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Sea of Marmara UFO Case and the problem of authenticity

It is easy to conclude that YouTube clips of the Turkey Sea of Marmara UFO case are fantastical and staged (as in Project Blue Beam or other disinfo) – particularly the after-the-fact “cockpit” close-ups, showing clearly what looks to be a combination Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet and alien “Grey” face!

The majority of the higher-trafficked YouTube clips feature Dr. Roger Leir narrating (via the 2010 Ventura County UFO Festival, Ventura, CA). The photographer is heard throughout, and the awe in his voice is palpable. Leir claims that the original digital video was shot using an European ISO, with a 200mm lens and electronic “doubler.” Leir also states that he and his team sent the video to the Turkish government and University for further analyses and on agreement that they would issue a report. It is unclear whether either have issued such a report(s).

According to Leir and others, there were witnesses to similar sightings leading up to the “Leir” footage, beginning as early as 2008 and continuing into ’09.

Here is one valid question: why does the closest, best footage came when Roger Leir happens to be there? And what is Roger Leir doing in Kumburgaz, Turkey? If he was following up on earlier sightings then he really hit the gold-mine!

In the YouTube clip, Leir seems to perk up when he mentions a later analysis done by independent Chilean researcher Mario Valdes that focuses on the “cockpit.” (See also Dr. Leir’s web site Alien Scalpel/A & S Research, Inc.) The cockpit footage shows what Leir describes in the Ventura lecture as “a textbook Grey alien.” One would agree, though the “heads” look curiously helmet-like. At the end of the slow-motion close-up one notices what appear to be either ears (antennae?) flummoxing backward as if the entities just realized they’d been caught on film! Many count this “cockpit” footage among the most intimate of UFO sightings in history.

Valdes did photo-analyses and geographic/spatial measurements to pinpoint the position of the craft relative to the coast and sea-level. By his analysis, the case seems conclusive, though again, barring tangible physical evidence, or a statement from the Turkish government or University (to whom Dr. Leir says sent the video on agreement that they would analyze it and issue their findings), the case lingers inconclusive. (As for sending UFO footage to Governments – that’s a bit like asking a tank to do an arabesque…or like asking a brick wall for a psychoanalysis!)

This much is certain – UFO sightings are fast on the uptick worldwide, and the bizarre but steadily reported abductee phenomenon as well. More people wield professional grade digital camera equipment with the ability to instantly share footage on the Web. Indeed, there is no doubt that the World-Wide Web is leading to an increase of both interest in, and acceptance of, the UFO phenomenon.

But again, in our era of Government disinformation, agents provocateur, and high-technology black-budget military projects, we just cannot claim to know for sure. And high-tech digital graphics software are more accessible – along with the potential for manipulation of images, where only a decade or two ago the situation was different. If the Sea of Marmara footage had been shot in motion-picture film, say, in the 1980s, we would not have seen a fraction of the imaging detail. And we’d know to count out Photoshop or ProTools!

Sadly, as titillating as it is, the Turkey Sea of Marmara UFO case (like so many others), lingers inconclusive without physical evidence or “the authorities'” stamp of authenticity. But here again, if a government were to give such certification, would we believe it? Would that be enough?



Enter Richard Hoagland

In the past, photo/video capture of a UFO was rare, but if there was a “hit,” analysis of analog 35mm or 16mm film was simpler because in those days film was produced using a known chemical process. Corrections, scratches, or other anomalies were easier to account for. Exceptions are photos taken in interstellar space: NASA’s on-board photographic equipment for orbiters and satellites is varied and often at the mercy of whichever company wins the contract for this or that particular mission.

NASA and its contractors (famously the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Malin Space Science Systems, long cited by Richard C. Hoagland) have a long, steady history of putting out disinformation concerning evidence that could be used by Ufologists and in the search for alien intelligence.

One case illustrates the complexities involved in confirming even official photographic evidence of UFOs from the pre-digital era – in this case lunar ground anomalies – 2008’s New York Times bestseller Dark Mission. involves former NASA consultant to the Goddard Spaceflight Center and Science Advisor to Walter Cronkite, Richard C. Hoagland, who reported for CBS News live from the Jet-Propulsion Laboratory during the ‘69 televised Apollo moon landing. NASA’s Apollo 10 catalog of Hasselblad images taken in orbit (NASA publication SP-232) shows “blacked out and dramatically darkened images” (fig. 4-14, p. 232). Hoagland was first alerted to possible artificial lunar artifacts by the fantastical, “Stranger-than-fiction” type 1980s book, We Found Alien Bases on the Moon, by one Fred Steckling.

By happenstance, comparisons of images in this book with later evidence and maps of the moon led Hoagland on in his quest to uncover the truth about Lunar and Mars artifacts. Around the same time, an unnamed “inventor and industrialist who had founded a company based on his perfection of a unique military optical technology,” and “with extensive NASA and military contacts” (Hoagland and Bara 188) also convinced Hoagland that there may be something to this.

Through a NASA contact, Hoagland ordered what he thought were corresponding images of the regions in question from Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. When the prints arrived in the mail, discrepancies between the catalog and prints alerted Hoagland to, one, the importance of the Apollo 10 images in terms of “ruins on the moon,” and two, a “pattern” of dishonesty and disinformation emanating directly and un-apologetically from NASA (and notably the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California (Or the “Jack Parsons Laboratory” as Dark Mission would have it. (See pp. 298-306: “The Caltech Rocket Programs of the 1930s.”)

Hoagland had obtained a “historic lunar atlas” (p. 185) compiled by the Space Sciences Laboratory of now defunct North American Aviation, Inc. Between the atlas and the NASA catalog, Hoagland determined that those photographic negatives containing possible evidence of “ruins” on the moon had been curiously misnamed, double-named, darkened, or even “blacked-out,” and that conspicuously, these largely fell in the ‘AS10-32-’ batch of negatives. The supposed ruins included “the Shard; “the Tower”; “the Cube”; and “the Blair Cuspids”. During the mid-‘90s and later, developments in imaging technology made it possible to re-analyze the Apollo negatives. Hoagland’s “ancient lunar dome” hypothesis emerged. (For more see Dark Mission pp. 183-268 et seq. Endnotes p. 615). While NASA representatives have claimed “accidents of light and shadow,” NASA itself kept an entire database and commissioned (at least) one official study on “transient lunar phenomena.”

The film negatives are what they are and it was only through a roundabout and largely happenstance set of circumstances that the lunar “ruins” were discovered.

The difference between the Apollo and Viking “analog” era and ours is indeed drastic – digital photography means that down to the pixel an image may be altered and any metadata erased. The 1998 Mars Global Surveyor/Malin Space Science Systems debacle is the prime example (pp.355-378; pp. 379-400.) But Hoagland’s cavernous journey through the years with NASA reminds us that even so, it is still not easy to analyze even a standard photograph and come to a firm conclusion about what it depicts!

– d.g.w.

July 2011


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UFO Truth Conference Washington State

UPDATE 3/4/11:

Curious information relating to the 2011 UFO Truth Conference surfaced on CoasttoCoastam.com, and was brought to this blog’s attention via Charlie A. of Truthevent.com.):

The William A. Bugge Bridge on Washington state’s Olympic peninsula was unexpectedly closed for an hour on Saturday, February 26, as an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine transited Hood Canal. The submarine was escorted by an Island-class cutter of the U.S. Coast Guard and several additional ships and small craft. Area residents have observed increased activity out of Naval Base Kitsap in recent weeks.

Parapolitical.com 3/4/11

 

An SSBN transit. February 26 was the same day as the Conference (see below), which was held at a (supposedly) decommissioned Navy fort. Many coincidences in this world…

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RELATED VIDEO LINKS:

--  NATIONAL UFO REPORTING CENTER (NUFORC) (USA)
--  Peter Davenport: Passive Radar for the Detection of UFOs (ongoing Davenport project)
--  Peter Davenport: The Death of Todd Sees. "It suggests to me that we are not entirely safe on this planet and these things may happen from time to time."
--  Peter Davenport: UFO elk abduction. Highly unusual case reported to NUFORC.
--  Peter Davenport: The Phoenix Lights  WA State UFO TRUTH Conference 2011.


Port Townsend on the Olympic Pen.

Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula. February 26, 2011.

Amid a growing number of conferences and informal meetups around the country, the “UFO Truth” Conference was held at an abandoned military barracks on the Olympic Peninsula this February 26. Meetup.com and SUFON helped promote the event.

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA. USA, February 26, 2011.

Braving transportation difficulties (where the heck is this place??), grey blustery cold, and flurries, an audience filled Fort Worden State Park USO building to hear three leading UFO researchers…

James Clarkson slide

James Clarkson, retired WA police officer, presents sightings submitted to MUFON.

MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) – the umbrella organization for UFO reports at the national level is, perhaps because of its breadth and its numbers, rife w/ infighting and switcheroos; the like, to match any political party. (and don’t be fooled – the UFO/E.T. phenomenon has, in the last five years, and particularly in the last two, reached a critical mass that places it well within the realm of a “political movement”). Washington State MUFON (now ex) Director and ex-civilian and military police officer James Clarkson presented slides and a no-nonsense angle.

Some express surprise a Clarkson’s 20-year career as a cop. Does that make his testimony doubly hard-hitting? Others counter that there are few who have heard more UFO reports than law enforcement…but still, say for example you call the Seattle PD and say, I saw a UFO and a bunch of lights came down – green, blue and pink! It’s right above my house! Could you send an officer please now!!!”). But it doesn’t mean that, beneath the professional veneer, these men and women don’t have eyes and ears like the rest of us.

 

    British writer and ufologist Nicholas Redfern

British writer and ufologist Nicholas Redfern (Sy-Fi, MSNBC, CNN, etc.). Is that Reagan? Redfern had some very deep, novel ideas. His scope may have outreached this particular American audience...

Writer Nicholas Redfern, from England, presented his view on the socio-religious implications of the alien phenomenon, referencing Aleister Crowley and the occult – “aliens as demons/demonic” entities. Redfern also related a story about a priest he’d interviewed who was purportedly involved in U.S. Government efforts to contact the “Grays” telepathically.

Evidence and testimony obtained  showed that the experiments made some headway; albeit that success was tempered by a strange milieu of technological malfunction and physical sickness on the part of the experiment’s participants (not out of the ordinary to those familiar w/ the so-called “Grays.” (Also called “Zetas,” in reference to their purported home-base in the Zeta-Reticuli star-system).

 

Nick Redfern @ UFO Truth WA 2011

Nicholas Redfern, Port Townsend, WA USA. February 26, 2011.

Mr. Redfern referenced the pop-culture aspect of “the alien”, for example Whitley Streiber‘s series of books (Streiber’s Communion was made into a Hollywood movie). As for the priest and the telepathy experiments, Streiber’s books on the Greys, Redfern believes, contain info gleaned from just such government efforts (secrets have a way of worming their way into the mainstream in one form or fashion, as the great Richard Hoagland points out)

For the record, Redfern has made some very mainstream media appearances, including the Sy-Fi Channel, CNN, and MSNBC.

 

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: (left to right) Clarkson (MUFON WA), Redfern, Davenport (NUFORC).

Peter Davenport, Director of the National UFO Reporting Center, USA, (and featured in this past issue of Seattle Weekly [http://www.seattleweekly.com/2011-02-09/news/peter-davenport-believes-in-ufos/]), distilled the UFO problem down to five “questions” (below). Davenport revealed to the audience some very compelling NUFORC-reported sightings – of which the Center has catalogued thousands upon thousands –  and featured some fascinating audio recordings of phone calls.

Peter Davenport

National UFO Reporting Center Director Peter Davenport.

The “Phoenix Lights”

Davenport provided the best overall schematic of this vast and difficult field (a tough subject for one person to tackle in a slide presentation…). Davenport, nationally-known in the field of ufology and a man with many insider contacts, closed his presentation with a recap of the 1997 “Phoenix Lights” – which he considers “the most important UFO-event in modern times.”

Clarkson, Redfern, Davenport panel discussion. Port Townsend, WA. February 26, 2011.

Davenport (above, at right) displayed photographs, maps, and schematics showing the extent of that veritable “armada” of silent craft the infamous night in 1997 (how time flies!).

Using multiple witness testimony as a form of geographic triangulation to pinpoint one of the most visible craft, in one example during his presentation Davenport estimated that just one light on one of the craft equals in size Seattle’s Boeing field!

Davenport alsoprovided some candid insight into (then) Arizona Governor Symington’s awkward position during the ordeal (including Symington’s public statement ten years later that – barring any further U.S. military information on the matter, the craft had to have been “alien spacecraft” (-Fife Symington, 2007).

– d.g.w.

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Book Review:


Human Race Get Off Your Knees by David Icke

Human Race Get Off Your Knees: The Lion Sleeps No More

By David Icke. Copyright © 2010 David Icke Books Ltd.



Short version of this book review published @ http://www.seattlemetaphysicallibrary.org/book_reviews.html.

© 2011 David Wilhelm / Seattle Metaphysical Library.


You’re a bookstore clerk pondering in which section to place this book. The title, Human Race Get Off Your Knees: The Lion Sleeps No More, gives few clues. Lions? Get Off Your Knees? Sounds like a scene off a bad movie script. You flip to the middle – Neil Hague’s vivid, Salvador Dali-meets-Adobe Illustrator glossy-paged graphics – “Science-Fiction”? You read the back-cover: “astounding secrets and suppressed information,” and “global Orwellian state.“ “Politics” section! But Under the author’s photo you see not a bio but a review by Project Camelot. Kerry Cassidy and Bill Ryan in the Arizona desert…“New Age” section! But yours is a modern bookstore and they got rid of that bookshelf back in the early ‘90s. You do a quick skim and Bingo! You’ll shove it in the “Conspiracy” section. “Conspiracy”, a growing genre of literature, fits the bill for this, David Icke’s 14th and latest book (published 2010).

The Author

Some background is important here: David Icke is a British writer and lecturer in the field of “alternative” research. He has published at least 14 books and a slew of DVDs. Icke has recorded countless lectures to audiences large and small; from Brixton Academy, London; to Slovenia; to UFO Conferences in L.A. He spoke at Benaroya Hall in Seattle in 2009.

Born on the Isle of Wight off England, Mr. Icke is a nationally known figure in the U.K.: he played football professionally in the ‘80s, was a popular BBC presenter for a time on their most-watched sports show; and he was the UK Green Party National Spokesman. Currently, Icke is particularly well known in the UFO-research community for his Conspiracy research and on the “interdimensional entity” (alien) phenomenon (Children of the Matrix, © 2003).

His lectures typically focus on spiritual self-help coupled with very hard-hitting critiques of politics, culture, globalization, the media, academia; and 9/11 and the Middle-East conflicts. His renown in America grew with the 2002 publication of Alice in Wonderland and the World Trade Center Disaster: Why the official story of 9/11 is a Monumental Lie (© 2002).

Human Race: An Intro

Human Race Get Off Your Knees reads like a compendium of Icke’s earlier material. The subject matter is esoteric and metaphysical, but its style is conversational and unpretentious – though equally verbose and often repetitious. At 645 pages, topics range from political and economic conspiracy theories to physics to space and extraterrestrials (ETs), to the nature of reality. An ambitious scope, but David Icke is an ambitious man. One gets the feeling that if Icke hadn’t a deadline he’d have turned Human Race into an encyclopedia! Indeed, finding a topic on which he doesn’t have an opinion becomes difficult as the reader journeys down “through the Rabbit Hole”, to borrow a trademark phrase from his lectures.

Importantly, Icke shows his characteristic sardonic, tongue-in-cheek humour. He knows the subject-matter is far-out and could not retain an audience for long if he did not.

A note of caution: with this kind of writing – the polemic – in the end we as the reader retain the final choice as to whether we are reading science-fiction or “alternative research.” You will see what I mean as we investigate the subject matter.

In Section I of the book, we read historical speculation: “Before the [earth] cataclysms, there was a global society based on a common religion and knowledge.”

We read facts: “Goldman Sachs paid [Larry] Summers $135,000 for a single day’s ‘appearance’ in 2008.”

PROBLEM – REACTION – SOLUTION

Chapters four through 9 deal with the “global conspiracy.” We read about the history of the so-called Illuminati and the Rothschilds and Rockefellers (Chapters 4 – 7). [See also The David Icke Guide to the Global Conspiracy and how to end it.]

We follow the trail of “the expansion of the Sumerian, Babylonian, and Egyptian (Illuminati) bloodlines into Europe…(p. 57).

Icke’s views on the machinations of world power conjure Orwell, though Icke ventures further, delving into history and science alike for fresh answers and pieces the puzzle. His view on how the power structures control populations and perpetuate their power rests on his theory “Problem – Reaction – Solution” – a solid framework for explaining world events. This, he believes, was the key to 9/11, and why globalization of commerce and surveillance spreads unchecked.

The “Illuminati”, or “bloodline families” as he terms it, makes for intriguing reading.

Mr. Icke begins with a historical synopsis of the Sumer/Babylon origins of the Illuminati, pointing to the historical region of Khazar as the destination of some of the “Sumerian” “bloodline families,” namely the Rothschilds, who eventually went north and west to Europe. These chapters deal with what Icke terms “Rothschild Zionism” (from the infamous European Rothschild family). For Mr. Icke, the Rothschilds (“Redshield” in German) are a major key to the puzzle of the current global power game: they control the purse strings: “You simply cannot understand the global conspiracy without knowing [their] background…“We are led to believe that the Rothschilds are a family of biblical Jews and therefore originate in Old Testament Egypt and Israel [p. 79].”

But –

Sumerian and Babylonian peoples migrated north into an area near the Caucasus” as well as east, eventually forming the kingdom of Khazaria…AD 740, the King…adopted the religion of Judaism and the whole nation [did likewise].” [T]hese converts to Judaism moved north to become the East European Jewish communities…Among them were the Rothschilds [p. 79].

Science-Fiction?

We read about “The Moon Matrix,” how our brains are decoding false “vibrational information” transmitted from the moon (what Icke calls “The Moon Matrix,” Chapter 19/p. 405) – information “hacked” from its “mother” source, the Sun.

Icke uses our modern wireless Internet as a metaphor for how our brains decode energetic information into physical reality. This “virtual” reality is the premise behind Icke’s fantastical, science-fiction inspired ideas: the “holographic Universe”; the “body-computer”; “The Cosmic Internet”; The “Moon-Matrix,” etc.

Human Race Get Off Your Knees is exciting fodder for UFO-enthusiast and government conspiracy theorist alike:

The Reptilians and the Greys began the process of manipulating the human-energy field, or body, to control humanity’s sense of reality, and humans experienced an ever-degenerating state of awareness (p. 228)

Icke concludes that “Humans are sustenance to the Reptilians – we are their food source” (p. 287) and control us via “hacked” information transmitted from the moon (“the Moon Matrix”). As “interdimensional entities”, these “Reptilians” are the dark culprit – a constantly recurring theme and key premise to the book (see also Knight, Christopher, and Butler, Alan: Who Built The Moon?. Watkins 2007). The Reptilian theme, interwoven with many othe sub-topics throughout, takes the cake as main idea of Human Race Get Off Your Knees.

Mr. Hague’s trippy, 32-page color graphic interlude comes as a useful visual aid to the writing, and divides the book into roughly two sections: the latter section deals with

1) The “Controllers’ “Game Plan” against humanity, and
2) How best humanity can thwart it.

Author’s Approach/Reader’s Approach

Problem is, many will agree wholeheartedly with 90% of Icke’s ideas (particularly the sections on corporations, “the control structure”, and Icke’s theory of “Problem-Reaction-Solution”…) – until he gets to the “Reptilian” issue. This is problematic because Icke rests so much else on that premise. This is the number one sticking point for the book.

The alternate approach here is, again, to read on and take what you will and leave the rest.

The book is organized somewhat haphazardly, though much of this is new material, yet to be worked out even by scientists or full-time specialists, so we can forgive Mr. Icke for jumping around a bit. In our Internet-age, Human Race in many ways mimics the web-format/blogosphere style – but a book is a book. Another criticism would be Icke’s use of sources – unlike his previous works, this time the author eschews end-of-chapter references, using only a bibliography (65 citations total). Easily twice as many sources are found in-text, but they are not formally cited.

David Icke is stubborn and stands his ground. The sense is that he does not want to be wrong. He seeks to cover all bases. In his defense, Icke presents so much material that doing so, along with perfect CMOS citations – on a deadline – would be near to impossible for any author. The obvious sticking point with Human Race is that the flow of the book is such that if you don’t accept one premise, the author leaves fewer and fewer outlets for agreeing to the overall thread.

In summary, the scope may be too grand for one book. But, to his credit, Mr. Icke forges on with fortitude: I know Icke would agree with what Socrates said, “Follow the evidence, wehrever it leads.”

Fortunately, we also get Icke’s trademark “New Age”-esque optimism (Section II: “The Lion Foils the Game Plan”): “Unmanifest ‘Oneness’ is where we find love in its true sense and so Infinite Love is the only truth, everything else is illusion” (p. 389).

Thus, it is possible to read the book without agreeing with everything Mr. Icke says. That being said, Human Race Get Off Your Knees: The Lion Sleeps No More must be read with a very open mind.

– David Wilhelm
January 2011

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David Icke

Human Race Get Off Your Knees: The Lion Sleeps No More

By David Icke (Copyright 2010, David Icke)

Review by d.g.w [see also https://wilhed.wordpress.com/essays/]

You’re a bookstore clerk wondering in which section to place this book. The title, Human Race Get Off Your Knees: The Lion Sleeps No More gives few clues. Lions? Sleep No More? You flip to the middle – Neil Hague’s impressively vivid, high print quality color graphics. “Science-Fiction”? You turn it over and read the back-cover: “astounding secrets and suppressed information” and “global Orwellian state.“ “Politics” section? Under Mr. Icke’s photo you see not a bio but a review by Project Camelot. Bingo! We’ll place it in the “Conspiracy” section. If not then “New Age” is your final guess. “New Age” (assuming your bookstore has such a section.) would have been my guess, but “Conspiracy”, a definite modern-day genre, fits the bill for Human Race Get Off Your Knees, Mr. Icke’s 14th and latest book (copyright 2010 David Icke).

David Icke is well known and well respected by many, but equally ridiculed or written-off by others. (He is fairly ignored by the mainstream media, particularly in the U.S.).

David Icke has been a household name in the UK: he played football professionally for some years, was a popular BBC television presenter, and for a time the UK Green Party National Spokesman. Icke is particularly well known in the UFO-research community for his work on the “Reptilian” phenomenon (Children of the Matrix, 2003). But he also presents hard-hitting critiques of politics, culture, globalization, the media, academia, and events like 9/11 and the Middle-East conflicts. His renown in America grew with the 2002 publication of Alice in Wonderland and the World Trade Center Disaster: Why the official story of 9/11 is a Monumental Lie.

His specialty is presenting his work to audiences large and small, from Brixton Academy, London, to Slovenia, to UFO Conferences in L.A. (He spoke at Benaroya Hall in Seattle in 2009.)

Human Race Get Off Your Knees reads like a compendium of Icke’s earlier material. The subject matter is esoteric and metaphysical, but its style is conversational and unpretentious – though equally verbose and often repetitious. Topics range from political and economic conspiracy theories, to physics, to space and extraterrestrials (ETs), to the nature of reality. An ambitious scope, but David Icke is an ambitious man.  One gets the feeling that if Icke hadn’t a deadline he’d have turned “Human Race” into an encyclopedia! Finding a topic on which he doesn’t have an opinion becomes difficult as the reader journeys down “through the Rabbit Hole”, to borrow a trademark phrase from his lectures.

We read historical speculation: “Before the [earth] cataclysms, there was a global society based on a common religion and knowledge.”

We read facts: “Goldman Sachs paid [Larry] Summers $135,000 for a single day’s ‘appearance’ in 2008.”

We read about “The Moon Matrix,” and Icke’s calling card – extraterrestrial/interdimensional entities.

And of course, we read exciting fodder for UFO-conspiracy enthusiasts: “The Reptilians and the Greys began the process of manipulating the human-energy field, or body, to control humanity’s sense of reality, and humans experienced an ever-degenerating state of awareness” (p 228). He concludes that “Humans are sustenance to the Reptilians – we are their food source” (p. 287) and control us via “hacked” information transmitted to us via “the Moon Matrix.” As “interdimensional entities”, these “Reptilians” are the dark culprit in this book; a recurring theme and key premise to the book. The Reptilian theme ties in with “The Moon Matrix”, and idea of the The Moon Matrix (see also Knight, Christopher, and Butler, Alan: Who Built The Moon?. Watkins 2007) wins out as the main idea of Human Race Get Off Your Knees.

Problem is, many will agree wholeheartedly with 90% of Icke’s ideas, particularly the sections on corporations, “the control structure”, and Icke’s theory of “Problem-Reaction-Solution”…until he gets to the “Reptilians” – problematic because Icke rests so much else on that one premise. The Reptilian issue is still the number one sticking point for this book.

An alternate approach is to read on and “take what you will and leave the rest.”

Another problem is Icke’s sources – unlike his previous works, he eschews end-of-chapter references for a bibliography (65 citations total). Cited sources are relatively few considering the breadth of material covered, though easily twice as many are found in-text.

But Icke is stubborn, and the flow of the book is such that if you don’t accept one premise, the author leaves fewer and fewer outlets for agreeing to the overall thread. The scope may be too grand for one book.

Fortunately, we also get Icke’s trademark “New Age”-esque optimism (Section II: “The Lion Foils the Game Plan”): “Unmanifest ‘Oneness’ is where we find love in its true sense and so Infinite Love is the only truth, everything else is illusion” (p. 389).

Thus, it is possible to read the book without agreeing with everything Mr. Icke says. That being said, Human Race Get Off Your Knees: The Lion Sleeps No More must be read with a very open mind.

– David G. Wilhelm
January 2011

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December 21 2010:

First winter solstice full lunar eclipse since before Isaac Newton! (first since A.D. 1638, they say):

200x

200x (minimum). Bushnell Refractor + 6 megapixels.

Partial lunar eclipse approx. 1:45 a.m. 21 December 2010.

Partial. (approx. 2:10 a.m.) 21 December 2010.

Full lunar eclipse. 2:45 a.m. 21 December 2010.

Old Bushnell telescope

Bushnell Reflector w/output 6.0 megapixel. 21 December 2010

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Disclosure revisited

People exclaim, “Disclosure is imminent, disclosure is just around the corner!”

But Disclosure has already happened for all intents and purposes. One recent example: check out the 9/27/10 National Press Club “Disclosure” Conference, broadcast live on CNN. (Clips here provided by the Project Avalon Blog.)

The United Nations already has an “Office for Outer Space Affairs” (UNOOSA). The U.K. Telegraph reports:

“Mazlan Othman, a Malaysian astrophysicist, is set to be tasked with co-ordinating humanity’s response if and when extraterrestrials make contact.” (Heidi Blake, The Telegraph. 26 Sept. 2010. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/8025832/UN-to-appoint-space-ambassador-to-greet-alien-visitors.html)

Stephen Hawking, when asked about this development, weighed in and is quoted in the same Telegraph article: “I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. The outcome for us would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.”

What more do we need for this ever-nearing “Disclosure”? A statement from the President? White House UFO-landing? The military personnel in the above CNN clips and many, many devoted researchers and organizers who work tirelessly have, by any fair criteria, already passed over the “Disclosure” precipice.

One worries that if the public begins to push to hard for a Super Bowl halftime-show type Disclosure, then the powers that be/”the Controllers/what-have-you, will (if they haven’t already planned it) do it for us. For example, if nothing less than an E.T. landing on the White House lawn is what Disclosure-seekers require, that is not Disclosure. Such an event would be a mess of confusion because its authenticity would be highly suspect.

So stop exclaiming “Disclosure is coming; Disclosure is imminent,”, because where does it read that Disclosure depends on officialdom for legitimacy? We shouldn’t assume Disclosure to be one event — what Disclosure has become due to our secretive, obdurate government is a marathon with more than one winner. Winners keep passing the finish line, but there is not a single, solitary winner. It’s a collective effort.

– d.g.w.

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Disclosure

People are exclaiming, “Disclosure is imminent, disclosure is just around the corner!”

But Disclosure has already happened for all intents and purposes. One recent example: check out the 9/27/10 National Press Club “Disclosure” Conference, broadcast live on CNN. (Clips here provided by the Project Avalon Blog.)

The United Nations already has an “Office for Outer Space Affairs” (UNOOSA). The U.K. Telegraph reports: 

“Mazlan Othman, a Malaysian astrophysicist, is set to be tasked with co-ordinating humanity’s response if and when extraterrestrials make contact.” (Heidi Blake, The Telegraph. 26 Sept. 2010. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/8025832/UN-to-appoint-space-ambassador-to-greet-alien-visitors.html)

Stephen Hawking, when asked about this development, weighed in and is quoted in the same Telegraph article: “I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. The outcome for us would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.”

What more do we need for this ever-nearing “Disclosure”? A statement from the President? White House UFO-landing? The military personnel in the above CNN clips and many, many devoted researchers and organizers who work tirelessly have, by any fair criteria, already passed over the  “Disclosure” precipice.

One worries that if the public begins to push to hard for a Super Bowl halftime-show type Disclosure, then the powers that be/”the Controllers/what-have-you, will (if they haven’t already planned it) do it for us. For example, if nothing less than an E.T. landing on the White House lawn is what Disclosure-seekers require, that is not Disclosure. Such an event would be a mess of confusion because its authenticity would be highly suspect.

So stop exclaiming “Disclosure is coming; Disclosure is imminent,”, because where does it read that Disclosure depends on officialdom for legitimacy? We shouldn’t assume Disclosure to be one event — what Disclosure has become due to our secretive, obdurate government is a marathon with more than one winner. Winners keep passing the finish line, but there is not a single, solitary winner. It’s a collective effort.

– d.g.w.

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