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!!”
Check out these pages from the book:
A couple months ago I wrote a post called “It Would Take a Lot of BALLS to Indoctrinate Everyone Like That”, and for a while now I’ve been wanting to try and take those thoughts and put them in a video, since it deals with such a visually-oriented idea. Finally got a chance to put it together. Here it is.
Wanna see how to get the most “anti-anti-government” bang for your news-propaganda buck? Check out this story that I happened to catch this morning on the local Vegas news.
The piece I saw on tv today featured a young woman who supposedly had gone to this guy, after being referred to him by someone at a grocery store (?), and apparently she thought he was just some kind of wholeistic medicine dude, doing herbal remedies, etc. She described how “horrified” she was when she got there and discovered that his “clinic” was being done out of a trailer on his property, and how there were bags full of blood lying around on the floor, the place was filthy, and son on. The anchor goes on to explain how Rick Van Thiel was not a licensed physician, but was performing all kinds of procedures, such as abortions, “cancer cure treatments” and so on. The interviewee even mentions how shocked she was when the man’s girlfriend walked into the room topless, and at that point she just wanted to run out of there…
Topless girlfriend, perfect segue into sharing the juicy tidbit that apparently before Thiel was a non-licensed doctor, he was a porn star and director. Quite a zinger…
The tv news story also mentions how his website featured a “nude” picture of himself, (which actually only featured his bare upper body) wherein he apparently was claiming to have been able to cure a skin condition which he had contracted after the military had exposed him to harmful chemicals.
In this article, is says that his procedures included “everything from circumcisions and tooth extractions to cancer and HIV treatment. Authorities also found two firearms and ammunition in a safe inside the trailer.”
Another excerpt says, “A notice at the bottom of one site hints at an anti-establishment mindset: “For the purposes of this website the term ‘doctor’ or ‘Doctor Rick’ is a nick name and not intended to infer state sanction or Rockefeller drug pushing training. The purpose of this site is not to beg for FDA endorsement or to diagnose or treat disease, it is to help you make informed decisions necessary to take control of your own life and health, and now to care for it in in the manor you decide is best for you.”
And in this ‘full interview’, we discover that not only did Rick learn how to perform surgeries from watching Youtube, but he is also a part of a the much-maligned ‘sovereign-citizen’ movement, with connections the notorious ‘Bundy Ranch’ and also apparently to some plot against the life of a police officer. It says, “On his website, Van Theil offered “Sovereign Babies” delivering children in his trailer without a birth certificate. Telling parents that when the child is 18 they would have the choice to be a “free being or to become a slave”…
I mean, wow…
You really gotta hand it to em, because they sure recognize that when an individual like Van Thiel finally gets brought out into the public eye, they’re gonna milk it for all it’s worth.
So hey, let’s do a little run-down of all the memes they managed to cram into this one story.
You are basically being are put into the same category as a “sex-crazed, backwards, baby-killing, nut-job” IF:
*You dare question the medical establishment, or would ever consider alternative/wholistic options.
*You dare to think that just MAYBE there ARE some ways that cancer could be treated or cured, which didn’t involve chemo/radiation.
*You would ever think that the military would expose it’s own soldiers to harmful substances.
*You dare have any misgivings about the “Rockefeller drug cartel”.
*You dare entertain the idea that somehow birth certificates and/or social security numbers could somehow be linked to a form of financial slavery.
*You own guns.
*You dare to entertain such “dangerous” questions about the ways in which ordinary citizens might be able to take more responsibility and informed ownership over their own health, and lives in general.
So yes, well done, dutiful propaganda establishment. While this specific individual may very well deserve to be prevented from doing various things that might indeed be a health and safety hazard, you have done a splendid job in not letting the story go to waste, and fear-porning it to the Nth degree so that the rest of the citizenry can be reminded to associate any and all notions of questioning the monolithic medical/drug empire, or the ever-increasing system of total government control, with “crazy” shirtless guys with leaky blood-bag-filled trailers in their backyards…
This is not exactly a brand new, breaking topic here, but it finally caught my attention strongly enough yesterday to make me stop and write about it real quick. I first came across the whole Berenstein/stain issue about a month or two ago, and definitely thought it was weird, but, hey, just another one of those weird internet memes…
But, now that I’ve come to learn about how there are apparently now many more examples of this ‘Mandela Effect’, I have to say… This. Is. WEIRD.
I think a lot of why I do now find this so noteworthy, is that I happen to be from that particular generation who were children/teens during the key period before so many of these alleged changes happened. I was born in 77, and I grew up reading the BerenSTEIN books. I watched, many times, a movie called Interview with A Vampire. And I heard plenty about, (but never did watch) that friggen Sarah Jessica Parker movie/show called Sex IN the City. I did!
So…. What the heck world. Are we now supposed to all collectively breath a big Keanu-esque “whoa….”? Are they “changing things”? Are they somehow splitting reality off into partial parallel universes (which apparently, some of us can recall, but others can’t)? Or maybe our brains are really just broken, and this is the bizarre way that we get to find that out… 😉
I don’t really buy the “parallel universe” idea, but then, I honestly don’t quite no what to make of it right now. One thing I will say, is that I do find it very interesting to note that the very concepts of “glitches in the Matrix” and “parallel universes” etc. are themselves ideas which have clearly been injected into the cultural zeitgeist already. Quite a bit actually. It would be difficult to overstate just how much movies like the Matrix have actually helped shaped the minds of so many people, particularly in conspiracy circles, and it’s so full of blatantly Gnostic themes and concepts, and has all kinds of “layers” to it, so I wouldn’t want to try and spell out each and every one, but this is a very plain connection to make, I’d say. The cat goes by twice. “Whoa, deja vu…” It means they changed something, bla bla bla (you know the scene…)
Some people are now really seriously looking into the possibility of parallel universes, partially overlapping, somehow connected in a way similar to a “quilt” of realities or something, while others are suggesting the many of these “changes” seemed to have occurred around the time of 9/11, which, of course, is admittedly pretty interesting too…
I’m not making any personal statements or opinions about this here, but just basically making a sort of “online mental note” of all this weirdness (which I suppose is actually what so many of my posts really are!) and from here I’ll be keeping an eye out for any more examples of this ‘Mandela Effect’ that might come to light in the future. That is, if I can remember to do so. Perhaps a year from now I will have no recollection of writing on this blog at all…. 😉
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…. 😉
Man… Last night I was up during the wee hours, perusing my YT subs, when I figured I go and visit Rob Skiba’s “testingtheglobe.com” website to see if he had added any new content recently. What I found was all of the content removed, with only this note left as an explanation:
“Sorry, but this particular “quest for truth” has brought us nothing but pain and significant damage – emotionally, spiritually and especially financially – on top of a lot of other crap we’ve had to deal with at the same time. I now wish I had never gone down this “rabbit trail” as along the way, I have found that MOST people don’t care at all about truth (no matter what the topic is) and they have no desire to question what they’ve been taught about anything. So at this point, I’m done caring too. Believe whatever the hell you want. With any luck, it’ll all hit the fan next month (September) anyway. Hopefully, by then, whatever you read, heard or saw prior to me deleting everything will help you deal with whatever the future does or does not hold for us all.”
This really sucks. Breaks my heart almost. Within a week or so ago, he was still releasing videos on the Flat Earth topic, and somehow between then and now, he clearly has felt beaten down to the point of throwing in the towel altogether. From the note, it doesn’t sound to me like he became disillusioned with the question of the FE itself, but only incredibly disillusioned by the response. It’s hard for me to surmise just exactly how/why that is, or how he would’ve been taking a serious blow financially from this, but I can speculate to some degree. Maybe his “Seed the Series” project was suddenly having people pull out of wanting to be involved? I don’t know. It’s hard not to think that perhaps a large degree of the damaging backlash has come from the direction of his fellow Christian researchers, and if that’s true, then it really makes me sad. I just don’t get it, honestly… I mean, Skiba has always been someone who’s been willing to go further outside the box than most, and endure criticism, whether it be regarding things like the question of certain holidays being Pagan, or whatever. His stance on this Flat Earth issue was of exceptional integrity from my point of view. I mean, even if the whole thing turned out to be a complete dead-end, and the world turns out to be absolutely spherical after all, then, still, I had to commend him for being willing to at least seek it out, and dig into a topic that even most “fringe” researchers still seem scared to touch with a ten foot pole…
And that’s part of what is just so weird about this whole thing to me. I mean, I’ve been wandering the world of conspiratorial “fringyness” for maybe six years now.(?) (give or take), and in that span of time, I’ve certainly come across a LOT of people and ideas which were a LOT weirder, and had a LOT LESS compelling evidence behind them, yet somehow they’ve all come and gone, without the majority of those figures being taken to the proverbial town square and burned at the stake.
For crying out loud, there are authors and researchers out there, right now, talking about the Hollow Earth, or the terra-forming of our planet to prepare it for extraterrestrial habitation, or “Planet X”, or the idea that Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden by having sex with Lucifer, or a secret Space Program where genetically-engineered soldiers use “jump rooms” to teleport to Mars, or the Queen being a shape-shifting reptilian, or Sasquatch being a lost race of hairy interdimensional beings, or, you name it, it’s out there! These sorts of topics abound, and oddly enough, for the most part seem to be quite embraced, even if only as more of a “speculative conspiratorial romp” instead of a serious inquiry. You can listen to some guy talk about secret underground bases housing armies of hybrid bodies waiting to be incarnated with alien/demonic intelligences, and hey, it was a fun little trip, but then you get to turn it off and go on your merry way, not having your entire worldview being challenged all that much, but merely getting to file it away as “something interesting I just listened to”. And I get it, because I do this too. Call it “conspira-porn”, or whatever. It’s everywhere, and and almost an accepted “sub-genre” of the “Truth Movement” as a whole.
So that’s why I think this whole Flat Earth issue, and now this specific example of what’s happened with Skiba, is really sort of telling, in a way. Telling of exactly what, I’m not entirely sure, but it is telling…
Why do people seem to react with such vitriol, such emotion, to THIS particular “conspiracy theory”, when there have already been countless others that have come along, which are just as “looney”, but didn’t seem to ruffle any feathers? Is it because the psychological conditioning regarding the matter of actually giving serious consideration to the notion of a Flat Earth has just been THAT deep, and THAT effective? Possibly. Is it really because people within the “Truth Movement” (arg, I really do hate that term…) are just concerned about “destroying the credibility of the movement”, and are afraid of crossing that final, tin-foil-hatted line of the Flat Earth, and being labeled as truly backwards, ignorant, and “unscientific”?
But speaking of “unscientific”, that is really a large part of what I find so absolutely ironic about all of this. The Flat Earth topic really does stand out from any other bizarre theory or notion I’ve ever encountered before, in that it actually IS involving a vast number of people who are getting up off their butts, going outside, and doing all kinds of experiments and investigations for themselves, to see if we can actually measure something like the Earth’s curvature, or send up balloons to see if the moon can be still be seen when it is supposedly on the other side of the globe, etc. That IS science! That really should be something that is celebrated and encouraged, no matter how dumb people might think the theory being tested is. It’s being tested. Is that not what science is supposed to champion? Or has science truly given way to scientism, whereby the academic institutions and ivory-towered intellectuals with Rockefeller funding are the only ones we need to bother asking about what is true??
This, in itself, really troubles me. So many of us are perfectly content to put stock into theories, or investigations, which more or less are based almost entirely upon scrutinizing photographs, watching amateur videos, or listening to the testimonies of “insiders” and “whisteblowers”, whose credibility can often times be hard to authenticate. How many zillions of hours have been spent by “conspiracy theorists” bantering away in forums, debating whether or not Bob Lazar was telling the truth, yet, no one’s made a huge fuss about those conversations “destroying the credibility of the Truth Movement”! There are scores of pet theories out there, which for the most part are based on little more than rampant speculation, or some tiny nugget of “evidence” which is then taken and run with to the Nth degree, (i.e. “the face on Mars”), while there is literally TONS of valid data points which really give a solid basis for at least investigating the true nature of the Earth further, but most people just shut down before even considering it all.
Is the difference perhaps, that as bizarre as so many of those theories might be, they don’t threaten the existence of what has become a very cherished notion, the concept of “Outer Space” itself? Or is it because most of those bizarre theories actually don’t pose much threat of ever actually being proven or disproven at the hands of ordinary people, since deep down we all know that most of us will never be able to go exploring Top Secret underground bases for ourselves, or sneaking into the Classified laboratories which may or may not house the hordes of alien embryos? Maybe both…?
I suppose this now why perhaps this Flat Earth issue intrigues me all the more, because if nothing else, it really does pose to us a very interesting case testing the nature of “conspiracy psychology” and internet-age epistemology. For whatever reason, it IS divisive, and for many people that is enough reason for them to want to just walk away and write it all off as a “distraction” or a “psy-op” or whatever. But, to my perhaps hopelessly curious mind, I can’t help but want to know, WHY is it so divisive? Why does this, amongst all that is out there on the interwebs, manage to raise the hackles of so many self-professed “free thinkers” out there…?
The Flat Earth issue stands apart, in that it is something which at least regarding it’s most fundamental question (flat vs. round) can be tested first-hand, by virtually anyone, and indeed is being tested in such a way. No other conspiracy theory I have yet encountered is able to subject itself to such a level of basic, empirical authentication.
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.
So what does this have to do with NASA and flat Earth debates? I suppose in my own little mind, it all keeps coming back to the same thematic elements described by Techrib in his discourse on Transformational Festivals, and the “myth of One-ness”, where he describes the now burgeoning phenomenon of what he describes as the “era of re-enchantment”…
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. 😉
Instead of just doing another post about the more technical/scientific questions surrounding the Flat Earth issue, I wanted to step back for a second and reflect on a few of the more philosophical aspects which I’ve come to notice since really digging into it all.
I think one of the oddest things for me to realize, has been that despite how extreme and ridiculously counter-consensus the idea of the Earth being flat might be to most, in the end, regardless of whether the Earth is a ball or a plane, it actually has very little pragmatic effect on my broader “worldview” (oh look, a pun!).
What I mean is, I already believed that there was a massive international conspiracy and “secret government” of Luciferians. I already believed Satan is manipulating this human pyramid power structure in order to ultimately establish his own throne over the entire world. I already believed that this agenda will ultimately be defeated at the coming of Jesus on the clouds. I already believed that man trying to save himself, whether via transhumanism, or the colonization of outer space, or merging with A.I., or joining in with the fallen angels, etc., was all destined to fail. I already believed that the moon landings were fake, for whatever reason. I already believed that there were no “ancient aliens”, but instead fallen Watchers, and that there will not be any future “alien saviors” either, but perhaps a UFO disclosure/deception on a grand scale. I could go on and on, but the point is, that in either a globe or flat earth model, nothing of major significance really changes. The Enemy’s lies and propaganda are still what they are, and the only true means of escape is still what (or Who) it is…
So I suppose in that sense, it makes it quite unimposing, to ask these kinds of bizarre questions, and listen to arguments that many people would automatically dismiss and ignore as absurd, because ultimately, my paradigm is not threatened in the slightest either way. I really have no “dog in the fight” on this one. There is no confirmation bias to avoid. I have lived for many years now believing the Earth was a globe, and still quite readily was able to believe in the Creator as is revealed in the Bible, as do so many others.
Yet, this segues to another element of the Flat Earth discussion which I have found to be both surprising and very fascinating. Amongst so many of the various “leaders” of this discussion, people writing about it and making videos etc., there is really a very large percentage who openly articulate their rejection of the Evolutionary paradigm we have all been taught as “scientific fact” our whole lives. Now, many of these folks have some degree of belief in the Bible so this would not be all that unusual, but I would have to say that an even larger proportion do not, and to me that is very interesting. Call it more of a “Deism”, or a mysticism, or whatever other brand of “spirituality”, it is noticeably present. In a way, it seems to confirm a lot of observations that many have made, about a broader shift going on in the current generation, which indeed is rejecting the scientific materialism of Modernism, and also the relativistic ambivalence of Post-Modernism, and actually returning to the mythology and spirituality of an earlier epoch.
So indeed, I find it very telling that within this “Flat Earth community”, you do find a good number of people pointing back to Genesis and the Bible, and talking about the “firmament” and the stars in Revelation and so on, but then you also find guys like Eric Dubay, who has tons of fantastic material on the physical evidence for the Earth being a plane, but then in terms of his spiritual message he’ll go from blasting Dawkins and the hopeless message of a cold Evolutionary universe on the one hand, to blasting Christianity and claiming that the Bible is simply mythologized paganism and not meant to be treated literally (turns out he’s a big Tsarion fan, so that makes sense…)
But I have to say, I do find it quite amusing, the more I learn about the various figures who have risen to prominence within the Flat Earth “movement”, and watched as accusations of “SHILL!!!” are being thrown back and forth, by everyone, against virtually everyone else who doesn’t hold the exact same flat earth model, or conspiratorial bent, as they do. You would think that the fact that all these people are in agreement on the same basic ideas which the rest of the populace rejects and ridicules with such fervor would serve to create a much stronger climate of unity and open discussion, but, alas, I suppose the example of the Protestant Reformation serves to remind us of how quickly and easily factions and dissensions can arise, once the prevailing monolithic authority on Truth is finally broken away from…
Speaking of this notion of a “Flat Earth movement”, this is another interesting piece to encounter, the fact that so many people are quite convinced that the truth of the Earth being flat is really and truly “blowing wide open”, and that it could even perhaps be this revolutionary linchpin of information which compels the citizenry of the world to finally break free from the shackles of the satanic Elite. I would have to say that I am highly doubtful of this notion, though at the same time I can understand why people could imagine such a thing. Six months ago, there was not a whole lot of buzz about the Flat Earth goin on within the “Truth Movement” (a corny term I know, but for lack of a better one…) But largely due to Mr. Mark Seargent and his “Flat Earth Clues” videos, and copious amounts of high-profile interviews, it has really sparked a wildfire. Youtube has probably quadrupled the number of flat earth videos in the last several months, and so in a very real sense this sudden increase of interest in a topic, especially one that has so long been held to be taboo and idiotic, is most remarkable. Many are debating whether it is truly an organic, naturally-occurring internet phenomenon, or some kind of disinfo psy-op. People are either becoming intrigued themselves by the idea and the questions being posed, or totally offended and freaking out and going into full-on “debunk mode”.
“This is going to make the whole Truth Movement look completely asinine!”, cry the debunkers. And again, I get it. That’s sort of the whole thing about perspectives on Truth, and whether or not a particular proposition challenges or threatens our currently held paradigm. It’s like if you stumble across a mama bear with her cubs while hiking through the woods. In about a second or two, she’s going to decide if your intrusion poses a threat to her babies, and if it does, then look out! Claws and teeth…
But maybe that’s part of why I am shockingly not even that weirded out by taking a serious look at something like the Flat Earth, because honestly, I’ve been living with being regarded as “asinine” by teachers, peers, random strangers, for most of my life already, because I reject the dogma which asserts that after billions and billions of years, everything we see formed itself out nothing. The claws of ridicule and teeth of intimidation on behalf the “scientific establishment” are nothing new around here. “What? You believe the Bible and take it literally? Don’t you know anything about SCIENCE!?!?” I mean, good grief, tell me one I haven’t heard…
Anyways. It is the phenomenon of our human instinct to protect the paradigms that appeal to us most which prompts me to doubt that the broader swath of humanity would actually even go as far as to openly question if we really could have ALL been lied to about something so big, for so long. That hurdle alone is the main reason why the majority cannot even allow themselves to question something as comparatively simple as 9/11. They simply cannot, or will not, accept the notion of a lie being that BIG. It’s crazy to think that it’s really that easy, but it is. Just make the lie big enough, and the collective pride of humanity balks at the suggestion that so many of us could be so easily fooled. This, combined with the fact that truth is most often times much more unsettling and scary than the fairy tale everyone is accustomed to believing, makes for a rather impenetrable psychological barrier to an opposing narrative…
This is a large reason why I’m not holding my breath about the Flat Earth “revolutionizing” anything. Neither to I expect any sort of “mass awakening” in regards to the bogus War on Terror, or the reality of cloaked Eugenics programs invading every corner of our lives, or whatever else. It’s not for lack of evidence, simply lack of willingness to find the truth, no matter how unpleasant it is, or how much ridicule one might experience for seeking it. A lot of people who are taking the Flat Earth seriously have commented that if is true, then indeed it would constitute the greatest Conspiracy in the history of conspiracies, and I too have thought this very same thing.
However, it has occurred to me recently that, as a follower of Jesus, and believer in the Holy Scriptures, and one who puts my Hope in the return of the One True King, I have had to stop and recognize that no, not even THAT would be the “mother of all conspiracies”. There is yet one more that is greater still. A lie regarding the nature of the created world, the cosmos, everything around us, is massive indeed, but a lie regarding the Creator of the Creation, is even bigger, and of far greater importance. It is actually a lie that any individual can choose for themselves to believe/disbelieve, based on the inclinations of our wayward, sinful natures, rejecting whatever evidence to the contrary that surrounds us. The rebellious heart steers it’s course, and the head follows.
We see only that which we are willing to see, and this holds true for the natural world, the existence of God, and the condition or our inner being. That is where perspective starts, where true clarity begins. Once you stop defending, stop pretending, stop insisting on propping up the walls of the fictitious kingdom of our own godhood, both individually and as a “species”, this is when our vision really starts to come into focus, and the fantastic, Created reality all around begins to fully unfold…