The Algo-Matrix & the ETs
Now is the time for us to rethink our euphoria with technology. As Frank Pasquale says, Silicon Valley's top managers are not great sages in fact they "hide behind corporate operations so covert that their actual contributions are hard to assess...why all the secrecy?" There can be no relationship of trust with a 'black box'! Pasquale states that the focus of his book is, "How has secrecy become so important to industries ranging from Wall Street to Silicon Valley?"
As you now know, your online behaviors, from banking to shopping to searching for anything including health information, and your cell phone use are as Pasquale says, "...fed into databases and assembled into profiles of unprecedented depth and specificity." This information is then sold to companies you know nothing about and used to market to you, to evaluate your potential to get a job, a mortgage, a loan, rental, and many other dreams you may have that could be denied to you because of collected data you know nothing about. There is no such thing as a 'free' App all Apps are Trojan Horses and come with what I call cooties that stick in your computer and allow your clicks, your personal choices to be amassed as data.
"The tendency towards psychological collectivism does not have man's welfare as its end. It is designed for his exploitation." - Jacques Ellul
Perhaps the most egregious example of the 'black box' take over is in the area of finance. It was algorithms that allowed the subprime mortgage collapse to destroy the lives of so many people. Algorithms have expanded exponentially into every aspect of banking, bonds and stock markets, with ever increasing mazes of derivatives, CDOs collateralized debt obligations, now in the trillions of dollars. Humans no longer trade global markets, as algorithms move stocks, commodities, and currencies around the planet in seconds. I'm sure you've heard of HFT, high frequency trading, which is a high-tech form of front-running. A 'flash-crash' can take markets down a thousand points in a few seconds. Perhaps 'dark pools' are unfamiliar, but these dark pool 'bots' are "artificially intelligent systems that execute trades in milliseconds and use the cover of darkness to outmaneuver their creators, ultimately hijacking the global markets from human control and pushing the entire system toward a global meltdown that could happen in seconds." [Scott Patterson]
Greed is not Good!
Because there is so much money involved, these genius quant creators of algorithms are constantly refining and expanding the technologies that now invade every aspect of our lives. Therefore there can be no 'transparency' as regulators struggle to even understand an ever-changing field created by minds digitally oriented and advanced beyond most. The private companies and corporations pay these digital geniuses far more money than the government agencies that are supposed to protect the public, very often the stealing the best from government agencies, luring them with hugely obscene salaries. So the innovators are running the game leaving the rest of us, even those who are paid to protect us, clueless in the dark and vulnerable.
As Pasquale says, "Secret algorithms obscured by a triple layer of technical complexity, secrecy, and 'economic espionage' laws that can land would-be whistle-blowers in prison still prevent us from understanding what is truly going on in many major financial firms." Regarding the safety of the banking system, my local small town banker admitted to me privately, "They haven't fixed anything!"
The ET Connection
I doubt that Professor Pasquale ever thought his book would be connected to extraterrestrials, but when you put these two phenomena together, the big picture begins to make sense, however evil. After Hiroshima the ETs began showing up in the 1940s USA. They were worried that the earthlings might damage the solar system and beyond. No ETs like nukes. Out-of-control radiation is considered unacceptably perilous.
The Hopi Indians reported that the more evolved ETs offered our governments technology that would clean up the planet and help us advance into a partnership with the rest of the galaxy, the Confederation or Galactic Federation. In return we would give up nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, and all nuclear research. Our military was afraid and turned them down. Then the story goes that another group of ETs approached earth governments with offers of technologies and no request that we give up nuclear anything in return abductions for their hybridization programs were allowed.
The Law of Non-Interference
Now supposedly there is a law in the universe termed the "Law of Non-Interference" and all races of entities in the galaxies respect this law. However, if the inhabitants of any planet make certain choices of their own free will, then interference cannot be claimed. These less evolved ETs began to give world governments technologies within certain limits and planet earth went from an industrial era with machines and assembly lines to silicon chips, fiber optics, computers, Apps, robotics, drones, artificial intelligence AI, and we know not what else, all in my lifetime of around 70 years. You get the idea.
The advances in technology since the 1940s are beyond exponential! They are flat out incredible, meaning not believable, unless. Are we really so brilliant that we could achieve all this in such a short time? How long did it take us to invent the wheel? Some claim the technology was back-engineered from captured craft, etc. Fortunately I have no idea or I wouldn't be sitting here writing this, I would be in jail somewhere or dead, because the secrecy that has surrounded all these advances is draconian.
What are they really hiding?
The people who have access to secret technology are way ahead of the rest of us. Some have called this the 'breakaway civilization'. Part of this secret technology is what Pasquale is calling "secret algorithms obscured by a triple layer of technical complexity, secrecy, and 'economic espionage' laws that can land would-be whistle-blowers in prison still prevent us from understanding" which lets face it, prevents us from understanding much of anything about the veiled secretive world we are now forced to inhabit.
I think these people with 'access' who are the owners, controllers and financiers behind these technologies that emerged out of the ET 'Deal' have become obsessed with their own power. Pasquale reports Eric Schmidt of Google saying he wants Google users the be able to ask it, 'What shall I do tomorrow?' and 'What job shall I take?' This is beyond creepy and moving into the domain of a totalitarian invasion of the human heart and psyche
Power corrupts and erodes human integrity in myriad ways. The power to obfuscate these technologies, to use them for their own profit; to manipulate people, markets, global finance this kind of power has never been seen on our planet in written history, the last 6000 years. This super power for what has become a Superclass has made the elite insane, insane with greed. Only insane men and woman would destroy the middle class, which is a necessity for a successful democracy. And in the largest transference of wealth in history, confiscate 90% of the wealth of the planet for themselves, the 1%. That's madness.
The new Superclass
Greed makes people blind, delusional, they lose their moral-compass in an obsession to get what they want anyway the can. One popular expression of this with the arrogant who now consider themselves to be masters of the universe is the phrase, "If you're not doing anything, get out of my way." They call us 'eaters' and appear to have lost all respect for the so called common man, those of us who are not members of the new Superclass, "an international upper class of people whose economic interests had more in common with each other than with the majority of people who share their nationality. [D. Rothkopf]" Nation states are finished. It's a global corporate state in their eyes.
The men & women who wield the power of these secret technologies are now taking over the planet under the guise of what is called 'globalization' which is supposed to benefit mankind. However globalization "undercuts many national and local power structures and cultural concepts that have foundations deep in the bedrock of human civilization, namely the notion of sovereignty. [D. Rothkopf]" And even the most uniformed and gullible have now understood that 'globalization' only benefits the 1% and their minions the vampire squid.
Corporate/investor rights agreements
Take the Trans Pacific Partnership, the TPP for example. No one is allowed to read this trade agreement, which commondreams.org says should never be called a trade agreement because the TPP is "a corporate/investor rights agreement...that extends patents, copyrights and other monopolies so investors can collect 'rents' (and) elevates corporations and corporate profits above the level of government." You can be sued for breaking corporate laws you know nothing about.
What is incredibly creepy is that these secret technologies are the ill-gotten gains from the tyrant ETs who have little or no interest in the well being of planet Earth and humankind. We are watching our lives and the future turned into a global technological corporate authoritarian empire that every minute of the day secretly tracks us in vast databases stored around the planet our home planet that is being polluted and poisoned as global corporations extract her resources.
What can we do?
There are many brave men & women speaking out, trying to expose the tsunami of multiple layers of lies, propaganda, fraudulent illusions and delusions that we are being inundated by, forced fed. What can we believe anymore? One courageous man expressed his view that this elite is the most evil group of elites in the history of the entire planet. With promises of freedom and propaganda, the techno-wizards that created the Internet, the new self-styled masters of the universe have seduced us into a complacency mesmerized by the latest toxic doo-dah-toys that blind us to the fact that with every hypnotic click, we are spinning out our own spiders web that entraps our consciousness, awareness and intelligence, a stealth 'net' that without our knowledge confines our thoughts in the dictates of the invisible elite and enslaves us.
When I wrote 'Inanna Returns' back in 1995, I could not have foreseen the bizarre level of control that has emerged. I did understand the 'Deal' made between the governments and certain ETs, but I could not have imagined it would come to this. What I did comprehend was that these control-freak entities were incredibly powerful. I frankly could not see a way to win, to overwhelm them with any known human force. So I turned to the ideas of Enlightenment and Liberation that are found in the Sanskrit texts, such as the Bhagavad Gita. For the last 20 years I have devoted my life to studying these texts, putting their wisdom in language as simply as I could, and making them free to anyone who might want to know primordial metaphysical truth. The Truth does set you free.
Over the years I worked my way back through the sacred Sanskrit texts, teaching myself Sanskrit, I studied the Bhagavad Gita and the Mahabharata, the Puranas, the Upanishads, and many of the texts from Kashmir Shaivism. Finally I reached the Rig Veda, the oldest and said to be the source of all the texts that follow it. Believe me I was not looking for ET technology. In fact I had put aside my visions of the colonization of planet Earth through the 'eyes' of Inanna, the great-granddaughter of Anu, as in the Anunnaki. My life was focused on my spiritual practice and the goal of Liberation, JIVAN MUKTI. I was shocked, surprised, completely blown away when I began to uncover advance technology in the Rig Veda. Since then I have found translation by Indian scholars that support what I see in certain verses.
The Rig Veda is one of the oldest sacred documents on this planet. No one knows its date of origin between 3000 and 10,000 years ago. Even then the time of origin is hidden, as the Rig Veda was transmitted orally before it was written in Sanskrit. Thus far I have found verses that describe our ancient progenitors 'orbit the Moon', weather modification, 'yellow cake' uranium, spacecraft, plasma [Soma] physics, and thermoacoustic weaponry on a massive scale.
The Key to Liberation
For many years now at the top of my website there is a quote from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad:
And to this day, [those] who...know the self as I am Brahman [the One],
become all this universe.
Even the gods [any other dimensional beings] cannot prevent his becoming this, for he has become their Self. ...if a man worships another deity thinking: He is one and I am another, he does not know.
He [who does not know] is like a sacrificial animal to the gods. As many animals serve a man, so does each man serve the gods. Even if one animal is taken away, it causes anguish to the owner; how much more so when many are taken away!
Therefore it is not pleasing to the gods that men should know this [that they are the One].
- Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, I.iv.10
What happens metaphysically when you bow-down-worship any 'other' is that you in fact give whatever you worship, in the external illusory hologram, your energy. You might say you give them 'permission' to take your energy and will. So whoever worships another meaning any other being on this earth, or from the myriad denizens of the Invisible Realms, gods, angels, or ETs his energy becomes sacrificial food for that entity. You are thereby indeed giving your own power away to another. It took me years to understand this, but when I did, I knew that the wisdom in these lines held the Key. Our entry into the rest of the universe, the end of Earth's so-called 'quarantine' and centuries of the miserable rule of tyrants lay in our realization of the Oneness of All and of our inter-connectedness with the Woven Universe.
The Enlightenment Revolution is Within
I regret to say that I think we are going into a very bad time but I also know that we will win inevitably! Over time, the universe is fair, events balance out, good always returns, just as the light of morning dispels the darkest night. As more of us begin to understand that everything and everyone, every man, woman & child, every being in the universe is God, an expression and manifestation of God as the One that pervades and permeates All and that God dwells within us, all of us, which is what God-Realization means, then we will surely shake off these insane with greed tyrants, like pesky fleas from our sacred planet earth and never fire a shot. The revolution has to take place within each of us as a change in our consciousness. Otherwise we will just end up as we were before. I don't advocate violence. No good comes from civil wars, unspeakable things happen. So I'm not for violence. I'm for enlightenment.
The next wars that will be fought will be cyber wars fought with chips. "Ghost Fleet" is a novel based on known technology and "every trend and technology featured in the book no matter how sci-fi it may seem is real." The authors describe WWIII as a war being fought in both outer space and cyber space, fighter pilots duel with stealth drones, while Silicon Valley billionaires mobilize for cyberwar. Another recent book on cyberwar entitled "@WAR, The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex" describes what may come as a surprise to most: "Over the past several years, large defense contractors have been gobbling up smaller technology firms and boutique cyber security outfits, acquiring their personnel, their propriety software, and their contracts with intelligence agencies, the military and corporations." Giving an example of a buy-out by Raytheon, the author reveals that the "price tag...was a relative pittance for Raytheon, which had sales the prior year totaling $25 billion. [Shanne Harris]"
Is the idea of responsible government oversight now impossible? Who is in control the corporations with their political dynasties and sock-puppet minions? The future of the individual, you and me, is solely in our own hands. I doubt that people who are qualified, and not mad with greed, can anytime soon usefully moderate this rabid advance of globalization and pernicious data collection. There have always been these elites, such as the Robber Barons of the 1880s and 90s "tycoons of the Gilded Age were also unfettered by institutions that might have regulated the rough-and-tumble business that brought so much wealth to the fortunate few. [D. Rothkopf]"
Enlightenment is the final Refuge.
We all know that our world is rapidly changing. Are we simply in a transition stage moving from an Industrial Age to a Technological Era? Some say we should just adapt. Or are we in the early stages of an Orwellian global authoritarian state the likes of which this planet has never before experienced.
Personally my approach is to keep myself aware, read and inform myself, and yet at the same time rely solely on my own connection with the only Real, the God that dwells within me. No matter what Enlightenment is the final Refuge. Continue whatever spiritual practices you are pursuing in whatever way. All roads lead Home. Trust the God-within you to give you precisely the Wisdom- Knowledge you require in the moment you most need it and are ready to learn. All my books, including the Shiva Sutras, are available as free PDFs on my website, something 'Lord' amazon does not permit me to say on their 'Inanna Returns' page. Enlightenment is the time honored traditional way, and in point of fact the only way to escape Prakriti's Matrix, even a matrix now woven with secret algorithms acquired from not so friendly extra-terrestrials.
V. Susan Ferguson
The Black Box Society, The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information, by Frank Pasquale; Harvard University Press, Cambridge Mass, London England, 2015.
The Technological Society - A penetrating analysis of our technical civilization and the effect of an increasingly standardized culture on the future of man; by Jacques Ellul; A Vintage Book, Division of Random House, NY. 1954, 1964.
Dark Pools, The Rise of the Machine Traders and the Rigging of the U.S. Stock Market, by Scott Patterson; Crown Business, New York, 2013.
Superclass, The Global Power Elite and The World They Are Making, by David Rothkopf; Farrar, Staus & Gorous, New York, 2008.
Ghost Fleet, A Novel of the Next World War, by P.W. Singer & August Cole; An Eamon Dolan Book, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, New York, 2015.
@WAR, The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex, by Shane Harris; An Eamon Dolan Book, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, New York, 2014.
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