As we approach another yet another fake ceremony pretending
that 9/11 was not an inside job, I’ve been thinking of the coincidence of that
date and the other significant events that happened on that date. September 11 is not just a date to remember
because of the 2001 razing of the Twin Towers and Building #7 in New York
City. It also commemorates the
anniversary of 1) the birth of neoliberalism and 2) the military coup in Chile
ordered by Sec. of State Henry Kissinger and executed by the CIA.
Duly elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende,
was forced out, replaced by General Augusto Pinochet, and later
assassinated. The primary objective of
the September 11, 1973 coup was the neoliberal economic transformation, which led
to rapid price increases for basic goods and looting of the nation’s most
valuable natural resource, copper. But even
more important, perhaps, was the denigration of national sovereignty – creating
a vassal state ruled by a puppet dictator.
Anybody’s bet on a place not to find me would be at Red Rocks Amphitheater, just down the hill from where we live, during a rock concert. We have been there three times before, but never for a packed house performance as we saw the other night. Our friends came upon some free tickets, and offered us two, and because they are really nice people and fun to be with, we accepted.
As 2020 approaches, isn’t it time we meet the folks designing your “full-spectrum” ID future? ID2020 doesn’t just expand national biometric identity programs. Casting a wide net to ensnare stateless individuals with no “record” in state-based systems. This is of course being pitched as a benefit to individuals who “…must have the capacity to assert their identity across borders…” — “Privacy, portability, and persistence are necessary for digital identity to meaningfully empower and protect individuals.”
Meet the ID2020 Alliance:
The ID2020 Alliance is an innovative public-private partnership committed to improving lives through digital identity. The Alliance brings together multinational institutions, nonprofits, philanthropy, business, and governments to set the technical standards for a safe, secure, and interoperable digital identity that is owned and controlled by the user. It funds high-impact pilot projects that bring digital identity to vulnerable populations, and uses the data generated to find scalable solutions and inform public policy. Partners include Accenture, FHI360, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Hyperledger, IDEO.org, iRespond, Kiva, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, Simprints, and United Nations ICC.
Anybody buying this benevolent corporate
double-think? I know, to many of our POM
readers this is covering well-traveled territory. But there are always new wrinkles to what we
think we already know. Here’s something
the last session of Congress (115th) there was a bill requiring
biometric ID for all U.S. citizens. It
hasn’t been reintroduced in the 116th Congress as far as I know. If passed, anyone who wants to work in the
U.S. would need a biometric ID. Cross a
border, get on a plane, enter a secure
federal building, you get the ID-ea.
A Chinese biology professor in Shenshen announced that he and his team of biologists had created twin, genetically-edited babies (Luna and Nana) using CRISPR – Cas9 gene-editing technology. Whether or not this is the “World’s first” is unknown at this time. Hey, that’s what they’re saying.
Well, in January the biology professor was fired from his University position. The Chinese government is “investigating.”
“We’re talking about “Big Business” involving the potential marketing and sale of genetically modified human and animal life forms. Imagine the potential strategic and military applications, not to mention the emergence of a corporate health service economy for the super-rich, where “perfect babies” can be purchased for a million dollars.”
What are the chances that this technology has been around a lot longer than we can know? The “rollout” of actual human production in China makes sense if anyone involved with The Broad Institute is looking for a little plausible deniability when the “shit hits the fan” — in China, of course.
As they say in science-world, “more research is needed.”
If Assange is a journalist/publisher, not a “spy,” then all pretense of democracy/republic is exposed. State government, in other words, is a hoax. Free speech is dead. Government “for the people” is dead. No “freemen.”
I have no way of knowing what caused this suspension, or who may be responsible. Suffice it to say that all alternative media is being systematically culled. I suppose this is part and parcel of the culling of the human population of “useless eaters” (goyim) that have outlived, or outnumbered, their usefulness to the oligarch-“gods” who ultimately make most of these life-and-death decisions.