[Editor’s note: Art Olivier, with whom I have now done three rather extraordinary video interviews, was the was the Libertarian candidate for Vice President in the United States presidential election in 2000 as the running mate of presidential candidate Harry Browne.]
The institute that wants to change the concept of being human
A key area of study for the institute is the Transformations of the Human (ToftH). The program is designed to challenge our conceptions of what it means to be human. ToftH uses artificial intelligence and biotech as an opportunity to invent a whole new concept of the human.
They are researching CRISPR technology that uses bacterial DNA to edit human genes. The reason it works on human genes is that humans are descendants of bacteria and share with them the basic mechanisms of molecular life.
Currently, biotechnology companies that are funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Department of Defense, are developing CRISPR DNA-based COVID-19 vaccines.
According to the institute, recent advances in machine learning, as well in gene editing, synthetic biology and neuro-technology defy the modern distinctions between human things, natural things, and technical things.
While the institute has done the research and touts the attributes of editing the genes of humans, getting people to voluntarily change their DNA to become a new type of human would be extremely difficult.
TIP to the Rescue
Enter Nils Gilman, the Vice President of Programs at theBerggruen Institute. He, along with Rosa Brooks, co-founded the Transition Integrity Project (TIP). Brooks is a senior fellow at the think tank New America that is funded by the Rockefeller and Gates foundations. Ten days after Trump took office, Brooks came up with ways to get rid of him, including a military coup.
In June of 2020, TIP ran war-games of different election night scenarios. TIP is predicting with a high degree of likelihood that November’s elections will be chaotic. They believe that the potential for violent conflict is high. Nils Gilman is not shy about promoting violence. In fact, when Michael Anton wrote an article for ‘the American Mind’ that accused TIP of planning a coup, Gilman responded by suggesting that Anton be executed.
In the likely scenario where Trump wins the electoral count and Biden wins the popular vote, John Pedestal playing Joe Biden, called for mass protests. “A show of numbers in the streets-and actions in the streets-may be decisive factors in determining what the public perceives as a just and legitimate outcome. During TIP’s exercises, Team Biden almost always called for and relied on mass protests to demonstrate the public’s commitment to a “legitimate” outcome, with the objective of hardening the resolve of Democratic elected officials to fight and take action, and to dramatize the stakes. As a practical matter, however, participants in the exercise noted that racial justice activists and others will likely act independently of the Biden campaign–players repeatedly cautioned that these social movements are independent, not beholden to, or a tool of, the Democratic party.”
In addition, the exercises suggest that there is a significant possibility of simultaneous street mobilizations by both Trump and Biden supporters, in which case the possibility for violence will increase significantly.
Team Biden encouraged California, Oregon and Washington to secede from the Union unless statehood was given to Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, California was divided into five states and the Electoral College was eliminated to ensure that the candidate who wins to the popular vote becomes president. It’s a stretch to think that the Constitution would be changed because of the demands of a losing candidate but the media could incite the supporters of that candidate to take to the streets by highlighting the unfairness of their candidate losing despite having the most votes.
In some scenarios examined by TIP, Team Trump succeeded in invoking the Insurrection Act and sending active duty military troops into US cities to “restore order,” If TIP is successful in helping to implement mass protests that turn violent, it is highly probable that the military will be sent to the cities to quell the violence. Then the military will have intercity bases that are initially set up to battle the rioters and later could be used in distributing coronavirus vaccines.
Operation Warp Speed
In what the president called “the most aggressive vaccine project in history” is Operation Warp Speed. Heading up the military end of Operation Warp Speed is General Gus Perna, a four-star general who currently oversees 190,000 service members, civilians, and contractors as Commander of the U.S. Army Materiel Command. The 18,000 troops that Trump promised to bring home from Germany, Afghanistan and Iraq in time for the election could help in staffing the operation. In the age of same day deliveries, the need for the military to be involved in distributing a vaccine is highly questionable. President Trump implied that the vaccines will be mandatory when he said that the military will distribute the vaccine “in a very powerful manner.”
Since many of the biotechnology companies are developing gene-editing CRISPR DNA-based COVID-19 vaccines with DoD funding, military force may solve the problem of getting people to voluntarily change their DNA to become a new type of human.