Chapter 7 First Day Working for Daemon - Rough Draft
Nothing like a good cup of coffee. Curtis drove to EAFB front gate, but the MP would not let him into his section of the Air Base. The MP called Daemon. After some conversation, the MP gave Curtis a red car bumper sticker with the word “FACILITY” across the sticker.
Curtis asked the MP for driving instruction to the facility. Daemon was not perfect. He had forgotten to clear him with the front gate.
Driving toward the entrance to the facility, he thought of the perfect disguise of the declared mission and the covert Daemon’s hidden mission. Upon arrival at the front of the facility, two MPs approached him in a van. Curtis parked his car and got into the van.
The MPs drove to his destination and motioned him to get out. The van left as a single MP approached and motioned for Curtis to follow. He was escorted to a different door. His escort left and the door with no knobs opened.
Curtis entered into what he knew was going to be his work world. It was a large, well-lighted room with an office at the end. It was empty. Daemon came in with an eagerness said, “Let’s get started.”
Curtis said, “Wait a minute, where is the bathroom? Where was the water fountain? Where was the coffee machine? Where was the cafeteria? Where were the office supplies? Where are the other researchers?” Daemon replied, “Curtis was always the one to ask questions.”
Daemon said, “We are it. There are no other researchers here. The others are research products that are part of the process towards perfection. The altered humans are required parts to the machine. The need to know basis dictate that only required personnel know what they need to know to do their jobs.”
“…required parts to the machine?” Curtis knew he had to stop this maniac. The people that had their DNA altered, were not human to him, just “products of the process.”
Curtis knew the fuzzy line between creativity and madness is a fine one. Daemon was definitely a schizotype that benefited from it. Daemon could make buttons from their bones and feel good about it.
Daemon said, “…and the bathroom is in your office. The water fountain, office supplies, and coffee machine are there too.” Curtis asked, “Where do we eat?” Daemon said, “The MPs would bring food at noon each day and take you to your car at 5pm.”
Daemon said, “My mission for the Experimental Flying Weapons Systems takes lots of my time. My associates assist, in their compartmentalized areas, not knowing what others are doing. This is standard operating procedure, as you know.
My primary interest is in the human DNA modifying process to produce desired human characteristics. When there is an opportunity to integrate the two projects for my benefit, it is done.”
As they entered the office, Daemon said that they used quantum computers that make the Cray computer like using chalk on a board. As he continued toward Curtis’ desk, he told Curtis to input into the computers, he simply spoke. The computers had artificial intelligence and learned quickly.”
Curtis knew that there are four ways to manipulate genes:
· Amplify – To learn more about gene’s role
· Delete – To learn about gene’s role when removed
· Modify – To identify specific sequences of DNA that is responsible for a gene’s function
· Map – To understand the activity of a gene and its protein
Daemon playing his favorite professor role, turned and said he wanted to review basic facts about T. gondii. “T. gondii is readily amenable to genetic manipulation in the laboratory. Cell biology studies are more readily performed in T. gondii due to the high efficiency and the availability of many cell markers, and the relative ease with which the parasite can be studied using advanced microscopic techniques. T. gondii remains the best model system to manipulate T. gondii DNA to insert into human DNA.”
The quantum computers were an ideal tool to conduct research with unlimited possibilities. Human behavior is very complex and to match DNA attributes with desired human behavior is a very complex task.
Curtis asked Daemon, What is the first priority? What is needed? Daemon replied, “The first priority is improving the protein synthesis program to modify human DNA for superior intelligent agents where they would perceive their environment and took actions that maximize their chances of success in a rapidly changing environment. What is needed, you tell me.”
Curtis knew new scientific studies on the genetic basis of human behavior and the new sociobiology favors nature over nurture and provides a cultural context for the widespread acceptance of the new biotechnologies. Daemon was taking it much further.
Daemon paused and continued, “The various spybots, bugbots (digital insects) – mobile, autonomous snoop that combines photo-rechargeable batteries with Nano sensors for sound, infrared and visible light, plus molecular detectors. The tiny platform narrowcast its findings in digital microburst to an off-site receiver to global communication programs, including the silver flying disk that you saw, presently are performing within acceptable parameters. He networks with DARPA (the US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency)
Curtis asked Daemon “Was the world's wealthiest people, top political leaders, and corporate elite involved? Is this your weird Illuminati fantasy? Did you form a synarchist group of global rulers, which rule this planet by the iron fist in a velvet glove divide and conquer methodology? ” Daemon replied, “Curtis, you have read too many conspiracy theory books. Science is leading the New World Order. Technology makes national boundaries obsolete.”
Daemon, warming up to the topic; “My program is too important to entrust people that I do not know. I do have friends in high places –both in the military and civilian.”
Curtis said, “You want a One World Government and one-unit monetary system, under a permanent non-elected leader?” Who is the New World Oder Leader?
Is Bilderberg the leader? The rumor is that their ultimate goal remains unchanged: Turn the UN into a world government with “nation-states” becoming merely geographic references. The European Union is to become a single political entity, followed by the “American Union” and, finally, the “Asian-Pacific Union.” The “American Union” is to include the entire Western Hemisphere, including Cuba and other offshore islands.
Daemon said, “That pretty much sums it up.” Curtis asked, Why? Daemon replied,” Humans are not fit to rule the world as their DNA is presently structured. They would destroy the earth. The unfit, undesirable DNA traits need to be eliminated. Science can modify human minds, thus their behaviors. There is a window of opportunity to change the world for the better. My program is making a positive difference.”
Curtis said, “Have you considered what Cicero said back in 42 BC?” Daemon replied, “…and what was that?
Curtis using his cell phone entered “Cicero” into the Google search engine “Let me read it to you:”
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared." - Cicero, 42 B.C.
Daemon, smirking, said, “You know Cicero’s career as a statesman was marked by his inconsistencies and a tendency to shift his position in response to changes in the political climate. He was prone to overreaction in the face of political and private change. The last three years of his life were probably closer to the truth. He developed six characteristics”:
1. that only what is morally noble is good;
2. that virtue is sufficient for happiness;
3. that any transgression or right action is equally bad or good;
4. that all fools are insane;
5. that the wise alone are free, and all fools are slaves; and
6. that only the wise are wealthy.
Daemon, on a roll, said, “Cicero summed it up with:
‘The wise do nothing against their will nor with regret nor by compulsion; but the wicked are enslaved because their abject spirit has no volition of its own. Those with excessive desires are needy and poor no matter how much money they have, while those who are content with what they have are rich.’
Do you still believe Cicero was a wise man?”
Curtis annoyed, replied, “Cicero believed in philosophy of human brotherhood. He believed all people share the spark of divinity and are protected by natural law. He believed all people have value and importance. You are not the natural law. You have taken the law into your own hands.”
Daemon replied, “Are you a bleeding liberal?” Curtis replied, “No, but have you considered the danger when you decide what is right or wrong? What unique knowledge do you have that qualifies you to decide what is right? How do you know what are the rights of others should be?” Who has decided what your rights are? Who appointed you the decision-maker? Who made you God?”
Curtis knew that he could not push Daemon too hard. He wanted to join him and defeat him. Daemon knew that Curtis had a basic political conservative philosophy and Curtis wanted Daemon to share his philosophical view and agreement with Daemon’s philosophy.
Curtis said, “Daemon, you have always been an autocratic, and hard-headed person.” Daemon replied, “Yep, that’s me. Curtis, you know that making something new requires many approaches, and adjustments. I have researched and consulted with various world leaders, business leaders, the best farmers, and best bankers to reach a consensus as to the desired traits for humans that would not destroy them. I am trying to save our world.
Daemon said, “This altered T. gondii DNA is the perfect solution to achieve my goals. The aggregate (or cumulative) effects of T. gondii parasitic infection in millions of people has a major effect on collective personality. T. gondii’s subtly influence on human societies and cultures, such as women’s behavior/reputation in France would mask his altered humans. France has one of the highest infection rates in the world. He could hide in plain sight. He wanted to use T. gondii as a tool to save the earth from mad humanity that was destroying the earth.
Damien was back in his mad scientist voice, “This is a noble effort to save our planet for our children’s children. The process requires sacrifices. Some human’s DNA manipulations produced undesired traits and behaviors. It was necessary that they were destroyed. Curtis we both have eliminated people. They all died naturally, or had an accident. We did whatever method suited our needs. Nobody knows what happened. It is clean and efficient. The government has done this from the beginning. All governments do it. It is not murder. Warfare is not murder. Even nature does this, Army Ants sacrifice themselves by drowning for the benefit of other ants to crawl over them and cross streams.”
Curtis told Daemon, “This is not warfare, this is murder.” Daemon responded with, “It is simply politics. I have plenty of potassium chloride and calcium gluconate. I call it, ‘heart attack on command, all natural. No trace. Remember the exploding pen? That was a good one.”
Curtis was alarmed. How far had Daemon gone? Was he responsible for the recent deaths of over 100 microbiologists over the past several years, and the deaths of some bankers and world leaders?
Curtis said, “Well, there are clearly established acceptable rules, procedures, and policies in the intelligence business. Sometimes within this process, people are eliminated that pose a threat to our country.”
Daemon replied, “Eliminating the bureaucracy and being focused, knowing what is best for desired goals dictates what procedures are best. You have your career politicians; I have dedicated and committed world leaders that have established simplified rules that will help save our planet. It someone gets in the way of the process to save our world, they are eliminated. We do the same thing, but for difference reasons.”
“Curtis you may be surprised that I carry a copy of the bible in my slate cell phone.” Curtis looked at Daemon with a puzzled look. Daemon continued, “Perhaps it is like in the bible where God told Moses to have the children of Levi to kill in one day three thousand men because they failed to say they supported God. Look, here it is on my slate phone, Exodus 32:26-28. God and Moses were both eliminating people way back then that were not in agreement with their belief system.”
“Daemon, my father was a Pentecostal Preacher.” He preached, “Hell-Fire and Damnation.” My father had preached a sermon where God was a wrathful, vengeful God, but he did not preach killing people in the name of God.” Curtis was alarmed, he must somehow figure a process to change his views, or eliminate him.
Daemon looking at Curtis like he was his mentor, said, Curtis read this as he handed his slate cell phone to Curtis with a bible passage where God had commanded “…Abijah and his people to slew them with a great slaughter: so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men. Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time, and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied upon the Lord God of their fathers (2 Chronicles 13:15-18).”
Daemon replied with a smile, “Well, I was not raised that violent. I was an altar boy and the priest was nice to me.” Once when the priest was drunk, he told me that I had better do the right thing, or God would kill me. I said that God does not kill people.”
Daemon put his feet on top of the desk and leaned back and said, “The priest told me that God had not only killed people, but he also had people mutilated. He told me about people getting their toes and thumbs cut off, here, I’ll show you in the bible. I never forgot it”
Reaching forward for his cell phone, Daemon pressed his finger to the screen a couple of times and said, “Look where the bible said mutilation was OK if done for the right thing.” Curtis read, “…When Abonibezek had, …Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me” (Judges 1:5-7).
Then Daemon said, As if that was not a good enough threat, the priest told Daemon about God having 1,000,000 people killed.
Curtis said, “1,000,000 killed? Daemon said, “Yea, it is there in the bible, here, I will show you. Read this:” “And Asa had an army of men . . . And there came out against them Zera the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand . . . Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said Lord, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power, help us, O Lord our God . . . So the Lord smote the Ethiopians” (2 Chronicles 14:8-12).”
Curtis saw Daemon relax. Curtis gave the slate phone back to Daemon who started to look through the bible with his finger on his cell phone. Daemon knew he had an ally. Daemon knew that the God stories were even more graphic where God had the earth filled with billions of murdered victims. Daemon was really feeling justified for his actions when he said, “Listen to this: “And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried, they shall be dung upon the ground (Jeremiah 25:33).”
Curtis thought this was a good time to ask again how Daemon’s was going to eliminate people he did not like. Curtis asked, “Daemon, how are the altered humans going to eliminate the bad people?”
Daemon with a smile, replied, “It depends how many, and the situation the bad people are in. If it were an army, broadcast measures of destruction would be required. Individuals would be eliminated with surgical precision. It would be of course with plausible denial. Armies may require a political solution. You know, picking a fight between two bad guys and then eliminating the winner by some means that would not be connected to him. My altered soldiers would provide the means and leadership.”
Daemon was insane. He was beyond schizotypes.