The Age of Intelligence
CONSPIRITUALITY: More Intelligent Intelligence
Iona Miller, O&A, January 2008
Modern IO is not about the old messages of psychological
with both information tools and access to truthful information. It is
about education, not manipulation. It is about sharing, not secrecy.
It is about human understanding to create wealth and stabilize
societies, not about the threat of violence and the delivery of precision
munitions. IO substitutes information for violence.  (Steele, IO)
Intelligence is the leading-edge of culture. Yet, intelligence
isn’t what it used to be. In the Age of Information, secrecy became
obsolete because it is virtually impossible. Intelligence eavesdroppers
have no trouble reading encrypted messages intercepted from all parts
of the world, since the game is rigged .
90% of information is Open Source (OS), but leaves us with the
burden of dataglut -- Too Much Information (TMI) and intuitive
analysis. There is raw data, collated information and intelligence from
secret sources or not that is deliberately discovered and distilled for
a decision making process.
Actionable intelligence is very different from raw intelligence.
Constant monitoring is being replaced by pulsing and trendspotting.
Strategic intelligence is a preventive investment rather than a
Brainpower, not firepower will win the future. The primary source
of national power is still knowledge gleaned from information – the
world intelligence network. All information, not just secret
information is valuable but there are operational challenges in
collating and sharing data.
The goal of Information Operations (IO) is to use information as a
substitute for conflict, thereby creating wealth for impoverished
regions. There are six Information Operations vital for decision
· Information Operations, generally
· Peacekeeping Intelligence (reactive)
· Information Peacekeeping (proactive)
· Early Warning (Conflict deterrence, (proactive counterterrorism)
· Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations
· Homeland Defense and Civil Support (Steele)
We need a paradigm shift for what it means to work “in
intelligence,” in or out of the classified world. We can reduce the
cognitive dissonance between the two uses of the term: creative
intellectual capacity and clandestine service. Intelligence helps us
work out strategies, visions, goals, and implimentation of a desired
The question becomes, “How can we organize ourselves more wisely in
tune with each other and nature?” We need an inclusive, responsive,
multidimensional intelligence grounded in wholeness, interconnectivity,
diversity and co-creativity which is also connected to greater sources
of intelligence (Atlee).
Co-intelligence is the capacity to muster and integrate the fullest
capabilities of all involved to engage with their broad, long-term
circumstances -- especially during times of change -- by working with
the patterns of existence in ways that satisfy the deepest needs of
all. Co-intelligence is the capacity to satisfy needs amidst the ebb
and flow of life's challenges and possibilities, in harmony with the
need-satisfaction of other participants. (Atlee)
In the Age of Intelligence, we understand that it means the
capacity to acquire and apply strategic knowledge, to effectively
adapt, and solve problems. Collective Intelligence is an emergent
property of global dynamics. The synergy of collective social systems
results in effective mobilization. True democracy is not ‘mediocracy.’
What we need is more intelligent intelligence – collective
intelligence, collective wisdom for creating our reality from the
proliferation of knowledge. Only then can we dissolve the abyss between
the ambiguous notion of “Intelligence” as a clandestine activity and
true intelligence that leads to assured mutual survival and real
security – actual peace.
Clandestine and black operations are the shadow side of global
life, that portion of what makes society work at the primordial level
of hard truths and resistance. It is the intermediary between competing
worldviews: cultures, values, and beliefs about the nature of reality
that has been shown to be a social “construction.” Competing factions
can only have competing agendas and visions about how the world should
We would like to deny that manipulation goes on behind the scenes,
at least plausibly. Ignore-ance is bliss? Like addicts, we are in
denial of our collective urge to power. It includes issues of
imperialism, covert aggression, manipulation, exploitation, greed,
trust, vulnerability and shame at the collective level. Intelligence
has been a dirty little secret.
Whether we like it or not, we are at total war and every citizen is
involved in protecting our nation and enhancing our prosperity. We are
most effective with a common understanding of the real world based on
global foreign information acquisition and analysis. Informed citizens
acting on open source information can make a difference.
More and more citizens are unwilling to condone the old covert
paradigm. It has been turned on us in the past as discrimination,
propaganda, mind control, medical experimenation, harassment, etc. Open
Source information sharing has made The Big Lie apparent.
We have looked behind the curtain of social engineering and global
architectronics and are unwilling to hide our heads in the sand. The
emperor of inept governance wears no clothes. This confrontation,
moving toward the fear and pain wherever it occurs, brings us close to
the core of our transformative process – the essentially sacred
dimension of life.
Intelligence is always political not only because of gender,
cultural and national issues, but also more fundamentally because of
power. Political correctness aside, polarized dynamics require one
another to play out. We need to begin thinking in transnational and
transpartisan terms to move toward new paradigm vision – truly global
The dominator becomes essentially the slave of the submissive who
is needed for the other to feel and express the urge to power. One
validates and exploits the other. The secrecy that underlies The Great
Game of espionage is based in fear: its public modulation and
clandestine manipulation. This is why the buzzword of the decade is
“Terrorism”, even when it is misapplied to actions at more granular
levels than that of nation-states. The word itself has become a
manipulative propaganda trigger.
What's New with My Subject?
To Know, To Will, To Dare, To Remain Silent
Now, we all have the potential to be voluntary Free Agents of
Intelligence. We can work together in co-intelligence. We each have the
capacity to live well with each other and life, creatively using
diversity and uniqueness, consciously evolving together in partnership
with nature, and consciously transforming culture. Intelligence is the
ability to recognize and work with patterns of existence to generate
positive outcomes, working things out among all parties involved in a
The proclamation of fearlessness is truth. The proclamation of
truth is fearless. Fearlessness is the fruit of self-realization. To be
fearlessness does not mean to be entirely without realistic fear or
prudent paranoia. There is more than one kind of fearlessness. To
enable fearlessness is to protect other living beings from fear or
We fear what we don’t know. When we “take heart” fear subsides.
Fearlessness reminds us to respond first with our hearts, remembering
we are Spiritual Beings. You must ask yourself: “Do I dare speak up; do
I dare become spiritually active; do I dare contribute my ideas?” Our
leaders face the same challenges and that is what makes them leaders:
finding their voices in a self-actualizing self-validating kind of way.
We have been propagandized with “Fear Media.” We must face the fact
that fear is lurking in our lives, always, in everything we do. Fear
leads to anger and hate which leads to suffering and tragedy. We feel
inadequate, that our own lives are too challenging, overwhelming.
Confronting the rest of the world is more overwhelming. To be truly
fearless we have to be living in a state of peace.
Because we possess such fear, we also are potentially entitled to
experience fearlessness. We fear collapse, loss, death. True
fearlessness doesn’t mean the reduction of fear, but going beyond it
altogether. Understanding the world and its threats is everyone’s
responsibility. Self-enlightenment – wellness, wholeness -- is the
antidote to 21st Century culture shock.
Are there things we should not know? There are many responses to
the impulse toward experience. We pass through the essential stage of
experience on the way to wisdom. Fearlessness doesn’t mean lack of
prudence; it means the quality of mind that allows us to face danger or
hardship resolutely with fortitude and spirit. But it remains a stage,
not an end in itself.
If no one is allowed to venture into the forbidden we cannot know
what it is like. No one is allowed to talk about, or represent it. It
becomes a dirty secret, surrounded by fear and shame. Adopting this
forbidden spirit, we even begin to hide this side of our nature -- our
urge to power and indulgence, fantasies and dreams -- from ourselves.
With this mindset, passion is twisted and turned toward anything
around us that threatens to expose this hidden reality of who we are,
what we want, how we dream, and what we desire. Is this self-denial not
the true perversion of the human spirit?
Both self-denial and self-indulgence can be toxic when they
impinge on the freedoms of others. It is important we hear directly
from these frontiers, no matter how we react to clandestine
perspectives different from our own.
Views of Reality: Hidden Information Environment
Collective intelligence exists in many contexts but is a field of
practice on its own which we can develop intentionally. Intelligence is
personal, public and political. Citizen-centered intelligence (Steele)
requires an understanding of the dynamic social forces involved. Public
intelligence is the logical outcome of the Age of Information.
The parallel tracks of roughly seven forces are running the world:
Governments, Military, Law Enforcement, Business, Academia, NGO and
Media, and Civil (Class, Religion, Labor). Each has its own worldview
and agenda which sets the priorities in its point of view. (Robert
Transnational Crime is conspicuous in its absence as it also relies on intelligence for its operations and strategies.
 Stelle, Robert, www.oss.net
 The NSA-Crypto AG Sting
For years US eavesdroppers could read encrypted
messages without the least difficulty
Ludwig De Braeckeleer
 (Atlee) www.co-intelligence.org/I-more...fs.html
EDGEWORKS: The transformative worldview that we are all in it together is the only foundation for mutually assured survival rather than the deadly alternative.EDGEHUNT means expressing something relevant we havent seen in the mashup before so it can be addressed through sacred activism. ~IO