This seems to be the season of the rant, so here is some more of my 2 cents.
IMO we, earthlings are simple, give us bone to chew and it will infiltrate through the substrata of our cultures and appear, as somebody will want it enough to invent it.. Give us a new idea and we, if we like it, will run with it and make it real. Need I point out how many devices were created from the TV show Star Trek that are now real? In some cases this pays off, in others, not so much.
Now, when you are looking at the effects of an extreme disinformation campaign like the one surrounding the topic of UFO’s where (gee let me repeat myself for the third time)
We all know about the ‘Truth Embargo’, we all know we have been lied to officially.
So really the only truth we have is that we have been told untruth for the last 80 years.
You wind up with a reaction that causes
noun: extremism; plural noun: extremisms
the holding of extreme political or religious views; fanaticism.
“the dangers of religious extremism”
Extremism means, literally, “the quality or state of being extreme” or the “advocacy of extreme measures or views”. The term is primarily used in a political or religious sense, to refer to an ideology that is considered to be far outside the mainstream attitudes of society. It can also be used in an economic context. Wikipedia
Although we who are rather embedded in this UFO issue see this as a huge issue, it could be just one of several tactics being used on the planet at this moment to destabilize society of any kind. One of the most insidious programs to break down and restructure the way relationships are conducted from person to person all the way up through the global arena has been:
Postmodernism: a broad movement that developed in the mid- to late-20th century across philosophy, the arts, architecture, and criticism and that marked a departure from modernism. The term has also more generally been applied to the historical era following modernity and the tendencies of this era. (In this context, “modern” is not used in the sense of “contemporary”, but merely as a name for a specific period in history.)
While encompassing a wide variety of approaches, postmodernism is generally defined by an attitude of skepticism, irony, or rejection toward the meta-narratives and ideologies of modernism, often calling into question various assumptions of Enlightenment rationality. Consequently, common targets of postmodern critique include universalist notions of objective reality, morality, truth, human nature, reason, language, and social progress. Postmodern thinkers frequently call attention to the contingent or socially-conditioned nature of knowledge claims and value systems, situating them as products of particular political, historical, or cultural discourses and hierarchies. Accordingly, postmodern thought is broadly characterized by tendencies to self-referentiality, epistemological and moral relativism, pluralism, subjectivism, and irreverence.
Postmodern critical approaches gained purchase in the 1980s and 1990s, and have been adopted in a variety of academic and theoretical disciplines, including cultural studies, philosophy of science, economics, linguistics, architecture, feminist theory, and literary criticism, as well as art movements in fields such as literature and music. Postmodernism is often associated with schools of thought such as deconstruction and post-structuralism, as well as philosophers such as Jean-François Lyotard, Jacques Derrida, and Fredric Jameson. Some philosophers have criticized the term. From <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postmodernism>
(I got this idea from listening to Richard Dolan and Micah Hanks)
And what we are seeing above is the result of: the only truth we have is that we have been told untruth for the last 80 years. In other words, the kick back from being lied to – especially if you’re are not sure just when or where that occurred is to call absolutely everything suspect. The second thing is then to question the motives behind absolutely everything. The third thing that happens is … Paranoia. In a word.
Which really, in one way, is a good thing or none of us would have ever found out about things like monsanto (not capitalizing the word, as it doesn’t deserve that honor), or big pharma, or vaccines, or education, the stealing of social security and then taxing it, or, for heaven sake ancient history (its freaking endless)or any of the other myriad ways we have been lied to and manipulated.
This is part of the problem going on in the UFO genre right now between all the little guys, in the chat rooms and the twitterverse, or FB, the mood is murderous. What makes all of us think that when every other strata of society has been targeted that ours wouldn’t be is fairly insane. It has been from the beginning and that is a fact we have to take on board and work with and around to gain any real grip of some assemblance of truth. Like it or lump it. The common narrative is that: Everything has been weaponized against us.
Which is also why they can also use the idea of a savior against us. Just like a cargo cult, we want ET to come and save us. Which IMO most certainly will NOT happen. Mainly because of the real prime directive. Trust me, if we as kids can think of this idea and extrapolate the need for it, it probably is real in one form or another.
Which reminds me of:
“A Piece of the Action”, a second season episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek, first broadcast on January 12, 1968; its repeat on August 30, 1968, was the last episode to air in the 8:30 pm time slot on Friday nights. It is episode #46, production #49, written by David P. Harmon and Gene L. Coon, and directed by James Komack.
In the comedic episode, the Enterprise visits a planet with an Earth-like 1920s gangster culture, with Runyonesque dialog and costumes. From <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Piece_of_the_Action_(Star_Trek:_The_Original_Series)>
Returning to a planet last visited by an Earth ship 100 years earlier, the Enterprise finds a planet that has based its culture on the Chicago gangsters of the 1920s. Since the Horizon‘s visit was before the Federation’s Prime Directive against non-interference, Kirk, Spock and McCoy are concerned about what effects the Horizon‘s crew may have had on the Iotian culture which was just beginning industrialization at the time and had a knack for imitation. The three beam down to find a culture resembling that of Chicago in the 1920s. They are immediately greeted by two men dressed as gangsters who threaten them with Tommy guns. From <http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/A_Piece_of_the_Action_(episode)> And why? All because the Horizon’s crew left a book behind on Chicago in the roaring 20’s.
This is a clear example of a cargo cult.
Cargo cults often develop during a combination of crises. Under conditions of social stress, such a movement may form under the leadership of a charismatic figure. This leader may have a “vision” (or “myth-dream”) of the future, often linked to an ancestral efficacy (“mana“) thought to be recoverable by a return to traditional morality. This leader may characterize the present state as a dismantling of the old social order, meaning that social hierarchy and ego boundaries have been broken down. From <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_cult> (italics mine)
From what I can see, that’s pretty much the state of things down here for us ‘ground-pounders’. But now we want ‘A Piece of the Action’ too.