Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Purge III - Bedlam in Baltimore

Chaos ruled the streets of Baltimore, Maryland on Monday night, April 27th, 2015. Violent protests broke out after the funeral for Freddie Gray, who died under mysterious circumstances, of a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody. In the ensuing riots, there were over 200 arrests, 144 vehicle fires and 15 structure fires in what has been popularly called Baltimore’s Purge.

Modern media pounced upon the term "purge" as it was widely reported by the national press that rioting at a Baltimore shopping mall and elsewhere on Monday afternoon, started amid rumors… spread on social media… of a "purge" initiated by large groups of “wilding” high school students. As many of you know, use of the word "purge" is a reference to 2013's "The Purge" and its sequel, last year's "The Purge: Anarchy"

The Baltimore Sun reported that a flier, circulating amongst students via social media, touted a "purge" scheduled to begin Monday at 3 p.m. at the Mondawmin Mall …and then proceed downtown. The flier included an image of protesters smashing the windshield of a Baltimore City police car, from Saturday’s protests. On Saturday, over 2,000 protesters marched to Baltimore's City Hall to condemn the death of 25-year-old black man Freddie Gray. Gray was pronounced dead on April 19, after suffering a spinal injury while in Baltimore Police Department custody a week earlier. 

Riots resulting from Gray’s death is the most recent and troubling example wherein pop culture influences real life. First we had the copycat lone-wolf “Joker” shooter at the Aurora, Colorado theater… now life imitating (pop) art escalates in a mass imitation of the Purge films…

The Purge SCI FI series plotline revolves around a dystopian future America where on one day each year… all laws are suspended for a 12-hour period. During that time, all crimes, including murder, become temporarily legal. The "New Founding Fathers of America" have come to power following an economic collapse and have instituted totalitarian rule. In their wisdom, they have also established a one night a year “Purge” sacrificial ritual. All crime is legal and all police, fire and medical emergency services remain unavailable for 12 hours… from 7 pm till 7 am the next day.

The New Founding Fathers market this sanctioned mayhem as a catharsis… a purification ritual that has resulted in both crime and unemployment rates plummeting to 1%. The Purge has consequently contributed to a strong American economy, as reported to an unsuspecting population. Although it is thought to be used as an act of cathartic cleansing for the populace, in reality, it is used as a method of artificial population control. The new U.S. underclass… people living in poor areas… people who have fallen out of the old middle class and into poverty… are the main targets, as they cannot afford protection or insulation from the ensuing violence.

Obviously, this plotline has deeply troubling similarities to real life Baltimore. Coincidentally, the movie Purge takes place on March 21, 2022… within 2 calendar days of the death of Gray and subsequent outbreak of the Baltimore rioting. Such spooky similarity takes on significant import, as the very nature of synchronicity can be defined as: meaningful coincidence. These connections are the proverbial “cosmic triggers” that act as warning signs to those who pay attention to such things.

The Baltimore State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby… standing alone in front of the mass media, without support of the Mayor or the Governor… announced the criminal charges against the six police officers involved in Gray’s wrongful death. This action has significantly raised the stakes in acts of civil disobedience, across America. Mosby represents an expectation of justice for the disenfranchised and the dispossessed. Mosby puts a face to the outrage over the militarization of police, the erosion of civil liberty and the perceived targeting of black youth.

The situation in Baltimore also sheds light on the wider issue of incarceration rates in America. As you all know, the United States has the world’s highest incarceration rate. About 2.4 million people live behind bars in America… the highest number in the world. That's a little more than 0.7% of the population and more than 700 for every 100,000 people. Ethnically, Blacks in America are imprisoned 5 times more often than Whites and twice more often than Latinos.

The erosion of civil liberties in the United States of “Amerika” is as horrific as any plot from DC Comics or the Purge films. Our loss of liberty is as profound as any dark knight fantasy or any Sci Fi dystopia. Things are about as bad as it gets… and apparently getting worse. Our beloved “land of the free” Ain’t so free… ya gotta pay to play. That why the kids of Baltimore were burning and looting… they can’t afford Nike shoes, any more than they can afford justice.

In a way, the most symbolic video clip from Baltimore was the burning and looting of the local ACE Cash Express… one of the most notorious payday lenders in the country. Payday lending is one of the most despicable and predatory examples of Amerika’s decent into dystopia. It is a most vile capitalist ploy, designed to keep the new Amerikan underclass “beneath the boot” of the new ruling class. There is an undeniable “poetic justice” in the ransacking of ACE Cash Express. Any business that profits from the unjust propagation of poverty and indebtedness… entrapping Amerika’s poor… needs to be exposed for what it is… modern slavery.

No this is not an endorsement for violence… but the rioting kids in Baltimore know the score.

We use the term Amerika, to contrast what we are experiencing today, versus the old “land of the free” America. In modern Amerika, there is no American Dream. The opportunity for our kids to be better off than we were… is slipping away. Remember… our kids are not just those we gave birth to… those we love, protect and do our best to set an example for. Our kids also live in Baltimore. Our kids also live in Ferguson.

We are all in this together.

In the meantime… the symbolic and synchronistic warning signs continue to present themselves in modern media. Technologies such as the video functionality of smart phones, allow for “citizen journalists” to expose otherwise un-recorded and un-reported atrocity. These citizen reporters will make sure that “events on the ground” will be published in modern social media… perhaps our last/best opportunity to strike back against the evil empire.

Stay alert… watch the signs… constant vigilance!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day 2015

Our home world is such a tiny speck in the vastness of space...
With a radius of a mere 3,963 miles,
Mother Earth is the only life-support we have got.
We are all in this together.

Happy Earth Day 2015

Check out our Homeworld Stats page for current specifications
for Spaceship Earth.

Also... Check out the Worldometers site, to see real-time statistics
of current population, etc.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

End mass surveillance under the Patriot Act!

A key provision of the Patriot Act is set to expire in a matter of weeks. That means that if Congress does nothing, which they are apparently very good at, the unconstitutional surveillance of everyone’s phone records will end.

Sounds great... But some NSA apologists want to see this program extended. That’s why we all need to tell Congress not to reauthorize Section 215 of the Patriot Act.

The NSA surveillance program collects hundreds of millions of phone records daily. One federal judge criticized the program as “beyond Orwellian” and “likely unconstitutional.” And even the government-appointed Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has said this program doesn’t make us any safer, stating that they couldn’t find a single example of a threat to the United States where this program made a concrete difference in the outcome of a counterterrorism investigation.

Dial 215-600-2215 to call Congress or visit fight215.org to speak out.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Brain-Wave Entrainment Artifact.

Tek-Gnostics’ Intelligence Engineering Department has been deeply focused, of late, in the development of auditory brain-wave entrainment and entertainment technologies. This super-secret project went by the codename: Operation BrainStorm. The Deep Development phase of this project has been completed and we have commenced releasing specific artifacts for beta-testing purposes (see below) and for sale on our Main Website’s commerce H.E.A.D. shop.

The active mechanisms being utilized are sound and light. Pulsed sound in the form of musical rhythms has been entraining people for thousands of years. Sound and light, used in the proper setting, has been shown to facilitate brain entrainment, through what is known as the frequency-following effect. This effect is more profound with pulsed, binaural beats. A binaural beat is the result of one ear hearing a pure tone of a slightly differing pitch than the other ear. The brain then actually synthesizes the difference between the two, syncing with the result.

Binaural beats synchronize the activity of the left and right hemispheres of your brain. This synchronization can increase the flow of information between the two hemispheres, thereby accelerating learning and increasing creativity.

The Tek-Gnostics BrainStorm™ series harnesses the power of the binaural frequency following effect, within our "consciousness hacking" technology. Each artifact in our series, targets a specific brainwave frequency, such as Alpha, Beta, Theta & Delta. Each brain-state enhances specific functions such as creativity, relaxation, meditation, etc.

As indicated earlier, we have begun releasing audio entrainment tracks, available for downloading at our commerce site: Heretical Engineering and Development (H.E.A.D.). We charge modest price for each download.

The following experimental entrainment piece is entitled "Earth Djinn". It utilizes a frequency known as the Schumann Resonance, which is a global electromagnetic standing wave, naturally generated between Earth's surface and the ionosphere. This resonance frequency typically measures 7.83 Hz. The Schumann resonance is considered to be Earth’s Vibe (frequency). It is a wonderful way to get in tune with our home world.

Stereophonic HEADphones or earbuds are required, in order to experience the maximum entrainment properties of this artifact.

So sit back...  Relax!

Learn to program your own HEAD space. Be the first Heretical Engineer on your block!
And, have fun with your new...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Universe=Consciousness... post-materialist science.

At the end of the nineteenth century, physicists discovered empirical phenomena that could not be explained by classical physics. This led to the development, during the 1920s and early 1930s, of a revolutionary new branch of physics called quantum mechanics (QM). QM has questioned the material foundations of the world by showing that atoms and subatomic particles are not really solid objects… they do not exist with certainty at definite spatial locations and definite times. Most importantly, QM explicitly introduced the mind into its basic conceptual structure, since it was found that particles being observed and the observer (ie: the physicist and the method used for observation) are linked. According to one interpretation of QM, this phenomenon implies that the consciousness of the observer is vital to the existence of the physical events being observed, and that mental events can affect the physical world. The results of recent experiments support this interpretation. These results suggest that the physical world is no longer the primary or sole component of reality, and that it cannot be fully understood without making reference to the mind.

- Item 7 from the Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science 

Within the study of social science, post-materialism is defined as the transformation of individual values, away from materialist, physical and economic… to a new paradigm of individual values emphasizing autonomy and self-expression. The philosophical definition of traditional materialism concerns the argument that matter is the only existing reality… the only real reality. Recent mainstream science operates under this assumption. Today, this notion is known as “scientific materialism.” However, this view is disappearing at an exponential rate, given the fact that quantum physics has shown us that what we perceive as our physical material world, is not really physical at all.

Post-materialist science postulates that human consciousness is an integral component, even a generative, co-creative component… of reality.

In a recent article entitled: “Is Consciousness A Product Of the Brain… Or Is the Brain the Receiver of Consciousness?” …columnist Arjun Walia stated that…

Consciousness is the way we perceive and observe our world, the way we think, our intentions, feelings, emotions and, (as it turns out) more. One of the biggest questions regarding human consciousness today is whether it is simply a product of our brain, or if the brain is a receiver of consciousness. If consciousness is not a product of the brain it would mean that the human physicality is not required for the continuation of consciousness, or consciousness itself.

“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet. Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.” 
– Niels Bohr

Below is a great video from Dr. Gary Schwartz, professor of psychology, medicine, neurology, psychiatry and surgery at the University of Arizona discussing whether consciousness is the product of the brain or a receiver of it. It is a little overview of a subject that is full of peer reviewed scientific research that not many people have the time to go through. It would actually be almost be impossible to go through all of it.