Wombaticus Rex wrote:I guess this is mostly a question for the few of you still active (or at least actively reading) in those circles...I myself have really dropped out. About 4-5 years ago I burned through Vallee, Keel, Hansen et al and then hit that brickwall of bullshit where UFOlogy becomes the social phenomenon it's primarily known for: the infighting, the endless "Immanent Disclosure" hype cycles, and 10,000 "inside sources" with e-books and speaking fees.
Narrowly avoiding a novel-length recap I shall instead nail the question directly: Did the military win this one? Is UFOlogy now a social phenomenon detached from any actual line of inquiry, while the serious research is conducted either privately and quietly, or under the auspices of state secrecy?
Bonus Round: Is there anyone carrying the torch I should be appraised of? Have there been any actual developments?
Thanks in advance, folks.
Shrugging off Bigelow's killer UFO's
Aerospace entrepreneur Robert Bigelow tells the New York Times that UFOs are lethal -- and nobody even blinks/CREDIT: thespacereview.com
by Billy Cox
Robert Bigelow, the jillionaire hotelier who wants to build the world’s first private space station, doesn’t do much media — mos def not De Void — so Monday’s profile in the New York Times is worth a read.
In a nutshell: With NASA phasing out of the launch business, Bigelow’s aggressive development of inflatable habitation modules — and his willingness to invest up to half a billion of his own $$$ to make it happen — puts him at the forefront of the privatization of space. He and anyone else wanting to exploit the high frontier will need wheels to get there. And the Obama admin plans to spend $6 billion over the next five years to encourage the private sector to produce the next generation of launch vehicles.
Am partial to Dolan & await the third in his series
Greer says some strange things...
short answer...i.e., - nope
barracuda wrote:Are there any clear-thinking individuals out there who don't understand, at this late date, that 99.99% of all the "unexplained" sightings are black projects?
barracuda wrote:The military/intel side has "won" for a very good reason. Are there any clear-thinking individuals out there who don't understand, at this late date, that 99.99% of all the "unexplained" sightings are black projects? The recent analysis of evidence in the Physics World journal that crop circle anomalies can be replicated with magnetrons pretty much indicates that Vallee's intuition in this realm was on the money, and that many of the so-called "genuine" crop circles which evidenced microwave radiation and node bursting were almost certainly created by technology commonly available here on the home planet. The same is undoubtably true of UFOs.
The funny thing is that while the military has controlled the UFO information flow since WW2, the true high strangeness has melted into the morass and becaome nearly impossible to discriminate, especially in a situation in which the marketing of the latest theory is a cottage industry beyond the wildest dreams of the early hypothesizers. How many people make their living off of UFO products now? What common advertisers do they feature on their websites? Where do these links lead you? Who are the corporate sponsors of the medium and large conferences? How many websites does Steven Lewis manage? Non-military UFOlogy, like most of the world of conspiracy media, is probably largely a network marketing pyramid scheme like Amway, and the end result is probably the hidden hawking of ARM mortagages and new-age medicinal cures right along with the endless stream of ancient lost civilisations and bland, expressionless faces mute on the surface of Mars.
Still and always, somewhere out there, unexplainably weird shit continues to manifest itself outside the circle of the psyop or the ponzi scheme. But there's so much chaff that the tiny grains of wheat wind up on the threshing room floor. That the world is a weird, weird place full of strange wonders is plainly obvious to anyone really interested.
Following ROI is just as important in this realm as following UFOs.
Wombaticus Rex wrote:barracuda wrote:Are there any clear-thinking individuals out there who don't understand, at this late date, that 99.99% of all the "unexplained" sightings are black projects?
Didn't realize it was so open-shut, thanks for the...clarity.
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