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Fri, 20 May 2022 19:38:42 +0000

Monkeypox Fears May Rescue Endangered Corporations


In recent days, concern over a global outbreak of monkeypox, a mild disease related to smallpox and chickenpox, has been hyped in the media and health ministries around the world, even prompting an emergency meeting at the World Health Organization (WHO). For some, fears have centered around monkeypox being the potential "next pandemic" after Covid-19. For others, the fear is that monkeypox will be used as the latest excuse to further advance draconian biosecurity policies and global power grabs.

Regardless of how the monkeypox situation plays out, two companies are already cashing in. As concern over monkeypox has risen, so too have the shares of Emergent Biosolutions and SIGA Technologies. Both companies essentially have monopolies in the US market, and other markets as well, on smallpox vaccines and treatments. Their main smallpox-focused products are, conveniently, also used to protect against or treat monkeypox as well. As a result, the shares of Emergent Biosolutions climbed 12% on Thursday, while those of SIGA soared 17.1%.

For these companies, the monkeypox fears are a godsend, specifically for SIGA, which produces a smallpox treatment, known by its brand name TPOXX. It is SIGA's only product. While some outlets have noted that the rise in the valuation of SIGA Technologies has coincided with recent concerns about monkeypox, essentially no attention has been given to the fact that the company is apparently the only piece of a powerful billionaire's empire that isn't currently crumbling.

That billionaire, "corporate raider" Ron Perelman, has deep and controversial ties to the Clinton family and the Democratic party as well as troubling ties to Jeffery Epstein. Aside from his controlling stake in SIGA, Perelman has recently made headlines for rapidly liquidating many of his assets in a desperate bid for cash. 

Similarly, Emergent Biosolutions has also been in hot water. The company, which has troubling ties to the 2001 Anthrax attacks, came under fire just under two weeks ago for engaging in a "cover up" over quality control issues relating to their production of Covid-19 vaccines. A Congressional investigation found that quality control concerns at an Emergent-run facility led to more than 400 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines being discarded. The Emergent factory in question had been shut down by the FDA in April 2021. They were allowed to reopen last August before the government terminated the contract. Given that the majority of the company's business is tied to US government contracts, the loss of this contract, and the accompanying poor publicity, the news that its smallpox vaccine may soon be of international interest is likely seen as a godsend by the company. 

Notably, this the second time in a year that both companies have benefitted from pandemic or bioterror fears propagated by the media. Last November, speculation rose that a re-emergence of the eradicated virus that causes smallpox would soon take place. This first began with Bill Gates' comments on the prospects of smallpox bioterrorism during a November 4th, 2021 interview and was followed by the November 16th announcement of a CDC/FBI investigation into 15 suspicious vials labeled "smallpox" at a Merck facility in Philadelphia. Now, roughly six months later, the same fears are again paying off for the same two companies.

A Killer Enterprise

Emergent Biosolution was previously known as BioPort. The company was founded by Fuad el-Hibri, a Lebanese businessman, who leveraged his contacts with powerful US former military officials and politicians, to take control of a flailing Michigan factory. It was the only factory authorized to produce an anthrax vaccine.

The anthrax vaccine was known to have major problems even before BioPort had acquired it, and is believed by many investigators to be one of the main causes of "Gulf War" syndrome. The vaccine itself, originally developed at Fort Detrick, had little to no safety track record at the time it was administered to US troops in the First Gulf War – a problem that was never remedied. However, its chronic safety issues and its clumsy, multi-dose regimen would later prompt BioPort/Emergent Biosolutions to spend years developing a new formulation of its anthrax vaccine.

The creation of BioPort coincided with the Clinton administration's efforts to mandate the anthrax vaccine for all members of the US Armed Forces. With control over the only source of anthrax vaccine, BioPort was poised to make a killing.

Once the company acquired the Michigan facility, it took large amounts of US government funds, ostensibly to make improvements at the site. However, the company declined to use the funds to make the necessary repairs, instead spending that money on its executives' offices, as opposed to the vaccine factory, and millions more on bonuses for "senior management." Pentagon auditors would later find that still millions more had gone "missing" and BioPort's staff were unaware of the cost of producing a single dose of the vaccine. Despite the clear mismanagement and corruption, BioPort demanded to be bailed out by the Pentagon, and they were. Meanwhile, the Michigan facility lost its license after a government inspection found numerous safety issues.

However, by August 2001, BioPort stood to lose the Pentagon contracts – its only source of income. The Pentagon began preparing a report, due to be released in September 2001, that would detail a plan for letting BioPort go. Thanks to the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon, that report was never released. Shortly thereafter, the 2001 anthrax attacks began.

Just months before, BioPort had contracted Battelle Memorial Institute to help rescue its flailing vaccine program. The deal gave Battelle "immediate exposure to the vaccine" and it was used in connection with the Pentagon-funded, gain-of-function anthrax program that involved both Ken Alibek and William C. Patrick III, two bioweapons experts with deep ties to the CIA. That program was housed at Battelle's West Jefferson facility in Ohio. That facility is believed by many investigators to be the source of the anthrax used in the 2001 attacks.

The ensuing panic from the anthrax attacks led the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to intervene. They gave BioPort its license back in January 2002 despite persisting safety concerns at its vaccine production facility in Michigan. BioPort was not content to merely see its past contracts with the Pentagon restored, however, as it began lobbying heavily for new contracts for anthrax vaccines intended for American civilians, postal workers and others. They would get them, largely thanks to HHS' then-counter-terrorism adviser and soon to be HHS' newest Assistant Secretary — Jerome Hauer. Hauer would later join the board of BioPort, after it reformed as Emergent Biosolutions, in 2004.

Such examples of cronyism are more common than not when it comes to Emergent Biosolutions. Indeed, the company has frequently relied on individuals who spend their careers passing through the "revolving door" between the pharmaceutical industry and government, particularly those who also moonlight as bioterror alarmists. One of the main individuals critical to the company's success over the years has been Robert Kadlec. Kadlec served as the top bioterror advisor to the Pentagon in the weeks leading up to the 2001 anthrax attacks. Months prior, he had participated in the June 2001 simulation Dark Winter, which "predicted" major aspects of the subsequent anthrax attacks. Kadlec subsequently crafted much of the legislation that would create the country's subsequent bioterror/pandemic response policy, including BARDA and the Strategic National Stockpile.

Soon after leaving government, Robert Kadlec helped found a new company in 2012 called "East West Protection," which develops and delivers "integrated all-hazards preparedness and response systems for communities and sovereign nations." The company also "advises communities and countries on issues related to the threat of weapons of mass destruction and natural pandemics."

Kadlec formed the company with W. Craig Vanderwagen, the first HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (a position Kadlec had helped write into law and would later hold himself). The other co-founder of East West Protection was Fuad El-Hibri, the founder of BioPort/Emergent Biosolutions, who had just stepped down as Emergent's CEO earlier that year.

Kadlec then became a consultant. Kadlec's consultancy firm, RPK Consulting, netted him $451,000 in 2014 alone, where he directly advised Emergent Biosolutions as well as other pharmaceutical companies like Bavarian Nordic. Kadlec was also a consultant to military and intelligence contractors, such as the DARPA-backed firm Invincea and NSA contractor Scitor, which was recently acquired by SAIC.

Kadlec would return to government as HHS ASPR under Trump, a position which he held at the time the Covid-19 crisis began. The year prior, in 2019, Kadlec had conducted a months-long simulation focused on a global pandemic originating in China called Crimson Contagion. Once the Covid-19 crisis began in earnest, he played a major role in securing Covid-19 vaccine contracts for Emergent Biosolutions, despite his conflicts of interest, some of which he had declined to disclose upon being appointed to serve as ASPR.

Emergent Biosolutions' pattern of corrupt behavior, beginning with its anthrax vaccine, can be seen with its recent actions as it relates to its production of Covid-19 vaccines. Per the recent Congressional report, released just days before the recent spike in concern over monkeypox began, Emergent lab workers "intentionally sought to mislead government inspectors about issues" at its Baltimore-based plant and also repeatedly "rebuffed" efforts by AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson to inspect their facilities. "Despite major red flags at its vaccine manufacturing facility, Emergent's executives swept these problems under the rug and continued to rake in taxpayer dollars," House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) stated upon the report's release. Yet such "major red flags" can be found throughout the company's entire history, for those willing to take the time to look.

Just days after the Congressional report was released, Emergent Biosolutions announced that it would acquire the exclusive worldwide rights to the "first FDA-approved Smallpox Oral Antiviral for all ages" from the company Chimerix. The drug, called TEMBEXA, is only for the treatment of smallpox, which the company refers to as "a high priority public health threat." The press release on the company's acquisition of TEMBEXA states that multi-million US government contracts for the product are anticipated. The FDA formally approved the drug last June.

Emergent Biosolutions also has the rights to the smallpox vaccine known as ACAM2000, which can also be used to treat monkeypox. The vaccine, originally produced by Sanofi, was acquired by the company in 2017. As a result, the company has an essential monopoly over smallpox vaccines as ACAM2000 is "the only vaccine licensed by the FDA for active immunization against smallpox disease for people determined to be at high risk of smallpox infection."

Given their track record, it's worth asking why Emergent Biosolutions has been working in recent months to pivot much of its business into smallpox treatments. However, there is no speculation needed when observing that the current monkeypox fears and helping rescue the company, whose shares had fallen some 26% year to date before concern over the recent monkeypox outbreak began to grow.

Whatever comes of the monkeypox situation, Emergent Biosolutions' decades-long track record is undeniably one of corruption and cronyism.

"BioArmor" for Ron Perelman's Flailing Business Empire

SIGA Technologies, which likens its products to "Human BioArmor", features a quote from Bill Gates at the top of its about page. The quote reads: "[…] the next epidemic could originate on the computer screen of a terrorist intent on using genetic engineering to create a synthetic version of the smallpox virus […]" The quote is from Bill Gates' speech to the 2017 Munich Security Conference, where he used to the threat specifically of smallpox to argue that "health security" and "international security" be merged. Notably, last March, the Munich Security Conference hosted a simulation of a global pandemic caused by a "genetically engineered monkeypox virus."

SIGA is one example of a company that seeks to find its niche in the middle of "health security" and "international security." It specifically provides "solutions for unmet needs in the health security market that comprises medical countermeasures against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats, as well as emerging infectious diseases." The majority of contracts for CBRN medical countermeasures in the US are funded by the Pentagon. While it promotes itself as a CBRN threat-focused company, SIGA is, for now, singularly focused on smallpox.

Indeed, SIGA Technologies is only currently profitable in the event of an actual outbreak of smallpox or a related disease, or when fear of a smallpox bioterror event is high. Specifically, concern over the latter has led to the company to win government contracts to produce TPOXX for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). This is because TPOXX is only used to treat active smallpox or monkeypox infection, not prevent it. This means that it is only useful if smallpox, monkeypox or a related disease is actively infecting people or if there is a high risk that one of these diseases will soon infect large groups of people. TPOXX was first approved in 2018 by the FDA and was approved by the European Medicine Agency (EMA) this past January. The FDA approved an intravenous version of TPOXX just this past Thursday. Overall, SIGA has received over $1 billion from the US government to develop TPOXX.

SIGA is currently partnered with HHS' BARDA, the Department of Defense, the CDC and the NIH. Another partner is Lonza, a European pharmaceutical manufacturing firm that is partnered with both the World Economic Forum and Moderna. SIGA's CEO, Phillip Gomez, is an alumni of PRTM Consulting, where he would have worked closely with Robert Kadlec, as the two men overlapped as directors of the firm and both worked advising government agencies on matters of public health and biodefense.

SIGA is also notable because it is possibly the only company in the business empire of corporate raider Ron Perelman that is not attached to growing mountains of debt. Perelman is one of the notorious corporate raiders from the 1980s who conducted corporate takeovers fueled by junk bonds, particularly those connected to Michael Milken's Drexel Burnham Lambert. Perelman's business tactics have long been informed by his volcanic temper and his ruthlessness, with former Salomon Brothers CEO John Gutfruend once remarking that "believing Mr. Perelman has no hostile intentions is like believing the tooth fairy exists."

Perelman is also known for being a long-time patron of the Clinton family, even though, more recently he donated to Donald Trump's political campaigns. Perelman apparently first became interested in courting influence with the Clintons after marrying Patricia Duff in 1994. Duff was deeply connected to the Democratic Party, having worked for Democratic pollster Pat Cadell, and she had also worked for the House panel that "investigated" the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Prior to marrying Perelman, she had been married to movie mogul Michael Medavoy and had "introduced Clinton to the Hollywood establishment," according to the Washington Post.

As Perelman's wife, Duff styled herself a leading Democratic fundraiser, with the 1995 fund-raising dinner being emblematic of that. Also, in 1995, Perelman attended a $1,000-a-plate dinner in New York for the Clintons, where Perelman sat across from the President, as well as a state dinner for Brazil's president at the White House.

For Perelman, his generosity to the Clinton political machine resulted in an appointment by Clinton to the board of trustees of the Kennedy Center in 1995. Other, less public gestures from the Clintons were likely, as Perelman offered much more to the First Family than he appears to have received in return. Perhaps most notable of Perelman's favors for Bill Clinton was his offering of jobs to scandal-ridden members of his administration, Webster Hubbell and Monica Lewinsky, in the wake of their respective controversies. However, after the job offers were publicly reported, both Hubbell and Lewinsky were let go, though the offers later caught the attention of independent counsel Ken Starr. Starr never subpoenaed or investigated Perelman or the offers he had made to Hubbell or Lewinsky.

The controversial hirings had been arranged between Perelman and Clinton advisor Vernon Jordan, who sat on the board of Revlon, a Perelman-controlled company, while his wife was on the board of another Perelman-owned firm. Jordan was known as Clinton's "conduit to the high and mighty" and had taken Clinton to the 1991 Bilderberg conference. On the decision to hire Lewinsky following the scandal, a former business associate of Perelman's told the Washington Post that "It's like the Mafia, it's all done in code," adding that "I can assure you that Ronald made the decision to give Lewinsky the job. And I can assure you he wouldn't want to know why Jordan was asking."

In 1995, Perelman held a Clinton fundraiser at his mansion, with guests including singer Jimmy Buffett, Miami Vice actor Don Johnson, actor Michael Douglas' then-wife Deandra and DNC co-chair Don Fowler. Other guests included A. Paul Prosperi, a corrupt Clinton crony, and the now infamous Jeffrey Epstein. Clinton himself attended the fundraiser. According to the Palm Beach Post, guests had donated at least $100,000 to the DNC to attend the dinner with the President. This was, of course, in the lead up to the 1996 election, and the DNC would later come under heavy scrutiny due to illegal fundraising. This fundraiser was not Epstein's only interaction with Perelman – Perelman would later be listed as a frequent dinner guest of Epstein's in the 2003 Vanity Fair profile penned by Vicky Ward and is listed in Epstein's black book of contacts.

For most of the 2000s, Perelman has sat atop a massive, ever-growing fortune. Yet, since 2020, Perelman has "been unloading assets 'A lot of them. Rapidly.'" It stated with sales of valuable paintings at Sotheby's and soon extended to Perelman's investment company MacAndrews & Forbes, which disposed of its interest in two companies that same year, including $1 billion in shares in Scientific Games. According to MoneyWeek, Perelman's net worth dropped from $19 billion in 2018 to $4.2 billion in late 2020, "prompting speculation that he's runnings out of money." Over the course of last year, Perelman has continued to "downsize", looking to sell off his estate in the Hamptons for $115 million, another 57-acre estate worth $180 million and two townhouses in Manhattan's Upper East Side for $60 million. 

Other assets held by Perelman's company MacAndrews & Forbes are also drowning in debt. One of the few assets of the company that isn't currently haemorrhaging money or struggling with debt is its shares in SIGA Technologies. Perelman's main company, MacAndrews & Forbes, has long been one of SIGA's biggest investors and remains its largest shareholder, controlling 33% of all shares.

Since Perelman got involved with SIGA, accusations of corruption have plagued the company. For instance, in May 2011, SIGA was given a no-bid contract worth about $433 million to develop and produce 1.7 million doses of anti-viral drug for smallpox. At the time there was no evidence the smallpox drug in question was capable of treating the disease and there was alarm among some HHS staffers that SIGA's return on investment from the contract was "outrageous." The contract began to be investigated over concerns that the contract had been awarded to SIGA precisely because it was controlled by Perelman, who had donated heavily to Barack Obama. At the time, CNN noted the following about Perelman's connections to the Obama White House:

"Ronald Perelman is controlling shareholder of Siga Technologies and a longtime Democratic Party activist and fundraiser. He's also a large contributor to Republicans, but has been a particular friend of the Obama White House.

Also on Siga's board of directors is Andy Stern, former president of the Service Employees International Union, who has had close relations with the Obama administration and who has supported President Barack Obama's health care initiatives."

As a result of these concerns and the potential conflict of interest, a congressional investigation began. Days after learning that this key government contract may be in jeopardy, SIGA executives sold off large amounts of company stock at an average price of $13.46 per share, netting its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer at the time millions of dollars. A month later, the company announced that its contract had been downsized and shares in the company fell to under $2 by that December.

Given past "pay-to-play" accusations around Perelman's role in the firm during the Obama administration, when President Joe Biden served as Vice President, what are we to make of the recent media hype around monkeypox? Or concerns raised last year of a bioterrorism event involving smallpox?

Perhaps it's more important to ask other questions – why has Perelman's role in SIGA been largely obfuscated or totally ignored by recent reporting on the company? Similarly, why has Emergent Biosolutions' horrific track record also been excluded from recent reports, including the major complaints from Congress made against the company less than two weeks ago? It seems the fear being generated around monkeypox is not only boosting shares for these two rotten companies, it's helping the public forget their past sins.

Monkeypox Fears May Rescue Endangered Corporations.

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Thu, 19 May 2022 14:42:33 +0000

Barbara Marx Hubbard: Godmother of Transhumanism and Synthetic Spirituality


In 2016, the Global Future Councils of the World Economic Forum (WEF) posted a video entitled "8 Predictions for the World in 2030," which infamously forecasted a technocratic New World Order in which "[y]ou'll own nothing. And you'll be happy." It doesn't take a stretch of the imagination to ponder how WEF oligarchs plan to roll out "sustainable development" policies which will ration consumer goods in a global "sharing economy" that employs transient "gig" workers who will be rendered into propertyless serfs under a techno-communitarian rendition of neo-feudalism. But how will the globalist technocrats of the WEF sway the virtual peasant class to be happy with their permanent state of digitally indentured servitude?

Enter New Age guru Barbara Marx Hubbard and her endorsement of the HeartMath Institute's Global Coherence Initiative [1][2], which is propagating transhumanist neurofeedback wearables across the planet in order to digitally synchronize humanity's collective heart rhythms and brainwaves into electronically induced states of synthetic spiritual bliss. With Hubbard's transhumanist blessings, HeartMath's global neurotech network is primed to lull plebs and proles into happy compliance with the "New Normal" of the Fourth Industrial Revolution's techno-feudal "stakeholder" economy.

In this first installment of my series on Hubbard's legacy contributions to the post-humanist religion and techno-fascist economy of the neo-eugenic Fourth Industrial Revolution, I will historicize how Rockefeller philanthropies bankrolled Hubbard's Foundation for Conscious Evolution in order to digitally engineer humankind into a new transhuman species baptized in the name of tech-Gnostic "Christ Consciousness" [3]. Furthermore, I will expose how Hubbard collaborated with globalists at the World Business Academy, corporatists at Singularity University, and Eupsychian human potential psychologists in connection with the Esalen Institute in order to establish a techno-communitarian spiritualism that worships transhumanist evolution controlled by Big Tech companies which dominate the stakeholder economy of the Fourth Industrial Revolution [4]. Finally, I will document how Hubbard advanced the globalization of HeartMath Institute's transhumanist biofeedback wearables which can neuro-technologically mesmerize the precariat into virtual states of happy subservience to the "New Normal".

In the coming installments of this series, I will reveal how Hubbard's transhumanist mission to steer "conscious evolution" is steeped in Malthusian-eugenic population control. Additionally, I will unveil how Hubbard's transhumanist allies from the World Future Society, the Human Potential Movement, and the Foundation for Conscious Evolution are entangled with networks of alleged pedophiles and sexual abuse cults.

Where New Age meets the New Normal

Ever since the announcement of COVID-19 lockdowns, there has been a spate of propaganda campaigns from government bureaucrats, corporate oligarchs, and globalist technocrats who have been lecturing about the necessity to acclimate to the "New Normal." You probably never heard this post-COVID slogan until 2020, but Hubbard was prophesying the dawning of a New Normal at least as far back as 2008. In fact, Hubbard foretold that 2020 would mark the pivotal year of the global "Shift" toward the New Normal that is transitioning the world into the futurist "Singularity" envisioned by Google's Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, who is a founder of Singularity University, which is a post-humanist think tank where Hubbard promoted her dreams of harnessing "conscious evolution" to engineer a new transhuman species. 

Barbara Marx Hubbard | 52 Codes for Conscious Self Evolution: A Process of Metamorphosis to Realize Our Full Potential Self

In Hubbard's book, 52 Codes for Conscious Self Evolution: A Process of Metamorphosis to Realize Our Full Potential Self, "Code 33" called for human beings to "Come Forward as a New Norm" in order to evolve the human species from "Homo sapiens sapiens to Homo universalis" [5]. Later, in 2012, Hubbard published another book, Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity's Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution. In a section titled from "2012 to 2020 and Beyond," Hubbard proclaimed that "[t]he eight years after the [2012] Birth, leading up to 2020, will be critical for implementing the shifts necessary for us to gently grow into the next era . . . evolving into fully formed evolutionary communities . . . around the world where each person can learn to transform themselves and our world" into a transhumanist New World Order [1].

Even prior to 2008, for decades, Hubbard foretold the coming of a new transhumanist age in which humankind will merge with technology through "conscious evolution." As a crusader for the Human Potential Movement, Hubbard networked with psychologists at the Esalen Institute and corporatists at Singularity University to pave the way for human consciousness to collectively co-evolve with the "noetic" consciousness of the cosmos through transhumanist technologies [6]. Bankrolled by Rockefeller philanthropy [3], Hubbard established the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, which has been pushing the "synergistic" advancement of biotech, nanotech, and supercomputing artificial intelligence (AI) that can be globally converged through the "internet-of-things" (IoT) and the "internet-of-bodies" (IoB) in order to engineer a new transhuman species. To help build the collective cybernetic nervous system of an evolving transhuman superorganism, Hubbard promoted the HeartMath Institute's Global Coherence Network of wearable neurofeedback technologies that interlink human biorhythms through smartphones across the planet [1].

In An Evolutionary Synthesis: A New World View (Weaving Together a New Memetic Code for the Optimum Future for Humanity), which was published in 2008 by the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, Hubbard forecasted how, "[f]rom the perspective of the Evolutionary Trans-humanism we see a possible convergence of our expanded consciousness with our technologically-enhanced body/minds . . . as the next stage of our evolution" when "there will be a cosmic cultural convergence of life between trans-human and eventually post-human life," including "silicon-based 'life.'" Foreshadowing the post-COVID New Normal of 2020, Hubbard added that, "[i]n Evolutionary Trans-Humanism the Universal Human appears for the first time on this Earth as a 'new norm': as a person incarnating our spiritual, social and scientific/technological capacities."

Barbara M. Hubbard | Foundation for Conscious Evolution

As the techno-fascist exploitation of COVID lockdowns manifests the theme of Hubbard's 1993 book, Our Crisis Is a Birth [7],the coronavirus crisis is birthing a technocratic New Normal in which human life is being increasingly mediated through computer screens and digital IDs that are primed to be tracked and traced by IoTIoB cybernetics. Hence, it appears that the turning point of 2020 has lined up with Hubbard's predictions for a "Great Shift" toward the "Birth" of a "Conscious Evolution" in which humankind begins to "synergize" with digital computer technologies in order to be "reimagined" as a new transhuman cyborg species.

If you don't like the idea of Big Tech biotechnologically engineering you into a digital computer product, don't worry. Hubbard's global HeartMath initiative can hook you up to biofeedback wearables that will electronically hypnotize you into copasetic obedience as you are techno-eugenically engineered into a transhuman underling who will happily own nothing, not even your own body, in the New Normal that is the techno-fascist Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Accelerating Digital Inclusion in the New Normal | weforum.org

To be sure, Hubbard's vision of the transhuman future wasn't magically gleaned from peering into a crystal ball. Rather, Hubbard was closely involved with many of the transhumanist architects of the technocratic New Normal which, for several decades, they have been plotting for 2020.

Barbara Hubbard, "Christ Consciousness", and Cybernetic Transhumanity

Hubbard's vision of trans-evolution through a superorganic cyber-nervous system was inspired by the tech-Gnostic prophesies of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the "design science revolution" of R. Buckminster Fuller [8]. Teilhard de Chardin was a eugenicist Jesuit priest who preached a trans-Gnostic gospel of spiritual, or "noetic," evolution through the awakening of universal consciousness through the "noosphere." Fuller was an eminent futurist and the godfather of the design science revolution, which prototyped "synergetic" models of evolutionary architecture, such as the geodesic dome. Both Teilhard de Chardin and Fuller professed their faith in the "Cosmic Christ Consciousness" of noospheric evolution, which Hubbard likewise idolized as the crux of humankind's cybernetic evolution into a trans-technological collective.

IONS Past Conferences | noetic.org

During Hubbard's 2015 speech to members of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), she traced the awakening of her own conscious evolution to her reading of Teilhard de Chardin's Phenomenon of Man: "the minute I read that . . . I dedicated myself to the noosphere." Derived from the pre-Socratic philosopher Anaxagoras's concept of the "nous," which is the omnipresent "mind" of the cosmos, the noosphere is, according to Teilhard de Chardin, the "tangential energy" of the universe that is evolving through human consciousness. In Hubbard's speech at the 2015 IONS International Conference, she pontificated how, through the tangential energies of noetic evolution, "the planet has grown a new nervous system in the last 15 years. And it's internet. It's Facebook; it's Twitter; it's 7 billion cellphones and counting. . . . An enormous nervous system has been given, and it's open to us."

In brief, Hubbard believed that the noospheric expansion of consciousness is evolving the human biological nervous system into an extended technological network of smartphones that are interlinked with internet social media. By ostensibly branching human nervous systems collectively out through mobile phones across satellite telecommunications, online social networks are, according to Hubbard, building evolutionary stepping stones toward a transhuman zenith in which brain-computer interfaces and nanotech implants will unite human consciousness with the cosmic consciousness of the noosphere by merging organic biological intelligence with hi-tech artificial intelligence.

In her 2001 book, Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence (10 Steps to the Universal Human), Hubbard relayed how Teilhard de Chardin's "noosphere" is "what we might call 'the thinking layer of Earth,' or the mind sphere. Think of this noosphere as an invisible, yet all pervasive, superorganism. Here, each of us lives, much as our own cells live inside of our body. The noosphere is composed of our collective consciousnesses . . . as well as the intelligence that is creating our extended bodies in the form of rapidly growing technology," including "the Internet," "biotechnology," and "nanotechnology" [9].

During her 2017 speech, "Awakening the New Species in You," at the Global Purpose Movement's Purpose Summit in San Francisco, Hubbard declared that Teilhard de Chardin's noosphere "is now the internet nervous system of the planet," and "there's enough of us now to wake up our planetary nervous system" through "hi-tech . . . artificial intelligence, quantum computing, robotics, genetics, all of that . . . being the powers of our mythological gods."

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

In sum, Hubbard believed that, by harnessing biotech and nanotech robotics, genetically engineered human bodies can be melded with quantum AI, which will evolve human beings into transhuman cyborgs who can achieve godhood by summoning the collective consciousness of the noosphere through the "internet of things" (IoT) and the "internet of bodies" (IoB).

Inverting the Biblical gospel of how God humbled himself to descend from Heaven in order to be incarnated in the human body of Jesus Christ, Hubbard preached Teilhard de Chardin's trans-Gnostic gospel of how humans must exalt themselves as gods by technologically evolving into ultrahumanmachine hybrids capable of ascending to the "Christ Consciousness" of the noosphere. During her IONS speech, Hubbard relayed how Teilhard de Chardin prophesied that, "[w]hen the mind sphere . . . gets its collective eyes, we will experience . . . the 'Christification' of the Earth."

According to Hubbard, the "mind sphere's," or noosphere's, "collective eyes" are being opened through the worldwide web of internet social media. In Hubbard's vision of the future, these digital social networks would spread across the globe and saturate the planet through what R. Buckminster Fuller called the design science revolution. In the final equation, Hubbard's Fuller-inspired technetronic revolution will culminate in a noetic nexus of satellite telecommunications and mobile computer devices that will consciously evolve into a transhumanist IoTIoB Singularity, resulting in the so-called "'Christification' of the Earth," which will anoint the collective human species as god on Earth.

This tech-Gnostic gospel of Christ Consciousness was also preached by Fuller, who believed that his design science revolution would harness advances in science and industry to technocratically usher in a utopian heaven on Earth. Like Hubbard and Teilhard de Chardin, Fuller envisioned that, by means of the design science revolution, the "universal mind," or cosmic Christ consciousness, would evolve through the transhumanist "synergy" of human intelligence and technological progress. In Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, Fuller pontificated that "the Universe is technology" and that, in the emerging epoch of the new age, the design science revolution would technocratically meld the Christ consciousness of the noosphere with the human consciousness of the biosphere, resulting in a cosmic-transhumanist singularity that would bring about a paradise on Earth.

Buckminster Fuller | Esalen Archive

Finding a nous-mate in Hubbard, Fuller laureled her as the heir to his futurist vision of "Christified" technocratic evolution through his design science revolution. In Hubbard's 2015 book, The Evolutionary Testament of Co-Creation: The Promise Will Be Kept, she recorded how Fuller declared, "[t]here is no doubt in my mind that Barbara Marx Hubbard—who helped introduce the concept of futurism to society—is the best informed human now alive regarding futurism and the foresights it has produced" [3]. With great pride, Hubbard took on Fuller's mantle and carried the torch for his techno-Christified design science revolution.

In her speech titled "How Do We Get Ready for 2012: A Vision for Humanity," which was orated during The Prophets Conference: 2012 Tipping Point at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, Hubbard told a story about how both she and Fuller had "Christ Consciousness" experiences that brought together their esoteric journeys toward hi-tech conscious evolution:

"Bucky's Christ experience was that he was walking along the streets in Chicago; . . . he saw a light; he got lifted up by the light, and he heard the words, 'Bucky, you are the first mini-Christ on Earth, and what you attest to is true.'" Fuller revealed this vision to her on an occasion when Hubbard shared her own "Christ experience" with him. Hubbard explains that, "one day, I had written this book about the New Testament of an evolutionary Christ. Bucky asked to see me alone. He put his arms around me . . . and he said, 'darling, I had the same experience.' And he put his temple onto mine, and I feel he zapped me with the design science revolution."

In a nutshell, both Hubbard and Fuller professed their faith in noospheric Christ Consciousness, and Hubbard believed that her shared "Christ experience" with Fuller noetically transmuted his revolutionary "design" science mission into her own conscious evolution.

Barbara Marx Hubbard | The Evolutionary Testament of Co-Creation: The Promise Will Be Kept

Carrying on the message of Fuller's design science revolution, Hubbard paraphrased a passage from his Utopia or Oblivion in her 1995 book, The Revelation: A Message of Hope for the New Millennium. In a section titled "The Journey," Hubbard relayed Fuller's utopian forecast of how the metaphysical, or noetic, consciousness of "universal intelligence" is cosmically evolving in tandem with the collective-conscious evolution of human intelligence through the transhumanist technological progression of the design science revolution:

"[t]he universe is . . . building up toward even higher order because it is increasing in intelligence—though us!

Intelligence, proclaimed Fuller, is not physical, it is metaphysical . . . Our technology is becoming ephemeralized, miniaturized, and aesthetic, like nature's technologies: photosynthesis, DNA, the human brain. We now have the technology, resources, and know-how, Fuller said, to make of this world a 100 percent physical success. . . .

The growing edge of technology is giving us the power to transform ourselves as well as our world. . . . The individual human has enormous untapped potential. The planet is evolving toward a quantum leap, wherein all of its members will experience themselves as part of one body. We have the ability to overcome physical lack, and even to change our physical nature—our body/mind systems. These great evolutionary goals are the meaning of power."

Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: A Message of Hope for the New Millennium (Mill Valley, CA: Nataraj Publishing, 1995).

Stated differently, Hubbard touted Fuller's postulation of how, as technology evolves, it will become increasingly "ephemeralized" until it is so condensed that it can be fused into human biology. In turn, this ephemeralized amalgamation of biology and technology will, according to Hubbard, transform "body/mind systems" by melding them with the digital infrastructure of the world economy.

To put it all together, Hubbard was an evangelist for conscious transhumanist evolution through the globalization of a collective cybernetic nervous system that will be vitalized by the techno-industrial revolution of Fuller's synergetic design science and the noospheric awakening of Teilhard de Chardin's Cosmic Christ Consciousness.

Hubbard's "Beloved Patron": Laurence Rockefeller

To midwife the tech-noetic trans-evolution of the universal Christ mind idolized by Fuller and Teilhard de Chardin, Hubbard set up the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, which was seed-funded by Laurence Rockefeller [3]. The brother of John D. Rockefeller III, David Rockefeller, Nelson Rockefeller, and Winthrop Rockefeller, Laurence was a president and a founding trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, which is a corporate philanthropy that finances social "impact investments" in "biotechnology" and "digital technology." These, of course, are key building blocks in the IoT-IoB matrix at the crux of Hubbard's transhumanist dreams of collective-conscious evolution. Laurence also bankrolled esoteric studies into Gnostic Christ Consciousness and noetical parapsychology.

About Us | Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Source: rbf.org

In the prelude to her Evolutionary Testament of Co-Creation, which was dedicated to Laurence Rockefeller, Hubbard lauds how he was instrumental in helping her found the Foundation for Conscious Evolution: "[w]ith great gratitude I dedicate Evolutionary Testament: [sic] The Promise Will Be Kept to Lawrence [sic] Rockefeller, who recognized its purpose to help 'bring forth the Christ of the 21st Century' and supported me in forming The Foundation for Conscious Evolution to bring it forward into the world" [3].

Barbara Marx Hubbard | The Evolutionary Testament of Co-Creation: The Promise Will Be Kept

According to the official website of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, this Rockefeller-funded tax-exempt foundation advances "synergistic" transhuman evolution driven by the "[t]he advent of radical evolutionary technologies such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, quantum computing, space exploration, etc. . . . [T]he tools are there to transform ourselves, our bodies and our world. We can and are actually moving beyond the creature human condition toward a new species, a universal humanity, capable of coevolving with nature." In other words, fueled with Rockefeller money, the Foundation for Conscious Evolution advocates for humankind to merge with biotech and nanotech quantum computers in order to evolve humanity into a new transhuman species, which Hubbard has dubbed "Homo Universalis."

Home | Foundation for Conscious Evolution

Not only did Rockefeller provide the seed financing for Hubbard's Foundation for Conscious Evolution, but he also bankrolled many of the hi-tech industries, including biotech, nanotech, and quantum computing, which the Foundation for Conscious Evolution sees as vehicles for "conscious" transhuman evolution.

In 1946, Laurence Rockefeller and his brothers, David, Nelson, Winthrop, and John D. III, founded one of the very first venture capital firms, Rockefeller Brothers Inc., which is today known as Venrock. Laurence kicked off Venrock ventures by investing in Silicon Valley corporations, such as Intel and Apple. In fact, Venrock "held a board seat for nearly 20 years" at Apple.

Other Venrock ventures into Big Tech industries include investments in online behavioral advertising companies, including AppNexus and DoubleClick, the latter of which is now owned by Google. Of course, behavioral advertising analytics are at the core of the data-mining algorithms that power what Hubbard referred to as the collective cybernetic nervous systems of social media networks.

Meanwhile, Venrock has also financed several biotech corporations, biopharmaceutical enterprises, gene-sequencing companies, and genetic-modification businesses, including Abbott Laboratories; Unity Biotechnology; Element Biosciences; REGENXBIO; 10X Genomics; Targeted Genetics; the Genetics Institute; Centocor, which is owned by Johnson & Johnson; Adnexus Therapeutics, which is owned by Bristol-Myers Squibb; Idun Pharmaceuticals, which is owned by Pfizer; and Sirna Therapeutics, an "RNA interference (RNAi) technology" startup that was acquired by Merck.

Furthermore, Venrock has bankrolled quantum computing companies, including Atom Computing, and nanotech corporations, such as Nanosys. Additionally, Venrock is invested in blockchain startups, including Dapper and Flow.

About | Venrock

In sum, Laurence Rockefeller funded the development of a nexus of transhumanist technologies, including internet Big Data, biotech, and nanotech, while simultaneously propagating Hubbard's trans-evolutionary ideology by financing her Foundation for Conscious Evolution. It is worth noting that Laurence's funding of transhumanism, which is fundamentally a hi-tech rendition of eugenic engineering, is rooted in the Rockefeller family's long history of financing past iterations of eugenics, such as American eugenics programs at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and eugenic programs at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institutes of Nazi Germany.

On top of financing the transhumanist technologies and trans-evolutionary theories espoused by Hubbard, Laurence also advocated for Hubbard's noetic spirituality by backing her New Age evangelism. This was done with grants from his Fund for the Enhancement of the Human Spirit. In the "Acknowledgement" section of her Book of Co-Creation, Hubbard highlighted how "[t]he publication of this book and its associated outreach program was made possible through a generous grant from Laurence Rockefeller's Fund for the Enhancement of the Human Spirit" [7]. In the expanded edition of this book, which is titled The Revelation: A Message of Hope for the New Millennium, Hubbard copied this same acknowledgment of how Rockefeller bankrolled the publication [9].

Similarly, Rockefeller also advanced noetical mysticism by funding the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) program, which studied parapsychological phenomena, including psychokinesis and remote viewing. PEAR launched the Global Consciousness Project, which is a satellite of the Institute of Noetic Sciences where Hubbard, who endorsed IONS in her book, Birth 2012 and Beyond [1], expressed her belief in tech-noospheric evolution through the collective-conscious cyber-nervous systems made possible by internet social media networks. The PEAR program is now restructured as the International Consciousness Research Laboratories.

History | ICRL

It is worth noting that Rockefeller also provided the financing for Roger A. Weir's Gnostic books about a secret relationship between Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. Weir's Gnostic interpretation of the life of Jesus dovetailed with his New Age synthesis of hermeticism, Eastern mysticism, cosmic evolution, and esoteric consciousness. For instance, echoing the "Christ Consciousness" Gnosticism of Hubbard, Fuller, and Teilhard de Chardin, Weir taught the following New Age courses at the Bodhi Tree Bookstore Meeting Room in West Hollywood, California: "Mary Magdalene & Jesus' Great Way: Shared Presence Transforms of Civilization and Species"; "Hermetic America Future"; "Homo Sapiens Stellaris: Star Wisdom Man"; "Quintessential Dimensions of Consciousness: An Ecology of Four Dimensions in Complementarity in Spacetime"; and "Parayana: The Way Beyond."

Laurance Rockefeller

To sum up, Rockefeller bankrolled noetic "science" research, Gnostic Christ Consciousness literature, and transhumanist tech along with Hubbard's Foundation for Conscious Evolution, which advocates for the post-human synergism of a tech-noospheric trans-evolution that will culminate in a new "Christified" cyborg species.

Ultimately, Hubbard and Rockefeller were aligned on essentially every front. More than a source of monetary support, Rockefeller was fondly endeared by Hubbard. In her 1998 book, Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential, Hubbard lauded her support from Rockefeller: "[m]y heartfelt thanks goes to my beloved patron Laurence S. Rockefeller who has supported this work with fidelity, inspiration and generosity" [2]. Then, in the "Dedication" section of her 2001 Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence, Hubbard wrote, "[t]o my benefactor, Laurence S. Rockefeller, who supported this work for ten years, bringing it to this point of fulfillment" [9]. Fourteen years later, in 2015, Hubbard also dedicated her Evolutionary Testament of Co-Creation to Rockefeller [3], marking 24 years of support.

Abraham Maslow's Eupsychian Network: The Roots of the Human Potential Movement

Laurence Rockefeller also advanced a "conscious evolution" towards transhumanism by pushing the "Human Potential Movement." He did this through his investments in the Human Potential Foundation and the Esalen Institute. Hubbard likewise pursued this philosophy of conscious trans-evolution through the Human Potential Movement, which was spawned from the humanistic and transpersonal psychological theories of her mentor, Abraham Maslow, who coined the psycho-spiritual principle of "self-actualization." Maslow preached his trans-psychological gospel of self-actualization at the Esalen Institute, which was also endorsed by Hubbard [1]. Meanwhile, Hubbard allied with Maslow and his "Eupsychian Network" of Esalen New Agers to promote the evolution of transhuman potential through biofeedback wearables and other computerized technologies that can "hack consciousness" [4].

Entrepreneurship and Maslow's Hierarchy

A protégé of behavioral psychologist E. L. Thorndike, Gestalt psychologist Max Wertheimer, and psychodynamic psychologist Alfred Adler, who was a colleague of Sigmund Freud, Maslow combined the "first force" of psychology, stimulus-response behaviorism, and the "second force" of psychology, Freudian psychoanalysis, to produce a "third force" of psychology [4]. This "third force" was "humanistic psychology," which would then evolve into a "fourth force" of transhumanist psychology known as "transpersonal psychology" [4]. In the "Preface" to the second edition of his book, Toward a Psychology of Being, which was financed by the Ford Foundation's Fund for the Advancement of Education, Maslow writes, "I consider Humanistic, Third Force Psychology to be transitional, a preparation for a still 'higher' Fourth Psychology, transpersonal, transhuman, centered in the cosmos rather than in human needs and interest, going beyond humanness, identity, self-actualization, and the like" [4]. It should be noted here that Maslow's transpersonal psychology of self-actualizing transhuman potential was heavily influenced by the philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche, whose concept of the ubermensch, or superman, went on to inspire Nazi eugenics, which itself played a role as a precursor to transhumanism.

Barbara Marx Hubbard | The Hunger of Eve: One Woman's Odyssey Toward the Future

Maslow, like Buckminster Fuller, took Hubbard under his wing. In her 1989 autobiography, The Hunger of Eve: One Woman's Odyssey Toward the Future, Hubbard writes, "I wrote to Abraham Maslow, telling him his book Toward a Psychology of Being had saved my life. . . . He wrote back immediately that . . . he would like to meet me. He came to lunch at the New York apartment. . . . He said I was an example of his theory of self-actualizing people" [6].

Anointing her as an evangelist for his super-potentializing psychology, Maslow connected Hubbard with a network of New Age organizations, such as the Esalen Institute, which baptized proselytes in the name of his new transhumanist psychology. According to Hubbard's Emergence,"Abraham H. Maslow called this the 'Eupsychian Network,' the society of self-actualizing and self-transcending people" [7]. In her autobiography, Hubbard historicized how, in an effort to help her on her mission to win converts to Maslow's trans-potentializing psychology:

"[h]e [Maslow] offered his Eupsychian Network, a list of the 'good people' he had collected over a lifetime, those who would form for the 'Good Society.' This was before the human potential movement had surfaced. . . . The Eupsychian Network were people in the growth mode. Many were humanistic psychologists founding growth centers, such as Carl Rogers, Victor Frankl, Michael Murphy of Esalen, to help people move toward full health. . . . My list soon totalled [sic] over 1,000, each one a precious being, sensitive to the emerging civilization" [6].

In The Revelation: Our Crisis Is a Birth, Hubbard tells the story of how she "wrote to everyone in Maslow's [Eupsychian] network, asking for their positive views on our future. Many responded and I published their responses" in The Center Letter [7], which was Hubbard's futurist newsletter on "evolutionary transformation." Thanks to these publications of prominent Eupsychians, according to Hubbard, "The Center Letter spread . . . all over the world," from "Africa" to "behind the Iron Curtain . . . Within six months I [Hubbard] was connected to leaders of the emerging world" [7].

Abraham Maslow | Toward a Psychology of Being, 2nd ed.

A list of such key Eupsychian individuals and institutions is printed at the end of the second edition of Maslow's Toward a Psychology of Being. In the preface to this concluding section, which is titled "Addendum: The Eupsychian Network," Maslow describes Hubbard's Eupsychian comrades as a cadre of globalist bent on the collective-conscious evolution of transhumanist potential:

"I [Maslow] call it the Eupsychian Network because all these groups, organizations, and journals are interested in helping the individual grow toward fuller humanness, the society grow toward synergy and health, and all societies and all peoples move toward becoming one world and one species. The list can be called a network because the memberships overlap considerably and because these organizations and individuals more or less share the humanistic and transhumanistic outlook on life even prior to confirmation of that outlook." [4]

Stated differently, Maslow's Eupsychian Network, which teamed up with Hubbard, was a clique of "transhumanist[s]" determined to establish a "one world" order in which humankind will actualize its super potential by collectively evolving and unifying into "one species."

Following the prelude to the "Addendum," Maslow cataloged his Eupsychian Network of globalist transhuman potentializers, such as Barbara Marx Hubbard and Michael Murphy, along with their affiliated institutions, including the Esalen Institute. In addition to "Mike Murphy, Pres. [President]" of the "Esalen Institute," Maslow's Eupsychian directory included "Willis Harman's Education for the Future project at Stanford Research Institute" [4], which had pioneered AI engineering on top of launching the first iterations of internet communications in collaboration with the US military's ARPANET. Harman also co-founded the World Business Academy (WBA), which is a corporate-futurist think tank where Hubbard was a Fellow along with New Age guru Deepak Chopra. Chopra, another Esalen affiliate, has proclaimed that Hubbard was "the voice for conscious evolution of our time," according to The Evolutionary Testament of Co-Creation [3]. A key leader in the Human Potential Movement, Harman also spent twenty years as the President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences where Hubbard gave a speech in which she praised her collaborations with Ervin László, who was also a WBA Fellow. In the "Appreciations" section of her Book of Co-Creation, Hubbard named Willis Harman, Michael Murphy, and Abraham H. Maslow as "[c]olleagues and teachers of conscious evolution" [7].

Fellows Archive | World Business Academy

Malsow cataloged several other Esalen-connected organizations, including human potential centers, in his menu of Eupsychian institutions:

  • "Personal Growth Labs and Basic Encounter Groups" conducted by "Bill Schutz" at Esalen;
  • The "Kairos" center, which is "[c]onnected to Esalen";
  • The "Shalal Institute," which is "[c]onnected with Esalen";
  • The "Topanga Human Development Center," which is "[c]onnected with Esalen";
  • The "Center for Human Potential," which is "[c]onnected with Esalen." [4]

Other human potential and humanistic psychology institutions listed in Maslow's Eupsychian Network include the National Center for Exploration of Human Potential; the American Association of Humanistic Psychology; the American Humanist Association; and the Fellowship of Religious Humanists [4].

To tie it all together, Maslow inducted Hubbard into his Eupsychian Network of human potential organizations where allied with the presidents of the World Business Academy, the Institute for Noetic Sciences, and the Esalen Institute to push the globalization of transhumanist psychology.

Transhumanism at the Esalen Institute: The Human Potential of "Hacking Consciousness"

The Esalen Institute, which was bolstered by Maslow's Eupsychian Network and endorsed by Hubbard in her Birth 2012 and Beyond [1], is best known as a New Age self-actualization retreat led by a host of Eastern mysticist gurus and hippie psychedelics enthusiasts who have propelled the Human Potential Movement. However, Esalen has also been a hub for behavioral psychologists, such as B. F. Skinner, humanistic psychologists, such as Abraham Maslow, and transhumanist computer engineers, such as Mikey Siegel, who have been driving a Transhuman Potential Movement aimed at steering the noetic evolution of the human species through trans-eugenic technologies, such as "consciousness-hacking" brain-computer interfaces.

This year, in 2022, there will be an Esalen workshop titled "Superhuman Evolution," which will explore "evolutionary esotericism" by examining the intersections across "technology," "psychedelic[s]," "Darwinian . . . transformations," and "metaphysical revelation . . . that might point to or even manifest the future human (or superhuman)." It should be noted here that Darwinism was a predecessor of eugenics, which itself is the precursor to transhumanism.

Darwin's cousin, Francis Galton conceptualized eugenics as the science of harnessing Darwinian evolution by selectively breeding elite bloodlines while culling "unfit" gene pools. Later, in 1957, British Eugenics Society President Julian Huxley, who was a "close friend" of fellow eugenicist Teilhard de Chardin, coined the term "transhumanism" to denote the next phase of eugenics in which the old-school methods of artificial genetic selection will take a backseat to biological engineering through human-machine mergers. Julian's brother, Aldous Huxley, who authored the dystopic novel Brave New World, coined the term "human potential," and he energized the Human Potential Movement as a trendsetter at the Esalen Institute where Hubbard's mentors, Abraham Maslow and Buckminster Fuller, were both leading figures.

There have always been integral connections between the Esalen Institute, the Human Potential Movement, hi-tech transhumanism, and noetic Gnosticism. In 2013, H+ Magazine, otherwise known as Humanity+ Magazine, which is the popular publication of the organization formerly known as World Transhumanist Association, posted an article titled "Producing and Consuming the Posthuman Body in Superhero Narratives." This H+ article historicizes how:

Mission Statement | Humanity+

"[s]everal scholars have linked the superhero narrative with the emergence of a 'human potential movement' which became popular in the 1960s. In places such as the Esalen Institute, the philosophy of the cosmic posthuman was put into practice. . . with the intention of unlocking latent abilities. In his weighty tome the Future of the Body: Explorations into the Further Evolution of Human Nature, Esalen co-founder Michael Murphy examines . . . evidence of 'metanormal' human functioning. . . . Like the human potential movement, Transhumanism is also the offspring of the sixties counterculture."

At the same time, this article also links Esalen's transhuman potential movement to "a theological, or Gnostic narrative." In a section titled "Silver Age Superheroes and the Emergence of Tranhumanism," this H+ article explicates how "[t]ranshumanism, in some forms, presents a world in which science and magic are conflated" through "the spread of numerous hybrid spiritual or religious movements variously dubbed techno-paganism or cyber-shamanism," which "reconfigure shamans as 'low-tech cyborgs.'"

Mindapps and The Neurosingularity Project | H+ Media

Another H+ Magazinearticle, which was published in 2014, explores the ways in which the Human Potential Movement and the Neurosingularity Project dovetail together through intersections between "genetics," "artificial intelligence," "nanotechnology," "psychedelics," and a range of "psychotechnologies" that coalesce in transhumanist evolution. Entitled "Mindapps and The Neurosingularity Project," this article, details how, "[a]mong current tributaries to the Neurosingularity Project are: 1) multistate theory, 2) transhumanisn, 3) psychedelics, and 4) the human potential movement."

More specifically, in a section titled "The Human Potential Movement and Positive Psychology," this article expounds how "[m]ultistate theory, psychedelics, transhumanism, transpersonal psychology, and the human potential movement can all contribute to their mutual fulfillment and to the Neurosingularity Project" with the "HPM [Human Potential Movement] being a precursor of transhumanism." Additionally, this article postulates how, "[i]nstead of using only electronic information technology—or biology hybridized with IT—to augment human intelligence, milestones in genetics are advancing us down the path toward producing better human brains and other extropic and human potential goals."

In sum, these H+ articles propound how hi-tech transhumanism is an outgrowth of the Human Potential Movement that was spearheaded by the Esalen Institute, which was part of Maslow's Eupsychian Network where Hubbard cavorted with other Gnostic trans-eugenicists to advance the noetic evolution of the human species through human-computer interfaces that can "hack consciousness."

More recently, in 2018, Esalen hosted a "Consciousness Hacking" workshop run by Mikey Siegel: a transhumanist "computer engineer" who has developed "Intelligent Robotics" and "social robotics" at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, respectively. On the Esalen website, Siegel's biography states that he "uses technology to facilitate a path toward higher consciousness, self-realization, awakening, and transcendence." To industrialize transhumanist "consciousness hacking" into a global corporate enterprise, Siegel, according to Wired Magazine, "helped found the Transformative Technology Conference," which convenes "a mixer for technologists, futurists, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists trying to turn consciousness hacking into a multi-billion-dollar business on a par with the fitness industry."

Mikey Siegel | Faculty Member | Esalen

Kickstarting the consciousness-hacking industry during the year before his Esalen workshop, Siegel conducted an experiment titled "One Thousand Minds Connected Live," which hooked people up to "cognition headband[s]" that recorded their electroencephalogram (EEG) brainwaves while they all watched a movie called MindGamers. By concurrently data-mining the electrical brain activity of this massive audience, Siegel aimed to digitally record "the first image of a mass-connected mind." Commenting on this experiment, Siegel hyped how, as a result of such brain-computer interfaces, "we are actually changing as a species . . . [The brain is] actually changing the landscape of human culture. We're profoundly different than what we were 20, 30 years ago."

Assisting Siegel with the "Thousand Minds" experiment was Tim Mullen. According to TheWrap, Mullen is "the CEO of Qusp Labs — a neurotechnology firm — and has developed wearable brain-computer interface (BCI) technology similar to what's being used in these [Thousand Minds EEG] headbands." Elaborating on the experiment, Mullen laid out "[t]he overarching vision that in the future we will have the ability to link the nervous systems of humans . . . [T]he groundwork for that is being laid right now . . . It's accelerating so fast so it's really possible to imagine that in one generation we might see that fundamental link established."

'MindGamers' Will Scan Viewer Brainwaves | thewrap.com

In brief, these brainwave-hacking wearables, designed by Siegel and Mullen, are building the next noospheric layer of transhumanity's cybernetic nervous system which, according to Hubbard, has "consciously" evolved from internet IT infrastructure into online social media networks that can now be augmented through collective webs of biofeedback neurotech. From Mikey Siegel's Transformative Technology Conferences, back to Michael Murphy's Esalen Institute, all the way back to Abraham Maslow's Eupsychian Network, there are branches of transhumanist psychology, neurotechnology, and human-potentializing spirituality that share common roots in Barbara Marx Hubbard's noetic prophesies of collective-conscious evolution through global cybernetics.

From Human Potential to Social Potential: The Globalization of Neurofeedback Transhumanism

To mind-meld global human consciousness through brain-computer neurotech, Hubbard evolved the Human Potential Movement into the Social Potential Movement [2], which she used to promote the HeartMath Institute (HMI) [1] [2]. The non-profit HMI is a "synergistic" satellite of the for-profit HeartMath Inc. corporation that carries out multilevelmarketing schemes to sell biofeedback wearables, such as emWave and Inner Balance, which are similar to the EEG headbands designed by Siegel. Programmed to socially synchronize an individual's "heart coherence" with the global community by uploading users' electrocardiogram (ECG) analytics to online cloud databases, HeartMath's biofeedback technologies are being propagated across the planet through HMI's Global Coherence Initiative (GCI) in order to harmonize the world's ECG wavelengths into a singular hivemind resonance.

In pursuit of his consciousness-hacking venture, Siegel has also engineered a collective biofeedback wearable called "HeartSync," which he piloted at a Burning Man festival. The transhumanist HeartSync headsets can interlink as many as 24 people to a single computer in order to synchronize the group's breathing and heartbeats. At Siegel's "co-hack house," his Consciousness Hacking MeetUp group, which has hosted at least "15,000 members" in at least "30 communities," attendees engage in collective meditation while wearing HeartSync headgear hooked up to a computer. On "Project Nights" at Siegel's co-hack house, "startup founders pitch their prototypes," such as "the LucidCatcher, a sleep band that stimulates your brain with small electrical pulses, supposedly letting you control your dreams."

According to Siegel's business partner, Josh Whiton, who is a personal friend of Elon Musk and Tony Robbins, HeartSync can be used "to have a board meeting and you hook everyone up to a headband and a heart-rate sensor to get into state of coherence [sic] . . . You get people out of their ego states and into a group state, thinking as one." Other applications of HeartSync, along with other AI biofeedback devices, neurotech "brain stimulators," and immersive VR, include psychotherapeutic and psychedelic consciousness hacks that can digitally induce "mindfulness" and "enlightenment."

Inside Silicon Valley's New Non-Religion: Consciousness Hacking | Wired UK

Siegel's HeartSync neurotech is similar to the emWave and Inner Balance biofeedback wearables that are sold through the HeartMath Institute, which is endorsed by Hubbard in her Birth 2012 and Beyond. In this book, Hubbard lists the "Institute of HeartMath" as a "Birth 2012 Campaign Sponsor" along with the World Business Academy and the Global Coherence Initiative (GCI), which is a satellite of the HeartMath Institute [1]. In addition to these Birth 2012 Campaign Sponsors, Hubbard cataloged a directory of "Shift Network Allies," including the Esalen Institute and the Institute of Noetic Sciences where Siegel has served as an Advisor to the IONS Innovation Lab [1]. Siegel and his BioFluent Technologies corporation, which is the company that produces HeartSync biofeedback wearables, are also profiled on the list of "Industry Partners and Advisors" at the Transformative Technology Lab (TTL) where HeartMath President and CEO, Deborah Rozman, whom Hubbard names as an "all[y]" of the Birth 2012 Campaign [1], is also profiled on list of TTL "Industry Partners and Advisors."

Industry Partners and Advisors | Transformative Technology Lab

Along with Rozman, there are several other GCI Steering Committee and Advisory Board members whom Hubbard endorsed as "allies" of the of the Birth 2012 Campaign [1]:

  • Gregg Braden, who has worked as a "senior computer systems designer for Martin Marietta Defense Systems" and as the "first technical operations manager" at Cisco Systems;
  • Jeddah Mali, who "mentors and consults for CEOs, international initiatives and organizations" in addition to "advising and guiding global thought leaders and change makers," including "clients . . . from over 60 countries around the world";
  • Howard Martin, who "has conducted training programs and keynote presentations in Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, the U.S. military, school systems, [and] ecumenical organizations";
  • Jack Canfield, who "is the originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series" and "a founding member of the Transformational Leadership Council," which Hubbard also promoted in Birth 2012 and Beyond [1];
  • Lynne McTaggart, who is the "author of the international bestsellers Living The Field and The Intention Experiment, a series of scientifically controlled, web-based experiments testing the power of intention to change the physical world."
  • Marci Shimoff, who "is a featured teacher in the film/book phenomenon, The Secret, . . . a founding member of the Transformational Leadership Council and . . . a top-rated trainer for numerous Fortune 500 firms";
  • Lynne Twist, who "holds memberships" in the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Transformational Leadership Council;
  • Nina Rothschild Utne, who is the founder of "a new company called FutureFit" and "a founding member" of the New Age City of Lakes Waldorf School;
  • Bruce Lipton, who has "conducted pioneering research on cloned stem cells."

Additionally, there are several other GCI Steering Committee and Advisory Board members who hold prominent positions at the Institute for Noetic Sciences:

  • Dean Radin "is a fellow and senior scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. . . . For over 20 years he has done consciousness research at Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, University of Nevada and Silicon Valley think tanks, including SRI International, where he investigated psychic phenomena for the U.S. government." Radin also has 10 years of experience "conduct[ing] advanced telecommunications R&D at AT&T Bell Laboratories and GTE Laboratories." Moreover, Radin "has lectured extensively, including at . . . Google and the Defense Department's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency [DARPA]."
  • Marilyn Mandala Schlitz "is president for research and education at the Institute of Noetic Sciences . . . and co-founder/chief learning officer of Integral Learning Corporation. Schlitz . . . has lectured extensively, including at the United Nations and Smithsonian Institution."

Also serving on the GCI Scientific Advisory Board is Roger Nelson, who "is founder and director of the Global Consciousness Project and was the longtime coordinator of research at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) laboratory at Princeton University," which was financed by Hubbard's benefactor, Laurence Rockefeller. In addition, "Nelson is a member of the Esalen Institute Center for Theory and Research."

Barbara Marx Hubbard and The Welcoming Committee | Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity's Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution

Towards the end of Birth 2012 and Beyond, Hubbard anthologized a chapter by Claudia Welss, who is another Steering Committee Member of HeartMath's Global Coherence Initiative; a Board Member of Hubbard's Foundation for Conscious Evolution; and a member of the "extended research faculty" of the Institute for Noetic Sciences [1]. In Claudia Welss's Birth 2012 and Beyond chapter, which is titled "Energizing Social Synergy for the Shift," she details how HeartMath's biofeedback wearables can be implemented to globally synchronize the EKG "heart coherence" rhythms of individuals and communities across the planet in order to artificially stimulate a worldwide "shift" in evolutionary consciousness [1].

Defining "heart coherence," Welss describes it as "a measurable psychophysiological state" that can be quantified with "[b]iofeedback measurements" [1]. According to Welss, "HeartMath has demonstrated that we can intentionally change our heart signal pattern to a coherent waveform" in which "[h]eart-brain alignment is created, causing a favorable cascade of neural, hormonal, and biochemical changes as systems synchronize and connect, facilitating system-wide communication" [1]. In a section titled "Scaling Heart Coherence for Social Synergy," Welss elaborates how:

GCI Boards | HeartMath Institute

"[r]eseach at HeartMath has confirmed that a person's [heart] coherent electromagnetic signals can be detected in the nervous systems of other people as well as in animals. Heart coherence thus appears to enliven our connections through resonance, not only with each other and with nature but, conceivably, with the mind of the cosmos [or noosphere], enabling the parts to be in communication with the whole." [1]

To harmonize the "heart coherence" waves of global communities with the collective-consciousness of the noosphere, Welss calls for the worldwide coordination of HeartMath biofeedback synchronization through "[t]he Global Coherence Initiative, a project of HeartMath, [which] is based on the belief that [heart] coherence scales—from the personal, to the social, to the planetary . . . If heart coherence does indeed scale, our attempts at social synergy would benefit on all levels" [1]. Citing the evolutionary theories of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, who was the godfather of epigenetic theory, Welss posits how:

"the Global Coherence Initiative estimates that three-hundred and fifty thousand people measurably increasing their heart coherence baselines may be enough to create a 'global coherence heart-field environment' . . . through the sustained repetition of this new behavior by a critical mass of individuals . . . By intentionally generating this field of global coherence for the Shift, we may . . . emerge as a positive, conscious evolutionary force." [1]

In a separate chapter titled "A Map to Cross the Gap," Hubbard herself calls for "heart coherence" synchronization of 350,000 wearers of HeartMath biofeedback devices by practicing "Quick Coherence" and "Heart Lock-In" [1], which are HeartMath-trademarked "mindfulness" techniques, through a "special group setting online" [1]. This online biofeedback collaborative is known as "[t]he Global Birthing Care Room, a project of the Institute of HeartMath's Global Coherence Initiative, [which] provides a digital representation of practitioners, portraying them as points of light across the globe" [1].

In sum, the HeartMath Institute has commissioned a transhumanist network of wearable Global Coherence Apps to interlink brainwaves and heart rhythms across the planet in order to "Shift" the collective-consciousness of the human species into a one-world Social Potential Movement that is synchronized with the cosmic evolution of the noosphere through the cybernetic nervous system of internet social media. In turn, these transhumanist neurofeedback wearables are in position to biorhythmically induce synthetic states of bliss that will psychologically condition global populations to happily comply with the corporate-communitarian mandates of the techno-fascist Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Global Coherence App | HeartMath Institute
Evolutionary Entrepreneurship, Corporate Technocracy, and the Transhuman Singularity

If you think the global biofeedback synchronization of human conscious sounds like a virtuous means of unifying hearts and minds across the planet into a utopian one-world community, it should be noted that the HeartMath Institute and HeartMath Inc. are steeped in corporatism. Hence, rather than arouse sincere socioemotional bonds across all socioeconomic classes, and instead of elucidating minds with true spiritual enlightenment, HeartMath's commercial neurotech is primed to lull the precariat into blissed out trances that render them submissive to the corporate-technocratic mandates of the "surveillance capitalist" Fourth Industrial Revolution.

By distributing Global Coherence Apps and other neurofeedback wearables through multilevelmarketing schemes and networks of partnerships with multinational companies and business consulting firms, HeartMath's Global Coherence Initiative is driven by a brand of corporatism known as "evolutionary entrepreneurship," which has been promoted by Hubbard and her colleagues at Singularity University. Notwithstanding the flowery "love and light" rhetoric from Hubbard and GCI spokespeople, the corporate nexus of evolutionary entrepreneurs connected to HeartMath is primed to steer global biorhythm "coherence" to comply with a techno-fascist Social Credit economy of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

To recruit participants to the Global Coherence Network of wearable biofeedback sensors linked to smartphones, HMI and HeartMatch Inc. employ multilevel-marketing schemes that convert HeartMath practitioners into certified HeartMath "Mentors" and "Trainers" who offer "heart coherence" coaching through HeartMath Resilience workshops. It is keen to note here that multilevel marketing stratagems, which Hubbard advocates in Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential [2], are rooted in the self-actualization workshops of the Human Potential Movement. In fact, the multilevel marketing giant, Amway, has been one of the biggest corporate adherents to the channeling of the Human Potential Movement's self-actualization mantra to con salespeople into pyramid scams.

It is also worth noting that the heir to Richard DeVos's Amway fortune is former US Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, who has financed Neurocore biofeedback ed-tech. In my article, "Secretary DeVos, Neurocore, and Competency-Based Workforce Training," I documented how the Neurocore corporation, where Betsy sat on the Board of Directors, is part of a burgeoning socioemotional-learning industry that traffics in biofeedback ed-tech which includes the emWave wearables distributed by HeartMath. For instance, HeartMath LLC holds the corporate license for the Macquarie Institute, which facilitates HeartMath workshops, such as the Resilient Educator program that teaches attendees how to utilize emWave biofeedback wearables in order to enhance classroom learning at "Primary and Secondary School[s]."

By leveraging multilevel-marketing tactics to propagate GCI's Global Coherence Network of transhuman-potentializing biofeedback wearables, the HeartMath Institute is actualizing what Hubbard deemed to be an enterprise of "evolutionary entrepreneurship" that melds neurotechnology and collective biorhythmic consciousness into the futurist "Singularity" , as envisioned by Google's Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil.

Ray Kurzweil | Singularity Hub

In 2018, at a Singularity University "Global Summit," which was titled "The Future of Entrepreneurship: Living in Exponential Creativity," Hubbard was interviewed by Mark Donohue: an associate of both Kurzweil, who is Co-Founder and Chancellor of Singularity U, and Peter Diamandis, who is the Executive Founder and Director of Singularity U. During this interview, Donohue and Hubbard hyped how "Maslow-inspired . . . evolutionary entrepreneurs" are at the forefront of ushering in a transhumanist Singularity through "Maslowean" business practices that pivot on "synergistic convergences." Donohue highlighted how

"Barbara was a seminal leader in the 70s at running what are called 'SYNCONs,' so bringing together the best of what's working to create a synergistic convergence to create a whole new out of the disparate parts. . . . So that's a whole synergistic convergence process which we're inviting and believe Singularity [U] is part of, but we feel is another level of convening the exponential technology, the exponential leaders, to actually have a convergence that's more directional and curated by Singularity [U] to take it to the next level."

Concurring with Donohue's exaltation of evolutionary entrepreneurs, Hubbard declared that "the exponential entrepreneur has the power to shift the system, and if the exponential entrepreneurs feel themselves to be connected with evolution, the guidelines of greater consciousness . . . applied to exponential entrepreneurship actually is the shift point." This "shift point," according to Hubbard, will result in humankind "becoming a new species. If you combine hi-tech with evolutionary spirituality with greater consciousness, . . . if you combine exponential evolutionary technologies with the new power of humanity . . . , you have a new species . . . It's not only that we are becoming new individuals and to some degree a new species with this power, but the whole system . . . is going to radical newness."

Donohue affirmed Hubbard's "shift point" prediction as he proclaimed that Singularity University will be instrumental in thrusting the human species forward into conscious transhuman evolution: "We're upon the birth of what Barbara has named 'Homo Universalis.' . . . The new whole will be far greater than has ever existed before, and ultimately, Singularity [U] is a catalyst and a leader in the awakening of this new species to fulfill our full human potential [inaudible] within the evolutionary story" by "creating synergistic convergences at the next level." Hubbard concluded the interview by celebrating Singularity U as a driver of conscious transhuman evolution: "it's a great privilege to see what Singularity [U] is able to do to help initiate this movement. If we want to say a new movement is . . . moving in the direction of evolution, I would say Singularity University is taking a tremendous role to initiate that."

Through the synergistic convergences of exponential entrepreneurs, corporate industries, consumer stakeholders, and futurist think tanks like Singularity U, the Human Potential Movement is expanding into a Social Potential Movement, propelling Hubbard's transhumanist dreams of collective-conscious evolution through global technology markets.

In her book, Conscious Evolution: Awakening of Our Social Potential, which was edited by Donohue, Hubbard devoted six chapters to "Part III: The Social Potential Movement" [2]. Throughout "Part III," Hubbard laid out her vision of "Social Evolution" through the technocratic globalization of public-private partnerships. For example, Hubbard printed a chart of Donohue's "Golden Innovations" wheel, which graphs how the Social Potential Movement is being rolled forward through a "Global Collegium" that synergistically converges "Economics/Business," "Science/Technology," "Government/Law," "Media Communications," "Education," "Health," and "Spirituality/Religion." To cultivate a global "Community of CoCreators" [sic] through the sphere of "Economics/Business," Hubbard promoted corporate foundations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Center for What Works, along with impact-investing firms, such as the Social Venture Network.

Barbara Marx Hubbard | Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential

In sum, Hubbard called for public-private partnership to push the collective-conscious evolution of social potential into the futurist Singularity through the globalization of transhumanist neurofeedback technologies, such as the emWave and Inner Balance biofeedback wearables that are distributed through the multi-level marketing schemes of HeartMath's Global Coherence Initiative. It is worth noting here that, at Singularity University, Kurzweil has partnered with the founder and CEO of SingularityNET, Ben Goertzel, who presented his AI research at the 2013 Annual Conference of the World Future Society, which was co-founded by Hubbard [1]. Goertzel is also listed on the roster of the Transformative Technology Lab's "Industry Partners and Advisors" along with the President and CEO of HeartMath.

Barbara Marx Hubbard and The Welcoming Committee | Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity's Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution
From 2020 to 2040: From New Normal to Singularity

For almost 20 years, Kurzweil has forecasted that the year 2045 will mark the emergence of the transhuman Singularity. Prior to Kurzweil's prediction, Hubbard foretold that 2020 would mark the year of the global consciousness "shift" that would tech-noetically thrust human evolution into the transhuman Singularity of 2045.

During her speech at the 2015 IONS International Conference, Hubbard "propose[d] that we develop a new world purpose . . . by 2020, and the date has been picked by some other people [such as] Stephen Dinan," who is a former Director of the Esalen Institute's Center for Theory and Research, a former Director of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and the author of the "Foreword" to Hubbard's Birth 2012 and Beyond [1]. In her IONS speech, Hubbard postulated that:

"[i]f we took the next 5 years, and said our purpose would be, by 2020, we would connect enough of the co-creators in health, education, economics, in every sector of human endeavor in every culture . . . and show up by 2020 as the beginning of the next stage of human self-evolution . . . [then] [w]e would become the Gnostic human; we would become humans that actually incarnate the genius of evolution, the supramental powers of evolution."

Now that 2020 has ushered in the post-COVID New Normal, which is rolling out the Great Reset for the technocratic Fourth Industrial Revolution, it appears that Hubbard's predictions for trans-technological evolution are coming true, and as Kurzweil forecasted, "the Singularity is near."
     

To be sure, if you think that Hubbard's New Age of the Singularity sounds like it promises to be empowering or utopian, stay tuned for the next installments in this investigative series as I document how she was an advocate for Malthusian-eugenic population reduction. I will also expose how Hubbard's affiliations with the World Future Society, the Human Potential Movement, and the Foundation for Conscious Evolution were connected to networks of alleged pedophiles and sexual abuse cults.

Endnotes

[1] Barbara Marx Hubbard and The Welcoming Committee, Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity's Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution (USA: Shift Books, 2012).

[2] Barbara Marx Hubbard, Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential (Novato, CA: New World Library, 1998).

[3] Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Evolutionary Testament of Co-Creation: The Promise Will Be Kept (Los Angeles, CA: Muse Harbor, 2015).

[4] Abraham Maslow, Toward a Psychology of Being, 2nd ed. (New York, NY: D. Van Nostrand Co., 1968).

[5] Barbara Marx Hubbard, 52 Codes for Conscious Self Evolution: A Process of Metamorphosis to Realize Our Full Potential Self, ed. Carolyn Anderson (Santa Barbara, CA: Foundation for Conscious Evolution, 2011).

[6] Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Hunger of Eve: One Woman's Odyssey Toward the Future (Eastsound, WA: Island Pacific NW, 1989).

[7] Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: Our Crisis Is a Birth (The Book of Co-Creation) (Sonoma, CA: Foundation for Conscious Evolution, 1993).

[8] Lee Penn, False Dawn: The United Religions Initiative, Globalism, and the Quest for a One-World Religion (Hillsdale, NY: Sophia Perennis, 2004).

[9] Barbara Marx Hubbard, Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence (10 Steps to the Universal Human) (Charlottesville, VA: Walsch Books, 2001).

Barbara Marx Hubbard: Godmother of Transhumanism and Synthetic Spirituality.

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Technocracy Rising with Patrick Wood


In this episode, Whitney and Patrick Wood discuss the historic roots of the technocratic movement, its development and relevance to current events as well as the ulterior motives behind the so-called "green" agenda and the Data-centered "religions" of Silicon Valley.

Published 05/05/22.

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Sanctions & the End of a Financial Era with John Titus


In this episode, Whitney and John Titus of Best Evidence discuss the major financial shifts that have occurred since the Ukraine-Russia conflict exploded in late February, including Western sanctions, the coming end of the dollar, the CBDC agenda in both Russia and the West and the "endgame" of the financial elites.

Published 04/15/22

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Russia & the Great Reset – Resistance or Complicity?


OffGuardian and Unlimited Hangout teamed up for a panel discussion/debate regarding Russia and its relationship to the Great Reset Agenda. Are they complicit or resisting the technocratic designs of Davos?

Published on 04/02/22.

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Jerm Warfare: Deep Diving Into EPSTEIN, 9/11, COVID, and more


Whitney joined Jerm Warfare for a conversation covering her journey into journalism and Chile; fact-checkers; Bill Gates; central intelligence; Facebook versus mass surveillance; Jeffrey Epstein; 9/11; why people fear conspiracy theories; and parallel structures.

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The Rhodes Scholars Guiding Biden’s Presidency


The recent, pandemic-ridden years have involved a steep and often traumatic learning curve for many citizens across the Trans Atlantic. One particularly shocking revelation that has ripped virally across the internet in recent days revolves around the revelations that the World Economic Forum's 'Young Global Leaders' have been positioned across western governments and powerful private institutions over the past three decades.

Videos of Klaus Schwab bragging that Young Leaders have been positioned across the governments of Canada, Argentina, Europe and beyond are now being posted across social media platforms on a daily basis, confirming the suspicions of many that the World Economic Forum is not a benign business networking operation, as it has tried to project for the credulous. Rather, it is something much darker and insidious.

Set up in 1993 as the Global Leaders of Tomorrow and renamed WEF Young Leaders Forum in 2004 (fueled with funds from such benevolent institutions as JP Morgan Chase and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), over 1400 young leaders (under the age of 38) from both public and private sectors have been processed through the program. For those tapped to become members of this elitist clique, they agree to attend six years of regular WEF conferences featuring seminars, focus groups and other special experiences both at Davos and at regional WEF events, at which point they graduate and become "alumni" who, in turn, become capable of nominating future young leaders.

Just a tiny sampling of the prominent figures who have been processed and installed into positions of influence to advance the WEF globalist agenda over the past 30 years include Angela Merkel, Nicholas Sarkozy, Emmanuel Macron, Tony Blair, Mark Zuckerberg, José Manuel Barroso, Bill Gates, Chrystia Freeland, Pete Buttigieg, Jacinda Arden (PM New Zealand), Jack Ma (Ali Baba founder), Larry Fink (Blackrock CEO), Larry Page (Google founder), Lynn Forrester de Rothschild (Council for Inclusive Capitalism founder), Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia founder), Peter Thiel (Paypal founder), Leonardo Di Caprio (tool), Richard Branson (Virgin Records CEO), Jeff Bezos (Amazon founder), Stephan Bancel (Moderna CEO), Pierre Omidyar (Ebay co-founder), Alizia Garza (co-founder BLM), Jonathan Soros (son of sociopath) and, according the Schwab, himself "half the Canadian Cabinet" under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

As important as it is to hold this disturbing fact in mind, it is even more important not to lose sight of the deeper historical forces at play and the older institutional practice of talent searching young blood upon which the YGL Program is based.

Just as Klaus Schwab was never his own man, having been trained by his mentors Maurice Strong (co-founder of the WEF) [1] and his Harvard mentor Henry Kissinger, so too were Klaus' Young Leaders merely a modern version of an older practice that has been at play for over 114 years. This older institution is the Rhodes Scholarship system and the associated Round Table Movement, which created both Chatham House in 1919 and its American branch, dubbed "The Council on Foreign Relations," in 1921.

This program has been incredibly influential and has also generated immense damage over the last century. Thousands of young Americans have been processed through the halls of Oxford since its founding who are then re-inserted back into their native land with a religious-like zeal to advance an agenda, the full scope of which very few of them truly comprehend.

The Example of Biden's Cabinet

During the first year of the Biden administration, swarms of Oxford-trained Rhodes Scholars were swept into dominant positions of power across America's domestic and foreign policy landscape.

The hegemony of the Council on Foreign Relations as a major top-down planning center for the Rules-Based International Order has also been firmly re-established after having been relegated to a back seat during the four year period of Donald Trump's presidency. Trump's term was referred to by CFR President Richard Haass as "the aberration". Haass himself is a Rhodes Scholar, having graduated from Oxford's Oberlin College in 1978.

The CFR and the Rhodes Scholarship program are simply two sides of the same process that have acted as a key pillar to the establishment of fifth column operations within the USA, and the Trans Atlantic Community more generally, during the past century. Both the CFR and the Rhodes Scholarship were established by the ill-begotten fortunes of Cecil Rhodes.

Cecil Rhodes' Vision Revisited

Every year since its creation in 1902, over 30 talented young American scholars have been rewarded each year with the privilege of an all-expenses-paid brainwashing in the halls of Oxford University, on the dime of the riches left to posterity by the deceased diamond magnate Cecil Rhodes, before being re-deployed back to their home nations.

Rhodes himself was a leading mining magnate who was used by the powerful financiers of London to consolidate mining operations across South Africa, thereby cornering the global diamond market and founding such rapacious institutions as DeBeers. Rhodes used his economic influence to rapidly ascend through the ranks of political office, becoming Prime Minister of Cape Colony, which comprised much of today's South Africa, from 1890-1896.

During this time, Rhodes oversaw the vast theft of lands from native Africans while also guaranteeing that no blacks would be permitted to play any role in the political process by tripling the wealth requirement for voting.

Rhodes consolidated British imperial control over much of southern Africa by directing the invasion and takeover of the region north of Cape Town (today's Zambia and Zimbabwe), which later became dubbed Rhodesia.

During the second Boer War against the Transvaal Republic (a coalition of Dutch settlers and Zulus), Rhodes' network of sociopathic imperial managers, dubbed "Milner's Kindergarten," worked with Lord Kitchener to innovate new genocidal techniques for asymmetrical warfare. These techniques included poisoning water systems and establishing a new model of concentration camps, which killed over forty thousand innocent civilians via starvation and disease.

Commenting upon the rates of children dying in the concentration camps, Lord Milner, a close ally of Rhodes, stated the "fact that the death rate among young children in the camps was still not dropping. 'The theory that, all the weakly children being dead, the rate would fall off is not so far borne out by the facts… The strong ones must be dying now and they will all be dead by the spring of 1903.'"

This concentration camp system proved incredibly effective at breaking the spirits of the Transvaal soldiers who soon succumbed to the empire's stranglehold across South Africa. It was later adopted by the Nazis during WWII.

Rhodes' early disciples included such luminaries as Lord Alfred Milner, Sir Halford Mackinder, George Parkin, W.T. Stead and the Canadian oligarch Vincent Massey (to name a few). His early backers included high level figures among the British intelligentsia including Prince Edward Albert and Lord Nathaniel Rothschild, who saw that a new strategy was needed to halt the spread of the American System and its policies around the world, particularly in the wake of Lincoln's victory over the South during the Civil War.

Empire in Crisis: The Late 19th Century Breakdown of Unipolarism

During the last decades of the 19th century, it was becoming increasingly clear to many that the unipolar days of the British Empire stood on shaky foundations. Starting in the 1870s, a new multipolar system of win-win cooperation was emerging internationally due to the spread of nationalist systems of political economy, modelled on the best attributes of America's Hamiltonian system.

In Germany, the Zollverein was established under Chancellor Bismarck, which unified the compartmentalized state around a holistic protective tariff to block the dumping of cheap goods from abroad, while uniting Germany's regions around internal free trade, productive credit, rail development, industrial growth and other labor reforms. These reforms had been driven by the teachings of the influential German economist Friedrich List, who formulated his system during his five years in the USA. He was among the first to coin the term "American System of Political Economy" in 1827.

In Russia, Finance Minister Sergei Witte led a parallel reform, adopting protectionism to favor the growth of native agro-industrial power while driving continental interconnectivity via the Trans Siberian Railway (made with Baldwin Locomotives from Philadelphia), which was assisted by teams of American engineers. Witte worked closely with a network of nationalists who had worked closely with Lincoln to save the union from British-directed dissolution during the Civil War. He initiated the sale of Alaska with plans to extend rail and telegraph through the Bering Strait and launched a vast anti-corruption program in Russia itself.

Protectionism, anti-corruption reforms and internal improvements were adopted in France by the government of Sadi Carnot and his Foreign Minister Gabriel Hanotaux and also in Japan, where American advisors like Erasmus Peshine Smith were helping the restored Meiji government adopt national banking programs and rail development.

What was most frightening for the upper echelons of the British elite, was that these developments were not isolated to the borders of various states wishing to break free of British dominance of private finance and maritime shipping – they now extended across borders. Bismarck's Berlin-to-Baghdad railway was one example, as was the Russia-Chinese railway through Manchuria.

Rail projects extending the newly built Trans Continental railway through British Columbia, and then through Alaska and the Bering Strait into Eurasia, were being discussed by statesmen and engineers on both sides of the Atlantic from the moment Alaska was sold to the USA in 1867. These discussions continued until the day Witte was ousted from power in 1906. The 1890 Cosmopolitan Railway map published by Lincoln-ally and former Governor of Colorado William Gilpin is a reminder of the trajectory of the sort of world then being brought into existence.

Image commissioned by Gov. William Gilpin published in 1890 Cosmopolitan railway

The growth of a community of win-win cooperation as the basis for international law was a prospect deemed intolerable by many devout social Darwinists and eugenicists among the British ruling class.

Outlining his vision for the new paradigm then coming into being, Gilpin wrote in 1890:

"The weapons of mutual slaughter are hurled away; the sanguinary passions find a check, a majority of the human family is found to accept the essential teachings of Christianity IN PRACTICE… Room is discovered for industrial virtue and industrial power. The civilized masses of the world meet; they are mutually enlightened, and fraternize to reconstitute human relations in harmony with nature and with God. The world ceases to be a military camp, incubated only by the military principles of arbitrary force and abject submission. A new and grand order in human affairs inaugurates itself out of these immense concurrent discoveries and events"

[Cosmopolitan Railway p. 213]

This was not an operating system acceptable to the misanthropic ideals of Malthusian social engineers, whose self interest was located in keeping the world divided, ignorant, hungry and at war. Something had to be done.

Cecil Rhodes and the Creation of a New Religion

The early members of the Rhodes Trust hive interfaced closely with London's Fabian Society throughout the 20th century and became the new disciplined elite that gradually infiltrated throughout society. This new breed of imperial management exerted its influence in much the same way earlier Jesuit operations had been formed and deployed across Europe beginning in the 16th century.

For anyone confused as to the purpose of this Rhodes Scholarship program, one need look no further than Rhodes' 1877 Confessions of Faith and Seven Wills, which called for the domination of "inferior races" by Anglo-Saxon superiority, as well as the ultimate recapturing of America and the creation of a new Church of the British Empire:

"Let us form the same kind of society, a Church for the extension of the British Empire. A society which should have its members in every part of the British Empire working with one object and one idea we should have its members placed at our universities and our schools and should watch the English youth passing through their hands just one perhaps in every thousand would have the mind and feelings for such an object, he should be tried in every way, he should be tested whether he is endurant, possessed of eloquence, disregardful of the petty details of life, and if found to be such, then elected and bound by oath to serve for the rest of his life in his Country. He should then be supported if without means by the Society and sent to that part of the Empire where it was felt he was needed.'

In another will, Rhodes described in more detail his intention to create an organization:

"For the establishment, promotion and development of a Secret Society, the true aim and object whereof shall be for the extension of British rule throughout the world. The colonization by British subjects of all lands where the means of livelihood are attainable by energy, labour, and enterprise and especially the occupation by British settlers of the entire Continent of Africa, the Holy Land, the Valley of the Euphrates, the islands of Cyprus and Candia, the whole of South America, the islands of the Pacific not heretofore possessed by Great Britain, the whole of the Malay Archipelago, these aboard of China and Japan, [and] the ultimate recovery of the United States of America as an integral part of the British Empire."

Describing his thinking to his disciple W.T. Stead, Rhodes wrote: "Please remember the key of my idea discussed with you is a Society, copied from the Jesuits as to organisation".

A Calamitous 20th Century

As generations passed, the continuity of purpose that transcended individual lives of players on the stage was maintained by certain organizations that grew out of the original Rhodes/Milner Round Table movements, which now had branches in the Anglo-Saxon majority countries that had formed part of the British Empire. By 1919, after the Round Table had taken control of Canadian and British governments during 1911 and 1916 coups, this group created the Royal Institute for International Affairs (also known as Chatham House).

By 1921, an American branch was set up called the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), which was staffed with Rhodes Scholars and Fabians and has maintained a continuity of intention to the present day. This organization spawned dozens of influential sub-organizations, which always interface with a form of "central command". When Hillary Clinton once referred to the CFR as the "mother ship" in 2009, this is what she was referring to.

Although it was inaugurated in 1921, the CFR's creation can be traced to the same May 30, 1919 meeting at the Hotel Celeste in France that also saw the birth of the Royal Institute for International Affairs. Leading members among the 50 Anglo-American delegates attending that founding meeting included Round Table leader Lionel Curtis, Lord Eustice Percy, German-American financier Paul Warburg and Wilson-advisor Edward M. House. Many of these figures (including House and Warburg) had been instrumental in instituting the US'Federal Reserve System in 1913, and had also gone far to finance the Bolshevik Revolution that turned Russia inside out.

The official Chatham House website described the founding meeting in the following terms:

"At the Hotel Majestic, Curtis gave a rousing speech where he told the assembled scholars and officials that it was up to them, people who operated at the intersection of high politics and scholarship, to shape the new peace by educating the public on international issues. There was also an expectation, underpinned by Anglo-American social connections and institutions such as the Rhodes scholarships, that it would be up to Britain and the United States to determine the course of international politics in the post-war period."

Branches in Canada, Australia, and South Africa were set up in 1928, 1933 and 1934, respectively.

Although many historians refer to the Council on Foreign Relations as "an American organization," with the earlier Chatham House acting as junior partner, the truth is just the opposite.

A young student of Harvard's William Yandell Elliot (himself a leading Rhodes Scholar) was none other than former Secretary of State Sir Henry Kissinger who stated gushingly at a May 10, 1981 Chatham House event:

"The British were so matter-of-factly helpful that they became a participant in internal American deliberations, to a degree probably never practiced between sovereign nations… In my White House incarnation then, I kept the British Foreign Office better informed and more closely engaged than I did the American State Department… It was symptomatic".

It is no exaggeration to state that many important events that happened during the dark bipolar years of the Cold War intimately involved the top-down role of Rhodes Scholars. Occupying critical positions within the State Department in both the USA and Canada, UN bureaucracy and Foundations, Rhodes Scholars operated with a level of discipline, enthusiasm and coherence unseen in any modern imperial civil service [2].

From Escott Reid's designs for NATO two full years before the anti-Russian organization was brought online, to George McGhee's advance of the Truman Doctrine, to Dean Rusk's guiding hand behind the Korean War, US support of the French in Vietnam and later US involvement in Vietnam, to Senator J. William Fulbright's promotion of globalism and a European Union, everywhere you see a bad idea being born during the post-WWII years, there is almost invariably a Rhodes Scholar or "Rhodie" to be found behind it.

Two years before his death on April 12, 1945, President Franklin Roosevelt shared his concerns of this foreign agenda and its disciples permeating his own State Department, waiting to take control of US foreign policy at a moment's notice, when he said to his son Elliot:

"You know, any number of times the men in the State Department have tried to conceal messages to me, delay them, hold them up somehow, just because some of those career diplomats over there aren't in accord with what they know I think. They should be working for Winston. As a matter of fact, a lot of the time, they are [working for Churchill]. Stop to think of 'em: any number of 'em are convinced that the way for America to conduct its foreign policy is to find out what the British are doing and then copy that!" I was told… six years ago, to clean out that State Department. It's like the British Foreign Office…."

Of course, FDR's vision for a world of US-Russia-Chinese cooperation and internationalization of the New Deal was more than a little anathema to Cold War, which Rhodes Scholars had been preparing so they could sculpt the world order after WWII. Neither FDR, his allies nor his grand design could be tolerated for long [3].

While the Rhodes Scholar hives managed to permeate ivy league schools, media outlets, private corporations, elected offices and the civil service during the 20th century, as laid out by Professor Carrol Quigley's posthumously published The Anglo-American Establishment, the prize of the presidency remained an elusive trophy… until the day one of Quigley's own students returned from Oxford and soon became Governor of Arkansas.

Clinton Opens the Floodgates

With Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential victory, Rhodes Scholars like Strobe Talbott (Assistant Secretary of State and co-architect of Perestroika) and Robert Reich (Secretary of Labor), were joined by "Rhodies" Ira Magaziner, Derek Shearer (Senior Economic Advisors), Susan Rice (Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs), Kevin Thurme (Health and Human Services Chief of Staff), George Stephanopoulos (Communications Director), Richard Celeste (Ambassador to India) and dozens of other Rhodes Scholars. These individuals were funneled into positions of influence that aimed to oversee the "end of history", as celebrated by neocon thinker Francis Fukuyama, as the Soviet Union disintegrated.

While some Rhodies remained in positions of power during the period of the presidency of George W. Bush, the Rhodes Hives again enjoyed vast policy-shaping influence under the Obama-age where the architecture for global governance was being built on the wreckage of troublesome nation states like Libya, Syria and Ukraine.

Despite the set back caused by Trump, whose victory interfered with Hillary Clinton's coronation, Rhodies are stubborn creatures, if nothing else. It was later revealed in 2020 that both Talbott and Rice were at the heart of Russiagate.

Strobe Talbott speaks during a Brookings event hosting then-Vice President Joe Biden, Source: YouTube

While still serving as Brookings Institute President in 2015-17, it was Talbott who interfaced with MI6's Sir Richard Dearlove and Christopher Steele in the months before the elections by cooking up and circulating the "dodgy dossier". It was Rice who was revealed to be at the center of the "unmasking" entrapment operation that targeted Michael Flynn in January 2017.

It would be the height of folly to presume, as some commentators have done, that Talbott's role in this operation indicates an American guiding hand in the effort to undo the 2016 elections. Yet, the fact is that Talbott's entire life and world outlook have been shaped by British Imperial principles that are programmed into the minds of most Rhodes Scholars like himself.

Strobe Talbott, Bill Clinton, and Frank Aller during their Oxford days. Source: adst.org

As Jeremy Kuzmarov demonstrates in his recent essay published in Covert Action Magazine, both Talbott and his Oxford roommate Bill Clinton had likely been recruited to the CIA long before receiving their scholarships. Kuzmarov also demonstrates that Bill Clinton played a key role smuggling Khrushchev's memoir out of Russia during a "research" expedition to Moscow. Clinton's role in this operation gives new meaning to the role Talbott played in translating that memoir into English as part of a much larger Anglo-American intelligence operation designed to revise Soviet history.

It was also during his time at Oxford that young Talbott adopted a near-religious commitment to a post-nation state world order.

Upon his return to America, Talbott was shepherded into a prominent role in the western propaganda bureau, serving as a leading editor of Time Magazine. It was during the end of this phase of his career that the soon-to-be Assistant Secretary of State outlined his manifesto for the New World Order in a July 20 1992 article entitled "The Birth of a Global Nation".

In that article, Talbott stated:

"All countries are basically social arrangements…No matter how permanent or even sacred they may seem at any one time, in fact they are all artificial and temporary…Perhaps national sovereignty wasn't such a great idea after all….But it has taken the events in our own wondrous and terrible century to clinch the case for world government."

Within his 1992 manifesto, Talbott describes NATO as "history's most ambitious, enduring and successful exercise in collective security" and then celebrates the International Monetary Fund. Talbott said "the free world formed multilateral financial institutions that depend on member states' willingness to give up a degree of national sovereignty. The International Monetary Fund can virtually dictate fiscal policies, even including how much tax a government should levy on its citizens."

Forecasting the Blair-Cheney "Responsibility to Protect" protocol which would soon justify the humanitarian bombings of Kosovo, Iraq, Libya and Syria, Talbott championed the destruction of national sovereignty made possible by the invasion of Kuwait in 1991, saying "the internal affairs of a nation used to be off limits to the world community. But the principle of 'humanitarian intervention is gaining acceptance."

During the entire Clinton Presidency, Talbott ensured that his utopian beliefs would not remain ink on paper, but be put swiftly into action, interfacing closely with Soros' Open Society Foundations and overseeing the Shock Therapy of Russia during the 1990s.

Revenge of Rice and the Rhodies

Among the top Rhodies guiding US President Joe Biden is none other than Susan Rice, who is now the director of Biden's Domestic Policy Council.

In 1990, Rice received her PhD in International Relations from New College, Oxford and, in 1992, received the first annual award from Chatham House for "the most distinguished dissertation in the UK in the field of International Studies" for her thesis "The Commonwealth Initiative in Zimbabwe 1979-80". In her thesis, Rice lauded the British peace keeping transition after the empire's 13 year war against Zimbabwe liberation.

President Barack Obama and National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice talk on the phone with Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco regarding a terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium, March 2016. Source: Flickr

Describing her love of Oxford, Rice delivered remarks at Rhodes House in 1999 saying:

"To be at Rhodes House tonight with so many friends, benefactors and mentors is a personal privilege. It is like a coming home for me for much of what I know about Africa was discovered within these walls, refined at this great university with generous support of the Rhodes Trust."

It is worth keeping in mind that as she spoke those words, Rice had recently demonstrated her imperial worldview by coordinating the destruction of a Sudanese pharmaceutical factory in 1998 and threatening South Africa with economic destruction unless it gave up its desire to produce generic and affordable AIDS medication that same year. While serving as special assistant to Bill Clinton and Senior Director of African Affairs at the National Security Council, Rice oversaw a well documented rogue CIA operation that ensured US support to the invasion of the Democratic Republic of Congo by Ugandan and Rwandan-sponsored rebels. A September 2009 New York Review of Books article by Howard French documented Rice's role in this genocidal operation:

"Museveni [of Uganda] and Kagame [of Rwanda] agree that the basic problem in the Great Lakes is the danger of a resurgence of genocide and they know how to deal with that. The only thing we have to do is look the other way."

During these operations that targeted Hutu refugees, it is estimated by UN officials that over 200,000 people were massacred simply because Rice demanded the USA "look the other way".

Rice worked to balkanize Sudan and to promote military intervention across the Arab and African worlds under the Responsibility to Protect doctrine (R2P) with the cooperation of supranational organizations like the International Criminal Court (ICC), which issued an arrest warrant for President Bashir. Her handiwork would have made Cecil Rhodes proud.

We should not forget that the Sudan-Libya-Egypt alliance under the combined leadership of Mubarak, Qadhafi and Bashir, had moved to establish a new gold-backed financial system outside of the IMF/World Bank to fund large scale development in Africa. Had this program not been undermined by a NATO-led destruction of Libya, the carving up of Sudan and regime change in Egypt, then the world would have seen the emergence of a major regional block of African states shaping their own destinies outside of the rigged game of Anglo-American controlled finance for the first time in history.

Following the Rhodes model of economic exploitation of colonized people, today's Anglo-American neocolonial models of finance have mastered the art of providing usurious loans with many strings attached and structural adjustment measures that would ensure those target populations never benefit or break free from the economic dominance of a masterclass that exploits their land and labor.

Beyond Rice, other Rhodes Scholars emerging into positions of control in the current Biden administration include National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, who graduated from Oxford's Magdalene College and worked under Strobe Talbott at the Brookings Institute's Center for the Study for Globalization at Yale in 2000. During this time, Rice had also come to work as Senior Fellow at Brookings, followed by a stint as UN Ambassador from 2009-2013 and Obama's National Security Advisor from 2013-2017, while Sullivan went on to become Biden's top security aid during the Obama years.

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan discusses President Biden's trip to Europe at a press briefing in March 2022. Source: YouTube
The Tale of Two Failed Mayors: Buttigieg and Garcetti

Due to an embarrassing series of scandals, Rhodes Scholar Eric Garcetti (former Mayor of LA) was pulled from Biden's early cabinet. But now, with a full year in the penalty box, Garcetti's rehabilitation was announced on July 2021 with his appointment as US ambassador to India. Acting as Chair of the C40 Cities (a network of 97 major cities around the world), and also the co-founder of Climate Mayors (representing 400 US mayors who have signed onto the Paris Climate Accords), Garcetti is a driving force of the Green New Deal, which is itself an integral part of the Great Reset.

Garcetti has made it known that his priorities in India will be to expand the "green cities" program deeper into India, work to combat Russia's relationship with the Indian military, and promote an anti-China outlook amongst the India elite.

Pete Buttigieg speaks at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention in San Francisco, California, June 2019. Source: Flickr

Another Rhodes Scholar and former mayor, Pete Buttigieg, was more fortunate than Garcetti and was given the keys to the Transportation portfolio, although he had first been considered for the position of US Ambassador to China. Although conservatives are quick to paint Buttigieg and Democrats as stooges for "evil China", it was in fact Buttigieg who said in May 2020: "Beijing sees an opportunity to call into question the American project and liberal democracy itself. One thing they're banking on is four more years of Trump."

As I laid out in my previous reports, Soros himself has repeatedly labelled the two greatest threats to his "open society" as 1) Xi Jinping's China and 2) Trump's USA and even recently called for the overthrow of President Xi in defense of his preferred configuration of the global order.

Bruce Reed: Political Operative

Another Rhodie named Bruce Reed had originally entered Washington as part of the first 1992 Rhodes Scholar infusion as the Clinton-Gore campaign manager and later director of Clinton's Domestic Policy Council. Reed has since been tapped as the top tech advisor to Biden and has since openly called for cracking down on free speech online by cancelling Federal Internet law Section 230.

This law has kept website owners free from prosecution over content published on their sites. Its cancellation would crush what dwindling free speech still exists on social media. The argument advanced by Reed has been that Section 230 has been used by Russian and Chinese operatives to infiltrate the information ecosystem and manipulate Western elections. With its repeal, Facebook and other social media sites will be forced to censor all "illicit" thought crimes under fear of federal prosecution.

Then-Vice President Joe Biden and Bruce Reed on a balcony of the Old Executive Office building of the White House complex in 2013. Source: The Spokesman Review

Reed had previously teamed up with Biden in drafting the infamous 1994 crime bill, which gave countless petty criminals longer-term sentences, benefiting the prison-cheap labor complex. During the Obama years, Reed worked as Biden's Chief of Staff and lead handler. He is currently also serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the White House and is commonly described as a "political operative".

Eric Lander: Rhodie, Geneticist and Science Czar

One particularly notable Rhodes Scholar who ran US science policy between June 2, 2021 and February 28, 2022 is geneticist Eric Lander. Although his systematic abuse of dozens of women on his staff resulted in his being forced out of his powerful position and replaced with his colleague Francis Collins, Lander's life's work, upon returning from his Oxford conditioning, has been devoted to imposing information theory (aka: mathematical systems analysis) onto biology and genetics.

Eric Lander speaks at the UK Biobank Scientific Conference, June 2018. Source: YouTube

After rising through the ranks of the Whitehead Institute and co-founding the Broad Institute with geneticist David Baltimore, Lander led the Human Genome Project from 1995-2002. Together Lander and Baltimore oversaw a major 2015 conference on the "new era of biomedical research" that unveiled a new gene modification technology known as CRISPR. CRISPR involves the use of enzymes and RNA found in bacteria, which were discovered to have the ability to target DNA sequences and induce various mutations. While it is obvious that this powerful technology may offer potential benefits to humanity as a tool to eliminate hereditary diseases, CRISPR's incredible power to fundamentally alter human DNA forever can do unimaginable harm if put into the wrong hands.

At the "historic" international summit on human gene editing in December 2015, conference chairman David Baltimore echoed the creepy words of Julian Huxley, former head of the British eugenics society and later UNESCO, during his keynote speech: "over the years, the unthinkable has become conceivable. We're on the cusp of a new era in human history." [4]

In January 2021, John Holdren congratulated Eric Lander for being appointed Joe Biden's Science "Czar" (Director of White House Science and Technology Policy)- the position formerly held by Holdren himself [5]. In this position, Lander oversaw the re-activation of every Obama-era behaviorist science policy as part of a technocratic overhaul of the US government that is fully aligned with the World Economic Forum's Great Reset Agenda.

For those who may not be aware, the Great Reset (sometimes termed "the Davos Agenda") is a blueprint which professes to use the two-fold catalyst of anthropogenic global warming and the Covid-19 pandemic to induce a reset of all aspects of civilization (political, economic, security and cultural), with the ultimate goal of in bringing about the sort of post-nation state world order that had been outlined by Strobe Talbott in his 1992 diatribe mentioned above.

Using the pretext of Covid-19 and resulting emergency legislation to bypass the FDA and advance gene therapy technologies by relabeling them "vaccines", a new social experiment has begun. CRISPR technology is already being hailed as the key to tackling mutating strains of Covid-19 and is being used as a "vaccine" for certain tropical diseases as of this writing. The obvious connection between eugenics organizations and the rise of modern mRNA operations associated with GAVI and Oxford's Astra Zeneca, as unveiled by investigative journalist Whitney Webb, should be kept firmly in mind.

Blinken, Malley and Soros

While Biden's pick for Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is not himself a Rhodes Scholar, he is a life-long friend and former classmate of Robert Malley. Malley is a Rhodes Scholar who formerly acted as Special Assistant to Obama and served as his "point man in the middle east" at the National Security Council. In January 2021, Malley was appointed US Special Envoy to Iran for the Biden administration.

Earlier, Malley had been special assistant to Bill Clinton on Arab Israeli Affairs and was always deeply enmeshed with George Soros' operations from the day he entered into politics. Between 2016-2021, Malley has acted as President and CEO of the International Crisis Group (ICG), founded by George Soros and Lord Malloch Brown in 1994 as a tool to promote global humanitarian wars under the guise of Responsibility to Protect (R2P). Joining Soros, Malloch-Brown and Malley at the ICG, we should not be surprised to find none other than Biden's current National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken at Lancaster House in London, UK, May 2021. Source: Flickr

Additionally, Blinken's father Donald Blinken made a name for himself as Soros' point man in Hungary from 1994-1998, where he served as US Ambassador facilitating the growth of Soros' Open Society Foundation. He was later rewarded by the Hungarian speculator with a "Donald and Vera Blinken Open Society Archive" (OSA) at Budapest's Central European University. The Soros-funded university was created in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union and Blinken was instrumental in that operation.

President Viktor Orbán knew exactly what he was doing when he expelled this foreign operation from Hungary's borders in 2018. At the time, Central European University President Count Michael Ignatieff screamed "This is unprecedented. A U.S. institution has been driven out of a country that is a NATO ally."

A Segue on Count Ignatieff

It is noteworthy that Ignatieff is himself the son of Rhodes Scholar globalist George Ignatieff and great grandson of Count Nikolai Pavlovich Ignatiev (founder of the Russian Okhrana secret police), whose family was rewarded handsomely for services rendered during the overthrow of the Czarist system in Russia. This story is partially told in the article Cheney Revives Parvus' Permanent War Madness by Jeff Steinberg (2005).

As a sidenote, Michael Ignatieff's great grandfather on his maternal side is none other than George Parkin, the first controller of the Rhodes Trust from 1902-1922 and the man whose Oxford lectures and books inspired Cecil Rhodes and Milner to devote their lives to the cause of Empire. Michael is also a global board member of Soros' Open Society Foundations, which is headed by Mark Malloch Brown.

George Soros at the Annual Meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Source: Flickr

As I laid out in a recent report, not only did these two upper level managers come to light as figures central to the voter fraud claims that surround the 2020 US presidential election, but both have also pioneered the new age of regime change color revolutions that began with Marcos' 1986 ouster during the Peoples' Power revolution in the Philippines and have since ripped through the Balkans, Georgia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Moldova, Bolivia, etc.

Some Final Thoughts

While the Rhodes Trust has been close to the causal nexus of much of recent world history, no one should assume that every Rhodes Scholar is guilty by association, just as one cannot make such assumptions about every WEF Young Leader.

It is an undeniable fact that some Rhodes Scholars have broken with their training and have gone on to live useful lives. I see no reason to assume, for instance, that actor/singer and Rhodes scholar Kris Kristofferson played a nefarious role in anything (though, some of his film choices were a bit weak). Similarly, Canada's John Turner did some very useful things in his short stint as Canadian Prime Minister, which earned him the ire of many unipolarists then promoting NAFTA, Maastricht and the Euro.

The key thing to keep in mind is that longer waves of history are shaping the present more than most historians would care to admit. Anyone taking an intention-driven approach to historical analysis will come to recognize quickly enough that events that took place centuries ago have an active impact on the events playing out today.

How and why is this so? Because history is shaped by ideas. Good ideas that are in tune with the truthful nature of reality vs bad ideas that are out of tune with said reality. This battle over ideas (and ideas about ideas e.g.: Plato's higher hypothesis) is where the causal nexus of universal history is found. With this in mind, we can see clearly how certain people use their influence to conspire and create cultural and political institutions that transmit those ideas and organizing principles across many generations. Sometimes we find these forces to be acting in harmony with natural law and sometimes very much in defiance of natural law.

Today's battle between the opposing paradigms of the multipolar alliance led by Russia and China on the one hand vs the unipolarist/post-nation state worldview on the other has everything to do with these longer forces of history. The only way to comprehend the ideologies pushing the world towards a new iron curtain today, and managing international fifth columns across the many nations of the world is by recognizing this higher reality.

This exercise may cause you to think about thinking differently, and at first may be uncomfortable, but just as the figure released from the cave who slowly accustoms his/her eyes to the light of the sun and reality, the satisfaction of enjoying a higher order of truthfulness is incomparably more pleasant to a life believing in the shadows cast by an elite class of puppeteers.

Endnotes

[1] Klaus Schwab delivered the following remarks upon Strong's 2015 death saying: "He [Strong] was my mentor since the creation of the Forum: a great friend; an indispensable advisor; and, for many years, a member of our Foundation Board. Without him, the Forum would not have achieved its present significance."

On year later, at a 2016 Davos meeting, Justin Trudeau went further in his eulogizing Strong saying: "Thank you Professor Schwab for your warm welcome, and for bringing this impressive group together. I'd like to take a moment just off the top to recognize a founder of the World Economic Forum and a great Canadian, Maurice Strong, who passed away just a couple of months ago."

[2] In 1951, the Chicago Tribune published an incredible series of investigative reports by journalist William Fulton outlining the depth of penetration of UN, US State Department, Canadian, academic and private sector foundations (albeit with a mistaken conclusion that the controlling hand behind this conspiracy was "communist")

[3] Some of FDR's leading allies who shared in his vision for a multipolar age of global industrial cooperation and whose lives were either cut short or systematically slandered in the post war age include: Undersecretary of State Sumner Wells, Republican Party leader Wendell Wilkie, Harry Hopkins, former Vice President Henry Wallace and leader of the US delegation at Bretton Woods Harry Dexter White.

[4] The mandate for the new organization was set out clearly in Huxley's 1946 UNESCO: Its Purpose and Its Philosophy: "At the moment, it is probable that the indirect effect of civilization is dysgenic instead of eugenic, and in any case it seems likely that the dead weight of genetic stupidity, physical weakness, mental instability and disease proneness, which already exist in the human species will prove too great a burden for real progress to be achieved. Thus even though it is quite true that any radical eugenic policy will be for many years politically and psychologically impossible, it will be important for UNESCO to see that the eugenic problem is examined with the greatest care and that the public mind is informed of the issues at stake so that much that is now unthinkable may at least become thinkable."

[5] In the 1977 Ecoscience: Population, Resource and Environment co-written with his mentor Paul Ehrlich, John Holdren made his ideological allegiances crystal clear when he mused of the world government he wished be brought into being to solve overpopulation: "Perhaps those agencies, combined with UNEP and the United Nations population agencies, might eventually be developed into a Planetary Regime- sort of an international superagency for population, resources, and environment. Such a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all-natural resources, renewable or non-renewable, at least insofar as international implications exist. Thus, the Regime could have the power to control pollution not only in the atmosphere and oceans, but also in such freshwater bodies as rivers and lakes that cross international boundaries or that discharge into the oceans. The Regime might also be a logical central agency for regulating all international trade, perhaps including assistance from DCs to LDCs, and including all food on the international market. The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries' shares within their regional limits. Control of population size might remain the responsibility of each government, but the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits."

The Rhodes Scholars Guiding Biden's Presidency.

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Whitney joined Ryan to discuss the connection between January 6th, the Azov Battalion, Ukraine, and the "War On Domestic Terror".

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Education International, ITUC and the Global Push to Inject the 4IR and Transhumanism into Schools


Ever wonder why the United States of America's largest teachers' unions, the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), have been pushing for the privatization of public schools? or why they have also been pushing through ed-tech contracts with Big Tech corporations, such as Microsoft, Google, Apple, and IBM?

While the NEA and the AFT have recently justified public school partnerships with private ed-tech corporatization on the grounds that virtual "distance learning" is necessary to protect students from COVID-19 infections, these teachers' unions have a long history of cozying up to Big Tech. These very same Big Tech companies just so happen to also be facilitating the courseware necessary for online education.

Furthermore, the NEA and the AFT are both members of the Global Union Federation (GUF) known as "Education International" (EI), which appoints delegates to the World Economic Forum (WEF), which likewise partners with Microsoft, Google, Apple, and IBM. Considering these crony corporatist collusions between the NEA, the AFT, EI, the WEF, and Big Tech, it appears that these national and international teachers' unions are exploiting COVID panic in order to ram through public-private ed-tech partnerships with multinational technology companies that are driving the globalist "Fourth Industrial Revolution" (4IR), which is being spearheaded by the oligarchs affiliated with the WEF.

Albert Shanker: New York Daily News

To illustrate, one of the Founding Presidents of EI was AFT President Albert Shanker, a Trilateral Commission member who met with "the head of IBM" before conceptualizing public-private charter school corporations. This evolved into the virtual charter schooling industry that has since spawned companies like US Secretary of Education William Bennett's K12 Inc. The other Founding President of EI was NEA President Mary Futrell, who served on the Board of Directors of K12 Inc., which Bennett commercialized as an outgrowth of the US Department of Education's Project BEST (Basic Education Skills through Technology). Project BEST was the USA's domestic version of a United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) project known as "Study 11," which set up the international "information technology" (IT) infrastructure for what is now called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Other prominent NEA and AFT members of EI presently include:

Mary Futrell: C-SPAN
Select members of the current EI Executive Board (ei-ie.org)

With these AFT and NEA officials holding high office at EI since the GUF's inception, these US national teachers' unions have tethered essentially all of the USA's unionized educators to the globalist policies of EI in collaboration with the WEF.

In my previous article for Unlimited Hangout, I documented how the WEF has been lording over EI bureaucrats who direct the marching orders of the AFT and the NEA along with 381 other EI "member organizations" encompassing "32 million teachers and education support personnel in 178 countries and territories." More specifically, my report detailed how the WEF's "Great Reset" has been commissioned to EI bureaucrats, including Robert Harris, Fred van Leeuwen, and Jelmer Evers, who have passed down the global "Reset" agenda to national teachers' unions, such as the AFT and the NEA. As a result, educators and school staff are being stirred up to "reimagine" learning through corporate ed-tech innovations geared for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To put it bluntly, my last article, "How Education International Is Pushing Teachers' Unions into the Fourth Industrial Revolution," revealed how the puppet strings of national teachers' unions, including the AFT and the NEA, are dangled from these EI operatives and controlled by the WEF at the top of the technocratic chain of command.

In this article, I will now expose how two more EI globalists, David Edwards and Sharan Burrow, both collaborate with the WEF to corral nearly all the world's unionized teachers under the GUF monolith of EI, which partners with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), in order to herd local teachers' unions into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As I've previously noted, this "revolution" is being accelerated by the WEF's Great Reset in coordination with the world governance arms of the United Nations (UN), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Bank.

By consolidating ostensibly all of the planet's teachers and education professionals under the single GUF of EI, in coordination with the ITUC, Edwards and Burrow are galvanizing all school workers into a uniform one-world workforce that marches in lockstep with the corporate-technocratic directives of globalist oligarchs at the WEF, the UN, the OECD, the IMF, and the World Bank. Rather than representing local teachers and other school workers at the international bargaining tables of these global governance institutions, Edwards and Burrow are co-opting local educators by signing them on to the WEF's technocratic Great Reset, which is expediting the Fourth Industrial Revolution that is being ushered in with the help of the UN, the OECD, the IMF, and the World Bank.

David Edwards's "New Normal": Transhumanist AI Ed-Tech for Social Credit Data-Mining

After twenty-four years reigning as the Founding General Secretary of EI, the Dutch academician Fred Van Leeuwen was replaced by former NEA Associate Director David Edwards, a US citizen who remains the General Secretary of EI to this day. Now, as EI General Secretary, Edwards holds simultaneous membership in the WEF, and he has collaborated with the OECD and several branches of the UN. Straddling EI and the WEF, Edwards has joined forces with the OECD to promote a post-COVID "new normal" in which ed-tech is globalized for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He has also been connected to "impact investment" and Social Credit projects tied to the UN and the WEF.

David Edwards (weforum.org)

In his official capacity as the General Secretary of EI, Edwards participated in the WEF's 2019 Annual Meeting, which commenced the WEF's "Preparing Civil Society for the Fourth Industrial Revolution" initiative. According to the "Civil Society at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019 Fact Sheet," this WEF-4IR initiative is "aimed at helping civil society to meet the challenges presented by rapid technological change. The initiative provides a multi-sector platform to accelerate responsible technology practice and the future readiness of civil society through cross-sector learning, collaboration and investment."

Stated differently, this WEF-4IR initiative, which kicked off at the 2019 Annual Meeting with Edwards in attendance, fast-tracks the evolution of futurist technologies, including ed-tech, through a globalist system of "stakeholder capitalism" in which world governance bodies, such as the WEF, the UN, the OECD, the IMF, and the World Bank, orchestrate "multi-sector" and "cross-sector" public-private partnerships between for-profit corporations, non-profit foundations, financial firms, government agencies, educational institutions, "community" organizations, and even labor and professional unions, such as EI.

During this same WEF Annual Meeting, EI General Secretary Edwards served on a panel titled "Protecting and Empowering Workers in the Fourth Industrial Revolution." According to the WEF's 2019 Annual Meeting "Fact Sheet," this "Civil Society Community Session" panel, which was moderated by former EI Vice President Sharan Burrow, "invited participants to reflect on existing efforts from labour and industry leaders to build a future for workers in the Fourth Industrial Revolution." Also serving on this panel with Edwards was Sherif Elsayed-Ali: the"Director of AI [Artificial Intelligence] for Good Partnerships" at Element AI.

During this same WEF meeting, Elsayed-Ali also participated in another panel entitled "Responsible Innovation for Social Impact," which "highlighted experiences from civil society and industry in leading processes for responsible digital transformation in their social impact work." This panel also included Louise James, who is the Managing Director of Development Partnerships at Accenture, which is partnering with the UN, Microsoft, Mastercard, and the Rockefeller Foundation through the ID2020 project. That project aims to set up a worldwide system of "global digital ID" that tracks "Social Credit Scores" financed by "social impact investments."

UNICC

In brief, through this WEF-4IR panel, EI General Secretary Edwards explored techno-futurist workforce planning policies with fellow WEF member, Eslayed-Ali, who is spearheading "social impact" AI programs in collaboration with technocrats at Accenture, which is building a global digital ID grid. It is worth noting here that I have previously documented how the AFT, which is a satellite of EI, has been advancing public-private community-school "pipeline" services, including job-placement, healthcare, and crime-prevention "wraparound services," financed by "social impact investments" that digitally track students' Social Credit algorithms through ed-tech data-mining.

UN Digital ID: UNICC

The next year after the WEF 2019 Annual Meeting, in a June 2020 article published by OECD Education and Skills Today, EI General Secretary Edwards capitalized on COVID lockdowns as an opportunity to lock "government" and "union" stakeholders into public-private ed-tech partnerships, partnerships that facilitate the digital data-mining infrastructure necessary for Social Credit surveillance and social impact investment markets. Pointing to the educational "disruption" from COVID lockdowns as a "crisis" that shouldn't go to waste, Edwards makes the case for a "new normal" in which "governments" and teachers' "unions" partner with ed-tech companies to equip schools with the tools needed to transmit "online education" at all times:

"[t]he pandemic has exposed the many inadequacies and inequities in our education systems – from the broadband and computers needed for online education, through the supportive environments needed to focus on learning, up to the difficulties found to align teaching resources with needs. However, as these inequities are amplified in this time of crisis, this moment also holds the possibility that we will not return to the status quo when things get back to 'normal.' Governments and unions can act jointly and it is the nature of these collective and systemic responses to the disruptions that will determine how we are affected by them. There is a clear path forward."

OECD Education and Skills Today (oecdedutoday.com)

By stressing the need to ensure that all students have equitable access to virtual "online education" technologies in the "new normal," even after any epidemiological justification disappears, Edwards's OECD article ostensibly calls for government administrators and unionized teachers to take "a clear path forward." That path involves "upgrading" schools with the ed-tech and digital ID networks necessary to data-mine student outcomes for social impact financing in the Social Credit economy of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It should be noted here that the OECD has spearheaded efforts to establish international standards for multinational courseware exchanges in coordination with the US Department of Education under the aegis of Assistant Secretary of Ed, Donald Senese, who attended a 1984 OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation conference while carrying out Project BEST and UNESCO Study 11, which laid the global IT infrastructure for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

To be sure, more recently, in April of 2021, Edwards published an EI article, "On Edtech, the Public Good, and Democracy," which critiques the COVID-era expansion of public-private ed-tech partnerships that corporatize schools with commercialized "artificial intelligence" products utilizing "algorithms" to data-mine students. Nevertheless, Edwards concedes that, "[f]ollowing the pandemic, new technology is not going to disappear from schools."

Therefore, according to Edwards, "it is urgent to cull through experience, evaluate impact and measure positive and negative effects." Of course, Edwards acknowledges that, "[i]f adapting education to the impact of COVID-19 accelerates the long-term integration of ed-tech companies into the infrastructure of education, that may have a lasting impact." As a result, Edwards admits that "[s]eparating the 'good' from the 'bad' may be as challenging as unscrambling an egg." Obviously, building on this analogy, it is quite impossible to unscramble an egg, which means that we can interpret Edwards's analogy as his resignation to the fact that the Fourth Industrial Revolution in AI ed-tech will inevitably result in a certain degree of technocratic corporatization which cannot be avoided. In turn, Edwards resolves that the future of education in the post-COVID era must be driven by the education technology industry so long as "educators through their trade unions are at the table when [ed-tech] policy is discussed, developed, and decided." However, as I've noted throughout my "Teachnocracy" series for Unlimited Hangout, these trade unions hardly represent the needs of individual teachers and are instead dominated by their numerous ties to Big Tech and global governance institutions.

Similarly, this EI article echoes a "joint statement" co-authored by EI General Secretary Edwards along with Audrey Azoulay, who is the Director-General of UNESCO; Henrietta Fore, who was the Executive Director of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF); and Guy Ryder, who is the Director-General of the International Labor Organization (ILO), which is the first and oldest UN "specialized agency."

Published by UNICEF in October of 2020, this joint statement from Edwards and his UN comrades proclaims that:

"[in order to] build a more resilient teacher workforce in times of crisis, all teachers should be equipped with digital and pedagogical skills to teach remotely, online, and through blended or hybrid learning, whether in high-, low- or no-tech environments. Governments should ensure the availability of digital infrastructure and connectivity everywhere, including in rural and remote areas. . . . We call on governments . . . to involve teachers and their representative organizations in the COVID-19 educational response and recovery."

"Teachers: Leading in Crisis, Reimagining the Future" (unicef.org)

Like Edwards's 2021 EI article, this EI-UN joint statement calls for "governments" and "teachers" to coordinate educational "workforce" reforms that "upgrade" the world's schools with ubiquitous internet "connectivity" hooked up to digital ed-tech that transmits "blended or hybrid learning" curriculums through online platforms which beam virtual instruction into even the most isolated "rural and remote areas."

It should be noted that EI General Secretary Edwards and his UN cronies have titled this UNICEF proclamation as "Teachers: Learning in Crisis, Reimagining the Future," which invokes the emergency COVID "reimagine education" campaign of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. That Gates-backed campaign has launched public-private ed-tech partnerships in collaboration with Bilderberger Eric Schmidt, who is a "Technical Advisor" at Google's parent company: Alphabet Inc.

In my last two Activist Post articles, I documented how the Gates-Google "Reimagine" initiative, which is being parroted by Edwards and his UN cadre, is setting up ed-tech networks that can aggregate cognitive-behavioral and socioemotional "learning analytics" into Social Credit algorithms programmed to restrict a student's access to public services and commercial markets based on his or her psychometric "Social Scores."

Even prior to the COVID expansion of ed-tech, Edwards was mentoring his fellow EI technocrat, Jelmer Evers, who co-authored a 2018 book titled Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Standing at the Precipice, which is sponsored by several UNESCO and WEF affiliates, including Irina Bokova, who was the Director-General of UNESCO; Fernando M. Reimers, who is a member of UNESCO's International Commission on the Futures of Education; Sunny Varkey, who has served as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Education Partnerships; and Vikas Pota, who was part of the WEF's 2013 class of Young Global Leaders [1]. In the "Acknowledgments" prelude to Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, EI activist Jelmer Evers "thank[s] [EI General Secretary] David Edwards and [EI General Secretary Emeritus] Fred van Leeuwen and all of my [Evers's] colleagues at Education International" for helping to "inspir[e]" Evers's contributions to this Routledge book [1].

Jelmer Evers (@jelmerevers) / Twitter

Prompted in part by insights from Edwards, Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution promotes transhumanist ed-tech that utilizes "AI," "biotech," "[n]eurotech," "nanotech," "[r]obotics," and other "[i]mplantable [t]ech" which integrates "machine learning" through "Big Data" linked to the "Internet of Things" [1]. It is worth noting here that the "Foreword" to this book was written by none other than WEF Founder and Executive Chairman, Klaus Schwab [1], who has been touting the purported wonders of transhumanist 4IR tech which he predicts will "fus[e] . . . our physical, our digital, and our biological identities."

WEF Founder Klaus Schwab on the 4IR: YouTube

To sum up, in collaboration with the WEF, the OECD, and the UN, EI General Secretary Edwards has been coordinating international efforts to convert unionized teachers into technocratic managers of digital school-to-work curriculums designed to train students for hi-tech workforce competence in the "impact-financed" Social Credit economy of the transhumanist Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Sharan Burrow and the EI-ITUC Connection: A Brave New World Order

Near the apex of the EI chain of command, above Edwards's status as General Secretary, is an Australian named Sharan Burrow, who has reigned as Vice President of EI from 1995 to 2000. After her tenure as EI Vice President, Burrow, who was the President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, became the President of another Global Union Federation: the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU). Burrow held the ICFTU presidency from 2004 until 2006 when the ICFTU merged with the World Confederation of Labor (WCL) to form a new GUF, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). At ITUC, she was appointed as the ITUC Founding President. In 2010, Burrow transitioned from ITUC Founding President to ITUC General Secretary. To this day, Burrow remains the General Secretary of the ITUC, which is an affiliate of EI as both GUFs are members of the Council of Global Unions (CGU) as well as the Trade Union Advisory Committee of the OECD.

Meanwhile, Burrow has spoken at the G20; served on the Governing Body of the ILO; held several prestigious positions at the WEF; and collaborated with the UN, the World Bank, and the IMF. With her web of connections to these pillars of world governance, international finance, and Global Union Federations, such as EI and the ITUC, Burrow has been rallying teachers around ed-tech innovations geared for Social Credit data-mining and social impact investing in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Sharan Burrow (imf.org)

In 2016, Burrow was a Chair of the WEF Annual Meeting, which was themed "Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution." Burrow's Co-Chairs included Satya Nadella, who is the Chair and CEO of Microsoft; Hiroaki Nakanishi, who was the Chair and CEO of Hitachi; and Tidjane Thiam, who was the CEO of Credit Suisse in Switzerland; Mary Barra, who is the Chair and CEO of General Motors; and Amira Yahyaoui, who is the Founder of the WEF's Global Shapers Community initiative. Presaging the proliferation of post-human virtual reality in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, this WEF Annual Meeting premiered "[a] virtual reality [VR] film, Collisions, supported by the Sundance Institute, Ford Foundation and Jaunt VR." At another session entitled "Robots in Action," the WEF offered an "interactive exhibition" in which conference members could "[e]ngage with experts on artificial intelligence . . . focusing on human-robot collaboration."

In a "Media Fact Sheet" for this 2016 Annual Meeting, the WEF welcomed the transhumanist techno-evolution of the Fourth Industrial Revolution:

"[b]uilding on a ubiquitous and mobile internet, smaller, and more powerful sensors, as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is distinct in the speed, scale and force at which it transforms entire systems of production, distribution, consumption—and possibly the very essence of human nature."

In brief, Burrow and other corporatist technocrats co-chaired this pivotal WEF-4IR meeting to advocate for the post-human advancement of robotic and VR technologies programmed with AI machine learning that could evolve "human-robot" mergers through "powerful sensors" that could alter "the very essence of human nature."

Full speed ahead, Burrow has been pushing the WEF's Great Reset to fast-track the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In June 2020, Burrow kicked off the Great Reset with Prince Charles of Wales, WEF Chairman Klaus Schwab, IMF Chief Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Chief Economist Gina Gopinath, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and the Chief Executives of Microsoft and Mastercard. At the WEF's inauguration of the Great Reset, Burrow professed that the COVID-19 crisis could be used as an "opportunity to design a better world" by "rebalancing economies" with new "technology systems" through public-private stakeholder partnerships between "both national and multilateral institutions" in a "sustainable framework."

The Great Reset (weforum.org)

That same year, in 2020, Burrow was a "Co-Chair" of the WEF's first Global Technology Governance Summit, which concentrated on "Responding to the Fourth Industrial Revolution" by exploring the possibilities of "Artificial Intelligence," "Quantum Computing," "Autonomous Vehicles," "Drones," "Big Data," "the Internet of Things (IoT)," "Blockchain," "Digital/Crypto Currencies," "Cybersecurity," "Gene Editing," and "Synthetic Biology." As Co-Chair, Burrow collaborated with "more than 50 governments and 300 companies worldwide. Among the 600 stakeholders are senior public figures, policy-makers, executives and experts from: Government, Industry, International Organizations, Start-Ups, Civil Society, Academia, [and] Media."

Sharan Burrow (weforum.org)

In summary, as General Secretary of the ITUC, which is an affiliate of EI, former EI Vice President Burrow has been driving the WEF's Great Reset by orchestrating techno-fascist stakeholder globalization through public-private partnerships between multinational corporations, national governments, academic institutions, and trade and professional unions, including teachers' unions. By steering stakeholder globalization toward the WEF's Great Reset, Burrow has been laying the groundwork for a Brave New World of transhumanist 4IR tech that eventually aims to genetically engineer those destined for workforce serfdom in a Huxleyan "scientific caste system" of literal human resources who can be conditioned with ed-tech. Such ed-tech, as we are already seeing, is hooked up to Big Databases on quantum computers programmed with AI, which can track and trace students' Social Credit algorithms through a blockchain IoT [2].

Currently, Burrow is a "Member" of the WEF's "Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing." Last year, in 2021, she was also a Member of the WEF's Global Risks Report Advisory Board along with the following WEF Advisory Board Members:

  • Winnie Byanyima, who represented the UN as the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS);
UNAIDS Chief Winnie Byanyima: Africa Renewal
  • Al Gore, who represented Generation Investment Management (GIM) as the Chairman of GIM and is on the WEF's board of trustees;
Al Gore (generationim.com)
Moisés Naím: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Jonathan Ostry
  • Jonathan Ostry, who represented the International Monetary Fund as the Deputy Director of the Research Department of the IMF.

Additionally, Burrow has also served as a "Steward" of several WEF initiatives, including "Shaping the Future of New Economy and Society"; "Shaping the Future of Gender, Education and Work"; and "Shaping the Future of Global Public Goods." All three of these Platforms partner with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Hewlett Packard Inc. (HP), Microsoft, Salesforce, the Gates Foundation, Bank of America, and Barclays.

Both the Platform for Shaping the Future of New Economy and Society, which is now renamed as the "Centre for the New Economy and Society" (CNES), and the Platform for Shaping the Future of Gender, Education and Work partner with Accenture, AT&T, Google, Infosys, LinkedIn, Nokia, PayPal, Bloomberg, and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Group. At the same time, both the CNES and the Platform for Shaping the Future of Global Public Goods, which is now renamed as the Centre for Nature and Climate (CNC), have partnered with Amazon, Dell Technologies, the European Investment Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, McKinsey & Company, the Open Society Foundations, and Johnson & Johnson. Meanwhile, both the Platform for Shaping the Future of Gender, Education and Work and the CNC have partnered with Boston Consulting Group.

Separately, these three WEF "Platforms," which have been "stewarded" by ITUC General Secretary Burrow, have partnered with the following Big Tech industries, multinational ed-tech companies, Big Energy cartels, biotech businesses, Big Banking houses, international financial firms, fiscal consulting agencies, globalist tax-exempt foundations, corporate non-profit organizations, and world governance institutions:

  • CNES: Cisco, Coursera, EdCast, IBM, Intel, Verizon, VMware, Zoom, American International Group, Bain & Company, BMO Financial Group, BNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank, Sequoia Capital, Standard Chartered Bank, Visa, and Merck;
  • Platform for Shaping the Future of Gender, Education and Work: Global Education Management Systems (GEMS Education), Pearson, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, the Rockefeller Foundation, the International Finance Corporation, UBS, the ILO, and GlaxoSmithKline;
  • CNC: Apple, Huawei Technologies, LanzaTech, Prospera Technologies, SINAI Technologies, Sony, Mitsubishi, China Southern Power Grid, China Energy Investment, African Development Bank Group, Banco Bradesco, Bank of Industry, BlackRock, Citi, CVC Capital Partners, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Gulf International Bank, HSBC, Mastercard, Morgan Stanley, Prudential, Qatar Investment Authority, Rabobank, Standard Bank Group, Standard Chartered Bank, the Wellcome Trust, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Biogen, Syngenta, Trace Genomics, Dow Chemical, BP, Chevron, Crescent Petroleum, and Royal Dutch Shell.

To put it all together, as General Secretary of the ITUC, an affiliate of EI, Burrow has been stewarding key WEF stakeholder partnerships that are globalizing the future of "goods" produced through hi-tech "work" in the techno-fascist "new economy" of the 4IR.

Burrow has also represented the ITUC on several World Bank panels. In addition, Burrow also attended the 2018 Annual Meeting of the IMF where she gave a speech entitled "Social Protections in the Age of Technology." Moreover, Burrow has served on the Stakeholder Council of the Global Reporting Initiative, which is an international NGO that facilitates data-tracking for "Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)" metrics, which are geared for Social Credit Scoring.

Impact Leadership 21

Furthermore, in 2015, Burrow gave a speech at a 2015 meeting of the United Nations ECOSOC, which has partnered with IBM to advance social impact investments for sustainable development projects through IMPACT Leadership 21's "invitation-only private business forums for leaders and investors who seek solutions to meet their Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) objectives through the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)."

Sovereign ESG Data: World Bank

It is worth noting here that, like Burrow, EI General Secretary David Edwards is an avid proponent of the UN's SDGs. In particular, Edwards has stressed the need for EI to pursue UN SDG 4, which promotes "global citizenship." In response to the OECD's "Education at a Glance" report, Edwards stated that EI "welcome[d] OECD's commitment to SDG 4 and to evaluating its progress."

In my first installment in this "Teachnocracy" series, I documented how the UN's SDGs have catalyzed a trillion-dollar impact investment market that is connected to community-based "pay for success" partnerships, which are being bankrolled by IBM, the Rockefeller philanthropies, and Trilateral Commission financiers. At the same time, my article "American Federation of Teachers Sells Out to Rockefellers, Trilateralists, and Big Tech," details how the AFT, which is a satellite of EI, has likewise pledged its commitment to the mission of UN SDG 4 while advocating for community-school impact investing driven by Social Credit data-mining of students' learning algorithms.

Don't Give Me No GUF

For nearly thirty years, GUFs like EI and the ITUC have been led by globalist technocrats, such as David Edwards and Sharan Burrow, who both cavort with world governance institutions, including the World Bank, the IMF, the UN, the OECD, and the WEF. As the General Secretaries of EI and the ITUC respectively, former NEA Associate Director Edwards and former EI Vice President Burrow have been signing on to public-private ed-tech partnerships in order to usher in the Social Credit "impact" economy of the transhumanist Fourth Industrial Revolution.

In turn, the "member organisations" and "affiliated organisations" of EI and the ITUC, including the AFT and the NEA, have been adopting these ed-tech directives from the World Bank, the IMF, the UN, the OECD, and the WEF, thereby passing down these post-human Social Credit policies to EI's "32 million teachers and education support personnel in 178 countries and territories."

Simply put, EI, in affiliation with the ITUC, has been steadily corralling the world's teachers and school employees into a technocentric global workforce that is being herded into the Fourth Industrial Revolution under the public-private marching orders of the World Bank, the IMF, the UN, the OECD, the WEF, and Big Tech. To be frank, it increasingly appears that EI and the ITUC, like all other GUFs, have always been commissioned to function as labor-management arms of the world governance stakeholders of the World Bank, the IMF, the UN, the OECD, and the WEF in collusion with Big Tech.

So, if you're waiting for EI, the ITUC, or any other GUF to lead a worldwide general strike against transhumanist technocracy, don't hold your breath. Labor movements and strikes must be organized by grassroots efforts from workers on the ground in their local communities. As long as EI, the ITUC, or any other GUF globalizes organized labor through top-down efforts orchestrated by world governance institutions, the interests of teachers and workers will continue to be subordinated to the techno-imperialist interests of the World Bank, the IMF, the UN, the OECD, and the WEF, which are all in bed with multinational corporations.

If unionized educators, school employees, and other workers who belong to EI or the ITUC cannot sway their GUF bureaucrats to oppose the transhumanist techno-fascism being pushed by the World Bank, the IMF, the UN, the OECD, and the WEF in collusion with Big Tech, then it might be time for teachers, school staff, and other wage laborers to drop out of any union affiliations with EI and the ITUC. Perhaps it is time for the educational workforce and other labor forces to reassemble new grassroots unions to set up parallel structures that represent the interests of teachers and other workers who dissent from the dystopic conditions of the post-human schooling system being thrust upon students and teachers alike.

Endnotes:

[1] Armand Doucet, Jelmer Evers, Elisa Guerra, Nadia Lopez, Michael Soskil, and Koen Timmers, Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Standing at the Precipice (New York: Routledge, 2018).

[2] Aldous Huxley, "The Future of the Past," Aldous Huxley: Complete Essays (Volume II: 1926-1929), eds. Robert S. Baker and James Sexton (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2000), 93.

Ibid, "On the Charms of History and the Future of the Past," Aldous Huxley: Complete Essays (Volume III: 1930-1935), eds. Robert S. Baker and James Sexton (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2000), 137.

Ibid, "Science and Civilization," Aldous Huxley: Complete Essays (Volume III: 1930-1935), eds. Robert S. Baker and James Sexton (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2000), 154.

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