Maria Konovalenko is a Russian molecular biophysicist who, given her young age and beauty, more looks like a model rather than a scientist. She’s extremely active on social media. In one of her recent online posts, she wrote:
“This is our lives and our futures we’re talking about. To sit back and just watch the 21st century roll by will not accomplish our goals. We must take our message to the people in the streets and strive to make real change.”
In case you wonder what “real change” Ms. Konovalenko is talking about, allow me to mention that she is the vice president of Moscow based “Science for Life Extension Foundation”. Ms. Konovalenko is a transhumanist.
Transhuman literally means “beyond human”. Transhumanism is a worldwide movement that endorses the idea of enhancing and prolonging human life using bioengineering, hybridization and nanotechnology, for example by installing brain chips and replacing body parts such as eyes and limbs with augmented robotic parts. Transhumanists believe if they equip themselves with technological advancements and radically alter their biological makeup and become half-human/ half-machine, they will be able to defeat death itself and become immortal, a goal they hope to achieve by the year 2045.
The idea of transhumanism has been around since the mid 20th century. It was first influenced by science fiction. Today, it is heavily being influenced by actual, real science and technological innovations. Media propaganda, social net working and celebrity transhumanists like Maria Konovalenko have been significantly effective in rising popularity of transhumanism. Amanda Stoel, co-founder and chief administrator of Facebook group “Singularity Network”, one of the largest transhumanist-themed groups on the internet recently commented:
“Three years ago, we had only around 400 members, but today we have over 10,000 members.”
Interestingly but not surprisingly, homosexuals and transgenders are among the most passionate advocates of transhumanism, a fact that has been long acknowledged and emphasized by prominent figures and leaders of both LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) and transhumanist movements. At the 2003 Transvision conference at Yale University, Vanessa Foster, the CEO of “The National Transgender Acton Coalition”, declared that transgenders like herself were the first transhumanists:
“Transgenderes like me are on “cutting edge” by asserting our right to use technology to modify our body.”
The following are excerpts from statements posted on the official web sites of various transhumanist organizations:
Gays, lesbians and bisexuals are natural allies of transhumanism since the right to control one’s own body means being able to share it with other consenting adults. The champions of natural law attack homosexuality and human enhancement with the same arguments. In-vitro fertilization allows lesbians to have children without having sex with a man. Work on fertilizing eggs with the DNA from another egg or replacing egg DNA with sperm DNA would allow gay parents to both have a genetic link to their children.
– World Transhumanist Organization
If people won’t support civil rights for gays and transgenders, how will they support our right to modify our bodies with technology? LGBT civil rights are completely worth advocating on their own terms, but a world that accepts a diversity of sexual orientations will also be open minded about other forms of diversity, and that is not only helpful, but moral.
– Accelerating Future
The experiences and lessons learned from LGBT movement will be useful to us.
– Transhuman Goodness
Like any other civil and social movement, transhumanism has to start from somewhere. It has to be built and established upon an already existing model, and it seems transhumanist thinkers and strategists have determined the best model for their agenda is LGBT movement. This connection can be traced back to the 1990’s. The veteran gay rights activist Randy Wicker was among the first to recognize and endorse the connection. In 1996, when an international backlash started against the cloning of the sheep Dolly in Scotland, Wicker saw a rare technological opportunity to advance gay rights. He became convinced that the right to clone is a fundamental reproductive right, and since “cloning renders heterosexuality’s historic monopoly on reproduction obsolete”, therefore the right to clone is a gay rights issue. Wicker launched “The Clone Rights United Front” with other gay rights activists, then co-founded “The Human Cloning Foundation”, and became a national spokesman on cloning as a reproductive right. Chandler Burr, author of “A Separate Creation: The Search for the Biological Origin of Sexual Orientation”, is another gay rights activist who acknowledges the importance of reproductive technology to LGBT movement:
“This technology takes us another degree further from the idea that babies are produced only by two heterosexual people having heterosexual intercourse.”
Science has come a long way since the cloning of Dolly. In a 2001 report published by “The Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of Saint Barnabas”, it was revealed that in late 1990’s, the first genetically modified humans were created, two babies who each carried genes from three parents, two women and one man. Altering the human germline is a technique condemned by many scientists who fear that one day this method could be used to create new races of humans with extra characteristics such as strength and high intelligence. John Smeaton, national director of “The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children” commented:
“This seems to be a further illustration of the fact that the whole process of in-vitro fertilization as a means of conceiving babies leads to babies being regarded as objects on a production line. It is a further and very worrying step down the wrong road for humanity.”
Despite condemnation and controversy, the procedure of creating genetically modified children continues to progress and expand. England may become the first country in the world to offer “three parent fertility treatment” in fertility clinics nationwide, and “three parent babies” could be born in England in 2015. Moreover, Transhumanist activists suggest that instead of putting women through pregnancy and birth labor, babies can be developed in artificial wombs in laboratories.
At the time of this writing, transhumanists in Canada are preparing to challenge an anti-cryonics law. Since cryonics is an integral part of transhumanism ideology, transhumanist activists are setting the stage for a civil rights clash in British Columbia, and have warned they will challenge the anti-cryonics law in court, claiming it as a human rights violation that threatens their ultimate transhuman goal to live indefinitely.
Currently, Dr. Peter Rhee in collaboration with Dr. Samuel Tisherman are working on a procedure that involves replacing corpse’s blood with cold salt water in an effort to bring the dead back to life. Dr. Rhee said in an interview:
“When you are at 10C, with no brain activity, no heartbeat, no blood flow, everyone would agree that you’re dead, but we can still bring you back.”
The doctors have successfully tested their technique on animals, and were set to begin human trials on gunshot victims in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In an interview about their experiment, Dr. Tisherman commented:
“The first patients must be so badly wounded that their hearts have stopped beating, meaning that this is their last hope.”
When the news created worldwide controversy and harsh criticism, the doctors decided to postpone human trials.
Meanwhile, in tattoo shops and basements around the globe, people are turning themselves into cyborgs by implanting computer chips directly into their bodies. They call themselves “biohackers”. Neil Harbisson, a colorblind musician and artist, has an antenna surgically implanted in his skull to help him “hear colors”, and identifies himself as a cyborg.
Laboratory created babies, the walking dead and cyborgs are no longer science fiction stories, they are news headlines of the 21st century.
Interfering with the biological makeup of human species, reversing death and fusing man and machine are dangerous and unethical practices, because in spite of scientific innovations and technological advancements, life in itself has remained a mystery shrouded in unanswered questions such as:
– Who are we?
– Why are we here on this Earth?
– Where have we come from, and where do we go when we die?
– What makes us human, is it our flesh and blood, or is it our soul?
– If it’s our soul, then what is a soul? Is soul a collection of thoughts and memories that can be recorded and stored on a digital disc, as the leading transhumanist Ray Kurzweil claims, or is it something else entirely? If soul is something else entirely, where does it come from? Is it something that will be given to every human being at birth and will be taken away at the time of death? If so, who or what gives and takes away the human soul, and will a laboratory created human or a walking dead or a half human/ half machine cyborg have souls, and if not, then how a soulless human can be defined? What rights this human must have, and what laws will apply to him/her?
Neither religion nor science can answer any of these questions, they remain shrouded in mystery, as they were 1000 years ago. When it comes to the foundation of life and existence, we are ignorant and oblivious, we are children playing with fire.
Apart from ethical and moral challenges, transhumanism can have devastating sociopolitical consequences. It has the potential to divide humanity into social classes based on their wealth, a society in which the rich has access to the latest and most expensive augmentation and nanotechnology treatment and live longer and become highly intelligent and physically strong, while the poor will dwell in overcrowded settlements and will be given special drugs and treatment that cause arrested development in intelligence and physical strength. The bioengineering of slaves and masters is a looming threat, an agenda in work, and LGBT movement is paving the way for this agenda, one step at a time:
– In 2004, LGBT movement gained a significant victory when gay marriage became legal in the state of Massachusetts. Since then, a civil rights war has been raging on to legalize gay marriage throughout the United States, and consequently, the entire world. Adopting and cloning children by gay parents makes heterosexuality’s monopoly on reproduction obsolete, and eventually that will set the stage for transhumanists’ plan to bypass the procedure of natural birth and create babies inside artificial wombs in laboratories.
– In 2013, the United Nations introduced “Free & Equal” campaign to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender rights, a symbolic gesture that sent LGBT propaganda into overdrive.
– In 2014, LGBT lobbyists are fighting against the U.S government, states and heterosexual parents in order to enforce gay/transgender topics into school programs and teach them to children as young as five years old, and introduce the idea of human diversity to them. By the time a five year old child reaches the adulthood, his/her mind is conditioned and prepared to accept the concept of laboratory created human, walking dead and cyborgs.
Consider these statistics:
– According to Gallup, the percentage of gay adults in the United States ranges from 1.7% in North Dakota to 5.1% in Hawaii and 10% in the District of Columbia.
– Transgender people make up 0.3% of the U.S. adult population, according to estimates by “The Williams Institute”, a think tank at UCLA.
– In a survey by “The Public Religion Research Institute”, only 11% of respondents reported having a close friend or relative who was transgender.
Then ask yourself:
– Why such a minuscule percentage of the population is constantly making news headlines?
– Why there are countless civil rights unions, advocacy groups and lobby organizations dedicated to tirelessly campaigning for this minority and crushing any opposite voice?
– Why scientific data and studies are being altered, forged and suppressed in order to support this group of people?
– Who funds and directs these activities?
– What is the ultimate agenda?
When you follow the leads, connect the dots and put the fragmented pieces of this jigsaw puzzle together, the picture comes clear: There are forces at work to redefine and transform what it means to be human, and they are using gays and transgenders as proxy to further their goals. It’s a game of power and control, and the main players do not care about the well being of mankind, they care about themselves. To them, white, black, heterosexual, gay and transgender are pieces on a chess board, tools to be used to achieve a certain purpose.
I have nothing against gay and transgender people, and I believe they have as much right to marriage and pursuit of happiness as the rest of the human family. However, when I see how they have been used and are continued to be used and manipulated by the corporate empire and the powers that be, I feel responsible to speak up and sound the alarm. I see it as my duty to present and share the information, it’s up to you to make of it what you wish and draw your own conclusion.
The other day, I was discussing this topic with a friend. He told me:“I always thought LGBT movement is about the gay people fighting for equality and the right to marriage and family.” I shook my head and said: “If only it was just about that, but I’m worried about what’s coming next.”