ET is leaking into the mainstream
One fact I have always found curious is that the Aliens look so much like humans -- two legs, two arms, a head with eyes, nose, and mouth. And all these abduction stories imply that they have DNA that is compatible with our DNA. If they really evolved from scratch on a faraway planet, then this would be highly unlikely. Or maybe not. There are 5 possibilities I can think of.
1) They're just products of human imagination, so of course they look like humans.
2) Panspermia -- the basis of life is universal, and is seeded by tardigrades and spores that hitch rides on meteors to inhabit new planets.
3) Maybe there's only one way to make living things given the (universal) physical and chemical laws. Life everywhere has to evolve in the same way that it has evolved on Earth.
4) I'm inclined to think that the potential for life is the raison d'etre of the Universe. There is consciousness looking to create physical forms that can house it, and it tends to come out the same everywhere..
5) Maybe the "extraterrestrials" are really our descendants, millions of years in the future. when they have learned the technology of time travel.
Thanks for listing the most essential reasons why an ET presence on our planet is not just possible but highly plausible.
There is no question that the government or its factions that have no oversight are in possession of technologies that are well beyond what the public is aware of. Hundreds of billions of dollars a year for decades and the "military" has no more to show for it than some big ships and futuristic shaped planes that can evade radar? The public thinks that the most destructive weapon on the planet is some variation of a hydrogen bomb. That technology is older than the transistor radio.
I have spent time with Dr. Greer and I believe that his intentions are good but he is wrong about all ETs being benevolent.
I posit that there are some that are "good" and some that are "bad". Why would civilizations that have gone interstellar be at odds? It cannot be about gold, petrol or lithium. I suggest that the commodity worth battling over is the control over the free will of conscious beings. That being said, I wouldn't be surprised that the so-called "negative" species have been influencing the trajectory of human civilization for millennia, working largely with those already in power, convincing them that they are uniquely endowed with the ability and rights to govern and control the masses at their whim.
The consequences of such an influence, if it existed, should be obvious. We would have religious doctrine that sets "rules of behavior" with interminable punishment if these rules are broken. We would have developed systems of censorship and surveillance that are somehow accepted with little resistance by the masses, from Sunday confessionals to the collusion of government with big tech.
There would be the exploitation of communities by others, from slavery of ancient and colonial times, to serfdom and now to the modern day miracle of central banking which allows to pay for today's disasters through tomorrow's labor.
I would bet that at their origin, these systems we have built were constructed with "help" from ETs that are primarily interested in conquest, conquest of our free will.
So where are the "good" ETs? Well, if the bad ones seek to control, the good ones must seek to liberate. I suggest that they do not see reality as a battle of good vs bad. They see it as a dance between freedom and control, love of others and love of self.
This puts them in a spot. If their "prime directive" is to allow all beings to be free, how could they interfere in any struggle without violating it?
Could not agree more with the summary and analysis of recent UFO events. Additional resources that can fill in the gaps are Solari.com (Space, here we come! Annual Wrap up), GizaDeathStar (Joseph P. Farrell's community) and the Dark Journalist.
Best analysis I read on UFO subject!
I think they are making every attempt to keep this information secret because they don't want our worldly rivals (Russia and China) to know what our secret agencies know. After all, it took threats from key members of Congress to even get them to talk about this.
As always Josh, I deeply appreciate your cogent presentation of various pathways of truth regarding evidentiary questions where doubt and uncertainty prevail.
I find it so hard at this point to know how to proceed regarding questions of belief and possibility when it comes to alien presence on our world (current or ancient), secret technologies (current or ancient) human prehistory, (and increasingly conventional history), and even scientific presumptions on the nature of what is real, or possibly real, and so on.
I find myself inescapably considering such questions based on what I want to believe (and what I don't want to believe), and then catching myself. I don't want to believe our military a intelligence overlords posses fantastic technology because (in this resolve I am close to certain) I have judged these institutions as hopelessly corrupt and immoral. I want to believe they are trying to daunt us into believing they are far more powerful than they really are, because if that is true, it is easier for me to hope they will fail in refiguring the world into their paradigm of ruthless, soulless control and domination.
I also find myself not wanting to believe these aliens and secret technologies are real/have been real because I do not trust that beings with such powers would actually be benign. It seems to be the case from my lived experience and observations that great material power gravitates toward the possession of those who are most amoral and ruthless. Though I would like to believe that in other dimensions and/or planets, this principle has not turned out to prevail, I am leery of placing my hopes on external protectors and guides to check the power of the sociopaths who hold sway in human societies. This feels disempowering, and also warns my sixth sense that it could be another trap to bestow authority and trust to beings with material powers beyond my own, only to be set up for another round of oppression and enslavement.
Or else, the whole thing could be yet another layer of lies altogether - i.e., the aliens I hope to be enlightened teachers do not turn out to be malevolent oppressors, but instead turn out to not exist at all - yet another deception and false hope to keep us sitting on our hands, abrogating responsibility to the "white hats" (whether human, alien, or angelic) so we can continue to be dominated more thoroughly by those in power taking action to imprison us in the smart grid of digital hell.
When faced with mysteries like the pyramids and Easter Island, which in my youth I willingly accepted on the terms of our academic leaders and their hand-waving non-explanations (or this stunning revelation of the 6-inch elongated head mummy, new information to me in this article), I find myself mired in speculation. I have been fooled enough times by the consensus of established authority, that I can't help but wonder if I am now just as liable to be fooled by rebel anti-consensus evidence. Is it all part of an even greater elaborate psyop designed to break my own trust in my ability to discern any kind of reality at all and render me helplessly pliable to those holding the keys to mass perception and the flow of information?
And as I go through this whole process, I suddenly remind myself that I've been reasoning based on what I do and don't want to believe, attempting to believe in something that lends me some degree of hope and empowerment (as I mentioned at the beginning of this comment), precisely because in this age of digital deep-fakes and multi-tiered perceptory manipulations, I no longer feel confident I can trust any physical evidence or measurement of what is real, even though I remain confident in my rationality, logic, and reasoning. But my reasoning power can be twisted to affirm false realities if the premises it's based on are deceptions.
I have lately been recognizing that there is no escaping the need to trust the work of others in order to supply me with the basic evidentiary facts my reasoning proceeds on. But even if I trust the integrity of those who supply me with this information, how can I trust that they were not in turn deceived by others, even though their belief was established in good faith?
I'm at this hall of mirrors place right now, certain at least, that what I'm currently experiencing is the result of so many mountains of gaslighting that it is threatening to reduce me to a state of learned helplessness.
Thank you again, Josh, for your ongoing work in your efforts to systematically reduce these questions of uncertainty to their bare bones and assist us all in our attempts to unravel the tangles of gas lighting that has done so much to rob us of our very perception.
I've always been agnostic as to whether aliens exist and have visited us. I have changed my mind regarding the likelihood though. I used to consider aliens unlikely, but the recent discovery of so many earth-like exoplanets has appraised one variable in the Drake equation at a level that makes their existence at least, seem likely. In the past, I also didn't Want there to be aliens. I had a rosy view of the human race. Maybe we didn't have heaven on earth, but we very much Could. Aliens were a potential threat to that. My opinion of my fellow humans however, soured over the years, and the pandemic provided a nail in that coffin. The paltry level of objection to the lockdowns and other restrictions makes me believe that only some sort of deus ex machina can save us.
As to the pyramids: those 1,000 ton stones were cast in place. This was proven with electron microscopy. I can provide a link to an article if you like.
As to the origin of the need for control and lockdown: no doubt you've noticed that an awful lot of people get off on bossing others around. Of course, maybe it's the origin of That of which you're curious. Feeling no such impulse myself, I don't believe it to be an intrinsic aspect of human nature.
But beyond it being the product of our twisted culture somehow, I have no explanation.
Outstanding, Josh! This article treats a very difficult subject with sanity and objectivity--a desperately needed alternative to the sensationalism and hysteria endemic in our society.
Keep it up! There **are** answers out there... Your approach is the way to find them.
Speaking as a person with substantial experience actually making things by hand & by machine, and moving big things, & small things, as well as being a trained physicist & engineer, and as a human -- to suggest that the great ancient works of the ancient Egyptians, and that of other ancient cultures, requires advanced tech beyond our current understanding, and possible alien help is absolute hogwash and an insult to the great accomplishments of those cultures. Uncharted X, Hancock, et al at best display an incredible level of ignorance &/or gullibility, and at the worst end of the spectrum malfeasance.
These folks have been credibly debunked ad infinitum (sometimes their own videos debunk themselves, if you watch carefully) by many over they years. The best debunking I ever saw, as to the topic of the ability of humans to move stone blocks of multi-ton to hundreds of tons using simple techniques of the proper application of leverage, was a series of videos by a humble carpenter, in which he did just that all by himself (he made the videos about 20 years ago (I haven’t been able to track down the originals) and I believe has since passed away, but here's a youtube link I found to some old news footage summarizing his past project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5pZ7uR6v8c ).
As to precision stonework with simple hand tools, I've done plenty of that myself, as a hobby, but there are plenty of vids emerging on youtube lately demonstrating this as well -- a couple of channels I found recently on this topic that I think are neat are: Scientists Against Myths, and SGD Sacred Geometry Decoded.
Regarding Dr. Robert Schoch. I have found him to be a credible and accomplished expert in his field, and initially found his interpretation of the weathering of the Sphinx enclosure interesting and compelling -- even exciting, for who doesn't love a good story that supports some interesting ideas. But then I learned of Robert Schneiker's work (see: https://www.robertschneiker.com/), which provides a very compelling counter explanation to Schoch's surface runoff erosion theory. It will be interesting to observe Schoch's public output in the coming months/years and see if he comes to revise his hypothesis.
Another thing that I learned recently, that I was totally unaware of before, is that the pyramids in Egypt are themselves actually carbon dated (and have been for quite some time), and the dates fit reasonably well with the already known historical timeline. This carbon dating is possible because of the mortar used in the pyramids and also of actual wood-in-place used in their construction. Poor Zahi Hawass, he is in the unenviable position of being a good professional with scientific data and wanting to do the right thing to also having political and fiscal obligations to his bosses and the people of Egypt. The known scientific, archaeological, and historical data is not secret, but it is not strongly promoted by Egypt. Why? Well, keeping the perception of unknown mysteries and allowing all the kooks and charlatans to do their thing is good for tourism and the economy. Israel does the same thing in their country – a lot of the archaeological work sponsored and funded by the Israeli Government actually discovers things that are counter to the accepted Biblical and Jewish narrative. Most of it they hide in plain site by not drawing attention to it. The data, sites, and findings are all there and publicly accessible. They just don't emphasize it cause it wouldn't be good for business, or politics.
In short, yes there's much of our history that is lost or yet to be discovered. But don't forget humans are clever and always fiddling and thinking and doing. We should look at the accomplishments of our ancestors with pride and respect. Accept that we know a lot, and that we don't know as much as we think, and there is always someone (past or present) that knows more, or is more clever, more patient, or just plain-old more persistent. Also, just cause you can't conceive or understand something yourself doesn’t mean it’s unknown by others. Sometimes there's no mystery, just awesome work and craftsmanship by someone with simple surprisingly simple skills, and a bit of knowledge, you don't have.
Fully share Josh's views and even speculations that we, humans, are and have been lied to and manipulated by a small elite, about dangers that do not exist, but allow them - the "elite" to proceed with either human secret technologies or with exploiting and retro-building ET technologies, so the masses will not know.
It would also fit the Agenda 2030 / Great Reset, depopulation and digitization of everything... because reality - science we are prevented from know - is at least dynamic and most likely driven fully by endless energy which is not accessible to a digitally-run world. Only the "cult-cabal" or elite would have access to these technologies, while, we - a necessarily reduced mass transhumanized population - are kept abay by a an all-digitized 1984.
Always excited when you have something new to read... Found you through Kevin Barrett unfortunately not enough people know his smart you and he are.
I wrote something on Grusch; only a couple of degrees from high level pedophiles. https://reportsfromtherabbithole.substack.com/p/uf-oh-really
As you state, there's a lot to unpack and a lot of possibilities to what's going on.
“We should not discount the possibility that advanced technologies are real, whether or not they are of extraterrestrial origin, and that they are presently in the possession of a global elite.”
And since they are intent on controlling and/or destroying all of civilization with any number of PSYOPS, now they will blame space wars they manufacture, on aliens. That’s my gut feeling.
I don’t believe anything they disclose, and why should I?