January 7, 2012

Sleepless in Roswell [Part 2]


This the concluding part of Colin Bennett’s Sleepless in Roswell, part one of which was published yesterday.


 

5. Weaponisation of the Narrative

Alien under ConstructionIn this sense meant by Errol Morris, can we deconstruct “fact”? Is the universe meant to work properly, or does the fabled “noise in the machine” function (like the UFO) as an anomalistic destabiliser? Does the slightest anomaly blossom out like the proverbial butterfly’s wing and throw any and every partially-stabilised system into chaos?

Certainly belief structures, from Jesus to UFOs, from Nazism to Capitalism, can be designed, managed and cultivated as crops in a cosmological nutrient. The symbiotic relationship of we might call a “soft” Lady GaGa mass-media system to the “hard” spines of rational belief structures appears to  concern the somewhat political management of different degrees of counter-ritualization concerning metaphor structure. Story-lines dispute fact and fact does not like story lines in the sense that they tend to destabilize the inner dimensions of fact which propagandistically (and all culture is propaganda) would like to be seen as absolutes.

This leads to the somewhat postmodern thought that live consciousness is a manipulation of theatres managing a scaling of allowances rather than objectivities. Thus in our New Model Ufology here we may say that the “extraterrestrial alien” (for example) is permanently “under construction” rather than being either strictly factual or strictly fictional.

Thus the answer to Fermi’s question “where are they?” is that  the alien is under construction…

http://www.paranoiamagazine.com/backissues.html

Therefore (as is happening) bits and pieces of a whole thing may arrive before the main body. This is a good model for Darwinism and the 19th century Eugenics movement forming eventually into the main body of Nazism in the form of Adolf Hitler. In the same as Eugenics were under discussion…

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January 6, 2012

Sleepless in Roswell [Part 1]


Sleepless in Roswell 

Weaponising the Narrative

by Colin Bennett

For Steven Jobs and Stephen Wozniac
Who helped create the modern Imagination

“All Image Systems are Magical Systems.”
(Politics of the Imagination)
“If you think things could get worse, then at least you know that you’re not in Hell.”
(George Mensche, The Rumford Rogues)
“When we imagine we create a form of life”
(Looking for Orthon)

Flying Discman from MarsIntroduction

The world needs to put UFOs and Ufology in a radically different perspective. As a culture it is at least as important as the drawings of Piranesi or Michelangelo, or the paintings of Dali or Chirico. What we get from such precious things we can get from the story-architecture of Ufology, which is now an essential part of our postmodern Imagination. Even in the kitchens of the most ardent sceptic there will be some item which owes its shape and character to the UFO, now a big prime-time star in the postmodern universe. As a Big Star, the UFO is as unavoidable as are Elvis Presley, Monroe, Michael Jackson, or the idea of quantum entanglement.

Ufology turns even downright imposture into a species of postmodern art form, showing that the mechanical truth of a story is something of a decoy.

What matters is that the tale is told complete with all its faults and deceptions and the supposed framework of its truths and lies. Any story bar-codes us forever. Despite our acceptances and rejections, we play with story games, we rehearse them, add new episodes even to absurd claims, and despite ourselves again, we continue and develop even the most dubious episodes, whether they are junk theatre or not.

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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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May 20, 2010

Ufology Exopolitics Special: Source A Exposed!


Hold the Pickles and the Special Source

The UN Building in New YorkWhat is Source A?

“Source A” is allegedly an active-duty officer in the United States Navy with a long and illustrious career, spanning nearly 40 years at sea. Nothing remarkable about that, surely? Well, as soon as you factor in the information that this particular individual liaises with Extra Terrestrial races on behalf of the UN, his career suddenly takes on a much more remarkable angle. The aforementioned ET’s allegedly have a direct political involvement in our (human) affairs, but damn, I don’t remember voting reptilian!

The fantastical story as told by “Source A” is a huge hit amongst the Exopolitical crowd, for obvious reasons. One would be forgiven for thinking that this particular story couldn’t have come along at a better time for people like Salla, Greer, Webre, Komarek et al. Two previously little known individuals, brothers by the names of Clay and Shawn Pickering, are solely to thank for catapulting this story onto an unsuspecting public in early 2008 and they have been keeping us updated ever since. Their unflinching devotion to the message is a credit to their stamina and willpower. The many obvious flaws in the story have been pointed out to them countless times, yet still they remain, still they continue. They have of course been helped by the venue they have chosen to promote this exopolitical wet dream; the “Open Minds” forum.

The Open Minds forum is well known throughout the ufological community as a place for fantasists and would-be-hoaxers to peddle their wares in comfort and without fear of reprisal. Many of those OM members who have cried foul at the Pickering’s claims, have found themselves summarily suspended and in some cases permanently banned for their troubles.

How fitting then, that it would be there that the significant first nail in the coffin of the Source A “disclosure” would be hammered home. They just didn’t know it yet.

Secret Meetings: Intrigue and Suspense

On the 9th April this year, Clay Pickering, posting as ‘temporal’ at OM, posted the following short message along with the attached photo (resized and rotated for convenience):

“Hey OMF, here’s an attachment I want you to have a look at.”

Navy League Luncheon Navy League Luncheon

Followed quickly by the posting of another photo (on the right, above)

What was going on here?, we wondered.  We didn’t have too long to wait before he posted the following :

“Dear OMF,

Recently I was at a “function” that involved Chief of Naval Operations/Admiral Gary Roughhead. Admiral Roughhead before 130 people (Navy & State Dept. & UN delegates) discussed the future of the Navy and its policies with nation-states. Needles to say, the admiral’s lecture was fascinating. For now, until I am given permission on what I can say about the event and “WHO” attended (no names or ranks will be forthcoming), I will refrain from commenting on the specifics. Yes, our source was there. Yes, I was the ONLY participant not on the original list and had to be “vetted” by Four different people in order to get in. Yes, our source had to vouch for me.

And most importantly of all, I met our source’s (third) counterpart to the UN!”

The implications of the message were quite clear, and Michael Salla arrived barely minutes later to reinforce the apparent significance of the meeting with the following post:

“Thanks Clay for sharing this information. I’m excited by the implications of you being given permission to start revealing what you heard and who was in attendance at the ‘function’ featuring Admiral Roughhead. Especially, the meeting with Source A’s (third) replacement at the UN with responsibility over the UFO discussions that have been secretly occurring in various fora since Source A’s replacement. The photo is significant since it shows that someone had to pull various strings to get you into that ‘function’, and that senior people in the Navy approve of your presence, and the implications of senior Navy personnel being discussed in relation UFO disclosure. So I look forward to more coming and thank you for your incredible patience in dealing with the public on this very complex and sensitive topic.”

Just in case there could be any confusion, Clay reiterated that this was clearly a highly secure and important meeting:

“I know there will be many questions, please be patient. Again, we want to respect security and the wishes that the participants shall remain anonymous.”

Followed by yet more intrigue and secrecy barely minutes later:

“We learned of this event with very little notice. This was purposely done to guarantee that security would be high with no advance warning, hence the nature of the vetting process. What also spoke volumes to Shawn and me is the high regard our source’s brethern hold him ( I conveyed the elements to Shawn later). Geez…talk about our guy working a room (lol). I can tell you guys without a doubt I was looked over pretty good; especially, source’s counterpart. Solid eye contact was made towards me by the counterpart when counterpart saw “our guy” speaking to me. It was at a later point that I introduced myself to the counterpart and engaged in small talk. The counterpart is a pro and our guy has a very high regard for this person. Yes, our guy was involved with briefing the counterpart about a week before the Korean hubbaloo. We learned this later by the way. Keep in mind guys, nothing was broached by me about the phenomena. I felt it was best to just observe and listen.

When your the only guy not vetted prior to the event, you better hold your cards close. Also, the event required that everyone pay sixty dollars a plate. I was relieved that I was asked to pay after I got vetted. The chicken tastes better and no one likes a crasher (lol).

Again guys, please refrain from asking any specific questions at this point. I just got off the phone (clicking like hell by the way) with our guy and told him we need to sit down and be clear on what I can say. This may take a little time.”

The above comments by Pickering and Salla are extremely important  in order to accurately determine their agenda and intent by posting such information. The reader is left in no doubt as to the significance and implications of this function: Disclosure is real and it’s happening now. Indeed it is. Let’s have some real disclosure.

What really happened: The Navy League Luncheon

Former Open Minds co-administrator ‘JeddyHi’, first name John, posted some real disclosure barely hours after the above comments had been made:

“Temp, your making this sound way more mysterious than it really is.

The photo is from the New York Athletic Club where the Admiral addressed the New York Council of the Navy League.

Cost to attend the Admiral’s speech, for members, $50.00.

Non- members, $60.00.

At least that price included open bar with wine, beer and soft drinks!

The Admiral had a busy day. He also stopped at NYU Poly Tech and the New York City Yacht Club where he talked about the same thing….the mission of the Navy and its global effects.

I wonder if State Dept personnel and UN delegates were present for that one as well. ;)”

Clearly, Mr. Pickering hadn’t counted on anyone actually checking into the details of Admiral Roughhead’s PUBLIC speaking engagements! The Navy League Luncheon was a public event and had been advertised as such on their official website for weeks beforehand.  John not only checked the details online, he also went directly to the source and contacted one of the organisers of the luncheon, Mr Rick Kenney, the Executive Director of the New York Navy League.

—– Original Message —–

From: J*
To: navyleaguenyc@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2010 7:07 AM
Subject: Admiral Roughead Luncheon

Hello,

I was wondering if you could clarify something. The recent luncheon (April 8th) with Admiral Roughead at the New York Athletic Club was attended by an acquaintance I know who claimed that the luncheon was also attended by State Dept personnel and UN delegates. He also claimed that no note taking was allowed. He definitely attended the function as he has a picture of himself with the Admiral in the background. I know that tickets to non-members were offered but I am surprised at his claim of State Dept personnel and UN delegates being present for a lecture/luncheon that was for intents and purposes a ‘public’ event. Does my aquaintance perhaps exaggerate?

Thanks for any insight.

J*

Mr. Kenney replied a few days later:

—– Original Message —–

From: NavyLeagueNYC@aol.com
To: j*
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2010 3:09 PM
Subject: Re: Admiral Roughead Luncheon

MR. *:  A cursory review of our records indicates that you are not currently a member of the New York Council of the Navy League.  Hence, I am puzzled at the reason for, and context of, your inquiry to this office.  Based on the claims you present, it appears that your unnamed “friend” is misinformed.  The CNO’s appearance was publicized, and was indeed intended as, a “public event,” as are most of his presentations.  He was accompanied by members of his own staff.  There were no “State Department personnel” in attendance.  There were also no “UN Delegates” in attendance. There were members of one or more foreign consular staffs in the room as guests of members of the Navy League and/or Naval Order, which co-sponsored the event.  This is nothing out of the ordinary, and they are, of course, part of the public at large, which we are pleased to welcome to any and all our sponsored events.  RICK

 

RICK KENNEY, Executive Director
New York Council, Navy League
USCG Battery Park Building
1 South Street
New York, New York 10004
Phone: (212) 825-7333
Fax: (212) 668-2138
E-mail: navyleaguenyc@aol.com
Website: www.nynavyleague.org

John also sought clarification from Joe Buff, a defensetech.org  blogger who attended the event and reported as such with his article CNO Reflects on Navy “Tipping Point” Factors. Joe confirmed the same thing as Rick Kenney; the luncheon was a public event, the list of attendees was public knowledge, there was no secrecy surrounding the event and what’s more, members of the public were actively encouraged to attend! Quite different indeed from the cloak and dagger intrigue the Pickering’s and friends had attempted to portray.

While this event was to turn into a major source of embarrassment for the Pickering’s and Source A, they couldn’t possibly have known exactly how bad things were going to get.

Faces in a Crowd

In the spirit of the gathering being a public event, the Navy League itself posted a large number of photographs from the luncheon on their website, 100 of them to be precise! CNO Luncheon 2010.

This public sharing of information, along with the tenacity of two people who were sick and tired of this charade being played by the Pickering’s and associated hanger’s on, would finally yield a breakthrough in the quest for the truth of the Source A tale.

John, we have already read about. Enter Andy Murray, a colourful character known to many by his online handle Murnut (latterly Mur) at the infamous Open Minds forum, the popular conspiracy website Amkon.net, and of course here at Reality Uncovered.

Andy used to be a prolific poster at Open Minds, but that counted for nothing in the eyes of the OM powers-that-be when he ended up getting himself banned for his unrelenting sceptical stance against the Pickering’s.

Around the time of the Navy League Fiasco, we contacted John and enquired about the possibility of working together in an attempt to crack open the Source A case. We had seen his valiant attempts at exposing the nonsense behind the story fall on largely deaf ears, so we thought a collaborative effort might have more success. John agreed and suggested we bring Andy on board, an offer we immediately accepted. This collaborative approach was exactly what was needed and we didn’t have long to wait for it to bear the ripest of fruits.

Clay's table at the Navy LuncheonThanks to the Pickering’s posting their photos of Admiral Roughhead to their Source A thread, AND the Navy League posting 100 photos of the event to their official website, Andy and John were able to narrow down the suspects for the Source A character down to just two or three likely candidates. They did this simply by identifying where in the room Clay’s photos were shot from and correlating that perspective with the many photos available on the Navy League website.

It was a simple, yet brilliant piece of investigative skill. What’s more, there would be more to come.

Clay's table at the Navy League Luncheon

Narrowing down the list of suspects from three to one wasn’t going to be easy, but fortunately for us, the Pickering’s made this task much easier by having Source A visit with a number of well known members of the Ufology circuit. RU’s Ryan Dube has maintained an amicable working relationship with one of those people, so when Andy asked us if we could contact him and ask him to verify, Ryan jumped at the chance and fired off an email containing a number of photos and some background information.

 

Imagine our excitement when little over an hour later, he replied with the following:

“My recollection of him suggests that he is the guy at the left in the light colored suit

http://www.nynavyleague.org/cpg/displayimage.php?album=24&pos=12

The other suggested photos show very dark images, some of which might be poor pictures of him.”

Enter stage left, Source A:

Source A on the leftLink to original

For the first time since the story began, Source A now had a face. He was still anonymous, but now in name only. Remarkably, thanks to the combined efforts of Andy and John, within a few short hours we also had his name.

CSI New York: Identifying Source A

The picture identified by our source yielded a very important clue. He was wearing a pin on his lapel, along with a tie-pin depicting an aircraft. The lapel pin, the US Flag above a blue cross was identified by John as being the symbol of the “Naval Order of the United States”, a naval society with Commanderies in many US Cities; New York included.

Andy didn’t need any further encouragement. He quickly found the website of the New York Naval Order Commandery and set about searching for further clues. In an ideal world, a world where scriptwriters make the rules perhaps, he would find another photo of the person identified as being Source A and he would be sporting a name tag. Of course, such things only happen in the movies and poorly written novels, don’t they?

No, no they don’t.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14607081@N08/sets/72157616593265276/show/

Richard Theilmann aka Source A

The 17th picture along gave us precisely that. Source A wearing a name tag! Move over Source A, say hello to Richard Theilmann.

Link to original

It was a fantastic spot by Andy and the find prompted a frenzy of searching for further references to Richard Theilmann. We can thank all that is good that he isn’t called Richard Smith! Theilmann is a much easier name to find relevant results for. By this time, Andy, John and the RU team had been joined by Bryce Weiner, a member of conspiracy website Amkon.net who goes by the name of Cogburn. The threads at Amkon had become the place to go to if one wanted to discuss the material released by the Pickering’s with any semblance of logic and reason.
It was Bryce who found Theilmann’s contact details and it was also he who found a veritable treasure trove of information on his MySpace site. Yes, that’s right. Earth’s ambassador to alien races has a MySpace website.

Social Networking, ET Style

http://www.myspace.com/41826877

Richard Theilmann's MySpaceThere could be no doubt that this was the person we were looking for. He had kindly provided a wealth of information and photographs which confirmed beyond all suspicion that this was the man with Clay Pickering at the New York Navy League Luncheon and the same man pictured on the New York Commandery website of the US Naval Order. Richard Theilmann, male, 56 years old of Astoria, New York. Luckily for us, there aren’t a great many Richard Theilmann’s in the whole of the US, never mind New York. His age and location confirmed the details unearthed by Bryce as being accurate.

We couldn’t wait to read all about this very important person, and from the man himself, no less. Let us not forget, even if only a little of what we are led to believe about him is true, this person, Richard Theilmann aka Source A, would be one of the most important human beings who had ever lived!

“Ok, I’m an outgoing, friendly guy who people tell me that I give way too much of myself. So I guess selfish is not one of my faults. I love to flirt and enjoy talking to people. I’ve been known to be that guy who starts conversations at the bar or at parties. Love to party and dance, although I can’t quite do ballroom dancing but I’d love to take lessons with a sexy female.”

Hmm, not quite what we were expecting from our VIP, but let’s continue:

“OK, Now we get to the sex part………… Nothing is more powerful or erotic as a woman who is turned on and wants it as much as I do. I really prefer to play with a woman who enjoys herself. Chemistry is all the thing. Now, I could go on and on and talk about ……………. but you’ll have to email me.”

Now that is definitely NOT what we were expecting from our ambassador to the universe!

As if that wasn’t enough, he lets us in on some more of his “secrets”. Towards the end of the biography section is this snippet:

“Oh, and as for being a Male Slave…. it’s all around great fun and a blast of a party ice breaker. Privately, with the right woman it’s awsome, and, yes, that IS a lock on my balls….. the birthday girl gets the key”

Richard Theilmann aka Source A like you've never seen him before

Is this the kind of person who we want taking care of our intergalactic affairs? It’s a Rhetorical question, there aren’t any intergalactic affairs to take care of in the first place.

Further clues to his real identity were quickly forthcoming. With all of us searching at the same time, it was sometimes difficult to keep up with relevant leads and information, events were moving at a frenetic pace and it was imperative we didn’t miss anything.

Separating Fact from Fiction

The Naval Order website provided us with another important piece of the puzzle. On the NY homepageis a list of the Order’s leadership. Toward the bottom of the list we have Richard Theilman, but misspelled with one ‘n’. We know the correct spelling because it is listed elsewhere on the site and on his nametag in the picture above. Quite surprisingly, his name is listed as the “Asst. Chaplain” of the New York Commandery. Also surprising is the omission of rank. All active serving members of the Navy would normally be listed with their rank displayed alongside their name. We know he should be active because the Pickering’s have told us so often enough. In fact, they were quite specific regarding Theilmann’s career.

http://lucianarchy.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=unitednations&thread=4806&page=385#249471

“Not at all, Jeddyhi. Especially because the “reach” is coming from someone who has worn the uniform since 1968!; Especially since this officer has worked at Area 51.; Especially since this officer was tasked to be a diplomatic representative with the State Department, with military credentials, for disclosure to the UN; Especially since this officer met with his counterparts in Europe; Especially since this officer has and continues to liaise with the “boys topside”; Especially since this officer was able to get a non-listed (not cleared) member into a very significant luncheon using his pull; Especially since this officer allowed me to meet his UN counterparts; And most importantly, especially because this officer is a gentleman and has never lied to us.”

We are expected to believe that he had “worn the uniform” since 1968, yet we now know he is 56 years old, born in 1953 in fact. In 1968 this would make him 15 years old, clearly impossible for him to have been in the Navy. What’s more, there is further proof that what the Pickering’s are telling us, couldn’t possibly be true. They have repeated often that he is still on active duty, but elsewhere on the Naval Order website is information that shows that to be another lie.

If we scroll down to the 4th photo, we see another picture of Richard, this time with his wife Mary, and the caption: “LCDR Richard and Mary Theilmann”. The Facebook site of the order gives the same rank for Richard, namely LCDR, which is short for “lieutenant commander”.

LCDR Richard Theilman and wife Mary

The LCDR officer rank is classed as a junior officer with a pay grade of o-4 (From WikiPedia). More senior ranks, from commander through captain and all the way up to admiral are ranked from o-5 to o-10 respectively. Surely we can be forgiven for thinking a task of such enormous importance as that allegedly carried out by Source A, should be given to someone with a more significant pay grade? It matters not, because as RU co-administrator Access Denied was to show, there is no way a LCDR could serve as long as 40 years or more in any case.

http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=1772&type=0&sequence=2

“In addition to regulating promotion opportunity and timing, DOPMA (Defense Officer Personnel Management Act of 1980) provides for an “up-or-out” promotion system that further standardizes career patterns. Under that system, officers who are not promoted to O-2, O-3, or O-4 after being reviewed for promotion for the second time must leave the military. To complete 20 years of service and become eligible for retirement, officers must attain the pay grade of O-4.(2) To remain beyond 20 years, they must advance even farther. Officers in pay grades O-5 and O-6 may complete 28 and 30 years of service, respectively.

2. The service secretaries, however, have the authority to permit an officer in pay grade O-4 to remain on active duty until completing 24 years of service.”

We will soon know for sure exactly how long LCDR Richard Theilmann served his country for. One thing is for sure, it most certainly wasn’t 40 years and it is extremely doubtful it was even close to 20 years – if at all!

Rewriting History

The evidence against the Pickering’s was mounting fast. All over the internet we were finding clues and references that were allowing us to build up a picture of Theilmann’s life, a picture very much different to that portrayed by Clay and Shawn Pickering.

For example, we were led to believe that Theilmann, in the guise of Source A, was a veritable hero in the aftermath of the horrific Katrina hurricane that hit New Orleans in 2005.

http://lucianarchy.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=unitednations&thread=3620&page=207#150206

“When the devastation of Katrina had hit its zenith in New Orleans, a contingent of military VOLUNTEERS had made their way to the Superdome. One of those who VOLUNTEERED was our guy. When the contingent received word that there were gang rapes going on in the Superdome, our guy and a few Marines took part in finding these bottom-feeders. They would find the women who had been raped including some of their children and asked them to point out who took part in this abomination. The woman (with corroboration) proceeded to point out the rapists. Word spread quickly among the rapists that the military was arresting and rounding them up. This made things more difficult, obviously. The contingent would find these people [?] hiding in dirty laundry baskets, one in a container of feces and every place imaginable to get away. Some of these rapists would fight, some would just give up. By the time the contingent finally rounded up who they could find, it would be around twenty four rapists. There were far more who got away. Those found were arrested, tie-wrapped, and thrown in back of the RVs for detention.

One woman who our source administered to, was raped so badly that her bloody clothes had dried and stuck within her vagina. This woman sacrificed her body to stop the rapists from doing the same to her daughter. With her permission, this woman let our guy pour warm water over the area to loosen the cloth so a topical medicine could be applied. Once this was done, our guy applied a bandage and nylons to stop the bleeding. This woman who gave a man permission to do this, watched and cried as he relieved her pain. When our guy was finished, the woman sat up and gave our guy a tender kiss on the cheek that made his heart melt.”

This was truly an unbelievable story. Unbelievable being the operative word. Andy, under the guise of Mur, posted an exhaustive list of reports from major news sources that showed how all the reports of rape at the super dome were false and a result of media myth making. If those stories were false, what does that tell us about Source A’s acts of heroism and kindness in New Orleans?

http://lucianarchy.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=unitednations&thread=3620&page=208#150278

Excerpt:

“The stories were told by residents trapped inside the Superdome and convention center and were repeated by public officials. Many news organizations carried the witness accounts and official pronouncements and in some cases later repeated the claims as fact, without attribution.

But now, a month after the chaos subsided, police are re-examining the reports and finding that many of them have little or no basis in fact.

They have no official reports of rape and no eyewitnesses to sexual assault.”

“The Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the Washington Post followed up with similar, well-researched efforts debunking myths and coming to essentially the same conclusion we had: While anarchy indeed reigned in the city, and subhuman conditions in the Dome and the Convention Center shocked the nation’s conscience, many if not most of the alarmist reports of violence were false, or at least could not be verified. Dozens of other newspapers and television outlets joined in, offering news and opinion pieces, many doggedly questioning what they and others had earlier reported.”

In answer to the question, it tells us this story above attributed to Source A (Richard Theilmann) is yet another lie. Furthermore, it can be backed up with facts and evidence – something entirely lacking from the Pickering’s and Theilmann.

http://recordingkatrina.blogspot.com/2005/09/following-was-written-by-richard.html

“The following was written by Richard Theilmann, an independent filmmaker whom I had the pleasure of spending time with while in Houston during the aftermath of Katrina.”

It seems Richard tells different people different stories. Let’s continue:

Excerpts:

“I stared in horror as day after day nothing was being done to help the people trapped in New Orleans. Worse yet, being ex-military, I know that we could move out in 48 hours. Also, I still have contact with people on Active Duty and I was receiving e-mail from old buddies such as Col. Liston, USMC who said they were all standing around waiting for orders and Lt. Col. John Mayers, US Army, 82 Airborne who said that he had 1,500 paratroopers with equipment ready to drop in and restore order but nothing in the way of operational orders had come down from CentCom. [Central Command]. Life was very busy here at home as Rosemary and I were preparing for our huge Bankruptcy Sale on Friday, Sat, Sun and Monday of Sept. 2 – 5.”

Of particular importance here are the terms “ex-military” and “Bankruptcy Sale”. The former for obvious reasons, the latter because it reinforces the former! It also conclusively shows us there is no way whatsoever that Richard could be an active duty member of the military. Off world or on.

“Sundays sermon by Fr. Mead [Matthew], urging us as followers of Christ to heed the words, Feed my Sheep, take care of the Sick. I could here Matthews own frustration as he implored people to “Do Something” ! I seriously made a commitment to find out what I could do. As it turned out, so did a new acquaintance of mine. I received an urgent e-mail asking for support and to volunteer to actively assist in recording the stories of the people and the recovery effort. I jumped into action, replying in the positive and made plans to move out as soon as our sale was over on Monday. We drove down straight through the night, arriving in just 32 hours. My first day consisted of still shots of Drew conducting interviews. This was intense and the people’s stories were compelling.

Some of the stories we heard contained description of beatings and rapes. Such violence is not inevitable. “

Quite a jump from arresting rapists and tending to the raped, to recording stories and hearing about rapes, don’t you think? The rest of the article provides a great insight into the mind of Richard Theilmann, an insight totally at odds with the Source A persona and everything attributed to him.

The above excerpts are further endorsed by the “Saint Mary The Virgin” church in New York City:

http://www.stmvirgin.org/article26999.htm

“Parishioner Richard Theilmann is in Houston for a week to help with those displaced by Katrina”

Things start to look a whole lot differently when they can be backed up by facts and evidence, don’t they?

Failed Health Check

The church website was also the source of the following information pertaining to Richard’s health; Information that would further illustrate why the Source A story is a poorly written piece of fiction.

http://www.stmvirgin.org/article136621.htm (June 2008)

“Richard Theilmann is at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York, recovering from surgery.”

http://www.stmvirgin.org/article139058.htm (June 2008)

“Richard Theilmann also continues to heal at home following surgery.”

Why is this important? Here’s why:

http://www.heart-valve-surgery.com/heart-surgery-blog/?p=698#comment-7708 (January 2009)

“We can learn from the other countries such as Canada, France and England and apply what works best. My main question is why should health care ONLY be available from your Employer. Forget private coverage, TOO EXPENSIVE. I had a Mirtal Valve repair May 29, 2008 under my wife’s coverage as a dependent because I’m self employed and I have no health Ins. We separated last year but she kept me as a dependent because we knew that I needed the surgery. I’m now divorced and looking for employment since I had to give up my contracting business due to the amount of time that I was away recovering. At 55, needing health ins and a job that provides coverage, this is just WRONG that this country can’t come up with an affordable way to do this.”

Surely, an active duty officer of the United States Navy would not need to be a dependent of their ex-wife just in order to get an operation, they could have the operation as part of their military benefits? Surely, an active duty officer of the United States Navy would not class themselves as being “self-employed” or having to give up a contracting business? Surely, an active duty officer of the United States Navy would not need to look for employment that provides health insurance?

Of course not, Richard Theilmann is not an active duty officer of the United States Navy otherwise he would never have found himself in such a precarious position in the first place.

All of those people who had wondered at Source A’s mysterious absence from May 2008 through to July 2008 now have their answer. He wasn’t undergoing “modifications” in order to meet conformer reptilians, he was having a heart operation and spent the time recovering.

Working Out

We have found evidence that shows that Richard hasn’t worked for the military since at least 2001, but possibly much earlier than that. His Facebook page lists his employer as “Mac & Tel Networks”, very probably the business that went bankrupt in 2005 (see above). The Internet Web Archive has an archive of his website, (http://www.mac-telnet.com) going back to May 2001. The last entry being June 2003. Domain ownership information confirms the domain name as belonging to Richard Theilmann, and was first registered in 1995. His occupation on the MySpace website is listed as “Apple Macintosh Computer Repair”, again corroborating the work information already discovered.

Source A’s School Days

In addition to the business information, Facebook also provides us with his High School information, the school being Northport High School  ’71; information that itself is corroborated by the following document  – The Northport High School Class of 1971 email directory. This information is yet further proof that Richard could not have been in the Navy in 1968, he was still at school and would be for another three years!

Final Verification

With all of this information in hand, I decided to email Ryan’s source in order to get his view on the situation and request a telephone call. The information we already had was more than sufficient to nail this down, but this was, after all, the man who had personally met with Source A on a navy base and indirectly ended up vouching for him.  I called him up a couple of days later and had a very productive conversation. Whilst on the phone, I told him that we had discovered the name of Source A and I wondered whether Source A had identified himself by name to him. He said he had, to which I replied “Richard?” he answered by saying “Yeah Richard, Richard Theilmann”.

As has so often been the case when investigating fantastic stories with anonymous sources and cloak and dagger intrigue, as soon as a chink in the armour appears allowing you to investigate the smallest aspect of it, the whole thing comes crashing down around you. The same thing happened in the Project Serpo case and was repeated with Gordon Novel’s RAM fiasco. One glimpse is all it takes in order to dismantle the lies and deceit that are always protected under a cloak of anonymity. Stories like these are anonymous for a reason: to prevent fact checking.

We have managed to uncover all of this information in a matter of days, and not one single part of the Source A story stands up to even the slightest scrutiny.

Conclusion

The question now remains, who has been hoaxing who? Have the Pickering’s fabricated this entire story from beginning to end, and Richard Theilmann is simply an actor playing out a role? Or are the three of them in on this together? Is this all a huge ploy by those in the exopolitics crowd in order to drive up the believer quotient and ergo increase their revenue streams? Or has this all been a work in progress screenplay by a group of people with an overactive imagination?

Well, when one digs further into the backgrounds of these three people, a strong argument for the screenplay hypothesis starts to emerge. The Pickering describe themselves as screenwriters, but the 1995 title “How Much is Happy” is the only dramatic work found so far.

http://www.faqs.org/copyright/study-guide-and-review-manual-to-accompany-an-introduction/

“How much is happy?

Type of Work: Dramatic work and accompanying music

Registration Number / Date: PAu002040462 / 1995-12-29

Date of Creation: 1995

Title: How much is happy?

Description: 126 p.

Copyright Claimant: Shawn P. Pickering, 1962-, John Walter, 1961-, & Clayton F. Pickering, 1961-

Notes: Screenplay.

Names: Shawn P. Pickering 1962- John Walter 1961- Clayton F. Pickering 1961-“

Interestingly enough, when one looks at Richard Theilmann’s friends on Facebook, there is an  apparent connection with screenwriting amongst a small number of them. We can’t know for sure yet what this is all about, but one thing we do know for sure:

The Source A / UN Meeting Story as told by the Pickering’s and assisted by Source A and other personalities in the exopolitics scene is a total and utter fabrication.

We tried many times to get in touch with Richard, via email, the social networking sites and on the telephone. We wanted to get his reaction to everything we have uncovered, but he was either unwilling or unable to take our calls. Despite the publication of this article, the offer of contact still stands.



Filed under: Disclosure,Exopolitics,UFOlogy — Tags: , , , , — Stephen Broadbent @ 9:03 pm




May 10, 2010

Child Brides from Outer Space


A B-Feature Prime Time Retro-Special

 by

Colin Bennett

Part 1

Exopolitics, or the Thinking Ufologist’s Crumpet 

  

NOTE: In case anyone should think that the following article is a put-down of UFOs and Ufology, the author would like to say that he had a spectacular UFO sighting some years ago. As a direct result of that experience he lost some time. He therefore regards himself as a contactee in the twilight zones of le grande illusion. So there!

Crashed Flying Saucer


 

What is Exopolitics?

 

The Men

The Exopolitical movement is a radical sector of the Disclosure Movement in the United States. This movement aims to put pressure on the government to open secret files which will show that extraterrestrial aliens are here on planet Earth in great numbers. It assumes that we must therefore try to relate our own human society to such alien social structures in a deeply political way. But the movement doesn’t possess Professor Hawking’s caution as regards extraterrestrial aliens, see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1268712/Stephen-Hawking-Aliens-living-massive-ships-invade-Earth.html

In contrast to Hawking’s careful evaluation and warning, Exopolitical people such as the bloggers Stephen Greer, Steve Hammond, Marcia McDowall, and Ed Komarek all claim that humanoid-looking aliens mix freely with human beings and exercise a degree of control over the affairs of humanity. Exopolitics claims also that the armed forces of the world and their associated State Intelligence sections are aware of the aliens, but apparently, human power-brokers must keep the presence of extraterrestrial creatures a secret in case of public panic. The movement also claims that the famed military-industrial complex is trying to re-engineer alien technology, but the trouble is (so they say) that most of the major principles are almost impossible to understand in terms of Earth science.

Exopolitics as a continually updated Web meme has had considerable success.

It has now quite outgrown somewhat earlier crude prototypal memes such as SERPO, Project Camelot, and the much more sophisticated Caret phenomenon (see my Feature  “Meme Wars: We Have an Agenda” in Reality Uncovered).

Most leading Exopoliticians such as Michael Salla and Alfred Webre claim that the first tentative steps have already been taken as regards contact between human beings and aliens.In April 7, 2005, Salla founded the Exopolitics Institute, based in Kealakekua, Hawaii. On June 4, 2006, Al Jazeera published an article discussing a letter Salla had sent them informing them about the possibility of alien intervention in order to prevent a nuclear attack on Iran by the United States of America. From June 9 – 11, 2006, he assembled and took part in the Hawaii Conference on World Peace and Extraterrestrial Civilizations. His current Exopolitical interests have led him to assert that the undisclosed presence of extraterrestrials is one of the primary forces behind international conflict. He further states that the claims of various “whistleblowers” (informants) suggest that as many as sixteen different extraterrestrial civilizations are currently interacting with the human race while a number of other extraterrestrial races monitor Earth affairs, although they avoid contact. Most of Salla’s claims are derived from individuals who say they have contacted extraterrestrials. That he does not state that he has met such himself has aroused much (mostly negative) debate in the UFO field. In conversation with the Washington Post, Salla pointed to evidence widely available on the internet as a source for his research on extraterrestrial visitation: “There’s a lot of stuff on the Internet, and I just went around and pieced it together.”

Alfred Webre helped draft the Exopolitical Citizen Hearing in 2000 with the rather more conservative and cautious Stephen Bassett and he serves as a member of the Board of Advisers at the Exopolitics Institute. He is also congressional coordinator for the Exopolitical Disclosure Project and International Director of the Institute for Cooperation in Space.

In 1977, he joined Stanford Research Institute (SRI International) in Menlo Park, California, as a futurist for the Center for the Study of Social Policy. His responsibilities were the studies in alternative futures, innovation diffusion, and social policy applications for clients including the Carter White House Extraterrestrial Communications Study, the National Science Foundation, U.S. Congress (Office of Technology Assessment), the U.S. Department of Energy, and the State of California (Energy Plan).

Whilst that may sound impressive it is best to take a cautionary look at Webre’s latest thoughts on:

http://www.examiner.com/x-2912-Seattle-Exopolitics-Examiner~y2010m4d12-Exopolitics-researcher-develops-evidencebased-typology-of-extraterrestrial-civilizations

The language is a straight take from the BBC TV comedy series “Yes Minister,” with a touch of Dr. Who:

“Recent whistleblower, direct witness and documentary evidence have led to the development of new typology of extraterrestrial civilizations.  The new typology establishes the following types for extraterrestrial civilizations and extraterrestrial governance bodies as concerns extraterrestrial law.  The new typology for extraterrestrial civilizations was developed by Exopolitics author and researcher Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd in response to a request by Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford, U.K.The new evidence-based typological model divides extraterrestrial civilizations into (A) Extraterrestrial civilizations (3rd dimension), that is (1) Solar system civilizations (3rd dimension) based in the third dimension in our solar system, such as the intelligent human civilization living under the surface of Mars that reportedly enjoys a strategic relationship with the United States government; and (2) Deep space civilizations (3rd dimension), that is, intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations that are based in the third dimension and on a planet, solar system, or space station in our or another galaxy or in some other location in this known physical, third dimension universe. (B) Hyper-dimensional civilizations, that is intelligent civilizations that are based in dimensions or universes parallel or encompassing our own dimension and that may use technologically advanced physical form and/or transport when entering our known dimension or universe.  With regard to extraterrestrial law and governance, the new extraterrestrial civilizations typology identifies (C) Extraterrestrial governance authorities: Legally constituted extraterrestrial governance authorities with jurisdiction over a defined territory, such as the Milky Way Galactic Federation, which has been empirically located in replicable research.”

In the light of this, perhaps Webre should be booked immediately for a one-man show. Love the mock-authoritarian voice, the name-dropping, and the (obligatory) suggestion of connections to Intelligence Agencies. There follows the equally obligatory nudge-nudge about “secret” knowledge of ET daring-do. Anyone who knows anything about such Agencies knows that their sobriety and conservatism alone plus their extremely limited  gumshoe imagination (let alone their limited  finances) would prohibit them from having anything to do with foil-hat child-brides such as Webre, Basiago, or the Jerry Springer Ufologists and many others of that ilk, such as Bill “SERPO”  Ryan, who fled America leaving behind a pile of bad debts and whole tribes of ripped-off women wielding hot cattle-castrating irons.

I couldn’t find any mention of Webre on the Oxford University Press web site (as he claims). But perhaps that is to be expected. As a self-inflicted act of postmodern annihilation, Webre’s Web newspaper the “Seattle Politics Examiner” is a Dada composition updated to the Web Age. It should be read out loud to Schoenberg, or old Gerard Hoffnung’s Symphony for Vacuum Cleaners.We might ask, do these people ever come down from this cloud-cuckoo mountain top? If not, they are prime candidates for paranoia and heart attacks. Being vastly over-inspired, and seeing aliens everywhere, they are in need of depressants. Perhaps  they might do something ordinary for relief all round, like eating black pudding outside a rain-swept chip shop on an equally black evening in black Bolton, UK with one leaning street lamp for illumination and inspiration (I apologise for not knowing the U.S. equivalents here – perhaps someone might provide them).

Yes, Webre’s situation is one where a little applied depression could be positively therapeutic. Perhaps he should try a Parliamentary debate, or English cricket, but then aliens never appear within such marvellously prosaic scenarios. They always are seen in glamorous sexy high-tech contexts. The alien equivalents to debt collectors or cobblers are not seen. Aliens are always pure, powerful, and all-knowing. They do not wipe their noses on their sleeve, or steal the wallets or wives of other aliens, and they always appear to be marvellously clever. No alien sweeps the streets, falls into despair or fails in ambition or in love. Also there are no alien equivalents to British political brains, most of which resemble empty Tammany Hall broom cupboards.

What is missing therefore in Webre’s alien cosmos is love and laughter, and the absurdity of human-style anarchy of cock-ups throughout the entire field of consciousness. Exopolitical aliens are far too efficient, all-knowing, and intellectually specific (in translation!!) to be “real,” but then perhaps “reality” in the old commonly accepted mechanical sense is beside the point.


THE BLOGGERS

The blogger Victor Martinez is a kind of no-holds-barred amplifier for all the amazing streams of twisted Exopolitical consciousness. One imagines that in theory he could be given anything that could possibly be imagined, including winged horses, fairies seen in space stations or one of David Icke’s lizard-skinned aliens, and he transmit these enthusiastically (in headline fashion) as “real” existences and common experiences. This is the supreme expression of Exopolitics as art form in that art form indeed does express truth, but moral truth as distinct from mechanical truth as claimed by Exopoliticians.

Martinez is said to be a former federal employee “with an interest in space, defense and current affairs.” Recipients of his e-mail news items include a wide variety of people interested in “emerging and leading-edge scientific developments.” Well, for “scientific developments” try this for size: a summary of the recent transmissions by blogger Gary Bekkum, whose book “Spies, Lies, and Polygraph Tape” supplies the Full Monty of Exopolitical legend: black ops, mysterious government agents, alien daring-do, secret government technology and stories of aliens in the White House. Bekkum, along with Martinez, is largely responsible for the recent revival of the SERPO movement. This takes the form of a Web-born equivalent to the kiddies’ boxed board-games of long ago, such as pass-the-parcel. The moves in the game include “secret knowledge,” information from “anonymous sources” and “nudge-nudge I am in touch with insiders in the government Intelligence services.”

Of course, anyone who knows anything at all about the blessed Intelligence services knows that as far as serious operational work is concerned, they would not go near such foil-hat freaks with the proverbial barge-pole. However, certainly  the more “enlightened” branches of Intelligence may use such for dark purposes of their own. Certainly movements such as Exopolitics are fed by various branches of the “security services” as if the foil-hats were packs of hungry puppies. The reason for this is that such “Intelligence agencies” are interested in the political and military aspects of the possibilities of mythological engineering. They insert a fractal, kick start it, and see what speeding hares come out of the bag. They will insert “false agenda” and “false flag” designer-memes http://alienfalseflagagenda.net/ and fit the ebb and flow of such into new “intelligent” prototypal systems of social control. This is now a well-known military direction: already the Pentagon is seeing future warfare as being essentially a battle using information-weaponry rather than a thing involving tanks and guns, aircraft and ships. Whole countries could be shut down by levels of deception involving various types of evolving technology, including mass-media technology. Such deception might indeed include rigged “alien” Exopolitical-type invasion scenarios, complete with convincing physical displays. Thus Exopolitics could well be a manipulated howl-round of well-designed confusions.

If an “enemy” is confused he is setting himself up for rapid and final destruction.

Thus Kipling’s “great game” is changing from a Sherlock Holmes and John Le Carre world into areas inconceivable by such older Intelligence systems as described by such authors. By comparison, such horse soldiers are now faced by systems which think at tank speed.

In this sense, undoubtedly modern Pop, Rock, and Art Forms generally are become involved in vast systems of comparatively bloodless persuasion.

In this area, as designer-led Exopolitical art form, Martinez offers verbal equivalents to ancient B-Feature posters where handsome muscular men rescue beautiful women in torn dresses from tentacle-waving Martians.

Here is a recent offering from Martinez. Believe this, and you will believe anything.

http://naturalplane.blogspot.com/2010/04/serpo-release-34-operation-tango-sierra.html

“The DIA contact reportedly provided information about the monitoring and intervention by U.S. officials regarding a particular extraterrestrial being posing as a human within the U.S. The contact also noted the more general issue of extraterrestrials visiting Earth who may blend in with the human population, for various reasons. the contact stated, “In reference to your repeated requests to present some new information never before disclosed to the public … I went outside of our agency to close intelligence contacts of mine and secured the following … I just received information on a highly sensitive operation code-named ‘Operation TANGO-SIERRA’ that occurred in early 1980. It involved U.S. intelligence capturing an alien being living among us.”


The Women

Laura Eisenhower, radical New-Ager, has recently joined Webre’s Exopolitical group. She has a guru, one Ki’ Lia. Like most Exopolitical web sites, a mere glance at Ki Lai’s web site does not inspire rational confidence. Ki Lai’s guru in turn is one Sergeant Clifford Stone, a “whistle blowing” SERPO Warrior Number 1 if ever there was. This pair chase one another’s metaphysical tails and create a miniature masterpiece based on overlapping metaphors until a reader is quite breathless, drunk with stories  drawn from the four corners of belief:

“Ki’ Lia, who has worked as an accomplished innovative and multidisciplinary design consultant with many renowned pioneers, corroborates the background of how Ms. Eisenhower was targeted as a subject by a shadowy group behind the secret Mars colony, using time travel and exotic targeting techniques.”

 The whole Exopolitical thing is about management of the high frontier of metaphor. Everything is heightened, as in a commercial break for mint popcorn. There are no dogs sick in kitchens, no spilt chip-pans, and no urgent demands from debt collectors.

Ki’ Lia states:

“After years of friendship, in the spring of 2006 in Washington DC, I met Laura Eisenhower and her new romantic partner, who I will call Agent X.”

 Agent X? Outside a gay club, who would want a boy friend called Agent X?  Sounds like something from a Lady Ga-Ga video. But these people are suckers for subliminal embarrassment:

“He claimed to know himself as Joseph of Arimathea/Osiris/Orion and affiliated with different, interlinked secret societies, e.g, Knights Templar and Freemasons.  He and Laura quickly formed an intimate relationship, and I helped conduct a ‘Divine Union’ rites of passage for them.”

 What a load of transcendental occult responsibilities! Do they ever get time to fry a sausage, or ask themselves whether Agent X is really an unemployed down-at-heel lift attendant on the make from downtown Detroit? Let’s hope Laura didn’t give this risky geezer any money as he shoots one of the best chat-up lines ever conceived:

“Agent X revealed that his group had identified [Laura Eisenhower] through her bloodline, as the matrilineal great-granddaughter of 34th U.S. President Eisenhower.”

 The so-called “revelation” just happens to be part of world-wide history and Laura’s relation to President Eisenhower is a “fact” witnessed by scores of books. As if inspired by this quite remarkable discovery, the pudding is quickly over-egged, as in fear of lack of metaphor. In this blog, we change planetary cultures as quickly as we change trains on a breathtaking journey. We go from Mayan prophecies to seeing Laura

“…as a unique reincarnation of Magdalene/Sophia/Isis (ever since she was young, many psychics have recognized her). He also said his group was interested in her twin sons, who they knew as Romulus and Remus (founders of Rome)”

 Of course! Who else?

Just as there appears to be no extraterrestrial alien sewage workers, in these psychic tales no alien impoverished psychopathic cats-meat men ever appear. I mean imagine, after having paid a lot of money, a customer is told that their astral body progressed through to a 3000-year-old gang of mentally degenerate loin-clothed Dhobi Wallahs on the banks of the Ganges?  It was Sam Johnson who once remarked of the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury: “He never dined but with an Earl.”

Meantime, Agent X soon turns out to be someone you wouldn’t trust daughter with, never mind your wallet. Ki’ Lia writes:

“They (the group around Agent X) had a list of male partners, who she (Laura) could be with in possible timelines, and he (Agent X) was one of them. They targeted her (especially her heart) and these men through electromagnetic or psychic weaponry, and indeed many men tried to destroy her throughout her life.”

 Laura appears to have a penchant for basket-case boyfriends. Why can’t she get a decent Jewish Lawyer and be done with it?

Meantime, the problems multiply. This crowd doesn’t talk about what was on the telly last night.

“Agent X admitted that he (as well as his parents) was implanted with a chip and had a multiple personality disorder…”

 This is just what Laura needs for washing the dishes and shopping as Agent X morphs into a regular Screwball Messmate of the Month:

“…which involves very sudden robotic and abusive behaviors. This is the typical profile of someone who was subjected to well-documented MK-ULTRA experiments and multi-generational occult ritual abuse.”

 This sudden update is of course derived from retail Ufology, B-feature films, and much Web conspiratorial intrigue. Ki’ Lia concludes with sounding brass and tinkling cymbals:

“Their data about Laura and her partners were seemingly gathered through a time viewing device (which they had called ‘Looking Glass’ or ‘Orion’s Cube’ or possibly through remote viewing or even time travel – all part of their cadre of top classified technologies (already disclosed in increasing black projects literature).”

 We might ask, where is Agent X now? With dyed hair, new teeth and some purloined clothes, just like Bill “SERPO” Ryan, he is probably chatting up gullible Jewish Princesses in Manhattan and spinning them UFO contact and abduction stories by the tumbrel load.

Here in this vast spectrum of New Age ideas and beliefs are the new fairy stories of our own Age. But the difference with Exopolitics is that such are claimed as being within that dimension of Prime Time called  the “real.” What would we say if someone suggested that traditional fairy stories as gathered and written up by Hans Anderson and the Brother Grimm were description of so-called “real” experiences? In Exopolitical lore, Cinderella “actually” went to the Ball, and had two Ugly Sisters.

These are the full equivalent to debates about the “actual” colour of Cinderella’s shoes and the questions are equivalent to asking “exactly” which ball Cinderella went to. Thus in Exopolitical lore, rationalism in turn is transformed into a programmable form of pantomime virtuality in which discursive reasoning becomes in turn yet another gaming option.

We can laugh, but in a sense these texts are far superior to many “scientific” documents of our time written in corporate-manager tank track prose by men from the earnest lower middle class with rows of pens in their top pockets. Conservative-paranoid and scraped of all life and imagination, most “scientific” books read like instructions on back of a pack of corn plasters. In contrast, most Exopolitical texts, when considered purely as texts, are of considerable psycho-social value in that they show important features of the psychology of image formation within the development of story technology as it seeks new kinds of power.


The Theory

 We see then that Salla’s “lot of stuff” has become a vast mythological world stretching out quite equal to that of the big war-gaming software. From being a foil-hat Jerry Springer type small Ufological movement, such as Project Camelot, , Exopolitics, like its parallel movement Scientology, has now the full attention of important and influential folk, though the faces of “scientists” (being equally managers of other rival mythologies) have yet to appear.

What makes Exopolitics different of course compared to any other similar movement in this respect is its claim for the “reality” of the extraterrestrial experience. In this respect it has no problem with what it assumes to be the sheer number of space ships and aliens which are visiting Earth, although very few people see such beings or Armadas. In this sense, Exopolitics is the direct opposite of movements which assert Holocaust Denial or denial of the original Moon Landing. Exopolitics claims existence of certain things whilst the denial movements deny existence of certain things. The psychological asymmetry here represents the differential potentials of those positive and negative forces which drive all imaginative creativity.

As a movement, Exopolitics doesn’t really fit anywhere in history except in those rare cases of religious hysteria such as the Crusades, although it might have fitted various hole-in-a-corner cultures such as witchcraft, occultism, whirling dervishes, or even Morris Dancing. It would certainly have fitted 19th Century spiritualist movements, as most of the Exopolitical alien “contacts” and indeed space ships are as vaporous as the ectoplasmic ghosts seen by Conan Doyle and Baron von Schrenck-Notzing.

In this respect, the Exopolitical movement has to be set in the context of the apocalyptic fears and doubts of a mass-media society in crisis. The populations of the entire world are now mind-fed and controlled by a limitless stream of images, symbols and metaphors, some basic and crude, others inspired obviously by such films as the Matrix, Avatar, and Close Encounters.

Exopolitics, like many other things of a like nature, has now found a role which has given it popular power far behind 19th century movements of a similar nature.


Soap Opera

The middle classes have always lacked a good soap opera. The popular TV models have always been strictly for the sheeple, with their dumbed-down content, and simple-minded cartoon-sketches rolled out for the hoi polloi mentality and its strange appetite for countless billions of toxic images per second. The US series Frazier and Rosanne were good tries at comic subtlety, but they are from an Age now so long gone we look at them as we gaze upon Hadrian’s Wall.

Exopolitics gives the Web-powered middle classes all they ever wanted. The peasantry won’t understand Exopolitics, and the trendy Intellectuals, utterly self-isolated from any kind of “scientific” knowledge, are not bright enough for it. The ever-frightened scientists will stay away in droves and Exopolitics is far too technological for camp media folk, and far too weird and difficult for conventional “arts” folk. In the face of the claims of Exopolitics, all priests will raise their hands in horror, the sane will flee to put their heads back into their little boxes, and “scientific” Ufologists (rather like Darwinian professors scanning leaf mould with magnifying glasses) will scream for the “facts” of the Exopolitical situation to be carefully “investigated,” thoroughly  “researched,” and “put into a proper perspective.”

Like most scientists, these people are so far behind the Big Media Age they haven’t even reached the TV Age yet, never mind the cyber culture. Exopolitics as Media in the Raw, Lady GaGa, beats all Cartesian measurement.

Like the U.S. TV series “Twin Peaks,” the UK TV series, “The League of Gentlemen,” or the delightful and edifying fantasies of “factual” or “scientific” Ufology, Exopolitics fulfils therefore all the conditions of an elitist Media form. It is now feeling its strength and has quite taken over common-or-garden Old Ufology, strangling it rather like a proliferating pond-weed. Why, says Exopolitics, spend  a whole lifetime compiling merely lists of case-histories and searching for possibly non-existent alien artefacts when an alien (of a particular species) is possibly managing the big scientific corporation across high street? “Scientific” here is the word – aliens don’t appear to be interested in anything mundane or local, such as beer festivals, sex scandals of politicians, the National Lottery, or making matchbox models of Wigan Pier. They must be very boring, and they don’t make jokes about Michael Jackson’s sexuality, or Obama’s birth certificate.


Ufology as Art Form

There are UFOs and there is Ufology.

Exopolitics  represents a post-modern meme-based prototypal entertainment system. Facts and fictions do not relate to such virtual superliminal constructs as SERPO and Project Camelot, any more than they relate to the Yellow Brick Road of OZ or Bob Hope’s Road to Morocco. If anything good could be said about them, it is that they represent cerebral Pop Art of a very high standard. This is a relatively new genre of highly wrought modern social comedy: it was born between the burgeoning games systems of web virtuality, and got caught between cyber culture, science fiction hallucinations, and countless elitist conspiracies of many a kidney. Having said that, I accept that Exopolitics is an authentic form of post-modern expression, and I rank it with Thunderbirds, Mission Impossible and the UK Dr. Who.

In that it contains techno and futurist elements Exopolitics is far superior to broad-ass TV sitcoms. Once one accepts Exopolitical culture as a form of multimedia expressionism, it becomes interesting in itself. Most of these Exopolitical people are well educated, highly intelligent, powerfully motivated, quite different to the usual Pippin-style foil-hat Okies from Muskokie. That they are all most probably quite sane is an interesting psychological mystery in itself. That they do not turn into script writers is another mystery. Conventional media may be too small and conventional a form of expression.

Like the aliens of Dr. Boylan, Exopolitical  aliens are always engaged in Flash-Gordon daring-do adventures against various Men In Black cabals. Such  do not appear near gasworks or sewage treatment farms. They always appear in glamorous hi-tech inspirational backgrounds and their environment appears to be constructed of the techno world of image, symbol and metaphor rather than good alien flesh.

Undoubtedly Exopolitics is Ufology at its best as post-modern Art Form. Warhol would have loved these sculpted multimedia manifestations and their do-anything say-anything claims for human habitations on Mars and Aliens in the White House.

Exopolitics also has the purely erotic nature of instant throw-away consumerism. Let’s face it – Exopolitics gives  give good intellectual sex. It represents the thinking person’s Lady GaGa in the manner (in Britain) that “arts” TV woman Joan Bakewell once was said to represent “the thinking man’s crumpet.”

Asking Exopoliticians for “evidence” of their claims and belief is rather asking Alf the Alien or Yogi Bear what kind of ice-cream they like. “Fact” in the strictest sense cannot be applied to Big Media. The liminal memes which make up the body of  Exopolitics just don’t work that way; they are performers in a comic metaphysical drama. Exopolitics is pure theatre, and damn good theatre it is, too, We must remember that in our burgeoning Global Village there is no such thing as Cartesian distance. The Global Village is a quantum plasma. It works any way which way.

Their blogs and emails alone make up one of the best English-language social comedies since Sheridan or Jonson, and it all is designed to get inextricably mixed with “real politics.” Take a look at this unblushing prose from Webre:

“A very real exercise in comparative exopolitics has come about simultaneously, (and perhaps sychronistically) in a Russian Federation and in the United States.  Exopolitics in a Russian state Duma have brought Russian President Dmitry Medvedev face to face with the same set of exopolitical issues addressed by the August 2010 ballot initiative for an Extraterrestrial Affairs commission in Denver, Colorado.

Liberal Democrat Party representative and state Duma deputy Andrei Lebedev “fears that extraterrestrials may have compromised Russia’s official secrets.  After hearing a TV interview in which the President of the Kalmyk Republic, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, spoke of his meeting with an alien spaceship, Lebedev called for instant action,” according to news reports in Russia.

President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s close encounter took place on Sep. 18, 1997, and Ilyumzhinov recalled it in a recent interview with TV presenter Vladimir Pozner. He stated that others “might be skeptical, but added: ‘I believe I communicated with them, I saw them. I probably would not have believed it, but there were three witnesses: my driver, the Minister and my assistant.’”  ABC News reports, “Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was at home in his Moscow apartment when they came in and abducted him, taking him to their space ship where they communicated with him telepathically.”

Following President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s revelation of his meeting with extraterrestrials, “state Duma deputy Andrei Lebedev concluded that Ilyumzhinov had something to hide, and warned that ‘sensitive information’ could have been passed to the interplanetary guests.”

Seattle Exopolitics Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/x-2912-Seattle-Exopolitics-Examiner


All good fun we say, but it often results in people taking things a bit too earnestly. Here is a quote from a private email:

A note about the aliens I know and I promise to try and contain myself when I reference these bastards.

I do not speak for other abductees and I do not speak about other alien beings visiting this planet of which there are apparently many. I speak of the SOBs that come to my house and remove me from my bed, whoever they may be.

Bobby says they look like: http://www.ufoconspiracy.com/reports/three_second_eben.htm

Anything and everything any of these aliens I know ever conveyed to me is a lie, flat out lie. At the time I did not realize they were telling me lies but upon returning home and finding out what happened to me I find once again they lied to me. What these bastards do to humans is a violation of our human rights. Our physical body is nothing more than to experiment with which makes one quickly realize we humans are no more than laboratory animals. My handlers occasionally take me, do their experiments and return me to bed and I’m not supposed to not know the difference. I thought I had a horrible dream until I find blood on the sheets where bone marrow was removed or more tissue samples were taken, or more blood extracted.  And then I occasionally wake up screaming in pain, often very severe pain from yet another procedure. I have woken many times screaming in pain once I was returned to bed. I have scared the hell out of my wife several times when I woke and screamed because the pain was so severe but I could do nothing else but scream until the pain subsided.”


Exopolitics is now at a stage in the Web Petri dish where it is about to mutate and transform itself into an imitation toy political system. This relating to whole new systems of experience which relate minimally to the politics and economics of the old industrial world once called the “real” world.

We have therefore a new form of political control whose existential base does not relate to objective facts and evidence any more than it relates to the horse-drawn carriage, or Gladstone’s Third Administration.

Here we have a completely new stage of story technology (see my feature for UFO magazine “Did a Fishmonger Do It?”).


Media Fission: The Alice Fractal

All cultures are advertising systems. Exopolitics is no exception. By and large, Exopolitics helps to manage and develop the core stories of our time. These stories are grouped around what might be called Domains. Examples of Domains include the Military Industrial Complex, the Pentagon, Area 51, NASA, and we may include Hollywood. All these Domains secrete hive-mythology. In their developed form they are the ultimate version of Kafka’s castle as a Central Mythological Control ant hill full of deceptions, intrigues and cover-ups within the general alien conspiratorial mysterium.

The most minor NASA report has only to mention the word “space” in some slightly different experimental context, and swarms of mythological theorists flock like gone-mad hive-bees even to a fragmentary and slightly ambiguous sentence containing the word. This is because they have been told (through countless films alone) that “space” is where aliens come from. As in the Garry McKinnon case, countless bloggers try to squeeze a thousand interpretations from a simple sentence mentioning “space officers” (most probably meaning astronauts). This is indeed a kind of imaginary affliction rather like the legendary Morgellons’ Disease. There are now thousands of people who form their entire lives around these virtual Exopolitical constructs just as a mass TV audience forms lives around the characters in popular soap operas and make the characters so alive within themselves that they live with them as fully-formed avatars. There is now a whole thriving psychiatric practice formed to de-programme Exopolitical-type belief casualties. Gone-mad TV aficionados have had the same facilities available to them for some time.

These affectations of consumer-led junk culture such as Exopolitics we have seen previously, from sniffing glue to Bingo mania. In a harsh environment where for spiritual uplift there is nothing but political corruption and badly decayed religion, people understandably crave mind-sugar for uplift of any kind. From mind-drugs such as Exopolitics to heroin and speed, people long for a world other than the one they live in, which has no transcendental elements.

Conventional media (by now looking pretty old-fashioned compared to Web media) cannot supply such exotic drugs as Exopolitics. Though comparatively young, Exopolitics can supply greater inspiration if only because it is young in spirit and appeals to a new generation tired of standard TV formulas. By pure manipulated suggestion an Exopolitical audience is willingly drugged into new image dimensions and made almost starving for UFO “disclosure.” One has the impression that as with TV again, many would be quite ill without such liminal food being forced into their mental veins hour after hour with ever-increasing frequency.

There are of course some big differences between Exopolitics and TV.

In contrast to Exopolitics, TV viewers don’t have to search for “evidence” of their avatars. Countless numbers are there to be seen every night. Exopolitical “viewers” on the other hand have to search for the claimed “aliens” who do not have a common and easily accessible form. This is much more exciting than being served on a platter with predictable dumbed-down formulas. This gives Exopolitics a cerebral element almost totally lacking from TV, which is essentially a non-cerebral system. Whilst one of the few similarities is that both are addictive and both are consumer agendas, Exopolitics, unlike TV, does not praise its audience; it challenges them in the manner of a scrabble game or crossword puzzle.

Whilst TV is physically attractive and allows instant access to limitless full-focus colour images, Exopolitical images of aliens (where there are any at all) are dark and obscure. Both image types as styles, whether clear or unreadable, are suggestion-arrays operating different types of mass-persuasion schema. Both offer the illusion of freedom of choice. Yet viewers of Exopolitics (yes, we can call them that) are, like the TV audience, at the mercy of much interweaving and overlapping image-control software mounted by many rapidly-evolving and different technologies.

Another very important difference between Exopolitics and TV is that the former offers “reality,” whilst TV has no claims in that direction, except for so-called “reality” shows which are intended as jokes. In this sense here is another important difference: TV offers life-saving humour, whilst Exopolitics  offers no such thing; the aliens are conceived of as very boring and humourless with boy-scout New Age agendas enough to make an old hippy weep. Rather than aliens attacking us in the manner suggested by Hawking, the option of aliens boring the tits off us all has never been considered. Prim virtue does not figure in the Prime Time stakes of TV or Exopolitics.

As a nice paradox, Exopolitics states that aliens and their spaceships are all quite visible, and hence there is the tantalising possibility of a member of the audience discovering an alien and becoming as famous as Christopher Columbus. TV soap operas are a bit outclassed in this respect. No film or TV viewer searches for the “real” (US) Captain Kirk in the supermarket, or the “real” (UK) Phil Mitchell at the barbers, although given present-day mass-conditioning they might note different approximate forms as they go about their daily lives. Thus are we all now in doll-thrall with movements such as Exopolitics acting as cybernetic protein-strings full of momentary sugar-fixes. The movement formed by Webre and Salla has another cleverly designed element. It represents a powerful kind of intellectual subversion: quite unlike TV, Exopolitics is anti-authority, and it joins hands with all those folk would like to see their beloved leaders admit to alien presence with all kinds of egg over their bland, politically-correct, social-democratic faces.

This has resulted in a somewhat alarming form of pseudo-science-based pseudo-rationalism (in cyberspace all science is “pseudo”) as regards the full assembly in complete detail of aspects of “superior” alien culture(s). Thus “scientific” rationalism becomes another social-scientific cloaking-mystique in that it vectors the verisimilitude of the mutating story-lines. Undoubtedly, throughout our daily  lives, “consciousness” consists of such instantaneous processing of countless Media scripts mounted by various image-based story technologies.

Exopolitics is therefore a big meme-game, rather like the SERPO and SPORE meme-games in that interested parties can add to the game-play themselves. Unlike traditional TV soap operas, entire families can participate and create their own episodes. Many of these “alien” tales and part-tales about UFOs and conspiracies are willingly broadcast by popular U.S. broadcasters such as Jerry “foil-hat” Pippin. No script in the conventional sense is needed. Just a thread of suggestions created on a kitchen table with a screen, a keyboard and a terminal. Yet story technology is the most powerful dialectical  viral form every created.

As distinct from traditional TV soap operas, the virtual structures of our time such as Exopolitics contain a mock-cerebral element which aids their verisimilitude. Junior and Senior and Little Miss Muffet can add their thoughts, and the wonderful thing about thus new genre (for new genre it is) is that there is no censorship, no chance of rejection and every chance that someone somewhere will catch a fragment of make-believe. This story-fragment will feedback and breed other such fragments until this postmodern plasma becomes translated to the programmatic “real.” Thus every single mind, young and old has its own magic lantern theatre being fed by an ever-advancing Big Media power.

This level of Virtuality might be called Entertainment Fission. TV alone has already created a form of life support machine in that the billions of images per second will eventually quite replace “facts” as causation. The Prime Mover will be the Media Star. For better or for worse, both Weber and Salla are moving towards this state, as is Sarah Palin, whose fundamentalist Christianity is but two cyber steps away from Exopolitics. Nothing else but the stuff of Performance and Personality (and here I again include the Exopoliticians) will be needed as science is relegated to becoming a support base for Big Media. The CERN Collider (for example) is producing as many metaphors, images and symbols as it is producing “facts.”  Exopolitics, like many other things ancillary to it, is a prototypal world. Eventually, given ever-increasing media power, its protein cells may push aside the so-called real world as described in the film The Matrix, or in a more sophisticated form by Borges’ story of Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius.

Thus Exopolitics is story-technology with a vengeance and as such it does not contain any kind of mechanical vector. There is no traditional “progress” in this non-dimensional Matrix-type plasma which represents a translation of older forms of political control into virtuality. People now live their entire lives within such imagined structures. In this brave new cosmos, people will be described and defined as atmospheres, rather than anything else. “Fact” will be relegated to body weight, height, and National Insurance Number. The old-fashioned “trip” or “fix” is brought up to date by Exopolitics and its myriad ancillary media forms.

Such an induction of states of mind rather than induction of ranges of linear “objective facts” creates a more flexible and psychologically penetrative weapon than passive TV viewing. By comparison with Web-born memes, TV represents a steady low-frequency dosage episode by episode. These ranges of optional image-dilutions will of course maintain the illusion of virtual “progress” in time but only as a gaming-vector in turn. In this context, the buzzwords “real” and “scientific” and “factual” as used extensively by Exopolitics are nothing more than a fairground barker’s shouts using borrowed phrases from a ”science” which is now little more than a Prime Time silver screen  itself.

Many landowners in Victorian times built huge follies, some of which still stand. Follies were ill-conceived playthings of the ill-educated nouveau riche who within a few generations found themselves with too much time and money on their hands. Such were symbols of perfect impracticality: whimsical, fanciful, eccentric decorations rather than buildings, follies were the precursors of the Hollywood mansions conceived by Fitzgerald in his novel, The Great Gatsby.

 Exopolitics is a similar folly of our own times. As a movement, it is a massive piece of Gormenghast junk, a prime cut from a pop-media supermarket. But then science and Cartesian rationalism both represent a similar kind of Baroque cave-painting by numbers. In a media-soaked Age, where consciousness itself may be described as living theatre, we cannot help but navigate mentally by such cartoons and doll’s houses, which thrive rather like giant psychedelic mushrooms in our head.

What is the ultimate function of systems of story-lines such as Exopolitics? They force a mind to imagine. We are made to carry the story-lines as hatcheries in which memes act as mutant egg-cells.

This may be the first indication of how a truly alien mind might work.

More on this in Part 2: The K-Scope

For Reality Uncovered

9th May 2010

Colin Bennett

Author, London

Editor, the New Fortean Times

www.combat-diaries.co.uk

Colin Bennett’s award-winning Politics of the Imagination now republished as a 3rd Edition mass-market paperback by Cosimo Books New York.

“Bennett rescued Fort from the Hobbit Cupboard”

An American Demonology 2nd Edition paperback in preparation

Looking for Orthon 2nd Edition paperback now available

 



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