a reply to: elevenaugust
Great bit of research here. Well done.
I get highly irritated when so many people are so easily conned by manipulative MSM media. The UFO industry is probably a multi million dollar
business by now; all the books, tv programmes, internet sites, subscriptions, advertising revenue demonstrate. ATS is a good example of this and so is
the New York Times because they were able to rake in new punters from this silliness.
I don't like to see people duped and hood-winked so, especially not in our era where critical faculties are survival skills of a kind and there are so
many important real life deficits in our world to sort out. Witnessing this zombie behavoir of blind acceptance just because people want to believe
their fancies so much they will let anything buy them is very saddening for me. You see, it is very unhealthy socially all round. It does help nurture
a society of gullible none discerning "yes" slaves because, as I pointed out in a thread a couple of days ago, if you let yourself be deceived by such
deception UFO porn/spam then really anything can be fed to you as data on which to base your perception and thought processes. It is a dark head game
they play on. I want to be shockingly blunt; you are being head-#ed.
I am not saying you must give up all theorising about UFOs and aliens, but you must use scientific methods of analysis of data. That way you will not
let a lie and a deception into your psyches.
This is what TS Eliot says about the huan condition of needing to have these fanciful "distractions":
From his poems "The Four Quartets" - "The Dry Salvages"
"To communicate with Mars, converse with spirits,
To report the behaviour of the sea monster,
Describe the horoscope, haruspicate or scry,
Observe disease in signatures, evoke
Biography from the wrinkles of the palm
And tragedy from fingers; release omens
By sortilege, or tea leaves, riddle the inevitable
With playing cards, fiddle with pentagrams
Or barbituric acids, or dissect
The recurrent image into pre-conscious terrors-
To explore the womb, or tomb, or dreams; all these are usual
Pastimes and drugs, and features of the press:
And always will be, some of them especially
Whether on the shores of Asia, or in the Edgware Road,
Men's curiosity searches past and future
And clings to that dimension. But to apprehend
The point of intersection of the timeless
With time, is an occupation for the saint—
No occupation either, but something given
And taken, in a lifetime's death in love,
Ardour and selflessness and self-surrender.
For most of us, there is only the unattended
Moment, the moment in and out of time,
The distraction fit, lost in a shaft of sunlight,.."
I prescribe a thorough reading of the whole of "The Four Quartets". It will take many years to understand them, if ever fully. I have thirty plus
years of TS Eliot and even reading them just now to ind that quote brought something new. He is not quite of this world, but in this world in terms of
Yes, those poems would armour you all with the power of discernment. It would be an upgrade to the next level,
from "Burnt Norton";
"My words echo
Thus, in your mind.
But to what purpose
Disturbing the dust on a bowl of rose-leaves
I do not know.
Inhabit the garden. Shall we follow?"
Skills of critical analysis must be your shield in this age. If you do not put on your armour you are going to be set adrigft in a world of delusion
and illusion, pawn in any deceivers' games who wants to take something from you.
Think, therefore you will be!
I feel bad because I know a lot of ATS traffic is from UFO "business", but if we do not challenge then there will be nothing left that is any
different to any "mad rag" spam site.
Quality is better than quantity. Advertisers and capitalists like it the other way round: Quantity is better than quality. That is the war I am
edit on 21-12-2017 by Revolution9 because: (no reason given)