[permaculture] From ECHELON to NOLEHCE: enabling a strategic conversion to a faith-based global brain

Steve Hart stevenlawrencehart at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 16:19:32 EST 2015


Yes. exactly LL....this thinking has been around for quite some time as you
well know. It is becoming more and more accessible...the thinking I mean.
The paranoia is also dissipating and awareness is also growing. The
condemn-ers and damn-ers are also declining, very slowly. Perhaps its due
to the new generations having greater and greater access to more and more
information. Perhaps they have not been conditioned to thinking bankers and
car salesmen are pillars of society, and university lecturers live in tiny
small boxes...apart from Toby of course.

The challenges are greater also. Not only in absorbing all the divergent
story and rhetoric but figuring out what we as individuals or neighbourhood
or community can do about it. A good reason to support the new
"Permaculture in Community" courses evolving through Robyn Francis.
..attached. Then evolve another new post PDC course "Invisible
Structures"...still on my radar, somewhere btwn midnight and dawn.

Thanks LL...Steve

On 11 January 2015 at 08:57, Lawrence London <lfljvenaura at gmail.com> wrote:

> [Steve will like this. It seems to have a purpose similar to the (real)
> Permaculture movement, which to my way of thinking is not faith based other
> than fostering a "keep the faith" mindset.
> Would this project be useful in providing a template for furthering the
> spread of Permaculture and encouraging acceptance of its core values,
> principles and methods. - LL]
>
> From ECHELON to NOLEHCE: enabling a strategic conversion to a faith-based
> global brain
> http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/musings/nolehce.php
>
> 26 August 2007 | Draft From ECHELON to NOLEHCE enabling a strategic
> conversion to a faith-based global brain
>
> - / -
> ------------------------------
> Introduction <http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/musings/nolehce.php#intr>
> Strategic approach
> <http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/musings/nolehce.php#stra>
> Paradigmatic distinction
> <http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/musings/nolehce.php#para>
> Contrasting ECHELON and NOLEHCE
> <http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/musings/nolehce.php#cont>
> Transformation of ECHELON capacities to NOLEHCE priorities
> <http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/musings/nolehce.php#tran>
> Emergent global brain
> <http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/musings/nolehce.php#emer>
> Patterns of global order: a common structural symbol
> <http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/musings/nolehce.php#patt>
> Faith-based dimensions
> <http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/musings/nolehce.php#fait>
> Socio-political "revolution"
> <http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/musings/nolehce.php#soci>
> Cognitive fusion and groupthink
> <http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/musings/nolehce.php#cogn>
> Tipping point to reversal through enantiodromia
> <http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/musings/nolehce.php#tipp>
> Symbolic inversion
> <http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/musings/nolehce.php#symb>
> Paradoxical partnership
> <http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/musings/nolehce.php#part>
> References <http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/musings/nolehce.php#refs>
> ------------------------------
> Introduction
>
> ECHELON <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECHELON> is the name used to
> describe
> a highly secretive worldwide signals intelligence and analysis network that
> is alleged to be operated by the intelligence agencies of five
> English-speaking nations (otherwise known as the UKUSA Community
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UKUSA_Community>). Its existence has been
> documented by a number of sources -- most notably in a report by the
> European Parliament (European Parliament Report on ECHELON
> <http://www.fas.org/irp/program/process/rapport_echelon_en.pdf>, 2001).
>
> It is claimed that ECHELON can capture radio and satellite communications,
> telephone calls, faxes, e-mails and other data streams nearly anywhere in
> the world and includes computer automated analysis and sorting of
> intercepts. However the European Parliament concluded that "the analysis
> carried out in the report has revealed that the technical capabilities of
> the system are probably not nearly as extensive as some sections of the
> media had assumed". However it is necessarily unproven that it is operating
> in the best interests of the population of the world enjoined to engage in
> democratic processes in response to the challenges of the future.
>
> One of the early researchers into ECHELON, Steve Wright (*The ECHELON
> Trail: an Illegal Vision*
> <http://www.surveillance-and-society.org/Articles3%282%29/echelon.pdf>.
> *Surveillance
> and Society*, 3, 2005) usefully distinguishes between its former nature and
> its currently supposed nature:
>
> ECHELON is a (now out-of-date) code name given to the US National Security
> Agency's worldwide facility for the mass interception of electronic
> telecommunications including, phone, fax and email using key words and
> context.... Essentially, the system can work because for some of its
> journey, telecommunications traffic is travelling as an electronic stream
> that can be intercepted if the appropriate infrastructure is in place.
>
> However, the current wisdom is that ECHELON does not exist in the way it
> was originally construed but is a now thought to be a collection of subsets
> of interception capabilities using a range of code names of which we remain
> ignorant. Nevertheless, for the sake of simplicity, it makes sense to
> continue to use the generic label 'ECHELON' whilst recognizing that new
> surveillance algorithms have evolved since the early researchers built
> their crude paradigms.
>
> As an operation of the "shadow world", the issue explored here is the
> possibility of the "conversion" of ECHELON into a counterpart, with a
> reversal of style and intent -- and therefore to be suitably named as
> NOLEHCE. The lessons of history and psychodynamics point to strategic
> vulnerabilities within operations like ECHELON that render them vulnerable
> to such reversals at critical "tipping points" associated with "paradigm
> shifts". Just as the security services of the modern democracies have
> ensured implementation of measures abhorred in the totalitarian systems of
> the past, such a role reversal (otherwise termed enantiodromia) may be
> anticipated (and possibly enabled) with respect to ECHELON.
> Strategic approach
>
> The intent here is not to repeat descriptions of ECHELON, nor to assess
> their validity or the significance of the cases variously made by
> conspiracy theorists, civil rights campaigners, or those justifiably
> concerned with the implications for industrial espionage and unfair
> commercial advantage. That is the focus of an extensive body of literature
> accessible via the web (see *Wikipedia* entry
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECHELON>, for example).
>
> The catalyst for the argument here was a BBC interview with the retiring
> head of a UK intelligence agency who indicated, in effect, that their main
> focus was the prevention (or destabilization) of relationships understood
> to be potentially threatening to UK security. To this end a vast security
> apparatus is deployed under budgets whose nature and extent is necessarily
> concealed. The same is believed to be true of other countries -- notably
> those collaborating with the UK in ECHELON.
>
> As a counterpart to this secretly controlled activity -- essentially
> undemocratic -- are the activities of myriads of civil society and other
> bodies. These are enjoined to openness and democratic principles, which
> they may fiercely defend. Typically they are extremely under-resourced in
> terms of the challenges they feel impelled to address. Typically also they
> are fragmented and uncoordinated in their efforts, however valuable may be
> the sociodiversity they represent and the psychocultural ecosystems they
> enrich.
>
> The question to be asked is: *what would be the consequence of allocating
> the resources -- currently devoted (through ECHELON) to preventing or
> destabilizing civil society relationships -- to the process of building and
> enriching patterns of relationship, whether societal or cognitive?* More
> generally, what is the information system appropriate to a learning
> society? This is the anticipated orientation of NOLEHCE -- following the
> strategic conversion of ECHELON.
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