Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Faux Mainstreams... And UFOs

Faux Mainstreams... 
And UFOs
By Alfred Lehmberg

I resent Sarah Palin for many things across many categories regarding her hypocrisy, her insentient privilege, her toxic personal "faith" and her egregious politics.  Her co-opting the word "lame-stream" to suit her mendacious proclivities is a fecal icing on her disassembling cake.

Better applications for that coined word abound and cry out for its use but it must fall into dis-use once it fell from the scowling maw of the Sarah-cuda, a useful teabagger uber-zombie in a coiffed human suit.

To quote Inigo Montoya, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."  I digress...

Back on the subject of a disingenuous mainstream (lamestream would have been perfect), here are some quotes that the "mainstream" has had plenty of time to be forthcoming about.  All are perfect opportunities for the "mainstream" to actually be a "mainstream"—a reflection of a golden mean (?), the core of rationality and logic (?), and a steady (trustworthy) social foundation for far too many people on much too small a world:

  • The unidentified craft appeared to take efficient controlled evasive action.FBI Memo, describing chase of UFO over the North Sea, 1947.
  • Before we could do any more, the Army, after conferring with [U.S.] officials, ordered the investigation stopped.Dr. Paul Santorini, on UFOs over Greece in 1946.
  • The reported operating characteristics such as extreme rates of climb, maneuverability (particularly in roll), and action which must be considered evasive when sighted ... lend belief to the possibility that some of the objects are controlled ...General Nathan Twining, Head of Air Material Command (AMC), 1947.
  • I was called one afternoon [in 1948] to come to the Oval Office - the President wanted to see me.... I was directed to report quarterly to the President after consulting with Central Intelligence people, as to whether or not any UFO incidents received by them could be considered as having any strategic threatening implications ....General Robert B. Landry, Air Force Aide to President Harry S. Truman.
  • From their questions, I could tell they had a good idea of what the saucers are. One officer admitted they did, but he wouldn't say any more.Commercial pilot, after questioning by intelligence officer, 1950.
  • Army intelligence has recently said that the matter of 'Unidentified Aircraft' or 'Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,' otherwise known as 'Flying Discs,' 'Flying Saucers,' and 'Balls of Fire,' is considered top secret by intelligence officers of both the Army and the Air Forces.1949 FBI memo on UFOs.
  • Information is desired if this was some new or experimental aircraft or for any explanation whatsoever.1949 CIA memo.
  • [Object] described as flat on top and bottom and appearing from a front view to have round edges and slightly beveled ... No vapor trails or exhaust or visible means of propulsion. Described as traveling at tremendous speed.... Pilot considered by associates to be highly reliable, of mature judgment and a creditable observer.Air Force intelligence report, following UFO sighting by combat pilot, 1951.
  • ...some propulsion method not in the physics books.Scientist who witnessed a UFO in 1952.
  • For six hours ... there were at least ten unidentifiable objects moving above Washington. They were not ordinary aircraft.Senior Air Traffic Controller for the CAA, Harry G. Barnes, 1952.
  • Based on my experience in fighter tactics, it is my opinion that the object was controlled by something having visual contact with us. The power and acceleration were beyond the capability of any known U.S. aircraft.F-94 pilot, after encountering a UFO, 1952.
  • In view of the wide interest within the Agency ... outside knowledge of Agency interest in Flying Saucers carries the risk of making the problem even more serious in the public mind than it already is.CIA memo, 1952
  • It was silvery in color, had a bun-shaped top, a flange like two saucers in the middle and a bun underneath, and could not have been far off because it overlapped my windscreen!RAF fighter pilot, 1954.
  • Maximum security exists concerning the subject of UFOs.CIA Director Allen Dulles, 1955.
  • Some military officials are seriously considering the possibility of interplanetary ships.FBI memo on UFOs, 1952.
  • Pilot of helicopters wished to stress fact that object was of a saucer like nature, was stationary at 2000 ft. And would be glad to be called upon to verify any statements and act as witness.Emergency Report from Maxwell Air Force Base on air space violation by UFO, 1954.
  • I have discussed this matter with the affected agencies of the government, and they are of the opinion that it is not wise to publicize this matter at this time.Senator Richard Russell, head of Senate Armed Services Committee,regarding his sighting of a UFO during a 1955 trip to the Soviet Union.
  • What bothers me is what's happening to our aircraft.Anonymous Air Force officer, 1955.
  • The Air Defense Command in Baton Rouge was on the phone, waiting for our report, when we landed there.Commercial pilot following a UFO sighting, 1957.
  • Saucers exist (I saw two). They were intelligently flown or operated (evasive tactics, formation flight, hovering). They were mechanisms, not United States weapons, nor Russian. I presume they are extraterrestrial.Lt. Colonel Richard Headrick, radar bombing expert, 1959
  • Reliable reports indicate there are objects coming into our atmosphere at very high speeds and controlled by thinking intelligence.Navy Admiral Delmar Fahrney, public statement, 1957.
  • Congressional investigations ... are still being held on the problem of unidentified flying objects and the problem is one in which there is quite a bit of interest.... Since most of the material presented to the Committees is classified, the hearings are never printed.Congressman William H. Ayres, 1958
  • Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense.Former CIA Director, Roscoe Hillenkoetter, public statement, 1960.
  • When the team was about ten miles from the landing site, static disrupted radio contact with them. Five to eight minutes later the glow diminished, and the UFO took off. Another UFO was visually sighted and confirmed by radar.Classified report by an Air Force Strike Team at Minot AFB, 1966.
  • ... reliable, but off the record information from the Pease AFB in Portsmouth, indicates frequent radar blips and fighters are constantly scrambled to pursue these objects.Journalist John Fuller, 1965.
  • I think there may be substance in some of these reports ... I believe the American people are entitled to a more thorough explanation than has been given them by the Air Force to date.Congressman Gerald R. Ford, March 1966.
  • If 'they' discover you, it is an old but hardly invalid rule of thumb, *they* are your technological superiors.National Security Analyst, Lambros Callimahos, 1968.
  • My own present opinion, based on two years of careful study, is that UFOs are probably extraterrestrial devices engaged in something that might very tentatively be termed 'surveillance'.Dr. James McDonald before Congress, 1968.

...All of the preceding are frozen moments in our ufological past and, collected together, are a largely unimpeachable indication regarding the actuality of some larger reality... a grand physical existence from which we are being—and very suspiciously, reader—protected" by a conflicted, corrupted, and likely criminal "mainstream."  Somebody knows.

...Let's consider now, that "mainstream," thought reflective and sincere, our limit on bad thinking—a buffer from our fear.  Supposed a "mediation," a "distillation" of the facts, it's been portrayed as logical—the cure for "fakes and hacks".  It's been sold as medicine, protection from the fringe, the unwashed and the ignorant, the deluded and unhinged.

It's the view that most will hold... because it is "official."  Other views are ridiculed, so, implode with their dismissal. It's opposed to other views—which fade in sad detraction—as the mainstream is a jealous foe and a master of distraction!  It will leave no stone unturned to keep its upper hand, and many that must challenge it are cursed, betrayed, or damned.

It owns the eyes and ears we have with which we watch our day, and what's perceived depends upon the values it portrays. But it pretends the common sense, the middle of the road, the sober and the rational, to what, at last, sells soap. Of needs I am suspicious of the track that it would take, the positions it's presuming, and the point it seems to make.

...And it's a point that satisfies... the folks with all the money, those owners of the "eyes" and "ears,"which seems a little funny...  The mainstream should reflect a mean, an average we could use to navigate from day to day—that path of least abuse.  Though it's in fact duplicitous and hobbled by its bias... which is prosecuted merrily by those few who would deny us.

"Deny us what?", some smirk and sneer (officious and complacent). Well... deny us well nigh everything, you less than perspicacious!

We're denied a real world, with real people leading. We're denied the oversight of oversight that's needed. We're denied the real deal on what our actions cost, on who must pay for us to play, a measure for our loss.

We are sold a bill of goods, we're led by turgid glands, and we don't get the "pictures" that occur in other lands.  See, we're denied a picture of the way things really are!  We're denied reality!  Now, isn't that bizarre!

Don't pretend to fool yourself the mainstream acts for you: the hapless individual who is looking for some truth.  It does in fact mistrust you and will punish you, you know? It's a buttress in the service of corrupted status quos. There is, in fact, corruption of a type that startles you when you find it in the fabric of existence; this is true.

It's a cunning contravention by a clan of psychopaths who support it with a covetous persistence, not for laughs.

And it won't care that Christians are allowed to prey on kids, or keep the crooked cops corralled when up to their old tricks.  It is unaffected by injustice we endure... as the CAPTAINS of the business world collude their bull manure.

It is this bogus mainstream that provides us all the pap that the talking heads are drooling from their storage bins of crap. It's unimpressed that children die, well up in to the millions! It shall not see a "Death Row" as a place for black civilians.

It won't admit to slavery, and it won't admit to graft!  It won't admit that it's remiss in practicing its craft.

The mainstream's not the mainstream when it won't reflect the views of the people it confuses with an obfuscation's ruse! It cannot be a mainstream if dismissing UFOs, as it's eighty in a hundred that are thinking "someone knows."

Our mainstream's a betrayer of the truth that most would seek! The mainstream's made the lap dog of some grand *conspir-cracy*?

...And that is like a mirror made to fudge its own reflection, where one can't see the blemishes one might find on close inspection—where one perceives "the fairest skin," no need to wash ones face, and so suffers rot and blemishes one should view with some distaste.

"Culture is not your friend."  Terence McKenna