Is Dulce a metaphor for American xenophobia?

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posted on Apr, 26 2007 @ 12:51 PM
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Though it’s a fascinating story, I think we can safely say that the Dulce underground alien base is a myth; a fiction.

It originated, it seems, from the mind of Paul Bennewitz, a ufo investigator on the verge of a nervous breakdown. His theory was propagated by military officials, disinfo agents, and unscrupulous ufo researchers who fed Bennewitz bogus information which seemingly confirmed his premise. Eventually, Bennewitz’s mind collapsed, but the idea that Dulce conceals an underground base populated with aliens remains very much alive.

It is still frequently discussed today and backed up with ever more ridiculous photographs and computer game screen shots intended to prove its existence. But is its on-going popularity simply a continuing sign of America’s fear of invasion from within?

The fact that Dulce is in New Mexico suggests, perhaps, an initial dread of Mexican economic migrants, criminals and drug lords spilling over the border. Nowadays we can interpret the fifth column of aliens living underground as an Islamic threat. Reading the blurb on the back of Bruce Walton’s The Dulce Wars we learn, ‘The repercussions of what is taking place here will soon be felt throughout the whole country, when the beast has reached out with its deadly tentacles to invade our seemingly impregnable fortress, causing it to crumble and fall.’ This takes on a different meaning in the wake of 9/11 when a group of ‘underground aliens’ did indeed reach out with their tentacles and cause it to ‘crumble and fall.’

With this in mind, there could be an entirely different significance as to why Dulce aliens are distinguished by their skin colour...






 
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