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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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