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EVs make perfect sense for people who have in-home solar power arrays and are concerned with their carbon footprint

There are good reasons to buy an all-electric vehicle. Among them are, according to Car and Driver,

An electric car's mechanisms tend to be much simpler than those of a standard-powered vehicle. A few examples listed by My EV include the following:

An electric motor has fewer moving parts than a gasoline engine.

An electric car is fitted with a single-speed transmission.

Unlike conventional automobiles, electric cars are not equipped with many of the usual parts that eventually break and need to be replaced or repaired.”

https://www.caranddriver.com/research/a31875141/electric-car-battery-life/

However, many people buy EVs because they are “far easier on the environment.”

But is this really true?  

According to CNBC,

Almost all studies have shown that the production of electric cars causes more harm to the environment than the production of a combustion car. This is primarily because of the heavy battery used in electric cars. So, if the production of a fuel car releases 10 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide, the manufacturing of an EV generates 15.3 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide.

However, fuel cars lose this edge when it comes to the usage of the vehicle. According to the United States Department of Energy, an average fuel car releases 5.2 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. The figure has been reached after keeping the yearly commute distance at 19,300 km. On the other hand, a study by the Alternative Fuel Data Centre of the US reveals that an electric car produces 2.2 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide for the same distance.

Using this emission data, it is safe to conclude that an electric car and a fuel car are equally harmful to the environment for the first 20 months or so. The difference kicks in thereafter. After the first 20 months, electric cars are way less polluting than their ICE-powered counterparts.

Even if we extend this EV vs ICE debate to lithium extraction and oil drilling, electric cars will still be the slightly better option. Skeptics of EVs often point out that the extraction of lithium-ion — a crucial component of EVs — is damaging to the environment. While the argument is not without merit, it must also be taken into consideration that lithium ions make up for just 5–7 percent of the EV battery. Further, lithium extraction, although a water-intensive process, takes place in desolate places where no life can survive. For instance, the Atacama desert in Chile. In contrast, oil drilling takes place on ocean beds which disrupts marine life in the area.”

https://www.cnbctv18.com/auto/evs-or-fuel-cars--comparing-their-carbon-footprints-12184562.htm

This argument in support of EVs, however, does not take into account the other metals that go into making an EV battery. The average EV car battery weighs between 500 and 1,000 pounds. If lithium ions make up only 5% to 7% of the EV car battery, where do the other hundreds of pounds of material come from? It turns out that in addition to lithium, the materials to make an EV battery consist of cobalt, nickel, graphite, copper, and steel. All of these metals come from the earth and must be mined. Not only are mines ugly but they destroy the surface and pollute rivers and the surrounding land.

Lithium mine in Sonora, Mexico.

So, the EV– internal combustion debate as to environmental safety is, in my opinion, a draw. EVs are not environmental panaceas, they may at best be a “slightly better option” than internal combustion vehicles.

Here are some things to consider before buying an EV:

1) The obvious: If you do not have a solar power array at home, the energy to charge your EV comes from the fossil fuel grid, and that grid burns oil, gas, and coal (or exhausts nuclear fuel). Every time you charge your EV you are increasing your carbon footprint.

2) EV batteries are unnecessarily large. Most EVs can go from 0 to 60 in less than 3 seconds! The power to achieve this amazing power surge, however, drains the battery faster and requires a larger battery, and thus more material extracted from mother earth.

3) Driving an EV to the limit of its range heavily discharges the battery pack. Regularly discharging an EV battery reduces the life of the battery. This means the range of your EV, for practical purposes, is reduced.  

4) Fast charging your EV only gets you an 80% charge, which means you have to stop and recharge more often. Moreover, Fast-charging stresses the battery. According to Car and Driver, “Another thing that can diminish batteries lifespan is using Level 3 fast-charging stations. These stations can charge the battery up to 80% in 30 minutes, but they can also overheat the battery. Carfax warns that this can affect the battery's long-term performance and longevity.”

5) Leaving an EV outside in the garage – in the heat or cold – will result in a reduced range when you get up the next day to drive it. EVs burn power even when they aren’t being used, because their powered heating (and cooling) systems are always on, to keep the battery from getting too cold or too hot. That means keeping the vehicle plugged in to avoid loss of charge while it’s just sitting there. And if you don’t have a solar array at home, you are increasing your carbon footprint.

6) Finally, if you want to fast charge your EV at home you have to rewire your home’s electrical system to commercial grade. The standard 240 volt charging system for at-home charging takes between 8 and 9 hours for a full charge. Otherwise you have to drive to a charging station.

The good news for EV owners is that although the average EV battery currently lasts about 8–10 years, the cost of replacement is going down. However, the more EVs are sold the more mineral extraction is necessary, which means that more of the earth’s surface is torn up to extract the minerals and metals necessary to make them, thus increasing the carbon footprint for the EV industry. Moreover, 80% of EV car batteries are made in China. The more EVs are sold the more we help the Chinese economy, when our own workers are suffering from high inflation and a lack of jobs.

However, the EV supply problem is likely to solve itself. There simply might not be enough lithium to manufacture the 2.5 billion EVs necessary for the world to achieve net carbon zero emissions.

According to Ian Shine at weforum.org,

The International Energy Agency says the world could face lithium shortages by 2025. And Credit Suisse says lithium demand could treble between 2020 and 2025, meaning “supply would be stretched.” 

The campaign group Transport and Environment says there is only enough lithium to produce up to 14 million EVs in 2023, Reuters reports. “There simply isn’t going to be enough lithium on the face of the planet, regardless of who expands and who delivers, it just won’t be there,” Lake Resources Chairman Stuart Crow told the Financial Times. “Car makers are starting to sense that maybe the battery makers aren’t going to be able to deliver.”

Volkswagen, the world’s second-largest car manufacturer, has already sold out of EVs in the US and Europe for 2022. Ford’s E-Transit van sold out before production had even begun.”

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/07/electric-vehicles-world-enough-lithium-resources/

Conclusion

All-electric vehicles are a great idea for people with a solar installation at home, for their emissions footprint should be greatly reduced when compared to a gas powered vehicle. For those without solar arrays, charging your EV uses energy from the polluting fossil fuel grid, and your overall carbon footprint for the life of the EV probably isn’t much different compared to a gasoline powered vehicle.  

Moving the social Overton Window

Introduction

Our society is so polarized that it is almost impossible to have reasoned, give-and-take conversations about politics or current events without contentious argument. We have gone past the social threshold of tolerance. Listening to and tolerating the opinions of others – we might actually learn something from other people! – is not acceptable anymore. Fighting the “other side” is the correct approach. However, the complete polarization of society is a relatively new phenomenon in the post-World War 2 era.

The Law of Three and the Classical Dialectic

The process of listening to others – the exchange of ideas – has been called a dialectic. The American Heritage Dictionary defines dialectic as

1. The art or practice of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments.

2. The process especially associated with Hegel of arriving at the truth by stating a thesis, developing a contradictory antithesis, and combining and resolving them into a coherent synthesis.

3. The Marxian process of change through the conflict of opposing forces...” (the rest of the definition is incomprehensible).

American Heritage dictionary, 5th edition

The classical dialectical method is a conversation between two or more people holding different points of view about a subject, but wishing to establish the truth through reasoned argumentation.

The process of thesis – antithesis –> synthesis is a dynamic process based on the Law of Three, which has been understood for thousands of years. Gurdjieff said,

Everything in the world obeys the Law of Three, everything existing came into being in accordance with this law. Combinations of positive and negative principles can produce new results, different from the first and the second, only if a third force comes in.”

“The Law of Three” at https://ggurdjieff.com/law-of-three/

Image from “The Law of Three” article. Author annotated.

Geometrically, the Law of Three can be represented by an equilateral triangle. The equilateral triangle is the fundamental and simplest regular polygon (a two dimensional figure). The equilateral triangle is a triangle with 3 sides that are equal in length, and 3 internal angles (60 degrees) that are also equal.

The Law of Three is based mathematically in harmony and equality, not conflict. However, there is always a dark side to human concepts based in harmony. Or, more accurately, dark minds pervert and twist the truth.

The Perverted Dialectic

Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels used the Law of Three and the classical dialectic in an eristic manner. The word eristic comes from Eris, the Greek goddess of chaos, strife, and discord, and refers to assertions that aim to successfully dispute another's argument, rather than searching for truth. An eristic discourse is aimed at defeating the other side by getting an opponent to agree to negate something he or she believes. The eristic “dialogue” manifests itself in the struggle session, wherein forceful criticism is used to change a person’s beliefs. This tactic was adopted by Mao Tse-tung’s fanatical followers, the Red Guard, during China’s Cultural Revolution (1966 – 1976). In China during that time, a mob might surround your house, drag you into the street, and begin to criticize you. You were expected to agree and criticize yourself. This is the essence of the struggle session, as you decide whether to hold onto your beliefs or give in to the mob. Very often physical violence (as well as verbal violence) was used in order to forcefully get a person to change their beliefs.

(George Orwell wrote about this in his book, 1984.) This process is, of course, a perversion of the classical dialectic, which was a harmonious method of exchanging ideas and searching for the truth.

Struggle Session during the Cultural Revolution. This poor man is being made an example of, probably for having incorrect thoughts.

Modernly, materialists and secular activists use a perverted version of the classical dialectic to move a society to a desired social goal. I call this social engineering. The first step in this process is to destroy the culture and traditions of a society. The old society must be broken in order to create a new one.

This is done through unrelenting and unremitting criticism of a society’s cultural norms. A politicized version of Critical Theory is the engine social engineers use to move a society toward a “new normal.” It uses what I call a perverted dialectic to move people off the old cultural norms and into new ones.

The perverted dialectic can be used to successfully take down the structural elements of a culture you want to destroy. Here, the thesis is the established cultural norms the social engineer wants to change. The antithesis is a “revolutionary” concept (a perversion) that strategically redefines the key terms involved, and the synthesis is the negation of cultural norms so that they are understood by the society in terms of the social engineer’s desired result.

This is what Mao Tse-tung did in China to create authoritarian control over 1.4 billion people. Using the perverted dialectic, he set children on their parents for not having “correct” ideas, he destroyed classical Chinese culture and religion and spirituality, and replaced it with a materialist, fascist, authoritarian control system. Modernly, the Chinese Communist Party is the primary example of a collectivist, totalitarian, technocratic surveillance state that stifles different opinions and demands obedience. It is the kind of State our elites want to create, and are attempting to create now.

Examples

Here is an example provided by James Lindsay that I got from his appearance a couple years ago on the Joe Rogan Experience.

You are a shopkeeper. Two people enter your store, one is black and the other white. Whom do you serve first? If you serve the white person first you are a racist by definition. What happens if you serve the black person first? You are STILL a racist! Why? Because by serving the black person first you are trying to get them out of the store faster.

In a perverted dialectic, the shopkeeper (or substitute any targeted person in society) is guilty no matter what they do. Here, Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals #12 is employed: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

Thesis: “Shopkeepers want to be nice to their customers so they can sell more products and make more money.”

Antithesis: “That shopkeeper is a racist.”

Synthesis: “Racist shopkeepers should be shut down. Boycott the store!”

Here the social engineer, using a politicized Critical Theory, insistently holds to their position (does not compromise one inch) no matter how unreasonable or irrational their demands are, and constantly repeats their criticisms. The synthesis then moves to the antithesis. This tactic is highly effective because human beings want harmony and agreement, and people don’t like to be criticized. It essentially uses the lower emotions, fear, anger, and hatred, to move opinions.

(Alinsky’s 12 Rules for Radicals outlines this process. #5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” #10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” #12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”)

A politicized Critical Theory and the perverted dialectic essentially use Orwellian methods of redefining language, and violence, to force harmony into conflict. It is perverted, but highly effective.

Example: Let’s say you want to redefine what “justice” is. How would you go about this?

Well, first you would shift the meaning of justice – the classical idea that individuals have the right to fair treatment under the law in an impartial way, regardless of race, color, or creed ­– to an eristic concept of “social justice” based on the idea that the law is not and can never be impartial and so inevitably favors certain social groups over others. Therefore, certain classes in society are automatically “oppressors” and other social classes are “victims.” And so (the social engineer says) the law and its application must be tilted in favor of certain groups in order to level the playing field. Of course, the definition of who is the victim of injustice is defined to reflect the goals of the social engineer. The goals of the social engineer are always “social justice” goals (and thus cannot be criticized), and the traditional concept of justice is always racist and unfair.

It’s a brilliant and effective way to move the Overton Window toward the desired social goal.

Thesis: “Individuals have the right to fair treatment under the law in an impartial way, regardless of race, color, or creed.”

Antithesis: “The law always favors certain social groups over others.”

Synthesis: “The law is inherently racist and must be changed to favor disadvantaged social groups.”

Constant criticism of the accepted idea of justice is the mechanism the perverted dialectic uses to shift perspectives. By constantly hammering the society you want to destroy, the social engineer provides the energy or momentum that drives its goals in the intended direction. Like a rock poised on the edge of a hill, it is first necessary to overcome the social inertia of present belief systems. This is done through social media and mass media with unrelenting, repetitive criticism. (Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister: “It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas and disguise.”)

Once social criticism becomes established, momentum swings to the side of the social critic, and societal “readjustment” gets easier and easier. This is done by NEVER compromising, or being reasonable. Fear and hatred are the energetic drivers of the perverted dialectic. Persistent opponents, of course, are simply censored, thrown in jail, or raided, and their documents, health records, phones, computers, and passports are seized.

The Perverted Dialectic. Author created diagram.

This can be done over and over. For example, the word “merit” can be redefined if the social engineer can promote the idea that the structural basis of society itself is corrupt and unjust against marginalized communities. All that is necessary is to redefine the term “marginalized community.” In this way you can move the marginalized to the center and stigmatize the majority. You can marginalize those who believe in ideas like family, fairness, spirituality and religion, and meritocracy, into subordinate positions (because they are “racists,” “fascists,” or whatever your favorite critical term is).

The clever social engineer can redefine “merit” to mean an indoctrinated, politicized view that merit itself doesn’t exist because it is actually societal privilege; and therefore, those who can’t demonstrate competence are discriminated against. Constructive ideas like merit are twisted, denigrated, and redefined using critical labels such as “ableist.” In other words, if you are good at what you do you and are paid accordingly, you are “ableist” because so many marginalized and deserving people are not. Rather than promoting a system where everyone is given equal opportunity, the social engineer – whose goal is societal destruction – replaces those who can competently do things with politicized incompetents who follow the Party Line. However, it is also a brilliant way to place a very small vocal minority in positions of power.

The perverted dialectic works because the social engineer’s arguments ALWAYS have some basis in fact. Societal privilege and injustice DO exist in society, and they probably always will. However, the purpose and intent of the social engineer is the key. The classical dialectic is constructed to work toward positive and harmonious solutions. The intent of the social engineer with a perverted dialectic is social destruction.

It’s dark versus light. We are in a spiritual war for the hearts, minds, and souls of 7 billion human beings.

The goal of the dark is to destroy the light, to destroy a society, not to build it up. This is what the “new normal,” Transhumanism, and the Great Reset are all about, and it is precisely what is happening in society today.  The people doing this are undertaking a massive “reordering” of U.S. society.

The dark is afraid of the light and must attack it. However, if you understand the Law of Three and the perverted dialectic you can understand what our society is going through today, and not succumb to the antithetical fear porn and hatred of the social engineer.

Transhumanist insanity is now officially promoted by our own government

The Biden administration has just issued a new Executive Order, “Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy,” September 12, 2022. With this EO the U.S. government is putting into immediate motion a totalitarian bio-surveillance state where the government owns and programs your biology.

If this insane Transhumanist plan is implemented, the government will own every cell in your body. Don’t believe me? Here is the most relevant portion of this EO:

The United States needs to invest in foundational scientific capabilities.  We need to develop genetic engineering technologies and techniques to be able to write circuitry for cells and predictably program biology in the same way in which we write software and program computers; unlock the power of biological data, including through computing tools and artificial intelligence..."

What is “biological data? Toward the end of this EO it is defined:

(e) The term “biological data” means the information, including associated descriptors, derived from the structure, function, or process of a biological system(s) that is measured, collected, or aggregated for analysis."

New Executive Order

Is further elaboration necessary? This EO is an in-your-face, dystopian plan to phase out human biology and to create a programmed Borg, “Human 2.0” society.

I suggest you read this all the way through.

Under the guise of  “climate change,” “sustainability,” and “equity, ethics, safety, and security,” this EO outlines the plan our elites have for the human race.

Midterms are coming up in November. We must vote out any politician who supports this attack on humanity.

The basis for this Executive Order is Transhumanist technology, which was outlined by Renee Wygrzyn during her talk at the Long Now Foundation.

Here is the document in full:

THE WHITE HOUSE

Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy

SEPTEMBER 12, 2022

PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1.  Policy.  It is the policy of my Administration to coordinate a whole-of-government approach to advance biotechnology and biomanufacturing towards innovative solutions in health, climate change, energy, food security, agriculture, supply chain resilience, and national and economic security.  Central to this policy and its outcomes are principles of equity, ethics, safety, and security that enable access to technologies, processes, and products in a manner that benefits all Americans and the global community and that maintains United States technological leadership and economic competitiveness.

Biotechnology harnesses the power of biology to create new services and products, which provide opportunities to grow the United States economy and workforce and improve the quality of our lives and the environment.  The economic activity derived from biotechnology and biomanufacturing is referred to as “the bioeconomy.”  The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the vital role of biotechnology and biomanufacturing in developing and producing life-saving diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines that protect Americans and the world.  Although the power of these technologies is most vivid at the moment in the context of human health, biotechnology and biomanufacturing can also be used to achieve our climate and energy goals, improve food security and sustainability, secure our supply chains, and grow the economy across all of America.

For biotechnology and biomanufacturing to help us achieve our societal goals, the United States needs to invest in foundational scientific capabilities.  We need to develop genetic engineering technologies and techniques to be able to write circuitry for cells and predictably program biology in the same way in which we write software and program computers; unlock the power of biological data, including through computing tools and artificial intelligence; and advance the science of scale‑up production while reducing the obstacles for commercialization so that innovative technologies and products can reach markets faster.

Simultaneously, we must take concrete steps to reduce biological risks associated with advances in biotechnology.  We need to invest in and promote biosafety and biosecurity to ensure that biotechnology is developed and deployed in ways that align with United States principles and values and international best practices, and not in ways that lead to accidental or deliberate harm to people, animals, or the environment.  In addition, we must safeguard the United States bioeconomy, as foreign adversaries and strategic competitors alike use legal and illegal means to acquire United States technologies and data, including biological data, and proprietary or precompetitive information, which threatens United States economic competitiveness and national security.

We also must ensure that uses of biotechnology and biomanufacturing are ethical and responsible; are centered on a foundation of equity and public good, consistent with Executive Order 13985 of January 20, 2021 (Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government); and are consistent with respect for human rights.  Resources should be invested justly and equitably so that biotechnology and biomanufacturing technologies benefit all Americans, especially those in underserved communities, as well as the broader global community.

To achieve these objectives, it is the policy of my Administration to:

(a)  bolster and coordinate Federal investment in key research and development (R&D) areas of biotechnology and biomanufacturing in order to further societal goals;

(b)  foster a biological data ecosystem that advances biotechnology and biomanufacturing innovation, while adhering to principles of security, privacy, and responsible conduct of research;

(c)  improve and expand domestic biomanufacturing production capacity and processes, while also increasing piloting and prototyping efforts in biotechnology and biomanufacturing to accelerate the translation of basic research results into practice;

(d)  boost sustainable biomass production and create climate-smart incentives for American agricultural producers and forest landowners;

(e)  expand market opportunities for bioenergy and biobased products and services;

(f)  train and support a diverse, skilled workforce and a next generation of leaders from diverse groups to advance biotechnology and biomanufacturing;

(g)  clarify and streamline regulations in service of a science- and risk-based, predictable, efficient, and transparent system to support the safe use of products of biotechnology;

(h)  elevate biological risk management as a cornerstone of the life cycle of biotechnology and biomanufacturing R&D, including by providing for research and investment in applied biosafety and biosecurity innovation;

(i)  promote standards, establish metrics, and develop systems to grow and assess the state of the bioeconomy; to better inform policy, decision-making, and investments in the bioeconomy; and to ensure equitable and ethical development of the bioeconomy;

(j)  secure and protect the United States bioeconomy by adopting a forward‑looking, proactive approach to assessing and anticipating threats, risks, and potential vulnerabilities (including digital intrusion, manipulation, and exfiltration efforts by foreign adversaries), and by partnering with the private sector and other relevant stakeholders to jointly mitigate risks to protect technology leadership and economic competitiveness; and

(k)  engage the international community to enhance biotechnology R&D cooperation in a way that is consistent with United States principles and values and that promotes best practices for safe and secure biotechnology and biomanufacturing research, innovation, and product development and use.

The efforts undertaken pursuant to this order to further these policies shall be referred to collectively as the National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative.

Sec. 2.  Coordination.  The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA), in consultation with the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy (APEP) and the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), shall coordinate the executive branch actions necessary to implement this order through the interagency process described in National Security Memorandum 2 of February 4, 2021 (Renewing the National Security Council System) (NSM-2 process).  In implementing this order, heads of agencies (as defined in section 13 of this order) shall, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, consult outside stakeholders, such as those in industry; academia; nongovernmental organizations; communities; labor unions; and State, local, Tribal, and territorial governments to advance the policies described in section 1 of this order.

Sec. 3.  Harnessing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing R&D to Further Societal Goals.  (a)  Within 180 days of the date of this order, the heads of agencies specified in subsections (a)(i)-(v) of this section shall submit the following reports on biotechnology and biomanufacturing to further societal goals related to health, climate change and energy, food and agricultural innovation, resilient supply chains, and cross-cutting scientific advances.  The reports shall be submitted to the President through the APNSA, in coordination with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the APEP, the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy (APDP), and the Director of OSTP.

(i)    The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), in consultation with the heads of appropriate agencies as determined by the Secretary, shall submit a report assessing how to use biotechnology and biomanufacturing to achieve medical breakthroughs, reduce the overall burden of disease, and improve health outcomes.

(ii)   The Secretary of Energy, in consultation with the heads of appropriate agencies as determined by the Secretary, shall submit a report assessing how to use biotechnology, biomanufacturing, bioenergy, and biobased products to address the causes and adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change, including by sequestering carbon and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

(iii)  The Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with the heads of appropriate agencies as determined by the Secretary, shall submit a report assessing how to use biotechnology and biomanufacturing for food and agriculture innovation, including by improving sustainability and land conservation; increasing food quality and nutrition; increasing and protecting agricultural yields; protecting against plant and animal pests and diseases; and cultivating alternative food sources.

(iv)   The Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of HHS, and the heads of other appropriate agencies as determined by the Secretary of Commerce, shall submit a report assessing how to use biotechnology and biomanufacturing to strengthen the resilience of United States supply chains.

(v)    The Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), in consultation with the heads of appropriate agencies as determined by the Director, shall submit a report identifying high-priority fundamental and use‑inspired basic research goals to advance biotechnology and biomanufacturing and to address the societal goals identified in this section.

(b)  Each report specified in subsection (a) of this section shall identify high-priority basic research and technology development needs to achieve the overall objectives described in subsection (a) of this section, as well as opportunities for public-private collaboration.  Each of these reports shall also include recommendations for actions to enhance biosafety and biosecurity to reduce risk throughout the biotechnology R&D and biomanufacturing lifecycles.

(c)  Within 100 days of receiving the reports required under subsection (a) of this section, the Director of OSTP, in coordination with the Director of OMB, the APNSA, the APEP, the APDP, and the heads of appropriate agencies as determined through the NSM-2 process, shall develop a plan (implementation plan) to implement the recommendations in the reports.  The development of this implementation plan shall also include the solicitation of input from external experts regarding potential ethical implications or other societal impacts, including environmental sustainability and environmental justice, of the recommendations contained in the reports required under subsection (a) of this section.  The implementation plan shall include assessments and make recommendations regarding any such implications or impacts.

(d)  Within 90 days of the date of this order, the Director of OMB, in consultation with the heads of appropriate agencies as determined through the NSM-2 process, shall perform a budget crosscut to identify existing levels of agency spending on biotechnology- and biomanufacturing-related activities to inform the development of the implementation plan described in subsection (c) of this section.

(e)  The APNSA, in coordination with the Director of OMB, the APEP, the APDP, and the Director of OSTP, shall review the reports required under subsection (a) of this section and shall submit the reports to the President in an unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.

(f)  The APNSA, in coordination with the Director of OMB, the APEP, the APDP, and the Director of OSTP, shall include a cover memorandum for the reports submitted pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, along with the implementation plan required under subsection (c) of this section, in which they make any additional overall recommendations for advancing biotechnology and biomanufacturing.

(g)  Within 2 years of the date of this order, agencies at which recommendations are directed in the implementation plan required under subsection (c) of this section shall report to the Director of OMB, the APNSA, the APEP, the APDP, and the Director of OSTP on measures taken and resources allocated to enhance biotechnology and biomanufacturing, consistent with the implementation plan described in subsection (c) of this section.

(h)  Within 180 days of the date of this order, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology shall submit to the President and make publicly available a report on the bioeconomy that provides recommendations on how to maintain United States competitiveness in the global bioeconomy.

Sec. 4.  Data for the Bioeconomy.  (a)  In order to facilitate development of the United States bioeconomy, my Administration shall establish a Data for the Bioeconomy Initiative (Data Initiative) that will ensure that high-quality, wide-ranging, easily accessible, and secure biological data sets can drive breakthroughs for the United States bioeconomy.  To assist in the development of the Data Initiative, the Director of OSTP, in coordination with the Director of OMB and the heads of appropriate agencies as determined by the Director of OSTP, and in consultation with external stakeholders, shall issue a report within 240 days of the date of this order that:

(i)    identifies the data types and sources, to include genomic and multiomic information, that are most critical to drive advances in health, climate, energy, food, agriculture, and biomanufacturing, as well as other bioeconomy-related R&D, along with any data gaps;

(ii)   sets forth a plan to fill any data gaps and make new and existing public data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable in ways that are equitable, standardized, secure, and transparent, and that are integrated with platforms that enable the use of advanced computing tools;

(iii)  identifies — based on the data types and sources described in subsection (a)(i) of this section — security, privacy, and other risks (such as malicious misuses, manipulation, exfiltration, and deletion), and provides a data-protection plan to mitigate these risks; and

(iv)   outlines the Federal resources, legal authorities, and actions needed to support the Data Initiative and achieve the goals outlined in this subsection, with a timeline for action.

(b)  The Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Commerce (acting through the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)), the Secretary of HHS, the Secretary of Energy, and the Director of OMB, shall identify and recommend relevant cybersecurity best practices for biological data stored on Federal Government information systems, consistent with applicable law and Executive Order 14028 of May 12, 2021 (Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity).

(c)  The Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Director of NIST and in coordination with the Secretary of HHS, shall consider bio-related software, including software for laboratory equipment, instrumentation, and data management, in establishing baseline security standards for the development of software sold to the United States Government, consistent with section 4 of Executive Order 14028.

Sec. 5.  Building a Vibrant Domestic Biomanufacturing Ecosystem.  (a)  Within 180 days of the date of this order, the APNSA and the APEP, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of HHS, the Secretary of Energy, the Director of NSF, and the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), shall develop a strategy that identifies policy recommendations to expand domestic biomanufacturing capacity for products spanning the health, energy, agriculture, and industrial sectors, with a focus on advancing equity, improving biomanufacturing processes, and connecting relevant infrastructure.  Additionally, this strategy shall identify actions to mitigate risks posed by foreign adversary involvement in the biomanufacturing supply chain and to enhance biosafety, biosecurity, and cybersecurity in new and existing infrastructure.

(b)  Agencies identified in subsections (b)(i)-(iv) of this section shall direct resources, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, towards the creation or expansion of programs that support a vibrant domestic biomanufacturing ecosystem, as informed by the strategy developed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section:

(i)    the NSF shall expand its existing Regional Innovation Engine program to advance emerging technologies, including biotechnology;

(ii)   the Department of Commerce shall address challenges in biomanufacturing supply chains and related biotechnology development infrastructure;

(iii)  the Department of Defense shall incentivize the expansion of domestic, flexible industrial biomanufacturing capacity for a wide range of materials that can be used to make a diversity of products for the defense supply chain; and

(iv)   the Department of Energy shall support research to accelerate bioenergy and bioproduct science advances, to accelerate biotechnology and bioinformatics tool development, and to reduce the hurdles to commercialization, including through incentivizing the engineering scale-up of promising biotechnologies and the expansion of biomanufacturing capacity.

(c)  Within 1 year of the date of this order, the Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with the heads of appropriate agencies as determined by the Secretary, shall submit a plan to the President, through the APNSA and the APEP, to support the resilience of the United States biomass supply chain for domestic biomanufacturing and biobased product manufacturing, while also advancing food security, environmental sustainability, and the needs of underserved communities.  This plan shall include programs to encourage climate-smart production and use of domestic biomass, along with budget estimates, including accounting for funds appropriated for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and proposed in the President’s FY 2023 Budget.

(d)  Within 180 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the heads of appropriate agencies as determined by the Secretary, shall:

(i)   provide the APNSA with vulnerability assessments of the critical infrastructure and national critical functions associated with the bioeconomy, including cyber, physical, and systemic risks, and recommendations to secure and make resilient these components of our infrastructure and economy; and

(ii)  enhance coordination with industry on threat information sharing, vulnerability disclosure, and risk mitigation for cybersecurity and infrastructure risks to the United States bioeconomy, including risks to biological data and related physical and digital infrastructure and devices.  This coordination shall be informed in part by the assessments described in subsection (d)(i) of this section.

Sec. 6.  Biobased Products Procurement.  (a)  Consistent with the requirements of 7 U.S.C. 8102, within 1 year of the date of this order, procuring agencies as defined in 7 U.S.C. 8102(a)(1)(A) that have not yet established a biobased procurement program as described in 7 U.S.C. 8102(a)(2) shall establish such a program.

(b)  Procuring agencies shall require that, within 2 years of the date of this order, all appropriate staff (including contracting officers, purchase card managers, and purchase card holders) complete training on biobased product purchasing.  The Office of Federal Procurement Policy, within OMB, in cooperation with the Secretary of Agriculture, shall provide training materials for procuring agencies.

(c)  Within 180 days of the date of this order and annually thereafter, procuring agencies shall report previous fiscal year spending to the Director of OMB on the following:

(i)    the number and dollar value of contracts entered into during the previous fiscal year that include the direct procurement of biobased products;

(ii)   the number of service and construction (including renovations) contracts entered into during the previous fiscal year that include language on the use of biobased products; and

(iii)  the types and dollar values of biobased products actually used by contractors in carrying out service and construction (including renovations) contracts during the previous fiscal year.

(d)  The requirements in subsection (c) of this section shall not apply to purchase card transactions and other “[a]ctions not reported” to the Federal Procurement Data System pursuant to 48 CFR 4.606(c).

(e)  Within 1 year of the date of this order and annually thereafter, the Director of OMB shall publish information on biobased procurement resulting from the data collected under subsection (c) of this section and information reported under 7 U.S.C. 8102, along with other related information, and shall use scorecards or similar systems to encourage increased biobased purchasing.

(f)  Within 1 year of the date of this order and annually thereafter, procuring agencies shall report to the Secretary of Agriculture specific categories of biobased products that are unavailable to meet their procurement needs, along with desired performance standards for currently unavailable products and other relevant specifications.  The Secretary of Agriculture shall publish this information annually.  When new categories of biobased products become commercially available, the Secretary of Agriculture shall designate new product categories for preferred Federal procurement, as prescribed by 7 U.S.C. 8102.

(g)  Procuring agencies shall strive to increase by 2025 the amount of biobased product obligations or the number or dollar value of biobased-only contracts, as reflected in the information described in subsection (c) of this section, and as appropriate and consistent with applicable law.

Sec. 7.  Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Workforce.  (a)  The United States Government shall expand training and education opportunities for all Americans in biotechnology and biomanufacturing.  To support this objective, within 200 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Education, the APDP, the Director of OSTP, and the Director of NSF shall produce and make publicly available a plan to coordinate and use relevant Federal education and training programs, while also recommending new efforts to promote multi-disciplinary education programs.  This plan shall promote the implementation of formal and informal education and training (such as opportunities at technical schools and certificate programs), career and technical education, and expanded career pathways into existing degree programs for biotechnology and biomanufacturing.  This plan shall also include a focused discussion of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Minority Serving Institutions and the extent to which agencies can use existing statutory authorities to promote racial and gender equity and support underserved communities, consistent with the policy established in Executive Order 13985.  Finally, this plan shall account for funds appropriated for FY 2022 and proposed in the President’s FY 2023 Budget.

(b)  Within 2 years of the date of this order, agencies that support relevant Federal education and training programs as described in subsection (a) of this section shall report to the President through the APNSA, in coordination with the Director of OMB, the ADPD, and the Director of OSTP, on measures taken and resources allocated to enhance workforce development pursuant to the plan described in subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 8.  Biotechnology Regulation Clarity and Efficiency.  Advances in biotechnology are rapidly altering the product landscape.  The complexity of the current regulatory system for biotechnology products can be confusing and create challenges for businesses to navigate.  To improve the clarity and efficiency of the regulatory process for biotechnology products, and to enable products that further the societal goals identified in section 3 of this order, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, in coordination with the Director of OMB, the ADPD, and the Director of OSTP, shall:

(a)  within 180 days of the date of this order, identify areas of ambiguity, gaps, or uncertainties in the January 2017 Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology or in the policy changes made pursuant to Executive Order 13874 of June 11, 2019 (Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products), including by engaging with developers and external stakeholders, and through horizon scanning for novel products of biotechnology;

(b)  within 100 days of completing the task in subsection (a) of this section, provide to the general public plain-language information regarding the regulatory roles, responsibilities, and processes of each agency, including which agency or agencies are responsible for oversight of different types of products developed with biotechnology, with case studies, as appropriate;

(c)  within 280 days of the date of this order, provide a plan to the Director of OMB, the ADPD, and the Director of OSTP with processes and timelines to implement regulatory reform, including identification of the regulations and guidance documents that can be updated, streamlined, or clarified; and identification of potential new guidance or regulations, where needed;

(d)  within 1 year of the date of this order, build on the Unified Website for Biotechnology Regulation developed pursuant to Executive Order 13874 by including on the website the information developed under subsection (b) of this section, and by enabling developers of biotechnology products to submit inquiries about a particular product and promptly receive a single, coordinated response that provides, to the extent practicable, information and, when appropriate, informal guidance regarding the process that the developers must follow for Federal regulatory review; and

(e)  within 1 year of the date of this order, and annually thereafter for a period of 3 years, provide an update regarding progress in implementing this section to the Director of OMB, the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the APNSA, the ADPD, and the Director of OSTP.  Each 1-year update shall identify any gaps in statutory authority that should be addressed to improve the clarity and efficiency of the regulatory process for biotechnology products, and shall recommend additional executive actions and legislative proposals to achieve such goals.

Sec. 9.  Reducing Risk by Advancing Biosafety and Biosecurity.  (a)  The United States Government shall launch a Biosafety and Biosecurity Innovation Initiative, which shall seek to reduce biological risks associated with advances in biotechnology, biomanufacturing, and the bioeconomy.  Through the Biosafety and Biosecurity Innovation Initiative — which shall be established by the Secretary of HHS, in coordination with the heads of other relevant agencies as determined by the Secretary — agencies that fund, conduct, or sponsor life sciences research shall implement the following actions, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law:

(i)   support, as a priority, investments in applied biosafety research and innovations in biosecurity to reduce biological risk throughout the biotechnology R&D and biomanufacturing lifecycles; and

(ii)  use Federal investments in biotechnology and biomanufacturing to incentivize and enhance biosafety and biosecurity practices and best practices throughout the United States and international research enterprises.

(b)  Within 180 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of HHS and the Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with agencies that fund, conduct, or sponsor life sciences research, shall produce a plan for biosafety and biosecurity for the bioeconomy, including recommendations to:

(i)   enhance applied biosafety research and bolster innovations in biosecurity to reduce risk throughout the biotechnology R&D and biomanufacturing lifecycles; and

(ii)  use Federal investments in biological sciences, biotechnology, and biomanufacturing to enhance biosafety and biosecurity best practices throughout the bioeconomy R&D enterprise.

(c)  Within 1 year of the date of this order, agencies that fund, conduct, or sponsor life sciences research shall report to the APNSA, through the Assistant to the President and Homeland Security Advisor, on efforts to achieve the objectives described in subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 10.  Measuring the Bioeconomy.  (a)  Within 90 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of Commerce, through the Director of NIST, shall, in consultation with other agencies as determined by the Director, industry, and other stakeholders, as appropriate, create and make publicly available a lexicon for the bioeconomy, with consideration of relevant domestic and international definitions and with the goal of assisting in the development of measurements and measurement methods for the bioeconomy that support uses such as economic measurement, risk assessments, and the application of machine learning and other artificial intelligence tools.

(b)  The Chief Statistician of the United States, in coordination with the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Commerce, the Director of NSF, and the heads of other appropriate agencies as determined by the Chief Statistician, shall improve and enhance Federal statistical data collection designed to characterize the economic value of the United States bioeconomy, with a focus on the contribution of biotechnology to the bioeconomy.  This effort shall include:

(i)   within 180 days of the date of this order, assessing, through the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, the feasibility, scope, and costs of developing a national measurement of the economic contributions of the bioeconomy, and, in particular, the contributions of biotechnology to the bioeconomy, including recommendations and a plan for next steps regarding whether development of such a measurement should be pursued; and

(ii)  within 120 days of the date of this order, establishing an Interagency Technical Working Group (ITWG), chaired by the Chief Statistician of the United States, which shall include representatives of the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce, OSTP, the NSF, and other appropriate agencies as determined by the Chief Statistician of the United States.

(A)  Within 1 year of the date of this order, the ITWG shall recommend bioeconomy-related revisions to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) to the Economic Classification Policy Committee.  In 2026, the ITWG shall initiate a review process of the 2023 recommendations and update the recommendations, as appropriate, to provide input to the 2027 NAICS and NAPCS revision processes.

(B)  Within 18 months of the date of this order, the ITWG shall provide a report to the Chief Statistician of the United States describing the Federal statistical collections of information that take advantage of bioeconomy-related NAICS and NAPCS codes, and shall include recommendations to implement any bioeconomy-related changes as part of the 2022 revisions of the NAICS and NAPCS.  As part of its work, the ITWG shall consult with external stakeholders.

Sec. 11.  Assessing Threats to the United States Bioeconomy.  (a)  The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) shall lead a comprehensive interagency assessment of ongoing, emerging, and future threats to United States national security from foreign adversaries against the bioeconomy and from foreign adversary development and application of biotechnology and biomanufacturing, including acquisition of United States capabilities, technologies, and biological data.  As part of this effort, the DNI shall work closely with the Department of Defense to assess technical applications of biotechnology and biomanufacturing that could be misused by a foreign adversary for military purposes or that could otherwise pose a risk to the United States.  In support of these objectives, the DNI shall identify elements of the bioeconomy of highest concern and establish processes to support ongoing threat identification and impact assessments.

(b)  Within 240 days of the date of this order, the DNI shall provide classified assessments to the APNSA related to:

(i)   threats to United States national and economic security posed by foreign adversary development and application of biomanufacturing; and

(ii)  foreign adversary means of, and intended usages related to, acquisition of United States biotechnologies, biological data, and proprietary or precompetitive information.

(c)  Within 120 days of receiving the DNI’s assessments, the APNSA shall coordinate with the heads of relevant agencies as determined through the NSM-2 process to develop and finalize a plan to mitigate risks to the United States bioeconomy, based upon the threat identification and impact assessments described in subsection (a) of this section, the vulnerability assessments described in section 5(d) of this order, and other relevant assessments or information.  The plan shall identify where executive action, regulatory action, technology protection, or statutory authorities are needed to mitigate these risks in order to support the technology leadership and economic competitiveness of the United States bioeconomy.

(d)  The United States Government contracts with a variety of providers to support its functioning, including by contracting for services related to the bioeconomy.  It is important that these contracts are awarded according to full and open competition, as consistent with the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-369, 98 Stat. 1175).  In accordance with these objectives, and within 1 year of the date of this order, the Director of OSTP, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, the Secretary of HHS, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the DNI, the Administrator of NASA, and the Administrator of General Services, shall review the national security implications of existing requirements related to Federal procurement — including requirements contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement — and shall recommend updates to those requirements to the FAR Council, the Director of OMB, and the heads of other appropriate agencies as determined through the NSM-2 process.  The recommendations shall aim to standardize pre-award data collection to enable due diligence review of conflict of interest; conflict of commitment; foreign ownership, control, or influence; or other potential national security concerns.  The recommendations shall also include legislative proposals, as relevant.

(e)  The Director of OMB shall issue a management memorandum to agencies, or take other appropriate action, to provide generalized guidance based on the recommendations received pursuant to subsection (d) of this section.

Sec. 12.  International Engagement.  (a)  The Department of State and other agencies that engage with international partners as part of their missions shall undertake the following actions with foreign partners, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law — with a specific focus on developing countries, international organizations, and nongovernmental entities — to promote and protect both the United States and global bioeconomies:

(i)     enhance cooperation, including joint research projects and expert exchanges, on biotechnology R&D, especially in genomics;

(ii)    encourage regulatory cooperation and the adoption of best practices to evaluate and promote innovative products, with an emphasis on those practices and products that support sustainability and climate objectives;

(iii)   develop joint training arrangements and initiatives to support bioeconomy jobs in the United States;

(iv)    work to promote the open sharing of scientific data, including genetic sequence data, to the greatest extent possible in accordance with applicable law and policy, while seeking to ensure that any applicable access and benefit-sharing mechanisms do not hinder the rapid and sustainable development of innovative products and biotechnologies;

(v)     conduct horizon scanning to anticipate threats to the global bioeconomy, including national security threats from foreign adversaries acquiring sensitive technologies or data, or disrupting essential bio-related supply chains, and to identify opportunities to address those threats;

(vi)    engage allies and partners to address shared national security threats;

(vii)   develop, and work to promote and implement, biosafety and biosecurity best practices, tools, and resources bilaterally and multilaterally to facilitate appropriate oversight for life sciences, dual-use research of concern, and research involving potentially pandemic and other high-consequence pathogens, and to enhance sound risk management of biotechnology- and biomanufacturing-related R&D globally; and

(viii)  explore how to align international classifications of biomanufactured products, as appropriate, to measure the value of those products to both the United States and global bioeconomies.

(b)  Within 180 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of State, in coordination with the USTR and the heads of other agencies as determined by the Secretary, as appropriate, shall submit to the APNSA a plan to support the objectives described in subsection (a) of this section with foreign partners, international organizations, and nongovernmental entities.

Sec. 13.  Definitions.  For purposes of this order:

(a)  The term “agency” has the meaning given that term by 44 U.S.C. 3502(1).

(b)  The term “biotechnology” means technology that applies to or is enabled by life sciences innovation or product development.

(c)  The term “biomanufacturing” means the use of biological systems to develop products, tools, and processes at commercial scale.

(d)  The term “bioeconomy” means economic activity derived from the life sciences, particularly in the areas of biotechnology and biomanufacturing, and includes industries, products, services, and the workforce.

(e)  The term “biological data” means the information, including associated descriptors, derived from the structure, function, or process of a biological system(s) that is measured, collected, or aggregated for analysis.

(f)  The term “biomass” means any material of biological origin that is available on a renewable or recurring basis.  Examples of biomass include plants, trees, algae, and waste material such as crop residue, wood waste, animal waste and byproducts, food waste, and yard waste.

(g)  The term “biobased product” has the meaning given that term in 7 U.S.C. 8101(4).

(h)  The term “bioenergy” means energy derived in whole or in significant part from biomass.

(i)  The term “multiomic information” refers to combined information derived from data, analysis, and interpretation of multiple omics measurement technologies to identify or analyze the roles, relationships, and functions of biomolecules (including nucleic acids, proteins, and metabolites) that make up a cell or cellular system.  Omics are disciplines in biology that include genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics.

(j)  The term “key R&D areas” includes fundamental R&D of emerging biotechnologies, including engineering biology; predictive engineering of complex biological systems, including the designing, building, testing, and modeling of entire living cells, cell components, or cellular systems; quantitative and theory-driven multi-disciplinary research to maximize convergence with other enabling technologies; and regulatory science, including the development of new information, criteria, tools, models, and approaches to inform and assist regulatory decision-making.  These R&D priorities should be coupled with advances in predictive modeling, data analytics, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, high-performance and other advanced computing systems, metrology and data-driven standards, and other non-life science enabling technologies.

(k)  The terms “equity” and “underserved communities” have the meanings given those terms by sections 2(a) and 2(b) of Executive Order 13985.

(l)  The term “Tribal Colleges and Universities” has the meaning given that term by section 5(e) of Executive Order 14049 of October 11, 2021 (White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Native Americans and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities).

(m)  The term “Historically Black Colleges and Universities” has the meaning given that term by section 4(b) of Executive Order 14041 of September 3, 2021 (White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity Through Historically Black Colleges and Universities).

(n)  The term “minority serving institution” has the meaning given that term by 38 U.S.C. 3698(f)(4).

(o)  The term “foreign adversary” has the meaning given that term by section 3(b) of Executive Order 14034 of June 9, 2021 (Protecting Americans’ Sensitive Data From Foreign Adversaries).

(p)  The term “life sciences” means all sciences that study or use living organisms, viruses, or their products, including all disciplines of biology and all applications of the biological sciences (including biotechnology, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and pharmaceutical and biomedical research and techniques), but excluding scientific studies associated with radioactive materials or toxic chemicals that are not of biological origin or synthetic analogues of toxins.

Sec. 14.  General Provisions.  (a)  Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i)   the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii)  the functions of the Director of OMB relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b)  This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c)  This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.                           

JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.

THE WHITE HOUSE,

  September 12, 2022."

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2022/09/12/executive-order-on-advancing-biotechnology-and-biomanufacturing-innovation-for-a-sustainable-safe-and-secure-american-bioeconomy/

We need a new energy policy

A New Energy Policy

By 2019 the US was energy independent; meaning that we produced enough energy inside the country so that we did not depend on energy imports. The new administration in 2021 radically changed that policy due to a focused effort on abandoning fossil fuels in favor of renewables. Unfortunately, renewables (wind and solar) are, in many parts of the country, unreliable and intermittent energy sources. The U.S. economy is heavily dependent on fossil fuels because these energy sources generate 24-hour per day, continuous baseline power. Unfortunately, they are also sources of pollution and will eventually exhaust themselves.

This article isn’t about politics or the sometimes hysterical debate about climate change and pollution. It’s about how much time we have left before the United States undertakes a rational energy policy.

By rational energy policy I don’t mean relying on fossil fuels exclusively, or renewables exclusively. This country (and the world) needs to find reliable sources of clean, inexhaustible energy. For that we need to undertake an energy research program utilizing frontier physics.

99% of the research the Department of Energy sponsors is in the fossil fuel area. This must change. What must also change is the almost fanatical embrace of wind and solar and the abandonment of fossil fuels to the detriment of the economy, until continuous, clean energy sources are discovered. That’s why we need a total U.S. government and private industry research partnership to investigate new energy sources.

There are two areas we can research: one is the serious investigation of energy from the quantum particle flux, or the “zero-point” energy field that exists within the fabric of space. These investigations were being undertaken by the great inventor, Nikola Tesla, over a century ago, with some success. Now it is time for a serious, all-out research effort in this area.

The other area to investigate is magnetism. Permanent magnets hold energy; they can hold their charges for hundreds of years. We all understand the push-pull effect of a permanent magnet. Hold two magnets with their similar poles facing each other and you can feel the magnets pushing each other apart. Hold the magnets with opposite poles facing each other and the magnets snap together. A magnetic field induces an electric current. By arranging permanent magnets in an array, it should be possible for the push-pull magnetic effect to turn a rotor and generate electricity. This effect would be permanent because the energy of a magnet is permanent. Some genius just needs to determine how this is done.

The fossil-fuel crowd pooh-poohs and ridicules concepts like these (“perpetual motion machines,” “pie-in-the-sky lunacy,” “that technology is 50 years down the road”). The energy industry has been saying the latter for over 50 years! In the 21st century it is time to throw away such superannuated ideas. Mostly fossil fuels are ascendant because the fossil fuel industry is a $5T industry. That’s a lot of money.

The Failure of the Western Economic System

My guess is that the new research will not come from the West. Our economies have been gutted by insane industrial policies that have shipped our manufacturing base overseas, and an equally insane fiscal and monetary policy that prints fiat money in the trillions to solve economic problems. This is like running up your credit card debt past the maximum. Eventually the whole house of cards will collapse.  

I don’t care what you think of Vladimir Putin, he has got his head on straight when it comes to economic policy. In a speech given to the 25th St. Petersburg Economic Forum, he said,

Caught in the inflationary storm, developing nations have to ask themselves this question: Why bother exchanging goods for dollars and euros when they are losing value right before our eyes? Indeed the economy of imaginary wealth is being inevitably replaced by the economy of real valuables and hard assets.[emphasis mine] According to the IMF, today’s global foreign currency reserves contain 7.1 trillion dollars and 2.5 trillion euros. And this money is depreciating at an annual rate of 8%. Moreover, it can be stolen or confiscated at the whim of the US if it disapproves of something in a country’s policy. I think this has become a real threat for many countries that keep their gold and foreign exchange reserves in these currencies.”

https://twitter.com/MacroAlf/status/1566111781117775872

 Uh, yeah. Asia is organizing. The BRICS countries and their allies are organizing a different economic system, and a different reserve currency, independent of the West and our Central Bank system of fiat money by decree.

Let’s summarize what the Putin Monster said here: ‘The US and Europe are inflating their fiat money currencies so they are losing their value. We should abandon these worthless currencies and devise a new system based on currencies that represent real and tangible assets that people can use in their lives.’

Every word of this is true. Let’s take a look at what the US has done since the beginning of 2021: (a) Passed the “America Recovery Act” with 1.9 trillion printed dollars the government doesn’t have; (b) passed the “Infrastructure Act’” with 1.2 trillion freshly printed dollars the US doesn’t have; (c) Passed the $1.5 trillion “Supplemental Spending” bill with 1.5 trillion newly minted dollars the US doesn’t have. This was to make up for the proposed 5.8 trillion dollar spending bill for fiscal year 2022, which has over a trillion dollar deficit built into it! (The US will collect somewhere over 4 trillion in taxes this year).

Add that all up and you have almost 5 trillion dollars of unfunded spending over the next several years. Not all of this money will be spent in fiscal year 2022, but what will happen next year? More gigantic deficits. More continuing resolutions. No real budget, but continued spending in a desperate effort to save the carcass of the once-powerful American economy. Does anyone seriously think the government will stop overspending? Not a chance.

Resource Depletion

So – it looks like the new research that can make the planet energy independent using clean and unremitting energy sources might have to come from outside the US and Europe. Our hyper-financed economies are completely divorced from the reality of the true economy, as are our crazy, unsustainable energy policies based on polluting fossil fuels and intermittent wind and solar, which presently generate 12% of total U.S. energy. BTW, California has banned internal combustion engines by 2035. Governor Newsom also announced that owners of electric vehicles shouldn’t power up their batteries at home during the current heat wave! This is an example of the stupidity of current energy policies in the US. It’s also why we need to get some sense and initiate a massive research program that can make us independent of fossil fuels and intermittent wind and solar. We can’t afford to wait for other nations like China to do this, for governments like these are authoritarian and will impose concomitant political solutions that repress individual liberty and freedom. (If you think freedom and liberty are unfair, try living in an authoritarian state.)

The argument against a research program using a frontier physics approach is that the  US is blessed with huge natural gas deposits – in Pennsylvania, in Alaska, and in Texas. We have enough natural gas to last us almost a century. As of February 2022, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, natural gas was the United States' largest source of energy production, representing over 38 percent of all energy produced in the country, a 5% increase from 2016.

Hard-headed realists will ask why we need to spend billions on new research when we could develop our natural gas reserves and become completely energy independent again?

The answer is that a little investment now will generate a huge gain for the future. The US is not the only country in the world: we need to think about the entire human race. Moreover, the world’s consumption of fossil fuels is growing every year. Over the past 50 years, the world’s energy consumption has almost tripled, with oil and gas making up over half of all the energy consumed.

The US spent trillions of dollars fighting pointless, endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. How about we spend a little on an energy program that could make the entire human race energy independent, and keep our planet clean in the process? What’s the old saying? “Don’t shit where you eat.” Yeah. Don’t pollute this beautiful planet that sustains so much life upon it.

Such an energy program is do-able. We just have not made any investment in it, and have, in fact, suppressed frontier physics applications. The U.S. Patent Office is currently suppressing over 5,000 patents, many of them relating to energy.

Collectivization

There is currently a massive trend toward collectivization – authoritarian governments that promote a completely centralized approach to governance, such as the government in China. Global agencies such as the UN, the WHO, and the WEF are behind the effort to create hive-mind societies ruled from above. The current trend toward Transhumanism – augmenting human bodies ­– is also reflected in architecture. Huge cities like The Line are being proposed all over the world. These are cities separate from the natural environment, where collectivists can conduct social experiments and promote a Transhumanist way of life. Carlos Felipe Pardo, a senior adviser to the New Urban Mobility Alliance, says about The Line: “This solution is a little bit like wanting to live on Mars because things on Earth are very messy.” Check out the link, it’s a great NPR article.

There are many other proposed Transhumnist/Collectivist cities being proposed. Among them is Telosa, a planned city of 5 million in the southwest desert of the US, and the brainchild of billionaire Marc Lore. Telosa is based on the ideas of Henry George, a 19th century political economist and journalist, who believed that people should own the value they produce themselves, but that the economic value of land (including natural resources) should belong equally to all members of society. George’s ideas were enormously popular in the US in the 19th century. He critiqued private land ownership as a source of inequality. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, “Lore is particularly attracted to the strain of Georgism that involves creating a trust that holds the land in a community and uses the income it generates to fund social services.”

Whether or not these planned cities are Utopian or Dystopian, they are a dream to collectivists and Transhumanists like Yuval Hariri, who famously said, in a TED Talk,

Now, fast forward to the early 21st century when we just don’t need the vast majority of the population, because the future is about developing more and more sophisticated technology, like artificial intelligence [and] bioengineering, Most people don’t contribute anything to that, except perhaps for their data, and whatever people are still doing which is useful, these [Transhumanist] technologies increasingly will make redundant and will make it possible to replace the people.”

youtube.com/watch?v=w7DohVZS5Yo

Or maybe we can stuff them into planned cities like The Line and Telosa, where our betters can keep a watch over us.

Collectivization is intimately connected to resource depletion. One of the main arguments for planned cities like The Line is that they will conserve resources. Unfortunately, planned economies (command economies) are always found in authoritarian communist and fascist states. In a fascist state, the government rules in cooperation with wealthy oligarchs (similar to the corporate fascist state currently being developed in the US with cooperation from Big Tech, Big Media, and Big Pharma). Communist states engage in state-owned capitalism, as in China, where the central government subsumes the entire economy and owns every scrap of land, school, and factory. In both of these authoritarian collectivist states, the military enforces the diktats of the ruling government and the people have no freedom or liberty to make independent social or economic decisions. Erich Fromm tells us that a certain element of the population will always turn over their personal power to a dictator, but these societies always fail because individual initiative is stifled in the interests of the State/ruling class. Such societies are dead-on-arrival, and cannot continue long.

Conclusion

Collectivization is a natural outgrowth of resource depletion, and resource depletion/scarcity comes about through an over reliance on fossil fuels and intermittent (but at least renewable) energy sources like wind and solar.

It is time to release our dependence on both of these energy resources. Let’s utilize the creativity of the great US people and launch a program that will develop clean energy from unlimited energy sources. Ultimately a zero-point solution is the ideal, but using the power of permanent magnets to build portable magnetic generators for the home, or larger ones for an entire neighborhood or factory, are also attractive.

We can do it. Such a government-sponsored research program in cooperation with private industry has never been tried before. In fact, new inventions have been suppressed in favor of technologies that aren’t up to the task.

Instead of sending $80 billion to Ukraine to fight yet another regional war, let’s invest in the future of every human being on the planet. The US is still a world leader. Our scientific base has been politicized and compromised, but it is still intact.

The US can once again be an inspirational leader to the rest of the world. These new, frontier technologies are coming. They are inevitable if we want to build a prosperous, flourishing human civilization in cooperation with our beautiful planet.  

A consciousness revolution is underway

The human race is going through a period of chaos. All systems are not GO; they are breaking down. In preparation for what?

I don’t think the world is going to fall apart. The climate isn’t going to kill us, and the nutjobs and psychopaths who run the planet aren’t going to win. They are on their last legs now.

The Crazies

It seems that there are two factions of the crazy “elites.” The first faction is the Transhumanists, who want a chipped human society living in “smart” cities hooked up to the Internet of Things and the Internet of Bodies. The second faction are what I call the Depopulationists. These are the bat-shit crazy people who put up the Georgia Guidestones and who want the human population drastically reduced. These are the people who created the Sars COVID-2 virus, who locked everyone down and masked everyone and kept kids out of school, and who forced experimental mRNA “vaccines” on hundreds of millions of people while denying early treatment options such as hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin (two of the CDC’s safest drugs). This faction’s latest ploy is “Carbon Zero,” using a fake climate emergency to spread fear porn that carbon emissions will destroy life on earth during one of the earth’s natural climate cycles.

Oregon governor Kate Brown signs a bill in 2021. Climate activists wear T-Shirts predicting their own imminent deaths

 The Chinese Communist Party is using Carbon Zero to ruthlessly suppress dissent against their illegitimate regime, earlier this year locking down entire cities like Shanghai while people starved in their apartments. The governments of Canada and the tiny little country of the Netherlands – the world’s second leading exporter of food to the world – are following suit using this hoax, shutting down farmers because they are using nitrogen fertilizers! The result of these actions is not carbon-zero, but a restriction of the food supply. (Coming to the US soon by as many politicians as can be bribed or coerced.) Meanwhile China, the world’s biggest carbon emissions polluter in the world by far, is allowed to continue its reckless burning of coal in unscrubbed power plants with not a word said. Xi Jinping’s duplicitous statement at President Biden’s climate summit in July that China would reach net-zero emissions by 2060 ( with a peak no later than 2030), is a complete joke. According to the New Scientist, Xi’s CCP are continuing to build more carbon-spewing coal-fired power plants. “Some 176 gigawatts of coal capacity was under construction in 2021, and more than half of that was being built in China.” Carbon Zero my ass.

The Transhumanists and the  Depopulationists are a set of people who have little knowledge of Self. Their totalitarian and dictatorial impulses are a remnant of the past, a last demonic ejaculation of karma from the underworld of the collective human psyche.

This is what sane people are facing at this point in time. Fortunately, no one with any self-awareness embraces their dystopian insanity, which is why these policies must be imposed by force.

The Shift

The planet is going through a Shift: a shift away from old self-destructive ideas about human nature and into a more benevolent and harmonious conception that is more aligned with the Creative Source. The Shift is a realignment of how human beings perceive themselves. It is taking place worldwide on an invisible stage: the stage of consciousness.

The Shift is occurring at the level of thought. This idea is, of course, incomprehensible lunacy to the materialists and dystopians who firmly believe in the “human beings are meat” theory of life and consciousness.

Sorry meatians, thought isn’t neurons firing in the brain. It’s no wonder that neuroscientists have never been able to detect a thought. The energy of consciousness evades the investigations of science because it cannot yet be detected by scientific instruments. Science deals with and measures the material world.

Linear vs Non-linear

The Shift is also a move from linear to non-linear thinking.  Many people are taking an emotional approach to life rather than a rational one – a right brain approach rather than a left brain one. These are people who see society and its intractable problems and are reaching for untested and untried solutions, such as using social workers to arbitrate conflicts instead of the standard armed police force. These policies have been a failure so far, but look for more unusual approaches as the old ones, which are used in our traditional institutions and organizations, continue to fail. Just yesterday, in a  New York Times article titled “The Constitution is Broken and Should Not be Reclaimed,” two law professors,  Ryan D. Doerfler of Harvard, and Samuel Moyn of Yale, have stated that the Constitution should be “radically altered” to “reclaim America from Constitutionalism” in order to fit certain conceptions of social justice.  Others have suggested defunding the entire Department of Education, and the FBI. These are radical solutions for endemic societal problems that reflect a desire to completely break from the linear past. Mathematics, for example, is being criticized because there is only one right answer to a math problem. Well, there IS only one right answer to a math problem, but people who say things like this are looking for more intuitive solutions to problems in general. They are using math as an example to say: “Linear thinking excludes too many other viable options.”

Many of the new approaches are irrational and nutty, but they are attempts to bypass linear thinking and replace it with more multidimensional or intuitive approaches. Their origin lies in the shift in consciousness. This social phenomenon will continue as the Shift progresses. Right now, they manifest primarily in political narratives that seek to “get over” on political enemies. However, I believe we will see more and more of this. Who knows, someone is bound to come up with a new approach that most people can agree on!

Linear thinking is represented by the statement, “If it was good enough for my granddad it’s good enough for me.” There are some people who want to go back to the “good old days,” when the world was a much more linear, and simple, place. But we aren’t going back to that old world. Attempts to recreate it will fail because the change in consciousness requires a clean break from old thinking.

During the Shift, the forces of darkness have seen their opportunity to remake the world.  Transhumanists and Depopulationists are ascendant now (temporarily) during the chaos as the new consciousness begins to break up corrupt, stale institutions. Outfits like the World Bank, the IMF – and any institution that lacks integrity – won’t make it to the new reality. Neither will degraded organizations like the World Economic Forum and their dystopian fellow travelers. You will eat bugs. You will own nothing and be happy. Yikes! These people are bonkers.

There is a dark side and a light side to the Shift.  

The good news is that all institutions and organizations with a debased view of humanity won’t survive the new consciousness. They will collapse without any help from the outside, because their view of human beings denies the basic goodness of the soul. In other words, the new consciousness doesn’t have to engage in the tactics of linear thinking: fighting against that which is not wanted. We don’t have to march in the streets or “give them a taste of their own medicine.” Sooner than we think these degraded notions will no longer be congruent with how the majority of humanity views itself. These organizations will fade away quietly, not with a bang but with a whimper.

This is a thought revolution, not a kinetic one. The dark is making it a kinetic fight, but this will fail.

The new consciousness is coming about slowly and invisibly. The new consciousness can’t be stopped by the Old Guard because it is occurring on a level beyond their materialist understanding. That won’t stop the Old Guard from lashing out in any way it can.

In their desperation to save their new world order – which is merely a modern-day version of traditional totalitarianism with new technology – they will act and speak more and more outlandishly and act in the only way they know how: with intimidation, coercion, and disinformation. The Old Guard will use the tried and true techniques of propaganda, which requires constant repetition.  But these organizations will wonder why their messaging is not getting through as it used to.

The reason is because their messages will be on a lower level of consciousness than the bulk of the population. The new kids coming in to the planet are ready for more harmony and cooperation, and will expect it and demand it. They will no longer accept war and conflict as a resolution to problems. Those who are awakening feel the same way, and there are more and more of us every day.

In essence, the Old Guard will eventually and inevitably destroy themselves, because their thinking and their belief structures will become more and more divorced from reality.

This will inevitably (and already has) led to conflict between the old consciousness and the new consciousness. This will not be a standard, traditional generational conflict. Over the next decade or two there will be a “splitting” of society into those with low consciousness and self-awareness, and those with higher self-awareness. The Shift will affect people of all ages and cultures, old and young. This process will happen naturally, because people like to hang out with people who think like them. We’ll see one side of society fighting and competing with each other, and another part of society more interested in cooperation and real diversity of thought. Only this time, unlike the past 6,000 years, the majority will be the good guys. The new awakening in consciousness is affecting the balance between light and dark on the planet. For 6,000 years that balance was always in favor of the dark, which is why civilizations constantly rose and then fell. Now the population has grown so large and so networked that the Shift is possible. The consciousness revolution is quietly underway, out of sight of the dark. Their only solution is to chip and disrupt world society and the world economy, but their plans must inevitably fail.  The vast majority of humanity isn’t falling for it!

The world is moving out of linear thinking

The Bureaucracy

The world is polarized. We are surrounded not by information, but by competing political narratives. Every sector of society is affected, including science.  The linear connections that kept the old system in place are dissolving. The world is becoming more multi-dimensional. New approaches to old problems are being tried (defund the police; unarmed, community-based civil security forces instead of standard police, etc.). So far these have been miserable failures, but change is the new normal. Old solutions don’t work anymore, so new ones are being tried. This looks scary sometimes.

In the US, our “checks  and balances” system of government, where the executive, legislative, and judicial branches stay in their lanes and provide stability, is morphing into something unrecognizable.  Our country is essentially governed now by the Senior Executive Service, which leads hundreds of thousands of established bureaucrats that ignore Supreme Court decisions, Congressional legislation, and presidential directives, and who stay on as political administrations change every four or eight years. In 2016, the Senior Executive Service (SES) had 8,156 members, 7,000 0f whom were appointed by President Obama (not confirmed by the Senate in a true democratic process). Most of these appointees do not arise from inside the respective agencies through a merit system, and are often  unqualified for their positions. The Senior Executive Service, as described by the Office of Personnel Management, is essentially a protective layer of senior bureaucrats that protect the administrative state and direct the operations of government regardless of the will of Congress and the people. According to OPM.gov,

Members of the SES serve in the key positions just below the top Presidential appointees. SES members are the major link between these appointees and the rest of the Federal workforce. They operate and oversee nearly every government activity in approximately 75 Federal agencies.”

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/

In 2022, the Federal bureaucracy runs the government – not elected officials or Senate confirmed agency leaders – and it is essentially election-proof.

The two British comedies, “Yes, Minister” and “Yes, Prime Minister” outline the workings of the bureaucracy and its stultifying effect on  British democracy. These two programs are hilarious and also very educational.

This problem is not new. In ancient China, emperors were dependent on entrenched administrators and bureaucrats. The Chinese first developed the centralized, administrative state thousands of years ago. Brittanica says,

hsien [is] the basic unit of local government in China. The word hsien may be roughly translated as ‘county,’ or ‘district’… hsien became the model for a new type of administrative system based on districts that were all governed by the central power of the kingdom.”  

https://www.britannica.com/topic/hsien-Chinese-government-unit

The Communist Party in China, which rules the country with an iron fist, is a logical outgrowth of thousands of years of bureaucratic control. The Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire also had large bureaucracies that essentially ran the day-to-day activities of the empire. Throughout history, rulers have been dependent on bureaucracies that, through sheer inertia and size, have amassed power to themselves. This is now true in the US.

Today, our own government bureaucracy  has developed ingenious systems to bypass the three branches of government. Essentially, NGOs and activist groups submit complaints about policy to various government agencies with a list of demands. The bureaucracy then negotiates with these groups and comes to an agreement, and one or more of the demands become government policy.  (NGO stands for non-governmental organization[1], such as Catholic Relief Services. NGOs very often receive monetary support from state and federal agencies.) This system bypasses the democratic process and ensures that no matter which party is in control, the administrative bureaucracies run the show. My friend Diana, who used to work for a local city bureaucracy as an administrator, described the attitude of the government workers toward their elected boss. “He gives the orders, we ignore them and do what we want.” When the Trumpster ordered his generals to get out of Afghanistan, JCS Chairman General Milley and DoD Secretary Esper simply did not comply. So much for being “commander in chief.” The bureaucracy prevails.

That’s the situation we have in 2022: a gigantic government that sucks $4 trillion dollars out of what’s left of the private economy, run by an immense, unresponsive federal bureaucracy in DC, possibly the most corrupt city on earth. Congress itself is merely a rubber stamp for legislation that is written by K Street corporate lobbyists, and is essentially no different than the pathetic People’s Congress in China, which is wholly subservient to the diktats of the Party, the Ministry of State Security, and the PLA, the Chinese military. The present state of Congress is accurately described by Nancy Pelosi’s defense of Obamacare legislation when she said  in 2010 (no shit, she actually said this): “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it – away from the fog of the controversy.” Nothing new here. The Patriot Act was passed in 2001 at 3 in the morning, thousands of pages of legislation, without any of our so-called “elected representatives” ever seeing the bill or reading it through. The so-called “Infrastructure bill,” a $1.9 trillion boondoggle, was literally introduced and then voted on at 4 in the morning to celebrations. (In Revenge of the Sith, Padme says, “So this is how democracy dies – with thunderous applause.” Yup.)

The checks and balances system for a true, responsive democracy that was devised back in the 1780s is falling apart. The bureaucracy (administrative state) in the United States is trying to create a police state, backed by the corporate media, Big Tech, and Big Pharma, and is unwillingly financed by the people (who have no say in what policies are implemented), and directed by multinational corporations. The new Orwellian “Inflation Reduction Act” authorizes the hiring of more IRS agents. Do you think these guys are coming after millionaires and billionaires like Bill Gates? No, they will more than likely be investigating the working class and the middle class. Or what’s left of us. To see a list of qualifications for these new “agents,” click on the endnote number after the period.[2]

The Biden presidency perfectly demonstrates a government run by an unelected bureaucracy.  Clearly, this man is cognitively impaired, shaking hands with the air, walking off aimlessly on the stage, mumbling words even when reading off the teleprompter. Do you think this guy is running the executive branch? Seriously? This situation – an absentee president run by his handlers – is precisely what the people really running this government want. Without a competent chief executive, the bureaucracy rules unopposed. “End of quote. Repeat the line.” God help us.

That’s where we are now. Competing, hate-filled narratives dominate the “information” landscape. Fortunately, a grass-roots movement to restore common sense is gaining momentum. This, in esoteric terms, is the light reaching out to illuminate the darkness.

Change and Consciousness

The view from 40,000 feet looks different from the situation on the ground.

Let’s take the POV of consciousness, rather than the body reality. The origin of consciousness is not neurons firing in the brain; consciousness is not meat-based. Human consciousness is directly connected to the soul, an esoteric, non-physical awareness that exists independent of the physical body. The soul is itself an aspect of a universal consciousness that is eternal and cannot die. Death is a physical process whereby the soul awareness of the human being departs from a physical body. Consciousness exists before and after the death of the physical body – this is embodied in the ancient concept of reincarnation.

In the last post we discussed the idea that the collective consciousness of humanity has, in the past, not understood its own power. Throughout history we have accepted that human nature is barbaric, and have always waited for the other shoe to drop (my grandfather always used to say, “You can’t fight City Hall”). Well, fuck that. The theory of consciousness that says human beings are meat, and that when you die you’re dead, is an abject failure. It has led to a history of wars, conflict, poverty, and injustice based on a flawed concept of human nature. So yeah, enough of that.

A consciousness revolution is occurring all over the planet. It’s coming from individuals waking up and stepping into their power, understanding that they are more than hamburger. There is no way to stop it. The Transhumanists and their dystopian control structures, with chipped human beings in smart cities surveilled from above by a few psychopaths, isn’t going to happen. The hsien system of ancient China has been brought forward by the dictators in Beijing, using cutting-edge technology, but the Chinese people are waking up. The CCP in China is on its last legs. That system is now being hurriedly transferred to Western Europe and the US in a desperate attempt to create a dark future, but it will never take hold here.

So, the other shoe is never going to drop. Stop worrying and let’s all get a more positive outlook. The esoteric, soul-based system we are all a part of is benevolent. We can’t see this because we have been trained to think of ourselves in a debased, anti-human way. A more positive future is only constrained by the free will decisions of individuals. There are no all-powerful historic forces waiting “out there” to crush us. Our own conception of ourselves has created the problems our societies have faced throughout history.

So fuck it, let’s change that and see what happens.


[1] What are NGOs?

NGOs, or non-governmental organizations, play a major role in international development, aid, and philanthropy.

NGOs are often non-profit and may run budgets of millions or up to billions of dollars each year.

NGOs rely on a variety of funding sources, from private donations and membership dues to government grants.

Advocacy NGOs work to influence public policy. [emphasis mine]

Some well-known NGOs include the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and Amnesty International.

Source: NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) Definition (investopedia.com)

[2] Here is an a advertisement from the IRS’s own website, titled “IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent,” subtitled “WE’RE HIRING SPECIAL AGENTS NOW!” In the list of qualifications under “Major Duties” is the following:

Major Duties

Adhere to the highest standards of conduct, especially in maintaining honesty and integrity.

Work a minimum of 50 hours per week, which may include irregular hours, and be on-call 24/7, including holidays and weekends.

Maintain a level of fitness necessary to effectively respond to life-threatening situations on the job.

Be willing and able to participate in arrests, execution of search warrants, and other dangerous assignments.

Carry a firearm; must be prepared to protect him/herself or others from physical attacks at any time and without warning and use firearms in life-threatening situation; must be willing to use of force up to and including the use of deadly force.

Source: IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent | IRS Careers

I have no argument with the first three, but the last one? Since when does a tax agency need armored agents to use deadly force? That only occurs in a police state.

Scott Rosenberg at Axios reports that Facebook is changing its chronological organization of posts, and is going to “shape your online life around the algorithmically-sorted preferences of millions of strangers around the globe.”

Algorithms sorting posts? This is how Transhumanists want to run the world: Create a hive mind where individuality is subsumed by AIs and algos that know better what we should be thinking and reading and watching.

That's how TikTok sorts the videos it shows users, and that's largely how Facebook will now organize its home screen.”

That’s great! Tik Tok is owned by the Chinese Communist Party. All of the data you put up on Tik Tok goes to servers in China. The CCP has already created a totalitarian, technocratic state that ruthlessly suppresses dissent and individual opinion. In other words, the CCP and now Facebook are aligning their view of the world around the Hive Mind. Everybody think, speak, and act alike! Don’t rock the boat! The goal of Transhumanism and their allies in Big Tech and Big Medical, and the nutjobs in Davos, is to create an entire planetary society modeled on the CCP’s state fascism.

The dominant player in social media is transforming itself into a kind of digital mass media, in which the reactions of hordes of anonymous users, processed by machine learning, drive the selection of your content.”

Yup. That’s the “vision” of the sociopaths who have somehow gotten to the top of our governments and world institutions like the WEF, the WHO, and the UN.

Facebook and its rivals call this a ‘discovery engine’...For roughly a decade following the 2008 financial crisis, social networks — led by Facebook, with Twitter playing an important secondary role —dominated the internet's culture and economy. Their rise came with high hopes they might unleash waves of democratic empowerment and liberate self-expression around the world. But their chief impact emerged in the transformation of the media industry and the digital advertising business.”

Yes. And the suppression of free speech as the search algos became more and more authoritarian, suppressing “unwanted” content in the name of “protecting” people from “harmful” opinions.

The TikTok-style ‘discovery engine’ model shares many of the same problems. Posts are even less rooted in a web of social relationship. The larger the crowd, the louder the threshold for speech to be heard.”

But there is good news:

Messaging will continue to grow as the central channel for private, one-to-one and small group communications. Meta owns a big chunk of that market, too, thanks to Facebook Messenger and its ownership of WhatsApp. At the other end of the media spectrum, the ‘discovery engines’ run by TikTok and Meta will duke it out with streaming services to capture billions of eyeballs around the globe and sell that attention to advertisers.

All this leaves a vacuum in the middle — the space of forums, ad-hoc group formation and small communities that first drove excitement around internet adoption in the pre-Facebook era. Facebook's sunsetting of its own social network could open a new space for innovation on this turf, where relative newcomers like Discord are already beginning to thrive.”

Let the myopic giants in Big Tech and Big Medical, aligned with their nutjob Transhumanist buddies, continue to promote a World Hive Mind. They will capture a certain percentage of the population of course. But those of us with self-awareness will reject this dystopian future and create a better one, based on guaranteed human rights that come from God, not the state.

The UN, the World Health Organization, and their allies in the private sector such as Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, are going all-out to impose a worldwide medical surveillance state

CNBC has announced that Jeff Bezos has just bought One Medical for $3.2 billion. In cash.

Amazon is acquiring One Medical for $18 a share, an all-cash deal that values the primary health-care provider at roughly $3.9 billion, the companies said Thursday.

The deal deepens Amazon’s presence in health care, which Neil Lindsay, senior vice president of Amazon Health Services, said is “high on the list of experiences that need reinvention.”

The e-commerce giant hopes to improve how people book appointments and the experience of being seen by a physician, Lindsay said in a statement.

“We love inventing to make what should be easy easier and we want to be one of the companies that helps dramatically improve the healthcare experience over the next several years,” he said.

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/21/amazon-to-buy-primary-health-care-provider-one-medical-for-roughly-3point9-billion.html

And if you believe that last sentence, I have a bridge in the Gobi desert to sell you.

First take a gander at the WHO's "Immunization Agenda." This document expresses the goals of Big Pharma and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization), which is to vaccinate every man, woman, and child on planet earth. From the WHO document:

The Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA2030) sets an ambitious, overarching global vision and strategy for vaccines and immunization for the decade 2021–2030. It draws on lessons learnt, acknowledges continuing and new challenges posed by infectious diseases and capitalizes on new opportunities to meet those challenges. IA2030 positions immunization as a key contributor to people’s fundamental right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable physical and mental health and also as an investment in the future, creating a healthier, safer, more prosperous world for all. IA2030 aims to ensure that we maintain the hard-won gains and also that we achieve more – leaving no one behind, in any situation or at any stage of life. [emphasis mine]

IA2030 is intended to inspire and align the activities of community, national, regional and global stakeholders – national governments, regional bodies, global agencies, development partners, health care professionals, academic and research institutions, vaccine developers and manufacturers, the private sector and civil society. Its impact will be maximized by more effective and efficient use of resources, innovation to improve performance and measures to attain financial and programmatic sustainability. Success will depend on building and strengthening partnerships within and outside the health sector as part of a coordinated effort to improve access to high-quality, affordable primary health care, achieve universal health coverage and accelerate progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). [emphasis mine]

https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/immunization-agenda-2030-a-global-strategy-to-leave-no-one-behind

What does this mean? Health = vaccines. "Leaving no one behind" means vaccinating EVERYONE. A worldwide effort in all sectors of society -- using what the WHO calls "global stakeholders" -- that means Big Pharma, their billionaire buddies, and their captured agents in every sector of society -- to inject you with whatever vaccine they choose. At any time. By calling a "health emergency."

But that's not all. If you want to know more about the game plan of the elites for the Great Unwashed masses of humanity, read this document: The WHO's "Global genomic surveillance strategy for pathogens with pandemic and epidemic potential 2022–2032" at https://www.who.int/initiatives/genomic-surveillance-strategy (You can read this doc by downloading it from the above link).

This document outlines a plan to surveil all humans on the planet via a genomic analysis of each human body, as a part of the UN's "Sustainable Development" program.. Then, our betters can devise "vaccines" and other "useful" methods to eliminate pesky pathogens that might interfere with health -- or, maybe, to silence those who think, say, or do anything that goes against a planetary medical bureaucracy run from above by a few psychopaths.

From the document:

Global genomic surveillance strategy for pathogens with pandemic and epidemic potential, 2022–2032

The Strategy provides a high-level unifying framework to leverage existing capacities, address barriers and strengthen the use of genomic surveillance in the detection, monitoring and response to public health threats. Genomic surveillance is part of the broader surveillance and laboratory system, and its implementation should reinforce end-to-end capacities including sample collection, diagnostics, data sharing and analysis. The strategy aims to facilitate the connectivity between different disease control programs and surveillance networks. This interoperability will strengthen the cross-cutting essential public health laboratory functions underpinning genomics holistically. The strategy articulates the overarching goal, objectives and strategic actions needed. These are dependent on commitments from countries, partners and WHO for their implementation. [emphasis mine]

...

Information on public health threats needs to be rapidly available to allow for country, regional and global risk assessments that can quickly trigger public health interventions. The IHR (2005) obligates State Parties to develop national capacity for the detection, investigation and reporting through WHO of potential public health emergencies of international concern...

The strategy does not focus on one pathogen or a specific public health threat. Rather, it aims to provide a unifying vision for using genomics as a powerful addition to address public health needs for pandemic and epidemic preparedness and response broadly.... Ultimately, genomic surveillance is part of the broader surveillance and laboratory system, and its implementation should reinforce end-to-end capacities including sample collection, diagnostics, data sharing and analysis....

As the genomic surveillance use cases extend beyond pandemic and epidemic preparedness and response, the strategy aims to facilitate the connectivity with other disease control programmes and surveillance networks. This interoperability will strengthen the cross-cutting essential public health laboratory functions underpinning genomics holistically. [emphasis mine]

https://www.who.int/initiatives/genomic-surveillance-strategy

You get the idea. There's more insanity like this as you read the rest of the document.

The globalist plan for your future and the future of your children is outlined very succinctly in these publications. They're not hiding anything.

Will it work?

Nope. These are the delusional dreams of a few psychopaths who think it's their right to run the planet.

We won't let them.

“Faith gives us the fixed compass points to navigate by, to know who we are. Absent that we are going to believe the most attractive and seductive lie, or whatever generates in us the most fear.”

— Father Robert McTeigue

Spirituality and religion – the connection to God/Spirit – are what totalitarians fear most. People who understand that they are not meat bodies cannot be propagandized because we understand that life itself, and our own personal self awareness, is not dependent on what happens to the body. We understand that consciousness is divine and ultimately non-physical. Our very essence is independent of the physical world, and therefore, out of their reach.

This is a terrifying idea to the forces of darkness. It is why totalitarians react so brutally and violently when anyone brings up the subject of spirituality or religion or faith, for it goes beyond their authority. Deep down inside, in a hidden recess of their souls, totalitarians understand this. It drives them crazy. They burn churches and attack congregations and forbid all mention of the higher nature of the human being.

 In the world today, under the pressure of a mass awakening of humanity, the forces of darkness have been forced to organize and come out into the open. Over the past two years, under the guise of “climate change” and phony pandemics, we have been locked down, forcibly vaccinated with experimental gene therapies, overprescribed with SSRI’s (anti-depressants), our jobs and businesses shut down, our children forcibly masked for hours in schools. You know the rest. Behind all this is Big Pharma, who have essentially bought off the “public servants” in our parliaments, in Congress, and in the medical establishment.

For example, a new study from UCL (University College  London), published in MedicalXPress, shows that there is no link between low serotonin levels and depression. For decades doctors have been prescribing antidepressants because of this link. Moreover, according to Dr. Robert Malone, it is now established medically that there is a link between antidepressants and violent activity (mass shooters, anyone?). From the study:

Lead author Professor Joanna Moncrieff, a Professor of Psychiatry at UCL and a consultant psychiatrist at North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT), said: "It is always difficult to prove a negative, but I think we can safely say that after a vast amount of research conducted over several decades, there is no convincing evidence that depression is caused by serotonin abnormalities, particularly by lower levels or reduced activity of serotonin.

"The popularity of the 'chemical imbalance' theory of depression has coincided with a huge increase in the use of antidepressants. Prescriptions for antidepressants have risen dramatically since the 1990s, with one in six adults in England and 2% of teenagers now being prescribed an antidepressant in a given year.

"Many people take antidepressants because they have been led to believe their depression has a biochemical cause, but this new research suggests this belief is not grounded in evidence."

University College London, "No evidence that depression is caused by low serotonin levels, finds comprehensive review," https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-07-evidence-depression-serotonin-comprehensive.html

Oops. Looks like “the science” is wrong and has been wrong for decades. Once again we find the involvement of Big Pharma in the harms that are being done to people who trust the medical establishment.

But there is good news! The link between Vitamin D, and sunlight, to combat depression is strong.

What’s the lesson here?

Perhaps we shouldn’t immediately take some pharmaceutical cocktail (or vaccine) every time we feel bad. Maybe, traditional remedies can help (Ivermectin, anyone?)

Guess what? The FDA (under Emergency Use Authorization, NOT licensure) has authorized a new COVID vaccine!! Yes sir, line up and get your Novavax shots (two-doses recommended by the company). Dr. Malone says that the vax is being promoted to the vaccine hesitant, claiming that the new vax does NOT contain spike protein. According to virologist Malone, this is false. The new vax DOES contain spike protein and is associated with adverse  myocarditis events (blood clotting).

The Root Cause of Human Misery

What motivates people to do irrational things, or act against their best interests? Or go on public mass-shooting sprees?

The root cause is a disconnect from a person’s own inherent spiritual nature. Our society is completely secular. Even the mention of religion or spirituality is roundly criticized by media and spokespersons for government and public institutions.

The hatred of religion and spirituality is the hallmark of those who either lack self-awareness, or who have succumbed to the unending brainwashing that comes from mass media and social media. What bothers me is that people feel miserable following this anti-human narrative, yet they do not connect their misery with their fervent secularism, which denies their personal connection to Source. This is why many turn to drugs. This is why many cling to a politicized scientific narrative that has nothing to with real science, or real investigation. "Mathematics is racist!”

However, it’s better to believe in something than believe in nothing.

Even belief in a dangerous secularism that denies a person their very soul is better than the emptiness and hollowness of no belief at all in anything.

Propaganda, disinformation campaigns, and secularist nonsense fills in the gaps. People become unglued and unhinged.

The secularist narrative is the materialist narrative. The primary belief of all secularists and materialists is the “human beings are meat” theory of life and consciousness. When you die, you’re dead.

I’ve talked about this in most of my posts.

The idea that a person’s consciousness is snuffed out upon death of the body is at the root of all secularist/materialist belief systems. It is the ultimate falsehood. It is the only thing in this world that is 100% WRONG.

As I said in the last post, there is no way to broadly raise a person’s awareness of their  intimate connection to the One. Recognition of your own divinity is a PURELY personal and subjective experience.

Fortunately, the human race is undergoing a mass awakening, for reasons I described in the last post.

A New Track

We’re on a different track now. We can discard the old history, the old narratives, the old “Now I have tos” and “Now I’m supposed tos.”

These are all part of the old track with its wars and conflicts.

This mass awakening isn’t going to happen all at once. It’s happening one person at a time. The filthy closet of the collective human psyche, with all of its self-destructive beliefs and karma, must be cleaned out. We’re going through that process now as a species.

The good news is that EVERY person on this planet can discover that spiritual connection for themselves. It’s personal and subjective, and it’s all yours. Even a totalitarian society cannot deprive you of that Knowledge, even if your body is thrown into a prison.

When you die, you go Home. Some of you reading this understand what I’m saying.

And then you get to come back again, if that is your choice.

This moment in time /evolution is something all civilizations go through. By that I mean, there are other planets “out there” in the galaxy that have gone through the shit we’re going through. Perhaps this is a like a standardized test – the grand Test of light and dark. On a planet of free will, individuals get to make a choice to go either way.

I’m trying to say that the earth experience isn’t for sissies. As incarnated souls, we chose to come here to this rough and ready planet, to help the human race advance in consciousness. Well, we’re in it now! The process of spiritual advancement has begun, initiated by the soul desire of over 7 billion. That’s why this process is so intense, so powerful, so overwhelming.

The more of us who believe we are going to make it, the more of us will create a benevolent future and unleash the power of human creativity. When that happens there will be a a worldwide Renaissance. I see it, I can feel it. Undoubtedly some readers can feel this as well, for it is an aspect of the Light that is beaming forth into the world and exposing the darkness..

Despite appearances, we are on our way to defeating the secularist/materialist crazies, whose narratives are getting nuttier and nuttier every day. Eventually, even they will see the light.

Background – A world economy in transition

The world’s economy and financial system is a complex system with billions of participants. This system is under enormous stress due to the recent actions of influential state actors. The Western (US) attack on the Russian ruble, and the freezing of Russian assets, has exacerbated a political shift that has turned state actors against the dollar. Countries in Europe and Asia saw how the current U.S. government weaponized the SWIFT interbank system[1] against a country (Russia) it doesn’t like. (SWIFT is a secure communication system between banks that allows them to quickly process international payments.) This political weaponization of routine currency payments between nations pissed off a lot of people. It has further cemented a new alignment of nations that is creating an alternative way of conducting business internationally.

The world economy is emerging out of a predictable dollar-based system into a more unpredictable one. This is causing huge volatility in markets around the world. And a lot of fear and anxiety.

The SWIFT system of international trade has dominated world commerce, and greatly benefits the U.S. dollar. The US controls SWIFT, so the U.S. government basically has (or had) control over global financial payments. From Washington DC, the US can damage the economy of any country by cutting it off from SWIFT. In 2018, the US also cut Iran off from SWIFT, which has caused continued damage to Iran’s economy.

U.S. sponsored economic sanctions are being rejected by powerful economies such as China, and other nations in China’s orbit. Despite its attack on Ukraine, Russia has gained sympathy from many nations because the U.S. sanctions have made it difficult for Russia to sell its products and conduct the business it needs to support its people. Nobody in the US cares about Putin and Russia (or the radical mullahs in Iran), but other nations ask the question, “What if we are next?” People want to be able to do business with each other without politics getting in the way.

As a reaction to the sanctions on its economy, Russia has demanded that all purchases of their liquid natural gas and oil be transacted in rubles, not dollars, bypassing SWIFT. This has further disrupted supply chains that world commerce relies upon, because Russia is a leading exporter of natural gas and oil.

In addition, the current U.S. government has curtailed domestic energy fossil fuel production in their zeal for a carbon-neutral economy. As a result, gasoline is much higher at the pump and truckers are beginning to run out of diesel fuel. Trucks transport 80% of the food and spare parts and appliances and the stuff in our hardware stores. Like it or not, trucks are the lifeblood of our economy. Not to mention that farm tractors, construction machinery, and transport trains also run on diesel engines.

Renewable energy is a wonderful idea. Unfortunately, wind and solar are intermittent energy sources. Wind and solar (with battery backups to release energy during periods when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow) are great for single-family homes connected to the fossil fuel grid, but they do not produce continuous baseline power generation, 24 hours a day.

Moreover, wind and solar will not solve our oil problem. Wind and solar are used to make electricity, but electricity won’t run today’s cars, and it won’t run tractors, or construction equipment, or transport trains, or aircraft. Oil and electricity are used for different things. Even if we generate more electricity, it doesn’t fix our oil problem.

And then there is the post-2008 era of massive Quantitative Easing and near-zero interest rates, which has led to a massive expansion of  U.S. government debt. The U.S. government has engaged in a trillions-of-dollars printing and spending spree over the past two years. This has resulted in massive inflation on vital goods and services. Like piling debt onto a credit card, you can only print so much money before the system maxes out! With a $30 trillion debt and over $9 trillion on the balance sheet of the Federal Reserve, the consequences of more money printing by the government is even higher inflation. More and more money chases a limited amount of goods and services, the production of which has been reduced over the past two years by COVID, vaccine mandates, and lockdowns.

F. William Engdahl sums this up succinctly:

Since January 2020 the Fed, Bank of England, European Central Bank, and Bank of Japan have injected a combined $9 trillion in near zero rate credit into the world banking system. Since a Fed policy change in September 2019, it enabled Washington to increase public debt by a staggering $10 trillion in less than 3 years. Then the Fed again covertly bailed out Wall Street by buying $120 billion per month of US Treasury bonds and Mortgage-Backed Securities, creating a huge bond bubble.”

According to Catherine Austin Fitts, former Assistant Secretary of HUD for Housing, the above is a planned operation. Where did that all the new money go? Not into the economy to procude more goods and services! I went to big banks and wealthy insiders like Larry Fink and Blackrock, who are picking up assets on the cheap as law and order breaks down in our cities. Fitts calls it “a significant financial coup d’etat. It’s not a turndown (recession), it’s a takedown.”

While the US has tried to wreck the Russian currency, and has inflated the dollar, China has cozied up to Russia. Russia has vast natural resources that China is in desperate need of to support its economy and its 1.3 billion people. China has offered to support Russia financially if it gets into trouble because of sanctions.[2]

Last year, the Chinese government  signed a 25-year agreement with Iran to support the regime in Tehran.

Combine the US attack on the ruble with China’s worldwide Belt and Road initiative, and you have a world economy in massive flux.

With Belt and Road, China is playing a worldwide game of Go while the US is playing chess with Russia. Go is a strategic board game in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent, whereas chess is a game that tries to capture the opponent’s king, killing as many pieces as necessary, strewing the board with dead bodies.

Image: China is playing a game of GO with its Belt and Road Initiative, as they acquire resources from countries all over the world. (This map does not show the effect of Belt and Road in South America and Latin America, but it gives an idea of the planetary game of Go China is playing.) Source: MERICS.org at https://merics.org/sites/default/files/2020-06/Silkroad-Projekt_open_file_2020_150dpi.png

Well, there are a lot of economic casualties these days, especially when you consider the massive swell of migrants that are pouring over our southern border (financed by the Mexican drug cartels, who control large swaths of Mexican territory), along with Chinese made fentanyl that is killing tens of thousands of Americans every year. The U.S. government is facilitating this migration (and the resultant drug smuggling) which makes our government the world’s leading human trafficking organization. In March, April, May, and June of 2022 over 200,000 migrants came to our border from over 100 countries, including those in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, South America, and Latin America, and that number is increasing each month.

Migrants will put intense wage pressure on our working class as they compete for jobs, and will eventually drive down wages for everyone. That benefits multinational corporations who want labor costs reduced, as well as federally funded NGOs (non-governmental organizations) such as Catholic Relief Services who recruit and help migrants to the US.[3] But it doesn’t benefit the working class who are under intense pressure from inflation to make ends meet. (Forget the official government inflation figures. If you count the three most necessary items in anyone’s life – food, energy, and utilities – it is around 25%, not 8.6%)

We are a nation of immigrants, but a nation needs borders.

According to an analysis by the Migration Policy Institute, more than 12 million people were “deported” – either removed or returned – from the US during the Clinton administration. More than 10 million were removed or returned during the Bush administration. Even President Obama, who has always favored amnesty for immigrants, removed or returned over 5 million during his 8 years in office. In September, 2021, he said, in an interview with “Good Morning America,”

Immigration is tough. It always has been because, on the one hand, I think we are naturally a people that wants to help others. And we see tragedy and hardship and families that are desperately trying to get here so that their kids are safe, and they're in some cases fleeing violence or catastrophe. ... At the same time, we're a nation state. We have borders. The idea that we can just have open borders is something that ... as a practical matter, is unsustainable.”

We are living through a created crisis

Whew! That’s the situation we’re living in, as I see it. Seems hopeless, doesn’t it? As inflation rises and prices for essentials climb, as shortages occur and markets fall, many people see gloom and doom, and a complete collapse of the world economy. Call me delusional, but I don’t believe that will happen.

The world’s economic and financial system is certainly entering a more chaotic state in which formerly reliable supply chains are breaking down and the old reliable dollar-based financial system is under stress. But it isn’t collapsing, as the doomsayers loudly shout. The problems in the US economy are created, not systemic.

Food processing plants and grocery stores, truckers and farmers, and energy supplies, are under attack. Massive government overspending is largely responsible for increased inflation. These are political problems and human problems, not systemic ones. We are experiencing a  crisis that human intervention has created and human intervention can solve.

The average schmoe has never been able to influence the system, we just depend on it to work. Now, however, the system is breaking down because of human intervention. What can we do?

Above all we can ignore the screeching chaos merchants in the media and get informed. We can vote power-hungry political clowns from both parties out of office. We can also go out in the streets and protest and make a lot of noise to spur action by our benighted and incompetent national government in DC, which is run by stupid nincompoops in both parties. That will help, because the problem with the economy is largely poor economic and financial policy based on political narratives.

The Mental Plane

While we’re doing that, we also have to create something different on the mental plane. “Mental plane” is a term coined by Marshal Vian Summers. It refers to the world’s collective consciousness space, composed of 7.3 billion conscious human creators.

Thought precedes action. All action first originates in thought. For 6,000 years human history has essentially been interludes of peace between wars and conflict. History tells us that our thoughts are all messed up, because humans continue to create poverty, injustice, and misery over and over again. So, we have to collectively change our thinking.

The human race is ready for this. For the first time in world history, the world is connected. 7.3 billion thinking human beings are available in the collective consciousness space.

We have to intelligently apply hope and faith as a strategy. Faith and hope aren’t vague concepts; they involve the practical application of thought to a specific goal or purpose. We do this all the time when making life plans or achieving business goals. Now we can do it on the mental plane to affect the complex human systems on the planet, and make a better world.

I visualize the consciousness space of humanity like this:

Billions of humans are walking around on the planet, connected to an esoteric force generated by their own consciousness. We’re sitting in the middle of a powerful creative force that we don’t think to use, because we’re so distracted by the craziness of life. Many of us just accept doom and gloom from the media. We talk about how bad things are as if it is inevitable and will continue. It will continue only because we’re creating it.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that using the mental plane can be effective. A U.S. Department of Justice publication concluded in 1981 that using Transcendental Meditation reduced crime in experimental cities where large groups of meditators gathered. A similar project was undertaken in 1993 and again between 2007–2010. According to the Institute for Science and Public Policy,

In September 2003, the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation devoted all four issues of its annual publication to a special volume entitled “Transcendental Meditation in Criminal Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention” (J Offender Rehab 36 (1-4), 2003). This special volume presents a wide range of research showing that the practice of Transcendental Meditation can significantly reduce crime, criminal aggression, violence, recidivism, terrorism, and even international conflict, while simultaneously developing higher levels of psychological functioning—higher states of consciousness—in TM practitioners (see article titles and abstracts below).”

Of course it is difficult to measure these effects or establish causation. What would happen if, instead of a couple of thousand meditators using the mental plane, millions participated? At the very least, such activity comes under the heading of “Do No Harm.”

Human consciousness is the driver behind the rapid changes to our economy and our lives, because people are fed up with the old, corrupt organizations that only benefit a privileged few. People are asking and praying for improvements. That human desire from billions of people is creating a powerful force for change in the human consciousness space.

We have to go up to 40,000 feet and take another look at the way human beings have organized themselves. This takes us beyond the physical body, beyond politics and public policy and education, and into the essential nature of human consciousness. We have to finally acknowledge that there is a higher power, it is benevolent, and it exists within each of us. And then we have to use it to move the Overton Window upward toward more positive outcomes. And it doesn’t take a majority of us to have an effect.

Image: Overton window of human consciousness

Transhumanism

Purely materialist solutions will no longer work without positive action on the mental plane, utilizing the human being’s spiritual component on a completely interconnected planet. That is why, for example, the Transhumanist movement will fail. Transhumanists are the people behind the dark aspects of societal change.

Transhumanism completely and deliberately rejects humanity’s spirituality, and believes that consciousness goes away upon death of the body. The Transhumanist worldview is a doomed attempt to escape from the jaws of physical death, not understanding that consciousness continues after the body dies.

We are seeing certain people trying to implement a Transhumanist economic order (The New Normal, The Great Reset, etc.). This Build Back Better technocratic/materialist wet dream requires an all-powerful central authority for it to work. In this crazy plan for humanity, destroying the private economy must occur, for the private economy has independent thinkers and actors. Lockdowns, for example, wrecked the private economy of small businesses. Corporate Big Box stores were immune. Lockdowns – even if necessary – made the central authority much more powerful.

 The goal of the Transhumanists is a world where humans are chipped and neural implanted, living in smart cities where all human bodies are connected and monitored by programmed AIs that are controlled from above by a few, and where the government controls all of your money via central bank digital currencies.[4] This dystopian vision for humanity’s future is an evolutionary dead end, as is the entire Transhumanist worldview. If embraced, it will result in the collapse and eventual destruction of the human race.

Fortunately, we don’t have to go there. Transhumanism, like all myopic philosophies, is acting as a catalyst to show people where we don’t want to go. It’s a motivation to connect with the higher power and create a much better future.

In order to save humanity from its own destruction, we must reject the doomsayers, the war mongers, the fear merchants in the media, the Transhumanists, and the forces of darkness that have chosen to ignore their personal connection to the divine intelligence – a universal intelligence that is waiting for us to recognize who we are, and change the future. Human and political problems can be influenced by positive action on the mental plane, and then in the physical world. We must recognize the power of consciousness.

Let us not just hope for a good future, but actively create it.

In the powerful words of a Navajo elder:

There is no greater gift than having a soul, a spirit, and moving, in rhythm, with God’s wisdom, with God’s love, with God’s power, with God’s vision of who we are as a species....The [new] wave that is coming has a fresh new heart and a strong, strong, spirit.”

Amen.

Integrity

Systems and organizations that lack integrity will implode. Whatever components of business and finance that lack integrity will collapse. That is causing some pain, but what is the alternative? 6,000 more years of fighting, injustice, poverty, and war?

The human family has made a collective decision on the mental plane to propel humanity to higher levels of cooperation and integrity. As a result, anything lacking coherence will fall apart. That’s a good thing, even though massive change may occur in our lives.

Let’s celebrate the change because it is being driven by the light of higher consciousness penetrating the darkness and exposing the dark underbelly of human society.

The collective human psyche must be cleansed of its dark memes, and the accumulated karma of humanity’s 200,000-year history on this planet. That is happening right now, and it’s happening quickly and decisively.

The only power the dark has is to convince you that failure and misery and anarchy is inevitable, and that it is all-powerful. That is a perversion of the truth. The light of God and higher consciousness is all-powerful, even though a small minority of humanity has freely chosen to turn away from the light and is attempting to create a dystopian world.

So what? Let them try! It can never happen if enough of us recognize our connection to the Creative Source. There are millions of us who have already done so, and that’s enough to create a tipping point for humanity.

The fresh new wave is creating more awakened humans every day, which is why the Dark is fighting so desperately to hang on to its power.

Don’t get convinced by the forces of darkness into creating a miserable future. The dark only has the power we give it. Exercise your spiritual power on the mental plane and create a bright future for the planet and for the human race.

Hope can be a strategy if it is applied with the conscious application of our inherent co-creative power!


[1] SWIFT stands for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. SWIFT enables financial institutions around the world to send and receive information about financial transactions in a secure, standardized environment. Because the dollar serves as the world reserve currency, SWIFT facilitates the international dollar system. SWIFT and dollar dominance in the world economy give the U.S. a great deal of leverage over other countries. Source: https://fee.org/articles/swift-and-the-weaponization-of-the-us-dollar/

[2] “Reuters is reporting that “Russia’s Gazprom increased gas supplies to China by 67% in the first five months of this year, the company’s CEO Alexei Miller said on Thursday.” It was also on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping held their second phone call since the Ukraine war began. Xi told Putin that China is “willing to continue to offer mutual support (to Russia) on issues concerning core interests and major concerns such as sovereignty and security,” as quoted in state broadcaster CCTV.” Source: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/luongo-russias-new-rules.

[3] “Illegal migrants are assisted all along their journey to the United States and especially after arrival by networks of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that provide shelter, meals, information on transportation, and other services. The federal government pays some organizations to provide the services, and they operate more like government contractors than charities.” Source: Center For Immigration Studies, at https://cis.org/Report/Recommendations-State-and-Local-Action-Immigration

[4] While central bank digital currencies (CDBCs) are naively defined as a digital form of a nation’s currency, allowing all citizens and businesses to have a direct account at the central bank, that is also part of the problem. CDBCs make it easy for the issuing authority to simply cancel or control anyone’s account. CDBCs work hand-in-hand with social credit scores, and make it easy to track every financial transaction a person makes from the moment of birth until death. The totalitarian regime in China is rapidly implementing CDBCs and social credit scores as a way to squash dissent and free speech.