My take on the Mandela Effect

15 July 2016

I was introduced to the “Mandela Effect” while listening to a recent interview with Tolec (an American who acts as a communicator for the “Andromeda Council,” a supposed ET group).

Apparently it is named from the fact that many persons were under the impression that Nelson Mandela had died during his 18 years of being imprisoned in South Africa, and thus were surprised when he became the first democratically-elected President of modern South Africa.

Various people have come up with numerous examples of (usually) small facts that they remember differently than they are now recorded. Some are alarmed at this trend and think that some group is secretly injecting these small changes into our culture to confuse us.

Revelations

One example Christians use is Bible verse that has changed from how they remember it. Such an example is the Book of Revelations. This is what most Christians called this book. Here is my 1982 dictionary entry on the subject:

revelation in the dictionary

Here we see that the official name of the book is “…Revelation…” but that it has also been known as “Revelations.”

Brand Names

Some people who have looked into this put a lot of attention on brand names. The fact that Froot Loops is not spelled “fruit” or that Band-aid is not spelled “aide” or that Jif was never actually “Jiffy.” Most people thought those wieners we used to wish for were “Oscar Meyer” when in fact it is Mayer.

This sort of thing goes on and on.

One proven instance of this in popular culture is the exact line the evil queen says to her mirror. A version of the Disney story published in 1973 has it as “mirror, mirror on the wall…” But the original 1937 animated film has the queen say at least once, “magic mirror on the wall…” Everyone remembers “mirror, mirror…”

You can see how someone could get a little freaked out at having these sort of things being brought to their attention.

What’s really happening

I don’t suppose I should pretend to exactly understand this situation.

But I can think of at least four forms of change that could be reacted to in this sort of way:

  1. A newer version of something replaces the older version and most remember the newer version.
  2. Or, most remember the older version. Such changes can be due to artistic license, carelessness, changes forced by law or done to avoid legal problems, and changes done to intentionally confuse people.
  3. People are starting to find out the truth about something that used to be lied about.
  4. People are being lied to about something they used to know the truth about.

I think the “parallel universes” caused by AI (artificial intelligence) systems like quantum computers hypothesis is rather unlikely.

But the phenomenon could be some form of covert operation (since there seem to be so many of these) intended on destabilizing the population. In this case, my guess would be that some covert group got the ball rolling by putting a few of these examples in our faces, and then some people started to run with it.

Stable Data

Most people are NOT in very good control of their own memories, but the fact is that they can improve that control and that the basic mechanism of memory is quite accurate.

Many examples cited are NOT IMPORTANT. Interview with A Vampire…Interview with The Vampire. Who cares?

I have an LRH book “Advanced Procedure and Axioms.” Although this is its official title, LRH referred to it as “Advanced Procedures…” several times in lectures. Who cares?

General lying and other modes of deceiving the public have existed forever and will continue to be used. That does not make it right. Lying about things that are important is criminal.

In Other News

The planet is experiencing a string of terror attacks in the West. (Most other places experience them all the time.) I believe that those who think these events are being caused by the same groups who control the mainstream media are on the right track.

Meanwhile, Courtney Brown has been running a “Time Cross” project that resulted in views in May of events that happened in June and views in June of events that may yet happen in July. I think this is stretching Remote Viewing into a form of precognition and is not worth the trouble. I’d rather see people use Remote Viewing to locate planners of violent events so such events can be prevented. That, however, would be truly dangerous work. Courtney does want his viewers to remain alive!
coca cola vintage ad
coca cola brain tonic ad

So…should it be Coca Cola, or hyphenated, Coca-Cola? Does it really matter?

How divided is America?

11 July 2016

The on-screen news ticker in our mess hall (known to others as the “break room” or the “auditorium”) proclaimed today (among many other things) that Obama had said something about the US not being that divided.

The actual quote, from a video of a 9 July press conference in Poland was, “I firmly believe that America is NOT as divided as some have suggested.”
(The US President, by long tradition, refers to US citizens as “Americans” and the US as “America.”)

So, I thought, how divided is America?

I went about looking up some opinion poll results that might tell me something about this. Most of the polls I found are not that current. Apparently it still takes a good bit of time to create, organize, carry out and report on a large poll across a country or a planet. The sample has to be adequately randomized and all that…

Before I give you any figures, let’s go over some theory.

I suppose that most sociologists think that a person’s opinion about something is determined mostly by 1) his training and education and 2) a set of shared qualities often spoken of as “human nature.”

Point 1 is important without question. But what is point 2, really? You’ll have to figure out the Psychology explanations for yourself. My (far from complete) Scientology training, though, bears mentioning. The model, as you may be already aware, starts with a being. We can suppose that this being started out totally free to be, do and have anything it wanted. What we have today in “human nature” is the result of trillions of years of experience living with other beings, never totally aware of what they were or what oneself was. Humans find themselves today on a Tone Scale, where they are more or less free to move up or down. This scale was derived from observation, not dogma. It is workable when used to predict behavior and attitudes.

From the Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation, let’s take column Q, “Command over Environment” where political attitudes are mentioned. At high on the scale, 4.0, we have “dislikes to control people.” At 3.5 we have “Liberal.” At 3.0 we have, “Allows rights to others. Democratic.” At 2.5 we have “Does not desire ownership of much.” At 2.0 we have “Desires command in order to injure.” So at this point the being is taking a turn for the worse.

At 1.5 we have the Fascist. At 1.1 we have the Communist (cold-war style, sneaky, loves hypnotism as a control method, otherwise known as a “true criminal”). And at 0.1 we have the suicide.

When I speak of “suppression” I am referring in particular to one person or group trying to push another person or group DOWN this scale. The 1.1 likes to push people down to 0.1. The 1.5 likes to kill people outright. The 2.0 likes a good fight, content for the adversary to survive for another day. The higher tones are also ready to fight, but with increasing levels of selectivity (and often, effectiveness).

These are the social tones. The being itself, quite normally being unaware of itself, sleeps at a lower tone level. Wake it up, and it can do some very strange things until it gets a grip on its new sense of self-awareness. But for the purposes of this discussion, we are talking about the social tones of humans.

Most of us were raised with a “liberal” education. The majority of us fell lower subsequently, seeing Liberal values as ideals to be worked for. Democracy is seen as a safe, sensible approach to achieving those ideals. However, you have to fight for democracy! Or, do you really have to enforce it? Or, perhaps, trick people into accepting it?

All these attitudes and influences went into the creation and subsequent marketing of our “global government” the United Nations. Included in the marketing plan for this body was a document entitled the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was unveiled 10 December of 1948 in Paris. It is embraced by my church, as the right to worship freely is included in it.

The concept of human rights is not, strictly, “Liberal.” As the history of the subject reflects, human rights can be seen as much as a sensible approach than as pie-in-the-sky idealism. Cyrus the Great – 539 BC – is noted as an early proponent of this approach. However, Cyrus was, first and foremost, an emperor. And, strictly speaking, his empire only lasted 200 years. You can earn the respect of vast populations by respecting them. At least the Emperor should be able to afford to do this!

Be all that as it may, the attitude surveys I found deal mostly with the most basic human rights. These include the old Liberal rights of thought, speech and worship and the newer “socialist” (communist?) rights to food, clothing, shelter, health care, education. It should be noted here that Public Education, and many of these other “humanitarian” programs, are not ancient traditions in most lands of Earth. But on Earth, strong central governments are also a rather recent development, made possible in part by technological progress in fields like communication, transport, agriculture, medicine – oh – and, war.

The bell curve of the tone scale

Does the distribution of tone levels on earth actually fit a “bell” shaped distribution? I have no firm data on this. But imagine for a moment that you were totally free to move around on this scale as you wished and to confront or experience life at the tone that seemed the most appropriate at the time. Where on the scale would you spend most of your time? At the middle, 2.0? Perhaps down below that a bit, in pain? Or above the middle a bit, bored?

Think of all the people you know that spend most of their time somewhere between pain and boredom. Could be quite a few. Or maybe at 1.5 as an angry Fascist? Seems that might shorten one’s life span!

It has been put forward by Hubbard that about 2.5% of the population manage to secretly hang out around 1.1. It would be charitable to put the bulk of the population as high as 3.0 (Conservative), but in the reasonably calm situation of answering opinion poll questions, we can imagine many would try their best to assume that viewpoint, or higher, up into Liberalism, if their education demanded it.

But you can see the problem with these polls, and with Presidential statements regarding “divisions.” Sufficient suppression can plunge a nation down into hatred and war. Sufficient relief can allow it to surge up into a peaceful Liberalism. But real education about real life could in theory stabilize a nation at a high level that it could not be pushed down from. In these polls concerning attitudes, people are not much divided, though their ideas display a range from Liberal on down. In polls concerning things that are theoretically provable certainties, we often see more even splits. Thus, the suppression of the truth has left in question facts that should be totally knowable. This is troubling, as people need certainty, and if the certainty of something is not plain to the face, beliefs and propaganda will be used to fill in the blank spots.

The Polls

Pew (Pew Research Center) has a project called the Religious Landscape Study. Data points for this study exist for 2007 and 2014. The results for 2014 were published late in 2015.

The Council on Foreign Relations must employ a lot of researchers, because it has published reports on various global studies concerning attitudes on human rights, among other issues. The latest reports I found date from December of 2011.

I fill in some odd bits from other sources.

Attitudes

What we see from these studies is a consistent percentage spread across related issues.

Support for the traditional human rights hovers around 3/4 of those polled, both US and global.

It goes way down for freedom of the press. The press is notorious for its misbehavior. When the question is reworded to ask about the freedom of the press “to report the news truthfully,” support for this concept goes up to 70% in the US, with a low of 41% in India, where “truth” and “the press” are probably seen by most as opposites.

Support for the “socialistic” or “nanny state” human rights of more modern times shows a bit more variation in societies. We can see education and propaganda at work here.

In China 98% support the right to a basic education, with similar numbers for health care and food.

In the US, 83% supported government responsibility for basic education, 77% health care, 74% food and 70% supported government responsibility for taking care of the poor.

These are still large majorities – you could almost say, consensus for all the basic human rights.

Similar support for “Liberal/Democratic” values are seen for questions asking about “equal treatment.”

From the Pew Religions Landscape Study, for example, we find 70% of religious people agreeing that all religions should be tolerated.

Beliefs about “fact”

Now let’s swing over into the subject of belief, and in particular, belief about how things “really are.” We know for a fact (not surveyed, though) that it’s often hard to discern basic, underlying cause. If the cause of an event or situation is a criminal that wants to keep itself a secret, it may very well be successful in doing so.

Spiritual and mental technologies like Remote Viewing and Scientology auditing are beginning to get around those old barriers of perception limitations and uncertainty. But most people still rely on belief, or “someone who knows” for the last word on many “facts.” The Bible, for example, remains a very widely-read book! And it’s not even easy to read (at least I don’t think so).

90% of US adults say they believe in God. That is an amazing consensus from such a diverse country! But of course, by most counts this one doesn’t matter, because this is entirely a question of faith. The implication, though, is that if science or my favorite expert doesn’t have an answer, I’ll take God’s answer.

Here’s an interesting question they asked: Do you feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe? 46% said Yes in the most recent study. What about the others?

Evolutionism versus Creationism was covered in this study, but not well. This is a subject that should be, at some point, 100% knowable. At some point. But only a little over 60% are convinced that “humans” have actually changed that much during their time on earth. This question is still very much up in the air! Only a third of US adults totally believe that Darwinian Natural Selection explains human development on earth. (A testimony to how bad a theory it is!)

http://www.ipsos-na.com/news-polls/pressrelease.aspx?id=6902

Here we have a more recent poll conducted by Ipsos (a European marketing research company) and released on Monday, June 29, 2015: 56% of Americans believe UFOs are real. Good that only leaves 44% to go. But only 45% believe ETs have visited Earth. Oh boy!

79% believe life on other planets is plausible. But that’s a terribly-worded question. Same figures as above for Evolution.

The accuracy of the survey is estimated to be +/- 3.5%.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/04/conspiracy-theory-poll-results-.html

And here we have a “Conspiracy Theory Poll,” results released April 2, 2013. This is only of US voters. Poorly-worded questions, but:

37% think global warming is a hoax.
21% believe there was a cover-up of the UFO crash at Roswell (an absolute certain fact). This one shows how well certain groups have been able to keep the lid on this data.
44% think Bush lied about WMDs in Iraq (another total fact).
And 25% of US voters still think Oswald acted alone in killing JFK. For all intents and purposes it has been demonstrated that Oswald didn’t even point a gun at the President that day. But the US population is almost evenly divided on this question of fact, per this poll.

So you see that we are divided about facts that should be provable, but have not yet, in many’s eyes, been proven, while we are united in our desire for peace, tolerance, and taking responsibility for those less fortunate.

Where we are really being divided is in our perception of the truth. Suppression has failed almost totally to educate us out of our basic humanity. Though we are told every day that we are just animals, most people around the world believe we were created by the Divine, and probably always will believe so.

Where suppression on earth is working is in disconnecting us from factual data that should make certain truths quite obvious. Amazingly, many have connected with that data anyway. But it is too few!

Obama said nothing profound two days ago. But oh, has he failed to tell us so much that we really do deserve to know! Thus, he will be perceived by most as a liar. Better alive than truthful? I guess each must make that decision for themselves. I hope it is clear what side of that question I favor.

CIA man talks about UFOs and ET

7 July 2016

Another book recently published that I’ve read through is titled “Anonymous: CIA Agent Reveals the Truth about UFOs.”

An older UFO researcher named Ronald Garner put it out, apparently at the request of the person who was interviewed. This person was interviewed for a radio show, or series of shows, by Linda Moulton Howe in 1998, about three years after his security oath expired. It concerns events of 1958 to 1960 that “Anonymous” participated in, as an Army officer also working as a CIA analyst. This person seems bona fide, but has had his life threatened, so refuses to identify himself.

He was involved in analyzing reports of UFO and ET sightings mostly from abroad. He also got a tour of Area 51 and participated in three briefings of Richard Nixon (Vice President at that time) and Ike Eisenhower.

The Oval Office as not having much luck getting good data about UFOs and ET though its own intelligence people, the CIA. The various military groups involved were being very tight-lipped, and the people really in charge of Area 51 (S-4) were telling them almost nothing.

While visiting Area 51, Anonymous personally witnessed 6 “flying saucers,” three identified as “alien” and three identified as “German.”
He also saw the Gray they were holding prisoner there, and saw an “alien autopsy” film of a six-fingered “light gray.”

From my data, the craft that crashed at Roswell were manned by scientists from Zeta Reticuli. They were “peaceful” in so much as they were just doing research for some project. Back home they were having some genetic problems relating to being forced to clone bodies in order to reproduce. One of their dead reincarnated on Earth as a human, and that’s where this data comes from.

The book itself is very poorly edited and is mostly just interview transcripts with a few photographs of the public people involved.

The following facts are established in this interview:

  • The President, and elements of the CIA, knew about UFOs and their connection to both ETs and Germans, from at least as early as 1947. They knew almost nothing, however, about ET. And they talked very little about the Germans.
  • The U.S. had several captured craft and one live ET. They were kept at Area 51. Who controlled that area is not totally clear.
  • The “defeated” Germans lived in Colombia, Argentina, above ground and in underground bases, and also underground in Antarctica. Hitler was among those who got moved to South America before the end of the war. There is some indication that the German saucers gave the Germans a certain amount of leverage in creating refuges for their top people.
  • Forrestal sent Byrd on a military expedition against the German/ET positions in Antarctica which was notoriously unsuccessful. Forrestal wanted to make the whole thing public, went somewhat crazy over not being allowed to, and was finally killed in an “accidental fall.” It was made clear by this CIA asset that he was told that the CIA killed Forrestal.
  • This CIA asset knew of only two types of ET and about four or five types of craft (counting two or three as German) at the point that his association with the CIA was terminated (at his request).

We have photographs of both these types, and they are likely the two most significant non-human ETs involved with Earth. Photos of “human” ETs would do us no good, as they look just like humans so could always be disputed as being posed. But photos of the other races are likewise lacking. I am a little mystified about this. There are plenty of drawings of them, so it seems likely they exist. And the human Zeta mentions the Reptilians as being a formerly hostile race in their system who left them sterilized and forced them to develop cloning methods in order to provide new bodies. The exact nature of the Reptilians, the Draco, Mantids and the Avians remains very unclear. The last three seem to include ruling groups. There are also the Sasquatch, but they only get mentioned occasionally. All these groups – to the extent that they are real – obviously wish to keep themselves secret from the general public.

All I can contribute to all this is that, from the research that I am aware of, it is VERY likely that various ET races exist and that some retain “Space Opera” capabilities and have some interest in Earth.

Our best strategy seems to be to rehabilitate our spiritual abilities so that we are able, at some point, to survive anything they can throw at us.

These various other races themselves, though much older than ours (we are a synthetic group anyway, with no long history on this planet) and thus technically more advanced, are likely to be, for the most part, as bad off as we are morally and spiritually. We were all involved with them in one way or another before we came here, and our condition is quite reflective of their condition, though perhaps a bit more “crazy about life” due to our short body life span. There is no particular reason to assume that they could – or would be willing to – help us very much, certainly not spiritually. There is moderate reason to think that they might want to take advantage of us in various ways. This is all part of what we still need to figure out.

Victory

4 July 2016

The rest of the book – many chapters, hours of the audio book – consists basically of LRH wisdom and ideas regarding how to organize a universe based on a permanent peace economy. This all in the form of fictional events, speeches and narrative.

The arrangement was that if any of the major societies of all the universes ever got belligerent, they would all be blown to smithereens by special weapons teleported to their capital cities and related locations from secret locations throughout the universes. Their first job, therefore, was to police each other and ensure none got out of hand. This is the “carry a very big stick” part. That the secret teleport locations were never constructed was of little consequence; the “big stick” worked.

The grizzled and craven diplomats that had to be convinced that peace would work in place of their planned wars to solve the economic collapse brought about by the demise of the Psychlo Empire were perhaps the biggest challenge. LRH’s account of these negotiations was tense and intriguing.

The “Selachee” bankers were handled by extremely cunning means, and ultimately became friendly.

Further discoveries were made about the history of Psychlo which made it clearer what had happened there.

A new kind of surgery was invented which allowed the few remaining Psychlos to have their brain implants removed and feel comfortable among other sentient beings for the very first time.

A combination of technical innovation – which had actually been suppressed by the Psychlos – and the unleashed creative power of countless ordinary people finally released from the terrible lie that they were no more than “mere animals” resulted in a level of prosperity and happiness throughout the universes unlike any had ever known or anything that had ever been recorded in millions of years of histories.

Perhaps this could some day come to be. I know the author wanted to encourage us to at least try.

Institutionalized Crime: Banking

4 July 2016
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Member of animal superorder Selachii.

In Part 28 Jonnie Tyler finally finds out who the “small gray man” is. He is a banker, portrayed by LRH as a member of the alien race called the Selachee.

The planet Psychlo, as Jonnie has just learned on his own by sending fancy video cameras out into space using the transshipment platform, was blown up a little over a year ago when Jonnie managed to secretly send a load of bomb-filled coffins there. The huge nuclear bombs blew down into Psychlo, held in on top by a tremendously strong protection shield. The explosions reached its molten core and eventually turned the whole planet into a small star.

Psychlo was the home planet of Intergalactic Mining, which had taken out a loan from their bank about a thousand years earlier to purchase Earth from the government. The Psychlo Empire had discovered the planet after finding a map of its location on a space probe launched from Earth. According to the bank, Psychlo had “legal title” to the planet, which had been transferred to Intergalactic at the time of the sale. The mortgage had a payoff period of over 2,000 years. The company had stopped payments on the mortgage a year ago, when Johnny had succeeded – unknowingly – to destroy its home planet.

The bank was looking for the new legal holder of the title so it could serve loan delinquency papers on them.

Does this sound ridiculous? It happens every day on Earth, on a much smaller scale.

Of course, at the level of a planet, it is ridiculous. Not because of the concept of “legal title” but because of how the law favors appropriation of lands (or planets, or space) by force, with no further responsibilities or liabilities attached. This is law written by the conqueror and is unjust on the face of it. Yet we deal with such laws every day.

Did the native inhabitants of any lands on Earth have any say in the “laws” that governed the disposition of those lands when Europeans overran them by force? Of course not. They were required to learn European law to retain any control at all over any piece of their former territories. From a more humanitarian viewpoint – or even from the viewpoint of “natural law” – what occurred when Europe overran the Americas was theft, plain and simple. In all of the Americas, there is very little if any “legal title” that can be traced back to a real, human, transaction between friendly parties.

But banks set up a legal system that would favor their interests. And I can only imagine that they used various forms of blackmail and propaganda, as needed, to bring pressure on the writers of those laws.

I haven’t finished re-reading (listening to) the book yet, and I don’t remember how Jonnie solves this problem.

There are obvious basic principles of respect and responsibility that could be applied in such situations. The first and most obvious is that an inhabited planet should not be considered “fair game.” If it can be demonstrated that any individual, group, or society is occupying and taking care of an area of space, that gives them “title” to that area. For many reasons, use of land – or space – cannot be governed by quite the same rules that cover personal property such as clothing, furniture, tools. Yet the bankers have distorted law in that direction, while overlooking certain obvious contradictions.

The result in many places is that land can be bought and sold as if it were private property, while if stolen by certain protected parties, will be considered as belonging to them regardless of the act of theft.

I you want to wreck your shirt and buy a new one every week, that’s your choice. But you can’t treat land – or planets – that way. A conqueror that kills a planet or its inhabitants, or sells them into slavery, has no right to legal title and incurs a debt to the inhabitants or their survivors. That our laws should protect such a conqueror is only institutionalized crime.

My study of this subject has only taken me as far as Henry George’s book Progress and Poverty. I found his basic ideas very persuasive, and I recommend the book. Law, however, can always be broken and re-written by force. This is an irreducible fact of life. So, to go far, one must speak softly, but carry a very big stick.

The ET Problem

3 July 2016

In Part 21 of the story, LRH begins to introduce us to the ETs who have begun to swarm around Earth. He gives descriptions of body appearances which I believe are largely fanciful. For example, the Tolnep have bodies composed of something akin to stainless steel, and have poisonous fangs like snakes. He also gives short descriptions of their ships which I believe are less fanciful: sphere-shaped; triangle-shaped; cigar-shaped. A key ET – the “small gray man” – remains unidentified, though he seems to hold some sort of senior intelligence and/or diplomatic function.

All these races are of course “space opera,” which is to say that their economies are involved in inter-planetary trade. They have – we can imagine – commercial ships and, in the case presented here, military ships which are there to protect their lines of “commerce.”

In the situation presented by this story, each ET group has a “niche” in the overall inter-galactic economy, which is dominated by the Psychlos due to their apparent monopoly on the technology of teleportation, usually called “transshipment.” Transshipment allows the Psychlos to place military assets wherever they are needed instantly and with no sign of approach, giving them a tremendous political advantage.

The economic niches occupied by the others are briefly enumerated at the beginning of Part 22: the Tolneps are involved in the slave trade; the Hawvins trade in copper and silver; the Bolbods trade in used machinery; the Jambitchow seem to be pirates. There are also the Hockners, who seem to be aspiring political rivals to the Psychlos.

Actual Earth Situation

The actual situation on Earth at this time is very hard to judge. A common behavior among all the ETs is that they are unwilling to openly visit us, get to know us, and speak honestly about themselves, as a human tourist or foreign exchange student might when going to another country. They have only made selective, controlled contacts.

This is different from the Psychlos in the story. They judged the human population useless, attempted to wipe them out and then sent in their own people to set up a mining operation. It is supposed that the other groups knew little or nothing about Earth, as if they did they might have tried the same thing. But this left the invaders open to subsequent contact and observation by native survivors. In the story this contact at length enabled humans to regain the upper hand on Earth and ultimately destroy Psychlo and impose an enforced peace across the entire universe (or universes, as LRH mentions). Though this may be excessively fanciful, it makes a good story and gives LRH a chance to tell us – in the form of fiction – some of what he learned over the time after he was last a working fiction writer. The story is in fact full of such gems of knowledge.

But if LRH was aware of the current ET situation on Earth, which I don’t think he was particularly, he didn’t reflect that awareness in this story, beyond the obvious possibility that not all (if any) of the Space Opera societies still operating out there have pure or benevolent intentions regarding Earth.

What the controlled contacts on Earth have actually accomplished so far is to give us several connected but somewhat conflicting stories about the history of Earth, who is out there now, how they are related to each other, and what their expectations are for future Earth.

None of these stories are verifiable to any great degree, though some of the historical data is backed up by human remote viewing data.

If taken together with Hubbard’s research while he was developing Scientology, we get a fuzzy picture of conquest depending on religious propaganda, with more than one group vying for control, fighting amongst each other and sometimes getting humans and Earth involved in their battles. We get the impression that Earth is seen as a potential future manufacturing base, and perhaps a “tourist” destination. The strategy has always been to leave the Earth population with the impression that it is controlling its own affairs while in fact being controlled – or at least guided – by off-planet groups. It is quite possible that more than one ET group has had influence over different geographic areas of Earth, and that this may still be the case. These days it is more a question of which Earth power group the various ET groups have aligned themselves with. There is evidence that ET has been nudging us forward technologically so that we could begin to produce things of value elsewhere in the universe, and that this trade has now started. There is a big emphasis on electronics, but also on the manufacture of metal machined components.

The Federations

Many of the contacts mention various “federations,” differently named by different contactees.

It is unclear to what extent these are real, but it makes sense that they might be. I am inclined to believe that these are basically commercial federations masquerading as political federations. As political groups, they seem to be interested in religious-spiritual matters. But this may just be a clever cover for more mundane commercial interests. The story does not dwell on such ET activities, but the literature generated by the various Earth contacts certainly does.

Only societies in no need of commerce (in other words, non-biological, non-machine societies) could actually afford to concentrate their attention on spiritual matters. All the dominant players I have heard about so far are either biological, machine or some combination of the two. It is not at all clear that any of those societies know how to advance spiritually or even aspire to do so. Yet they are keenly aware of the underlying spiritual awareness that exists amongst sentient beings throughout the universe, so it has become a dominant aspect of the propaganda put out by some of these groups. On Earth it is certainly an ancient control technique. New Agers like Steven Greer and David Wilcock are totally into the spiritual aspects of this ET propaganda. Corey Goode, a simple Christian, is much less interested in it. “Ex” New Agers like George Kavassilas and Kerry Cassidy are beginning to doubt certain aspects of that propaganda. While others who were deeply into it have close to disappeared, or seem to have nothing important to contribute. Scientologists, for the most part, have not even entered this discussion, and are probably wise to stay out of it. It seems to me little more than a squirrel cage.

I have no doubt that ET is a real problem. I have great doubts about their talk of “ascended masters,” “crystal ascension chambers” and other such rubbish. It is more or less clear that they have invited us to get involved in their activities, though this invitation is not yet officially public. But what exactly are their activities? The answer isn’t yet clear. Inter-galactic trade? Almost for sure. Inter-galactic conquest, as in our story? Not at all clear.

Relative Importances

Battlefield Earth traces the physical – and intellectual – journey of a single very brave individual through many problems of survival. At every level he finds urges – very human urges – to succumb as well as to survive. As sickening as the urge to succumb is to an individual very much committed to survival, it is certainly quite real. Yet it signals the existence of what is known as a “game.” A game is an illusion of conflict for the entertainment of the players, where no actual conflict exists or needs to exist. It is clear from research that life’s unit beings are immortal. Thus any situation where “survival” becomes important must exist at the level of game, and not be, ultimately, real. In playing the various games of life this is worth keeping in mind, as silly and esoteric as it may sound to you.

It is clear to me that most ET societies have forgotten about this, as have we. The game of survival, then, becomes our highest level of reality, and we play it as if our “lives” depended on it. But, they actually don’t. So Scientologists, when they become trained enough or cleared enough to become aware of this, take a somewhat different approach to the overall situation. A few non-Scientologists have also come to similar conclusions. We now play the game of survival in order to buy ourselves more time to do our work. The work, of course, is to bring as many people as possible up to the point of being aware that living as we know it is only a game, yet one perhaps worth playing with skill. And if, some day, we can get Earth up to this awareness, that still leaves everyone else. And that becomes our new game. Free of biology, new games that might seem bizarre or impossible to us now could be indulged in. Some of us very much look forward to that. LRH certainly did. But for the next billion years or so, the highest-level game for most of us will be that of restoring to the population of this universe the awareness that they are immortal creator beings who could drop their connections to bodies and biology – if they so wished – and be free to play other games, new games that have never before existed. In like wise, LRH’s grand story of conflict on Earth also points in this ultimate direction.

Criminality in Government

2 July 2016

In Parts 17 and 18 of Battlefield Earth, LRH introduces us to the problem of criminality in government in the person of character Brown Limper Staffor.

Some may think that Brown Limper is a huge exaggeration of what really can happen to people. But I don’t think so. Brown Limper was totally delusional. He believed that all his problems and odd cravings were caused by good and honest people who were the real criminals. He plotted, almost ceaselessly, to destroy the lives and works of good people. In this case, Brown Limper’s target was our hero.

This attitude is characteristic of the criminal mind. A criminal let loose in government can wreak havoc. If the honest people cannot identify and expose such people, whole governments, whole societies, can be suborned and nullified – or destroyed outright – suddenly or over a long period.

The common tools of such individuals are lies cloaked in veils of truth. They can be very convincing. When fed in through the news media, or “respectable experts” many take such lies as truth. But of course, if looked into closely, they can be demonstrated to be lies. So there are always some persons who become aware of the criminality and attempt to challenge it. Depending on how deep it goes, exposure can result in success for the honest people, or their death – usually indirectly through “accidents.”

All this and more is illustrated in various ways in this story.

First stage of Earth recovery

1 July 2016

In Part 12 of Battlefield Earth, the men take their first step in their plan to defeat the invaders from “Psychlo.”

Key to the operation was the “transhipment” of a cargo of nuclear bombs – hidden in caskets of dead employees – hoping to blow the home planet to kingdom come.

In order to prevent the nuclear bombs from blowing up on Earth by mistake, the bombs had to be armed at the very last minute, when the “transhipment” was irreversible. This was our hero’s job, and as with every step in the story, he pulled it off, with difficulty, at the very last minute.

After many harrowing problems, the author gives us a break, and describes the work of the Scottish-led “World Federation for the Unification of the Human Race.”

By Part 15 we are well-introduced to Hubbard’s ideas about how to bring peace to a world – and universe – all too “human.” A Russian introduces one important aspect of this towards the end of this part: Put rival groups in charge of each other’s “defense” bases. Then if someone tries to use an installation for offensive purposes, chances were that the personnel would be being asked to fire on their own people, and refuse!

Johnny recruits the Scots

29 June 2016

You all know why I am here.
I want 50 young men who are able, courageous, and strong, to go on a crusade to rid the world of the demon up there who does not speak our language (referring to Terl and his kind).

I feel it is necessary to to tell you the character of this demon so you can help me. He is treacherous, vicious, sadistic, and devious. He lies from choice even when the truth will serve.

The mining company that conquered this planet in ages past has equipment and technology beyond those of man. Planes in the air, machines to drill the earth, gasses and guns that can slaughter whole cities. Man has been deprived of this planet by those creatures. The men who volunteer to come with me will learn to use those tools, fly those planes, man those guns!

Our chances are not in our favor. Many of us may die before this is through.

Our race is growing fewer in numbers. In coming years we may be gone forever. But even though the odds are against us, at least let it be said that we took this small last chance and tried.

– from Part 6, Chapter 11

With this, our hero’s first political speech, he recruited not 50, but all thousand or so attending the meeting. Of them he took 83 to American with him in Terl’s personnel carrier. The rest vowed to prepare themselves to strike – or help in other ways – when they got word to do so.

And so begins the slow upward climb of this story. The passage made me cry. It was well-delivered by the audiobook crew, and I had forgotten it.

I will let you draw your own analogies. The plot could be fit into our own times. Who is the recruiter, who are the recruited, and what is the enemy? You will have to work these things out for yourself.

Battlefield Earth

26 June 2016

On 19 June, David Wilcock published an extension to an article he started on 29 May entitled Full Disclosure and Ascension: The War Has Gone Hot!

In the first part he discloses that the Draco faction of the Secret Space Program has been trying to evacuate its most important people from Earth, and other factions have been trying to stop them, in a “space war” that has perhaps led to some interesting recent overhead phenomena.

He then launches into a long anthropological discourse on why Earth people have been so well-deceived for so long concerning the true nature of their “gods.” He uses the Cargo Cults of Melanesia (the islands southeast of Australia) as an example of how humans will invent explanations that fit their culture when they are given none. This section is interesting but unnecessary.

In the second part of 19 June, he admits he made an error in not publishing more “hard data” earlier. It seems some of his contacts were counting on him to do this, and he had let them down. There followed for himself and his main informer, Corey Goode, some “sobering” experiences which seem to have pushed the point home to him that he is engaged in an activity of critical importance.

He even mentions the recent revelations of Bill Tompkins, who also takes the subject quite seriously, and has received a lot of coverage in the alternative media lately, as I discuss in my post about his book.

That much of this may be just a new myth to replace the older ones, worn unrecognizable and irrelevant by the passing centuries, has occurred to me many times. We are, however, with the help of LRH’s research, and the work of many others along similar lines, coming up to the point where we can begin to know the truth of things ourselves, without the help of gods, angels – or devils for that matter. Courtney Brown is pushing forward with his Remote Viewing work, the past lives researchers continue to pile up evidence for this phenomenon, and of course my church continues its educative work, regardless of the roadblocks erected against it.

The New Age “myth,” as elaborated on by people like Wilcock, has two major elements in it that simply don’t exist in the work of LRH and many others who aren’t New Agers.

The first is “Ascension.” This is the idea that human beings are “evolving” to higher planes of awareness, and that various cosmic factors are assisting us in this. From what I can tell this is a pure fabrication, as were the stories of Heaven and Hell and the other places where “the soul goes” according to various different traditions. We know where “the soul goes:” It gets yanked into the Between Lives Area, blank slated, and returned to Earth to pick up a new body. Because of the antiquity of this entrapment technology, it does not work consistently in all cases (if it ever did). But LRH found ways to pull past life memories out of almost anyone – lots of them. And the overall pattern he found was one of devolution, not evolution. Human culture across this universe has been slowly descending into oblivion.

The second “weenie” (movie slang for an item in a plot that everyone is after) in this New Age myth is “free energy.” Though ET craft and manmade copies use some very exotic propulsion techniques, there has never been any real evidence that they get that energy “free.” However, something like this is possible, and has been demonstrated by some contraptions designed by M.T. Keshe with the help of his R&D team. They have released several devices now that seem to improve existing electrical systems dramatically, while others have healing properties. Veterans Today is onto this story, because it ties into world politics very thoroughly. The “bad guys” don’t want any technologies to spread on Earth that would have a liberating influence. So they have tried to poison the “free energy” community by making at least one of its key sites and figures a front for a child sex trafficking ring.

And I assure you, that story is real. The man (Sterling Allan) was arrested earlier this year, and has been reported to be serving time after a plea bargain. But he was just a minor player in the ring. The rest of it remains largely untouched, and numerous researchers have traced it into very high places in government and business, all over the planet. Meanwhile there have been numerous attempts to stop Keshe, which he has countered by making many of his designs “open source.” I have looked a few up. They would be difficult for the average guy to make at home, but possible. And I believe that you can buy some of that equipment from “cottage industry” suppliers.

Wilcock and especially his informer Corey have also been interfered with. But there seems to be some sort of balance at work keeping these people alive and communicating. There is a claim that off-planet groups have a hand in that protection. They just may.

It should be noted that LRH did discover a source of “free energy,” the spirit itself. The spirit, as it turns out, seems to be the only creative entity in existence. In good shape, a spiritual being can create (and un-create) space, energy, and matter at will. There is no known material thing that can do this. Physical forces can only transform energy after it has been created by Spirit.

Battlefield Earth

In 1980, before I was involved in Scientology, LRH began writing a work of “pure science fiction” which came out as Battlefield Earth. It was published in 1982, and after I joined the Sea Org I bought a copy and read it. Later, I lost that copy, but recently purchased another one, also a First Edition. This one comes wrapped in a leather cover, reminiscent of those used by the hero to hold the books he found that helped him recover the Earth for human habitation.

I more recently ordered the audio book (which is unabridged and 44 CDs long!) and have started “re-reading” it in that fashion. It’s a great job, though I don’t know who’s going to sit through 47 and 1/2 hours of CDs to listen to the whole story. But it is a good story, and I am going through it again to pick any important points I missed or am uncertain about.

Some points I do remember:

Earth is plagued by the genocidal presence of an off-world inter-galactic mining company, run from its home planet of “Psychlo.” Almost everyone from Psychlo lacks compassion, and is therefore basically psychotic. They will kill any other life form without remorse, even each other. Later in the story, it is discovered that this trait is installed at birth in the form of some sort of electronic implant. One Psychlo who escaped being implanted helps the hero discover this.

Hubbard gives the Psychlos a huge Achilles Heel; their atmosphere explodes in the presence of ionizing radiation. This is real science fiction; I don’t know of any real planet or civilization where the biology is that different. All I’ve ever heard of is carbon-oxygen based biology. There are some non-biological life forms. More than likely, they predate biology.

Working with this notable Psychlo weakness, along with their normal “human” foibles, the hero finds a way to blackmail them into backing off Earth, and leaving the rest of the universe alone as well. The success in bringing peace to the cosmos is notable and worth studying. Real criminality is a problem everywhere, and there are clues here that might help us conquer it.

The book, in its second half, includes some major space battles. And so the tie-in to Wilcock’s recent article. Again, the future of planets and great issues of war and peace are at stake in this current set of events. They are no small matter.

It used to be that science fiction was seen as an indirect way to communicate about real Earthly situations. That view no longer holds. The “stage” has widened; it now includes the entire cosmos.

Bill Tompkins in his book mentioned several times that he had become convinced that Teddy Roosevelt was right: That to go far, one must speak softly, but carry a big stick. Though Roosevelt attributed the proverb to West Africa, there has been difficulty tracing it to there, as their own lore has been oral, and Western study of it has been spotty. But time and time again, thinkers come to the conclusion that any “peace” is held together by the carefully targeted threat of overpowering force. In the movie (and book) “The Mouse that Roared,” peace is brought to Europe by instilling the belief that if anyone starts a war, a bomb will go off which will eradicate the entire subcontinent. And in Battlefield Earth, peace is won in a similar way.

LRH’s own spiritual research also concluded that to walk through life as a totally peaceful person, one must be able to use any amount of force necessary to maintain that peacefulness. It seems to be one of many paradoxes that we must live with.


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