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.
Conspiracy theorists have long hated the monument, seeing it as everything from an Illuminati plan for genocide to the work of Satan. History Channel shows like Decoded and America Unearthed argued that the stones, erected in 1980, were a plan for genocide and harbingers of an apocalypse, with the latter falsely telling an audience of millions that the monument was connected to the New World Order and the imagined occult symbolism of the Denver Airport.
Meanwhile, Rep. Mike Gallager (R-WI) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) filed a so-called "UFO amnesty" amendment to grant special protection to government employees and contractors, suspending their NDAs so they can discuss UFOs with the new UFO Office in the Pentagon, except when the information relates to secret government programs. The two congressmen, who have been among the most gung-ho in legislating UFO Twitter's wish-list, also included anti-reprisal language to prevent employers from penalizing employees who report UFO information to the UFO Office.
The most interesting part of the legislation is that its provisions were floated on UFO Twitter months before the pair filed the legislation, promoted by the usual crew of Bigelow/Elizondo/Vallee satellites. The hard question worth asking is why Congress continues to listen to certified looney tunes and work with them.
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