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.



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Monday, August 17, 2020

The Internet of Humans


Image Source: Trade Finance Global.

Very few sources tell you clearly what is happening now in the world. Blogger activists Alison McDowell at Wrench in the Gears and Robin Eubanks at Invisible Serfs Collar explain how a new technocratic system and a human capital economy are being built on the backs of an Internet of Humans. They reveal radical truths in a bankrupt world, based on lies.

McDowell and Eubanks contend that today's technocrats and power-brokers are wolves in sheep's clothing, who conceal their real endgame behind benevolent rhetoric and philanthropic projects. The most serious example of this is evident in the new field of social impact investing, which transforms human lives into Big Data, anchored on blockchains, to drive AI systems of social control. These technocratic systems will eventually sideline today's state governments.

Image Source: David M. Masters.

Both bloggers are preoccupied with exposing systemic truths, cloaked in reversed and diversionary meanings. Eubanks has stated that his legal background led to his interest in accurate versus misleading language:
"I started off in Big Law doing corporate work and then helped start a legal department for a small healthcare company that grew to be a New York stock-exchange traded company. Healthcare turned into an excellent background for my current work in education as government regulation and special privileges drive the everyday dynamics of what raises money and creates costs.
A background in Law is also excellent preparation for determining precisely what the terms commonly used actually mean. Especially in an industry that is consciously using language to hide the actual intended goals. My experience allowed me to recognize that education in the US and globally has been, for decades, engaged in a massive Newspeak (as in George Orwell’s 1984) campaign that creates a public illusion on what is being promised and what is coming to the schools and classrooms that are this country’s future. I know what the words and terms really mean to an Ed insider and how it differs from the common public perception. ...

For me the English language is both a sword and a shield. I have documented what is really going on, written a book describing how and why education became a weapon."
McDowell has revealed technocratic plans for a Fourth Industrial Revolution in a recent interview, posted in four parts on Youtube. I have already posted these videos. But this is the one must-see set of Youtube videos in 2020. Please watch, please share.

Part 1: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Global Technocratic Takeover w/ Alison McDowell (22 July 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Part 2: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Global Technocratic Takeover w/ Alison McDowell (24 July 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Part 3: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Global Technocratic Takeover w/ Alison McDowell (27 July 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Part 4: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Global Technocratic Takeover w/ Alison McDowell (4 August 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Part 5: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Global Technocratic Takeover w/ Alison McDowell (9 August 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

These plans may have been decades in the making and well formed, but there is no guarantee that these plans are scalable beyond their pilot project launches in American municipalities such as Harlem, New York, Santa Clara, California, and the Twin Cities - and, in the UK, Peterborough.

The technocracy is not inevitable but the launch phase is underway. Whether human capital and stakeholder capital projects will be implemented on a grand scale depends on the blindness, acquiescence, and obedience of the population. My upcoming posts on Patreon will discuss remedies to social blindness, and the public's inability to perceive technocratic dangers.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Online Group Discussion and AMA Bookchat Today: Social Control and Blockchains


Image Source: 4chan.

There is an AMA Bookchat today on the blog's Discord group (https://discord.com/invite/Zy9XVad). This is a weekly text chat in which I talk with readers about technology's legacy in the early 21st century, in the form of red-pilled history. My definition of red-pilling is here. The bookchat is part of my work while I write my book-in-progress, Inside the Potemkin Village.

Everyone is invited to join the discussion. Friday, 14 August 2020. 6-9 pm Eastern (10 pm-1 am UTC).

Theme: Social Control and Blockchains

Go to the room marked hashtag #bookchat. The blog's Discord was established as a free, mutually-supporting community.



Saturday, August 8, 2020

Online Group Discussion and AMA Bookchats: At the Lion's Gate


Strength card in the Tarot of the Imagination (8 March 2001) © Ferenc Pinter / Lo Scarabeo.

I have increased the bookchats on the blog's Discord group (https://discord.com/invite/Zy9XVad) to include daily, unusual insights into the changing economy, especially in relation to cryptocurrencies, nanotechnology, and technocracy. Blockchains are fascinating - until you're inserted into them.

These meetings are each evening in the #bookchat room, (6-7:30 pm Eastern (10 pm-11:30 pm UTC). If I cannot attend at that time, I'll notify the Discord group and do the session the next day.


On Fridays, I will continue to talk in #bookchat (6-9 pm Eastern (10 pm-1 am UTC) about technology's legacy in the early 21st century, in the form of red-pilled history. My definition of red-pilling is here. This week, the possible start to World War 3 could not have been more surreal, when the People's Liberation Army introduced their dedicated boy band in a live Hong Kong performance, "I am the bullet."

解放軍駐港部隊唱歌跳舞 弱智到冇人有 backup (2 August 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

The bookchat is part of my work while I write my book-in-progress, Inside the Potemkin Village. Analyses of findings from these sessions will appear in blog posts and vidchats on Patreon and in the blog's forum. The blog's Discord, forum and Patreon offerings were established to develop a free, mutually-supporting community.

To mark the arcane Lion's Gate on 8/8/2020, the alt media are launching the fortnightly hashtag: #ExposeBillGatesDay. You can see related material on that herehereherehere, and here. I am not convinced that we will end up living and dying in a billionaire's paradise. These people are creatures of the system. When it is destroyed, they will erase their own bases for authority and wealth.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Online Group Discussion and AMA Bookchat Today: One Ring to Rule Them All



A reminder, there is an AMA Bookchat today on the blog's Discord group (https://discord.com/invite/Zy9XVad). This is a weekly text chat in which I talk with readers about technology's legacy in the early 21st century, in the form of red-pilled history. My definition of red-pilling is here. The bookchat is part of my work while I write my book-in-progress, Inside the Potemkin Village.

This week's newsletter is here. Everyone is invited to join the discussion. Friday, 31 July 2020. 6-9 pm Eastern (10 pm-1 am UTC).

Theme: Banks Enter the Crypto Space

  • Will the mainstream financial system consume the cryptospace, or will cryptos remain independent? Who will profit?

Go to the room marked hashtag #bookchat. The blog's Discord was established as a free, mutually-supporting community.



Friday, July 24, 2020

Online Group Discussion and AMA Bookchat Today: Property Rights over the Body


Image Source: AP.

Do we have rights over our bodies, or do corporations, or does the state? Vaccinations, the economy, the environment, identity politics, and slavery in past, present, and future: all involve authority over physicality and how we relate to the physical world.

The Histories of Things to Come blog community is questioning materialism and anti-materialism as the human body, animals, and the environment are about to become wetware, the operating system of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Weekly AMA Bookchat today on the blog's Discord group (invite code: Zy9XVad or https://discord.com/invite/Zy9XVad). I will be online to discuss my book-in-progress, Inside the Potemkin Village, a red-pilled history: Friday, 24 July 2020 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern (22:00 to 01:00 UTC).

Go to the room marked hashtag #bookchat. The blog's Discord was established as a free, mutually-supporting community.


Friday, July 17, 2020

Online Group Discussion and AMA Bookchat Today: Look through the Looking Glass



A reminder, there is an AMA Bookchat today on the blog's Discord group (invite code: Zy9XVad or https://discord.com/invite/Zy9XVad). This is a weekly text chat where I talk with readers about technology's legacy in the early 21st century, in the form of red-pilled history. My definition of red-pilling is here. The bookchat is part of my work while I write my book-in-progress, Inside the Potemkin Village.

Everyone is invited to join the discussion. Friday, 17 July 2020. 6-9 pm Eastern (10 pm-1 am UTC).

Theme: Shadow Banking, AI, and Cryptos
  • Swap lines and the shadow banking system.
  • AI's pandemic applications. 
  • Twitter hack and Bitcoin's bad reputation.

Go to the room marked hashtag #bookchat. The blog's Discord was established as a free, mutually-supporting community.



Friday, July 10, 2020

Online Group Discussion and AMA Bookchat Today: Banks in the Potemkin Village


Image Source: 4chan.

A reminder, there is an AMA Bookchat today on the blog's Discord group (https://discord.com/invite/Zy9XVad). This is a weekly text chat where I talk with readers about technology's legacy in the early 21st century, in the form of red-pilled history. My definition of red-pilling is here. The bookchat is part of my work while I write my book-in-progress, Inside the Potemkin Village.

Everyone is invited to join the discussion. Friday, 10 July 2020. 6-9 pm Eastern (10 pm-1 am UTC).


Theme: Banks in the Potemkin Village

  • Assessing current economic challenges.
  • How individuals can pivot into the new system. 
  • Summary of past four bookchats, 12 June, 19 June, 26 June, 3 July 2020.

Go to the room marked hashtag #bookchat. The blog's Discord was established as a free, mutually-supporting community.




Friday, June 12, 2020

Online Group Discussion and AMA Bookchat Today



A reminder, there is an AMA Bookchat today on the blog's Discord group. Everyone is invited to join the discussion. Friday, 12 June 2020, 4-7 p.m. Eastern (8-11 p.m. UTC). Go to the room marked hashtag #bookchat.


In the chat:
  • On being red-pilled and authoritative narratives about reality versus alternative views.
  • New Zealand has passed a law to allow police to enter houses without a warrant and to force any medical treatment deemed necessary on citizens. No right to question or refuse vaccines, quarantine, or similar measures. A similar law, diminishing possibility for non-medical vaccination opt-outs, passed quietly in Colorado, USA this week.
  • Research warns that African Americans and people of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) descent are more susceptible to catching COVID19, of great concern given Black Lives Matter protests.
  • In esoteric chat: the symbol of the umbrella related to the pandemic from its beginning.
  • Economic depression and hyperinflation on the horizon and what to do.
To respond to current crises, it is not enough to wait for orders from above. Established governments and authorities are overstepping their power, while enmeshing public health and the public in a web of political agendas, pharmaceutical and technocratic expansion, and mainstream media psyops.

Local, grassroots and community groups (online and off) must counter-balance increasing top-down pressures, dictates and measures, to present the community with more options and constructive ideas on how to survive.

The blog's Discord was established as a free, mutually-supporting community.

Subscriber blog posts on all these topics (Patreon: $1/month) will start next week. Access to the forum is for in-depth community discussion and planning to deal with financial stresses and the pandemic (Patreon: $5/month). Online video meetings are for specific problems and fine planning ($10/month).

Become a Patron!


Sunday, June 7, 2020

Blog's Tenth Birthday


Stills from Blade Runner 2049 (2017) © Warner / Sony. Reproduced non-commercially under Fair Use. Image Source: RPF.

Happy Birthday, Dear Blog

Last month was the blog's tenth birthday! The blog has almost reached 4 million unique hits. I am deeply grateful to all readers who stop by and to fellow content creators in the alt media.

The Best Posts page will soon be updated, here. The five-year retrospective, Perspectives and Milestones, summarized my rationale for blogging about the impact of technology on the 20th century world, as a way of understanding the history of the 21st century.

Conclusion of a Decade

Image Source: tumblr.

Over the past decade, I observed two main trends: first, the erosion of conventional authority in the face of democratized access to information; and second, the attempt by the establishment to exploit and manipulate information to regain control of an increasingly red-pilled public.

I am now writing a book based on the blog, Inside the Potemkin Village (more below).

Given current circumstances, I am moving daily posts and community discussions to closed forums.

I am a Canadian blogger. In April 2020, there was a discussion in Ottawa about criminalizing anyone who discussed conspiracy theories or peddled disinformation online about COVID19. I analyze disinformation and conspiracy theories as examples of techno-culture. This distinction would be missed by authorities.

I am also writing on the Blogger platform, which is run by Google, notorious for its deplatforming of the alt media on Youtube. I expect social media censorship to increase, along with mayhem in the streets.

A man had an open container of Alcohol. NYPD slammed him on his head unconscious. (24 May 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

For these reasons, research links and updates about my work will be found for free on Discord. Please join the conversation. I will write fewer blog posts, and the ones I do write will be behind a small Patreon subscriber paywall ($1 per month). I will still occasionally write non-crisis posts here and at my other blogs.


This isn't just about me. The current circumstances are so serious and volatile that I am asking for support to develop a private online community, based on this blog.

Become a Patron!

The TLDR:
  • A private free text chat on Discord (https://discord.com/ invitation code Zy9XVad) for all blog readers, with daily information and updates on my book-writing. Join the discussion.
  • A free newsletter - sign up at the bottom of my Website. The newsletter will give regular updates for those who access free material and for Patreon supporters, who will be added automatically.
  • Private blog posts on the pandemic and current crises for start-tier Patreon supporters (https://www.patreon.com/LCDouglass).
  • A private forum (https://hottc.forumotion.com) to build a community for medium-tier Patreon supporters. Register at the forum and your account will be activated when your Patreon support is confirmed. Discussions will cover the pandemic; economic collapse; coming tech innovations; personal resilience and survival; censorship; laws and civil rights; evolving politics; the US election; digital education; cryptos; hyperinflation; food insecurity; and other topics.
  • Private scheduled virtual video and audio meetings to consider community strategies in times of change (for upper-tier Patreon supporters).
  • Insider, behind-the-scenes information in virtual meetings (for top-tier Patreon supporters).
If you want to buy cryptos on exchanges as a hedge against hyperinflation, please buy through the links below, which will also support me, my writing projects, and the development of a community for mutual support during tough times. Some links also provide you with a bonus at sign-up.

In particular, Crypto.com offers a Visa card in the UK, USA, Singapore, Canada, and Europe, which will draw from your cryptos stored in your online wallet. The cryptocurrencies you hold will be converted into fiat money at the moment when you make purchases in stores. Crypto.com is also a crypto exchange and an online wallet (where I do not recommend you keep anything for long); and it has other services in the works. Their whitepaper is here. This financial tool might be useful next year, when a head of lettuce might cost USD $400 or more.

ADDENDUM (1 July 2020): Unfortunately, the German fintech behind the crypto.com wallet, Wirecard, has collapsed in the biggest accounting fraud scandal in post-war history. Use of crypto.com's Visa is not recommended and/or prohibited and restricted until crypto.com can find a different wallet provider.
  • My invitation link to Crypto.com is here: (referral code: zju6byz4vq). NB: Please refer to the addendum above.
  • Support my work when you buy cryptos at Bitbuy, my referral link is here (referral ID: 9NNHWIHWE).
  • My Swissborg referral link is here.
  • Wealthsimple's crypto waitlist is here.
  • My Brave encrypted browser referral link is here.
  • My invitation to Binance is here (referral IDs: 41817819 or IBYYBGRH).
  • My referral to Coinbase is here.
  • Please donate to keep this blog and related platforms running.

BTC: 1NnSDexmAjopLUhdxu6jzChFNpxrGzHpT9
DOGE: DJPwPuXqNoqUJxC3oj4SZPbKHmqRt3ESQT
ETH: 0x4F3b2199f789F2182b46caf6dFB18bE462567497


Real-Time, Red-Pilled History

Image Source: Jesus Mendez.

Why support the writing of Inside the Potemkin Village?

This blog was conceived as an original and unique experiment in writing what I call 'real-time history.' The idea was that information was moving so quickly, and in such volumes, and in so many new formats, that it was not possible to write a professional academic history of the new Millennium by waiting the traditional 30+ years before engaging the historical view. It had to be done day-by-day.

Technologically-driven communication poses other serious problems for historical writing. There are new forms of global community and identification; new media; malleable and anonymous sources; disappearing information; whistle-blowing; challenges to traditional information authorities; big data; and censorship.

The most popular post here is my 2017 summary of new Millennial politics: Red Pill, Blue Pill, Green Pill, Black Pill. One of the readers remarked:
"This was a truly amazing and inspired blog post. I do hope you are able to publish a book that further delves into these cyber resistance and cultural movements. I'd buy it today. The closest I've seen to someone actually publishing a book that attempts to cover 4chans massive cultural influence is 'hacker hoaxer whistleblower spy', but you are far more versed in the minutiae of it all."
To the Red Pills: do you want your history written by someone who understands what you went through and followed it every day?

Without an alternative history, your experiences from the first quarter of the 21st century will be judged through the lens and politics of mainstream academic theory. Not only will this be inaccurate, it will reflect the Orwellian aims of the current establishment, which silences alternative voices, suppresses independent implementations of technology, and absorbs the best of tech start-ups and cyber-movements, while removing their independent legacies from the record.


Without a crowd-funded, real-time, red-pilled history, the story of life on the early Internet will be written by scholars funded by the likes of Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, and Jeff Bezos. You know how it will read.

Going forward, alternative voices won't just be erased from the Internet. They will be erased from history. He who writes history provides the future world view.

This is why I am writing my first collection of essays on this early Millennial period in Inside the Potemkin Village. In order to finish the book and other writing projects, while also developing that knowledge into community strategies to survive at this challenging time, I am asking for your support.

NOTE: I may change platforms for chat, forums, and virtual meetings; check below for any updates or write to me (here) for new invite links.



Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Interlude on Censorship: Another Home and Other Refuges


Erik Satie - Gnossiennes 1-6 (6 October 2016). Video Source: Youtube.

Yesterday and overnight, a number of alternative channels were blocked or demonetized on Youtube. Youtube is owned by Google, which also hosts Blogger, the platform for this blog and my other blog, The Dragonfly. I will have to migrate content to back it up on another platform and welcome suggestions from readers. I will elaborate on this problem in another post.

In case of censorship and you find my blogs, Histories of Things to Come and The Dragonfly closed or restricted, please refer to my Vocal Media blog and my home Website, LCDOUGLASS.COM, where you can join my newsletter at the bottom of the page.

If my gmail goes down, you can DM me here or at my other social media pages:

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Please donate so I can keep this blog running and turn it into a book on the History of the New Millennium.

Image Source: Star City Games.


Saturday, November 2, 2019

New Post at The Dragonfly: The Professional in the System


Actor Marlon Brando as a professional gone rogue: Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now (1979). Image Source: Fandom.

I have a new post up at The Dragonfly about the evolution of public and private trust:



Thursday, July 11, 2019

Bereavement and Responsibility


Angel of Death (1881) by Evelyn De Morgan (1855-1919). Sometimes identified with the angel Azrael, the angel of destruction and renewal. Image Source: Wiki.

To my dear readers, my posts have been thin on the ground since March, when my father went into the hospital for heart surgery. He died on 19 June 2019. I wrote about his thoughts on death in the 2013 post, Zero Scrap Value. Two posts inspired by conversations with my father are A Sad Story and The Banality of Evil. A post with reflections on my father's generation of Angry Young Men is The Silent Generation's Separate Peace. In honour of his love of Bach:

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring. Performed by the Chimei Symphony Orchestra in Taipei, Taiwan in 2005; conducted by Naoki Tokuoka. Video Source: Youtube.

It has been difficult for me to maintain my regular writing schedule, since I visited my father nearly every day in the intensive care unit for four months. My forthcoming non-fiction collection, Inside the Potemkin Village, will include my reflections on this experience and other essays on how we deal with death and inheritances; these pieces will also build on posts I wrote here, such as The Death Rites of the Toraja.

I am deeply grateful to those who knew what was happening and extended their love and support to me and my family. In the blogosphere, I especially want to thank Dia Sobin of Trans-D Digital Art. In the vlogosphere, I was incredibly touched by a message from Luke Slytalker, who covered the Dark Overlord hack in January 2019. Thank you so much to Luke and his followers for prayers and well wishes. He wrote:
"Larissa is a great researcher and one of the hardest working, most dedicated people I have talked to. She is an example of perseverance, passion, and how to soldier the F up and do what needs to be done, even in the hardest of times. I’ve taken notes. I’m very sorry for your loss. Prepare for silver linings and the universe to open up to you in the most miraculous of ways."

Good vibes and prayers for Larissa (19 June 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

Everyone who works in the alt media can confirm that it can be a lonely experience, akin to staring into a distorted mirror. Blogging and vlogging constitute a new civic responsibility to identify and explain how the world is changing and to maintain creative, critical, and constructive voices inside the technocracy. I am so glad to know Luke and share that responsibility with him.

Members of the alt media are easy targets because we saw the writing on the wall early on, and voluntarily abandoned the established architecture that presides over public opinion. We are now being censored, our work arbitrarily erased by Thoughtcrime bots and programs. We are ridiculed and censured by the mainstream media as sources of disinformation and Fake News. Nonetheless, we labour here so that in the future, no one can say that everyone ignored the signs, and sleepwalked into a global tech-totalitarianism. This is a civic responsibility instilled in me by my father, and my work written in that spirit is dedicated to him.


Friday, July 5, 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019

New Post at the Dragonfly


Beth Holloway before a photo of her missing daughter, Natalee. Image Source: Rolling Stone.

I have a new post up at my other blog, The Dragonfly. You can read it here.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Away from Blog



I will be away from the blog due to unexpected circumstances and will return as soon as possible. The Quadriga post will be updated at that time; see this recent report on QuadrigaCX from the Globe and Mail.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

A Note to My Subscribers: Google Plus is Shutting Down


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Launched in 2011Google+, is shutting down on 2 April 2019. If you follow this blog on my Google+ pages here and here, please subscribe now to my Blogger subscription list here. You can also receive e-mail updates on each new post by entering your e-mail in the 'subscribe' box in the side margin of this blog.

Please also join my mailing list in the footer of my main Website, here. Scroll to the very bottom of the page.

The mailing list is not yet activated so I won't be annoying you with e-mails, but if Google censors Blogger more than it is already doing, I will transfer my blogs to another platform. The mailing list will be the only way I can reach subscribers to provide new Website addresses. I will also use the mailing list to notify subscribers about upcoming projects and publications.

Image Source: Prepare for Change.

Google+ will be deleted because the platform exposed the data of 500,000 users between 2015 and March 2018. Google discovered the vulnerability but did not disclose it because its executives feared regulatory scrutiny about their data collection methods. They finally acknowledged the problem publicly on 8 October 2018. See Google's FAQ here, a report here, and discussion here.


Monday, February 4, 2019

The Revolution of Politics and Magic


Image Source: Kate's Clothing.

A new post up at my writer's blog, The Dragonfly, describes how I developed one of my fictional characters, a French psychiatrist who treats world leaders: Rémy Balthazar.

The post draws from articles I've written on this blog about the Millennial paranoia that modern politics was never based on rationalism. Rather, it was founded on the worship of rationalism, which is a different matter. If kings ruled by divine right and combined politics with religion, the modern era has depended instead on merging politics with magic.

Balthazar is an enigmatic character defined by the questions which are still raised by that revolutionary formula. Nominally secularist, atheistic and rationalistic, that model shrouds our daily lives in mystery and a yearning to know the whole truth.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Going Off Script


The Buddhist Karma wheel. Image Source: Notefolio.

This year, I am participating in National Novel Writing Month, not to write a novel, but to clear out several projects in a thirty-day writing marathon. I will be reflecting on this process in November at my writer's blog, The Dragonfly, where I have a new post up today on how going off script and breaking your social conditioning helps heal karma.

BEST KARMA CLEANSING FOR BAD KARMA EFFECTS : KARMA SHANTI MANTRA : VERY VERY POWERFUL ! (4 November 2015). Video Source: Youtube.



Sunday, May 20, 2018

Away from Blog



Today is the blog's eighth birthday! Here is the first post. I will update the best posts list shortly.

To celebrate, I am going on summer vacation until 8 August 2018. In the interim, I may publish occasional posts at my other blogs. On return, I will continue commenting on the current topic of artificial intelligence and global security.