STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
Vision of a Mutant Future
By Staff News & Analysis - January 03, 2013

Military Must Prep Now for 'Mutant' Future, Researchers Warn … The U.S. military is already using, or fast developing, a wide range of technologies meant to give troops what California Polytechnic State University researcher Patrick Lin calls "mutant powers." Greater strength and endurance. Superior cognition. Better teamwork. Fearlessness. But the risk, ethics and policy issues arising out of these so-called "military human enhancements" — including drugs, special nutrition, electroshock, gene therapy and robotic implants and prostheses — are poorly understood. – Wired

Dominant Social Theme: Mutant soldiers are the next step in spreading freedom around the world.

Free-Market Analysis: We stand in awe of yet another dominant social theme, which has to do with the inevitability of human engineering and eventual merger with machines.

But please! … This cannot be done by just anyone. People generally are not clamoring to be turned into quasi-robots, so who could possibly be behind such a strange idea?

Well, as this article points out, the military-industrial complex surely thinks it is a good idea.

This is perhaps a subdominant social theme: that only the regnant state itself with virtually unlimited resources and the service of the world's best minds can create the next step of humankind's inevitable evolution.

In fact, this is part of a larger power elite ambition, which is apparently first to cull the human population of its useless eaters and then to create super-beings (under strict control) with what's left.

For the moment we are simply supposed to be dazzled by the ambition and awed by the concept. Feel the power? Here's more from the article (paragraphing ours):

"With military enhancements and other technologies, the genie's already out of the bottle: the benefits are too irresistible, and the military-industrial complex still has too much momentum," Lin says in an e-mail. "The best we can do now is to help develop policies in advance to prepare for these new technologies, not post hoc or after the fact (as we're seeing with drones and cyberweapons)."

Case in point: On April 18, 2002, a pair of Air Force F-16 fighter pilots returning from a 10-hour mission over Afghanistan saw flashes on the ground 18,000 feet below them. Thinking he and his wingman were under fire by insurgents, Maj. Harry Schmidt dropped a 500-pound laser-guided bomb. There were no insurgents — just Canadian troops on a live-fire exercise, four of whom were killed in the blast.

The Air Force ultimately dropped criminal charges against Schmidt and wingman Maj. William Umbach but did strip them of their wings. In a letter of reprimand, Air Force Lt. Gen. Bruce Carlson accused Schmidt of "willful misconduct" and "gross poor judgment."

Schmidt countered, saying he was jittery from taking the stimulant Dexedrine, an amphetamine that the Air Force routinely prescribes for pilots flying long missions. "I don't know what the effect was supposed to be," Schmidt told Chicago magazine. "All I know is something [was] happening to my body and brain."

The Food and Drug Administration warns that Dexedrine can cause "new or worse aggressive behavior or hostility." (.pdf) But the Air Force still blamed the pilots. The Canadian "friendly fire" tragedy underscores the gap between the technology and policy of military human enhancement. Authorities in the bombing case could have benefited from clearer guidelines for determining whether the drugs, rather than the pilots, were to blame for the accidental deaths.

What strikes us about the above – as often before – is the essential lawlessness of the US military. There are people in jail for taking amphetamines in an "unprescribed" fashion but the US military virtually forces amphetamines on fighter pilots and then demands they make life or death decisions. This is the mindset that will develop tomorrow's superman, using military advantage as a justification.

In fact, from what we can tell, it is merely the continued fulfillment of a long-held eugenics agenda of the top elites. Obviously, elites have always operated under the assumption that they are superior to other folks, even when there were no distinguishing features to prove it. Such people must hope to rectify that in the coming years and decades.

And so, using war – or the threat of war – as a justification, hundreds of billions of dollars are diverted into studying how human beings can be enhanced. NATO's entire military provide unlimited human fodder for testing purposes. The best scientific minds can be dragooned into supporting the effort based on national security concerns.

Additionally, a public consensus can be cobbled together in support of bioengineering based on the idea that "if we don't do it, they will." People will acquiesce to even the most extreme programs if they are positioned as ways to keep the "nation" safe.

Further down, the article quotes researchers as follows: "Somewhere in between robotics and biomedical research, we might arrive at the perfect future warfighter: one that is part machine and part human, striking a formidable balance between technology and our frailties."

This will be the result of a "mutant" arms race and the authors suggest in the meantime that the US military driving these adaptations take care as to how they are developed and applied. This is almost laughable, unfortunately. In reality, the same forces that have created the perpetual warfare state – central banking controllers and their enablers and associates – are behind this gambit. They want results and will go to any lengths to get them.

The future – as envisioned by elites anyway – is one to be constructed around neo-feudalism, complete no doubt with mile-long keeps, various kinds of professional and personal slaves and cadres of enhanced warriors scouring the world for those who continue to resist.

After Thoughts

Resistors there will be.

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