On January 21, 2021, Matt McKinley of Quantum of Conscience, posted a discussion, “Exercise in big thinking — Arrogant to assume we’re the only ones not fooled!” (see video below). The subtext for the video stated, “Every once in a while I must keep on the table that reality is fooling us, just as it’s fooling every other group.” I hope readers here will listen to his wise words, in a way that only Matt knows how to do.
Matt’s off-the-cuff presentation reminded me of a tiny book I keep by my bedside: the Shambhala Pocket Classic, Awakening Loving-Kindness, written by a Buddhist nun and renowned meditation master, Pema Chödrön. Chapter 8 is called “No Such Thing as a True Story,” and leads with, “In Taoism there’s a famous saying that goes, ‘The Tao that can be spoken is not the ultimate Tao.’ Another way you could say that, although I’ve never seen it translated this way, is, ‘As soon as you begin to believe in something, then you can no longer see anything else.’ The truth you believe in and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.”
She continued, “By the way that we think and by the way that we believe in things, in that way is our world created. In the Middle Ages, everyone accepted the idea, based on fear, that there was only one way to believe; if you didn’t believe that way, you were the enemy. It was death to all forms of creative, fresh thinking. Many things that people had been able to see, people just couldn’t see anymore because they didn’t believe in them. Once they began to think and believe in a certain way, there were all kinds of things that they literally couldn’t hear, see, smell, or touch, because those things were outside their belief system.”
And further here, “People find it quite easy to have beliefs and to hold on to them and to let their whole world be a product of their belief system. They also find it quite easy to attack those who disagree. The harder, more courageous thing, which the hero and the heroine, the warrior, and the mystic do, is continually to look one’s beliefs straight in the face, honestly and clearly, and then step beyond them. That requires a lot of heart and kindness. It requires being able to touch and know completely, to the core, your own experience, without harshness, without making any judgment.”
Chödrön proceeds in this same chapter to tell a story, with an important lead-in: “When you meet the Buddha, kill the Buddha” means that when you see that you’re grasping or clinging to anything, whether conventionally it’s called good or bad, make friends with that. Look into it. Get to know it completely and utterly. In that way it will let go of itself.”
The story she tells depicts a god who wanted to prove that it was absurd folly for people to be polarized and for each “side” to believe that they are in the right, and to blame the other side for being in the wrong. So this god constructed a large hat that was divided — with one side being blue and the other side being red. He walked in the middle of the street where people were working on both sides of the street. Then he disappeared. Each side joyfully exclaimed, “We saw God!” But, as you can imagine, half of the people said he was wearing a blue hat, while the other half proclaimed he was wearing a red hat. Each side grew angry and began to throw stones at each other. Then the god re-appeared and walked in the middle of the street again, wearing the same hat, but in the opposite direction. He then vanished. Each side conceded that the other side was correct in what they saw, and apologized to each other. As Chödrön described, the workers on both sides of the street did not know whether they should fight or become friends. They were so confused. Then the god appeared one more time. “This time he stood in the middle and he turned to the left and then he turned around to the right, and everyone started to laugh.”
Now for my words of caution . . .
On January 19, 2021, James Corbett of the Corbett Report interviewed Dolores Cahill, Professor at University College Dublin. I sensed a few red flags therein. At around the 14-minute time stamp, Professor Cahill discussed a new project she is undertaking with regard to “sequencing the PCR tests.” She then stated that another researcher sequenced “1500 PCR tests” [presumably SARS-CoV-2 positive] in October 2020, and identified all of them as influenza A and B. Not one was SARS-CoV-2. From my understanding over the past 10 months, it is highly questionable that any RT-PCR test can “test” for any “virus,” let alone SARS-CoV-2. Whether she was accidentally misinforming or intentionally misleading, I can not say. I thought to find a source for her reference to “1500 PCR tests,” and I discovered one here at Kerry Cassidy’s Project Camelot (posted on December 31, 2020). However, if Cahill was relying upon this source, then her statement was ostensibly false, because prior to the Corbett interview, the professor referred to on Cassidy’s website, Robert Oswald, PhD., claimed he never made the statement, and that his professional information was also incorrectly presented. Then, on January 22, 2021, this “fact check” on Cahill’s interview statements was published by Reuters. Granted, I am always suspect of these “fact-checkers,” as they can be highly misleading as well. However, in this case, I think it would be helpful for Cahill to clarify her position moving forward.
I urge POM readers to peruse through Cahill’s personal website (hyperlinked above). As of now, it is my understanding that she has not come forward as a self-proclaimed whistleblower, nor does she disavow any of her previous work and her business alignments. In fact, Corbett expressed how impressed he was with her professional background. In my opinion, red flags abound when it comes to her connections, particularly in her work as an EU Innovation Radar Expert. Furthermore, it was announced on January 22, 2021, that Cahill will be a featured presenter at “The Greater Reset” scheduled for January 25-29, 2021. Nevertheless, I plan to listen to the presentations at the online conference, The Greater Reset. Most of the speakers, based on what I have read in their biographies, seem to have good intentions when it comes to promoting life in balance with humanity and the planet.
With all that said, my main caution lies with hearing certain words popping up more often, like “freedom” and “sovereignty,” and I can see how these words (and movements embracing them) could be misconstrued or weaponized. Also (like Matt of QoC), I have been wondering what will happen to QAnon followers in the coming weeks and months. I imagine many of them will re-brand, or be re-branded. In this context, I am concerned that there may be an attempt by the hidden hand to assemble them, along with those in the “Patriot” movement and the “Anarchist” movement — with a unifying message of freedom and sovereignty that could be a trap to corral them into a group labeled as “domestic terrorists.” Thus, I advise caution. Cahill’s “Freedom Airway” discussion with Corbett tended toward language reflective of the sovereign citizen movement, and I find it curious that this Corbett interview is uncharacteristically already on the mainstream media radar (Reuters hyperlink above).
While I am on record here at POM as discussing the notion of “Freedom Cells,” I aim to be more judicious moving forward by avoiding promotion of any “group” or “movement.” That said, I do feel it is important and healthy, especially in these times, to create small local communities of people of similar mind and values, and who may want to engage in bartering, co-operative organic gardening/farming, and other modes of empathic exchange.
Whereas the hidden hand often pushed the “lone wolf” perpetrator scenario, it seems it may have augmented its sleight of hand trickery in the past 4-5 years with sophisticated behavior nudging to construct a movement of fringe conspiracy theorists. Now, I sense a new hidden hand agenda to unify fringe groups in an effort to corral, capture, and control them. In an ironic twist, I can see how this could result NOT in the “mass arrests” that have been promised in these same circles for so long, but rather, the opposite — they may see themselves hauled away to prison as “domestic terrorists.”
Years ago, when I was promoting awareness of the potential dangers of 5G and smart meters, I heard lots of buzz coming from individuals like Cal Washington and Josh del Sol regarding their concept of “Notice of Liability,” and how it could be used to halt the implementation of these technologies. This method of recourse initially seemed promising. Well, it’s been nearly four years since then, and I feel this movement did not change the outcome. I can now drive three miles in any direction to see 5G small cell towers and communities with smart meters on their homes. Further, I think it’s clear to awakened people that 5G is being implemented across the world. Switching gears, I am now hearing increasing buzz about “Notice of Liability” once again (by some of the same individuals who were involved in the 5G/smart meter awareness movement) — this time in relation to vaccination, bodily sovereignty, and COVID — and I can’t help but feel hesitant. To quote Josh Hart of stopsmartmeters.org, “Just because someone correctly identifies a problem does not necessarily qualify them to pinpoint the best solution.”
Lastly, one other phenomenon I have noticed on social media in the past few weeks — mainly Twitter — was an almost-overnight emptying of the QAnoners and the Patriots. Many accounts complained of “losing” hundreds, if not thousands, of followers overnight. Sources termed this culling as a “purge” due to censorship. I can see how that framing could be accurate; however, I can see how many of their online “followers” could also have been AI-generated bots, and that a multi-year potential psyop (AI-led) simply ran its course. Incidentally, like a swarm of bees, they appeared to exit Twitter to seemingly re-congregate at Parler, only for Parler to be shut down, thereby causing the swarm to move to a new home, Telegram. As many already know, Telegram, was founded by Pavel Durov, (according to Durov’s LinkedIn page and Forbes magazine). He is featured by the World Economic Forum, which reports that he was named the most promising Northern European leader under 30 by Nordic Business Forum.
I conclude with a brief introduction to a concept applied to shape online social network circles called “stigmergy,” and I believe it is playing a covert role in forming these fringe groups. Stigmergy, which is often incorporated into cybernetics, is described here, and refers to the notion that human thinking is not something that takes place solely in our minds, but rather, includes our environment as external memory which influences our thinking. As stated in the linked article, “In the terminology of cognitive psychologists, we leave traces in our environment that we or others can pick up on to stimulate next actions.”
Here is a short video (see video above) explaining the concept of stigmergy (read here and here for further information). I equate the patterns of movement within these “alternative” groups (such as QAnon) — and how they are formed and maintained in a seemingly artificial and weaponized manner — to a colony of insects (as opposed to the typical characterization of herding livestock). While there is a “Queen” that often resides at the top (or behind the curtain, so to speak), it is the worker bees (or ants or termites) that not only do all the busy work, but also serve to horizontally propagate their signaling, or their “buzz” (with minimal intervention from the Queen). Given this very brief explanation, I have to wonder who (or what?) the Queen Bee is, and what plans she (or it?) has in store in the coming months and years of colonization among artificially created swarms, utilizing AI-driven swarm intelligence and stigmergy warfare.
1) If you are interested in learning more about how collaborative “open source” groups and online collective social networks are created, I recommend reading Swarm Leadership and the Collective Mind by Peter A. Gloor (research scientist at the Center for Collective Intelligence at MITs Sloan School of Management) or Social Physics by data scientist Alex “Sandy” Pentland. As co-creator of the MIT Media Lab, Pentland is also co-leader of the World Economic Forum Big Data and Personal Data initiatives, and serves on the Board of the UN Foundations’ Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data.
2) I encourage you to watch this 3-minute video (see video below) depicting virtual swarm-inspired mini robots programmed with a task of gathering cubes (helps to watch and listen with the musical sound effect that begins at the 10-second time stamp). It may also help to imagine each of these robots being QAnon followers gathering “bread crumbs” of “intel” scattered about by the hidden hand (with a humble reminder that these robots can signify us as well).