I Am the Spywhisperer
What’s New: Spywhisperer Portal 2008
“DARKER THAN VELVET; BRIGHTER THAN DIAMONDS”
THE BIG PICTURE
We can all participate in more intelligent intelligence. It doesn’t belong exclusively to the apostles of the cult of intelligence. Personally and collectively, Intelligence involves information collection and anaylsis. It helps us determine The Big Picture by synthesizing the forces at play in the world today so we can make prudent decisions about the future of our security.
Intelligence is a type of time-travel or remote viewing, projecting one’s consciousness into all possible futures, deciding which are plausible and even probable. Who’s in charge? Intelligence officers don’t claim to know; they do know who isn’t in charge.
Historically, much of the agenda is predetermined by futurists in social engineering think tanks that use language and propaganda for conditioning us with buzzwords and theories that then penetrate government and academia, spreading from there to the general culture.
The largest influences include Tavistock Institute, RAND, Battelle, Brookings (Progressive Internationalism), SRI (R&D solutions), Project for the New American Century, Harvard JFK School of Government and their military and civilian equivalents (Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Security Council, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, Bilderbergers, Bohemian Grove, etc.). Many of these groups share members or interface with one another.
The parallel tracks of roughly seven forces are running the world: Governments, Military, Law Enforcement, Business, Academia, NGO and Media, and Civil (Class, Religion, Labor). Each has its own worldview and agenda which sets the priorities in its point of view, from plutocrats to technocrats and bureaucrats.
Many have failed so utterly they have become Roadmaps to Nowhere. We have to step beyond the bounds of elite greed and failed ecology to a less narcissistic, more mature citizenship.
The “usual suspects”, well-known intellectual groups produce manifestos for social control. They don’t spot trends, they create them. Influential position papers include Agenda 21 (United Nations, 1992), PNAC (neocon, 1997), Joint Vision 20/20 (DoD full-spectrum military dominance, 2000), Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update (Club of Rome, 1972; 2004), “Mapping the Global Future: Report of the National Intelligence Council’s 2020 Project (Dec. 2004), and others.
Trendspotters and technorati include the World Future Society (The Futurist), Wired, and The IBM Global CEO Study 2006. Commentators and futurists are a lower tier: Noam Chomsky, Stewart Brand, Paul Ehrlich, Ray Kurzweil, Faith Popcorn, John Naisbett, Peter Schwartz. Futuring is a game best understood as pattern recognition. Info tech is doubling in power each year.
Technology, markets, resources and policy interact dynamically. All prediction markets agree that nano-neuro-bio-info products will shape the future. These forces and ideas then filter into manufacturing futures, politics, business, academics, the media, science and military where they take root (or not) in our minds and become part of our cultural mandate. They acquire traction and velocity as people jump on the bandwagon. Despite the techno-utopianism, the economic keyword for 2008 is “debt.”
RUNNING ON EMPTY
The war for your mind has moved from the outside to inside the mindbody of each and every one of us. Bombarded with religious views and new age slogans (intentionality, resonance, convergence), we chase spirituality. Religion and extremism are powerful drivers of cultural conflict. But we really have been programmed from the cradle to the grave to worship GOD — Gold, Oil, & Drugs. We worship and seek solace outside ourselves when the answer is within in our hearts and spirits.
It’s no accident we feel empty and can’t get enough. These are the addictions of our culture. We are running on empty, overextended in energy and credit, and militarily. We have traded social safety nets for unsustainable imperialism. We have sheepishly accepted the curtailment of our former freedoms out of fear, or by believing the fear-mongers who create public opinion. Our nation has hostage syndrome.
No diverting fad or trend since the 50s has been an accident, including academic and political trends like American Dream, Aquarian Conspiracy,” techno-utopianism, human potential, political-correctness, sustainable development, Neocons, and the current Environmental shift. We are literally programmed to buy into them, culturally, mentally and financially.
The most subtle mind control vectors have their own natural appeal. Viral contagion spreads throughout all strata of society in the form of memes and hypnotic displays of The Spectacle and simulations of reality in myriad forms. We’ve been sold a bill of goods and the balance is coming due.
Electronic mind control has moved from big screen TV to HAARP’s blanket broadcast. Drugs are no longer essential to shadow governments for crowd control but are the quickest source for volumes of ready cash from the black market and a way to repress and imprison the disenfranchised.
In the Age of Intelligence, modern IO is not about the old messages of psychological operations (PSYOPS), but rather about empowering billions of people with both information tools and access to truthful information. It is about education, not manipulation. It is about sharing, not secrecy. It is about human understanding to create wealth and stabilize societies, not about the threat of violence and the delivery of precision munitions. IO substitutes information for violence — more intelligent intelligence.
Reality is up for grabs. So is the imaginary future, from toxic visions like The Matrix to false techno-utopianism. Computers were supposed to save us work, but we wind up woking more for less. But, the one who dies with the biggest toys is not the winner.
The blind faith of The American Dream has turned to skepticism, indifference and apathy. Fear Media beats us down so we think we can’t fight The System. The democratic impulse has been suppressed by runaway narcissistic consumerism. We have compassion exhaustion. We are living on borrowed time.
THE LONG WAR
Militarily, the Crusades are back, along with the Cold War – no longer covert. No old grudges have been forgotten or forgiven. Neither Russia nor the US have ever stood down from launch readiness. Central Asia has always been the lynchpin of global power from the time of Alexander. The Great Game is what the British Empire called their strategic rivalry and covert war
for supremacy in Central Asia with the Russian Empire and later the Soviet Union.
The power struggle of The Great Game set up an ongoing quiet war between Britain and Russia for Afghanistan. And after the Soviet defeat, the US was sucked into the continuing quagmire of events involving Iraq, Iran [Persia], India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the post-Soviet republics of Central Asia described in Zbigniew Brzezinski’s book, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives. This neoconservative strategy has failed utterly as a foreign policy.
Endless resource warfare is here. Energy warfare is about excluding Russia and China from westbound oil and gas pipeline routes out of the Caspian Sea basin and securing Anglo-American control over strategic soutbound and eastbound routes through Pipelanistan. Then, there is the Afghani clandestine heroin trade and its huge profit potential.
The Age of information is a vision of the convergence of computers, media, and telecommunications. But where do we go from here? Do you live a white-picket fence / big screen TV fantasy in a militarily-defined world with delusions of victory? What comes after the fetishizing of information technology and looming economic meltdown of the Greenback?
Instead of the greater free time for creativity imagined in the Cold War era, people have come to work harder and for longer hours for less net gain. But, Voltaire said that, “Man is free the instant he wants to be.”
US intelligence needs to be revisioned and transformed. Covert Action needs to have tighter oversight and accountability. No nation-state currently polices transnational crime, which is a growing threat. Most intelligence now comes from Open Source, so an increase in HUMINT is the quickest route to improvement. The shadow of the Shadow Government, including domestic spying and assassinations, needs to be revealed to the American people and the world so we can finally heal. We must take responsibility for that shadow, including national and global discrimination and exploitation.
We have prospered parasitically at the expense of disenfranchised others for too long, and need a common survival strategy, at home and abroad. A truly humane and spiritual approach is what is required to heal the split between Machiavellian conspiracies and our human sense of the sacred.
GOOD AIR, GOOD EARTH, GOOD WATER
Sadly, there are serious political agendas to rid the planet of what are flippantly called “useless eaters” – including the poor and the sick. Our food sources are compromised and genetically modified, water is rapidly becoming privatized, and the air is polluted internationally.
Genetics is leading to further horrors of elitism and bioengineered diseases with specific racial targets. We have met the enemy and it is ourselves. The future looks dark. Climate change can be just as big a factor as population growth in the collapse of societies.
Perhaps the light cannot defeat the darkness, but surely we can hold the balance of power against the evil that men do. What we need is more intelligent intelligence. Public intelligence in the public interest is the way we restore the Constitution, save the Republic, and save the Earth and Humanity generations into the future.
To put this in context, you must remember that estimates of the long-term carrying capacity of Earth with relatively optimistic assumptions about consumption, technologies, and equity (A x T), are in the vicinity of two billion people. Today’s population (6+ billion) cannot be sustained on the ‘interest’ generated by natural ecosystems, but is consuming its vast supply of natural capital — especially deep, rich agricultural soils, ‘fossil’ groundwater, and biodiversity — accumulated over centuries to eons. In some places soils, which are generated on a time scale of centimeters per century are disappearing at rates of centimeters per year. Some aquifers are being depleted at dozens of times their recharge rates, and we have embarked on the greatest extinction episode in 65 million years. — Paul Ehrlich (Sept. 25, 1998)
“There are only two ways of preventing a world with 10 billion inhabitants. Either the birth rate drops or the death rate will rise. There is no other way.” ~Robert McNamara
Universal Calculus & the Great Game
With the end of the Second World War and the beginning of the Cold War, the United States displaced Britain as the global power, asserting its influence in the Middle East in pursuit of oil, containment of the Soviet Union, and access to other resources. This period is sometimes referred to as “The New Great Game” by commentators, and there are references in the military, security and diplomatic communities to “The Great Game” as an analogy or framework for events involving India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and more recently, the post-Soviet republics of Central Asia. In 1997, Zbigniew Brzezinski published “The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives” which advocated a 21st century version of the Great Game. Popular media have referred to the current conflict between international forces and Taliban forces in Afghanistan as a continuance of the Great Game.