4/18: THE NEW LAW OF CONTAGION
THE NEW LAW OF CONTAGION
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
In magical parlance there is something known as the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on. It is the Law of Attraction which uses the power of the mind to translate whatever is in our thoughts and materialize them into reality. Now, there are some who argue there is no magic to this idea and that there is something scientific to all of it.
This is all commonly accepted principles in quantum physics. Now, there is a sub law that I wanted to bring up tonight because I feel that it would be appropriate to use it for an object lesson in what happens when a country becomes complacent.
The sub law is the Law of Contact – or the Law of Contagion. The Law of Contact or Contagion, the second sub law of the Law of Association, follows from the Law of Similarity. This law states that things which have once been in contact with each other continue to act on each other at a distance even after physical contact has been severed.
For example, if you were at a Goodwill or second hand store and bought a sweater, it is guaranteed that you do not know the previous owner. However, you probably wouldn’t buy the sweater if you knew that the previous owner was a serial killer.
Yet, when you get change for the coffee you purchase, the money you received gets handled everyday by people who you do not know – it is said to be dirty, it can have traces of drugs or something else that can be bad for you –and yet you accept it without even thinking.
You don’t need to have a drug habit to come into contact with illicit drugs, apparently: a new study found 13 percent of volunteers had traces of cocaine or heroin on their fingertips, despite never having used the drugs.
It’s all to do with environmental factors, mainly exposure from banknotes – drugs attract money, drug dealers and drug users handle banknotes, and traces of these substances get passed through the cash network.
We’ve known about this kind of contamination for a while, but the researchers say they were surprised that it seems so widespread.
This illustrates that law of contact or contagion perfectly.
Another way the law of contagion is implemented is through the accusations of activists that claim that if you support the NRA that you have blood on your hands. This has been the charge of the young activists like David Hogg and others since the Florida school shooting.
The tactic is working because stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods said it would no longer sell modern sporting rifles at its Field & Stream stores following the Valentine’s Day shooting at a Parkland, FL high school, one question was what would happen to the unsold firearms in its inventory?
Typically, a retailer may return unsold merchandise to the manufacturer.
Dick’s Sporting Goods has decided to destroy them.
You can add that to the list that exemplifies the law of contagion.
This law has been utilized in order to conduct successful boycotts where businesses have been targeted because of their contact and associations with what the public deems contagious or toxic.
The Law of Contagion is also applied to what we are seeing as chaos syndrome happening in our government. It spread like a contagion – it is guilt by association, it is cognitive bias that allows for the denial of the chronic decline in the political system’s capacity for self-organization. It begins with the weakening of the institutions and brokers—political parties, career politicians, and congressional leaders and committees that have historically held politicians accountable to one another and prevented everyone in the system from pursuing naked self-interest all the time.
As these intermediaries’ influence fades, politicians, activists, and voters all become more individualistic and unaccountable. The system atomizes. Chaos becomes the new normal—both in campaigns and in the government itself.
Our intricate, informal system of political intermediation, which took many decades to build, did not commit suicide or die of old age; we reformed it to death.
We unleashed a pathogen that has weakened the immune system of this country. That immunes system is the constitution.
When you spend decades abusing and attacking your own immune system, you will eventually get sick.
Like many disorders, chaos syndrome is self-reinforcing. It causes governmental dysfunction, which fuels public anger, which incites political disruption, which causes yet more governmental dysfunction.
The dysfunction is contagion – the disease is complacency with a dose of hypocrisy. The immune system that defended the body politic for two centuries; the gradual dismantling of that immune system; the emergence of pathogens capable of exploiting the new vulnerability; is in my opinion evidence that the law of contagion has the nation in its grip.
It creates an image in similitude as to what our future holds with regard to more exposure to contagious pathogens that governments are known for keeping hidden for a suicide solution.
The use of a pathogen for hostile purposes has been the top news item in Europe and with the recent alleged gas attacks in Syria.
When President Trump Gave his speech to the nation confirming that he had launched an attack on Syria, he invoked World War I as the point in history where atrocities involving poison gas were outlawed.
The truth is, whoever wrote his speech, had peppered it with this huge lie.
During the Iran-Iraq war, our then-all,y Saddam Hussein used poison gas, killing thousands, the United States approved. Agent Orange was used by US forces in the Vietnam War, to horrific effect.
Agent Orange was a herbicidal weapon developed by Monsanto. Agent Orange has killed or maimed 400,000 people and caused 500,000 birth defects, according to the Vietnamese government. The Red Cross of Vietnam has estimated that almost 1 million people have disabilities or other health problems due to Agent Orange.
The number of Vietnam veterans affected by the chemical Agent Orange is astonishing. Roughly 300-thousand veterans have died from Agent Orange exposure — that’s almost five times as many as the 58-thousand who died in combat.
Eleven million gallons of Agent Orange were sprayed in Vietnam over 20 million acres, putting three million Vietnam veterans and their families at risk.
Now Monsanto is aiming to have a monopoly on our food supply and as they have struck a partnership with Bayer they also want to have a monopoly on vaccines and pharmaceuticals.
Many people think of Bayer simply as the company that makes aspirin since that is how they were founded. But they also produce many extremely toxic substances. In fact, Bayer was one of five companies that formed IG Farben in a 1925 merger. IG Farben was a huge Nazi supporter, and held the patent for the pesticide Zyklon B – which was used in Holocaust gas chambers. They also owned 42.2 percent of the company which manufactured it. Even more sickening, IG Farben used the Auschwitz facility to test its chemicals on human subjects.
In 1948, directors of IG Farben were indicted at a U.S. military tribunal, and at the subsequent Nuremberg Trials, where many were sentenced to prison for their horrible war crimes. Due to the severity of the crimes committed by IG Farben during World War II, the company was considered to be too corrupt to be allowed to continue to exist. It was officially put into liquidation in 1952, but this does not mean the company ceased to be a legal entity. It continues even today as a corporation “in liquidation”, meaning that the purpose of the continuing existence of the corporation is being dissolved in an orderly fashion. Its shares are still traded on German markets.
Clearly, too many powerful people stood to lose too much money if IG Farben had been liquidated immediately. The same is true of Bayer, which was obviously allowed to continue operations (along with partners BASF and Agfa).
After all, it would have been a shame to waste the profits from all that research.
The sad thing is that the American people swallow what is fed to them – with regard to illegal chemical and biological weapons and what is not mentioned is that evolving technologies and genetic engineering may open the door to new dangers.
The United States appears to be dangerously complacent about possible biological and chemical weapons attacks, leaving open the possibility of mass deaths or a huge disruption in the economy.
With the reports of antibiotic resistant bacteria and tabletop exercises being carried out to fight a Disease they call X it may be an easy call – to say that what has been happening in Europe and Syria will eventually happen here in the United States.
It may be safe to say that while we are being warned of cyber attacks EMP’s and other methods of crippling the United States, biological and chemical attacks are happening elsewhere and due to the Law of Contact or Contagion – what goes around comes around.
There are genetic engineers developing weapons that are far more sophisticated. Biological weapons that target certain groups of people are becoming more advanced.
The genetically engineered ‘superbug’, highly lethal and resistant to environmental influence or any medical treatment, is only a small part of this story. Much more alarming, from an arms-control perspective, are the possibilities of developing completely novel weapons on the basis of knowledge provided by biomedical research — developments that are already taking place.
Such weapons, designed for new types of conflicts and warfare scenarios, secret operations or sabotage activities, are not mere science fiction, but are increasingly becoming a reality that we have to face.
In debates about genetic engineering and biological weapons, it is often stated that natural pathogens are sufficiently dangerous and deadly, and that genetic engineering is not necessary to turn them into more effective biological weapons.
The global norm against biological weapons, laid down in the 1925 Geneva Convention and the 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, clearly contributed to the fact that few countries have been engaged in research into offensive bio-warfare during recent decades.
Science is capable of genetically modifying our foods and now genetically modifying a pathogen, force multiplying its viral capabilities can now be seen as genetic extinction technology.
It is the mother of all genomic discoveries that rivals the nuclear warfare programs developed in the 1940’s. New technological possibilities met new military concepts in the USA and led to a renewed interest in weapons that, until recently, had been banned and rejected.
You may not know this but the United States military industrial complex is investing 100 million dollars in genetic extinction technologies aimed at several species of animal, bird, fish and even humans.
There are documents that suggest that the US’s secretive Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has become the world’s largest funder of “gene drive” research.
The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is debating whether to impose a moratorium on the genetic biological agent tests and research next year and several southern countries fear a possible military application.
Chemical and biological weapons conjure in the mind terror and have been repeatedly cited as a pretext for both acts of military aggression and even entire wars. Scenes of soldiers and civilians choking on toxic chemicals or covered in boils after exposure are horrific images both geopolitically and in fiction.
A US policy think tank as early as 2000 in a publication titled, “Rebuilding America’s Defense” Project for the New American Century” is a virtual blueprint of the plans and means the US sought to utilize toward achieving global hegemony, would make particular note of bio-weapons and the use of genotype-specific weapons, stating:
“Although it may take several decades for the process of transformation to unfold, in time, the art of warfare on air, land, and sea will be vastly different than it is today, and “combat” likely will take place in new dimensions: in space, “cyber-space,” and perhaps the world of microbes.”
Remember that this was the same publication which prior to the 9/11 attacks indicated that an increase of defense spending would have America’s blessing if there was a “new Pearl Harbor” to galvanize the citizens into demanding a new war foothold.
There was also the fine print that talks about chemical and biological attacks that also would be of future concern.
The memo was a blue print for war and was used to pressure Bill Clinton into bombing Iraq and was a foreshadowing blue print for the 9/11 attacks.
It later became a major cornerstone of our foreign policy.
The signatories of this war blue print were none other than Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz, the recently pardoned Scooter Libby, and, was under the direction of Robert Kagan, Devon Gaffney Cross, Bruce P. Jackson and John R. Bolton, who is now the National Security Advisor under President Trump.
The future is certain if you utilize the Law of Contagion. The association of old warmongers and neo-con outlaws indicates the government now has been hijacked.
The Deep State is now the criminal element, replete with middlemen that are undemocratic, high-handed, devious, and secretive.
Middlemen have a characteristic that is essential in politics: They stick around. Because careerists and hacks make their living off the system, they have a stake in assembling durable coalitions, in retaining power over time, and in keeping the government in their image – pushing toxic pathogens that attack the body politic.
As with biology, so with covert political impunity: When the immune system works, it is largely invisible. Only when it breaks down do we become aware of its importance.
As the Law of Contagion grows, so does our risk of becoming victims to attacks that can cripple us and eventually wipe us out.