CABALS, Corporations, Governments – revisited

This is a very rough draft in progress. I present an insight, that if true, would be highly significant for the “future direction of humankind”. I welcome others to join me in this Learning Expedition.

INSIGHT: 3, instead of 2, fundamental social/societal systems are now at play. To Corporations and Governments I propose we add CABALS (of Conspiratorial Gangs [CG]. CGs have probably existed since the rise of humankind, and Cabals of CGs, have also been influential in different eras and places. What I propose is different in this 21st century is the globalization of cabals and their enhanced power using Intelligent Technology.

CONSEQUENCE:  Trump, the GOP, and Russia are NOT the primary players in the game unfolding across Planet Earth.

CABALS – re-defined.

The term, CABAL, took on its present meaning from a group of ministers of King Charles II of England (Sir Thomas Clifford, Lord Arlington, the Duke of Buckingham, Lord Ashley, and Lord Lauderdale), whose initial letters coincidentally spelled CABAL, and who were the signatories of the Secret Treaty of Dover that allied England to France in a prospective war against the Netherlands.

If we were strict to the dictionary, what I have labeled “conspiratorial gangs” are cabals, and what I have labeled “cabals” are meta-cabals.

What distinguishes cabals and CGs from governments and corporations is the absence of formal (constitutional) organization. In this sense of “Organized Crime”, their “organization” is more fluid (yet, could be strictly enforced by threats-of-force, at any moment).  I will add another acronym, LOC, for “LEGAL ORGANIZED CRIME”. LOC exists when cabals of CGs infiltrate governments and corporations and permit criminal acts. Not all acts by cabals need be “criminal”, in the legal sense – but just as heinous, such as letting people (incidentally) starve to gain profit.


The Russian Revolution was strongly influenced by a CG (Lenin, etc.) and CGs must have existed through the history of the USSR. The “fall” of the USSR might be attributed to cabals (oligarchs from the “West” and those desiring to be oligarchs in Russia).  Secret agencies, like the old KGB, were probably rife with smaller CGs (in competition for power) – including Putin.

Contemporary Russia is probably a mix of “more formal” governments and corporations, all infiltrated by CGs which can direct operations, such as manipulating elections in other nations. In a sense, neither Russia or America EXIST.

For those neither Russian or American, can they blame “the USA” for all the bad things done by Trump and the GOP – when the majority of US citizens oppose these actions, as well at the Democratic Party. Can we blame “the Russians” for everything done by “the Kremlin” – and the cabals within them?


In the case of the USA, the grand scheme of global cabals (possibly led by Russian cabals) is to install a cabal deep into USA governmental systems (Federal to Local).  Political corruption is but a consequence of cabal action.

Cabals in corporations maneuver their formal leadership to steal from the citizenry. This has been going on for decades in the USA, while the governments in the EU had more control to limit their cabals. This may be breaking down in the EU, and other viable nations/economies.

An intriguing query is why the cabals influencing the USA would let the infrastructure decay, to the extent that the USA may lose its economic leadership,  let alone global hegemony.  I speculate that the dominant cabal in the USA, since WWII – and until “recently”, has not included organized criminal cabals (“Mafias”).  There may now be a global cabal (within BRICS & more) that believes it necessary to blunt the military hegemony of the USA (subverting Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, etc.).  The old cabal, that included all past USA Presidents, is in competition with a rapidly emergent global cabal (seafed by IT).

The decades long history of Donald Trump is rich with evidence of his deep involvement with organized crime.  Decades ago, facing bankruptcy and ruin, he was “hired” by a cabal of bankers to be a promotional front man. Trumps skills at disruption were recognized, as well as the ease to manipulate him. He is pure ego.

Why commentators with left perspectives continue as if Trump is in control of USA policy, is a query of high significance. Add to this the absence of commentary of USA military push around Russia that gives Russia legitimacy to defense – cyber defense. This query leads us beyond the scope of this essay: humans cognition doesn’t occur as our best science claims. Every human is locked into self reinforcing silos; from which it is difficult (not impossible) to escape.  The current mix of IT and Social Media have aggravated this situation, while proving the tools to escape.


Was the rise of the GOP  in control of all three branches of government the result of a cabal plot? Or, was it partly due to the stupidity of Democrats? What “organized role” was played by the new hyper-wealthy? How global is this rise of hyper-wealthy, or is it unique to the USA.

In a sense, the hyper-wealthy can organize a cabal around themselves; some being more transparent/secret than  others. Both corporations and the hyper-wealthy influence governments. Campaign financing for politicians who support them to writing and composing legislation, as does ALEC, has rendered USA governments but an arm of the economy. This is presented in the mass media as corporations having to fight unfair regulations by governments.


It seems strange supporting the FBI against Trump, when but a few years ago we were critical of the FBI (and other agencies).  We now listen, with support, to retired agency leaders who we earlier accused of falsehoods.

I have come to view these agencies differently, under the light of their being infected by cabals.  Those actions by agencies we object to, may be orchestrated by cabals within the agency; and not adequately comprehended/supported by the main rank&file of agency workers. Organizational loyalty can be very powerful.


It boggles my mind when I see concurrent support of
1) polls revealing the gross ignorance of the vast majority of the population, and
2) polls by the same persons, given credence as if their warped opinions should be taken as guidance in a democratic process.


On the morning of 02/12/18, on trips out with Eloise, I had a cascade of insights – hints of which I wrote with pen-on-pad.  I transcribe them below, with comments or links to posted comments.

cogangs   Mafia   cabal   Trump/Putin
competency sets for UPLIFT ** personal uplift competencies

This was an extended insight related to the real potential of the emergent UPLIFT TEAM. It included the realization that Stan Pokras, through his desire to learn more about UPLIFT, has “essentially joined” “our” emergent team.

I had many detailed thoughts about the practical, Down2Earth aspects or our specific doings, this year. We must begin exploring this query, elsewhere.

One thread was about inventorying our competencies (skills and handicaps). What necessary competencies need by the team may not be strong in any of us (five initial members). I remembered my many prior thoughts about developing a Skills Assessment Process and a Skills Database (from my 1976 Mission_2000 manuscript, and many subsequent times).

This is a theme we should attend to, as it is an early, essential component of the UPLIFT Process.  I recommend we each begin drafting a short bio of ourselves relevant to UPLIFT. Should include personal quirks and life-story-sketches, as well as special knowledge and competencies.

nuet’s ASSETS  MSC  weak: specifics/acculturation

The insights and ideas, currently hosted in nuet, may well be of great significance to the survival/thrival of Humankind on Gaia. The future of Larry (Laurence Joseph Victor) is not relevant, other than – initially – to seaf nuet with the UPLIFT Team. This assessment of nuet’s value is, obviously relative to Larry/nuet.  My challenge is to motivate others to devote time & energy to learning about uplift, BEFORE they adequately comprehend its importance. Thus, the need to present other values/ reasons for exploring nuet and UPLIFT.

One “argument”, too long and involved for this post, attempts to establish the savant nature of Larry; justifying why he may be so uniquely-unique as to  give credence to his synergy-of-insights.  How do epistemic and paradigmatic shifts occur? This is far from claiming the significance of Larry, other than he hosts nuet.

What are the meta-characteristics of Larry/nuet that “mark” him as a potentially useful savant? In compensation for Larry’s sever disabilities (lack of mental imagery and autistic traits) he has developed special assets (rare in humankind and useful at this time). He has discussed these assets elsewhere.

My primary asset is automatically activating deep, alternative contexts to most figures of attention within his experiences. Larry/nuet is a super divergent thinker, but with the ability to focus deep in convergence, when necessary. His gift is actually being able to process at all holon levels. Most others are unable to notice his talents in both the highly abstract and the highly concrete. Larry/nuet strengths lie in his ability to navigate all holon levels. Had he the time, he would be an inventor of useful tools. Larry/nuet has recently coined the acronym, MCS (Magnitude/Scope/Complexity), to characterize the architecture of his wrld, called nuet.

Larry/nuet’s handicaps cluster around his difficulty in sharing.

(1) Although he can  privately focus/attend to tiny details related to his own work, he has great difficulty giving extended intention to fine details presented by others. He has literally, no sensory remembrances and lacks visual imagination. His  inner, unconscious models can be highly “spatial”; however, this is never experienced “concretely”. He has difficulty sharing because he lacks a “visual screen” on which to “project” remembrances and created images. Without auditory mental imagery, Larry has no ability to replay a sound, so his speech recognition can be quite poor.

(2) Larry’s “autism” blocked  his psychologically becoming a member in conventional categories: son, brother, father, husband, friend, student, teacher, physicist, American, etc. His mind resists acculturation. Teamwork will  be difficult.

These two  handicaps limit what Larry can do to seaf our UPLIFT Team.

Additionally, Larry’s body is in decline, although his internal organs and physiological systems appear strong. Over  decade ago an MRI revealed a  highly damaged cervical spine, but without symptoms, until recently.

On 10/01/2017, while driving our KIA, stationary, in line waiting for a left turn, I was rear ended. At the time I experienced no body injuries, not even a jarring. Three weeks later I began to have very strange feelings and limited functioning of both hands.  This got progressively worse. I can’t  pick up small objects, button shirts, remove and replace credit cards to my wallet, etc. Three weeks ago this “sensation” moved up both my arms. Yesterday (o2/13/18), during incensed difficulty with mobility,  identified the cause as the feelings in my hands and arms now in my legs. I expect this is due to my cervical spine.  Thursday (o2/15/18) I will have minor carpal tunnel surgery on both arms – to rule this out before they “attack my cervical spine.

I have no trouble keyboarding, except for many typos. Yet, at any day I may not be able to be online. This leads me to be concerned whether nuet and nurt’s writings will be accessible with Larry severely handicapped.

Organizing around Learning , not Economics

UPLIFT has many faces/perspectives like the Elephant and the Wise Men.  When attending to one face, it is easy to ignore the other faces. This is the mis-match between the “band-width” of human realtime cognition and the Magnitude/Scope/Complexity of conceptual schemes to be explored.

One face of UPLIFT that seems difficult to accept: In the human systems processes within UPLIFT, “education” (via OLLO) replaces “economics” as a “driving force”. Analogy: structural integrity is essential for any building construction, but it is never the driving force of architectural design.  In UPLIFT, “economics” retreats into an (essential) background, whereas Organizing-around-Learning become foreground. In designing UPLIFT to optimize “the uplifting of humankind”, various models of “economics” would be applied. We remove all ideology from economics, and view it as a technological discipline, not a scientific discipline.  Another analogy: nutrition is a essential aspect of food, but it need not “drive” our eating styles. Fads in eating styles, based on incomplete knowledge of nutrition, are analogous to different economic styles.

No matter  how progressive or radical proposals appear for a better future, MOST start with tinkering with economic systems. The exceptions are those proposals based on religious conversion. Almost everyone imagines a good, future education as being like our contemporary best. What if our contemporary best is grossly inadequate? (from email to Stan 2/13/18)

Collective Leadership
(Governance Subsystems vs Governmental Components)

This theme is very well attended to today, with many labels and in many guises. Michel Bauwen’s Peer2Peer and Commons   is explicit in both rationales and means to “decentralize”, and more. Tom Greco researches variations of “local currency” systems.  I could search and list thousands of orgs calling for and/or creating human systems without “leaders with power”.

Here, I propose we explore the decision-making of our emergent UPLIFT Team, including our decisions from here on out.

My prior thinking on this theme distinguished between Decision-Making COMPONENTS or  SUBSYSTEMS of a system/org/group/population.  My exemplar is to contrast GOVERNMENTS (components) with GOVERNANCE Subsystems.  Governance being a process without explicit leadership bosses. Although there have been governance subsystems for all of human history, governments have dominated (for many reasons, some genetic propensities which require “handling”).  Our Sci/Tech of governance remains embryonic/primitive, especially in the face of advanced technology (which enhances the “power” of both Governmental Orgs and Governance Subsystems).

Governance and Government are but two modes of organized decision-making.  There will be many times when the Government Model is more appropriate. I climbed high mountains only behind a competent leader (government). Wintering over in the Antarctic, 1960-61, we 19 men chose to follow orders from our young, inexperienced MD, lieutenant – only when appropriate. Doc Walker was so informed. There was never a need to challenge his decisions; but he often consulted with us as would not be done in the military. We were 10 seabees and 10 civilian scientists.

Sandwiching my stint in the Antarctic, I lived in an urban commune at Yale in New Haven, where ALL decisions had to be unanimous. At the time, serving as “president” (with one hour labor credit per week and having the responsibility of busywork representing Rochdale to Yale),  I moderated a meeting where one objection, to a proposal, turned around all others, when their “case was made”.  The four “elected offices”, at The Rochdale Cooperative wielded no “power”.

On the other hand, decision-making should be limited to those who both comprehend the choices (to an adequate level) and are “free”/competent to choose.  Most humans today don’t meet minimum requirements to choose between many options; which is one rationally for UPLIFT.

Designing/Establishing/Maintaining  a Just/Viable/Competent social/societal Decision-Making systems is daunting. I forego further explication, here.

However, the Decision-Making Process needs to be established (yet experimental) BEFORE there is a major increase in membership.

Potential & Emergence

Although the close relationship between potential nd emergence should be obvious, that direct linkage just became explicit.

As I type this, the need to add “ignorance” to this, popped-to-mind. “IGNORANCE” = Positive knowledge OF what you don’t YET know or comprehend; or can’t YET do or appreciate.

In a “sense”, what “is-to-come”, already “exists” – as potential and ignorance.  Potential <=> nu .

History of Sci/Tech – many shifts/disruptions

This is  continuing theme, the implications of the content in the History and Philosophy of Science on our personal/social/societal futures.

Scientific establishments (as human orgs with human members) rewrite they own historical myths to propagandize students into their “discipline”. Although scientists may speak about Scientific Revolutions and Paradigm Shifts, ESTABLISHED  SCIENCE in any era, believes/performs as-if they are “near the truth”; having only to work out some fine details.

As difficult it is to imagine, given the wonders of contemporary Sci/Tech, that we are about to undergo Revolutions and Shifts what will dwarf what hav gone before.  this will primarily be in the human sciences, but will spill over to the material sciences. The naive and false belief in the “nature” of Sci/Tech by both the “elites” and the “masses” blocks their ability to prepare for then. They can’t stop or control them.  Indeed the “elites/masses” comprehension of Sci/Tech lags far, far behind what is already accepted by the Sci/Tech communities.

Note: New Sci/Tech findings in most disciplines are not known by sci/techs in other Sci/Tech disciplines. Most sci/techs are highly specialized and don’t transfer their Sci/Tech knowledge outside their narrow discipline.



MINDSHIFT: Analysis of Comments on Trump’s SOTU

MINDSHIFT: Analysis of Comments on Trump’s SOTU

It isn’t Trump, his tweets and speeches, or his actions that are most relevant today  (01/31/2018).

What all others report about Trump and his behavior is revealing, and vitally significant.

Everyone (from progressive pundits to Trump’s base) ALL report that they KNOW what Trump actually said and intended. They report their personal interpreted experiences of a perceived “objective reality” (video sems and tweets). They may also report their “feelings”, but these are distinct from their reported “direct perceptions”.

We have quality video of the SOTU speech, which is what most persons experienced. We could play them again, and have groups discuss what they experienced, perceived, and believed was “said” and “intended’.

This is not new, that humans confuse their personal, “conscious experiences” with “direct perception of objective reality”: naive realism. This had survival value in tribal times, but can have dangerous consequences today.

Some persons can learn to conceptually question their personal experiences & interpretations; even though they continue to meta-experience their experiences as objectively real. I frequently “awake” from the “hypnotic state” of believing I’m directly observing an external, objective reality. It is from a kind of super-imposed, conceptual “mindfulness” that we can be aware of this “illusion”.

What is STRIKING, in these Times-of-Trump is how these distinctions are being amplified in the media; yet, few seem to comprehend the deep significance – even as the term “fake” goes viral. Our media silos contribute. What surprises me is that the persons on CNN an MSNBC (FOX and Breitbart knowingly speak only to their choir) act as if many persons, of other persuasions, are watching. Most Trump supporters never perceive reports critical of Trump. And if they do, it is enfolded/warped in critiques by Trump defenders. PREACHING TO THE CHOIR. They may be addressing the “undecided.” To my knowledge, there are no studied attempts to infiltrate the pro-Trump media sites and experimentally try to engage them in meaningful dialog.

Another Observation: The future, beyond tomorrow, is virtually absent. Vague reference to the mid-term elections and the 2020 POTUS elections is all there is. MSNBC report as if there will be a “constitutional” decision (court/legislative/electoral) process to decide. However, there may be no longer any legal frameworks accepted by both sides. There are many, different “Constitutions”. Trump/GOP can simply ignore requests from Democrats or the “left” media. Trump and his handlers (Global Organized Crime, including some banks) will not accept defeat. Speculation: Future elections will be either rigged in their favor or prohibited. Another false-flag event may be used to shift emergency powers to Trump. POWER RULES.


Nor does the USA, China or any “nation” or “state” – in the same “sense of existence” as tables, trees, houses, persons, and even villages.

When is the action of a part not considered an action of the whole? The answer depends on our definitions for “action”, “part”, whole”, and “considered”. Is my writing this an action of the USA? Is EVERY action of a legal official of the USA government an action of the government. When The Donald shits, it that an act by POTUS? Are The Donald’s tweets the acts of POTUS? Naive realism  applied to large, complex populations of humans can cause us great difficulty. This is an issue beyond that of naive realism for all experience.

If a rouge group (conspiratorial gang – CG) of members of a formal organization acts (contrary to the policies and bylaws of the org), are these to be considered acts by the org?  Conspiracy defined.

Trump and Putin have known connections with Organized Crime. The organized crime cabal in Russia, (CGs in Russia) may have hacked the 2016 elections in the USA. It can be  “rightly” claimed that Russia (the official nation state) did not formally participate in the hacking of the election. Trump and Putin are radically different players.

What prompted me to revisit this theme was the recent announcement of the rolling back of regulations on the payday loan scams. This is clearly in line with the corruption of Legal-Organized-Crime (LOC).

The slow coup underway in the USA may be the work of an international cabal of CGs. The org structures/processes of CGs and CABALS of CGs is different from that of most institutions. Details of differences need to be worked out. The historical roles of CGs in so-called formal societal systems must also be explored.

The ontology/epistemology of societal systems needs revisiting. We project too much from our naive reality of the immediately perceived onto the non-observable too small or too big. We may discover a Societal Weirdness as strange as Quantum Weirdness.

Because we use nouns as labels for things, doesn’t necessarily imply “how these ‘things’ exist”.

What does the above contribute to our actions in our contemporary real wrlds?

Meta, Fractal, Vertical DISCOURSE

I contribute another META view, which is what I end up doing to all my email responses. There are many categories/styles of response – all important to the collective.

Michel’s reference to a larger context, to the highly detailed exploration of one domain given by John, triggered me to think, again, of the “fractal-like-nature” for the structure of the “space of conceptual schemes”.

“interesting, but it goes only so far, as network/complexity models eliminate subjectivity/intersubjectivity, ie. depth, intention, awareness, personal and social history,  richard lewontin is good on this.” — Michel Bauwens

However, until I read John’s many cited papers (which I can’t) and analyze Michel’s distinctions, I can’t claim that Michel’s and John’s perspective don’t overlap.

There is software that permits visual exploration of a simulated fractal space. I am pissed, but recognize that what disturbs me is just what I am trying to talk about. Using online search I am unable to find a url that permits navigation into a classical fractal, Mandelbrot_Set.  This is a simple zoom, not navigable. It has been a few years, during which an explosion of static art of patterns are displayed as “fractals”, which they are NOT, FRACTALS. The origins of this movement are now  hidden. Can someone provide the proper urls? My difficulty is, in part, due to the “negative” tweaking of search algorithms.


FRACTAL-LIKE: Infinite zooming, but the structures at different levels can be different, in ways. If we zoomed by “spatial size” from galactic clusters to quark arrangements, we would find, not only different patterns, but different “laws” governing those patterns. We don’t yet have the requisite software (to my knowledge). VUE, Visual Understanding Environment, is the closest I have encountered, which may require some tweaking to make it fractal-like.


Consider John’s and Michael’s conceptual schemes as two nodes. John’s node is a component node, in the network-of-nodes of Michael; which is itself a component node in a “larger” network-of-nodes. This language is only metaphor. Every node is a shell for a network of nodes “within”. Every network of nodes is “itself” a node, in a larger network. But, the structure/laws for each network, in the holarchy, need not be the same.

It gets much more complex. Any node, in any holon in the holarchy, could be “linked” to any other node anywhere else in the holarchy. The holarchical “tree” transforms into a “hyper-network” A wild/improbable example: a circuit of neurons in one brain may be linked to  a community of humans, at another place and time.. This is now proposed for the “Tree of Life” into the “Network of Life”, as whole genomes can be shared across species & families, etc.  This might be thought as conceptual entanglement.

========== continued on my blog

SYSNETS, is an additional twist.  Networks can conceived to be the “core conceptual skeleton” for related/linked components of systems. Systems arise through constraints on the interaction of nodes in a network.

It is important to remember, that ALL we are talking about, are patterns in “wrlds” of human mind/brains, from which we personally/individually (but, within collectives) share in our semfields. So-called “objective reality” might not include many distinctions, which are part of our human contribution.

Individual humans are all limited by how much of the above can be “consciously experienced in the moment”. Obviously, from my  writing this, this must be a structure in “nuet”. I, Larry, can’t navigate this conceptual reality, even though  it can exist, potentially, in nuet (and others).

DISCOURSE: Horizontal & Vertical

Almost all human discourse is “horizontal” (t the same level), or “vertical” to only one or two levels. More “vertical” discourse requires new apps and collective semfields, well beyond the mishmash of MSM to scientific journals. We can never expect most humans to be highly competent in vertical discourse (as not being highly competent in most dimensions of competence). But (1) all must respect all levels of honest discourse and (2) meta (vertical) discourse is not MORE important than other discourse, BUT is essential as part of “the whole”. We need dancers, painters, poets, musicians, logicians, mathematicians, mothers,  farmers, etc. – and persons skilled in vertical/meta discourse.

Whatever creative work we may do at the horizontal level or within a narrow vertical level can be quickly rendered moot by changes in the contexts at higher vertical levels. The COSMOS doesn’t appear to “protect individuals” (personal or ideological systems), even when “right” from “our perspective”.  Both “good” persons and ideas can suddenly “die”.


To adequately respond to this query (more than a question, seeking an answer and closure) we might begin to explore other DOMAINS,  independent of UPLIFT and Up2Met. These are “related” to UPLIFT and Up2Met, in that they may be essential to their actualization.  Whether they are relevant/essential is unknown.

****** Larry/nuet needs critical feedback on these domains. ****

(1) actualizing  Up2Met

UPLIFT & Up2Met are rough sketches of complex conceptual schemes. To make these emergent manifest requires we go beyond conceptualization. It will involve practical design & management of changing human systems far beyond any prior.

For example: the art/science for preparing human systems to perform in a set of possible/projected future situations. will be an essential process to create. And, every person must, eventually, be open to “truly fundamental” change. Today, we are all caterpillars, climbing on twigs and eating leaves. Tomorrow, we will be butterflies, beautiful and agile, flying from flower to flower. Yet, we will all be reluctant to give-up being a caterpillar.

There must be much greater 3C (Communication, Cooperation, Coordination) between different holon levels in emergent humanity, far beyond what exists in humankind.

(2) wrlds vs worlds |  HR vs MR

Human Reality (HR) is radically different from Material Reality (MR).

Every human is a hallucinating wrld, deluded into believing they are individual persons in a common, objective world.

These lead to a epistemic shift that (1) provides useful insights about the strange trends in contemporary humankind, and (2) provides useful insights as to what emergent humanity can become and accomplish.

This is a super-radical challenge. This new hypothesis must be critiqued and expanded/improved. How to use these ideas to design action, and how to move others to embrace this new episteme is a challenge of cosmic proportions. Yet, humankind has suppressed potentials of cosmic proportions (which needs to be researched and revealed).

(3)  “time” is not one dimensional.

This is the most “far out”, yet – if recognized and explored, might yield the most progress. Alt-time concepts have been a strong interest since high school, and have influenced my PhD research. Yet, none of my “practical” proposals depend on new discoveries about time.

“Reality” may be “projected” by humans on a linear time coordinate system, for the “evolution” of: the physical universe, Gaia, ecologies, species, humankind, and the life of each organism.  Considering “leakage” of information “forward and back” on this linear dimension would be a limited attempt to explain “strange” details from our linear perspective.  This new “reality” would more optimally be considered within a “temporal texture” context, with our conventional linear time be one “cross-section” or “projection”. Feedpast Bootstrapping, is a possible process I am exploring, that distinguishes life from non-life. The “sponge-like” structure for galaxy distribution in our cosmological universe (films with a high density of galaxies  surrounding vast volumes of empty space) hints to a “biological-growth-like” process.  Dark matter and energy may be “projections” from other temporal perspectives.