Sep 16, 2011

Shock and Awe 2012

"In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world" ~ Ronald Reagan, Speech to the United Nations General Assembly, 42nd General Assembly, September 21, 1987
Some of my earliest work at Gosporn was about the alien savior/threat meme, how it was possible that the alien invader might be standing in for an invasion of cosmic consciousness come to a small planet of egoic apes. In the bible, this is called the Second Coming, with Jesus/Lucifer arriving in his flying cuboid New Jerusalem to bring peace, understanding and collective galactic consciousness. Anyone can join, as long as you kill your ego. This is essentially what Terrence McKenna was saying - that by 2012 the Id would likely manifest as a global ‘close encounter’.

Back then I felt like a voice preaching in the wilderness, because everyone into alien conspiracy theory was all about aliens as demons, reptilians, etc. Hollywood has been exceptionally busy this year making alien invasion films that glorify the military and demonize aliens, and yea, you could say it’s all more of the same since that’s what Hollywood always does but damn it if the timing isn’t interesting.

Both National Geographic and Discovery Channel did alien invasion “what if” scenarios that hammer home the existential threat of an alien invasion, painting the aliens as being like Nazis, only worse, much worse.

From the Watchman? A “watch” man might be someone interested in the timing of global events.
"Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government." ~ Henry Kissinger speaking at Evian, France, May 21, 1992 Bilderburg meeting.
It’s interesting that Kissinger calls out the City of Angels, since that is exactly where the Battle of Los Angeles is set, and also the city first hit in Independence Day. If I were leading an army of angels/aliens on a mission to destroy egoic illusion, then perhaps I would strike first at the center of the illusion making machinery.

I can easily imagine the military industrial complex creating an alien threat as the latest economic stimulus package, that’s what they always do, and they’re fresh out of commies and even terrorists are wearing thin. The only real threat to American hegemony might come from outside this world.

The Shekinah

In Port Townsend on 9/10, a woman passed me on the sidewalk and I hear her exclaim “shock and awe” as we passed. I presume she was talking to her husband, but I was the one listening. “Shock and awe” is a military tactic used during the invasion of Iraq that is code for Shekinah, the dwelling place of the LORD. The code implies that America is in possession of the Shekinah or Ark of the Covenant, and therefor all her foes will be defeated as were the foes of the Israelites, since obviously, America is New Israel and we cast ourselves as the Chosen People. George Lucas lays it all out in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Many have considered the hydrogen bomb to be the modern Shekinah, no doubt Harry Truman, 33 degree Freemason, considered it so. However, the National Geographic alien invasion propaganda makes me wonder. The show specifically states that the aliens would employ “shock and awe” against humanity. But how could they, since WE have the Shekinah?

The Seventh Seal
The nations were angry; and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your saints and those who reverence your name, both small and great-- and for destroying those who destroy the earth." Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a great hailstorm. ~Revelation 11:18-19
Oops. The aliens DO have the Shekinah. As National Geographic (and Independence Day) go to great trouble to convey, nukes are impotent against the alien Ark of the Covenant. And if the aliens have the Ark, that would make earth the equivalent of “Jericho”, soon to be invaded by the alien “Israelites”.

This makes for good theater, and allow me write up a possible screen play:

1. A mysterious celestial object is discovered by astronomers to be heading towards earth. It could be an asteroid, small planet, etc. Mass media reports 24/7, theories, speculation, paranoia creeps in. Military discloses that they have reason to believe the UFO is a credible threat.

2. NASA reveals that the UFO is hollow, maybe a space station (“that’s no moon!”). Massive public effort to communicate with UFO, American Idol contests, etc. It remains unresponsive. Paranoia grows.

3. As the UFO nears earth, earthquakes and lightning storms suddenly increase. Paranoia turns to fear. Psychics, UFO abductees chime in.

4. Republicans pushes for the militarization of space - the Gaia Defense Initiative. Public pressure mounts in favor. Previously secret technology: energy beam weapons, anti-grav, zero-point energy is revealed and the next great space race is on, geeks and war nerds are in hog heaven.

5. Governments agree to work together against the universal threat, Ronald Reagan’s dream of a planet united in fear is realized. A One World Government.

6. Massive bombardment against death star UFO from earth. Unsuccessful.

7. Holy Man tells all earthlings to unite in a special prayer to empower Ion Cannon and destroy death star. All earth combines in a single prayer.

8.The Ion Cannon is successful. UFO does a 'Passover', causes no harm. Earth breaths huge sigh of relief, Age of Aquarius, NWO is welcomed by all.

In the aftermath, some may consider that we’ve been had. Perhaps a UFO Truth Movement will result. But it won’t really matter because soon enough, along will come the next existential threat to grab the headlines, another time around the Karma loop.

1 comment:

John said...

Sci-fi monsters have always been essentially the human 'shadow,' the id, as you said, come into consciousness. Same is true of the 'aliens,' whether they be C-movie rubber suits or Pentagon boogeymen- they're always human in the details- and that's why they have to be killed by the hero.

What would "real" aliens be like? Think about nanotech for a moment; some have estimated you could use nanotech to shrink the human brain, with all of its capacities, down to the size of a sugar cube. Probably you could fit a couple hundred or more "brain cubes" inside a human-size brain case, and this engineered critter would be really really smart.

But if you can do that, you could also fit thousands or millions of brain cubes into the space ship, rendering the ship orders of magnitude smarter than the combined crew. The crew in that case becomes what? Tools for the ship? Pets?

And yet- if you can do all that, what is the point of sending a friggin' expensive space ship, full of essentially fragile biological or mechanical 'crew' on a long space journey? Why not concoct a sort of intelligent cannonball, weighing well under a pound, containing a nano-assembly/ mining/ energy-collecting plant, enough brains to run it, and a script that tells it to:

(1) find an interesting solar system;

(2) land on an asteroid or low-G moon;

(3) build a local ship and the huge brain that controls it;

(4) conduct whatever mission the originators (probably also engineered 'bots of some sort) planned, optimized for the local terrain.

(5) build a monster transmitter in space and send the gathered information home.

Build a few million of these cannonballs on an asteroid in your system; fire them, at significantly-close-to-light-speed, at just about every solar system you know of within the nearest 1000 light years or so. Then wait for answers.

So, if you meet a genu-wine, bone-fried space alien some day, it probably makes good sense to assume that the form of the alien, and its conduct, have been artificially generated with the intent of eliciting a particular response out of the human or society they contact. Or else that it is a man in a rubber alien suit.

Or, perhaps, it is not alien at all, but naturally and normally exists unsuspected in the interstices of our local reality. And its name is Harvey...

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