posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 01:27 PM
Bassett did not "kick ass" as much as "blow a gasket." He lost it, plain and simple, making an absolute fool of himself. It was funny. Now he's
made up this philosophical rationalization of why he went crazy, but if you listen to the interview, it's quite clear that his position is that he is
not responsible for ensuring the integrity of people who claim "special knowledge" of the UFO situation, yet he will readily give them a platform.
The thing is, Bassett has come out of nowhere and his background is extremely fuzzy. He was a 'business consultant' or something. At least with
someone like Salla or even Greer, their backgrounds are known. There is no question that they have gone to the schools they have stated (unlike Lazar)
and their careers are more or less verifiable.
The best way to understand the Disclosure "Movement," which is pretty much a self-imposed and pretentious name, is to see it like a Cargo Cult.
During WW II western civilization invaded some pretty remote areas of the world, like New Guinea, with guns, bombs, and missionaries. Prior to WW II
the New Guinea Highlands area, behind tall mountains, was thought to be uninhabited. It turns out to have been one of the most linguistically diverse
areas in the world with over 1,000 languages and a well developed social structure. (See Kenneth Read's "High Valley" for a description. Read, an
Australian, was an anthropologist who studied under the tutelage of "Makis," a tribal chief and later taught at the University of Washington.)
Now the Highlands was full of people who were not at all stupid, but they were ignorant of western civilization and struggled to put all of western
technology into their world view. They believed in "The Force" more or less like Star Wars, and suddenly missionaries were telling them Jesus was
their salvation and if they accepted Jesus into their lives, they could have western goodies, too.
Things weren't going too well for the tribes as westerners began to take over, so many of them decided they could one up the missionaries and do
their own salvation. Many millennial movements arose that were one part rebellion against westerners as they wanted the bad guys thrown out, one part
jesus-like salvation, and one part 2012 is the end of the world. People in these movements gave up their possessions and moved to the mountaintop
(metaphorically). They would build runways in the jungle for the Cargo Planes to land and bring them everything they needed. They built warehouses to
hold the goodies and waited for the airplanes to land. They are still waiting. (See "The Trumpet Shall Sound" by Peter Worsley for a complete
Compare the Disclosure Movement. The aliens (this time) are going to show up along with zero point energy devices and all the world's problems will
be solved. the bad guys will be thrown out and a new era of peace and prosperity will descend on the land. It's Heaven's Gate without the suicides.
This is too similar to be an accident. All the elements are there, from salvation to having the bad guys 'get what they deserve.' Indeed, even
Christianity is nothing more than a BIG Cargo Cult. When Paul was preaching in places like Ephesus and Corinth, he claimed Jesus was coming back
WITHIN HIS LIFETIME. It was going to be a physical event that was going to happen Real Soon Now. The Romans would be thrown out and everything would
be better. Unfortunately, Vespasian had other plans. 2000 years later and we're still waiting.
The only conclusion possible here is that humans must have a deep seated need to believe in some sort of salvation and we keep coming up with the same
basic story. It's pretty messy here on Earth right now, but if we just wait a spell, things are going to get better. Whether it's Paul preaching in
Greece, a charismatic Highlander foretelling the coming of the airplanes full of goodies, Bo & Peep telling their followers Hale-Bopp is THE sign
they've been waiting for, or the Disclosure Movement putting a modern Space Age alien spin on things, it's all the same story played out over and
You have freedom of religion. By all means knock yourself out, but don't expect everyone else to join your Cargo Cult.