LISA RENEE: “How Do We Navigate the Megiddo Archetype Battle?”

“We must discern and know what the antichrist is at every level of spiritual growth, as it is the Great Pretender or Ultimate Imposter that is designed to create shadows, agony and division in humanity. Our goal is to know and discern the real nature of the imposter, to discern what is the truth and what are lies, and to see the darkness masquerading as light when it is pretending to be the Christ or saying that it is representing positive acts of benevolence. It is absolutely imperative that you stay neutral, focused and clear, to be fearless in the presence of those who represent the antichrist. Do not react to anything that you see and do not lose control over your mental and emotional faculties, stay anchored in the now moment with complete neutral observer presence. Refuse to be pulled into direct engagement or actual combat with the antichrist. Do not succumb to any form of violence or aggression, wait for him to make the move and hold defensive posture. Time passing and waiting patiently for the right alignment and right moment for confrontation will always be on your side, because the right and aligned timing is imperative when learning how to hold supreme defense posture. Do not engage in any high-risk behavior with drugs, alcohol or experimenting with consciousness altering influences, you must stay in control over your impulses and body at all times. Protect your body as your sacred Inner Christos Temple and defend your inner spirit with all of your life force. Christos people can call upon the Spiritual Armor of God from within their Christos shield. In the confrontation, observe him quietly and neutrally with compassionate witnessing, call his name in the power of God and Christ, telling him that you know exactly what he is. He has no authority over you or those you protect in the consciousness fields that have been commanded in the Natural Laws. In the right aligned divine moment and timing, you will naturally evict him completely from accessing your realm, or from accessing that layer in the planetary body. The Cosmic Christos consciousness is the only force that can release bondage in time from human and anti-human forces, but you must be out of time and refuse to play his game in his hologram or on his turf. You can exist outside of time and hold unconditional love, while he cannot, do not be lured into his or her consciousness traps. Stay outside of time in the now presence and gain amplification and strength through pure observation, compassionate witnessing and recognition of who and what he is. Once you see the antichrist and fully understand what he is, these forces have no power over you.

~Lisa Renee

 

In English, and especially for bible educated Christians, Megiddo has come to represent the battle between the Anti-Christ (anti-human entities) and Christ forces (human beings) as the final showdown that occurs for complete control on the earth or the material plane, as it symbolizes the final battle for control over the earth and humanity. The Book of Revelation designates Armageddon as the assembly point in the apocalyptic setting of God’s final battle against evil on the earth. Thus, Evangelical Christians believe that this physical location will be the site of the final battle between Jesus Christ and Satan, as it is outlined in the Book of Revelation.

Before we take this discussion any further, first it is important to comprehend that with the NAA, the design of the lower ego mind was intended as the means for grooming the collective human consciousness into growing their shadow body. Growing the shadow body and activating the demon seed suppresses the multidimensional consciousness abilities of humanity and derails emotional and spiritual growth which prevents Ascension. The negative ego construct and the low vibrations processed through these mental body software systems, force unawakened people to process their reality in extremely limited parameters within their 3D egoic linear mind functions. As a result of the suppression of the higher mind and spiritual disconnection, most 3D people are looking at the manifest reality through flat one-dimensional perceptions that are purely materialistic, physical and linear. Processing the outer reality from mere physical observations with only the physical senses in the visible light spectrum is not only extremely limiting, but the conclusions that most people arrive at when only considering material observations, are generally confused, inaccurate, and completely misinterpreted.

In the context of applying the egoic linear mind and its limited comprehension of the concept of Armageddon and Megiddo, this also falls within the similar scope of grave misunderstandings. Religiously trained people tend to be mentally and spiritually confused about the meaning of its symbolism in the world of forces that are present on the earth. Religion tends to misconstrue symbolic archetypes in consciousness to be direct physical events that are prophesized to happen in a physical location or with a physical person, because it has been interpreted as literal events through the filter of human negative ego limitation. This assessment is not accurate and it is a complete misinterpretation of how it translates into the realm of consciousness development, spirit and energy, and the shifting of timelines.

Please understand that as we undergo the next phase of the bifurcation, the showdown of the Megiddo Archetypal Battle is playing out on the surface of the planet. The bifurcation is gathering ascending areas and descending areas on the planet, which align to certain archetypal patterns and frequency resonances that are recorded in the collective consciousness, where people or things will then act as a conduit for that specific consciousness force. Those archetypal forces play out their many roles on the earth plane in order to bring these forces into expression on the physical plane. We must always remember that the world of forces utilizes archetypes to express through in order to physicalize, and that the dark forces of negative polarity will play out in Satanic archetypes, while the positive forces in 3D will play out in primarily Luciferian archetypes, and the neutral forces will hold the potential for the zero point of the Christos Consciousness. If we have clarity about how the world of forces come into the matter worlds, we can consciously participate with this process from a place of fearlessness, observation and pure consciousness presence, which will help to protect us from the aggressive antichrist attacks being directed through time.

Galactic Warriors and Gridworkers please be aware that you will come to face the Megiddo Archetype, which is the showdown that occurs between the Anti-Christ representatives and the Christ representatives on the earth chessboard.

This is happening at this time at more aggressive levels than it ever has, due to the spiritual war that is happening on behalf of the planet and humanity. Our spiritual power is in holding the neutral force within timelessness, knowing and stating our consent and authority in Cosmic Sovereign Law and with the divine will of God. Recognize that all Satanics and Luciferians are bound in time and space, and we cannot defend ourselves or fight them in their black house structures that have been created in the territory of time and matter. We must remain fearless and timeless, boundless to time and space by staying and holding neutral in the zero point while staying fully connected to the God Source field. More of the Galactic Warriors are now able to be in zero point-144 coordinates, that open the spaces that exist outside of dimensionalization and time, thus, we can straddle timelines, and simultaneously exist in and outside of them. This is where you must stay when it is your time to face the antichrist aspects of the Universal Shadow – fearless, timeless, neutral and amplifying the inner spiritual power and magnitude of your Christ Consciousness Shield or Diamond Pillar as needed for deflection or for transfiguration of shadow elements.

This means that all of us that are completely and utterly devoted to serve the Cosmic Christos Consciousness will undergo some level of the Megiddo Archetype Battle between the Anti-Christ and the Christ forces on the earth. This will be catalyzed and show up for us to face through a person, place, thing or a serious event in our lives. It can happen in dreaming states, waking states, or in some circumstantial event or social event. It will just show up spontaneously and uninvited, and present itself for your witnessing. To move from the personality harmonics into the soul harmonics, this group will face the antichrist forces at the Solar level. To move from soul harmonics to monadic harmonics, this group will face the antichrist forces at the Galactic level. To move from monadic harmonics to Christ Consciousness harmonics, this group will face the antichrist forces at the Universal level.

This is happening now that we are addressing Universal Shadow, and all of its component parts which appear to be the antichrist black hole entities that invaded from the Wesa System.

In order to unify the inner polarities between the gender forces and to further evolve into sacred union or Hieros Gamos, we must synthesize and unify the polarities so that our physical body and consciousness can run Christos consciousness frequencies and zero-point energy in our eternal God body.

Those of us that are embodying hierogamic union or sacred marriage have been under extremely aggressive black magic attacks and electronic harassment, as well as extreme dark interference during the Megiddo Battle. The Black Dragon Avatar Collectives have made their presence known and have been using ambush strategies, as well as every tactic of divide and conquer to generate as much pain and suffering as they can. October is a highly active month for satanic holidays and blood sacrifice, and combined with the forces of chaos being generated by outer rioting this has fueled black magicians and assorted satanic and shadow forces into high gear.

Spiritual couplings and genetic equals that came to the earth to fulfill the Christos Mission for embodiment of hierogamic union, are known to be directly targeted by the Anti-HG Technology, in order to manipulate or destroy the relationship and derail the collaborative mission. This can prove to be very confusing and even emotionally devastating for many spiritual couples that are on the ascension path and are consciously working towards achieving sacred union or hierogamic union between their male and female counterparts. Anti-HG Technology directs the archetypal forces of the Demon Seed of the antichrist, in the form of Azazael and Black Lilith, which are the Satanic force Counterparts manipulated by the Black Dragon Avatar Collectives from Wesa. These entities are not happy we have succeeded in dismantling many of the feedlines and reversal networks that supported mind control sorcery and unlimited energy supply to their human representatives, and thus have been retaliating towards many of us that are a part of the Guardian ground crew.

It is absolutely imperative that you stay neutral, focused and clear, to be fearless in the presence of those who represent the antichrist. Do not react to anything that you see and do not lose control over your mental and emotional faculties, stay anchored in the now moment with complete neutral observer presence.

Do not engage in any high-risk behavior with drugs, alcohol or experimenting with consciousness altering influences, you must stay in control over your impulses and body at all times. Protect your body as your sacred Inner Christos Temple and defend your inner spirit with all of your life force.

Refuse to be pulled into direct engagement or actual combat with the antichrist. Do not succumb to any form of violence or aggression, wait for him to make the move and hold defensive posture. Time passing and waiting patiently for the right alignment and right moment for confrontation will always be on your side, because the right and aligned timing is imperative when learning how to hold supreme defense posture. The antichrist in all of its forms and shadow aspects is the ultimate deceiver, and it will try to make you believe that you have no power, will weaken you with fear and will attempt to lure you into his realm of battle when you are weakened. He will flash haunting images of torturous pain and you must remember it is all a lie and deception that is being used to weaken and overcome you. Christos people can call upon the Spiritual Armor of God from within their Christos shield. You can exist outside of time and hold unconditional love, while he cannot, do not be lured into his or her consciousness traps. Stay outside of time in the now presence and gain amplification and strength through pure observation, compassionate witnessing and recognition of who and what he is. You may need to observe him continually in the energy terrain in order to see what he is, before the confrontation actually occurs.

In the confrontation, observe him quietly and neutrally with compassionate witnessing, call his name in the power of God and Christ, telling him that you know exactly what he is. He has no authority over you or those you protect in the consciousness fields that have been commanded in the Natural Laws. In the right aligned divine moment and timing, you will naturally evict him completely from accessing your realm, or from accessing that layer in the planetary body. The Cosmic Christos consciousness is the only force that can release bondage in time from human and anti-human forces, but you must be out of time and refuse to play his game in his hologram or on his turf. (See Spiritual Deliverance Section).

When the antichrist force is using the shadow body that appears to be coming through another person, place or thing in matter, do not believe it is really them or make the mistake to assign it to that person. Most of the time it is really the forces of the antichrist using that person’s unhealed shadow body or cloned representative to carry out its agenda. Most of the time the person is not a practicing Satanist, but is being manipulated in their pain body and trauma wounding as a dark portal. Observe and learn as the antichrist and the shadow selves have much to teach you. It is not really the spiritual identity of that person, place or thing that this shadow force is using in order to be represented on the physical plane. You are seeing the shadow force through that archetypal program that is running through that person, place or thing that is carrying that archetypal pattern for the explicit purpose that you and they ultimately recognize, see and call out the harm being created in antichrist workings.

We must discern and know what the antichrist is at every level of spiritual growth, as it is the Great Pretender or Ultimate Imposter that is designed to create shadows, agony and division in humanity.

Our goal is to know and discern the real nature of the imposter, to discern what is the truth and what are lies, and to see the darkness masquerading as light when it is pretending to be the Christ or saying that it is representing positive acts of benevolence. Once you see the antichrist and fully understand what he is, these forces have no power over you. Unfortunately, the antichrist works through many unconscious people, places and things in the 3D world and these shadow forces go completely unrecognized, unacknowledged and unseen most of the time. When we do not recognize and see the shadow in action, this allows the dark forces to continue to grow the antichrist forces and its shadow consciousness upon the earth.

 

~via Universal Shadow

LISA RENEE: “Blank Slate Consciousnesses Wiping or Beast Machine”

“The Beast Machine is an ancient AI weapon technology that was the brainchild between the Wesa system’s original black hole entities and the Metatron Collective after they suffered the fall into the phantom matrix. Black hole entities and Metatronic races created the Gravitron vortex networks to link portals in our sun and earth, twisting the planetary blueprint into unnatural configurations called the Demon Seed. The demon seed essentially activates with 7D reversal current and AI phantom pulses to interact with the uncleared shadow bodies of human beings, in order to birth out demonic forces that feed into the phantom matrix. These Metatronic coded energy reversals are manifested into spirals that harness the Gravitron in order to create an unnatural bi-wave field and artificial gravitational fields on this planet. The Gravitron is an electromagnetic harness type field that is part of a larger electromagnetic harnessing structure that is called the Beast Machine, which was anchored into the earth during the Luciferian Rebellion. Upon blank slating the morphogenetic fields they inserted false histories and false images that are approved by the NAA groups for maintaining their controlled narratives that hide the existence of the phantom matrix. Guardians, both on this plane and off planet are actually engaged in an aggressive spiritual warfare for the future timelines of the earth during these end times. Eventually, all of humanity must finally awaken our highest consciousness to know ourselves as the eternal Inner Christos, and that we are directly connected to the Infinite Creator. Then permanently vanquish these antichrist black hole forces in order to finally transfigure the shadow selves and stop these alien machines from continuing to infiltrate and infect our world with mind control.”

~Lisa Renee

 

The Beast Machine is an ancient AI weapon technology that was the brainchild between the Wesa system’s original black hole entities and the Metatron Collective after they suffered the fall into the phantom matrix. In addition to siphoning life force from our Universal system, the technology was continually developed by other NAA entities in order to erase the angelic human history on Tara, and erase the original genetic records held within the silicate matrix of human DNA. Upon blank slating the morphogenetic fields they inserted false histories and false images that are approved by the NAA groups for maintaining their controlled narratives that hide the existence of the phantom matrix.

The NAA wanted to erase and therefore eradicate the cellular memories held in the planet of the diamond sun silicate matrix, which are of the original divine human design from Tara. Through the use of blank slating technology in the planetary consciousness field, essentially electrocuting the ley lines and horizontal networks, this renders many humans in amnesia and unable to recall or remember who they are as a spiritual being. By erasing these memories of our true history as a multidimensional star being, the human consciousness forgets how to access the inner spiritual technology of the higher DNA functions and as a result, the collective consciousness of the planet rapidly regresses. Through genetic digression, the population can be more easily controlled by the NAA intruders, as they desire to produce immortality for their races through the enslavement and parasitism of the human soul.

Black hole entities and Metatronic races created the Gravitron vortex networks to link portals in our sun and earth, twisting the planetary blueprint into unnatural configurations called the Demon Seed. The demon seed essentially activates with 7D reversal current and AI phantom pulses to interact with the uncleared shadow bodies of human beings, in order to birth out demonic forces that feed into the phantom matrix. These Metatronic coded energy reversals are manifested into spirals that harness the Gravitron in order to create an unnatural bi-wave field and artificial gravitational fields on this planet. The Gravitron is an electromagnetic harness type field that is part of a larger electromagnetic harnessing structure that is called the Beast Machine, which was anchored into the earth during the Luciferian Rebellion.

At the point when the Wesa fallen system interfaced and linked with our Universe, is the actual origin of the creation of the Universal Shadow Body, which forms attachments to our individual lightbody, consciousness and shadow body. It is this level of Universal Shadow that the Christos races are facing during this time.

Guardians, both on this plane and off planet are actually engaged in an aggressive spiritual warfare for the future timelines of the earth during these end times. Eventually, all of humanity must finally awaken our highest consciousness to know ourselves as the eternal Inner Christos, and that we are directly connected to the Infinite Creator. Then permanently vanquish these antichrist black hole forces in order to finally transfigure the shadow selves and stop these alien machines from continuing to infiltrate and infect our world with mind control.

 

~via Universal Shadow

LISA RENEE: “AI Systems Bypass Natural Laws”

“Most of humanity is not aware enough to discern the energetic signature of AI, or sense the difference between artificial intelligence that operates in reverse to the natural laws, and the organic state of consciousness architecture that operates in harmony with natural laws. AI systems are used to bypass the natural Laws of consciousness, and this is one method for creating consciousness slaves on the earth. The Masters use the collective energy to maintain their power and rank, while they generate even more polluted waste by setting up anti-life systems that operate in reverse to natural forces, while accusing the slaves of being nothing more than imbeciles and eaters of resources. Artificial intelligence and Satanic forces generate a tremendous amount of toxic waste product. This pollution damages and infects the consciousness-energetic matrix of a structure. This collective karmic exhaust is returned back to the individual people of the earth, in order for them to work it off, when it was not exactly being generated by them. They were rewarded as long as they adhered to the NAA plan to carry out the Controller agenda. This included stealing through Blood Sacrifice, wars and astral binding. Those chosen to be the slaves are used to energetically process all of the collective waste product, while they lose their privileges of accessing consciousness, as it is being stolen from them. The regressive entities and much of humanity continually defy the Laws of Nature, which manifests as grotesque, defective and diseased creations in the earth body. This alien technology being targeted to awakening people, made it much harder for those who truly wanted to support humanitarian freedom. In the previous time cycle, we’ve had to work much harder to get past the enslavement system, because the lower dimensional fields on the earth are rigged with many varieties of AI technology. However, this shift in the planetary architecture is beginning to change now, as the natural laws are being reinstated on the earth, via Guardian Hosting, which means accountability is made for every action at the end of the time cycle. No one ultimately gets away with anything, it is just a matter of time.”

Lisa Renee

 

The Law of Cause and Effect in a natural consciousness system, without AI mind control, works in alignment with the consciousness energies of each person, so that our own deeds and actions bring our own results. In the previous cycles this was not happening in many cases in the shorter term, because of the abuses of technology, and the AI machinery intended to create slavery. This alien technology being targeted to awakening people, made it much harder for those who truly wanted to support humanitarian freedom. In the previous time cycle, we’ve had to work much harder to get past the enslavement system, because the lower dimensional fields on the earth are rigged with many varieties of AI technology.

Some people do not know that consciousness energy exists, so are not aware of the extent to which these dark forces exist. So human parasitism has been able to thrive on the earth plane. Simultaneously, the ascending people that are working for planetary consciousness freedom from the AI technology are getting psychically attacked. They are encountering obstacles of interference and getting heaped with the karmic loads, which these Controller groups were generating as a waste product. Artificial intelligence and Satanic forces generate a tremendous amount of toxic waste product. This pollution damages and infects the consciousness-energetic matrix of a structure. This collective karmic exhaust is returned back to the individual people of the earth, in order for them to work it off, when it was not exactly being generated by them. AI systems are used to bypass the natural Laws of consciousness, and this is one method for creating consciousness slaves on the earth. Those chosen to be the slaves are used to energetically process all of the collective waste product, while they lose their privileges of accessing consciousness, as it is being stolen from them. The Masters use the collective energy to maintain their power and rank, while they generate even more polluted waste by setting up anti-life systems that operate in reverse to natural forces, while accusing the slaves of being nothing more than imbeciles and eaters of resources.

Planetary gridworkers understand the 3D reality was rigged, through the insertion of the Holographic Inserts, implants, Mind Control and artificial timelines used for the Controller agendas. In the previous cycles, the groups of people actively feeding the NAA artificial timelines, implants and dark entities, were massively rewarded with power and resources. These groups were effectively taking shortcuts with the Universal Law of Cause and Effect. Taking shortcuts means they were stealing the consciousness energy of other people through Alien Machinery and AI technology. They were inserting false holograms to create the Causality for their desired effects in the Timelines, and then reaping the rewards of others hard work and Consciousness energy. They did not generate this consciousness-energy themselves. They either stole it from other people or it was given to them from higher ups. This included stealing through Blood Sacrifice, wars and astral binding. They were rewarded as long as they adhered to the NAA plan to carry out the Controller agenda.

Most of humanity is not aware enough to discern the energetic signature of AI, or sense the difference between artificial intelligence that operates in reverse to the natural laws, and the organic state of consciousness architecture that operates in harmony with natural laws. The regressive entities and much of humanity continually defy the Laws of Nature, which manifests as grotesque, defective and diseased creations in the earth body. However, this shift in the planetary architecture is beginning to change now, as the natural laws are being reinstated on the earth, via Guardian Hosting, which means accountability is made for every action at the end of the time cycle. No one ultimately gets away with anything, it is just a matter of time. [1]

 

References:

  1. Cause and Effect

See Also:

Artificial intelligence

Mind Control

 

~via Ascension Glossary

‘DECEIVERS AND THE DECEIVED’ ~ Lisa Renee on “The Goal of the NAA’s Reset Into Technocracy”

“It is important to understand that the spreading of deceptions and lies involves both sides of the deceivers and deceived, both must participate in the lie in order to bring it into manifestation. The Controllers require the deceived to hand over their consent to the lies, in order to continue to perpetrate their fraud against the public, committing mass deceptions and directing mind control programming. The goal of the NAA’s reset into Technocracy is to eventually have billions of nanotech bots and sensors running throughout our bio-neurology communicating with each other over a wireless network that directly connects our brains with the internet, so that human consciousness will be completely immersed in a virtual reality that is experienced through all of our biological senses. It is more effective if they can inject these nanobots into our blood stream directly via the false front of Vaccinations for public health. It is important that the human race realize Cloning, creating Cyborgs and merging of humans with machines should be understood to be serious crimes against humanity, which can result in the Genocide of organic humanity and fracture human consciousness. All organizations that are involved in cloning humans are committing soul rape and spiritual torture and should be effectively banned and criminally penalized, and their resources and tools ultimately confiscated.”

~Lisa Renee

 

~via Deceiver and the Deceived/ Technocratic Totalitarianism/ Cyborgs

WHITNEY WEBB: “The Real Reason Why Blackstone Is Courting The Pentagon”

“One of Wall Street’s largest private equity firms, the Blackstone Group, has been making a series of moves that have left mainstream analysts puzzled, with the most recent being Blackstone’s hire of David Urban, a Washington lobbyist with close ties to the Trump administration. Blackstone’s courting of a Trump ally was not surprising given that the firm’s CEO, Steven Schwarzman, recently donated $3 million to Trump’s re-election efforts and had previously chaired the President’s now-defunct Strategic and Policy Forum of ‘business leaders’ and advisors. The close ties that have developed between Schwarzman and Trump following the latter’s election in late 2016 have led mainstream media to describe Schwarzman as a confidant of the President. Blackstone’s Steven Schwarzman is a key part of the relatively tight-knit group of billionaires and influential political figures, like Henry Kissinger and Eric Schmidt, that are working to create a ‘global compact on the research, introduction, and deployment of AI,’ and Schwarzman has heralded the coming age of AI as representing a ‘fourth revolution’ for humanity. Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, credits Schwarzman’s lead to invest in AI education in the U.S. and abroad as determining ‘the future of American philanthropy.'”

~Whitney Webb

The sudden push by Wall Street’s largest private equity firm to heavily lobby the Pentagon and State Department for largely unspecified reasons is part of an increasingly visible conflict within the U.S. establishment regarding how to handle the Artificial Intelligence “arms race.”

One of Wall Street’s largest private equity firms, the Blackstone Group, has been making a series of moves that have left mainstream analysts puzzled, with the most recent being Blackstone’s hire of David Urban, a Washington lobbyist with close ties to the Trump administration.

Blackstone’s courting of a Trump ally was not surprising given that the firm’s CEO, Steven Schwarzman, recently donated $3 million to Trump’s re-election efforts and had previously chaired the President’s now-defunct Strategic and Policy Forum of “business leaders” and advisors. The close ties that have developed between Schwarzman and Trump following the latter’s election in late 2016 have led mainstream media to describe Schwarzman as a confidant of the President.

However, what was odd about Blackstone’s hiring of David Urban was its murky reason for doing so, as the firm plans to task Urban with lobbying the Pentagon and State Department on “issues related to military preparedness and training.” This is odd, as CNBC noted, because Blackstone doesn’t have any publicly listed government contracts, and its known investments don’t appear to have direct links to the defense industry. However, Urban has extensive experience in dealing with both Departments in addition to his close ties to the current administration and the fundraising apparatus of the Republican Party.

While media reports on Blackstone’s recent hire of Urban were unable to elucidate the motive behind Blackstone’s sudden desire to court the Pentagon and State Department, they did note that Blackstone’s previous hire of a Trump-connected fundraiser lobbyist, Jeff Miller, had been remarkably successful earlier this year, with Miller lobbying Congress specifically on coronavirus relief legislation like the CARES Act. The CARES Act ultimately allowed private equity giants like Blackstone to access funds designated for Coronavirus relief, likely thanks to the efforts of Miller and other lobbyists hired by Blackstone as well as other private equity giants like the Carlyle Group.

Though CNBC was left looking for answers as to Blackstone’s sudden interest in aiding the Pentagon with “military preparedness” and wooing the State Department, the likely motive may be related to other recent moves made by the company, such as the hire of former Amazon and Microsoft executive Christine Feng. Feng, who was hired by Blackstone on August 3, previously led data and analytics mergers and acquisitions at Amazon Web Services (AWS), which is a contractor to the U.S. intelligence community and other U.S. federal agencies. Previously, Feng was a senior member of Microsoft’s Corporate Development team. Microsoft recently won lucrative contracts for information technology (IT) services and cloud computing for the State Department and Pentagon, respectively.

According to Blackstone executives, the decision to hire Feng was made due to her “deep relationships in Silicon Valley” and “her experience working at Amazon and Microsoft.” They also added that her hire was motivated by Blackstone’s push to “identify new opportunities to invest and partner with innovative companies reshaping the world” and Blackstone’s recent effort to “double down” on tech sector investments. Notably, Feng’s hire came just a few months after Blackstone had hired Vincent Letteri, another tech-focused investor experienced with growth-stage tech companies, and amid a series of recent investments by Blackstone in tech firms, including HealthEdge software and Chinese data center provider 21Vianet, among others.

Schwarzman’s Push for “Common Governance”

It strongly appears that Blackstone’s recent moves, including Urban’s hire, are part of the firm’s bid to become one of the top “innovative companies reshaping the world” as the Artificial Intelligence (AI) arms race becomes a key driver in the “reshaping” of the global economy. Blackstone’s Steven Schwarzman is a key part of the relatively tight-knit group of billionaires and influential political figures, like Henry Kissinger and Eric Schmidt, that are working to create a “global compact on the research, introduction, and deployment of AI,” and Schwarzman has heralded the coming age of AI as representing a “fourth revolution” for humanity.

Schwarzman argued for greater global collaboration on AI-driven technologies, particularly between the U.S. and China, in a July 2020 Op-Ed for Yahoo! Finance where he wrote that the establishment of “common governance structures” for the research, introduction and deployment of AI is necessary if “we are to avoid the negative consequences of AI,” ultimately comparing the current pace of development of AI to that of past arms races, such as those involving nuclear and biological weapons. Per Schwarzman, these “common governance structures” would produce “explicit global commitments, agreements, and eventually international laws with consequences for violation” that relate directly to AI and its use.

Blackstone’s head is convinced that these “common governance structures” should be built between the U.S. and China, hence his heavy investment in universities and artificial intelligence education in both countries. For instance, Schwarzman created the Schwarzman Scholars program in 2016 where around 100-200 students from around the world pursue a Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing annually. The official goal of the program, which was modeled after the Rhodes Scholars program, is to “create a growing network of global leaders that will build strong ties between China and the rest of the world.” The program’s advisors include former Secretary of States Henry Kissinger, Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair as well as former World Bank President James Wolfensohn and former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and Goldman Sachs executive Henry Paulson. Schwarzman has also donated hundreds of millions of dollars to create an AI-focused institute at Oxford University.

Then, in the U.S., Schwarzman gave $350 million to MIT, prompting the school to create the Schwarzman College of Computing, which aims to specifically “address the global opportunities and challenges presented by the ubiquity of computing — across industries and academic disciplines — and by the rise of artificial intelligence.” MIT News later noted that “the impulse behind the founding of the college came from trips Schwarzman had taken to China, where he observed intensified Chinese investment in artificial intelligence, and wanted to make sure the U.S. was also on the leading edge of A.I.” The college’s inauguration also featured Henry Kissinger as a speaker, where Kissinger mulled the potential impacts of AI and stated that “AI makes it technically possible, easier, to control your population.”

Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, credits Schwarzman’s lead to invest in AI education in the U.S. and abroad as determining “the future of American philanthropy.” “Steve’s donation triggered an arms race among all the universities to match him. This is the next trend in philanthropy, in my view,” Schmidt told Axios regarding Schwarzman’s MIT donation last May. Schmidt also stated that his own investment in Princeton University’s Computer Science department had been prompted by Schwarzman’s previous acts of “AI philanthropy.”

Last May, a federal commission that Schmidt chairs, called the National Security Commission on AI (NSCAI), produced a document that was obtained by a FOIA request earlier this year. One particularly important page made a point that was essentially repeated in Schwarzman’s July Op-Ed regarding a “global AI compact.” Titled “The Importance of a US/China AI Cooperation,” it begins with a quote from Kissinger, a key advisor to and “great friend” of Schmidt, about the need for “arms control negotiation” for AI and then states that “the future of AI will be decided at the intersection of private enterprise and policy leaders between China and the US.” In other words, the Schmidt-chaired NSCAI argues that the future of AI will be determined by the political leaders and business leaders of China and the U.S. The page also adds that “we [The United States] risk being left out of the discussions where norms around AI are set for the rest of our lifetimes. Apple, Amazon, Alibaba, and Microsoft will not be.”

This is particularly significant given the NSCAI is tasked with making recommendations to the federal government regarding how to move forward with AI regulations within the context of “national security” and its members include key members of the Pentagon, U.S. intelligence community and Silicon Valley behemoths that double as contractors to the U.S. military, U.S. intelligence or both. One of the NSCAI’s interests, per the FOIA-obtained document, is the use of “AI in diplomacy,” suggesting that it also seeks to explore potential State Department uses for AI. Notably, earlier this year, and a year after the aforementioned NSCAI document was written, the State Department saw key aspects of its IT infrastructure privatized and given over to NSCAI-linked companies like Microsoft.

The Establishment Divide over AI

Given Schwarzman’s views on AI, his AI-focused “philanthropy,” and Blackstone’s recent pivot towards technology, it becomes easier to understand why Blackstone has recently hired David Urban to lobby the Department of Defense and the State Department. Over the last few years, Schwarzman ally Eric Schmidt has “reinvented himself as the prime liaison between Silicon Valley and the national security community” through his chairing of the NSCAI and other positions and has been lobbying “to revamp America’s defense forces with more engineers, more software and more A.I.” Blackstone’s plans to use David Urban to woo the Pentagon are likely directly related to these efforts to speed up and determine not just when but how the U.S. military adopts A.I-driven technologies, particularly regarding the degree of collaboration with China.

Schwarzman, Schmidt, Kissinger and their allies, as pointed out above, appear to favor direct collaboration with China regarding A.I., seeing it as better for business and the best way to avert “catastrophe.” This is particularly true for Schwarzman who has close business ties to China and has been described as “Trump’s China whisperer” by mainstream media. Indeed, Schwarzman and Blackstone have completed numerous, multi-billion dollar deals in China, with a Hong Kong-based publication even claiming that “Schwarzman has become the go-to man for Chinese buyers.” In addition, Schwarzman has a strong personal relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and is credited with softening Trump’s rhetoric and stance on certain issues related to China since 2017. Part of the reason for this, per Henry Kissinger, owes to Schwarzman’s “unique standing” in China where Schwarzman has “done so many useful things.”

Despite his close ties to Schwarzman, Trump has sent mixed signals regarding how much of Schwarzman’s advice regarding China he will take. Trump’s tendency, in public anyway, has been to bolster the nationalist rhetoric of the cadre of neoconservatives and other figures who compose the Committee on the Present Danger, China (CPDC), chief among them former Trump strategist Steve Bannon.

Bannon and other CPDC figures have described Schwarzman as a “rival,” with Bannon specifically singling Schwarzman out, asserting that the Blackstone founder threatened to “undo his efforts” at guiding the President towards more nationalist policies popular with his base, such as fighting an “economic war” with China. Bannon’s concerns are also echoed by some hardliners in the Trump administration and the Pentagon who, like Bannon, view China as an existential threat to U.S. hegemony and, therefore, “national security.”

Ultimately, with David Urban’s hire, Schwarzman and Blackstone appear to be taking their efforts to shape AI’s future by lobbying the Pentagon and State Department directly in the event that Trump’s nationalistic tendencies threaten their vision of U.S.-China collaboration in AI in the post-Coronavirus world.

 

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