Monday, November 2, 2015

Introduction to Revolution

Greetings fellow humans!  My name is Gregory and I am the leader of Mantis, a revolutionary movement on the West Coast whose aim is to ensure that the coming pre-emption of human evolution by AI and biotech companies will not exclude the co-evolution of human groups who wish to determine their own culture.

Why might some people want to determine their own culture? Simply, some people may not want their progeny to end up as machine parts in a factory, or as medicated zombies waiting to blink out of a new world.

Some people might want to create a world for themselves, not for a corporation.

Is it time for revolution?  My friend and colleague (nom de guerre, "Harry the Human") fancied himself a revolutionary in the 1960s, but he tells me that no revolution was happening then, at least at a basic level, so there wasn't much for a revolutionary to do.  Now, he and I agree, revolution is well underway. 

What do we mean by "revolution"?  First, here's what we do not mean: We do not mean violent overthrow of governments or corporations. We do mean a consistent refusal to submit to government/corporate plans if they stand in the way of our new, human lives.  

When test-tube babies grow into optimal factory workers, we want nothing to do with it. When governments clone AI-guided soldiers for wars of corporate conquest and domestic manipulation, we want nothing to do with it.  When education becomes a tech manual, we want nothing to do with it.

We want what many people have wanted: A rational life that fits into the planet that engendered us.  We are not opposed to AI or genetic engineering, or the rest of science with its powerful gifts for our kind, but we want a say in our re-creation.  

For instance, we want beauty in our society.  Our species has beauty receptors, but we destroy all beauty as if it threatens us.  When the industrial world is ugly as perceived by traditional human receptors, people are guided to de-evolve their beauty receptors and replace them with AI-managed receptors designed for new, pale definitions of beauty, or they are supplied with "antidepressants" to dull the pain of an ugly world.  We will do no such things.  We will develop our beauty receptors, our poetry receptors, our thinking receptors, our love receptors.

We in Mantis believe that the re-configuring of all or most nation-states will occur a few years after the wars now unfolding have reached their climax, the purpose of those wars being to distract populations from the inability of nation-states to integrate the new technologies into human culture with any semblance of "democracy."  That inability will be too evident to hide in the aftermath of the wars now being started for us.

Mantis will resist subjugation by securing its own territory, politically and legally.  We will interact and have peaceful relations with corporations and governments, but we will not be subject to them.  We will be subject to our own laws.

Where will our territory be?  Since Mantis is spread up and down the U.S. West Coast, it will likely be in some part of the current western U.S. It is too early to know the location, because the re-configuration of the U.S., along with the redrawing of the borders of all the world's nation-states, will be a post-war process.  When it arrives for the U.S., Mantis will be strong and ready to negotiate our new place.

Through the following speeches from the 2044 US presidential election you will meet my young protégées, Anthony Roberts and Rebecca Silversmith, who, as my associate Harry found when he perused the future, will run against each other in that election.  Much can be learned from reading these speeches (because of complications arising from meddling in the future, I cannot endorse or comment on either Anthony or Rebecca's future platforms).

The Media/Government/Military Complex does not want people to be aware of their evolution.

But we of Mantis are aware.

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