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.
6/7/2021 03:56:35 pm
Dear Eric Cartman; Please accept my humble apologies for laughing at the anal probe coming out of your ying yang.
7/15/2021 01:17:36 am
No, Jim. You learned nothing from Captain Ramius? You go anal at the BOTTOM of the hour!
6/8/2021 07:08:59 am
I don't know if Sam harris is 'alt-right' whatever that means, but where do you get the idea that he is a "xenophobe" and "homophobe"? Having never met the man we can only go by the way he presents himself in public, and that is as a highly intelligent, articulate, considerate and thoughtful person.
6/10/2021 05:04:34 pm
GW Bush: We're going to bomb the enemies of Freedom but we're not at War with Islam, that would upset our Saudi friends.
6/11/2021 05:03:15 pm
Right wingers running the west? Don't make me laugh, even the middling right wing has been politically dead for decades
6/8/2021 11:41:35 pm
Sam Harris is alt-right? Guess that was another Sam Harris that spent the last 4 years crying to anyone that would listen that orange man bad.
6/10/2021 04:43:01 pm
Sam Harris is far from Alt-Right, but the actual Neo-Nazis turned on Trump years ago.
6/11/2021 02:08:25 am
Jason, you may be working at cross-purposes with yourself.
6/18/2021 07:34:05 pm
Yeah, because it's not like a xenophobe ever decided to bite the bullet for the sake of a good educational opportunity abroad.
6/20/2021 07:15:12 am
Well he did go to the land of Brown (not Rhode Island) and took a Brown as his teacher....biting the bullet indeed. Then came back to the U.S. for his academic education. In both cases he took Sam Kinison's advice and "moved to where the food is."
6/11/2021 08:55:09 am
The Guardian has a piece by Mick West about what these videos likely really show and how the UFO hype will fall flat again. Not that that will stop profiteers like Leslie Kean from puffing up the next silliness. I really am considering ending my subscription to the New York Times, I can't believe they're touting this stuff just for clickbait. But the Washington Post and others are doing it too, and I need some sort of source for halfway reliable news.
6/11/2021 12:49:15 pm
Thought this would be of interest to all of you...
6/12/2021 08:56:25 pm
6/18/2021 02:09:03 am
Oh good, more stuff to ignore from Johnny Two to Five Books a Day Every Day for Forty-two Years who once paid someone to vanity publish one poem. Had to have a scoutmaster teach him to follow deer tracks in the snow, possibly the easiest least in need of teaching tracking there is. Here's how to track deer in the snow: go outside. End of lesson.
6/19/2021 03:36:59 pm
I was recently perusing a map of Middle Earth and found an Icon representing the Newport Tower on the south coast of Gondor.
6/21/2021 11:10:23 am
"Here's how to track deer in the snow.."
6/21/2021 03:44:24 pm
If you need help telling what direction the tracks are going in (kinda the central thing in tracking) might as well just lay down in the snow.
Davy Crockett Obvious
6/21/2021 07:05:20 pm
Because everyone is born with the innate knowledge of which end of any given set of cloven hoof prints is the business end and also knows how to figure out the difference in powder snow compared to rapidly melting snow compared to crusted snow.
6/22/2021 12:08:41 pm
If you can't tell the difference between a deer track and a goat and a pig's footprints yeah, maybe you should meet with Anthony's scoutmaster,
6/25/2021 07:42:50 am
"If you can't tell tell the difference between a deer track and a goat and a pig's footprint."
6/13/2021 12:29:04 pm
Thanks excellent article
6/17/2021 11:01:53 am
Just the words "theguardian" in the link are enough to guarantee that the article will be of no interest to anyone.
6/12/2021 12:23:54 pm
I'm embarrassed that I ever respected Sam Harris
6/16/2021 06:28:49 pm
Superbly childish opinion piece. Bravo. Keep 'em coming,
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