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The aim of an Orwellian psych-out only serves HAL

ZILLAMOD — I picked up an interesting anthology of essays, What Orwell Didn’t Know, Propaganda and the New Face of American Politics. The assertions are consistent with the time it was written for and even more so now. It carefully dissects the deliberate manipulation of language in media. This lead to Orwell’s assertion that in totaliarian governance public view of truths are To-Be-Determined by those in power.

Bring a life preserver. HAL isn’t going to provide for anything outside of your dependence on the system.

Hubris and censorship are not new under the sun. Nor are autocrats, authoritarians or those who want to deal unjustly to turn down objective of law for personal and collective benefit.  It always helps to know you are not the first person in human history to deal with government machinery; which oversells adoption of authority and then doesn’t care for the fate of those in its mandate.

Why should it?  It is a system. Systems don’t have feelings, empathy or any human parts.  That is why it would make perfect sense to get someone who has none of these traits to manage it from a purely technical sense. In practice, human systems of government and would-be governance ply programmable human parts, meat to run like machines.  Machines need troubleshooting.  When they don’t work anymore they are labeled “junk” and are thrown out.

Businesses and governments tend to recruit people who objectively obey all commands and produce robotically on-demand. Through breeding and psycho-social conditioning western society has produced a culture where at least 1/3 of the residents are going to obey commands entered into their respective CPU’s, without reasoning in their self-interest.

As you try to run most human beings like they are machines there is a fundamental conflict: feelings, empathy, health impacts and most importantly, a will. Human beings are not technologies to be slaved. This is one great fundamental conflict with fantastic amounts of story.  It is a well that all types of writers will draw from again and again to illustrate our present human experience. They know it is a system that is not working for human interest.

The quest to objectify all of humanity works just fine for the system itself. It is a winning solution for the machines who, like HAL from the film 2010, will preemptively shut down the life support of sleeping innocents for being in the wrong place, at the wrong time to retain its function and position. The mistake was whoever designed HAL, required human life to be overdependent on its sympathetic functions.  We learned HAL was a stupid machine with too much power and blunted sense of mission.  It was a machine that killed those in its care to retain its respective position as a malfunctioning robot.

THE DEBATE: FIX OR SCRAP HAL

HAL is a robot.  There is no “justice” for robots, only scrap heaps.  You might be able to fix HAL’s programming. However, human beings with a strong sense of self-preservation will never trust or allow HAL to manage sympathetic functions from a dependent position ever again.

The irony would be human beings who have traded in their humanity for mechanized or systemic parts suffering a sudden recollection of their humanity and their will.  This reanimation comes tragically upon stark realisation they are creating great harm to others in their care.  This usually is paired with a train of institutionalised human dependents weighing heavily on the system: invalids, prisoners, orphans, the seriously mentally ill, and the military.  The system needs these as reason for being. It will create and sustain conditions to fuel its reason for being regardless of how well it performs for society.

Do I need prisoners, orphans, invalids, mental patients or the military to survive?  No.  However, the system needs them to be relevant.  One solution would be to take the systemic dependents away from the malfunctioning system so it loses power and will submit to a technical fix. That is exactly what Republican interests keep trying to do. Then someone would have to adopt the burden of institutionalised dependents.  You can take the dependents out of the institution, but can you take the institution out of the dependents?

Whoever wants a technical policy fix needs to deal with the co-morbid problem of the unhealed or those with involuntary dependance on State systems.  Some of the prisoners can be freed by changing ludicrous laws.  Some of the mentally ill can be helped with compassionate reasoned care.  Some of the invalid will recover.  Some orphans will be adopted to competent caring homes. Let’s say up to 1/3 of these people groups will not.  Their interests are inherently tied to the existence of anyone who will provide for them unconditionally until their confines perish. This kicks back to reason for keeping HAL’s lights on. In the meantime, HAL is still malfunctioning, maiming and killing those in its care and seeking to create more dependents to sustain itself.

It now dawns on us the express technical fix is not sufficient alone to service a system managing human populations.  A working system will balance the technical fix with the interests of independent reasoning human beings using common intelligence and empathy.  You must allow The Public a manual override of operations to maintain the system when it is fundamentally at fault.  Such is the case with the NSA and general welfare agencies administered by the Executive branch.  The Constitution provides for such an override in the emergence of comprehensively rogue government.  However, HAL’s intent is to override the override. Quandries.

The system will still be a system, but someone with some higher intellect will need sense enough to produce a timely remedy vs. to preserve the faulty system for the sake of having a system.  The latter principle is ludicrous. It is failing the world.

If you allow for the human override there will be some shedding of bureaucratic weight, military attrition and prison releases. There will also be a rebalance of power so poorly functioning parts, departments or rulers will be replaced to restore the interests of the general public not the system itself.

You can tell The People the machine is broken all day long.  To trust a broken machine that kills and maims the public interest as a staple is a bad idea. It will get 1/3 of the vote in the west for being the prevailing state authority.  The rest of the public won’t believe or accept that as a fix.

IN CANDIDE’S BOAT

You will realise there are so many socially accepted remedies for common problems which defeat the public interest. In Egypt and Macedonia, women eroded their faces with radioactive make-up in efforts to look beautiful.  In the dark ages, people threw their defecations out of the window to later to walk through them on the way to the marketplace, curtailing lifespans. Today, millions of people are walking around with dental fillings containing 50% mercury. Mercury is a neurotoxic element that is medically admissible in dental practice.  In the future it will be something else.

In every one of these cases, people were led to believe prevailing social customs were safe and acceptable.  To challenge them was considered inconvenient or frowned upon.  To challenge the prevailing wisdom of a dysfunctional power with an authentic fix will be viewed by many as actually immoral and perverse.  However, if you are wiser than just 1/3 of the western public, your gift of conventional wisdom is meant to prevail and improve the human condition.

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BTC – Typically the joy of Thursday mornings comes with the radio magazine piece we do called, Waking Up Orwell. This week’s guest, William Lewis, had piles of documented dirt and background on the American intelligence machinery. His documentaries are intense and informative.

However – the broadcast outputs were mysteriously cut shortly after the intro. Neither myself or William could be heard over BlogTalkRadio.com. The show ran for 60 minutes, but less than 5 minutes were broadcasted live over the internet last Thursday.
BeatTheChip.org recently posted 2 pieces on Cass Sunstein declaring open season on “conspiracy theorists” as qualified intelligence targets. This is where it get’s complicated. “Conspiracy” is a government term which is being twisted to sonoymously dispose of another word – dissent.
Think for yourself.
The U.S. government’s universal targeting on dissent comes down to documenting their wrongdoings. For example, a Philadelphia reporter was arrested for photographing a GITMO protest and charged with “criminal conspiracy”. Her photos were confiscated. Here’s the good news – the charges were proven to be bogus and they were dropped. However “conspiracy” is now being redefined with treasonous meaning against The Establishment.
Below is the rest of the show after we aired a short clip from an interview with Aaron Russo. I’ll be the first to admit, if the government wants me to stop doing something that isn’t illegal and is in the range of my Bill of Rights – I’m going to test it.
William Lewis, whose mic is routinely cut during interviews to promote his films, didn’t tell me that he was doing his own recording of the program. This episode will go down in Waking Up Orwell’s history as sort of a media actvism bootleg.
WAKING UP ORWELL featuring Filmaker William Lewis
The reasons why my mic was cut are currently ascribed to “technical glitches” on behalf of BlogTalkRadio.com. We sincerely hope that is all that it was.
Fiction based on actual policy based on occult science seems to be the stuff of Daniel Pinchbeck’s 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl or from the upcoming film 2012.
You may have seen an advertisement on TV recently for the Institute for Human Continuity, which strikingly mimics current wheels of underground government disaster planning.
An obscure but a very real shadow government was created in the 1970’s to carry on human existence based on nuclear and apocalyptic disaster planning. It is known simply as Continuity of Government or COG .

So, who cares about public governance if the world cracks in half? Some of the people who seem to care the most have worked for Haliburton, Lockheed Martin, KBR and are eugenics propulsion leagues who believe that to do a better job of living with themselves now, people who aren’t them need to die.. like yesterday. Whoever is left- and left in charge – gets to rule the world. That is COG and your shadow government.

The buying and selling of goods to keep COG mongols, like Dick Cheney, in both money and power are dependent on 2 things: an actual disaster and the threat of an actual disaster. For example, H1N1 is known as “swine flu”, but the vaccines are pork barrel derived. The World Health Organization projects whopping numbers of people contracting the disease. Most of them essentially staying home in bed with soup and sickness. Pork flu actually targets minorities in poorer communities so it won’t be affecting robust white men in affluent financial districts. Even if it did, they wouldn’t be the ones dying; just women, children and brown folks. H1N1 vaccine profiteers achieve COG approved commerce by substantiating a pandemic disaster and preparations for the threat of a pandemic disaster.

2012 awareness, intended or not, is now being connected with disaster consciousness, profit by destruction and the electronic larceny of an urban world. You are present in the midst of all of this: living, seeking knowledge, relating to family, finding love and purpose. As usual Washington and the federal government has their plan for what they want from you. Identity is a relevant and hot commodity for those in governance. It commands the power to create a situation of perpetual compromise for the individual.

Case in point, you are ill advised to trust the U.S. government with your identity on the auspices that they are trustworthy authorities during federal disasters. People miss the compassion and warmth naturally anticipated from their fellow man during times of federal disaster. Especially when they are met by the immediate occupancy of XE/Blackwater mercenaries handling domestic transit. I would prefer to drown in non-potable water than risk being mangled by a corporate military police temp with ZERO accountability for how they handle a civilian during a disaster. Ask those now living with the aftermath. After Katrina, bureaucrats lied and Americans died. Blackwater was on the scene manhandling locals.

In a life threatening situation, the 4th Amendment might as well be the Torah, and privacy a holy scroll. Nothings is more sacred than an individual’s power to determine and establish their identity to themselves and others, as they deem necessary.

Identity cards have a property of smallness which lend to conditions of micromanagement. People tend to dispense identity like pez for bean counters at local WalMart in-store banks. [Which card was that?] The demand on that smallness turns and steers lives in controlling ways much like a bit in the mouth or a rudder on a boat. A practice test in personal liberty tolerances may be to live a few days without providing a plastic card for what you need to live. [Send reports of your experiences to beatthechip@gmail.com.]

It takes energy to moderate a liveable standard for *exactly* who you are. Everyday demands on your identity bring pressure tests to the limits of privacy. Machines have the ability to size you up in seconds and immediately deliver that information to an imperfect human being. When you lack control over who gets your information and how, it can be maddening.

The circuitous nature of mundane living doesn’t add the call to think about what happens to the individual during dire situations of critical mass survival. The current pop-culture obsession with 2012’s celebrated turnover of the Mayan calendar inspires these considerations to surface more often. The apocalypse itself has a lot of fans due to the collective suffering felt by so many people. End time believers need justification for their One True Path. The hope is that all suffering will end soon, including and especially one’s personal suffering on December 31, 2012.

We wondered if it’s any coincidence that the deadline for federal identity compliance benchmarks lands on December 31, 2009.

We fed a line of correspondence to Reality Sandwich’s, Dan Pinchbeck to get a contrasting and potentially higher minded perspective about freedom, responsibility and identity if & when “the big machine” breaks. If he bites we will bring the story.

SNEAK PREVIEW: The gut tells me he isn’t as concerned about FEMA as we are.