The X factor
One shot to save the world
When will it end? Some say we are watching a movie; that what we are seeing and hearing in the media is a show, a charade if you will. I have been hearing that for three years now with no end in sight. If you are just a casual observer of social media and the current state of geopolitics it is pretty obvious that something is not right. Things are not as they would appear. We are long on theories as to who is orchestrating the deception and why, but we are extremely short on evidence and logical conclusions.
Let’s just say, for argument’s sake, we ARE watching a movie. For those of you who have followed my writings for a while you know I am partial to Marvel movies. The parallels between some of the Marvel movies and current events are more than interesting, it’s almost scary. If we step back into the Trump Cinematic Universe (TCU) it is obvious to me, we are somewhere in the Avengers End Game movie.
It just so happened that I watched Avengers End Game this weekend and I was reminded of just how similar the story lines are. I won’t bore you with a recap of this movie, but I do want to point out some of the similarities (and one in particular) that I think are important and relevant to fifth generation warfare we are in today. To do that we must highlight one of the key characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and that is Iron Man.
The Marvel movies that are currently in my top five are: Iron Man, Captain America Winter Soldier, Avengers End Game, Spiderman No way Home, and Captain America First Avenger in that order. I tell you that because I really like Iron Man. He is a complex character with a ridiculous huge ego. The character is Tony Stark played by Robert Downey Jr whose life is a complex and twisted tale of sorts as well.
Tony Stark is the son of the great Howard Stark who was a genius inventor and businessman. Stark Industries is a chief weapons manufacturer for the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) and Tony initially represents the worst of it: peddling weapons to both sides of a war.
As we move through the MCU we see Iron Man/Tony Stark evolve as person, a leader, a husband, and even a father. He is not without his faults and his aggressive behavior and narcissism can be harmful (see Captain America Civil War) but ultimately Tony Stark is a genius hero we all come to love. His inventions and problem-solving skills throughout the course of his life prove to be pivotal to the Avenger’s success. Even his artificial intelligence character he created (Jarvis) becomes a popular Avenger in the form of Vision. When it comes to technology, quantum physics, artificial intelligence, and even the social impacts of such subjects, Tony Stark has it covered, and it is why I am not the only one who thinks he is like our modern-day Elon Musk.
The largest Department of Defense contractor, electric car visionary, Space X founder, Starlink creator, and owner of one of the largest social media platforms is our modern day Tony Stark. Esquire wrote a piece back in August of 2022 about this very subject titled “You’re going to have feelings about Tony Stark’s biggest real-world inspiration:”
Well, if Iron Man's combo of bravado, tech ingenuity, and sheer eccentricity had you seeing shades of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, then you were right on the money. Officially. In a new interview with New York Magazine, Iron Man writer Mark Fergus got to talking about the formation of the MCU's first superhero. According to Fergus, Iron Man's creative team tried to conjure up the image of a modern-day Howard Hughes, but as he admits, "I think people don’t know who the hell that is." So, seeing as this brainstorm happened in the early 2000s, who do you think came to mind? Fergus says, "Elon’s name was definitely in the conversation as the guy who grabbed the torch."
Did the writer Mark Fergus just say that Elon Musk grabbed the torch from Howard Hughes? No wonder Elon makes a cameo appearance in the Iron Man 2.
Truth be told I was suspicious of Elon Musk (still am to some degree). However, if you study and listen to Elon (especially his Joe Rogan interviews
) One of the largest Department of Defense contractors, owner of Tesla, Starlink, and SpaceX buys a social media platform? It makes sense if you think about the application of technology to society. Elon is driven by a desire to push technology and our society forward. To some of us this is scary and short-sighted, but I believe Elon carries the weight of consequence with him as well. I am partial to this desire to push forward. This is especially true with theories and thought exercises: let’s take things to their logical conclusion!
When Musk bought Twitter many of us were happy. Some were skeptical and still are (especially with hiring of Linda Yaccarino as CEO…argh). Whatever your reaction was to Musk buying Twitter one thing is indisputable: it’s important! The social medium of Twitter which is now X plays an important part in this movie we see. Not only will it move us forward in technology, but it can and has brought truth where other media has ignored it. Is it any coincidence that Elon’s son’s name is X? I don’t think so. These endeavors of Musk’s are very important and personal to him in much the same way that JARVIS was to Tony Stark. It is not lost on me that Elon would rename Twitter after his son.
The capacity for good and evil exists within us all. Technology is no different in that regard. Social media is the same way. Why, you might ask. Because the people involved with technology, social media, and artificial intelligence are just that…people. Jarvis was corrupted and became the evil Ultron in the MCU and much of X has been infiltrated and corrupted by evildoers. Does that make X evil? Does that make Elon evil? One way or another X is going to play a role in the outcome of this movie. Perhaps the only role it will serve is to advance truth and our societal evolution.
If we are truly watching a movie the screen is the media and social media. The battleground in the 5G war is our minds and the turf is social media. More often than not, I find myself looking away from social media for my own sanity. The movie sucks actually. If we take a step back and see the larger picture sometimes, we might see things more clearly. Why even have a movie? Why have actors and deception in the media and in social media? What logical or tactical advantage does it serve to play make believe? These are questions I ask from afar.
Like I said earlier, long on theories and short on evidence. Then I am reminded of Avengers Infinity War. In the movie Doctor Strange is seen meditating and sort of convulsing at the same time and he is asked what he is doing. He says he was looking forward in time to all the possible outcomes. There were 14,000,605 outcomes and only 1 where the win.
In many ways, it feels like this is where we are today. We have one shot at this. One shot to make sure this never happens again in America. Social Media, and specifically X is showing us and the normies out there a lot of truth. There is a lot of deception and lies too, but the truth is getting out. This is a good thing. However, a movie just for the sake of informing us that is filled with actors and deception doesn’t check all the boxes. Deception, actors playing a role, maintain the status quo, crimes going unpunished while maintaining the illusion of normalcy…something else is going on. Perhaps what is going on is even bigger than we imagine now. I truly believe we only have one shot at this. If that is true, I can think of only one thing: Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
It is the only thing that makes sense to me now. If Trump caught them all, and I believe he did, there is only one reason to play along with the illusion and that is to maintain the status quo until the one shot is made. I am no legal expert, but I believe many crimes can go unpunished and rolled up into a larger RICO case.
Under RICO, a person who has committed "at least two acts of racketeering activity" drawn from a list of 35 crimes (27 federal crimes and eight state crimes) within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering if such acts are related in one of four specified ways to an "enterprise."
Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $25,000 and sentenced to 20 years in prison per racketeering count. – Wikipedia
According to the law, we have a ten year window to let the criminals be criminals until the charged in a RICO case. Can any of you wait that long? Here is more about the law:
It was signed into law by US President Richard Nixon. Prosecutors in the 1970s used it to prosecute the Mafia as well as others who were actively engaged in organized crime. In later years prosecutors have applied the law more broadly.
Since 1972, 33 states have adopted state RICO laws. This article deals primarily with the federal act.
We are starting to see RICO charges showing up against Trump in Georgia and recently against Katie Hobbs in Arizona:
I have no idea if this Hobbs RICO story is true (I do follow Dom and he does have spicey content). My point is that we are being exposed to the state’s use of this law and I suspect the trend will continue. Perhaps we are being conditioned and prepared for larger RICO indictments to come. Look at some of the history of this law:
During the 1980s and the 1990s, federal prosecutors used the law to bring charges against several Mafia figures. In 1985, United States Attorney Rudy Giuliani (who would be indicted under Georgia RICO laws in August 2023;) indicted 11 organized crime figures in United States v. Anthony Salerno, et al, also known as Mafia Commission Trial. Using the RICO Act, Giuliani charged the heads of New York's so-called "Five Families" with extortion, labor racketeering, and murder for hire. – Wikipedia
Seems Rudy Giuliani has some RICO experience. From my previous articles you now know that Donald Trump was a confidential human source (CHS) for this particular RICO case against the mafia. In building RICO cases it is imperative to be precise and meticulous in the charges and evidence. The reason is because you often only have one shot at it.
The end of this movie won’t be for everyone just as the ending of Avengers End Game was bittersweet. Tony Stark doesn’t survive his saving of the world and his part in the one chance for humanity. Let’s hope the same is not true X and Elon Musk. However, what if the logical conclusion of the X platform culminates in one giant global RICO case at the cost of a social media platform? I have no idea. These are the kinds of thoughts that rattle around in my brain box.
Whether Elon is part of the final solution, or he is just the X factor in our one and only shot to save the republic, one thing becomes clearer by the day: we have one shot at this, and it is going to take all of us together to make it count.
“I would rather die with Christ and hope in my heart and be called a fool then to stand over the dead corpse of the Republic and say, I told you so.”