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In the microbial world, the invisible-to-the-human-eye world, the same type of relationships exist.
For the purposes of this post I will mention only two, symbiotic relationships and parasitic relationships, while focusing on the nature of Oil-Qaeda -- a parasitic relationship (see e.g. Barry & Oil-Qaeda vs Arctic Wilderness, Oil-Qaeda: The Indictment, and Oil-Qaeda: The Indictment - 2).
In this post I will argue that Oil-Qaeda is the Toxoplasma Gondii in certain governments of human civilization.
Let's take a look at the machinations of the parasite Toxoplasma Gondii ("Toxo") so that you readers can get a glimpse of where I am going with this:
Toxo preferentially knows how to home in on the part of the brain that is all about fear and anxiety, a brain region called the amygdala... Toxo knows how to get in there.(Hypothesis: Microbes Generate Toxins of Power - 6, emphasis in original). That post quotes Dr. Robert Sapolsky of Stanford University.
Next, we then saw that Toxo would take the dendrites, the branch and cables that neurons have to connect to each other, and shriveled them up in the amygdala. It was disconnecting circuits. You wind up with fewer cells there. This is a parasite that is unwiring this stuff in the critical part of the brain for fear and anxiety... It knows how to find that particular circuitry... Meanwhile, there is a well-characterized circuit that has to do with sexual attraction. And as it happens, part of this circuit courses through the amygdala, which is pretty interesting in and of itself, and then goes to different areas of the brain than the fear pathways... Toxo knows how to hijack the sexual reward pathway.
His laboratory is studying the behavior of a microbe, a biological parasite so tiny that you need a powerful microscope to see it.
Yet Toxo can and does do highly complex surgery on mammalian brains, including the human brain.
The first place to start is to realize that a parasite is only interested in itself to the point of not caring if it kills its host, whereas a symbiotic microbe helps its host to stay alive.
If we extrapolate to utilize the behavior of Toxo as a representation of the behavior of Oil-Qaeda, a worldwide parasite hidden in plain sight, we can see some remarkable similarities.
We zeroed in on the beginning of Oil-Qaeda in the Dredd Blog series A History of Oil Addiction.
The first post reveals that at the time of its origin Oil-Qaeda had not yet been radicalized, however, combined with other Dredd Blog series linked-to in subsequent posts in the "A History of Oil Addiction" series, we show that the slow evolution and radicalization eventually develops to the point of Oil-Qaeda becoming the world's largest and most powerful terrorist organization.
Likewise, Oil-Qaeda quickly became a parasite like Toxo, and began to do surgery on the "brain of the nation", the government:
"One of our greatest helpers has been the State Department" - John D. Rockefeller (1909)(A History of Oil Addiction - 2). Once Oil-Qaeda began to be able to do surgery on the government circuits, it could steer the government to do Oil-Qaeda's selfish bidding.
One of those early surgery episodes was done to cripple the circuits of public transportation, moving public transportation away from the use of renewable energy, to instead make public transportation dependent on Oil-Qaeda's private drug - oil.
Then Oil-Qaeda went on to acquire Pentagon war contracts (A History of Oil Addiction - 2, above, and see Corp Germ > Corp Seed > Corp Monster - 3).
This was the beginning of "mass privatization" where public resources were given to private entities (i.e. Oil-Qaeda controlled corporations) robbing the people of their common utilities (The Common Good - 2).
The Oil-Qaeda barons then eventually became the 1%, the richest people of civilization:
John Davison Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. He was the founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of modern philanthropy. In 1870, he founded the Standard Oil Company and aggressively ran it until he officially retired in 1897. Standard Oil began as an Ohio partnership formed by John D. Rockefeller, his brother William Rockefeller, Henry Flagler, Jabez Bostwick, chemist Samuel Andrews, and a silent partner, Stephen V. Harkness. As kerosene and gasoline grew in importance, Rockefeller's wealth soared, and he became the world's richest man and the first American worth more than a billion dollars. Adjusting for inflation, he is often regarded as the richest person in history.(A History of Oil Addiction - 2, above; emphasis in original). From that point on they did more and more surgery on the brains of civilization, the governments.
Until, like what happened to the mouse that began to think cats were its best friend after Toxo did surgery on the mouse's brain circuits, governments of civilization began to revere and extol the "virtues" of the Oil-Qaeda parasite:
"The addiction to oil ... at least to the wealth and to the products made accessible to us by oil ... look at the negative consequences on the environment we are destroying the very Earth that we inhabit for the sake of that addiction. Now these addictions are far more devastating in the social consequences than the cocaine or heroin habits of my ...(The "It's In Your Genes" Myth). By then, Oil-Qaeda had parasitically evolved into a Private Empire (MOMCOM: The Private Parts - 5).
patients. Yet they are rewarded and considered to be respectable. The tobacco company executive that shows a higher profit will get a much bigger reward ... doesn't face any negative consequences legally or otherwise ... in fact is a respected member of the board of several other corporations ... but tobacco smoke related diseases kill 5.5 million people around the world every year. In the United States they kill 400,000 people a year" (Dr. Maté).
"The King and I"
"And these people are addicted to what? To profit, to such a degree are they addicted that they are actually in denial about the impact of their activities, which is typical for addicts, is denial. And that is the respectable one. It is respectable to be addicted to profit no matter what the cost. So what is acceptable and what is respectable is a highly arbitrary phenomenon in our society. And it seems like the greater the harm the more respectable the addiction" (Dr. Maté).
From there it has evolved and developed further control, eventually morphing into an epigovernment (Epigovernment: The New Model - 3).
Stay tuned and spread the word about the Toxo Oil-Qaeda parasite that drives civilization crazy, like a mouse that thinks cat urine smells like perfume.
The next post in this series is here.
The following video alludes to some of the effects of Oil-QaedaToxo on government "thinking":