UFO Conjecture(s)

Friday, June 29, 2007

The Tao of UFOs

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Tao – the Way – is how the Universe (reality) is seen by followers of Taoism.

UFOs are a manifestation of Tao. UFOs have their own yin and yang; that is, they are real or they are not: they have substance or they don’t.

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Tao (or dao) is a “religious” concept. UFOs have their own religious-like component. UFOs are a matter of faith, since no one has produced a UFO or any aspect of a UFO that is more than circumstantial.

Many believe in UFOs religiously. Others are agnostic about the phenomenon. And most are atheological about UFOs – they do not believe UFOs exist or have ever existed.

UFOs have the same intangibility of Tao. Neither can be defined explicitly, nor can one put their finger in the side of either.

UFOs, like Tao, have created a “way” – and that “way” is exhibited by so-called ufologists (many of whom can be located via Google), and the “way” is palpable by experiencing the qi (life force) that ufologists have created over the years, even in the absence of a concrete reality.

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Wikipedia, in its posting about Tao has this:

A common theme in Taoist literature is that fulfilment in life cannot be attained by forcing one's own destiny; instead, one must be receptive to the path laid for them by nature and circumstance, which will themselves provide what is necessary.

UFO believers dunk themselves in the phenomenon. Their destiny has been laid out for them by the Tao of UFOs.

Ufologists often sacrifice the mundane, practical life for a life enwrapped by UFOs, usually to the detriment of an existential ethos or a sensible, prosaic life-style.

Tao is all encompassing. And UFOs are also – for some.

As Wikipedia relates:

The Tao is elusive and intangible. Oh, it is intangible and elusive, and yet within is image. Oh, it is elusive and intangible, and yet within is form. Oh, it is dim and dark, and yet within is essence. This essence is very real, and therein lies faith.

For us, we continue to practice “wu wei” – non-action, but (as Wikipedia states), “not inaction [just] rather a harmonisation of one’s personal will with the natural harmony and justice of Nature” where UFOs have insignificance pretty much.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Harry Truman and UFOs

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President Harry S. Truman dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing hundreds of thousands Japanese, men, women, and children; this to end World War II in the Pacific.

This despicable act was followed by the establishment of the security apparatuses that closed off government information under the rubric of Top Secret.

(See A Cross of Iron: Harry S. Truman and the origins of the National Security State, 1945-1954 By Michael J. Hogan)

Truman wasn’t the Missouri bumpkin that was his façade. He was a Machiavellian apparatchik who established an American apparat.

And that apparat allowed, even fostered, foreign intrusions into the United States government.

But that for another time…

The point here is that Truman had an inordinate interest in flying saucers, and did much to discover what they were as he tried to create a U.S. military presence that consisted of flying sauce-like craft.

That he dissembled when he discussed flying saucers, even as he was pressing his apparat to find out their origin, can be seen in this news-clip – note the subtle but obvious obsession that he provides:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YKMW6jR0Ac

The so-called MJ-12 documents may be bogus, but they represent, by inadvertent co-incidence, a group or groups that Truman established to discover the nature of flying saucers.

The 1953 Robertson Panel, instigated by the CIA, was an extrapolation of Truman’s covert interest in flying saucers, which the CIA and its predecessor, the OSS, carried out from 1945 until the present day.

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(Bureaucracies have a life of their own.)

Truman, as progenitor of the U.S. government’s interest in flying saucers and UFOs, set in motions the NSA’s interest (beginning in 1952) and caused the Army (its Military Intelligence Division) and the Navy (its Office of Naval Intelligence) to make forays into the UFO mystery.

Eventually, the Air Force took part in investigating UFOs, but it has always been the CIA where the focal point of the phenomenon has been.

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(Naval Research has been primarily responsible for the attempts to duplicate UFO technology, as we note elsewhere.)

Truman knew that flying saucers existed, and that they had a tangibility which indicated their origin was somewhere outside the United States.

His obsession, masked as it was publicly, spurred various agencies of the United States government to pursue the matter, which they do even now, despite the canard that the Air Force abandoned their effort after the 1968 Condon Committee report.

Ufologists would do well to examine the archives and private memoranda and letters of Truman, a man who could kill whole populations and who could keep hidden any material that might tell the public they are being visited by extraterrestrials or a phenomenon with origins closer to home.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Desperation in the UFO Camp

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A pilot sighting of a meteorological event over the United Kingdom has UFO hobbyists gaga:

[http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=30484]

Like the O’Hare “sighting” last November [2006], this observation has UFO believers drooling or frothing at the mouth.

But, as usual, there is nothing more than an observation of something unusual, and paltry circumstantial evidence which doesn’t exactly show that the pilot glimpsed an extraterrestrial spacecraft.

At the 60th anniversary of the (in)famous Kenneth Arnold sighting near Mt. Rainer and the Roswell episode(s), with nothing at all proven about UFOs from those events and many others since, ufologists and UFO mavens are chomping at the bit to re-invigorate the subject, grasping at any straw that resembles an unknown flying object.

The UFO community consists of older gents and ladies, plus a few younger geeks, none of whom has the strength or wherewithal to spur science, the military, the government, or media to take UFOs seriously.

Thus, the rabid enthusiasm for anything that smacks of a legitimate UFO sighting, even when that sighting is obviously prosaic.

The internet has spread the UFO phenomenon thin; too much input with too little substantive progress in resolving the enigmatic and transient “flying saucers.”

So all we have are a bunch of hyperventilating geezers rehashing old sightings and pumping up newer sightings, even those that are clearly not alien space vehicles.

This misplaced fervor should put the nail in the UFO coffin, finally.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

A new Forum site we highly recommend

For those who like civilized dialogue about things UFO and/or paranormal related:

http://www.department47.com