Every once in a while, I’m just not feeling up to writing a lengthy blog post. I have a stack of new books I’ve been asked to review, but none of them has really captured my imagination. Only one seems really worthy of a full-length review, but I’ve been struggling to get it read. The reason for that is sort of funny, really. It’s a beautifully designed coffee-table book about horror movies, but they printed all of the text in black against dark red and dark blue pages, and in the time I have to read after my son goes to bed at night, my eyes are too tired to strain to see the text. There isn’t enough contrast unless I flood the page with light, and that much light in my eyes that late makes it hard for me to go to bed after I’ve finished reading for the night. I also have an advance copy of a new book claiming that Biblical stories of ancient Israel all took place in Egypt and can be confirmed by archaeology, but I am having difficulty bringing myself to care. Too much of our country’s public life is devoted to finding new ways to “prove” the Bible true. The book isn’t out until 2019, so I might manage to plod through it at some point.
It’s such a beautiful day here (at least it was on Friday, when I wrote this) that I think I’d rather take the weekend off to enjoy some of the fall foliage with my son before winter sets in, and to spend a little time finishing up the proposal for my new book on the myths and legends of the Giza pyramids before the due date comes.
So, I will leave you with this: Corey Goode, the conspiracy theorist and colleague of David Wilcock who claims to have been taken to other planets by sexually attractive space aliens and to have secret knowledge of U.S. government involvement with nefarious outer space ventures, has apparently had an attorney send a letter alleging that Goode has copyrighted his conspiracy theory and trademarked the terminology associated with it and is forbidding others from discussing his proprietary conspiracy theory.
One page of the letter was posted to Facebook by the so-called Dark Journalist (pseudonym of Daniel Liszt), provided to him by Jason Rice, the “new insider” of Gaia TV, which had formerly employed Goode before the major falling out that saw Goode and Wilcock leave the company earlier this year. Rice is the replacement for Goode in Gaia’s ongoing exploitation of anti-government space conspiracies. I have not been able to independently verify the authenticity of the letter, but no one from Yanaros Law, P.C. has disputed that it is indeed their letter. Members of the family-run firm are apparently related to Teresa Yanaros, a UFO researcher and disclosure advocate, according to a public records search.
Attorney Valerie Yanaros Wilde represents a new company Goode founded, Goode Enterprise Solutions, which in March registered “20 & Back” and “SSP” as trademarks for comic books, clothing, Halloween costumes, and film and television productions. The trouble, of course, is that Goode claims that “20 & Back” is the name of a secret U.S. government program, which if true means that the trademark claim could not be enforced in discussion of this supposed program. Presumably, Goode and Wilde are tacitly conceding the fictive nature of the narrative Goode puts forward.
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