I’m 70 today, so, officially,
no one can tell me anything.
Alternative ETby Alfred Lehmberg …And, go!
Proudly portentous paranormal pundits propitiously self-placed and proclaiming their pompous and wholly impacted pretensions—not entirely unlike myself I’ll allow—lately practice (…otherwise!) the very antithesis of what they’d preach or would seem to be preaching! This is an alliteration meant to assign the point, reader. Don’t embarrass yourself not going along. Walk with me. …Or don’t.
They do this, my friend, to stop the thrust of a serious ufological penetration into that which unavoidably IS, in and of itself (the UFO), so work to deter that penetration with “mechanisms of new duplicity” …fend off that same thrust. Create new dodges, only! …Foment new misdirections, verily… …while presuming to be doing anything but, …even to the cruel antithesis, reader, as I’ve written before!
Now—now, everything is on the table. This is understood. Time runs short in an ironic cosmological sense. The Kingdom is at hand for all. No, really. That’s this writer’s intuition.
Onward, even beginning to go “heavy-handed” into the discussion, I tire more and more of just “pussy-footing” around, eh? You know …masking intent and assertion in words of consideration and affable collegiality… pearls before swine? “Bull in a china shop” becomes increasingly more justified, it appears. On the horizon, one sees the raised flags of cut-throats and other persons otherwise opposed by the likes of a wholly lucid Russell Brand. Brand has a point. We could do a lot better. No apologies here. That guy’s spot on.
Are the “cutthroats” closer than the horizon? I feel the need to inspect my own judicious collection of edged literary weaponry… …But back at the Uforia ranch…
So… be it resolved and “Considered,” then, but that we have Chrono-terrestrials, Dimensio-terrestrials, Intra-terrestrials, Extra-terrestrials, Crypto-terrestrials, Inter-terrestrials, Intel-terrestrials, Outré-terrestrials… (smoke break) jinns, affrites, and water-nixies… trolls, faeries, and gnomes… angels and demons: on and on and into a veritable smorgasbord of fuzzy choices in… “speculative indistinctness” …fore and aft on a fractal paranormal line, without regard to what the “other” could be… so, neatly masking or avoiding the “dreaded concept” that there is an “other” there, at all, by virtue of that indistinctness! Plausible deniability. Presto and the other can be dismissed to a “discredited incredible.” …Nothing to see here. …Move along. Wait? What?We are cowards, in the aggregate, in this regard! When we make something conceptually dismissable by virtue of a fog we produce ourselves, we begin to allow too easily for a balm of pervading dismissal, at all. “Slippery slopes” and all that. We assume blinders, gladly, so as to not have to re-do work errantly thought done. Lazy. Complacent. This writer could add fat, drunk, and stupid for cultural reference. That we’ve work to do is clear. Russell gets it.
Cue the hopeful music…
One is all you need…
There is hope, eh? Given seven strong categories of compelling evidence. How could there not be? Harsh honesty with self and the smallest humility in same allow for humble subordination to the potentialities of all of space/time. Then we have cake. The increasingly accepted fractal reality empowering historic “smart money” makes clear that we’re likely not the center jewel in creation’s crown, reader, and certainly not the sharpest knife in the cosmic drawer! We’re somewhere in a smear of universal entelechy well to avoid any hubris as to our position on that smear… Could our complacent ambivalence to this fact be fueled by the indisputable knowledge of ourselves at our worst, and dread the more powerful *other* for that reason? Could they …would they… be as bad as we have been? [shudder!]
By way of example and on the subject of this “avoidance” of the other (some might say “denial”) alluded to, it is similarly performed when some of these aforementioned pundits celebrate the term “UAP,” prefer it to the term “UFO.” The “UAP,” revealed here as just another fractious noise distracting from the perceivable signal, illustrates a case in point.
“Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,” or its simulacrum, replacing “Unidentified Flying Object” is, at root I suspect, only that “coward’s concept” alluded to earlier… allowing—surreptitiously and fallaciously, reader—for essential “human singularity” in the vast universe… and “plausible deniability” of the ufological… in one swell foop! We’re consolingly alone in the vastness.
How? Solid *objects* decidedly trump an ephemeral *Phenomena*, you see? …Can’t have that!
Consider, a “UAP” is something that does not have to be physically there at all, in the first place, and if there in the second? Well, it can be written off easily as “ball-lightning” and “sleep paralysis” dismissed with all the other birds, bursts, bolides, boosters, and balloons of your garden-variety intellectual coward suggested, awash in his unjustified hubris’ cognitive dodge! Hands washed! Cognitive dissonances all accounted for! Psychological adjustments made! Suffocating “Stasis” preserved. Deep breath!
Now, a UFO, as an OBJECT, on the other hand, suggests something may actually be there (the *other*!), and that idea must be discarded, with its acronym, as intellectually *scary*… psychologically aberrant and pathologically abhorrent… out of hand! Not to suit! “There are no UFOs, because there CAN’T be UFOs.” Neatly tied, that knot. Not.
As a consequence of this strange cognitive dissonance not allowing for more than “one frog” in a pretty vast pond… vastly more vast than one can even imagine that vast vastness of vastnesses… we can embrace to heat-death and beyond? Hope. Well, these already mentioned pundits faux-propitiously proclaim their strained hubris, gladly! Pride, yet to fall. In an unbrave scientistic (sic) wallow they become irrelevant, self-sustaining, and self-rationalizing paradigms enthralled by their own code-worded insentience. They are busily, gleefully, and gladly prosecuting same… in abstruse extremis… like discredited Ptolemaics trying to make their ignorantly twisted if observed mechanics of an Earth-centered universe work on paper, and succeeding… to our dysfunction and defeat, right now!
Moreover, many of these pundits, thereby, only seem to be about providing reasons to stop looking for an *other* altogether… and get on with their business as usual: shallow scientistic (sic) sensibilities setting themselves up as the default arbiter of precepts and observations admittedly outside their scope, purview, or review! Out-of-the-box precepts and obvious observations are ignored by science even by its own gleeful admission! Precepts and observations denied the most cursory evaluation! WTF! Glibly pronouncing on what they refuse to honestly investigate, in a nutshell. Rupert Sheldrake gets it.
How is an institution of servant science even allowed this unscientific attitude? See, scattering attention on a plethora of contrived potential *others* can be used, reader, as a device facilitating an errantly forced admission, eventually, that the *other* must not exist at all, perhaps, producing the opportunity for continued denial and even dismissal of same. I suspect this is the case.
Verily, after one eliminates the demons and angels… the gnomes, faeries, and trolls… the water-nixies, affrites, outré-terrestrials, and jinns… in turn wades the sucking mire of Chrono-terrestrials, Dimensio-terrestrials, Intel-terrestrials, Intra-terrestrials, and inter-terrestrials… why… is there any investigative moxie remotely left for crypto-terrestrials and Extra-terrestrials? Does the reader see this Meme death by purposed diffusion? There are no UFOs because there are no demons and angels… gnomes, faeries, and trolls… water-nixies, affrites, outré-terrestrials, and jinns… Chrono-terrestrials, Dimensio-terrestrials, Intel-terrestrials, Intra-terrestrials, and Inter-terrestrials… That’s science?
I submit that this mechanism of Meme Diffusion is just a more current flavor of “klasskurtxianism,” merely—every bit a misdirecting acquiescence to the “open-minded” side of the aisle (so to speak)—and a loss leader, reader… …a pretense that the “end of ufological denial”—and other iterated cognitive dis-associations too assiduously prosecuted by these self-same pundits—are taken into account! They are not. They. Are. Not!
No, these retreat to a niggard’s institutional defilade if their heavens start to fall… and fall their heavens must. Our species’ future is pinned to it, is this writer’s intuition!
Columbus was a lie. Still waffling on the existence of the *other* is a lie too, and resented just as much.
The *other* remains, whatever its provenance, genesis, Gnosis, or manifestation—or howsomever these are argued and discarded and then argued again making issues even more indistinct. This “other” is in no way obviated or dissolved with our contrived and interpretive (inventive!) distractions regarding class driven speculations on how it interprets its own existence in what is very naively called—and with zero practical experience but unwarranted hubris—the “real world.” It exists, I suspect, apart from all that, a truth in a cowardly fog we continue to unbravely produce, ourselves. We can do better than that. We will do better than that, or perish squealing like Ned Beatty’s pig… …but let’s enjoy the holidays.