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Monday, July 19, 2010

Transhumanism, Superheroes and Supersoldiers


DARPA Launches “Batman” And “Robin” Projects, Aims To Create Super Soldiers / By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, July 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In all probability, American troops are soon to be blessed with superheroes and that’s a direct quote from the DARPA. Reportedly the defense agency’s research and development team are putting their brains together to carve out superheroes which they feel shall elevate the efficiency level of the troops. This time they have decided to lay their hands on “quantum machines” to fulfill their aim. Not only that the project titles are inspiring – Batman and Robin.
In a series of shows recorded over the past two months on Think or be eaten Radio, I discussed the idea of the use of technology in the creation of transhumans, superheroes and supersoldiers. Comic book heroes fall into two categories:

The difference between the two is that superheroes like Batman get their powers by wearing an exoskeleton. An exoskeleton is any clothing or suit of armor that the user wears to give him superhuman powers, offensive or defensive, powers that are beyond the normal range of human strength. Most of the research and development in this area has been undertaken by the military, as for example the Batman – Robin project by DARPA reported in the above quoted article. In information that is in the public domain we have been made aware that Robocop type exoskeletons are not just in the research phase but are being developed for use in the near future. This Exoskeleton video shows the reality of this research, that it is already a practical reality. Although the official line is that the use of such super suits is yet in the future, the reality is probably the opposite. It is almost certain that such superhero suits are quite advanced in their design and the technologies that are incorporated into them giving soldiers superhero like powers. They probably have been used in Iraq and Afghanistan, and will certainly be used in the future. Even at the G – 20 summit in Toronto the gear that the police were wearing certainly had a distinctive Star Wars stormtrooper look to it. The defensive and offensive capabilities of such gear is unknown but I’m sure that at a minimum such gear has advanced communications capabilities, and may have been able to fire lasers and other energy weapons for all we know.
As discussed in previous shows and in previous series, heroes have held a prominent position in mythology and in the Bible. In mythology they were revered almost as divinity but the Bible classifies them as evil, violent, ruthless tyrants. The reason real ‘superheroes’ were always tyrannical megalomaniacs is that there is a consciousness associated with the technologies that gives them their powers. The suit or cloak literally has a mind of its own that overpowers the mind and conscience of the wearer, and makes him wield those superhuman powers for evil not for good. The reason that this has always been the case and will always be the case is that the knowledge of the science and technology required to produce such armor and suits does not come from God, it comes from Satan who in turn has to be paid, for he is a merchant, a merchant of death. Satan of course is not interested in Federal Reserve Notes aka dollars, he wants violence and bloodshed. For this reason the first and foremost application of such technologies will be for military use, for violent offensive purposes, not for peaceable therapeutic ones. In this article I will also discuss this idea of the changing of the conscience of these supersoldiers as a result of technologies, both exoskeletons, and through genetic manipulation.
Going one step beyond superheroes, we encounter the creatures known as supersoldiers. Supersoldiers are like the X –Men of comic books and movies. "X-Men" are mutants and are so – called because they possess special powers due to their possession of the "X-Gene", a gene normal humans lack but which gives mutants their abilities. The ‘X’ stands for Extra, so the X-men have an extra gene that makes them superhuman, more than human. This is the area of research and development that the oxymoronically named ‘Defense Departments’ of some nations, primarily the US, UK and Russia have been engaged in since the latter part of the 19th century. The Eugenics movement of the late 19th and early 20th century had envisioned bringing into being Nietzsche's Superman or rather OVERMAN as the German word ‘Übermensch’ would correctly be translated. These early eugenists whose theories were put into practice not just in Germany but also in the UK and the US, envisioned the evolution of man to superman or Overman, something more than man through advancements in the science of Genetics. This movement really took flight under the Nazis culminating in the experimentation and research of Dr. Mengele that potentially created ‘The boys from Brazil’.
"Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution": Logo from the Second International Eugenics Conference, 1921, depicting it as a tree which unites a variety of different fields.”
The Eugenics Movement that began in the 19th century became a formal scientific discipline in the early 20th century. The stated goal of the movement was to SELF – DIRECT human evolution through genetic transformations. Self – Direction was not going to be left up to the individual but would be strictly controlled by a group of elites who viewed themselves as being more evolved than the common herd. This movement was created and financed by European royalty and American super wealthy families like the Rockefellers and Morgans. The following quote is from the Wikipedia article on Eugenics: “The modern field and term were first formulated by Sir Francis Galton in 1883,[10] drawing on the recent work of his half-cousin Charles Darwin.[11][12] At its peak of popularity eugenics was supported by prominent people, including Margaret Sanger,[13][14] Marie Stopes, H. G. Wells, Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, Emile Zola, George Bernard Shaw, John Maynard Keynes, John Harvey Kellogg, Linus Pauling[15] and Sidney Webb.[16][17][18] Its most infamous proponent and practitioner was, however, Adolf Hitler who praised and incorporated eugenic ideas in Mein Kampf, and emulated Eugenic legislation for the sterilization of "defectives" that had been pioneered in the United States.[19]As the article correctly states Eugenics LEGISLATION (Law) was pioneered in the United States but put into widespread application in Hitler’s Germany but to an even greater extent and for a much longer time in Stalin’s Soviet Union, as well as in Japan, China, and Manchuria from which came the term ‘Manchurian Candidate’.
 Far from being curbed after the Second World War such research was covertly carried on in the US, Canada, Russia, and Europe by the very same Nazi scientists that worked under Hitler in Germany. The Eugenics Movement being well over a hundred years old, it is no stretch to conclude that ‘X – Men’, humans with extra genes that make them more than human, make them superhuman, even transhuman have been manufactured since that time through the research of The Eugenics movement.  I have discussed in past articles and radio programs the fallacy of the ideas that promote hybridization as a result of human – angel intercourse. However a study of movements such as The Eugenics Movement proves that such mutations always occur in the lab, not through sex. Many scholars, whose own research proves that such things happen only in labs and hospitals, yet insist that it happened naturally in the past, in the days of Noah. I am of the firm belief that such superheroes and supersoldiers did exist in the past, even in the days before the flood, and in ages before Adam but as in the present time, they resulted from genetic experimentation. The Eugenics Movement did not actually begin in the 19th century but rather in an age millions, possibly billions of years ago in which all the mutants such as giants (the Nephilim), and hybrids such as centaurs and satyrs, superhumans, superheroes, supersoldiers, and transhumans were first created in labs right here on Earth and beyond.
As previously mentioned the enhancement of the human in such cases is not just in the realm of the physical body but more importantly in their immaterial conscience. The goal has been to create supersoldiers that are not just superhuman in their physical capabilities but have no conscience, so that they are the perfect killing machines. The use of the word ‘machines’ to describe supersoldiers is not just a metaphor, it describes them almost perfectly. So a superhero can be any ordinary person like Bruce Wayne who becomes Batman by wearing his Bat Suit, his exoskeleton that gives him his superhuman powers. Supersoldiers on the other hand would be like the X –Men such as Wolverine or Jessica Alba’s character Max in James Cameron’s TV series Dark Angel. These humans have been genetically tampered with to make them superhumans. The Wikipedia article on Supersoldiers defines them as follows: Supersoldiers are usually heavily augmented, either through eugenics (especially selective breeding), traumatized victims of any age, genetic engineering, cybernetic implants, drugs, brainwashing, traumatic events, an extreme training regime (usually with high casualty rates, and often starting from birth or a young age), or other scientific and pseudoscientific means.” From all information regarding this subject that is in the public domain, a combination of two or more of the previously stated methods in the Wikipedia definition are employed in the creation of Supersoldiers. As the news report quoted at the beginning of this article proves, Supersoldiers are not to be found in the realm of Sci – Fi only. Since it is almost certain that by the time news reports of new technologies start coming out, the technologies have already been perfected, having been in R&D for decades. Though the news report quoted above states that DARPA is only researching these technologies, the reality in almost all certainty is that these ‘supersoldier’ creating technologies have already been perfected. It will not be long before reports begin circulating that such supersoldiers have already been deployed in combat situations in Afghanistan, Iraq etc.
The Bible does make mention of such superhumans that are a combination of superhero and supersoldier that will leave the earth a ‘desolate wilderness’ at some point in the not too distant future. The images of apocalypse that people see in their minds are somewhat like what we have seen in the ‘Terminator’ or ‘Mad Max’ movies, and even the first Matrix movie where Neo was shown the devastated wasteland that used to be the lush green planet earth. Invariably we are told that such apocalyptic devastation will be a result of nuclear war, basically someone pushing a button and blowing up everything leaving vast regions of the planet uninhabitable. While the Bible concurs that some devastation will result from manmade or cosmic explosives, such as asteroids hitting the Earth; it also gives a great deal of information on devastation that will result from armies of supersoldiers, transhumans, and even cyborg like creatures.
The 2nd chapter of the book of the prophet Joel in the Old Testament gives us a detailed description of an army that seems to be part superheroes and part super soldiers. The time period that the prophet Joel prophesied about was the time of the ‘Day of the Lord’. In the Bible the ‘Day of the Lord’ is a short period of time immediately before the return of Jesus Christ in which all hell literally breaks loose on Earth. The ‘Day of the Lord’ is not a 24 hour period but rather a period of uncertain length, possibly a few years, ten at the most. Both the OT and the NT give considerable detail in regards to the events that transpire during this time, mostly of a catastrophic nature. The book of the prophet Joel writes in regards to this time that there will be much destruction upon Earth as a result of an army of supersoldiers that will transform the planet into a post apocalyptic devastated wasteland as it has been portrayed in many a Hollywood movie. In regards to this army the prophet writes:
Joel 2:2 … a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

In essence the prophet tells us that an army such as this has never been seen on Earth since the days of Adam. As we read further it will become apparent that this army is not one of mere humans but what might be accurately termed superhumans, like the heroes of Greek mythology. This scripture also dispels the myth of the supersoldier transhuman Nephilims in the book of Genesis. There are innumerable stories floating around the internet of hybrid superhuman creatures called the Nephilim that apparently terrorized the ancient pre – flood world. There are countless scholars that keep repeating the mantra of the return of the Nephilim / giants in the days ahead. They teach that the transhuman supersoldiers of tomorrow will be the same ones as that of the days of Noah. Yet the book of Joel tells us that there hath not been ever the like, in other words, these supersoldiers will be a first, no creatures such as these have existed since Adam was formed on the Earth. So how could they be the Nephilim of yesteryears?
Joel 2:3 … A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.

In this verse of scripture this army of seeming supersoldiers employs what may very inadequately be described as flame throwers. A fire devours before them and behind them a flame burns. The image these scriptures evoke is very apocalyptic and the use of terminology such as ‘desolate wilderness’ to describe this devastation is not ordinarily used in the Bible except perhaps in the book of Revelation. In the apocalyptic movie, The Crazies, there is a scene where soldiers burn bodies that have been infected with a deadly biological agent, and they use these enormous flame throwers that throw out 30 foot flames. The above scripture reminded me of that scene in the movie. The land before them is described as the Garden of Eden, a fruitful paradise, but behind them it is left a desolate wilderness. As we read further on in this chapter it will become apparent that this warfare or invasion is that of urban civilian areas, not military targets. These scriptures along with the book of Revelation and the rest of the prophetic portions of the Bible bode ill for the time to come but Jesus did warn us that the tribulation that will distress the whole Earth will be on a scale never seen in the history of modern man.
Joel 2:4 … The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. 5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

The imagery in the above verses of scripture is one of a highly trained army that moves speedily like cavalry, and there seems to be a single – mindedness of purpose in their movements that once again reveals them to be superhuman. They appear to be programmed for destruction; their movements are almost mechanical yet not robotic. It seems that the Pentagon’s dream of an army of conscience less supersoldiers will have been realized by the time of the ‘Day of the Lord’, and the news report at the top of this article would seem to confirm.    
Joel 2:6 … Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.

A distinction is made between this Terminator like army and the ordinary people. A few verses further down that describe this future devastation it is revealed that the pain that is inflicted is one sided, only upon the inhabitants not upon the soldiers. They can neither be hurt nor suffer pain, or so it would appear to be the case. The Bible teaches that the people shall be much pained, therefore the devastation wrought by this supersoldier army is not just upon the earth but also upon the people in no small measure. The prophet also tells us that faces shall gather blackness. Blackness of face in the Bible indicates extreme distress; so it may behoove all believers to pay heed to Jesus’ warnings to flee when they see these things beginning to happen. Matthew 24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains…The time to prepare is now, not when the storm comes, or in this case the storm troopers hit with a force that the planet has not witnessed in this age. I believe that this army precedes the cosmic events prophesied in the book of Revelation such as a mountain of fire falling into the sea and killing both man and beast in apocalyptic numbers. Lately there seem to be many post apocalyptic movies being made in Hollywood such as ‘The Road’, and ‘The Book of Eli’, are these examples of predictive programming? Not to be alarmist but since the mid 80’s when I first started studying prophecy, it is only now that I can say that the fulfillment of such prophecies seems imminent.
Joel 2:7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: 8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.

These soldiers are called ‘mighty men’ by the prophet Joel, the same terminology as used in Genesis 6:4 for the ancient heroes, like Hercules, who were the offspring of the ‘sons of God’ and daughters of Adam. Like their ancient predecessors these are heroes, or rather superheroes, and more than superheroes they are supersoldiers, probably genetically enhanced with X – genes and also wearing exoskeletons that make them invincible, at least by conventional weaponry. The question that needs to be asked is how great is the number of these supersoldiers, and whether they will be deployed regionally or globally. I am of the opinion that they will be employed regionally, probably in the developed world to clean up after one or more apocalyptic events such as a ‘Swine’ Flu’ or similar plague that will already have killed millions leaving the rest to scavenge for themselves as shown in the movie, ‘The Road’. The probability of seeing them right here in North America is very high since America is at the forefront of research and development of these superhumans. The other point of interest in these verses of scripture is the fact that this seems to be a perfectly trained army, they march every one in their ways, they do not break rank at all. It reminds me of the clone army in the Star Wars movies, perfect soldiers created for one purpose from which they could not deviate. Even when combating in close quarters they will not thrust one another, no friendly fire deaths like that of football player Pat Tillman in this army. As I mentioned earlier conventional weapons seem useless against this army of supersoldiers for even though they may fall upon the sword, the modern equivalent of which would be to be shot by a conventional weapon, they will not be hurt. This is why those who preach revolution, or the use of the sword, guns in modern times are deluded when we were told more than 2500 years ago that such weapons will be useless in the ‘Day of The Lord’. The only shield we have against this enemy is the shield of faith in Jesus Christ, and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.
  • Ephesians 6:14  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God…
Joel 2:9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

This battle, if it can be called that, occurs in urban areas. We are told that they will run to and fro in the city. They shall run upon the wall, any battlements that may be constructed, such as the city walls in ancient times will be useless. They shall climb up upon the houses; once again this is not describing a battlefield scenario; they are coming right into people’s houses and that is one sight I would not like to see is these creatures dressed in outfits like spacesuits with Flash Gordon like weaponry coming through my door and worse still, through the windows as the Bible tells us they will do. They will enter in at the windows like a thief; even though they are a mighty army, they will yet be stealthy, coming right in through the windows without the inhabitants being aware of it. But the real message here is that they are not coming to bring relief supplies; they will be relieving people of their lives, and leave their properties in ashes behind them as we are told in verse 3 that the paradise in front of them will be a burnt out desolate wilderness behind them. God’s justice is appropriate to say the least. People have trusted in their money masters, the bankers like Bernanke rather than trusting in God. So the very same Money masters that made it possible for people to have 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom homes with shiny granite countertops will be the ones that will unleash this army upon these people and take away not only the things that they so valued but will take away their lives in the process as well. American money reads, In God we trust’ whereas in reality the trust is in the Money masters, in the Federal Reserve and federal reserve notes, in dollars. But the bankers are Satan’s representatives on Earth, and they must needs pay Satan, and as I mentioned before he gives his own payment in dollars but himself requires payment in blood. So God has to merely remove His hedge of protection as He did from around Job, and devastation will surely follow because Satan is no one’s friend nor are his representatives, the financiers and politicians of this world.
Joel 2:10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

There is a cosmic element that will be at work in the time of ‘The Day of the Lord’. The earth shall quake before this army, and even the heavens shall tremble. What exactly this means remains to be seen but hopefully we will not see it from too up close. It is possible that this apocalyptic destruction will be on a scale that it would make the atmosphere around the surface of the Earth very dark, like a volcano eruption. I do not know why else the sun, moon and stars will withdraw their shining. Regardless of what causes the darkness to cover the surface of the earth, I believe this chapter from the book of the prophet Joel reveals in great detail the scope of the destruction prophesied for the ‘Day of the Lord’. Under these circumstances it would be wise not to put any hope in money, gold, in silver or even upon stocking food etc. I believe the most urgent thing to pay heed to after reading this chapter and the book of Revelation would be to go as far away from urban areas as possible; the Bible seems to suggest mountain regions as the safest but ultimately ‘safety is of the Lord’ alone, and no one else. Psalm 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
All these apocalyptic events and truly unbelievable sights may be closer than we think they are. I am of the opinion that in urban areas, no matter how much food and water one may have stocked up, they will have to contend with forces far greater than just hunger, if you can’t stay alive because these armies are out to kill you then there is no point in stocking food. Ultimately, as I always point out the only one that can keep us safe is our God because of our faith in iH
His only begotten Son Jesus Christ.  Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Patriots, or militias will not be able to save you, and the real question of survival is not for this life but for the one to come. 1 Corinthians 15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. Thanks be to God our hope extends well beyond this life into eternity. One thing is for sure, ‘The Day of the Lord’ is upon the horizon, and it will surely bring not only the supersoldiers but also other strange creatures, the likes of which this world has never seen nor will see again for a very long time, if ever.


  1. Prophesying the end-times using bible verse has been done one too many times and everyone has been wrong. Nuclear war was supposed to be the complete destruction of the human race during the cold war era but still we survived and thrived. I can dig up numerous examples of predictions made during that time. Instead of fearing technology or the mistakes that people could make one needs to learn to thrive on and enjoy the ability for such wondrous things that God has instilled in us. The meaning for the existence of the human race, after all, could be nothing other than the pursuit of knowledge.

    New technologies will allow the human race to thrive. Genetically engineerd plants and animals can feed the starving, bio-engineering and nano-technology can eradicate suffering and diseases. Brain computer interfaces can provide functioning limbs to amputees. And our constant search for deeper meaning in our universe will allow the human race to thrive for many generations to come. Even if this doesn't happen and your apocolyptic predictions do come true at least I'll know that I've lived without fear of destruction or the horror of a world gone awry.

    Humans have very little reason to fight a war against eachother now, except possibly for resources to sustain the last remnants of a dying technology. We are at war with nature now, in the sense that we wish to reestablish balance in it to prevent our extinction as well as understand all aspects of it completely. And maybe, quite probably, we're attempting to create a utopia for ourselves. This will I suppose eventually facilitate our own destruction but superheroes and supersoldiers are not going to be it. Super soldiers would still die if you dropped a nuke on them. And what would the have to fight for if their country suddenly doesn't exist anymore.

    Granted the people with the power could make a mistake but there are numerous mechanisms in place to prevent such errors from happening. The Cold War method of warfare will likely be the standard for years to come. "Don't shoot us because we can shoot back even if we're dead."

  2. What you say may well have been true if humans had an independent existence. The fact of the matter is that the rulers of the darkness of this age are unseen evil spiritual forces. They are the ones giving man these technologies, and they will ensure that they are used for destructive purposes rather than constructive ones. Man will come to the brink of extinction, and if not for divine intervention, he would completely annihilate the earth and everyone on it, including the animals. So I am not holding my breath that man is suddenly going to become noble and selfless, the Bible (and history) teach us otherwise.

  3. Do you think that these soldiers are soulless ones? Are they Satan's offspring? I think they will be.