TIMES, TIME, AND HALF A TIME. A HISTORY OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM.

Comments on a cultural reality between past and future.

This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.



Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Dead and Alive in Time


THE HAUNTED ABANDONED MANSION (SOMETHING GOT THROWN AND SCREAMS IN THE BASEMENT) (31 December 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

For today, see two videos. One is an urbex exploration of a reputedly haunted French château. The incredible workmanship, tiles, wood carving, wallpaper, lamps, fireplaces, the lead paint, and the marble work are a reminder that material wealth is no protection against the waste of ages. Even in our brief lives, or across a few paltry generations, placing faith in materialism it is like holding up an umbrella against a hurricane of time.

Image Source: Bloomberg.

The irony is that in previous eras, people were generally more religious. However, the apex of their world view was plainly defined by solid, physical expressions of wealth to anchor themselves in time. A glance tells us that this is the tragic, beautiful esthetic of the dead, a set of choices no longer available to most of us and sadly no longer relevant. Material immobility entraps us in a dead past. Those who still cling to materialism in this old sense use it to construct their social personae; they are deceived if they think that this will help them survive.

Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 20 years (11 January 2020). 7263 days. Video Source: Youtube.

By contrast, the second video is the monumental output of Noah Kalina, entitled Everyday. I have covered Kalina's work previously here and here. Kalina has photographed himself daily for the past twenty years. Kalina achieves a dynamic permanence in virtual reality. The two videos show the tremendous jump in values and perspectives between the 20th and 21st centuries. 21st century cameras and computers propelled the 20th century's monumental, immovable, time-anchored objects into the virtual sphere, and rendered everything that was once tied down by wealth and authority into evolving, shifting phenomena.

Kalina started his project on 11 January 2000, before the launch of Youtube, yet the project was tailor-made for a Youtube space. Younger Youtubers were unsettled by the video. Some were born after 2000 and they thought that Kalina looks depressed and old.

I see in his valiant effort a distinction between the fragile person with dark circles under his eyes, who physically ages, and the eternal self. There are glimpses of personal habits which gave Kalina temporary comfort, stability and security - a beard, a favourite shirt, a girlfriend or wife, an apartment - but these inevitably fall away. What gives him real security and permanence is the Everyday project, in which, regardless of what was happening, he repeated the same activity every day to create a vision of a higher purpose.

Image Source: Spirituality and Health.

In the video, Kalina looks like a superhero flying through, and transcending, the decades. He remains the central figure, his work provides a subtle message about the positive implications (and applications) of technology for those who will follow after him. He is planting a seed of understanding and wisdom.

Image Source: pinterest.

It is an unusual and admirable artistic statement, to capture through photographs and the Youtube mirror the unchanging true self, moving in time, which is continually clinging to, and divesting itself of, its transitory ego-masks and all its props and crutches.

Image Source: AZ Quotes.

Image Source: Verywell Mind.


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Friday, January 17, 2020

Politics, Ideology, and the Technosphere 2: Anarchists and Luciferians


Image Source: The Transmetropolitan Review via The Conversation.

This year, I am presenting a series on ideology and the technosphere. The series rejects mainstream political discourse and returns to first principles, historical background, and online trends to deconstruct the current evolution of politics.

Thus far and in today's post, I have identified the following components of tech-oriented politics:
  • New political terms, like the Red Pill and Black Pill
  • The weaponization of political virtues, morals, ideals, and values, leading to inversions of those values in practice
  • Internet dynamics and unpredictability
  • New moral, spiritual, or ethical frameworks of common reference
Positive Values, Negative Outcomes: Our Inverted World

Political virtues, moral labels, and positive platforms contrast with real outcomes, whether in everyday reality or online practice. There is a vast gap between what people say they are doing politically and what actually happens. On the Internet, this gap is exposed and described, especially among the alt media and conspiracy theorists, as corruption.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

New Post at the Dragonfly: Conservatives and Nazis


Anti-Antifa protesters are doxxed online by Antifa Websites. Image Source: autonome antifa [w].

I have a new post up at The Dragonfly, which continues my deconstruction of Millennial politics in light of the impact of technology:


It is going to be a rough year in politics, given the upcoming American election. I will deconstruct political slogans in light of actual political actions in a series of upcoming posts. The main phenomenon I wish to explore is the hypothesis that politically weaponized morality is a function of technological evolution and Internet communications.


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Nuclear Leaks 39: Pickering, Ontario, Canada


Image Source: Ontario Emergency Alerts via imgur. Click to enlarge.

In the middle of an ice storm, the above message greeted Canadian smartphone users in the province of Ontario at 7:24 a.m. on 12 January 2020. The Pickering nuclear plant is adjacent to the city of Toronto. There is a Reddit discussion on the alert here. You can see my previous post on the Pickering plant, here. It is due to be decommissioned in 2024. A Weather Network app message - but no further government alert - subsequently informed the public that the emergency had been addressed. The Pickering Fire Chief John Hagg informed CP24 News that the alert had been "sent out by mistake" and the province is working on a retraction statement. Twitter gossip reveals that the alert was sent out due to a power outage in the storm.

Another Twitter user remarked that a greater danger comes from the decommissioned Chalk River site in Ontario, not far from the capital city, Ottawa. You can see my post on Chalk River, here.





Image Source: Twitter.


ADDENDUM (12 January 2020):

Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan reacts to nuclear plant alert (12 January 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Mexico's Mirror: Drug War Extermination and Simple Freedoms


Image Source: Valley Morning Star.

It could be a crazy rumour to relaunch a social media channel, or it could be a true account of unreported mass killing. Shaun Attwood's Youtube channel, which is covering the Epstein case each day, today featured another Youtuber, OG Shadow, an American who claims to be living in Mexico.

Mass Murder Camp in Mexico

Mexican Cartel Extermination Camp With 47 Ovens Run By Los Zetas (11 January 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

On 11 January 2020, OG Shadow reported that the Zetas crime cartel have resorted to mass killing independent drug dealers, who are nicknamed 'grasshoppers' or chapulines. In the state of Tamaulipas, a Zetas deserter led government officials to a concentration camp with "over 47 working ovens," which have been burning dead bodies "24/7." One Youtuber dismissed these allegations:
"Google Earth. I spent a few hours canvassing Tamaulipas and found.... Nothing. Nothing even resembling two football fields worth of square rectangular shaped buildings being used as ovens 2 incinerate human beings."
OG Shadow was quite interested in getting views for this video. The report may be no more than a plea for subscribers. On the other hand, Tamaulipas is indeed a region of extreme violence. You can see escalating accounts about the area: here, herehere, and here.

Image Source: Business Insider.

On 17 December 2019, the American State Department issued an advisory against traveling to the state of Tamaulipas. The Valley Morning Star reported:
"The advisory issued on Tuesday warns Americans to refrain from traveling to the state of Tamaulipas due to crime and kidnapping, and the states of Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, and Sinaloa because of ongoing crime.

Matamoros, Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo are located in the state of Tamaulipas. ... [US] Federal officials report organized criminal activity such as gun battles, murder, armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, forced disappearances, extortion and sexual assaults is common in the Tamaulipas area. Criminal organizations usually target public and private passenger buses as well private vehicles traveling through the state."
Three weeks later, an American family was murdered in this region while traveling on the highway.

Los Zetas dominate half of Mexico. Even more disturbing is the fact that they originated from the Mexican Army's special forces. Business Insider described their history here. They became, in the words of the Mexican Defence Department, "the most formidable death squad to have worked for organised crime in Mexican history."

One of the long-running themes of this blog is that the seemingly civilized developed world is built upon massive corruption, slavery, and brutality. We cannot seem to develop prosperous democracies without rooting them in evil. My blog posts explore how we can come to terms with that contradiction without lying to ourselves, and without getting lost in trutherism.

Live Unchained in Mexico

While OG Shadow has confirmed the MSM's terrifying portrayal of Mexico, Canadian Jeff Berwick has sought to counter that image as he promotes his cryptocurrency anarcho-libertarian event in Acapulco, the upcoming sixth annual Anarchapulco (10-20 February 2020). The rap intro of the event's official website runs: Learn how to live unchained.

Berwick's own Youtube channel regularly features him lounging in posh resorts and strolling through high end communities in Mexico City. Last year, he did, as one Youtuber put it, put down his glass of wine and his cigarette and raid Epstein's island - and more power to him. But mainly, he prefers more comfortable circumstances, from which he dismisses the mainstream media, the banking system, the pharmaceutical companies, all statist governments, all globalist enterprises, the police, and most levels of education. He calls the Pentagon, "the Pentagram."

You don't need any of those things, Berwick insists, to become rich, free, and happy. His reports from the manicured parts of Mexico startle in their contrast with the MSM reports we receive of drug cartel bloodbaths. Of course, developing countries have guarded and gated elite enclaves, and Berwick's habitual presence there indicates he is still part of the mirror world that plagues us.

Berwick would likely protest and claim that he is part of the revolution to overthrow a compromised establishment. Nor are his efforts simply part of a drive to build a new hierarchy, because Anarchapulco ties anarcho-libertarianism to spiritual evolution. At best, Berwick is one of a new breed of outsiders, who remain conflicted as they are seduced by the old materialist lifestyles and the new anti-materialist philosophies.

Money, Money, Money - What is it, Who Corrupted it and How You Were Brainwashed (30 November 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

The Most Dangerous Word In The World (5 January 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Some Deepfakes Shine, And Some Don't


Jim Carrey DeepFake [VFX Comparison] (3 September 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

Above, see a video crafted by the Youtuber Ctrl Shift Face, who uses facial image data from films to replace one actor's face with another. In this case, data from Jim Carrey's many films were used to cast him as a Jack Nicholson Doppelgänger in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980). The title of this post is, of course, taken from Mr. Hallorann's dialogue in the film.

When one considers how many cameras (including our own virtual assistants, computers, tablets, smartphones, smart TVs and other gadgets) follow us all day long, one can see that our facial data are being collected for future applications. Digital facial recognition and tracking are already entrenched in China as tools of state control.

This extraordinarily dangerous technology shows how deepfakes could be used to manipulate politics and elections, falsify the news, blackmail people, destroy reputations, and essentially control anyone and everyone, anywhere. I will discuss this tech further in future posts. Below, see all the videos related to the deepfake Shining. If the playlist does not play automatically, you can watch it here.

The Shining starring Jim Carrey : Episode 1 - Concentration [DeepFake] (8 July 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Intermission


Image Source: Harald Hund.

It is time for an intermission. I have called the 2010s a 'decade of disillusionment,' when many of us lost our faith in authoritative realities, due to revelations of corruption, violence, mass manipulation, and exploitation. It is hard to know what to believe as we leave those years behind.

Supposedly normal. Image Source: Oprah Winfrey Instagram via reddit and 4chan.

I miss the days before that decade, when I believed in official reality. I miss the days when I thought that Kevin Spacey was just a great actor and Tom Hanks played a nice Boomer Everyman. Now we live in an alternate reality where Spacey kills people with kindness. And Hanks publishes creepy photos of lost gloves and baby shoes, whether they are on streets, parks, or abandoned in the desert. We do not have to look very far before we encounter photos like the one above - freely posted by the celebrities themselves! This is no whistle-blower's work. This is symbolism, rubbed in the faces of the uninitiated mob. But it is so blatant that even the uninitiated know there is something twisted, ugly, and wrong about it.

It's time for a breather from the theatrics in which the mass media, political media, and social media are weaponized against audience populations. It is time to collect ourselves and get our bearings. It is time for an intermission.

Intermission (elevator music) (5 June 2012). Video Source: Youtube.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Drones, And Rumours of Drones


Residents concerned as FAA investigates mystery Colorado drones (31 December 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

It's like a scene from a 1970s' Spielberg film: Internet chatter among Youtubers indicates that since the third week of December 2019, fleets of drones have been flying at night in "research grid formation" in the United States, "[o]ut west. Colorado, Nebraska, Idaho, Wyoming." Some of these drones have wingspans of six feet and have hovered for hours over small towns. This has provoked a storm of discussion on the legality of drone invasion of airspace over, and even inside, private homes, about which I previously blogged, here.

FAA, other agencies investigating mysterious Colorado drone sightings; remote ID rule proposed (31 December 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Australia's Plight in the New Year


Image Source: Yahoo! News.

Deepest sympathies and concern go to my readers in Australia, affected by the wildfires. May you find safety and protection from this disaster. The government blames the conflagrations on climate change and global warming. However, there are online discussions which blame the government for the situation, for example: here, here, and here.

World War III Projections 4: New Year, New Decade, New Disinformation



New years countdown in LONDON 2020 (31 December 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

Happy New Year, Happy New Decade. In a previous post, I dubbed the 2010s, a 'decade of disillusionment,' because those years drew new political lines. Those lines no longer delineate the outmoded left from the outdated right, but instead divide those who are awake from those who are still asleep.

When I say awake and asleep, I do not mean this as conspiracy theorists would, who constantly nurse anti-Semitic paranoia about who 'really rules the world.' Nor do I refer to the 'woke' protest culture. Such perspectives are distorted extensions of archaic left and right political paradigms.

Rather, I was referring to the development of an enhanced sensibility, induced partly by overexposure to information and disinformation, and partly by technologically-induced shifts in the way we live, which force reappraisal of one's whole experience of reality.

In short, reappraise experience and we will reappraise reality. That development, in conjunction with technological advancement, forms the core of the new politics. The moral challenge is to harness technology without becoming enslaved by it. Mechanical invention, innovation, and engineering are secondary to conscience, creativity, and ideas.

The real battle lies in the cultivation of sound public judgement over information. As the old authorities over information lose ground and the new tech giants seek to censor the narrative of progress, we struggle to discern what information is valuable and ultimately beneficial, even if we can no longer distinguish truth from fiction. Can we retain our moral compasses in the process?