Let’s not forget 5G

In the current turmoil, we shouldn’t forget the sword of Damocles of 5G. Below is a summary of the press release issued by the association Procès 5G France, followed by an article published at the time in special issue no. 5, « 5G, face au conte de fée, le compte des faits ».

The Association Procès 5G France has launched legal proceedings with the help of 500 citizens from all over the world in front of the Paris Courts in May 2020. Its aim was to obtain a judicial expertise or independent impact study of 5G technology on health, the environment and our individual freedoms.

A hearing at France’s Cour de Cassation (Ile de la Cité, Paris) has been set for Tuesday January 30, 2024 at 9:30 am, which any member of the public is welcome to attend.

The association aims to to bring this vital issue back to the heart of public debate 5G enables population control, similar to that used in certain Chinese « social credit » cities. Far from being a simple technical decision, its deployment would actually contribute to a major upheaval of all our Western philosophical principles. Consequently, it cannot be insidiously imposed without first being the subject of a major public debate. and without prior in-depth evaluation, even though official documents have already been published showing the harmful effects of this technology on physical and mental health. Suscite an innovative jurisprudence in the Land of the Enlightenment, which would be disseminated abroad, would be another victory..

This new « normality » is unnatural, discriminatory, anti-democratic and even guilt-inducing/infantilizing. On the one hand, certain supranational and unelected organizations (e.g. WHO, the Davos Economic Forum and the UN) arbitrarily arrogate extreme powers to themselves; at the same time, they assure us with great media hype that only authoritarian coercion will enable us to « save the planet » and return to « security », « peace » and « equality ». On the other hand, the general public and a growing section of the scientific community are increasingly suspicious of the fit between the challenges of today’s world and the global technocratic projects that are supposed to meet those challenges.

Despite this opposition, and the considerable civilizational scope of the global project, people are being hurled unwillingly towards the « Fourth Industrial Revolution ». We are thus witnessing the implementation of immoderate « sustainable development », « health » and « security » policies which, we are told, cannot be dissociated from strict digital control of populations and animals, as is the case with all the « carbon » pass projects, digital passports/identities, the WHO’s « pandemic » treaty, attacks on domestic cats and dogs, said to be too polluting, and on cows, which it is planned to mask, and last but not least, a host of measures seriously undermining freedom of expression, including that of scientists.

At the same time, the populations subject to such surveillance are highlighting their growing opposition to this societal project. In France in particular, the traumatic experiences endured during the covid were for many a warning of the reality of a technocratic surveillance society (e.g. the obligation imposed on the French to sign their own authorization to leave their homes & the attempt to impose a health and then vaccination « pass » without which a normal citizen’s life would have been impossible). In this context, 5G is seen by a growing proportion of the population as the essential tool for creating a « digital prison ». Finally, these experiments have shown that it is impossible to reconcile excessive control with a prosperous, peaceful society.

What’s more, the proponents of this generalized digitization project are finding it increasingly difficult to demonstrate that technologies that consume so much energy and non-renewable materials are the solution to global warming. Their argument is all the more paradoxical when it comes to technologies that pave the way for excessive consumerism. An unmistakable sign of this paradox is the proliferation of stock market recommendations speculating on the exploding cost of the non-renewable raw materials required for these technologies.

More and more lawsuits are being filed to hold governments or commercial companies liable for damage caused by products illegally imposed on the population (including certain electromagnetic waves). Lawyers invariably base their arguments on the lack of respect for the precautionary principle, the absence of proportionality and the absence of impact studies prior to marketing.

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5G, a compendium of technological imperialism

The technocracy intends to take absolute control of world affairs. Its will to control everything, to make everything profitable by extending the market to the smallest corners of human activities, reaches heights of excess. This thirst for conquest of all territories where a little humanity still tries to take refuge is expressed in a thousand ways, but there is one technology that exemplifies this desire for total domination: the fifth generation of standards for wireless telecommunications, the ubiquitous 5G, whose transmitting antennas could be installed anywhere. 

We tell you, we tell you, we tell you again and again: you can’t wait for this 5G to arrive, because with it you will be able to download a movie to your smartphone in one or two seconds (which will take you an hour and a half to watch). No ? Does this mean that you are not yet a slave to the addiction of hyperconnected technologies? Don’t worry, we’ll do everything to make sure you succumb to this other epidemic…

The trouble with these people who want to remain deaf to the siren song of limitless techno-scientific progress is that they organize resistance that slows down the expansion of the neoliberal model. Thus, there are those electro-hypersensitive people who develop more or less severe symptoms and who are more and more numerous following the intensification of the omnipresent electromagnetic wave bath. The WHO calls these sufferers victims of « idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields » (IEI-CEM). The key word is idiopathic, meaning « disease or symptom whose cause cannot be attributed ». Even if they have real symptoms, we will say that it is probably not from 5G or other electromagnetic waves, that it is « in their head »… Hypochondriacs to be referred to the shrinks. Our immune system, which is particularly precious in these pandemic times, will also be affected by the waves. And all other opposition to 5G on health grounds will be dismissed with the same old technique of sowing doubt: the promoters of generalized hyper-connection have enough means to find the mercenary scientists who will discredit the studies showing the serious health dangers of an excess of electromagnetic waves. Even if hundreds of scientists sign petitions urging application of the precautionary principle, nothing changes: the megamachine has launched its 5G offensive and, as with tobacco or asbestos, will do everything to conceal for as long as possible the health damage this « progress » will cause. 

But there are also those who do not want a model of society where humans will no longer be autonomous but directed, mothered, infantilized by algorithms and machines that will do everything for them. Those have understood that 5G is an indispensable tool for the extension of the society of total control and technocratic domination at the service of the powerful. The promoters of 5G will therefore do everything to discredit these people who are a little too lucid for their taste and they will not skimp on the means. These resisters will be called backward-looking, obscurantists, bio-conservatives. But because their arguments are rational and well argued, they are convincing more and more people who appreciate other values than the ever-increasing comfort of technology dependency. Our electro-magnetizing sorcerer’s apprentices therefore imagine a clever manipulation: we will make the opponents say what they do not say. So if they question the use of 5G to track everyone and, especially these days, potential Covid-19 virus carriers, the implication is that they are saying 5G is the cause of the epidemic. As they have the control of the dominant media, this lie will be widely spread and the good people will believe that these opponents are definitely wacky people who should not be listened to…

Despite this well-orchestrated strategy by the multinationals behind this adoration for 5G, the desired consensus is still not happening. So we also use the argument used by transhumanists: « Okay, what we’re proposing isn’t very good, but if we don’t do it, the perfidious Chinese or the American Silicon Valley billionaires will beat us to world domination, and we’ll be left behind and become ‘digital colonies’  ». This argument is trotted out by Doctor Strangelove Laurent Alexandre and « network sociologist » Manuel Castells, who last year was already looking forward to the arrival of 5G, and proposed a brilliant idea for dealing with the « Chimerica »: « And yet, the possibilities are immense. Why shouldn’t we take advantage of 5G to develop what we call the welfare state in Europe? » (Le Soir, June 19, 2019). Without seeming to worry about it, he went on to admit that the cocktail of waves will « reach maximum saturation »! As many of our fellow citizens are not interested in adopting the authoritarian lifestyles of the Middle Kingdom or the every man for himself approach of Uncle Sam, this argument is not very convincing either. As for the hypothetical return to the welfare state, this is a sales pitch that is as demagogic as it is undesirable, given that this historical political form has also played its role in the advent of the industrial and bureaucratic civilization that we know and suffer.

This leaves cunning and force. Faced with a public opinion more and more reticent to the false discourse of the prophets of happiness by the submission to the techniques imposed without asking the opinion of the citizens, it is necessary to advance quickly. Advisory committees are therefore created to advise policy. They will be composed of scientific experts who, by chance, come mostly from the multinationals that promote 5G. And since politicians are rarely scientists, they will be easily fooled and will accept to give free rein to those who promise many jobs via the growth of new objects: autonomous electric cars, billions of connected objects which, thanks to the « indispensable » 5G, will free the stupid humans from all the somewhat concrete tasks they still have to perform. All will be kings… lazy. 

Realizing that the more citizens are informed, the more they will reject 5G and its world, these promoters are trying to apply the shock strategy technique described by Naomi Klein as a matter of urgency: taking advantage of people’s dismay during a crisis (in this case, the Covid-19 pandemic) to surreptitiously advance their pawns. For example, the BIPT (Belgian Institute of Postal Services and Telecommunications) is trying to push through « interim » standards enabling 5G, when only a full government can do that. Similarly, Proximus wanted to launch quasi-5G « experiments » in 30 municipalities with some modification of 4G. Fortunately, Louvain-la-Neuve, followed by others, prohibited this fraudulent maneuver, making the indelicate telephone operator… of which the Belgian State is the majority shareholder. Unscrupulous companies will dare anything, that’s how you recognize them. 

Faced with the capacity to amplify untruths through advertising and the media integrated into the technological system, the opponents of this tip of the iceberg of technological imperialism that is 5G have a voice that is hardly heard. They only have facts and arguments (scientific, political, ethical) to oppose the steamroller of false promises of the merchants of connected illusions who are only henchmen at the service of the most unbridled productivism.

Alain Adriaens and Bernard Legros

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