Sunday, May 15, 2016

Lucifer's Technologies: The Eyeblink of History


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Many have claimed that our present technology arose from contact with alien intelligences. Whether you believe that or not, one thing is certain; the rate of technological progress shot up like a rocket shortly after the end of World War II.

And it must be said that technology seems more and more like an invasive-- or alien-- contagion, disrupting entire industries, economies, and communities. 
Now techno-utopians like Jaron Lanier and Douglas Rushkoff are techno-cassandaras, preaching a message of dislocation and social collapse. 

Look at it this way; steam engines had been known for almost 2000 years by the time the Industrial Revolution took hold, longer still if you consider prototypes. The Ancient Greeks knew them, they just didn't have any use for them.

But the evolution from a computer that was was essentially the size of a suburban house and boasted the power of a pocket calculator to the working prototypes of the desktop, the Internet, computer animation, teleconferencing and nearly everything else we take for granted today took just a little more than two decades. 

An eyeblink of history.

For at least 5000 years-- five-hundred decades-- horse-drawn carriages and wooden ships with cloth or leather sails were the state of art in transportation technology. By contrast, we go from aeroplanes made of wood and canvas to the SR-71 Blackbird, a machine so advanced our best engineers today seem unable to match it*, in the space of four decades.

In historical terms, this is as if your three year-old were in nursery school one day and then graduated from Harvard at the top of her class as soon as she turned four. There's simply no precedent for the high-tech explosion that began in the late 1940s.
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Yet no one stops to question how such a technology would arise so instantly, in historical terms. Go look at a book from the late 19th Century- hell, look at a children's book from that period- and tell me people weren't a hell of a lot smarter than they are today. Maybe even smarter than they were in the 1940s...

Yet even the best and the very brightest were stymied by problems for decades, problems that seemed to solve themselves, literally overnight, shortly after World War II.



Something changed. And then, despite all the hype and hyperbole, seems to be changing back. At a frightening clip, too.

The crash at Roswell has been cited as a source for the amazing technologies of the past 70 years but aside from the endless deluge of disinformation around it, that event seems too shrouded in symbolism to ring true to me as an actual crash.

I believe there was a group assembled at the highest levels to deal with...exotic technology. Whether or not it was called Majestic-12 is immaterial (though it may well have been- see footnote) I believe that Roswell was the center of an extraordinary exchange program with parties as yet unknown. I can't explain exactly how but I believe that nuclear weapons were the catalyst for this exchange. 

An exchange involving technologies that are essentially indistinguishable from magic.

Or should I say MAJIC?

The Majestic 12 documents didn't just inspire the all-time greatest X-Files storyline- they also inspired a firestorm of debate among UFO researchers. The majority opinion was that they were in fact extremely elaborate hoaxes.

UFO legend Stanton Friedman is a notable dissenter†, even if he does acknowledge most of the Majestic 12 documents in circulation are bogus.

The bogus documents were most likely fed to a researcher by a low-level officer in Air Force Intelligence and longtime known hoaxer (who later became a crossing guard, and later the subject of an 
extremely tedious debunker book and movie). 

Having spent years doing the legwork to research them, Friedman continues to insist that three of the documents are genuine: 
"These are the Eisenhower Briefing Document (EBD) dated November 18, 1952, the Truman-Forrestal memo (TF) dated September 24, 1947, and the Cutler-Twining (CT) memo of June 14, 1954. I don’t think anybody else has spent as much effort trying to determine the legitimacy of the MJ-12 documents as I have."
But what if those memos are themselves "genuine fakes?" What if they're (yet) more "cooked information" created to muddy the waters in case information about the real UFO working group-- or the military's awareness of the reality of the UFO phenomenon-- were made public?  

Because as it happens, two once-classified memos --whose authenticity is beyond question-- reveal just that.
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Vannevar Bush, at the center of it all

THE RAINMAKER

Here is an excerpt from the "Eisenhower Briefing Document":
OPERATION MAJESTIC-12 is a TOP SECRET Research and Development/Intelligence operation responsible directly and only to the President of the United States. 
Operations of the project are carried out under the control of the Majestic-12 (Majic-12) Group which was established by special classified executive order of President Truman on 24 September, 1947, upon recommendation by Dr. Vannevar Bush and Secretary James Forrestal.
Forrestal's name makes sense here given his cabinet position but why would Bush be involved recommending in such an allegedly high-level governmental committee? 

Well, not only was Bush on the board of NACA, the predecessor of NASA, he also was chairman of a group which most certainly would be involved with the reverse-engineering of "foreign technology":
Bush helped create the Joint Research and Development Board (JRDB) of the Army and Navy, of which he was chairman. With passage of the National Security Act on July 26, 1947, the JRDB became the Research and Development Board (RDB). Its role was to promote research through the military until a bill creating the National Science Foundation finally became law.  
But even more important were Bush's positions in the private sector:
From 1947 to 1962, Bush was on the board of directors for American Telephone and Telegraph. (He) remained a director of Metals and Controls Corporation from 1952 to 1959, and of Merck from 1949 to 1962. Bush became chairman of the board at Merck following the death of George W. Merck, serving until 1962. 
For those of you who don't know already, Metal and Controls produced elements for nuclear reactors and Merck is one of the largest pharmaceutical conglomerates in the world. 

Yes, Bush was at the pinnacle of the Cryptocracy- don't let anyone tell you differently.º



THE SMITH MEMO

The Majestic-12 documents may be controversial but there's another document that links Vannevar Bush to the study of alien technology that is known to be genuine; the so-called 'Smith Memo':

Perhaps the most important document ever released in Canada is the Top Secret memo of November 21, 1951 from Wilbert B. Smith, senior radio engineer with the Canadian Department of Transportation. Smith was a highly respected employee, with a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and several patents to his credit. 

Smith’s memo confirms that in 1951 a small group headed by Dr Vannevar Bush was secretly studying the technologies associated with the UFO issue. 
 
Bush had earlier headed the Office of Scientific Research and Development (1941-1947) and the joint military services Research Development Board (RDB) 
At the time of Smith’s memo, Bush was on the oversight committee of the RDB and a leading scientific advisor to Truman. 
All sorts of questions are raised: who else was in this group? What were they studying and how did they acquire it? What did they do with these technologies once they were finished studying them? I think previous entries in this series might answer that last question...

How did this memo come about? Well, Smith had become interested in the UFO topic by reading some of the popular books out at the time and decided that while he was he in Washington he would use his connections to try to see what he could find out:
Smith had the Canadian embassy in Washington discretely contact sources within the U.S. government.  Among Canadian embassy personnel named in Smith's collection of correspondence are Gordon Cox, Lt. Col. Bremner, a military attache, and Dr. Arnauld Wright, Canadian Defence Research Board (DRB) Liaison Officer. 
Bremner arranged an interview with Dr. Robert Sarbacher, an electrical engineer and guided missile scientist...who was then a consultant to the U.S. Research and Development Board (RDB).
In the interview on September 15, 1950, Sarbacher was to tell Bremner/Smith that Scully was essentially correct, flying saucers existed, they didn't originate on Earth, and the subject was the most highly classified in the U.S. government, at a level higher than the H-bomb. 
Sarbacher didn't say too much more than that but impressed Smith nonetheless. The Canadian reported about this meeting in the memo and included these prophetic words:
"We believe that we are on the track of something which may well prove to be the introduction of a new technology..." 
"...The existence of a different technology is borne out by the investigations which are being carried on at the present time in relation to flying saucers." 
Smith's memo was marked "Top Secret" in 1953 (by the Canadian gov't), then "Classified" in 1969, then declassified in 1979.

The meeting would have a transformative effect on Smith and draw him into the UFO Hall of Mirrors for the rest of his life. Given the time period, this meant Smith was pulled-- or perhaps more accurately, lured-- into a matrix of neo-Theosophist cultists, intelligence disinfo agents, pseudo-scientists and individuals and groups that were combinations of all of the above.

As we'll see, however, he had some extraordinarily compelling reasons to find himself in that matrix.



THE GENERAL'S MEMO


Then there is the memo that General Nathan Twining, a four-star general in charge of the US Air Material Command, wrote on Sept. 23, 1947, nearly three months after Roswell. The memo made these remarkable claims:
a. The phenomenon is something real and not visionary or fictitious. 
b. There are objects probably approximating the shape of a disc, of such appreciable size as to appear to be as large as man-made aircraft.  
c. There is a possibility that some of the incidents may be caused by natural phenomena, such as meteors.  
d. The reported operating characteristics such as extreme rates of climb, maneuverability (particularly in roll), and motion which must be considered evasive when sighted or contacted by friendly aircraft and radar, lend belief to the possibility that some of the objects are controlled either manually, automatically or remotely.
Twining went onto state that this technology could be adapted for military use:

f. It is possible within the present U.S. knowledge -- provided extensive detailed development is undertaken -- to construct a piloted aircraft which has the general description of the object in sub- paragraph (e) above which would be capable of an approximate range of 7000 miles at subsonic speeds.
But yet again, we run into the yawning gulf between "knowledge" and application. There have been some amazing aircraft built since this memo was written, but nothing quite like what he had described. Twining recommended that the phenomenon be taken seriously:
a. Headquarters, Army Air Forces issue a directive assigning a priority, security classification and Code name for a detailed study of this matter to include the preparation of complete sets of all available and pertinent data which will then be made available to the Army, Navy, Atomic Energy Commission, JRDB, the Air Force Scientific Advisory Group, NACA, and the RAND and NEPA projects for comments and recommendations...
Twining was at Alamogordo during the Roswell flareup and later cancelled a meeting with Boeing execs on the 17th, due to some unexplained emergency. Some have ascribed this to the aftermath of the alleged crash, but Twining's memo seems to indicate he knew of no crashed saucers. 

Instead he spoke about the great cost and difficulty of reverse-engineering saucers (while cryptically suggesting there may be another group building flying saucers secretly) but concluded the greatest difficulty lay in not having anything in fact to work from:
(2) The lack of physical evidence in the shape of crash recovered exhibits which would undeniably prove the existence of these subjects.
He could have been deceptive here (this was only classified Secret, the addressee was of lower rank) but I doubt it. A crashed saucer would probably have been big news, and Twining would probably have wanted to address it somehow. Otherwise why mention it at all?

No, again, I think the entire Roswell "crashed saucer" theory is a plant, meant to keep the overly-curious from looking too closely at where all that bizarre technology was really coming from. (Which is not to say the Air Force didn't start shooting at UFOs. That's a whole different story altogether).



THE ROSWELL RITUAL

Where does this leave us with Roswell then? Well, as I said last year during the "Roswell slides" psyop, I believe the "crashed saucer" metastory is a Cold War mythos, but as we've seen it's also something much older than that.

The connections to Horus or to Cadmus and his Well, or the knowledge-bearing Cabiri (whose Mysteries were held in July) and their own crash to Earth, can't be coincidental. Neither can those exact alignments to places of extreme significance in the same tradition from which Cadmus and the Cabiri emerged.


I think Roswell was chosen for this operation for the same reason it was chosen to be the site of the only atomic wing in the world at the time; its name (linking back to the Well of Mars) and its location.

I believe the Roswell witnesses. I believe people saw something unusual.  I think they reported the facts as they saw them and as they remembered them. I don't think a balloon would leave wreckage over an area the size reported.

I don't think an entire atomic-armed military base went into lockdown over Mogul balloons or kites or balsa wood and Silly String. I believe there's been a disinformation machine at work over the event since before it began. And it's still going on today.

But I think what the witnesses saw was in fact manufactured to be seen, as part of a very elaborate operation with deep and resonant ritual overtones.

The purpose of this operation? Well, I think there were many, but the primary goal was to create a convenient cover story for where all the strange new technology that soon began emerging from companies like Bell Laboratories was actually coming from.
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A convenient cover story for the foreign spymasters who weren't fooled by the nonsensical paper trails, I mean. 

Note that Roswell would have a lot of military and intelligence organizations spending a lot of time in the 1950s chasing (and more significantly, shooting at) every UFO that crossed their path, in search for that pot o' gold at the end of the alien rainbow.

Technology is an important part of this story but the supernatural and paranormal aspects should not be overlooked. At the highest levels it becomes difficult to pry them all apart.

Very difficult, indeed.

So in our next chapter we will meet yet another high-ranking military officer who, in one fell swoop, will connect all the dots; from the occult and the demonological, to UFOs and MJ-12, to Bell Labs and high technology, to the military and the intelligence community, and perhaps even all the way to the Council of Nine itself...






TO BE CONTINUED


* And apparently they've given up trying- after more than 25 years, the Blackbird's replacement is reportedly an unmanned drone.
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† Although many UFO researchers disagree with Friedman, more recently documents that are known to be genuine have surfaced that are labeled "Majestic." They refer to an emergency war plan, and were meant for circulation among senior military staff.
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Another UFO researcher- who also happens to be a former Air Force Intelligence officer-- argues this proves the MJ-12 documents are fake, as there wouldn't be two operations named Majestic (though the term "Plan" is used in the documents, not "Operation").

I don't get that reasoning- the term "Majestic" here seems to refer to high-level plans (for the Joint Chiefs, in this case) of the utmost seriousness. The impression that I get is that "Majestic" is a term reserved for command staff directives, ones obviously of extreme importance (in this case a war with Russia). 

In that context, the name "Operation Majestic-12" (note the numerical suffix is added to differentiate it from other possible Majestic programs, which may still remain classified) seems more credible, not less, as its numbers were also alleged to be made up of senior-ranking military.

º I've read arguments against Bush's influence during the Truman era, given his conflicts with the Administration. These arguments totally- and almost laughably- overlook Bush's lofty perch in Military Industrial Complex, which at that point in time far outweighed the influence any Washington bureaucrat might have. Bush may indeed have had conflicts with Truman but maneuvered himself into a position- right around 1947, as fate would have it- in which he would be able to dictate terms to the Administration. We're meant to believe that Truman wouldn't put Bush in charge of studying the UFO problem when Truman put AT+T- on whose board of directors Bush sat- in charge of America's nuclear arsenal? Bush very much seems like a man with a trump card, something that needs further investigation.

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