I want to write some more about UFOs. The point of this journal/blog was to exercise the other half of my mind. I have to admit I have a deep seeded desire to be taken seriously by the literary community--despite my criticism. I want to have books that stay in print long after I’m dead, published by the Library of America. I want to be lauded at elegant, sophisticated New York parties where they drink good wine and talk about Sam Johnson. Obsessing about UFOs is probably not my ticket in. But what can I do, I find the issue too interesting to leave it alone.
For the sake of argument, let’s suppose that Roswell happened and there’s been a government conspiracy covering it up. After Watergate and during the Cold War, it would have brought down our standing in the world if it was revealed that the government had been lying for decades. At first they wanted to see if the aliens were violent, friendly, or Russian. They thought it was safer to keep it quiet while the world was so volatile. Maybe they discovered technology that would be awfully destructive in the wrong hands. There’s also the issue of undermining religion if it was revealed that "God" has a broader meaning. All in all, they may have feared the breakdown of civilization.
If anyone knows about the cover-up it’s probably Dick Cheney and the Bush family. Prescott Bush is rumored to be part of the original conspiracy in the fifties. Daddy Bush was CIA director in the seventies. So the UFO conspiracy--if it exists--is most likely being led by the right wing. Pro-oil, pro-corporate, pro-war, pro-Christian. What is the relationship between conservatism and covering up the UFO issue? It’s very confusing, especially when much of the abduction literature suggests that the phenomenon is benevolent. In fact, most aliens seem like bleeding heart liberals--decrying our destruction of the environment and each other.
If the far-right does know about UFOs, why do they believe so vehemently in Christianity? It’s a religion which has been rewritten to suit the desires of the church--removing the concept of reincarnation, for one, which negates the concept of Jesus being the only one to rise from the dead. Modern Christianity is not the final word about God. You’d think that people who know about the origins of UFOs would also understand the origins of Western religion. My guess is that Dick Cheney is not a Christian at all, and little Georgie Bush is allowed his ideas about Jesus and faith: it’s a good front. But a front for what? Even if there is no conspiracy, why are they intent on ripping apart the planet? It’s almost like they’re fucking everything up on purpose.
Basically, this world doesn’t make any sense. People will vote for George Bush as they wave their cowboy hats. He is everything wrong with ugly America. At the same time he may be the best representative of the mainstream American soul. Support of GW almost has me believing in mind control. Incidentally, every book I’ve read on mind control--by Jim Keith or Alex Constantine--makes me believe less in mind control than when I started. I am not a liberal zealot but it just seems weird to me that anyone could support GW Bush. It’s not even about taxes anymore--everybody raises taxes. People are just very strangely blind.
For those who doubt what I’m saying about UFOs, try and be open, it is not a tabloid issue. If you don’t believe it’s an important issue which needs serious discussion then the debunking has worked. There have been more sightings by credible people than you would ever hear about if you didn’t dig. Most scientists won’t acknowledge the issue because they will lose their funding and standing in the scientific community. Scientists are like artists: only a very few challenge the status quo. The same goes for military figures--they are afraid to be vocal about the issue. At some point we will look back and laugh, the way we laugh at people who thought the sun revolved around the Earth. Remember, they jailed Copernicus.
To say UFOs don’t exist doesn’t make any more sense than saying God doesn’t exist. Atheists bother me: they have the arrogance to claim they know about the true existence of God. Atheism is another form of fundamentalism, i.e. it holds too strongly to one idea. I can understand if you’ve been through a tragedy which destroys your faith in God. But even that proves that evil is alive and well, not that God doesn’t exist. UFOs fall under the same category--nobody can possibly make absolute judgments. It’s like declaring you know what’s on the other side of the universe.
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