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L‑2 The Future: Technology, Theocracy and the Thousand Year Reich

MP3: Part 1 [1] | Part 2 [2] | Part 3 [3] (Approx. 118 min­utes)

First, the dis­cus­sion focus­es on the con­flict between cor­po­rate prof­its and both sub­stan­tial wages and ben­e­fits and strong envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion pol­i­cy. This con­flict results in an ele­ment of cog­ni­tive dis­so­nance on the part of most peo­ple (who must work for a liv­ing.) In order to max­i­mize prof­it, dis­com­fort must be cor­re­spond­ing­ly max­i­mized as well.

Human behav­ior is dic­tat­ed large­ly by two prin­ci­ples that psy­chol­o­gists call the plea­sure prin­ci­ple and the real­i­ty prin­ci­ple. In a nut­shell: peo­ple do what makes them feel good. When they feel bad, they must alter their envi­ron­ment in such a way as to remove the dis­com­fort. They can either change their exter­nal envi­ron­ment or their inter­nal envi­ron­ment. Polit­i­cal action, labor and envi­ron­men­tal orga­niz­ing would cer­tain­ly bring change that would relieve social and envi­ron­men­tal dis­tress. That is not as prof­itable as hold­ing down wages and prof­its. Prof­its can be max­i­mized if peo­ple can be made to alter their inter­nal envi­ron­ment in such a way as to endure or even enjoy dis­com­fort (what Mr. Emory refers to as learn­ing “to enjoy sit­ting on a tack.”)

There are a vari­ety of ways of get­ting peo­ple to attempt this. If they are ine­bri­at­ed on drugs or alco­hol, their pain will be atten­u­at­ed (at least tem­porar­i­ly) and their will to resist blunt­ed. In this con­text, opi­um would be “the reli­gion of the peo­ple.” The real thing might be even bet­ter.

The analy­sis cen­ters on a soci­ety in which peo­ple would be made into “true believ­ers,” through a com­bi­na­tion of total­i­tar­i­an polit­i­cal con­trol and tech­no­log­i­cal­ly-rein­forced fun­da­men­tal­ist reli­gion. Denom­i­na­tion­al affil­i­a­tion of sub­ject nations and indi­vid­u­als may well remain diverse, but the foun­da­tion and source of polit­i­cal pow­er would be tremen­dous­ly pow­er­ful, tech­no­log­i­cal­ly sophis­ti­cat­ed mil­i­tary weapons of mass destruc­tion. Most impor­tant­ly, the very exis­tence of these weapons would be unknown to the vast major­i­ty of peo­ple. An admin­is­tra­tive elite would exer­cise polit­i­cal pow­er. This elite would be reli­gious, polit­i­cal and mil­i­tary in nature — Mr. Emory char­ac­ter­izes them as “priest-spies.” They would have at least lim­it­ed knowl­edge of the pre­vail­ing mil­i­tary tech­nol­o­gy, as well as advanced tac­ti­cal knowl­edge of its appli­ca­tion.

Their “parish­ioners,” on the oth­er hand, would see (and would be encour­aged and oblig­at­ed to see) the dev­as­tat­ing appli­ca­tion of the destruc­tive tech­nol­o­gy as “mir­a­cles.” Groups or indi­vid­u­als who devi­at­ed from the pre­scribed path would be pun­ished with the tech­nol­o­gy and this, again, would be seen by a naive pop­u­lace as ret­ri­bu­tion by some super­nat­ur­al enti­ty. (It should be not­ed that New Age reli­gions are by no means immune to this kind of exploita­tion and seduc­tion by fas­cist ele­ments.)

Weapons tech­nol­o­gy that might be involved would include genet­i­cal­ly-engi­neered micro-organ­isms (“the plagues of Egypt”), Tes­la tech­nol­o­gy to cause earth­quakes or alter the weath­er (“God’s pun­ish­ment on the wicked”), long dis­tance mind-con­trol tech­niques involv­ing elec­tro­mag­net­ic radi­a­tion (“the Voice of the Lord”). (Note: this lec­ture was giv­en before infor­ma­tion about Project HAARP became pub­lic.) In L‑1 [4] evi­dence is pre­sent­ed that so-called “fly­ing saucers” are real and do not come from out­er space. They are advanced aero­nau­ti­cal devices, whose devel­op­ment began with pro­to­types flown by the Ger­mans dur­ing the clos­ing stages of World War II. They were fur­ther devel­oped by the West­ern Allies in the years after the war. There is also sub­stan­tial evi­dence of attempts by ele­ments of the intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty to cre­ate belief in space aliens. With this in mind, Mr. Emory dis­cuss­es the pos­si­ble uses of “UFOs” and “aliens” in the fas­cist tech­no-theoc­ra­cy described above. (Record­ed in Jan­u­ary of 1995 in San­ta Mon­i­ca.)