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There is a certain level of tragic comedy in the creation of bureaucratic entities like the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department and the DEA. Call it pre-ordained obsolescence.

The logic loop goes something like this: The Human Hive Mind is made aware of an imbalance in the Yin/Yang flow of the human endeavors. “Hmmm,” it says to itself, “Somebody ought to do something about this.” The monstrously senile beast that is the sentience within the bureaucratic construct within the government slowly awakens, creates a law, spawns off a bud of bureaucratic group think, forms a department to address the imbalance and immediately goes back to sleep or more likely, continues fapping itself in the dark recesses of the bureaucratic caves, smugly content in its belief that it is fighting the good fight.

The problem with this stimulus/response loop is that the Human Hive Mind has become uber efficient at solving its own problems and that senile old bureaucratic beast has long since ceased to serve a purpose and has been co-opted by the very forces they were meant to be battling.

Here is an analogy:

The “I” of the Hive Mind lives in an ancient house. It has lived here as long as it can remember. Most of the time the “I” accepts things on face value. Things just are, for no apparent reason. Shit happens. Why? Just because. But every once in a while, as the Hive Mind matures and grows into its power, it becomes aware of things. Like the sound of scurrying feet behind the walls. We can ignore it, but usually at our own peril. So we look at the wall. And in turning the awareness of “I” towards the wall, the light of our perceptions cause the wall to disappear and we see, much to our horror, that the space behind the wall is full of vermin.

There is much wringing of the hands inside the Hive Mind. Oh, shit. What a mess! What is to be done? Well, nothing. Nothing is usually best … unless you want to do some stomping as the vermin scatter in the presence of the light suddenly pouring into their hiding places.  You see, the awareness of the problem has altered the status quo. Therefore, by definition, the status quo has been changed forever. The Hive Mind has evolved. This is quantum theory at its finest.

But, oh dear, in all that hand wringing, we have triggered a response in the bureaucracy. Something, indeed, is being done, even though it is no longer necessary. It is like the human body’s immune system after a cold. The machines of the immune system go into overdrive to produce antibodies for a virus that no longer exists, said virus having ransacked the body’s own DNA to modify itself and move on, as something new and different.

So too, with the vermin behind the wall. They have scattered. It would seem, on the surface, that the Hive Mind has won. The forces of Chaos and Disintegration are on the run. But this is only a temporary condition while the shadow forces formulate a new strategy and find a new hidey hole from which to mount their next assault. It’s the same as that old cold virus with a brand new coat of DNA borrowed from its host. Off it goes, sneezed out into the air, gone off to work its mayhem on the next unsuspecting victim. We will see it again, never fear.

The Hive Mind knows this and is ever vigilant. Existing outside of the flow of space/time on certain levels, the Hive Mind has already moved on to the next threat and is preparing for the next battle in which the status quo will change once again. This is the dynamic flow of the evolution of the sentience of the Hive Mind.

But, oh dear, we have forgotten to tell our immune system. There it is, churning away with nothing and no one to fight but itself. We forgot to tell it to stand down. Now it is an autoimmune disease in the waiting. Such is the life of a bureaucracy and those who live within it.

Take the Department of Homeland Security. Invented as a knee jerk reaction akin to shutting the barn door after the barn has burnt down with all the horses still inside. Obsolete from the moment of inception. A sane being, saddled with the agenda of searching out terrorism amongst the body politic, would look around and upon seeing that the vermin had moved on to bigger and better agendas, would tender their resignation and go find a real job.

But bureaucracies are not sane, nor are the people who get sucked into the vortex of their insanity. A bureaucrat must first and foremost, protect his position. With nothing to do and no one to fight, this becomes problematic. What the DEA and its larger cousin, Homeland Security (having learned at the knew of the military industrial complex) did was invent threats.

This is how you protect your cushy job sucking from the public tit: Invent a problem. Create the problem. Use your considerable resources to manipulate the body politic to make it appear as if the problem exists. Solve the problem. Throw a few gullible, clueless and/or innocent people to the wolves of expediency. Hold a press conference and parade the invented dog and pony show in front of the media, who eat it whole and puke it up on the evening news for everyone to see.  Get a commendation, a bonus, a pay raise, a promotion. Use the dog and pony show to increase the funding for your department. Hire your son/cousin/uncle to fill the new positions. Profit.

This has always been a problem. It is the nature of the beast when it comes to human endeavors. The bones of old bureaucracies lie everywhere for all to see who wish to learn their lessons. It is not hard to imagine that the cities of Babylon and Tripoli and Alexandria and Machu Picchu and the civilizations centered around the Egyptian and Mayan and Aztecian pyramids died not through bad leadership but from being crushed to death by the weight of their own bureaucracies.

But those are old examples, from ancient times, when the Human Hive Mind was a vague dream. This is now. There are 7 billion humans on this very tiny planet and a good percentage of them are wired into the Grid. All action and reaction has become instantaneous.

What is the grid? It is the connection, mind to mind, of every individual unit of the Hive Mind. We were always softwired into the communal thought processes of our human herd.

Now, the Grid has become more immediate because we have hard wired the connections. Those connections used to be simple and slow. Mail. Newspapers. Then we invented radio. Telephones. Television followed. We liked being connected. Everyone wanted it. Things started to speed up. We invented computers and the internet and cell phones. We shed our land lines because they were not immediate enough for our needs. We needed instantaneous connections. We invented Myspace and Facebook and Twitter. We needed to go international so we invented Fark and Reddit and Google. We erased the boundaries of language and culture and defied the gods from the Tower of Babel legends to invent translator programs so seamless it has become difficult to tell what language the posts have originated in.

The Grid has become so integral to the functioning of the Hive Mind that every attempt to turn off or control the hard lines has failed. Any attempt to subvert the transparency of the communication along these lines has been met with intense hostility on the part of those who use them. What was once only a vague dream accessible only by the most creative in fugue with the softwired Grid now has become real and visceral and accessible to everyone. Even if you stripped away all the hardware, that connection would never go away.  The genie is out of the bottle and there is no way to get it back in.

We, as a species, are learning to solve our problems in a new way. That way is not linear or logical. It is cloud computing using 7 billion minds as the processing units. Most importantly, since this cloud computer operates outside of space/time, we have already started solving the problems of the future.  The days of politics and governments and bureaucracies are numbered. Somewhere between the invention of the radio and Google Translator they became obsolete. We just haven’t had the heart to let them know.

Perhaps we should consider this, before another civilization crumbles into the dustheap of history under the weight of that autoimmune disease called bureaucracy.

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There is a vacuum in modern education. If we have made the left brain into the sole focus of our educational process, then the left frontal cortex is the rock star. Conversely, the right brain has become the retarded second cousin we keep locked up in the attic: throw it a bone once in a while to keep it alive, try to ignore the weird howling noises in the middle of the night, and  pretend with all your might that it does not exist when the neighbors come to visit.

When we do talk about the process of the right brain, it is hard not to fall into the language of the occult and the arcane, for the simple reason that we have ignored our retarded little second cousin for so long, the only language, the only words that exist that can even approximately describe its processes rise from our more primitive and superstitious past.

It is only now, as we begin to understand the mathematics of quantum space and time, that we begin to realize that the seemingly disjointed and ofttimes insane babble coming from the attic was in fact the learned instruction of our Uber Einstein brain, a brain that exists not only in the attic but beyond any physical wall, touching all of space/time. With it, we can turn corners into other dimensions. We can communally share information with all other lifeforms. With just a thought, we can remember all the knowledge that has ever existed and that will ever exist, being limited only by the sophistication of our ever evolving consciousness.

Call this vast extension of the right brain the Uber Library. The first trick to accessing information in this library is not to get overwhelmed by the amount of information that exists there. Do not be fooled by the apparent chaos. All things, even this, have a pattern and a direction, a point and a purpose. The second step is to understand that you already have the tools to navigate here. You just have forgotten how to use them. You were born fully connected to the Uber Library, after all.

Consider how we problem solve with the left brain. Here we find the seat of our perception of Time. A leads to B leads to C, D, E, F, G on down the line until we reach Z. If we were to solve a problem, exclusively using our left brain, we would start at A, form a hypothesis and then investigate that hypothesis, step by step until those steps led us to a conclusion. If we are lucky, that conclusion solves the original problem. Unfortunately, odds are good that the conclusion will have only told you that your original hypothesis is wrong and that you failed to ask the right question at the very beginning of your long and tedious study.

Now, let’s problem solve using our right brain. Here is the seat of our perception of infinite space. Imagine deep space. No atmosphere or gravity wells to hinder motion. Imagine that you stand at point A. All around you, in no particular order, lies a cloud of infinite possibilities, call them B through Z. A is not a problem to be solved. A is the point of existence. A just “is”. To get to point Z, one then merely lets go of all preconceived notions, imagines the existence of Z, thus establishing a link between point A and point Z and simply goes there. Free of constraints, the space between point A and point Z folds to accommodate that wish. Ta da! Problem solved.

The hardest part about the right brain problem solving process is convincing your left brain that the answer is correct. The left brain will still want to investigate all the possibilities of B through Y but the most difficult part of the process has already been done: Knowing the correct answer, one merely reverse engineers the issue to arrive at the right question.

A whole mind, a holistic mind is the perfect balance of left brain and right brain thinking.

Having a holistic mind is part of our acquired skills in the evolutionary arms race of survival. Think of it this way. Our left brain, diamond faceted, linearly logical, and clear sighted,  gives us the ability to perceive change as action or motion along a vector. Unfortunately, there are an infinite number of vectors to choose from. That is where our right brain steps in. It acts as our internal compass by pointing us in the right direction, thereby assuring that all decisions are the correct decisions, and no motion is wasted. As an added bonus it also assures us that every action is in harmony with the OnePattern since it is the OnePattern that allows us to perceive order in chaos.

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