Fiction based on actual policy based on occult science seems to be the stuff of Daniel Pinchbeck's 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl or from the upcoming film 2012.
You may have seen an advertisement on TV recently for the Institute for Human Continuity, which strikingly mimics current wheels of underground government disaster planning.
An obscure but a very real shadow government was created in the 1970's to carry on human existence based on nuclear and apocalyptic disaster planning. It is known simply as Continuity of Government or COG .
So, who cares about public governance if the world cracks in half? Some of the people who seem to care the most have worked for Haliburton, Lockheed Martin, KBR and are eugenics propulsion leagues who believe that to do a better job of living with themselves now, people who aren't them need to die.. like yesterday. Whoever is left- and left in charge - gets to rule the world. That is COG and your shadow government.
The buying and selling of goods to keep COG mongols, like Dick Cheney, in both money and power are dependent on 2 things: an actual disaster and the threat of an actual disaster. For example, H1N1 is known as "swine flu", but the vaccines are pork barrel derived. The World Health Organization projects whopping numbers of people contracting the disease. Most of them essentially staying home in bed with soup and sickness. Pork flu actually targets minorities in poorer communities so it won't be affecting robust white men in affluent financial districts. Even if it did, they wouldn't be the ones dying; just women, children and brown folks. H1N1 vaccine profiteers achieve COG approved commerce by substantiating a pandemic disaster and preparations for the threat of a pandemic disaster.
2012 awareness, intended or not, is now being connected with disaster consciousness, profit by destruction and the electronic larceny of an urban world. You are present in the midst of all of this: living, seeking knowledge, relating to family, finding love and purpose. As usual Washington and the federal government has their plan for what they want from you. Identity is a relevant and hot commodity for those in governance. It commands the power to create a situation of perpetual compromise for the individual.
Case in point, you are ill advised to trust the U.S. government with your identity on the auspices that they are trustworthy authorities during federal disasters. People miss the compassion and warmth naturally anticipated from their fellow man during times of federal disaster. Especially when they are met by the immediate occupancy of XE/Blackwater mercenaries handling domestic transit. I would prefer to drown in non-potable water than risk being mangled by a corporate military police temp with ZERO accountability for how they handle a civilian during a disaster. Ask those now living with the aftermath. After Katrina, bureaucrats lied and Americans died. Blackwater was on the scene manhandling locals.
In a life threatening situation, the 4th Amendment might as well be the Torah, and privacy a holy scroll. Nothings is more sacred than an individual's power to determine and establish their identity to themselves and others, as they deem necessary.
Identity cards have a property of smallness which lend to conditions of micromanagement. People tend to dispense identity like pez for bean counters at local WalMart in-store banks. [Which card was that?] The demand on that smallness turns and steers lives in controlling ways much like a bit in the mouth or a rudder on a boat. A practice test in personal liberty tolerances may be to live a few days without providing a plastic card for what you need to live. [Send reports of your experiences to firstname.lastname@example.org.]
It takes energy to moderate a liveable standard for *exactly* who you are. Everyday demands on your identity bring pressure tests to the limits of privacy. Machines have the ability to size you up in seconds and immediately deliver that information to an imperfect human being. When you lack control over who gets your information and how, it can be maddening.
The circuitous nature of mundane living doesn't add the call to think about what happens to the individual during dire situations of critical mass survival. The current pop-culture obsession with 2012's celebrated turnover of the Mayan calendar inspires these considerations to surface more often. The apocalypse itself has a lot of fans due to the collective suffering felt by so many people. End time believers need justification for their One True Path. The hope is that all suffering will end soon, including and especially one's personal suffering on December 31, 2012.
We wondered if it's any coincidence that the deadline for federal identity compliance benchmarks lands on December 31, 2009.
We fed a line of correspondence to Reality Sandwich's, Dan Pinchbeck to get a contrasting and potentially higher minded perspective about freedom, responsibility and identity if & when "the big machine" breaks. If he bites we will bring the story.
SNEAK PREVIEW: The gut tells me he isn't as concerned about FEMA as we are.