What is one way America is actually better than other countries?

America does not allow human rights, democracy and Justice to be intentionally subverted by authoritarianism.

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America does not allow human rights, democracy and Justice to be intentionally subverted by authoritarianism. The protests in Hong Kong which are occurring as I write this are a classic example of the result of a system and ideology which will only continue to subdue the rights of the individual to the power of the State.

America is not perfect and is honest enough to understand that democracy is a dynamic which must be steered by the people and not the State.

China, Russia and other authoritarian states believe the People must have limits in their ability to participate in the dynamic of the State therefore they have static and/or regressive democracies.

However, dynamic democracies have to ensure that the State apparatus is inclusive and not exclusive. There is a direction within a dynamic democracy that pursues an exclusion as Governments struggle to understand that it must ensure it allows the underlying cohesive structure of the Nation State to maintain democracy.

The ‘Nation State’ upholds democracy as it gives the citizens the ability to identify with a proven set of values – to ignore those values leads to extremism as citizens resort to violence in order to maintain them.

China is the polar of the Nation State as it imposes not the collective history of China and its lessons but a Centralist idealism which seeks to suppress the dynamic of the present formed by the past. Russia too ignores the ‘fight for freedom’ and is becoming more like China in its inability to understand the progress of the individual in our World.

Authoritarian States do not see the individual as a dynamic who is becoming more educated and more aware of the World we live in with developing expectations for themselves and others. They perceive them to be static binaries to be counted and accounted for in an automated system of Centralism.

There is a systemic failure in democracy that it is possible to ‘hijack’ its administration and use it for a purpose alien to democracy – President Trump has been subjected to such attempts but appears to be able to identify and remove them. That is not possible in China or Russia unless of course the Heads of State are not aware of any such ‘hijack attempts’.

America wakes up and states ‘How can we each of us as individuals improve our lives?

China wakes and states ‘We will tell you how to improve your lives’

Both systems have system failures.

I can go to Los Angeles and speak to the homeless on the streets of ‘America should be ashamed of themselves’ and show them how to improve their lives. As homeless crisis worsens in L.A, the county leans on city officials to act

I can go to China and be impressed by China’s structural physical achievements but I am dismayed by China’s growing subversion of the right of the people to speak out. ‘One million’ march in Hong Kong to protest against China extradition law.

I prefer America.

Pavement Marine The Rock Opera

You honour my death but not my life.

Now finally America I have your respect.

God Bless America.

© Desmond Last All Rights Reserved

Anzac Day 25 April 2019.

I have written two Poems. One I finished on Anzac Day and at 6.30 am on that day I stood alone on the Western side of the Anzac Bridge in Sydney and read out my Anzac Tribute.

 

I hold very strong views regarding the appreciation of those who are prepared to risk their lives to protect their Nation and its Citizens. Maybe it is because my father was in the RAF and served in Malta during WW2 – where he met my mother who like the rest of Malta was bombed daily by the Nazis in an attempt to make the People of Malta surrendered. They never did. I uphold the view that we as a People are judged on how we protect those who cannot protect themselves.

I am a writer. All I can do is write words that no others can write so that we all understand that it is not just a memory we are giving thanks to but our futures for which lives were given.

This poem I finished on Anzac Day and at 6.30 am on that day I stood alone on the Western side of the Anzac Bridge in Sydney and read out my Anzac Tribute.

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Anzacs we seek that which you gave life for.

Anzacs. We seek thee from within the darkness of this today your dawn.

A rousing of our Nation with thee alongside for that which you did so aspire to be.

An aspiration of Nationhood born of independence, a stalwart toil and an undoubted bravery.

We stare into the ebb of darkness and from within a crimson of awakening are set afire by our own hopes which giveth pace to our dreams and a fulfillment of our horizons.

A fire of spirit that you our Anzacs have left as an eternal flame of sacrifice to ignite within us that which you so desired and fought for – a freedom and a future.

Today this fiery welcome to thee it doth be for the Anzacs and to all those who have giveth of life for their Peoples.

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Is Brain to Computer Technology to be the New Terrorist Weapon?

When the Commander of a United States Navy of the Ohio Class fitted with active strategic thermonuclear warheads next goes to the dentist and is put under could somebody insert a computer to brain implant into him?

Q. Why have I written this?

A. Because I care about our World and the National and Global Security that is needed to ensure that mankind has a future. I perceive the somewhat ‘strange’ attitude of the United States and U.K Security Organisations such as NATO and the CIA/MI5/6 to the ‘Runaway Effect’ of Brain 2 Computer Technology to be a liability to both National and Global Security. I can find no logical reason to explain their lack of understanding of what will if not controlled become a threat to Global Security other than they have been ordered to ignore its development – which in itself a contravention of their own Statutory Requirements to safeguard National Security.

Runaway Effect. An inbuilt organic exponential growth which accelerates as it extrapolates to the point where it becomes a critical mass whose growth cannot be that of a controlled technology but that of an uncontrollable virus.


Brain to Computer Communication is a fact. It is not Science Fiction. We can no longer consign it to the realm of ‘tin hats’ and ‘fanciful imagination’. Research into deciphering the electrical impulses from the mind began in 1875 by Richard Caton who was a British physician. Canton was crucial in discovering the electrical nature of the brain and laid the groundwork for Hans Berger to discover Alpha wave activity in the human brain.


Hitler and the Nazis also carried out the same research. At the end of WW2 1600 Nazi Scientists involved in weapons and associated research went to America with Operation PaperClip . Some were involved in mind research.


Operation Mk Ultra was the CIA’s Public incursion into Brain to Computer Research. The operation began in the early 1950s, was officially sanctioned in 1953, was reduced in scope in 1964, further curtailed in 1967, and officially halted in 1973.

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In July 2017  the U.S.A. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA awarded $65 million to develop the perfect, tiny two-way brain-computer interface. That is of course what we are told. No doubt the reality is that in 1875 Governments and Military learned of the possibility of being able to read and control the mind. It is highly likely that Governments and other interested parties have been investing in Brain 2 Computer Research from as far back as the early 1900’s. DARPA Brain Initiative is contracted out to the Private Sector. What are the safeguards in place to ensure a hostile agency, Country or Group have access?


Q. How far advanced is Brain 2 Computer Technology?

A. Nobody knows and that is why the CIA and other Nation’s Security Services must conduct an urgent audit of its progress. Brain 2 Computer Technology has the potential to be more dangerous than nuclear weapons. Why? Because it can be used to control nuclear weapons systems.


In the Research Laboratory the Technology may be hardwired. However, in the real world of Technology Criminal Exploitation a Developed B2C Technology could be  transmitted with an implant that was fitted to a U.S.A.F Fighter Pilot when he was asleep, in a hospital on a operating theatre, when he was in a crowd, when he put his clothing on or when his wife could fit it whilst he slept.  The implants are so small that they can barely be seen by the naked eye. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to come to the conclusion that at some point in time the B2C Technology will become organic and children will be born with it. All wired up, ready to be used and controlled.


Recently Elon Musk has invested in NeuraLink to also develop Brain 2 Computer Technology. My concern is that as we have not fully developed the Brain’s Capability all his research will do is prevent the natural development of the mind and increase the security risk of Brain 2 Computer Technology. Once a person is implanted with a connection that connection can then be accessed by anybody including those who may not operate in the best interests of National and Business Security. AI is not capable of original thought and never will be. AI will never be able to produce a new idea. Only the Human Brain has imagination.


The National Security Agency website states ‘Defending our Nation. Securing the Future.’ Really NSA ? Type in the words ‘ Dangers of Computer to Brain Technology’ into the NSA website search engine. What do you get – nothing. No warnings, no discussion not even a mention that somebody in your next business meeting could be ‘connected’ or your next Navy Seals Operation could be Wi-Fi’d to the enemy.


Q. How many People since 1875 to present day (2017) did not and have not survived  Research into Brain 2 Computer Technology?


Q. What has happened to all  those who have been experimented on?


Q. Is it possible to encrypt the information flow from the mind and ensure it is not  accessed by those who are not acting in the best interests of National and/or Global Security?

A. No it is not.


Q. Is Brain 2 Computer Technology a massive research program being undertaken by many Governments all over the World and which has no safeguards?


That is the problem. Our ‘intellectually challenged’ Governments do not appear to understand the ‘nightmare’ of what they developing and spending $millions and $millions on. The nightmare of Brain to Computer Technology is that is able to be used by anybody with a computer and the software for receiving and transmitting information from the Brain – and for many in our morally deficient world everything has a Price and many including ISIS and Al Qaeda as well as Criminals will pay it.


When the Commander of a United States Navy of the Ohio Class fitted with active strategic thermonuclear warheads next goes to the dentist and is put under could somebody insert a computer to brain implant into him? He would never know. Would an Intel Handler at R.A.F Northwood, Pine Gap in Australia, The Pentagon or GCHQ know? Were Intel handlers at any of these Security Installations checked for a developed Computer 2 Brain Technology in the last 24 hours, 48 hours, last week, last month, last year? Ever? Is there a Research Group carrying out Brain 2 Computer Technology Development who has access to Security Facilities?


The Brain 2 Computer Technology cannot and must not be allowed to be developed ad-hoc. Governments must ensure they know who is developing it and where and at what stage the development is at.

Personally I believe it all to be a waste of time and money. It has no benefit to mankind. Its only use is control and intrusion. But regardless of my opinion as to its real benefits to the progress of mankind the Security Implications are not merely an opinion. They are dangerously very real.

Brain 2 Computer Technology transmits visual, audio and mind information in binary form it can be accessed by anybody before it gets to the receiver . A bit like Wi-Fi is hacked into. Who has it fitted. Do you?

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Warning: My urgent and immediate advice to those in Government, the Senior Military and the CIA/MI5/6 is to immediately audit and verify all research and all personnel in all fields of the Sciences and Behavioural Research who are or may be involved in Brain 2 Computer Research. This is necessary in order to account for the propagation and development of brain to computer technology. I believe this to be of the highest priority in order to maintain National & Global Security of those Nations with have nuclear and chemical weapons.


This is the summary of concerns listed in Wikipedia of Brain to Computer Interface.

Ethical considerations
Important ethical, legal and societal issues related to brain-computer interfacing are:
Obtaining informed consent from people who have difficulty communicating,
risk/benefit analysis.
Shared responsibility of BCI teams (e.g. how to ensure that responsible group decisions can be made).
The consequences of BCI technology for the quality of life of patients and their families.
Side-effects (e.g. neurofeedback of sensorimotor rhythm training is reported to affect sleep quality).
Personal responsibility and its possible constraints (e.g. who is responsible for erroneous actions with a neuroprosthesis).
Issues concerning personality and personhood and its possible alteration.
Blurring of the division between human and machine..
questions of research ethics that arise when progressing from animal experimentation to application in human subjects.
Selective enhancement and social stratification.


These are my own concerns:

Mind-reading and privacy in Government, Business, Banking and Military.
Mind-control by allowing Terror Groups or Criminal Groups to Control and Direct.
Use of the technology in advanced interrogation techniques by governmental authorities,
Control of all Communication to and from the media.
Memory Loss and the development of only ‘controlled memory’ as the end of Free Thought.
Organic Development by insertion of bio engineered control system to allow complete control of brain electron circuits.
A new form of human physics which transforms mind motor neuron control to manmade body components whilst retaining the human form for structure.
Replacement of key individuals in Government and Military with Human Robot Controlled Humanoids.
The Eventual Replacement of Mankind as ‘Free Thought’ in order to save it from its own destruction by a Power Elite who seek their own Survival and Destiny through Total Control.
Total Power controls absolutely and must control all that is capable of Free Thought if it is to survive.


Summary.

Time and events will prove if my warning was right or wrong. However, can we as People allow a Brain 2 Technology be developed which ‘Creates mankind in the image of whoever controls the Technology’? I describe Brain 2 Computer Technology as a virus. Its rate of development is now exponential, it’s fitting to minds is unrestricted, its potential for control by a Group or Power who do not want democracy is only restricted by the amount they want to pay for its developed use. The danger of Brain to Computer Technology to the future of mankind can be measured in the megatons of TNT per metric ton of nuclear weapons.

What should be our greatest concern is that our Governments and their Security Agencies seem to be unaware of the dangers of a rapidly developing technology which has the real potential to access any mind anywhere at anytime. From the Nuclear Command systems of a submarine with nuclear weapons to the cockpit of a B52 Bomber armed with nuclear weapons Brain 2 Computer Technology has the potential to access every mind everywhere.

Does anybody care?

Is the USA partly responsible for the growth of ISIS?

That does not excuse the ISIS brutal killing of innocent people, particularly children.

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I think we all are. We have all allowed ourselves to ignore the growing disparity between the region of the Middle East and the Western World. We choose to ignore the way in which the West has manipulated the Region for its own benefit.

ISIS was always going to happen under any name and even without ISIS misuse of the ‘Word of God’.

That does not excuse the ISIS brutal killing of innocent people, particularly children.

However, if we want to defeat the root cause of terrorism then we must defeat that which causes it; we must ensure human rights are equal for all.

ISIS have to be defeated. They have chosen a road which will kill anybody who stands in their way.

A lot depends on the Taliban and America. Time will tell.

Songs for Change Desmond Last

He bloodied red with his once life

An American Marine so far from his home

But with his Nation at his side

Afghanistan now his lasting memorial

These are the lyrics to the songs I have written that one day the United Nations General Assembly, the Security Council and the Torture Committee will hear as part of a testimony to a motion that seeks Justice for cruel and inhumane acts supported and allowed by a Prime Minister(s) and President(s) – Time, the Truth and the Law will decide the Justice.

 

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Dying in Afghanistan

He lay there in the dust and sand

He bloodied red with his once life

An American Marine so far from his home

But with his Nation at his side

Afghanistan now his lasting memorial

And that of so many others too

His comrades they stood in silent salute

Their tears cried out …Why?

Why Mr President are we still dying in Afghanistan?

Mr President how many more Marines have to die

How many more Marines Mr President have to die in Afghanistan

Before there is an end to the war in Afghanistan?

 

In the hills stood a Taliban

His tears of pain for his daughter

For she lay alongside the Marine

Both dead from his IED – an IED that he had layed

In the hills a Taliban stood alone

His tears a flood of pain

 

When President Trump and Taliban

Will there be an end to the war in Afghanistan

When President Trump will the dying in Afghanistan end

When will there be a Peace in Afghanistan


 

Somewhere in Afghanistan

Somewhere in Afghanistan

A Marine from Georgia USA

Did die for his Nation

Still writing…


The Children and Young People of The Gaza and Israel

Children and Young People of the Gaza and Israel

It is a history that you fight over but it be your futures to lose

A history not of your making, but now it owns your future

No rockets of Hamas or bullets from Israel

Will your futures make, only more lives to die,

…………………………………………….more families to destroy.

Young People and Children of the Gaza and Israel

You own the future, it belongs to you,

Now you must also own the Peace

The future belongs to you

Let it be one of Peace not War

The future be yours to make

Let there be no more war

Young People and Children of the Gaza and Israel

Together take steps of Unity on the Road to Peace

There is no future without you together

Let words of Peace be stronger than bullets of hate and rockets of destruction

 


Deadly in Yemen

How many more children have to die

In the bloody war of Yemen

Do you care Theresa May

Do you give a damn Nikki Haley….Still writing


Tommy the Dolphin

My name is Tommy, I’m Tommy the Dolphin

Oh Children of the World I need your help

Everyday your plastic is slowly killing me

Oh children no more plastic in our beautiful seas

Still writing………..


One Day I hope to address the United Nations General Assembly on the matter of Human

Rights and associated matters. The songs I am writing will form part of that address.

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After almost two decades of war, is Afghanistan better or worse?

With over one million Afghanistan men women and children killed by the conflict which began in 1979 and has never ended it is the unmistakable conclusion that we owe the people of Afghanistan a Peace.

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This is my answer to the Q on Quora.

With over one million Afghanistan men women and children killed by the conflict which began in 1979 and has never ended it is the unmistakable conclusion that we owe the people of Afghanistan a Peace.

There are no ifs and buts. America, Russia, China and Pakistan have proven themselves chillingly unwilling to provide the forum and the system to ensure that Peace and the fight against terrorism can co-exist.

It is no good ignoring the Taliban. They are part of the history and are part of the future of Afghanistan.

ISIS are not – they are unwanted guest of both the people of Afghanistan and the Taliban. ISIS cannot continue roam the Middle East trying to find a people onto which to force its mistaken culture of God.

If ISIS want an Islamic State they they should form one with the people not against the will of the people.

However, if America does not peruse a dialogue of co-operation with the Taliban then the result will be an ISIS, Taliban and Al Qaeda trifecta of insurgency which could result in a Terrorist Superpower.

Peace in Afghanistan is long overdue for the People who have endured the longest conflict in modern times.

Are they better off? No.