November 1, 2019
by Doug “Uncola” Lynn:
The “Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle” is a mathematical law of the universe involving “trade-offs”. In fact, it could be summarized as the law of having your cake but not being able to eat it too. Or, as applied for the sake of this article, it means either position or momentum can be measured at any given time, but not both simultaneously; at least not accurately.
I, personally, favor the rows or columns example of the Uncertainty Principle because of its simplicity in explaining Quantum Mechanics intuitively; if that were possible. The point is when studying columns the definitions of the rows disappear, and when focusing on the rows the columns vanish.
And this, of course, is different than the “Observer Effect” of Quantum Theory because the Uncertainty Principle is a mathematical formula independent of any observation, per se, as opposed to Schrodinger’s Cat and the Double Slit Experiment. The former claims the act of observation itself collapses either of two realities into one (or the other), while the latter demonstrates how waves will act like particles – but only while being observed.
Video # 1: The Uncertainty Principle (1 min, 3 sec)
“You can either know where a wave is, or where it’s going but not both at the same time.”
Video # 2: Schrodinger’s Cat (1 min, 47 sec)
“It is our observation of the experiment that forces nature to collapse to one option or the other. This collapsing to one reality problem is one of the biggest unanswered questions in quantum physics.”
Video # 3: Particles vs. Waves: The Double Slit Experiment (5 min, 3 sec)
“What is matter? Marbles [i.e. particles] or waves? And waves of what? And what does an observer have to do with any of this? The observer collapsed the wave function simply by observing.”
In accordance with the Uncertainty Principle: When we study daily headlines, the momentum of long-term trends obscures as in a fog; but when we identify the speed of specific trends, the particular headlines blur.
In the meantime, like Schrodinger’s Cat, two American realities coincide as the left-right dialectic whips the country into a frenzy of intent while waiting for the box to open: Is the nation alive or dead? Was President Donald Trump’s July 25, 2019 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky quid pro quo or the art of the deal?
It depends upon the observer.
Certainly, politics do not correspond exactly with Quantum Mechanics, but both defy intuitive logic. Furthermore, societal trends and political momentum matter.
Senate Republicans, such as Mittens Romney, have weaponized their own principles against themselves just as Liberals, who have no principles, have weaponized conservative principles against Conservatives. And now the investigation into the origins of Russiagate has been upgraded to a bona fide criminal inquiry, the House Democrats are pursuing impeachment as if their very political survival is at stake.
It means one of two outcomes will become reality:
1.) The wheels of justice turning slowly but grinding exceedingly fine prior to the swamp being drained.
2.) In the words of Frank Zappa:
“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”
Which pairs to the question this blogger posed nine days after Trump’s 2016 Election win:
Will liberty be resurrected? Or tyranny?
There is no middle ground.
But, in the meantime, two non-realities coexist: A Kangaroo Court Impeachment Inquisition versus claims of Trump’s wag-the-dog deflection via U.S. Attorney John Durham’s criminal inquiry.
And as the daily headlines make waves, to be sure, the opposing non-realities could be naturally manifesting as a result of spirituality, morality, values, or the lack of these – or otherwise indicative of conspiracy by means of hypnotic suggestion and propaganda.
Undeniably, it is some of both – with the latter driving the former like gravity’s tug on waves during high tide.
And what is so amazing is how the Deep State is so powerful, but Trump remains the president in perfect (parallel?) reality TV fashion.
Indeed. Since the election of Trump, series of “episodes” have metronomically crashed into our screens like waves on breakers. One after the other, after the other. And the headlines particulate into matter while we observe.
In the spring of 2017, Trump announced plans to resurrect the Keystone Pipeline and then he bombed Syria. The following spring, he met with video-game executives to address how their games may contribute to mass shootings and then hired John Bolton to be national security advisor. And, just recently, Trump fired John Bolton before abandoning Kurdish allies in Syria before exterminating ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi there.
Yes. At any given time the headlines make waves that, seemingly, neutralize.
Or, it could be the Bulbous Bow of Confusion is merely placating the waters for the unencumbered Ship of State:
The effect of the bulbous bow can be explained using the concept of destructive interference of waves…
Again, in Physics (as demonstrated in the “Double Slit Experiment” video above), “interference” is a “phenomenon in which two waves superpose to form a resultant wave of greater, lower, or the same amplitude.”
Video # 4: The Bulbous Bow (4 min, 8 sec)
“We need to find a way to mitigate this wave.”
And what if the destination for the Ship of State was global centralization? What better way to smooth out any resistance than by the “wave interference” of opposing headlines?
In the five months leading up to the 2018 Midterm Elections, yours truly collected and collated daily news links in order to identify specific trends over the bombastic bloviations of bleating bureaucrats. The underlying purpose of the articles was predicated upon this premise:
They will be known by their actions and not their words.
In the final posting of the series entitled “Destination in Sight”, I mentioned two (2) specific trends as outracing all the others:
1.) The rise of Socialism
2.) The technological advancement of (Orwell’s) Big Brother
I absolutely believe America is under statist/Marxist assault and I personally enjoy how Trump verbally scorches those who appear to oppose him. The president honestly says what I would like to say to his political opponents. Almost exactly. Every time. And to see their collective heads explode is priceless; even cathartic.
Undoubtedly, there is an element of pain and surprise in comedy and audience reactions are reflexive. Trump’s honesty in contrast to Orwellian manipulation is refreshing – even unto a sense of relief; like when someone in a group boldly states what the rest are thinking.
Similar to Pepe the Frog, and NPC memes, Trump deflates the self-perceived importance of the virtue signalers; and it’s a reminder of how humor should always be weaponized against the Collective.
Laughter is, after all, a very effective antidote to bullshit.
That said, however, and in spite of the daily headlines, the emerging trends are not funny.
The Orwellian Collective really does reject anything and everything that does not fit the narrative. They are now the Borg to the point their very survival will not allow any contravening facts; and, although Trump’s tweets are an effective antidote to the leftist worldview, the mob has been completely triggered to the point of the Not-Their-President being removed by any method possible.
Accordingly, it means when the Ship of State reaches its destination there will be no more mitigating wave interference. Likewise, we are next in line behind Trump. This is because, as history has shown, the will to power devours all with the momentum of parasites consuming their hosts.
Does anyone reading this now honestly believe facial recognition software was designed to catch terrorists? And toward which end of the political spectrum do the tech titans linger?
When we study headlines we lose the trends. When we spot trends, the headlines become immaterial.
Is Trump real? Perhaps. Or maybe he’s real, but controlled opposition – to wit, as one allowed by the ruling class to meet their goals of American decline while, simultaneously, invigorating and tranquilizing those who wish to make America great again. Or it could be Trump is, in fact, one of the ruling class – a veritable Judas Goat perpetuating daily deception and misdirection.
In any case: Are you 100% certain?
I’ll always wonder why Trump did not trust the American people enough to release the Spygate paper trail prior to the 2018 Midterm elections. Would he still have lost the U.S. House? Was it really because he had to get judges in the right places? Or was he afraid of interfering with ongoing investigations? Or did he want the Dems to win the House so he could bang them like drums on the road to 2020?
Recently, a reporter for Real Clear Investigations (Paul Sperry) speculated that Operation Ukraine’s CIA Whistleblower was a partisan hack and CIA plant. But the same reporter has also warned regarding Inspector General Michael Horowitz:
Skeptics fear that Horowitz, a Democrat and Obama appointee, is more political than widely believed, and may be naturally inclined to protect the FBI and Justice despite possible corruption during the Obama administration.
Federal records show Horowitz volunteered on the political campaigns of several Democrats while in college and later donated to the campaign of Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, a former colleague who is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination – and who has slammed Trump’s praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Horowitz, moreover, is married to a former political activist who helped run campaigns for liberal Democrats before producing programming for CNN out of its Washington bureau. Records show his wife, Alexandra Kauffman Horowitz, also contributed to Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign.
When it was discovered that FBI agent Peter Strzok actually knew Hillary Clinton’s emails were in the hands of a foreign entity – a (real) whistleblower from the State Department sought to reveal significant evidence in the Clinton email investigation but it went nowhere. It was discovered later that Inspector General Michael Horowitz was called four times and he never returned the call.
Moreover, in the widely anticipated release of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on Hillary Clinton’s e-mail investigation in 2018, five FBI officials were revealed to have expressed hostility toward Donald Trump but none of their illicit actions were deemed politically motivated by Horowitz – even though one of the agents exclaimed “viva le resistance” after Trump’s election win and before being hired later by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Reality? Or Reality TV?
Now back to POTUS: On the one hand, as was proposed in an American Thinker piece in 2018:
Trump was a successful businessman, a billionaire with properties, resorts, golf courses, and hotels around the world. He owned a huge private jet, only a half-step down from the one he currently uses. He has a beautiful wife and family; his children are smart and following in his business footsteps. He hosted a wildly successful television show, was a household name and a darling of the media before he decided to run for president.
Yet he gave that up. Why would he do that? As a septuagenarian, did his ego demand one more even bigger prize? Or, as some have speculated, was he approached by a group of patriots several years ago and told in no uncertain terms about the Deep State and America’s trajectory into the abyss? Perhaps he was told that he was the only one who could run for president, have a chance of winning, then slow or stop America’s decline.
Did he, as a consummate patriot, take up the challenge?
Did he? Because, on the other hand, true whistleblowers like Julian Assange remain in prison; Trump still hasn’t declassified all of Spygate’s paper trail, former FBI Director James Comey recently got a pass from U.S. Attorney General William Barr, Hillary Clinton is considering another presidential run, the Obama’s just bought a mansion in Martha’s Vineyard, and many of President Trump’s men remain behind bars.
Advertising works, repetition sells, and headlines tell the stories. People are so busy with their jobs and their own lives the only sense they have is delivered by random impressions: A glance at a newspaper in a convenience store. Links on email hosting sites like AOL or Yahoo, cell phone apps and internet browsers. AP or Fox News breaks on radio, and CNN perennially playing at airports or at the dentist’s office.
From these observations, opinions are formed. People perceive things are stirred up in Washington DC; or at least more so than when Obama was President. Therefore, they conclude Trump must be a problem. The next thing we know, polls show a majority of Americans as supporting impeachment proceedings.
So is the cat already dead?
Because even if American citizens wanted to seek out the Ukrainian Crowdstrike connections, they would be met with a veritable wall of disinformation: fact-checker sites, a multitude of articles (from a wide array of sources) carefully dissembling what they label as debunked conspiracy.
The disinformation agents take great care to point out that Crowdstrike’s Dmitri Alperovitch was born in Russia, and not Ukraine, while ignoring his association with the Atlantic Council – an organization funded in part by Victor Pinchuk, a Ukrainian billionaire who donated $10 million to the Clinton Foundation.
And that’s just one example. The quantum computations are so powerful, that they can warp reality into an alternate universe and yet Trump remains president valiantly fighting. It’s amazing.
So is the cat alive?
And will our observations change the outcome?
Seeing is believing, but our eyes deceive. Nothing is as it seems and the observations defy logic.
Campaigning Trump said he would legally pursue Hillary, address the debt, and he defined the stock market as a Fed-induced bubble. President Trump, however, said the Clintons “were good people”, as deficits soar, and he brags about stock market records – while knowing they are bubbles.
When the dead-cat bounces, what then Trump?
At the same time, the president has accomplished much in the last 3 years – and against great odds too.
Although we can debate Trump’s overall effectiveness as president – these last four years have been very illuminating, to say the least. We all now see, at this time, just how far down the rabbit hole we have traveled.
But in so many ways Trump acts like a pressure release valve – and it does cause one to wonder if that may have been part of the plan all along. Truly, it is uncanny how our president remains a walking, talking, Rorschach inkblot after three years as president.
How is that even possible?
Hope for the best but plan for the worst, I say; because we’ll know as soon as our observation collapses one reality or the other.
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(Doug / Uncola)