Monday, April 26, 2021

Cybersecurity and Economics

 

Gordon R. Dickson

One of my favorite sci-fi series was written by Gordon R. Dickson. "The Dorsai Trilogy" describes a civilization that is facing an end-of-life-type crisis, the end of the old cycle and the beginning of the new. It is destructing and segmenting before its people move out into space to populate other planets. Each segment will travel to one of the planets to create a colony and populate it, and that sets the stage for a niche. A complex "dance" based on economics and defense starts. While two planets can be at war, they must continue to trade with all the other colonized planets and the old Earth.  The Dorsai become experts in defense and strategy and tactics. They are mercenaries that contract out their services, and oftentimes find their troops fighing other Dorsai. The final story culminates with a hostile takeover attempt of the Dorsai home planet by an ambitious man who has created a vast business empire.  

Mankind is not yet ready to travel to other planets. There are too many issues to overcome, like the vast distances and adapting to the environment of the planet. We may be within a hundred years of moving out into the stars. Mankind has established a global economy while simultanously dealing with national defense in a kind of dance, and the time has come when ambitious men can rise to the point of creating a global empire, either in business or politically. The "dance" has begun but it has always existed.

We all saw how one ship blocking the Suez canal can affect 12% of global trade. Cybersecurity threats can undermine the economic structure of a nation, or can be pinponted to affect one strategic location, like the Suez canal. Businesses rely on software based on the cloud. Just this morning, the US government released information that a company in Florida now controls part of the Pentagon's internet space and 175 million IP addresses. 

 The Dorsai Triology takes place in the future, but Gordon R. Dickson died in 2001, at the same time the plan for the international government was first being introduced online. His creation doesn't go into the structure of their global government, but included online shopping. His purchases immediately drop out of a chute. Will 3-D printers replace Amazon? 

 Can our plan for the international government protect the global economy and national defense? 

There are always three levels to the Universe--the principles, the power and the project. The principles  peg the society on a particular level. When the principles are left out, there is only power- the use of power and the abuse of power--and the projects, including the laws, are chaotic. Governments become oppressive to the people, leading to wars, genocides, massacres, slavery, poverty, famine and terrorism. 

The international government will focus on each nation finding a niche, and the international government, based on Universal Law and the principles of the cooperation of nature, will make fair and equitable trade agreements. The principles are equality, liberty, freedom, compassion, abundance, capacity and tolerance. They will peg the international government on a very high level. 

The Russians have been accused of cyberattacks. If they, or any nation, is not standing on the principles, then poverty is one of the effects of their power grabs. Is it in the best interests of any person or any nation to grab for power through cyberattackes? 

Our organization is working to create the international government, and the principles we stand on peg the entire planet on a very high level. The application of that related to economics is the principles of the cooperation of nature, which creates a sense of abundance for all, the rights and freedoms to prosper. The economic departments will stand on these principles. 

One of our projects is a new internet. What would a new internet be like that is based on the international government and the principles of the cooperation of nature? We are working on the plan now. 

According to Wikipedia, Gordon R. Dickson was a Canadian-American who died in Richfield, Minnesota, in 2001, the suburb of Minneapolis where I grew up. I worked at a bookstore at one of the malls when I was in college, and I met several famous authors, but never had the great fortune to meet Mr. Dickson. 

 

 

Friday, February 26, 2021

How to stop the virus

 Whac a Mole is an arcade game played in Japan where the player holds a rubber mallet and attempts to hit moles that randomly pop up out holes on the table. If the player is successful at hitting one mole, three moles can pop up and down again before the player has the time to react. It has become a metaphor, too, and increasingly appropriate for finding a vaccine for stopping the Covid 19 pandemic. 

The problems are one vaccine doesn't work on all the strains and variants and mutants, and the virus, like moles, pop up anywhere in the world, and it takes time to create a vaccine and distribute it when it does pop up. 

For a plan to be successful, it must address the root cause of the crisis. This nightmarish game that we are all playing doesn't address the root cause of the crisis.

When you compare this pandemic to past pandemics, you can understand that there is a sociological effect that triggers the manifestation of a virus. Many viruses are self-limiting. There is only one mole on the table. The Covid 19 virus is a global pandemic that has become this worst case scenario for mankind. The moles keep popping up,  the rubber mallet is not always effective, and and more and more holes keep appearing on the table. 

The root cause of the crisis is the schism that has formed as the result of the preemptive strike on Iraq. The power games continue on until an innocent person, and so the old paradigm based on power games is collapsing. Those who rely on the existing structure for their security and support are going down into the power games, and the games are oppressive to the people. When those who function for their own interests get involved, this go from bad to worse because two power games are based on weaving an illusion, and no one knows who to trust.

Everyone would like to see a return to normal, is that means being able to go without masks and social distancing, and businesses open up again, and sports games have real fans packed into stadiums. No one wants the oppressive power grabs to return. Nice to imagine, but no one really knows when or if that will ever happen. 

So, it comes down to the point where we all have to come up with a plan with the capacity to address the root cause of the crisis. Are the world leaders looking for such a plan that they will listen? For the plan to be accepted, it must already be in existence, even on a limited level. 

While the world leaders are searching for a solution to this worst case scenario crisis, we will keep walking forward and address the stages and steps of the planning process, to create the international body with the capacity to react immediately and appropriately to future pandemics, to understand that the Exit Strategy for Iraq proposal addresses the root cause of the crisis, and that the US government must assume responsibility to undo the damage that has been done, and then we can start to rise out of the abyss and return to the new normal. 

To pass the message along to others, we will "go viral" with the Pass it On booklets that explain the sociological crisis and how we got into this mess in the first place. This time period is known as Armageddon. 

Keep watching.  




Monday, January 11, 2021

The Attack on the US Capitol is a National Cytokine Storm


The United States has entered into a critical stage in the battle against the Covid 19 virus. It is more than the number of cases per day. Covid 19 parallels the sociological state of the people. The attack on the Capitol is parallel to a Covid 19 patient who's in a cytokine storm, and facing his or her end of life crisis. The nation's defense systems have been undermined and we are facing the end of our democracy. There will be a major rise soon in the number of deaths from the pandemic as the ramifications of what just occurred becomes apparent.

When a Covid 19 patient is on a ventilator, the patient is facing his or her end of life crisis. He or she has turned his life over to the doctors, and the doctors never had the capacity to help them get their life. That is up to the patient. The patient must assume responsibility for his or her own life. The same with Trump supporters. Donald Trump promises his supporters power and prosperity, but true power comes from assuming responsibility and the backbone of any economy is small business, and a major segment of the United States is on life support. 

With just days to go in his term, Congress is working to remove Donald Trump from office, along with his supporters in Congress who supported overturning the election. Then, the US government must start to turn people around to rebuild the economy on a stronger foundation.