This is a phenomenon that’s an authentic ufology classic: an intelligent person gets a great idea, sets a good goal, and…as the rest of our community, plus the media, and lots of the regular Americans we’d like to get interested in ufology watch, either ego --or complete foolishness-- destroys any possibility that goal will ever be reached.
If you don’t know the "Disclosure Project" and the movement story let me sum it up. Dr. Steven Greer (an emergency room physician whose father helped design one of the original lunar modules for NASA) brought together the most credible whistleblowers from the military, intelligence and corporate military contractor sectors willing to testify on the UFO subject --before Congress, under oath.
These whistleblowers would swear to having firsthand knowledge of the reality of UFO craft and their defense significance.
Also gathered ready to testify were anonymous sources who would testify under oath, if granted immunity to their security oaths.
And here’s what they’d testify to: that the government has “captured” ET technology. The quality of the witnesses, and what they collectively have to say, could force Disclosure, capital D, by the government.
Great stuff, right? Dr. Greer wrapped this intelligently conceived and great cause --with a fair chance to succeed around this anti-Star Wars, free energy conspiracy agenda. I am not a conspiraphobic, by the way. But I felt bundling the solid UFOs and Alien Technology Reverse Engineering testimony of current and former military and government employees with these other accusations were. to say the least, unbelievably short-sighted of Dr. Greer.
I know, for a fact, that some of these whistleblowers were --to be polite-- not exactly happy with Dr. Greer’s agenda distraction. But I’m not going to be polite and call it a distraction. It was an agenda disaster. To this day Dr. Greer has not achieved anything I would call significant. Yes, some of the UFO choir in the community believes this is all happening just as Greer’s program describes it, but what else is new? As my famous lady would say, after all of Steven Greer’s proclamations, where’s the beef?
This ego-driven movement lacks one very important fact about the foolish agenda of the Disclosure Project: their facts are not facts, they are not even theories. They are suppositions.
One of the so-called "knowns" advanced by Dr. Greer is the US Government clones these alien beings and programs them like robots. Then the government puts these clones on reverse-engineered craft.
Why, you ask? The government uses them, says Greer, to abduct people. And why, according to Greer, would our government be doing that? To make the aliens look bad-- and scare us, the main populace-- so the government has reasons to start a war against the good aliens using Star Wars technology.
It’s a mouth full, right?
This convoluted position would be funny if it weren’t so sad, because we were told originally that at the heart of Project Disclosure was a simple plan: to tell the truth.
These honest, good witnesses never made public their displeasure over any of the agendas advanced by Greer’s program, at least not that I know of. I believe the witnesses kept silent about the full extent of Greer’s program because they didn’t want to be the cause of even more controversy to what may be the most serious subject of our time. I like to believe those witnesses were in it for the greater good.
But why not a Disclosure based on a single agenda --the witnesses’ agenda? An agenda that goes something a little more like this:
“…we have testimony and supporting evidence from honorable military personnel, respected intelligence personnel with high clearance, and others with solid careers working on secret defense projects, which substantiates:
1. Some UFO are piloted and controlled advanced craft.
2. What these craft have done in the past is of great defense significance.
3. With granted immunity our anonymous whistleblowers will testify under oath that ET hardware has been recovered by our government and that recovered hardware may benefit all mankind.”
Why Exopolitics makes me start looking for the nearest Exit
A good idea that ends up with some strange baggage. First, I want to say I like Steven Bassett, I believe in his heart he wants to be part of helping the truth getting out; however, I can’t disagree more with him on Exopolitics.
If you want to form a powerful movement around the a conclusion you’ve reached, say, that the phenomenon formerly known as UFOs is dated and limited because we have overwhelming proof these are Extraterrestrial Vehicles with occupants, great. If you want to examine the social, economic, religious and political ramifications of such a contact, I think that’s a great idea, too. But to include in this conclusion guesswork, speculation, projected outcomes about the intentions of the ETS --which Exopolitics couldn’t possible know-- is again, not honest.
There is some powerful evidence for an ET presence. In my opinion, the new and best book --and very well written-- on Roswell, Witness to Roswell by Carey and Schmitt, puts the Project MOGUL explanations to rest once and for all. (future post)
Why is it, whenever there is a movement in UFO land with a good working premise, suddenly it is saddled with other agendas which are merely speculations from certain factions of our community? Have any real powerful actions by rational people yet brought results?
Don’t hold your breath.
Am I crazy, or do others see this as well? Notice I’m not writing about the shortcomings of the media or the government. I’m writing about what some of the players in our own community are doing. Mr. Bassett, I love your conference, but this Exopolitics theme has to go.
So I put questions to some of the presenters. Some answered on the record; others who also had strong opinions would not.
“Abductions, The forgotten Syndrome”
Next post interview with a rational honest man: Richard Dolan including this great idea. -"There should be discounts for Young people at all UFO conferences " & Paul Kimball new DVD “Best Evidence –Top Ten UFO Sightings”
Some great presentaions at the X - Conference
UFO Media Matters