram Excursion, as well as the “Snowball Earth” that preceded the rise of complex life, as examples of how the process works.

    It generally takes a high IQ to formulate those hypotheses, as part of the measure of an IQ is the ability to hold complex information and process it. It does not have to be fast to get the job done, but higher IQs usually mean faster “processing.” I have been around people a lot smarter than me, and you can almost see the wheels spinning in their heads. That high “CPU speed” also means that they can also make connections that the rest of us can’t see (at least, without help). It can be amazing to interact with minds like that, but people do not need genius IQs to be choir material. It may take some more time to digest it, but I doubt that there is anything in my work that can’t be digested by people with an IQ of 110 or so, if they put their minds to it. It took a lifetime of training, adventures, and study for me to produce my work. In that heavenly Roads world, what took me a lifetime to learn, the average child learns by age five or so. In the Fifth Epoch, scientific literacy will be like what literacy is in Fourth Epoch societies: something that all children learn. In the Third Epoch only about 5% of the population was literate, as most people were illiterate peasants. In the Fourth Epoch, only about 5% of the population is scientifically literate, but that literacy is needed for my approach to have a chance of working. It is just a prerequisite, just like literacy is a prerequisite for school, just like arithmetic is a prerequisite for algebra, which is a prerequisite for calculus.

    Best,

    Wade
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    Hi:

    This is going to be a series of posts on the Global Controllers (GCs). They are a minor yet important reason for why we do not live in the Fifth Epoch today. We suffered organized suppression from local, state, and national interests, and when the GCs got involved, it was not always easy to see their hand at work, but it could become blatant at times. Dennis was hurt more by his “allies” than he was by the organized suppression. Seeing the GCs as the root of the problem is delusional and how victims think. The enemy is us, and the potential savoir is us.

    We can go all the way back to social animals to trace the beginning of elites, but I’ll start with monkeys. Their forms of sociality can be seen in human societies today, as they engage in crude politics, the mother-offspring bond is the strongest one in the societies, their societies are oriented around a defensible food (energy) supply, and so on. From monkeys onward, our species are almost always dimorphic, and when males come to dominate societal politics, it becomes deadly. Females generally do not play such murderous games.

    When marginal monkeys became apes in Africa, the social dynamics must have changed, but it is not easy to tell. However, the similarities of orangutans and African apes show that in the Miocene, when apes spread across Eurasia, they likely all had social similarities, and male dominance was likely for most or all of them.

    The first species going up our evolutionary tree that undoubtedly was related to the human line was gorillas, which split from the human line 7-10 million years ago, and the gorilla line has likely changed very little since then, as they never left the heart of the rainforest. Gorilla social organization is the patriarch and his harem, sometimes with multiple patriarchs, although that is the exception, and males without harems constantly seek to displace the patriarchs and get their own harems, and if successful, the first thing that new patriarchs do is murder all the infants, which is a typical primate behavior and can even be seen today in humans, as step-parents can treat the children far worse than the parents do, on average. Studies of patriarch and harem sexual interactions evidence coercion, and the average female gorilla will lose one infant to murder in her lifetime. It is not exactly an ideal situation.

    Chimps are marginal gorillas that lost their brawn and grew their brains, and chimp social dynamics are dominated by constantly shifting male coalitions, which are murderous. About half of all male chimps die violently. After a career spent studying chimps, Franz de Waal equates chimp and human social intelligence. Reading his studies of chimp behavior can elicit smiles and grimaces, as chimp behavior is readily echoed in human politics, such as electoral candidates kissing babies.

    But not all is dark and ugly: when gorillas left one region during an ice interval in our current ice age, the chimp food supply doubled, they radically reengineered their societies, and became bonobos. Life is one big orgy in bonobo societies, females dominate, and scientists have never recorded a violent death, and the only activity that brings down the society’s wrath is if a bonobo remotely acts threatening to an infant. Then the entire society comes down on the offender, and hard, no matter the offender’s rank. Without a doubling of their food supply, those changes to bonobo societies would not have happened.

    Marginal chimps left the rainforest fringes for the woodlands of Africa, learned to walk upright, and eventually led to us. There is evidence that social organization changed, and maybe dramatically, during that evolutionary journey, but australopiths and Neanderthals were apparently patrilocal. But so are bonobos, so this is an area of speculation and some evidence, such as reduced canines, as scientists attempt to partially reconstruct those vanished societies. But I have not seen any evidence that challenges the idea that the human line was patrilocal, from gorillas clear up to early Third Epoch horticultural societies.

    In studies of hunter-gatherer societies, it seems clear that the energy surplus of those societies was so thin that they could not afford to have any “big men,” and the bands kept men in check, if they tried to get too big for their britches, through a variety of carrots and sticks, which included murdering the offender, if he could not be corralled. This may have helped cull “psychopathic” genes from the human genome. If humans could live as members of chimp societies in the wild, they would call it a hellish world ruled by psychopaths. If they lived in bonobo societies, some might think that they had died and gone to heaven.

    When horticultural women began bringing in more calories than men, in areas where the easy meat had been hunted to extinction and plants could be domesticated, those societies often became matrilocal, and those are the human journey’s most peaceful preindustrial cultures, in which violence was rare. In the patrilocal hunter-gatherer societies of the late Pleistocene, after the Golden Age of the Hunter Gatherer was long over, about a third of all men died violently, which was marginally better than in chimp societies.

    But where agriculture appeared, and an energy surplus (storable harvest surplus) could be used for political purpose, men rose to dominance again, and women’s status declined wherever civilization appeared, as they became the broodmares of Third Epoch civilizations, producing the peasants that worked the land in the “grain cores,” which the early elite skimmed from.

    There is debate on the appearance of elites and civilization, and their “purpose,” if any, which reflects the tension between the two theories of civilization formation, which are millennia-old: people joined civilization for an enhanced standard of living, or they were coerced into joining it by nascent elites, so that they could skim the surplus. I think that both carrots and sticks were used, but elites were not all-powerful. They were able to exploit the new economic situation, with its energy surpluses, which were too thin to support anything other than a small non-peasant class, on the order of 10-20% of the population. Strong class divisions then began, for the first time in the human journey, and elites have been with us ever since. But the Fifth Epoch likely means their demise, which is why we have GCs in the first place, and why they have been actively preventing the Fifth Epoch from manifesting. I’ll tell their story to the extent I am able, and there are plenty of blanks to fill in, too, which probably nobody outside of the GCs can do entirely accurately, if even they can.

    Best,

    Wade
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    When studying chimps and how disputes were resolved by the dominants, Frans de Waal wondered if human elites might serve some kind of executive function, delegated by society so that it could work more smoothly. The argument has some merit, but dominants are rarely “elected,” especially males, and human elites generally usurped their positions. The first urban elites of Sumer served no civic function, but were just the most successful skimmers. The elites of pristine states always rose to power violently. Nothing has changed much since then.

    A Rockefeller heir once had lunch with members of Dennis’s organization, and the heir said that he did not know of even one rich family in the USA, at the dynastic wealth level, who amassed their fortune honestly.

    The professional priesthoods always entered into a Faustian deal with elites and conferred divine status on them. We even see echoes of this today, as the Queen of England also rules the Church of England.

    While I will acknowledge some “mystical” aspects of the situation, it is always overblown, in my opinion, and I always take with a grain of salt those New Age/conspiracist claims that the Great Pyramid of Giza had some deep mystical significance, was built with advanced technology, and the like. There are all sorts of mystical claims for what turned out to be very mundane events. The Anasazi and Mayans did not “ascend,” but created unsustainable situations through environmental overtaxation, and a drought did them in. When the Mayan writings were finally translated, they told a very familiar story of elites, wars, and the like. When the Yucatan Mayan civilization finally crashed, it crashed hard, became a shadow of its former self, and the Mayan ruins were rediscovered nearly a millennium later.

    Those ancient peoples built monumental architecture, which aggrandized the civilization’s elites, and since stone was the only lasting material to work with, those civilizations were good at working in stone. No need to invoke ETs, Atlantis, etc.

    Since civilizations were local affairs in the beginning, the fortunes of the elites rose and fell with the civilizations. All elites in all Third Epoch societies played the same game, of skimming the thin energy surplus of the “grain cores” and living the good life on the backs of the peasants and slaves, with a small professional class serving them.

    Sumer’s history was full of warfare, as neighboring city-states fought over land and labor, the first empire soon appeared, and the first written laws were unbelievably barbaric to modern sensibilities, and they largely dealt with slave treatment. Civilizations and empires never lasted long, as they declined and fragmented. Rising and falling polities is characteristic of all Third Epoch regions where civilizations appeared, and the pristine ones influenced all of the subsequent ones.

    Also, the person sitting on the throne was not always the true power. Bucky Fuller wrote that politicians have always been “stooges” of the economic interests. It is certainly true today, and I wonder how far back that reality reached, and it might go all the way back to the beginning. Elite organization varied on the economic conditions that each civilization operated within, but they all were very similar in their basics. All elites have always played the same basic games.

    Throughout the Third Epoch, elites had a limited reach, confined to their civilizations. I get the sense that elites could not begin to “think big” until Europeans began to conquer the world, when they learned how to turn the global ocean into a low-energy transportation lane.

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