Pardon my long absence of late but it’s fated to continue– possibly another six months give or take– while I adjust to new routines and responsibilities. Blogging certainly has made my heart grow fonder, especially of the subjects covered in the bulk of previous posts. I’m carrying on offline and will post when I can… so ya know.
February 26, 2014
September 8, 2013
Some few of you have noticed a long break in the posting here –it wasn’t intentional exactly– a short break gone wild.
I feel much better now.
October 15, 2011
I can hardly think of a subject that needs and deserves an extraordinary essay as much as this one. In all my reading of late, no concept taps at the essence of occult development more than the idea of “scientific inquiry” transforming men into gods. And no time seems more dangerously prophetic in attempting to fulfill that transition than the present. But alas, this is not that essay and I am not that writer. True to form, though, I can still take steps toward better elucidation. The upside of all the reading and research going into my “books” is a swimming collection of quotes. I’m a quote junkie now. C’mon share the pain.
“If the conquests useful for humanity touch your heart, if you are overwhelmed before the astonishing results of electric telegraphy, of the daguerrotype, of anesthesia, and of other wonderful discoveries, if you are jealous of the part your country may claim in the spreading of these marvelous things, take an interest I beg you, in those sacred places to which we give the expressive name of laboratories. Demand that they be multiplied and ornamented, for these are the temples of the future.” –Louis Pasteur (ref. Pierre Curie, p70, by Marie Curie, 1923)
“Science Angel” in the crypt of Institut Pasteur
“..early in May 1912 Weizmann wrote to Judah Leon Magnes, outlining a new scheme. Weizmann had just read in the press that Mr. Nathan Straus, a German-born philanthropist now residing in New York, had established in Hadera (Palestine) a health station under the direction of Dr. Wilhelm Bruenn… Weizmann suggested the following: Why not combine the various projects into one big institute, ‘something like a small Pasteur Institute…Such an institute could fulfill two functions: a teaching institute and a research institute, and could develop into the nucleus of the great Jewish research centers of the future.’ …In short, such a project would consolidate all the small scientific enterprises in Palestine… Moreover, Baron Edmond de Rothschild was moving closer to Zionism…’but it is up to us to steer him in this direction’ [he wrote]… the baron was indeed prepared to cooperate with the Zionist movement… Weizmann did not waste a minute…[H]e called on Leopold Landau, a gynecologist in Berlin..[and] relative of Paul Erhlich, one of Germany’s most eminent scientists… Weizmann met Erhlich in the latter’s laboratory on March 10, 1913..[and] won over an important new ally… Weizmann [then] returned to Manchester full of energy. His friends on the Continent and in England promised their full support and he felt that his moment had come. ‘The movement has begun to smack of gunpowder,’ he wrote [to his wife] Vera, ..’I feel that I don’t belong to Manchester at all. Everything here is temporary and alien… To my way of thinking, this is the one slogan that can evoke a response just now –the Hebrew University. Die Zionsuniversitat auf dem Berge Zion! The Third Temple!’ ” –(Weizmann biographer) Jehudah Reinharz, Chaim Weizmann, The Making of a Zionist Leader, pp 375-378
>>>Rothschild did not support a university at this time, but endorsed a research institute “like the Pasteur..or Rockefeller institutes”; Nathan Straus was a subject in an article I wrote in 2008 called The Ruination of Milk http://www.rocfern.com/jennlake/TheRuinationofMilk.html
“Emerson said that an institution is the lengthened shadow of one man, and the [Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research] did reflect Simon Flexner… Flexner made Rockefeller sharp, edgy, cold… The room most feared in the institute was Flexner’s office. He could be brutal there, and several prominent scientists were afraid of him… He sought attention for the institute from the press and credit from the scientific community. His own work created controversy… The result was a publicity machine. Highly respected investigators mocked the institute for, said one who himself spent time there, ‘frequent ballyhoo of unimportant stuff as the work of genius’… Flexner..wanted the institute to become a living thing… It was a place of excitement, of near holiness… Flexner, [Peyton] Rous said, made the institute ‘an organism, not an establishment.’ ” –(historical writer) John Barry, The Great Influenza, pp 75-78
“Science would be the magic wand waved over any project… In 1917, when advising his father to pump another fifty million dollars into the RIMR, Junior explained his preference for medicine: ‘This is a field in which there can be no controversy, so that I think the possibility of criticism as regards the use of the fund or its potential dangers would be almost nothing. There is no limit to the development of medical work.’ ” –(John D. Rockefeller biographer) Ron Chernow, Titan, p568
“Our society, in which reigns an eager desire for riches and luxury, does not understand the value of science. It does not realize that science is a most precious part of its moral patrimony… Neither public powers nor private generosity actually accord to science and to scientists the support and the subsidies indispensable to fully effective work.” –Marie Curie, 1923
The oral history of radium/uranium dealer Boris Pregel, Manhattan Project supplier : “..The centralization was at the Institute Curie… It was also a kind of scientific monopoly. They did the whole thing… they were the most important… In fact, the Institute of the Curies had tremendous quantities of radium all along… That’s why later also, when Joliot-Curie and Halban and Kowarski wanted to discuss the..application of atomic energy, they were received very well… [A] lot of the most important work was done in France, because of the establishment of the Institute” http://www.aip.org/history/ohilist/4833.html
Radium Institute, Paris
“The society of experts which I am imagining will embrace all eminent men of science… It will possess the sole up-to-date armaments and will be the repository of all new secrets in the art of war. There will therefore be no more war since resistence by the unscientific will be doomed to obvious failure. The society of experts will control propaganda and education. It will teach loyalty to the world government and make nationalism high treason. The government… will instill submissiveness into the great bulk of the population… It is possible that it may invent ingenious ways of concealing its own power, leaving the forms of democracy intact and allowing the plutocrats to imagine that they are cleverly controlling these forms. Gradually, however, as the plutocrats become stupid through laziness, they will lose their wealth; it will pass more and more into public ownership and be controlled by the government of experts. Thus whatever the outward forms may be, all real power will come to be concentrated in the hands of those who understand the art of scientific manipulation.” –Bertrand Russell, The Scientific Outlook, 1931
“The Public Health Law posits…that government has both the power and the duty to regulate private behavior in order to promote public health. The constitutional source of this authority is the police power which encompasses both directly coercive interventions and policies such as taxes and subsidies that shape behavior by altering the costs of certain choices.” –New England Journal of Medicine, 2003
“Judaism is not a creed: the Jewish God is simply a negation of superstition… It is also an attempt to base the moral law on fear,… regrettable… Yet it seems to me that the strong moral tradition of the Jewish nation has to a large extent shaken itself free from this fear… Judaism is thus no transcendental religion… It seems to me, therefore, doubtful whether it can be called a religion in the accepted sense of the word, particularly as no ‘faith’ but the sanctification of life in a supra-personal sense is demanded of the Jew… [T]he Jewish tradition also contains something else …a sort of intoxicated joy and amazement at the beauty and grandeur of this world… This joy is the feeling from which true scientific research draws its spiritual sustenance… To tack this feeling to the idea of God seems mere childish absurdity… In its pure form, it is nowhere to be found, not even in Judaism where the pure doctrine is obscured by much worship of the letter. Yet Judaism seems to me one of its purest and most vigorous manifestations. This applies particularly to the fundamental principle of the sanctification of life.”….. “The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice and the desire for personal independence –these are the features of the Jewish tradition which make me thank my stars that I belong to it… we shall continue not merely to survive as the oldest of living peoples, but by creative work to bring forth fruits which contribute.. as heretofore… We must be conscious of our alien race and draw the logical conclusions from it…” –Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions, p184-186, 1934
“Just as some people live by the sword, we shall live by science” –Chaim Weizmann, 1948
“[Jonas] Salk dreamed of organizing his own Institute for Experimental Medicine, and in May of 1957, he drew up what he called its “Magna Carta”. He gave it the loftiest of goals, not merely to cure disease but to address ‘the problems of humanity that are the most important of the day’…he imagined an alliance of like-minded colleagues who valued ‘the freedom, integrity, and independence of the individual’ at a scale that preserved ‘flexibility and freedom’ and rewarded ‘boldness and courage’. Unlike traditional research insitutes, this one would include humanists as well as scientists…Its senior members would be fellows for life, a self-governing body..with ‘unencumbered time for contemplation and for action’… Following the Rockefeller Institute’s example, Salk would build his institute…’A shot in the light’ Salk called it.”…”In December 1959, Salk and architect Louis Kahn began a unique partnership to design such a facility… The buildings soon gained international fame for their dramatic and innovative design…“the modern equivalent of a temple of Zeus beside the Aegean”…Deliberately elitist, the Salk Institute would free its half dozen or so fellows from grant-writing, teaching, and administrative distractions. As masters of their own laboratories, the fellows could set independent research agendas. Salk, directly inspired by the cloister of St. Francis of Assisi and by its carceri (cells), provided the fellows with individual studies, places for reflection connected to, and yet buffered from, the bustle of laboratory life.” –quotes referenced at www.polioforever.wordpress.com/salk-institute
[On the creation of the Investigation of Human Ecology, a cover program for the CIA's MKUltra] “I am frightened about this one. If the scientists do what they have laid out for themselves, men will become manageable ants.” –Adolf Berle, personal diary, 1950s
“We have had the bomb on our minds since 1945. It was first our weaponry and then our diplomacy, and now it’s our economy. How can we suppose that something so monstrously powerful would not, after forty years, compose our identity? The great golem we have made against our enemies is our culture, our bomb culture –its logic, its faith, its vision.” –historian E.L. Doctorow, 1980s (ref. preface, American Prometheus, Bird and Sherwin)
“I feel that at least several hundred scientists trained in the biomedical aspect of atomic energy –myself included– are candidates for Nuremburg-type trials for crimes against humanity for our gross negligence and irresponsibility. Now that we know the hazard of low-dose radiation, the crime is not experimentation –it’s murder.” –Dr. John Gofman, 1979; read more about fallout http://www.rocfern.com/jennlake/FalloutInYourGenes.html; www.polioforever.wordpress.com/fallout/
July 13, 2011
I’m not one to overlook the obvious. Stx, the Shiga toxin that is spreading in Germany, and the Stuxnet virus which may have unhinged Fukushima, have too small an alphabet pool. A short list of words I can make out of ‘Stuxnet’ almost sounds like a bad memo : ‘next stunt use Stx’, which rearranges the word ‘stuxnet’ twice with an extra ‘s’ (stuxnetstuxnets, using all letters). A word that begins and ends with the same letter can represent a circle in a linear form… therefore ‘closing the circle’ to become a never-ending round.
But apart from whatever added meaning I might ‘see’ in alphabet language, there is an unmistakable parallel, and very real possibilities that the events are two parts of one operation just as the September 11 attack was followed by anthrax –again, with symbolic relatedness.
Ralph Langner, the German computer engineer who cracked the Stuxnet attack code, gave a presentation in February 2011 at the Longbeach TED seminar, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS01Hmjv1pQ . I’ll quote him loosely: “This was a directed attack… Stuxnet’s code was [searching for] a target, and if [no target is found], Stuxnet does nothing… The attack code..is structured in two digital bombs… we saw they were very professionally engineered… people obviously all had insider information, they knew all the bits and bytes for attack… the payload is..way above anything we have ever seen before… [but] this is very important, think about this, [the] attack was generic… You can use conventional technology to spread it as widely as possible… and the target-rich areas are in the United States, Europe, and Japan.”
Mr. Langner, with my editing, has succinctly described the Stx-encoded E.coli. If not for his pre-Fukushima presentation, I would not have articulated the comparison as accurately. Instead, with his words, two halves of a thought creature reunited as one entity. Stx and Stuxnet.
The mythologist Joseph Campbell insisted that all humans are led by symbols. Abiding his views, we can know when events are speaking the language of power. I’m still working on a page about the Stx outbreak, elucidating a description of biowarfare through the details of scientific progress in genetics, but a bit of information came to my attention that corporate “food and beverage” controls are liable to use Siemens systems –and I thought of Stuxnet and found Langner’s video. It flows with predictable Order even when I don’t see it until I’m running and looking back over my shoulder.
May 30, 2011
generating a wave at 400 to 500 mph would hit the nearest places in 10-15 minutes. The narration notes a Japanese Coast Guard ship “3 miles” out bobbing over the tsunami and then announces “they have less than 30 minutes before the big waves start to hit” [Coast Guard clip http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8392419/Footage-of-Japan-tsunami-waves-at-sea-captured-by-Coast-Guard.html; riding over two swells] –cut to Brian Barnes in Otsuchi, 80 miles north of Sendai, who is fleeing the town at 3:11, “moments before”. A city neighboring Sendai on the coast, Arahama, doesn’t get the wave until 3:55. If we’re to believe this program, then the damaging tsunami appears like many smaller local tsunamis, and we’re only shown “damage” occurring within land-sheltered harbors. Is this a case for Tsunami Bombs as Jim Stone declares? Thing is, Stone never suggests a series of smaller tsunamis and there’s no footage of anything resembling a “peak height of 124 feet” (maybe here http://www.downloadmoviedirect.com/2009/04/09/poseidon/ )
April 29, 2011
February 17, 2011
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine” –Proverbs 17:22 http://bartleby.com/108/20/17.html
November 20, 2010
February 19, 2010
Haiti’s quake was a direct hit on Port-au-Prince http://www.planfordisasters.org/ht/a/GetDocumentAction/i/16404
(map provided by USAID)
“The devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake which hit Haiti on Tuesday has raised many concerns in the seismic community throughout the Caribbean. Dr. Lutchman of the University of the West Indies Seismic Centre says there is greater seismic activity taking place throughout the world. Therefore, the Caribbean needs to re-evaluate their infrastructure so as to reduce the number of persons that may die in case of a hit.” http://www.ctntworld.com/LocalArticles.aspx?id=17752
…”the so-called interferogram, a composite radar snapshot of Haiti captured by Japanese satellite just before and after the Jan. 12 earthquake, is a trove of geological information. And much of it has taken the University of Miami geologists by surprise. The kaleidoscopic color contours rippling from the quake’s epicenter, west of the capital, Port-au-Prince, indicate not just lateral but also unexpected vertical movement along the fault line. What’s more, the quake’s rupture didn’t reach the surface, unusual given its powerful 7.0 magnitude. But there’s a more important anomaly: despite the quake’s force, the fault-line segment that ruptured is only half as long as Amelung and Dixon anticipated. That has left the other half, which lies only a few miles south of Port-au-Prince, subject to that much more stress, which may cause another quake to come sooner than later. “Even if the next earthquake is the same magnitude,” says Amelung, “it will still be more damaging to Port-au-Prince” than last month’s was.” …””As a result, geologists like Amelung and Dixon are now urging the Haitian government and its international donors to consider relocating the capital, which was largely reduced to rubble in the quake….the earth scientists’ case for moving the capital may actually dovetail with the arguments of social scientists.” http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1953379_1953494_1958231,00.html