In UFO Secrecy and the Death of the American Republic
Richard Dolan writes as follows:
"Imagine if the President of the United States were to decide to end UFO secrecy.
How would he do it?
I can see him now. President George W. Bush steps up to the podium. Beloved Vice President Dick Cheney stands behind him. Trusted lieutenants Donald Rumsfeld
and Condoleeza Rice are there, too. The cameras of all the world’s media are upon him.
"Good evening," he begins. "Through a series of meetings with certain senior scientific and defense officials, it has come to my attention that the UFO
phenomenon apparently is real, and is of extraterrestial origin."
"Hokey dokey, that’s really all I have to say for now. We’ll provide updates as we get ‘em. I’m going on vacation for a while. Goodnight everyone."
Well, maybe not. Disclosure is a pandora’s box with a panoply of taboo topics just waiting to spring out. It is, as one friend of mine calls it, "a sloppy
tar-baby," a threatening, friendly, frightening, and inseparable bundle of unavoidable eventualities.
So I can imagine a few questions, even from a media as compliant as the American. "Mr. President," one correspondent might say, "what are the intentions
of these aliens?" Or, "Mr. President, what does this say about the claims of alien abduction? Are they real, after all?" Or how about, "Mr. President,
what about claims of underground alien bases? Or claims of secret possession of alien technology?"
These questions might not arise immediately. But they would arise eventually. Once you open that lid, it will be very difficult to control the outcome.
The answers would not be pretty.
For this reason, I doubt that disclosure will come from America’s political establishment. But there are always other countries. There are always the aliens.
The truth is already here; it’s simply waiting to land.
After all, what exactly are the secret keepers protecting? Let’s see. Power, wealth, control, their plans for the future, access to information, underground
bases already built, the status quo.
But there must be more. How about communication with aliens? Worm hole technology? Access to our genetic code? Or any number of technologies that we have
not even begun to discuss openly in our society. Remember the statement of an Area 51 insider to aerospace journalist James Goodall – this was back in
the 1980s – "we have things in the Nevada desert that would make George Lucas envious." In other words, Star Wars technology.
Can you imagine the front page of the New York Times following a true disclosure of all this? "MASSIVE COVERUP EXPOSED." The biggest journalistic fiasco
in history would finally be acknowledged, wholesale resignations would sweep the intelligence community, a political third party would do a clean sweep
of Washington. Congress would promise emergency hearings, Arab oil nations would be in a state of collapse as oil price futures plummet, and the stock
market would be in a headlong tailspin.
People would realize that a massive power structure has existed for generations, and has siphoned away trillions of dollars. They would learn that it has
played a dominant, though unacknowledged, role in shaping their lives.
No, people wouldn’t be pleased or especially understanding. Heads would roll.
The American system of government, as it has come to exist, and by extension American society, and by extension our current global civilization, is not
compatible with true UFO disclosure. Disclosure would rip it all away.
You might argue that this would be a good reason to maintain the secrecy. On the other hand, I would argue it’s the best reason for disclosure.
As bad as things look today, I retain hope for a post-disclosure world. I retain a faith – yes, I guess it’s faith – in the value of truth over all things.
A statement by my favorite writer, Leo Tolstoy, hangs before me every day: "the one thing necessary, in life as in art, is to tell the truth." I cannot
believe that a society based on a foundational lie can be better than one based on a foundational truth." End of quote.
I have wondered about this topic for some time. I think Dolan does as he must, given the specifics of his situation. Yes, all these questions and more will be asked and have already been asked for a long time in alternative circles. Yet this is, I am afraid, only the whisker of the alien cat that is stirring in the bag of leaky secrecy where the powers that be endeavor to keep it.
I asked yet another colleague what she thought of the eventual consequences of a disclosure about alien interaction. "America is a land divided," said she. "One half would think, OK, government does not always tell the truth and they lied on that one too - what else is new? Another half would be very upset. These are the true believers. It is not possible to answer for all America. Panic? Probably not. Many might think that as long as it does not concern them directly it does not matter. But there is something that they do not tell, there are things that do not add up. Do you think somebody really does know the answers?"
"Maybe there is a network of a few hundred people that have a fair idea. These would not be publicly known people. Not the known government agencies, not the known secret societies either. Somewhere behind these may be a compartmentalized something and some people at the top may have an overview."
"What is the motive?" asked my colleague.
"Power for its own sake," suggested I.
"Well, to be less superficial, we'd have to see this in its possible metaphysical context. In this context it begins to make sense but then this broader context would force us to take many things that we rather see as speculative as concrete fact. Such as spiritual duality and different levels of beings and cyclic time. "
Now I am, as people in general are, a result of certain cultural and social programming. I am not so surprised by the more troubling aspects of the alien question because I have for a long time followed various writings on its metaphysical implications, various channeled material, esoterica and the like. But the old program is clearly discernable when talking about this question with people who are not actively studying these matters. To talk of conspiracies and secrets and dirty politics is OK. These are, after all, discernable, incontestably existing things. But there is a threshold from this to addressing the fundamentals of the mainstream world view. I think this is the real cat that must stay in the bag. The hyperdimensional cat, so to speak.
People have a great capacity for keeping things separate. Politics are one thing, religion another. These may be in the most blatant contradiction and this bothers precious few. Aliens too may be somewhere out there or even in underground bases on Earth and it is somebody else's problem. Government may have Star Wars gadgets somewhere in Area 51 and then so what? They ought to be secret, after all, were it only for non-proliferation and keeping the military edge. Mystics, channelers, New Agers and such may speak of worlds, dimensions, heavens and hells, demons and angels and this is all well. It is somewhere out there or somewhere in their minds, whichever. Scientists may write papers on parallel universes, collisions of universes, even variability of constants of nature, creation out of nothing and many other abstract things. But they are far away, 14 billion years in the past, in some incomprehensible big bang that has nothing to do with now. Mythology may speak of world ages, dragons and sacrifices and heroes with amazing powers but this is just stories. The sci fi of the ancestors. Even mainstream religions talk about all manner of non-human entities, the Giants of Buddhist lore or the djinns of Islam. Christianity has dropped much of that but the Gnostics certainly had a whole bestiary of "aliens." St. Paul declares that 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face:
now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." [1 Corinthians] This may be as it may, but it is ritualized away and made part of something abstract, somewhere beyond the scope of normal life.
"But all these things are fixable," said my colleague, referring to the damage to environment, the mismanagement of the economy, the poor level of education, excess consumption, even dependency on oil.
"Yes, given time and enough people dedicated to fixing these, many things are fixable," said I, "the problem may be that these preconditions do not exist. If the world were run by reason and history were not a witness to successive rise and fall of civilization, things would be different."
What does this have to do with aliens? If the alien question became incontestable fact instead of speculation, many more questions would be asked than those listed by Dolan. Dolan is right to confine his questions to the material ones, because there is a greater likelihood of forming a support base when all pretty much understand the matter in compatible terms.
But if the UFO lore is anything to go by, disclosure would bring to light the high strangeness of the phenomenon. Now if aliens were just technologically sophisticated, a bit weird looking and smelling but basically human-like beings, this would be one thing. But it does not look that way. Instead it looks like they are a whole different category of being, having more to do with creatures of myth than anything else, yet they seem to be material beings. It seems that their perception of the world, of space and time and such is completely other than the human view of three dimensions and linear time. In short, acknowledging this would bring the inexplicable on everybody's doorstep, plus it would make denying mind over matter, telepathy, mind control and such effects impossible since these are generally associated with the phenomenon. Not to mention time anomalies, instantaneous travel, walking through walls and the like that would shatter many generally held precepts of material science. of course these precepts are questioned within the establishment itself but having these effects as official reality right on Earth would be quite different from having these as anomalies postulated maybe to exist inside unreachable black holes, right after the big bang or the like.
But it gets worse. These beings seem to exist in a world that has rather different laws of nature and sort of touches the human world in places. They seem to travel between the two as they please. Like the gods or faery beings of myth. This world is sometimes seen by mystics but does not translate well to human physical concepts. The life form with fundamentally, structurally higher powers, not just more gadgets, would then be concrete, present, no longer ineffable God or his angels somewhere in heaven.
OK, now how does the human form accede to these heights? If the aliens do it, it must after all be possible for a biological entity? How does a cow become the farmer, one could also ask. "Through a complexx spiritual process," we could say. We could even call this, just for convenience, the Great Work of the alchemists or ascension or transfiguration and many other things.
To quote one "alien," the channeled source Ra, one becomes a "fourth density being," such as would be most of those associated with the UFO phenomenon, by single-mindedly serving the self or by serving others with greater dedication than self. Of course, defining exactly what serves the self and what serves others is another can of worms. But still, we may confidently speak of beings of a spiritual dedication that is only rarely seen on Earth.
But why should we believe this? After all, if aliens lie and this is channeled, maybe from one of these very beings, or even invented, what reason is there to take this seriously? Of course there is esoteric tradition, but if this tradition comes from these same beings, then is it any proof?
Maybe we can believe this by analyzing the UFO phenomenon itself, we do not even need myth and tradition to back us up, as there is a fair amount of circumstancial data about the alien interactions that is troubling enough. If The aliens in question, from myth to the present incursions to the abduction phenomenon, do not evidence any appreciation for the human free will. The human participant chooses the nature of the interaction about as muchh as the cow chooses the nature of the interaction with the farmer. The history recorded by Richard Dolan makes this point rather clear, not to mention the abduction, cattle mutilation and other such phenomena. So we have something that does as it pleases, however what pleases it is not readily anticipatable. But its basically self-serving nature and contempt for human free will shines through.
Still, the early speculations about hostile aliens scoping Earth for conquest do not match the evidence. We do not have a contest about matter or real estate here. Instead, it seems we have one about a more abstract value of control. Jacques Vallee, one of the earlier researchers of the UFO phenomenon early on separated himself from the materialistic interpretation since it simply was inadequate for explaining the apparently absurd behavior of the phenomenon. He concluded that the phenomenon represented a sort of intelligent control system that supplied the myths and paradigms of humanity. In other words, the basics of religions, myths, paradigms and so forth. Now let us suppose this were not speculation but a fact recognized even by government: Aliens have been here for millennia and have started religions, myths and cultures and so forth. The fundamentalist believers would probably deny this while accepting the existence of aliens as essentially evil beings sent to test their faith. After all, the Book of Revelations and other sources speak of false prophhets with signs and wonders. Aliens would fit the bill. The secular people would maybe think that if indeed there was a control freak alien posing as Yahweh, this was a long time ago, when he bid Abraham to sacrifice Isaac just to see if he could make him -- that was indeed a bit on the mean side but it was long ago. So it does not really concern us, now does it? Actually it does, because the explosive Middle East question actually hinges on claims descending right from the same being. The whole trinity of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, with all political implications, descends from whatever "god" is at the root of the Old Testament. Now again, religions are not monolithic entities. They are combinations of diverse spiritual and secular influences somehow congealed into a more or less consistent doctrine. Thus it would be wrong to say that they derive in totality or directly from a single ET. The truth is far more complex.
So the can of worms of alien disclosure is rather deep and leaves no area of life unaffected. It is fully acceptable on one hand to speak of human greed and conspiracies. It is equally acceptable in other places to speak of ineffable gods and spirits somewhere out there. What is a problem is speaking of something in between, that partakes of the properties of both, Machiavellian semi-physical entities travelling in space and time, representing themselves as alternatingly this or that according to culture, doing this for some reason known best to themselves.
And finally, what may be most troubling of all, is the timing. Why UFO's for the last 60 years? Not that there have not been ones earlier but there is a definite qualitative change in the phenomenon since the 1940's. If they have been there all along, why the change of policy? Is this driving up to something? Ra and the Cassiopaeans, as well as much New Age material, propose some sort of approaching cosmic change as the reason for this. Esoteric culture is full of references to changes in world ages, although the concept is very confused we cannot say it would be new. Should we read the signs, thus including the alien disclosure question coming to light now, as pointing to some fundamental reorganization of reality in our lifetimes?
I think the real reason why the alien cat needs to stay in the bag has to do with the metaphysical implications more than with human conspiracies, secrecy or technology. The latter department is so everyday, political intrigue, secret weapons and aerospace and energy technologies are commonplace talk and will surprise no one. Basically human-like aliens would not be very surprising either, science fiction has firmly implanted the idea into the popular mind. What may be a notch more explosive is the idea that the hyperdimensional, half matter, half spirit world be real and right here, home to incomprehensible entities that do as they please, probably including cooperating with some hidden human elite. . Making "deals with the devil" is supposed to happen in fiction, not in politics. The Western culture is generally attached to the idea that it is self-made and master of its destiny, for better or worse. The idea that it were half-involuntarily in bed with a power whose cunning and capabilities surpass its imagination does not sit well with it. Even worse, consider that it were just an experiment set up by such a power?
Given this state of matters, and further supposing that there is some external necessity driving alien disclosure, we come back to Dolan's remark: If disclosure did happen, then it would be certain to happen on the terms of the powers that be. Probably the first installment of these plans has already long been circulating in the form of fiction, "leaks" of plausible disinformation, half-successful non-official activities such as the Disclosure Project and so forth. Another arm of the same may be developing various types of New Age UFO "space brothers" culture. It is certain that the religious angle of the matter also be provided for, so as to actually admit the hand of aliens in setting up the major religions, so that these can be brought together under the umbrella of the space brothers meme. After all, it always was for the best of man, never mind the body count. But it is man that kills man, even if the motives were fake setups leveraging religion as a legitimization and excuse.
There has now been talk of past or present microbial life on Mars for a long time, even in establishment science circles. This may be a preparation for more disclosure, this time of intelligent alien life. This may then fuse with the millennia-long religion manipulation question and the new global benevolent space brothers cult.
The fundamentalists will say that this is the worship of Antichrist in the end times. This may be not so far off the mark, considering the history of the alien phenomenon. But the supreme irony may be that this very idea itself may have been launched by the same aliens to generate more conflict and confusion. What is better than giving prophesies and then coming back to fulfill them?
But this sounds nonsensical. Even of some entities could do this, what possible point or gain would there be in this? The only reasonable answer is that this provides some sort of commodity, energy, food if you will, for these aliens. But to understand this, we have to depart from a strictly materialistic perspective and consider this a battle for "souls." The service to self being wins when it causes another being to be subjugated or controlled, whether directly or by deception. Deception just tends to be more efficient. The even greater prize is won when somebody is so thoroughly converted to serving the self that it approaches spiritual purity in its dedication to control, at which point it can be "recruited" or "harvested" as a direct subordinate. This is a sort of eating or feeding on consciousness. Willing food is more nutritional, thus deception is most often better than outright violence. So, if this idea is at the end of the logical alley of inference from the alien question, then it is understandable that this rather be swept under the rug or misrepresented.
None of this is my personal invention, Rather this is a product of synthesis from a few sources, mmost importantly Cassiopaea and Ra. The reader is referred there for more background.