The death penalty has never had any rationale whatsoever, other than vengeance. As Karl Marx noted, the state has no right to take anyone’s life. There is no moral argument on the side of death penalty advocates. There is no ethical argument. Politicians who support the death penalty are merely pandering to the lowest instincts of the mob. Racism plays a major role, because few Euro-mongrels ever get the death penalty. John Wayne Gacy got it exactly right when he said of his own execution, “It is all about politics.” That is the most succinct summary of the matter ever uttered. Many a demagogue has gotten himself elected over the dead body of some convicted person, Including Bill Clinton when he went to Arkansas to witness the execution of a retarded person, using it for a presidential photo op.
Carl Sagan himself has pointed out that the Pentagon is the last outfit on Earth that would want US citizens and the world to know that Russian MIGs have penetrated American airspace all the way to the headwaters of the Mississippi, or that experimental craft of the American military are skulking about. I might add that they would consider even less palatable word getting out that advanced craft (perhaps alien) actually operate freely over said airspace. You have made an excellent point, also made by Jacques Vallee, that the entire subject of UFO research is contaminated with disinformation.
To pretend that US intelligence services are the world grand masters at disinformation would be like pretending that only the US produces the finest chess players. I happen to think there may be truth to the claim made by Tea Party flakes that FOX news is owned by the Chinese intelligence service. Any aliens cooperating with governmental agencies (which they must be doing if they are actually traipsing about) are surely not to be trusted. After all of the disinformation disseminated over the past 65 years, I would not trust any alien any further than I could levitate the Pentagon.
I think your point about the UFOs depicted in the PowerPoint presentation (see attached) is quite damning. Someone (perhaps many) wants us to continue wandering in the wilderness (Why the ancient Hebrews would continue to follow such a pillar of lies is utterly bewildering, considering the advanced astronomical knowledge of the ancient Egyptians, and their alleged heretic prince, Moses). We cannot believe anything solely based on authority. You, on the other hand, have made a most trenchant point.
The only way to learn from a 40 year mistake is to write 400 pages considering it from every angle. So, here is the first installment on my marriage, which ended on our 40th Anniversary.
The same people who caricature Alfred L. Webre into Alfred E. Neuman and laugh off one million world-wide alien abduction accounts as delusional products of extreme sleep paralysis disorder are those who have sold their souls to an ersatz “American Dream” that is for the vast majority of us an “American Nightmare.” I, for one, wish I could wake up from this Matrix defined “reality,” as did Neo in the movie. Harlan Ellison’s Tic-Toc Man is far more real than any of the scientistic drivel academia is now peddling. Having jumped out of the top of academia like the falling man astride the burning trade tower, I suppose the architects of the American Dream mythology, who are also the architects of the false flag 9/11 event, presented both of us with unviable alternatives. I prefer to spend my final moments in free fall over signing up for any additional tour of duty with the Pigs straight out of Animal Farm.
According to Alfred L. Webre, the futurist who conceived of exopolitics and founder of exouniversity.org, unconfirmed reports from remote viewing say that our nearest neighbors live beneath the surface of Mars, having survived the sort of catastrophe we have already brought upon ourselves, and they have been moved millions of years forward in time to assist humans in avoiding a fate that would be similar to that of Venus rather than Mars, but nevertheless also self-inflicted. I sure hope he is right. Webre has all the right credentials, and in any righteous world would now be serving NASA in the same capacity as that of Carl Sagan, whose duplicity is unfathomable. We all know this world is ruled by evil, even if those who implement evil are blind to it, which Sagan probably is. The purveyors of scientism at least have some rationale for their lies by which they see themselves as honorable men.
So did the Nazis. That is the problem. Webre calls for complete governmental transparency on the subject of life beyond the geostationary orbit, and I wholeheartedly agree. I cannot pretend to trust any group of aliens that would work so closely with the Defense Advanced Research Administration (DARPA) that Project Pegasus has been and is successfully sending people through time, viewing national security threats accurately with psychic remote viewing, and exploiting other alien technology back in the ’60s and into the future. Evidently, some Advanced Beings (ABs), just like some angels, are not to be trusted. Here is my first take on the subject.
Fundamentalism is in fact the greatest threat to human survival. This involves not only fundamentalism of the world’s three desert religions, but that of scientism as well. In all, some Prior reads some revealed “Word of Truth,” and tells us how to interpret it. It seems that science fiction is one of the few enclaves where we can see this most clearly. Metaphor and myth are clearly more expressive of truth than any other means of expression.
I once posted to a discussion of current events among spiritually liberated Jews, who were repudiating Arthur Koestler’s proposition about Aryan Jews by way of some genetic study that purportedly can identify which of the twelve tribes one hails as ancestors. I take neither genetics nor Jewish tribal myths seriously enough to actually read such scientistic efforts, but I did point out that none of the desert religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, would accept genetic kinship as criteria for admission to the water hole, the preservation of which is the prime purpose of all three.
One zealot excoriated me as an anti-semite, with no knowledge of Judaism, but the discussion leader stated that I was merely using metaphor, which I have previously done in that discussion. She thought the struggle for water has little bearing on Israel, even though their neighbor Syria is now an enormous threat precisely because of a truly excoriating drought. The metaphor of the water hole is in fact deeper than the rapidly accelerating world struggle for water, but none of them got the idea that metaphor can express truth more clearly than any statement of facts and figures. “No metaphor goes over my head, because I have excellent reflexes and will reach right up and catch it!”
That having been said, I will leave you to the link for main post.
I could write an entire book about SG-1 archetypes, taking each episode as a blow-by-blow account. However, it is fiction, and reality is in fact stranger than anything we have ever imagined or could imagine in any parallel universe. My next post will be a review of Paul von Ward’s seminal work on the reality of the gods, as interpreted by refusing to dismiss ancient texts, including Genesis, as pure fiction, fairy tales, or supernatural. The Goa’uld may or may carry reptilian symbiotes, or have vertical slits for eye pupils (or emit light from their eyes, for that matter). Ward makes it clear that these impostors are nothing more than the royalty of this world, who are still poised to resume holding the reigns of power through the re-establishment of the ancient regimes. The ABs may well have departed Earth bases before the establishment of human civilization. We must in fact sift through all of their attempts to communicate with us, and view their messages only in the context of what we already know, including what we know about them and their own purposes and motives. The only message from beyond that Colonel Jack O’Neill ever took at face value was in his own handwriting.
Over the next two decades, the human Internet presence will at least double to over 5 billion, with who knows how many Advanced Beings (ABs) also sending messages from the cloud. We are already talking to them as we talk to each other. The greatest thing about the Internet is its anonymity: I could be Roger the alien (actually, my own bastard child) from American Dad, for all anyone knows. All you have to go on is the clarity, logic, discipline, passion, and reason that I put into the language with which I communicate. In the marketplace of ideas, that is exactly what we need to win the battle for the hearts of humankind. The freedom struggles of this age are all that we have to bequeath to our children. They in all probability will be the ones who bring the Solar Age into existence. All an old fart like me can hope to do is assist at the birth pangs of history and facilitate the delivery. That is the only immortality of which I can be certain, whatever else lies beyond this veil of tears.
Here is my second look at Stargate. I just can’t get enough of Amanda Tapping in combat boots!
Nothing is less inspiring than to see the same old bibliolatrist claptrap forever applied, even in so-called movie reviews. Myth is false. Science is truth. Well, then, my friend, what is beauty? For all that I know, or need to know (which is that beauty is truth), the entire Stargate franchise could very well be precisely what the writers portrayed it as: wiggle-room for plausible deny-ability by officials in the event the existence of the actual Stargate program is ever revealed. When Kissinger came up with this term, he did not expect to be believed, but merely to maintain the ungodly ability to define truth. Like Colonel Jack O’Neill (with two ells), I simply do not trust any Goa’uld source of information. Certainly my own muse, Pallas Athena, has put me in touch with ancient sources of wisdom in finally clarifying to my intellect that myth is truer than factoid, just as reality is stranger than fiction. After majoring in theology myself, I understand Dr. Daniel Jackson’s presupposition that Egyptian mythology expresses truth far more clearly than modern religion or science, both of which are obscurantist at best and deliberately misleading at worst, yet both of which claim to pursue truth as their ultimate object. As I have argued elsewhere, I have no reason to believe NASA or Carl Sagan’s testimony that aliens must exist but are not present, and every reason to suspect that they, and by implication aliens as well, are being quite mendacious about this matter. Anyone who attempts to investigate UFOs can find out for themselves, if they do not join the millions of the 20th Century’s “disappeared” in the process of attempting to penetrate the invincible principle of disinformation that permeates this subject.
WARNING! This is cultural critique, not movie or literary review.
Of course this is one of my favorite subjects, or I would not write about it so much. I sit down to write with a blank page in front of me, but not with a blank mind. I like to think I keep my tabula rasa, but I know better. I do my best to critique and erase my preconceived notions, but that is a most difficult task, especially for those notions that have served me well. I cannot shake the notion of freedom, although it continues to self-develop and grow, even in my own mind. I am fully aware that the self-development of this idea is not me thinking, but I cannot avoid concluding that my neural network is somehow involved in the process. Perhaps if only in conveying what I have learned from Pallas Athena. I am no longer an acolyte of Plato or Aristotle, for that matter. I am a lover of wisdom in my own right.