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The Compound Eye

Plan accordingly …. 

Compound eyes, common with insects and crustaceans, are made up of thousands of individual visual receptors, called ommatidia. Each ommatidium is a fully functioning eye in itself. The insect’s “eye” is thousands of ommatidium that together create a broad field of vision. Every ommatidium has its own nerve fiber connecting to the optic nerve, which relays information to the brain. The brain then processes these inputs to create a three-dimensional understanding the surrounding space.

The compound eye is a good way to imagine how the surveillance state will keep tabs on the subjects in the near future. Unlike the dystopian future imagined by science fiction, it will not be one eye focusing on one heretic, following him around as he goes about his business. Instead it will be tens of millions of eyes obtaining various bits of information, sending it back to the data-centers run by Big Tech. That information will be assembled into the broad mosaic that is daily life.

For example, rather than use informants and undercover operatives to flesh out conspiracies against the state, the surveillance state will use community detection to model the network of heretics. Since everyone is hooked into the grid in some fashion and everyone addresses nodes of the grid on a regular basis, keeping track of someone is now something that can be done from a cubicle. There is no need to actually follow someone around as they go about their life.

For example, everyone has a mobile phone. At every point, the phone is tracking its location, which means it is tracking your location. It also knows the time and day when you go into various businesses. Most people use cards to pay miscellaneous items, so just that information would tell the curious a lot about you. Combine that information with the same information from other phones that come into close proximity with your phone and figuring out the community structure is simple.

Of course, the mobile phone is not the only input device. Over Christmas, millions of Americans were encouraged to install surveillance devices in their homes by friends and family. Maybe it was an Alexa listening device from Amazon or a Nest Doorbell surveillance device from Google. All of these gadgets are collecting data on your life inside and around your home. It is then fed to the same data-centers that have all of your movements and associations collected from your phone.

That’s an enormous amount information about the lives of the subjects, but that’s just the start of what they are collecting. Everything about property and property ownership is now kept in those same systems. Tax and earnings information are now shared with the new technological overlords. We know this because Raj Chetty told us so. He gained access to everyone’s tax information from the IRS. Since Big Tech provides the infrastructure to all government operations, they have their data too.

It turns out that the future will not be one big eye searching about for a heretic on which to focus or even thousands of such eyes. Instead, it will be tens of millions of eyes, collecting data, filtering it through a specific lens, and passing it onto massive data-centers controlled by Big Tech. It is there where the focus will narrow, looking for patterns, modeling communities and searching for any anomalies that could indicate unacceptable behavior. Big Brother will be an Indian in a cubicle.

The human eye is attached to muscles that allow it to move, expanding the field of vision and narrow in on specific items of interest. The compound eye is fixed and therefore cannot focus on a single item. It also results in nearsightedness. It is, however, exceptional at detecting motion. The mosaic of infinitesimally small images lets the insect notice the smallest movement around it. This is why flies, for example, are so good at anticipating your effort to swat them.

Big Tech’s compound eye will be similar. It will be adept at tracking movement and capturing data about the environment, but it will not be very good at focusing in on one individual or even a group of individuals. That’s where the brain takes over to interpret the data, looking for the sorts of movement that could present danger. As with insects, the compound eye has evolved for defensive purpose. Hunters need focus, prey need a broad field of vision and pattern matching.

We are seeing the precursors of what will be special teams of agents charged with focusing in on potential trouble. Those “Trust & Safety” squads on social media are the early attempts at this. Algos were created to look for patterns and movement that would then warrant further review. The “focus teams” then look more carefully at individuals inside an identified community. This is how a heretic gets banned from Twitter despite not using the system very much. He was part of an identified community.

In the future, these “Trust & Safety” teams will be dispatched into the real world to infiltrate suspected communities, disrupt social bonding within dissident communities that are forming up and, of course, neutralize genuine threats. That last part is always what the dystopians focus on, but that will be an exceedingly rare occurrence as we move into the custodial state. Technological advance will also bring with it new ways to influence behavior in a myriad of small ways.

Alongside those millions of eyes collecting data will be other nodes that nudge people in the right direction through the power of suggestion, social proof and social bonding. The Chinese social credit system is a crude example of what is to come. A much more subtle version will rely on social influencers, who will be rewarded for encouraging positive behaviors. Social proof and fear of ostracism will confirm the tendency to accept what comes from prominent influencers.

This is already happening in a crude way on social media platforms. They promote those with the right opinions and demote those with the wrong opinions. Since active users seek an audience, inevitably they act in such a way that gets them promoted by the algos running these sites. It is why review sites have abandoned real user reviews in favor of robots. It is a lot easier to push a movie on a movie review site if the “viewer reviews” are actually robots run by the site.

That’s the future that awaits us in the custodial state. It is living under the watchful compound eye that is feeding all of our data into massive data-centers controlled by private companies. Since information is the ultimate currency and controlling the currency makes you sovereign, the official state will simply become another node on the network run by the Big Tech. There will be no recourse. Any effort to revolt will be detected by the compound eye before it gets started.

Source: The Z Man

U.N. Moves Towards Handing Dictatorships Power To Control The Internet

The United Nations wants to hand power to dictatorial regimes like China to control the Internet, prompting fears of a massive new free speech purge.

(Paul Joseph Watson) The General Assembly has approved a resolution sponsored by China and Russia to set up a committee of “international experts” whose role would be to stop “the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes.”

However, many caution that the move is merely a back door for authoritarian regimes to further censor dissent.

“The United States, European powers and rights groups fear that the language is code for legitimizing crackdowns on expression, with numerous countries defining criticism of the government as “criminal,” reports AFP.

Human Rights Watch said the list of sponsors for the resolution is “a rogue’s gallery of some of the earth’s most repressive governments” and “gives countries legal cover for internet blackouts and censorship, while creating the potential for criminalizing free speech.”

Governments like China already censor and turn off the Internet during times of civil unrest while doling out ‘social credit score’ punishments for those who criticize the state.

The Communist country is also rolling out a plan to force its citizens to pass a facial recognition test to use the Internet. Criticized the authorities? No Internet for you.

We predicted that all this would come to fruition nearly 10 years ago in an article entitled ‘Cybersecurity Measures Will Mandate Government “ID Tokens” To Use The Internet’.

“Under the guise of “cybersecurity,” the government is moving to discredit and shut down the existing Internet infrastructure in the pursuit of a new, centralized, regulated world wide web,” I wrote in June 2010.

The fact that the United Nations is attempting to legitimize this framework by handing oppressive regimes more power to define certain types of speech as criminal is part of a long term agenda.

As we previously highlighted, the United Nations global compact on migration expanded the definition of ‘hate speech’ to make it a crime to criticize mass immigration.

Under a second Trump administration the U.S. is almost certain to ignore any UN attempt to impose its hegemony over the Internet, but if the Democrats win in 2020 it could be a very different story.

Source: ZeroHedge

So much for #Resistance! While All Eyes Were On Impeachment Inquiry, House Re-Authorized The PATRIOT Act

FILE PHOTO: The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters building in Fort Meade, Maryland. ©Reuters / NSA Handout

House Democrats have slipped an unqualified renewal of the draconian PATRIOT Act into an emergency funding bill – voting near-unanimously for sweeping surveillance carte blanche that was the basis for the notorious NSA program.

A three-month re-authorization of the notorious PATRIOT Act was shoehorned into a last-minute continuing resolution (CR) funding the US government, bundling measures needed to avert yet another government shutdown with a continuation of the wildly-intrusive surveillance powers passed after the 9/11 terror attacks. Democrats voted almost unanimously for it, granting the far-reaching surveillance capabilities to the very same president they’re trying to impeach.

A roll-call vote on the bill was split exactly along party lines, with all 230 Democrats standing up for unconstitutional mass surveillance – including progressives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota), who spoke out against it earlier. Two other Democrats opted not to vote, but not a single representative dared oppose party group think.

Not only did Democrats unanimously stand for the bill, they backed the waiver of a rule that would have at least allowed members of Congress to read it.

Aside from renewing the PATRIOT Act for another three months and keeping Washington’s lights on, the bill hikes military pay and tosses extra funding to the Commerce Department and state highways. Republicans had hoped to pass a “clean” funding bill without add-ons of any kind, so their opposition to the measure did not necessarily hinge on its inclusion of the surveillance provision. Still, the PATRIOT Act was born from a Republican administration and its rejection by the same party, 18 years later, suggests a dramatic shift in the US political landscape.

It’s not just domestic surveillance that has driven Democrats and Republicans together. Despite the contrarian stance of the “Squad” and other outspoken #Resisters against President Donald Trump, House Democrats have largely gone along with Republicans in giving the president all the money he wants to wage war. Just 16 Democrats voted against the near-record ‘defense’ budget in July, a bloated $1.48 trillion over two years that dwarfs US defense spending at the height of the wars in Korea and Vietnam and gives the Pentagon more money than the rest of government combined.

Nor is Tuesday’s vote the first time Democrats have voted with, or to the right of, their colleagues across the aisle to back domestic surveillance programs, despite casually comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler and other fascist bogeymen.

Even the creators of the PATRIOT Act didn’t expect the post-9/11 police state to last forever, and included a ‘sunset provision’ that would have allowed the bill to expire – to die a natural death, legislatively-speaking – when it has outlived its usefulness. Yet Congress has kept the program on life support for years, with bipartisan support.

With impeachment in full swing, mainstream media carefully avoided using the phrase “PATRIOT Act” in their coverage of the vote, aware that the measure that allowed the government to treat its citizens like terrorists doesn’t have many fans.

Source: RT

Getting On The Trains

h/t: WRSA

Hong Kong protesters being transported to the mainland for special processing, via http://www.captainsjournal.com/2019/11/18/hong-kong-protesters-marched-to-the-waiting-trains/ and one of his commenters.

The North Americans who want to murder you and your family for your beliefs are allied with the filthy ChiCom bastards.

Those North Americans are winning.

Do you understand yet?

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Comments On Captain’s Journal:

  1. On November 18, 2019 at 2:29 pm, Hinson said:

    http://www.reddit.com/r/HongKong/

    Granted, it’s Reddit. This is a good resource for photos and videos. Look at it let it burn in real well. Network, train, and get or stay strong and fast.

  2. On November 18, 2019 at 6:15 pm, Fred said:

    Don’t get on the train. You are better off dying while fighting with your teeth and fingernails. No matter what, don’t get on the train.

  3. On November 18, 2019 at 7:19 pm, Longbow said:

    Commies gonna commie.

  4. On November 18, 2019 at 7:32 pm, Matt said:

    The Chicoms can’t risk another Tiananmen Square. So they delocate them.

    I agree with Fred, better to die taking out as many guards as you can then and there than wherever they’re going to send you.

  5. On November 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm, George said:

    I’m with you Fred. Was it Crazy Horse who said: “Today is a good day to die”.

  6. On November 19, 2019 at 12:06 am, BRVTVS said:

    I found a youtube copy: https://youtu.be/F0Qv0OGsoac

  7. On November 19, 2019 at 12:11 am, Herschel Smith said:

    @BRVTVS,

    Thanks. I’m frankly shocked that Google/YouTube/Communists haven’t censored it.

  8. On November 19, 2019 at 10:39 am, Lance – Colvard said:

    Crazy Horse had it wrong, rather he should have said, “It is a good day to kill our enemies.”

  9. On November 19, 2019 at 12:22 pm, Captain Witold Pilecki said:

    Marched onto a train ends one of two ways. 1). Death in the camp or 2). liberation from the camp, on the brink of death.

    These people are all going to experience #1. On their knees, hands bound behind their back, and a bullet to the back of the head. As is customary in communist China, the bill for the bullet goes to the remaining family members.

  10. On November 19, 2019 at 1:22 pm, George True said:

    Don’t get on the train. Riiight.. A bit hard to not get on the train when you are blindfolded, with your hands tied behind your back, and guards with AK-47’s are poking and prodding you along. These people were as good as dead the moment they were rounded up.

    A better admonition would be don’t allow them to apprehend you in the first place. These people should have fled the country, gone underground, or gone down fighting. Those are really the only options. Once they have you in custody, you WILL be getting into the boxcar.

    Before they even began this protest movement in Hong Kong, they should have armed themselves to the teeth. By hook or by crook, one way or another, they needed to acquire firearms and ammo. Whether they somehow smuggled them in, or bought them from the Triads, this needed to.be the first step. They knew who they were provoking – the most oppressive and murderous Communist regime ever.

    Can you imagine if each and every ringleader of this protest movement, instead of allowing themselves to be rounded up like sheep, had become a Dorner? They might have all eventually been killed, but they would have had a huge impact. Exponentially more huge than allowing themselves to be captured and herded like sheep.

  11. On November 19, 2019 at 4:03 pm, Fred said:

    My 19 year old son has been following this from the start. I told him early on that the protestors had no chance. I mean really what were they going to do? Stick a flower down the barrel of the chi com soldiers gun. Maybe DOX some high profile Chinese government official. Maybe chant no justice no peace, Hong Kong lives matter!

    I told him eventually they were going to send the soldiers in and that would be the end of that. Then he located some pictures of military vehicles on the web. They were disguised with add on components to make them look like civilian aid type vehicles but they weren’t.

    Tienimen Square guy that stood in front of the tank and would not let it pass you better believe that when they got their hands on him in a private setting well they really did him in. They probably took a tank battalion and drove over him and made his family watch just to make a point. Most of the world has already forgotten about that protest or they have never even learned of it to begin with.

    All them people getting on the train will be slave labor making Nike shoes complete with a certificate of authenticity signed by Colin kapernick until they can’t work anymore. Then they will just be shot.
    You give up your guns you get what you deserve.

  12. On November 20, 2019 at 11:53 am, ExpatNJ said:

    ‘George True’, and Fred (and all) –

    MANY had NOT forgotten about Tiananmen Square and its massacre, and had the strength to NOT to get on that train. Their determination gives me hope:

    “Hong Kong students stage desperate escape attempt, flee through sewers to avoid ‘Tiananmen 2.0’; hundreds of protesters, facing arrest or potential massacre by police, escape underground amid fears …” – 11/19/2019

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7698183/Students-stage-daring-escape-Hong-Kong-university-amid-fears-police-crackdown.html

5G LED Street Light ‘Weapon System’ Break Down

5G is Genocide…

Keep sounding the alarm bells with your community and friends about the dangers of 5G. In the video below, a UK citizen takes apart a device that is being installed in LED streetlights all over their country. We watched the video and offer you some insight in the Betsy and Thomas audio.

Now listen to B&T explain this technology further. Notice that you are viewing this video on the Tyla Gabriel Vimeo channel – https://vimeo.com/tylagabriel. Subscribe to the site if you would like to see what else Tyla is loading up. https://vimeo.com/373626731

The Globalists Are Openly Admitting To Their Population Control Agenda – And That’s A Bad Sign

People around the world continue to wake up to deadly technology. Here is Ed at Outer Light explaining that 5g in the future will be like living in “manipulation land”

Source: AIM 4 Truth

Leaked .Gov Documents Prove Muslims Are Being Rounded Up And Sent To Chinese Internment Camps

There’s now substantial evidence – in the Chinese government’s own words – that they are detaining Muslims in massive numbers.

403 pages of internal documents have been leaked to the New York Times that describe a clampdown in Xinjiang – a resource-rich territory located on the border of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia – where authorities have “corralled as many as a million ethnic Uighurs, Kazakhs and others into internment camps and prisons over the past three years.”

In Xinjiang, Muslim ethnic minority groups make up more than half the region’s population of 25 million. The largest group is the Uighurs. Beijing has fought with the Uighurs for decades, who have offered resistance to Chinese rule. 

The current crackdown began after a surge of anti-government and anti-Chinese violence, including ethnic riots in 2009 in Urumqi, the regional capital, and a May 2014 attack on an outdoor market that killed 39 people just days before Mr. Xi convened a leadership conference in Beijing to set a new policy course for Xinjiang.

The Chinese government has called these camps “job training centers” to fight Islamic extremism, but the documents seem to confirm the coercive nature of the crackdown in the words of the Chinese government. 

The campaign is being called “ruthless and extraordinary”. Senior party leaders are recorded ordering “drastic and urgent” action, including mass detentions. The leaked papers show how the country carried out its “most far-reaching internment campaign since the Mao era.”

President Xi Jinping laid the groundwork for the camps during speeches to officials in Xinjiang in April 2014, after Uighur militants stabbed more than 150 people at a train station, killing 31. In his speech, Xi called for “an all-out struggle against terrorism, infiltration and separatism using the organs of dictatorship and showing absolutely no mercy.”

Xi also said: “The methods that our comrades have at hand are too primitive. None of these weapons is any answer for their big machete blades, ax heads and cold steel weapons. We must be as harsh as them and show absolutely no mercy.”

Xi also urged his party to “emulate aspects of America’s war on terror after the Sept. 11 attacks.”

“We say that development is the top priority and the basis for achieving lasting security, and that’s right. But it would be wrong to believe that with development every problem solves itself,” Xi said in one speech. 

In another speech, he said: “After the United States pulls troops out of Afghanistan, terrorist organizations positioned on the frontiers of Afghanistan and Pakistan may quickly infiltrate into Central Asia. East Turkestan’s terrorists who have received real-war training in Syria and Afghanistan could at any time launch terrorist attacks in Xinjiang.”

The camps expanded rapidly in 2016 when Chen Quanguo was appointed new party boss for the region. He handed out Xi’s speeches to stay on message and implored his officials to “round up everyone who should be rounded up.” Any local leaders that stood in Chen’s way were immediately purged, including one official who was jailed.

And the leak suggests that there could be discontent from within the party. The Chinese, who often undertake policy making under the cloak of secrecy, are certainly not known for leaking internal government documents.

Since 2017, hundreds of thousands of Muslims have been detained in Xinjiang. One leaked document describes how to handle minority students returning home to Xinjiang in summer 2017 to find that their relatives have been detained. The document says that students should be informed that their relatives are receiving “treatment”.

One document ordered: “Keep up the detentions. Stick to rounding up everyone who should be rounded upIf they’re there, round them up.

Officials in Eastern Xinjiang drafted the Q and A script and distributed the guide across the region, urging officials to use it as a model. 

The document says: “Returning students from other parts of China have widespread social ties across the entire country. The moment they issue incorrect opinions on WeChat, Weibo and other social media platforms, the impact is widespread and difficult to eradicate.”

Authorities suspected that the answers wouldn’t work well with students and also supplied answers to follow up questions like: 

  • When will my relatives be released?
  • If this is for training, why can’t they come home?
  • Can they request a leave?
  • How will I afford school if my parents are studying and there is no one to work on the farm?

The guide recommends answers that get firmer in nature, eventually culminating telling students that their relatives have been “infected” by the “virus” of radical Islam and must be quarantined and cured. Even grandparents could not be spared, officials were told to say. 

One answer says: “If they don’t undergo study and training, they’ll never thoroughly and fully understand the dangers of religious extremism. No matter what age, anyone who has been infected by religious extremism must undergo study.”

What happens to those who don’t meet course completion standards?

Another says: “Treasure this chance for free education that the party and government has provided to thoroughly eradicate erroneous thinking, and also learn Chinese and job skills. This offers a great foundation for a happy life for your family.”

The authorities are using a scoring system to see who can be released from camps. Students are told that the system takes into account their daily behavior, which has a direct effect on when their relatives may be released.

“There must be effective educational remolding and transformation of criminals. And even after these people are released, their education and transformation must continue,” President Xi said during one trip to Xinjiang. 

You can read the New York Times’ full long form piece, including all of the leaked documents, here.

Source: ZeroHedge