Posts Tagged ‘UFOs’
Rob Sheaffer over at the Bad UFO blog offers a whimsical (and in places, disturbing) description of the goings-on at the “alternative knowledge” conference held this past August at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center.
Every UFO conference is a mixture of people (attendees and speakers), ranging from the serious to the sublimely ridiculous. I’ve attended several and by now am familiar with the taxonomic categories. But this one sounds especially cartoonish. Rob describes speakers who were all-white suits (Mommy, is that man God?) and brought human props (i.e., bodyguards) to reinforce the myth of their own self-importance. Some of them were wearing T-Shirts that said “Black-Ops.” Really? Are Black-Ops supposed to be secret? Oh . . . wait . . . I get it – they were hidden in plain sight.
This sort of P.T. Barnum-ish buffoonery (along with the incoherence of the research) is why such people shouldn’t be taken seriously.
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 just wanted to let everyone know in the wake of my interview on Art Bell’s show Monday night, that the special edition of The Facade is now in print. It’s also available in several ebook formats: Vyrso, Kindle, Nook, iBook, Google Play).
I should also mention that the special edition of The Façade is part of Amazon’s new Kindle Matchbook program - everyone who buys The Facade in print book on Amazon can get the Kindle ebook for just $3. Amazon Prime users get free two-day shipping.
The special edition contains bonus content:
- the story behind The Facade and Mike’s first Coast to Coast AM appearance
- up-to-date annotated bibliographies for the plot elements
- the first 5 chapters of the sequel, The Portent
I mention all this specifically because of progress on The Portent. I’ll be finishing the draft of the sequel this weekend (for real). In a nutshell, if you haven’t read The Facade, you’ll get lost in The Portent. It truly is a sequel, not just a second book on similar subject matter. If you haven’t read The Facade yet, now would be a good time to do that so it’s fresh in your mind when The Portent becomes available.
A few hand-picked operatives out there will be reading the draft of The Portent for feedback this month. I’ll be making a last pass, too. Then it’s time to turn in the manuscript to the publisher. That should happen by November 1.
Just a heads up. I’m scheduled to be Art’s guest on Monday, September 30 (the show runs (7pm-11pm, Pacific). You can get information on times how to listen via Art’s website. The topic will, I believe, be UFOs, MJ-12 documents, ancient astronauts, that sort of thing.
For those who listened to Art years ago, the show is very similar — even the same bumper music. It’s been wonderful to hear him again on the air.