BTC #35: DO YOU KNOW YOUR BITCOIN HISTORY?

Where did the idea of Bitcoin really begin?  It began when people started to realize the problem of Monarchs and money at the dawn of the 20th Century.

THE ROYAL FAMILY AS THE PRECURSOR TO THE WEF/BIS

Queen Victoria dies in 1901 while 8 of her children sit on Eoropean thrones at the time of her death. When Victoria dies, her eldest son, King Edward the 7th is made King of England. He had the longest wait in British history to become King. He is old and was a good King, according to English history books,  but dies 9 years later. He has two sons.

One son became a huge problem for the people of the world.

In 1910 the crown is passed to his son, King George the fifth. George was married to someone Victoria had chosen for him before she died. He was very conservative and boring. He liked to stamp collect and shoot.   This is what Royal Historian want you to believe.  

During his reign the wealth effect catches up to Britain under Bank of England rules. 

The UK are the richest country in the world but contain the poorest people in the world who become disenfranchised by the the policies of the Bank of England and the East African Trading company. (CANTILLON EFFECT)

This inequality explodes into labor strikes. The sufferjet movement becomes powerful at the same time.  The public is becoming disenfranchised by the economic world order of the Monarchy globally.  

On June 4th of 1913 at the Epsom Derby, King George V witnessed a self sacrifice of a sufferjet. An English teacher named Emily Wilding Davidson makes a game changing act of political activism. In front of King George’s box seats and 500,000 people, she stepped in front of the King’s horse during the race and was killed. 

She sacrified herself for her beliefs. She sought change to the economic system for women.

King George became aware for the first time that the Royals control over the people was becoming tenuous because of the economic disparity in the country. He immediately changes “the Royal” protocols because of this public incident. They begin to engage with the public to become more approachable. Their Crown’s history with the USA was a painful remainder to this modern King George that the people had the real power in a constitutional monarchy.

They might have begun to smile more more but was it enough?  …..they even went into coal mines to meet their servants where they were. This made them more popular. But the Monarchy was forced to give up more Royal control to Parliment during this time. 

Power at this time was transferred to the House of Lords. George the V did this to control social strife that was developing before WW1. Could he convince the other monarchs of Europe to do Royalty differently to keep the social peace?

Because of Victoria’s matchmaking, George V is a cousin to Kaiser Wilhelm in Germany and Czar Nicolas of Russia.

George and Nicolas were very close when kids and they could pass for identical twins. Wilhelm wass the odd cousin out. He became the autocrat because of his isolation. Nicolas, a Romanoff royal,  believes he is devine and is also an autocrat. Nicolas sets up the Duma in Russia to quell protests, but Nicolas has veto power. It was a token gesture and the public is enraged further.

At this time, the Czar is more concerned about his child Nicolas who is deathly sick from hemophilia. This disease, ironically came from Victoria genes!  Karma has a way of getting you back.  Nicolas was married to Victoria’s grand daughter.  the Czar ignores the social problems of the people in Russia.  

Civil unrest is spreading all over Europe due to cental banking wealth effects in the populace. This is a real problem is in the Austro Hungarian Empire which is the only European empire that remained untouched by Queen Victoria’s blood. This Empire never shared her ideas of peace; in1908 they annexed Bosnia. This imperialsim caused social tensions with its neighbors in Serbia. On June the 28th 1914 Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand who was the heir to the Austro Hungarian Empire is asasinated by Serbian Nationalists.  This begins WW1.

Austria Hungary wants to attack neighboring Serbia and Germany offers its help them. Germany was itching for war under Wilhelm 2 because he was using his banking empire to build the world best military.  He wanted to go to War with his English cousin who ostracized him as a kid with a disability from birth from his English mother.  She forced Germans to allow English doctors tend to her pregnancy which botched his birth.  

Czar Nicolas shares a border with Serbia and had committed to protecting them in previous years but he put his army at stand down during this time because of his ties to Wilhelm 2nd as his cousin. It turns out the imperial expansion of control and money over came the family ties of all three cousins.

This situation pitted Germany and Russia against one another and George V did not want to chose sides between his cousins. Because the UK is a constitutional monarchy the UK parliment did have to choose sides. Britain was worried about the military might of Germany and they sided with Nicolas and Russia.  Nicolas had a large army because at the time Russia had 160 million people inside its borders.

13 yrs after Queen Victoria’s death in 1901, 3 of her grand children, who were cousins cause WW1. This was a war with no real purpose for the people of Europe. It was a war of cousins who had a beef with one another and 25 million people died for this “royal feud”.

It ended with the central bankers of the winning side trying to cripple Wilhelm financially with the Treaty of Versailles to make sure the German War machine would not return.  Hitler’s rise proved how bad the treaty was.  That Treaty was crafted by bankers.  That added fuel to a smoldering society that lead to WW2.  

The anti-German feelings in the UK grew very fast at this time and this created a massive PR problem for the royal family of King George V.

His family sir name was inherited from Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert, was Saxe-Coberg Gotha. He was of German decent.  Gotha was also the name of a bomber that Germany was using to kill Brits in WW1. This was a political nightmare for George.

To side step being linked to the enemy, George the 5th decides to change the sir name of the Royal family to Windsor. Windsor is the ancient Citadel of the Normans and William the Conquerer that had a rounded castle wall.   This name is usurped by the Royal family to preserve their power as a monarchy. This change is a lot like Facebook taking the name Meta that is occurring today.

Changing your naming rights is just political paperwork of propaganda. It is political cosmetic surgery for the monarchy. You might look different to the public, but it doesn’t change the nature of a thing. 

You are still an enemy of “We The People”.

And the proof of that truth came from the sons of Geroge 5th who were very problematic in WW2 for the Allied powers.

Wilhelm the second had always felt inferior to his cousins because of his birth injury (left arm brachial plexus injury) and his inferiority complex. He turns over power to two Generals during WW1.  Big mistake.

Russia sends a massive amounts of people in an army but all of them are ill equipped soldiers because they were farmers!!   This was a conscripted army. Nicolas took no orders from Generals, only from God because he was an autocratic royal,  and he sent millions of people into battle to die and starve. This would be his undoing in a war his country technically won.

Nicolas autocratic rule back fires on him during WW1.  This leads to the Bolseveik  Revolution in 1917 by soldiers in the Russian army (Lenin). They turn their guns on the men giving them orders. People begin to take control over their own destiny. Lenin leads it. He did not stop until the Romanoffs were dethroned. Lenin became the new alternative to monarchy which was communism. It was from this power transfer came Churchills hatred of communism. This is why he hated Stalin in WW2.  That hatred along with Truman, the Industrial military Manchurian candidates choice in 1944 lead to the Cold War.  It allowed FDR promise to Stalin at Yalta to be broken by the UK and USA.

The UK and Russia both have simultaneous unrest in their countries during WW1. Could King George allow Czar Nicolas exile in the UK? How would the British people feel about this? The world already disliked Nicolas because of his autocratic rule.

The British Parliment, specifically Churchill, feared that if refuge was given to the Russian autocrat that communist ideas could infiltrate the public in the UK to overthrow the government in the UK.

In early 1917. Lenin forced the Czar to abdicate the throne and he was sent to Siberia. Britain did not offer the Romanoffs exile. It was blamed on the Prime minister but a letter from the Kings secretary to the British government shows that it was George who made the call to leave Nicolas in Siberia.  Lenin has the Romanoff’s murdered in Siberia.  This stunned the Royals in the UK.  The people revolted to overthrow a monarch.  King George the 5th saw the world changing fast and he adapted faster to save his own Monarchy.  He gave the people political power back in Parliment but kept control using money of the Central Bank of England.

In Nov 1918 Germany surrenders bring WW1 to end. The settlement of WW1 at Versailes contained the seeds of destruction that set the stage for WW2

The Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, and the Rise of the Dollar as an International Currency, 1914-1939  

Many bitcoiner’s think the gold standard was great. It was not great in Europe under Queen Victoria.  Most Monarchs were destroyed under the gold standard at the time. 55% of them were eliminated.  It was why Queen Victoria tried to use love and her matchmaking to diminish the risk of war.  The gold standard, which had held from the 1870s until the start of WW1. That system had led to a form of globalization that benefited the wealthy, but impoverished the majority and ultimately destabilized both the financial and political systems as I laid out above.

What happened at Versailles?

John Maynard Keynes was hired by the Royal Family and the Prime Minister of Britain to advise them on the Treaty of Versailles.

US president Woodrow Wilson’s airy dismissal of Keynes’s proposals at the conference incensed him. The deliberations at Versailles had also inflamed Keynes’s animosity towards the British prime minister, David Lloyd George, and French premier Georges Clemenceau.  The reason Keynes turned on the heads of government in the UK and France were simple.  Keynes perspective was built around protecting the global elite monarchs economic power after the War.  Keynes was George the 5th guy in Paris.

George the V had to protect the finances of the Royal family and Keyes was his guy.  The UK is a constitutional monarchy and during WW1 George the V had to cede power to Parliment, the Prime Minister and House of Lords to save the Royal family from the same fate as Nicolas in Russia.  George the 5th was pragmatic.

In December 1919, John Maynard Keynes published a blistering attack on the Treaty of Versailles, signed in June that same year. The treaty’s terms helped to end the First World War, but no one liked the Treaty at all. Everyone knew it was a document at best that would provide a 20 year peace for Europe.  Keynes’s The Economic Consequences of the Peace  contained parts of his days “Economic Reset of 1919”. It revealed a plan in it the bankers of the world would pave the way to another World war.  Keynes in 1919, is history’s version of Klaus Schwab and Henry Kissinger in 1971.

By the 1930s, Keynes had become one of the most influential economists in history and that influence helped cause WW2.

Keynes’s critiques — not least of the era’s international financial system, was his hatred of the gold standard.  In his book, Keynes called for a new international economic order to replace the gold standard.  Keyes had a a radical new monetary theory at that day that unfortunately influenced many.  How do you know this viewpoint is the viewpoint of Monarchs?  Because his theories did not care about the chronic effect it had on people.  This is exactly what brought down the autocratic Monarchs in Germany and Russia in WW1.  George the V was wise to give up political power, but he never surrendered the economic power he had.

Because of Keynes’s defeat in Versailles, the gold standard — representing private financial governance of markets in debt of The Federal Reserve, exchange rates and interest rates — was restored.  This lead to the replacement of the crown sterling as the global reserve currency of the world by the US dollar.  Who’s presidency created the Fed?  Woodrow Wilson.  Wilson was Keynes main nemesis in Versailles.

While Keynes ideas were shot down in the Treaty, they were eventually adopted by world governments in the 20th century later who became very liberal and progressive like England was under King George V.  The effects they caused were not beneficial because it was built around an even softer fiat money post 1971 with use of debt financing in government bonds.  This has created the current debt cycle of the world today.

Yesterday’s Keynesians are today’s MMT and UBI people.  They support the Old World economic order of Monarchs.  Today’s monarachs will be found in the Roster of the WEF and at DAVOS.

The key to this history lesson in this blog  is to understand what happened in WW1 and in the Treaty of Versailles, is now rearing its ugly head again.  Since 1971 we have lived in an Keynesian framework.   Keynes’s classic study and monetary theories, and the poor effects of Roosevelt’s New Deal, have survived. Maybe now you can see why EO 6102 by FDR was instituted in 1933 to steal gold from Americans for 40 years.

He was trying to give the US what Keynes wanted to give the world in the Treaty of Versailles. Keynesians will tell you they are good policies.  History will report that they lead the US people into WW2, and every other war of the 20th and 21st century.  Roosevelt and Keynes economics fueled the growth of a new King in the USA.  It was the Industrial military complex of the 1940s-50s.  They got into power by replacing FDR’s VICE PRESIDENT of three terms with Harry S Truman.  They became the new monarchy of the 20th century.  they convinced Truman to expand the military into intelligence by creating the NSA and CIA in 1947 during his presidency.   Today the Industrial military complex are still helping the Queen of England’s family to restore the OLD WORLD ORDER.  That order is found in WEF and BIS policies of 2021.

What do modern day Keynesian’s want?    They are embodied in the Green New Deal. The US policy platform, proposed this year by Democrats in Congress, is as global in scope as Keynes’s scheme and similarly aims to bring society down through crisis to bring all of Keynes ideas to a world government. Modern Keynsians are communists who want you to believe this time around, that the COVID crisis, climate crisis, and the energy crisis are the greatest security threat ever to face humanity: that will lead to Earth-systems breakdown.  They want you the public to accept that their policies can save you and Earth.  Now they want you to put the handcuffs on your own arms so they can enslave you.  This New world order will bring you back to a time when Monarchs ruled the world and you will serve at their pleasure.  

Welcome to the Great Reset…….it is a reset back to a time where Kings and Queens controlled people.  The New boss is the same as the old boss.  

BTC #34: BITCOIN CULTURE MEETS DRED SCOTT

BITCOIN IS PART OF A CULTURE WAR THAT IS THE LEADING EDGE OF AN ECONOMIC WAR ON CITIZENS

The culture war in America has gotten worse—and that spells trouble for the future of the American democratic repulic experiment.

No matter how detailed and solid your strategy is, if the people executing it don’t nurture the appropriate culture, your projects will fail. Democracy, in my view, is an agreement that we will not kill each other over our differences, but instead we’ll talk through those differences. Culture wars always precede shooting wars. They don’t necessarily lead to a shooting war, but you never have a shooting war without a culture war prior to it, because culture provides the justifications for violence. Right now our government appears to have pulled out of Afghanistan after a 20 year war we lost. Now it appears the governments executive and legistative branches are pointing the guns of the industrial military complex that support the hegeminy of the US dollar directly at the citizens of the USA to creating an economic war. This war will be waged with monetary policy and propaganda to create a culture war designed to divide the citizenry along ideologic lines. Divided their economic power can be usurped to pay off the debt central bankers created to fund wars we should have never fought. Wars brought on by bad culture in the military created since the cold war. 50 years of loose monetary policy has allowed government to create a huge debt that has to be remediated  This created inflation which debases the value of the currency. This is how a banker is allowed to legally steal from the taxpayer without the need for legistation from Congress.

Yesterday, Kraft Heinz CEO says consumers need to prepare for “permanent” increase in food prices. Why should the taxpayer heed this warning? 4 to 5 investment companies now own 90% of all goods sold in the US because of Congressional law making. It has allowed corporations to abuse customers economically by making sure the shareholders of the corporations are close to the money printer of the Federal Reserve. This is legalized counterfeiting and rackateering. The public could boycott, but it wouldn’t do a thing to them because of how Congress allowed corporations to alienate the rights of the citizen over the last 50 years. These divisions are the result of culture differences that our government created when it was infiltrated in 1971 by Henry Kissinger and the WEF.

Culture isn’t about comfy chairs and happy hours at the office. Rather, it’s more about the ways your people act in critical situations, how they manage pressure and respond to various challenges, and how they treat patients, partners, and customers, and each other.

No matter how strong your strategic plan is, its efficacy will be held back by members of your team if they don’t share the proper belief system or culture. Medicine is part art and part science. Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs. This link to beliefs is important, because if your vision is not based on what is right or good for most it will be rejected. If your belief system does not follow the scientific method you will not get proper buy in. Today modern medicine and government have a big culture problem.  Today’s mandate have a familiar feel.

Culture is the name for what people are interested in, their thoughts, their models, the books they read, the papers they study and the speeches they hear. Every country, every community are strongly tied together by an intricate tapestry of individual values, norms and a specific history, so to understand their culture is to understand them. Speaking to a person in a way which is sensitive to their own distinct, unique culture enables a brand to not only elicit the intended emotional response through branded communications, but also shows that the brand can be trusted to understand their consumer.

Culture and its impact on the communities it was born of is a beautiful, multifaceted entity which gives strength, identity and purpose to its people. In a world that politicizes everything, there’s a sense that political culture is both the root cause of the problems we face and, ultimately, the solution. But the larger argument I want you to consider is that politics is an artifact of culture. It’s a reflection: Culture underwrites our politics.

Culture can have a negative conotation when it is used as propganda. You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them, and they will change. This is exactly what the government run education system did in the last 50 years with policy. This has had massive implications in medicine. Most young physicians have no idea how to read or navigate the medical literature properly because of the influence to corporations who create and craft information to suit their goals. Algorithms have been used to craft culture changes.

If taxpayers aren’t passionate about a ’governments vision, they won’t be enthusiastic about executing the plan of its leaders, and then your strategy stands no chance of success. The actions of the founders and executives speak louder than their words in the process of culture creation.

Vaccine mandates and monetary policy have destroyed the culture the founding fathers created in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. I believe this has been done with intent by those in leadership positions who are unelected and work for corporations to benefits profiteers over the citizenry. The culture of being a citiizen is to speak up. All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent when the public is being abused by a form of tyranny. Within the Declaration of Indepence we can see the Culture of the United States in Thomas Jefferson’s writing when he said, “When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government” The 50 years of monetry policy by the Federal Reserve since removing the gold standard shows how little regard the Beltway has for the citizens. The same can be said about the vaccine mandates. We need to be reminded that Biden’s mandate is an Executive Order and not a LAW. It means it government propaganda and it should be treated as a presse release.  2019, 2020, and 2021 have become Orwell’s 1984 in real life. Thomas Jefferson once noted, “Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers too plainly proves a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery.” Today we are on the precipice of change by tyranny and force. We must evolve our culture in the USA by how we vote. The government you elect is the government you deserve.

The culture of our founding documents has been usurped because 100 years of government has been using propaganda against the voters. Within the propaganda they have created is the narrative of fear. They have enlisted the media into the army to fight against the citzenry. When a government uses fear against its own people it is PROPAGANDA and not statesmanship. Jefferson warned us that when governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny. We have a big culture problem today in the USA.

Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always. Changing a culture takes courage.  The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history of their culture. That is precisely what media has done for elected government. Orwell warned us in 1984, “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” The first amendemnt of the constitution was put in place to maintain out culture of not being silent and always questioning our leaders. Modern governments learned from warmongering that controlling media propaganda was key to success. Why?

Edward Bernays taught the world in his 1928 book, Propaganda, that thought can be used to corrupt language, and language can therefore corrupt thought. The consequence of this linkage is that the media is the most powerful entity on Earth because it should protect the culture of our founding documents. Malcolm X taught us that the media has the power to make the innocent guilty and the make the guilty innocent. This ability is powerful because it can be used to control the minds of the citizenry. The press is so powerful in its image making role, that it can make the criminal look like he is the victim and make the victim look like criminal. Because of this power, the government, especially the intelligence arms of the industrial military complex have sought for years to usurp this power to use in war. Today they are using it against the taxpayers and citizens of the USA. If you do not realize what they are doing, newspapers & websites will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and lovign the people who are doing the oppressing. January 6th, 2021 reminds me of this situation.

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Usurping the power of the media is the goal of criminal politicians. It is used to keep you unaware of what they are really doing. This defines the Dunning Kruger effect of some of the citizenry. Orwell told us “Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.” In his book, 1984. Power comes in tearing human minds to pieces and putting those minds and their beliefs together again in new shapes to form the culture of the tyrants choosing.

Culture certainly influences politics. For example, recent research has shown America and France, people who wanted a tighter culture—because they feel threatened—were supportive of politicians with a strong conviction. The threat in both countries is not an exogenous threat. It comes from within the beaucracy that decades of elected tyrants have created to change the culture of the citizenry. Politics can also change culture. We’ve already seen how politicians both now and in history can exaggerate and amplify threats (Hitler/Biden) to tighten cultures. It works—at least for some time—because it taps into a deep evolutionary principle that when there is threat, people want strong rules and autocratic leaders. The problem with this, if the threat is manufactured by propaganda and not real, it sets up the conditions for fascism and tyranny to develop into the void. Media was protected in the Constitution to protect this from happening, but today politicians now use media to control the minds of their voting blocks using propaganda. So the relationship between culture and politics can go in either direction. We saw this culture struggle this week in Joe Rogan’s podcast with Sanjay Gupta when they discussed how CNN was used by Biden to push the agenda to get the US to vaccine mandates over safer drugs to treat COVID.

Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.  VIDEO

The influence of culture on politics is profound because culutre wires the world. Culture mimics the electric power grid. It distributes power to the citizens quickly. Marshall McLuhan warned us the medium of how we communicate affects our culture.  The medium is the message is an expression coined by McLuhan in the 1960s that is often interpreted to mean that the forms and methods (the “media”) used to communicate information have a significant impact on the messages they deliver. This includes the meanings and other perceptions about those messages.  The technology of communication and discourse, today has fueled the cultural divide because they’ve accentuated polarization. How? The extraordinary advances in social media have stochastically expanded ways in which commincation increases anonymity, which fuels the extremism of rhetoric. This happens because on social media platforms there is an absence of any kind of accountability in our public speech. Social networks allow users to take what is already a shallow discourse in Tweets using slogans and hashtags, and make it even more difficult to find any kind of depth of discourse.

How do you compromise when that becomes the dominant form of discourse?

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Well-being is a crucial ideal for any society and it is increased when the culture of a society is it’s greatest wealth. “Tight” cultures have strict norms and punishments, while “loose” cultures, are more permissive of things that are several standard deviations from the mean of society. This distinction in culture stiffness helps us to understand differences across nations, social classes, organizations, friends and families. Tight and loose cultures are actually compatible—each of their strengths is the other’s liability. In this way, they balance one another if the media if there is freedom of the press from corporate or government control. Tight cultures have a lot of order; they have less crime, more uniformity and more self-control. Loose cultures can be disorganized and have a suite of self-regulation problems. But loose cultures corner the market on openness. They’re more open to different people (immigrants, minorities, the stigmatized), different ideas and change—issues that tight cultures struggle with. Moreover, many complex tasks require both tight and loose cultural elements. Take organizational innovation. It requires looseness to come up with cutting-edge ideas but it requires tightness to implement them and scale them up. The same thing is true is government. When leaders destroy the fabric of culture as the last few presidents have done since 1971 when they removed the dollar from the gold standard, the erosion of culture began and it allows in the creep of fascism and tyranny we have seen with Biden’s mandate.  I have always believed that COVID was a compliance test for an economic reset.

If I could draw a parallel to Biden’s mandate, it reminds me of the history found during the Civil War. There was a culture war for 30 years prior to the Civil War. The Civil War was—without question—about slavery and the status of Black men and women. In that culture war, the good guys won but at a massive cost. It cost the country the loss of economic power, because 4 out of 10 Southern males died in that war. 1 out of 10 Northern males died in this war . With that history lesson reminder think about the butterfly effect of a culture war: The case of Dred Scott resulted. Dred Scott v. Sandford, was a decade-long fight for freedom by a Black enslaved man named Dred Scott. The case persisted through several courts and ultimately reached the U.S. Supreme Court, whose decision incensed abolitionists, gave momentum to the anti-slavery movement and served as a stepping stone to the Civil War.

The Dred Scott case and today’s vaccine mandate has a lot in common, in my view.

Dred Scott was an attempt to impose a consensus by law; it took the Civil War and the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to overturn Dred Scott at the SCOTUS. And yet that was also an imposition of solidarity by law and by force. The failures of Reconstruction and the emergence of Jim Crow and “Black Codes” and all of that was proof that politics couldn’t solve culture in the 1860s so I do not believe poltics will solve the currenct economic culture war. Politics couldn’t solve the cultural tensions, and so what we ended up with was a 100 year struggle for civil rights.

The best leaders are those that are “ambidextrous”—they can find synergies between tight and loose cultural elements. American leadership in the Executive and Legislative branches have been impotent in these skills sets.

SUMMARY

Every culture has its sins. Sin is an old-fashioned word, that refers to that which is, ultimately, profane and cannot be permitted, must not be allowed. Understanding those things that underwrite politics helps us understand why this persists the way it does, why it inflames the passions that we see today in society.

Can we have a stable republic without discussing an economic compromise? No, I don’t believe so.

Part of our problem is that we have politicized everything. And yet politics becomes a proxy for cultural positions that simply won’t brook any kind of dissent or argument. The very idea of treating your opponents with civility is a betrayal. How can you be civil to people who threaten your very existence? It highlights the point that culture is hegemonic: like the USD. You can compromise with politics and policy, but if politics and policy are a proxy for culture, there’s just no way compromise will be found.

The question about culture is this: What is it that animates our passions? I don’t know how one can imagine individual and collective identity—and the things that make life meaningful and purposeful—as somehow peripheral or as “distractions.” Culture, by its very nature, is hegemonic. It seeks to colonize; it seeks to envelop in its totality. The root of the word “culture” is Latin: “cultus.” It’s about what is sacred to us. And what is sacred to us tends to be universalizing. The very nature of the sacred is that it is special; it can’t be broached. Culture wars have been created to allow government to take advantage of us.

Only “We The People” Can put a stop to it. That is what happened at the Berlin Wall when it fell. People stayed there and demanded that governments remove the wall and it happened. The voice of the people is always heard during culture changes. I’ve been a physician long enough to remember a time when real science guided the narrative, not the other way around. Today the cultur war in medicine doesn’t operate like this. Those were good times. People’s beliefs and behaviors are the “butterfly effect” when the bubble of a culture war is popped. I think Bitcoin is the pin to pop this current bubble by the people who own it.

CITES

1. “Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire the World”, by Michele Gelfand

2. “Culture Wars” 1991 by James Davison Hunter

3. Jack Kruse with Tucson Bitcoin:  VIDEO

QUANTUM ENGINEERING #2: THE ELEPHANT MAN

Organisms follow the cycle of the day, even at the cellular level, creating an internal clock. Humans’ biology will follow this circadian rhythm even when external stimuli like light or temperature changes don’t occur. Researchers have now used a fruit fly model to identify a role for a gene called neurofibromin (NF1) in the regulation of the circadian rhythm. Mutations in Nf1 were believed to be the cause the disease neurofibromatosis, which leads to tumor growth in the nervous system. Paradoxically, sleep disturbances are also known to be a symptom of neurofibromatosis.

The Nf1 gene expression fluctuates according to the sleep-wake phases of the organism: its expression increases when the are awake and stimulates growth, while it decreases during their sleep.  Neurofibromatosis (NF) causes tumors to grow on nerves.

There are two main types of NF, as well as a third and very rare type called schwannomatosis.

Neurofibromatosis type I

NF type 1 is the most common type of neurofibromatosis, NF1 and can cause a wide range of symptoms that can impact skin pigmentation (melanin), the nervous system, bones, and normal development.  Tissue tied to the neuroectoderm seem to have alter circadian clock mechanism that lead to disease manifestation.

One of the first signs of NF1 are cafe-au-lait macules (CALMs), or cafe-au-lait spots. These are darkened areas of skin that resemble birthmarks. In some cases, they are present at birth. In other cases, they may appear during childhood or puberty. While harmless, having six or more CALMs can be a sign of NF1. Freckles in the underarms or groin are another skin pigmentation abnormality seen in people with NF1. Like CALMs, freckles are not harmful.

Neurofibromas are another common manifestation of NF1. These are benign tumors that form on the nerves. Most occur near the surface of the body and can be felt as lumps underneath the skin. Others occur deeper within the body. Neurofibromas may put pressure on nerves, causing symptoms like pain, numbness, and tingling. People with NF1 can also develop benign tumors in the eyes and along the optic nerve, which can impair vision.

Lisch nodules. These are deposits of pigment in the iris of the eye called melanotic hamartomas. They are associated with NF1 and do not cause any problems or symptoms.  You can view them here.

Glioma. This is a type of nerve tumor that occurs in the glial cells in the brain and spinal cord. Gliomas are more common in people with NF1, particularly optic pathway gliomas (OPGs), which occur in the nerves that connect the eyes and brain. OPGs can cause visual impairment.  You can view images here.

Plexiform neurofibromas are larger tumors that affect multiple nerves and lead to disfigurement. While the majority of tumors that develop as a result of NF1 are benign, people with NF1 are at an increased risk of several types of cancer, including leukemia, brain tumors, breast cancer, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors, and others.  This implies that all these disease must also be related to circadian clock dysfunction at some level.  I have had an extensive experience with all of these tumors in my career.  Many often forget that nnEMF light blue light liberate Vitamin A (retinol) to cause many sleep disturbances.  It appears that the free retinol might have larger implications for the clock mechanisms in neuroectodermal derivatives.

Other signs and symptoms associated with NF1 include scoliosis (lateral curvature of the spine), a larger than normal head circumference, smaller stature, bone abnormalities, early or late onset of puberty, high blood pressure, and learning disabilities.  The disfigurement can be quite shocking in these disease due to the damage to the clock mechanism.

NF1 symptoms and the severity of those symptoms can vary greatly from person to person.  The paper below is hinting to us that the amount of dysfunction of the clock mechanism is key to the expression of the disease.

Neurofibromatosis type 2
Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is caused by a mutation of the gene neurofibromin 2. As with NF1, the mutation that causes NF2 can be spontaneous or inherited. Whereas the onset of NF1 symptoms are observable at birth or during early childhood, NF2 usually has a later onset—the first symptoms typically appear during puberty or early adulthood. People with NF2 also have CALMs, but typically fewer CALMs than people with NF1.

People with NF2 develop tumors called vestibular schwannomas on cranial nerve #8. These benign tumors form on one or both auditory nerves, which connect the ears to the brain. These tumors can impact the functioning of the auditory nerves, causing hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and problems with balance.

Tumors may also form along other nerves, which can result in a variety of neurological symptoms—impaired speech, muscle weakness, pain, numbness, facial drop, difficulty swallowing, headaches, seizures, and problems with vision, including cataracts.  This also implies all these associated disease are affected by circadian clock dysfunction.

Schwannomatosis
This rare type of neurofibromatosis is caused by mutations to the tumor suppressing genes SMARCB1 and LZTR1.  The benign tumors that occur with schwannomatosis are called schwannomas. These are the same type of tumor that occur with NF2. However, with schwannomatosis, these tumors do not involve the auditory nerves. Instead, these tumors develop on the peripheral nerves, brain, and/or along the spinal cord. Depending on the nerves that are impacted, symptoms can include chronic pain, numbness, and loss of muscle. Onset typically occurs during early adulthood.  These tumors are seen by neurosurgeon.

What did the researchers find out about this disease recently?

The researchers determined that the NF1 gene in the animals they studied had chronically low Nf1 expression levels had aberrant sleep cycles. These animals were totally dysregulated and had many more sleep phases than they should have had.  This told the researchers that this disease had to be related to a defective clock mechanism and not a defective gene.

Recall that excessive blue light exposure and nnEMF at night alter calcium flows and free radicals in cells. (above)

In the new research cited below the scientists analyzed gene expression in neurons that are part of a region of the zebrafish brain that’s involved in learning and sleep, known as mushroom bodies because of their shape.

This was done for both healthy, normal fruit flies and flies with a dysregulated sleep-wake cycle.

Neurons in the mushroom bodies are activated by calcium release, and the NF1 protein is known to be upstream of that process in research animals. When the protein of the NF1 gene is expressed, neurons in the mushroom body are more active, promoting wakefulness during the daytime. The expression level is reduced at night.  The absence of light and a lower temperature (melatonin) turn off the expression of the protein from the NF1 gene.  This implies the gene always stays on and leads to the disease phenotype.  Most physicians were taught in medical school that neurofibromatosis is a strict genetic disease with no circadian cause.  We now know it is light and dark and temperature in the brain that lead to this disease and has little to do with a defective gene.  This is a torpedo to neo-Darwinist beliefs.

In humans, the NF1 protein suppresses tumor growth in the nervous system (by regulating the activity of the p21 oncoprotein Ras). Mutations in the Nf1 gene have been believed to be the cause neurofibromatosis but now we have to question this belief.  This explains the range of symptoms that can include sleep disturbances and growth of tumors in nerve sheaths all over the body.

CITES

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-26031-2