Every now and then you have to have some fun, even in a blog, and this one I simply couldn't resist, because it's....well...fun, and because there is as one might guess, a bit of history and truth behind it:
Now, there's a serious aspect to this, as anyone will appreciate. This is the former Defense Minister of Canada, Paul Hellyer, not just an average conspiracy-theory-Joe (or perhaps I should say, conspiracy-theory-bloke) spinning tails and stories. And the story, according to Hellier, is a grim one:
“There has been collaboration between one or more of them with the U.S. government and the U.S. defense department. They’ve been sharing technology, some of which they wouldn’t want the public to know about. Not only anti-gravity machines, but also diabolical weapons — so many things that will affect the future of humankind.”
Asked why he didn't inquire about all this when he was Canada's Minister of Defense, Hellyer responded he didn't know about it at the time. And there's a whole extraterrestrial taxonomy too:
"Alien intelligence, Hellyer says, 'is like a scroll that opens up in both directions; it has no end, it goes on and on. There are people from other dimensions, too, and a lot of them have visited Earth and they still do. Some of them look very much like us. The species we call the Tall Whites have been seen shopping in Las Vegas.'"
Shopping? They don't have malls and casinos in the Pleiades system? Personally, at this point, I begin to question the story, not so much for its goofier details, but for the fact that someone of Hellyer's stature is promoting it.
Don't get me wrong; there are serious and sober speakers at this event, Richard M. Dolan among them. And like him, I too think there is too much to the UFO phenomenon to write it all off as being merely the product of hidden human technologies. This is the frustrating thing about the ambiguity of the phenomenon: individual cases might be rationalized on the basis of putative hidden human technologies, but the totality of the phenomenon argues something else.
But why promote a meme of occulted US collaboration with ETs for hidden technologies and diabolical weapons? I suspect that one part of the answer to this question lies in the subtly-promoted idea that if such "diabolical weapons technologies" and "antigravity" are the product of super-secret treaties between the Pentagon and Aldebaran, then one won't be inclined to go off on "fruitless goosechases" trying to track down the possible terrestrial scientific papers that might account for such things. It's a tactic I've run into often, and it frustrates the daylights out of me: "Don't you think it all came from reverse engineering?" With that question - and with Hellyer's assertions - the inclination to try to "reverse engineer" a possible human hidden history of such technology inclines towards the vanishing point. Why look for a perspective on a history that isn't there?
There's more here, of course, including the implicit suggestion that ETs explain the advanced years for people recorded in the Bible and other human mythologies. They get no quarrel from me, for indeed, they might. It's that nagging, persistent suggestion within the ufology community that virtually every technological advance since WW2 has been the result of "reverse engineering," a meme popularized by Lt. Col. Philip Corso in The Day After Roswell.
However, I suspect that the real history of black projects, ETs, and UFOs, is going to be revealed as far more complicated than the idea of reverse engineering, crash and retrieval, or even hidden treaties and technology exchanges, may suggest.
We may credit Mr. Hellyer for suggesting that there is a hidden political history... and it is this, I strongly suspect, may be the core of the cover-up. Deals with ET might, in fact, be the highly entertaining and diverting story.
See you on the flip side.