Howdy. Once again, long-time no-write, but, things have been busier than ever. Saw this last night, “How to Fake a Moon Landing”, prominently displayed on the top of the shelf at my local library, in the children’s section, right next to all the books on the solar system. Had to throw this up on the ol’ blog. I mean, what does this say about the overall state of affairs, when children’s authors can get a book like this published? It means yes, you and I live in a world where more and more people are indeed questioning the veracity of the Apollo Moon missions. This book aims to catch kids young, and (using comic strip explanations) debunk those “crazy conspiracy theories about the faked moon landings” before they get a little older and find themselves watching entertaining videos on youtube of the astro-nots bouncing up and down on their cables, set to polka music.
This really does just crack me up. Damage-control mode, is what it is… “Watch out for those kooky ‘science-deniers’ kids… They’re crazy and they’ll brainwash you into becoming a backwards, science-denying hater of the government and all scientific progress!!”
This is a really great video, speculative to be sure, but speculative within the bounds of lots of corroborating perpendicular evidence. I really DO believe the I.S.S. is being faked, one way or another, and honestly when we consider what can be constructed in terms of things like CERN and so many other places, building a mock space station on Earth and employing fake zero gravity would be comparatively small potatoes. (I do think they use wires in some of the older ISS footage, however…)
Hee hee, just couldn’t resist. I apologize upfront for the tasteless pun, but you have to admit, it’s a pretty good one, huh, HUH!?
Maybe most of the few folks reading this might really think I’ve just lost me marbles. Maybe my wife is right and I am possibly a frightening case of obsessive/compulsive disorder. In any case, it’s true that once a new investigative meme gets planted into my brain, it’s amazing how all of a sudden it’s like you start seeing weird examples and reminders of it everywhere you look. This has happened countless times to me before, with the various fringy topics I’ve covered in this little blog, but I have to say, I don’t think I’ve EVER suddenly been confronted by the sheer volume of icons, imagery and indoctrination which surrounds the idea of the Globe itself being perhaps the grandest of Conspiracies ever perpetrated.
And, since I’ve pretty much always had a penchant for examining the visual and symbolic elements pertaining to conspiracies and secret societies and mind control and indoctrination etc., I guess it comes as no surprise that to be exploring this Flat Earth issue would inevitably involve a pretty insane look at the use of symbols and icons in achieving such a massive hoax. I have learned a fair amount about various kinds of secret symbols and the meanings over the last few years, but NEVER did I ever expect to be looking at something as absolutely ubiquitous and taken for granted and the spherical-shaped Earth as a potential example of Esoteric symbolism and tool of indoctrination.
But like I said, it’s funny how once your thought processes have been tipped off towards noticing something you previously were obliviously to, suddenly you become aware of just how prevalent a certain theme of symbols or concepts might be all around you. From the moment I wake up in the morning and turn on my phone, seeing the AT&T symbol flashing on the screen, to the time I’m lying in bed watching Conan with the massive moon image behind him, I’m being bombarded by spherical, globular, planetoid images. In commercials. On billboards. In corporate logos. It is arguably one of the very first things we are all exposed to on our first day of Kindergarten, and it is something we are exposed to every day forward until we die.
I realize that to many people, it is quite a stretch to say the least, to suggest conspiratoriality when it comes to something as commonplace, and almost universally accepted, as the globe. I really do. (stretch?? More like INSANITY…) But actually, when you really step back and look at it all, that’s what makes it possible, what makes it so powerful. The “beauty” of such a deception, is that in many ways, it’s just so simple. Sure, organizations such as NASA have spent ridiculous amounts of time, energy and money in the efforts to provide for us an amazingly few number of allegedly authentic photographs, and when you inspect such photographs closely, with a critical eye, these themselves become immensely suspect. But it doesn’t matter, because we are all showed this same handful of “authentic” images, in textbooks, television, etc., being told by teachers and authority figures that it is “undeniable, proven scientific fact”, and so our young trusting minds accept this, after which the original “proof” is then simply psychologically reinforced through a lifetime full of MILLIONS of globe-derived icons, logos and visual cues.
Think that’s far-fetched? Maybe… But what we at least have to agree with is that this mode of visual/conceptual reinforcement really IS how iconography works on our brains. I studied graphic design, I learned about the psychology of images, and how the best corporate logos use all kinds of subtle ways to subconsciously inject meaning into them, which the viewer/consumer most of the time is completely oblivious to. This use of symbolism is in itself not some hair-brained conspiratorial idea, but actually an openly-understood thing within the realm of advertisers and commercial visual artists. Even a hundred years ago, advertising gurus such as Edward Bernays were figuring out how to manipulate people’s thoughts and actions via advertising messages which subconsciously appealed to people’s emotions and desires, rather than their cognitive reasoning…
So it’s at least a little interesting, don’t you think? To think about the magnitude at which this particular symbol is being embedded into our collective subconsciousness to such a degree, when we all pretty much already accept the fact that the symbols and images we constantly see are not chosen randomly, but quite intentionally..? `Isn’t it a little odd, to consider the fact that even now, in 2015, almost 45 years since astronauts supposedly went to the moon, the number of actual “photos” we have seen of the Ball Earth, when compared to the number of mere iconic representations, is some almost incalculably small ratio..?? (what, like, a thousand globe logos/icons for every singular photo?)
Personally, it just really makes me stop and have to wonder why the media is constantly shoving their balls in our faces…. 😉
I’m really not even sure how to start this post off, or what is the best way to attempt to navigate through the jumble of thoughts in my head on this matter, but I have resolved to do my best, and see what might come of it.
The “flat vs. globe earth” debate continues to intrigue me, yet I think at this point my interest in leaning heavily towards the theological implications of the debate, particularly in the context of End Time prophecy and mass-deception-agendas, rather than simply just the material issue itself.
One point I find particularly notable is that on both sides of the issue, there is actually a pretty fair consensus on the basic matter that NASA is a fraudulent organization full of Masonic members and occult symbolism, and that they can hardly be trusted with a word they say. And so I think that it has been through encountering a large amount of people who on the one hand, agree that the moon landings were completely faked, and the NASA releases “composite” images of everything that they are supposedly studying in the universe, including the Earth itself, and so, has ultimately failed to produce what should now serve as the most irrefutable of evidences when it comes to this whole debate, and yet, they still not only believe in a round, globe earth, but still hold to every conventional belief about the solar system and the vast stretches of Space, this has really prompted me to ponder…
The whole driving force behind NASA and every other space agency is the fixation with what is “out there”… The other planets in our solar system. Other systems. Other galaxies. The dedication and excitement people feel towards NASA, or the Apollo and Mars missions, etc., is almost impossible to disentangle from our pop-culture obsession with the topic of exploring space, and how it saturates our entertainment media. Millions of us grew up watching Han telling Chewie to “punch it”, right before the wookie hits the switch and the stars streak past as they hit light speed. We nostalgically remember hearing William Shatner begin each episode of the iconic, first Star Trek series with the words “Space, the final frontier…” Indeed, I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say that every person who ever put on a real spacesuit and climbed into a rocket, had been dreaming about “going where no man has gone before” since the time they were a little kid sitting in front of the tv set…
But when did this really begin? In the broader course of human history, I mean. How far back were people conceiving of planets being these fascinating and fantastic places that one might hope to experience? If there were no telescopes through which to peer before Galileo, and supposedly enable astronomers to realize that the “wandering stars” were actually other planetoids, like the Earth, orbiting the same sun, then isn’t it interesting to think that hundreds, nay, thousands of years before that, people had belief systems which incorporated the planets as being other dimensional realms, as they did in Vedic cosmology..?
Of course, in that kind of construct, the “universe” is not necessarily viewed as simply a massive expanse of time and space in all directions, but of a multi-dimensional existence. Hindu cosmology certainly isn’t alone in this either, since all ancient cultures and spiritual belief systems essentially held a similar belief in some form or another, the Bible being no exception. The Hebrew scriptures speak of the heavens, plural, indicating the notion of multiple higher dimensions of spiritual existence.
In essence, it is the societal movement, occurring as we speak, whereby the scientific materialism and raw atheism of the past century is being rejected by the younger generations, who are in turn returning back to the mythologies and mysticisms of bygone eras, to “spirituality without religion”, to a reinvented, techno-enhanced paganism. We can see this phenomenon taking place everywhere we look, and it is not some accidental thing either, but actually being propagated and pushed by every mainstream media outlet conceivable. From Harry Potter mania to teenage vampire obsession to ghost hunter shows to transhumanist superheroes, and on and on, we see it everywhere. Real-live Google bigwigs like Kurzweil are dead serious in their quest to use technology to achieve immortality. People are enthralled by the idea of immortality, of special powers and human enhancement. Riveted by the prospect evolving into something “more”. Enchanted by the notion of becoming like miniature gods….
And, people are still very much dazzled by visions of exploring the reaches of Space…
Which I very much believe is quite connected, really, and a significant piece of the broader narrative being both proselytized and embraced. All in all, it is the simple concept of “endless possibility”, of “limitless potential”. No ultimate boundaries. No limit to the wonderful realms and worlds we might eventually explore. No barriers to what levels of evolution and “consciousness” we might attain, to help us get there…
And it’s funny too, having been watching in on this whole Flat Earth debate, because even within the “Flat Earth community”, as it were, there are varying opinions about things like whether or not there is some kind of “dome” or if the world just goes on forever, infinitely in all directions. I have heard people talk about how they believe that our sun and moon have effectively “melted out” the area in which we live from a vast expanse of ice, and that there are many other worlds, with their own sun/moon, melted out of the massive ice sheet, all over the place, beyond the bounds of our Antarctic, and that THIS is the big the “secret” that the Elites are keeping from everyone! Now, I am not trying to poke fun, but I will say that the real interesting part to me comes when you hear these believers in the “Puddle Theory”, as it’s called, speak to why they believe in this model. Do they have any sort of evidence pointing to this idea? No. They simply state that they simply can’t accept the idea of there being a barrier. They can’t accept the idea of a “prison Earth”…(!) Nevermind the fact that if they had never stumbled across the Flat Earth idea in the first place, they would’ve never in their whole lives worried about trying to travel to Antarctica, or to some other planet, but…. Once it is suggested that they can’t go outside of a certain boundary, no matter how far away it is, well then, hells bells, that’s just not tolerable!
I find it to be such a perfect example of a broader psychological reaction which really manifests itself in a variety of ways. The more I think about it all, the more it’s hard not to see how the doctrines of Evolution and “outer Space” are inextricably linked.
But okay, going back to this idea of these “Trekkie Generations”, (which is now all of us really), who have been collectively saturated with the believe in other worlds, in the belief in our ability to eventually explore and possibly “develop” them, and for the most part now too, the belief in other intelligent life in the universe. We have seen so many representations of achieving space travel and technology which rivals magic, that is has been embedded deeply into the core of our collective thought processes. This seed of belief, which has been planted and diligently cultivated over the decades, has effectively ingrained within us an insatiable desire to visit the dark sides of moons, to pass event horizons, to dive into black holes…
After all, to settle for anything less would be to deny our destiny as gods-in-the-making….
And so, having now walked through all of that clumsy preamble, I wish to simply ask you this:
Where does that hunger turn, that yearning to sail amongst the stars, and walk along the alien surfaces of unexplored worlds, if indeed the priests and gatekeepers of modern science who have promised us these things for years, prove to be ultimately incapable of delivering? What if the world as a whole came to a sudden and jarring realization of the massive fraud that NASA has been since the beginning? Would the dream of being able to fly through the cosmos, like Superman, just, die…?
Or would the longing to achieve cosmic, celestial divinity perhaps have to take another form? Would the masses instead look to the ancient idea that “outer space” can be grasped by first exploring “inner space”? Could it be sought through some new combination of space-age technology and occult wizardry? Is something to this effect already what is being done, by the Masonic hoaxsters, as they pretend to be going here and there by rocketship, while instead they are looking towards portals and inter-dimensional travel, “jump gates” and so on…? Were the Apollo missions some kind of ritual, an alchemical working, designed to baptize the public into the lower, materialistic, “profane” version of what they believe in on the esoteric and inter-dimensional level? A fictionalized version, for us to swallow, in order to cull our participation and approval (and taxpayer dollars) while simultaneously deflecting us from the true magikal agenda of it all…???
When I think about two recent space-related movies, “Interstellar” and “Gravity”, which came out around the same time, I do see them both fitting in to this sort of idea. “Gravity” more or less served to show just how dangerous and scary traditional approaches to space travel could be, while “Interstellar” portrays both how long it would take to travel far distances (using cry-sleep a la “Aliens” etc.) and also the idea of how much handier and easier it would be to travel through “wormholes” instead!
Anyhow, I know this has been a ramble-and-a-half, and I honestly don’t know if anyone will be able to read all of this and see the kinds of connections my brain is trying to make here, but, there it is. Is all this NASA-nonsense simply designed to prep the world for some kind of UFO deception? Could be, who knows. Maybe the “aliens” will teach everyone who is interested how to fully unlock their third eye and be able to travel anywhere they want to go instantly, (or, at least that’s what they’re promising…) I fully realize this post belongs solidly in the “massive speculation” drawer, but, I have to say that there has been something really nagging me about this whole weird thread of supposition. I feel like there is really something to all this, and I am certainly still sorting through it all, but it’s funny how certain themes and memes and everything can keep coming around and around again, weaving together, revealing a deeper whole over time…
It’s just pretty incredible really, to keep looking around at all these various elements of Modernism and Humanism, be it Evolution, scientific materialism, atheism, and see how it’s almost as if every piece was actually designed to bring the world all the way back around, full circle, back to the gurus and Druids and sorcerers of old, back to the ancient gods and goddesses, as the ones who will provide the fulfillment, of all that our years of sci-fi-fueled rocketeering has sought after. Somehow, it all speaks to the same underlying message, the same lie told by the serpent in the Garden…
If any of this, makes even a little bit of sense, to anyone, then please don’t hesitate to leave me a note. 😉
So I wrote about this topic a little while back once before, after hearing the Mark Seargent interview on Canary Cry Radio, and well, after that I really didn’t continue looking into it much. There are plenty of other crazy things going on in the world to occupy one’s attention after all. But then yesterday, after posting a bit on the blog in the morning, later in the afternoon I sort of found myself looking for something to listen to, and ended up on YT and came across interview with Rob Skiba and Josh Peck, talking about Flat Earth… (which I thought was interesting, since I had actually mentioned Peck in my first post as I did a little speculating about the Flat Earth idea and possible connection to the whole multi-dimensional universe stuff…)
Anyways, I listened to it all, and, yeah… I guess the “bug” has now officially been planted, to where I am seriously unable to stop thinking about a number of very pesky questions… It’s a place I’ve been before, but not for some time, just kind of weird. Grrr.. Let me just tell you right now, I really, truly WANT to debunk this. I so do. That is of course how I first set out learning about many other things before, such as “crazy” theories on 9/11 and such, so, I do know how efforts to “debunk” something can wind up biting you in the butt, leaving you walking in circles trying to wrap your brain around the information that you are now staring face to face…
I’ve already kind of had that sort of moment this morning, after watching the video above. I like this one probably better than any of the others I’ve seen so far. (Mark Sargeant’s “Flat Earth Clues” are okay I’d say, but really not that great) The more I am learning about all these simple arguments/experiments dealing with the curvature of the earth and line of sight etc., the more compelling I am finding them. Then, in the video he mentions one other bit of info that really threw me, and it’s what I wanted to leave any reader here with, cuz honestly, it’s really baking my noodle right now! Even though, it’s also super simple. Almost too simple, because you go, how do we not all stop and think about that??
So, okay friends… Please, don’t call me a “Flat-Earther” yet, cuz honestly I haven’t crossed that bridge yet. But let’s just stop, and think about this one here…
We all believe that the earth rotates around the sun, one full rotation every year, or precisely, every 365 1/4 days. What’s more, we believe that the earth itself is constantly rotating, completing one full rotation every 24 hours. Now, if this is the case, then after six months of orbiting around the sun, then “day” would logically occur on the other side of the rotating globe. In essence, this would mean that over a six month period, day would turn to night, and night to day. After six months, the noonday sun would be shining at what the clock said was midnight, and vice versa. (make sense?) The only way to avoid this, would be if the 24-hour “full rotation” of the earth, wasn’t in fact a true, 360 degree rotation, but instead either slightly over or under (I’m not exactly sure which at this point) in order to compensate for the orbiting of the sun, and keep the “noon side” pointed at the sun at all times of the year. If I remember correctly was I was taught back in school though, the earth supposedly just rotates one full time around in a day.
The video also mentions the issue of the moon, and how it’s cycles seem to operate completely independent of the position of the earth, sun, and itself, which is another aspect I must say is really bizarre when you stop and think about it, but I’ll leave that whole matter to another I suppose. I need more coffee right now…
The "Minority Report" from J. Michael Bennett, Ph.D, Emeritus Producer of the Future Quake Radio Show, and Author of the soon-to-be-released book series The Holy War Chronicles - A Spiritual View of the War on Terror