July 24, 2010

Child Brides from Outer Space Part 2


Child Brides from Outer Space

A B-Feature Retro Special by Colin Bennett

Part 2: Cargo-Culting Big Media

“Al cultures are advertising systems. As soon as we conceive of Matter as Media, then we are able to talk to the system, and we obtain a whole new idea of material causation.”

Meme Wars: We Have an Agenda

http://www.realityuncovered.net/ufology/articles/memewars.php

Chilf Brides

Alfred Webre on Telepathy and the Oil Spill:

“ Examiner.com has documented the operational existence of Tesla-based teleportation as an operational technology for transporting goods and people over distances in the classified U.S. defense projects. Likewise preliminary evidence has established the existence of U.S. space vehicles using anti-gravity energy and other advanced propulsion systems.  
The U.S. government has historically classified teleportation exclusively as a weapons technology, for transporting troops to battle locations, or personnel and goods between secure military bases.
The environmental, economic and social impacts of the BP oil leak operation may mobilize public awareness and political will to transform this policy decision, and make teleportation available for civilian use, worldwide.
How the BP oil leak operation may affect extraterrestrial disclosure, either by governments or by specific extraterrestrial civilizations themselves, is an unknown “wildcard.”
One researcher has taken the view that a grey and reptilian-based extraterrestrial hyper-dimensional alliance is concerned about humanity because of our propensity to environmental degradation. The researcher highlights an environmental catastrophe as the trigger for open relations between humanity and the greys and grey-human hybrids. He states, “If these accounts of salvation are true, then the aliens’ message is clear: After the catastrophe, whatever it is, takes place, the late-stage hybrids and perhaps the aliens themselves will engage in a general integration into human society. As one hybrid told [contactee] Claudia Negron, ‘Soon all life will be changed. People will be different.’ Presumably, we will all live in peace and harmony. The environment will be healthy and there will be no more war or conflict.”
This Examiner.com article examines whether the BP oil spill operation is likely to accelerate disclosure of teleportation, anti-gravity energy and/or the extraterrestrial and UFO presence.”
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-2912-Seattle-Exopolitics-Examiner~y2010m6d11-Will-the-BP-oil-spill-accelerate-disclosure-of-teleportation-antigravity-and-ETUFO-presence

About Webre’s book “Recovery,” his wife writes:

“I see this book as a journey and as a work of courage. Alfred Webre is my husband and soul mate. Through the time we’ve spent together I’ve watched him wage a battle, sometimes fierce and unsettling, with the mental illness that has plagued and enriched his life. At the depths of one of his depressions I suggested that he update one of his books, “The Age of Cataclysm” and perhaps write a book on his personal journey through manic-depression. My thinking at the time was he needs something to focus on and give him some purpose. That was in July shortly after “God” died and left Alfred both, devastated and exhilarated. He and I had been working together to come to grips with his attraction to cults and to move into a state of recovery. This was a task I felt well prepared for as I had done a great deal of “exit therapy” over the years with a variety of cult members.”

In other words, Alfred Webre had to be deprogrammed by his wife. He should go down on his knees and thank the gods that it wasn’t his mother-in-law.

The Cult Consumer Cometh: Totems in Cyberspace

Laura Eisenhower being chatted upLaura Eisenhower being chatted up by Exopolitical suitors.Mr X is in the middle, Basiago to the left, and Webre to the right.

Pushing the Envelope

First, let us get rid of any idea that Alfred Webre is insane. As a brilliant man with a rather battered but ofttimes equally brilliant public record, he knows exactly what he is doing. The same could be said of his colleague Michael Salla, another clever man who has been thrown out of many academic posts because of his views on the supposed presence of extraterrestrial aliens and their influence on human culture.

First let’s take a look at the backgrounds of these two men:

Alfred Webre is the author of Exopolitics: Politics, Government and Law in the Universe. He is a Fulbright Scholar and holds degrees from Yale University, Yale Law School (Yale Law School National Scholar), and the University of Texas Counselling Program. He has taught Economics at Yale University (Economics Department) and Civil Liberties at the University of Texas (Government Department), and has been a futurist at Stanford Research Institute.

As Senior Policy Analyst in 1977 at the Center for the Study of Social Policy at Stanford Research Institute (now “SRI International”, Menlo Park, California), Webre was Principal Investigator for a proposed civilian Scientific Study of Extraterrestrial Communication, that is interactive communication between the terrestrial human culture and that of possible intelligent non-terrestrial civilizations. Webre is the only Exopolitician with such views to get near the White House. This proposed Study was presented to and developed with interested White House staff of the Domestic Policy staff of President Jimmy Carter during the period from May 1977 until the fall of 1977, when it was abruptly terminated. The Carter White House denied Exopolitical studies see http://www.ufoevidence.org/documents/doc944.htm

Dr. Michael E. Salla has held academic appointments in the School of International Service, American University, Washington DC (1996-2001), and the Department of Political Science, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (1994-96). He taught as an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University, Washington DC., in 2002. He is currently researching methods of Transformational Peace as a Researcher in Residence in the Center for Global Peace (2001-2003) and directing the Center’s Peace Ambassador Program which uses transformational peace techniques for individual self-empowerment. He has a PhD in Government from the University of Queensland, Australia, and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne, Australia.”

Those folk with a still-intact sense of wonder might try these following two pieces of work for size, from Webre and Salla respectively. We note that the first contains a failed prophecy, and the second absolutely spectacular bullshit. The only good thing that can be said about these opinions is that they represent a new kind of what used to be called Theatre of the Absurd.

Extraterrestrial False Flag Operation.

“A whistleblower has recently emerged alleging secret preparations are underway for a false flag operation to justify a military response to “alien invaders” by August 2007. The whistleblower claims that s/he was asked “to write up ‘spin’ and propaganda that would help win the country’s leaders over to our new ‘war effort'” against extaterrestrials. The whistleblower posted his/her message at the Above Top Secret forum and has generated immediate interest by many (see: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread288370/pg1 ). While the whistleblower’s statement appears plausible at first hand, there really is little need to demonise extraterrestrials to justify a false flag operation if an upped military response is desired by those in control of extraterrestrial related information. The extraterrestrial abduction literature is so pervasive and dominant in UFO studies that it has created a set of powerful cultural stereotypes of extraterrestrials. The primary stereotype is that of advanced “alien geneticists” performing a range of invasive medical procedures to abducted women with the aim of creating a future hybrid race to replace current humanity.”

And here is Salla:

An Exopolitical Perspective on the Preemptive War Against Iraq

“The political paradigm to be used in this paper is based on ‘exopolitics’. This paradigm starts with the premise that there exists an extraterrestrial (ET) presence on Earth which clandestine government organizations have been withholding knowledge of from the general public and elected public officials. Rather than being an unsubstantiated ‘conspiracy theory’ with little relevance to contemporary policy issues such as a pre-emptive US war against Iraq, it will be argued that an exopolitical analysis can provide a more comprehensive understanding of what motivates the Bush administration in launching a pre-emptive attack against Iraq.”

http://www.nwprogressive.org/weblog/2008/07/local-conservative-think-tank-spokesman.html

The single word “futurist” in Webre’s curriculum vitae is enough to sow suspicion that Exopolitics is a structured collection of synthesised nerve-centre memes, no less. It might just have occurred to a very clever chap such as Webre are not getting to the top by pre-digital frontal assault, why not, using the new technological means available after Jimmy Carter’s Presidency, make a meme-borne worm which will do the job?  After all, knocking on the doors of Authority is a pretty old-fashioned very non-futurist and largely non-productive action.

Now here is where the plot goes deep, dirty, and suspicious.

Webre was (is) an acknowledged futurist. He has been in that game far longer than many senior Ufologists, and as a futurist he would necessarily have been completely familiar with the work and ideas of Marshall McLuhan and Buckminster Fuller, to name but two influential futurists. From Scientology to modern Consumer theory, from Artificial Intelligence studies to the work of Ray Kurtzweil, it has been suggested that it might be possible to model entire brains and indeed entire worlds in terms of Product modelling. This expresses the idea of a culture rising from a basic kit of archetypes, reminiscent of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

Her idea is now fully realised in the DNA lab.

But after his (understandable) failure at the White House, Webre might just have asked himself could the same principles be realised in terms of those particular ideas which form belief structures?

Now it so happens that both Webre and Salla are very clever meme engineers. Just like L. Ron Hubbard who created Scientology, Webre and Salla went on to create  a synthetic mythology which, as we shall see, rivals Scientology somewhat in its aims and practices. Their work is interesting if only that it shows how the structure of Web-born mimetic worms may be designed. Such worms have viral properties which can be seen quite clearly in the psycho-social culture dish. In this sense they are “intelligent” forms of non-carbon life, just as is an image in our heads of Marilyn Monroe, or any one other of millions of such sparkling harpies.

Exopolitics represents no less, a new form of viral programming. This can easily evolve into a new form of social control. It consists largely of fantasy and entertainment whose image-based symbolic structure is easily manipulated by Big Media and rampant Consumerism as regards exploitation of belief.

Such “intelligent” forms of dosed information are easy to insert into a dumbed-down society whose media-soaked heads are on the verge of cultural disintegration. For example, we might look at Sergeant Stone’s “57 varieties of Extraterrestrial Alien” on http://www.combat-diaries.co.uk/diary30/heinz.htm

Looking at them as new kinds of cyber-animal, we might ask how do these worms “think?” To answer this question we must get rid of almost every single idea concerning so-called “Artificial Intelligence” we have ever had. We should also throw out all ideas about what is termed “communication theory.” Present ideas concerning robotics and automation are based on accretion of mechanical complexity. What we call “thinking” here is represented by the active “recognition” of “factual” elements and the integration of this into other programmed vectors formed by paradigms based on mechanised input and output schedules. The result is nothing more than a collection of clever spanners.

Our Exopolitical Webot is a very different creature which can create parasitical image-forms in the imagination of willing customers.

As I showed in my article “Meme Wars we Have an Agenda” the Web has given birth to many digitised forms of non-carbon life which do not think in terms of mechanical analogues. It might depress serious Left-intellectuals and Guardian-style social-democratic liberals, but our déclassé Exopolitical Webot here “thinks” like a Tesco manager or his Walmart equivalent. As such managers know, quantities and “facts” come very much second to image appeal. Customers will accept and buy inferior goods if they have the right image. Therefore we are all consuming the image as well as the food, which becomes a somewhat secondary thing. In the case of Exopolitics, our highly structured Webot has succeeded in inserting a parasitical form of image-life into many minds. Again, as the managers of the silver screens know, manipulation is all about images. Like Marilyn and the host of other harpies like her, our Exopolitical worm is a fast breeder, and like her again, it has an infinite longevity. Should we not believe that, we should try getting rid of Marilyn in the head. It is impossible. Like her or hate her, she is there forever. Despite ourselves, we act and talk with her, we will write for her, produce films and plays for her, and we will dream of her as if we were sixteen again and a hustler on the make looking for the best chance.

This Marilyn pseudo-world will be experienced in the fragmented forms of dreams, intuitions, and what the playwright Eugene Ionesco called nostalgia mysterieux.

Together with many others like her, she will pursue us beyond our deathbed.

Marilyn, like the synthetic body of Exopolitics, is a worm.

Though she has been inserted as a fast-breeder programme by a very different technology to that of Exopolitics, the principle is the same. The inserted images will breed as self-replicating clones and any “facts” will fall away like supports from a newly-launched ship. Such multi-dimensional worms are image-based programmes with Matrix-style optional sub-texts. They can be designed to insert any particular target programme into Prime Time conscious and form an important focus of Mind. The result of such operations is the Exopolitical (supposed) alien, who is now no less a “star” than Marilyn Monroe.

By analogy, such an extraterrestrial alien is now a possible worm in the liminal stage of embryonic development. Like Monroe, Michael Jackson or Elvis, the alien is now neither real nor unreal. In terms of Big Media product-gestation, the extraterrestrial alien is under construction.

This idea gives an entirely new meaning to the concept of “disclosure.” For “disclosure” we may now read collective “sanction.” In the manner of TV soap development, in 2010 we now allow things to happen in such series which if they had happened in 1950s would have sent us straight to the hangman’s noose.

Therefore the answer to physicist Enrico Fermi’s question “where are they?” is: “the alien is under construction.”

In the Fortean sense, this new paradigm replaces absolute fact versus absolute fiction with scales of permissibility controlling schedules of allowances.

The Dialectic

Some parts of the operational technique used by our Exopolitical Webot remain somewhat old fashioned. They reflect elements picked up from the psychological tactics of dialectical materialism, no less. These Cold War Communist tactics (also used by Maoist China) were based on rebuilding commonly received dictionaries in heads, see Orwell’s idea of “Newspeak” in the novel 1984.These programmes (and dictionaries were the very first cultural “programmes”), contained certain words which were picked from a very narrow range of reference. These new word-groups formed a mantra, and the repetition of some kind of mantra is to be found in every world religion and every political philosophy.

The object of this technique (see The Manchurian Candidate) is to change the very metaphorical frame of perception by introducing a new narrative with a new and complete vocabulary. Thus we go from the holiness of the proletariat to fully conscious praise of the extraterrestrial alien and the wonders he is bring to Earth culture. We can see this technique in operation in the passage from Salla quoted above. He goes from perfectly ordinary discourse smoothly in the new “alien” narrative as if he is talking to a neighbour over the garden wall about the differences between cabbages and turnips. Thus is a seamless robe constructed, and utterly fantastic elements inserted into common dialogue with no bother at all. It is matter of dialectical scaling. By reducing anomalies to “ordinary” terms we can more readily introduce them into consciousness without any blood flowing at all.

People who lived in Germany in the earliest years of the Hitler regime reported on the sudden appearance of the word “Jew” in any and every kind of conversation. As distinct from Exopolitician David Icke (who IS racist!), there is absolutely no evidence that either Webre or Salla are racist or anti-Semitic in any way. However, they do wish to change the narrative in a way which might have been admired by a severally reconstructed Dr. Goebbels. Certainly Webre and Salla would both love to see the word “alien” used on all of the major Big Media networks alongside the “news” about the economy, sports and cooking tips. For example, the word “gay” has moved into prominence in the same way.

Thus do we demythologise as much as we mythologize in turn according to programmable allowance-schedules.

In these terms, our extraterrestrial alien is already knocking on what Aldous Huxley called The Doors of Perception.

The God-Agenda

Our Internet-born,  Exopolitical Webot is of a somewhat “scientific” nature. Both Huxley and Orwell described “scientific” attempts to change popular consciousness. In Orwell’s novel “1984” (pub. 1949), Big Brother interrogator O’Brien has to threaten Winston Smith with physical torture in order to make him toe the party line. We suppose that this meant that ironically, Orwell’s “scientifically” constructed Newspeak (again suspiciously similar to Scientology) was a failure. By contrast, in “Brave New World” (pub. 1932) Huxley proposed that what he called the “pleasure principle” would be far more effective than physical threats.

Huxley’s prophecy was the better one. He was the first to suggest that god-programmes could be manufactured by mass media.

Creating a Maker is of course an art form and not everybody can do it, but basically constructing a god-agenda is fundamentally no different to designing a good TV commercial break. Off-the-shelf components can be used, and the art of god-making is rather like the art of good cooking: you have to get to get the right things in the right proportions at the right time and temperature.

First to make your god (and the extraterrestrial alien is now an acknowledged god within Exopolitical belief), you must narrow the general vocabulary of the target audience. Second, you must tune this vocabulary to refer only to a certain chosen range of products, whether they be Jesus or tins of baked beans.

Cults (and Exopolitics is very much a cult) wilfully attach themselves to these specific vocabularies as articles of Faith. They cling to them as mediaeval pilgrims once worshipped what they supposed were pieces of the True Cross.

In the case of Exopolitics, the “products” of our psycho-social filter are such Prime Time words and phrases as  “airbase,” “nuclear,” “cover-up,” “space, ”abduction,” “whistleblower,” and (of course) “Intelligence Services.” Such words and phrases form a mantra group within the cult of Exopolitics. Additionally, the acronyms CIA, NSA etc form part of an integrated ritualistic emblem around which Exopolitical belief is structured. Such trigger-words induce the gestalt-rites of that particular mysterium called the Military-Industrial-Complex.

When we look at the collage (above) of the Twin Towers ablaze, we can see metaphorically that it was “made” of trigger-words within product emblems as well as your rationalist’s beloved end-stopped bricks and mortar.

Webre, like almost every UFO investigator sooner or later refers to the Pentagon and major US corporations very much as if they constituted such an  emblematic mysterium, which is a kind of technological shrine from which all knowledge flows. Like Stanton Friedman or Bruce Maccabee, having worked at Boeing, Northrop-Grumman or in the US Navy optical science division is a priestly credit-card flash as regards that Prime Time level  called “authenticity.” The Military-Industrial Complex becomes therefore a complete parallel to any kind of temple of worship in history, a veritable Gnostic temple where shadowy archetypal rituals supposedly take place. Thus NASA or Area 51 becomes identical to Kafka’s Castle, or Mervyn Peake’s Ghormangst Trilogy.  For example, Stanton Friedman (the original Victorian Station Master), uses the phrase “nuclear physicist” as a badge of honour, even though he has not done any nuclear physics for nearly forty years, and even then he didn’t do much. Nuclear physics of course is an essential part of any standard physics course at any standard University, so saying that you are a “nuclear physicist” doesn’t mean a lot. But in the world of Big Media that doesn’t matter. This is the way any culture evolves. It is all about images which control the game-play of the silver screens of the so-called “factual” world which is but a necessary stabilising component within our tempestuous realisations.

The Exopolitical propagandists know this only too well.

Let’s look at the dialectical fabric of the top passage from Webre again: the first two paragraphs contain quite a collection of buzz-words and muscular cartoon gosh-golly phrases familiar to all trendy toy-designers, janitor-abductees, retail-Ufologists and all others afflicted by the Thunderbirds-style aura. We know that as soon as we hear of “Tesla-based teleportation,” “classified U.S. defense projects” and “anti-gravity engines,” that we are in the familiar world of Exopolitics. Metaphor falls upon us “Thick as Autumnal Leaves that strow the Brooks In Vallombrosa.” There is not even time to gulp or gasp, or say “‘oil give it foive” before we head for the door of the glittering Exopolitical Emporium with stars in our eyes with a new hi-tech boxed game under our arm. What have we bought? We have bought a bundle of powerful skilfully-engineered totems, no less. But don’t worry – the same thing happens when we buy a magazine with Megan Fox on the cover, or a pack of Post-Toasties, called originally “Elijah’s Manna” – now there’s a good one for the eschatological conspiracists!

In these terms even Stanton Friedman is best seen as a rich glowing Meccano-set superliminal text rather than a discursive discourser. Generally speaking, such “scientists” are beginning to look like worn-out refugees from old East Germany covered in engine-rust and looking lost in a world in which their culture has become very much a poor second compared to Big Media.

The Fatal Attraction

Of course we can’t help but buy Exopolitical sweetmeats as offered. The packing and presentation would make any Tesco manager proud. They are all irresistibly sexy, and every with-it author knows that implicit eroticism and glossy technology make a powerfully attractive mix. With such shaky assurances from the cultural commercial breaks, we are young again that is until we encounter Webre’s second paragraph above. This puts a bit of a shadow over the glowing promises:

“The U.S. government has historically classified teleportation exclusively as a weapons technology, for transporting troops to battle locations, or personnel and goods between secure military bases.”

Wow! What kind of a world are we in here? Open the box. Origami snowflakes representing wondrous speculations burst in our head. We are in a world where there are almost no rules, a world in which we can say anything at all, just like at the old hippy be-ins or group-gropes of the 1960s. A bus is a moth; a cake is a spaceship. Past and future have no meaning; time and endeavour swerve and loop-the-loop. For a short time, we are in get-happy free-fall; this is hardly disturbing we say, because after all, this is how poetry is created.

But then we surely begin to get a little worried as the so-called “real world” makes a somewhat outrageous entrance:

“The environmental, economic and social impacts of the BP oil leak operation may mobilize public awareness and political will to transform this policy decision, and make teleportation available for civilian use, worldwide.”

Webre then goes on to claim quite seriously that:

“…the BP oil leak operation may affect extraterrestrial disclosure, either by governments or by specific extraterrestrial civilizations themselves, is an unknown “wildcard.”


GremlinWild is the word. Our boxed game is now rather like the Gremlins 1 film, with somewhat comic monstrosities bursting through all the cultural screens.

The “grey and reptilian-based extraterrestrial hyper-dimensional alliance” no less will arrive to save us and (as expected), the old New Age hippy messages appear:

“After the catastrophe, whatever it is, takes place, the late-stage hybrids and perhaps the aliens themselves will engage in a general integration into human society. As one hybrid told [contactee] Claudia Negron, ‘Soon all life will be changed. People will be different.’ Presumably, we will all live in peace and harmony. The environment will be healthy and there will be no more war or conflict.”

That any exterritorial aliens may turn out to be super-hippies is optimistic, as Hawkins has pointed out. What Keat’s “Stout Cortez” did to the Amerindians is yet another warning.


Charismatic Soap Bloodlines

Thus in one sentence does Webre try to introduce a new historical narrative full of alien-induced sweetness and light. The shock here is rather like one of those terrifying moments when you meet someone with an over-specialised ferocious intention in life. All such cult converts come out with some highly propagandized cosmic “explanation.” Now it is the extraterrestrial alien! Pubs and bars always contain such damaged banner-waving pariahs. In the old days they spouted Marxism or the Bible or some other cult-coded formulaic “solution” to Richard Adam’s “Life, the Universe and Everything.”

Today old-fashioned “hard” politics have almost gone from the streets. Now an innocent gets pinned against a wall and instead of being told to read the Life of Lenin, they get lectured on the infinite details of junkpop, from Lily Allen’s toe-nails to Michael Jackson’s child-molestations and suppurating cheek bones. A similar hazard of the modern world is to meet some “scientific” person with a Rubik Cube in his hand who talks about “scientific breakthroughs,” or encounter a brilliant and beautiful girl who talks about Cliff Richard’s musical “achievement.” Far worse is to meet a similar creature you fancy who wants to “free” the “poor people” (usually African) by the universal application of Science, Democracy and Socialism. If you haven’t met one of those particular animals, you haven’t lived. Should their shadow fall across your path, any would-be erection vanishes like the proverbial rat up a drainpipe, and you fly home to see which “personality” has been thrown out of the Big Brother House. In this sense, it must be admitted that the Big Media idea of the Universe as Junk is a marvellous antidote against those who have dangerously serious designs upon humanity at large. “Junk” in this sense means that almost everything (including Science)  is now all about styles and images, fashion and Big Media.

TV as the ultimate in Junk Culture has not “done” either Exopolitics or Ufology yet, but then TV gets to everything in time, so watch out – Webre’s astonishing Junk revelations may be waiting for the Big Media version of Exopolitical world history.

The old-fashioned “trip” has undergone reconstruction several times over through generations to become a powerful Big Media tool.

In these terms, Exopolitics represents the ultimate in postmodern consumerist hallucinations. It represents the fine art of creating Junk Culture using over-earnest inspirations concerning such things as the wondrous postmodern collage of Area 51, the story of Roswell and the MJ-12 Papers, the latter now worth about as much as a Bingo-caller’s hernia.

The source of such divine comedy is of course the confusions, misidentifications and absurd expectations made by all human beings when they are gripped by that quite impossible mode called the thinking process. We deceive ourselves even with the intention of scratching our nose.

All cultures are built of advertisements and deconstruction can point to those best-selling miracles of liberating laughter by means of which we mentally navigate.

Me Gone Cargo

The above passage from Webre shows that human cultures are formed and controlled by different kinds of story-technology, such as the “alien” narrative. Some of these story-memes are fantastic and hilarious, others mundane and rational. These “core stories” are totems, these being defined as those sets or clusters of forming principles by means of which human groups organise themselves around some central core of Belief, either mechanical or abstract. As such, totems are pure media manifestations wilfully induced by strong historical conviction as regards religion, royalty, racial/social class /bloodlines/extraterrestrial aliens, or indeed genuine mystical experience. Totems have the widest possible variety of forms: they vary from Christian Cross-worship to virtual worship of TV soap opera characters and glamorous performers in Pop, such as Michael Jackson (RIP), our nearest Western approximation to a god.

Death of course doesn’t matter to a god. We now await the first miracles from Neverland. True to god-like form, and rather like George Adamski’s Orthon and Jesus indeed, both Jackson’s brain and body appear to have vanished completely. Like Jesus again, Jackson has been “seen” in many places, from British fish-and-chip shops to brothels in Las Vegas. That is some Prime Time. Like the extraterrestrial alien, and the “scientist,” Jackson is now passing through the metaphysical stages of the great Consumer Book of the Dead.

Thus our totem can be deeply mystical (belief in a “real” god), or physically ritualistic as with identification with a particular football team.

Like Jackson, the extraterrestrial alien is such a god-form. He is noised poised between Fact and Fiction with the Exopoliticians trying desperately to push the envelope and make him appear everywhere, from fish-and-chip shops to CNN news headlines.

As we have seen in Part 1, Exopolitics can be seen as a meme-formed web-born prototypal entertainment system. It is now steadily morphing into a consumer-led “cargo-cult” mystique, see “Deconstructing the B-29” in my article for UFO Magazine “Putting the Noise Back into the System” http://www.combat-diaries.co.uk/diary30/cargo%20cult%20belief.htm.

In terms of Consumer Anthropology, the pseudo-dead Michael Jackson’s fleeting pseudo-appearances represent the Myth of the Return. In a similar way, Exopolitics represents a “return of the gods” movement fashioned in modern Western terms.

The “aircraft” seen below fashioned by a cargo-tribe is completely analogous to the concept of retro-engineering technology from supposedly crashed UFOs.

Cargo CultsWhat are “cargo cults? After the island-hopping campaign against the Japanese during the Second World War, the America military left behind dumps of any and every kind of material on hundreds of remote islands. After over twenty years of almost no contact with the West, it was found by researchers that the natives had fashioned a religion around abandoned war material such as radios and aircraft parts. They constructed wooden aircraft in imitation of the “real” planes they had seen, and they whispered into the microphones of long-dead radio sets in the manner of “real” operators. In a few cases, some well-preserved batteries would flicker into life, and scrambled “static” sounds (including voice fragments) were heard momentarily from speakers. Trying to convince natives that they had not heard the voice of the “gods” was not a good idea. Since the natives had no such concepts of the levels of mechanical time, any attempted “explanation” that the fragmented voices they had heard were not from the past but  were “random” signals from the present, were ignored.

They were also absolutely fascinated by the labels on millions of abandoned food tins.

“Thus was formed a kind of participation mystique between the natives and the characters and fragments of cartoon lives seen on the cans and food packs. Given a raging war and surrounded by death, there was no one around to try and explain that this homely Norman Rockwell cartoon life portrayed by the labels had already disappeared from mainstream U.S. culture. The almost identical physical proportions of such food packs also aroused great curiosity amongst the natives. This was their first encounter with what we can define as a product range as distinct from a singular thing. Great numbers of almost identical things was a new concept to them.
To the natives, each unit of previous experience had a face, and a unique self and identity. Each individual leaf on a tree had a certain character, as had indeed every grain of sand on the shore. Yet paradoxically, though each of such tins might be identical on the outside, they had certain ranges of differences when opened.

This caused crises with the traditional framework of cognition. The link between uniform faceless precision and sets of different limitless variety was a strange enigma. Seen in terms of cultural time-differentials, the content of the cans represented sustenance and pleasure—the very essence of the subtle magic of cargo whose long-vanished product chain was organized by a transactional mystique just as incomprehensible -as indeed it still is- to most young Westerners of the time as it was to natives.

Illustrated printed material left behind caused further confusion. Ranging from instruction manuals to newspapers and magazines these images showed yet another America – gone were the beautiful blondes and the apple-pie kitchens and shiny technology: here were grim-faced young women working at lathes and milling machines in war factories.

In these terms, the commonly accepted “mechanically objective” real appears to be more like a kind of psycho-social plasma whose structure consists of time-shifted confusions rather than differentiated spines of fact versus fictions.”

I give these examples at length because it is important to realise that the whole and entire modern UFO situation can be extrapolated from these conditions. But generally speaking, Ufology ignores the cargo-cult analogy, if only because it does not put humanity in a very complimentary light. It violates also the “objective” absolute fact versus absolute fiction paradigm which has held Ufology in a stone-age grip ever since it began.

Transformations of the Real: The New Scripts

The ancient magical-participation concept of totem here is used as distinct from the more commonly accepted idea of paradigm, which expresses the idea of an objective intellectual and almost-conscious transformation of cosmology within a culture. The idea of the paradigm has a certain mechanically “scientific” ring of iron logic about it; it fitted the idea of change in a 19th/20th century society where all processes of thought and action had mechanical analogues possessing that time-vector called “moral progress,” whose “morality” usually took the form of slavery, genocide, racism, and environmental disaster. We need not fear the phrase “magical participation” if only because our world is run by magical systems: royalty, religion, Arts, Pop Culture and Big Media are all such forms of image-based participation in that they are not scientifically formed in terms of the concept of “objective fact.”

Nevertheless, people shape and run their entire lives and thoughts by means of such cultures.

Due to the power of Big Media (which has quite replaced the power of Big Brother in our own world), the image, not the fact, is now dominant: everything consists of scripts, acts and performances. Even the “scientists” can be looked upon as rather splendid pieces of baroque rationalist theatre, with their times and angles, charts and statistics. These look very much like the two figures in Hans Holbein’s painting, “The Ambassadors.” In this painting, there arrayed upon the table behind the two ambassadors are the “measuring” instruments of the deep past. These pieces of ancient technology were once articles of faith in a steady-state cosmos which once had that forward-moving time vector called Mechanical Progress, supposedly leaving behind a pit of fools and deluded madmen. We note the skull in the painting as an ironic comment.

The important thing to realise about totems is that they can be readily manufactured. We now have the Product as totem. These baubles, bangles and beads spring to life like Gremlin’s splashed with water. All our essentially postmodern forms of perception are formed by metaphors derived from the idea of the Product. The Product is a Big Brother cosmetic makeover: Orwell’s physically-threatening Hitler/Stalin faces on the screens in the novel 1984 have been transformed into the psycho-social elements of far more gentle techniques of mass-media persuasion, such as above. Such pop-art culture as Product is now the New Estate. Pop elements of all kinds form the sacred part of a transaction ritual, worshipped as once were bits of the True Cross, Proletarianism, Elvis Presley, the no-bra bra, the paperless office, or indeed the claims of MUFON Commissars. The Product as pop art initiates a cool form of cargo-cult inspirations. Each item is worshipped, salivated over like the Shroud of Turin, the MILF Palin, or the Tandoori wallpaper produced by the Hubble telescope.

Despite ourselves, we are “run” by such carefully-inserted image software, whether by  Exopolitics or some other form of Consumer-cult. As such, Exopolitics is such a modern embryonic totem. It is a cool-style form of consumer-inspired designer-led rtailed mystique. Gone from the ideas of “magic” or the “occult”are the unfashionable voodoo chants, juju incantations and tarantula dances of the pre-electronic Ages. Such traditional processing domains regarded as pure information are non-carbon-based life forms which are good at disguising themselves whilst engaged in fresh transformations of totem-mystique. In these terms, Exopolitics is a cleaned-up modern techno-ritual, similar to the “clear” ritualistic techniques of L. Ron Hubbard, but with one big difference: Exopolitics is manipulative image-based story-technology. In this it is far more powerful than anything purely dialectical. Using image structures, belief is always up for grabs. It can be designed, manufactured, packaged and sold in line with Pork Scratchings, Quantum theory, Lady GaGa or Santa Claus.

As a movement, this power makes Exopolitics into a far more interesting thing than being a simple net of very human lies, mental illness, disinformation or psychopathic paranoia. The Projects SERPO, UMMO and Project Camelot, see

http://www.alberteinsteinvideos.com/project-camelot-is-a-usa-military-social-science-project

And:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCtPy98MN-4

Exopolitical manifestations represent the first big Web-borne modern god-agenda detected since the old analogue disasters of Jonestown or WACO. In this, Exopolitics is Web-borne meme-power with a vengeance.

Had he lived long enough, Michael Jackson for example might have gone in for Exopolitics in a big way if only he might have seen it as superb pop-art. As it is, there will be time for Madonna to abandon her Kabala for Exopolitics and for Lady GaGa to put Webre as a guru into her new video. Other personalities such as Christian fundamentalist Sarah Palin are but two cyber breaths away from Exopolitics. It will become eventually almost irresistible to many of those “personalities” who live already almost entirely in a Jackson/GaGa world.

This is just one of its manifold destinies.

The “facts” of the industrial mechanical world have no meaning within the body of Exopolitics, which contains descriptions of colonies of UFO-abducted Americans on Mars. Goebbels said: “repeat the lie often enough, and it will be accepted” – although the idea of Americans being transported to Mars by means of a DARPA-built time-travel machine might be have proved too exotic an idea even for Dr. Goebbels or Scientology.

The Manipulations

As a Shaman/Trickster/ Entertainment cult, Exopolitics is not above launching rather sinister manipulations using those who happen to have famous surnames, such as Laura Eisenhower. No boiling cauldrons, bats or conical hats of traditional witches – no, this is an art of the cool. Perception is being changed by the use of programmable story-technology.

Here’s how Laura Magdalene Eisenhower was targeted by the Exopolitical “Mars colony” project team, practising deep-fried juju:

“In her statement, Ms. Eisenhower details how Agent X, her principal “handler” from the secret Mars project, eventually confessed to her that “He knew a lot about me from numerous sources that overlapped with one another – from Freemasons, Knights Templar, to this hidden branch of the government that was behind creating this Mars mission. They understood me based on remote viewing and time travel devices and they also seemed to recruit people from the Freemasons and Knights Templar who were well aware of the Magdalene path. They seemed to all be connected, but someone was taking advantage of it all and trying to stay one step ahead of how nature may have unfolded as far as us coming together into Union. I did not know he was an agent until months into the relationship and I later found out that it was them who sent him to find me and it was all a set-up.”

Here’s another  typical victim of a very different type. This one is a similar victim of a different kind of imagist-Consumerism:

“My name is Jaye Beldo and I suffer from Advertising Affective Disorder, or AAD. My affliction results from life-long exposure to advertising. Ronald McDonald haunts me in my dreams and tries to get me to pledge allegiance to the New World Order. The Pillsbury Doughboy claims that he is the messiah and if I don’t worship him he will turn me into dinner rolls. Tony the Tiger waits in the shadows, ready to pounce on me as punishment for trying to think outside the cornflakes box. Palmolive Madge threatens to soak my entire body in dish detergent because I desire world peace. The Charmin Teddy Bear causes me to fight with my girl friend. Every time I try to go to an art exhibition, I see Mr. Clean splashing floor-cleaner onto a painting by Picasso or Van Gogh. Advertising mascots like Joe Camel, the California raisins or the Michelin Tire Man trespass into my brain and demand that I buy their products, or else. It doesn’t matter if the ad aired yesterday or 30 years ago because the icons, logos and jingles continue to torment me 24/7. My sense of time has become grossly distorted. Sometimes my attention span comes in 30 or 60 second ad spots.

Sometimes I wonder if I’m being targeted by the CIA. Or perhaps AAD is the result of some Psy-Ops experiment. Perhaps the NSA is behind it all. If so, I’d like to know who or what my handler is. Could only Madison Avenue know for sure? I believe AAD is a silent killer. If you think you are suffering from AAD, please contact me at the following address: stabinthelight@earthlink.net

Again, in a way similar to Scientology, such victims of both Exopolitical belief and Consumer belief will probably have to be deprogrammed, eventually. Both descriptions of experience sound like the results of an applied MKULTRA programme after being given a modern consumer-led eschatological makeover. The victims are being dosed as if by a re-vamped brand of metaphysical detergent. This is Huxley, rather than Orwell: no drugs, electric shocks or beatings, just an almost pleasant feeling of having lost a particular subliminal edit during a commercial break.

In this, Exopolitics has parallels with the Millennial and Rapture Cults of the deep past. One is also reminded also of the cut movements of Benjamin Crème, the Moonies and Hari Khristina cults. Though it is still too young in the cultural tooth to be regarded anthropologically as a genuine Western cargo-cult, this is almost certainly the final form of Exopolitics.

The God-Agenda

“I do not rely on (David) Icke’s work because he is not a credible source. He has taken some information about Reptoids from the work of Sitchen and others and mixed it with wild-eyed conspiracy theories so as to appeal to the broad and lucrative market of conspiracy buffs, information seekers, and racists. If you want to read about Jewish Reptilian banksters, and Reptilian English royalty dominating humanity, he’s your man. Were you aware that David Icke had a nervous breakdown on live TV in the UK and declared himself to be the son of God? He was banned from speaking in Canada because he is a known racist. The Grays came here and demanded the surrender. The Grays do not use humans as cattle per se. The Grays work for the Reptoids who do use us as cattle.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/prepare4contact/message/2525

The alien-creature situation as described here, though utterly fantastic, is localised in mundane space and time much as is a football match or a bus stop complaint about the weather. Note the precision, the assurance, the quite genuine honest tone. Take away the extraterrestrial alien theme, and the (published) author (obviously highly intelligent and in command of his subject), might well be addressing a sixth-form history class on Gladstone’s three Administrations, the financial reforms of Henry VII or the state of the Grand Fleet in 1914.  The whole set of ideas here is conceived as being unquestionably “real” as the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty. We note the truly marvellous accusation of falsehood:  Icke’s Reptoids are not quite bone fide. The assumption that one splash of non-existent water is quite different in character and substance to another splash of non-existent water is rather like the Zen illustration of one hand clapping, or the celebrated discussion about how many angels can stand on the point of a pin. Since we are all smears of live bio-paste clinging to a rock flying through space, such specialised distinctions are a wonder surely more great than those fantastical beings called Grays or Reptoids, quite equivalent to the mythological beings of legend such as the Griffin, Centaur, Unicorn, or indeed Anubis, the dog-headed god of ancient Egypt.

Similar statements can be found in the work of Webre, Salla, and Basaigo whose hat-trick is to travel to a supposed human colony on Mars using a secret DARPA time machine! We might add Richard Hoagland to this list, whose Hale Bopp space ship full of Reptoids detected heading for Earth was one of the great hoaxes of the past few years, and created quite a stir in the Ufological community. The only positive effect of this con-trick was to create a magnificent new kind of cosmic entertainment structure which may indeed have been the whole and entire aim of this particular Exopolitical enterprise. As every good manipulator knows, giving people pleasure and amusement is far more effective as persuasion compared to banging would-be consumers on the head.

The Fabricated Totem

The important thing to realise about totems is that they can be manufactured readily. Using modern Web techniques the meme may be seen as a cell of the Web cyber-animal. Using story-technology we can design the internal structure of such an animal, particularly in pop culture, see http://www.gcnlive.com/wp/2010/07/02/popular-music-is-the-babylon-system/

Having noted the certainty and assurance with which Exopolitical statements are made, the whole business smacks of the statements of people who have been subtly manipulated using story technology rather than the traditional manipulation of “facts.” In fairy lore they manipulators are the Tellers of the Tale or Narrators, whose tribal role is as old as Methuselah. Exopolitical experience has such a highly specialised structure drawn from quite specific archetypal image arrays, suggesting that such experience was (and is) indeed quite synthetic in nature. In addition, this particular experience is a thing which contains such manically intense deliberation that we might indeed ask ourselves whether such modern “visionaries” are part of some conspiracy which is trying to create no less a modern psychology of the unconscious involving actors from a highly specialised belief spectrum.

Given such thoughts, it could well be that Exopolitics is some form of hidden prototypal Scientological agenda. The presence of Scientologist Bill Ryan alone as a generating force within the rather goofy Exopolitical Project Camelot is somewhat suspicious. Both Bill and Kerry are friends of David Icke, which is even more suspicious. Every time I hear these names, I grow another pile or (worse), I think I am with Perry Como underneath the mistletoe. Project Camelot has “interviewed” more whistle blowing foil-hat human TV Dinners than Sainsbury’s has sausage rolls. In this sense, some would say that Project Camelot is a fraudulent circus full of lies, disinformation, and rigged impostures that make Webre’s “Seattle Politics Examiner” look positively respectable.

Of course the trouble with such radical accusations is that all thought processes contain such hilarious crap if only as a defence against taking life too seriously and killing our silly selves. We are therefore truly thankful that we can reasonably assume that in order to prevent suicides, any alien culture will contain as much pantomime garbage as Project Camelot. If so, we will have some wondrous existential reference problems to solve if and when aliens arrive. The prospect of one joke system trying to interpret another of the same ilk is interesting. Assuming the aliens have different cultural levels and each one has a joke system full of very different kinds of life-giving absurdity and nonsense-play, the possibilities for wondrous misinterpretation and truly marvellous confusion are profound.

Of course considering Project Camelot again, we might consider that the threat from aliens might not come from their intelligence or their technology but from their stupidity. The idea of an alien equivalent to Project Camelot must surely bring sighs of relief all round.

Scientology and Exopolitics

Though Scientology itself denies any connection with supposed extraterrestrial aliens (see (http://www.scientologymyths.info/aliens/do-scientologists-believe-in-aliens.php), certainly it is at least theoretically possibly that Scientology might well have thought of creating an entirely new Web-born face for its central concept of auditing. Auditing means quite simply taking the mind through a complex meditational calculus theoretically supposed to dump waste and extraneous noise and achieve a better mental focus and control of the thinking process. Similarly, Exopolitics leads us into a synthetic story-continuum of certain highly processed story-lines. Both processes are similar to the Communist dialectical process of politico-scientific indoctrination well described in the classic political novels of Orwell, Huxley and Koestler. In Koestler’s novel Darkness at Noon the basic psychology of Communist methods concerning change of psycho-social perception is outlined. In the case of Exopolitics, the first target-audience for this kind of updated story-technology was the Ufological audience, ever-ready for alien daring-do of any and every kind. In this they have become a host for parasitical meme-swarms of every kind.

In this respect, the whole framework of Exopolitics smacks of Scientological thinking in terms of analogies which might well have been borrowed from that latter culture. Exopolitics is certainly a similar attempt to manufacture a world designed (and design is the key concept here), to replace possibly a broad range of common experience as received au natural. As a postmodern movement, Exopolitics is certainly a lot more exciting than plain old Scientological “auditing,” which is the name of that apparatus for mental control constructed by Ron Hubbard (1911-1986), who was undoubtedly a genius of his day. Hubbard himself claimed always that Scientology was a religion, and certainly he managed to get it registered as a religion in the United States, if not in the United Kingdom. This meant of course that he was in the god-agenda business right from the beginning, with all that means regarding synthetic metaphysics.

Compared to MK 1 Scientology, Exopolitics is visual, dramatic, and perhaps Scientologists discovered Web possibilities from the very earliest days of Internet operation and had decided to construct Exopolitics as a new and exciting dimension of image-auditing suitable for a Web Age. It is possible also that due to the often comical claims and extreme radicalism of Exopolitics, that any New Model Scientology as it were would have to distance itself very much from the Old Model of 1952, which though somewhat digital in itself, was rooted in a pre-digital yesteryear and contained no visual dimension.

After the death of Hubbard, younger Scientological thinkers might have felt that it was time to move on from a rather rigid past. Perhaps such thinkers felt that the first decade of the new century needed visual systems rather than those based on print and literary forms.

It would not have taken a very bright creature such as Hubbard long to see that the emerging Age was going to be an experience based on images mounted by the rapidly increasing power of Big Technology and  Big Media. Despite some extremely objectionable personal characteristics, Hubbard might also have been bright enough to see that that Big Science (as General Groves of Los Alamos called it) might stumble alongside Big Media and be reduced to a technological support base for the mounting of powerful image-based theologies rather discovering “objective facts.” Thus possibly were the Scientological-cum-Exopolitical god-agendas constructed, if only by analogy.

The word “constructed” here is used because in the decade after the death of Hubbard the idea of constructing “imagined” worlds and inserting them into the running narrative of the core stories arrived. The idea was not new. Propaganda disguises itself, goes through its own propagandistic development. In the pre-digital world, we had plain “propaganda,” then “dramatised documentary,” and (a little later) a thing called “faction.” All these different experimental levels of electronic communication succeeded one another in a very short time due to the almost vertical acceleration of electronic progress.

With the appearance of the early Internet the concept of “disinformation” emerged, and the SERPO, UMMO and CARET memes appear, giving conspiracy theory a new name and a new Web-borne energy.

We now have Exopolitics as the latest version of a form of superluminal persuasion.

The Military-Industrial-Entertainment Complex

As an idea, mechanical “fact” as a measurable resource is now so beleaguered it is being forced to construct its very own fantasy Big Media agenda in terms derived mainly from the so-call “new cosmology.” Elements within this agenda are as fantastic as anything Salla, Webre or the good Dr. Boylan could offer. The CERN Collider is already producing as many metaphors as facts and as for Hawking’s Black Hole theology, it has to use the present tense to describe cosmic events, even though according to the generally accepted Theory of Relativity, the light from the nearest stars takes million of years to reach Earth. The Hubble therefore is taking pictures of events which may well have long ceased to exist!

The “fact” is that to use the correct past tense to describe cosmic events would be intolerably depressing. Readers should select a paragraph from Hawking and re-write it using the past tense, and they will see what is meant here.

This utterly absurd situation represents a dialectic crisis between brand-name mythologies rather than old-fashioned “objective science.” Hawking and his team of cultural propagandists are, no less, twisting both language and concept in order to give “information” about a cosmological state of affairs which no longer exists in what Big Media calls “real time,” a metaphysical joke if ever there was. They are using this falsehood to justify the continuation of a “measurement” culture which is just as fantastic a concept as any Exopolitical ideas about “communication” with alien spaceship full of Reptoids and Greys.

We may conclude therefore that language, communication and culture are essentially linked productions involving style and presentation as much as if they were on a fashion catwalk.

Thus under threat, the so-called “real” system as constellated has no qualms about programming counter-theatres which at a brief glance appear “authentic” if only because such supposed “real” systems have a hell of a lot more going for them in terms of being brand leaders in Prime Time. “Hard” truth is the usual metaphor used by “real” systems, just as Newton’s atoms were called “hard” before discovery of their electromagnetic interior and their Quantum characteristics.

Therefore the management of metaphor is very important as regards the formation of cultural mythologies. If we laugh at Exopolitics, we might bare in mind that the great institutions (Religion, Royalty, Glamour, Entertainment, Big Media, are all “false” in the sense that they are all based on powerful manipulations of a similar kind of double-think based on a form of irresistible non-sexual pornography.

The Entertainment Factor

The one good thing about Exopolitics is that it offers moments of high comedy. Here is noted blogger Dan Smith’s almost off-hand references to his “CIA handler.” This is straight out of a Tony Hancock script, leaving us to imagine Sid James’ response over the breakfast table in East Cheam. For the record here is the reply of the CIA handler concerned, one  Ron Pandolfi:

“Ever since I met Dan, I have consistently told him that I have absolutely no interest in his Jesus complex, UFOs, aliens, or eschatology. Yet he persists with the fabrication of a Ron & Dan show! Dan is a family friend, welcome for a barbecue and occasional outings. NOTHING MORE!” (email)

It appears that jokes about CIA “handlers” of various kinds and other creatures deep in the US Intelligence community have replaced old-fashioned “my psychiatrist” jokes. The joke line now is not “my psychiatrist told me,” or “I consulted my guru,” but “my CIA hander told me…” These references replaced old Radio and music-hall jokes about politicians, mothers-in-law, and the high prices charged by blacksmiths and horse fodder providers.

Dan is in trouble because old-fashioned Politics and Religion have gone almost entirely from meaningful modern thinking. Mass corruption and manipulated slaughter have shredded politics of all credibility and the Christian religion of whatever kind has vanished with the horses in the street. With Mysticism and the Occult beaten into a corner by the undoubted physical success of  Big Science, all that remains in Western society as a basis for what might be called “belief” is the scientific ideology of the military-Industrial-complex and its much-vaunted technology. According to scientific futurist Ray Kurtzweil, our future is essentially mechanical, consisting of an ever-accelerating vertical rise of product development, scientific “breakthroughs” and physical “improvements” of many a Meccano kidney.

But like most straight scientists, Kurtzweil appears not have reached even the TV Age yet, never mind the Web. Like most of his colleagues he thinks probably that TV is something to keep the kids quiet whilst he gets on with sorting out the “laws” of the “factual” and “real” Rules and Regulations universe, considered by latter-day Victorian Station Masters to be very much a non-moveable feast.

Apparently the absorption of billions of powerful images per second plays no part in modern “scientific” ideas of “causation,” which are still conceived as being essentially mechanical. As in the days of Victorian Station Master science, apparently to be “real,” one thing has to bang against another thing.

Any culture thrives by re-supplying a constant stream of system-gods, and this entails necessarily a good supply of good new god-designs. Replacement of such comically antiquated father-figures as the psychiatrist (or the economist) leads us to the central mystery of cultural formation. The “whistleblower” and the “secret insider informant” are just two of the many avatars which have replaced the guru, the saint, the priest, and many other discredited comic-book heroes and heroines of the deep past. For spiritual succour, we are left with the Pop Star and the Military-Industrial-Complex.

The Disclosure Movement  in particular and Ufology in general goes down on its knees asking for the slightest atom of revelation concerning the belief that this same said Complex holds the secret of the UFO. The scant bits and piece of UFO “evidence” are regarded as the modern equivalent to pieces of the True Cross in mediaeval times.

The truth is that the last big faith-based system, namely free-market Corporate Capitalism has failed us. It is now the turn of much-vaunted Big Science to fall flat on its face. Meantime, what Dan Smith and many other Disclosure types want is True Religion. But the Pentagon as Kafka’s Castle on the hill won’t give it to him, if only because most probably it doesn’t have all that much to give. Thus religious heat is projected into the mythological dark: “the beloved Authorities are keeping something from us” cry the spiritually-starved folk.

This participation mystique between actors and audience between Product and psycho-social Mystique here goes back a long way.  It smacks of political manipulations concerning tomb-mysteries, urn-burials, Christ-shrouds, and old bones in old caskets.

Allegorically, both Dan Smith and Alfred Webre are still on the road to Canterbury in 1380 with Chaucer’s pilgrims and their appetite for the latest products of the continuous-process Miracle Industry. There will of course be a few new arrivals on that road. The Scientist and the Exopolitical Ufologist will have made an historical appearance trotting on their horses alongside the Miller, the Reeve and the Wife of Bath. They will help extend and re-develop the mythology of Belief.

In the case considered here, in order to protect itself from the baffled UFO penitents, the equally baffled Priests of the Pentagon techno-mysterium will throw out a few crumbs occasionally to the pilgrims whilst it considers the situation and watches its back to cover itself should the “bugs” arrive. But even almost-real crumbs are rare and expensive, and so crumbs have to be manufactured. The sheeple, ever-grateful for any kind of crumb from the High Table, won’t bother about distinctions. They will willingly gulp down this very mixed diet, ever-grateful for even almost-sustenance. The word “almost” is a key word in these discussions. It keeps the sheeple salivating. Thus does the gaming situation appear within the controlled diet of different levels of managed perception.

Part 3: The K-Scope (Coming Soon)

Colin Bennett

For Reality Uncovered

July, 2010



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July 22, 2010

Hynek, J. Allen – UFOs Merit Scientific Study


Hynek, J. Allen, in “UFOs Merit Scientific Study” – a letter submitted to Science Magazine in 1966 – wrote the following passage.

“It is unequivocally false to say that UFOs are never reported by scientifically trained people. Some of the best, most coherent reports come from such witnesses,” Citing examples he said “Four of the sightings were made by professional astronomers while on duty at their observatories, five more by technical specialists, including one reported by the associate director of one of the nation’s ranking technical laboratories. . . All but three involved brilliantly illuminated craft maneuvering in the air.”

This letter, and Hynek’s subsequent change of heart on the matter of UFOs, is as relevant today as it was in 1966.

Many people reading this, faced with the ridiculous nature and the overwhelmingly insane claims by so many people online and offline, usually choose to live their lives in relative isolation from the UFO community. Many people who have sightings or experiences report that those experiences had a significant impact on their lives and their sense of reality. In fact, Dr. Hynek himself started out as a skeptic when he was first asked by the Air Force to take part in Blue Book. It was his careful, scientific analysis of the Blue Book cases that led him to believe that within the noise, there was in fact a signal.

In the Forward that he wrote for Jacques Vallee’s book, “Challenge to Science – UFO Enigma” Dr. Hynek described the field back in 1966. Surprisingly, many readers today, over three decades later, will recognize what Hynek describes.

“As an astronomer, I probably would never have approached the subject had I not been officially asked to do so. Over the past eighteen years I have acted as a scientific consultant to the U.S. Air Force on the subject of unidentified flying objects-UFO’s. As a consequence of my work on the voluminous air force files and, to a greater extent, of personal investigation of many puzzling cases and interviews with witnesses of good repute, I have long been aware that the subject of UFO’s could not be dismissed as mere nonsense. Nonsense is present, to be sure, and misidentification of otherwise familiar objects that many sincere people report as UFO’s. But is there not a “signal” in the “noise,” a needle in the haystack? Is it not precisely our role to try to isolate the valid from the nonsensical? By carefully working through tons of pitchblende, Madame Curie isolated a tiny amount of radium-but the significance of that minute quantity was world–shaking.”

Dr. Hynek was primarily a professor and astronomer, but it was his work as a scientific advisor to the U.S. Air Force for which is he most remembered and famous. Under Project Sign, Project Grudge and Project Blue Book, Hynek analyzed case after case – probably witnessing a volume of accounts and learning of events most of us would never have the time to review. Even after the Air Force dropped Blue Book, Hynek continued on in his pursuit of the truth behind the UFO enigma by analyzing trace evidence left by UFOs.

Hynek was an intelligent guy. With a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Yerkes Observatory, he understood more than most the significance of UFO events and the many physical and natural events and phenomenon that could easily explain most UFO events. In his work with the Air Force, he would do his best to explain a sighting based on known astronomical objects. When he started this work – Hynek was very much a skeptic and worked hard at debunking the many UFO reports sent his way.

However, over time and faced with occasional reports that he couldn’t legitimately convince himself were bogus, the scientist in Dr. Hynek came out. He recognized a true scientific mystery buried within the hundreds and thousands of erroneous reports. He saw reports by very credible and professional witnesses, and couldn’t explain them away. He polled 44 astronomer colleagues and 11 percent came back saying that they’d certainly witnessed objects in the night sky that they couldn’t explain with science, yet were afraid of being ridiculed for reporting them.

In an article Hynek published in the 1953 edition of the Journal of the Optical Society of America, he wrote:

“Ridicule is not part of the scientific method, and people should not be taught that it is. The steady flow of reports, often made in concert by reliable observers, raises questions of scientific obligation and responsibility. Is there … any residue that is worthy of scientific attention? Or, if there isn’t, does not an obligation exist to say so to the public—not in words of open ridicule but seriously, to keep faith with the trust the public places in science and scientists?”

By the 1970s, Hynek and Dr. Jacques Vallee were lockstep in their belief that the UFO phenomenon was not an extraterrestrial “nuts and bolts” phenomenon, but instead was a phenomenon created “closer to home.”

“There are just too many things going against this theory. To me, it seems ridiculous that super intelligences would travel great distances to do relatively stupid things like stop cars, collect soil samples, and frighten people. I think we must begin to re-examine the evidence. We must begin to look closer to home.”


The UN Meeting about UFOs


For those of you who followed our recent expose of Richard Theilmann and his tales of attending a UN conference on UFOs, you may be interested to know (if you didn’t know already), that there was, in fact, a very real meeting at the United Nations in 1978 when Dr. Allen Hynek, Dr. Jacques Vallee, and Dr. Claude Poher presented a speech to the UN General Assembly on the subject of UFOs in an effort to use the UN as an authority, since the United States Air Force had shunned any further review of the phenomenon.

What were some of the events that Dr. Hynek believed actually took place, and could not be explained – as reported by credible witnesses? He reported these to the Joint Symposium of the American Institute of Aeronautics in 1975.

–> materialization and dematerialization
–> shape changes
–> noiseless hovering in the Earth’s gravitational field
–> accelerations that – for an appreciable mass – require energy sources far beyond present capabilities
–> the psychic effects on percipients
–> purported telepathic communications

One thing that is certain is that after the Air Force killed the official study into the phenomenon, as of the mid 1970’s, both Hynek and Vallee ramped their own research into high gear. I’m not convinced that the true details of their work have ever been made public, although the odds are very good that Vallee carried the torch well into the 80s and 90s. Despite his claims to no longer be involved in Ufology, you will find a statement here and there to the media, and a hint that he is actively testing and researching a phenomenon that he and Hynek both viewed as a sort of “control system.”

It seems fitting to close with the words from Hynek himself.

“Certainly no progress can be made without scientific study. Unfortunately, as the authors point out, scientists, “draped with dignity,” have often refused to study the reports. The fact of the matter is that many of my colleagues who have undraped their dignity long enough to take a hard look at the reports have joined the growing ranks of the puzzled scientists: they privately indicate serious interest in the phenomenon but publicly they choose, like the subject itself, to remain unidentified; they are unwilling to expose themselves to the raillery and banter that go with it.

It is to them in particular, and to all who foster the true Galilean spirit, that this book will be of greatest value. They grope and seek, examining even those ideas that seem fanciful and strange, for they know how strange and fanciful the term “nuclear energy” would have been to a physicist one hundred years ago. They are ready to accept a new challenge to science.”

While Hynek’s words and intentions were valiant in 1966, I ask you this – are the intentions and activities of those scientists still as honorable and filled with good intentions as they were so many decades ago?

References:

http://www.cohenufo.org/Hynek/hynk_mole2_cohn.htm

http://www.nicap.org/whatresp.htm



Filed under: Ufology History,UFOs — Tags: , — RyanDube @ 4:54 am




July 15, 2010

Mirage Men by Mark Pilkington Covers UFO Manipulations


There are a lot of people who frequent the RU forums and the RU blog due to some of the conversations and emails we’ve uncovered by Ufology’s “usual suspects” – individuals that Bill Moore termed “the aviary” in the 1980s and who remain very focused and active in the field.

Research Into Scammer’s Inc.

There is a lot of speculation as to the motives of many of these men. There are conspiracy theories ranging from vast government disinformation campaigns to psychological research or even mental illness. Here at RU, we continue to accumulate information about their past and present activities, but the history is so deep and vast that collecting and sorting it out is quite a task.

One thing that does make the task easier is when fellow researchers, also studying this particular thread within Ufology, publish their own findings. For example, journalist Gus Russo wrote an interesting essay in 2007 that covered the gamut, but even Gus found himself left with more questions than answers.

The Publication of Mirage Men

Another upcoming publication by Mark Pilkington, titled Mirage Men, promises a great deal of insight as Mark details his efforts, alongside that of John Lundberg’s, as they interview these shadowy individuals and seek out answers amidst a sea of deception and manipulation.

As part of their investigations leading up to the publication of Mirage Men, Mark and John interviewed a number of folks, including even RU’s very own Stephen Broadbent who was interviewed on film. Much of the focus of their investigations were upon Rick Doty – and his photo appears prominently among the promotional materials…he clearly figures as a central character in the findings.

The book is slated for publication on July 29th, 2010, click the amazon link above and pre-order your copy. The link above is not an affiliate link – it goes directly to Amazon’s order page, so get your copy today!

Mirage Men Launch on July 29th

Mark’s blog has some great information and updates from the author himself!  Apparently there will be a launch event at the end of this month, on July 29th, near Russell Square tube in London. The event is open to the public and attendees will be treated to a “special preview of the [Mirage Men] film” – which, we are told, is a 10 minute clip from the interview with Rick Doty (of Serpo/MJ-12 hoax fame).

According to the publisher:

“As he crossed the US meeting intelligence agents, disinformation specialists and UFO hunters Pilkington was confronted with a dizzying array of ever more outrageous claims and counter claims. As a result he began to suspect that, instead of covering up stories of crashed flying saucers, alien contacts and secret underground bases, the US intelligence agencies had actually been promoting them all along. Meanwhile he has to deal with his own uncertainties, the suspicions of the UFO community and a partner who is starting to believe that conspiracy theorists might be right after all.”

The film should be interesting, but remember to take any conclusions with a grain of salt, unless of course there is solid evidence and supporting documentation to support it.

Best wishes and best of luck to our friend Mark Pilkington, and hopefully book sales will be brisk.



Filed under: Aviary,Disinfo,UFOlogy — Tags: , , , , — RyanDube @ 1:48 pm




July 9, 2010

Ufology Exopolitics Special – R. Theilmann’s Family Weigh In


Richard Theilmann aka Source AAs reported in our reports of the investigation into the Richard Theilmann affair, Reality Uncovered investigators have had extensive discussions with some members of Theilmann’s family.

These discussions proved to us beyond any shadow of doubt that Richard Theilmann has never served in any branch of the United States armed forces. Our team of investigators had already uncovered masses of evidence that showed how Richard Theilmann had not only duped some gullible researchers in the UFO community, but also respected veterans of the US Navy.

We can now reveal that two of those family members have agreed to tell their side of the story at the Reality Uncovered forums.

Laura Leight-Hernandez, formerly Laura Theilmann, is Richard Theilmann’s ex-wife. Laura’s son, former stepson of Richard, initially contacted us at RU after reading our first report that revealed the name behind the anonymous handle.  He put us in touch with Laura, who we verified as being who she was claimed to be.

Laura told us that Richard had never served in the military and listed the (civilian) places he had worked while they were together. She also informed us it would have been impossible for Richard to have ever served in the military because of an ileostomy operation that Richard had at a very young age. There were also many other things discussed, far too many for the scope of this item, but they may well crop up in the forum discussions.

Barbara Rose Theilmann is the widow of Lt. Col. Robert Theilmann USMC, Richard’s brother who was killed in a helicopter accident in 2003. Barbara also confirmed to us that Richard had never served in the military and also offered insight into how Richard may have used his brother’s documents in order to fake his own naval career.

Both Laura and Barbara have signed up to the Reality Uncovered forums and have agreed to answer any questions our readers may have relating to their knowledge of Richard Theilmann. Both discussion threads are in the Exopolitics forum and anyone can read the discussions as they progress, but only forum members can ask questions.

For anyone wanting to familiarise themselves with the story so far, here are the links to the articles in chronological order:




Filed under: Exopolitics,UFOlogy — Tags: , , , — Stephen Broadbent @ 12:54 am




July 7, 2010

Richard Theilmann & The Naval Order


The following excerpt is taken from an email exchange between William H. Schmidt and RU investigator Andy Murray. Bill is the commander of the New York Naval Order Commandery and former prosecutor and judge for Bergen County in New Jersey. The New York Commandery is the organisation Richard Theilmann frequently visited wearing full naval uniform and a vast array of medals and ribbons; medals and ribbons he had supposedly earned through various acts of gallantry and military campaigns he was allegedly part of.

Andy has been in regular contact with Mr. Schmidt as part of the ongoing investigation into the Source A hoax.


From: William H Schmidt [mailto:williamhschmidt@********]

Sent: Monday, July 05, 2010 10:00 PM

To: ‘Andrew Murray’

Subject: RE: FBI agent


Andy:

Special Agent Rand**** called me late in the afternoon on Friday.  He said he interviewed Theilmann and that he admitted that he is not now and never served in any branch of the US Armed Forces, reserve or active and that his only contact with the military was as a defense contractor with Grumman.  He said he called Special Agent Co**** of NCIS but has not hear back from him.

He does not believe that the US Attorney will take jurisdiction.  He said he admonished Theilmann about wearing the uniform and medals.  I doubt that will suffice.  It seems that the agent visited the residence and left his business card…probably Tuesday.  Thereafter I got a text message from him telling me that it seems I got caught up in the UFO Smear Campaign, that he was sorry and that it would all workout. I may be wrong but I believe that indicates he will maintain his deception and try to blame it on the government discrediting him…something he set in motion already.

[Other information snipped]

Thank you and your group for bringing this to my attention.


Bill Schmidt


The information above concurs completely with the testimony given to me by Laura Leight-Hernandez, formerly Laura Theilmann – Richard Theilmann’s ex-wife.
Laura stated Richard worked for Grumman in Florida, before moving to REL Electronics and then on to a Chrysler Jeep dealership.

Further testimony from Laura and other family members – both current and ex – will be forthcoming in the near future.

The next email is from a discussion between RU investigator JeddyHi (John H) and Vic Campbell. Vic is the official photographer for the New York Naval Order and John first contacted him when absurd allegations of photoshopping were made at the Open Minds forum. The allegations were concerning the nametag pinned on Theilmann’s lapel at an official function and have been thoroughly debunked both at OM and by Vic.

Vic Campbell was contacted by Dr. Michael Salla regarding Richard Theilmann, this is Vic’s response which he also shared with John.

From: Vic Campbell <vic******yahoo.com>
Subject: Naval Order v Richard Theilmann – Curiouser and Curiouser
To: “Exopolitics” <exopolitics@*****com>
Date: Monday, July 5, 2010, 4:45 PM

“Theilmann [has] admitted [to the FBI] he is not now nor was he ever an active or reserve member of any of the United States armed forces and that his only contact with the military was as a defense contractor with Grumman…….”

RE your request at the bottom of this message – and explanatory links posted there

HOW DO THESE THINGS HAPPEN??

The Naval order is a venerable organization whose members are attracted to naval history and preserving it for future generations. I am a member and this response is my personal observations and are NOT an official response. I am not an officer of the Naval Order of the United States.  Please respect the organization and in the future direct your inquiries, if any, to officials of the New York Commandery.

Our membership was until less than two decades past restricted to the level of O-6 and above.  As the membership aged, the requirements were generally reduced to all officers and more recently to enlisted with sincere interest in naval history. Only in the past decade has the overall age of the membership begun to skew demographically younger with more active duty or reserve service members in membership. I became aware of the organization about 1995 when doing a documentary about the early 1942 Java Sea Battle in which the old U.S. Asiatic Fleet and its ABDA Fleet of Allies were destroyed by the Imperial Japanese Navy at its peak of power. Often referred to as “The Fleet the Gods Forgot”, the Asiatic veterans remain in the shadow of Pearl Harbor even though they were attacked in the same time frame in the Philippines and fought without support until sunk about three months later. Many of those survivors became a part of the “River Kwai” story and the “Death Railway” in Burma.  (See www.usshouston.org and www.chinagunboat.blogspot.com.) Refer also to the book “Ship of Ghosts” by Jim Hornfischer. Jim was awarded the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for his book “Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors” a few years back. That award dinner may have been one of the early functions in which Theilmann appeared ( The New York Commandery’s Morison Award Dinner ).  It was one of  the Java Sea Battle veterans, an enlisted man who had been made an honorary Naval Order member, who introduced me to the New York Commandery.  Perhaps a year later I was invited by a national officer to join the organization. My membership application included the filled out form as well as my own DD214 form showing a rank of O-2 and serving in USS O’Callahan (DE-1051) in Vietnam.

As you can imagine, the older demographic passing the torch to the “younger” demographic has been gradual – at the same time the level of communications were changing from a legacy system to email and web sites.  Our membership depends on volunteer effort to maintain some level of web  presence.  I volunteered as webmaster and found a free wiki system to aid with the effort. So it is I who put the list on the web. ( www.nousny.org )

….

Our membership  director, Don Schuld, is a superb organizer who has,since taking the job, begun a painstaking analysis of membership status and overall improving membership growth. His efforts are so good he now holds office at the national level. Theilmann was on the verge of exposure by Schuld just as these other issues came to light. (Schuld actually told him at a recent luncheon that records showed his membership never went through and arranged to get him a new application).Theilmann had avoided the formal membership process for maybe three or four years by simply taking a form when originally offered and then claiming many months later to perhaps a different commandery officer that the form was “lost” or a check was sent but somehow it was lost in the mail.  Prior to Schuld our membership papers would sometimes not make the rounds for months before a final approval. A lost form would not be unusual.  A KEY PART OF THE APPLICATION is the DD214 form of military service.  So in effect,  Theilmann was able to game the system for years. He merely avoided the membership paperwork.

Over time, our general membership came to believe he was actually a member when in fact he was not. We often have guests. It is possible some member met Theilmann, heard his story and invited him as a guest. This opened the door for him.  A typical meeting over lunch involves a cocktail hour and sharing stories or information on books and current topics – and more later among each other at table. We then have excellent speakers who are authoritative and highly respected. At one meeting, our  “Chaplain” was not present and perhaps someone asked Theilmann to say grace.(He was in dress whites).  Unaware he was not a member at all, someone probably suggested he might be a suitable substitute for our highly respected, aged WWII veteran, the retired Capt.  Freiberger when he was unable to attend due to illness.  It was a short step apparently from there to a suggestion to make him “Assistant” Chaplain. It is not even an official post, but something of an honorary position created ‘off the record’ with good intent. Theilmann’s “story” was now widely circulated among the general membership and his uniform and medals suggested such a worthy person for this unofficial status.

I received a list of officers (including the unofficial office of assistant chaplain) for the website after request to the leadership.  I simply cut and pasted it to the web.  So there you go – a fraud goes from walking in the door to some level of recognition in an organization of which he is not even a member.

I was sucked into the “story” as were all of our members. I can assure you our process for membership is much improved since the time Richard Theilmann came walking in the door wearing a dress white uniform adorned with rows of ribbons.  Bear in mind – some of our actual “reserve” membership was being called up for active service at the time. Theilmann’s timing could not be better to appear as one called up from a civilian occupation and then finding and interest in our group through some interest in history. It seemed quite plausible.

….

Some retrospect of events have given some of the members pause now that Theilmann is exposed. I recalled the episode of Theilmann’s “shoot down” from a few years ago to a fellow member. He then told me I had my “facts wrong” that the events were not like that at all, that he was “shot down” in an EA6B Prowler, over the Sea of Japan and was recovered by a submarine vectored their position (4 crew) as “enemy” destroyers were scouring the region to find them first.  (The version I remembered was milder –  a larger AWACS plane and crew – crippled by gunfire or a missile and forced to land on Kamchatka Peninsula where they were patched up and sent home after some negotiations – all of which remain TOP SECRET (of course) to this day). Supposedly this happened only weeks before the civilian airliner was shot down over Kamchatka in 1983.  In a brief comparison of notes – I capitulated to my friend who I believed to have a better memory than me. Actually I like the “facts” of the untrue story given to me better than I like the “facts” of the untrue story given to my friend. The more dramatic story with NO press about it in memory would be more suspect when perpetuating a fraud. There may be a better story yet as this episode gets hashed out.


I often took photos of Theilmann at gatherings. Bear in mind luncheons are monthly and perhaps 40percent of any prior luncheon attendees would also beat the next one. The order does not meet in the summer so it actually takes awhile for most people to even learn the names of fellow members by repetitive meetings. Often he was in uniform. In his first story to me he mentioned that he was one of only 28 Americans ever shot down by the Soviets – a very small club.  I always tried to introduce him as “one of 28 ….”  The last time I did this he corrected me and said he was “one of 46….”.  It was a wide disparity but I just let it go that perhaps my memory was bad. After all, this man had a purple heart, and rows of other medals designating him quite the hero.


At our last post lunch gathering at a nearby bar in Manhattan, my 19 year old son (who had been my guest at the luncheon) was chatting with one of the WWII veterans in our group.  As Thieilmann left the bar (having ordered and eaten a light lunch because he had been late to the NOUS NY lunch) the WWII navy veteran said to my son something like “There goes a real dude – probably got the uniform at a costume shop”.  They chuckled about it.  He also left without paying – we assumed a simple error – so I paid for his lunch at the bar.  I had earlier photographed my son between two “heroes” at the luncheon.  Theilmann on one side and a real honest to God hero WWII Marine torpedo plane (SBD) pilot – also a Korean War aviator. (In Korea he was squadron leader for with both Ted Williams and John Glenn under him at one time or another – If you want to bump into HISTORY – you can easily do it at Naval Order luncheons).  Since this discovery about Theilmann, my son has had a few more chuckles.

….

Several times in the past, at NOUS-NY luncheons, I had asked Richard Theilmann if he would allow me to video his story for youtube (my channel www.me3tv.org – and for a veteran archive that I participate in as a volunteer with media.  He always expressed gracious interest in doing it and ALWAYS suggested that some time in the near future he would contact me and would sit for an interview.  He would mention several problems, however, among them the inability to tell the “whole” story on tape due to government restrictions which were near some 25 year expiration.  OF COURSE he never intended to do an interview. Once on the web with an interview – his name would be public and people who know him would begin to expose him as a fraud.

……….

I first became aware of the “Theilmann question” AFTER that meeting in early June when an email from out of the blue was asking me if a certain picture of Theilmann on the web as unaltered and was genuine. (Who cares? I thought). Anyway it was a simple question and I could answer it. I took the photo. It was unaltered. It was Thielmann in civilian attire and he had a name tag on his lapel – handwritten – because (as we now know) he never got an inscribed name tag  because he never completed the membership process. The questioner followed up with a couple of other confirming questions. I did not think of it further. A couple of weeks later, the “researcher” sent me a copy of his email to our Commander for the New York Naval Order exposing Theilmann.  I was shocked to say the least. This is the first I have discussed the matter beyond our leadership, in particular William Schmidt who is a superb leader for this group. He is very organized and focused and as an attorney his views and direction have benefited the New York Commandery in many ways. Between his leadership and Don Schuld’s superb membership documentation – there is no question that our own people would have soon uncovered the fraud perpetrated on the Naval Order;.

….

I am told there are people in national politics and even in the press who are not well documented either.

I have nothing further to report to you and hope you will allow a measure of understanding to the way in which the Naval Order, New York Commandery, was abused. Any further correspondence should be directed to our Commander – William Schmidt. Please DO NOT chase after Captain Freiberger.  He is over 90 years old, in ill health and is a dear and respected member of our order. He is known to most of us for his wonderful delivery of grace prior to our luncheons. He would have absolutely zero knowledge of the events surrounding Mr. Theilmann.


Vic Campbell —   www.me3tv.org www.buzzcreek.com

After receiving this email, John contacted Vic and asked him if it would be possible to share this information with our readership.

This was his reply:

From: Vic Campbell <vic******@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Naval Order v Richard Theilmann – Curiouser and Curiouser
To: “john h***” <jeddyhi@*****>
Cc: “Bill Schmidt” <williamhschmidt@********>
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 9:59 AM

You are welcome to my comments and perhaps in your writeup you might suggest the real heroes in our midst are shortchanged by frauds like this.  Use them as you wish.

ABSOLUTELY use my email record.  It is part of the effort to clarify the events involving the NOUS. If Sala tries to use my information inaccurately , yours can counter it.

Thanks.


As Vic so aptly wrote above:

The real heroes in our midst are shortchanged by frauds like this.

No doubt the people who need stories like the Source A hoax to be true, will seize upon the statement by Mr. Schmidt that the US Attorney may not take jurisdiction in this case to be some kind of validation as to Theilmann’s status. Sadly, however, because it could be difficult to prove that Theilmann used the uniform and medals for monetary reward or in order to gain employment by using the false naval history on his CV, the cost of bringing a case to prosecution may well be considered as being too high in relation to the actual crime he has committed.

The NCIS involvement in this case is primarily concerned with Theilmann’s alleged access to Dahlgren Naval Warfare Center in order to visit with Dr. Bruce Maccabee. It is possible that this aspect of the case is one that may well see a prosecution brought against Richard Theilmann.

Whatever happens, you can be sure you will get the facts here at Reality Uncovered.



Filed under: Exopolitics,UFOlogy — Tags: , , , — Stephen Broadbent @ 12:35 am




July 3, 2010

Why Do People Join Cults?


Are you new to the field of Ufology? Have you been attracted by one fantastic story or another? Or maybe you’ve been experiencing some strange events or phenomenon in your life and you have questions. Before you dive too deeply into this strange, seedy world – I would like to issue all travelers a caution and some advice. The question we’re going to answer today is why do people join cults?

The Nature of Ufology Today

In our recent radio conversation with long-time Ufologist Don Ecker, Don asked me why we started this website. I figured this question may come up, because I get asked it often whenever I introduce someone to our site. We don’t quite fit into the “mold.” We are not a believer forum – we require all claims are backed by solid, verifiable evidence. However, we are not a skeptics forum, because we discuss many issues that knee-jerk skeptics avoid such as spirituality, cryptozoology and many other topics that the “mainstream” might automatically consider “weird.”

Here’ the thing – these topics aren’t actually “weird,” it’s just that so many people that are drawn to these topics are also mentally unstable. This makes it difficult for sane people, like you, to find some respectable and “normal” place to try to find the answers.

The answer that I gave Don surprised him, I think. I quoted him. The quote came from an essay he wrote in 2007, published by Kevin Randle, titled Don Ecker Quits Ufology. In the essay, the most powerful paragraphs expresses the frustration and exhaustion that many respectable researchers and writers throughout Ufology are feeling:

“I’m tired of the media that is blinded by their prejudice about UFOs, their snide and condescending remarks about something that quite frankly they know nothing about. I’m tired of people claiming to be researchers that refuse to accept the truth about something regardless of how many times it jumps up and bites them in the ass.

I’m tired of government agencies that continuously lie about a subject that has shown to be something real and even possibly affect our national security… and getting away with it for over 60 years. I’m tired of believers that become upset when their fuzzy illogic is shown to be as full of holes as Swiss Cheese. I’m tired of frauds and clowns in this field that are shown to be frauds and clowns and yet still are treated like they are stars with something important to say. I suppose you could just say I’m tired of all of it.”

Many of you reading this are probably nodding your heads in agreement. The hoaxes and con games from so many of those mentally unstable individuals lead to a phenomenon known as disinformation overload. Now, overwhelmingly the evidence shows that most of that disinformation comes from con artists who are simply using the field as a platform to gain notoriety or fame, even if on a small scale and within a fringe community.

Oddly, some of the hoaxes also seem to involved small private groups of people as well – people who tend to gravitate to and conduct scientific research on fringe topics. They try to remain under the radar in their efforts – but every now and then you can get a glimpse of one of them on the wings of many of these false stories.

The Creation of Cults

In his examination of the field of Ufology, Jacques Vallee often touches upon this strange phenomenon – that of small groups of individuals forming a cohesive group that shares a collective belief system regarding the phenomenon. Vallee thoroughly explored the question, why do people join cults… For the cohesive group, the belief system doesn’t need to be based in any physical reality or upon any real evidence – it just needs to somehow explain the phenomenon that they’ve all experienced.

Vallee said it best when he wrote in his 1989 book Dimensions:

“I think the stage is set for the appearance of new faiths, centered on the UFO belief. To a greater degree than all phenomena modern science is confronting, the UFO can inspire awe, the sense of the smallness of man, and an idea of the possiblity of contact with the cosmic. The religions we have briefly surveyed began with the miraculous experiences of one person, but to-day there are thousands for whom the belief in otherworldly contact is based on intimate conviction, drawn from what they regard as personal contact with UFOs and their occupants.” (page 192).

This collective belief system makes these groups feel normal, because they share those beliefs. These ideas may include that UFO sightings are caused by extra-terrestrials from other planets, that Intelligence communities across the world have an elaborate system of cover-up of alien visitations, or that aliens are channeling important messages for humanity through contactees or “mediums.”

Whenever a piece of evidence surfaces that runs counter to this group’s “belief-system,” the reaction from cult-members is rather astonishing. Normally kind and mature adults will resort to name-calling. Ordinarily law-abiding citizens will attempt to terrorize or slander anyone involved in revealing that truth.

In Messengers of Deception (a book I will be reviewing here at RU this month), Vallee describes this best:

“Human beings are under the control of a strange force that bends them in absurd ways, forcing them to play a role in a bizarre game of deception.” (p. 20)

Can You Find Answers Within Ufology?

So, why do people join cults? They do so for the very reason you, yourself are reading this blog entry. In fact, you are a perfect candidate for these cults. You have questions about a strange experience you’ve had that feels very real to you. You would like answers that you can’t get from mainstream sources that scorn you for your experiences, or treat you as though you’re crazy. You are certain that you aren’t having delusional visions or any other symptoms of mental illness – so where do you turn?

Well – you would typically end up where the “sick” people (who are actually having delusional visions) end up, on UFO forums that are essentially UFO cults.  You may find a welcoming community that acknowledges your experiences and make you feel as though they are “normal.”  You find a home. This is why people join cults – because they do not realize they’re joining a “cult.”

So what’s the test – how do you know if you’re joining up with a cult community? Well, the best approach I can think of to test a UFO community is to see if they adhere to the sort of “litmus test” that Vallee applied to UFO sightings called the “SVP” code. If the community follows this behavior upon any new report or claim turning up – then you’ve found a winner that you should join – one that is not a UFO cult.

  • Members study the reliability of the source of the story. An anonymous source isn’t given much credit. A person with a known criminal record is given even less. The community automatically filters out stories from such sources.
  • Researchers put “boots on the ground.” Researchers pick up the phone to call sources or visit witnesses and interview them to verify potentially valid claims.
  • Third, do members of the community first try to explain the story or claim with common sense? Do they initially explore natural phenomenon or conventional environmental factors that could explain the phenomena? This behavior isn’t skepticism, it is a healthy way to identify potentially valid paranormal phenomenon through the process of elimination.

All three of these factors were listed in Vallee’s model, rated from 0 to 4.  A “444” is the gold standard of a truly “impressive” event, or in the case of UFO’s – a sighting that simply can not be explained away.

So, why do people join cults? Because they are looking for answers. If the group that you are considering joining handles new stories or events in the manner described above – that’s the community that you want to join. That’s the community that will help you find the truth, and you don’t have to worry that you may be inadvertently stepping into a UFO cult community.



Filed under: UFOlogy,Ufology History — Tags: , , , — RyanDube @ 12:11 am






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