By Nancy Roberston (with credit for the prolific research of Leon Donnelly)
For much of this century, silicon valley has promoted a transhumanist fantasy on steroids—a wild spree of vast riches, eternal youth, and endless, anonymous sex. If you can dream it, you can do it. So untether yourself from logic, reason, and morality. Want a net worth of 30 billion dollars? Then mine that crypto like Sam Bankman-Fried. Want to have an orgy with a flock of pink feathered birds? Just hang out at the cyber brothel in Mark Zuckerberg's Metaverse. Want to live forever? Then let the good folks at Alcor plunge your newly decapitated head into an icy vat of liquid nitrogen. So what are you waiting for? The sky's the limit. Nothing is impossible. That is, until cold, hard reality knocks you senseless with stock market crashes, mass layoffs, and prison terms.
How did we end up in this Ponzi scheme that discards common sense like some moldy, old shoe? A country in which our President, leader of the free world, "celebrates" a tiny minority of men in dresses and women with beards? If we know where to look, the answer is simple. One night a couple of decades ago, William Sims Bainbridge, the transhumanist and chief architect of the US government's high-tech boom, hooked up with "Martine" Rothblatt the autogynephilic, near-billionaire who would direct the "transgender" takeover of the country's most important institutions. And as they say, the rest is history. This article tells how the unholy alliance between high tech, big money, the US government, transhumanism, and the aggressive "transgender" lobby sucked us into a gender-bending death cult that strangles our society and threatens the future of our species.
The leaders of the transhumanist movement embody massive contradictions. On the one hand, they present themselves as responsible adults and play key leadership roles in American institutions. But they also exist in a cartoon world of video game fantasy, prancing about in bizarre costumes while they seek to bring about the most dismal world we can imagine, a world without flesh and blood human beings. They claim to care about humanity. But they see our human biology as something to be cast off and abandoned. They enjoy society's highest levels of money, position, and power. But they deny everything that makes life meaningful to the rest of us -- the reality of human sexual dimorphism, the sex-based rights of women, and even the concept of what it means to be human. We must take transhumanists seriously. They threaten our very existence.
If I were choosing someone to film the life and work of one seminal transhumanist, William Sims Bainbridge, it would be the director Oliver Stone whose movies reveal how the flawed character and fateful actions of a few influential individuals produced devastating results for this country and the world. As it turns out, Bainbridge and Stone had strikingly similar upbringings. Each man was born within a year of World War II to a wealthy family in metropolitan New York. Each attended a private college prep school and then enrolled at Yale but soon dropped out and spent years climbing back up the ladder to eventual success and influence. But while Stone criticizes the establishment through his popular films, Bainbridge uses his lofty perch within America's capitalist system to bend society to his own will by promoting his skewed beliefs about humanity and "gender." William Bainbridge's life certainly had a few odd twists, but a couple of themes emerged during his childhood and continued throughout his life. As a young boy in Connecticut, he,, like many children, was fascinated by science fiction stories. But his favorite author wasn't Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, or Arthur C Clark. No. Bainbridge's favorite author was a less popular choice, L Ron Hubbard, the conman who would later establish the secretive and dangerous religious cult called Scientology. Did Bainbridge's early exposure to Hubbard and the strange worlds of science fiction influence his future career trajectory? Undoubtedly. In any event, when Bainbridge was a teenager, his parents enrolled their son at Choate, the very same elite boarding school that had educated the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy. From Choate, Bainbridge naturally headed to the Ivy League, specifically Yale University. In the middle of the last century, decades before it turned woke, Yale was a bastion of male WASP privilege for the scions of America's top movers and shakers.
As even the most casual visitor to Yale soon discovers, the campus is filled with secret societies and cults of mystery and power. The clubhouse buildings lie in plain sight, but the activities inside remain inaccessible and unknowable to everyone who isn't a member. The infamous Skull and Bones was and continues to be the training ground for America's leaders, the future titans of media and industry, and top government brass. Both President Bushes, 41 and 43, were Skull and Bones men. We have no reason to believe William Bainbridge ever joined a secret society at Yale. For one thing, he dropped out of college too soon to do so. But an eccentric, imaginative soul like his would have been enticed by all those esoteric cults and their mysterious rituals. Groups Bainbridge was excluded from. Secrets he wasn't privy to. All that would have burrowed deep into his fertile young mind where it fermented for years, for decades, waiting for the right moment to emerge fully formed like the destructive gypsy moth exiting its cocoon. One day Bainbridge would create a secret society of his own. After Bainbridge left Yale, his life took a sharp turn. He transferred to the Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College, where he presumably learned enough about music to tune pianos and build harpsichords from scratch. From Oberlin, Bainbridge transferred to Boston University, where he eventually received his BA at 31. A few years after graduating from BU, Bainbridge earned a Ph.D. from that other school across the Charles River, Harvard University. Bainbridge's 1975 dissertation (The Spaceflight Revolution) covered the social history of the American spaceflight movement and examined the factors that led to the early, enthusiastic push for American space exploration back in the 1960s. Three decades later, in The Spaceflight Revolution Revisited, 2005 Bainbridge considered the now "moribund" American spaceflight program and stated that to reinvigorate it, the US could no longer rely on scientific curiosity or the future promise of economic profits. Instead, the country had to establish a "space-oriented cult," a new religion that would use high technology to meet fundamental human needs. Along with this religion, scientists would need to extend the human lifespan, merge our brains with computers, and evolve past the state of being biological organisms, becoming "intelligent synthetic automata." As we will see, William Bainbridge dedicated much of his life and career to creating a transhumanist religious cult. After Bainbridge received his Harvard doctorate in Sociology, he was finally credentialed enough to start his academic teaching career on the tenure track at Washington University in St. Louis. Then he hopped around a bit, spending a few years at each of the three other universities. First, there was a non-tenure track post back at Harvard. After that, he attained the rank of full professor at two obscure public universities that lack the stature an Ivy Leaguer like Bainbridge would see as his due. During these 14 years, from 1978 to 1992, Bainbridge cranked out no less than nine books. His output included typical academic subjects that would raise no eyebrows or concerns: a statistics and methodology textbook for psychology and sociology, an exploration of values and goals for space and technology, and a book about the theory and future of religion. But in 1978, Bainbridge also published a nonfiction book called Satan's Power: A Deviant Psychotherapy Cult, and it would raise a few eyebrows. The book detailed the true story of the Process Church of the Final Judgement, a satanic psychotherapy cult founded by former members of L Ron Hubbard's Church of Scientology. Members of this cult included an early "transgender" punk rocker, Genesis P Orridge of the Throbbing Gristle. It was even rumored but later disproven that some of the central tenets of the Process Church were borrowed by another infamous American cult, the Charles Manson gang.
Bainbridge had not only researched the Process Church, but he also joined it and became an active member. Yes. William Sims Bainbridge of Harvard and Yale joined a satanic cult for a couple of years in the early 1970s. He then wrote a sympathetic portrait of the cult's heyday and eventual dissolution. Did Bainbridge believe the dangerous ideas the group espoused? Or was he simply seeking practical tips? Studying one cult so he could someday create his own. In 1992, Bainbridge struck pay dirt. He was plucked out from the academic backwaters and appointed as director of sociology at the nation's preeminent science funding organization, the prestigious. National Science Foundation, a group that exerts great power over the nation's scientific enterprise by opening and closing the purse strings. The NSF funds 25% of all research conducted in US universities. Then in 2001, Bainbridge moved out of sociology and into the NSF's Division for Information and Intelligent Systems, where he was appointed co-director of the futuristically named Cyber-Human Systems Program. This program funds the very type of research so near and dear to Bainbridge's heart, including human-computer interaction and human-robot interaction. After all those years toiling away in relative obscurity, Bainbridge had finally taken what he must have felt was his rightful place as a key power broker within the nation's scientific inner circle. And he was eager to use his influence to promote radical change. To reduce flesh and blood humanity into data streams through software and silicon chips. Nothing could stop him now.
Read Part 2 here.
Nancy Robertson Bio: Graduated from Barnard College with a BA in psychology and then received a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Stanford University. Nancy is retired and has written articles for WoLF, and Women are Human. She grew up in New York City in the middle of the last century. In 2022, she learned that three daughters of a deceased, old college friend were trying to become men through they/them pronouns, wrong sex hormones, and mutilating surgeries. She realized a strange cult of "transgender" madness had sprung up, infecting the US and much of the world. Nancy began to research and write about the gender industry to stop it.
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