MUSK SAYS SPACEX’S MARS COLONY TO BE

MUSK SAYS SPACEX’S MARS COLONY TO BE ...

Last Thursday in my News and Views from the Nerfarium I talked about a study done by a Johns Hopkins University professor who cautions that a human presence in space is likely to be in some form of totalitarianism, rather than of increased freedom. I've been warning about this for years, but I'm not a Johns Hopkins professor but rather a hack from South Dakota, so no one was paying much attention. But my reasoning was essentially that of the professor: with human colonies off-world and in hostile environments, rigid protocols will have to govern human behavior in order for such colonies to survive, and that will place a premium on mechanisms of control, and thought itself will be watched closely to ensure that concepts "threatening to overall survivability" (as defined by the people running such colonies) do not arise.

In any case, so many people spotted the following story it would be impossible for me to thank all of you individually for bring this story to our attention, so I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you following this story, and sharing the latest developments.

And the latest developments are in my opinion scary, but they do give occasion for some serious reflection, and in my case, a "rant warning."

Elon Musk of Tesla automobiles and SpaceX fame has made yet another pronouncement, this time stating explicitly that any Mars colony he might develop will be independent and self-governing. Sounds good, right? But wait till you read the small print:

SpaceX declares independence: Elon Musk's firm says they will not recognize Earth laws in planned Mars colony and says 'free planet' will adopt 'self-governing principles'

Elon Musk's SpaceX has declared Mars a 'free planet' and claims their planned colony on the red planet will not recognize Earth-based laws.

The claims were spotted buried in Starlink's beta consumer service terms that was recently sent to customers ahead of the internet rollout.

Dubbed 'Governing Laws,' the section states SpaceX will not abide by international laws beyond Earth and the moon, but instead adopt self-governing principles 'established on good faith.'

Sounds nice and fluffy... all jonquils and daisies. But then the article cites this:

For services provided to, on, or in orbit around planet Earth or the Moon, these Terms and any disputes between us arising out of or related to these Terms, including disputes regarding arbitrability ("Disputes") will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California in the United States. For services provided on Mars, or in transit to Mars via Starship or other colonization spacecraft, the parties recognize Mars as a free planet and that no Earth-based government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities. Accordingly, Disputes will be settled through self-governing principles, established in good faith, at the time of Martian settlement.

I don't know about you, but I get the creepy feeling that we're looking at an end-of-the-war Hitler, hiding in his bunker and playing with the big models of the grandiose buildings he and Albert Speer had planned to build in Berlin in his goal to remake the capital of the "thousand year Reich."

But putting aside my creepy feeling for a moment and turning attention to my other feelings, I can only record my absolute horror of extending the laws of one-party-state Nuttyfornia into near-Earth space. Laws are only as good as the people making them, and interpreting them.  Thus, the thought of Maxine Waters, Nasty Piglosi, Diane Feinstein, Gavin Gruesome, Camel Harris or any of the other witches and warlocks stirring the bubbling cauldron of space law in accordance with anything having to do with the law, policy, and leadership of the insanity called Nuttyfornia has me absolutely apoplectic. What Mr. Musk is essentially proposing - or rather, signaling - is that any contract you - or anyone else inclined to take one of his space cruises to the the Moon - may subscribe will be governed by the laws of one of the most corrupt and kooky states in the Union. It conjures visions in my head of the asteroid belt being turned into San Franfreakshow, with tent cities, drugs, needles, and the Department of Defense tracking weightless human sewage.

Nuttyfornia in space.

All this admittedly emotional ranting and purple prose brings me to my central point. One thing I've been trying to warn about for some time - in fact, going all the way back to my teaching days in college - is the dubious status of the corporation in western jurisprudence. On occasion I've pointed out that corporate charters do not ever include the Bill of Rights, and that maybe they should. After all, if they want to act like sovereign entities, then under that same system of law, that means they must acknowledge certain principles and limits to that soveriegnty. But notably, Mr. Musk gives us platitudes of such vagueness and ambivalence that behind all the jonquils and daisies about "self-governing principles" that are "established in good faith," there's no mention whatsoever of what those might be. Under these vague and glittering generalities, almost any political entity in human history could be construed as "self-governing," from the dicatus Papae of the medieval Papacy to the Soviet Union to the "council tables" of organized crime.

In short, there's no mention whatsoever of the Bill of Rights, or other hallmarks of the western tradition such as the Nuremberg code, and so on. Indeed, "self-governance" sounds nice and warm and fuzzy, until one remembers that in current American jurisprudence, the corporation is a persona ficta in law, implying that the "self" in "self-governance" could simply be the "self" of the corporation establishing the colony, rather than the selves of the real human persons establishing and living in it. Indeed, I've often commented that the Bill of Rights was, per our constitutional history, a "Bill of Afterthoughts," which should tell us something. It was not front and center as it should have been; they were "afterthoughts" added after-the-fact, and only at the insistence of the Anti-Federalists. Here, with Musk, we're not even dealing with Afterthoughts any more.

Indeed, he makes it very clear: "The parties recognize Mars as a free planet and that no Earth-based government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities." Read in a particular way, that could mean that "no Earth-based system or philosophy of government, policy, or law shall inform any government as may be constructed for Mars." It's a way of wiping the slate completely clean by breaking utterly with the past.

And that, I contend, should give everyone pause, because like the Anti-Federalists of yesteryear, I'm detecting the distinct malodor of tyranny.

See you on the flip side...

 

59 thoughts on “ MUSK SAYS SPACEX’S MARS COLONY TO BE ...”

  1. Undoubtedly the current earth system will continue in Elon’s figuring. The current system is masked slavery of the masses by the Deep State corporations. The Deep State ( “corporate master race” ) will continue as our parasite and we as their self-blinded victims.
    Mars alive at our expense is more of the same. It will be crippling to the extent that humankind would not survive in my opinion. This is a fool’s plan. Parasitic entities lie to themselves about their deservedness. They are so puffed up they do not see that in being parasites that are killing us they endanger themselves as much as us.
    Whether the human race mostly dies or sustains this is not known. But we humans will not survive living for many others first and ourselves last.
    Humans are numerically
    Ok, quantitatively Ok but quality of life is slipping badly.
    We must recover our spirit, our inner fire and if we do we will prevail and the parasites who feel we deserve to be enslaved will disappear.
    Put that in your pipe and smoke it Elon Musk.

  2. IMHO … anyone who wants to follow Musk to the Moon – do it soon, do it NOW. I can’t wait for all of them to leave the planet and live with what they’ve created. There is an interesting conversation between Dark Journalist and Gigi Young where they discuss why Musk is so interested in Mars. He is very misguided in his attempt to replay a period of time that was not success and has passed. So, instead of going forward, they’re trying to repeat the past. Very esoteric, but I believe they are spot on in their anlaysis. So … Musk … fly away, fly away and SOON!

  3. Did anyone else think of the Mayflower & The Pilgrims? How did their experiment turn out??? 😉

    O.K……so we we’re going to have another Breakaway Civilization!! They can all battle it out amongst the stars as has been going on for eons!!

    IMO, we keep forgetting that we humans are NOT at the top of the Totem Pole!! What we were meant to be has been throttled by confining Belief Systems!!

    Very few of us have tapped into what we are truly capable of!! One who has, is Cyrus A. Parsa, & thankfully he did….so that he could warn us that A.I. is at the point of taking over Humanity!!! I do believe, THAT is what we should be concerned about.

    My voting experience yest. was quite mundane. I have yet to wear a mask & was the only one there without one. Met an old friend in the parking lot outside; gave her & her dau. Big Hugs….the Mother’s response was, “We’re not supposed to be hugging!” I think that shows, quite clearly, the level of brainwashing that has gone on. I live in CNY.

    Inside, no one told me I needed to wear a mask, even though all were wearing one! Of course, this is a farming area & all the nice ladies behind the plexiglass were very friendly!!

    I would say there is a Pecking Order in the Universe of which we humans remain largely unaware.(Hopefully Benign) Maybe some “cousins” are watching us from afar to see how their “project” develops!!! After all, we supposedly were created a little lower than the “elohim”, which would seem to say, we are not at the Top of Creation!!

  4. The Mars “self-government” malarkey reinforces a feeling I’ve had for a long time—that our would-be corporate overlords are trying to return us to the Middle Ages, using 21st-century technology.

    Musk isn’t trying to establish a fair, participative government in space; he’s trying to establish a medieval fiefdom. You can bet your bottom dollar the “self” in “self-governing” will be a corporate entity. And with no existing government having jurisdiction, there would be no one but that very same “self” to judge whether the governing principles had been set up “in good faith.” So corporation is legislator, judge, and jury–at minimum. In practice, the legal principle in play will be one used by medieval jurists: Quod principi placuit legis habet vigorem, “What pleases the prince has force of law.” Replace “prince” with the name of the corporation or its CEO.

    The same thing about the Middle Ages repeating itself occurred to me recently while reading an excellent article on the Great Reset (https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/great-reset-dummies). One of the basic assumptions of the Great Reset, it says, is that “every element of nature and every life form is a part of the global inventory” and “needs to … be registered in a central database, be readable by a scanner and easily ID’ed.” The goal being “to count and then efficiently manage and control all resources, including people.” Ever heard of the Domesday Book?

    1. Ever read about the meiji restoration? I maybe blenderizing Japan’s history. The little i got was that their trees crops and land went to naught. Think Haiti. The emergent battle victor made himself emperor. And complete ownership (including inventory) of resources. Every tree. Forestry was outlawed. Resources withheld beyond starvation. Last i checked Japan still has the most and best quality trees per capita of any country. Impressive enough without taking into account Japan’s crazy population density. Also splains my Japanese friends blazay attitude to my indignity over fascism.

      1. There’s a reason the Reformation, Enlightenment, and Bill of Rights happened in the West. Those things, and the ideas they represent, are unique to Western civilization. Which is why Mr. Global wants to destroy Western civilization, and why we need to preserve it.

  5. Reminds me of Brit royals raving about value of public private partnerships 3P yaers ago. Now they’re running with them. Wasn’t that tbe means that royal dutch shell executed Ken Sarowewo?

    Also reminded of voting today. Met at front desk by young girl 20ish and gentleman 50ish both working to sound nice and reasonable as the demanded we wear a mask. Replied with question that we cannot vote without a mask? They replied that the owner required it. We replied that its a federal election. Their reply was its private property. All cases we know of, the officers involved act on trespassing not on mandated guidance.

    1. Sorry about the phone keyboard skills above. To continue, three women who care about everyone’s health obviously more than I do kept the witty banter going inside. One approached to within my 6′ safe space regularly demanding that I need to put my mask on. I told her no I do not need to and pulled up the bandana. Disconcerted her desire to make a scene. She did it 3 times while I was in the booth. Her 2 friends nearby proceeded to discuss the virtues of mask laws on private property. Without pausing from my vote, I spoke out about how these are not laws, but guidance demanded by a governor incapable of making laws and that it’s nice that we were on private property in a restaurant being put out of business by that governor. Their best reply was that his restaurant was working today (as a polling place only) and a long “anyway” as if I was interrupting their personal private conversation.

      Good luck folks.

    2. Almost forgot. At the front desk, the possibly beautiful young lady (masked) graciously demanded to point a laser pistol at our heads. I replied “No.” They both acted stunned. I said, “you are going to stop me from voting because of my temperature?” The said no but that it was a requirement. I said, “no it’s not.” You are not taking my temperature. The older gentelman backed off that and moved on to filling out our form. Curious if we get a call from a contact tracer now.

      Besides the general infringements on a list of rights that’s too long, how bout the fact that neither of these yahoo’s are health care professionals. Neither is there any privacy for said medical procedure. Neither was there a request of whether or not I consented to said medical procedure. And there was no way for the whole world to not know whether or not my temperature was in range or not. On top of it all, what would these lovely caring people do if my temp read out at 104F? Or anything other than their crazy presumption as to what’s normal?

      And yes I have probably taken the temperature of 20k people in the last 15 years. Everyone of those were in a setting that protected privacy. And yes at highschool blood drives that sometimes entailed standing up and placing myself between my paperwork and a curious kid being a jerk spying on his neighbor. Now days, I doubt blood centers are getting one third of their blood from schools.

      At what point do people start to register this as a hostile effort to ruin lives in our own country?

  6. Hilarious summary of life, the universe and everything by Brendon O’Connell includes a description of Musk as closet bi idiot (paraphrased). Ok, it wasn’t that hilarious. Pointed and pertinent though.
    https://www.bit
    chute.com/video/BW7bctVt919B/?list=notifications&randomize=false
    RATS IN THE RANKS

  7. “all hail the omni-sire and the machine spirit”…
    Adeptus Mechanicus of mars..
    “building better worlds”
    not so much Weyland Yutani
    as Musk Gates Corp huh?

  8. The first problem if Musk plans to colonize Mars he can’t use chemical rockets. A reliable surface to orbit transport then a reliable space fleet Earth orbit to Mars orbit probably nuclear power at least. Then a reliable orbit to surface shuttle to Mars surface. As for a government for the Mars colony well that depends on the space fleet’s ability to launch a resupply rescue mission if necessary. If corporations will be doing this they would more readily resemble an organized crime syndicate aka the old European trading companies of the 16oo to 1800 AD around the world.

    1. Back in March, commenters over at ArsTechnica thrashed-out in almost 700 informed comments how chemical rockets could indeed build-out a Mars colony:
      https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/03/inside-elon-musks-plan-to-build-one-starship-a-week-and-settle-mars/
      Basically, it hinges on cheap (inexpensive) rockets, reusability of those rockets, and refueling Mars-bound rockets in near-Earth orbit. (Plus, development of fuel & oxidizer on Mars for refueling.) These comments are from real rocket scientists/engineers, complete with calculated payloads. So, it is likely doable if other political, economic, and military obstacles do not derail the effort…

        1. And even more interesting: Did the Breakaways grow their own technology, or did they reverse-engineer it? If the latter, did the Breakaways get old, Model T saucer-tech that the ‘givers’ now laugh-at?

          1. Certainly be interesting, to say the least, as to what “they” have in space travel If they’re weaponized; or, simply judo-type strategies – that use aggressive weapons’ energies against themselves?

            Perhaps mind-control is waaay beyond anything yet imagined? Or, perhaps, non-existent, in their quivers of technologies?
            Unknowns, unknown?
            I’m not one in the reverse-engineer crowd; nor, in the aliens are here and in contact w/the Earth’s idiot, three stooges leadership.

  9. (Thanks to all the posters!)

    Absent any consciousness-raising, I expect any Mars colony to be corporate/military dominated. They will be dependent on their ‘overlords’ for essentials, and so will have to kow-tow in all things. I see it as a modernized East India Company in morals/governing-structure. Later, if the ‘Martians’ find something non-obtainable on Earth (aka Dune’s“Spice”) that they can also destroy or deny, they can risk negotiating as equals.

    As OC mentioned, the prime ‘limiter’ is human consciousness. Ever since we were subjected-to the Tower of Babel Moment, we have had limited-to-no higher abilities. Some form of telepathy/empathy was suppressed at that time. Humanity does need to evolve-back, break-through, or have-lifted-from-without those abilities before we go to space. Otherwise, we get the first paragraph above.

    (Findhorn in Scotland gave an early view of what might be possible, especially in a small space colony. Their early ‘governance structure’ – when they were still small enough – was to get everyone together in meditation, around a subject. At some point, there would be a group ‘consensus’ reached – without words. Then, that ‘agreement’ would be implemented. I suspect that they were ‘unrolling’ or ‘transcending’ the Tower of Babel Moment…)

    1. goshawks – Your description of Findhorn reminds me of a Quaker “worship service” (I think it’s just called a “meeting”), which I’ve found intriguing since I learned of it.

  10. 1. Is Musk’s idea his or his benefactors? And, are these benefactors human or ETs?

    2. When did Mars solely belong to Musk? I wonder what China, India and Russia have to say about this.

  11. Musk and other monopoly tech companies flush w/nation state capital are fronts for private intelligence agencies front as public intelligence agencies. Yes, it’s a rabbit hole of information/money control that basically privatizes the “real” information/capital; then socializes the debts incurred, and twists the “real” information into an agreed upon narrative.
    All this prelude, to actually reading about Mars, to cast the frame from w/to view the published articles[the fit to print mainstream garbage]

    White Rabbit

    late …

    1. Is Mars now owned by Musk;
      or, just where he plants his electric flag?

      From the “justice”[just us] point of view? Big tech companies in ant Fruit & Nuts State are essentially governed by “arbitration”[arbitrability]. Which has been adeptly described as trial for the 1%’ers. Or, put simply: arbitration resembles law the way margarine resembles butter. No right to jury. No right to appeal.
      In 1951 Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas cut-to-the-chase, “It is procedure that spells much of the difference between rule of law and rule by whim”[MUSK].
      People can be humane and compassionate, but need structures that support these tendencies. Political and economic freedom is absolutely entwined.
      The only source of legitimate power over others-the power to imprison, the power to tax, the power to make decisions-flows from we the people ..
      of Mars … of the Moon …
      of anywhere there is a spirit of liberty/freedom.

  12. I ponder the origin of artificial intelligence as the disconnected fallen angels / ‘self ascended’ masters and their influence in the innerspace of conscience. Having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof. Perhaps the most important giant / frontier to slay & conquer is the inner Nimrod and the mixing of the knowledge of good with evil = wickedness & its inevitable self-consumption. What’s that smell?

  13. Well if they think they will be a resort where abuse of the young and slavery is tolerated they better think again. There will be a save the people and kids of Mars effort instantly.

    1. The Vice Of Kings by Jasun Horsley comes to mind. The Atlantic Aerospace kings and their legacy bloodlines have controlled military industrial history since Britannia & the Privy council came out of the shadows. They supported the Confederacy & killing Lincoln to assure cotton fed their industrial revolution & factory slave & banking systems. Keep your eye out on the current space technocracy consequences, financial, political, & moral.

      1. In the land of spooks, there is an ejection button, that catapults poster boys out of office, into safe haven of fake gravestones.
        http://mileswmathis.com/lincoln.pdf

        The American colony has always been a Jesuit operation, and still is. Cutting off the Norse settlement in Greenland, was genocide.

        Papal oligarchy sought exclusive control in America, and Scandinavians were a hindrance, because of their knowledge.

        British monarchs are no cyningas, as defined in Old English. They rely on papal grace, from deified mafia.

  14. The first time we encounter such a notion within the Jewish Christian perspective is in Lucifer’s wager: “You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Self-determination produces self-governance. Self-governance requires a set of “self-evident” principles. And the operative term for them all is “self”. This ends the theological part of the discussion.
    I have considered this possibility many times during my own private thoughts. I’ve encountered shades of this when reading science fiction works (both hard and soft) from a very diverse group of people. Even in the movies there is a nascent fascism present, where the cultures that conquer space require a command and control political system in order to harness human intellect, energy, health and labor to solve serious problems with respect to expanding the human civilization across the galaxy. In fact, if humanity was created elsewhere and brought here, as some have speculated, in the very distant past, the colony established here was potentially established using the same type of principles to ensure colonization was successful. Musk’s vision is hardly singular and unique, but it is one among a chorus of many senior executives to “hit the nail so squarely on the head” in these modern times. It’s also interesting that it comes precisely at a time when there appears to be a push for this type of governance in space–and by extension here on planet Earth as well. The idea is, problems in space will require rapid response times, and debate will consume so much of that time to reach a consensus of opinion in a democratic way in order to proceed. The attitude that a “wise ruler” is hardly a new one. In Plato’s “Republic” the attitude of oligarchical rule with a wise and benevolent king is argued very forcefully and logically as the best approach to order society. If you measure success in lives and longevity perhaps those who think this way are correct on that score. Those of us who see a problem with that logic itself understands that at any system centered on the closed system of governance is doomed to failure with a great deal of loss in human lives and economic capital. No “wise” ruler has ever emerged to successfully play the role without very serious consequence. I do not believe such a thing is even possible. Man is not the monolithic masters of this universe–nor can he be. The human life, even augmented with life extension and augmentation technologies, will not possess sufficient time to develop these skills before the species ends. Lucifer’s wager, at its core, implies that the human desire to impose its will on the collective order is indeed a singular condition whose blue print is founded within the human condition. It is, in effect, a byproduct of Judeo-Christian anthropology that is observable, visible, historical and measurable. Again, I cite David Berlinski’s excellent book “The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions” as one of the finest statements of this I have encountered to date, though I will admit that I have ceased to investigate this line of reasoning for other pursuits. Here, he makes the case that much of what Musk proposed has been tried in the last 150 years–and it’s resulted in the greatest amount of bloodshed seen in human history to date. With technology war produces casualties on an industrial scale and quickly. Why? Because Earth culture, Venusian culture and Martian culture will change so radically and fundamentally over time that we will now create the scenario where Frank Herbert’s “Dune” might be re-enacted using different philosophical foundations for the “best set” of governing principles. Even when you expand the historical narrative to include the middle ages, where similar theological systems were in play within the Church, you see the divergence of opinions in matter of practice and governance emerge with the East going in one direction and the West another. If we cannot agree on the fundamentals how can we possibly agree on proper governance?
    I don’t have answers to this one, but I can tell you that Lucifer’s wager looms heavy within my world-view–and it is a shared opinion by many here regardless of where we stand in relationship to theological opinions. Shows like Babylon 5, the Star Trek franchise and the Star Wars franchise all deal with this fundamental character flaw within human nature, which, though it comes with the indelible stamp of the Creator’s image but fell into a fallen state. Though all of them on occasion demonstrate a rather charitable attitude toward this anomaly, they all are quick to point out that it must be marshalled lest it becomes a cancer to human rights and the human condition. Musk’s march to totalitarianism is a consequence of his rather limited perspective–the dangers of space and alien environments. I agree these are technical problems that require a great deal of cooperation. But to suggest that we ignore that fallen nature within us is catastrophic. I believe it is the most dangerous part of this enterprise. Dr. Farrell’s solution will go a long way to help marshall such a profound impulse, but it may require another step altogether. The human race itself must change spiritually before venturing into space. If we do not we only take our pathologies with us when we go. That would not only endanger us as a species, but it would also bring ruin to every planetary body we touch. That is a thing I do not want to see happen. I would rather the human race be condigned to this planet’s fate than spread this infection elsewhere. We are not ready to do this. The 20th century is the perfect illustration of why we are not ready.

    1. Laws and governance are preludes to the control, more or less, of would-be sovereign beings. The received Christian doctrine/dogmas of the established church fathers/authorities promote the fallen, sinful state of mankind. There is no hope unless one accedes and knuckles under to those accredited ‘theologians’.
      There is another course of action/thought progression. That is, to examine what the supposed originator of Christian theology said. The passage of Luke 4:18-19 referenced to Isaiah 61:1-2 reveals that mankind is in a state of captivity and requires a release. That being the case, mankind is not entirely responsible for its condition. We need to look further and that includes examining the other possible contributors as outlined in the words of the Son, to the exclusion of all others, initially. Long before such an inquiry is undertaken, the lone seeker is waylaid by the OT plagiarized fabrications, followed by the Pauline dissertations and speculative opinions. Having been thus biased, it is no wonder the message of the Son is cherry picked for corroboration of established religious/theological biases.
      A careful examination of the total message in the four gospels, as much as has survived to our time, speaks of cosmic overlords and their agenda and rivalries, the manipulation and exploitation of mankind, the control methods of religion based on fear and loathing, the concept of a domain(s) other than the universe we are familiar with, and much more.
      Some of these concepts have found their way into movies, alternative gnostic religions, philosophically toned sci-fi and even some serious scientific circles. What will it take to wake up people to examine all available options?

      1. I almost posted a response a couple of days ago but held for two reasons. First, I held out to witness the chicanery related to the 2020 (s)election process. ELP’s “Karn Evil 9” comes to mind as I even think of this. I love the piece, but boy is it prescient. The second reason is that I agree with much of what you have said here. The one major area where I might find occasion for resistance is in the characterization of tradition. I find myself in the Eastern Orthodox camp rather than the Latin camp these days. Tradition there has evolved, but not at the pace and space as it did in the west. The Latinists were far more interested in law and government, whereas the Greeks were interested in metaphysics and world-view. Here the notions of Divine Council and spiritual warfare have a very different texture. As I read through early church literature I am amazed at what I find. These people were like us in our thinking–but remained very Christian nonetheless. Kind regards.

    2. One gets caught up in a “twilight zone”, when using a term like “free will”, because it has always been a code word, for something else…

      It is known in yoga as Niyama vs Yama. But today it is not interpreted correctly in India. In Old Norse, it is known as Odin’s two brothers:

      “Vili” is the free will in natural state, and “Vé” is the truce-sanctuary, that restrains the instinct of free will. It is a diametrical opposition in a warrior discipline.

      None without the other. Odin’s two brothers define each other, as geometry, in being inside and outside of the Druidic circle.

  15. Musk is German after all, he probably can’t wait to set up evil inhumane experiments on Mars. You know, mysoginy, pedophilia, torturing small furry animals…the usual Nazi stuff.

    1. Raping all women and girls found from age 8-80, bombing cities of civilians and central parks filled with refugees from last nights raids, crushing testicals of Nuremburg detainees and hanging them slowly over 30 mins, placing POW’s in open air mud pits and allowing them to die of dehydration when the river flowed past… oops that was ‘our side’.

  16. Why do we keep caring about the putrid drivel that comes from Elon Musk? The man is a never ending river of incoherent technobabble, blatant lies, and fraud.

    Dr. Farrell, I don’t understand why you continue to take this man seriously. Musk seems like exactly the kind of gnostic disaster you would rail against. The man’s entire life is built on lies and fraud from lying about being accepted as a PhD candidate at Stanford to perpetrating the largest securities fraud fiasco in history. Baal Gates, Grouchy Fauci, fElon Musk….

    1. When playing harp on clouds, one can afford to be musical.

      When swimming with sharks, one has to count one’s limbs.

      Criminals are always looking for a feeding frenzy on a fall guy.

      To survive is not to die. Moral crusaders hang on crosses.

  17. Space X is merely pioneering a capacity for the implementation of corporatist piracy of the anti nation state forces of the financial oligarchy to further its takeover of planet earth.

    Thus the mission is not so much about future enslavement on extraterrestrial exploration missions and planetary encampments, but about what is going on now, to which the vector of Californian jurisdictional spring board is part of the insanity being hustled at this moment against the United States and western civilization.

  18. Where is one to find a reliable and honest lawyer who will explain in the actual English language what those “term and conditions” of any contracts for acceptance into his “colony” truly mean?
    All of the science fiction movies released lately portray the corporation as god and their employees as, essentially, slave labor to be used as the corporation sees fit; and this “Great Reset” is no better and appears to be taken straight from the pages of the book of Revelation.
    The elite are taking us down a very dark path which, in no way, leads toward “enlightenment” or the betterment of all mankind.

    1. ok walking. I accept, I would explain the “colony” terms, but I am responding mainly because I have a reason to post my favorite law review article introduction on the topic of terms of service. as you point out, self-governing likely means contract law. and contract law is everything.
      the passage below was written in 1999. The article, The Metamorphosis of Contract into Expand by Nimmer, Brown, and Frischling is about how contract law, via shrinkwrap and standard agreements, engulfed information user rights held under copyright law, a very hot topic. I apologize for the length of the excerpt but it is more fun than an actual terms of service agreement.

      “A Short, Cautionary Tale The year is 2010. With the closure of the last B&N-Walden-Borders-Broadway superstore in Upton, California, no more off-line retail content stores remain in the United States (apart from the Scholar’s Palazzo in Disneyland). Theaters, music venues, and movie houses have all but disappeared in the wake of in-home – not to mention implantable – content delivery. Funding for public libraries and the arts has been diverted into providing each person in America with access to the all-purpose device for accessing anything – Microsquish Audiovisual Utilization System (MAUS).

      Now, anyone who wishes to read poetry, browse great works of art, enjoy a novel, watch an epic feature film (or humble television show), or experience any other work of authorship can, as a practical matter, do so only through the instrumentality of the MAUS. To access any work through the MAUS, the user must first click “OK” (or, in the case of implantable access, blink a cortical acknowledgment) on the ubiquitous authorization screen. That screen lets the user acknowledge that she agrees to be obligated to abide by all terms and provisions of .html>. This file (colloquially known as the “Gates from Hell Agreement”) contains a hundred pages of boilerplate initially setting forth the text of Title17, United States Code, in haec verba, but thereafter subject to innumerable accretions, modifications, and revisions designed to magnify the rights of proprietors. Some companies had initially expressed reluctance at committing their works to protection under the foregoing regime; they were concerned that end users would find a way to circumvent the click-wrap contemplated above. However, with a nod to Ovid, the MYRRHA Encryption/Subversion Systems furnished the answer. Thanks to MYRRHA, it has been conclusively proven that no one anywhere can ever obtain access to any protected works in any form whatsoever without personally clicking on the omnipresent authorization screen. In addition, proprietors take heart from the fact that to buy any current equipment capable of accessing content, users must sit down for a half-hour tutorial at the appliance store and personally and meticulously agree to the Gates from Hell Agreement. The user’s assent is, in each instance, routinely recorded on DCDVDB crystal, capturing for posterity not only the user’s facial expression and utterances, but also her brain state manifesting willing and voluntary assent.”

  19. On the one hand Mr Musk appears to be making the point that there is no one single over-arching system of political philosophy or governance on Earth right now which he can reject as the model for his future Martian La-La Land.
    Well, human laws and systems will not be required on voyage for the robo/hubrids/transhumans so human political structures will all be irrelevant in any case so he has a white sheet of paper to work with.
    On the other hand, ‘rogue’ Space States might be another excuse to forge that single over-arching system of political philosophy or governance on Earth, and he may as well spell it out right now in time for the World Economic Forum/Covid/New World Order out of Chaos bandwagon rolling right now. Earth Government now please to keep those future independant Martian Colonies in line?
    Also, from over here in the increasingly irrelevant UK, I send my love and admiration of America and Americans, and wish you the very best for the election. I hope it all goes well and as smoothly and peacefully as possible!

    1. “Lagu” (law) is one of the Ryne-Stafas. It is a MULTI word. It means two things:
      1. A body of water (ocean of people).
      2. Rules, that apply, to a body of water.

      “Lagu” does not pop up, like a rabbit from a hat. There are preceding and succeeding principles in the Ryne-Stafas.

      When corporate space rats (of species “rattus universalis”) seek to define “lagu” – by “good faith” alone – it will be a made-up mafia fantasy, by Pontiff Pothole.

      Anyone, who knows the Ryne-Stafas, can define “lagu” in Old English. It is kids play:

      https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/pnz9jpb73u1gfla/druidry-for-dummies.pdf

  20. Oh for Heavens sake, give the Californiphobia a rest. If you don’t like the Coast move to Fresno, or Tulare County with Devin Nunes, or Rio Linda in Sacramento County, Rush Limbaugh’s punching bag. Or Alpine County where there are no traffic lights and very few people. California is more than half mountains and all you talk about is the coast. People who don’t like “California” move to Fresno where I was raised. Maybe you would like that better. Fresno’s population, including surrounding small towns is about the same as South Dakota. There are even a few buffalo out on the local ranches.

    1. Amen! and Amen!!! Oh yes… “Rio Linda”, well that bag won’t be punched for very much longer. What ever happened to his “Homeless Update”? I don’t remember the name of the poor guy he “befriended”.

      Yeah, I listened to him in early 90 for a very short while.

    2. People who disagree with the insane lock down/mask policies of coastal California need to say here so we can make California free again.

      The first thing to do is quit wearing the mask. I live north of LA and I had not worn a mask anywhere and I go about my normal life. I go to Home Depot, Vons, Harbor Freight, REI, numerous restaurants, auto parts stores, my polling place, etc. without a mask and Trader Joes is the only place that has asked me to leave. I have been asked to wear a mask many times and all you have to do is politely say no and they leave you alone.

      1. While I am glad you’re sound enough in mind to say no, the ability that you can do so this easily is a matter of fortune. Many are not so fortunate – if not most. When employers require employees to mask up, what recourse do employees have?

        1. Some of us risk fines, even criminal charges, from the local Gestapo–uh… I mean police force–if caught maskless. And without a Soros-backed foundation to pay our fine or bail us out, well, it can be a big problem. And that’s without a nationwide mandate from Sleepy Joe…

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