Monday, April 29, 2013

Holy Crap, Four More Days of This??

You know Albert Einstein's old joke about the definition of insanity?

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

Yeah, that one. I didn't know Einstein said it, either.

Anyway, it's become newly relevant to me today as I've watched and listened to the live stream of the "Citizen Hearing on Disclosure--Day One." All day long, hour after hour, UFO experts have been making prepared statements to former members of Congress, and then answering questions from said former Congresspeople in the hope that someone besides me is listening. I hope they are too, 'cause this whole thing is lost on me.

Basically, what you have is the same old UFO experts pushing the same old theories and citing the same old classified documents and making the same old accusations against the same old government and expecting things to turn out differently this time.

It ain't working.

And there are four more days of it!

Honestly, I did hold out some hope that there might be some worthwhile moments today -- and there almost was when one of the expert witnesses started talking about an alien propulsion system called "Electromagnetic Gravitics" as if it really existed -- but then the minute I heard the woman in the green beret (!) start talking earnestly about cattle mutilation I knew the whole thing was going to be hopeless. You want to be taken seriously? You don't lead off with cattle mutilations. Because here's the thing: in all the years that people have been theorizing that aliens from space have been mutilating our livestock (and inexplicably leaving the carcasses behind -- in much the same way that they put abductees' pajamas on backwards before dropping them off in the wrong beds) no one has ever been able to produce a scrap of evidence to support the theory. In the same vein, I don't care how many geezers you find who will swear that they held the strange "memory metal" from the crashed Roswell UFO in their own hands, if you can't show me the actual memory metal, just shut up.
If this is what one of the expert witnesses looks like after testifying, imagine the agony on my face after a day of this.
Not that I think that physical proof is necessary to make a convincing case -- for all I know, aliens are mutilating our cattle -- but after pushing these same arguments for years, these people should have had the smarts to bring something new to the table. Especially when it's a massive mahogany table meant to resemble those in a Congressional hearing room. But from what I've seen on Day One, not a single expert thought to freshen up his or her material.

And they haven't even gotten to the Atacama Humanoid yet. This going to be a long week...

10 comments:

Arcturus said...

"Woman in the green beret" - didn't see this but that has to be Linda Howe... who is still living through her "Strange Harvest" glory days - even though that was 30 years ago. I agree, the only good out of this is media exposure, but a lot of what I have seen so far has been the usual derision. Leslie Kean where are you whe nwe need yoiu?

Anonymous said...

Sure, “preaching to the choir”, but as long as mainstream media continues to ignore the elephant in the room, by what other method is this topic to be networked to the otherwise uninformed public? Sure, to those of us who are informed the Citizens Hearing is old hash, but apparently HuffingtonPost is the only U.S. mainstream news outlet even covering this event, and they have it posted on their Weird News page. This (repeat) event is worthy of front-page coverage, yet once again it is not happening.

Here’s an idea; perhaps through an immediate onslaught for requests of coverage by the public to mainstream news outlets, they could be prompted into at least mentioning it. After all, the individuals at the hearing are indeed credible and renown people. Seems like there are enough “informed” citizens out there that would gladly blow-off five or ten minutes of their time for such an endeavor. Hey-you yourself are equipped with the format to kick such a grassroots effort off! Compile email addresses and phone numbers of the major news outlets and get a message posted, a message that could possibly take-off like wildfire!!

luther renfroe jr said...

it is people like you who steer peoples thinking towards ridicule and more.there are now photos taken from planes that clearly show ufos and over 4000 first hand testimony from pilots of seeing strange metallic disks following them and doing things no knowen aircraft can do also there is now over 400 first hand military,faa,cia,govt,ect witnesses to these alien craft and one of them was from a recovery unite to retrieve them and that is just the tip of the icegerg so to speak.the news sensationalize everything but this because they are not allowed to.it has been proven that the media is controlled by some very powerful people or this shadow govt. or third force and that we humans are being brainwashed and is being funded by the privately owned federal reserve and its bankers with trillions of American dollars and only by making this public knowledge can we join together to stop this criminal organization and bring the human race to the next level in free energy,antigravity systems and take our place in the cosmos with these alien beings.

Anonymous said...

Just because you are know-it-all, not everybody else is.

Look, every ten years there is almost a half a generation of new people who have come around and DON'T know this shit.

Yes, as an effort in generating an official disclosure from the US government Citizens' hearing is likely to fail.

So what?

It will educate tens of thousands of people around the world during the five days and years to come, as the streams are cut-up-and-remixed on youtube in the next five to ten years.

So it definitely is NOT only preaching to the choir.

purrlgurrl said...

Toots, the real insanity is that somebody gave Bassett a shitload of money to conduct this charade. Is it any wonder that nobody with a serious professional career and reputation at stake will take UFOs seriously in public?

UFOs are a joke, because UFO advocates are a joke (e.g., Bassett and, I'm holding my nose, Greer).

Arcturus said...

Couldn't agree more, Purrl.

RANXEROX said...

This (and all) charade is put on for the public entertainment for only one reason, and it ain't to spread the gospel of conspiracy and ufos: money. MONEY, MONEY, MONEY, MONEY, MONEY. This is how all these kooks make their living. Read any more into it and yer sellin' yerself short. Where's Stanton Friedman when you need him. Mabey he's the surprise guest-star.

Mark OC said...

Oh, Stanton Friedman is there... I just blogged about him today.

luther renfroe jr said...

what most people do not realize is that all u.s. main stream media is controlled by some very powerful people or should i say this third force who are funded trillions of american dollars by the privately owned federal reserve and its bankers,most people are very ignorant of so many things or should i say brainwashed and all this has been proven but with that much money and when you own the media and the oil giants and all the pharmacys and the banks and trillions in american land&property it is hard to let the american people know the truth,only by internet can we reach out,but we need to bring all this to the attention of the public so we can fight this evil,yes evil.if anybody noticed the news that sensationalize everything did not mention one time a world changing event that was a red carpet affair and had people flying in from all over the world to see,also the citizen public discloser event also was not mentioned one time.even the skeptics and the ignorant should be able to see that something very wrong is going on.

Arcturus said...

What, did the Alex Jones crowd show up?