It is a tragic fact that humanity has been living amidst a regime of perpetual warfare since known history.
From the last 100 years alone, we have seen (amongst many others),
In line with the unfolding trend of technology, the 'wars' are shifting from inter-bodies (between bodies) to intra-body (within bodies).
In this current state of 'perpetual warfare', there are now
attempts to colonize the terrain within our most sacred space - the
human biological body.
As Foucault noted,
The older biopower models focused on the exterior modes of enclosure - school, factory, hospital, prison, etc. - whereas what I put forth in this essay is that the new reign of biopower is about gaining access to our interior spaces.
The new regime seeks an ongoing vested interest in the exterior and interior spaces.
These are the reconfigured social-body politics of control - or, the politics of control-biology...
The new reign of biopower is concerned with continual modulation, adapting to ongoing events more like a wavelength than a fixed broadcast.
in the new biopower reality.
To gain control, they thus need to have proprietary dominion over an individual's body, outside and within.
We only have to recognize the rise in,
...to see how
external systems have been increasingly gaining interior ground.
As an example of what is to come, Liverpool in the UK began a city-wide 'mass testing' program with walk-through and drive-through testing stations set up around the city. 1
Liverpool was chosen as the pilot for a new 'Lateral Flow System' testing scheme.
No-one should be complacent under the illusion this is 'one-off' mass testing.
It potentially represents the beginning of forms of continual control - persistent or 'perpetual testing'...
And in the present age of heightened mobility, we cannot expect a fixed 'administration of control'.
Instead, it will come through the fluid flows of
always-on, surveillant tracking/tracing.
He stated in a video address, with a tone of deprecating 'programming' humor, that:
'Track and trace' record-keeping is now being imposed not only on the hospitality sectors but also places of worship, businesses, and other organizations.
For example, governments in Australia are mandating businesses and organizations to collect data on,
Further, any records collected on paper must, by law, be digitized within 24 hours.
Similar measures have been implemented by
the UK hospitality sector, although not yet across the whole board
or fully digitized. Also being implemented is government access to
card payment data for tracking people in "coronavirus
hotspots," as announced by the Australian government recently.
procedures are likely forerunners to the 'soon to be expected'
arrival of digital health passports, such as CommonPass which is
being trialed by a small number of passengers flying from the UK to
the US. 6
As if in direct response to this, a day later (23 November) the boss of Qantas Airways announced that international air travelers would, in the future, need proof they have taken a COVID-19 vaccine to board Qantas flights.
He claims it will be a "necessity" once vaccines are available and that it's going to be a "common thing" in other airlines around the globe. 8
As with risk and monitoring, the tracking goes hand in hand with testing. And in order to undergo testing, people must succumb to giving up their biological data.
Intra-body data will enter the burgeoning biometric data-machine of
In a previous interview, Slaoui referred to this tracking,
This almost real-time biosecurity testing and tracking will soon be necessary for most everyday activities, such as going to a live music concert.
Ticketmaster, which merged with Live Nation in 2010 to create the music industry's foremost concert promotion and ticketing agent, announced in November 2020 that it would check the COVID-19 vaccination status of ticket buyers before issuing passes when live events return in 2021. 11
Ticketmaster has been working on developing what they call a system for "post-pandemic fan safety" to verify fans' vaccination status or whether they've tested negative for the coronavirus within a 24 to 72-hour window.
Ticketmaster plans to combine the Ticketmaster digital ticket app with third party health information companies like CLEAR Health Pass or IBM's Digital Health Pass, and testing and vaccine distribution providers.
Ticketmaster president Mark Yovich is on record saying that he expects the demand for "digital screening services" will attract a new wave of investors and entrepreneurs to,
Marianne Herman, co-founder of a company that focuses on assisting entertainment companies develop COVID-19 strategies, stated:
Welcome to the new biopower capitalism of "integrated protocols"...
The Riyadh Declaration on Digital Health was formulated during the Riyadh Global Digital Health Summit, 11-12 August 2020.
It called itself a "landmark forum" for highlighting the importance of digital technology, data, and innovation for "fighting pandemics."
According to their Health Summit webpage:
The Lancet medical journal did a feature on The Riyadh Declaration in which a "panel of 13 experts" articulated seven key priorities and nine recommendations,
They outline that,
From the nine recommendations, the following are of particular interest:
At the very least, these recommendations sound ominously like the framework for establishing a,
Do not think for a moment that the average working person will not need to pay for this apparatus.
It was recently announced that Deutsche Bank researchers propose a 5% tax for people choosing to work from home rather than the office.
The reality, as we know, is that many people will not be given a choice; yet, as per the new report from the German bank, the average person would be,
One of the report's authors (a research strategist at Deutsche Bank) said:
In other words, within the new
biopower regime, people
may not be contributing enough 'into the system' if they are working
from home - and so must be taxed for the privilege.
The Question of Human
The individual human body is being fully incorporated into the global body politique. There are no 'fixed markets' for biopower; instead, there are flexible networks of exchange.
Yet the question remains:
We have truly entered the age of the erosion of biological boundaries.
We are all being targeted as possible mobile hosts for our own crippling disease - regardless of the true potency of the viruses - just as a person could be a suspect in the War on Terror.
In both cases,
The human being has been re-cast as a site of suspicion and risk.
The body is now re-classified as a 'site of
weakness' - which may itself play into a later
This process, overtly and covertly, attempts to reorganize human citizenry in a way to create maximum obedience to institutions of governance and security.
This is also a process that will eventually lead to
denying each person their individual sovereignty.
a biopower-enforced control system not only between bodies and
within bodies but also within the human mind.
This is confirmed by rapid moves on the Internet to censor any information that criticizes or is contrary to consensus narratives and programming.
A case in point:
It is time for all political parties, says Ashworth,
According to a report in the Sunday Times, UK ministers are preparing to launch a massive public information campaign to convince people to get vaccinated.
The news report admits the 77th Brigade
creating "behavioral change."
A new narrative is being established and seeded into mass human consciousness.
The usual response to anomalous data is to try to fit it into pre-existing parameters of thought - our existing 'reality boxes' - to maintain a sense of stability. When the irrational encroaches upon consensus reality, a person is forced to accept the abnormalities as the 'new normal' or to undergo critical, often radical, change at a personal level.
Which do you think is the
easiest, most popular option?
This can easily create a schism in the human psyche and result in further social divisions and polarizations within familial and cultural groupings.
As the reign of biopower continues to unfold, we are going to be seeing - and receiving - many more instances where control-biology situates itself into our daily lives.
It is a calculating narrative because, after all,
The situation, though, is being managed and coerced into a state where each person will have no choice over how they make their own health decisions.
Biopower forces dominion over our external and internal realms through the rhetoric (or double-talk) of representing the power of well-being.
Too many people continue to
respond as if caught off-guard in the coming headlights.
It is no longer simply a matter of whether we need to
masks or not - it is a question of our humanity being masked...!