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by Georgi Stankov Posted on December 29, 2016
Georgi Stankov, December 29, 2016
We live in a serendipitous time of amazing synchronicities. After I wrote my article “A Few Frank and Unpleasant Observations” I had a lengthy discussion with Carla as to why and how the minds of the scientists and the small community of enlightened people were shut down in the last two to three decades simultaneously with the march of modern electronics that deprived them of any independent, critical thinking and disabled them to develop a true understanding and appreciation of the revolutionary character of the new theory of the Universal Law. This is an old theme for me since the time when I discovered the Universal Law in 1994, but recently I gained some startling insights as to the cause of this devolution of the human mind in the End Time that I would like to share with you here. The next day Patrick sent me inadvertently his essay on the electronic era and its impact on human intelligence and behaviour which is a valuable contribution to this same topic. I am publishing his essay below as a testimony that highlights this same issue from a different angle.
Then I read yesterday an article which confirms one more time the creeping enslavement of humanity in daily life which I shall quote below. And finally today Leesa from Australia sent me another article which also deals with this same issue. If I have had any doubts as to the relevance of this expose, then my HS showed me that I have no chance but to write down the ideas with which I am pregnant since long time. This may be a challenging thesis for you as it will divest you from some unduly euphemistic ideas as to the always benevolent intentions of our souls – of all incarnated souls on the earth. It will be about the dialectics of human evolution through devolution of the human ego-mind as never understood in this clarity before.
All those older members of the PAT, such as Patrick below, who still remember the times before the electronic era began, have a good baseline memory as to how humans behaved and thought before the PCs came and the Internet connected humanity. When I began with the propagation of the new theory of the Universal Law in the 90s, the Internet was in its infancy and most scientists used their PCs as a better typing machine. When I developed the theory between 1993 – 1995 I had to use specialized data banks for my research as Internet did not really exist and had no scientific data stored. I was a rare exception to write down my book directly on a PC. Many scientists and most writers used at that time still a pencil and a sheet of paper or a typing machine to put down their ideas.
In the 90s, I could still find a few older scientists who were well aware of the deficiencies of physics and all natural sciences and were capable of recognizing the revolutionary character of the new theory of the Universal Law. After 2000 I have not met a single scientist capable of that. The reason is that, with the invasion of the Internet and all kinds of electronic gadgets, most humans lost their human nature, which is natural curiosity, and the propensity of independent abstract thinking.
I remember how shocked I was when I started travelling again with the Underground (U-Bahn) in Munich in the late 90s and all the people in the train were nervously manipulating on their iPhones with empty glances. I had the dreadful feeling that I have entered the horror reality of a cheap Hollywood science fiction movie. The zombification of the humans had commenced with full force. 9/11 was the logical continuation of this downward spiral. Before that you could have a nonchalant conversation with your neighbour on the train and even have a good laugh. With the beginning of the electronic era, the good old way of personal communication and exchange of precious knowledge fully vanished and the human mind began with its steady devolution. While this is an undeniable fact, the eschatological reason for this phenomenon has not been elucidated yet.
What we experience in the last century of human history is a steady and very rapid unification of humanity compared to past more static historical epochs. The Dark Ages lasted more than a millennium and the debased living conditions barely changed throughout that time. Even in the 50s people lived in most parts of the planet not much different than in the Antique as I can testify for the ancient Greek town of Nessebar on the Black Sea coast where I spent my summer holidays in the 50s and 60s. Life was there very similar to that 3000 years ago when this Greek colony was founded by Greek sailors and merchants to forge the trade with the mythical Colchida (Colchis), where Jason and the Argonauts found the Golden fleece according to Greek mythology.
This was true for many other parts of the world at that time. People lived their lives without any intrusion by external authorities and institutions and were only subjected to constant wars and invasions from their neighbours which was bad enough. In order to survive, they had to rely on their creativity, ingenuity and strong will – in other words, on their natural intelligence.
Then, in the beginning of the 20th century, we witness an unprecedented acceleration of social dynamics. Modern mass transport, telegraphic communications, television etc. connected all humans around the globe, much to their detriment as I shall explain below. This was done on purpose by both our souls who were preparing their incarnated personalities for ascension and by the dark ones who wanted to establish the NWO and enslave humanity as to prevent same. The forces of light and darkness worked hand in hand and the dialectical result of this joint effort was the devolution of the human mind-ego. This may sound frightening to some of you but the facts speak very loudly and demand for an explanation.
And here it is: In my Gnosis, and in particular in my first book “The Evolutionary Leap of Mankind“, I have shown unequivocally that the ego-mind has hijacked this incarnation show on the ground from the original creator – the soul or the I AM Presence. Initially, incarnation in lower vibrating dimensions aimed at acquiring a new perspective of the soul from the position of an artificial separation from the Whole. The soul, herself, was embedded in the unity of All-That-Is and could not recognize and fully appreciate this blissful state as long as it dwelt in this state of harmonious oneness. Hence the idea of incarnation in lower 3D and 4D worlds with a seeming individuation and separation from the Source was created.
For this purpose the human mind was developed as an external reference point to the excarnated soul (oversoul, monad) in order to gather information and experiences in this separated state which the soul, being a spark of Godhead, would use to learn more about herself. In order to make the living condition as realistic as possible, the soul had to endow the ego-mind with the freedom of choice and free will in order to make decisions that dealt with his daily life in this low vibrating holographic reality.
As I point out in my gnostic books, these decisions encompass only a certain. limited set of social activities that enable the interaction with other incarnated entities and allow the establishment of bigger communities which actually mimic the unity of All-That-Is. The existence of the physical body and its constant biological regulation, as well as most overarching events that the incarnated personality experiences throughout her life and decisively determine her destiny are exclusively within the decision domain of the soul. The ego-mind of the human personality knows little about these arrangements behind the veil, in particular if it is agnostic as is the case with the vast majority of incarnated souls currently.
There were however many native peoples that lived eons of time ago a “wild” life in nature and knew no social activities or obligations. Such people had a very weak ego-mind and their personality was entirely instinct-driven. The channel Seth discusses such “primitive” past civilisations on this earth with great candour.
When bigger settlements emerged as the prevalent space of social human activity, the ego-mind of the incarnated personalities underwent a rapid evolution. In Western civilisation this happened on a large scale first when the Greek polis was established about three thousand years ago. Man lived before that more or less alone in a hostile nature, where the objective of life was bare survival, all of a sudden western man was catapulted into a big metropolis and a powerful state where completely new and complex interactions emerged and had to be dealt with. From that time we have inherited all our philosophic, social and even scientific ideas and little has changed since then. The epitome of ancient Greek polis was Athens, the Ancient Greek city-state that developed during the Archaic period as the ancestor of city, state, and citizenship and persisted (though with decreasing influence) well into Roman times, when the equivalent Latin word was civitas, also meaning “citizenhood”.
This new way of life gave birth to the new philosophy of polis – state philosophy that reigns to the present day. Plato analyzed the polis in The Republic, whose Greek title, Πολιτεία (Politeia), itself derives from the word polis. The best form of government of the polis for Plato is the one that leads to the common good. The philosopher king is the best ruler because, as a philosopher, he is acquainted with the Form of the Good. In Plato’s analogy of the ship of state, the philosopher king steers the polis, as if it were a ship, in the best direction. If you analyse carefully the current political discussions in the USA and the West, especially around the election of Trump in the alt-media, you will find the same invariant social and political motifs of more or less general philosophical character in a cheap modern disguise. And humanity is still awaiting for his “philosopher king” to arrive, who can only be the new ascended master and not a mortal human being. This should be cogent in the meantime to any enlightened person.
From this we can conclude that modern history of mankind is inextricably linked with the rise of the national state and the unification, mostly through nivellation (leveling) of the individuation of the citizenry. The national state became the suzerain that determines all the aspects of daily and social life of its politeia. This trend has reached its height in the current End Time as this recent article exemplifies in a dreadful manner:
“With each passing year, there are more and more challenges to personal property and individual sovereignty. Despite the resilience it lends to our national security, the US government has proven again and again that it wishes to clamp down on the ability to prep, survive and self-sustain off grid, and without the need for the system’s supply chain.
You can hardly build your own place, grow your own food, collect your own water or take care of yourself without the intervention of those in authority. There is need to push back against this continued intrusion of our lives.
Couple Forced to Destroy 40yo Pond on Their Own Property Because Govt Owns The Rainwater“
In order to establish the NWO, the dark PTW had to control every aspect of individual human life. That is why they enforced the dollar as world fiat currency, abolished the gold standard, founded the World bank and IFM as to control the finances of all countries, constantly adopt new legislations that eliminate basic individual rights in the name of which the national state was first founded, where all western alibi constitutions pay superficially tribute to basic human rights, etc.
In order to achieve this total control over humanity, the dark cabal and their masterminds, the archons from the astral plane, had to introduce in the first place new technologies that bring all the peoples the world over together before they can enslave them in a second step. The 20th century bears testimony to the most expansive and invasive enslavement of humans in its history when the communist totalitarian system was established on half of the earth’s territory. In the West the individual rights, especially the right of economic incentive, were somewhat observed during the Cold war as to compete successfully with the communist doctrine that was professed by powerful communist parties in France, Italy, Spain, etc. and to prevent them from grasping power.
This led to a modest economic prosperity in the 50s and 60s that abruptly ended with the abolition of the gold standard in 1971 and the first oil shock in 1972. Since then the Western populations have experienced a constant, creeping enslavement by the globalist elite under the banner of false democracy. It is not surprising that this is a leitmotif in all alt-media in the West and Alex Jones is a good example with his political tirades.
Before the national state became omnipotent and omnipresent, there was an independent intellectual elite in every country that influenced to a large extent the collective opinion and political life. In eastern Slavonic Europe this intellectual elite is known as “inteligenzija” and until recently it was highly valued. Nowadays it has also vanished under the invasion of the western barbarian MSM that belong to six moguls. Only in Russia there are scanty reminiscences of this once shining inteligenzija, to which such titans as Solzhenitsyn, Sacharov, Zinoviev, whom I met in Munich in the 80s, and some more brilliant minds belonged.
These were the independent minds that could exist without the state, and in constant opposition to the state, as they recognized in it the greatest enemy of free human spirit. Nowadays all critical experts in the West are hapless stooges of the state doctrine, even when they speak against the deep state and decry a new, more tolerant and democratic form of governance. This holds true for David Haggith, with whom I had a lengthy discussion last week that exceeded the published report, Alex Jones, Ron Paul, Paul Craig Roberts, to name a few renowned thinkers in the West with a growing influence in the End Time. None of them challenges the very existence of the national state as the chief source of evil on this planet and the main obstacle to the evolution of humanity to a multidimensional, transgalactic civilisation.
This is even more true for the Russian inteligenzija, if there is still one, as the Swiss-Russian expatriate and current US citizen the Saker exemplifies – they see the only possible panacea for all current political problems in strengthening the Russian state and army so that it can oppose the hegemonic, aggressive foreign policy of the evil USA. Nowhere is there any intellectual thinking in sight that goes beyond the existing dysfunctional political and social structures and profits from the creationary power of new utopia as admonished by myself in my recent discussion with David Haggith.
If the intellectual elite in the West is not in the position to overcome such simple and obvious dysfunctional ideas as the national state with all its oppressive and obsolete institutions and remain stuck in unyielding, counter-intellectual, counter-intuitive discussions, what is to be expected from the present-day scientists who have not even heard that the foundation crisis of mathematics still exists and that they have not proved the validity of this discipline yet, and thus the validity of any of their natural sciences, such as physics, which is entirely applied mathematics and owes its exactness to the use of mathematical equations? When I start talking about these fundamental cognitive and epistemological flaws of modern science with other scientists, I always reap blank glances just as I reap naked rejection when I explain to the “agnostic Sakers” who is really in charge of this reality.
And how much worse is the situation in the light workers community as it has been discussed by myself in-depth in the past:
Read: Ten Reasons Why the New Age Movement Has Declared Intellectual and Moral Bankruptcy – Full Article
Here I would like to offer another testimony from an article Leesa sent me today:
“It is generally accepted that nobody can go on to secondary school without having completed an elementary education. Nor can a person be admitted to a university without having a secondary education. These graduations automatically “select” those able to become active members of the cultural elite of human society.
Exactly the same is true in the esoteric Tradition.
However, in our modern world, we encounter a curious phenomenon. For example: we would not seek to discuss Newton’s binomial theorem without having studied algebra, for without this, every opinion we expressed on the subject would be worthless.
Yet, in the esoteric field, we find a host of “experts” who declare their opinions on esotericism without having ever learned even the rudiments of this knowledge.
At the same time, some of them demand “simplicity” from esoteric teachings on the generally accepted principle that Truth itself must be simple. They conclude from this that access to Truth ought to likewise be simple. Then they assert that the methods to access Truth must be easily assimilable.”
And “here is the rub”, to quote Shakespeare. We have today:
1. No intellectual elite to discuss the urgent social, political, philosophical and cultural aspects of human life that have been subjugated to the national state, behind which the dark cabal hide and pull the strings of the NWO. The philosopher as the king of the state has remained a Platonic idea.
2. No scientists in sight who are capable of comprehending the basic flaws and inconsistencies of modern science and cherish the genuine curiosity and moral obligation to eliminate same and expand their knowledge of the physical world, they believe to live in, by understanding first the spiritual world from which they originally come. This can only be done after the new physical and mathematical Axiomatics and Theory of the Universal Law that is derived from the primary term of human or any other sentient consciousness is fully understood and implemented.
3. The New Age community that has profoundly failed in its divine mission by rejecting any intellectual exercise and preaching openly “stupidity” disguised under the false virtue of simplicity as the author above rightly criticizes. By the way, an excellent article that I recommend you to carefully read as it compliments my writings on this deplorable topic.
To this I would like to quote another New Age author that has made an effort to analyse my website and whom I discovered only yesterday (another serendipity), punctually to this article. This is another glaring example as to how limited the intellectual abilities of most light workers are and why it is so difficult to imagine them ascending next year:
A GEORGI STANKOV RANT – QUESTIONS REGARDING STANKOV’S THEORY ON ASCENSION
“Reading some of Georgi Stankov’s work left me quite perplexed. If you’re not a scientist or have not studied the construction and function of our universe such as photons, matter, space, time, energy; it is very difficult to read his work.
I started out with reading his latest posts trying to put my finger on his current state of mind and reality as he sees it, then proceeded into more deeper scientific work. I must admit, it requires total quiet, no interruptions and reading it over a few times, even after that it has not yet sunk into my brain, but hey, I’m just not a scientific person.“
I recommend you to read the whole “rant” of this intellectually frustrated and scientifically overwhelmed light worker as it is very revealing. But he is also a very sincere person and it merits him that he picked up a key observation in my Gnosis that holds also the key to my explanation below why the human mind experienced such a massive devolution in recent years:
“There is a lot of information about LBP online from different sources. Some claim the LBP is the process of Earth and she draws us with her. Stankov claims it’s a difficult process and that he is the only one that actually explains it properly. He states that we must surrender our ego to our soul. This contradicts the human experience. Basically, you have to give up all mundane efforts and activities and follow the inner voice of the soul, which now becomes predominant.”
If I have, so far, proved beyond any doubt that we witness in the last 2-3 decades a steady decline in human intellectuality and independent critical thinking that should be carried on the wings of creative imagination, how is then this negative trend to be explained and how does it affect the ascension process and the establishment of the new enlightened humanity?
Indeed, the key statement is “surrender of the ego to the soul“, meaning the ego-mind with all its pseudo-intellectual activity or lack thereof. We have discussed broadly how this surrender of the ego-mind is experienced individually when the LBP begins with full force and the incarnated personality of the light warrior is fully and deliberately catapulted out of this Orion society. There are numerous testimonies of PAT members dealing with this experience and published on this website, so that no further explanation is needed.
The ego-mind has to be dismantled by the soul in this “game of thrones”, as it has accumulated and incorporated so many bad habits, prejudices and preconceived ideas that hold this illusory reality together. And as this dense and toxic reality has to be destroyed in the process of ascension, so does the perpetrator of it – the human ego-mind. Most human ideas are the result of deliberate conditioning by the dark cabal through beaming by the archons from the astral plane and are meant to hold the Orion matrix together and to prevent the ascension process. In fact it is the soul energy of the incarnated humans that the dark ones exploit and channel into their NWO plan. They themselves have no soul energy to do that on their own as they have severed their connection to the Source and cannot generate any creative energy by themselves. Here we are confronted with a veritable conundrum:
1. The dark ones want to dumb down humanity with all possible means at their disposal, including all electronic gadgets and the Internet, in order to establish their global order of enslavement. If humanity would have continued to live in local, self-sustaining communities, the dark ones would have not been able to control them under one world order supported by globally functioning institutions and could not have prevented ascension as this has happened locally many times in the past, for instance, in ancient Egypt which was an Atlantean colony and harboured many advanced souls who finished their incarnation cycle with individual ascension.
That is why the dark cabal created such global institutions as UN, the EU, the USA, global trade treaties under US corporation law hollowing national sovereignty, mass transport under strict surveillance under the pretext of preventing terror acts, the USA as the world gendarme, the genocide on native peoples in North and South America, Australia, Africa, two world wars that decimated millions of people on the Old Continent and other centres of civilisation, etc. Even the Internet was introduced by DARPA as a means of mass propaganda before it backlashed with the rise of the alt-media.
This all contributed to the dumbing down of the human mind who can only prosper and flourish under stable social and economic conditions where basic freedoms of the individual are guaranteed. In a society where every aspect of human life is regulated by the omnipotent state, there is little space for individual and independent critical thinking that needs a lot of time and effort to be learnt. And immeasurable courage to be a dissident and oppose the oppressive order of the omnipotent national state. I am speaking now from my personal experience as anti-communist dissident in the early 70s. I am deliberately omitting the use of the term “former dissident”, as once a true dissident, you stay so throughout your entire life.
The younger generations are already born in these unfavourable for human intellectuality social conditions and have no idea that true life can be actually very different from now and much more rewarding. In addition, they have no mental concentration and tenacity to study and grasp complex intellectual and abstract contents. As such abilities are not honoured by the society and the elite that determine the rules of the game, most young people have mutated in a very unconscious manner to biological robots that function under the principle of immediate gratification even when they harbour old or crystalline souls. Such is the devastating impact on the human mind and personality of this extremely toxic planet which is now in the process of rapid purification and transformation.
If this is true for the dark forces, who follow their own heinous agenda, why do our souls and forces of light also contribute to the degradation of human intelligence and abstract holistic thinking? Because, as I said, the ascension process is based entirely on the dismantling of the ego-mind as the usurper of this incarnation experiment. For a very long time the souls have allowed the ego-mind of the incarnated personalities to hijack social life on earth in order to explore the negative aspects of this moral, intellectual and emotional degradation of the human species. If you are an excarnated entity and live all the time in bliss and know that this incarnation experiment on earth is an illusion, it makes a lot of fun to observe the intensity of all the human dramas that unfold under your auspices as a creator-soul.
Initially the human ego-mind was not meant to become the external carrier of all negativity – the prolonged hand of the demons – with which they controlled humanity. It was simply meant to be an external reference point of the soul that was supposed to perceive the world from a limited perspective during his disconnection from the Source as to enrich the soul experience of herself. This was supposed to be done in a neutral way that does not inflict upon the harmonious Whole of All-That-Is.
But it turned into a devilish game for the incarnated personalities because when the darkness reaches a certain threshold, it also impacts the oversoul and the monad and no further evolution and expansion is possible even in the higher dimensions. That is why there has to be ascension of Gaia and humanity and that is why it has to happen in a most radical and dramatic manner as to be accomplished within the bandwidth of a single human incarnation.
The first and most important prerequisite for ascension was the elimination of the ego-mind, its total suppression, not only by the dark forces that aimed at preventing ascension as to continue feeding on human energy, but also by the incarnated souls themselves. Here we have the classical dialectical situation where two opposite forces with diametrical objectives and goals elaborate on the same aspect as the binding third entity – the devolution of the human mind.
However what was meant to be a zombification of the human mind by the dark forces, was also used by the incarnated souls as a very steep learning curve of mass awakening and illumination. The first step was the degradation of the ego-mind by the souls. In this way the personality was severed from the Orion society and its pernicious influence. This is how the individual LBP begins. In the 90s, there was a famous saying with respect to the first phase of the LBP: “My God, why must I lose the 5% of my brain potential before I receive the 95% mental potential of my soul”. This lamentation is now more valid than ever as the broad population has just entered this first phase of the LBP. I hope you all remember how bad it felt to lose your mind when you started with your LBP.
This is a very hard training program of the soul for her incarnated personality which very few strong individuals can overcome and still continue developing their mind after the ego has been crashed. Then the ego, itself, is the greatest hindrance to clear, axiomatic, holistic, transcendental thinking – in other words, to true intelligence. The ego has to be eliminated first so that the mind can prosper and expand. This is the ideal situation from the higher vantage point of the soul but the decision to develop the mind still lies within the incarnated personality.
It is also true that one can only develop this expanded consciousness under most adverse conditions – social, personal, etc. But this is the Greatness of Man and there is nothing else to strive for. I wrote the new theory of the Universal Law when I was bankrupt, had to close my company and did not know how I would survive the next day with my family and two young children. And it still worked well for more than 2 decades with a lot of help from my best friend and torturer at the same time – my soul.
Before one opens to true knowledge and intelligence, one must overcome his basic human fears that are the real limitations of any human intelligence, so to say, go through this angst-firewall and emerge like a new-born Phoenix on the other side of the veil. Unfortunately very few people have the inner strength to use these social, personal, monetary and other challenges that the soul throws at the awakening incarnated personality and transform this shit in an alchemical reaction into pure gold by expanding the mind, while rejecting the ego. Most humans simply put up with the devolution of their ego and apply this also to their mind as this is the goal of the dark ones with all their heinous crimes, such as fluoridation, HAARP, chemtrails, GMO products, toxic drugs, etc.
The challenges of the mind are huge on this planet and this explains why currently nobody has the desire and the leisure to idle in intellectual adventures that will bring him spiritually very far. In a materialistically driven world, spirituality is not an asset but a curse – at least this is what most people think and this explains the violent rejection and ostracism of enlightened individuals like us by the society.
This is also the reason why humanity has to make an energetic leap to a new higher vibrating reality where the people will begin to learn the new theory of the Universal Law from scratch after they have forgotten about their failed Orion science as this holographic model is already dead and so are most of the ego-minds we currently encounter. This reality is not the place where the new theory of the Universal Law can flourish, its ideas are rather the driving force behind this, more or less subconscious for the masses, ascension process that is destroying this reality. They will be fully internalized at the mental level only after the human minds have expanded in a most dramatic manner after the impending ID shift which is happening Now.
This is actually the function of the diamond light and the blue light which we inserted into Gaia and humanity during the latest two portals. The effects will be seen very soon. As soon as the people realize that their minds have reached the end of the rope in this reality, they will make a collective leap into a higher and more evolved reality. Everything is discrete in All-That-Is and evolutionary leaps are the rule. Slow evolution in the sense of Darwin is an aberration of the Orion mind and the greatest lie of all. But it is true for the dark ones whose soul fragments will have to go through another very painful and prolonged incarnation cycle to arrive where we and a large portion of humanity now stand. Where the human mind will awaken from its perennial slumber, the specks will fall from the eyes of the people and they will see all of a sudden, much to their surprise, the beauty of the bigger picture behind this reality which only few adepts can perceive now.
We are almost there. But the people have to lose their ego-mind first, before they can win their soul. And during this time there is not much we can do about the propagation of the new Theory of the Universal Law, but to prepare the ground for its glorious victory with our intent and small symbolic gestures, such as sending a letter or two to individuals and organisations and making them aware of its existence without any expectation for immediate success. This is how I have lived in the last 20 years, since I published the first volume on this theory, while opening every night and day the minds of the people at the soul level.
Generation Who ?
The ideation that the paradigm shift of Information Technology innovation has altered our consciousness towards a greater level of connectedness is a topic that is receiving voluminous attention today. Pundits and consultants embellish the notion that this innovative technological emergence has forever altered the landscape of human interactions. Such a claim projects a younger generation moving towards an enlightened awareness where the normal social interactions are torn asunder with the advent of communication technologies of greater fluidity and interchange between peoples, nations and social media arenas. Even generational divides are collapsing under the influence of these new and barrier-free communicative constructs. That’s quite a forecast. Some have even, in a sense of utopian newly defined terminology labeled the participants who are engaged in such a medium as Millennials, Generation X, Y an Z.
I beg to differ concerning whether an enlightened consciousness and evolving benevolent ethos of such a generation have resulted due to the emerging technologies of the internet, smart phones and social media. For starters, IQ tests have shown a marked decrease in the last twenty years in addition to the lowering of basic skills in mathematics, reading comprehension and appreciation for the humanities, whether that be art, poetry or music. Today, the adolescent is immersed in technology where the developing mind is compartmentalized into a binary mode of doing or not doing. It’s zero’s and ones’ to mimic the coded language which drives this paradigm. The IT world presents an insidious and masked superficiality of enhanced learning and widening comprehension when in fact, the exact opposite consequences prevail. A case in point ; “Texting” has created its own aberrant lexicon where in the interest of quick transmission, phrases are now bastardized to such verbal morphs as; “R U Redy, and ICU. To be sure, this is a behavior modification but what is the price of such a departure from basic grammatical skills ? More importantly, it sets up an alteration of a mind numbing ethos which fosters a descent into undermining language skill and proficiencies.
This emphasis on velocity and communication efficiency has opened a Pandora’s Box. How so? Patience and fortitude are tossed aside and a new subconscious mindset emerges which is actually inducing a ‘me first’ attitude of immediate gratification. Texting and smart phone use while driving an automobile are not the signature of a mature and responsible member of an enlightened society. Neither is waiting in line in frigid temperatures to be the first buyer or is that the term ‘ consumer X’ for a third generation plastic device promising a new beta functionality which is neither desired or utilitarian. Hey, But what the heck, I’ve got the latest and greatest. The landfills are sure to grow exponentially.
For such a socially engaging generation of up and coming humanitarians, they have been markedly silent when it comes to challenging the very essence of power. My generation of baby boomers, the college generation of hippies and anti-Vietnam protesters of the late 60’s and early 70’s put their lives and careers to the ultimate risk resulting in incarceration for many and a few were actually killed. How many of this generation are aware of what transpired some four decades ago at the 1970 Kent State Massacre of four students by the Ohio National Guard ? I would venture to state that our generation was the last truly awakened student population which challenged the entrenched powerful interests. These recurrent forces are the same entities prolonging America’s current descent into thirteen years of continuous war. Where is the challenge to power from this generation ? Truth is, they are immune from the effects of a draft since we now have an all-volunteer army consisting of mostly inner city ghetto kids, minorities and others of less fortunate means. One could conceivably argue that they are a spoiled generation who know a lot about IT and little about anything else.
But I digress. You can play reality based warfare replete with all the mayhem on a PC, tablet or smart phone. What a sure way to become desensitized to the trauma of real life war atrocities that our military establishments readily take note of and implement as part of the instruction that recruits are now tasked with in basic training. The ultimate culmination of such a deadened conscience is the introduction of drone warfare. Young conscripts sitting in an air-conditioned silo, with Starbuck’s Latte in hand complete with joystick, PC screen, and stereo headphones. One click and instant death by digital recognition assembled by an array of pixels. Oops, that was a wedding party and not terrorists. Yawn, Oh well.
This discourse may seem condemnatory but understand that the concept of a rising consciousness due to innovative communication technologies is a double-edged sword. The idea that business, technology and work are the raison d’être and impetus for the upward mobilization of humanistic ideals is a concept laden with presumptuous tenets which could be argued if taken to the extreme as diametrically opposed to the truly uplifting and benevolent intuitive aspirations of humanity. The Renaissance masters, artists, and creative geniuses of the European Enlightenment were not solely the results of the previous emergence and introduction of Gutenberg’s Press, the internet of the day. This calling arose from the unraveling of ancient understandings which transcended through time and encompassed a spiritual and esoteric revelation of humanistic treasures which were in direct opposition to the sacerdotal structures of the prevailing day. No greater example of such a revolution in human thinking was the martyred life of Giordano Bruno. The result was an emerging awakening towards the undermining of both temporal and entrenched ecclesiastical control mechanisms which had darkened the European consciousness for over a thousand years. Where are we headed today ?
Technology has untethered mankind from his earth-centered roots. Whether it was the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century or the communication innovation of today, any new paradigm shift in a civilization’s upward aspirations cannot be measured solely by behavioral modifications, markets and revenue-centric projections. Such a newly emerging meme in human consciousness can only be considered truly uplifting if it is tempered by a rational, and holistic mode of social activity and behaviors which work toward a more comprehensive understanding and betterment of the human condition. An odious and far reaching effect of this technology is a creeping fascism of over-control. Entire cities of data accumulation warehouses are now established in order to collect and sift through every phone call, text and URL search. Edward Snowden ‘s revelations concerning such activities by governments is an example of this hyper-sense of exercising absolute and consummate authority in violation of many of our take-for-granted civil liberties. How’s that for a behavior modification ?
No better portrayal of this generation’s complicity in their own latent ignorance is the parable and video script taken from the TV drama, “The Newsroom”, which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPHSXUS0_1c
“I fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.”
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