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Fear – The Nectar of Elites : Pt. I of IV – Unclear But Present Danger

UNCLEAR BUT PRESENT DANGER

Part I of IV: Fear – the Nectar of Elites

The Audacity of Fear, not Hope is the Greatest threat to Making the Union Great Again

The Rise of a Nouveau Elite:

Challenging – is an understated testimony to the daunting complexity enveloping the latest viral (disease) pandemic. Assessing strategies to mitigate and interdict the virus’s lethal potential, and formulating a plan to restart the furloughed economy, is critical. Most look to the presumed Elite branch of the human blockchain for information, solutions, and leadership. Although operating under unrelenting stress, Elites initially led with laudable empathy and equanimity. Armed presumably with no more than the art of medicine to guide untested plans-of-action, apprehension induced some Elites to tap into the most disquieting of all human emotions – fear.

Collaboration and heroic patience opened a data portal having the scale and quality necessary for epidemiological assessment of the seventh coronavirus. However, just as there is no amount of tax revenue Congress won’t outspend, there is no pharmacology that medical professionals will endorse without preserving plausible denial. Anecdotal and epidemiological enlightened pathology and treatment regimens have emerged that even the most congenitally skeptical must embrace. This data is also fundamental to informing a prudent economic reset. Importantly, it holds the potential to codify and reveal the truth – the only formulary capable of arresting fear.

The imperative to balance health initiatives and economic interests is not new to the government or the people; the best outcomes have a common virtue – mutually informed consultation amongst all interested parties. The people realize strategic benefit by entrusting certain responsibilities to government – such as coordination of intelligence, resources, and logistics. However, the people have never conceded to government sovereign control of their property, prerogative, or privacy. Many Elites believe expediency alone sanctions confiscation of the people’s sovereign control. The elixir used by Elite Government Sovereigns to self-certify forged entitlement is fear.

Entitlement is neither congenital nor an acquired taste. It is an addictive state of mind that arises from corroborating intellectual and cultural conditioning. This addiction is undeterred by judicial precedence, constitutional or otherwise. It has the wherewithal to transform former servants of the people (e.g. governors, mayors, and subject matter experts) into Czars-for-a-Day. The Elite presume jurisdiction superseding presidential prerogative – on the same basis they disavow the authority of the people. These duly elected Czars-for-a-Day deemed furloughing the economy of lesser risk to well-being than unprecedented unemployment claims and writing huge checks absent any funds on account. Citing urgency, these Elite lifted off remotely absent consultation with the people. The elixir used by Czars-for-a-Day to transact in forged entitlement is fear.

Entitlement sanctioned by silence provides proponents of mass conformity both the basis and means to advance their objectives. Media Masters well understand the power of persistent messaging to foment conformity that gestates organic resistance to countervailing facts and opinions. As a matter of course, entitlement can be self-sanctioned – none more apparent than entertainment award shows. Media Masters are adroit at remodeling messages and acclimating discourse to conform public opinion and perception with the ideology they advocate. Cloaked by first amendment subterfuge, where opinion impersonates fact, they export lethal ideology with impunity. Pandemics and apocalypse lack the impetus to emancipate some ideological prisoners of conformity. The elixir used by Media Masters to xerox forged entitlement is fear.

The most predatory Cabal in history is comprised of but a few companies. This Technology Cabal is adept at covert and clandestine data acquisition, and its transformation into marketable information, intelligence, and influence. The Cabal has fortified its dominance and high margins with supercomputing and ubiquitous communications – enabling its clan to assess, predict, and ultimately shape behavior. The Cabal uses its technical prowess to subvert dissenting voices essential to democratic inquiry and prescriptive oversight. It can render contrarian thoughts, ideas, people, and institutions irredeemable objects of derision. While the Cabal is demonstrably invincible to oversight; it can manufacture artificial conformance on-demand absent forensic artifacts. The elixir used by the Technology Cabal to pickpocket and forge entitlement is fear.

 

Danger – Fruit of the Consortia Electi Tree : Pt. II of IV – Unclear But Present Danger

UNCLEAR BUT PRESENT DANGER

Part II of IV: Danger – Fruit of the Consortia Electi Tree

Impenetrable Consortiums of Elites pose the greatest threat ever to Freedom and Liberty 

The Rise of Consortiums of Elites:

The cardinal interests of Government Sovereigns and Czars-for-a-Day are certifiably paternal. These stewards of authority have generally acted to formulate and then direct strategies, which benefits will be directly proportional to the subjugation of their constituency. To amass the pre-requisite consensus required to move the initiatives they endorse forward – these Elite often resort to a seductive and addicting Ponzi of urgency and fear – an unclear but present danger.

The cardinal interests of Media Masters and the Technology Cabal are certifiably self-serving. Media Masters are foremost Stewards of ideology. No matter the gravity – pandemic or otherwise – all positions must conform to the ideology they advocate; resisters risk public disparagement and social isolation. A sign of its ultra-elite prowess, the Cabal abides no steward(s). It is an existential Entity whose primal instinct is production, dissemination, and control of knowledge. Media Masters and the Technology Cabal are destined to be allied or impaled by their intrinsic interests. The prospect of their collaboration is – an unclear and present danger.

The danger that Elites represent to personal freedom and liberty requires no further analysis or exegesis. The present consortium of four Elites – Government Sovereigns, Czars-for-a-Day, Media Masters, and the Technology Cabal – exhibit a wholly new form of control having quadratic potential. The hyper-presence of this Consortium of Elites – confirms the threat of an unclear but present danger. However, the hyper-conformity exhibited by the herd mentality of the people – who acquiesce to the directions, restrictions, commands, demands, and threats of the Consortia Electi – confirms that the people pose a clear and present danger to themselves.

Sentience before Instinct – For that is the Question : Pt. IV of IV – Unclear But Present Danger

UNCLEAR BUT PRESENT DANGER

Part IV of IV: Sentience before Instinct – For that is the Question

Freudian Duplicity counsels that there are Multiple Paths to every Outcome

The Consortia Electi Conundrum:

The behavioral consistency of instinct controlled Viruses and sentient controlled Consortia Electi derives from their common genesis – deception-division-disaster – proselytized into the service of compelling self-interests. Just as viruses may jump from reptile to primate hosts, Consortia Electi move seamlessly among social, cultural, political, and financial hosts – to the beat of its own ideological interests. The current pandemic provides ample illustration of this premise:

 Deception: The Authorities on the scene realized that a deadly laboratory contrived pathogen had jumped from one mammal (bats) to another (human); which virus would prove to be highly communicable and possibly deadly. Prescriptive Communist ideology required management of the crisis to be transitioned from the Organic into the ethereal hands of the Consortia Electi. This Consortia Electi fomented multiple levels of deception. It claimed the food chain (wet market) had conspired in the viruses jump to humans. It efficiently and clandestinely cremated the dead. This Consortia Electi sought to resuscitate its ideological credibility by advancing a new global cover story. In an attempt to deceive by distraction, it raised the specter of misadventure at the hands of another global superpower being responsible for the fast escalating crisis – abject deception.

 Division: The virus, seventh in a clan of pathogenic killers, moved seamlessly to shelter-in-place under the aegis of the Consortia Electi – who disappeared scientists deemed to be ideological resisters. The global scientific community was provided duplicitous information parsed for ideological compatibility. Pandemic urgency warranted that global leaders execute the only option they could prudently qualify – massive social division. Continents, Countries, Counties, Cities, Communities, Clans, Clubs, Congregations, Couples, and other relational units would be required to shelter-apart. The Consortia Electi held firm to both its ideological interests and predicate agency – division.

Disaster: Many Consortia Electi appear to be in an all hands-on deck posture, focused on arrest of a pathogen having disastrous potential. These Consortia Electi have given priority to the disastrous mortal and economic pandemic all face. These Consortia Electi evidence sufficient residual sentience to suppress their ideological interests and sensibilities. However, the Consortia Electi now declared a Consortium-of-Interest by global criminal forensic scientists – perseveres instinctively. The impacted constituencies are but lifeless viruses; their circumstances are irrelevant. Unrestrained, deception and division, alongside wanton disregard for sentient life, can only produce – disaster.

The transition from an organic state to a state of governance is well established and tolerated within the context of practical experience. How the same diabolical agency (deception, division, and disaster) can induce transformation of the human condition for better (e.g. freedom and liberty) and for worse (e.g. health and economic pandemics) is impossible to digest in the natural. One must also come to grips with the spiritual condition underlying this perplexing conundrum.

Only two voices have direct access to the receptors of the human soul. One voice is characterized by solemn agency and the other provocative agency. What one voice reveals about the natural and spiritual transformation of the human condition, is antithetical to that revealed by the other. Only one voice contends that the natural can be attended on a different basis than the spiritual.

One of the voices is that of truth and life, and the other the voice of deception and death. Just as it is appointed once to every man to die, every man must embrace one voice and shun the other.

 

Exorcising Diabolical Ideology

EXORCISING DIABOLICAL IDEOLOGY

 Ideology: a system designed from its inception to operate unencumbered by truth

 

I am Designed for Spiritual not Ideological Assimilation…

Peace is the first harmonic of divine affection, where after

Spiritual inference tempers Natural inclination

Culture marinates and hormones gestate emotions, where after

Ideology impounds all that resist its point of reference

 

I am Calibrated by Truth and Light not malignant Ideology…

Wishful Expediency is an inferior stimulus, whereas

Divine Ordination bolsters inspiration patience …

Purpose-free goals are vulnerable to septic disruption, whereas

Vision-sanctioned objectives repudiate nefarious interference

 

I am both Temporal and Eternal, a duality incompatible with Ideology…

Joy is sustained by direct linkage with the realm where

Animated interests and aspirations transpire, whereas

Feelings are but the echoes of synaptic petitions, where

Power, passion, and possessions – predominate

 

I am Destined for Glory that Ideology is designed to divert…

The Provisions of Life are the progeny of temporal aggregation, whereas

The Meaning of Life can only be gleaned and formed by eternal agency…

The Accouterments of Life are attained by preparation and diligence, whereas

The Substance of Life can only be consecrated by trials, faith, and obedience

 

I am Solely Accountable for My Ideology actuated Choices…

Free will is the gift of divine authority to compel Choice to

Align with sovereign purpose and intent, where after

Spiritual discernment preempts the incubation of

Ideology induced deception, delusion, division, and disaster

 

Ideology: Waging War on Personal Prerogative

IDEOLOGY: WAGING WAR ON PERSONAL PREROGATIVE

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress…

Out of the Heart, the Mouth speaks…

Ideology Abhors Belief Systems

As stated in a previous blog, “contrary to contemporary folklore, many New World settlers were more inspired by potential economic gain than religious conviction”. However, the decision of those seeking religious relief, stemmed from the confiscation of an interdependent (monarch-politicians-clergy) process by Ideological forces.

Their concerns were codified when Queen Elizabeth I sanctioned the 1559 Act of Uniformity that imposed the Book of Commons on all belief systems. It passed through the House of Lords by only three votes, and all the clergy except those imprisoned by the Queen, voted against it. Many Pilgrims and Puritans, Protestants to a differing degree, headed for the New World along with those seeking fame and fortune – and the embarrassingly poor who were forcibly evicted from the streets of London.

In 2018 there still remains but a remnant of difference between freely adhering to ones chosen moral convictions – and the legislative imposition of moral uniformity. Recently the voters of both the City and County of Los Angeles passed legislation directing billions of dollars to mitigate regional homelessness, now at epic proportions. The humanity and heartfelt empathy of the regions voters cannot be debated. While these propositions were gracious and generous, would the standards embraced by the regions elected representatives be any less ideological than was the 1559 Act of Uniformity?

In 2017 one of the largest and most comprehensive emergency services providers in the US served over one million meals and provided a half million shelter nights – and did not turn away a single woman or child, no matter the stress on staff and resources. While this provider has maintained a religious affiliation for the past one hundred and twenty-five years, it has never once differentiated in the level of services or resources provided to those in need – nor does it require guests to embrace or acknowledgment its beliefs.

The organization’s laudable performance is well established and its exemplary financial management well documented, e.g. it posts its audited financial statement for public review. Nevertheless, this organization was advised by regional government counsel, that unless it provided written repudiation of its religious affiliation – as are others – it would not be awarded any of the new funding. With no New World which to banish the homeless or those in need of emergency services, the City and County of Los Angeles have nevertheless imposed their own ideology inspired 2018 Act of Uniformity.

Ideology provides cover for the Tyrannical assault on the Belief Systems of Others

Ideology Abhors Self Expression

Thoughts have the potential to defy convention, challenge expectations, repudiate traditional beliefs – to encourage and to dissuade, to affirm and forbid, and to support and suppress. Thoughts cannot be mediated by referendum or confined by the strictures of science. Thoughts may enjoy long and short-term tenure. Thoughts may inspire comfort or disquiet conflicted by current reality. Thoughts are the personal jurisdiction where ethical, relational, civil, and social comportment gestate. Thoughts and speech are intractably entangled – the former revealed by the later. Because out of the heart the mouth speaks – to know others requires a willingness to hear others.

Words released from the confines of thought have their own capacity for engagement. Some words can be countermanded by other words, but not all words can be annulled. Leaders, parents, colleagues, and friends, have on occasion released irretrievably harmful words. However, it is the genesis of the thoughts behind the words that warrant examination to discern the presence of deception and aberrant intent.

No act more effectively empowers deception than silencing the thoughts of those with whom we might not agree – just as no act more effectively plunders deception than exposing it to virtue and truth. Such authenticity is more accessible than most realize, however, ideology is a narcotic that subverts appetites for other than its points of view.

While many nefarious and noble thoughts never rise to the level of engagement, thoughts inhabit words, and words are often a harbinger of incontrovertible actions. Control of actions and outcomes are intractably related to formation and dissemination of words. The United States of America (US) was so dedicated to preserving the rights of citizens to cultivate and express thoughts via words, it made freedom of expression a cardinal tenant of its canon of rights – not subject to government interdiction.

Thoughts in the form of speech undergirded the most powerful of social transformations – e.g. Civil Rights, Voting Rights, Immigration and Education Reform – in the most powerful country in the world. Yet ideology brazenly conscripts those who’ve benefited the most from freedom of expression in its quest to move up the stream-of-personal-consciousness to subvert thought. The title of a recent best-seller about Russia reveals ideology’s vaporous attraction – “Nothing is True but Every Thing is Possible”.

Ideology’s quest to capture the transforming power of words is intended to banish thoughts – not speech – it disapproves of from the public square. Ideology exploits a not so obvious but highly effective strategy; it contends that the battles that matter are economic, racial, and gender based e.g. intersectional – as opposed to those attendant to preservation of thoughts, words, and actions, informed by truth and morality. Deception, the patron saint of Ideology, requires a steady diet of conflict and discord.

Ideology can only foment Deception – whereas – Truth can transform thoughts

Ideology Abhors Cultural Inclination

Culture is both a means of communication and compression. It broadly communicates group perceptions and preferences, and compresses past experiences and decisions into inclinations expressed in the now. Even though it is often referred to in dissected terminology – e.g. me, them, and theyculture is foremost about we.

There is no such oasis as solo-culture; culture exhibits inclinations that reflect the hierarchical and linear integration of nationalism, ethnicity, economics, politics, religion, customs, and passions. American culture derives from a powerful multi-articulated social mechanism, where the who-you-are derives from both transient and static inclinations – the unique you is free to influence many different assemblies.

Besides belief systems, thoughts, and speech – ideology has also planted its flag in the hierarchical and linearly integrated American culture. While its constitutional blueprint suggest America is dynamically and inherently resistant to cultural hegemony, ideology has found a highly receptive and near perfect host for its deceptive and divisive intent. Social elixirs that inspire appetites for ideology over morality and truth have diminished American immunity to cultural subversion. Ideology like cancer relies on its difficulty to be detected, as it subverts healthy potentiality to foment disaster.

How did such a vibrant virtual culture, like that pervasive in America for over two hundred years, lose its vitality? It didn’t. Its vitality was expunged when the voices of truth abandoned their posts. Absent true moral reference, those nominally addicted to ideology maintain a frame of mind that insists, “If I’m dancing with deception, just keep the music playing”. Be aware, Ideology only mixes tacks to its own beat, not yours.

When fully formed, Ideology aggressively resists the Patrons of Truth

Believing ideology possesses authentic and sustainable power – the unsuspecting and addicted hordes surrender their personal prerogative (free will) to its self proclaimed counterfeit authority. Ideology proffers Cadillac promises designed to attract and imprison the human will, and to evade accountability to the truth. Ideology infects party orthodoxy, converting its members into Red and Blue tricks. Many are unaware that the ideology they serve has diabolically different objectives than their orthodoxy espouses.

Truth can never reach an armistice with ideology – as they are the progeny of two wholly different jurisdictions that predestine opposition. Truth transpires from transcendental spiritual agency, whereas ideology is dependent on division, deception and exploitation of cultural agency. Because ideology presumes itself as sovereign, right and wrong, good and evil, and you and me, are subject to its sole adjudication. Ideology does not abide questions or debate – only full and immediate compliance will be tolerated.

Absent the Superior (Truth) Culture will be subsumed by the Inferior (Ideology)

The Flag Football Schism

THE FLAG FOOTBALL SCHISM

Deception – Division – Disaster

The great counterfeiter adapts deception to every time and culture – Billy Graham

The great counterfeiter’s kryptonite is division through slander – James MacDonald

There’s no disaster that can’t become a blessing or blessing a disaster – J. L. Seagull

Deception has both Origin and Offspring

There exists within the Homo sapiens1 core a prescient connection to purpose – eternally unbounded by time, space, or matter (spirit), and animated interests – that eternally liberates creativity from the internment of reason (soul). The entanglement of spirit and soul inspires engagement by temporal corporeal-synaptic agency (body). Many sense this multidimensional agency; few realize its genesis (origin) resides in the human spirit.

Note1: Sapiens is technically an adjective, but herein denotes both singular and plural forms.

While engagement is the progeny (offspring) of Sapiens intent, the confluence of spirit (morality) and soul (aspiration) is where intent gestates. Intent can be actualized in kinetic (active) states, e.g. standing and singing, and static (passive) states, e.g. kneeling in silence. Regardless of state, engagement reveals the nature of the spirit – truth or deception – that the soul sanctions, and it alone rewards with corporeal-synaptic agency.

Deception inspired spiritual agency (strategic deceit) has powerful capacity to influence the human soul. However, truth-inspired spiritual agency (divine purpose) also abides; it grants both the power to discern deception and to obtain revelation to the human soul. Yet, a soul that affirms deceit opens a portal by which deception begets fraudulent engagement, which engagement begets division, where after division begets disaster.

Deception purports a unifying Genesis but claims plausible denial of its divisive Progeny

Deception disavows Details and Facts – by any Words Necessary

A broadly disseminated narrative contends that police have disproportionate violent encounters with young African American men. This point was defended on a recent National Broadcast News Program by an African America trial lawyer who: used word symbols and slogans, but just one fact and no details to provide context to the narrative.

The following evening, the same News Program afforded an African American lawyer from the US Commission on Civil Rights the opportunity to respond to the trial lawyers assertions. The Commissioner used Department of Justice data and copious Commission studies to prove that the assertions pivoted on a word – disproportionate – not facts.

Deception religiously defuses Details and Facts with Symbols and Slogans

Deception seeks to sire Division – by any Means Necessary

The Commissioner also reported that the data confirms police kill black men (6 percent of the population) 2.5 times more frequently than whites (31 percent of the population), or disproportionately. However, computing the ratio of police killings by dividing group killings by the total male populations of that group is intellectually dishonest and yields a patiently deceptive outcome. A cogent examination of the data by universally vetted mathematical processes is revealing, compelling, and alarming:

In New York, young black men commit 35 times more robberies, 38 times more murders, and 51 times more firearm-related crimes – than do whites.

In 2015 police killed 36 unarmed black men, while other black men (mostly young) murdered nearly 6,000 other black Americans.

Young black males make up 42 percent of all cop-killers over the last decade.

Perhaps the most sobering revelation is that of the 7,881 African Americans murdered in 2016 – the overwhelming majority were murdered by young African American males between the ages of 17 and 34, less than 1.5 percent of the total population.

Deception highjacks the power of language to deprive many of “an ear to see”

Division masterfully disorients Good Intentions

Many African American professional athletes – and others – are exercising their First Amendment right to protest what they see as disproportionate treatment of young black men by police. Not surprisingly, the young men on whom the protests focus fall within the same age range (25.5) as the protesters (NBA: 26.5 and NFL: 25.6); many hail from the same archetype communities. Undoubtedly many of these athletes, no matter their salaries, have unique insights regarding the plight and experiences of this group – and processes by which they can overcome their difficult and self-destructive challenges.

Who is better positioned and accomplished – to mentor this group – than these athletes?

Division is Organic and Infectious

The protesters infrequent articulation of details and facts that reveal the marrow of their cause – beyond talking points and slogans – organically accelerates division. It has led many to conclude that these athletes are unaware of the well-established data and facts that impair the potency and piety of their protests. The infectious kumbaya (feelings) between players and owners does not reflect a perfect union, given fierce fan base opposition (reality). Division always seeks to substitute feelings in place of reality.

Discounting POTUS Flag bluster is one thing – but Flags thrown by fans quite another

Division inspires Schism as a prelude to Disaster

First and foremost the Flag is not a symbol of a perfect union but of the sacrifice of life and limb by all members of the National Community to include African Americans (54th Mass. Infantry, Abolitionist, Tuskegee Airmen, and many Medal of Honor recipients). Various protesters seem unaware or unconcerned that casting the Flag in the shadow of wanton murder of private citizens by private citizens (a symbol pivot) is hugely divisive.

Division is an Accelerant – that unfurls Disastrous uncontainable Social Infernos

Disaster is the Love Child of Division

Contrary to popular convention, division is counter-intuitive to both those harboring noble and nefarious intent. Some choose: to destroy and disparage, oppose and oppress, disrupt and dispose, challenge and co-opt – yet others choose to collaborate and coordinate, plan and produce, share and sacrifice, encourage and enable. No analytics provide plausible incentive to embrace division over allied engagement. Both divisive and allied engagements are the progeny (offspring) of radically different geneses, which reveal which spirit – truth or deception – the soul has elected to sanction.

It’s no coincidence that the terms used to describe divisive engagement are the same as those impartial scribes use to critique military conquest, political retribution, economic calamity, and acts of terrorism; division – the progeny of deception – foments disaster. The terms used to describe allied engagement are often the same as those impartial scribes use to critique military forbearance, political discourse, economic propriety, and acts of selfless generosity; allegiance – the progeny of truth – empowers relationship.

Infused by Deception infected Division – the Internet supercharges virtual Disaster

Truth has its own Power and Authority

Once the human soul has elected to collaborate with the spirit of deception, the corporeal-synaptic-self engages as an enraged opponent of truth. An effective strategy for controverting truth is to supplant free speech and access (First Amendment Rights) by force and disparagement. Sources that expose deception are often attacked, and credible facts are bleached to oblivion by fake news and rebukes from celebrity scions.

Truth is eternal: it does not originate in the temporal corporeal-synaptic realm. Eternal truth is not reasoned conclusions fashioned from data, facts, circumstances, or season. Eternal truth cannot arise from nor survive on the basis of religious, cultural, or political ideologies. Ideologies are nevertheless the perfect companions to deception, cloaking deception in an opaque sea of familiarity. No matter the vigorous applause of agreeable constituencies, deception cannot survive the discerning and revelatory power of truth.

Truth is both an Eternal Quality and a Source of Eternal Power – only when it is shared!

The Consequences of Fraudulent Transfer of Authority

THE CONSEQUENCES OF FRAUDULENT TRANSFER OF AUTHORITY

The Contemporary Church as Ahab and the State as its Jezebel

For many, the relationship between Ahab and Jezebel elucidates a drama wherein a vulnerable Ahab is victimized by the beguiling femininity of his lover, Jezebel. Neither presumption is true; they are co-dependent conspirators who harbor nefarious intent. Predisposed to fraudulent posturing, Ahab evinces dispassionate jurisdiction, whereas Jezebel predisposed to irrepressible prerogative savors fraudulent jurisdiction. They are catalytic accomplices, whose fraudulent-transfer-of-authority is devoid of moral fidelity.

DNA – a double-helix structure that contains unique genetic instructions present in every cell of the body – arises from the bonding of complimentary molecular agents. Ahab-Jezebel Syndrome – a double-helix psychosis that induces fraudulent-transfer-of-authority – arises from complimentary disposition (immorality) and spiritual mutation (deception), which portends disaster for Social, Sacred, and Secular institutions.

Like a low-grade fever that precedes the onset of debilitating infection, Ahab-Jezebel- Syndrome first entreats collaboration (fever) and then acts to impose subordination (infection). Ahab-Churches unceremoniously surrender their jurisdiction to the dominion of Jezebel-States (government, business, media, academia), who greet fraudulent-transfer-of-authority with both a sense of rightful expectancy and finality.

Induced by the spirit of immorality and deception to dispossess authority, the contemporary church has abdicated its responsibility for moral oversight of: politics, culture, education, economics, and sexuality. Addicted to wanting-what-it-wants, Jezebel-States alone fill the vacuums; they act aggressively to institutionalize these windfalls of authority, which enable them to define success, failure, and spirituality as they so choose. All except staged-contention is vilified as barbarism and social sacrilege.

Repudiating the sovereignty of the source, fraudulent transfers of authority between Church and State are represented as – occasions were enlightened lovers experience beneficial and enduring cohabitation. These lovers trust the cultural and political devices they employ will obfuscate the immorality and deception that inspires their union.

While the State has gained jurisdiction as sole moral arbiter of its own decisions and behavior, the Church has gained but trinkets: lumps of coal in their capital stockings and photo-ops that only impersonate power sharing. With jurisdiction of both capital and moral authority, States seek final consolidation – radical transformation of the Family.

If the only One with the power to sanction these institutions is yet cogent and sovereign, will there be rectification? Jezebel-States are actually the boots who march to the beat of Ahab-Church dysfunction. Having bartered away actual for titular authority, garnering little more than a muzzle and blindfold – the Church had better batten its hatches.

So she [Jezebel] wrote letters in Ahab’s name, placed his seal on them, and sent them

to the elders and nobles – 1 Kings 21: 8

Burning Man – Bling versus Light

BURNING MAN – BLING VERSUS LIGHT

Babylon, Mesopotamia – Black Rock Desert, Nevada

Babylon: 9“May the king live forever! 10 Your Majesty has issued a decree that everyone who hears the sound of …all kinds of music must fall down and worship the image of gold, 11 and that whoever does not fall down and worship will be thrown into a blazing furnace.

Black Rock: Hey man didn’t you get the Flash Mob tweet? Everybody is on high alert listening for the beats – the Business Ballers, the Pay-Pal Politicians, the App Store Pastors, the LinkedIn Legends, the Facebook Phenoms, the YouTube Dudes, and the Instagram Babes. WhatsApp with you, even your wife is sleeping in her Bluetooth Ear Buds.

Babylon: 12 But there are some Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon – Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego – who pay no attention to you, Your Majesty. They neither serve your gods nor worship the image of gold you have set up.”

Black Rock: Dude, they got you and your posse on blast. Old boy told the Head Baller that even though your game is tight: you refuse to raise your hands in the air because you actually don’t care or place your hat over your morals as he dictates; you refuse to imbibe or vote as the king wishes to remain bling-tight. They say you holding out for a distant lover.

Babylon: 13 Furious with rage, the King summoned Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. So these men were brought before the king, 14 and Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the image of gold I have set up? 15 Now when you hear the sound of …all kinds of music, if you are ready to fall down and worship the image I made, very good. But if you do not worship it, you will be thrown immediately into a blazing furnace. Then what god will be able to rescue you…?

Black Rock: The: democrats, republicans, and independents; red and blue state people; the left, right, rich, and poor; the liberals, conservatives, and libertarians; the CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News anchors – are furious. They’re demanding that you confess your allegiance to the orthodoxy of this age before the next explicit mix track finishes, or your swagger and bling will be vaporized by scurrilous Internet innuendo and a media beat down.

Babylon: 16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him… we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand.

Black Rock: Ok Big Dogs, we get it; you believe only what you can see. Your fresh castle, phat chariot, and gangsta posse, have you thinking you actually roll like that. We hear you’ve already sold out our “Burning Man” performance. However, our Master has a season pass for every show in the universe, when He comes you’ll realize He doesn’t need a seat.

Babylon: 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

Black Rock: By the way, even if our Master should decide to skip “Burning Man” this year, your band still has no swagger, and we don’t do Beats.

The All-Knowingness and Gross-Secrecy Conundrum

THE ALL KNOWINGNESS AND GROSS SECRECY CONUNDRUM

          Rather than to make scapegoats of engineers, it might be wiser to lay before them a work programme… Elmer Ambrose Sperry, 1930

The development of narrative scripts (writing systems) for numbers and then language facilitated the archival preservation and broad dissemination of facts, fictions, accounts, and fantasy. However, narrative scripts were not nearly as proficient at preservation and dissemination of data as for information, likely inspiring and influencing development of computational scripts (mathematical systems).

The analog embodiment of these scripts accommodated physical and access control of data and information. Analog vested scripts together with analog networks comprised of oceans, seas, rivers, tributaries, and estuaries, brought potent benefits to mankind. Collaboration among family, friends, foe, colleagues, and importantly neighbors, increased in practice and value, as did commerce.

Digital scripts (binary systems) enable composition (production), preservation (storage), replication (virtual copies), and dissemination (distribution) of data and information. Importantly, they enable systems, devices, appliances, and applications to directly engage; machine-to-machine communication is a critical network centric process.

The Digital Ecosystem and Monoculture rely on digital scripts. The Digital Ecosystem is enabled by: Network Service Providers such as AT&T, Verizon, Charter and Comcast; Network Technology OEM such as Cisco, Juniper, and HP; Mobile Architecture Providers such as Microsoft, Apple and Samsung; Application Portals such as Facebook, Google, and Yahoo; and Cloud Facilitators such as Amazon and IBM. The Digital Monoculture enables interoperability among disparate data, applications, and devices.

The personal, commercial, and institutional benefits derived from global access to data and information, and Cloud facilitated on-demand digital resources, are apparent. The former aqueous networks have given way to a digital network of networks called the Internet. Like other game changing advances, digital script enabled technology found itself the chaperone of unintended consequences, the specter of all-knowingness.

In many regards, the Digital Ecosystem and Digital Monoculture are no more vulnerable than were the aqueous commercial networks, transports, and cargos of centuries past. Presently, sophisticated weaponized malware renders differentiation of noble from nefarious intent a daunting technical challenge. The broad disintegration of propriety and privacy has fomented unintended consequences, the specter of gross-secrecy.

All-knowingness is highly addictive. Its proponents crave access to data and information for which its owners hold reasonable expectations of privacy; they see their covert and clandestine actions as expressions of urgent benevolence and commercial expediency. Gross-secrecy is also highly addictive. Its proponents evidence totalitarian resistance to encroachment of both their contemporary and vintage stashes of secrets, believing personal risks always outweigh collective security interests.

Just as all-knowingness is antithetical to privacy, gross-secrecy is antithetical to collective security. Some would argue correctly that security would be enhanced were the barons of all-knowingness to impose this knowledge on everyone with regard to those in their sphere of influence (e.g. contact lists). Others would no doubt argue that vulnerability would be exacerbated as gross-secrets were mismanaged, misunderstood, and manipulated. To varying degrees, both conditions already prevail. Neither all-knowingness nor gross-secrecy alone can serve our highest security or moral interests.

It is important to recognize that neither point of view, all-knowingness or gross-secrecy, is necessarily diabolical, although such cogent consideration runs counter to our social and cultural conditioning, not to mention capitalistic instincts. It is crucial that we determine which resources can and cannot resolve this conundrum. Politics can never resolve this conundrum; politics only offers analytics but can’t run, pass, or catch. The solution must carry the essential genetic markers of the conundrum itself, technology.

Recently, a government coterie (by all accounts considered technology neophytes) missed a valuable opportunity when they marched into the valley of American technology giants with cease and desist vibrato, rather than specific lawful collective security objectives. Such specificity would have allowed the participants to memorialize specific technical goals and boundaries, to which the most creative community of technologist on the planet could innovate. Now positioned as combatants rather than citizen partners, both have launched media campaigns that bring resolution no closer.

Many rightfully question whether all meets the eye. The government might very well posses the assailant’s in-coming and out-going communications Meta data, iCloud backup, social media postings, radicalized training CV, and finance, relationship, and travel history. Could the Administrations petition, based on the All Writs Act of 1789, also seek to weaken limitations imposed by recent lawfully enacted legislation: 2015 Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA), 2015 Modified US-EU Safe Harbor Privacy Framework, and the 2015 Revised Patriot Act? Do American technology companies fear being labeled as conscripted informants of the U.S. government by their global competitors more than they fear U.S. government demands as a harbinger of future demands by other governments?

The most recent outbreak of conundrumitis evidences a disastrous breach of best practices. Politics has cast itself in the role of technologist, issuing specific court sanctioned technical directions. Technologists left with but two courses of action chose the path of lawful resistance over technical submission, challenging the constitutionality of the Attorney Generals petition.

Self-inflicted wounds are now running neck-and-neck with those realized from attacks and assaults by perpetrators. How to get members of team-america to focus more on an effective game plan than on who is captain or who will get the loudest applause, is actually the most dangerous and challenging conundrum we face.

Only Technology can enable All-knowingness and Gross-secrecy to beneficially Coalesce

A Laughable Strategy: Part 3 of 3

A LAUGHABLE STRATEGY : 3 of 3

1 Samuel 2:28, Luke 15:11-32, 1 Corinthians 13:13

The bouncing baby boy was a dream come true for the parents whose other child had been called to heaven from the womb rather than the world. Soon they discovered the beauty of life in Christ and dedicated their most prized possession to Him. As sanctified in private as they were in public, the parents nurtured the one given over to God, more as a ward of heaven than a son. The Father taught him the power of kindness and hard work to vanquish selfishness and dependence, while the Mother instilled in him confidence and aspiration, unrestrained by voices of apprehension or acquiescence.

While he’d always believed in the deity of Christ, a predilection with religion failed to connect with the call of God he felt so deeply in his heart. However, religion would prove a perfect soul mate for intellectual, professional, social, and cultural enlightenment. This new hybrid-god of enlightenment received all the praise for his many, varied, and significant accomplishments. The son given to and gifted by God preferred the prodigal lifestyle of works to the laughable strategy of faith.

In time the opiate of enlightenment proffered by the hybrid-god, loss its potency to silence the call of God pulsating in his heart. The prodigal was compelled to search out just enough religion to restore the opiate of his addiction to sufficient potency. While he was looking for religion but loitering in the spiritual, the Holy Spirit illuminated the Word, revealing the emptiness of enlightenment and futility of life apart from Christ. Though the son given over to God had in fact reconciled with the true inspiration of his calling, his mind held fast to a preference for objective initiative over the laughable strategy of hope.

God reprised the call on his life with marked clarity by the Word, divine inspiration, and prophetic counsel. He embraced past successes as building blocks of the prophetic vision God had spoken into his spirit. However, the more his love of the Lord grew, the more pronounced seemed the set backs he experienced. While the disintegration was broad, personal, persistent, and painful, the son given over to God experienced joy and peace that surpassed his understanding. Notwithstanding, he envisioned and longed more for prophetic performance than the laughable strategy of love.

By grace and growth his gifts kicked their enlightenment addiction, aligning instead with faith. His initiatives were liberated from blind objectivity, qualified instead by hope. His expectations now found focus beyond circumstances; his heart given over to the love of God alone. Clarity! His ministry and profession were divinely conjoined. The Call he felt so deeply would require complete surrender of all the currency of life: emotions, possessions, potential, and passions. The Spirit of God illuminated a course of action, where the most comprehensive was also the most improbable. The call came quickly, confirming that the Word yet held the power to part seas of impossibility.