HARPA: Health Advanced Research Projects Agency

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 1 week ago

The Washington Post:

The White House has been briefed on a proposal to develop a way to identify early signs of changes in people with mental illness that could lead to violent behavior.

[ … ]

The proposal is part of a larger initiative to establish a new agency called the Health Advanced Research Projects Agency or HARPA, which would sit inside the Health and Human Services Department. Its director would be appointed by the president, and the agency would have a separate budget, according to three people with knowledge of conversations around the plan.

HARPA would be modeled on DARPA, the highly successful Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency that serves as the research arm of the Pentagon and collaborates with other federal agencies, the private sector and academia.

The attempt to use volunteer data to identify “neurobehavioral signs” of “someone headed toward a violent explosive act” would be a four-year project costing an estimated $40 million to $60 million, according to Geoffrey Ling, the lead scientific adviser on HARPA and a founding director of DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office.

“Everybody would be a volunteer,” Ling said in an interview. “We’re not inventing new science here. We’re analyzing it so we can develop new approaches.

“This is going to have to be done using scientific rigor,” he said.

But there are plenty of researchers and mental health experts who believe that mental health and gun violence aren’t necessarily linked.

Mental illness can sometimes be a factor in such violent acts, experts say, but it is rarely a predictor — most studies show that no more than a quarter of mass shooters have a diagnosed mental illness. More commonly shared attributes of mass shooters include a strong sense of resentment, desire for notoriety, obsession with other shooters, a history of domestic violence, narcissism and access to firearms.

[ … ]

Wright sees Ivanka Trump as the most effective champion of the proposal and has previously briefed her on HARPA himself, Wright said.

“It would be perfect for her to do it — we need someone with some horsepower — someone like her driving it. … It could get done,” said one official familiar with the conversations. “We’d be able to put every resource of federal government, from the highest levels of the scientific community to say: ‘This is how people with these problems should be treated and have limited access to firearms.’ ”

The document goes on to list a number of widely used technologies it suggests could be employed to help collect data, including Apple Watches, Fitbits, Amazon Echo and Google Home. The document also mentions “powerful tools” collected by health-care provides like fMRIs, tractography and image analysis.

“Advanced analytical tools based on artificial intelligence and machine learning are rapidly improving and must be applied to the data,” states the document.

Big brother is watching you.  And listening.  And profiling.  And trying to predict your behavior.

I must remind readers that trying to predict the future is called divination in the Holy Writ, and it is considered wicked because only God ordains and knows the future.  Such actions attempt to place man in the position of God, usurping His authority and knowledge.  It is high-handed sin, shaking your fist at the Almighty.  God will not bless it, and it won’t be used for anything good.

Furthermore, we’ve discussed how “mental illness” bears no correlation to propensity to violence, and it’s bigoted and prejudiced to think that way of people who have been diagnosed as mentally ill.

Finally, turning to something like this might be called Orwellian by some, but I tend to lean more towards witchcraft and sorcery.  Trump has stated unequivocally that people who do this are mentally ill.  He doesn’t know this, and he’s in no position to decide.

But he’s turning to witchcraft for help, really no different than turning to palm readers.  The legacy Trump will leave behind will be bump stock bans, universal background checks, appointment of a controller to head the ATF, and now HARPA.  The communists are watching with jealousy, wishing they could have done this.


Comments

  1. On August 25, 2019 at 10:00 pm, Dan said:

    The USSR had a history of systematic political abuse of psychiatry based on the interpretation of political opposition or dissent as a psychiatric problem. It was called “psychopathological mechanisms” of dissent. The mechanism being currently proposed is IDENTICAL to this agenda based
    pseudoscience. The goal is to label ANYONE who opposes the power brokers in Mordor On The Potomac as mentally defective thus clearing the way to automatically nullify their rights and do to them as desired.

  2. On August 26, 2019 at 12:19 am, BRVTVS said:

    @ Dan

    There is also a long history of abuse by America’s mental health system. A case in point is how General Edwin Walker was locked up when leftist tried to claim he was insane. The plans for this were laid long ago. I’d recommend reading John Stormer’s 1964 book, None Dare Call It Treason, for detailed documentation of what they are planning for us.

  3. On August 26, 2019 at 12:29 am, Papa said:

    Big Brother is actually Big Sister Ivanka.
    I like how they’re going to use technology like watches, Echo, etc.
    We can enjoy our woman president and all those lovely convenient electronic gadgets.

  4. On August 26, 2019 at 9:12 am, Badger said:

    Psych evaluations. By Government. Using AI developed by Big Tech Cartel®, with input of personalized medical record information in violation of privacy act law & several enumerated rights, promoted by Daddy’s Darling Angel­™. What could go wrong?

  5. On August 26, 2019 at 9:52 am, dad29 said:

    26 of the 27 worst “mass shooters” share exactly ONE trait: fatherlessness. Goes un-mentioned in the MSM discussions, as does Satan, whose legions can take possession of individuals.

  6. On August 26, 2019 at 10:54 am, Roger J said:

    All the speculation about mental illness and mass murder ignores one phenomenon known to the ancients, discussed in the Bible, and ridiculed by ‘rational, modern’ thinkers: evil. Evil exists, and we see its handiwork all around us.

  7. On August 26, 2019 at 11:15 am, Towser said:

    Herschel.

    The odd thing about your comments is they somewhat mirrored my thoughts. I didn’t read much of the article. I started wondering whether they would use Peyote enhanced visions or just rely on ouija board seances. Then I saw your own comments about engaging occult practices.

    On the other hand, just look at the cool ways they want to collect “data”.

  8. On August 26, 2019 at 1:16 pm, John Taylor said:

    Not to mention that, in my experience at least, DARPA is not so much a “highly successful” agency as it is a rigged game managed by GS-15 bureaucrats and/or retired military command-level “perfumed princes” whose political acumen is far more impressive than their technical knowledge. YMMV.

  9. On August 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm, Henry said:

    “to establish a new agency called the Health Advanced Research Projects Agency or HARPA”

    Tasked with inventing the Internut.

  10. On August 26, 2019 at 4:23 pm, Papa said:

    Sort of related.
    Think of this type of activity applied to mental health and red flag operations.
    http://knuckledraggin.com/2019/08/houston-narcotics-cop-who-instigated-a-deadly-drug-raid-is-charged-with-murder/

  11. On August 26, 2019 at 4:26 pm, Papa said:

    https://reason.com/2019/08/23/houston-narcotics-cop-who-instigated-a-deadly-drug-raid-is-charged-with-murder/

  12. On August 26, 2019 at 4:29 pm, Papa said:

    Daddy’s Darling Angel seems to be quite busy lately.
    A figurehead administration.
    Who really runs the show?

  13. On August 27, 2019 at 10:38 am, Papa said:

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/why-red-flag-laws-are-worse-than-you-think/

  14. On August 27, 2019 at 4:27 pm, Not Sure said:

    The agency Health Advanced Research Projects Agency, or HARPA should change its title from Agency to Organization; you’ll figure it out.

  15. On August 31, 2019 at 1:05 am, Stealth Spaniel said:

    I wish Ivanka would get pregnant again. She would have something to occupy her time other than irritating the hell out of the American Public.

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