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The Artificial Habitat for Mankind: This Isn’t the End of the Road

Old-Thinker News | June 7, 2012

By Daniel Taylor

Humanity is under attack. Our men are are dying out. The future of mankind is uncertain.

The Global Future 2045 Congress held in Russia early this year discussed the future of humanity amidst a technological revolution. Transhumanist leader Ray Kurzweil was in attendance among other top technology leaders. Maksim Kalashnikov, a Soviet Union apologist, also attended the conference. He warned of the rise of “easily deceived” “barbarians” who’s “…video-game mentality means they could easily start to wreak havoc…” As Svetlana Smetanina reported from the conference, “If the proportion of people like this comes to encompass 50 percent of the Earth’s population, then a new “middle ages” are almost guaranteed.”

This is the discussion taking place among the elite and intelligentsia: What will we do with masses of obsolete people in the wake of the technological revolution? This article examines a few outstanding examples – recently given attention in the media– of what is being done presently, and offers a potential way out of the trap.

Look out over a cityscape and you will likely see a mass of humanity distracted, absorbed in the glowing screens of handheld devices, largely unaware of the approaching crossroads of history. If you are a person of a moral nature, your conscience will tell you to warn them; Empower them and give them information that will help them make the right choice. If you are an elitist with some degree of control over world affairs, you see them as an ugly mass of insects too stupid to possibly comprehend what you have in store for them. In fact, they’re an obstacle to your success. If they’re dumb enough to fall into your traps, they deserve what they get.

To manage these “barbarians” an artificial habitat has been created in which the reward system of our brain is constantly stimulated with artificial forms of satisfaction (television, video games, porn, artificial flavoring, Facebook, etc.) in place of seeking after real partners, real experiences, knowledge, and adventure. It is a real life matrix. We have an artificially induced sense of fulfillment, and deep down we know it is but a shadow of who we could be. This is the scientific attack that we are enduring, and if we become conscious of it we can make the first steps in conquering it.

The scientific dictatorship has studied human nature and biology only to craft psycho-social-biological weapons against the masses. They are designed to over-ride your thought processes with subliminal messages that target your weaknesses. Food and water have also been weaponized.

The elite has created this situation – using corrupt human nature to their advantage – and now points at the demoralized, dulled mass of humanity left in its wake and dares to say that we are a new class of barbarians threatening to destabilize the world. Looking at the fruits of the elites work, we can see exactly what their agenda is. This Business Insider article gives a few disturbing statistics:

-In 2011, young men’s SAT scores were the worst they had been in 40 years.

-Even Hollywood has caught on: films like Failure to Launch, Knocked Up and Jackass mock the ineptitude of this generation.

-Boys account for 70 percent of D’s and F’s given at school.

-Research shows guys aren’t interested in being husbands, fathers or the head of the household.

Additionally, the health of the world is in a state of necrosis. Alarm bells should be going off the world over. According to Johns Hopkins,By 2015, 75% of Adults Will Be Overweight; 41% Will Be Obese.” Autism rates continue to skyrocket. Around one in 88 children is now diagnosed with the disorder. A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that as of 1994, properly prescribed and used pharmaceutical drugs accounted for the “…fourth and sixth leading cause of death…” in the United States.

In 1958 Dr. R. Swinburne Clymer exposed the elite’s agenda in his book The Age of Treason, which was subtitled, “Food and Liquids Used as a Medium in Deliberately and Carefully Planned Methods Developed by the Vicious Element of Humanity, for the Mental Deterioration and Moral Debasement of the Mass, as a Means Toward Their Enslavement.”

Dr. Clymer wrote regarding the destruction of man,

“Every vigilant human being should be concerned with several important factors involved: The methods or means by which it is possible to change man’s characteristics as easily as the animal’s. Man is a warrior by nature, the protector of his family, and his own rights and privileges; an individual, a free man… A being who has wrought great things and who, if not interfered with, will do even greater things. This being is to be turned into a lesser female; unable, even unwilling, to defend himself, much less his family or country; becoming a slave…”

The “Animalization of Humankind”

A brave new world is rising, and with it the dehumanization of humanity is accelerating. One reader of Huxley’s timeless 1931 book Brave New World describes the society of Huxley’s future: “The pleasure-seeking society pursues no spiritual experiences or joys, preferring carnal ones. The lack of a religion that seeks a true transcendental understanding helps ensure that the masses of people, upper and lower classes, have no reason to rebel.”

Love and marriage are separated from reproduction in Huxley’s world. Babies are grown in labs while the sterilized masses are encouraged to embrace promiscuity.

In our present world, projections from Deutsche bank state that due to falling fertility rates, “…the human race will no longer be replacing itself by the early 2020s.” Sperm counts are also falling world-wide. Following these trends is what some call the “animalization” of humankind through the increasing prevalence of porn. Brave New World is no longer science fiction.

Roger Howard writes in the Futurist magazine,

“…the animalization of humankind will inevitably have consequences that stretch well beyond the screens upon which we view internet porn. Not only will those who participate in online action be labeled with such terms, but those labels will shape how we see each other. If each of us increasingly sees others more as “animal” than “human,” then it follows that our mutual respect is similarly eroded. Human well-being is traditionally protected by a framework of morals and manners that simply does not protect animals… and human life is sacred in a way that animal life is not.”

The Virtual Skinner Box

Video games are designed with basic human psychology in mind. They dispense virtual goodies for the reward system in your brain, which makes no distinction between the real and virtual worlds. Your mind is hooked in, driving you to press the button inside your own personal skinner box over and over again. Psychologist B. F. Skinner developed the Skinner box as a way to induce certain behaviors in rats through a simple reward system. Video games utilize the same idea of behavior based rewards.

This article summarizes the various ways that video games trap your mind:

“Why do so many of us have that void? Because according to everything expert Malcolm Gladwell, to be satisfied with your job you need three things, and I bet most of you don’t even have two of them:

Autonomy (that is, you have some say in what you do day to day);

Complexity (so it’s not mind-numbing repetition);

Connection Between Effort and Reward (i.e. you actually see the awesome results of your hard work).

Most people, particularly in the young gamer demographics, don’t have this in their jobs or in any aspect of their everyday lives. But the most addictive video games are specifically geared to give us all three… or at least the illusion of all three.”
Eventually, following trends of nanotech and miniaturization, virtual games will be embedded everywhere in the environment dispensing virtual rewards and points to millions of “players”. They will be in your car, on light poles, cereal boxes, walls; Even in your glasses. The question is, who will decide what the rewards are based on? This system has the potential to be the social engineer’s dream come true.
This 2010 presentation explains:

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Big Brother, Video Game Psychology & Obedient Humans living inside Skinner Boxes. This was a presentation at the recent DICE 2010 Summit.

– Cereal boxes with screen
– Soda cans with Wi-fi
– Tatoos with Adsense
– REM in-ear entertainment
– Sensors that sense our emotions
– Gov’t rewards for supporting political candidates
– Eye sensors that track our reading

See: 5 Creepy Ways Video Games Are Trying to Get You Addicted http://bit.ly/98H68g

What will we do?

We can reach for a higher standard

We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.” – C.S. Lewis

What will we do about this? How can mankind defend against these tools of deception and domestication? There are a vast number of potential solutions to choose from. I will share with you what I personally believe to be effective.

First, realize that there is a raging battle being fought right now between freedom and tyranny. Too many people have been sold the idea that their lives are boring and the world dull. The hardcore reality of this battle – and the realization that there is breathtaking beauty everywhere – is enough to snap semi-conscious people out of their artificial habitat induced trance.

Noted scholar and writer C.S. Lewis eloquently stated,

“…war creates no absolutely new situation: it simply aggravates the permanent human situation so that we can no longer ignore it. Human life has always been lived on the edge of a precipice.  Human culture has always has always had to exist under the shadow of something infinitely more important than itself.  If men had postponed the search for knowledge and beauty until they were secure, the search would never have begun.  We are mistaken when we compare war with “normal life.” Life has never been normal.

The artificial habitat that we live in has seduced us into a sate of complacency. We aren’t exercising the strength that we have as human beings. Our ancestors strove for knowledge and beauty amidst great hardship. Now we are convinced that we are at the end of the road; We don’t need to strive for anything else. We don’t have a reason to rebel. It’s time to break the chains.

We can reach for a higher standard and take the open hand that God is extending to us. Scientific control over humanity is not full proof. In fact, once individuals filled with the spirit of God overcome the spell of wickedness and deception, they are empowered beyond anything that they were before. I say to the New World Order; Keep doing what you’re doing. You are building the army of your own destruction. The weapons that you forge against us will fail.

I leave you with another quote from Mr. Lewis,

To us [evil] a human is primarily food; our aim is the absorption of its will into ours, the increase of our own area of selfhood at its expense… One must face the fact that all the talk about His [God’s] love for men, and His service being perfect freedom, is not (as one would gladly believe) mere propaganda, but an appalling truth. He really does want to fill the universe with a lot of loathsome little replicas of Himself – creatures whose life, on its miniature scale, will be qualitatively like His own, not because He has absorbed them but because their wills freely conform to is… Our war aim is a world in which Our Father Below has drawn all other beings into himself: the Enemy [God] wants a world full of beings united in Him but still distinct.” – C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

30 Stupid Things The Government Is Spending Money On

March 2, 2012

By Michael Snyder
BlacklistedNews

http://www.blacklistednews.com/30_Stupid_Things_The_Government_Is_Spending_Money_On_/18240/0/0/0/Y/M.html

 

If you want to get paid for doing something stupid, just turn to the U.S. government.  The U.S. government is paying researchers to play video games, it is paying researchers to study the effects of cocaine on Japanese quail and it has spent millions of dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly.  The amount of money that the government wastes is absolutely horrifying.  Do you remember all of that political wrangling over the debt ceiling deal last year?  Do you remember how our politicians told us that there were cutting spending as much as they possibly could?  Well, it was all a giant lie.  As you will see below, the U.S. government is spending money on some of the most stupid things imaginable.  What makes all of this even worse is that we are going into enormous amounts of debt in order to pay for all of this.  We are borrowing billions of dollars a day in order to pay for stupid stuff that no government on earth should ever be paying for.  Trust me, you are going to find it hard to believe some of the stuff in this list.  It is almost inconceivable what our politicians are doing with our tax dollars.

The following are 30 incredibly stupid things that the federal government is spending money on….

#1 The U.S. government is spending $750,000 on a new soccer field for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.

#2 The Obama administration plans to spend between 16 and 20 million dollars helping students from Indonesia get master’s degrees.

#3 If you can believe it, the U.S. government has spent $175,587 “to determine if cocaine makes Japanese quail engage in sexually risky behavior”.

#4 The U.S. government spent $200,000 on “a tattoo removal program” in Mission Hills, California.

#5 The federal government has shelled out $3 million to researchers at the University of California at Irvine to fund their research on video games such as World of Warcraft.  Wouldn’t we all love to have a “research job” like that?

#6 The Department of Health and Human Services plans to spend $500 million on a program that will, among other things, seek to solve the problem of 5-year-old children that “can’t sit still” in a kindergarten classroom.

#7 Fannie Mae is about to ask the federal government for another $4.6 billion bailout, and it will almost certainly get it.

#8 The federal government once spent 30 million dollars on a program that was designed to help Pakistani farmers produce more mangoes.

#9 The U.S. Department of Agriculture once gave researchers at the University of New Hampshire $700,000 to study methane gas emissions from dairy cows.

#10 According to USA Today, 13 different government agencies “fund 209 different science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs — and 173 of those programs overlap with at least one other program.”

#11 A total of $615,000 was given to the University of California at Santa Cruz to digitize photos, T-shirts and concert tickets belonging to the Grateful Dead.

#12 China lends us more money than any other foreign nation, but that didn’t stop our government from spending 17.8 million dollars on social and environmental programs for China.

#13 The U.S. government once spent 2.6 million dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly.

#14 One professor at Stanford University was given $239,100 to study how Americans use the Internet to find love.

#15 The U.S. Postal Service spent $13,500 on a single dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.

#16 The National Science Foundation once spent $216,000 to study whether or not politicians “gain or lose support by taking ambiguous positions”.

#17 A total of $1.8 million was spent on a “museum of neon signs” in Las Vegas, Nevada.

#18 The federal government spends 25 billion dollars a year maintaining federal buildings that are either unused or totally vacant.

#19 U.S. farmers are given a total of $2 billion each year for not farming their land.

#20 The U.S. government handed one Tennessee library $5,000 for the purpose of hosting a series of video game parties.

#21 A few years ago the government spent $123,050 on a Mother’s Day Shrine in Grafton, West Virginia.  It turns out that Grafton only has a population of a little more than 5,000 people.

#22 One professor at Dartmouth University was given $137,530 to create a “recession-themed” video game entitled “Layoff”.

#23 According to the Heritage Foundation, the U.S. military spent “$998,798 shipping two 19-cent washers from South Carolina to Texas and $293,451 sending an 89-cent washer from South Carolina to Florida”.

#24 The U.S. Department of Agriculture once shelled out $30,000 to a group of farmers to develop a tourist-friendly database of farms that host guests for overnight “haycations”.

#25 The National Institutes of Health paid researchers $400,000 to find out why gay men in Argentina engage in risky sexual behavior when they are drunk.

#26 The National Institutes of Health also once spent $442,340 to study the behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam.

#27 The National Institutes of Health loves to spend our tax money on really bizarre things.  The NIH once spent $800,000in “stimulus funds” to study the impact of a “genital-washing program” on men in South Africa.

#28 According to the Washington Post, 1,271 different government organizations work on government programs related to counterterrorism and homeland security.

#29 The U.S. government spent $100,000 on a “Celebrity Chef Fruit Promotion Road Show in Indonesia”.

#30 The feds once gave Alaska Airlines $500,000 “to paint a Chinook salmon” on the side of a Boeing 737.

How in the world can our government be so foolish?

Anyone that claims that there is not a lot of stuff that can be cut out of the federal budget is lying to you.

All of this crazy spending is going to get us into a massive amount of trouble eventually.  Already, on a per capita basis the U.S. national debt is worse than the national debts of Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Spain.

We have accumulated the biggest debt in the history of the world and we are adding to it at a rate of about 150 million dollars an hour.

Our politicians strut around as if they are the smartest and wisest leaders in the history of the world, but the truth is that someday people will look back in horror at the decline of our once great society.

The federal government needs to stop spending so much money on stupid things and needs to stop pushing our national debt to nightmarish new levels.

Unfortunately, the corruption in Washington D.C. is so deep and so pervasive that it is going to be almost impossible to turn it around.