I miss the days when the biggest fringe news was some weird claim that the Knights Templar buried treasure in Montana or the Romans visited Peru. Instead, we have another week when members of Congress continued pushing extreme—and ridiculous—ideas about UFOs at the behest of Lue Elizondo and Chris Mellon. In a few weeks’ time, the History Channel’s paranoid view of history and science will have the force of American law.
This week, the House of Representatives introduced its own version of the legislation that will outline the government’s efforts to investigate UFOs. The House version raised eyebrows because it included language not found in preceding Senate version, namely a requirement that the government report on crash retrievals and efforts to hide UFO parts from ufologists by stashing them with defense contractors. The language is quite bizarre, demanding that the Comptroller General
Our impoverished intellectual era has provided many moments of unintentional comedy. But few moments truly make one feel like there are simply no standards left like seeing this video of Graham Hancock having a discussion with Mike Tyson about psychedelic drugs while the host calls both the crackpot author and the violent boxer “legends” and the table before them displays bags of cannabis gummies shaped like the ear Tyson bit off Evander Holyfield. It’s absurd. It’s grotesque. Hancock even claims that the gummies are the result of a supernatural release of “creative potential” on Tyson’s part. Hancock also describes seeing two flying saucers and a Grey alien while high on psychedelics, and he claims to regret refusing the alien’s offer to abduct him.
I am in the middle of rewriting and revising my book manuscript, so I have not been devoting much time to writing my blog. However, I did want to point to two important news stories today. First, someone bombed the Georgia Guidestones this morning, taking out one of the large slabs which bear controversial advice about population reduction and other prescriptions for a future in harmony with the environment. Authorities do not have a suspect or suspects yet, but the destruction comes after then-Georgia gubernatorial candidate Kandiss Taylor called for their destruction at a campaign event earlier this year.
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