June 25, 2013
Technocrats, who are obsessed with designing the future for all of us, are Globalists in sheep’s clothing.
Their plans coincide with the intention to direct the world’s economic and political activity from a central-management locus.
“For the greatest good of the greatest number.”
However, there is a glitch. And it is permanent. It appears suddenly, here and there, and it’s the kind of variable that won’t surrender to any sort of programming.
It’s so odd, even the population at large doesn’t notice it.
It’s the “unpredictable function.”
Behavior and thought that fit no pattern.
To go even further, it’s not really a function at all, except from the point of view of the technocrats who are trying to map it.
It’s the result of imagination deployed in such a way that the user experiences “cracks” between items of consensus reality. These cracks are emotions, thoughts, and sensations that are new.
There is no way to assess what such experience might lead to.
No map of behavior or prediction about where it’s going will be accurate or complete.
All maps count on the fact that people keep thinking and feeling along the same paths.
Most people do stay in the same worn grooves. They have no idea they can leave these paths or venture down new ones.
But such people are not all people.
Down through history, artists have imagined their way into non-consensus realities. This is not a trivial circumstance. It is a case of asymmetrical “cause and effect”—which is to say, unknown cause.
Unanticipated social and political response to tyranny can develop from this asymmetry.
The response comes from the root of a person: his creative faculty.
We look back on technical innovations of the past and conclude they are smooth transitions and accretions that are only the result of step-by-step improvements in science. But this is wrong. There are always unexplained gaps that are crucial.
When Gutenberg looked at an old screw press that was used to produce wine and oil, and then realized that other technical processes could be joined to make a printing press for books, he was “in a gap.”
He was changing the world with that inexplicable insight.
Of course, from our vantage point, it’s easy to break down any innovation and place it in context, among a serial and unbroken accumulation of knowledge, but that is an illusion.
At the center, there is always a human innovator with his imagination. From his penetration between the stones of consensus reality, he brings back an idea. He brings back something new.
His insight is unrecorded, because there is nothing to record. There is only what he subsequently does with the insight. The rest is invisible.
The true account of our history, its major turning points, is rife with these leaps and gaps.
What technocrats of the modern age hope to do is translate the gaps into detectable processes, which can be described as brain activity at a micro level .
The technocrats are of a religious faith in their ability to achieve this result.
But each time they claim to make a breakthrough, they discover, much to their disappointment, that their goal recedes further into the distance. What they discover implies more ignorance, not less.
For every assertion that consciousness is basically a passive process occurring at the level of brain, more unexplained human behavior arises.
The mad prophet of technocracy, Ray Kurzweil, now the director of engineering at Google, is famous for comparing creative capacity to chess.
Pointing out that computers have defeated human chess champions, Kurzweil goes on to conclude that all human activity assumed to be creative will soon be found to be replicable by software programs and algorithms.
Everything we once ascribed to the creative faculty will surrender to computers that can do it better.
But Kurzweil and his colleagues are wrong.
The “unpredictable function” will remain.
Bringing all this down to the human response to tyranny, the implication is vivid. No one can predict how humans who are willing to deploy their imagination will innovate. No one can say how humans, self-propelled by imagination and courage and a riverboat gambler’s sense of adventure, will turn tyranny on its head.
Tyranny, at the core, is a mechanical organization of life. Imagination isn’t organization. It’s beyond that myth. It will always be beyond that myth.
Strange but true, the overwhelming numbers of humans on Earth are really in the camp of the technocrats. That is to say, they believe that everything ailing our civilization stems from a “bad program.” They believe that some kind of better program will save us all.
Which is exactly what the technocrats assert.
But the real answer to fascism is beyond programs. That is what people find so hard to swallow. They fear the absence of determinism. They want assured process and assured result.
They want pattern. They want symmetry.
However, at bottom, that is not what human life is. Life happens in the gaps, the leaps. In inexplicable creativity.
The creative act is not organized. It isn’t symmetrical or harmonious. It isn’t a mere mimicry of natural laws.
After the fact, many artists will explain their work by referring to nature. But that stems from the fact that these artists don’t understand what they are doing, or how it involves traveling beyond systems.
Imagination is as plain as the nose on your face, when that nose and that face are liberated from the matrix of pedestrian cause and effect.
The creative faculty is liberated.
That is ultimately why fascism and tyranny are ill-equipped to handle their asymmetrical nemesis.
Fascism is organization carried to an extreme. It can’t escape what it is. It tries to reduce and eradicate imaginative penetrations between the stolid pillars of consensus reality. It tries to plug the leaks.
But creative energy appears in unlikely places and with unexpected force.
Technocracy is an approach married to the premise that all human actions can be understood, patterned, placed in context, and mathematically described.
But the creative act deals with contexts as computers deal with data. It shifts them, breaks them apart, reformulates them. It goes even further. It discards them and invents new ones, as desired.
And it can operate without any context whatsoever.
That is the unspoken cardinal sin listed by the Great Church of the Information Age.
A great deal of the official rage against leakers of classified data stems from a basic frustration: the best systems in the world aren’t perfect.
This is the technocrat’s nightmare: “The system has holes. It’s incomplete. It can be picked apart. No matter how well we design it, someone wants to hack it.”
Of course someone does. Because someone doesn’t like air-tight life, which is no life at all.
Build a perfect labyrinth with hundreds of interlocking paths, and someone is going to come along with a lawnmower and cut a new path right out of the prison.
The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails athttp://www.nomorefakenews.com