When I read this, I nearly choked, and probably you will as well. It was shared by Mr. W.B. a regular reader here and one of my personal friends, and it's a harbringer I think of things to come:

Poverty Is Stamped Into DNA in Childhood—And Stays There

The essence of the new "discovery" occurs in the opening paragraphs and the closing paragraph:

"'For each decrease of one year in parental home ownership, the participants' odds of developing a cold increased by approximately 9 percent.'

"That's not a metaphorical statement. Growing up poor leaves a permanent mark on our permanent genetic code, according to new research.

Socioeconomic status during childhood correlates with shorter sections of DNA, known as telomeres, later in life, explains a study published in the November issue of the journalBrain, Behavior, and Immunity. Telomeres are the caps to a strand of DNA and, like a case covering an external hard drive, they protect the internal data from corrosion. Without getting too deep into the science, the length of the telomere is a rough indicator of the age and health of a human cell. Every time a cell splits into two, the telomere is slightly shortened. So DNA degrades as it divides. It's a component of human aging. It's also the reason why cloned animals like Dolly the sheep don't live as long as the originals—you make a baby animal with old DNA, and it ages faster.

"More broadly, the telomere "is a marker of the functionality of certain immune cells," lead researcher Sheldon Cohen says. "The shorter these telomeres, the less functional these immune cells are. " And somehow poverty is inscribing itself on the code of mankind."(emphasis in the original)

And then at the end:

"There are many ways poverty could affect the human body—limited access to health care, a more stressful home environment, a more violent neighborhood, and poorer nutrition can all lead to poor health outcomes. 'Whatever it is,' Cohen says of the exact mechanism, 'it is having a big effect and it is having a broad effect on the biological system.' And improving someone's placement on the socioeconomic ladder would not reverse the changes children low on the rungs experienced while growing up. The effects held no matter how well-off people became in adulthood."(Emphasis added)

Now, if you're like me, these types of "studies" indicate more about the cosmological/philsophical assumptions and prejudices of modern scientism than they do about science itself. Indeed, one is reminded of the observation of German mathematician and physicist Alexander Unzicker, who has so many basic philosophical problems with the current "Standard Model" of quantum mechanics and particle physics: modern "discoveries" have more the quality of "declarations of the existence" of such and such a thing, derived by "peer review" and "committee decisions" than they have of real discovery. (Indeed, Unzicker's criticism of the recent award of the Nobel to Peter Higgs for the "discovery" of the Higgs boson by CERN's Large Hadron Collider is devastating).

So what's going on here? Well, one "high octane speculation" and implication that might be lurking in the wings, ready to serve the needs of oligarchs and corrupt politicians, is that the whole notion upon which the modern secular state has been constructed, namely, the equality of individual human beings as derived from their Creator (howsoever one defines that term), could be viewed as an "unscientific" ordering of society by a simpler less sophisticated bygone age, and that constitutions and legal traditions might have to be "updated" to reflect the new "scientific consensus".

Or, since "poverty is hardwired" by some sort of mechanism into one's DNA by dint of some interaction between it and the socio-economic environment of one's childhood - and please note that this implies that DNA is not the sole determinant then, but part of a complex of open systems and possibly of feedback loops between systems - it might come as good news to socialists and progressives; all one has to do to change the DNA signature of poverty - whatever that might be - by changing the initial economic circumstances. Again, all in the name of a "scientific ordering" of society. The bad news? Well, it was tried in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, and didn't work too well. It's being tried now in the West and shows no signs of working any better.

But, equally, it might gladden "capitalists" for the clear implication of Cohen's study is that one's DNA is somehow hardwired by whether or not one grows up in private property circumstances.

And all of this, as Mr. W.B. put it to me when he sent the article, is serving up a made-to-order set of "declarations" for eugenicism. Indeed, had the article not been composed in 2013, one would almost swear it might have been written by a Rockefailure foundation grant in some trendy oligarchical journal in 1935.

See you on the flip side.

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Elm on May 24, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    The drive to “patent” every discernible living and microscopic object upon planet earth, and even beyond, will compel — those who will be compelled, to discover who they really are, that rather than simply “bodies” with a subjectively limited possibility, or coming with physical mortality also a mortality of soul, “scientifically” reduced to an epiphenomena, or symptom of body, the totality of man is rather, a living, infinite spirit embodied.

    Their psychopathology manifests, even in a “scientific” attempt or pretense, to “patent” God as per the “God particle” as it were, an egoistic reductionist concept if there ever were such a thing. Rather, every man is “God Particle” or Facet embodied, and thereby there exists, a prior and superior “patent registration.”

    • Robert Barricklow on May 25, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      Right On!

  2. Elm on May 24, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Correction: “…But of course, if the goal is to drive the spirit from the realm of human consciousness and existence, then ghost busting is their modes operandi, which if successful, will not only destroy consciousness, “BUT ALSO,” any possibility for existence upon which human consciousness depends.

  3. Elm on May 24, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Commensurate with quantum physics, no-thing relative, or of meaningful consequence is “stamped” in the DNA. Just as in the absence of environmental triggers the gene will express nothing, so too in an absence of a non-local signal, the DNA is useless. Chasing DNA as the definitive measure of human existence, is tantamount to shadow boxing and chasing ghosts.

    But of course, if the goal is to drive the spirit from the realm of human consciousness and existence, then ghost busting is their modes operandi, which if successful, will not only destroy consciousness, any possibility for existence upon which consciousness depends.

  4. yankee phil on May 21, 2015 at 10:13 am

    When I first came to europe I caught some people trying to measure my head,some old german theory I was told about brain capacity and potential. The nazi’s who had volumes of books proving their race was a superior one, proved themselves by their actions during the thirties and forties to be the most backward race in the world,challenged only by cannibals and made mafia members for the honor. When they arrest your child for being infected with poverty just remember who created the under class when the middle class sanctuary for ordinary people was shut down.

  5. DanaThomas on May 20, 2015 at 3:29 am

    Columbia students “upset” by reading Ovid’s Metamorphoses (“college” students,not 4th graders).
    A lot of those “mythical” transformations, when seen from a Farrellian point of view, seem to suggest dim memories of genetic manipulation. Which is alright for Americans’ food but apparently not in their classrooms…

  6. jedi on May 19, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Minnesota twin study confirms that intelligence correlates to income, or rather how much free TIME a person has from the basic shelter, clothing food requirements for life….as for dna, the seed is within the seed. Although a lot of “con”fusion arises from the testers tests which selects individuals for certain…habitats. ie its skewed.

    This is an amazing in your face proof positive of creation (when time is removed from the equation), that within a mitochondrial seed and the nuclear seed, the next cell it creates has the information to create the next cell/ seed. 10 lunar months later a child is born….with genetic instincts, memories of his father/ mother.

    Its all in the bible.

    As for time not existing…space or time…which witch is which.

    • jedi on May 19, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      and the testing is skewed in favor of the people that are involved in ponzi banking, they also fabricate peoples identity to replace the achievers with there people.

      The whole thing is going to collapse…anyone outthere know how much more time we got?

      also…Horus, I never got my package.

  7. observerone on May 18, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Hum. Could it be that if they can get this to be believed as reality that when they test people to see if any of those Monsanto+ related genes/DNA make people under their ownership that they will use this as a foundation?

  8. Sandygirl on May 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    RB – great song.
    Who would think up a study like this. I wonder if the Indian tribes in the jungle have the poverty gene, do grass huts count. Do they catch more colds? Did you inherit long life genes from your parents? And will good genes help in our increasing toxic world. Does the psychopath have shorter DNA.

    • Robert Barricklow on May 17, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      Of course environment is key.
      Thus “they” are polluting it
      in every way shape & form.
      “They” point fingers at victims;
      as they religiously play – reverse projection.

      I like your reference Sandygirl
      to those who revere nature.
      Too bad those tribes,
      along with the rest of human kind
      are paying pedophile pipers
      orchestrating selfish privatized
      genetic nooses around
      her life giving nectars.

      • DanaThomas on May 18, 2015 at 12:34 am

        What is “their” DNA like, or supposed to be like? This is a pertinent question, and of course not easy to answer. The eugenetics model, like psychiatry and allopathic medicine, tends to focus on (alleged) pathology, on the “bad”. “Health” is always defined as the absence of illness. The studies on what these people see as the “Untermensch” must surely be mirrored somewhere by studies on the self-proclaimed “Ubermensch”. There seems to be indirect evidence for this in the curious genetic studies ranging from things like left-handedness to the Sinclair bloodline…

        • Robert Barricklow on May 18, 2015 at 4:09 pm

          At this site it is fun to flip on the afterburners of high-octane speculation. So in that spirit I’m looking at an analogy/metaphor to attempt to get across a concept. First, an example in the past that touches upon of the membrane of it: The slave trade brought yellow fever & malaria to the America. A geopolitics & ecology guided the other in an ongoing process, a cotillion of co-evolution. The likes of yellow fever & malaria were not the only swords of civilization like smallpox and measles scything down isolated populations. One could then say that gold & silver were also intricately dancing within the alchemical mix, resulting in a continuous impassionate scything that went atomic. Our DNA, the love of gold, the environment all mixing in a goldilocks combination of odds so astronomically exponential that…? Well looks to be purposed. That the solar system/moons was built/positioned precisely; that gold & silver were proportioned precisely; that DNA/environment were built/positioned precisely.
          Were these original in concept? Or, were these constructions mirroring there builders?
          So in the nuts & bolts, to the cosmic;
          there is just way too much madness
          in design & method.
          Unless we know more to the riddle of existence.

          How can any form of common sense survive?

          • DanaThomas on May 19, 2015 at 1:47 am

            How indeed? Let me have some coffee before getting back to my polytopes…

          • Robert Barricklow on May 19, 2015 at 4:22 pm

            Just finished The Third Rule of Ten, where the detective of the series, Tenzing Norbu, is an ex-Tibetan Buddhist Monk. I’ve read all three so far in the series. But one of the characters in that series, I believe said,

            “He thought a polygon was a dead parrot”.

  9. Khobe on May 17, 2015 at 9:51 am

    What they call science, religion, politics and economy are only cloaks over materialistic ideologies and has been for a long time now. Ruled by earth’s pirate/merchants all has been reduced to the lowest of all paradigms, mere merchandise in, on and over it.
    Can you spare a dime? I’d like to buy me a little of all that junk, see if I can resell it at a better price for profit. Well somebody has to make a living… No?

  10. duncan mckean on May 16, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    property ownership is an indication of a society that embraces the paradigm of individual liberty.redistributing everything including integrity makes about as much sense as a screen door in a submarine.i can see the old relativistic arguments ..har har resistance is futile ..wheres lecutus?

  11. kim on May 16, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Fear Not! I just spent 5 days at a workshop in Springfield,MO at Holos Institute. Dr. Norm Shealy’s creation.
    He is a brilliant Neurosurgeon and has invented many Energy Devices, such as….the TENS unit we are all familiar with, the LISS Cranial Stimulator ( now called the Fischer Cranial Stiulator they sold it), the Shealy Relax Mate, the Dorsal Column Stimulator which is implanted in the spine to reduce severe chronic pain and many others. The amazing Rejuvamatrix mattress is a copper screen sandwiched between crushed Sapphire crystals (remember the body is Piezo-electric just like crystals) hooked up to 25,000 volts, though only 1 milli-amp. Extremely relaxing to lay on. Norm has a proven 5 year study ongoing that sleeping on a Rejuvamatrix will lengthen your telomeres. So far so good! He’s got the results. Blood tests before and after. Sadly a Rejuvamatrix costs $5,000 . I layed on one inside a copper pyramid under a Tesla Coil, it was super relaxing. Perhaps neighborhoods could save up and get one and take turns sharing time on it. Guaranteed to lengthen telomeres!

  12. lazer-eye on May 16, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Joseph is, as usual, absolutely right. Modern Physics is a joke! Its an Old Boys Club all about group consensus. To give someone a Nobel Prize for the discovery of the “strong” force. makes a farce of what is supposed to be an empirical science. As Nassim Haramein has pointed out, there is no evidence whatsoever for such a force, nor has its source ever been identified. Its simply a hypothesis designed to explain why protons cling together in the nucleus of an atom, when we would expect them to repel each other, since their electro-static charge is positive. If I asked a Pastor why they do it, he would say, “God makes them do it.” Is his explanation any more deranged than the claim that a “strong” force makes them do it? Real science is an empirical activity. It is about discovery and description, not invention. Hypotheses are rightly designed to account for the structure of The Universe, not to invent it. Me thinks someone is trying to hide something.

  13. TRM on May 16, 2015 at 10:07 am

    I take something different from it than you do. What I see is that there are biologic effects of childhood poverty that do last a lifetime.

    That could be explained by a poor diet (less low glycemic load veggies, less EPA/DHA, more soda & junk food, etc). Those are known factors of shortening telomeres.

    So once the damage is done can it be undone? This is where I differ with the articles. There have been some interventions studied that show it is possible to lengthen telomeres but human studies are in their infancy.

    So be wary of anyone who says “Poverty is hardwired into your DNA” and ask them how telomere shortening can be slowed and reversed? If they say it can’t you know they are liers and have an agenda that isn’t in your best interest or anyones’ other than their own.

    • bdw000 on May 17, 2015 at 8:42 am

      I don’t think you realize that what you are suggesting is tantamount to saying “oh, by the way, why don’t you just figure out the secret to immortality and and we’ll fix this problem right here and now.”

      • TRM on May 18, 2015 at 10:23 pm

        no that is not what I am saying. I am saying that their measuring of teleomeres is a valid measure and that it’s shortening CAN be slowed and possibly reversed.

      • Joseph P. Farrell on May 19, 2015 at 10:00 am

        TRM is correct here: teleomeres are shortening and they have shown that this can be slowed and POSSIBLY reversed.

    • Guygrr on May 17, 2015 at 9:46 am

      Okay I literally choked at first when I saw this one. However the hypothesis isn’t exactly wrong, TRM is entirely correct. There are a multitude of epigenetic effects that can be correlated with a low socioeconomic status. Poor nutrition, and heightened exposure to industrial toxins and water damaged/mold toxin infested buildings (more commonly found in poor urban environments) being chief among them. On top of these biological problems there are the psychological effects associated with lower socioeconomic status that also have a profound impact on epigenetics. Including the developmental/learning implications of attending an inadequate school system (coincidently the less affluent the school system the more likely it is to be water damaged and therefore moldy). The metric the study uses to measure socioeconomic status isn’t exactly the best, though broken families are more common in poorer communities. The stress placed on a young adult that has to live on their own, the lack of a nurturing environment, and the implied rocky relationship with one’s parents will all have profound epigenetic effects. However in the end it is not low socioeconomic status that is the cause of telomere shortening, it is the open system of other issues one is MORE LIKELY to be exposed to as a result lower socioeconomic status.

      That being said a person’s epigenetic gene expression is most definitely an open system. Absolutely NOTHING is hard wired into a person’s DNA due to these issues that sometimes correlate with low socioeconomic status. Any scientist that says these DNA changes are permanent is blatantly lying. One can reverse these effects if they were to eat healthy, preferably organic (the myth that it’s more expensive is bs, just don’t buy processed food and learn to cook), remove themselves from toxin exposure, and work towards developing sound emotional health in spite of past and current difficulties.

      Then again there may be permanent changes to our DNA due to other external sources and they could be using poor socioeconomic status as a cover….

    • Joseph P. Farrell on May 19, 2015 at 10:01 am

      I agree TRM, that’s certainly a possible reading. My problem here is that this isn’t really the way the article was spun, and eugenicists can have a field day with it.

  14. marcos toledo on May 16, 2015 at 9:45 am

    All this proves is who the real subhumans are and they’re not the poor. These idiot scumbags have use religion, science, technology, body shape you name it to prove whatever fantasy excuse to justify their lust. To enslave, torture, murder whoever stands in their way to their insatiable desires. Their stuck in the grove their the master race that is all that gives their parasitical existence meaning.

  15. Robert Barricklow on May 16, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Presto Science with a dash of abracadabra.
    Spin the science, round-and-round, till it’s found-out
    what their heart’s desire,
    depending upon, of course, if Bob Barker’s Price Is Right?

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