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Last month, I posted an article proposing that we organize ourselves into truth teams to crowd-source the vast job that we once trusted America's "free press" to do for us. You responded with ideas and enthusiasm, and I think many of us are encouraged to take the next step toward realization of this idea.

So, where do we start? A case can be made for 9/11 truth; the whole, stinking "war on terror" is a lie that grew out of that day. Others would say, Election Integrity, of course; if they don't count our votes, we have no hope of changing anything. Historians have said that the JFK assassination was the seminal event that enabled the ascendance of the New World Order, and Public Banking advocates make a compelling case that when the money supply comes under the people's control, we will all enter a utopia of prosperity, freedom and ease. Maybe the enabling lie behind all the other lies is the persistent myth that the liberal American press can be counted on for an accurate landscape of world events.

All these perspectives are correct. If we pulled with persistence on any of these threads, the whole tapestry of lies would come undone. Many thousands of people have donated their time to good work in these fields, and put their reputations on the line and their persons in harm's way. In fact the main thing that I can say about these areas is that the research has already been done, and researchers in each of these fields have done a credible job of establishing an alternative consensus narrative. For those who want to know the basic truth in each of these areas, the path has already been blazed.

I am here to convince you that, if we wish to transform ourselves and transform our world with new knowledge, the most important subject for our research concerns UFOs and ETs. I fear that as soon as you read this, half of you will say, "this is where I get off!" and click on the next article; while the other half will say, "but of course!" Half? Polls vary, but this one is typical . "45 percent of Americans believe extraterrestrials have visted the Earth." The stigma attached to belief in UFOs is greater than for any other topic (my subjective observation), and yet 45% of Americans are convinced by what they've seen or what they've read or what their friends have told them. Depending on how it's worded, 13 to 21% of Americans have had a personal experience with UFOs, or have a family member or intimate acquaintance who has recounted such an experience.

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This is a form of national schizophrenia. In March, 1997, at least 100,000 people saw a huge, silent craft hovering over downtown Phoenix, AZ. Governor Fife Symington was among them, he later admitted, even though, at the time, he led the cover-up , lampooning anyone who would take the idea seriously. Hundreds of pilots and Air Force officers have staked their reputations to tell stories of their personal encounters with UFOs. Jimmy Carter is, IMHO, the most credible US President of the last 50 years, and the only one to have gone on record relating a personal encounter with UFOs. (There are stories about every American president since Eisenhower, who is said to have negotiated with aliens on February 20, 1954.) Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell talked extensively about his personal experience with UFOs, and Canadian Defense Minister Paul Hellyer has been a prominent speaker and researcher.

If this subject is new to you, I suggest reading Leslie Kean's book for a gentle introduction, then perhaps Steven Greer's web site . Fred Burks at WantToKnow.info provides a basic summary and resource catalog.

This overwhelming, widely varied evidence ought to put the subject in the same class with others that I dismissed above. "We already know the basics. We don't need more research." The reason I think the UFO topic deserves more of our focus is not just that that the cover-up is so much more extensive and effective; the additional problem is that beyond the well-established fact that an ET presence on earth is real, there is little agreement about their relationship to humans and to life on earth. It's true that there are organizations and meet-up groups and a huge literature on the subject; but I have come away from a survey of that literature thoroughly confused about the big picture.

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Another reason to prioritize ET research is the potential for this subject to transform our civilization, our technology, and our view of who we are in the universe. Current physics on planet earth says that travel faster than the speed of light is impossible, and that there are basic limits to energy storage and extraction. If extraterrestrial visitors come from thousands of light-years away, then they likely have discovered science that breaches these limits. Their energy technology could shrink the human footprint on earth's ecology, and rescue us from a spiral of ecological collapse, without imposing austere limits on the comforts to which we have become accustomed (addicted?).


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Are they (as Steven Greer has maintained) our guardian angels, watching over us and intervening when necessary to avert nuclear war, waiting for humans to display enough maturity to be trusted with transformational technologies? Or are they (as Richard Dolan warns ) here to subjugate and enslave us? Is there some sort of Galactic Federation awaiting our maturity so we can enlist? Is there an epic battle between good and evil on a galactic scale? What about abductions? There are too many reports from sane people who say they've been abducted for us to dismiss them, but it's possible that the abductors are not actually ETs but some CIA program impersonating ETs for cover.

There are claims from many quarters that ET technology has already been reverse-engineered -- anti-gravity machines, energy extraction from the vacuum, even time travel. Is it credible that these transformative technologies are being kept from us? Some of the same sources claim that technical breakthroughs of the 1950s, including lasers, microchips, and kevlar, were reverse-engineered from ET technology . Is the NWO preparing to hoax us with a false-flag alien attack on all human life? Are there alien bases on the back side of the moon? Did ETs influence ancient human history? Did they create humans via genetic engineering? (Now, there's a twist to the "intelligent design" contretemps!) If they come from far-off worlds, why is their DNA anything like ours? If their life evolved independently of ours, why do they have DNA at all?

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I truly don't know what to believe about any of this. It seems beyond the realm where my reason has any power to discern, so it is all ripe for investigation, and a fit subject for collaboration and pooling of our collective intelligence.


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