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March 20, 2017

Atomic Oswald Two

The “bulletin board” saga  continues from the original post, for ease of reading, now after two years of filling in the holes. Atomic Agent Oswald leaves off in the detailing of the 1959 defection of Robert E. Webster, employee of the Rand Development Corporation of Cleveland Ohio, described as a CIA front.

*Catch up with the original post here:

Robert Edward Webster* defected to the USSR on Saturday October 17, 1959 at a meeting in the American embassy of Moscow accompanied by his “employers” H. James Rand and George H. Bookbinder.

Webster defected one day after Lee Oswald’s arrival in Moscow on the 16th. There was commotion at the embassy that day, the 16th, when “Russell A. Langelle, the chief security officer in the Moscow embassy, was charged with espionage, declared persona non grata.. [after being]‘kidnapped by five unidentified Russians’ who had then threatened him and his family and tried to blackmail and bribe him into becoming a Soviet espionage agent.” p277, Mole, by William Hood,1982. –the Langelle story appeared in the New York Times Oct. 18. “…Langelle returned to the United States on 25 October…” p280, ibid. Six days later on Saturday 31 October, exactly two weeks after Webster, Lee Harvey Oswald entered the embassy to announce his defection. No record yet  indicates the presence of additional people from Rand Development or the Commerce Department during Oswald’s defection.
The window on Webster’s world reveals a fascinating subset of intelligence activity with direct bearing on the heart of this thesis, perhaps the most speculative aspect of the posts regarding a counter-proliferation role for Oswald. Internal memos from the CIA requested by the HSCA investigation note that Rand and Bookbinder had traveled previously in 1958 to the USSR with “Brigadier General” W. Randolph Lovelace, an eminent physician with Atomic Energy Commission contracts who co-founded the Lovelace Clinic in Albuquerque New Mexico. One memo reads: “For your information, only Rand, Bookbinder, and Lovelace have had frequent contact with Soviet officials both in the United States and the USSR, including Mikhail Ilich Bruk, formerly with the Soviet Ministry of Health, who was identified by AEDONER [Yuri Nosenko] as an agent of the KGB. You will note that Rand was the employer of Robert E. Webster who defected…”
Dr. ‘Randy’ Lovelace*  appointed in 1958 to become NASA’s chairman of its Life Sciences. Later in April of 1964, LBJ invested Lovelace as NASA Director of Space Medicine, a post he held for barely 8 months until dying in a small plane crash with his wife and pilot.
   The Lovelace Foundation, research arm of the clinic, housed and tested U-2 pilots and astronauts for the government looking for The Right Stuff. The foundation was created in 1947 when, after losing two sons to polio, Lovelace left his job as Chief of Surgery for the Mayo Clinic and moved back to New Mexico. He hired Dr. Clayton S. (Sam) White to run the foundation on the “Mayo model”.  Dr. White pioneered the AEC contracts, which included nuclear blast effects on humans and the creation of the Fission Products Inhalation Project. The Lovelace Foundation gained extra space for its sophisticated atomic experiments and simulations at Kirtland Air Force Base, home to the Sandia Corporation.
“Sandia is the direct descendent of Los Alamos’s Manhattan Project ordnance engineering division that turned the Little Boy and Fat Man bombs into deployable weapons… known as Los Alamos ‘Z’ Division, established at what is now Kirtland Air Base… Sandia became a separate lab in 1949..[and] is the most diverse of the three nuuclear weapons labs… Sandia is also the “foreman” of the..nuclear weapons complex, acting as its liason to the Pentagon… Sandia’s secondary mission is studying nuclear weapons ‘effects’, which are not the horrific effects of nuclear weapons on humans and the environment..[but] the effects of nuclear weapons on nuclear weapons, to make sure they are radiation hardened..[to] operate in..a nuclear war.”
The other effects, i.e. on humans, were contracted to Lovelace. This is the era of “nuclear battlefields” where soldiers were expected to take ground contaminated by radioactive fallout. Here’s a sample report of blast and radiation effects produced as a collaboration of the AEC, Lovelace Foundation and Sandia Corp.
                                                                                  *Lovelace Foundation Clinic*
  Dr. Sam White’s adoring younger brother Byron was at that time making his mark in the world of football and law, and in 1960, Byron R. White became the Colorado manager of the JFK for President campaign. JFK rewarded Byron White by appointing him Deputy Attorney General of the United States, under brother Bobby Kennedy.  The friendship between them dated back to their college days when White met the Kennedy family in London while he was preparing to enter Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. During WWII as an ONI officer, White wrote up the report on JFK’s PT109 incident.
*   *Byron R. White with Kennedys
Here possibly was an inside track for the Kennedys to get information about nuclear testing, fallout, and a potential back- channel to the Soviets.
“A choice of cancer or polio”**:
   Medical technology was listed as the principal commodity of the Atoms For Peace program when the government distributed its manuals in 1956, a broadly defined field already in advanced development. To this day, the standard history of polio omits a causal relationship with radiation. A famed collaboration to produce a global polio vaccine was well underway with the Soviets by 1958.
The Russian scientists, led by Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Viktor Zhdanov and leading polio expert, Dr. Mikhail Chumakov of Moscow’s Institute for the Study of Polio, actually refined Sabin’s vaccine and developed it into a useful form that could be taken orally. Russian scientists then conducted trials of the vaccine on a massive scale. In all, well over 70 million people in the Soviet Union received the Sabin vaccine. Its successful use in the Soviet Union established the vaccine internationally, and the Sabin vaccine was subsequently widely used in the United States and became the worldwide standard vaccine for the prevention of polio.”
In February of 1962, and again in August, the Sabin polio vaccines were shipped into Cuba for mass inoculations. For the record, it was the CIA chief John McCone, most recently chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, who stood his ground in August of 1962 that nuclear missiles were being deployed to Castro’s Cuba:
“On August 21, Robert Kennedy asked McCone if the CIA caould stage a phony attack on the American military base at Guantanamo Bay as a pretext for an American invasion of Cuba. McCone demurred. He told John Kennedy in private the next day that an invasion could be a fatal mistake. He warned the president for the first time that he thought the Soviets might be installing medium-range ballistic missiles in Cuba. If so, an American sneak attack might set off a nuclear war. [p222] He advocated raising a public alarm about the likelihood of a Soviet missile base. The president instantly rejected that idea, but he wondered aloud whether the CIA’s guerillas or American troops would be needed to destroy the missile sites –if they existed. At that point, no one but McCone was convinced that they did.
…Thirty-eight Soviet ships had docked in Cuba in the past seven weeks, McCone told the president.[p223] Their cargo “might contain missile parts. We do not know.”
…A U-2 flight passed over Cuba on August 29. Its film was processed overnight. On August 30, a CIA analyst bent over his light table and shouted: I’ve got a SAM site! It was a surface-to-air missile, an SA-2, the same Soviet weapon that had brought the U-2 down over Russia.”[p224, Legacy of Ashes, by Tim Weiner, 2007]
They tell us this is what the photoanalyst saw on August 30, 1962*
**Song lyrics, The Salt of the Earth: “…Raise your glass to the hard working people… Who need leading but get gamblers instead… And a parade of the gray suited grafters, A choice of cancer or polio” –Rolling Stones, Beggars Banquet 1968
* Albert Sabin and Victor Zhdanov in 1958 * Governments have concealed the spread of polio (brain infection) occurring with nuclear industry, including x-ray use and electronic RF. Not surprisingly, Oswald’s concealed New Orleans milieu was rooted in activities of cancer and polio. “Webster’s window” in the USSR may have been similar, whether or not Webster himself was any more than a diversionary defector, a “double dangle.”  It is inherent in the study of radiation injuries to encounter cancer and polio.
   “In the first five months of 1959, ten million children in the Soviet Union received the Sabin oral vaccine.”
According to sources, Robert Webster began planning his defection in May of 1959 as a professional visitor in Russia with Rand Development Corp.  Anthony Summers called Rand Development Corp “one of the first American companies to negotiate with the Soviet Union for the purchase of technical products and information… A Congressional Expense Inquiry shows that Rand Development held several CIA contracts. The president of Rand Development, Henry Rand,  has been identified as a senior veteran of the Office of Strategic Services –or OSS– the forerunner of the CIA. So too was another top official of the company, George Bookbinder. Rand Development’s onetime Washington representative, Christopher Bird, was a CIA agent.” p148, Conspiracy, by Anthony Summers, 1980
   The source on Rand Development’s product sharing with the Soviets appears to come from the Mankind Research Unlimited Inc.’s bio-sketch on Christopher Bird. MRU and its fundraising foundation MRF were not incorporated until 1973, but Bird’s professional relationship with Rand dates from his years “after military service”, about the same time that he became the assistant of Cleveland industrial-financier Cyrus S. Eaton for the purpose of organizing the international nuclear disarmament conferences known as ‘Pugwash’, held first in July of 1957. Eaton sponsored and hosted not less than three Pugwash conferences between 1957 and 1959. The extent of Christopher Bird’s involvement with Eaton and Pugwash is not yet known. Cyrus Eaton, who got his start in working life during school summer vacations on the estate of John D. Rockefeller, made many trips to the USSR including a reception to receive the Lenin Peace Prize in 1960.
–see pages 34-35
Pugwash 1957 conferees* Pugwash, Nova Scotia, hosted by Cyrus S. Eaton
*** “Eaton spent his summer vacations working at Rockefeller’s estate and returned to Cleveland upon graduation… Rockefeller offered him full-time employment. An early assignment was to placate property owners whose lawns were being torn up by the East Ohio Gas Company… [D]uring the 1920s ‘he was into everything, buying, selling, swapping, maneuvering, manipulating. His touch was the purest gold,’ wrote E.J.Kahn Jr. in..New Yorker magazine in 1977. His innumerable holding companies owned utilities, steel mills, a major portion of Goodyear Tire, [mines] and..other businesses… As early as the 1920s he was Herbert Hoover’s guest at the White House…”
Goodyear Tire and Rubber is another prime example of corporate adventurism into nuclear industry:
“In April 1952, the [U.S.] Atomic Energy Commission announced a proposed new expansion of the nation’s atomic energy program…[which would include] a new gaseous diffusion plant to increase the production of fissionable materials… [T]he commission [chose]..a site in Pike County Ohio for the new plant…   A new name would be brought into atomic energy plant operations when Goodyear Atomic Corporation was selected as the operating contractor in September 1952.”
 The Secret Life of Plants* *coauthors Christopher Bird*and OSS veteran Peter Tompkins* l**
*Rand at 1957 press conference holding electron microscope image of viruses. Did “Dr. Henry Rand” participate in the “vaccine diplomacy” of the Sabin/USSR polio campaign? Is this the genesis of Rand’s future cancer vaccine? Ultimately, the vaccine question is if the polio/cancer combination was a nuclear battlefield prophylactic to radiation-harden humans. The same protocols, if successful, had applications for nuclear-powered aircraft,  bomber pilots, and deep space travelers.


The Pugwash conference of 1959, hosted by Eaton and assisted by Bird, put special emphasis on Chemical and Biological weapons.
Researcher Gary Hill:
“It occurred to me it is not appearance but personality that links these two individuals [Webster and Oswald]. Therefore since…both men appear to have been manipulated in their behavior, then perhaps they were chosen because of their similarities. If so, then the same forces controlled both men…
   “That this company [Rand Development] is a CIA front is not news…however, its interest in hypnosis and mind-control as an intelligence tool may be… Could Bird be the key to Webster’s odyssey? According to [author Dick] Russell, Bird would later become ‘Biocommunications Editor/Russian Translator’ for Mankind Research Unlimited Inc…[with a] company capabilities list included [as] ‘brain and mind-control… acquiring on a daily basis a large amount of unique bio-cybernetics data from Eastern Europe. MKUltra gave the CIA an alternative to false defectors…Programmable defectors..willingly believing [in] false information… It is interesting that at this point the numbers of defectors took a sharp increase… Oswald had been hospitalized and incarcerated for periods adequate to allow the process to occur.” Fourth Decade, July and September 1995 issues
Christopher Bird may at least be a key to Rand Development and the activities of H. James Rand.
   A deeper association of some kind between Rand and Lovelace Foundation is confirmed in the sanitized “papers” collection of Floyd B. Odlum, chairman of the Lovelace Foundation and owner of Atlas Corporation who oversaw a uranium mining empire.
see personal correspondence item section #9 on page 13 of 105: “James Rand”–this could be either father or son, but coincident with the Lovelace Foundation’s collaborations with the Atomic Energy Commission and National Institutes of Health in the 1951-1953 time period. Also of note in this immediate subsection of Odlum’s papers are “scientific psychic studies” which recurs with specificity from this point onward.
  *** Odlum specialized in the financial investor-funded acquisition, reorganization and merging of companies in the great wave of mega-corporations that arose in the first decades of the 20th century. He owned Consolidated Vultee Aircraft –Convair– when it won the contract to build the first nuclear-powered aircraft.
   Additionally, “In 1951, the Air Material Command..awarded Convair Project MX-1593 a contract to intercontinental ballistic missile. Convair engineer Karl Bossart named the project “Atlas” and Convair began to develop America’s first ICBM… In 1952, Convair received a contract to develop a supersonic bomber to succeed the Boeing B-47…”
Consolidated Aircraft’s history up to the merge with General Dynamics in 1954:
General Dynamics gained the Convair plants in San Diego CA, Pomona CA, and Fort Worth TX. It “could now bid on U.S. aerospace contracts…  The Convair Division would operate over the next half century primarily as an independent company under the General Dynamics corporate umbrella.”
“In 1955 a gift of 320 acres of land from the city of San Diego helped [John Jay] Hopkins to establish the General Atomics Division. In collusion with the City Council, Hopkins was instrumental in persuading the Regents of the University of California [contract operators of Los Alamos weapons lab] to establish a ‘scientific and technical’ branch at La Jolla.”  The University of California San Diego was born. Further offspring soon joined the complex as the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and Salk Institute of Biological Studies.
A web of personal associations between H.James Rand and Odlum could be present in the following facts:
Rand’s wife, Martha Osborne Rand,was employed by Bonwit Teller, a women’s quality apparel store in New York, bought by the Odlums/AtlasCorp in 1934 and personally managed by (ex-) Mrs. Odlum for the next fifteen years. Other questions raised above have suggestive answers in the environment of Cleveland, the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, the Case Institute of Technology, and the Pugwash collaborations of Bird and Cyrus Eaton.
   Case Western Medical hired Frederick C. Robbins in 1952 who shared the 1954 Nobel Prize in Medicine for groundbreaking work on the isolation and growing of polioviruses, making the Salk and Sabin vaccines possible. Rand had a working relationship with Case Medical personnel, in at least one instance resulting in a successful product in 1947– a heart defibrillator co-developed with Dr. Claude S. Beck who was also hired in 1952 by the University. Dr. Robbins, incidentally, after retiring as the medical dean in 1980, worked on special tasks for the U.S. government which included becoming chairman of NASA Life Sciences Strategic Planning Study Committee during Reagan/Bush. To say that Robbins was well-connected in the nuclear establishment is an understatement. His father, William Jacob Robbins, was a renown plant physiologist, Director of the New York Botanical Gardens and laboratory, and longtime operative of the Rockefeller Foundation. The elder Robbins’ annual fishing buddies counted among them Karl T. Compton of MIT (native to the Cleveland area) and Jerome C. Hunsaker, a titan of aviation and director of NACA, NASA’s predecessor. All had worked for special projects of the Atomic Energy Commission. Frederick Robbins brother, Daniel Harvey Robbins, was a vice-president of Itek Corporation and optics engineer contributing to classified camera work for the CIA, used in the U-2, Corona, and subsequent spy satellites.
   Case Technology employed T. Keith Glennan, who became an AEC Commissioner in 1950, returned to Case after his term and became the first chief of NASA in 1958. Glennan was the head of NASA when H.J.Rand and Bookbinder were escorting NASA’s top medical man around the USSR. Floyd Odlum and his second wife, aviator Jacqueline Cochran, were also traveling in Russia in this time period, extending over the defections of Webster and Oswald.
The operating founders of the Cleveland Clinic, the Drs.Crile, lived next-door to Rand.
  James H. Rand III bought this ‘sanitarium’ and hotel in 1934 (his approx. age 22) and renamed it Ohio Institute of Oxygen Therapy, used for research and closed down two years later. The hyperbaric steel sphere was later dismantled for scrap in the war effort. “Oxygen therapy” was precisely the shared interest of Dr. Randy Lovelace and Dr. Sam White which brought them together as colleagues and friends.***
Taking the suggestion from Gary Hill that Webster and Oswald were controlled by the same Forces, namely Rand Development Corp. providing oversight of both defectors, a relevant timeline [to be posted] emerges full of possibility. Added to the timeline activity is an even greater resource from the legacy documents of Cyrus S. Eaton: the Eaton Papers at the Western Reserve Historical Society. Cursory perusal of the collection presents nearly every contextual element supporting the Atomic Agent Oswald framework described here.
   While the lists make only guesswork of the contents, the evidence of longstanding personal contact with Eaton includes James H. Rand, Christopher Bird, David Rockefeller, Edward Teller, Lewis Strauss, Clint Murchison Sr. and family, the Mellon family, Rockefeller family members and Rockefeller Foundation, John J. McCloy, John McCone, George Kennan, Roger Revelle (of Scripps Institute of Oceanography), Linus Pauling, Leo Szilard, Allen Dulles, Dean Rusk, Alfred P. Sloan, Leo Cherne, Earl Warren, Harry Byrd, Henry Kissinger and many more recognizable people. Business contacts range over the alphabet from Alcoa, Anglo-American (South Africa), Atlas Corporation, Dresser Industries, Dupont, Kerr-McGee, Itek, Loeb Rhodes & Co, Pfizer, Seagram & Sons, Sears Roebuck, Shell Oil, Standard Oil, RCA, Rio Tinto Zinc, TRW, Texas Gulf Sulphur, Textron (owner of Bell Helicopter), U.S. Rubber, Vanadium Corp. and various mining companies in taconite (iron), uranium, coal, gas, oil, gold, diamonds, copper, platinum, etc. Interwoven are the special project folders like the American National Exhibit in Moscow 1959, Atoms For Peace Awards, Atomic Industrial Forum, American Security Council, March of Dimes, Planned Parenthood, “Gary Francis Powers”, Radio Free Europe, Rotary Clubs Int’l, etc., etc, etc
….Eaton, Bird, Odlum, Rand and Bookbinder… They were all possibly Webster’s defection ‘managers’. Were they Oswald’s managers, too?
It’s possible to generate narrative from the Eaton Papers folder listing alone, regardless of the content of those folders. The plethora of related “groupings” cannot be coincidence. Below is a brief example of one grouping which can be expanded from the same folder list and journalist sources.


Box 279, folder: Richardson Foundation, 1956


The context of the Richardson Foundation from p77, George Bush, the Unauthorized Biography :  “…Prescott Bush was essentially a covert operative in Washington. On June 10, 1954, Bush received a letter from Connecticut resident H. Smith Richardson, owner of Vick Chemical Company (cough drops, Vapo-Rub)…[which read], ”I want to get your advice and counsel on…what should be done with the income from a foundation which my brother and I set up, and which will begin its operation in 1956…” This letter presages the establishment of the H. Smith Richardson Foundation, a Bush family-dictated private slush fund which was to be utilized by the Central Intelligence Agency… The Bush family knew Richardson through their mutual friendship with Sears Roebuck chairman, Gen. Robert E. Wood… General Wood’s daughter Mary had married the son of Standard Oil president William Stamps Farish… In The late 1950s, the H. Smith Richardson Foundation took part in the ‘psychological warfare’ of the CIA…carried out mainly against unwitting U.S. citizens.”


Box 279, folder: Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, 1960-1973


Context from Family of Secrets, pp70-75: “While Dimitri von Mohrenschildt clearly enjoyed the high-society glamour [of elite life in the U.S.], in reality his life was heading underground. Dimitri’s lengthy covert resume would include serving in the [OSS] wartime spy agency and later cofounding Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty…  When the Hooker marriage unraveled, Dimitri began seeing Betty Hooker… Betty’s son, Edward Gordon Hooker, entered prep school..[and] shared a small cottage with George H.W. ‘Poppy’ Bush… The relationship between Bush and Hooker lasted…until 1967, when Hooker died of an apparent heart attack. He was just forty-three… In 1937, Betty Hooker and Dimitri von Mohrenschildt married. By then, Dimitri had been hired by Henry Luce as a stringer for Time magazine… Meanwhile, Dimitri’s younger brother George…finished highschool and then joined a military academy… [George de Mohrenschildt came to the U.S. in 1938, moved in with Dimitri and Betty, and eventually] “In 1950, together with Poppy Bush’s old friend and former roommate Eddie Hooker, [George] launched a modest oil investment firm, Hooker and deMohrenschildt with ‘offices’ in New York, Denver, and Abilene…”


Box 120, folder: Dresser Industries, 1944-1959
Context from Family of Secrets, Ch.3: “After graduating from Yale in 1948, Poppy [GHWB] headed out to visit ‘Uncle Neil’ at Dresser Industries, which were then in Cleveland. Mallon dispatched [GHW, Barbara, and baby George] to Odessa [Texas]… Poppy’s initial jobs included sweeping out warehouses…but he was soon asked to handle more…[escorting foreign clients and dignitaries]… [T]here is the not-surprising fact that Dresser was well-known in the right circles as providing handy cover to CIA operatives… Continuing his whirlwind ‘training’, Dresser transferred Bush to California…to work the assembly line at Dresser’s Pacific Pump Works…[which was], like Dresser, an important cog in the war machine. The firm…even provided crucial parts for the top-secret process that produced the [first] atomic bombs… In 1950, Dresser was completing a corporate relocation to Dallas, which besides being an oil capital was rapidly becoming a center of the defense industry and its military-industrial-energy elite… Neil Mallon quickly set about bringing the conservative titans of Dallas society together in a new local chapter of the non-profit Council on World Affairs, in whose Cleveland branch he had been active. Started in 1918, the World Affairs Councils of America were a localized equivalent of the Rockefeller-backed Council on Foreign Relations, the presidency of which Allen Dulles had just resigned to take his post at the CIA.”
The vignettes above are a subgroup that can be drawn from a larger group including Box 352, folder: U.S. Rubber Company, 1928-1965. The U.S. Rubber Co. was purchased by W.A. Harriman and Co. in 1928 which promptly installed Prescott Bush as its international sales executive. U.S. Rubber sponsored an array of intelligence activity within its extensive reach. This grouping can also include Box 294, folder: Slick Airways Inc 1956-1972., owned by Texas oilman, adventurer, and CIA operative Tom Slick who also sponsored MK-Ultra programming. Perhaps it suffices to demonstrate that Eaton’s business, and the legacy of his document collection, was interwoven with the Anglo-American intelligence establishment.
……….posting in progress……….

April 23, 2012

Those Manipulative Extraterrestrials

Few people I can ask would disagree with the idea that the Nuclear Age and the Space Age arrived together, perhaps pinpointing their twin origin to the levelings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Shortly after, I remind them, visitors from some other realm crashed their ride on the outskirts of Roswell and we’ve been party to a stream of crashers ever since. We did that, of course –blew up a couple of cities with enough force to jettison a pulse beyond our solar system and ring the Cosmic doorbell. Oops. Little did the people of the Earth realize at the time that “this event..changed mankind’s status in the universe forever.” [p140, Energy and Conflict]*. Collectively, we became the extraterrestrials by “this event”, endowed with the power of intention and scientific prowess to physically reach into off-world domains. The situation of creating The Bomb and testing it made that true even had it never been used in war.
   The Cyborg Handbook explains: “Man learns to position himself physically as an extraterrestrial observer looking back on his earthly womb and matrix…” And from this vantage point, the “extraterrestrial perspective”, developed the metaphor:  “Man is, by self-definition, a globalizing and therefore global species. The people who built the..physical technology to see ‘Gaia’ became the global species.” [p.xiv, foreward] Indeed.  Aliens-R-Us. We’ve been using the language for millenia. The New World of the forever-changed Man is one that implies our differences will be managed but separateness can no longer be tolerated. Exopolitics is playing-on-words for what technoscience has amplified into an urgent rejoinder for settling our international disputes and globalizing the planet once and for all.
   So, do other-world aliens exist among us?
Extraterrestrial life is currently a hypothetical notion –there is yet no evidence of the existence of extraterrestrial life that has been widely accepted by scientists… There is some limited evidence that microbial life might possibly exist or have existed on Mars… in 1976, structures resembling bacteria were reportedly discovered in a meteorite known to be..from Mars. Again, this report is vigorously disputed… If intelligent extraterrestrial life is found and we are able to communicate with it, the people of the world and their governments will need to determine how to manage those interactions. The development of policy guidelines..[is] termed exopolitics.”
*Energy and Conflict, the Life and Times of Edward Teller, 1976, by Stanley A Blumberg and Gwinn Owens; published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a publishing property of MCA/Universal purchased in 1974 (sold in 1996 to the Penguin Group)
Manipulative Extraterrestrials is a term I’ve borrowed from the neo-gnostic pagans here:
— “gnostic paganism”, as I understand it,  is an oxymoron, though cleverly composited by modern revisionists to cancel its roots as the heresy of Duality in conflict with monotheism. Ancient Gnostics, it seems, held that all manifest creation was a “fallen” state and therefore Evil, redeemable only by death and dissolution. “Many scholars find the roots of gnosticism in Neoplatonism, which similarly devalues matter and regards the spirit as the true reality.”
   The modern revival of gnosticism is credited to the discovery of 1st-2nd century manuscripts at Nag Hammadi, Egypt in 1945 and the subsequent writings of Hans Jonas: “Hans Jonas’s writings were very influential in different spheres. For example, The Gnostic Religion, first published in 1958, was for many years the standard work in English on the subject of Gnosticism… Jonas was the first author to write a detailed history of ancient Gnosticism. He was also one of the first philosophers to concern himself with ethical questions in biological science… Jonas..was of Jewish descent and an active Zionist.”; “In 1933, political events led to a hiatus from scholarship. Jonas, committed to the Zionist cause from his youth, left Germany for Palestine, joined the British Army in 1939, and later fought in the Israeli war of independence. In the 1950’s Jonas relocated to North America where he turned his scholarly eye from ancient Gnosticism to what he took to be its close cousin, modern nihilism. He produced a highly original philosophy of organic nature and then applied the ideas he developed there to contemporary problems in ethics and policy. In doing so, he became a founding figure of what we now know as ‘bioethics’ and ‘environmental ethics’.”
Nihilism: “War against God, issuing in the proclamation of the reign of nothingness, which means the triumph of incoherence and absurdity, the whole plan presided over by Satan: this, in brief, is the theology and the meaning of Nihilism.”
   Elaine Pagels, Princeton professor known for The Gnostic Gospels which proposes the origin of Christianity in gnosticism, says, “..what exactly is ‘Gnostic’ is a real open question… I’ve come to the conclusion that what we call Gnostic is a wide range of sources.”  No one claims to know the source of its emergence but Wikipedia suggests “Gnosticism was primarily defined in Christian context.. until Moritz Friedländer (1898) advocated Hellenistic Jewish origins, and Wilhelm Bousset (1907) advocated Persian origins. Consequent discussions of Gnostic Christianity included pre-Christian religious beliefs and spiritual practices argued to be common to early Christianity, Hellenistic Judaism, Greco-Roman mystery religions, Zoroastrianism (especially Zurvanism), and Neoplatonism.”  There are “traditional Gnostic Satanists” too of course, who “view the bestower of gnosis (knowledge, insight)..”  Pagels adds, “In the collection that was found at Nag Hammadi you’ve got something..[that] looks like it’s influenced by Buddhism.” So, Gnostic Pagans? –hey, why not. They’re the Green Gnostics –they’re here and they’ve brought their War in Heaven with them.
John Lash’s learned research about the ancient Gnostics, in, suggests that “God” is being used by the architects of Globalization, as a pseudonym of  “Archons” or more specifically, Manipulative Extraterrestrials. Gnostics sought to warn humanity of a constituency of Manipulative Extraterrestrials as “fallen angels”, that seek to mis-present themselves asGod”…Gnostics suggest that, “the God of the elites” preside over a pattern of destruction, that is being worsened by so-called “Globalization”, and that play on human fear, guilt, and shame, in fact, comprise of aspiring alien conquerors… Through such mechanism as organized religion, capitalism, as an instrument of cultures of domination and violence, as a vehicle of Manipulative Extraterrestrials who apparently seek to break down a creative Earthly biotic consciousness.”
“Dr. Salla..reveals that apparent Manipulative Extraterrestrials (in contrast with socially responsible and Ethical Extraterrestrials) have sought to introduce military technologies through ego and greed driven elites, that have literally sold their soul to gain access to these technologies. Dr. Salla indicates that Manipulative Extraterrestrials having exploited short-sighted human elites, have instigated a “range of systemic global problems…Dr. Salla’s further documents alleged interactions between Manipulative extraterrestrial races and empire-driven human elites as having “reached agreements with, and even collaborated in a number of joint projects.” …Could nuclear weapons itself.. also have been introduced through human elite collaborations with manipulative aliens toward a global conquest agenda? 
If the X-Files hadn’t been canceled, these guys wouldn’t have to ask.

“The series ends when Mulder is secretly subjected to a military tribunal for breaking into a top-secret military facility and viewing plans for alien invasion and colonization of Earth.”
“Without promotion something terrible happens, nothing!” P.T. Barnum

“Mr. Collier suggests  [from a 1995 interview] that Manipulative Extraterrestrials had invaded Earth, with the help of scientists who had opened up a “portal” or time-space breach in the 1930’s… then these lower-dimensional regressive aliens selectively altered human history….Alex Collier indicates that the Manipulative Extraterrestrials..invaded Earth in a “War of the Worlds” scenario… Apparently, [even] the “wars against the Gods” that our human ancestors described, were factual descriptions of wars with the Manipulative Extraterrestrials that had gone back in time over 59 years ago…When the Pagan Gnostics became aware of the Manipulative Extraterrestrials described by Mr. Collier, those “archons”,..had actually time-travelled back from Earth’s future, during the 1930’s… Accordingly, among humans, memory of an alien invasion was apparently wiped out… Mr. Collier furthermore suggests [presently] that Fukushima is just one additional step that Manipulative Extraterrestrials seek to manifest the Book of Revelation as their apocalyptical “template”. Within the context of this artificial template, Mr. Collier suggests that “9/11 WTC“, and “3/11 Fukushima” are Manipulative Extraterrestrial simulations.”

In spite of the infantilizing fundamentalism on display at “agora cosmopolitan”, John Lash writes clearly about his intentions as a Gnostic and psychonaut“One aim of is to encourage and support belief-change… Belief, by definition, depends on suspension of critical judgement.” “..I consider it my responsibility to teach what [Joseph] Campbell called “creative  mythology,” which might also be called applied mythology, or mythics.”
“I exclude Star Trek/Star Wars spinoffs and sci-fi-related material in  books and film, which is massive. Also, I do not delve into reports of diverse  and warring aliens, friends and foes. There are simply too many variations to  cover.”
   Lash’s self-credited contribution to contemporary mythics is is the ET/Archon theory, or the Gnostic theory of alien intrusion…To my knowledge, only Nigel Kerner (The Song of the Greys) is the only  other author who equates modern Grey ETs with the Archons of Gnostic writings,  but he does not develop this idea in depth, textually. Through I  do just that [with] The ET/Archon Navigator… This theory relies on the most solid and complete textual evidence from  antiquity: the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Codices. It assumes that  Gnostic teachers in the Pagan Mystery Schools were accomplished shamans…”
…”By an extraordinary synchronicity, the significance of the Gnostic Egyptian  materials [the NHC] was not recognized until the summer of 1947, the moment of the  discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls [DSS]. The two greatest textual archeological finds  of the 20th century were nearly simultaneous. As it turned out, both the Scrolls  and the Nag Hammadi codices were to figure into the entheogenic movement…”
entheogen : “..(‘generating the divine within’) is a psychoactive substance used in a religious, shamanic, or spiritual context. With the advent of organic chemistry, there now exist many synthetic substances with similar psychoactive properties…”
The definition of belief from my Webster’s is “1) a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing, 2) a tenet or body of tenets held by a group, and 3) conviction of the truth of some statement or reality of a fact especially when well grounded”  –okeedoke?
   According to Harvard psychologist Susan Clancy [NPR interview], “Despite any credible scientific evidence, most Americans believe that space aliens exist… and some of them believe that they were actually abducted by aliens… [Abductees] all talk about the same basic plot… I just want to stress that nobody..reported being abducted before they actually saw it on TV or in the movies… There is no way to scientifically disprove the alien abduction hypothesis… at the end of my research study, we asked every single subject, ‘if you could do it all over again, would you choose not to have been abducted?’ And I never had a single subject say, ‘I wish it didn’t happen to me.’ They all said the same thing, that science does not explain everything in the world, that there is a higher power out there, and that I was chosen… [In] the same way that people find meaning in their religious beliefs and experiences, these people find meaning in their alien abduction experiences.”
The most famous early abductee case began in September of 1961, when New Hampshirites Betty and Barney Hill claimed to have been taken aboard a spacecraft and experimented on. The Hills went public with the story in March of 1963.
For the record, I believe in a high probability of life in our galaxy similar to Earth. I didn’t start this post to denigrate space-alien believers. In fact, the promoters of aliens mentioned here do that themselves by exploiting and debasing assumptions about life in the universe and the common language we use to give it meaning. Spirituality is objectively recognized by all societies as a quality of being human and it’s that pervasive reality abused by “manipulative extraterrestrials” as a taproot for mind control.
The Heuristics of Fear
   Heuristics are information-generating techniques “to guide, discover, and reveal” (ref.Webster’s) such as those used in computer modeling and sociology.
“The harnessing of fear may have the potential to transmute a seemingly negative human emotion into a powerful tool for ethical decision-making.”Erin Galgay, bioethicist
“We use the availability heuristic to estimate the frequency of specific events. For example, how often are people killed by mass murderers? Because higher frequency events are more likely to occur at any moment, we also use the availability heuristic to estimate the probability that events will occur.. We are especially reliant upon the availability heuristic when we do not have solid evidence from which to base our estimates… The chances are excellent that you do not have access to all or even most of the information needed to make accurate estimates for just about anything…[but] there is one piece of evidence you always have access to: your memory… The easier time we have recalling prior incidents, the greater probability the event has of occurring –at least as far as our minds are concerned.” —Bruce Schneier, security expert
                                    MAN, The Alien –suiting up
          Mark 1 Tomato Worm Suit, by B. F. Goodrich.prototype spacesuit called Mark 1 “Tomato Worm”; this pressure suit was made by B.F. Goodrich and tested between 1940-1943.

“We approach two paths; one is based on becoming divine by expanding our consciousness, the other is focused on becoming god in a materialistic way using technology. I believe both will become reality, revealing the soul of the decider…” –John Lipscomb, (minute 40, Trance-Formation

While I think Max Igan has made an important film with Trance-Formation in apprising us of the danger posed by technology, it’s still playing with the classic Gnostic memes, offering a “child’s choice” between good and evil. One has to accept the idea that a human becomes divine by conscious exploration. Igan, Lipscomb, Icke, and others suggest we choose “good”, not because we ARE good but because we must choose –an affect, in this meme, of the primal split in the Godhead. Trance-formation opens with a quote that echos the belief of Hans Jonas: man himself is the origin of all common evil, and no event in our known history was more intentionally designed to force the Choice between good and evil than the creation of atomic weapons. Except maybe invasion by Aliens.
War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness
“War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness” is a title given to one of the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls acquired by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. “This kind of apocalyptic sensibility was a discernible strain of Jewish thought at the time of Jesus… Armageddon: the war to end all wars… inevitable conflict [as] the final focus on the dark side of human nature, the ultimate catharsis that ushers in an age of peace.”  According to wikipedia, the War scroll was published in 1955, seven years after the discovery of the DDS was announced in April of 1948. 1955 was the year of H-bomb detonations in the U.S., no longer ‘experimental’,  mass distribution of the first global vaccine, the Salk IPV, and a newly operating nuclear reactor (Soreq) in Israel.
CNN interviews Michio Kaku on Alien Invasion:
Interviewer: “I’m wondering if there can’t be an upside to all this. I’m a big fan of the original Star Trek series and it was only when there were alien civilizations that seemed to challenge the Earth that you found that the Earth got its act together for the kind of global governance that all the visionaries say we’re going to need if we’re going to deal with climate change..[and] all the modern issues [i.e.] global finance… The sovereignty of individual nations is actually a political barrier to solving these big problems. So, can there be an upside to the Alien threat?”
Michio Kaku: “Believe it or not, when President Ronald Reagan met with Mikhail Gorbachev we now know during the transcripts of the meeting that he said if we were ever attacked by the Martians, you and me, the Soviets and the capitalist U.S., would be allies in the fight against the Martians. Well, that’s how Ronald Reagan looked at it and..there’s some truth to it. If we’re faced with a common enemy in outer space it would indeed help to unite the Earth just the way Ronald Reagan said.”
>>>Kaku, a protege of Edward Teller, is a major proponent of Transhumanism, suggesting in the future we choose to merge with machines. In this youtube clip he puts the sexy spin on living forever: Kaku says, “it may be twenty years away, it may be a thousand, but most experts agree the technological Singularity is inevitable… We cannot predict what these super-intelligent machines will do. They will have their own goals and may stop at nothing to fulfill them. They may even choose to eliminate everything that stands in their path, including us.”
Dr. Steven Greer: “This is the biggest story in the history of the United States. This is the biggest secret.. bar none. Nothing comes close, not the H-bomb, and I have a document to prove it. It says that… it was more tightly controlled than even the H-bomb being developed…
   “If you’re not willing to put your neck out for something this important, universal peace, interplanetary relations, a new civilization that has no pollution, free energy, abundance for the elimination of poverty in the world, if you’re not willing to take a risk for that, you don’t have a soul. You’re not worthy of breathing the free air of Earth.”
Bottom line, Greer’s comment is the prevailing tenor in the backstory of the film THRIVE, however, THRIVE’s creator and host Foster Gamble expresses his own belief that “people are not that competent” —not competent as deciders and choosers– a masque for elite contempt that never offers valid choices in the first place.
                  The “free air” of earth no longer exists.
…”Metallic salts have made our air conductive. This means that we and everything around us can transmit and propagate energy… The air no longer supports life in a healthy way…  [Another] group of materials found in..environmental samples is unidentifiable fibers… People around the world are developing lesions on their skin that ooze and produce fibers..[that] produce colonies of filaments..[that] continue to grow and reproduce… You’re looking at a tubular fiber with self-replicating internal elements resembling bacteria and behaving like archaea… It appears that within our bodies we now have all three Life Kingdoms replicating themselves… Are we becoming something else?…” –Sofia Smallstorm, minute 23, From Chemtrails to Pseudo-Life [also, see this informative technology page from Dutchsinse on weather control:
   When the dust settles in our new global atmosphere conducive to extraterrestrial manipulation, choked with particulates and carrier waves, we will indeed be something else. Radiofrequency effects expert Dr. Neil Cherry added that among the deleterious alterations of RF exposure is the opening of the Blood Brain Barrier.  The visionary Cyborgologists Clynes and Kline offered their recommendations for action in 1960: “Altering man’s bodily functions to meet the requirements of extraterrestrial environments would be more logical than providing an earthly environment…
This self-regulation must function without the benefit of consciousness in order to cooperate with the body’s own autonomous homeostatic controls…”
“The first lines of the [War] scroll lay the framework for a three-stage conflict between the Sons of Light..and the Sons of Darkness… the writer of the scroll was particularly concerned with..the very final day of battle.. [and] built his encouragement on a biblical theology of rescue… Coupled with this aspect was his understanding that great suffering was part of God’s will for the redeemed… Ultimately, God’s purpose was to exalt the Sons of Light and to judge the Children of Darkness. The message is one of hope… God was preparing to intervene and bring a permanent solution for the problem of evil.
…The Sons of Light and the forces of Darkness shall fight together to show the strength of God… It is a time of distress for all the people who are redeemed… In all their afflictions none exists that is like it, hastening to its completion as an eternal redemption.”
“[The] three-fold corollary of Nihilist thought. First, the corollary of the Nihilist annihilation of the Old  Order is the conception of a “new age”–“new” in an absolute, and not a  relative, sense. The age about to begin is not to be merely the latest, or even  the greatest, of a series of ages, but the inauguration of a whole new time; it  is set up against all that has hitherto been. “It may be,” said Nietzsche in a  letter of 1884, “that I am the first to light upon an idea which will  divide the history of mankind in two”; as the consequence  of this idea, “all who are born after us belong to a higher history than any  history hitherto.” Nietzsche is, of course, blinded by  his pride; he made no original “discovery” but only found words for what had  been “in the air” already for some time. Precisely the same idea, in fact, was  expressed twelve years earlier by Dostoyevsky in the person of Kirillov, the  most extreme of the “possessed”:  Everything will be new … then they will divide history into two  parts: from the gorilla to the annihilation of God, and from the annihilation of  God to the transformation of the earth, and of man physically.”

                         New Age, New Earth, New Man

The extraterrestrial objective, in its dualistic twin aspects of “manipulative” and “ethical” is described in this essay on Nihilism:
[edited excerpt]
   “The first and most obvious item in the program of Nihilism is the destruction of  the Old Order. The Old Order was the soil, nourished by Christian Truth, in which men had their  roots…Effective war against God and His Truth requires the destruction of every  element of this Old Order; it is here that the peculiarly Nihilist “virtue” of  violence comes into play… Demagogic incitement of the masses and the arousing of the basest passions for  revolutionary purposes have long been standard Nihilist practice… No place is secure from the encroaching empire of this Nihilism; everywhere men  feverishly pursue the work of “progress”–for what reason they do not know, or  only very dimly sense.. activity that promises forgetfulness of  the spiritual emptiness that attends all worldliness… [It] is a cold, inhuman world that men without God are fashioning..; the same spirit is present in the disease of  total planning… The destruction of the Old Order, however, and the organization of the “new  earth”..are but the preparation for a work more significant and more ominous than  either: the “transformation of man.”
   This was the dream of the pseudo-Nietzscheans, Hitler and Mussolini, of a  “higher humanity” to be forged through a “creative” violence; “this is the  mission of our century,” said Hitler’s propagandist Rosenberg: “out of a new  life myth to create a new human type.”…Putting aside for the moment the question of what kind of men are to be produced  by this process, let us note carefully the means utilized: it is again violence, which is as necessary to the formation of the “new man” as it  is to the building of a “new earth.” The two, indeed, are intimately connected  in the determinist philosophy of Marx, for “in revolutionary activity, change of  self coincides with the change of circumstances.” The change of circumstances, and more to the point, the process of changing  them through revolutionary violence, transform the revolutionaries  themselves. Here Marx and Engels, like their contemporary Nietzsche, and like  Lenin and Hitler after them, subscribe to the mystique of violence, seeing a  magical change to be wrought in human nature through indulgence of the passions  of anger, hatred, resentment, and the will to dominate. In this regard we must  make note also of the two World Wars, whose violence has helped to destroy  forever the Old Order and the old humanity, rooted in a stable and traditional  society, and has had a large role in producing the new uprooted humanity that  Marxism idealizes. The thirty years of Nihilist war and revolution between 1914  and 1945 have been an ideal breeding-ground for the “new human type. “
   …[T]he most striking forms of Nihilist Vitalism, whose cumulative effect has been  to uproot, disintegrate, and “mobilize” the individual, to substitute for his  normal stability and rootedness a senseless quest for power and movement, and to  replace normal human feeling by a nervous excitability. The work of Nihilist  Realism, in practice as in theory, has been parallel and complementary to that  of Vitalism: a work of standardization, specialization, simplification,  mechanization, dehumanization; its effect has been to “reduce” the individual to  the most “Primitive” and basic level, to make him in fact the slave of his  environment, the perfect workman in Lenin’s worldwide “factory.”
…Many thinkers are able to see the clear connection between the Nihilist  philosophy that reduces reality and human nature to the simplest possible terms,  and a Nihilist practice that similarly reduces the concrete man; not a few,  also, realize the seriousness and the radicalness of this “reduction” even to  the extent of seeing in it, as does Erich Kahler, a qualitative change in human  nature.  “(The) powerful trend toward the disruption and invalidation of the  individual … manifestly present in the most diverse currents of modem  life–economic, technological, political, scientific, educational, psychic and  artistic–appears so overwhelming that we are induced to see in it a true  mutation, a transformation of human nature.

   …What, more realistically, is this “mutation,” the “new man”? He is the rootless  man discontinuous with a past that Nihilism has destroyed, the raw material of  every demagogue’s dream; the “free-thinker” and skeptic, closed only to the  truth but “open” to each new intellectual fashion because he himself has no  intellectual foundation; the “seeker” after some “new revelation,” ready to  believe anything new because true faith has been annihilated in him; the planner  and experimenter, worshipping “fact” because he has abandoned truth, seeing the  world as a vast laboratory in which he is free to determine what is “possible”;  the autonomous man, pretending to the humility of only asking his “rights,” yet  full of the pride that expects everything to be given him in a world where  nothing is authoritatively forbidden; the man of the moment, without conscience  or values and thus at the mercy of the strongest “stimulus”; the “rebel,” hating  all restraint and authority because he himself is his own and only god; the  “mass man,” this new barbarian, thoroughly “reduced and “simplified” and capable  of only the most elementary ideas, yet scornful of anyone who presumes to point  out the higher things or the real complexity of life.
   These men are all one man, the man whose fashioning has been  the very purpose of Nihilism. But mere description cannot do justice to this  man; one must see his image. And in fact such an image has quite recently been  portrayed; it is the image of contemporary painting and sculpture, that which  has arisen, for the most part, since the end of the Second World War, as if to  give form to the reality produced by the most concentrated era of Nihilism in  human history. The human form, it would seem, has been “rediscovered” in this  art; out of the chaos of total abstraction, identifiable shapes emerge. The  result, supposedly, is a “new humanism,” …But what kind of “man” is it to which this art has “returned”? It is certainly  not Christian man, man in the image of God, for no “modern” man can believe in  him; nor is it the somewhat diluted “man” of the old humanism, whom all  “advanced” thinkers regard as discredited and outmoded. It is not even the “man”  disfigured and denatured in the earlier “Cubist” and “Expressionist” art of this  century; rather, it begins where that art leaves off, and attempts to enter a  new realm, to depict a new man. …little reflection should be required to penetrate to the secret of this art:  there is no question of “man” in it at all; it is an art at once subhuman and  demonic. It is not man who is the subject of this art, but some lower creature  who has emerged (“arrived” is Giacometti’s word for it) from unknown depths.
   The bodies this creature assumes (and in all its metamorphoses  it is always the same creature) are not necessarily distorted violently; twisted  and dismembered as they are, they are often more “realistic” than the figures of  man in earlier modern art. This creature, it is clear, is not the victim of some  violent attack; rather, he was born deformed, he is a genuine  “mutation.” …Even more revealing than the bodies of these creatures are the faces. It would  be too much to say that these faces express hopelessness; that would be to  ascribe to them some trace of humanity which they most emphatically lack. They  are the faces, rather, of creatures more or less “adjusted” to the world they  know, a world not hostile but entirely alien, not inhuman but “a-human.”…Man, in this art, is no longer even a caricature of himself; he is no longer  portrayed in the throes of spiritual death, ravaged by the hideous Nihilism of  our century that attacks, not just the body and soul, but the very idea and  nature of man…

   The existence of this “new man, whose faith and hope are directed solely to this  world, is but another proof of the success of the Nihilist program. The “new  man” in his “positive” form is taken from the same photograph of which the  subhumanity we have described is the negative. In the negative he is seen as  defeated and denatured by an inhuman world; the pessimism and despair of this  image–and this is their only positive significance–are a last feeble protest  against the work of Nihilism, at the same time that they are a testimony to its  success. In the positive, the “new man” has set about to change the world, and  at the same time to change his own attitude to one of acceptance of the modern  world which, though imperfect, is the only one he knows; in this image there is  no more conflict, for man is well on the way to being thoroughly refashioned and  reoriented, and thus perfectly “adjusted” to the new world. The two images are  one in issuing from the death of man as he has hitherto been known–man living  on earth as a pilgrim, looking to Heaven as his true home–and in pointing to  the birth of a “new man” solely of the earth, knowing neither hope nor despair  save over the things of this world. …
   …The new age, which many call a “post-Christian” age, is at the same time the age  “beyond Nihilism”–a phrase that expresses at once a fact and a hope. The fact  this phrase expresses is that Nihilism, being negative in essence even if  positive in aspiration, owing its whole energy to its passion to destroy  Christian Truth, comes to the end of its program in the production of a  mechanized “new earth” and a dehumanized “new man”: Christian influence over man  and over society having been effectively obliterated, Nihilism must retire and  give way to another, more “constructive” movement capable of acting from  autonomous and positive motives…
…The hope contained in the phrase, “beyond Nihilism,” is the naive one that it  has a spiritual as well as an historical reference, that the new age is to see  the overcoming of Nihilism and not merely its obsolescence. The god of Nihilism,  nothingness, is an emptiness, a vacuum waiting to be filled; those who have  lived in this vacuum and acknowledged nothingness as their god cannot but seek a  new god and hope that he will lead them out of the age and the power of  Nihilism. It is such people who, anxious to draw some positive significance from  their situation, and unwilling to believe that the Nihilism through which our  age has passed can be entirely unfruitful, have constructed an apology in which  Nihilism, however evil or unfortunate it may be in itself, is seen as the  necessary means to an end beyond itself, as destruction preceding  reconstruction, as darkness preceding the dawn. If the present darkness,  uncertainty, and suffering are unpleasant–so this apology continues–they are  at the same time beneficial and purifying; stripped bare of illusions, in the  midst of a “dark night” of doubt and despair, one can only suffer these trials  in patience and remain “open” and “receptive” to what the omnipotential future  may bring. Nihilism, it is presumed, is the apocalyptic sign of the advent of a  new and better age.”
See comment 4, Race to Space about Robert Goddard, Charles Lindbergh, Harry Guggenheim, Carl Jung, Jack Parsons and L.Ron Hubbard.

An event in 1958 led Jung to conclude that it was more desirable for people to believe UFOs exist than to believe they don’t exist. One of his final works, Flying Saucers, was an attempt to answer why it was more desirable to believe in their existence. Jung came to the conclusion that UFOs were examples of the phenomena of synchronicity where external events mirror internal psychic states… For Jung the UFO images had much to do with the ending of an era in history and the beginning of a new one… The symbolism of alien abduction is very different than the old one of colonization…  colonization..brings with it the possibility of struggle, of emancipation and independence. Abduction, however, recognizes the futility of resistance… abduction involves the sense that things are happening behind our backs. A great paradox is perhaps at the end of this symbolism as Dean concludes her book with the following: ‘To fight colonization, we take control. We don’t fight abduction; we simply try to recover our memories, all the while aware that they could be false, that in our very recovery we participate in an alien plan.’  ”

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