In a December 2 tweet, Glenn Greenwald questions how a donation for the construction of a recreation center for poor children in Brazil could possibly enrich the donor.
With that door left wide open, how could I resist?
This is going to take a while to unpack, but if I were to try and boil it down into a short-version I would start by telling Glenn this:
In the coming years, the predator class plans to transition today’s children to live in a world where the digital blends seamlessly with the material. They will make it fun, at least at first, so kids and families don’t realize the entertainment skit they’re living in is a video game run by the military and state intelligence. Finance and technology companies are advancing new forms of digital bondage where public services become further privatized, and the debt associated with them is securitized, traded, and even shorted as pay for success deals and social impact bonds.
Education settings, both in and outside schools, will be managed as factories where physical, emotional, and cognitive profiles of children, and their compliance as good digital citizens, are harvested to feed insatiable markets. Children will be predictively profiled and merged into investment portfolios – tranches to be sliced and diced. Global capital must circulate, and it will be made to flow through financialized human bodies and minds and through financialized nature.
This hijacking of natural life will be deemed “green,” “sustainable,” and “equitable.” Children will be made to think the real world can never be made right, so they are better off living in the Metaverse where “social justice” can be coded into the system. The narrative framework being set up is that those advocating that the MATERIAL world be made right are boorish, entitled superusers with “reality privilege,” at least according to Marc Andreessen whose wife Laura Arrillaga helped set the stage for social impact investing in partnership with Stanford University and the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund in the late 1990s.
Successful implementation of this program hinges on scaled adoption of digital identities, programmable money, ubiquitous computing, and artificial intelligence high frequency trading running on the rails of blockchain. Vouchers like Bolsa Familia will be programmed so its “impact” can be monitored through MIT’s The Secret Network, formerly Enigma protocol.
If data is the new oil, it’s not economically feasible to extract at scale just yet. Infrastructure must first be put into place. That’s where venture philanthropists like Jack Dorsey come in. Billionaires have patient capital to burn. They hire creative debt finance professors working with their MBA alumni at hedge funds and central banks to spin markets out of thin air. The billionaire class plans decades in advance. They have money to buy all sides – governments, academics, think tanks, labor, activists, journalists, even artists – and because of that, they can sit back and wait until all the pieces fall into place. Then they flip the switch.
Establish equations that line up children to have their knowledge and skill attainment engineered, their world view engineered, their mental health engineered, their physical activity engineered, their nutrition engineered. Now you’re talking big money, and the terrible beauty of the scheme is that it’s been sanctioned at the highest levels by the best and brightest at ivy-league universities, prestigious think-tank figure heads, and Nobel Prize winning economists like James Heckman at the University of Chicago whose human capital investment equation dangles a 13% return on investment in early childhood programs. Those numbers are irresistible to portfolio managers. Chasing the data, to documenent the impact, to meet the performace measures of privatized social services underpins what is about to transpire. His equation and Clive Belfield’s equation for Social Emotional Learning developed at Teachers College Columbia University, headquarters of technocracy during the depression – new and improved with blockchain! The “solutions journalists” have ensured that to even question this agenda, to imply “evidence-based” solutions may actually be a poison apple, will make people look like ogres. The perfect crime!
This is how, within a five to ten-year time horizon, recreation centers could very well end up beoming soul abattoirs where children’s spirits are weighed, measured, and virtualized through ICT and wearable technologies to fuel ongoing hedge fund predation. The terrible truth is by the time all the pieces fall into place the children and their families may not even recognize how wrong it all is. That’s why we must talk about it now. Below is a video about “Smarter Play,” tracking children as speculative data commodities on a rec center playground. Kensington in Philadelphia, the center of the opioid crises, is the equivalent of Rio’s favelas in terms of poor living conditions for children.
This is the audio excerpt where Glenn Greenwald presents his side of the controversy around Jack Dorsey’s donation towards a recreation center in a Rio De Janiero favela with Canadian podcaster Andray Domise.
Greenwald never engaged with any of my tweets to him before or after the podcast other than a snarky comment about where to locate the above discussion within the longer interview. So here is clip of a conversation I had with Jason Bosch of Argusfest where I break out my concerns. A longer post is forthcoming where I will go into the information in greater detail.
To be continued…