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Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Originally posted by Davian
What's you take on the space program? We know Hitler and his top associates are responsible for revolutionizing rockets and traveling into space. Private space corporations are actually planning on launching space habitats in the next few years, and commercializing space tourism. A manned mission to Mars is slated for 2030. Where do you think this all fits in the big 'world domination' theory of yours, Proto? Just curious is all.
I first have to say I honestly am not privy to what is the full extent of our space program. I have suspicions that we have a much greater ability to travel in and through space than what NASA does or shares, but short of finding an independent way to get of this rock, to investigate just what that capability is, really only allows for speculation.
There is some evidence that the people of Earth are quarantined or blockaded by much more advance races, though that might simply be to dissuade interested third parties on earth from trying to mount independent efforts to get off the planet and explore themselves by faking an alien presence using secret military technology in space.
Right now there definitely is a push to corporatize space travel and exploration, and this would in fact simply mirror the process of Romanization of the Americas and other first world nations, where governments were called upon by the royals and oligarchs and banking interests to form corporations under them, to explore, acquire, and conquer when necessary, as a business dedicated and specializing in that, with government assistance available for handling those acquisitions that had a need for military force, and then organizing and controlling populations once they bulged to well beyond just the prevue of the original enterprises, when the candlestick makers, bakers, and shoe makers, inn keepers and blacksmiths and dry grocers became as numerous as the explorers, adventurers and laborers on the infrastructure.
So I would imagine the same blue print will be used regarding space.
What all is up there already and who all might be up there I can’t say, I have yet to meet someone I could verify was from another world, or could offer me a lift off this rock.
Rome to date though has been a constantly expanding enterprise and once it finishes implementing a one world government and systems that solidly and permanently incorporate all the people and territories of the earth into it, it’s a natural conclusion that it will set its eyes on the heavens to expand that control and enterprise to space.
Sorry I don’t know more to share with you on this subject.
For what it’s worth I am seriously toying with the idea of trying to see if I can establish contact with any alien races or ships that might be visiting earth, but I really am going to have to have to have to question my sanity come the night I am standing on the darkened beach seriously trying to make contact with a space ship capable of interstellar travel.
It’s not that I am not that insane, it’s just I really take some comfort in trying my best to pretend I am not.
It would be cool to have a snow globe and an ashtray from another planet though!
Here is a question for you, if you were invited on to a interstellar craft by other beings besides humans would you get on it?
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
reply to post by meathed
Lots of great stuff in this thread, that many a studied and considered member has contributed too. I couldn't even begin to take the credit for the success of this thread with so many other members pouring their research and thoughts, opinions and theories into it.
I am delighted you are making the time to delve into it all. The thread is literally a treasure trove of little known and discussed facts, laws, treaties, organizations, opinions and theories.
No shortage of drama from time to time either!
Weclome to Rome my friend.
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Ahasuerus (Persian: خشایارشا Khashayarsha,Hebrew: אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹשׁ, Modern Aẖashverosh Tiberian ʼĂḥašwērôš; Greek: Ασουηρος Asouēros in the Septuagint; Latin: Xerxes or Assuerus in the Vulgate; commonly transliterated Achashverosh) is a name used several times in the Hebrew Bible, as well as related legends and Apocrypha. This name (or title) is applied in the Hebrew Scriptures to three rulers. The same name (or title) is also applied uncertainly to a Babylonian official noted in the Book of Tobit.
The name Ahasuerus is equivalent to his Greek name of Xerxes, both deriving from the Old Persian language Khashayarsha. The form Xerxes has not traditionally appeared in English Bibles, but has rather appeared as Ahasuerus. Many other translations and paraphrases have used the name Xerxes.
The name Xerxes comes to us from the Greek Ξέρξης. The English name Ahasuerus is derived from a Latinized form of the Hebrew ʼAkhashverosh(אחשורוש), which is a Hebrew rendering of the Babylonian Achshiyarshu: both this and the Greek Ξέρξης are renderings of the Old Persian Xšayāršā (also spelled Khsayârshâ). Thus this literary change was created as the name moved across each of the language groups in a westerly direction from Persia until it entered English translations of the Bible.
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