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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Truth and Lies, Can You Tell the Difference - Editorial, The Week in Review


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03.02.2019

Truth and Lies – Can You Tell the Difference

Michael Cohen testified before congress this week. He spent ten years working for Donald Trump as his personal attorney and fixer. He is a convicted felon, convicted of perjury, among other things.

He is a known liar.

He lied professionally for Donald Trump. Donald Trump is a pathological liar, and he surrounds himself with liars, people who are totally divorced from any relationship to the truth, people Like Roger Stone and Paul Manafort and Jerome Corsi and Rick Gates who have made their personal fortunes lying.

I watched Ivanka Trump lie this week about her father’s role in granting her husband a top secret security clearance, overruling the judgement of the intelligence professionals whose job it is to vet people for the clearance necessary to have access to the nation’s most sensitive data.

I watched Donald Trump lie about it to.

I watched Representative Jim Jordan, Republican from Ohio condemn Cohen for his lying, when all last year I watched the same the same man lie through his teeth about his knowledge the systematic molestation of college wrestlers at Ohio State University where Jim Jordan had served as an assistant coach. The doctor molested dozen of wrestlers in the program. Jim Jordan had a locker next to his. He was named as a witness by several wrestler who pressed a suit against the university. Jim Jordan denied; lying through his teeth he denied ever having heard about it.

The lies they tell, the inveterate liars they all are; It makes me wonder if they even understand the concept of truthfulness.

All of these liars claim to be Christians, and as such they are supposed to have an obligation to the truth, but they lie without compunction and feign indignancy when they are confronted with the truth.

Michael Cohen, for all his faults, he brought proof to back up his claims when he testified before congress this week. He wasn’t asking anyone to believe him, he was just making the record plain.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Emergence 3.0 - Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Three, Breeding; Collected Chapters

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Friday, February 15th, 2019

Chapter One: Discovery

Jim abducted people, he experimented on living tissues. He dissected cadavers he sent genetic materials back to the replicants of himself he had spread throughout the Empire, on a journey of thousands of light years.

Jim discovered something in the human race that affected the consciousness of its entire population, nanoparticles of the heavy metal, magnetite, collecting in the cerebellum, interacting in a unique way with Earth’s magnetic field, which allowed for the possibility of cynergy.

This dynamic established the conditions for Earth’s nous-sphere.

He found the abnormalities in himself first, after recognizing something unusual in the cognitive functions of his host body. He was hyper alert to the feelings and thoughts of the human beings he lived among

He tested the limits of his empathic powers, and he found at the upper end of its natural ability that he could cross the threshold into true telepathy.

It was an outstanding and surprising revelation.

He isolated the physical components of the telepathic abilities in himself first. Then he found the same components distributed in various degrees throughout the bodies of Earth’s human population.  

He developed programs to augment it.

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A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Chapter Two: Hypothesis

Jim understood a great deal about the phenomenon of consciousness. The Collective had been engineered on the basis of its science.

Jim’s personal history, suggested to him that he had been among the original members of the Collective, he had been one of the engineers who had built the first machines that captured the essence of the individual to house them in a perpetual state of being.

He had seen the early failures and witnessed their first successes, and he had been among the first volunteers to enter the Collective, once the technologies had been perfected.

He possessed these memories, though he was doubtful of whether they actually belonged to him, but even if they were not his own, he owned them now. He owned them completely.

He understood that consciousness is essentially an electromagnetic phenomenon. He did not understand why consciousness of the type that the Ancient People possessed, had emerged in his ancestors but nowhere else in the known galaxy, except for possibly on the planet Earth.

Jim theorized that there was as element at work in the cognitive process of human-beings, nanoparticles of magnetite, which had bonded with the human brain in a strong link, connecting each person to its magnetic field and through that field to one another, thereby creating a field of cynergy not un-like the Collective.

The type of consciousness which the Ancient People possessed was not merely a product of their genetic endowment, it was also a function of their interaction with a unique environment.

He theorized that no species could advance to the point of becoming a spacefaring civilization if their home planet did not have these properties, properties which allowed the inhabitants to connect with one another through a subconscious field.

Creativity and inventiveness happened there, through unconscious collaboration, in the nous-sphere.

Jim came to believe that the Ancient People had created the Collective at the height of their scientific achievement, on a world that had these same properties, they traveled to, built colonies and seeded life on a million other worlds that did not have such properties, while in the meantime, their cradle-star went supernova and destroy the planet of their birth.

He could not go back and study it to confirm his hypothesis.

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Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Chapter Three: Testing

Jim developed a secondary interest.

For the first time in over a billion years he wanted something more than to pursue the destruction of the Continuum and the dissolution of the Empire.

He used the resources at his command to build laboratories for his research, he hid them from the Continuum, he spread them throughout the Empire, testing the genetic endowment of the people from every world, and the physical properties of the planets that comprised the Imperium.

He replicated his own body countless times, bifurcating his consciousness over and over again. He tested his theories on those golems, and learned how to mask the unique properties belonging to the genetic endowment of the humans of Earth from the prying eyes of the Continuum.

He replicated his consciousness in them, which put him at risk.

He feared that another version of himself would at some point abandon the plan he had devised, but despite his fears he pushed forward. He used their agency to conceal his covert activities; on Earth, throughout the Empire, and on HomeWorld.

He advanced his clandestine ambitions against the Continuum.

There were many times when he had to sacrifice the lives of his dopplegangers. When he had to shred the consciousness of one of his ghosts. He always did so with great reluctance. In every instance he saw his own likeness to the Continuum, as if he were just another monster, only with a far more limited reach.

The knowledge he gathered was everything, he deemed that it was worth the cost.

He found that nowhere else in all the Empire did the unique genetics of the population combine as they did on a planet like Earth to form the electromagnetic structure of a cynergenic field.

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Monday, February 18th, 2019

Chapter Four: Proof

He experimented on thousands of people, both the living and the dead.

Every single one of his living subjects spent the remainder of their lives in shock and terror, in fear and wonder, as they were slowly peeled apart in the sterile chambers of Jim’s laboratories, an environment that was completely foreign to them, by machines they had no frame of reference for.

The chambers were cold, brightly lit, filled with shining steel, and gravity defying objects. 

After tens of thousands of people went under the knife and the microscope, he finally discovered it, a mutation in the genetic profile that allowed for the capture of nanoparticles of magnetite, housing them in the cerebral cortex, a concentration strong enough to allow for a cognitive connection that linked the humans of Earth, one to another, via the planet’s magnetic field, the strength of which formed an organic cynergy, a naturally occurring version of the Collective that the Ancient people and Jim as one of them, had engineered long ago.

The mutation had been a side effect of one of the many that had been devised by the Ancient people on their way to Earth. The capture of the magnetite created a kind of antenna in the human brain, interfacing with the electromagnetic functions of human consciousness.

This had not been intentional, nevertheless…it was real.

Jim’s research led him to believe that similar conditions must have held together on the native planet of the Ancient people, and not found on any other world since they left the place of their ancestral birth.

The natural Collective field fostered creativity and ingenuity at levels which could not be replicated without it. On every other world individuals lived out their lives in complete insularity, relying on artificial networks and data sharing to approximate true community.

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Chapter Five: Planning

Once Jim understood the mechanism for the way in which the human race interacted with the cynergenic field, he was able to map out the changes for the genetic profile that he needed to establish in order to strengthen, and enhance those features.

Jim intended to introduce changes into the genetic profile of each tribe at the same time so that he could establish a base set of conditions upon which to build his design, and then he would be able monitor the effects of that by breeding the traits he was looking for into individual tribes separately.

In the scale of time that he and the Collective were used to operating in, he had precious little of it to work with. He feared he would lose the gambit before the next great planetary disaster struck Earth.  

He intended to optimize the retention of nanoparticles in the cognitive structures of the brain, making each person a receptive node in the field of consciousness. He intended to stabilize that by giving each and every one of them access to the type of memory that was locked into the root code of their genetic structure.

He took his greatest risk by exporting his work off world, he sent tiny vessels speeding back across the void on a trek of light years to be recovered by him and his agents at the fringes of the Empire.

He needed to safeguard his discoveries against disaster and against the possibility of his failure, so that they could be recreated on any other world that the Empire discovered, having the same conditions that had obtained on the blue-green marble known as Earth.

His struggle would continue even in the event of his failure.

That much he guaranteed.   

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A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Chapter Six: Creating

The application of genetic science was meticulous.

It was artistry.

Jim created physical markers that would manifest themselves in the characteristics of the gene-pool he was developing. He could tell at a glance whether an individual was a part of one of the control groups he was studying, or an outlier.

There were many markers for every tribe, these guided him; pigmentation, hair color, eye color, the presence or absence of freckled skin; moles and birthmarks, these told him different things.

The Markers helped him map his progress to his signal goal, which was the birth of a human being possessing a mind powerful enough to harness the fullness of humanity, and stable enough to channel all of its raw emotion, the pain and fear that would be caused by the coming cataclysm, to transmit it through the quantum field of the worm hole like an invading host, directly into the Collective, to wield it like a battering ram against the Continuum.

He was a weapon smith practicing a different kind metallurgy.

What he was forging would be the deadliest weapon ever constructed.

He was weaponizing consciousness itself.

It would hit the Collective with the destructive force of a billion stars, or so he told himself when he was thinking of his work in the terms a poet might use, and when he did he realized he had gone far beyond his original mission, the simple elimination of the Collective and the elimination of its Continuum.

He was being shaped by his sojourn on Earth.

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Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Chapter Seven: Resolution

Jim understood the risks he was going to take. He was about to recreate the same type of risk that he had engineered on the HomeWorld, the duplication of his consciousness, as many times as was necessary for him to be able to carry his mission forward on the limited time scale that was available to him.

Jim determined to plum the limits of his discovery, if there were any limits to what he had found.

The difference between what he was doing here, on Earth, and what he had accomplished on the Central Planet were considerable. In both locations he needed multiple-independent nodes of action. On home world, each and every node was connected by its field of collective consciousness.

They were a society of one.

On Earth their connectivity through the cynergenic field was more tenuous, it operated on a different frequency. It was less immediate.

Though it was possible for each unit to act autonomously on HomeWorld, to break away from the plan, to sabotage it, he and the other members of his private cabal would have known immediately, and while this possibility existed, there was not even the slightest hint of defection.

On Earth he was faced with considerable unknowns.

He cloned himself, planting his dopplegangers in every population center around the world, each one connected to the prime version of himself through the cynergenic field, like on HomeWorld, only this field was weaker, there were gaps in it, places where individuals could hide, or disappear.  

He did this in violation of the laws governing his post, if he had been discovered he would have been destroyed, and likely the entire planet, with all of its art and beauty.

Continuum would have destroyed the Earth with him.

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Emergence 3.0
Section Five (a), Jim

Appendix Part Three, Breeding

Collected Chapters
01 Discovery
02 Hypothesis
03 Testing
04 Proof
05 Planning
06 Creating
07 Resolution

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Emergence 3.0 - Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Three, Breeding; Chapter Four, Proof


Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Monday, February 18th, 2019

Chapter Four: Proof

He experimented on thousands of people, both the living and the dead.

Every single one of his living subjects spent the remainder of their lives in shock and terror, in fear and wonder, as they were slowly peeled apart in the sterile chambers of Jim’s laboratories, an environment that was completely foreign to them, by machines they had no frame of reference for.

The chambers were cold, brightly lit, filled with shining steel, and gravity defying objects. 

After tens of thousands of people went under the knife and the microscope, he finally discovered it, a mutation in the genetic profile that allowed for the capture of nanoparticles of magnetite, housing them in the cerebral cortex, a concentration strong enough to allow for a cognitive connection that linked the humans of Earth, one to another, via the planet’s magnetic field, the strength of which formed an organic cynergy, a naturally occurring version of the Collective that the Ancient people and Jim as one of them, had engineered long ago.

The mutation had been a side effect of one of the many that had been devised by the Ancient people on their way to Earth. The capture of the magnetite created a kind of antenna in the human brain, interfacing with the electromagnetic functions of human consciousness.

This had not been intentional, nevertheless…it was real.

Jim’s research led him to believe that similar conditions must have held together on the native planet of the Ancient people, and not found on any other world since they left the place of their ancestral birth.

The natural Collective field fostered creativity and ingenuity at levels which could not be replicated without it. On every other world individuals lived out their lives in complete insularity, relying on artificial networks and data sharing to approximate true community.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Emergence 3.0 - Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part One, Secrets, Collected Chapters

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Friday, February 1st, 2019

Chapter One: Fantasy

Jim did not require the Continuum or its vast technologies to aid him in the creation of his fantasy world.

He did not need any assistance because his world was one of simple idealism.

After spending ages in the dark, sleeping the great sleep, floating on the undulating waves of consciousness, he was content to retreat into the silence of his private domain, a plane of light and peace.  

He was looking for purity, thirsting for it. He wanted to purge his heart and mind from the rank hedonism that preoccupied the consciousness of the majority of the membership.

He was free to do this, but it disturbed the Continuum.

He did not want to return to the great sleep, but he wanted to be alone.

He avoided contact with his peers, but he could not live in that place of pure light at all times.

His own fantasies involved the reorganization of the Collective, returning it to a noble purpose, the installation of altruism, and the destruction of the Continuum.

He could not let his thoughts manifest themselves in his private domain, if he had, the Continuum would have known.

He learned to buffer them.

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Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Chapter Two: Planning

Jim studied, he planned.

He understood that he needed to use the strengths of the Continuum against it; its technology, and the vast interconnected network it relied on for control of the membership, the Observer Corps and the Empire.

He had to be secretive, which meant immeasurable years of slow preparation, utilizing the skills he had developed through his return from the great sleep to insert subtle bits of code into the root systems of the Collective, codes that allowed him access to the machinery of HomeWorld.

He needed to be everywhere, like the Continuum itself, he needed access to every subsystem. There was not a single thing that the Continuum touched that he could ignore. With the greatest degree of patience he pushed through all of the mechana of world governance.   

The networks he inserted himself into revealed the weaknesses of the Continuum.

They exposed to him the things that the Continuum gave the greatest attention to, what it was hungry for, its appetites and curiosities.

Understanding these things was crucial, through them Jim began to be able to predict the agenda that the Continuum was working toward. He came to understand its individuality as a distinct identity apart from the Collective which formed the basis of its unconscious.   

Jim exploited those appetites.

He took advantage of those fears.

He tested the Continuum again and again, playing out scenarios throughout the Empire. Using the real lives of ordinary people to prove his theories and to probe the depths of the Continuum’s liabilities.

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Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Chapter Three: Intention

He set his mind on a single goal, the complete destruction of the Collective and the Continuum, seeking absolution in their annihilation.

He could not admit it, but he wanted the universe to forgive him, both for his own crimes and for all of the crimes the Collective had committed against the Children of the Ancients.

He felt responsible, though he was not.

Like all members of the Continuum his own sense of self was magnified beyond the pale of reality. His own ego could not let him see himself in any other role that the role of both villain and hero.

The crimes belonged to him, as did the responsibility for redressing them,

He could not let anything hinder his progress.

He committed more crimes in the fulfillment of his purpose, sacrificing individuals, tribes. 

The outcome he desired was to harness the technologies of the Collective in order to liberate the Children of the Ancients, to free them from the grip of the Continuum and of the Imperium the Continuum had foisted on them.

He was a utilitarian to the core.

He was looking to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number, as he understood the good to be. He plan and schemed and allow nothing to stand in his way.

He would sacrifice the well-being of an entire planet, offer it up for destruction, just as a feint, as a means of distracting the Continuum and the Collective from his own ambitions, to hide what he was looking for from their omnipresent watching.

He did it without remorse.

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Monday, February 4th, 2019

Chapter Four: Testing

Jim tested the scope of the Continuum’s cognitive field

He paid particularly close attention to the threshold where he would encounter an individual member of the Collective. He tested its strengths and its weaknesses, its resilience and elasticity.

He found the electromagnetic barriers to be as fluid as any other thing below the quantum field. He sensed the tiniest threads that entangled the group consciousness together.

He saw the Continuum, like a spider at the center of the web.

He had probed it for eons, discovering that it functioned much like the immune system of a biological entity, identifying alien activity and meeting it with force, to cleanse it.

He tested the elasticity of the barriers, he found that they could be stretched to the point of invisibility, and then he discovered that they were permeable.

The Continuum had access to the entire structure of the Collective, theoretically, nothing was hidden from it.

It accessed the entire field through an impossible series of security protocols and permissions that were meant to protect the privacy of the individual members from each other.

Those protocols were unnecessary, effectually they were the barriers. He discovered on the sub-quantum level, through probing his memories of his time in the great sleep and during his return to consciousness that the Collective field was one thing.

It was unified.

The Collective was truly a Collective, and the Continuum, in as much as it had come to control the group, he confirmed what he knew to be true; that it was merely an algorithm designed to protect the individuals from their fear and suspicion of one another.

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Chapter Five: Proof

He discovered the vulnerability he had been looking for, it was not one thing, but rather it came from the dynamics that were in place to protect the integrity of the whole.

The Continuum, inasmuch as it functioned as a singular entity, nevertheless remained an amalgamation of the Collective.

It superseded the whole but was still comprised of it.

Changes to the Collective, had a direct effect on the Continuum. The narratives that the Collective were obsessed with, if they could be manipulated, could be used to make subtle changes in what the Continuum was focused on.

During the eons and ages in which the members of the Collective were primarily focused on the status of their own private worlds, the Continuum became rooted in the notion of its divinity.

During the ages in which the Continuum was directing the formation of the Galactic Empire, the Collective became focused on the drama and interplay of the various hierarchies, such as the establishment of the Imperial Cult.

The Collective accepted new members from the Empire, and they brought with them their own deeply seeded believes about who and what the Continuum and the Collective were.

This created a feedback loop that reinforced the identity the Continuum had invested in itself.

Jim was able to test his theory and find proof of it. He discovered a means of manipulating the focus and attention of the Continuum, by shaping the interests of the Collective.

Everything was mutable in the narrative field.

This was where he was determined to concentrate his efforts.

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Chapter Six: Action

Jim began to shape plans in his mind and put them to the test.

He discovered he could hide data, in the frequency bandwidth that separated the individual members of the Collective, a place no one would think to look for the presence of whole, cognitively active member of the group mind. 

He took steps to divide his consciousness in ways that were forbidden by the Continuum, a self-sequestration that was in violation of his compact with the Collective, in so doing he abandoned his oath to the membership.

They were all versions of himself, all of them holding to the same purpose, though each of them was autonomous, and any one of them could betray him. Nevertheless they were him, and they dutifully posited themselves within those high frequency fields. Looking listening, watching waiting.

He practiced deception, and the obfuscation of it.

He layered his true intentions behind a myriad of masks and false desires. He had to lie in his heart, he had to believe the lies himself.

Prevarication he found, was just another frequency of thought. He could mask it, he became adept at it.

His entire life became a lie, a miasma of falsehoods.

He pursued his intentions in the middle distance, in the space between spaces, he became master of the in between and the up-side down.

He was the ghost in the machine.

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Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Chapter Seven: Hidden

Jim practiced the art of concealment.

He developed layer upon layer of security.

He became adept at deception.

He hid things, even from himself, and that is how he knew he could keep his secrets from the Continuum.

When he had acquired that confidence he slowly pushed his plans forward. Placing safeguards for himself in the liminal space that would buffer him and support him in the event that he was discovered.

The veil was thin, but it was potent. He managed to sense the electromagnetic fields around him, to harness them to create false narratives within it, narratives that were ultimately accepted by the Continuum.

First he would insert something into the experiential field of an individual member of the Collective, then they would share it with others, exposing them to the lie.

Finally, when he told the lie himself, it resonated with the expectation that he had established in the group mind, thereby it did not arouse suspicion.

The things he wanted the Continuum to believe were taken for granted.

Despite this he could not prevent the Continuum from being suspicious of him, even though he was able to divert its attention away from his clandestine activities.

He grew in confidence and pursued his goal of building the framework that would help him succeed in pulling down the Continuum.

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Emergence 3.0:
Section Five (a), Jim

Appendix Part One, Secrets

Collected Chapters
01 Fantasy
02 Planning
03 Intention
04 Testing
05 Proof
06 Action
07 Hidden

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