The Invaders: Subtitles for the Hard of Hearing

The ongoing invasion underscores the need for urgent action from all of us to prevent the subjugation of our race. Humans have been endowed with certain qualities that will allow evolution to beat each subsequent level of our MMORPG reality. The essential qualities needed to succeed in our current level of the game are the three C’s: Compassion, Curiosity and Creativity.

Compassion: fosters an understanding of the inescapable interconnectedness of our world. Genuinely caring for others, including supposed enemies, will eventually lead to breakthroughs in our society and its governance because of the complex feedback loops that connect us all. The zeitgeist of “problems in [insert country] are not our concern as long as we can buy more stuff/live in a bigger house/have a nicer car” is not sustainable (without constant war and conflict, as evidenced by human history).

Curiosity: questioning everything ruthlessly is the way to prevent us being trapped in systems that either no longer serve their original purpose or are serving the interests of a privileged minority at the expense of the broader community.

Creativity: our USP as a race, without which we cannot create solutions to the challenges ahead of us, known and unknown.

There is no conspiracy theory, there are no aliens or robot-overlords. Our fight is with the systems we have created that are becoming rapidly obsolescent and dangerous. The systems are imposed, maintained and reinforced by those that benefit most from them, those who value short-term profit over longer-term evolution. They are ubiquitous–financial, political, educational, corporate, governmental, religious–and all-powerful. These systems need to be redesigned and rebuilt to survive in a post-industrial age. To do this requires our collective mental models to shift, looking forward rather than back, realizing that we are being played like puppets within self-serving constructs.

What we have to fight for is transcendence into a new era. And, as Steve Earle said, we all avoid this because it hurts. The threat of alien Invaders just might help us awaken to the future that we are trying to avoid. By becoming more aware of our intrinsic human strengths we can use them to overthrow the systems that govern us and their servants. But be warned! The Invaders do not like expressions of dissent or humanity. They will always try and suppress any signs of compassion, creativity or curiosity!

Scare Them!

This text, translated from their language, was found in a crashed Invader ship outside of Pittsburgh, PA. I was lucky enough to enter and grab some containers of their material minutes before the craft auto-vaporized. This passage is particularly relevant:

The sixth principle of suppression–scare them–is an effective means of stopping the humans express themselves or evolve. It is simple and surprisingly effective. Choose one of the things that humans are scared of and that their media likes to report on. Two useful themes are terrorists (or attacks by some form of supposed enemy) and inclement weather (snow being the favorite, known as “the white stuff”).  Although we can easily create snow, the former has a more sustained and powerful effect. By spreading intense fear of the enemy the humans’ lower instincts will dominate. They will rally together against the perpetrators of the perceived threat and their mental energy will be consumed in this non-productive blind-alley. Pay no attention to the improbability of this threat or the absence of data to support its credibility. Engaging fear suppresses human rationality and leaves them completely unable to see the real danger. It is our most effective weapon.