With Captain America – Winter Soldier being released over the weekend, I thought it would be rather fitting to broach the subject of Super Soldiers. This is a rather interesting topic for a former Special Operations soldier such as me. As a soldier in Special Operations we were always looking for the edge in performance; a way to run faster, carry more weight when marching, lift heavier loads, shoot better and even perform better under stress. Our lives and the lives of our brothers serving with us depended on mission performance. The mission itself depended on our ability to execute. The same is most likely true of Special Operations troops today.
Through advancements in technology and training methodology today’s elite soldiers are capable of far more than any soldier in history. Soldiers today can operate at night in hours of limited visibility, shoot further, move faster with the assistance of advanced footwear, load bearing equipment, high powered firearms and optics and subsist in the most austere conditions. Even with all of today’s technological advancements, governments are still searching for the cutting edge that will put their assets in the most advantageous positions to win any engagement at any time anywhere around the globe and in the fastest way possible.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was established in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower for the purpose of forming and executing research and development projects to expand the frontiers of technology and science and able to reach far beyond immediate military requirements. This was allegedly in response to the Soviet Union’s Sputnik 1 in 1957. DARPA began as ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency. Since then the agency has dabbled in taking all forms of technology and intermingling them with the dark arts of combat, sabotage and subterfuge. From night vision optics, stealth technology, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Robocop-esque artificially intelligent “Search and Rescue automated Panthers armed with rockets DARPA is leading the way in the most advanced combat science the world has ever known.
However DARPA operates many black projects that we may never know about and it can be safe to assume that the ones we do know about; we only know about because that technology is already in the fielding stage. The danger of agencies like this, are that the scientists and the subject matter experts developing the new technology are not overly concerned with the moral and philosophical aspects of creating the technology. The perfect example of this is the concept of Trans Human Super Soldiers. Originally DARPA intended on creating Human Chimaras with genes from humans and animals in the name of creating a more efficient soldier. This resulted in the creation of S.659 -- Human Chimera Prohibition Act of 2005. DARPA's next step to get around this will be the combination of man and machine.
The Super Soldier
In the first Captain America film, there is a scene where one of the scientists developing the Super Soldier Program chooses Steve Rogers as the test subject. This was against the will of his colleagues because Rogers (Later transformed into Captain America) was frail and physically weak. However, this scientist chose Rogers over his more aggressive and physically developed counterparts because of his morality and conscience. Steve Rogers had strong moral values which the scientist considered very important because the program was about to develop him into a Super Human capable of great feats or great destruction if misused. Again; like we so often see in super hero stories, the common theme of “With great power comes great responsibility”.
Unfortunately, the real world doesn’t always work the way it does in movies or in comics. There is a real threat to developing technology and power so great that it can cause great harm to a society. This threat can easily fall into the wrong hands at any given time; which is one of the reasons that DARPA maintains such high levels of secrecy on its projects. The problem with all of this is simple absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely. From a Constitutionalist Libertarian point of view America as it is today is a soft tyranny with many of the ideas and concepts that once made it great abolished, overwritten or just plain ignored by career politicians and other opportunists who wish only to further their own gains.
As Zbigniew Brzezinski stated in his book Second Chance, the world is essentially in a race for the establishment and dominance of a New World Order. The globalist elite are going to back whoever pulls ahead. He further explores this idea by stating that it is basically between three powers; America, Russia and China. He then asks “who would you rather see sitting at the head of the New World Order”. This is a very scary thought especially when one sees that America seems to have lost its traditional moral values and traded them in for a more Marxist / Stalinist perspective on life.
With the ever developing police and surveillance state on the move and new technological advancements being used against the American people every day; one can only dread what the government might use some of DARPA’s hunter / killer machines for. Remember if “Terrorism” is the greatest threat and the term can be redefined as often as power changes in the White House, we could be in for a rough future. Barrack Obama has already used Executive Power to sign the NDAA which says that Americans can be detained by US military anywhere around the world (Including the US) and detained indefinitely under the guidelines of the Patriot Act I and II. They are already using drones to surveil Americans on US soil in the name of terror. Remember these are the same people who implemented the Department of Homeland Security, the TSA rapists and defined “Terrorists” as Christians, Combat Veterans, Constitutionalists and anyone who doesn’t agree with Obama. What would they do with Super Soldier Technology?
DARPA’s New Biological Technologies Office
In 2012 DARPA announced that it was working on projects to develop American Super Soldiers that were capable of going days without food or rest and could run at Olympic speeds. This of course will all be achieved through the use of biological tampering and gene modification. They also announced that they plan on developing brain chip technology to help veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They claim to be able to erase certain memories and even implant new ones. They now have the ability to erase an entire person and create an avatar of their choice.
See the below quotation from the article “D.O.D. to Implant Mind Controlling Microchips Into Soldier’s Brains” by Kevin Lake – Free Patriot.org
“Justin Sanchez, a program manager for The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), said recently that use of the implant units, “…is a push toward innovative, informed and precise neurotechnological therapy to produce major improvements in quality of life for service members and veterans who have very few options with existing therapies. These are patients for whom current medical understanding of diseases like chronic pain or fatigue, unmanageable depression or severe post-traumatic stress disorder can’t provide meaningful relief.”
Since the wars in the Middle East have started, most veterans have been treated with a litany of prescription medications for depression and P.T.S.D., many of those medications contributing to the mass suicide epidemic among our troops in the U.S., the current rate of which is 22 a day, according to many.
However, and what is scary, is the fine print at the bottom of the D.O.D.’s plans for the implants- a plan that goes beyond treating depression and pain. The plan will also include devising a means of monitoring soldiers in combat conditions, and applying “deep brain stimulation” in real-time.”
The article referenced above was November, 2013. A month prior the article “DARPA developing implant to monitor brainwaves in real time” was posted on CNET Australia. In February 2014, only three months after “D.O.D. to Implant Mind Controlling Microchips Into Soldier’s Brains” by Kevin Lake The Army Times posted an article titled EOD Marine is first to receive revolutionary prosthetic implant. The article talks about the procedure performed on a wounded vet who is an amputee that involved implanting sensors in his arm that interact with prosthetics and allow the veteran to use the prosthesis by contracting the muscles in his own arm. A far cry from brain implants you say? The technology is already here.
In this writer’s book 1984 Redux: Say Hello to Big Brother, published by Authorhouse in 2010; I wrote about the government usage of mind control technologies for developing a “Super Soldier” and population control. In the book I cited several references which pertain to Verichip, the new Affordable Care Act and an article titled “Microchip Implants, Mind Control, & Cybernetics” written by Rauni-Leena Luukanen-Kilde, MD, Former Chief Medical Officer of Finland. A Google search of this will not render much. But using Bing you can come up with these links where you can read the entire article.
The article is an eerily interesting read and was originally published in the 36th-year edition of the Finnish-language journal, SPEKULA (3rd Quarter, 1999). SPEKULA is a publication of Northern Finland medical students and doctors of Oulu University OLK (OULUN LÄÄKETIETEELLINEN KILTA). It is mailed to all medical students of Finland and all Northern Finland medical doctors. Circulation 6500. The article claims that this sort of “Brain Chipping” technology has been around since 1946 and has since been used to create Super Soldiers. One reference cited in the above mentioned report was to a “Dr. Carl Sanders” apparently well known in the circle of Christian End Times Prophecy. Sanders claims to have invented the implantable chip predecessor to Verichip. He claims that his invention named intelligence-manned interface (IMI) biotic, which is injected into people. This writer has researched “Dr. Sanders”, and although it is difficult to find there is one particular website that claims Sanders is a fraud. Another reference in the above mentioned report talks about an alleged “Rambo Chip” that was given to some soldiers in Vietnam and manipulated adrenaline output to increase soldier output and performance. Like so many other things in today’s information age there is conflicting information and the truth lies somewhere in between.
Captain America – Moral Soldier
At the end of the day one thing is for certain, whether it will be through exoskeletons, genetically modified people, Trans Human cyborgs with brain implants and neuro sensors or just automated machines with artificial intelligence, DARPA is well under way when it comes to developing Super Soldiers. The question is which lines are going to be crossed and how far off from the moral highway will they go? At the end of the day there is no Captain America. There are no superheroes that will get elected to run America, come next election. The truth is we are Captain America. It is up to us to maintain our moral high ground and to get back to the wholesome American values that made Steve Rogers America’s First Avenger. Will you avenge America?
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