The following is a livestream I did late last night after struggling in the comments of a Youtube video I posted with a short, five-minute talk by Queen Maxima of the Netherlands on financial inclusion (fin-clusion) presented as part of the recent Bank for International Settlement Innovation Summit.
Her speech, which I will share below was one of the most succinct demonstrations of what is planned with the use of programmable money as a backbone of human and natural capital finance. She even spoke of digital crop insurance, a topic that Leo Saraceno has covered extensively. The Netherlands is an anchor for digital identity efforts (DeCode and Rebooting the Web of Trust), early trackable money pilots (Bijlmer Euro), and biodiversity cataloging (Arise). I see all these efforts as an extension of the Dutch East India company, colonization, financial speculation, and the commodification of natural life. Queen Maxima is the UN Secretary General’s special advocate for finclusion. This is significant.
Queen Maxima is a member of an influential Argentine family with a questionable past. Some people wanted to talk bloodlines. I will restate that I don’t care about that. What I care about it how aspects of her story and the information presented can inform my understanding of the structure that is unfolding. I’m not so much interested in people as people, because let’s be honest, most of the public figures who are put before us are to one degree or another actors / avatars in the spectacle. I see people, documents, webinars, tweets as puzzle pieces. We don’t have to judge them, only turn them around, look closely, and see where they fit. If you know my work you know that I’d be much more interested in the queen’s former career as an investment banker than how far removed she is from the House of Windsor. Or even her ties to Catholic church given that an Argentinian Jesuit is now Pope, and the Vatican has been a leader in the social impact finance space for the past decade.
I’ve learned over the past decade the importance of trusting your gut. If you have pieces that really don’t fit, set them aside. Eventually they may be the start of a new puzzle. We can keep information on the back burner knowing that eventually we will find more pieces that provide the context to help us figure out the plot line and the sub plots. Trust your intuition. When you come across something that seems “off,” make a mental note of it. You’ll figure it out eventually. The clarity comes more quickly if you can look at the unfolding story without being emotionally triggered. What I’m looking for in comments isn’t how viewers “feel” about a given video. I’m not posting things to make people “feel” a certain way. I’m presenting puzzle pieces and clues. When you see a video I post, you should presume I have a reason for posting it. Sometimes I use these clips in presentations. I make them public so you can examine them, too. Consider my channel a dynamic, curated list of things I’m thinking about. Consider it a starting point, not an ending point.
In my opinion, social media is dumbing people down and creating passive consumers of digital content. Consider the clips I post as an invitation to do a bit of research on your own and engage in a conversation that is collaborative. That’s what I’m hoping for. It’s not difficult to look up a person in a video or one of the projects referenced and come up with an original thought to share that expands the conversation and helps us frame out our understanding of the larger program together. You CAN do it, but the algorithms are incentivizing you to scroll and click – anything but ground yourself in sense-making aligned to your internal compass. They want you to direct your gaze outward with fear and blame. That isn’t going to get us where we need to go. If we want to diffuse cybernetic entanglements, we’re going to have to learn to steer our own ship and to practice until we build up our stamina and muscle memory. Most people roaming digital landscapes have been intentionally de-conditioned and unmoored.
Webs of relationships, if that’s all they are, are not all that useful until they add something to the story. Saying a person is connected to such and such a lineage and therefore they are tied to the shadowy bond holders…ok, so then what? Is it about measuring the “evil” embodied in said person? Does that connection add anything to your awareness? Because we already know that powerful dynasties exist, exerting their influence behind the scenes. There’s nothing new about that. Right? So, I think rather than devoting time to ancestral genealogies we should focus on analyzing the particular natures of these new forms of domination and control so that we can more clearly articulate them to others in a non-panicked way, thus reducing their potency. Because really, if people knew, they wouldn’t agree to such a future.
What I’m asking of people who care to engage with my channel and blog is that you move beyond the behaviors that have been programmed for us. The “let’s track the Rothschilds” fox hunt keeps many people busy – add in alien storylines and child sacrifice and you’ve got the titillation that will punch up the dopamine receptors and dial up the distraction. It takes a measure of personal initiative to begin to learn the ins and outs of Web3 and token engineering and radar beacons and markets in data for machine learning and democracy innovations and evolutionary development biology and morphogenesis. But you know what? If you have a curious mind, it’s worth it. Once you are able to set down the “let’s identify the bad guys” and unleash our digital emotionality on them, you are able to pursue what I think will be a more rewarding course of action.
So this video from late last night was somewhat off the cuff, but I included what will hopefully be a useful set of five slides that offer a conceptual framework for how I look at things – for now with the information I have assembled thus far. Rather than trying to keep pace with all the facts that I’ve internalized from years of research, I’m suggesting you take a look at the concepts I think are important and see if they make sense to you. If they do, use them as a lens when consuming other media. Compare content and see if there are places where items of interest easily plug in or places where there isn’t a good fit and perhaps a new category should be made.
I caution you that much of the “noise” of the distraction machine is not going to fit into this template. I’m looking at other things, elements I think are more pertinent to the underlying structure of the cybernetic, bio-hybrid social supercomputer program.