Thursday, June 28, 2007

Somebody has been busy digging lots and lots of rabbit holes lately!

We have had the reintroduction of Serpo, a childlike composition of unbelievable scope and even more unbelievably bad writing.

We have been exposed to the so-called "incident at gate 3", an equally unbelievable and downright silly story of intrepid OSI agents going mano a mano with a run-away alien.

We had a flash-in-the-pan mini-furor as Gus Russo's much anticipated article for Rolling Stone turned up in American Chronicle instead. That was quickly followed by all the roaches running for cover as if somebody had suddenly turned on the lights, since the article didn't quite say what those with the rabbit hole shovels expected.

But the biggest rabbit hole of all has been the "California Gizmo" and related sightings. This has drawn an unbelievable amount of attention on many internet sites, including some who should know better. It only goes to further prove that you can fool most of the people most of the time, or at least those involved in UFOlogy.

As the over-analysis done over and over again began to look like an obsession, attention began to wane. Suddenly we had an shot of adrenalin injected into the story by the introduction of "Isaac". This seemed to give the Gizmo story a brand new life! A brand new over-analysis has begun with every outrageous theory possible thrown into the hat for consideration.

We have people seriously talking about alien engineering issues as if this was all common place and they had just completed their studies on the subject at the local community college!

Way to go, guys with the shovels! Good job! This has certainly helped to "move the story forward"! Only one problem: There is a slight aroma of desperation in the air! can you catch a whiff?

For all practical purposes Serpo has taken a back seat to this, the R&D show has faded into obscurity and we are no longer paying any attention to the "TC" group!

Instead we have gone from being fascinated with "dragonfly drones" zipping around in plain sight during daylight hours so people can take wonderfully clear photographs, down to the clear "Klingon"-like writing which must be the equivalent of the "do not step here" writing on our fighting machines.

Problem is, with all of this visibility, there have only been a handful of semi-identifiable individuals who have taken these photographs, and have not been able to take a video at all. None have come forward and said "Hello, my name is Luke Skygazer and I am a UFO watcher. Here are the original photos on my trusty SD card or here are the negatives from my 35mm." Right now everyone responsible for the biggest disclosure of the biggest phenomenon in human history wants to remain hidden and anonymous. (Did I really say Anonymous?) Maybe it'll happen soon. You think?

Well, thank goodness at least "Isaac" has stepped forward, even if it is with another false moniker and a promise to remain hidden at all costs. Why remain hidden? Because he doesn't want to be tracked down and prosecuted for releasing classified pictures and documents which are not marked as such and have a slight ring (sort of like a firehouse bell) of forgery about them.

But hey, he at least has given us pictures of more writing clearly seen as it is white writing on black surfaces, so we can analyze those for a while. Wait, did I say black? The flying ones were white. I wonder if the guys at the paint-shop would be willing to talk! These damn engineers putting these things together are sure tight-lipped!

Maybe it's because they're not too proud of the aesthetic value of their craft? I mean, sheesh, guys, have a little pride! These things look like my Hoover when I completely took it apart one time (looking for my Master Card bill that I vacuumed by mistake) and when I tried to put it all back together it looked like these things. Could these things win the Serpo equivalent of a soap-box derby?

Well, enough for now, I have to go see how this story is moving forward!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

""If I only knew how to begin." For, you see, so many out-of-the- way things had happened lately", Remarked Alice.""

Well, the awaited "Disclosure Begins Tonight" Blog entry came and went and hardly a whisper of a wind was felt.

A death pall fell over the small community at which it was aimed as onlookers gazed at one another with a ten-thousand yard stare that said: "Now what?"

To the rescue came our friend chicken-little, promising us a follow-on write-up piece in the style section of the Washington Post. (The STYLE section??!!)

Well, why not, we beggars cannot be choosers. If the powers that be have, in their infinite wisdom, decided that the style section of the Washington Post is the best avenue to continue this run-away train called disclosure, then we will all have to breathlessly await this style piece.

After all, we have been waiting sixty years. Yes, it might not be as dramatic as a landing on the white house lawn, but look how much mileage Dear Abby got out of it!

To keep us entertained while we wait, stories about our naked spy continue to flourish. He of the bad memory (was I in the UFO Working group?) has now been confronted with a tape recording at Starstream Research. It seems our friends in high government places were still in business through at least 1992, and our old acquaintance Col. Alexander seems to have been running that show.

So, let's see: We have a highly placed CIA official, a medical doctor/researcher, also in CIA employ, a former Army Colonel currently employed at Los Alamos and a variety of others all intertwined with a mad blogger warning us of an eschaton with alien connections.

At least one of these personas has a hard time recollecting whether he ever belonged to such a group, as the tape clearly shows, but IS enough aware to discredit his good friend and to say that even though he calls his good friend sometimes several times a day and sends him things marked urgent, he has never really been involved with his good friend's eschaton theories, alien visitations or any other such nonsense. Ahem. Was I really in that working group? I don't remember.

And the beat of "disclosure" marches on.

Within our peripheral view, to the side of this show going on at center ring, is a much smaller circus performer trying his best to be noticed by somebody. Anybody.

The performer? A smokey tune? Or is that a cartoon? It seems that after this performer was thrown out of his previous favorite bar, he has written several letters to the bar owners begging for readmission. When that apparently didn't work, he began begging for a respected member to intercede on his behalf. This performing individual tells anyone who will listen that he is proud of his abrasive and confrontational personality, and that he purposefully "toons" it to be just so! And now this groveling. Is this finely "tooned" as well?

It matters not. While he is waiting for the results of the begging and groveling, he has taken up residence at a different bar. There, he has hoisted his barstool as high up as he can muster to try and attract attention. From his new pulpit he has attacked his former hangout and its patrons, patrons of the new establishment and lately has even begun to attack our friend chicken-little, calling his life's work "masturbatory". As opposed to HIS tooned work, which is...............what?? The word piss-ant comes to mind.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Viral memes, anyone?

""Viral memes, anyone? He had already sent an email to that effect, but wanted me to underline his request. He must have gotten an earful.""

Finally, something resembling a truth.

Consider this: We are to believe that many years ago, some say 60 years, others say it goes back earlier, our government made contact with extraterrestrial intelligence(s). Subsequent to this contact an information clampdown was instituted and has been practiced to this day. However, some persons in government have argued, and continue to argue, for disclosure.

In this modern day we are told by some that disclosure is right around the corner, if not imminent. The method for disclosure? Well, some "insiders" are pointing to an obscure philosopher/metaphysicist, who claims he is the next messiah, and some equally obscure internet UFO forums as key protagonists of this tragedy play.

Rumors as to how we got to where we are abound. The Bilderberger group is supposed to be the secret world government. Other organizations such as Majestic-12 have been mentioned as running this show. Brilliant minds and top government officials, at the highest levels, have been mentioned as being involved. Even the Vatican is frequently mentioned as being complicit.

They've had years to plan. Perhaps even decades, since from the very beginning some of the brilliant minds must have known that secrets can't be kept forever. And yet, after all of these years and all of these exalted individuals working on the problem this is the what they've come up with: A highly placed intelligence official, in cooperation with another ex-intelligence agency employee and respected scientist, feeding information to a philosopher with designs on the messianic post, who then in turn feeds this information to a couple of internet UFO forums. This, we are being asked to believe, is the true vehicle for disclosure. This is the best plan they could come up with. Really??

But consider this as well: For years the field of Ufology has been used by the intelligence community to gather information about potential adversaries as well as for disseminating information to confuse our enemies or hide black programs this country is working on.

As the advent of the internet has expanded into almost all aspects of our lives, a new phenomenon has been identified: viral memes. From Wikipedia: "the biologist Richard Dawkins, refers to a "unit of cultural information" which can propagate from one mind to another in a manner analogous to genes (i.e., the units of genetic information). "The idea of memes has proved a successful meme in its own right, gaining a degree of penetration into popular culture which relatively few modern scientific theories achieve." "For example, while one idea may become extinct, other ideas will survive, spread, and mutate — for better or for worse — through modification" "Meme-theorists contend that memes most beneficial to their hosts will not necessarily survive; rather, those memes which replicate the most effectively spread best; which allows for the possibility that successful memes might prove detrimental to their hosts.""

Ok. So, we have a highly placed intelligence officer, an ex-three-letter-agency highly placed scientist (some say not necessarily "ex") and a metaphysicist with messianic aspirations. They are graciously feeding us information through a couple of internet UFO forums.

This can be either the result of many years of careful planning regarding disclosure (sorry, it's the best plan we could come up with), or it's a carefully crafted intelligence/information game the purposes of which we can only guess at.

Viral memes anyone?

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

`I'm not a mile high,' said Alice.

Apparently, it continues to be important to have "the boys at RU" come on board the Aquarium and sail off to a pleasant sunset with the fishes.

""Yes, he can, Kit. You’re the floss…. Well, not exactly. You’re the bullet!

Your job is to persuade the boys at RU to bite this bullet, not to mix metaphors or anything. They are a tad sceptical about my testimony, to-date.""

""Then there is RU. They are doing their due diligence on the R&D show and will make a public statement by the end of the week.""

""All the better to defend against their common foe, the Fish Tank. When Michael and Steven finally decide that they must take us on in public, that will be the final chapter in this saga. They will both have to follow in the footsteps of RU.""

One question (of many) that comes to mind is WHY is it important to have the acceptance of a group described by a particular player/actor as a dead board with only a few people reading it (as erroneous as that belief may have been) ??

"""What do you know about this business?' the King said to Alice.

`Nothing,' said Alice.

`Nothing whatever?' persisted the King.

`Nothing whatever,' said Alice.

`That's very important,' the King said, turning to the jury. They were just beginning to write this down on their slates, when the White Rabbit interrupted: `Unimportant, your Majesty means, of course,' he said in a very respectful tone, but frowning and making faces at him as he spoke.

`Unimportant, of course, I meant,' the King hastily said, and went on to himself in an undertone, `important--unimportant-- unimportant--important--' as if he were trying which word sounded best.

Some of the jury wrote it down `important,' and some `unimportant.' Alice could see this, as she was near enough to look over their slates; `but it doesn't matter a bit,' she thought to herself."""

Our attention has recently been drawn to Bekkum's article regarding the naked spy. Under the circumstances, would it be useful to give some front-page-play to an "obscure" group finally buying into the meandering glass bottom boat that is the aquarium?? Boy, wouldn't that captivate the minds of.....handfulls?.....if you could march out the new converts and say: See!?

""Are the RU boys smart enough to see through these ploys? Not real sure about that. It's all about agenda vs. reason driven discourse and 'investigation'. The debunkers have the luxury of hedging every hypothesis. That is the analytic ploy. If there exists a larger truth, it will never be uncovered in that piecemeal fashion. Truth is not an agenda item for RU""

"""tied round the neck of the bottle was a paper label, with the words "DRINK ME" beautifully printed on it in large letters.It was all very well to say "Drink me," but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry. "No, I'll look first," she said, "and see whether it's marked 'poison' or not"; for she had read several nice little stories about children who had got burnt, and eaten up by wild beasts, and other unpleasant things, all because they would not remember the simple rules their friends had taught them: such as, that a red-hot poker will burn you if you hold it too long; and that, if you cut your finger very deeply with a knife, it usually bleeds; and she had never forgotten that, if you drink much from a bottle marked "poison," it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later..."""

The information game continues.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Curioser and Curioser

`It's really dreadful,' she muttered to herself, `the way all the creatures argue. It's enough to drive one crazy!'

""Would it help the cause if the RUers could transcend their myopia, just for a day or two? Is their thickheadedness an unnecessary obstacle in the end game? Does it have no greater significance than to be my own, last minute, entertaining distraction from what is barreling around the corner? ""

Let us pay a visit to our local friendly optometrist and check on our myopia. Perhaps we might even find time, on the way home, to stop by the friendly local diagnostic center and get that MRI we've been wanting, to check our thickheadedness.

From our friends at Starstream Research:

""We have more bad news for those expecting to be flashed with nodding
approval for their pet theories of aliens and UFO tales. The Naked Spy has a
history of exposing himself in the past, and it wasn't always about UFO's
and extraterrestrial contacts. At one time he also exposed his identity,
location and activities targeted against illegal trade operations. In a
previous decade there was a very public exposure involving a major newspaper
and hearings in D.C. involving nothing less than impropriety and the
three-letter-leadership. We doubt this kind of reckless behavior is anything
less than setting the bait in a deliberately orchestrated trap. Sorry folks,
we suspect some of you have been taken hook, line and sinker. When it comes
to spy game antics surrounding the AVIARY and the AQUARIUM, its best to keep in mind that some birds eat fish. This particular Cat (fish?) is sometimes
associated with the Pelican. You have been warned.""

"""Which way? Which way?", holding her hand on the top of her head to feel which way it was growing; and she was quite surprised to find that she remained the same size. To be sure, this is what generally happens when one eats cake; but Alice had got so much into the way of expecting nothing but out-of-the-way things to happen, that it seemed quite dull and stupid for life to go on in the common way.""

Friday, April 20, 2007

To The Moon Alice!

Did somebody move the looking glass?

In the world of Ufology, nothing is too weird. Right??

How 'bout when an "insider" and a board start promulgating a behind the scenes-scenario (lol!) that there was a hidden message re disclosure in the recent killers' rantings?? Is that reaching a new low of lows in deep rabbit holes?

Simultaneously, our main protagonist in the rabbit chase opines that the conversation with, and comments to Chris were actually hidden messages intended for another multicolored fish!

These are rabbits and fish and chickens that often talk, dine, plot and discuss. But I guess the phones had all slid behind the looking glass that day and no one could find them!! Thanks for you help CI!

"`How queer it seems,' Alice said to herself, `to be going messages for a rabbit! I suppose Dinah'll be sending me on messages next!'"

It is additionally opined that this is the picture that is intended to be presented to the public!!

Really? What public??

Somebody break out the nets!! NO! Not the ones to catch fish with!

Yes, I know, note to me:

""`Sure, I don't like it, yer honour, at all, at all!' `Do as I tell you, you coward!'""

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Rabbits and Such

The games continue.

Lost in the noise of accusations and counter accusations is the locale of the main rabbit hole. That is, the one that will eventually lead us to the rabbit with the least amount of "detours".

Apparently, the folks at OM are still stuck in the mud defending Chris. Understandable, but if anything you read is misconstrued as an attack on Chris, the mud is going to cover up that rabbit hole pretty quickly.

Main players here are in anything but short supply. It sort of reminds one of the way old Cecil B. DeMille's productions used to be described: "a cast of thousands!". Well, maybe-maybe not, a cast of thousands in this case, but certainly enough hands to keep passing the peanut around to make it a very interesting shell-game.

Of the players we know, one name keeps popping up. Rumored now to be moving upwards and being placed in the office of the Director of National Security as MASINT chief. Just a rumor....or???

Is this oft shadowy figure ("'I will cut and run the first instant I get a whiff that some list ... or whomever gets interested in me.'" ") now standing by the real rabbit hole waving a red flag to help us figure out which one it is? Doubts loom large.

And what of our favorite resident philosopher, Aquarium ambassador-at-large and main protagonist of future unfoldings, chicken-little?? Is he knee-deep in lucky rabbit's feet or rabbit droppings? Right hole? Wrong hole?

Follow the money?? Follow the egos?? Follow the intelligence officer?? Follow history and the historical record?? Follow logic??

You can't photoshop logic.

P.S. To "jeddyhi"

Thank you for your comment and your participation. In answer to your concerns, this humble blogger believes that when Dan refers to Ray as a ufo weenie it is only indicative of the way he refers to ALL of us as a group that embrace skepticism. To reinforce that in my mind, he goes on with his references to "you little water babies", "little ufonauts", "my little ones", etc. It is simply the way he characterizes those that don't totally align themselves with what he is proposing. Including Chris? Similarly, the true believer label is bandied about to include most anyone that is not a committed debunker. If you ask questions, if you ask for verification of an event you are familiar with in order to get behind the curtain, or if you write glowing reviews of a UFO-field related book for you are a believer. Otherwise why would you be there in the first place? I give 10 t0 1 odds that that is EXACTLY the way Ron looks at ALL of us. Would Ron's responses have been different if he had been addressing a well known debunker?
Of course, the truth of the definitions lie somewhere between the two extremes and no disparagement was intended toward Chris. He has, previously, been so advised.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Reflections on the Seemingly Obvious

As events such as the conversation between Ron and Chris are presented to us for review, we have a choice to make.

We can believe what is being presented without question, or we can apply AT LEAST SOME of the principles of the scientific method to try to derive at the TRUTH.

In attempting to do the latter some investigation HAS to take place.

We are trying to decide where we should place our faith. Do we believe that each account is an unbiased and accurate presentation of what happened? Do we have any reason not to?

The first account from Chris seemed to contain some opinion and the use of editorial license on his part. He is certainly entitled to do that. But obviously it carries great risk. As has been pointed out a recording or witness would have been useful. Failing that, perhaps a verbatim report would have been even better.

Post-event Ron corrects several things that he finds inaccurate with the account given by Chris. The accusations begin to fly. The atmosphere becomes acrimonious. Chris is accused of shoddy reporting, incompetence and even fabrication. Ron contributes to the confusion by compiling two slightly different versions of events. One in his private letter to Chris and another one he labels for the "more general audience". Immediately his motives come under question.

One camp says the differences are so small that he is saying the same thing. He said what he said. He's discrediting Dan, his blog, the Los Alamos trips by "ocelot", etc. The other camp says only a fool would analyze Ron's comments for "the general audience" to be the real deal. In other words, as Serp says, "Do NOT Pay Attention To The Intelligence Officer Behind The Curtain".

Another respected "insider" chimes in and also says "when Ron says something for public consumption, don't run to the bank with it".

We have a quandary don't we? How do we better assure ourselves that we are making a wise decision in putting our faith and trust where it belongs?

Well, one way is to do some digging. To try to come up with something to help us with our decision. What Mr. Dan in his blog refers to as: ""All they wish to do is to nit pick and take pot shots every step of the way. They have no desire to look beneath the surface of the verbal exchanges, as if they were Philadelphia Lawyers, ""

Some of us call it looking for inconsistencies while trying to decide what to believe.

Subsequently, Dan writes:

""The very biggest obstacle to understanding is the overwhelming desire for most people to avoid the appearance of being made a fool of in public. It would be like having to wear the dunce hat in class. On the other hand, it is an essential aspect, especially of the Christian persuasion, to be willing to be one of God's fools. Some folks might rather be crucified, it would seem""

In other words, be willing to wear the dunce cap, with it will come understanding. Or would you rather be crucified?

Is this a distraction? Is it taking us away from the real questions that need answers in order to understand? What are those?

Paraphrasing Serpentine:

Why did Ron agree to speak to Chris to begin with? He's in the higher levels of National Intelligence. What is he doing talking to what Dan refers to as a UFO weenie? Ron was fully aware of who Chris was and what the purpose of the conversation was to be. Now he says he was surprised Chris went as public as he did with it? That defies credulity. Also, as a highly placed intelligence officer, are we to believe that he didn't understand that Chris, a true believer, was going to interpret things said in a certain way?

Ron also says this:

Ron said that his current role is focused on the foreign intelligence community. He invited me to pass on to him any information I might come across during our research and investigations which we think could be of interest to him in this role. He reiterated this invitation/request twice more during the conversation.

He further clarifies:

I clarified with Chris several areas where he may have misinterpreted. It was probably my fault for trying to be sensitive regarding discussion of ... For the more general audience I offer the following bullets:

• Dan’s Blog and messiah stories are false.
• Dan’s references to me providing him information are false.
• Bob’s book is nonsense.
• Stories of meetings at Los Alamos that involved aliens or discussions of aliens are false, originating with Rick Doty or one of his avian cronies.

So, back to Dan's exhortations that we believe what Ron says. But not ALL of what Ron says. Certainly not what Ron put out for the more "general audience". But ALSO, not what Ron says in his private letter to Chris! We are to believe that just by agreeing to talk to Chris that is a validation of Dan's theories, Dan's mental health, the "ocelot" trips, etc, etc.

Put on our dunce caps or be crucified.


Do Not Eat The Pudding!

Do Not Eat The Pudding! Such was the message sent out by "Herff " Marshall Applewhite to his Heaven's Gate followers when it looked like the space ship on the Hale -Bopp comet was a bit behind schedule. We all must adjust our schedules from time to time, don't you say?

Recently there has been a flurry of "developments" in regards to "UFO Disclosure". Perhaps "developments" is a bit of a misnomer, since the jury is still out on just what it is that has "developed".

From down here, way down "below", so far it looks like much ado about nothing. But perhaps something will "develop" to convince us otherwise.

A he-said-he said soap opera is currently in play. Some say it is the first real step in.....well, ever? actual "disclosure" which will eventually shake us to our very roots and change our paradigms.

Others say it is further obfuscations from those who have used the field for purposes of national interests in the furtherance of counterintelligence or "collections".

Those involved in attempting to separate the wheat from the chaff, including this humble blogger have been asking some impertinent question in order to arrive at the "truth".

After all, as a wise philosopher once pointed out to me, no one likes to buy a pig in a poke.

For our questions, we have received a series of attacks and even threats and have been warned to "toe the line".

I vaguely remember something our former president, George Herbert Walker Bush said, after American blood and treasure had been expended in Gulf War I. It had something to do with entering a new world order and about "dictatorships will not stand".

That, put together with our rich American history of unprecedented freedoms gave this blogger the impression that we lived in a place and in a time where freedoms of speech, and dissent, were not only part of our heritage but something that we should continue to fight for and even to aspire to greater heights. Apparently, there are those who do not agree. Thus, the beginning of this blog.

It is hoped, that if machinations come about which attempt to silence this blogger, as has been threatened, that this blog will continue to be available for purposes of "screaming into the wilderness" or, perhaps appropo' , as one character (the President) in the movie "Independence Day" said: We will not go quietly into the night!

More later.