The Fatal Conceit Of Technocracy That Afflicts Policymaking

Critical analysis of Technocracy is rapidly increasing during the Technocrat-declared pandemic of 2020. Policy-making should never be entrusted to narrow-minded Technocrats, all of whom are largely unelected and unaccountable. ⁃ TN Editor

The great Austrian economist and political philosopher, Friedrich von Hayek, published The Road to Serfdom in 1944, arguing against socialism, planning and collectivism, and in favour of individual liberty, the market system and capitalism. Much later, on the eve of the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe, in 1988, he published The Fatal Conceit, which expands and builds upon arguments he had been articulating for a half-century. (This latter work was edited by philosopher William Warren Bartley, and there is a scholarly dispute as to whether he was more author than editor, with Hayek already ailing at that time.) The title of the latter work comes from a celebrated passage in The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) by Scottish economist and political philosopher Adam Smith, better known for his classic The Wealth of Nations (1776).

This passage by Adam Smith is so rich, and so prescient, that it deserves to be quoted in full: “The man of system, on the contrary, is apt to be very wise in his own conceit; and is often so enamoured with the supposed beauty of his own ideal plan of government, that he cannot suffer the smallest deviation from any part of it. He goes on to establish it completely and in all its parts, without any regard either to the great interests, or to the strong prejudices which may oppose it. He seems to imagine that he can arrange the different members of a great society with as much ease as the hand arranges the different pieces upon a chess-board. He does not consider that the pieces upon the chess-board have no other principle of motion besides that which the hand impresses upon them; but that, in the great chess-board of human society, every single piece has a principle of motion of its own, altogether different from that which the legislature might choose to impress upon it. If those two principles coincide and act in the same direction, the game of human society will go on easily and harmoniously, and is very likely to be happy and successful. If they are opposite or different, the game will go on miserably, and the society must be at all times in the highest degree of disorder.”

Smith offers us nothing less than a critique of ‘scientific socialism’, a doctrine that was to emerge almost two centuries later. This theory asserts that a benevolent government may achieve the social good, or, at any rate, socially desirable ends, through planning and directing a society and its citizens by means of legislation, rules, regulations and administrative fiat. India was to experience a version of this under the licence-permit-quota raj that was at the core of Nehruvian socialism and the country’s five-year plans, and most Western countries experienced a version of it in the form of the post-war turn toward Keynesian business cycle management and government regulation to rein in competitive market forces.

Smith’s critique identifies the essence of the fatal conceit of central planning: the “man of system” treats human beings as chess pieces, that may be moved at will by the hands of the chess master, and that they have no behavioural impulse or response of their own. This contradicts the fundamental tenet of economics, that human beings purposefully choose their own actions to achieve their own ends, and therefore, their behaviour responds to incentives and disincentives (whether emanating from the market or otherwise) and, critically in this case, responds to the incentive/disincentive structure created by government planning itself.

As applied to economic policy, this insight goes by several names: the ‘Lucas critique’ in macroeconomics, named after Nobel economist Robert Lucas; and the ‘offsetting principle’ in microeconomics, coined by economist Sam Peltzman—both economists from the University of Chicago. Put simply, human beings will react to government policy aiming to shape their behaviour, and this reaction will often serve to negate or offset the intended aim of that policy. Government intervention in the economy is, therefore, often self-defeating, precisely because human beings are not pawns on a chess board, but react purposefully to such intervention, exactly as Smith understood almost 300 years ago.

The doctrine of scientific socialism may have been thrown on the ash heap of history when communism collapsed in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, but it lives on in its progeny, which are the various forms of technocracy that have taken root and flowered in recent years, especially this past year after the outbreak of the covid pandemic. The contemporary incarnation of the fatal conceit is exemplified by the idea of lockdown, which aims to curb the propagation of viral infection through “stay at home” orders, the closing of public places, curfews, restrictions on public and private gatherings, and the barring or imposition of severe restrictions on the operation of private businesses.

Epidemiologists who argue in favour of lockdowns as a cure for the spread of covid commit a version of the fallacy that Hume identified—their “agent-based” models typically do not incorporate the public’s behavioural response, which may involve working around lockdowns rather that adhering to them. Likewise, mandating mask use may create a false sense of security and encourage other risky behaviours—exactly as in Peltzman’s famous work, which showed that mandating seat belts in automobiles could induce rash driving, thus offsetting the policy’s intended effect.

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Technocracy: Noted Film Maker Curtis Bowers Interviews Patrick Wood

Patrick Wood, Editor of Technocracy News & Trends, was recently interviewed by Curtis Bowers, a noted filmmaker and formerly a member of the Idaho House of Representatives. His widely-received documentaries include Agenda: Grinding America Down (2010) and Agenda 2: Masters of Deceit (2016).

This interview provides a detailed view of Technocracy and how it it being applied to the global economic system.

 




New Italian Government Stuffed With Technocrat Ministers

The birthplace of Western Civilization, Italy, has long been dancing with unelected, unaccountable Technocrats in its government. Draghi’s new government is again loaded with Technocrats and the media is reporting it exactly that way. ⁃ TN Editor

Mario Draghi, the former head of the European Central Bank, confirmed on Friday he was ready to form Italy’s next government and unveiled a cabinet with a mix of technocrats and politicians.

Following are portraits of the non-partisan technocrats who took some of the top posts.

ECONOMY MINISTER

Daniele Franco, 67, has spent his career at the Italian Treasury and the Bank of Italy.

He has been deputy governor at the central bank since January 2020 and was previously at the Treasury as state auditor, a key role in the management of public finances.

The co-ruling 5-Star Movement accused him in 2018 of hindering its big spending plans through an excessively close scrutiny of government proposals.

He joined the Bank of Italy in 1979 and headed its research department when Draghi was governor between 2005 and 2011.

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MINISTER FOR ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION

Roberto Cingolani, 59, has been the chief technology and innovation officer of state-controlled defence group Leonardo since 2019.

He trained as a physicist at the universities of Bari and Pisa and went on to work at the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart. He was a visiting professor at Tokyo University and Virginia Commonwealth University in the United States. In 2005 he was a founder of the Italian Technology Institute.

MINISTER FOR DIGITAL TRANSITION

Vittorio Colao, 59, was chief executive of Vodafone from 2008 to 2018.

He previously worked management consultancy McKinsey in Milan and at Morgan Stanley in London.

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Last April he chaired a panel of experts advising the previous government on how to ease the lockdown restrictions imposed during the first wave of the coronavirus.

He has a masters degree in business administration from Harvard.

INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT

Enrico Giovannini, 63, is a professor of economic statistics who was labour minister in 2013-2014 in a coalition government led by Enrico Letta.

He promotes alternatives to gross domestic product as a way of measuring countries’ economic progress and is a leader of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development.

He was chief statistician at the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) from 2001 to 2009, and headed Italy’s national statistics bureau ISTAT from 2009 to 2013.

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Biden’s Race To The Bottom With The Great Reset

This article does not acknowledge Technocracy but it does identify Global Totalitarianism that is being eagerly embraced by the Biden Administration. A top-to-bottom rework of American society will allow Technocracy to grow deep roots into the foundations of our nation. ⁃ TN Editor

As of this writing, more than 104 million people have contracted coronavirus worldwide, and nearly 2.5 million have died. In the United States, more than 450,000 deaths have been attributed to the Wuhan Flu. In a better world, the Chinese communist thugs who lied about both the origins and the severity of the pandemic would be treated as the international pariahs they have proven themselves to be. In this one, an equally contemptible bunch of multinational corporatist thugs with oligarchic ambitions will not only continue doing business as usual with China but will rely on Beijing as an ally in their pursuit of what they call The Great Reset. In short, never let a crisis — or a worldwide, society-altering catastrophe — go to waste.

“To achieve a better outcome, the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions,” insists World Economic Forum (WEF) CEO Klaus Schwab, a German octogenarian orchestrating this elitist power grab. “Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism.”

Capitalism? A WEF-created video posted on Facebook reveals Schwab is a bald-faced liar. Of the eight “predictions” the globalists wish to impose on the world by 2030, the very first one gives the entire game away. It shows the smiling face of a young man with the following caption underneath:

“You’ll own nothing. And you’ll be happy.”

People who own nothing can be many things. A capitalist in control of one’s own destiny isn’t any of them. And in case the message still isn’t clear, the second “prediction” is equally telling:

“Whatever you want you’ll rent. And it will be delivered by drone.”

Rent? From whom, if nobody owns anything? The answer is simple. While millions of people have been locked down, and while their jobs and futures have been eviscerated, America’s billionaire class increased its own wealth by a staggering $434 billion since the stock market began its recovery in March. While ordinary Americans stood in food banks and waited desperately for stimulus checks, the stock market soared. And when, for the briefest of moments, the bounties of that stock market accrued to the interests of smaller traders at the expense of those billionaires, the rules of the game were altered by those for whom the Rule of Law no longer applies.

Lawlessness — of the in-your-face variety — is the essence of The Great Reset. And capitalism has nothing to do with any of it. “When Americans went to buy cars, or even light bulbs and shower nozzles, they found their choices limited by deals between government, industry, and insurance companies,” explains columnist Angelo Codevilla. “These entities regarded each other as ‘stakeholders’ in an oligarchic system. But they had ever less need to take account of mere citizens in what was becoming a republic in name only. As the 20th century was drawing to a close, wherever citizens looked, they saw a government and government-empowered entities over which they had ever less say, which ruled ever more unaccountably, and whose attitude toward them was ever less friendly.”

The 21st century has seen an exponential increase in that dynamic. For all intents and purposes, there is no separation between the Ruling Class elites in both political parties and their allies in Big Tech, academia, Hollywood, and virtue-signaling corporations, all of whom have made it clear that any dissent from their agenda will inevitably lead to one being “un-personed,” in all its Orwellian permutations. Continued resistance may earn one a designation as a “domestic terrorist,” even as the elites’ corporate mouthpiece, more familiarly known as the mainstream media, has tirelessly endeavored to tie the entire bloc of 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump to the handful of people who rioted at the Capitol.

The elites’ targets include sitting Republican senators who dared to question the integrity of the 2020 election. Senators who will now be judged by what amounts to a Star Chamber of secret deliberations, conducted by the Senate Ethics Committee.

In the meantime, the same Democrats who called President Trump a “dictator” when he issued a handful of executive orders and actions are completely sanguine with a President Joe Biden issuing 40 of them in his first 10 days in office. When and if they actually legislate, Democrats will attempt to use the power of the purse to effectively — and unconstitutionally — nationalize elections to ensure the permanence of their power.

And while coronavirus has kept Americans distracted, the real transition to global governance with be engendered by climate change. “It might be a good idea for President Biden to call a climate emergency,” contends Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who apparently has no problem making the legislative branch of government increasingly irrelevant in pursuit of unassailable power. He is joined by Climate Czar John Kerry who, despite his own predilection for private jets, insists, “[The Great Reset] will happen with greater speed and with greater intensity than a lot of people might imagine. In effect, the citizens of the United States have just done a Great Reset. We’ve done a Great Reset. And it was a record level of voting.”

One suspects a duplicitous hack like John Kerry knows full well Americans didn’t vote for serfdom. But if he and his party’s ambitions are realized, voting will become a largely symbolic exercise whose chief purpose will be to maintain the illusion that people have choices — and that the nation-state he and his fellow globalists so clearly despise still exists.

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What Every Local Civic Leader In America Must Know About Technocracy’s Global Coup d’Etat

I have said for years now that Technocracy is the clear and present danger that America is facing. Today, that clear and present danger is no longer future tense, but is here right now and in full force.

There is only one possible line of defense left for you: local action.

Your cities, towns and communities have the power to stop any part of Technocracy dead in its tracks, if only they would understand what is going on and take action.

For instance, many city councils have already rejected facial recognition (necessary for surveillance) and pre-crime AI software (necessary for control). Any city council can reject membership in unconstitutional regional governance schemes designed to trick communities into Big Tech command-and-control policies.

Only you, the citizen of some community, can warn your local leaders to take action while there is still time to do so. If you fail to do so, then the trouble you face will be on your own head.

In this consideration, the two videos below should be required viewing for every city council member, the mayor, your county’s sheriff and elected board of supervisors. 

If you really want to build resistance in your community, then get people together to watch these together. Talk about it. Talk about solutions and actions that can be taken to throw a monkey wrench into the Technocrat clockworks.

The rest of the world is fighting back. Will Americans join the cause for liberty and freedom from tyranny and scientific dictatorship?

 




Biden Will Merge Powers Of Big Tech And Government

The Biden Administration will continue the embracement of Big Tech in order to usher in the global elite plan for a Great Reset of the world’s economic system. Levin and Bokhari apparently have no understanding of Technocracy so the issues are painted as far-left vs. conservative. ⁃ TN Editor

Breitbart News senior technology correspondent Allum Bokhari appeared on the Mark Levin Show on the Westwood One podcast network to discuss his book, DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal the Election.

Bokhari and Levin discussed how the book anticipated Big Tech’s interference in the election and censoring of the President, and what the combination of Silicon Valley’s power with the Democrat party means for the future of the country.

The full episode can be listened to at Radio.com and Audible.

DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal the Election can be purchased at deletedbook.com

Transcript follows:

BOKHARI: This book, I published it in September 2020, a month or so before the election, and unfortunately this whole tech censorship thing has been like watching an avalanche in slow motion. You can see what’s going to happen but you can’t stop it.

LEVIN: And yet you kinda knew it was coming, how did you know?

BOKHARI: I’ve been covering this topic for about five years, since 2015, as a tech reporter for Breitbart News. I think what we saw back then before tech censorship was a really big issue, was that the internet was the greatest platform for free speech that ever existed, but we also had a new generation of far-left activists emerging that were more hostile to free speech than ever before, so it was inevitable that those two trends would come into conflict. And that was really just supercharged after Trump won the election in 2016. And the book isn’t just my opinion, it also includes interviews with whistleblowers inside Silicon Valley companies, inside Google, inside Twitter and Facebook, all of whom said that, as soon as Trump won, there was complete panic inside Silicon Valley…”

LEVIN: And by the way, panic in Silicon Valley with big tech, panic in big media, in Manhattan and Washington, all kinds of panic. So the Democrats in these operations, whether it’s Chuck Todd or George Stephanopoulos, Jake Tapper, all the rest — they went into full attack mode from the moment this man was elected.

BOKHARI: That’s absolutely correct, and one of the points I try to get across in the book is how all of these forces work together. Not just big tech, but the media and the politicians on the Democratic side pressuring big tech to censor president Trump, as well as extremely well-funded NGOs, the deep state, all of these forces recognized the danger of allowing a free and open internet, of allowing alternative conservative media to compete on an equal playing field with the mainstream media.

LEVIN: It’s not really violence, is it. They’re painting with an awfully broad brush, people who’ve never been violent in their lives. Politicians they disagree with, they claim they’re inciting violence and so forth. They have no proof, no evidence, in many cases no connection whatsoever. This is just a crackdown on competition and a crackdown on speech by a tyrannical left, isn’t it?

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Global Initiative For COVID-19 Vaccine Records

The global public has given no consent to Technocrats who are creating the framework for a scientific dictatorship that will ultimately micro-manage and control everyone in society. As a result, coercion is necessary to enforce compliance. ⁃ TN Editor

Tech giants with deep ties to the U.S. national security state — Microsoft, Oracle and the MITRE Corporation — announced that they had partnered with several health care companies to create the Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI) to advance the implementation of digital COVID-19 vaccination records.

According to a Reuters report, the VCI “aims to help people get encrypted digital copies of their immunization records stored in a digital wallet of their choice” because the “current system [of vaccination records] does not readily support convenient access and sharing of verifiable vaccination records.”1

The initiative, on its website,2 notes that the VCI is a public-private partnership “committed to empowering individuals with digital vaccination records” so that participants can “protect and improve their health” and “demonstrate their health status to safely return to travel, work, school and life while protecting their data privacy.”

The initiative is essentially built on a common framework of digital vaccination “wallets” called SMART Health Cards that are meant to “work across organizational and jurisdictional boundaries”3 as part of a new global vaccination-record infrastructure.

The host of the VCI website and one of the initiative’s key backers is the Commons Project Foundation. That foundation, in partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF), runs the Common Trust Network,4 which has three goals that are analogous to those of VCI.

As listed on the WEF website, the network’s goals are (1) to empower individuals by providing digital access to their health information; (2) to make it easier for individuals to understand and comply with each destination’s requirements; and (3) to help ensure that only verifiable lab results and vaccination records from trusted sources are presented for the purposes of cross-border travel and commerce.

To advance these goals, the Common Trust Network is powered by “a global registry of trusted laboratory and vaccination data sources” as well as “standard formats for lab results and vaccination records and standard tools to make those results and records digitally accessible.”

Another, and related, Commons Project Foundation and WEF partnership is CommonPass. CommonPass, which is also supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, is both a framework and an app that “will allow individuals to access their lab results and vaccination records, and consent to have that information used to validate their COVID status without revealing any other underlying personal health information.”

Current members5 of CommonPass, including JetBlue, Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic, are also members of the Common Trust Network. This overlap between the Commons Project Foundation/WEF partnerships and the VCI illustrates that the WEF itself is involved with the VCI, albeit indirectly through their partners at the Commons Project Foundation.

The Commons Project Foundation itself is worth exploring, as its cofounders, Paul Meyer and Bradley Perkins, have long-standing ties to the RAND Corporation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Rescue Committee, as noted by MintPress News.6

The IRC, currently run by Tony Blair protégé David Milliband, is developing7 a biometric ID and vaccination-record system for refugees in Myanmar in cooperation with the ID2020 Alliance, which is partnered with CommonPass backer, the Rockefeller Foundation. In addition, the ID2020 Alliance funds the Commons Project Foundation and is also backed by Microsoft, one of the key companies behind the VCI.

Wearable IDs for Your Health and Your Wallet

Overlap between digital vaccination records, promoted via initiatives such as CommonPass and VCI, and the push for a new global digital-identity system is no coincidence. Indeed, the developer of VCI’s SMART Health Cards framework at Microsoft Health, Josh C. Mandel, noted in his overview presentation8 on that framework that digital identity is integral to the digital vaccination-record effort.

SMART Health Cards, as of now, are expected to include a person’s complete name, gender, birth date, mobile phone number and email address in addition to vaccination information, though it is possible and likely that more personal information will be required as the initiative advances, given that VCI states that these identifiers are merely a starting point.9

While advertised as digital vaccination records, SMART Health Cards are clearly intended to be used for much more. For instance, public information on the framework notes that SMART Health Cards are “building blocks that can be used across health care,” including managing a complete immunization record that goes far beyond COVID-19 vaccines, sharing data with public health agencies and communication with health care providers.

Yet, this framework will not be limited to health care information, as Mandel has said. In his presentation, he notes the application of SMART Health Cards could soon be used as IDs for commercial activity, such as renting a car. The VCI framework’s use of the term “digital wallet” to refer to its digital vaccination record is also suggestive of future connectivity to economic activity.

Efforts to link digital identity, not just to economic activity but also to health data, have recently escalated, for example with the piloting of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (aka GAVI)–Mastercard–Trust Stamp partnership in Africa.10

That program, first launched in 2018, links Trust Stamp’s digital-identity platform with the GAVI-Mastercard Wellness Pass, a digital vaccination record, and Mastercard’s click-to-pay system run on AI technology called NuData. Mastercard and GAVI are both partnered with the ID2020 Alliance, which includes VCI member Microsoft.

Given the reasonable speculation that such platforms would utilize digital currency, specifically cryptocurrency, for financial activity, it is worth noting that VCI member Microsoft filed a patent in 201911 that would allow “human body activity,” including brain waves and body heat, to mine (i.e., generate) cryptocurrency. This, of course, would link biometrics to financial activity, among other things.

Such a system, as laid out in the Microsoft patent, would likely require the introduction of wearables in order to be implemented. Notably, numerous wearables for contactless identity, digital travel passes and payment devices have recently been launched.

Examples include DigitalDNA,12 Proxy,13 and FlyWallet.14 FlyWallet is particularly notable as their latest product, Keyble,15 is a wearable that combines digital identity through fingerprint authentication, which enables both contactless payments and health applications such as vital-sign monitoring and data sharing with insurance companies and health care providers.

Sponsored by Spooks and Silicon Valley

The SMART Health Cards framework was developed by a team led by the chief architect of Microsoft Healthcare, Josh Mandel, who was previously16 the Health IT Ecosystem lead for Verily, formerly Google Life Sciences.

Verily is currently heavily involved in COVID-19 testing17 throughout the U.S., particularly in California, and links test recipients’ results to their Google accounts.18 Their other COVID-19 initiatives have been criticized due to still-unresolved privacy concerns,19 something that has also plagued several of Verily’s other efforts20 pre-COVID-19, including those involving Mandel.

Of particular concern is that Verily, and by extension Google, created Project Baseline, which has been collecting21 “actionable genetic information” with a focus on “population health” from participants since 2017. Yet, during the COVID-19 process, Project Baseline has become an important component22 of Verily’s COVID-19 testing efforts, raising the unsettling possibility that Verily has been obtaining Americans’ DNA data through its COVID-19 testing activities.

While Verily has not addressed this possibility directly, it is worth noting that Google has been heavily involved in amassing genomic data for several years. For instance, in 2013, Google Genomics was founded23 with the goal of storing and analyzing DNA data on Google Cloud servers.

Now known as Cloud Life Sciences, the Google subsidiary has since developed AI algorithms24 that can “build your genome sequence” and “identify all the mutations that an individual inherits from their parents.” Google also has close ties with the best-known DNA testing companies in the U.S., such as Ancestry.com.

Ancestry, recently purchased by private-equity behemoth Blackstone, shares data with a secretive Google subsidiary25 that uses genomic data to develop lifespan-extending therapies. In addition, the wife of Google cofounder Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, is the cofounder and CEO of DNA testing company 23andMe. Wojcicki is also the sister of the CEO of Google-owned YouTube, Susan Wojcicki.

Google and the majority of VCI’s backers — Microsoft, Salesforce, Cerner, Epic, the Mayo Clinic, and MITRE Corporation, Change Healthcare — are also prominent members of the MITRE-run COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition.26

Other members of that coalition include the CIA’s In-Q-Tel and the CIA-linked data-mining firm Palantir,27 as well as a myriad of health care and health-record companies. The coalition fits well with the ambitions of Google and like-minded companies that have sought to gain access to troves of American health data under the guise of combating COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition describes itself28 as a public-private partnership that has enabled “the critical infrastructure to enable collaboration and shared analytics” on COVID-19 through the sharing of health-care and COVID-19 data among members.

That this coalition and VCI are intimately involved with MITRE Corporation is significant, given that MITRE is a well-known, yet secretive, contractor for the U.S. government, specifically the CIA and other intelligence agencies, which has developed29 Orwellian surveillance and biometric technologies, including several now focused on COVID-19.

Just three days before the public announcement of VCI’s establishment, Microsoft Healthcare and Google’s Verily announced a partnership30 along with MIT and Harvard’s Broad Institute to share the companies’ cloud data and AI technologies with a “global network of more than 168,000 health and life sciences partners” to accelerate the Terra platform.31

Terra, originally developed by the Broad Institute and Verily, is an “open data ecosystem” focused on biomedical research, specifically the fields of cancer genomics, population genetics and viral genomics. The biomedical data32 Terra amasses includes not only genetic data but also medical-imaging, biometric signals and electronic health records.

Google, through its partnership with the Pentagon, which was announced last September, has moved to utilize the analysis of such data in order to “predictively diagnose”33 diseases such as cancer and COVID-19. U.S. military contractors, such as Advanced Technology International,34 have been developing wearables that would apply that AI-driven predictive diagnosis technology to COVID-19 diagnoses.

Predictive COVID-19 diagnosis is also an ambition of another company that backs VCI, Salesforce. Salesforce is one of three companies that created COVID 360,35 which Salesforce senior vice president Bob Vanstraelen describes as36 a “free full Coronavirus treatment solution for patients and citizens at risk” that is hosted on Salesforce Health Cloud and was by Deloitte’s Israel branch and the Israeli intelligence-linked AI firm Diagnostic Robotics.37

COVID 360 uses the Diagnostic Robotics clinical-predictions platform and applies it to COVID-19 so that “government agencies or caretakers” can identify individuals “in proximity to a potential positive coronavirus case” and mandate coronavirus testing and/or treatment regimes, based on a risk profile generated by COVID 360. Diagnostic Robotics and Salesforce are both members of the MITRE-run COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition.

Salesforce founder, chair, and CEO Marc Benioff was previously a vice president at Oracle. Oracle, another VCI backer, was created as a spin-off of a CIA project38 of the same name, and its top executives have close ties to the outgoing Trump administration and also to Israel’s government. While Benioff’s pre-Salesforce history to a CIA-linked company like Oracle is significant, Benioff’s close ties to the World Economic Forum39 also deserve greater scrutiny.

Benioff is not only a member of the WEF’s board of trustees, but he is also the inaugural chair of the forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a “revolution” that its architect and WEF founder Klaus Schwab defines40 as a merging of humans’ physical, digital and biological identities. Benioff is also the owner and co-chair41 of Time magazine, which recently ran an entire issue42 focused on promoting the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the WEF-backed Great Reset.

Benioff also serves on the Council for Inclusive Capitalism,43 a collaboration between the Vatican and oligarchs to create a “more inclusive, sustainable and trusted economic system” for the 21st century.

Alongside Benioff on the council are well-known figures such as Lynn Forester de Rothschild (close associate of Jeffrey Epstein and the Clintons44), Mark Carney (UN special envoy for Climate Action and former governor of the Bank of England), and William Lauder (executive chairman of Estée Lauder, nephew of Mega Group45 member Ronald Lauder) as well as the top executives of MasterCard, Visa, Dupont, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, BP and Bank of America. Also present are the heads of the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations.

Benioff and others mentioned in this article are perfect examples of the cross-pollination between groups of oligarchs and their associated foundations and organizations and how these networks are working together to pursue a common agenda.

While the push for combining digital identity with vaccination records and economic activity appears, superficially, to be the effort of various organizations and groups, the same individuals and entities appear time and again, pointing to a coordinated push to not only implement such a system but manufacture consent for such a system among the global population.

The effort to manufacture consent for an all-encompassing digital identification system is notable given that its main selling point thus far has been coercion. We have been told that without such a system we will never be able to return to work or school, never be able to travel or never be allowed to participate normally in the economy.

While this system is being introduced in this way, it is essential to point out that coercion is a built-in part of this infrastructure and, if implemented, will be used to modify human behavior to great effect, reaching far beyond just the issue of COVID-19 vaccines.

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The Great Reset: The Rise Of the Techno-Fascist System Is Now ‘In Your Face’

My recent interview with The Epoch Times’ Joshua Phillip has sparked a rash of research and investigative journalism in order to see if what I revealed was true. Journalist Leo Hohmann, for one, is fearlessly reporting on the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset and calling it out for what it is: a “blatant, in-your-face assault.” ⁃ TN Editor

The blatant, in-your-face assault on free speech by America’s largest tech companies is about more than just stifling political dissent – it’s about advancing the agenda of globalist technocrats with designs on seizing the world economy, says Patrick Wood, founder and director of Citizens for Free Speech.

In an interview with Joshua Phillip of the Epoch Times, Wood connected the dots between the Big Tech takeover of society, the “Great Reset” being launched this week in Davos by the World Economic Forum, and the ongoing attempt to crush free speech.

It’s all part of a global revolution now in progress. Yet few people are aware of what’s happening because coverage of the Great Reset has been blacked out by the corrupt, totally controlled establishment media.

You can watch this extremely important 27-minute interview with Wood below:

This revolution isn’t being fought with guns and tanks like the revolutions of old.

Its advocates walk in the halls of the United Nations, the Vatican, the International Monetary Fund, the British House of Windsor, the World Economic Forum, the European Union and now the White House. It’s allies work in the bureaucracies of the Washington swamp, in state Capitols and some of the clueless foot soldiers who staff your local City Hall.

Many Americans can sense that big changes are on the way now that President Trump is gone and Biden is blindly signing executive orders while grumbling to his handlers that “I don’t even know what I’m signing here” [see video below].

Some may even call it a revolution, but they think it’s old-fashioned socialism that’s taking over. That’s not what Wood sees.

As he explains it, a technocracy blends certain elements of socialismfascism and corporate crony-capitalism to come up with a hybrid system.

The technocratic idea that drives the Great Reset is to remove the concept of private property and ownership from the masses, shifting ownership to the government and the elitist corporate overlords to form a new economic system. Look for the dollar to be destroyed and replaced with a new digital currency based on block chain technology.

In this new system, people will rent the things they need – vehicles [self-driving of course], living spaces, farmland, sources of information and entertainment, furniture, any tools used for work, etc.

“But somebody’s got to own them in order for others to rent them,” Wood points out.

Those ownership rights will rest solely with wealthy oligarchs, people with names like Gates, Rockefeller, Soros, Sachs, Bloomberg, Bezos, Buffet and Zuckerberg, along with foreign investors from China and Saudi Arabia will own pretty much everything.

As a certain point under this plan, society retreats into a type of neo-feudalism.

Bill Gates is quietly buying up farmland across America, putting ranchers out of business while investing in lab-grown meat. Gates recently became the nation’s largest owner of farmland.

At the same time, the World Economic Forum has been promoting the replacement of livestock with meat substitutes such as insects and weeds. Yes, eating bugs to “help save the planet” is now all the rage in the mainstream media. Just type “global replacement of meat protein with insects” into your favorite search engine [I recommend DuckDuckGo.com] and you will see article after article about this, I kid you not.

Writer Alex Newman observed the following about the Great Reset in his recent article for the New American:

“In the not-too-distant future, you will own absolutely nothing, but you will like it and ‘be happy,’ according to the totalitarians and Deep State globalists pushing what they call the ‘Great Reset.’ You will also have no privacy, they say. Everything will change. And yet, somehow, the advocates of this communistic-feudalistic vision of the future — the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the British royal family, and more — have decreed that ‘you’ll be happy.’”

If you really want to know what this new world will be like, Wood recommends reading Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel, Brave New World.

Their goal is to shift as much of life as possible onto the Internet, leading to a virtual society run largely by computer algorithms. COVID jumpstarted this process, with thousands of people’s jobs, church services, business meetings, even weddings and funerals be conducted online through Zoom and other applications.

Once everything important is done online, it’s easier to control, as we’ve seen with the mobilization of censors who attack everyone who disagrees with the Big Tech narrative.

“Their narrative is not our narrative, therefore our narrative must be silenced,” Wood said. “They don’t want to hear an alternative narrative, so they squash it.”

For those who want to believe the New York Times characterization of the Great Reset as a “conspiracy theory,” Wood advises them to check out the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset website and compare what they find there to the United Nations Agenda 2030 goals for Sustainable Development, which include a global ID system, global land management and open borders. At the state and local level, technocrats and their allies like to refer to their plans as “smart growth” for U.S. cities.

Among the things the promoters of the Great Reset want you to “give up” are your car, air travel and eating meat. The Europeans are already on board, according to an EU poll cited by the WEF.

In this new Great Reset environment, big business is serving as the enforcement arm of the state.

“And we see big corporations all over the world jumping on board with it,” Wood said.

Every right included in the first five amendments to the Bill of Rights is under attack, he said.

But the attack on the First Amendment rights to free speech, free press, freedom of religion and the right to redress grievances is the focus right now because once they crush that, the other rights will fall like dominos [this includes the Second Amendment right to bear arms and the Fourth Amendment guarantee against unreasonable searches and seizures].

Censorship comes into the open – and media cheers

In every revolution, be it Marxist, fascist, or otherwise, the first thing the revolutionaries do is take over the media, the TV, the radio stations, the newspapers.

“And if they don’t just squash them completely and kill them, they take over the mechanism of communication in that country. This is what’s happening in America right now. Free speech is hanging by a thread, and the people in the technocratic core have a narrative they want to put forth, and it’s not our narrative. Therefore, we must be silenced.”

The most glaring example of this was how the media characterized the brutal riots last summer as “mostly peaceful” even though more than 25 people lost their lives, many of them police officers, and the rioters caused more than $2 billion in property damage. An entire police precinct was burned to the ground in Minneapolis. But this was all excused in the name of “social justice” based on the false narrative of a man being brutally crushed to death by a white cop leaning on his neck. The facts of that case did not bear out the media spin, but that didn’t matter, because the riots furthered the media-Democrat agenda of causing chaos and mayhem leading up to the presidential election. But when a small number of protesters got out of control at the Capitol, and the instigators were found to be far-left activists, the media went ballistic, again in line with the Democrats, to blame the entire event on Trump and his supporters, 99.9 percent of whom had gathered for a peaceful rally.

Now the FBI is hunting down Trump supporters and Big Tech is cutting them off from their social-media platforms, and even colluding to take down conservative platforms like Parler that don’t play along with Big Tech’s censorship game.

‘Everybody seems to be a target’

Wood said this assault on the First Amendment is not a new development.

“We’ve seen this coming for a long time, where the exercised censorship of these big platforms is increasingly worse. That’s what caused me to found Citizens for Free Speech, and now today, that collusion is in the open. When three big tech companies, the biggest of the biggest, conspire to take down a company—a competitor—in one day, this is unprecedented. This goes so far beyond any private-property issues. This is just murder, really.”

But why now?

Why have the Silicon Valley power brokers decided this is the time to crush all dissent?

Wood believes the 2016 election played a role in the timing.

The big tech companies are scared to death of the populist movement in America. It doesn’t matter who leads it, Trump or some other figure, there’s nothing these elitists fear more than a popular movement of free people exercising their liberty.

“When Trump said, ‘They’re not after me, they’re after you’, there was some truth to that,” Wood said. “We see the oppression and censorship, and everybody seems to be a target now, to shut people up and keep the alternative narrative suppressed.”

And it won’t stop with the suppression of speech.

Wood predicts our every move will soon be made under the watchful eye of Big Government. As the Biden administration seeks to reregulate the economy and clamp down on dissent through hate-speech laws and other measures, government bureaucrats will collude with the technocrats of Big Tech.

“We’re going to see a massive increase in surveillance and control in 2021,” he said. “It’s already happening with vaccine passports and large companies already setting their own policies. Even if they’re illegal, they’re doing it anyway.”

Moving into the total information awareness society

Just like COVID provided the excuse to change the way America’s voting system is structured, allowing millions of questionable mail-in ballots to be used in the Nov. 3 election, the COVID crisis will also be the pretext for ignoring people’s privacy rights, property rights, even their rights to bodily autonomy.

China is the model that every formerly free Western democracy is transitioning to. Western nations gave China the technology to implement total surveillance first, and now that technology is being redirected back to the West.

“They don’t think the law applies to them anymore,” Wood said. “We’re going to see a huge increase in what I call the ‘total awareness society’ where all the places you go will track you. In Venice, for instance, they are tracking every visitor. They know exactly where they are at all times, they follow them around the city, they know what country they’re from—this is like George Orwell on steroids. It is ultimately a scientific dictatorship.”

And when corrupt government meets corrupt science, the possibilities for abuse are endless.

How to fight back

How can people stop this techno-revolution?

Wood says it will take long-term commitment, starting at the local level.

“At CFFS, we teach people to return to local activism; to get their eyeballs off of Washington, which is not going to save us out here, and to focus on their local communities. To focus on their local school boards, water boards, city councils, planning commissions, etc., to drive the ‘wokeness’ out of their own communities and rebuild the fabric of America from the ground up. Local activism is the key to it all.”

For more information about CFFS visit CitizensForFreeSpeech.org.

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Recognizing the coordinated attacks on the First Amendment

By Patrick M. Wood

America’s foundational rights are set out in the First Amendment. Without the freedoms expressed in that amendment, there is nothing to protect us from totalitarianism, aka Technocracy. Yet we are currently in the midst of a very sustained attack on the right, and the attack is coming via methods too many fail to recognize.

The First Amendment in the Bill of Rights contains five separate statements that when taken together underscore the necessity of communication required to maintain a Constitutional Republic:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof (1); or abridging the freedom of speech (2), or of the press (3); or the right of the people peaceably to assemble (4), and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances (5).

Much has been already said about instances of “summary judgment” censorship by various Big Tech media players like Facebook, Twitter, and Google, but few have considered the more ominous asymmetric warfare being waged against the First Amendment in its entirety.

While America has almost 330 million citizens and well over half still have great respect for the Constitution, those who would destroy the First Amendment have launched an all-out stealthy, coordinated, and intentional high-tech attack against each element noted above.

In every revolution over the past 150 years, the first wave of attacks always focused on taking over communications networks: Radio and TV stations, newspapers, and public forums.

Thanks to the “Great Panic of 2020” driven by an invisible virus, this is exactly what has just happened in the U.S. Instead of being driven by thugs with guns and tanks, however, it was accomplished with high technology, pseudo-science, and misrepresented statistics.

The policies resulting from COVID-19’s fear and propaganda are the common thread in the communication takeover:

  • The free exercise of religion is impossible when you can’t go to church or freely worship. Many churches are permanently closed because giving and attendance have dried up. For those remaining open, mandates are dictating how services will be conducted: masks, social distancing, no singing of worship songs, no hugging or touching, etc.
  • Free speech is in tatters as people are forced to wear face diapers. You are not understandable and you cannot understand others.
  • Freedom of the press is virtually non-existent thanks to massive censorship by a juggernaut of Big Media and Big Tech companies who effortlessly suppress any person or narrative with whom they disagree.
  • Peaceable assembly is completely on hold thanks to social distancing, limits on attendees, and face mask requirements.
  • Petitioning the government for a redress of grievances is impossible when many government offices are closed and others simply don’t listen or respond.

A second aspect of all revolutionary takeovers is the destruction of civilizational knowledge. Historical documentation of book burnings is legendary from the 1918 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia to Nazi Germany in the 1930s and China under Mao Zedong in the 1940s. Books and historical papers represent historical touchstones that would keep citizens from accepting their new reality.

While we normally think of freedom of the press as related to the present, it stretches far back in history. Thus, it’s not enough to censor current literature and journalism, but also that of the past.

Access to public and university libraries — where physical books are located – has been almost completely shut down during 2020.  During that time, electronic “book burning” has begun in earnest as certain authors and topics are being rapidly expunged from electronic media.

The implication of these attacks is very alarming. If they are indeed the first wave of a revolutionary coup d’état, then we must immediately prepare for the main invasion.

The greatest question, however, is who are we really fighting? Marxists? Communists? Socialists? Fascists?

I suggest that it is none of these because all of the above attacks are related to scientists and Big Tech who appear to be working closely together to bring this about. More likely, these people are Technocrats. They are not interested in collectivism but rather total domination and outright Scientific Dictatorship.

Nevertheless, they are well underway to flipping the world into the World Economic Forum’s vision of The Great Reset, which is rife with elements of Technocracy and Transhumanism. Along the way, Capitalism and Free Enterprise must die and the will of the American people must be forced into submission.

The First Amendment and our ability to communicate freely may be the first major casualties of this revolution but it is not yet a fait accompli.

America must not go down without a fight. The rapidly expanding national membership of Citizens for Free Speech is mounting its own counter-initiative to preserve and defend the First Amendment to rebuild its functionality from the bottom up. It could be too little, too late, but we encourage all Americans to join us to take a stand.

Indeed, if America is ultimately silenced by its Technocrat invaders, then all else will be lost.




Parler CEO: “This Was A Coordinated Attack” To Kill Company

Big Tech has colluded to annihilate Twitter competitor Parler because it encroached into hallowed Technocrat ground. Google and Apple kicked the Parler App out of their respective App stores and Amazon severed server/data contracts. This all happened within days of each other. ⁃ TN Editor

A coalition of Amazon corporate employees have demanded that the Seattle-based megacorp kick Parler off the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform unless ‘posts inciting violence’ are removed, which would force the Trump-friendly Twitter competitor to find another host.

According to CNBC, an employee advocacy group – Amazon Employees for Climate Justice – said in a Saturday tweet that AWS should “deny Parler services until it removes posts inciting violence, including at the Presidential inauguration.”

Enough is enough. Amazon hosts Parler on @awscloud.

As Amazon workers, we demand Amazon deny Parler services until it removes posts inciting violence, including at the Presidential inauguration.

We cannot be complicit in more bloodshed and violent attacks on our democracy.

— Amazon Employees For Climate Justice (@AMZNforClimate) January 9, 2021

More via CNBC:

Pressure has been mounting for Amazon to stop hosting Parler on AWS after other tech giants took action against the social media app in the wake of the deadly U.S. Capitol riot earlier this week. Google on Friday removed Parler from its app store for Android users, Google Play Store. BuzzFeed News reported on Friday that Apple has threatened to pull Parler from its App Store.

Parler, which launched in 2018, has emerged as a popular platform for President Trump’s allies in the last year by billing itself as a free speech alternative to mainstream social media services like Twitter and Facebook. –CNBC

To justify censoring Parler, critics have pointed to posts calling for ‘firing squads’ – like one from attorney Lin Wood (who some say handed the Senate to the Democrats by openly calling for Georgians not to vote in the runoff election unless the GOP candidates backed Trump’s election fraud claims).

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