Review of "Alien World Order" by Len Kasten: Feminazi Aliens Are Coming for Your Precious Bodily Fluids!
Len Kasten is a ufologist who came to the field after he claimed to experience a personal transformation following an encounter with a UFO sometime in the 1960s, when he was in his 20s. (Yes, that would put him on the grayest end of the ufologist spectrum.) He said that he didn’t realize that the UFO had changed him until years after the fact, a claim made both ironic and somewhat depressing by the fact that he holds a degree in psychology from Cornell University. He is also a former acolyte of Edgar Cayce and a one-time Theosophist. One of his previous books reported his alleged conversations with government agents about a secret U.S. exchange program with lizard-people from the planet Serpo. With a pedigree like that, I didn’t hold out much hope for his forthcoming book Alien World Order (Bear & Company, 2017), a volume dedicated to documenting the role of Reptilians in world history, from Atlantis to his fever-dream of a Nazi, Reptilian, and Illuminati occupation of America.
Honestly, I don’t know what to make of this book. I’ll leave aside the editing and proofreading issues, since I’ve only seen galley proofs. But it’s even more incoherent than the usual random assortment of recycled claims and angry ranting I usually read. The author seems to presuppose that the reader is intimately familiar with several New Age and fringe ideas, and accepts some sort of teleological vision of progress. Thus, his first chapter opens with an evaluation of why H. G. Wells’s books remain popular despite the fact that their pessimistic view of humanity (especially in The Time Machine) is at odds with the fact that humanity “is already approaching a state of advanced spirituality and scientific sophistication. Certainly we could not revert back to apes and idiots in eight hundred thousand years!” Katen speaks like a man out of time, whose world view was shaped by the whiz-bang optimism of 1950s science fiction, a man out of touch with the apocalyptic fantasies of modern speculative fiction. Hell, he’s out of touch with the apocalyptic war fever of Victorian speculative fiction. That’s why, for example, he thinks Wells had psychic visions of Hitler when imagining a German dictator of the future, when in fact Wells was merely exaggerating Kaiser Wilhelm, the ignorant, charismatic warmonger who served as a partial inspiration for many D-list villains of his era.
I can’t begin to list all of the factual errors Kasten commits, but let me give you a flavor of them:
It has now been well established that the extraterrestrials (ETs) inclusively referred to as the Reptilians, or alternately the Reptiloids, have been living here on Earth for thousands of years and that they consider the Earth to be their ancestral home, since they claim that they were the original occupants in prehistoric times. They were contemporaneous with the dinosaurs, who were also reptilian-based creatures, which means that they supposedly lived on the surface of Earth between two hundred million and sixty-five million years ago, at which time the dinosaurs became extinct. That period, known as the Jurassic, is based on carbon dating, which notoriously unreliable. There is contrary evidence that the age of the dinosaurs may have been no more than one million years ago.
That evidence must be the Raquel Welch film 1,000,000 Years B.C.
Obviously, the Jurassic Period is not the same as the Mesozoic Era, and carbon dating can’t be used for dinosaurs, whose antiquity far exceed the range for which carbon dating is useful.
From here, Kasten provides an evidence-free Theosophical-influenced vision of Reptilians and humans living on planets across the galaxy, and Reptilians colonizing Lemuria before retreating into the Hollow Earth through an endless system of tunnels. In his vision one certain type of human being can be found across most star systems, of which we are the semi-corrupt descendants of their pure essence.
Oh, and of course Kasten adopts the white supremacist view of history, writing that the serpent people walked among the first humans, “who were blonde-haired and blue-eyed.” Naturally, the good aliens are Nordic-Aryan humanoids, our cosmic parents. (Read into that what you will about what that makes non-white humans.) Paradoxically, while the Master Race is blond and blue-eyed, the Reptilians also appear this way to fool us, and Kasten argues that Aryans are often Reptilians in disguise. He says that Atlantis, Nazi Germany, and the United States lost the power of the original Aryan purity (though he doesn’t use such explicitly racist language) when the Reptilians disguised themselves as Aryans and deceived the true Aryans into destroying their civilizations through the actions of a “fifth column” of Aryan-Reptilian hybrids. He says that the Reptilians retaliated when the Aryan Atlanteans tried to declare independence by causing a pole shift, whose devastating effects sank Atlantis and killed the dinosaurs.
Kasten takes literally every dumb piece of crap the internet and fringe literature can throw at him, including the Galactic Federation of Light, a 4.5-billion year old federation of planets that can somehow only manage an early-2000s vintage web presence. It was “discovered” by Sheldan Nidle by “channeling” information from the spirit realm. Similarly, he agrees that the Reptilians farm human children in underground mines to satiate their blood lust, consuming their youthful blood in vampire feasts. Hell, he even goes back to the old John Birch Society conspiracies and claims that fluoride is being used for alien mind control: “It’s incredibly obvious, isn’t it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice.” Oops! Sorry! That’s part of the famous anti-fluoride rant given by the lunatic Gen. Jack D. Ripper in Dr. Strangelove. Not that you could tell the difference. Kasten quotes a 1987 fringe article to the effect that “fluoride will in time reduce an individual’s power to resist domination.” Like Gen. Jack D. Ripper, Kasten is a relic of another time, ranting about how the evil Reptilians are matriarchal, and this female domination is opposed to everything manly (white) men stand for. “Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.” No, wait: That’s Jack D. Ripper again. Kasten says that “the early queens started hosting difficult athletic events exclusively for males” in order to pick the most powerful life essence, er, “the semen of the triumphant male.” Thus, the Olympics were born. “Clearly, the Olympic games, which were also exclusively male contests at their origin, were derived from these Reptilian athletic contests.” No, that really is Kasten speaking this time.
I couldn’t read any more of this. Bear & Company should be ashamed of themselves for exploiting an author who appears to be gullible to the point that it has compromised his judgment. He cites conspiracy websites, fringe books, ancient astronaut theorists, and a rogue’s gallery of charlatans and snake-oil salesmen, speaking of them in reverential terms, as though these men were somehow true experts on space alien conspiracies. The whole thing was too sad and depressing to read any more of. I made it through only two chapters out of 22. I couldn’t bring myself to read the part about how America is secretly run by Nazis who are actually Reptilians. There is an unreconstructed midcentury rightwing crank within Kasten, and I didn’t have much interest in following him further down the rabbit hole where atheist Nazi alien clone warriors are battling God-fearing American White patriot he-men for control of the planet’s women and children.
I will leave you instead with Kasten’s closing statement:
The aliens and the Illuminati are well along in their final plans to take over the planet. In addition to creating and cloning millions of hybrids, they are seeking to robotize the human population through the transhumanist agenda so that it can be controlled electronically as well as from the fourth dimension. The goal is to eliminate as many humans as possible who are motivated from spiritual sources. This will be done through another war and subsequent massive depopulation. When the human population that remains is vastly outnumbered by the hybrids and the dehumanized robots and slaves, we will become annexed to the alien empire.
That seems like a lot of work to go through when the aliens could just release a virus or gas us all and have the planet in a couple of weeks. Tens of thousands of years of planning an elaborate conspiracy involving Nazis, fluoride, and the Illuminati seems like kind of a waste of time.
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