Originally posted by TheMalefactor
So just because someone shot their mouth off they deserve to be eternally taken to task for it, even when it's obvious they meant something else?
You see, I don't think he "meant something else." That is not at all obvious to me. He knows the language. I think he meant what he said. He had a
"clarifying moment" where he let the political facade aside and spoke what he really felt. I don't think he should be condemned for a single
statement (After all, he was clearly goaded by Biedny in that exchange); it's just that this time it revealed an M.O. that is, to me, quite
disturbing. No amount of equivocating after the fact is going to change that. He showed a blatant disregard over whether his witnesses were credible
or not. Further, he doesn't seem to understand that this kind of disregard can hurt his credibility. All he needs to do is get someone like Dan
Burisch on the witness stand and his entire gig will become a laughingstock. In my view, he absolutely must do the opposite of what he said and vette
I also believe his overall belligerent tone hurts him. He, like Greer, tends to raise his fist in the air and proclaim, "We're gonna get you! We're
on the side of goodness and light, and you are going down!" (No, not exact phrasing, but that's the impression I get when I hear these guys talk.)
Read my sig: I'm very frightened of people with a cause. Third, we really don't know anything about Bassett. His past is shrouded in secrecy. He's
been asked, but he doesn't talk about it. Contrast that to Greer, who's life is an open book from the age of eight. Yeah, there are a couple of
mildly murky areas, but there are no surprises. We know where he has been and where he is coming from.
So that's three red flags I see about Bassett. I don't say this with the idea of simply dismissing his fantasies and laughing at him with derision.
(I've done some of that with Greer because I was so thoroughly pissed about Mothra, but I have pledged to reform.) I say it from the standpoint of
telling him I think he ought to pay serious attention to what I'm saying. I think he needs adult supervision, frankly, and I already know how he
would react to that.
The bigger issue is the whole Exo-politics "movement" in general. I'm not at all sure I believe it. It acts like a traditional Cargo Cult. The
basic idea is that life is terrible here (Wars, climate change, NWO, Illuminati, etc.), but the Savior (Space Brothers, whomever) is on his way, so
all we have to do is build a runway for them to land. They'll bring with them all the goods (the cargo) which in this case is a Zero Point Energy
Device that will save mankind and everything will be peachy. We will eliminate poverty and we'll have 500,000 years of peace. Christianity is a Cargo
Cult that kind of got out of hand, but it fits the basic parameters. We're still waiting for Jesus just like we are waiting for those nifty energy
In other words, this whole thing is a religion. It has some technological overtones, but at its heart it is a religion where you must believe to see
the light. To see the invisible spaceships that are "phase shifted" out of view (to avoid Earth's scalar weapons defense system) you must be in the
right frame of mind. You have to meditate properly and have your heart be pure, then, and only then, will ET "manifest" to you because they, like
God, can scan you and know how you really feel.
So the reality of this whole issue is definitely not certain to me. I hold out some hope that some of it is real, but I wouldn't at all be surprised
if the whole thing were a sham.