“You know where it all comes from, this online paradise of yours? It started back during the Cold War, when the think tanks were full of geniuses plotting nuclear scenarios … Your Internet, back then the Defense Department called it arpanet, the real original purpose was to assure survival of U.S. command and control after a nuclear exchange with the Soviets …
Yep, and your Internet was their invention, this magical convenience that creeps now like a smell through the smallest details of our lives, the shopping, the housework, the homework, the taxes, absorbing our energy, eating up our precious time. And there’s no innocence. Anywhere. Never was. It was conceived in sin, the worst possible. As it kept growing, it never stopped carrying in its heart a bitter-cold death wish for the planet, and don’t think anything has changed, kid …
Call it freedom, it’s based on control. Everybody connected together, impossible anybody should get lost, ever again. Take the next step, connect it to cell phones, you’ve got a total Web of surveillance, inescapable.”(Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge, 2013)
“For 400 years we’ve had a model of the human, a model of the economy, a model of the planet that is a machine model, and it’s fostered grat productivity in some ways but the model fails because it doesn’t reflect how life really works. And to me what we’re watching is the ultimate gasp of a failing model, it’s produced a culture of people who are hyper-materialistic, and they literally don’t understand life and they don’t understand reality. And for them if you’re going to maintain control of people on a machine model, you need to stop them resonating with divine intelligence and resonating with living things and resonating with each other, and get every body hooked into the machine. And that’s what this is really about. Are we going to governed by God, or are we going to governed by central powers who are controlling us through the machine?
The middle of the road is disappearing.
It’s time to choose: God, or the machine.“C A Fitts, July 2020