Very few persons are aware that Artificial Intelligence as a domain came into being through a highly successful top secret British intelligence operation that ultimately shortened World War II by several years, saving Britain from destruction by Hitler. Project Ultra, a British operation approved by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and headed by Alan Turing, a Cambridge mathematician, built a decryption machine (named BOMBE) that was able to decipher Nazi military code as encrypted by a German ENIGMA machine.

  Since that remarkable beginning, and at present, artificial intelligence has primarily been used for regressive purposes: controlling human thought and behavior to further devolutionary ends. In this essay we will explore how artificial intelligence can be and should be used for progressive 1 ends.

  It is absolutely essential that people worldwide wake up to the realization that artificial intelligence was used in 2012 to indoctrinate American voters to elect Barack Obama as the American President.

  And artificial intelligence was used in 2016 to indoctrinate American voters to elect Donald J. Trump as the American President.

  That is the present reality concerning artificial intelligence: it has been misused to install a fascist government 2 in the United States and is continuing to be used primarily for regressive and anti-democratic purposes.

  Artificial intelligence as an American domain was essentially created by The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a branch of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military.

  The academic field of Artificial Intelligence in America began in 1956 at a conference at Dartmouth University. John McCarthy, a math professor at Dartmouth, had written a proposal and received a $7,500 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. McCarthy had framed his proposal this way:
"...a two-month, ten-man study of artificial intelligence be carried out during the summer of 1956 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

"The study is to proceed on the basis of the conjecture that every aspect of learning or any other feature of intelligence can in principle be so precisely stated that a machine can be made to simulate it. "
  The answer to why the Rockefeller Foundation would be interested in funding a project to simulate human intelligenc appeared several years later when the United States Department of Defense began to fund human personality simulation projects with the stated purpose of "controlling human behavior." 3

  One of the researchers the Department of Defense funded over many years was a Freudian psychiatrist at Stanford University by the name of Kenneth J. Colby. He developed computer systems to simulate the mind for the express purpose of influencing and controling the behavior of psychiatric patients.

  Colby's models of the human mind were based on these principles:
  1. The credibility of a belief is based on the credibility of its source
  2. Human personalities are based on belief systems: beliefs about significant persons, including the self
  3. Every psychological concept has specific significance to the person: e.g. father, love
  4. Input from others is evaluated and "colored" by mental patterns such as fear or anger
  5. A human's mind changes with inner conflict; it transforms beliefs to fit into an overall pattern
The implications of Colby's model are remarkable:
    1. Irrational human minds are combinations of infantile beliefs and emotional patterns
    2. Irrational humans' minds can be simulated by a computerized system
    3. By capturing a person's belief and emotion structures we can control them
    4. Through such systems, we can "program" and control people's thoughts and behaviors
  The American domain of artificial intelligence having been created in the 1950s, by the late 70s and early 80s artificial intelligence had already been corrupted to become a tool for mind-manipulation and behavior control.

  Artificial intelligence is at present a buzzword in a catch-all field, a repository where elements (persons, objects, events) are placed indiscriminately and unthinkingly. Thus AI is touted as developing driver-less vehicles for the U.S. military, mind-reading machines for Facebook, and robotic hydroponic farms for agriculture. Every day in some newspaper or magazine a new hyperbolic or ridiculous claim is made for the field of artificial intelligence.

  Thus, we must distinguish between the outlandish claims and charges being made for and against AI and the reality of what artificial intelligence is and can become--progressive artificial intelligence. Also, we must distinguish between genuine intelligence and its counterfeits: cunning, espionage, shrewdness, and artfulness. 4

   Beginning in the 1980s, I discerned that persons worldwide were being profiled and controlled by artificial intelligence personality programming systems. I thus deliberately completed a second Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence in 1989 5 because I wanted to understand how human intelligence could be simulated in programmed algorithms and help warn of the dangers of the misuse of such advanced technology.

  While serving as Head of the Artificial Intelligence Department at the U.S. Army War College, and while teaching graduate courses in artificial intelligence at several California universities, I explored and developed personality simulation systems, an advanced technology used in military war games, but primarily of use in deconstructing the illegitimate use of personality simulation in regard to the programming of any person or group.

  Through the knowledge gained while researching and writing about personality simlulation, I was able to discern how Obama used brainwashing and psychological warfare tactics to win the Amrican presidency in 2012. Obama used Facebook data to create a cyberwarfare campaign against the American people. Trump--and his handlers--used essentially the same tactics in 2016. The American billionaire Robert Mercer in collaboration with neo-fascist Steve Bannon and retired United States Army Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, created a cyberwarfare company--Cambridge Analytica--which used artificial intelligence technology to steal the 2016 American presidential election for Donald Trump.

Mercer and Bannon's Cambridge Analytica cyberwarfare against the American public

Cambridge Analytica stole the 2016 election for Trump

Artificial intelligence, controlled by oligarchs, will control all future elections

      The only reason that psychological warfare and cyberwarfare tactics work with American voters--or any voters--is that these persons have, over the last fifty years devolved into irrational, non-thinking "low-information voters."
  Samuel Popkin coined the term "low-information voter" in his mis-titled 1991 book The Reasoning Voter: Communication and Persuasion in Presidential Campaigns. The term became useful for social science in understanding how a sizeable portion of the electorate relies on limited--or no--information to make choices in the polling booth.

"Trump's white support was comprised disproportionately of low-information voters, whose lack of basic facts about politics (and also lack of interest in thinking about ideas more generally) made them vulnerable to relying more on their emotional fears and resentments about immigrants, Muslims, and blacks (and less their anxieties about the economy)."

Richard C. Fording and Sanford F. Schram, "The Cognitive and Emotional Sources of Trump Support: The Case of Low-Information Voters," New Political Science, 2017

  Low-information voters are those persons who have little or no interest in or understanding of political affairs, rarely watch the news, and can't name major political figures or national events and still make voting decisions on this extremely limited knowledge basis. Low information voters can definitely be both Republican and Democratic voters, and Democratic "outreach" to these voters hit new heights in 2008.

  As long as the basic worldwide economic system remains fascist capitalism, all defects in our present American society--from brainwashing and impoverishment of workers to the misuse of artificial intelligence for regressive, destructive means, will remain beyond solution.

  In the meantime, we can begin our long-range campaign against cabal capitalist predators--both the Trump Republican faction and the CIA, corporate Democratic faction--by using progressive AI to create sophisticated social media campaigns to elect Bernie Sanders 6 or Elizabeth Warren and by beginning to create cooperative commonwealth communities to replace the fascist state that the capitalist cabal has created.

Cooperative Commonwealth Communities

  1. Screening and training of community applicants for membership, not indiscriminate acceptance of all applicants

  2. Democratic control: policies and actions decided by democratic consensus of all community members

  3. Community ownership of the means of production by members

  4. Production solely for use, not profit: community-regulated production of goods and services relative to need without the intervention
    of a buying and selling market mechanism

  5. Replacement of capitalism by a commonwealth polity one community at a time, not nationally as a whole

  The only way to counter humankind's rapid loss of the ability to understand reality and the resultant fascist slavery that we're suffering under, is through developing small cooperative commonwealth communities in which human evolutionary development can be achieved in all areas of life. Persons in these communities can then make available the framework for a New Culture--the one viable answer to the present political-economic-social chaos that faces us.

References and Updates:


1 Progressive: of, relating to, or characterized by progress; making use of or interested in new ideas, findings, or opportunities; educational theory marked by emphasis on the individual; moving forward or onward; advancing; advocating democratic political change through social improvement; enlightened

2 The 2000 presidential election was stolen by George W. Bush with the collaboration of the U.S. Supreme Court. So, the last three presidential administrations have been put into power by criminal means.

Fascism: a regime that exalts nation and race above the individual and that stands for a centralized government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic State itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power."

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

3 As early as 1913, American psychologist J. B. Watson asserted in his keynote article in the Psychological Review that psychology must be viewed as a purely objective, experimental branch of natural science with the theoretical goal of predicting and controlling human behavior, introducing the field of behaviorism into American psychology.

In 1955, a Russian manual entitled, "Brainwashing: A Synthesis of the Russian Textbook on Psychopolitics," was translated and distributed as a public warning by a New York professor. Psychopolitics was described by the Soviets as the "art and science of asserting and maintaining dominion over the thoughts and loyalties of individuals, officers, bureaus, and masses, and the effecting of the conquest of enemy nations through 'mental healing.'"

4 Artfulness: The quality of being adroit in taking unfair advantage of persons or situations

5 I completed my first Ph.D. in Philosophy at Yale University in 1962.

6 It appears likely that Bernie Sanders has allowed his presidential campaign to be controlled and directed by totally incompetent persons. In July, 2019, I attempted to recommend that Bernie's presidential campaign use progressive social media material. I joined his volunteer Website--Bernie SLACK (searchable log of all communication and knowledge)--and tried to make some suggestions in that vein. I was told by a totally incompetent "Lead Volunteer" (who represented herself as a "Spiritual Counselor, Channel, and Healer,") that my suggestions should not be put on the SLACK because some incompetent volunteers might take my suggestions and use them without approval from on high.