Atheist philosopher Sam Harris told Ricky Gervais on Absolutely Mental that an unnamed person contacted him to inform him that he will be participating in a Zoom call with top U.S. intelligence officials to plan messaging around the disclosure of the existence of space aliens. Here is what he said:
Someone reached out to me, and he assured me that I’m going to be on a Zoom call with former heads of, you know, the CIA and the Office of Naval Research and people high—whose bona fides are very easy to track. And they’re concerned about the messaging around all of this to the public and dampening down panic and conspiracy theories. But what is being promised here is a disclosure that is, frankly, either the most alarming or the most interesting thing in the world, depending on how you take it. But it’s not a representation of the facts that will give scientific skeptics any comfort. And that’s just—we’re faced with the prospect of having to apologize to the people we’ve been laughing at for the last fifty years, who have been alleging that they have been abducted or that cattle have been anally probed. Pick your punchline.
One wonders why Sam Harris--an alt-right troll with xenophobic, homophobic, and every other -phobic tendencies--would be invited to prepare the public for the arrival of aliens. This is doubly strange when we remember that former America Unearthed host Scott Wolter also recently asserted that a government official contacted him to offer a similar opportunity to create and deliver pro-alien messaging.
I find it hard to believe that the Pentagon and the intelligence services, even ex-members, would choose divisive, third-rate figures to disclose the existence of aliens by Zoom. Sean Cahill, the co-founded or Lue Elizondo's UFO think tank Skyfort, claimed on the Project Unity podcast that he would be speaking with Harris and "some other folks" at a public forum. It would seem to be unlikely that these events are entirely unrelated.
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