by Alfred Lehmberg
UFOs... apart from one's concerns regarding our poor abused "snowflake Occam," misused and misappropriated actually—used by the hubristic and homocentric as a cowardly dodge... what is to be gained in their regard? That's the perspicacious question! The "smart money" question!
What is there to be gained? Gain of need? Gain of want? Gain of necessity? Gain of achievement? ...Gains even sourly secured of ill-purposed falsehoods by some grinning ghoul of a psychotic profiteer slouching off to Washington, as you read, to get elected?
Then, what can ever come of the self-serving lie? What good, anyway! This is without regard to how well that lie might be couched or "intentioned." A "well-intentioned" lie is that slippery slope on roads to hell paved with same (one has understood), still, even needfully navigated? Roads must be trod, of needs... for cause!
Though, seriously, how "well-intentioned " ...really... eh? It remains and is resolved: everyone does lie, every thing lies... is likely not what the reader thinks it is... only hopes it is... hell, the SKY lies! A fraction of a light second away the sky is a complete fiction! One won't even know the sun exploded for eight full minutes! Now, let's Re-consider the touted concerns of "National Security."
Don't tell this retired military officer about your National Security concerns, with his thanks! See, that weary rubric is so often troped by the aforementioned "fallacious abusers at the dinner table UFO debate" that the rest of us just look down at our lap napkins in offended embarrassment!
For reference, this writer was a military aviation officer who held a top-secret security clearance a time or three in two decades of service ...so who performed in the rodeo and was able to procure the "T-shirt" AND the "ashtray"! National Security "concerns" are fine until they're used for mechanisms of "ass-covery" and their ambivalent official ƒüÇk€®ý, plus all the attendant bad ethics portrayed... if not all the deplorable morality showcased! Concerns?!
So. Who is it to watch the unwatched watcher?
Consider, in no particular order, Richard Dolan, who would demolish these "concerns" aforementioned in two volumes examining same, with a third volume upcoming, someday, one hopes. Other works from him are bells, whistles, and cake icing on the subject of one's calling a spade a spade, ufologically.
Continuing, Robert Hastings makes erstwhile "concerns" irrelevant in a bulletproof study regarding UFOs and their decades-long interaction with nuclear missiles. This is all accessorized in a sober book and a saner documentary. Truth, told in a manner to be understood... and believable.
Verily, the late Stanton Friedman invalidates one's "concerns," still, in a succession of books, tapes, and DVDs outlining cited governmental duplicities, frauds, and conspiracies spanning decades. He was never bested in debate. More believable truth understandably told.
Frank Feschino eviscerates "concerns" in a timeline illustrating unending years of research and study, reader, citing an armed conflict—a one-sided hot war—between our military forces and UFOs actually lasting for a period of years during the 50s. We'll remember 1952's Summer of Saucers. Understandably told and believably documented truth, again.
...There have been other believable truths told, more "demolishments," "eviscerations," and "invalidations," et al: a select and well-known college of credible persons... we've known who these are...
...Even Einstein begged President Truman to stop the aforementioned shooting war in the '50s, is the lore, it is recalled. This was a sentient plea with others of note and station.
Lately? The United States—sold out to and betrayed by multiple fascist robber barons and their reptilian corporate interests—becomes a nation of unchallenged lies, lies luridly consummated with the skeevy ethics of "lying liars" slithering snake-like on those self-same slippery slopes aforementioned, even now. Truth, always difficult, becomes even harder to discern.
We digress, but there's an "Occupy Wall Street" movement, by way of tangential example, because "Wall Street" robbed the American "Bank," and in a manner actually much more egregious than "John Dillinger" or "Machine-gun Kelly"! See, "Wall Street" did it from the inside with the "blessing" and "encouragement" of half our political leadership! Ask UFO Golden-Ager Richard Hall about the human consequences of this full-blown Bank Robbery... oh, that's right, you can't! He died miserably and in reduced squalor as a result, early in the largely unpunished crime wave! Unpunished crimes are only practice for more fulsome criminalities!
Digression abided, consider that a lie will be found out eventually, and the "sucker," some man, woman, or child, will burn with resentment at the disrespect implied. The ufological lie is revealed, reader, and I do resent it! Cop to it, yourself, friends!
To that end, the scientific secular must thoroughly trump the scriptural sectarian where there has ONLY been evidence of productive industry from that secular? The salvation of good? That's ours; we're the only ones to manifest it when it manifests! ...And the evil? That's ours, too. We CHOOSE one over the other. It's all on us.
"The moving finger wrote and having writ, moved on."
Truly, do you think a UFO *disclosure* is remotely avoided for the "good of the unempowered individual"? No, whatever "empowers" the rank and file "dis-empowers" the non-elected and a perpetual leadership by the psychopathic and well-monied 1%, it's observed, and that information is not disclosed.
Theirs is one way of looking at a societal solution, sure! A short view. A pathological view. The view without imagination, the one most reptilian, and the one most consummately psychopathic. Though, this view is actually more understandable given that the individual, remember, IS a powerful entity—and has always been—the spendable coin on which the whole of society, past, present, and future, is forged...
This is from the guy swinging a pick to the girl etching a new microchip design... to persons doing the caustic antithesis of those things... forgetting all the personal harbors in between and apart from them, like you and me—just to scratch a densely packed surface! Humanity is infinitely varied! Our name is legion!
Only, one in a hundred of these (us), are persons able to remorselessly bleed someone else out for the laces in their shoes! These are entirely OK with their lucrative expenditure of you, reader. These will prosecute any mendacity, will tell any lie, and will pursue any dark, unethical and immoral advantage. Too? They are the officiators of your culture and control the mechanisms of your society. They ARE the one percent! Consider, one HAS to be a psychopath to be such a consummate shiznit wearing such an asshat... and not have to huff a bus pipe!!
Remaining individuals, consider, those of some empathy and compassion, left to their own devices and not overburdened by the psychopaths above, at best act individually to encourage and support other individuals for the benefit of the individual... benefiting themselves in the longer run, but actually empowering the affected team or group to greater synergies in the process! A broad brush, but paint sticks!
Example: intelligent societies subsidize, and with that same broad brush, their artists... because what is the artist but the cutting edge of creative individuality made real in the real world! Individuals orbit planets... Individuals soar and cleave the heavens, other individuals contrive how to put them there... individuals can employ and provide for the satisfactions of thousands.
Individuals fly down close to the flame and singe their wings, but then they fly back to tell us what they saw... I aspire to same, unabashedly. I suspect more should... and be supported in their efforts to do so, too...
That's why a large, strong middle class is necessary for the success of a society. Strong individuals provide synergistically for a strong society the way stronger links contribute to a strengthened chain. The reader will notice that the middle class here in the States is on the wane... why? Don't blame chance or necessity, reader! That strong middle class is an entity contrary to the interests of the wholly psychopathic alluded to above! Too strong to be beaten outright, the middle class must be, and ignobly, bled to death!
If you do think ignorance of all this is bliss, reader? Really, I must disabuse you of that notion. The rent comes due, reader, eventually, inevitably, and finally.
Culture, not remotely your friend, friend, does not deserve your reflex loyalty and should do much, much more to earn your grudging individual support... forget respect! Consider, a ufological disclosure likely benefits the individual, it is surmised, rewrites convenient class and gender rules, invalidates and makes irrelevant a corrupt status quo, topples tyrannical, illegitimate so abusive institutions, intimates efficacious technologies, and therefore empowers a super society of liberated individuals! Heaven was at hand remember?
Anything else is just a hapless and 2nd-rate "Brave New World" alpha/gamma corporate slavery algorithm injudiciously employed by the insulated, golden-parachuted, and hyper-privileged man! This "man" alluded to is imbued by chance and luck at birth, usually, to be short-sighted and incorrigible. ...Verily, the "one percent" hates even a rationally open "democratic socialism," reader, NOT, because they have to pay for it... no, but because it obviates them all together and makes them disappear like a conquered disease!
How do I feel that the "all the above" is likely to be true? LOL! Why, because I can access a tree by the fruit it produces, reader! ...And I'll go to the posted period, offended, shocked, or shamed! There are, many times one discovers, joys beyond the shame, satisfactions beyond the shock, and fellowships, respected readers, beyond the offense.
Sincerely, I try to remember the one-time relevant information was kept out of our common knowledge, or that the aforementioned ignorance served a rank and file humanity in any way. Perhaps the reader will have better luck.
Don't insult yourself with misdirecting and immaterial non-disclosures on atomic weapons or infectious diseases. The reader knows what I mean. Consider, "a cure for cancer exists," n'est ce pas? The three hundred mile-a-gallon carburetor, or its simulacra, exists! Cold fusion exists! Broadcast power exists! One can just go on and on... we could inhabit the asteroid belt like a glittering bracelet around our star, Sol, but we prefer to light our fossil flatulence! Choice!
So discounting "societal information denial" and those cover-ups driven because interests between the one and the 99% are identically motivated, one's desire for personal autonomy... though, not like the aforementioned nuclear proliferation and infectious disease control, examples mentioned earlier, come up with one example of efficacious untruth perpetrated on the masses... seriously, come up with just one so we can see how easily your example can be turned around to bite you on your own conscienceless and hubristic ass.
...Heh—and I'm the one smeared for a credulous believer... "your (our) best interests are taken to heart." Riiiiiiiight... Only when that suits the catbird.
We're at the whim of slavering multi-national billionaires at home and abroad who are irresponsible and unrelentingly unaccountable, but who are turning back the clock and fulminating the new colorfast Christo-fascist autocracy. Such is the suspected so.
Sincerely... much better searching the skies for "next level" UFOs than speculating whether Bill Clinton has an identifying wart on his penis, eh?
...Or was that Michael Jackson...? ...And why must I endure these warty contemplations at all with so many persons already enduring a real hell on Earth... apart from the ones imposed on MJ and BC, eh, and all of it a result of their unrelenting embrace of "stupid"? ...And at the behest of the worst persons on the planet, too! Not answers, reader. No. We want the right questions! Better questions! There are answers already there but to be faced!
So, the "gains" aforementioned? How about the smallest self-respect and some freedom from unreasoned fear? Would a little honest self-validation and actualization as a conscious and self-aware being be in order? How about a reward for efforts expended or a little respite from unnecessary trials and unneeded travails on life's uneasy path... Sure, a "free ride" serves no one, but why does anyone have to be but one disaster from living under a bridge, especially when they've likely been sold a bill of grifted goods to be where they are? Consider student loans.
Heaven was at hand, remember? ...And it is! Just choice is required where we come to realize that we are our own salvation and always have been... that is, when the sentient secular is realized as entirely sensical and the insensible sectarian is recognized as certifiably insane where the former is the aspiration and the latter becomes obvious!
Religion may be fine as a mechanism employed by which to conceive of an inconceivable, the unknowable, and the inarticulable "spiritual," but honest history clearly shows that it's a poor steward to our efficacious individuality when it's mixed disastrously in the affairs of a State otherwise aspiring to fairness and justice. Cleary, it has traditionally encouraged our "humankind" to not accept responsibility for its own senseless behaviors but to just push them off on the wills of cruel Gods perhaps expressly manufactured by that same humanity for that very purpose!
Finally, the sicker society seems to be a male construct serving the self-serving whims of its failing patriarchy, ironically, subsequent planet death, and then a return to dark ages with little hope of crawling out of the hole we've dug for ourselves. Not God's punishment, so much, but as a consequence of our own complacency. On us. Truly, humanity is only at its best when things are at their worst.
...But cheery stuff, eh? The realization of all this may be one of those gains aforementioned. We can choose more wisely. We can eschew our "stupid." Choice!
Gylany, right?! Learn it. Know it. Live it. Love it!