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A Memo
Designed to
Cheer Up the
Human Race
by Rosemary Woodruff

Rosemary Woodruff was the

wisest, funniest, most beautiful
woman of her time.

These days—as we would

expect from a Judeo-
Christian-Marxist era—it is
fashionable for intellectuals
to complain about
humanity's destructive and
pessimistic trend.

While, in all charity we can understand the hive meaning of this

pessimism, it is the task of Evolutionary Agents to counter it by
repeating: the Genetic Plan is working out perfectly. The human cards
are in no position to interfere with the DNA deal.

We are compelled to offer total sympathy and support for the human
races when we remember that for the last 5000 years (a mere
micro-flick in genetic time) the species have been in a continual frenzy
of Mutation and Migration.

The problem is this: a species or an individual without genetic

consciousness, caught in the midst of all-out-high-velocity changes,
buffeted, overwhelmed by no-let-up metamorphosis, pushed into rapid
migration, is understandably confused and, a bit fatigued.

Until the Future History Series published by Peace Press, there were
no maps to describe how it feels during the high-point of mutation.
Does a salmon understand what's happening when it is being squeezed
back up the Columbia River, battered, pushed against the current,
leaping rocks, flipping forward, upward? Does a butterfly understand
what's happening when it bursts, twisting and dewey-damp out of the

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dark, cozy cocoon?

Such dramatic migrations and metamorphoses are simple transitions

compared to the bewildering, bumpy voyage of the individual humans
and human gene-pools in the last few generations.

Recall, with compassion, the extraordinary changing status of the

human brain. After nine months of exciting embryonic metamorphosis,
it is squeezed into terrestrial life as a peculiar, slug-like larval with an
enormous head and shrunken, totally helpless body. The amoeboid-bliss
of the Neonate is shortly shattered by the activation of new neural
circuits and the sequence of dramatic changes in physiology. Biting,
crawling, walking, running, talking. Compared to every other species,
the human being is in continual metamorphosis. Indeed, the
outstanding neurogenetic characteristic of the human is this continual
larval change. Homo protean.

In addition to this developmental variability, those who have lived

through the 20th century have been whirled through a sequence of
historical changes unparalleled on this womb-planet. A person born in
1900 moved from horse-carriages to Soyuz-Apollo in one life time. From
gas-light to nuclear fusion. Mutations-migrations occur in cycles. Each
generation since 1900 has ridden a series of enormous waves—
all-changing reality breakers, with no chance to catch a breath. Thus,
for the first time in human history, we have some dozen mutant groups
swirling around at the same time. And, via electro-magnetic
communication, aware of each other's changes. Those who just barely,
gasping, made it from the Spanish-American War through World War I
were then asked, with no respite to deal with the Roaring Twenties,
Communism, the Depression, Hitler, World War II, Hiroshima, Cold War,
television, Lunar landings, drugs, Hustler, cloning. No one was
permitted to stand still.

It's a dizzying, Einsteinian exercise in

relativity—totally bewildering to a species
that had been assured by Newton that every
action had an equal and opposite reaction.
Nope, no more. The new rule: every action
leads to a multiple interaction,
intersection—and it's all waves to surf,

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moving faster and higher.

From The Intelligence Agents by Timothy Leary

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