This story was seen and passed along by so many people that it went straight into the "finals" folder this week, and it's a fitting way to end this week's blogs, for the implications of this story are rather large, especially if you're one of those people following the "crypto-archeology" story, i.e., the idea that major governments and intelligence agencies have been and are involved in the covert investigation of ancient lore, sites, and traditions. The story concerns this bit of declassified CIA documents, in this case, having to do with the stories of the Flood, and as it turns out, Adam and Eve:
If one notes the date of declassification of this document, the CIA website states that it was June 24, 2013. When one opens the pdf file, what one has is a book or pamphlet published in 1965. In other words, a publicly available book found its way into the maze of classification of the American intelligence "community."
The question is, why?
A brief read of the document shows that it was concerned with various "floods" the author thought recurred on planet Earth, as well as the Adam and Eve story. And he begins his book/pamphlet with a scenario of catastrophe hitting the west coast of the USA. So from that standpoint, it does make some sense, for any such catastrophe would be viewed as a national security issue and hence of concern to the intelligence "community."
But my high octane speculation motor, as one might suspect, is running in high gear and I am seeing other potential implications here, the first being that no matter how apparently crazy or bizarre a theory concerning ancient history may be, it will be investigated, or at least "passed along to headquarters." It is, in other words, a clear indicator that the "alternative research field" is not only of interest to that "community," but that its productions are being watched, monitored, and no doubt analyzed. Certainly it has been known for some time that the UFO field, for example, is closely watched by intelligence bureaucracies, and at times, "interfered with" and if recent history is any example, that actual "marketing campaigns" are promoted in order to push certain narratives and achieve certain results, such as making that particular research field look ridiculous (and yes, I am talking about the Blue Chickens, folks, among other things). But what this little document release indicates is this this interest in the alternative research field is not confined solely to UFOs.
And that implies something else, namely, that there are dedicated resources in that "community" to do so. That may mean nothing more (or less) than "standing orders" to notice and pass along information such as this. To do so also implies that somewhere in the labyrinth of intelligence bureaucracies, that there is someone reading and analyzing such materials.
One may view this from the standpoint that any cultural trend or phenomenon - like flood stories, themes of recurrent catastrophe, and so on - are of interest, perhaps for the purposes of social engineering, as I outlined in my recent book Microcosm and Medium.
However, during my presentations at the 2015 Secret Space Program conference in Bastrop. Texas, I also argued a case that the national security "community" would have viewed the UFO problem as a potential problem involving another "Tower of Babel moment of history," and that leaving no stone unturned, it may have investigated ancient lore, traditions, and texts to gain a perspective on the problem it was dealing with in the UFO phenomenon. (Incidentally, many people think I am the one who originated the phrase "Tower of Babel moment of History." I am not. The phrase is actually that of Leonard Bernstein, who used it in his celebrated Harvard Norton Poetry lectures, The Unanswered Question, in 1973.) One may even speculate that perhaps the intelligence "community" was intrigued by this pamphlet precisely because it suspected that recurrent catastrophes were in fact engineered or deliberate interventions in human affairs, and hence constituted "Tower of Babel moments of history."
And that, perhaps, is the real story here, a bit of confirmation (again, perhaps) that my speculations in Bastrop may have some traction. If so, then it leads to a disquieting question, one implied by the question of a "Tower of Babel moment of History" itself, namely, if that be the case, then whose "side" is the intelligence "community" on, and with whom might they be attempting to negotiate (if at all)?
If recent news and cultural trends, not to mention the predominance of various secret society relationships within the intelligence "community" are any indicator(think Skull and Bones, folks), they may have made the wrong choice...
See you on the flip side...