Call to Adventure 🚀 Serving the Greater Good & Having Fun in the Process
Mass Transformation Via Self-Actualization ~ Quantum Politics
|Oct 10, 2019|| 4|
After more than 20 years of focusing on systemic political and economic corruption, my understanding of how power operates has evolved more in the past six months than it has in the past decade.
In June, while finishing up a new book -- that has been successful in uniting people with opinions across the political spectrum on vital issues -- I had a major breakthrough that led to a series of breakthroughs.
I’ve mapped out “a post-partisan GPS to help you navigate the power dynamics that swirl around us,” and developed “a groundbreaking conceptual framework” that I am calling the “Oligarchy Dominance Hierarchy.”
The basic idea: “Once we get an in-depth understanding of the fundamental power dynamics at play around us, we can then develop, hone and apply our own unique skills, in our own chosen way, to overcome the present crisis.”
Once you understand the terrain, many evolutionary paths open up.
It is a “choose your own solution adventure; a field manual for a Do It Yourself decentralized uprising; a survival guide so you can self-actualize & thrive.”
In context of a cultural movement, the overall vibe is: “Serving the Greater Good & Having Fun in the Process.”
As of right now, I’m calling the book Quantum Politics: Mass Transformation Via Self-Actualization.
“For over two decades, my goal has been to get the deepest possible understanding of the universal unfolding, and of our place in it, then to positively affect it.
The mission is to accurately articulate what is presently unfolding, as concisely as possible, in a way that a large number of people can understand it, so we can then apply those insights and get life-enhancing results.
It takes eternal vigilance to scale multidisciplinary mountains, to get up on that ever-evolving wave and ride the cutting-edge of emergent, viable truth in search of useful, actionable wisdom.
When you can articulate sense out of chaos, when you can extract deeper truth and translate deeper meaning back to people, in a way that helps people understand their own life experience, gives them a deeper awareness of their own reality and empowers them, that is where the action is at – that is OUR MISSION here.”
Some of you may recall that I was originally going to name the book, In Defense of the American People, with the main focus on “overcoming divide and conquer propaganda.”
As I kept getting deeper and deeper into military spending and systemic corruption, it became clear: when it comes to the root inner workings of how power operates, partisanship and ideological divides quickly fade away.
As I lay out in detail, “The most important divide right now is between those who are in on the corruption and those who are not; and 99.99% of the population is not in on it.”
None of this is rocket science. Core systemic governmental and economic accountability mechanisms have become outdated and corrupted. If we close blatant accountability loopholes that shield people from the negative consequences of their actions, we will make significant progress.
At this point, focusing on any one political party, ideology, organization, corporation, group, demographic or person is not going to solve our problems, and will only prolong them.
Our society is treating politics and economics the same way that the Big Pharma for-profit sickcare prescription addiction racket treats people with health issues. It’s all about masking symptoms to keep a long-term revenue stream flowing, not curing the underlying issue.
As the infamous Paul Wolfowitz once said, "I think one has to say it's not just simply a matter of capturing people and holding them accountable, but removing the sanctuaries, removing the support systems.”
The power structure that I lay out - the Oligarchy Dominance Hierarchy - goes much deeper than ideology and political parties.
It is primarily about human nature, tendencies within civilization, large group dynamics and complex systems theory.
It is truly post-partisan.
To give you a quick taste and go REAL DEEP REAL FAST, in many crucial ways, the Oligarchy Dominance Hierarchy (ODH) is the systemic manifestation of our collective shadow, driven by the overstimulation of the fear-based ego and scarcity-based mindset.
At the core, pathological shortsighted greed is a severe human disease, a virus of the mind, which I feel is a curable latent evolutionary process that is slow to evolve and adapt to a quickly changing environment, primarily because we have an outdated incentive structure that is rewarding destructive behavior.
Saying all this so quickly sounds overly simplistic; all of it is detailed and mapped out. I expand and build off insights from people like Nietzsche, Thoreau, Emerson, Huxley, Dewey, Skinner, Bernays, Lippmann, McLuhan, Ellul, Jung, Maslow, Laing, Piaget, James and several other prominent psychologists. I apply insights that they all had on individual and social psychology and extrapolate concepts out to the societal problems that we are dealing with now.
As the old paradigm is collapsing in a Debt Death Spiral, in correlation to all-time record-breaking debt levels and insanely unsustainable ways of living, I also looked into our societal mental health epidemics and skyrocketing rates of stress, anxiety, depression, addiction and suicide.
There is no sane economist who will say that we can pay back much of the tens of trillions of dollars in debt, which is exploding across almost every sector of the economy at wickedly unprecedented rates, not to mention tens of trillions in unfunded liabilities as well.
Even with insane money-printing, which we’ve already been doing way too much, there will be disastrous consequences. Ah, I don’t want to start breaking this down or go further right now here… the bottom line, the old paradigm is already in checkmate. It’s done. The fact that we still have to talk about this is absurd.
Shifting back to where we were before this detour…
Abraham Maslow’s work on self-actualization played a significant role, many brilliant people played influential roles, but Carl Jung emerged as the most dominant influence. He is truly a gift to humanity and is some kind of mystical prophet in my eyes. His insights consistently merged with my findings in very deep ways, which took everything to a much more profound level.
The need to “expose our collective shadow to light” and “shed the skin of the Oligarchy Dominance Hierarchy” is a major focus throughout the book.
It all sounds dark, depressing and heavy, and it is… at first, at least. However, as Jung makes clear, “The shadow, when it is realized, is the source of renewal….”
YES!! That point is so true!
Once we expose the collective shadow to light, many evolutionary paths unfold. It seriously becomes a “choose your own solution adventure.” New frontiers, new paradigms open up before you… and that’s where “self-actualizing in service to the greater good & having fun in the process” becomes real contagious.
On the precipice of the abyss, an evolutionary leap is required.
Fear not, the abyss is only the end for those who are afraid to test their inner depths. It’s a call to adventure. It’s a legit archetypal mythical Hero’s Journey.
Ah, getting too carried away here… let me back up…
The human brain is wired to “look forward through the rearview mirror,” as Marshall McLuhan put it. The brain predicts the future based upon past experience, which leads to a latent dysfunction / slow recognition of the paradigm shift in technological advancement that has already unfolded.
People vastly underestimate what is possible with modern technology.
When new technological advancements come along, when paradigm shifts occur, there is lag time in our understanding of new possibilities, especially when you have entrenched, established power structures, which are inherently real slow to adapt and have become obsolete in many ways.
Our thought patterns, belief structures, societal systems, behavioral habits and ways of living are regimented in and highly resistant to sudden adaptations. It often takes shocking and traumatic events for us to adapt, upgrade and evolve engrained thought patterns.
On top of this inherent biological predisposition, we are trapped in a highly divisive and toxic hypnotic trance of repetitious groupthink by an all-pervasive mass media propaganda system that powerful forces have embedded us in.
The gap between reality and what is presented in the mainstream media has always been disturbing but now it is significantly inhibiting our ability to evolve and is a major threat to our overall wellbeing.
I build off of Marshall McLuhan’s insights into the Mass Media Maelstrom:
“The huge vortices of energy created by our media present us with similar possibilities of evasion or consequences of destruction.
By studying the patterns of the effects of this huge vortex of energy in which we are involved, it may be possible to program a strategy of evasion and survival.”
Indeed, “a strategy of evasion and survival” is what we need.
I go for a deep dive into the influence of media; the medium-driven effects on our functional psychological processes, like “sense ratio distortions,” and then breakdown the latest propaganda techniques and psychological operations, from repetition to artificial intelligence, the algorithmic editing of reality and psycho-metric profiles.
Time to Upgrade Our Operating System
I breakdown how we are now in “the fourth industrial revolution” but we are still trapped in an incredibly outdated “Industrialism 1.0” operating system.
Innovations that empower people to be independent from large centralized systems are effectively suppressed and co-opted.
We have incredible technological capabilities that are not being effectively deployed because they don’t serve the business model and profit margins of the most powerful global corporations and the interests of the Oligarchy Dominance Hierarchy (ODH).
A point that becomes clear over and over again:
Humanity is no longer the king of the jungle.
We have unwittingly given up our throne to a two-headed Goliath. The national security state in partnership with the most powerful global corporations have become a global self-perpetuating, imperialistic, centralizing force.
Any system of human interactions evolves into a living organism in and of itself, which, as complex systems theory demonstrates, takes on a life of its own and develops its own survival mechanisms. This is a highly under-appreciated point.
The ODH rewards and puts into positions of power people who pathologically adhere to its established operating system / incentive structures and effectively suppresses or punishes anyone who doesn’t.
To be clear, this system is now so outdated that it has fundamentally become “ANTI-HUMANITY,” and that’s a massively under-appreciated point.
The system is oppressing everyone. When you spend time with the 0.01% of the population that appears to be doing most of the oppressing, you find that most of those people are feeling miserable and oppressed in other ways as well.
I absolutely believe in holding people accountable for their actions, but the “don’t hate the player, hate the game” philosophy rings more true than I expected.
They are just as trapped in the ODH as most people are, albeit with much nicer houses. We’re all on the same sinking burning ship though, and the most powerful 0.01% knows it.
The unexpected part for me was how miserable the seemingly pathologically possessed people at the forefront of this system are. Many of them are desperate for exit strategies as well.
Ever since the glimpse of reality shined through the illusion of a “free market” in 2008, the ethos has been to loot everything you can before it all goes up in flames.
Trillions in free money and all sorts of corrupt crony shenanigans drove the rigged market to all-time highs, with no correlation to reality. High Frequency looting, quantitative plunder, ZIRP, we’ve got some crack for you primary dealers, go buy up everything you can, and bury the world in debt for a 20% or higher clip, the profit is all yours.
Oh, and don’t worry about the accounting games and that notional quadrillion dollars or so in shadow banking. It’s all on the up & up, nothing to worry about.
We don’t have anything close to “free market capitalism.” It’s straight up Banana Republic Oligarchic rule. Go for a real deep dive and you’ll see that it is all about “unconventional warfare.”
It’s a matter of “national security.”
Shh… the emperor has no clothes.
National Security State Capitalism, aka neo-feudal fascism under a two-party facade.
If you keep your mouth shut, we’ll print you some money too.
After all, whose side are you on?
This system has developed “antibodies” that can effectively payoff, bribe, blackmail, or suppress anyone who doesn’t serve its agenda.
I have come up with many examples.
In a quick post here, it sounds outrageously naïve to say it, but we really don’t have any human enemy at the root of our most significant problems, that I can see, and I have spent decades looking deep into the top of the power pyramid.
I can create a laundry list of arch-nemesis types, ranging from the CIA, NSA, to various global intelligence agencies, private military contractors, the RNC and DNC, the Bank of International Settlements, the Federal Reserve and their primary dealers, the IMF, WTO, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Business Roundtable, even the Bilderberg Group, or whatever particular group you want to blame. It’s not about any particular demographic either.
There are many predatory groups, but they are symptoms of the system. Neutralize one, and others will quickly fill the power void.
The top of the power pyramid is a clusterfuck of factions within factions vying for power while stepping all over each other. Trying to rule the world is a shortsighted fool’s errand.
Making these quick points here, without context, leaves me highly vulnerable to criticism. Bring it… I have so much evidence; critique will help sharpen us up. When you are on an ever-evolving battlefield and make * Truth * your North Star, you become grateful for any wisdom that helps you course-correct while navigating the swirling chaos.
As briefly mentioned, there are definitely issues on a human nature level that we need to overcome, no doubt, but we don’t have a people problem, per se. We have a systems problem.
A system from a bygone era is clinging to life by exploiting human behavioral weaknesses. It has us trapped in a Skinner box, factory schooled and in debt, go figure… operant conditioning / behaviorism 101 – we’re like pigeons playing ping-pong, if you get that reference.
We have system that once served humanity well, and was built for a previous paradigm, but now is obsolete and does much more to limit human potential than enhance it.
Our current crisis must be understood in this context if we are going to avoid widespread, catastrophic collapse.
I personally feel that liberals and conservatives need each other and balance each other out, and I’m all for people debating liberal vs conservative policies, that’s what you do in a healthy and functioning society. However, at this point in the breakdown of the core functioning of the system, we will make more progress in one year of systems analysis than we will in 100 years of partisan critiques.
The fact that I have to say that hurts my brain…
We are like a bunch of angry people on a bus with a broken engine fighting over who we think the bus driver should be. It doesn’t matter who is driving the bus, the engine is broken.
An in-depth exploration into economic corruption and military spending reveals that global corporations and nation-states have moved negative consequences off the books.
The methodologies behind economic and government statistics have been significantly tweaked many times and falsified to distort reality.
Real News Bulletin: As Aldous Huxley put it, “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
I lay out what those negative consequences are, but for a quick sum up, human suffering on many fronts is not factored in and is now largely off the books.
Other than creating trillions of dollars out of thin air, and being off the books in a sense of not accounting for trillions of dollars, there are very significant societal and environmental costs that are not factored in. Using indicators like the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a key measure of progress shows you how absurdly shortsighted, corrupt and outdated the system is.
The stock market and GDP have decoupled from reality and become inverse correlations to human survival.
GDP is an outrageously flawed way to judge societal success, not even to mention the fact that the methodology behind that stat is cooked as well. It physically hurts my head and makes me be embarrassed to be a human when I hear so-called “leaders,” “economists,” “experts” and “journalists” cite an increasing GDP as a metric to strive toward. That shows you how trapped in a cave man-esque mindset our society is.
If you are basing things on the GDP, you are a self-destructive dinosaur. Step away from the TV…
I am getting caught up in an over simplified flow here. I lay it all out in a way that I feel people will see the destructive processes in a precise way.
We are at a point where global imperialism is eating itself. In the past, nation states and global corporations could exploit foreign nations and the negative consequences of their actions were limited to far off lands.
The accountability feedback loop was cut off and the negative consequences of imperial exploitation, such as poverty, inequality, pollution, psychological trauma, family destabilization, violence and societal upheaval were largely confined to foreign shores in more significant ways than they are now.
After plundering the “third world” and “developing world,” the forces of imperialism became so powerful and global in nature -- they reached a point where they really don’t need to have any loyalty to any one nation anymore -- they can now fully exploit first world nations as well. The imperial virus has now spread through Europe and the United States.
It is an easily proven fact, based on extensive multivariate analysis, that both political parties serve the “global elite” at the expense of taxpaying citizens.
There are many examples, to sum it up: the all-out plundering of tax dollars and resources throughout the U.S. has been stunning!
The fact that this all-out plunder is unfolding without much awareness or push back shows you how propagandized we are.
We vastly underestimate how psychologically conditioned we are.
That’s another topic I go real deep on. Here’s quick little taste from Norman Woelfel, something he wrote about in 1933, in a little book called, Molders of the American Mind:
"The plight of members of the technological society can be compared to that of a newborn child. Much of the data that enters its sense does not form coherent wholes.
There are many things the child cannot understand or, after it has learned to speak, cannot successfully explain to anyone.... Citizens of the modern age in this respect are less fortunate than children.
They never escape a fundamental bewilderment in the face of the complex world that their senses report. They are not able to organize all or even very much of this into sensible wholes."
He was building off Walter Lippman’s “bewildered herd” spin from 1922:
“In the great blooming, buzzing confusion of the outer world we pick out what our culture has already defined for us, and we tend to perceive that which we have picked out in the form stereotyped for us by our culture.”
Famed functional psychologist John Dewey said this in 1950:
"We live exposed to the greatest flood of mass suggestion that any people has ever experienced."
What do you think he would say about our media environment today?
How about Guy Debord? One of the most underrated thinkers of our “spectacular times:”
“The spectacle has spread itself to the point where it now permeates all reality…. The spectacle’s domination has succeeded in raising a whole generation molded to its laws.
The extraordinary new conditions in which this entire generation has effectively lived constitute a precise and comprehensive summary of all that, henceforth, the spectacle will forbid; and also all that it will permit….
Spectacular government, which now possesses all the means necessary to falsify the whole of production and perception, is the absolute master of memories just as it is the unfettered master of plans which will shape the most distant future. It reigns unchecked; it executes its summary judgments….
The precious advantage which the spectacle has acquired through the outlawing of history, from having driven the past into hiding, and from having made everyone forget the spirit of history within society, is above all the ability to cover its own tracks — to conceal the very progress of its recent world conquest.”
We can throw this spectacular one in real quick too…
"The economy has now come to declare open war on humanity, attacking not only our possibilities for living, but our chances of survival…. When an all-powerful economy lost its reason - and that is precisely what defines these spectacular times."
In crucial ways, the “spectacle” is a living organism, as complex systems theory reveals. I have so much to say about all this…
On many fronts, suicidal shortsighted greed has so much momentum now.
Watching it all unnecessarily fall apart, day after day, hour after hour, is torturous.
When you can see the light, when you know that everyone’s quality of life can be significantly improved, but vividly see how the overwhelming majority of humanity is being propagandized into oppressive, self-destructive behavior and wide-scale destruction, it gets real hard to sleep at night.
There is so much unnecessary suffering, it is beyond tragic, and when you look at key indicators it seems clear, based on a mountain of evidence, that conditions will get significantly worse before they get better. Unfortunately, it looks like humanity will have to experience mass casualties before we kick into gear and evolve.
The stakes are so high now.
Fortunately though, an evolutionary leap has already occurred from a technological standpoint, it’s now a matter of recognizing that fact. For all the major problems that we are confronted by, there are viable solutions.
The big question: How many people will unnecessarily suffer and die before existing solutions can hit a critical mass tipping point?
"No one can find a safe way out for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interests, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle. None can stand aside with unconcern; the interests of everyone hang on the result." ~Ludwig von Mises
When it comes to leaders who care about overall wellbeing, as opposed to just selling out, I don’t see any effective leadership, at all, and that is horrifying.
It is not easy, at all, to get down into to the inner workings and navigate it effectively. The system swallows people up, and leaves them feeling like selling out is the only viable option.
In fact, most honest people have left the government in disgust. It’s the vicious cycle of Peak Corruption. The more corrupted it gets, the more “good” people defect.
There are still some Constitutional-style patriots who put the overall wellbeing of people above selling out, but they are a shrinking demographic.
I should probably dedicate this book to those people. I feel it will help genuine leaders emerge and be much more effective.
Focusing on positives and ‘building new models that make the existing models obsolete’ is a great and necessary first step, which many people have taken, but once you are effective at making the entrenched power structure obsolete in any way, the ODH is going to come after you and will try to undermine you in many different ways.
Most of the time, as I lay out clear examples, the ODH money-printers end up buying you off. Any time there’s a new billionaire, you can bet big that their company, which became popular because it was empowering people, will incrementally shift into an oppressive force - Facebook, Google and Amazon are all obvious recent examples of that.
Here’s a very important fundamental power dynamic:
Once something empowering comes along that large numbers of people rely upon and put their trust and faith into, power-addicted forces will incrementally co-opt it over time.
The system, institution, entity or way of living that once served and empowered people will become increasingly oppressive over time.
The mainstream media and both political parties are also obvious current examples of this, and now the large online media companies have devolved in the same way.
If you look at the history of civilization, there is a clear pattern that develops called the Iron Law of Oligarchy, which says that “all complex organizations, regardless of how democratic they are when started, eventually develop into oligarchies.”
Whether it is a socialist, communist or capitalist society, whatever the ruling ideology may be, it eventually devolves into oligarchy.
“The relative structural fluidity in a small-scale democracy succumbs to ‘social viscosity’ in a large-scale organization. According to the ‘iron law,’ democracy and large-scale organization are incompatible.”
There is an even deeper dynamic…
What freed you in the past, imprisons you today.
What frees you today, will imprison you in the future.
This is why Thomas Jefferson came to realize that “Every generation needs its own revolution.”
It’s an ever-evolving battle, that’s why eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.
Ha, I cannot say “eternal vigilance” enough these days.
Civilization moves in cycles but they are constantly complexifying in Fibonacci spiraling oscillations between polar opposites - expansion and contraction, decentralization and centralization, freedom and tyranny, good and evil, evolution and destruction.
This obviously sounds overly simplified and too generalized here… much more detail throughout the book. It is what is known as the “pulse beat of civilization,” which is the spread of wealth and prosperity to large numbers of people, that makes the civilization grow larger and larger, as complacency emerges, predatory forces began to concentrate wealth, increasing exploitation and corruption then leads to societal upheaval and collapse.
The historians Will and Ariel Durant have many very valuable and timely insights into the rise and fall of civilizations. I build off their volumes of work and their epically brilliant book, The Lessons of History, and apply them to our present situation.
Here’s a concise quote from that book, summing up our present crisis:
"The relative equality of Americans… has been overwhelmed by a thousand forms of physical, mental, and economic differentiation, so that the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest is now greater than at any time since Imperial plutocratic Rome."
Bottom line, a wholly corrupted political, economic and media communication system cannot be relied upon. Large centralized systems are suppressing information and innovations that empower people to be self-sufficient and independent.
Change is not going to happen from the top down. No matter how corrupt you think the government is, it is much worse than the people realize, most people can’t even comprehend how bad it is.
“crimes limited only by the imagination of its officers”
In much tamer days, circa 1992, there was a Senate Foreign Relations Committee investigation into the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI). That scandal gave us one of the most detailed looks that we have ever had into the inner workings of how real power operates on a global scale.
BCCI was a global bank that the CIA and other global intelligence agencies used to fund covert operations. The CIA used BCCI to fund covert operations for over a decade.
Here is the Executive Summary from the Senate report on “The BCCI Affair:”
“BCCI's criminality included fraud by BCCI and BCCI customers involving billions of dollars; money laundering in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas; BCCI's bribery of officials in most of those locations; support of terrorism, arms trafficking, and the sale of nuclear technologies; management of prostitution; the commission and facilitation of income tax evasion, smuggling, and illegal immigration; illicit purchases of banks and real estate; and a panoply of financial crimes limited only by the imagination of its officers and customers.
Among BCCI's principal mechanisms for committing crimes were its use of shell corporations and bank confidentiality and secrecy havens; layering of its corporate structure; its use of front-men and nominees, guarantees and buy-back arrangements; back-to-back financial documentation among BCCI controlled entities, kick-backs and bribes, the intimidation of witnesses, and the retention of well-placed insiders to discourage governmental action.”
When it comes to the top of the global power pyramid, those two paragraphs, from the quaint old days of the early 1990s, serve as a blueprint for business as usual today.
Needless to say, the major players behind the BCCI scandal were never held accountable. They just kept moving on and some of them are still running our government today.
Is that the system that you want to contribute to with your hard-earned tax dollars?
The choice is yours.
Fortunately, we don’t need to keep feeding the disease, with the advancement of technology, we now have the ability to evolve and thrive in small, independent, self-sufficient, sustainable, decentralized micro-communities, which are in alignment and synergy with the environment.
The new paradigm gives us the capabilities to create enlightened ecosystems that empower self-actualization.
That all may sound like utopian razzmatazz, but we now have everything we need for a thriving Do It Yourself decentralized uprising that can unfold in empowering feedback loops.
We don’t need to rely on large centralized systems anymore; laying out this fundamental paradigm shift is the move that I’m making here.
We live between two paradigms, as one is collapsing, the other is rising up. We are in a collapse and rebirth phase, a transitory stage, a metamorphosis is well underway.
We are witnessing the twisted and deranged birth pangs of a new paradigm.
Ha, this quick riff email is getting way too long… There is so much vital info that I didn’t even mention… so much needs to be said… We’re barely scratching the surface.
I don’t have time to edit this email… I have been so book-focused / loooooongform-focused that I can sneeze out 5000 words these days, and feel like very little has been said.
I will sharpen everything up and get more 1500-word post and meme oriented…
In the process of writing this book, I have been swept up in what feels like some kind of divine flow. Everything has taken on a momentum and life of its own. I definitely broke through, and as strange as it sounds, it feels like I’m being guided by a force that is way more powerful than me.
It has been an exhilarating experience but it has been an absolutely ego destroying process. The more I try to exert conscious control over everything, the more difficult it gets - try telling that to your editor / deadline breathing dragon.
I now have a book that is over 1500 pages…
W…T…F… over 1500-pages…
How did that happen?
One revelation led to another and the next thing I know I am a thousand miles out to sea 🌊
Over 1500 pages is after serious editing and cutting out a bunch of material that I feel is important and really do not want to cut out. People have advised me to turn it into a series of three books, and that is definitely a possibility at this point.
The irony of setting out to write a concise book that was supposed to be 300 pages at most, and ending up with over 1500 pages is not at all lost on me.
I have gathered up such a wealth of wisdom though…
If I don’t already sound like some quasi-crazed arrogant fool, let me say this…
I know that I am very far from mainstream narratives and sound like an alien from another paradigm, which I am at this point, but I honestly feel that I can now breakdown how power operates on a global scale and explain it to the average person better than anyone on this planet.
Oh man, I am opening myself up to serious ridicule for that comment. Ha, the universe has and will continue to slap my ego around.
The only reason why I feel this way is because of many brilliant insights from other people whose work that I have been building off and synthesizing.
The best ability that I have is an incredible determination to gather knowledge and then try to connect the dots, synthesize it and then translate it back so the average person can understand it.
Einstein hit the nail on the head:
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious."
Evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson, whose 1998 book, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge, played a role in altering my life course back then, summed a key point:
“We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.
The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.”
Economist, political scientist and cognitive psychologist Herbert Simon echoed this point, “a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.”
No joke, it’s the media maelstrom.
With that awareness, I’ve become an info DJ… intel sampling, wisdom mash-ups, knowledge remixes, spinning it one step further, evolving it to the next level in Fibonacci spiraling oscillations…
Ha, the nerd-style meta-metaphors need to stop before I go all quantum non-local loco…
You can consider this book a Freedom Accelerator that smashes the political atom.
It’s called, “The Large Hadron Uniter.”
Do the math… νλ=Σ
Ha, I didn’t even mention the Quantum Politics aspects…
I have spent considerable time researching the latest scientific studies, which led deep into quantum physics, the holographic principle, string theory, cognitive science, perceptual constructs, the nature of reality and went all the way to the end of spacetime, literally.
There are a few physics nerds in the crowd… oh yeah, you get what I’m saying ;-)
Ah, you see… the universal flow is making go all nerd-out over here now… I can’t stop it… you are either laughing at me, or you’re not laughing at all…
Seriously though, I’ve become fascinated with evolutionary game theory and quantum decision theory. I feel that both are helpful in explaining our current situation and possible strategies for moving forward.
When you take on a long-term view, the greater good and personal gain synergize in a beautiful way. If we can just tweak the incentive structures to synergize with nature, we can shift shortsighted greed to long-term greed, then we can get an empowering feedback loop going and all boats will truly rise.
Here’s a major ethos that emerged, which I back up with scientific studies: “the more you empower others, the more empowered you become.”
I make a case that we are all essentially “entangled wave~particles living in mutualistic symbiosis.” The goal is to create empowering feedback loops with the people and environment around you, and to “self-actualize in service to the greater good.”
It seems the self-actualized individual naturally aligns with their surrounding environment, and is therefore the most effective path to unity and overall evolution.
With the latest in technological advancement, we can create self-sufficient, sustainable ecosystems that empower self-actualization. It is a “unity in diversity” of skill dynamic… so much more to say, obviously.
Quickly summing it up makes it sound like utopianism again, but I definitely don’t consider myself to be a “utopianist.” Is utopianist even a word? I don’t know, but that is not what I’m dealing here.
In fact, my ultimate findings seem to be counter-utopianism. I find that every positive advancement has a corresponding negative advancement, which tends to be ever-more insidious, and that is what drives evolutionary processes. In meaningful ways, negatives are evolutionary catalysts.
Stay alert and keep your eyes open, tyranny exists one step ahead of your consciousness…
What sounds like utopia now will eventually be problematic in unintended, unexpected, as of yet unseen ways… and that is a good thing.
It seems to me that the perceptual construct that we are having this adventure in is programmed that way, to keep us evolving and complexifying.
Otherwise, things get boring. Even a state of bliss would get boring if you were eternally experiencing it. Got to mix it up a bit. Why not create a quantum hologram and have an adventure?
Ha… oh, don’t read between the lines too much there… I went too deep… short email riffs can be dangerous… especially when your suddenly 5000 words deep… wow… pump the breaks…
Look, I just want to be a transparent flowing connection to the universal unfolding here…
I actually have a chapter that I’ve been calling “Riding the Dao.”
I went with the “D” instead of a “T” on Dao, Tao, tomato, to-mato debate. I try to break down the Dao-style dynamics / the momentum of being carried along by forces more powerful than you feel you are… Lao Tzu style, which of course is ironic in an overly egotistical sort of way. The Dao that can be explained / named is not the eternal Dao. Ha, touché, Wu-wei… Zazen... the mystical flow makes me sound crazy and may be undermining my political and economic insights, which does give me some static… maybe I will leave those chapters out of the book, the first one at least… I don’t know???
I’ve been on such a powerful ride.
One minute I’m interacting with conservative economists and political strategists, then liberal artists and musicians, then spiritual leaders, from religious leaders to shamans, then theoretic physicists, then cognitive scientists and psychologists, social scientists, philosophical academic types, then military and Intelligence Community members, then peace activists.
I feel like I’m being beamed from one planet to the next. The diversity of viewpoints, on the surface at least, at first, can be highly disorienting. It’s a topsy-turvy surreal world, riding the ever-evolving cutting-edge of emergent viable truth in a quest for life-enhancing actionable wisdom.
Do you have any? What do you got? The hour is late, let’s get on with it…
Quantum physics is revealing in so many ways… the deeper you get, the weirder and more surreal it gets, sort of like this email. The same thing is true for military spending, as I can’t seem to say enough: the more you look into military spending, the crazier it gets.
Reality is much stranger than fiction.
Real news is way more surreal than fake news.
The surreal and absurd realities of this world have conspired to turn truth tellers into gonzo journalists.
Big picture-wise, where I am at right now is awesome, I seriously do feel incredibly blessed and fortunate … BUT … I feel such a tremendous responsibility to get this right… to distill the most vital aspects into one 350ish page book, and to get it done as quickly as possible.
This is where I am at in the process…
“The slow and painful transformation of a passionate and narrowly egotistical being into a man who gives himself over wholly to a great work that devours him, destroys him, lives in his blood, is a trial every creative being must endure.” ~ Józef Czapski
I’m feeling intense pressure and tearing my mind into pieces trying to finish it. Perhaps I’ve traveled too far and gone too deep. I’ve got a huge backpack full of gold; I’m drowning in abundance and need to make it back to the shore.
My passionate curiosity took me further into the heart of the mystery than I ever imagined possible.
It really is an archetypal mythical Hero’s Journey...
I’ve walked many miles into the valley of the shadow of death.
I’ve gone deep into the cave that people fear to enter.
I’ve got the elixir... and now I need to make it back home.
I have a small team of people that are helping me to edit it all down, but I’m feeling like I need to involve more people in this process.
Distilling all of it into a book is important, but the natural flow seems to call for me to post everything online and spread it post by post. It is always inspiring when I share content and get a constructive feedback loop going with people.
However, the main reason why I rarely ever post online anymore is because every time I start posting and get a flow going, I end up getting hacked and it turns into a nightmare.
The fact that my natural posting rhythm got interrupted by constant attacks actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise, in many ways. Apparently “the obstacle is the way.”
By not posting online, I have had much more time and sustained focus to do more in-depth investigation and research, and have been able to interact with very wise people on a deeper level.
Obstacles and adversity do indeed fuel your potential. If you have an unbreakable will, you will eventually experience a breakthrough.
Perhaps too many breakthroughs in quick succession… exponential style…
We know that we don’t know… as the paradoxical nature of it all begins to reveal itself… Alas, there are hidden variables as far the eye cannot see…
I know that I do not know “the way.” There is no “one way.” There are many ways, as far as I can see. We all have our own unique way.
My focus is on mapping out the terrain to help YOU find YOUR WAY.
It’s time for a higher resolution reality, higher definition.
My freedom is your freedom.
Your freedom is my freedom.
Smells like teen spirit, Nirvana, rolling Bodhisattva style…
Evolutionary game theory favors altruistic strategies over the long run. We’ve done the math, not to mention all the empirical style evidence. The shortsighted extortionist paradigm is collapsing, yet again… The defections have already begun… tick, tick, tipping point…
Shades of Piaget as the “equilibrated state” swings back… those “enforcement costs” will get you every time…
Down goes Goliath…
Let’s do our best to minimize the damage as the old “too big to fail” tyrant flails and hits the floor… like a dinosaur in the days after the meteor hit… tsunami incoming…
E=MC2, defect & multiply…
Long-term greed aligns with the greater good, people…
Let’s get the mass transformation underway and drop some quantum source code…
ψ Φ We are all entangled wave~particles living in mutualistic symbiosis.
∴ The more you empower others, the more empowered you become.
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
“What you do to the web of life, you do to yourself.”
“What injures the hive injures the bee.”
“The reciprocity principle.”
“As above, so below.”
“The golden rule.”
What more do you want? It’s the golden rule!
The goal is to transcend cultural conditioning, align with your authentic self, discover your unique purpose and self-actualize in service to the greater good.
Something like that… that is what the source code reveals.
I don’t want to reveal too much just yet, without proper context.
Over the course of the next few weeks, I will feature adapted excerpts and share several key concepts. I have to lay the conceptual framework before we jump into the rocket ship & blast off 🚀
Based on the responses I get, hopefully from smart people like you, I will make final decisions on how to frame everything and the exact next steps.
There are many wise enlightened people on this email list. Yeah, I’m talking about you. 😎
If you made it this far, your attention span is at an all too rare elite level.
The technocratic A.I. algo bot thought police haven’t eroded your attentional and critical thinking skills yet. You are clearly tapped in. You must have a Black Belt in reality.
I am seriously grateful that we’re still connected here, the thought police have been erasing my online existence.
Don’t call it a comeback…
This email list is going to be my primary publishing platform.
If you subscribe at the annual rate, I will send you a 1st Run Limited Edition version of the book as soon as it is released. There will only be 500 copies printed of the collector’s version.
If you subscribe on a monthly basis, I will send you a 2nd run edition. Word on the street is that there will be approximately 10,000 copies printed of that version.
As an interesting and unexpected side effect of writing this book, I somehow ended up surrounded by amazing artists and musicians. There is so much new awesome music swirling around me, I may make a soundtrack for the book.
It is incredible how all the pieces for a powerful cultural movement have emerged, imaginal cell style, a confluence of forces. The orchestra organically evolved & aligned. It’s all about riding the Dao & connecting the dots… ha, bottling all this into an elixir is a wild ride.
Here’s a song that captures the vibe:
You can consider this a CALL TO ADVENTURE.
Let’s Serve the Greater Good & Have Fun in the Process!!
~ David DeGraw
Please reply to this email with your initial comments. Your input is needed and greatly appreciated. Let’s get that empowering feedback loop going.