Is there room in the Para/Crypto/Fortean world for a gun-toting, paranoid, bipolar, opinionated bastard? A lonely romantic in search of his lost soul? A knight, Samurai, gunslinger, born in the wrong century? A self-destructive, doom-driven survivor seeking redemption? A heavy drinking gonzo outlaw cryptozoologist whose ego is exceeded only by his libido?
No, there isn't. That's why I'm here...

13 July 2010

Earth Vs The Aliens (again)

"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun"- Mao Tse-tung -
"How's about a planetary death ray?"- Gummerfan -

I read a lot of sites and books about the so-called "Alien Coverup". The typical theory is that our duly-elected leaders and representatives and/or the "Global Elite" supposedly have knowledge of the existence of "aliens" (whether from outer space or the center of the earth) and have some kind of agreement with them. Part of this agreement involves keeping the existence of the aliens a secret, covering up any evidence, spreading disinformation, debunking reports, and denying all knowledge of their existence or presence.
This poses the key question: WHY? If certain people do indeed have knowledge or evidence of the existence of these creatures, why would they cover it up? What motivation would a government have to keep this knowledge a secret?
The favorite reason among conspiracy theorists is that "mankind isn't ready" (though apparently the conspiracy theorists consider themselves to be!). The prevailing attitude is that if "The Truth" were known, the human population would panic, religions and established value systems would crumble, chaos would ensue, and there would be mass riots, looting, suicides, murders, and also a whole lot of giggling. Humanity would suffer a race-wide identity crisis.
My reply to this is: Bullshit! Our history is full of examples of science challenging and disproving the contemporary paradigms. Copernicus, Galileo, Darwin, Pastuer, Einstein, Ben Franklin, Neal Armstrong... Diseases are caused by microscopic organisms, the Earth isn't the center of the universe, living creatures evolve and change, lightening is electricity, the moon isn't made of cheese and the earth isn't flat and we can blow it up if we want to. Mankind's collective ego has survived thus far, and those who choose to cling to their personal values, belief systems or religions continue to do so. So I don't buy for a second that our leaders and/or elites are keeping us in the dark for our own good.
One must never forget that ALL politics, negotiations, agreements, and most other forms of intercourse are based on Greed and Fear. And world leaders, the super-wealthy, the global powers that be are so far beyond the normal "human condition" that Greed is utterly blase'. We're talking about individuals with the kind of power and wealth that warps minds, people who engage in sexual acts with racehorses and trumpets. Nothing the Space Bros could offer them would arouse interest. (well, maybe immortality!)
So, the only other tool, the only leverage an advanced race would have over these individuals is Fear. Just a convincing display of unthinkable power and unspeakable cruelty. A preview of the hellish fate that awaits those who don't play spaceball. Brutal mutilations? DNA reprogramming to turn the victims into hideous, mindless blobs of what was once a human being, the wholesale destruction of All We Know in the blink of an eye.
So, whenever I hear about a Government Coverup, or Alien Agenda, I wonder if the Aliens have "won the hearts and minds" of our leaders, or if they follow the dictum that: "When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow".


Pangs said...

"DNA reprogramming to turn the victims into hideous, mindless blobs of what was once a human being"

I don't think it's a coincidence that this is what happened to Chet in the film "Weird Science".

Autumnforest said...

Damn, Pangs! That's my favorite 80s movie and my favorite character... You know, I'll say for the record that I believe that even our own government has no fucking clue. They seriously see this shit, wonder about, can't explain it just like Joe Population. They plan just in case, they speculate, they try to learn more (maybe the men in black scenario) but they really have no clue. Which makes sense cause in everything else they have no fucking clue either...

Jeff said...

Well, you mentioned power, and maintaining power could be a motivation to cover up knowledge of aliens. Perhaps those in power don't want their power threatened by a 'higher' power. If people knew there were advanced aliens out there, they may look towards the aliens for help, advice, answers to questions, and maybe even government and/or worship. Perhaps the 'elite' fear losing their elite status to the aliens. I think that type of mindset is particularly prevalent and visible in communist leadership, such as Soviet Russia or modern China where atheism is the official religion that is pushed on the citizens...I guess communist leaders don't like their people thinking there is any higher power than them.

And maybe the aliens are purely peaceful, but get met with hostility so they avoid making themselves known publicly.

Just a thought though. :-)

Gummerfan said...

That's what I've always found funny about conspiracy theories in general. They require an ENORMOUS amount of faith in the Government. Who could manage to keep all the evidence hidden? The Government! Who could hush up all the witnesses? The Government! Who could maintain such a shroud of secrecy for decades? The Government! Who could conduct secret experiments in time travel, invisibility, and mind control? The Government!
Of course there's also a marked lack of faith in the same Government's ability or desire to use all this knowledge and discovery to any ends other than the most nefarious.

Gummerfan said...

But I seriously doubt that the Rockefellers and Rothchilds of the world would be threatened at all by the revelation of "aliens amongst us". And there are current rumors among some of the UFO faithful that both China and the Vatican either have or are working on agreements with the Space Bros.
I'm sure the fine folks at the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Hotel would find a way to use the "Alien Menace" or "Alien Brothers" to their own advantage. Hey, the Council on Foreign Relations could open up a whole new branch!
I remain convinced that if there is an alien presence, they're keeping the elite in line to serve as useful stooges.