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L-1 The Political Implications of the UFO Phenomenon and the “ET” Myth

Lis­ten now: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
(Approx. 171 minutes)

A 1997 Gallup poll revealed that 42% of col­lege grad­u­ates in the United States believed that the earth had been vis­ited by extrater­res­tri­als. This astound­ing sta­tis­tic under­scores the polit­i­cal impor­tance of the UFO phe­nom­e­non, a sub­ject gen­er­ally regarded as the province of either fic­tion or psy­chopathol­ogy. This lec­ture addresses some of the salient polit­i­cal aspects of the sub­ject. The con­cept of sal­va­tion from above by a supe­rior power or entity is a pow­er­ful ele­ment of the mythol­ogy, folk­lore and belief sys­tems of many cul­tures and reli­gions. It is also a notion that can have par­tic­u­larly strong appeal in a time of dire social and polit­i­cal crisis.

Cen­tral to the dis­cus­sion is an analy­sis of the polit­i­cal phi­los­o­phy espoused and prac­ticed by some of the “UFO con­tactee” cults. Pro­fess­ing a vari­ety of beliefs about aliens, these cults hold in com­mon a belief in extrater­res­tri­als, a belief in the intel­lec­tual and sci­en­tific supe­ri­or­ity of those “ETs” and (in many cases) advo­cacy of the gov­ern­ing of human affairs on earth by “our broth­ers from space.” These cults are infil­trated by the intel­li­gence com­mu­nity, which devotes con­sid­er­able atten­tion to such groups. It is note­wor­thy that the sys­tem of gov­ern­ment selected (pre­sum­ably) by our space bretheren is essen­tially a total­i­tar­ian and fascis­tic one. The pos­si­bil­ity of the polit­i­cal manip­u­la­tion of the UFO phe­nom­e­non in order to bring about fas­cism is one that should not be too read­ily cast aside.

It is sig­nif­i­cant in this con­text that the ET myth orig­i­nates to a con­sid­er­able extent from ele­ments asso­ci­ated with the intel­li­gence com­mu­nity and a milieu that includes promi­nent Amer­i­can fas­cists such as William Dud­ley Pelley.

The human propen­sity to believe in UFOs as indi­cat­ing the pres­ence of ETs takes on an added sig­nif­i­cance when con­sid­ered in light of the con­sid­er­able evi­dence indi­cat­ing that the “fly­ing saucers” of pop­u­lar imag­i­na­tion are real, but have a ter­res­trial ori­gin. Mr. Emory presents evi­dence that the machines have their gen­e­sis in the clos­ing phase of the Sec­ond World War, when the Ger­mans devel­oped disk-shaped, high-performance fly­ing machines as anti-aircraft devices. The devices appear to have been improved upon by the United States and Britain in the post-war period. In 1955, the Sec­re­tary of the Air Force announced that the United States would soon begin test­ing and fly­ing new types of air­craft that would resem­ble fly­ing saucers.

In the con­clu­sion of the lec­ture, Mr. Emory warns that UFOs might be deployed in con­junc­tion with other secret tech­nolo­gies such as mind-control and/or genetic-engineering. He describes a hypo­thet­i­cal sce­nario described as “a com­bi­na­tion of Orson Welles’ ‘War of the Worlds’ broad­cast, the Mir­a­cle of Fatima and Pearl Harbor!”

Lec­ture High­lights Include: analy­sis of the famous Man­tell case; vet­eran com­bat pilot Mantell’s last trans­mis­sion while chas­ing a huge UFO (“My God, there are men in it!”); the joint U.S. devel­op­ment of the AVRO-Car, a mil­i­tary fly­ing disc; the famous story of the “Foo Fight­ers” seen by Allied Air­men over Ger­many dur­ing the clos­ing months of World War II; the Luft­waffe devel­op­ment of the Feuer­ball and the Kugel­blitz disc-shaped anti-aircraft devices; dis­cus­sion of the Raelian cult of Claude Vorhillon and its fascis­tic philo­soph­i­cal over­tones; Russia’s 1994 mar­ket­ing of an egg-shaped com­mer­cial air­liner; William Dud­ley Pelley’s Soul­craft orga­ni­za­tion and its con­nec­tions to alleged ET con­tactees; the strange career of alleged ET con­tactee George Adamski, who claims he trav­eled on a U.S gov­ern­ment pass­port. (Recorded at Foothill Col­lege in Octo­ber of 1992.)


8 comments for “L-1 The Political Implications of the UFO Phenomenon and the “ET” Myth”

  1. directed at dave emory, do you have an opin­ion on what fatima was. i agree with your analy­sis and you are the first per­son i have seen that makes it doesn’t explain fatima.

    Posted by larry | January 9, 2013, 12:33 am
  2. @Larry–

    I have no opin­ion on Fatima.


    Dave Emory

    Posted by Dave Emory | January 9, 2013, 4:05 pm
  3. 48 Per­cent Of Amer­i­cans Believe UFOs Could Be ET Visitations


    Posted by John Glenn | September 14, 2013, 10:30 am
  4. Are extrater­res­trial neo-Nazis invad­ing Area 51? Maybe. Or it could be a ter­res­trial neo-Nazi:

    I-Team: Res­i­dents in Small Nevada Town on Edge
    Posted: Nov 25, 2013 5:27 PM CST Updated: Nov 26, 2013 11:56 AM CST
    By George Knapp, Chief Inves­tiga­tive Reporter
    By Matt Adams, Chief Photojournalist

    RACHEL, NEV. — Res­i­dents of Rachel, Nevada — the tiny town that became world famous because it sits on the doorstep of the Area 51 mil­i­tary base — are on edge. Some­one has been buy­ing up prop­erty under their noses, and when they checked to find out who was behind it, they found ties to the white supremacy movement.

    You have to be tough to live in a place like Rachel. It’s not exactly known for its ameni­ties. So, when the only gas sta­tion in town gets gob­bled up, then shut down and when the only trailer park gets pur­chased, then wiped out, it’s bound to attract atten­tion. And when res­i­dents learned that the peo­ple who have been buy­ing their town have ties to neo-Nazis and white suprema­cists, they were creeped out and anxious.

    Rachel, Nevada is the num­ber one attrac­tion on the world’s only extrater­res­trial high­way. That said, there’s not a whole lot to it. The heart and soul of the town is the Lit­tle A’Le’Inn which has cap­i­tal­ized on its prox­im­ity to the world’s most famous clas­si­fied mil­i­tary base — Area 51.

    For 25 years, the own­ers have scratched out an exis­tence by cater­ing to UFO hunters and desert trav­el­ers. But these days, they’re wor­ried, all because of a mys­tery man who came to town.

    “Who is this per­son and why are you keep­ing your­self so secret from this com­mu­nity, because he didn’t actu­ally show his face to any­body,” said Con­nie West, pro­pri­etor of the Lit­tle A’Le’Inn.

    “I was in shock. I didn’t want to believe,” said Pat Travis, co-co-owner of the Lit­tle A’Le’Inn.

    The first sign of trou­ble was when some­one bought the town’s only con­ve­nience store and gas sta­tion. It was renamed the Alien Cow­poke to attract the UFO crowd, but within a mat­ter of weeks, the new owner closed it down, a huge loss for vis­i­tors and locals.

    “It was the only gas sta­tion in town. Now we keep a lit­tle gas for emer­gency pur­poses, for peo­ple who don’t pay atten­tion to the sign that the next store is 150 miles,” Travis said.

    “It made no sense to cut every­body off in town. It was the only way to get gro­ceries on a daily basis if they needed a loaf of bread or a gal­lon of milk,” West added.

    Next, the trailer park and RV lot, home to dozens of long-term res­i­dents as well as the snow­birds who camped out for months each win­ter. The new owner shut it down and told every­one to get out. Today, it’s com­pletely empty. The pas­tor at the small Bap­tist church next door saw his con­gre­ga­tion drop by two-thirds.

    “The num­bers were dwin­dling because I could look out the front door of the church and see the trailer park was com­pletely cleaned out. The town pop­u­la­tion was going down. The actual cen­sus right now is in the neigh­bor­hood of 75 and it was closer to 300, when we got here,’ said Robert Kenniston.

    Pas­tor Ken­nis­ton and his wife live in Boul­der City but make the 350-mile road trip every Sun­day in order to tend their Rachel flock.

    Ken­nis­ton, a for­mer news reporter, did some dig­ging. What he found was that same man who had pur­chased the store, and the trailer park had also scooped up sev­eral large parcels of raw land in the heart of Rachel. Prop­erty records show the owner Richard Bunck quickly trans­ferred his new real estate into the name of the JHM Bap­tist Church. Ken­nis­ton was floored when he looked it up.

    “Their church is iden­ti­fied by the experts as Chris­t­ian iden­tity and neo-Nazi. And those two lit­tle niches are the most dan­ger­ous, I’m told,” Ken­nis­ton said.

    Watch­dog groups list JHM Church as a white suprema­cist out­fit, in the same cat­e­gory with the KKK and racist skin­heads. It’s the same name Richard Bunck uses for his busi­ness as a licensed Nevada con­trac­tor. The ini­tials JHM are believed to stand for John Hale Mcgee, a south­ern Cal­i­for­nia min­is­ter affil­i­ated with the Amer­i­can Nazi party and who preached the gospel of white supremacy. When Ken­nis­ton told Rachel res­i­dents what he had uncov­ered, he got a visit from Richard Bunck.

    “And he looked at me and said, ‘There’s a story going around town that I am a neo-Nazi and a white suprema­cist, and I believe you are the rea­son for that story.’ And I said, ‘I believe you are the rea­son for that story,’ and that was the end of the con­ver­sa­tion,” Ken­nis­ton said.

    Bunck’s Nazi affil­i­a­tions have sur­faced before. In the 90s, he and John Hale Mcgee ran for pub­lic office in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia as can­di­dates for a right wing party. Can­di­date Bunck, at first, denied any con­nec­tion to racist groups but reporters dug up pho­tos show­ing Bunck in the 70s at Nazi ral­lies wear­ing a Nazi type uni­form, with swastikas and anti-Jewish signs. Bunck’s first lie fell apart, so he tried other stories.

    “He finally came in, gave us this BS that he was part of an FBI under­cover thing. That story fell apart later, he admits later that no, ‘I wasn’t FBI, but it was a youth­ful indis­cre­tion. I didn’t know what I was doing,’” said Gary Scott, a pub­lic radio journalist.

    Scott didn’t buy the idea that it was a pass­ing fancy by Bunck, espe­cially since Bunck has been arrested at least twice at pro-Nazi ral­lies. And today, decades later, he is still using the name of his now deceased friend and neo-Nazi mentor.


    Posted by Pterrafractyl | November 28, 2013, 5:51 pm
  5. You gotta see this video guys.


    A long inter­view with for­mer Cana­dian Defense Min­is­ter who is a UFO true believer.

    He talks about all the races out there, like the “Tall Whites”, takes up the entire 28 min­utes, out­ra­geous, com­i­cal and tedious at the same time.

    He believes every claim out there, he seems to have no credulity, and of course, HE SAW ONE TOO! What a surprise.

    And you wouldn’t believe it, the aliens aren’t Nazis, but they have an agenda for us, that would make the fur­thest lefty, envi­ron­men­tal rad­i­cal happy.


    This video keeps on giving.

    The inter­viewer is sig­nif­i­cant, as she is the grand­daugh­ter, of old Soviet warhorse, and Geor­gian dic­ta­tor Edward Shevardnadze

    CNN) — Here’s a look at the life of Eduard She­vard­nadze, for­mer pres­i­dent of Georgia.

    Birth date: Jan­u­ary 25, 1928

    Birth place: Mamati, Repub­lic of Geor­gia, U.S.S.R.

    Birth name: Eduard Amvrosievich Shevardnadze

    Mar­riage: Nan­uli Shevardnadze-Tsagareishvili (date unknown — Octo­ber 20, 2004, her death)

    Chil­dren: Paata;Manana

    Edu­ca­tion: Kutaisi Ped­a­gog­i­cal Institute

    Other Facts:
    Tar­get of mul­ti­ple assas­si­na­tion attempts.

    Nick­named “white fox.”

    1948 — Joins the Com­mu­nist Party of Georgia.

    1965–1972 — Georgia’s Min­is­ter of Inter­nal Affairs.

    1972–1985 — Sec­re­tary of the Cen­tral Com­mit­tee of the Com­mu­nist Party of Georgia.

    July 1985–1990 — Serves as U.S.S.R. min­is­ter of for­eign affairs, is appointed by Mikhail Gorbachev.

    Decem­ber 20, 1990 — Resigns as min­is­ter of for­eign affairs.

    July 1991 — Resigns from the Com­mu­nist Party.

    Novem­ber 19, 1991-December 25, 1991 — Returns as U.S.S.R. min­is­ter of for­eign affairs.

    Sep­tem­ber 1991 — His book, “The Future Belongs to Free­dom,” is published.

    March 1992-November 1995 — Chair­man of the State Coun­cil of Georgia.

    Novem­ber 5, 1995-November 23, 2003 — Pres­i­dent of Georgia.

    Novem­ber 23, 2003 — Resigns from office amid pub­lic protests and claims of corruption.

    Posted by Vanfield | January 14, 2014, 10:31 pm
  6. Iran­ian press: Snow­den docs prove aliens who built Nazi subs also con­trol U.S. for­eign pol­icy

    Posted by Marl | January 15, 2014, 12:44 pm
  7. In the 60s Col. Edward Geary Lans­dale wanted to invade Cuba with an Orson Welles/HG Wells plot–

    ” “I’ll give you one exam­ple of Lansdale’s per­spi­cac­ity. He had a won­der­ful plan for get­ting rid of [Fidel] Cas­tro. This plan con­sisted of spread­ing the word that the Sec­ond Com­ing of Christ was immi­nent and that Christ was against Cas­tro who was anti-Christ. And you would spread this word around Cuba, and then on what­ever date it was, that there would be a man­i­fes­ta­tion of this thing. And at the time – this was absolutely true – and at the time just over the hori­zon there would be an Amer­i­can sub­ma­rine that would sur­face off of Cuba and send up some star-shells. And this would be the man­i­fes­ta­tion of the Sec­ond Com­ing and Cas­tro would be over­thrown.”
    Star-shells, for those who may be won­der­ing, are, essen­tially, pyrotech­nic flares of the mil­i­tary designed to fill the skies at night with bright and wide­spread illu­mi­na­tion. But, the ambi­tious plan that Lans­dale had in mind involved much more than just daz­zling the Cubans with mere flares. The fea­si­bil­ity was also looked into of using a U.S. Navy sub­ma­rine to project images of Jesus Christ onto low-lying clouds off the coast of the Cuban cap­i­tal of Havana.
    The plan also involved – at the very same time – the crew of a U.S. mil­i­tary plane, cam­ou­flaged by the clouds and with its engine sig­nif­i­cantly muf­fled, using pow­er­ful loud­speak­ers to broad­cast faked mes­sages from an equally-faked Christ to the peo­ple of Cuba, order­ing them to over­throw their gov­ern­ment and renounce communism.”


    Posted by Francisco J Torres | May 19, 2014, 3:11 pm
  8. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/06/11/this-is-the-amazing-design-for-nasas-star-trek-style-space-ship-the-ixs-enterprise/?hpid=z8

    This is the amaz­ing design for NASA’s Star Trek-style space ship, the IXS Enterprise

    NASA engi­neer and physi­cist Harold White announced a few years ago that he was work­ing on a poten­tially ground­break­ing idea that could allow space travel faster than the speed of light. Yes, like in “Star Trek.”

    And now, to boldly go where no designer has gone before, Mark Rade­maker — who is col­lab­o­rat­ing with White — has cre­ated a CGI design con­cept for the “warp ship.” They’re call­ing it the IXS Enterprise.

    “We wanted to have a decent image of a the­ory con­form­ing Warp ship to moti­vate young peo­ple to pur­sue a STEM career,” Rade­maker said in an e-mail inter­view. “It does have some Sci-Fi fea­tures that might never trans­fer to a pos­si­ble final design, unless we really want to.”

    A warp ship such as the IXS Enter­prise could allow travel to inter­stel­lar space in a mat­ter of weeks rather than, say, cen­turies. And the sci­ence behind why it might be pos­si­ble is truly mind-boggling.

    An over-simplified expla­na­tion is that the con­cept seeks to exploit a “loop­hole” in Albert Einstein’s the­ory of rel­a­tiv­ity that allows travel faster than the speed of light by expand­ing space-time behind the object and con­tract­ing space-time front of it. Io9 explains more:

    Essen­tially, the empty space behind a star­ship would be made to expand rapidly, push­ing the craft in a for­ward direc­tion — pas­sen­gers would per­ceive it as move­ment despite the com­plete lack of acceleration.

    White spec­u­lates that such a drive could result in “speeds” that could take a space­craft to Alpha Cen­tauri in a mere two weeks — even though the sys­tem is 4.3 light-years away.

    White, whose title is “Advanced Propul­sion Theme Lead for the NASA Engi­neer­ing Direc­torate,” has math­e­mat­i­cally cal­cu­lated a plau­si­ble way to accom­plish this using far less energy than required by the orig­i­nal the­ory, which was pro­posed in 1994 by physi­cist Miguel Alcubierre.

    His con­cept requires using large rings that sur­round the space­craft (which you can see in the image above) to greatly reduce the amount of energy needed to warp space-time in front of and behind the spacecraft.

    Posted by Swamp | June 14, 2014, 11:00 am

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