posted on Sep, 24 2018 @ 02:05 PM
I've been pondering my own culpability as a "useful idiot" for a while now,
so I'm posting this to see if others agree with my premise.
The basic premise, is that even respectable researchers of UFOs and
associated phenomenon have become useful idiots, and while the art
of making use of "useful idiots" has recently become perfected, the
art itself is extremely ancient.
I'm going to use the following definition of a "useful idiot":
"A useful idiot is a person who is a true believer in some purported
phenomenon for which there is scant evidence, who WHETHER THEY
ACCOMPLISH GOOD RESEARCH OR NOT, are in fact contributing to
a mass psychological manipulation, often on the scale of an entire
society or most societies.
Please allow me a little history lesson here to show how this has
worked over the millennia:
1. Originally people used their basic senses and what they saw
is what they believed.
2. The human imagination blossomed and people started to believe
things which have no basis in fact.
3. Shaman arose.. these people claimed special access to things which
cannot be proven.. now they may have had this special access.. but
it doesn't matter whether they did or not.. their culture came to
believe that some people had special access, and should be listened
to or obeyed.. or the "spirits would be unhappy". But in any case,
shaman did perform useful social functions and did indeed know some
offbeat medial and psychological knowledge---so they provided value.
4. Religion arose... at first this was just more of the same, except
instead of lone shaman, entire priesthoods arose. At first this wasn't
so onerous, as there were many religions and in fact almost anyone
could start a religion by having a "vision", as it was "known" for thousands
of years that the "gods" lived in the "heavens" and no god had ever been
born a man, according (if I recall correctly) one of the last high priests
of Egypt before they were wiped out by Monotheism.
5. Monotheism arose... people were allowed entirely too much free will
under polytheism... so Monotheism came to be, to increase the power
of the wannabee controllers of society. If there is only one god, and only
the 'elect' and the "priesthood" could interact with them, then the get
out of jail free card of having your own visions was no longer allowed!
And if you still got "visions" then obviously you were consorting with
"demons" (even if you were just worshiping an earlier religion that
was once considered "holy and true" just a few years previously.
6. Monotheism with Euhemerization arose. This even tighter control
over useful idiots arose.. when knowing lies about "the gods from the
heavens assuming physical bodies" was used. With this version of
monotheism, only people who had seen/touched the "physical deity"
or were authorized like an apostle by the physical deity could "have
visions" and have authority to speak about the unknown worlds,
if any and for 'god' of course.
7. Spirituality and New Age arose (occult) Spirituality and
the occult. This starts to strike closer to home, to the modern
day. Originally spirituality and the occult were a reaction to
the onerous control mechanisms of religon and was done in
secret, so that you wouldn't be killed... for researching the
unknown laws of physics. But as we approach the modern
day, the "occult" has become hopelessly mired with both
technology and "UFOlogy".
8. The later 1800's saw Theosophy and Mdm Blavatsky
rise to power. She wrote about mystic masters/ascended
beings, who lived on other plants in our solar system,
and around other starts such as Sirius. Presumably
at some point, someone got the notion that if a
mystic master 'incarnated', they might need to catch
a ride, so I believe that was the actual origin of UFOlogy,
but that contention needs further study.
However, except for PERHAPS Kenneth Arnold, who 'saw'
the first "UFO saucers", most of the other early "experiencers"
were in fact theosophers of one sort or another; even die hard
scientists such as Jack Parsons who helped found the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory. Even silicon valley itself was primarily founded by
Theosophist/Scientists who invented things such as radar.
Now let me take a break here.. and say... that all these people
from the beginning of human culture, no matter how intelligent,
no matter how pure of heart and mind.. no matter how much
they considered themselves "truth seekers", were in fact ALL
serving very handily as "useful idiots".
Once a person "believes" in almost anything fantastical... even
if there is SOME basis for them to believe.. they become very
vulnerable to manipulation by any of the "priesthood"... the
people who claim to "known" and who can convince others that
If you study the history of Useful Idiots, it goes in waves...
shamanism had a good run.. but people stopped believing..
religion had a great run.. but now you get atheists and agnostics.
Spirituality and the new age/occult had a great run.. but it seems to be fading.
UFOlogy had a good run.. but after 70 years of non-stop lies and deception.. it was fading a bit.
Now if only the government or other groups of people who want to control
the minds of others, could "found their own religion", with the disaffected of
traditional religons... and form a new "Priesthood", why then there would be
hundreds of millions of people, some very intelligent, wealthy, etc. who could
be made to 'obey'.
Would it be nifty if shamanism, cults, spirituality, cryptozoology, UFOlogy,
and the paranormal in general, could be rolled up under the same tent,
and then a special priesthood of daring whisteblowers could do heroic
actions, say retrieving UFO crash evidence.. alien implants.. and even
to catch the "immaterial" on IR film?
That would be something wouldn't it?
Now, speaking for myself here, I'm thoroughly and completely certain
that I have experienced undeniable paranormal events... I've studied
under some of the most knowledgeable experts in the world.. and
I try to always remember to put 'hypothesis' in front of everything
that I say.
But it doesn't matter. I'm still being a useful idiot.
It doesn't matter if physical aliens exist several galaxies over. or even
if they have visited earth. It doesn't matter if yet unknown laws of
physics make 'supernatural seeming things real'. It even doesn't
matter if "god" exists, (that's another post).
Even if some or all of these things are true.. it DOESN'T MATTER.
I'm putting forward that we are all being used.. just like we have all
been used since the first shaman thought up the gimmick..
I'm suggesting that even if the government say, knows about "aliens"
or "a Phenomenon"... it is actually a minor concern.
If in truth the "Phenomenon" if there is one, mostly ignores us unless
we pick a fight.. then that's all the better for the (lets pick on them)
"the government or the military industrial complex".
Whether any of this is true or not doesn't matter... the manipulators
have what they want... a "control mechanism" and all of us researchers
unwittingly tighten the control collars on each other with a passion,
because we are all playing their game.