This is the twelfth installment in the Synthetic Pretenders series examining the proposed CaliforniaTrust Framework within the context of synthetic biology, eugenics, and the Spanish mission system.
Part Two: Apocalypse, Mind Files, and Interplanetary Promises
Part Three: The “Magic” of Radio-Eugenics and Holographic Twins
Part Four: Ritual Gaming and Berggruen’s Transformation of Humanity
Part Five: Elite Views on Automated Law and Vending Machine Democracy
Part Six: Reject Scientific Management, Celebrate “Weeds”
Part Seven: Computation Life and Industrial Design Erode the Boundaries of our Beingness
Part Eight: Market Alchemy and Illuminated “Well-being”
Part Nine: Photonic Workhouses and Behavioral Scrip
Part Ten: Magenta Dusk and the Royal Beacon of Decarbonization
Part Eleven: Pre-Crime Prediction for “Better” Humans
Feature Image: Julian Huxley by Anthony Linck, Life Magazine 1947
The Human Betterment Foundation was the West Coast affiliate of the Cold Springs Harbor Eugenics Record Office and operated in Pasadena, CA between 1929 and 1942. Pasadena is located about fifteen miles east of California Senate District 18, Robert Hertzberg’s district. The city was settled in the 1870s by Indiana residents, some of whom had respiratory illness and were looking for a milder climate. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe brought winter visitors, giant hotels, and development of citrus groves and real estate. When the Indiana contingent who had relocated to the area decided to incorporate the new town in order to exclude alcoholic beverages, they chose an eastern name rather than one of the Tongva, the original inhabitants. Pasadena is roughly translated as “valley” in Ojibwe. Below is a historic view of the 1927 Mediterranean revival Pasadena City Hall set against the backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Source: Water and Powers Early Views of Pasadena
Pasadena is home to the California Institute of Technology, a private research endeavor devoted to the study of pure and applied science, often for military purposes. The school began as Throop University in 1891. Forty-five Caltech alumni or staff have received Nobel Prizes in the areas of physics, chemistry, medicine / physiology, economics, and peace (Linus Pauling).
During WWII, Vannevar Bush tasked Danish physicist Charles Lauritsen who had been working on high energy X-Rays at Caltech’s radiation lab funded by the eugenicist Kellogg family to coordinate with Robert Oppenheimer, a former colleague, on mass production of explosive lenses and detonators for the atomic weapons program. This effort was part of Project Camel and required the construction of eighty buildings in the desert at China Lake in the Salt Wells Valley.
That area comprises the Naval Air Weapons Station on the lands of the Coso people. It is the Navy’s largest land holding. The area, which has very restricted access, holds the highest concentration of petroglyphs in North America as well as sacred volcanic hot springs currently being mined by the military for geothermal energy. The tribe has asked that the Coso Hot Springs District, a National Historic Landmark, be returned to them and put back under tribal care. There is a lot of speculation regarding possible mind control experimentation at China Lake, for which I personally have no direct proof. It is interesting to note, however, that Sidney Gottlieb who ran MK Ultra earned his PhD at Caltech in 1943.
Source: China Lake Alumni, 1945
Source: Coso Hot Springs At Coso Junction
Arthur Henry Fleming’s substantial financial contributions enabled the regional vocational school to grow into an institution that has been on the vanguard of scientific, especially physics, research, for over a century. Born in Ontario, Fleming married into the Fowler family after settling in Detroit. His father-in-law held a large portfolio of mineral and timber assets that Fleming, a lawyer, helped manage. The couple relocated to Pasadena for his wife’s health and became heavily involved in civic affairs.
The Flemings’ transfer of the entirety of their estate to the school in 1920 was leveraged by Chicago-born astro-physicist George Ellery Hale, project director for the Mount Wilson Observatory, to recruit MIT chemist Arthur Noyes and University of Chicago physicist Robert Millikan to Pasadena.
Among Fleming’s holdings that passed to the school was a grove of ancient sequoias that the Forest Service sought to acquire in the 1920s. That offer was turned down, in part on the recommendation of George S. Patton, Pasadena’s first City Attorney, San Gabriel Valley landholder, and father of the WWII general. For fifty years Caltech did little to manage this acreage located in the Sierra National Forest. In 1991 a centennial grove naming ceremony was held to honor five of the school’s “pioneers:” Throop, Hale, Fleming, Noyes, and Millikan. The Railroad Fire devastated the area in the fall of 2017 and likely killed the Millikan tree.
Source: Sequoia Quest Nelder Grove 8/4/2019
I see industries of extraction and eugenics as being interrelated as both exemplify human attempts to dominate nature and undermine sacred energies through the hubris of imposed scientific management. Orson Scott Card’s Ender Quintet influenced my thinking in this regard – particularly the role of the Pequinino tree mothers and their relationship to Jane, the sentient AI described in “Children of the Mind.” Card, the great-great grandson of Brigham Young, seems to have interesting insights into what he called “philotic” twining that correspond to recent scientific investigations into the use of nanotechnology to discern forms of communication within fungal networks.
Source: Arise Biodiversity Conference, March 30, 2022
The longer I carry out this research, the more I encounter the destruction of forests as part of the story. The Fleming Sugar Pine Lumber Company is just one. Others timer interests I’ve run into include: Julian Stulman’s Lumber Exchange Terminal, Tennessee Eastman, Lillian Zellerbach, A.B. Dick paper copies, and Booth Gardner of Laird Norton and Weyerhauser. Fortunes made in timber underwrite dehumanizing policies and research programs that reduce life to molecular compositions that only a select class is allowed fabricate – GMO trees, GMO yeast, and GMO humans.
During the Depression, California, researchers were much more interested in the exploring the heavens than the microbial communities of forest soils. Rocketry was a big deal, and Caltech counted itself among an elite group of universities trying to develop the technology that would enable the United States to dominate the skies through avionics, aeronautics, and astronomy. The Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory and California Institute of Technology was established in 1928 with funds from Daniel Guggenheim’s foundation, sponsor of Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis flight and benefactor of early aeronautics programs at NYU, Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Syracuse, University of Michigan, University of Georgia, and Northwestern.
In the 1920s, the Swiss-born Guggenheims held railroad stocks, controlled many global mining and smelting enterprises, and dabbled in a variety of international companies. Meyer Guggenheim‘s eight children comprised the second wealthiest family in the US. Three brothers became notable philanthropists: Daniel funded aviation; Solomon acquired modern art; and Simon funded the Colorado School of Mines.
Source: NASA JPL, The Gulch Explosive Storage Sheds, 1944
Below is a portion of a larger map I created to explore bio-tech and education in Texas. The focal point is Texas native of Czech descent Frank Malina. Malina obtained a PhD from Caltech studying under Theodore von Karman, Hungarian physicist and descendent of Rabbi Judah Loew known for creating the Golem of Prague. After graduating, Frank taught aeronautics at Caltech while working on solid-state fuel research.
After a few harrowing experiments in the lab, Von Karman asked Malina and the graduate students working on the rockets to move off campus. Thus, if we are to believe the story, the Jet Propulsion Lab was born in Arroyo Secco. Seven men attempted, with limited success, to launch their first rocket on Halloween 1936. In this mix was Ed Forman and Jack Parsons, an Ordo Templi Orientis occultist who met an early demise.
Source: Cal-Tech Map, Frank Malina with Jack Parsons
During WWII, Malina conducted work in the area of guided missile systems. He tested the first WAC (Without Altitude Control) Corporal Rocket at White Sands in New Mexico less than two weeks after Truman’s announcement of Japan’s surrender on September 2, 1945. The following year Malina left his post at the university, ostensibly due to concerns over the direction the field of rocket research was taking. My current assessment of the situation is that after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a dialectical framework was established where scientists for “peace” became a counterpoint to scientists like Ed Teller who asserted the need for full development of nuclear technology for war.
Ironically it would be the scientists, both East and West, who aligned with “peace,” whose globalist mindset would enable construction of an atmospheric space fence to manage life on the planet through Internet of Bio-Nano Things “track and trace” digital twin geo-fencing. It is these “peacemakers” advancing radiation for energy and medicine and non-military space “development” who substantially advanced Oliver Reiser and Julian Huxley’s goal of radio-eugenics, Human 2.0.
The final war to end all wars was meant to be a silent war against natural life deployed through strategic use of atmospheric frequency weapons and neural entrainment. Citizens of the Earth were supposed to unquestioningly embrace the new bio-digital social paradigm as being for the common good, to save the planet. In retrospect, those like Teller who uplifted bombings of remote islands with no regard to the implications of fall out, played a vital, yet secondary role in advancing the disarmament conversation that would transition humanity to a new harmonization phase.
For Frank, the heating up of Cold War antagonisms and shift in leadership of the rocket research to Operation Paperclip imports like Wernher von Braun provided him with a good excuse to depart Pasadena and bring his research and networking skills to a global stage.
Source: A Pretty Wild Idea, Christina Lamont Interview of Roger Malina 2017
Malina relocated to Europe where Julian Huxley sought him out and appointed him Deputy Director of Science of UNESCO. It was established with the United Nations in 1945 to advance a culture of peace and eradicate poverty through cross-cultural education and scientific outreach. Malina worked from 1946 to 1953 on environmental studies of the Hylean Amazon and the Arid Zone Programme in North Africa / the Negev, today a center of nano-tech research and nano-enabled water desalinization.
Majorie Duckworth, a former Captain in the Women’s Auxilary Corps and daughter of a British textile manufacturer, was working in UNESCO’s personnel department. She and Frank married in 1949. Frank and his first wife, abstract painter Liljan Darcourt, had divorced in 1947. Frank and Majorie Malina’s younger son Alan would become a water engineer for the World Bank. Interesting, and somewhat odd, family conversation with brother Roger touching on local characteristics of water and homeopathy here.
After he left UNESCO, Frank’s Aerojet dividends supported the family as he experimented with lumidyne artwork, illuminated kinetic mixed-media pieces. Among Malina’s most ambitious works was “Cosmos,” installed in the lobby of Robert Maxwell’s Pergamon Press.
Frank’s son Roger later married Maxwell’s daughter Christine, yes – Ghislaine’s sister. The couple both now work at UT Dallas in the areas of educational technology and interdisciplinary technology-based art projects. Roger Malina spent most of his career as an astro-physicist at NASA’s Berkeley Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer satellite project and was involved with SETI.
Source: Frank Malina’s “Cosmos,” A Feature By W. Patrick McCray, 2015
Huxley, Malina’s superior at UNESCO, was a biologist who embraced the idea of evolutionary humanism, the belief that the human species was destined for some more transcendent future. Huxley and Teilhard de Chardin, Jesuit paleontologist who advanced the concept of the Noosphere, connected in 1946 upon de Chardin’s return to Paris from China. They maintained a decade’s long correspondence, and Julian wrote a forward to de Chardin’s “The Phenomenon of Man.” The book was posthumously-published in 1955. In 1959 Huxley assumed the presidency of the British Eugenics Society. He had served as vice president between 1937 and 1944.
Paul Weindling’s 2012 paper for The Journal of Modern European History, “Julian Huxley and the Continuity of Eugenics in Twentieth-Century Britain,” speaks to the ways in which Huxley’s evolving public relations strategies melded his scientific grounding in biological determinism with assertions of human rights for all.
Source: Julian Huxley and the Continuity of Eugenics in Twentieth-Century Britain
Huxley wrote in his 1946 “UNESCO Its Purpose and Philosophy” that the organization’s mission was to advance global scientific humanism. He imagined that by unleashing new scientific tools, the atomic age would bring about significant and rapid advances in human evolution.
The social sciences would be deployed to document existing cultures, including those deemed by UNESCO to be backwards and in the dark. They would utilize scientific education, psychology, art, and mass media to move people away from nationalist identities toward a one world government mindset under the banner of global peace. Spiritual practice, mystical experience, and even parapsychology would be studied and incorporated into the scientific regime so as not to become a distraction. Huxley clearly states that what he is proposing is eugenics; that in this planned future “mental defectives” and the “insane” would not have educational opportunities or equal treatment under the law. He asserts his desire to cultivate genetic variety for this imagined one world culture, positioning himself as anti-racist. The best specimens of each type would be cultivated with the “weaklings, fools, and moral deficients” weeded out so as to not impede the imperative of turbo-charged evolutionary progress. No tolerance for dissent in their new normal.
Source: UNESCO – Its Purpose and Its Philosophy
UNESCO’s cultivation effort, as with livestock, required determination of good and bad traits followed by identification of these traits in the world’s population. Huxley’s treatise asserts the need to develop tools, psychometrics, to sort people for appropriate roles in society – cognitive ability, temperament, aptitudes, and weakness. To my twenty-first century eyes, this seems like the perfect use case for the meta-data tags Cardano’s Charles Hoskinson describes for the Ethiopia digital identity pilot where from toddlerhood people will be monitored to see whose interests are aligned with the government, and who is worthy of having a job.
Scientific education is a primary aim of UNESCO. In this misguided scenario, the premise of lifelong digital tutors meting out nudges to generate the compliance SBTs (Soulbound Tokens) needed to build out digital twins for ongoing cybernetic simulations makes perfect sense. In NATO’s mixed reality video game “womb to tomb” cybernetic pathways for work and self-improvement will substitute for authentic, unscripted life.
I created a long thread of tweet “notes” on Huxley’s sixty-page document. You can scroll through and get a sense of the domination mentality embedded in his Fabian socialist mindset now melding with techno-Libertarian paternalism in cyber-physical “smart” environments. Seventy-five years later, the petty bureaucrats are on the verge of evolving into artificial intelligence avatars analyzing real-time sensor data. My UNESCO Twitter thread can be read here.
After leaving UNESCO, Frank Malina assisted his old mentor Theodor von Karman with setting up the International Academy of Astronautics founded in Stockholm in 1960. The organization holds dozens of conferences annually, puts out many publications, and fosters international collaboration. Malina continued to run it after von Karman’s death and indeed Aerojet Rocketdyne is still listed as one of the organization’s major supporters. For twenty years he split his time between “peaceful” space advocacy and avant-garde art production. During the Cold War the IAA worked with scientists around the world regardless of their nation of origin towards the non-militarized development of space. As with the Pugwash Conferences, forums were created for top scientists and policy makers to coordinate their strategies towards post-humanism even as manufactured polarities and fear ruled the lives of everyday people.
An enormous six-hundred+ page retrospective of UNESCO’s science program reveals the trajectory by which biophysics grabbed the reigns of the biosphere. Featured topics include: post-war international laboratories; the International Computing Center; the creation of CERN; the International Geophysical Year; the International Brain Research Organization; the International Cell Research Organization; the International Centre for Theoretical Physics; the Intergovernmental Bureau of Informatics; the World Solar Summit; the International Biosciences Network; The Science education and vocational training; Programme on Human Genome; Biotechnology Action Council; Conference on the Applications of Science and Technology to Development (CAST); Man and the Biosphere Programme; the International Hydrological Programme; Biosphere Reserve Integrated Monitoring; the International Geoscience Programme; UNESCO and outer space; valorizing traditional ecological knowledge; and integrated approaches for sustainability.
So, if you’re thinking that somehow the social changes wrought over the past five years from Greta to lockdowns and digital identity came out of nowhere; they didn’t. This is the nuts and bolts of the World Brain campaign, and it was carried out by tens of thousands of smart, thoughtful people over seven decades or more. Most of them were just doing their jobs thinking they were making the world a better place. I wonder how many realize the fruits of their labor will the world run by a HAL 9000 DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) if we don’t turn things around soon.
Source: Sixty Years of Science at UNESCO, 1945-2005
In retrospect, we see how assertions for “peaceful” space development provided a much-needed counterpoint to Cold War militarization. The Malina / von Karman / IAA narrative allowed the networked satellite-infrastructure that is coming into its own right now to be positioned as a helpful tool of global harmonization helping humanity address anticipated climate catastrophe and over-population. We are meant to view cybernetic DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) “peacekeeping” as an acceptable form of scientific governance. We’re not to entertain the thought that we are actually in frequency war, a radio-eugenics war on natural systems.
No, Huxley taught us that our fate is to experience an evolutionary upgrade that will managed by an elite class on behalf of the backwards, unwashed masses.
Source: “Early Days of Pugwash,” Physics Today 2001: Iwao Ogawa, Chou Pei-Yuan, Vladimir P. Pavlichenko, Shinichiro Tomonaga, Cecil. F. Powell, Antoine M. B. Lacassagne, Alexander V. Topchiev, Alexander M. Kuzin, Eugene Rabinowitch, George Brock Chisholm, Dmitri V. Skobeltzyn, John S. Foster, Cyrus S. Eaton, Hermann J. Muller, Joseph Rotblat, Hans Thirring, Leo Szilard, Walter Selove, Eric H. S. Burhop, Mark L. E. Oliphant, and Marian Danysz.
The theme seems to be, hand over responsibility to the high-tech California engineers, even if their actions are steeped in faux-gressive eugenics. They don’t believe we’ll have the wherewithal to start picking apart a century or more of their tangled intentions. We can still prove them wrong.