Talking nonsense, or did George know something?

Published: Wed, 06/21/23

A couple of posts back I mentioned showing the 1969 movie Easy Rider at our film club. The film’s narrative is driven by several scenes of the characters sitting round camp fires and talking, usually under the influence of pot. Perhaps the most memorable of these scenes is when Wyatt and Billy have picked up a new traveling companion, a lawyer by the name of George Hanson, played by a young and charismatic Jack Nicholson.
That first evening George is persuaded to smoke pot for the first time. While he is puffing on the joint and inhaling deeply Billy claims to have seen a strange light flying across the sky. George then launches into a detailed monologue suggesting that what Billy has just seen is a UFO from another world. The Lawyer then goes on to say that these craft visit all the time and their occupants have been living among us for a long time. The government knows all about it but keeps the presence of the aliens a closely guarded secret. Billy’s reaction is highly skeptical and he demands to know why the aliens don’t just announce their presence? George replies that the world from which the visitors hail has no use for money, and has no leaders, each man is his own leader. This world just isn’t ready for such an example, especially not people who are bought and sold in the market place.
I find this to be quite a powerful scene which works on several levels. Is George just spouting drug induced nonsense? Does he know something? In an earlier scene George suggests that he has quite a close relationship with a congressman and his family may be quite wealthy and well connected. Or, are we just hearing an account of how George would like the world to be, a place where money and power are not the driving forces which keep people in bondage? This is 1960s America, the land of the free, so the chains are mental and financial rather than links of steel. Yet, the whole film is a meditation on the question of what it really takes to be free in a world where most people have no idea of the limitations they are living under. Sometimes we meet people who seem to have found true freedom. Does such and individual come from a world which has moved beyond the concerns which rule ours? Is unconscious submission so all pervasive
that the notion of true freedom can only be expressed through a drug induced fantasy?
I was reminded of this scene by recent reports that a whistle blower has been revealing that the US government does indeed have alien spacecraft, and the bodies of the crew, which have crashed or been captured while visiting the Earth. Various military pilots have also reported seeing UFOs on a regular basis. Both Tucker Carlson and Clayton Morris of Redacted have discussed this subject in some detail. Kit Knightly of the Off Guardian wrote a detailed analysis of the story which is worth reading and is linked below.
The ‘conspiracy theory’ that the US military establishment has warehouses full of flying saucers and freezers with the bodies of little green men goes back to the so called Roswell Incident in the late 1940s. We even know where all this evidence is kept, Area 51 in the Nevada desert, but don’t try getting in there unless you want to get yourself shot. Or so the story goes.
So, maybe the stories are true and, as George puts it in the film, ‘the government knows all about it , but won’t tell us to avoid general panic’. Who knows? Of course we all know how easy inter stellar travel is. I grew up watching Star Trek and have traveled the galaxy with Kirk and his brave crew. The problem is that for human beings to engage in deep space travel you are going to need the following: The ability to create and negate gravitational fields in order to provide artificial gravity, and leave the surface of a planet without massive expenditure of fuel. A means of creating and maintaining effective force fields to protect the ship and crew from cosmic radiation and meteorites. Faster than light travel propulsion technology, preferably a lot faster. The nearest star would take 4 years to reach at the speed of light, and there is no evidence that there is anything interesting there anyway. You would also, need an
energy system which would power the other three requirements. At present we have no idea how to fulfill any of these conditions. For example, we do not even know what gravity is, let alone how to manipulate it. Could a much more advanced civilisation have overcome these challenges? Possibly, but if ET visitors to our planet are so smart what are they doing crashing in the Nevada desert leaving behind strange bodies and hi tech debris for the US military to find, and possibly reverse engineer?
The real conspiracy theory here is not whether or not the US, or any other government, has concrete evidence of ETs visiting Earth. Nothing is being released officially, and even if evidence were presented to the public who would believe it? If the aliens and their craft look like the ones we see in the movies most people would just assume that they are seeing film props and prosthetics. If the visitors and their vehicles didn’t look familiar you wouldn’t believe they were real because we have all seen ET and Close Encounters and we know what aliens look like. When it comes to extra terrestrials the line between fact and fiction is so blurred that either proof or denial is pretty much meaningless.
The real question is why should the MSM be reporting on this subject at all? What is the propaganda value in suggesting that the US government could prove the existence of ETs if it wanted to? As Kit Knightly suggests the answer really isn’t clear. It could provide a distraction from the disaster of the Ukraine war. However, that hardly matters since the MSM has more or less stopped reporting on that tragedy anyway. Perhaps someone wants to know if humanity would be willing to submit to one world government in order to face the threat of ‘alien’ invasion? Just like the film Independence Day. Which was a sci fi fantasy, in case anyone was getting confused between fact and fiction.
Perhaps our recurring fascination with ‘aliens’ is just our longing for something better than this world as it is. If only superior beings could come and show us how to be genuinely peaceful, free, compassionate, and loving to one another then everything would be wonderful. On the other hand, those same superior beings might be so disappointed and angry with human failings that they might just eliminate us. Is the idea of aliens just the secular reaction to the ancient longing for salvation, while in mortal fear of damnation?
Does intelligent life exist elsewhere in the universe? The statistical probability suggests it does. Would such beings be superior to us and capable of teaching us anything we don’t already know? I very much doubt it. As George Hanson says in Easy Rider the advanced beings are already living and working amongst us. Every human being who is willing take leadership of his or her own life, who is willing to use money for good rather than be controlled by it, and who refuses to be bought and sold in the market place is already showing what the human race is capable of. The aliens have always been here and you meet them every day.
PS Mythologies about gods educating human beings are part of every culture. The runes are considered to be a gift to mankind from Odin as a method of bringing wisdom and knowledge of the Orlog. Not too late to book up for Stavcamp at the end of the month
PPS Kit Knightly’s reflections on the recent media interest in aliens
PPPS The Easy Rider scene described above on Youtube

Graham Butcher
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Beverley East Yorkshire HU17 0QN

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