Transhumanism is the New Bogeyman
By Cliff Kincaid
Joe Biden says the COVID-19 pandemic is over, even though it’s not. The data on deaths and cases “runs counter” to what Biden is saying. In other words, on a matter of life and death, he’s lying.
Biden lied and people died.
Dr. Jerome Adams, former U.S. surgeon general in the Trump Administration, notes that “outraged doctors and health officials” are pushing back. What’s more, liberal news organs and personalities are sounding the alarm. Consider the following:
Politics makes strange bedfellows.
I have taken the vaccines, including the boosters. I just took the new booster designed to provide increased protection against the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants.
It’s a fact that life is returning to a sense of normal in many areas of the country for most people. But many senior citizens who are still getting COVID-19 are avoiding serious illness and death because of the mRNA vaccines that were authorized by Trump.
I was one of those people. I got COVID and survived.
Adults aged 65 and older are getting the vaccines in overwhelming numbers and are likely to get the boosters for the variants. These people tend to vote Republican. But they have been turned off by the irrational opposition to the vaccines that former President Trump made possible.
Although the bizarre claims that the COVID-19 vaccines are made with “Mark of the Beast” microchips have mostly disappeared, these self-proclaimed MAGA spokespeople have moved on to a new bogeyman – transhumanism, described by one of Steve Bannon’s “War Room” guests as “satanic” or “demonic.”
It is the new scam.
Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's interest in transhumanism has apparently led them to whine that technologies that improve the human condition are somehow inherently dangerous. This is Luddite nonsense.
There is nothing inherently wrong with the “transhumanist” approach, as long as people ethically consent to various medical procedures and drugs. That’s certainly the case with the COVID vaccines that are accepted by percentages as high as 95 percent of older Americans in many states.
Like any new technology or human growth concept, transhumanism has a good side and a bad side.
Transhumanism, sometimes described as the integration of man and machine, has been interpreted to encompass such things as robotic limbs, memory-enhancing brain implants, and gene therapies.
Only Luddites would be opposed to procedures to improve longevity and the enhancement of life.
Popular procedures, such as knee and hip replacements, and some life-saving drugs, prolong life for millions of mostly older Americans. Dentures, hearing aids, reading glasses, and cataract surgeries are other modern examples of how science has been used to improve the human condition.
The fear of transhumanism, as reflected in some “conservative” commentary, appears to be based on the fact that Jeffrey Epstein, a sick man, was interested in creating a virtual super-race of humans, and believed that he would, personally, be resurrected and experience a form of eternal life.
The Nazis had a similar idea, “Life unworthy of life,” which was used to justify the elimination of “inferior” races or people.
The New Communist Man
Decades before “transhumanism” became a popular topic, the communists were figuring out ways to improve human performance in sports, in order to demonstrate how “the new communist man” was physically superior. The scheme was supposed to have been perfected under the “new” Russia of former KGB Colonel Vladimir Putin.
We saw this with the 15-year-old Russian figure skater, Kamila Valieva, who emerged as the star of the Beijing Olympics but later tested positive for a banned substance.
The communist drug-pushing, originally made famous by the East Germans, brings the current popular discussion about “transhumanism” into focus and context. If transhumanism is defined as the insidious process of using science and technology to improve or transform the human condition, the communists have been doing this for decades.
However, it is not a left-wing phenomenon, as Trump supporter and gay billionaire Peter Thiel is considered a prominent transhumanist who also calls himself a Christian.
Christian Transhumanists say “We recognize science and technology as tangible expressions of our God-given impulse to explore and discover and as a natural outgrowth of being created in the image of God.”
Doping and Drugging Athletes
To understand the dark side of transhumanism, as embraced by Jeffrey Epstein, one needs to consider the “new” communist man (or woman) promised by the Russians. The 2016 Russian doping scandal, in which the Moscow regime drugged their athletes, was examined in the Oscar-winning documentary film “Icarus.”
Before Russia adopted these practices, communist East Germans in the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics won an amazing 42 gold medals as a result of a state-sponsored doping program that recruited girls as young as 12 and gave them steroids and male hormones as part of their training.
Eventually, the National Post reported, “East Germany, which never had more than 18 million people, beat the United States at six Olympics. At the 1984 Winter Games, they ranked number one in gold medals.”
As we can see, the term “transhumanism” has many different definitions. It is important to differentiate what the term means and not scare people into adopting a Luddite mentality of opposition to medical and scientific progress.
Selling Vitamins and Supplements
If certain life-extending drugs represent transhumanism, then what are we to make of the commercials for vitamins and supplements on channels like Fox that are said to dramatically improve your heath and extend your life span in various ways?
One critic of these ads makes the point, “Everyone can see a growing proportion of these ads on Fox are geared toward Christians, Trump supporters, and other politically right-wing conservatives, who the advertisers feel are the target market demographic on that channel. The advertisers often handsomely pay former and current guests of Fox to promote the products and further influence their target market…”
Fox News personalities make sensational but unverifiable claims that vitamins and supplements can cure pain and suffering.
In reality, some trial lawyers make millions of dollars by taking companies to court and blaming them for health problems associated with dietary supplements, weight-loss pills, or bodybuilding drugs that have identifiable risks and side effects.
Today, some of these same trial lawyers are suing on behalf of service members potentially exposed to contaminated water at places like Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Assuming that supplements are not poisonous (and they are not subject to FDA approval), the critics note that they are usually more expensive than competing products or ingredients, especially whole fruits and vegetables that are “much more affordable and much better for your health.”
Fox News admits that evidence shows that “getting nutrients from foods” is the better way of getting and staying healthy.
Talk show host Alex Jones, notorious for claiming the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, went so far as to allegedly claim dietary supplements and creams would fight COVID-19. Jones, who claims to be a MAGA superstar, is going on trial again for his false claims about the Sandy Hook massacre. The first trial resulted in leveling millions of dollars in damages against his “Free Speech” company.
Taking the Alex Jones approach, conservatives are now being told by some commentators that Joe Biden’s new spending scheme, the “National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative” is a sinister attempt to create a state religion. In fact, it is another lie from the Biden Administration, as Biden claims his order on biotechnology and bioengineering will somehow further the process of curing cancer. The claim is as dubious or fraudulent as some of those made by Alex Jones.
However, new technologies, especially those using mRNA technology, do hold out the hope and potential for finding treatments for cancer, ALS, Alzheimer's and many other debilitating and fatal diseases.
Ironically, Biden’s initiative credits former President Trump for focusing government support for biotechnology that “can quickly produce solutions, as seen with the first-of-their-kind mRNA vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Such action was taken because of the impact of the China virus, which has killed 1.2 million Americans and still takes the lives of more than 400 Americans a day.
Like any vaccine, especially in its infancy, the COVID-19 shots have side-effects and don’t always work as advertised. Some serious injuries have occurred. But claims they contain microchips or “Mark of the Beast’ technology have faded away, to make room for the new “transhumanism” scare campaign. It is another money-making scam.
What’s more, it is generally conceded that Communist China is still resorting to its Zero-COVID policy and COVID lockdowns because its own scientific establishment was unable to develop effective homegrown mRNA vaccines and was reluctant to buy them from the United States.
“Many other mRNA-based vaccines and therapeutics are now in the clinic,” declares the sponsors of an upcoming conference. “Thus, we have officially entered the age of mRNA medicines!”
Those in the MAGA movement who resist the march of science and spend their time attacking life-saving vaccines and now “transhumanism” will be seen by most Americans as Luddites opposed to technological progress.