(Truthstream Media) Chinese researchers are claiming the world’s first genetic modification to enhance a human embryo.
Via Science Daily, “Chinese scientists say they’ve genetically modified human embryos for the very first time. The team attempted to modify the gene responsible for beta-thalassaemia, a potentially fatal blood disorder, using a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR/Cas9. Gene editing is a recently developed type of genetic engineering in which DNA is inserted, replaced, or removed.”
Of course it would start with something positive, like attempting to cure a fatal blood disorder. The road to Hell, it is said, is paved with good intentions…at least on the surface.
Back to reality, however, and many of us have long ago realized that our world is run by a genocidal, technocratic elite: billionaires like vaccination-obsessed Bill Gates who modeled his enormous global population controlling foundation after the global population-stabilizing Rockefeller Foundation and who meets secretly with one-child policy worldwide advocate Ted Turner and others of similar minds in the “Billionaires Club” who discuss global “concerns” in regard to that pesky problem of “overpopulation” in the face of “finite resources” — otherwise known as artificial scarcity.
Eugenics fell out of favor hard with Hitler after World War II. Today these people are, as author Jurriaan Maessen would say, Crypto-Eugenicists. It’s the new eugenics under a public relations strategy to hide that it is actually eugenics in plain sight. In essence, “You seek to fulfill the aims of eugenics without disclosing what you are really aiming at and without mentioning the word.” This is how the Eugenics Society conceived of its funding for the International Planned Parenthood Federation, wrote Matthew Connelly in Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population.
To these elite, there is a disposable “us” and a superior “them.” While they feel the world is vastly overpopulated, none of them are willing to go first. (Turner who continues to rally for that one-world, one-child policy has what, five kids? Again, one rule for us, one rule for them.) They feel entitled to creating the rules for everyone else to live by which they will dictate simply because they have more money and perceived power than the rest of us. They can buy up research. They can purchase policy. When we live in a world where the richest 67 people have more money than the 3.5 billion poorest — half the planet — we are no longer talking about a society where everyone’s voice is equal by any stretch of the imagination.
And as concerned about our population as these elite openly are (never mind the data shows global population is set to stabilize then drop dramatically in the near future), it quickly becomes obvious that when they discuss the transhumanist future of scientifically upgraded humans living forever, they do not mean everybody. In short, it’s a club and the vast majority of us are not in it.
Historian Yuval Noah Harari’s recent book Sapiens discusses the brave new world we are trekking straight into. Harari notes that the future will include body “enhancements” — chemical, mechanical, electronic, and biological upgrades — that will only be available to the very rich among us, leading to an even more unequal society on a much larger scale than ever before. The gap between rich and poor will continue to widen to unseen levels. Imagine sports teams of the future where only the rich kids can jump higher, run faster… and that’s just the very tip of the science-fiction-turned-reality iceberg we are about to crash into.
“In the 21st century medicine is moving onwards and trying to surpass the norm, to help people live longer, to have stronger memories, to have better control of their emotions. But upgrading like that is not an egalitarian project, it’s an elitist project. No matter what norm you reach, there is always another upgrade which is possible,” Harari told the London Guardian. As we’ve reported before, when you hear what Bill Gates has to say about who should be allowed to get what treatment and that we should be “careful about whether you want to make those innovations available to everyone,” you realize his own rules don’t actually apply to him and his family, only to you and yours.
In the world these technocrats are ever so busy creating where man replaces God, who buys, shapes, controls, and essentially owns the science that would see a future of genetically altered humans? The same billionaires and big money that can be traced back to eugenics. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. In America, we already live in a country where the “greater good” philosophy has been used to advance medical tyranny. Where people are forced to vaccinate themselves and their children for the greater good even though the science is not settled because by its very nature science is never settled. A country where we have been forced to purchase medical insurance for the greater good or else we are forced to pay what is known as an “Individual Shared Responsibility Payment.” Never mind that, even though America spends more of its GDP on healthcare than any other nation on the planet, we are by far not the healthiest. Also try to ignore the fact that one of the Obamacare architects said it should not be our choice whether or not we get to live past the age of 75 because no one should. (Death panels, anyone?)
Is mandated genetic testing for all — which will at first be rolled out to help cut medical costs under the banner of preempting costly diseases down the road “for the greater good” — really such a stretch? Hardly. People in high places are already demanding that all babies are genetically profiled at birth, and back in 2009, researchers claimed that in a mere decade, all babies could have their entire genomes mapped. What will be done with all that data? Think of all the potential flaws someone could get labeled with in the eyes of a cruel technocracy and how that will impact their entire life start-to-finish. Remember when futurist Richard Dawkins claimed it would be “immoral” to give birth to a child with Down’s Syndrome if genetic testing of the fetus showed the baby carried the gene for it, and that the pregnant woman should just “abort it and try again”?
Now imagine a world where the government can mandate just such an order… “for the greater good.” And more orders! Down’s is just a starting point on that road to Hell paved with those good intentions. Remember, it always begins with a hardcore example to get people on board before the bar is moved up. What is the value of someone’s life when rendered down to their genetic map in the face of the technocracy’s “overpopulated world” with “finite resources”?
The United Kingdom has recently approved a controversial three-parent mitochondrial gene therapy where the DNA of an embryo would be altered in a way that will be passed on to future generations. We have no idea what that’s actually going to look like in reality a few generations from now, but it sounds an awful lot like a genetically superior hybrid race is being bred. While it will start under the guise of freeing children of mitochondrial disease, where exactly will it end?
And what will happen if your children or their children cannot afford their genetic upgrades?
It won’t just be a better world for those who can afford them; it will be a world of penalization in every way imaginable for those who cannot.
The bottom line is that not everyone will be able to afford genetically enhanced embryos in a world of lunatic technocratic elites and their artificial limitations, a world where many cannot even afford to fill their bellies as an insane wealth gap continues to widen. Because what we are seeing today was previously considered science fiction before now, let’s look to science fiction to show us what the future will actually bring. The 1997 movie Gattaca immediately comes to mind.
If you haven’t seen this movie, now is the time to watch it. If you have, maybe you should watch it again. In Gattaca’s (not-too-distant) future world, humans are commonly subjected to genetic engineering and one’s DNA is the primary determinant of one’s social class. Thus, prejudice and discrimination against those perceived as genetically inferior are rampant. Everything about a person from their job and position in society to how they are treated by everyone else is based on testing done on them and genetic upgrades made (or not made) before they were even born.
Can you imagine such a world? Because we are about to live in it.