posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 06:15 PM
It's important to see Cooper in the context of the time he flourished in. There was a huge vacuum created by the collapse of the Warsaw Pact and all
of a sudden, Western Governments went from "reds under the bed" everywhere, to conspiracies are all just total moonshine. You can understand why, as
now they had this huge gap where previously, they had regularly used "conspiracies" to suit their own agenda. Till the invention of Al Qaeda, or
whatever you name you want to give that particular fictitious organisation, there was a decade where, almost by default, conspiracies turned in on
themselves and sought targets within their own countries in a far more aggressive way and publicity seeking way, than they had done previously.
People such as Cooper, merely stepped in to fill a breach that a certain section of society seems to feel the need to have in order to often, offset
their own feelings of disenfranchisement, with regard to the "system". In that sense, the UFO phenomenon was ripe for what can be viewed as "adult
politicisation" . That is, professional proponents of conspiracies saw the relative naivety of the UFO field, in terms of political awareness and
knew they had almost an open invite to simply take it over and use it for their own ends.
Until the late 80s with the Warsaw Pact unravelling country by country Ufology was either. "They're here, they bring peace" or "They're here,
they're intentions are probably malevolent" That's pretty east to cope with and given they aren't, as far as we know, running our world, the
majority view inside Ufology was generally..."They are fascinated/studying/guiding/don't give a monkey's about us, or by us
Think about it for a few minutes. The two most paranoid and control minded executives in the Western world are? Oh yes, The USA and Grt Britain and
surprise surprise, they give you the likes of Icke and Cooper. It really doesn't matter whether Cooper and Icke are genuine, they produce a decent
level of paranoia that governments like the UK and the USA love to have as a tool of their economic and foreign policies. Put simply, so long as
people think "There's someone we can't control, they're out there, they're going to come and get me", no matter who that threat might be and how
much evidence there is to back it up, it allows them to carry on their business as usual. Neither, does it really matter, that people like Icke and
Cooper attack the very people who profit from it, the government as , the net result is to, push loads more people "on message" who might question
their own executive's actions as they don't wish to be tarred with a the "loony fringe" brush.
In many ways, though I'm sure they'd claim otherwise, the likes of Icke and Cooper made the invasion of Iraq that much easier for the West to
justify to their own people who, under other circumstances, might well have felt truly uneasy about it all. You might not like to hear that idea, you
might very well feel uncomfortable about it even being suggested, problem is, looked at dispassionately there's a good deal of circumstantial
evidence to back it up.
That fact is, prior to the late 80s Ufology was largely, not all by any means apolitical, in a way that cut across country's borders and people's
socio economic class. Since then, there has been a definite movement towards a polarisation and a definite "agenda", where UFOs, have served as the
tool for a definite politicisation of the field
If you really do believe our governments are in league with these "aliens" and there's a conspiracy, consider this. Why do the "UFO in league with
our governments" proponents never quote another well known piece of conspiracy theory? That conspiracy being that, the UK holds more "secret
patents" than any other country in the world. Surely that means, if you are actually reading your conspiracies right that. The UK is flying all those
"secret craft" and that the UK has done the deal with the aliens not the USA?
Don't get me wrong, that's not to dismiss all conspiracies out of hand, anyone who claims there aren't any conspiracies in this world are as naive
as those who claim everything is related to one. What I am saying is this, once you're actually down the rabbit hole don't lose sight of your own
critical faculties and don't for one second believe that your own pet subject wasn't initially created by some government wallah for a specific
purpose, at a specific time. The reason government doesn't like UFOs is a simple one, it's bitten them on the arse too many times for them to be
ever able to actually control it at its' source, the very UFOs themselves, which I truly doubt, any person in this world currently, has any sort of
real handle on, In the light of that, the second best thing is to control what people actually think they might be. You might like to take that into
consideration the next time you watch some balmcake blathering on about "demons", "lizards", "secret deals with the government" et al.