During a U.S. Foreign Policy “Institutions and Processes” class I took in grad school, the professor mentioned “Signal Intelligence” in passing during a class lecture. What he was perhaps insinuating was that “Signal Intelligence” is out in the open, and can be deciphered if you really understand the nature of intelligence. To an extent, deciphering intelligence and understanding how intelligence works in the United States requires an altered mind. There have been programs in the United States government that enables the altering of minds, as has been covered by the American author Stephen Kinzer. Once you go through the mind-altering processes, signal intelligence becomes all the more understandable.
To an extent, foresight has to be brought into the mix when dealing with signal intelligence and open intelligence. Foresight comes from intuition, and intuition comes from gnosis. But gnosis doesn’t come from analytics and empiricism. Gnosis comes from a higher source. Analytics and empiricism can confirm gnostic and mystical conclusions. But analytics and empiricism cannot supersede gnostic and mystical conclusions, which explains why mind-altering was a part of the intelligence agencies’ efforts in hauling resources over the course of the last few decades.
Signal intelligence, open intelligence, Gnosticism, and mysticism all point to political decay. Can we corroborate the idea of political decay with analytics and empiricism? I will leave that to the social scientists, because they know better than anyone else as to how analytical and empirical tools can be employed in order to confirm gnostic and mystical conclusions. Heavy meditative techniques are to an extent behind gnostic and mystical conclusions. Heavy meditative techniques are also sought out by America’s intelligence agencies to a certain extent. In some instances, heavy meditative techniques have predicted that we are approaching a techno-agrarian state sometime over the course of the next few decades due to political decay. Afghanistan is the first techno-agrarian state of the 21st century. Others may follow due to decay and degeneration. Decay and degeneration have gone westward over the course of millennia.
Thus, what we are dealing with primarily as an international community is decay and degeneration. As one expert said, the “ingredients” aren’t there anymore, thus the decay and degeneration across the globe. How we cope with decay and degeneration is anyone’s guess. But we do see the effects of decay and degeneration everywhere, from the rise of China, to the Taliban, to conflicts in the Middle East, climate change in Europe, mass migration out of Latin America and the Caribbean, and even a populist and religious upsurge in the United States.
No one knows how to deal with the effects of decay and degeneration. Moreover, no one can come to an agreement as to what the source of decay and degeneration actually is. Everyone has their conclusions and opinions as to what the primary source of decay and degeneration is. I have my conclusion. Modernists have their conclusions. Populists have their conclusions. And Marxists have theirs. But what is certain is that the overarching theme of the international community is decay and degeneration. Thus, we have to arrive at a consensus as to how we cope with decay and degeneration, and that means talking to one another without the urge to beat the other side upside the head.