- The Facts:
The DOJ Inspector General's report on James Comey indicated that Comey violated FBI rules and policies many times, and these actions were serious enough for the IG to make a criminal referral. Yet Comey still denies any wrongdoing.
- Reflect On:
Can the great schism between points of view brought forth by opposing sides in the current battle over the validity of the Russia Investigation serve as an awakening to what is really going on at a deeper level?
The notion that we are not quite living in the ‘real’ world has gained momentum since the phrase ‘Fake News’ entered the public lexicon. The schism between ‘normal’ mainstream-media-fueled perception and the naked truth about the events that are actually going on is getting so severe that awakening from the illusion will soon be the only way to avoid the intense suffering brought on by cognitive dissonance between our familiar perception and the facts.
Take the ongoing investigation into James Comey, for example. We have the Inspector General’s report that came out and revealed the following:
The office said he “violated applicable policies and his FBI Employment Agreement by providing one of the unclassified memos that contained official FBI information, including sensitive investigative information, to his friend with instructions for the friend to share the contents of the memo with a reporter.”
Further, the IG determined that Comey kept copies of four memos (out of the total seven he drafted) in a personal safe at home after his removal as director — and in doing so also “violated FBI policies and his FBI Employment Agreement by failing to notify the FBI that he had retained them, or to seek authorization to retain them.” And the IG said Comey again violated the rules “by providing copies … of the four memos he had kept in his home to his three private attorneys without FBI authorization.” (source)
Comey Speaks Out
One would expect, if not complete silence from James Comey, then at least some contrition or a fumbling apology trying to explain away his indiscretions. Instead, we get to witness his unapologetic Twitter response coming from that alternative universe of the slowly eroding mainstream perception:
DOJ IG “found no evidence that Comey or his attorneys released any of the classified information contained in any of the memos to members of the media.” I don’t need a public apology from those who defamed me, but a quick message with a “sorry we lied about you” would be nice.
— James Comey (@Comey) August 29, 2019
And to all those who’ve spent two years talking about me “going to jail” or being a “liar and a leaker”—ask yourselves why you still trust people who gave you bad info for so long, including the president.
— James Comey (@Comey) August 29, 2019
On the face of it, the offenses detailed in the Inspector General’s report may not ‘feel’ as though they were highly egregious. He was a little clumsy with sensitive information. So what, the casual onlooker might opine. It is true that Comey was careful not to release ‘classified’ information intended for the press, as the line he cherry-picked from the IG report states. And the decision on the part of Attorney General Bill Barr not to prosecute Comey for these crimes, against the Inspector General’s recommendation, seems to add credence to the idea that these actions are excusable.
But the story will certainly not end here.
Meeting With Trump
When one puts together the pieces to try to determine the intent and motivation behind these actions, it is difficult not to come to the conclusion that Comey was highly involved in an operation designed to entrap a duly elected president on fabricated charges and prevent him from taking or staying in office. An important piece of this puzzle begins with a meeting in January 2017 between then president-elect Donald Trump and FBI Director James Comey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, and Director of the National Security Agency Mike Rodgers. It continues, more importantly, with Comey staying behind when the others left to speak with Trump one-on-one.
In an interview with Lou Dobbs in the video below, the Washington Examiner’s Byron York discusses this meeting with all the intelligence heavyweights, and elaborates on what was said to have transpired afterwards, as illuminated in the IG report:
This meeting took place on January 6th, 2017, you remember there’d been all this controversy about Russia and the intelligence community had created a report on Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. So on the 6th of January they go up to Trump Tower, to, as a group, present the report to president-elect Trump, and by previous agreement after they do that, they all leave the room except for Comey, and Comey and Trump meet one on one, and Comey tells the president-elect there is this allegation in that in 2013 you were in a Moscow hotel room with prostitutes, and Russian intelligence taped it all, recorded it all, and, you know, the president is stunned by this.
In the past, Comey has said that the only reason he did this was that they wanted to tell the president-elect that this was out there, and that it might get reported in the press and there’s this crazy story about you that’s out there. What we see in this new report is they meticulously planned this moment in which they would hit Trump with this information. Comey had met with his top officials and what they called the ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ team beforehand; they had made a plan where Comey would immediately write down everything he could remember from this; he went down to an FBI vehicle and there was a secure laptop waiting for him and he says that he started writing as the vehicle began moving; went over to the FBI headquarters in New York and there was a secure video teleconference set up for him to then talk with ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ supervisors plus top FBI officials about what Trump had answered to these dossier allegations.
It’s important to understand what exactly the ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ operation really was in order to piece this all together. Although I am hesitant to use definitions from Wikileaks in terms of their political bias noted in one of my previous articles, the one below will suffice to give us a broad context.
Crossfire Hurricane was the code name for a covert counterintelligence investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into links between Trump associates and Russian officials and suspected coordination between the Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government’s interference in the 2016 United States elections.
The investigation was officially opened on July 31, 2016, initially due to information on Trump campaign member George Papadopoulos‘s early knowledge of Russians having damaging material on Donald Trump‘s rival candidate Hillary Clinton.
From late July to November 2016, the joint effort between the FBI, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the National Security Agency (NSA) examined evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election. The FBI’s team enjoyed a large degree of autonomy within the broader interagency probe.
The FBI’s work was taken over on May 17, 2017, by the Special Counsel investigation of 2017–2019, which eventually resulted in the Mueller Report. Mueller concluded that Russian interference occurred in a “sweeping and systematic fashion” and that there were substantial links with the Trump campaign, but that the evidence available to investigators did not establish that the Trump campaign had “conspired or coordinated” with the Russian government.
So we understand now that this investigation began ‘officially’ in July of 2016, although we are seeing evidence that the planning of ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ likely started not long after Trump became the presumptive Republican party nominee on May 3rd, after his victory in Indiana and the withdrawal of the last competitors, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, from the race. More evidence is coming out every day that ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ was not an investigation as much as it was a blatant attempt by higher-ups across the U. S. intelligence spectrum who are revealing themselves as key players in the Deep State.
The investigation’s ‘supposed’ inception was based on George Papadopoulos’ meeting with European professor Joseph Mifsud; however we now know that the story that Mifsud was there to disclose Russia-sourced dirt on Hillary Clinton to Papadopoulos is a fabrication according to both Papadopoulos and Mifsud himself. Allegations of sinister ties between Russia and former Trump aide Carter Page, which led to FISA warrants which the IG report said were ‘illegally obtained’ to spy on the Trump campaign, were equally a fabrication.
The Special Counsel Investigation headed by Robert Mueller, which took over two years and turned up absolutely no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, can now be seen for what it is: a continuation of the work that started with the Crossfire Hurricane investigation whose sole motive was to subvert the election and activities of a duly elected president. And the conversion of the Crossfire Hurricane efforts into the much broader public spectacle that was the Special Counsel was made possible by James Comey leaking information about the meetings with Trump:
York: The second part of the story was the leak of the fact that the top intel officials had briefed the president-elect about this salacious information. The meeting takes place on January 6th; on January 10th, CNN reports an exclusive: “The nation’s top intel officials have briefed the president-elect about embarrassing personal information that was gathered by a former British intelligence operative…”
Dobbs: All of which was concocted by Hillary Clinton-funded, Democratic National Committee-funded–oh yes!–and FBI-funded fiction-writing on the part of Christopher Steele.
York: And this leak was absolutely critical because it gave the news hook to report the dossier.
The famed ‘Steele Dossier,’ which was the source of the claims that Comey was warning Trump about in their one-on-one meeting, which is the source for the leaks to the press, which was the foundation for the inception of the Special Counsel, which was the basis for FISA applications that Comey signed was, in Comey’s own words to Congress, ‘salacious and unverified.’ Wow. How’s he ever going to get past that?
The wobbly leg James Comey is trying to stand on is to make people believe that his reason for going above and beyond the law and FBI regulations is because he felt he was doing what was best for the country. Even though there turned out to be no credible evidence at all that Trump or even members of his campaign were colluding with Russia, he is still trying to convince people that he was convinced at the time that Donald Trump was such a threat to the security of the country due to his alleged ties to Russia that he needed to take those extraordinary measures.
This is where the schism between mainstream perception is really starting to break away from reality and common sense. Deep State insiders like Comey have so long been protected behind a compliant mainstream media and other perception-controlling mechanisms that they still think that if they stand up and say something forthright and authoritative that the majority of people will believe them. But only the sleepiest of folk are now buying Comey’s alibi.
A far more reasonable explanation, which goes far beyond the simplistic notion that he hated Trump, is that Comey was working with the other heads of intelligence to prevent an outsider from coming into the White House and suddenly causing all sorts of trouble for the insiders. In the case of Brennan and Clapper, this would have been seen as a threat to their massive domestic surveillance operation, which was discussed in my previous article ‘The Hidden Reason The ‘Russia Collusion’ Investigation Ever Got Started.‘ In the case of Hillary Clinton and her minions, it was the threat that many of her crimes such as Uranium One and the private email server scandal would actually be properly investigated rather than continuing to be covered up.
The Insider/Outsider Game In Washington
I recently came across an article on ZeroHedge that outlined what it means to be an insider in Washington, and I believe it is germane to our discussion here:
Back in 2009, when the Obama administration was busy ensuring the nation’s financiers would become larger, more powerful and never serve a day in jail despite their historic crime spree, Larry Summers had dinner with Elizabeth Warren. During the course of that meal, he instructed her about how power really functions in the U.S.:
A telling anecdote involves a dinner that Ms. Warren had with Lawrence H. Summers, then the director of the National Economic Council and a top economic adviser to President Obama. The dinner took place in the spring of 2009, after the oversight panel had produced its third report, concluding that American taxpayers were at far greater risk to losses in TARP than the Treasury had let on.
After dinner, “Larry leaned back in his chair and offered me some advice,” Ms. Warren writes. “I had a choice. I could be an insider or I could be an outsider. Outsiders can say whatever they want. But people on the inside don’t listen to them. Insiders, however, get lots of access and a chance to push their ideas. People — powerful people — listen to what they have to say. But insiders also understand one unbreakable rule: They don’t criticize other insiders.
“I had been warned,” Ms. Warren concluded.
It’s also worth noting that Larry Summers gave that insider speech to Elizabeth Warren years before she was elected to the U.S. Senate. He was warning her that unless she stopped causing problems and agreed to play the game by this gangster code, she would never get anywhere and no one would ever listen to her.
The people who I refer to here as Deep State players, in this case Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Hillary, and the like, are the ‘insiders,’ people who support each other playing games above the law and sworn to play ball and not criticize each other, no matter how egregious the crimes they are witness to. The belief that this insider group still maintains the power to shield its members from prosecution would seem to be what Comey, Brennan Clapper, and Hillary Clinton are hanging onto, and fuels their continued castigation of President Trump on Twitter and other public forums.
But signs are growing that this protection has slowly been crumbling since Trump took office–by design. The number of firings and resignations alone is an indication. The fact that Attorney General William Barr decided to pass on prosecuting Comey for these offenses is no exoneration for Comey, just a temporary reprieve. When it comes time to bring up deeper matters, like Comey’s signature on FISA warrants that he himself admits were based on ‘evidence’ that was salacious and unverified, or other information that clearly brings to light that James Comey was involved in a criminal conspiracy, it seems reasonable to assume that James Comey, and ‘insiders’ like him, are going to have to face the music.
Nothing happens by accident. It seems like we are in the final act of modern political theatre, where the great reveal is about to occur for the entire audience.
Ex Air Force Officer Describes Four Types of Extraterrestrial Beings The Government Knows About
- The Facts:
A former member of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Richard Doty, tells all to researcher Dr. Steven Greer in a long interview.
- Reflect On:
With the reality of this phenomenon coming to light, how much disinformation has been spread by the 'powers that be' in order to twist the truth? Why?
Richard Doty is a retired Air Force Special investigations officer (AFSIO), and his job was to spread disinformation about the UFO subject during his time with the Air Force. Spreading disinformation about the reality of UFOs is no secret, and in Doty’s case, he admitted to infiltrating UFO circles along with his colleagues to feed ufologists and journalists lies and half truths so that they would never understand any real truth. This is something I believe is still occurring within the UFO community–multiple disinformation campaigns that are now perhaps more sophisticated as well as a number of frauds who are sharing their ‘experiences’ when they’ve really had done. In fact, it was decades ago when the very first Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Roscoe Hillenkoetter, stated to The New York Times:
It is time for the truth to be brought out in open Congressional hearings. Behind the scenes, high ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense. To hide the facts, the Air Force has silenced its personnel.
Several astronauts have been quite outspoken about UFOs, like Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell and high ranking military/government personnel from around the world as well. On top of all of this, the simple fact that many people have had their own experiences has also sparked interest in the subject. There are also multiple videos that’ve been released by governments around the world, as a couple came from the Pentagon over the past few years via the To The Stars Academy. Here’s a picture that the Canadian Air Force released in the 60s. It’s no secret that UFOs have been a topic of concern, as academic publications, radar trackings, and millions of pages of documents have been released from multiple governments detailing numerous interesting encounters with these objects.
So where does the extraterrestrial question come into play? It comes from hundreds, if not thousands, of people like the ones mentioned above. Credible sources with verified backgrounds have alluded to the fact that these objects are indeed extraterrestrial, and that this can be verified.
Yes there have been crashed craft, and bodies recovered. – Dr. Edgar Mitchell (source)
Not long ago, a leaked document exposed notes taken by legendary scientist Dr. Eric Davis during a meeting he had with Admiral Thomas Ray Wilson, the former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, regarding extraterrestrial space crafts. You can read more about that document and access it here.
This is why it’s always interesting to hear such people talk about actual extraterrestrial entities rather than ‘UFOs.’ UFOs are no longer taboo within the mainstream, but the idea that some of them are extraterrestrial still seems to be a touchy subject.
According to Richard Doty, in the interview below with Dr. Steven Greer, maker of the hit documentary that’s currently on Netflix called “Unacknowledged,” the US government is aware of at least four different extraterrestrial species that’ve visited this planet.
Dr. Greer is well-known for interviewing multiple people with interesting, verified backgrounds, especially from the military and intelligence agencies. He’s a major reason as to why the topic of UFOs has garnered so much attention.
According to Doty:
There were four types of crafts that they showed us, four types of extraterrestrials, and they never explained to us where they got the pictures of these extraterrestrials but there were actually pictures of these weird looking creatures that showed on the film that were extraterrestrials from some other location different from where the EBENs came from.
One was looking like an insect, had huge eyes, very large head, a small body. They had two different appendages on their arms, they had basically two hands on each arm. They had several joints in their legs, and they had a bubble type appendage in the front and a lump or something in the back, that was one of them. They were about the size of an average human.
The second one was a very tall thing, very very thin humanoid that had long arms. Arms reached down probably to its knees, they had regular hands. Their faces were very very thin. They were almost human looking, unless you really really study them and got real close to them. They didn’t have any hair, they had cat like eyes.
And then there was a third creature… It looked something like the EBEN but it was bigger, it had a bigger body. I found out later in a briefing that I had, in 1995, that that was a genetically engineered creature that the EBENs made… They knew it was genetically engineered, and I don’t know how, they didn’t ever tell us how.
The “EBENs,” which stands for extraterrestrial biological entities, Doty describes as “about four feet tall” and that they “didn’t appear to have any ears, they had an indentation for the nose. They had very big eyes. They had a very tight fitting suit, almost looked like they were nude, but they actually had a very thin but tight fitting suit on. No thumbs just four fingers, suction devices on their tips of their fingers. One of them had a head apparatus on it, maybe a helmet or some kind of an ear phone, or some type of device that they were communicating with the craft or with something else, and they found a number of different objects in the craft. They had a piece of what they thought was plexiglass that they kept for years before they figured out it was an energy device for the craft.”
Doty goes on to explain that multiple crafts have been shown to use zero-point energy–meaning they’ve found a way to extract energy from the vacuum of space.
Jack Kasher, Ph.D, a professor emeritus of physics at the University of Nebraska, once expressed “there is another way, whether it’s wormholes or warping space, there’s got to be a way to generate energy so that you can pull it out of the vacuum, and the fact that they’re here shows us that they found a way.” (source)
You can watch the full interview below.
Doty is not the only one to claim that the global elite is aware of extraterrestrial beings. Paul Hellyer, who was the Canadian Minister of National Defense in the 1960s during the Cold War, claimed that “At least four known alien species have been visiting Earth for thousands of years.”
“They have different agendas… Nearly all are benign and benevolent, they want to help us, [but] there may be one or two species which do not… They come from various places. For a long while, I only knew about ones that came from different star systems… There are some in our star system, there are actually extraterrestrials who live on a planet called Andromedia, which is one of the moons of Saturn, and that there are others on Venus, and some on Mars, and that they may be interacting between themselves… because there is what is called a federation of these people, and they have rules.” – Paul Hellyer (source)
These people have nothing to gain but ridicule for speaking up about these things. And it’s not just witness testimony, it’s testimony that corroborates with many others in similar positions.
Lyn Buchanan, one of the STARGATE army remote viewers, claims, as multiple others within the program have, that he was tasked to find out information on extraterrestrial groups that were/are visiting the planet.
There are multiple other examples!
Confirming Doty’s Identity
As far as Doty’s identity, UFO researcher Alejandro Rojas wrote a piece for Huffington Post in 2014 linking some very interesting documents regarding one of Doty’s misinformation missions, one of which he also speaks about in the interview below. The Guardian has confirmed his identity, as do these videos. But what really did it for me was Hal Puthoff’s response to this well-known UFO researcher.
Hal Puthoff is an American physicist who earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is the Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin. His research includes theoretical and experimental projects in electrodynamics, quantum physics, gravitation, cosmology, energy research and more. His professional background includes engineering work at General Electric and Sperry as well as three and a half years spent at the U.S. Department of Defence. He served various government agencies, the Executive Branch, and Congress as a consultant on leading-edge technologies and future technology trends. He has been awarded the DoD Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Performance, post-doc appointments at Stanford University as Research Associate, and more.
He is currently part of the team at the To The Stars Academy and was also the co-founder of the US Government’s STARGATE program, which examined parapsychology.
You can view a number of his publications here.
Doty claimed that he worked with Puthoff on multiple occasions and also mentioned him in the interview below. I came across a tweet from well-known UFO researcher Grant Cameron who tweeted that Hal Puthoff confirmed Doty’s identity. Furthermore, another popular and well-known UFO researcher, James Iandoli, also asked Puthoff to comment on Doty’s claims, and he did.
Dr. Steven Greer does not interview anybody whose credentials he cannot verify, which is also a noteworthy point. Doty’s identify has been confirmed by many, something which is hard to do when you’ve held these types of positions within intelligence agencies.
It’s safe to say that Doty is who he claims to be. Whether or not he is telling the truth is up to you to decide.
Again, the reality of UFOs performing maneuverers that defy our known laws of aerodynamics and travelling at speeds no known aircraft made by humans can travel at is firmly established thanks to whistleblower testimony, radar tracking data, videos, and photographs. The evidence is overwhelming. The extraterrestrial hypothesis as an explanation behind the UFO phenomenon seems to be the most plausible explanation, and in my opinion the most obvious. There are many questions to still be asked and answered, and many things still remain uncovered. This is a topic that leaves no aspect of humanity untouched.
Julian Assange Tortured with Psychotropic Drug According To EX USAF Lieutenant Colonel
- The Facts:
Retired USAF lieutenant colonel Karen Kwiatkowski writes in an article posted at Lew Rockwell’s website that Julian Assange is receiving the same treatment as suspected terrorists while in captivity at “Her Majesty’s Prison Service” at Belmarsh.
- Reflect On:
Why has the mainstream media been silent regarding the treatment of Julian Assange? Why do they just slander him and not tell the truth about what's really happening, and why he was taken?
JFK warned the citizenry about “an announced need for increased security” that would be “seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.” Today, this is known as “national security,” and it’s a term used to justify unethical and enormous amounts of secrecy that do not protect the public, but protect those in power and their corporate, financial and political interests. Theodor Roosevelt said that, “JFK warned the citizenry about “an announced need for increased security” that would be “seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.” Today, this is known as “national security,” and it’s a term used to justify unethical and enormous amounts of secrecy that do not protect the public, but protect those in power and their corporate, financial and political interests.”
This is exactly what Julian Assange did, and many others have and are doing, like independent alternative media outlets.
Transparency is what Julian Assange was all about, and the American empire, or more so the global empire, has been desperate to keep its secrets and prosecute anyone or anything that threatens their secrecy. That’s what this is all about. And they proved that with Chelsea Manning.
It’s not just people like Assange who are being demonized and hunted, it’s alternative media as well. The war on ‘fake news’ that’s been happening for the last little while has forced alternative media outlets that are presenting credible information to be deemed as ‘fake.’ Any media outlet who even questions a controversial issue has been made out to be ‘wrong’ or ‘fake.’ Who has been hired to do this work? One example is news browser extension NewsGuard, which promises to help readers pick out fake news. However, NewsGuard is funded and run by individuals tied to the CFR, Atlantic Council, and other prominent elite figures.
Below is a tweet from Australian journalist and BAFTA award-winning documentary filmmaker John Pilger, who made comments last month that shed some light on how Assange is being treated.
Assange Tortured with Psychotropic Drug?
I recently came across a post written a few months ago by Karen Kwiatkowski.
The FBI, Pentagon, and CIA are “interviewing” Assange. Kwiatkowski writes:
Interviewing is the wrong word. I’d like to say doctoring him, because it would be more accurate, except that word implies some care for a positive outcome. Chemical Gina has her hands in this one, and we are being told that Assange is being “treated” with 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate, known as BZ.
BZ is a powerful drug that produces hallucinations.
“Soldiers on BZ could remember only fragments of the experience afterward. As the drug wore off, and the subjects had trouble discerning what was real, many experienced anxiety, aggression, even terror,” the New Yorker reported. “…The drug’s effect lasted for days. At its peak, volunteers were totally cut off in their own minds, jolting from one fragmented existence to the next. They saw visions: Lilliputian baseball players competing on a tabletop diamond; animals or people or objects that materialized and vanished.”
She goes on:
It is difficult to know if the state is more sociopathic or more psychopathic. What US government employees and/or contractors are currently doing to Julian Assange, and those who may have used Wikileaks as a journalistic avenue, may indicate it is the latter. Torture, isolation, brutality, and the use of psychotropic drugs during interrogations and hiding this from the defendant’s own lawyers by denying them access — this is Lubyanka in the 1950s, not London and DC in 2019.
Allow me to get to the point. The latest word I have received from England is as follows:
“[Julian Assange] is presently under close observation in prison hospital because he has suffered ‘severe transient psychotic episodes.’ My source(s) indicate these episodes occurred after two sessions of coercive interrogation at the hands of UK and US officials. The source(s) stated the HUMINT interrogators used psychotropic drugs in the course of the sessions.”
There are no words. Nothing can be said. 2 plus 2 does equal 5. The FBI is our own special Cheka. The CIA Director’s hands are wet and her organization does not serve American values. Rather than choosing to stay secretive for national security, the modern CIA must stay secretive in order to survive, because it has become functionally illegal. Our president, who puts America first, is putting American values last, even as he tweets his concern for freedom of speech.
The agenda is to destroy Assange as a human being, and they may well succeed. In doing this evil deed, in all of our names, America herself – whether we put her first, last, or somewhere in the middle – will have dug her own grave.
I came across an interesting post by activist Greg Bean. In it, he brings up Johannes Gutenberg, the man who first introduced the printing press to the world.
He writes about how that single act created a free press, which gave birth to the concept of freedom of speech, and how the two are “inextricably linked; printing is a form of speech.”
The broad circulation of information, including revolutionary ideas, in many languages, undermined Latin’s dominant status and the authority previously held by those trained in Latin, it transcended borders, threatened the power of political and religious authorities, increased literacy breaking the monopoly of the literate elite on education and learning, and bolstered the emerging middle class. It increased cultural self-awareness and cultural cohesion and undermined the authority of distant rulers and high priests.
WikiLeaks’ threat to the powerful was recognised and every effort was, and is, being made to criminalise anonymous leaking, which would be akin to criminalizing Gutenberg’s printing press, but there is not much chance this criminalisation will succeed.
I suggest you read the full piece as it makes some very interesting points.
What you read here is no surprise, for a long time Julian Assange was allowed no visitors, and now, it’s quite clear why. Those who have had access to visits have made it quite clear that he is in very poor health. It’s unbelievable how the powers that be can simply do as they please, illegally, with no consequence, and their power lies within the human population and in those who have been subjected to perception manipulation, believing that Julian Assange should actually be locked up and done away with.
A great quote by Edward Bernays, who was known as the father of public relations, comes to mind here:
The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. (source)
The ability for this powerful group to manipulate our minds is clearly fading, but we still have a lot of work to do.
Ex-Google Engineer Fears AI ‘Killer Robots’ Could Perpetrate Unintended Mass Atrocities
- The Facts:
An ex-Google software engineer warns of the industrial development of AI in terms of the creation of 'killer robots,' which would have autonomy in deciding who to kill without the safeguard of human intervention.
- Reflect On:
Can we see that events such as the potential creation of 'killer robots' ultimately stem from the projection of our collective consciousness, in a way that we as awakened individuals are empowered to change course?
We have entered a time in our history in which advanced technologies based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) may become increasingly prone to unintended actions that threaten the safety and autonomy of human beings. And those of us who believe in the safety and autonomy of human beings–trust me, most at the top of the current power pyramid don’t need to become increasingly aware and vigilant of this growing threat.
The arguments for and against the unfettered development of AI and its integration into military capabilities are as follows: those in favor of the development of AI simply point to the increased efficiency and accuracy bestowed by AI applications. However, their unrestrained zeal tends to be based on a rather naive (or feigned) trust in government, corporations and military intelligence to police themselves to ensure that AI is not unleashed into the world in any way that is harmful to human individuals. The other side of the argument grounds its fundamental mistrust in current AI development on the well-documented notion that in fact our current corporate, governmental and military leaders each operate based on their own narrow agenda that give little regard for the safety and autonomy of human beings.
Nobody is arguing against the development of Artificial Intelligence as such, for application in ways that will clearly and incontestably benefit humanity. However, as always, the big money seems to be made available in support of WAR, of one group of humans having dominance and supremacy over another, rather than for applications that will benefit all of humanity and actually help to foster peace on the planet.
Ex-Google Engineer Speaks Out
Perhaps there is no way to fully prevent militaries from doing research into AI enhancements to their applications. However there seems to be one clear line of demarcation that many feel should not be crossed: giving AI programs sole authority to determine if a given individual or group of human beings should be killed.
Software engineer Laura Nolan resigned from Google last year in protest after being sent to work in 2017 on Project Maven, a project used to dramatically enhance US military drone technology, and put much more of the onus on AI to determine who and what should be bombed or shot at. She felt that her work would push forward a dangerous capability. She could see that the ability to convert military drones, for instance into autonomous non-human guided weapons, “is just a software problem these days and one that can be relatively easily solved.”
Through the protestations and resignations of brave people like Laura Nolan, Google allowed the Project Maven contract to lapse in March this year after more than 3,000 of its employees signed a petition in protest against the company’s involvement. It should be indicative to all of us that these big corporate giants do not make ethical decisions on their own, since they are fundamentally amoral, and continue to require concerned human beings to speak up and take actions in order for humanity’s interests to be considered.
Since resigning, Nolan has continued her activism amidst news about the development of “killer robots,” AI machines designed to operate autonomously on the battlefield with the capacity to kill large swaths of enemy combatants. She has called for all AI killing machines not operated by humans to be banned. She joined the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and has briefed UN diplomats in New York and Geneva over the dangers posed by autonomous weapons.
Unlike drones, which are controlled by military teams often thousands of miles away from where the flying weapon is being deployed, Nolan said killer robots have the potential to do “calamitous things that they were not originally programmed for”:
The likelihood of a disaster is in proportion to how many of these machines will be in a particular area at once. What you are looking at are possible atrocities and unlawful killings even under laws of warfare, especially if hundreds or thousands of these machines are deployed.
There could be large-scale accidents because these things will start to behave in unexpected ways. Which is why any advanced weapons systems should be subject to meaningful human control, otherwise they have to be banned because they are far too unpredictable and dangerous. (source)
Pledge From AI Researchers?
Certainly we see mainstream headlines like ‘Top AI researchers say they won’t make killer robots‘ where pledges have reportedly been made:
More than 2,600 AI researchers and engineers have signed a pledge to never create autonomous killer robots, published today by the Future of Life Institute. Signees include Elon Musk, Alphabet’s DeepMind co-founders Mustafa Suleyman, Demis Hassabis, and Shane Legg, as well as Google’s Jeff Dean, and the University of Montreal’s Yoshua Bengio.
However this does not mean that we can desert our posts and trust that corporations that could make billions of dollars from contracts to advance such automated applications will decline to pursue them if they thought they could get away with it. Indeed, it is the watchful eyes and powerful words of conscious people that has so far prevented this from occurring.
Events in our world such as the emergence of autonomous ‘killer robots’ are ominous and foreboding, but we need not shrink away from this kind of news in a state of fear and resignation. If we can see, in the bigger picture, that it is ultimately a projection of our collective consciousness that brings these events into being, then we can take these events to be a trigger for each of us to determine exactly what kind of world we want to live in going forward, and have that determination clearly reflected in our thoughts, words, and actions. In this way, we participate in the larger awakening process and help to move humanity forward in the transition to a world of greater peace and harmony.
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