Archive for the ‘ExoPolitics’ Category
I’ve occasionally blogged about Stuart Robbins’ podcast, Exposing PseudoAstronomy. Stuart has invited me for an interview. It will take place in November, but I’ll let you all know when he actually posts it.
Stuart has done excellent (and time-consuming) work exposing lots of nonsense. His show deserves a plug. Here’s a list of his episodes (drawn from his archive) on some of the ET conspiracy ideas related to the moon, Mars, and those alien bases NASA is keeping a secret!
Apollo Moon Landing Conspiracy
- Heat and Radiation Claims of the Apollo Moon Hoax (Episode 5)
- Dust and Rock Claims of the Apollo Moon Hoax (Episode 11)
- Photography Claims of the Apollo Moon Hoax, Part 1 (Episode 31)
- Photography Claims of the Apollo Moon Hoax, Part 2 (Episode 35)
- Photography Claims of the Apollo Moon Hoax, Part 3 (Episode 56)
- Independent Evidence the Apollo Moon Landings Were Real (Episode 44)
Anomalies and Images
- John Lear (Episode 19)
- Image Processing and Anomalies, Part 1 (Episode 47)
- Image Processing and Anomalies, Part 2 (Episode 48)
- The Face on Mars, Part 1 (Episode 59, cross-listed under Richard C. Hoagland)
- The Face on Mars, Part 2 (Episode 60, cross-listed under Richard C. Hoagland)
- José Escamilla’s Movie “Celestial” (Episode 65)
- Solar System Mysteries “Solved” by PseudoScience, Part 1 – Iapetus (Episode 72, cross-listed under Richard C. Hoagland)
- Image Analysis for Skeptics: From Faces to Pyramids (Live Talk) (Episode 73)
- The Giza Pyramid / Orion Correlation (Episode 34)
- The True Story of Planet X (Episode 13)
- The Fake Story of Planet X, Part 1 (Zecharia Sitchin) (Episode 23)
- The Fake Story of Planet X, Part 2 (Gilbert Eriksen’s Wormwood) (Episode 28)
- The Fake Story of Planet X, Part 3 (The Myth of the Southern Approach)(Episode 43)
- The Fake Story of Planet X, Part 4 (Nancy Lieder) (Episode 51, cross-listed under UFO)
- The Fake Story of Planet X, Part 5 (IRAS Discovery in 1983) (Episode 54)
- The Fake Story of Planet X, Part 6 – Andy Lloyd’s “Dark Star” (Episode 71)
- The Fake Story of Planet X, Part 7 – Mark Hazlewood (Episode 80)
- You Can’t Know the Distance, Size, and Speed of UFOs (Episode 2)
- Interview About the Billy Meier UFO Case with Derek Bartholomaus (Episode 32)
- Billy Meier, Michael Horn, and Asteroid Apophis (Episode 49)
- The Mystery of Phobos 2 (Episode 52)
- Investigation into Billy Meier’s Alleged Foreknowledge About Jupiter and Saturn(Episode 90)
I’d like to direct readers to another compelling piece by Jack Brewer over at the UFO Trail. This one is about conspiracy theories that are demonstrably not theoretical — they’re real. Naturally, I have some (post-Portent: subliminal plug) thoughts.
Jack’s focus is on how various government agencies charged with our national security played and play a direct role in manipulating mass media — who in turn craft the world as most people know it.
Jack starts off by quoting from pages 191-192 of a 1976 Senate report on intelligence activities which states:
“In pursuing its foreign intelligence mission the Central Intelligence Agency has used the U.S. media for both the collection of intelligence and for cover. Until February 1976, when it announced a new policy toward U.S. media personnel, the CIA maintained covert relationships with about 50 American journalists or employees of U.S. media organizations. They are part of a network of several hundred foreign individuals around the world who provide intelligence for the CIA and at times attempt to influence foreign opinion through the use of covert propaganda. These individuals provide the CIA with direct access to a large number of foreign newspapers and periodicals, scores of press services and news agencies, radio and television stations, commercial book publishers, and other foreign media outlets.”
If you think that’s all a thing of the past, check out Jack’s post (and you might want to spend some time on Google about the recent NSA – major media company scandals, not to mention other points of pseudo-transparency in the current administration).
I appreciate Jack’s essay since it relates in more ways than one to the UFO issue — and is simultaneously instructive for parsing our own times. While Jack ultimately ties this to false flags and UFOs, reading essays like his (and the material at his links) helps us to understand why we’re living at a time when folks are so politically divided. We’re reaping what we’ve sown for all sorts of reasons and in all sorts of ways. This is just one.
Government manipulation of the media helps us comprehend the thinking of the radical left and right for what they are. American fascists on the left hate the American fascists on the right, and there are historical reasons for that. One side prefers coercion through the military industrial complex (“bow to us or you’ll die”). In the 20th century, this side focused on countries perceived as enemies – right or wrong – and countries whose resources and geography was desired. The other brand of fascism is propelled by its own elitist God complex, which produces endless regulation of life for our own good (“worship our wisdom before you bow to us or die, or just plain old give up on the notion of liberty”). That’s the view in power presently, at least in terms of the visible government. Put another way, it’s the Nazis vs. the Communists. We inherited that conflict (though love for the left was here long before) within our own culture and country after WWII. It’s not hard to understand. Our governing structures became permeated by the right and the left in tandem. They still hate each other (and people who’d resist statist control, who still believe in individual liberty and a really small federal government – mea culpa). Put still another way: “It’s the Paperclip/MK-ULTRA/weaponize space bunch vs. the leftist-socialist-communist-we’re-opposed-to-those-toys-unless-other-leftists-have-them clique.” They’ve been kung-foo fighting with each other within the United States since WWII.
Hope you get the picture. My readers will know that I parse most of the UFO issue through the military industrial complex (ours and those of other countries … some of them small, but historical havens for the survival of Nazi pipe dreams and technology). I’d venture to say the “black” world is still in the throes of all that and has been guided by the lust for power (vs. defense), at least in some respects.
With the above in mind, I leave you with a final thought. Dr. Steven Greer likes to use the exchange between Dr. Carol Rosin and her old boss Wernher von Braun as proof of ET life. But there’s more than one way to read his words (through Rosin’s recollection):1
What was most interesting to me was a repetitive sentence that he [von Braun] said to me over and over again during the approximately four years that I had the opportunity to work with him. He said the strategy that was being used to educate the public and decision makers was to use scare tactics…. That was how we identify an enemy.
The strategy that Werner von Braun taught me was that first the Russians are going to be considered the enemy….
Then terrorists would be identified, and that was soon to follow… Then we were going to identify third-world country “crazies”. We now call them Nations of concern. But he said that would be the third enemy against whom we would build space-bead weapons.
The next enemy was asteroids. Now, at this point he kind of chuckled the first time he said it. Asteroids – against asteroids we are going to build space-based weapons.
And the funniest one of all was what he called aliens, extraterrestrials. That would be the final scare. And over and over during the four years that I knew him and was giving speeches for him, he would bring up that last card. “And remember Carol, the last card is the alien card. We are going to have to build space-based weapons against aliens and all of it is a lie.”
You can read that and share a warm fuzzy with Greer — that the lie is that the aliens would be militaristic. Or … maybe they are von Braun’s lie … an alien myth propelling the military exotica that gets billions every year. (And uses the money for God only knows what else . . . subliminal plug for The Portent).
I’m just sayin’.
And note to the conspiracists that frequent this blog: We got to all that without new nephilim, Freemasons, and Templars.
- Don’t bother looking for this exchange on Greer’s “Disclosure” site, despite Rosin’s appearances at Disclosure events with him. All the links are dead. I’m not saying they’ve been scrubbed, but they aren’t there. I even made a video of myself not finding them after using his site’s search engine . . . for posterity, of course. You can find the exchange elsewhere on the web. ↩
I had to say something about this recent article from DeZeen: “NASA Develops 3-D Printing Factory in Space.” I just finished the draft for The Portent, and there’s a scene in it that involves the marriage of nanotechnology (and/or synthetic biology) and 3-D printing. I hinted at that scene during my interview with Art Bell a week ago.
But NASA and the military industrial complex would never contemplate anything like that.
Here’s the Rebecca-from-Sunnybrook-Farm spin from NASA about the venture:
“This radically different approach to building space systems will enable us to create antennas and arrays that are tens-to-hundreds of times larger than are possible now, providing higher power, higher bandwidth, higher resolution, and higher sensitivity for a wide range of space missions.”
Sure. It’ll do that. It’s a great idea to make hardware in space. Why not?
The problem is that it doesn’t take too much imagination to speculate on what sort of other kinds of recipes and ingredients NASA could put into a technology like 3-D printing (“What would you like to make today . . . with organic materials?”). Garbage in, garbage out. Organic material in …
The unpopular reality is that, if and when NASA or anyone else is able to wield synthetic biology (that’s writing new, unique DNA from the atomic and molecular level up), it would be painfully easy to fabricate non-terrestrial DNA and claim it’s alien life. That’s not debunking. It’s a frank admission that those who don’t wield such technology would have no hope of critically evaluating such a claim in a world where some people did wield that technology. And once someone achieves the ability to manufacture non-terrestrial DNA right here on earth (again, think about that one), then what’s to stop any tethering of it to 3-D technology?
In other words, in such a world, how would we tell truth from falsehood with respect to a claim that ET life had been discovered? Granted, I’m with you if you’re thinking most scientists could be trusted with such a research claim (i.e., they’d be doing honest science). But I hope no one is so gullible to think that science is never politicized, and that this particular science would never be politicized.
It’s a shame that this sort of technology has the potential to take something that’s true and undermine it with skepticism, and to take something false and celebrate it as truth. But it might not be that way had those in power in these areas for so many years been more ethical and high-minded. We reap what we sow.
I recently received this URL from someone asking me to take a look – it’s a site about the NASA cover-up of alien bases on the moon. Familiar conspiracy silliness, new source (for me anyway).
The URL gives me the opportunity to direct readers to a blog that I follow called “The Emoluments of Mars,” written by someone (Expat) who has a deep knowledge of spaceflight, NASA photographs, and photographic analysis.
Basically, “Expat” is the “anti-Hoagland”. He’s intimately familiar with all of what Richard Hoagland, Mike Bara, and Ken Johnston have written and said to prop up the idea of alien base / artificial structures on the moon and Mars. News flash: there are piles of problems with their use/abuse of images, analysis, and thought processes. Since I have no knowledge of such things, Expat’s blog is a wonderful resource to get critical evaluation of these claims. It’s great knowing there are experts in such fields that bother to get involved (akin to my geneticist friend to whom I regularly send “alien DNA” hokum for expert opinion).
I decided to send the URL I received to Expat to see if he’d comment (I did so in the comments to one of his posts). He replied:
No, I hadn’t seen that page before, but I face-palmed as soon as I read this:
“photos revealing artifacts and structures are routinely modified by NASA higher-ups.”
DarkGovernment.com [the source of the photos at the aforementioned URL - MSH] doesn’t know what it’s writing about. As I’ve often mentioned on this blog, all data processing for Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is done at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State Univ. “NASA high-ups” don’t even get to see it until the processing is done.
Use Google advanced search to pull out everything I’ve written about Ken Johnston, and you’ll read my opinion of him. Someone who claims expertise in NASA photography, and says the blue flare in AS14-66-9301 is a spaceship, IS NOT a reliable source.
So there you go, alien conspiracy fans – take Expat up on the search for a taste of what he does. Better yet, follow his blog!
I hope you’re sitting down.
The day that couldn’t happen is finally here. The U.S. government has finally come clean on something that relates specifically and intimately to UFOs:
They’ve admitted AREA-51 exists.
Yes, it’s true. Recently declassified files show clearly that the government knew all along.
(And for the record, I had nothing to do with this.)