Originally posted by DrunkYogi
There is a lot more to the Billy Meier case than people know. I think there was a plan to discredit and ridicule him and it succeeded. People dismiss
the case far too easily, far too easily!
All right, so, we've got this one armed farmer. He gets started off by producing some of the best UFO pictures ever seen when they first came out.
This of course generated a LOT of interest, and it resulted in a number of people flocking to his farm to see his pet UFOs.
The story of Pleiadians comes out and somewhere along the line this one-armed farmer coincidentally becomes the reincarnated manifestation of Jesus
All the people flocking to his farm become a religious following.
Well, if these people are going to be on the farm, they may as well work, right?
Hey, free labor!
Wait. Now if there's going to be a proper religion, there needs be rules, and membership dues and levels of membership and such, so, hmm, not only
does a one armed farmer get free labor, his free labor PAYS him for the privilege to work on his farm.
See how that works?
Full members are required to tithe 10% of their annual income and make a yearly pilgrimage to the Meier farm where they work for a whole week
straight. Oops, no, they're not there to work at all. They're just helping out around the farm while they get to meet their messiah, and have
meetings about all the Meier teachings and lessons about life, and maybe possibly see a Plieadian UFO!!!!
Actually, it's all just a bait and switch scam rolled inside a cult.
Billy Meier gets people to pay him good money, and his farm runs itself with all the labor.
It's very much like Mark Twain's Whitewashing The Fence scene in one of his Tom Sawyer Adventures:
Tom Sawyer - Whitewashing the Fence
With Twain, his character Tom Sawyer tricks a number of kids into paying him for the privilege to do a chore he would have otherwise been stuck with
and missing out on more fun to do things like swimming.
Anyway, if all he had were 100 followers each making the low average $50,000/year income or equivalent, all contributing their 10%, which would equal
$5000 each, totaling out at $500,000/year income free and clear for essentially doing nothing.
Thing is, He's got way more than 100 followers.
Certainly even a blind man can see the advantages of being a UFO Jesus.
That isn't even going into the perks that come with having followers of whatever sexual preference one desires with new faces every week.
edit on 1-8-2013 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)