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The Government Will Lie about UFOs, but Not COVID?
UFO Sightings Are No Longer "Fake News," but COVID Conspiracy Theories Are?
I’ve enjoyed watching the public conversation change about UFOs — or “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” (UAP), as they’re now called in official documents.
Not many years ago, the only news outlets willing to give credence to stories about UFO sightings were disreputable tabloids like The National Inquirer. While waiting in a checkout line at your local supermarket, you could read hard-hitting investigative reporting about how Hillary Clinton was pregnant with the child of her reptilian lover from outer space — not Bill, but a different reptilian lover — or about how Michael Jackson slept in a hyperbaric chamber to recreate the atmosphere on his native Tralflamadore, because Earth’s atmosphere was causing his body to slowly vaporize, especially his nose.
It was all a joke. Sure, there were books like Behold a Pale Horse by William Cooper, which contained purported documentation of a decades-long government coverup of alien involvement with humanity. But such books were easily dismissed with the devastatingly effective epithet “conspiracy theory.” And no serious person or legitimate news publication would ever give the time of day to a conspiracy theorist. Those people were crazy!
The emergence of alternative media, such as the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, provided an outlet for people like Bob Lazar to share their stories about encountering super-advanced alien technology while working for the government. In long-form discussions, with a couple of hours to provide context, explain their evidence, and answer questions about their experiences, the people making these claims didn’t seem quite as crazy as they’d been depicted in the popular culture. With more people being exposed to these accounts, the public’s curiosity grew, and with more seemingly credible eyewitnesses coming forward to allege UFO sightings around places like military installations, prominent people started demanding answers.
After decades of denial and dismissive handwaving about “crazy conspiracy theorists,” the government strangely started changing its tune. Earlier this year, Congress held hearings about “unidentified aerial phenomena,” and the public was treated to prim and polished military officers discussing their encounters with UFOs that seemed to operate using technology far superior to our own.
Even the buttoned-down, middle-of-the-road news show 60 Minutes ran a segment on the growing evidence that UFO sightings were, in fact, legitimate. Even CNN and MSNBC, the de facto arbiters of what is true and what is misinformation, ran stories on the UFO phenomena.
At this point, it is not at all controversial to say that the government concealed evidence of UFO sightings. Maybe these UFOs have been operated by alien beings, or maybe China or Russia are responsible, although there appears to be real doubt that either China or Russia have the level of technological advancement demonstrated by these UFOs. But regardless of the source of these UFOs, it is clear that the U.S. government spent decades denying their existence and suppressing information about them.
So what’s the upshot of all this? Just this question: why would anyone be willing to publish a news story about the government engaging in a coverup of UFO sightings, but not run a story on the government engaging in a coverup of COVID’s origins? Why hold hearings on UFO sightings, but not have hearings to analyze the immensely expensive and ultimately ineffective — or even counterproductive — government response to COVID?
If they lied to us about UFOs — and a million other things, like the intelligence services of Israel and the USA having their dirty fingers all over Jeffrey Epstein and his honeytrap child-sex-trafficking ring that involved billionaires, Presidents, and princes, precisely none of whom have been investigated or indicted on statutory rape or sex trafficking charges — if they would lie to us about those things, why wouldn’t they lie about COVID, the lockdowns, the vaccines, etc.?
I don’t know a lot about UFOs or COVID, but I do know that people and institutions that will lie about one thing will usually lie about other things as well. For some strange reason, many people will admit the government lied and covered up evidence about UFO sightings, but they won’t connect that dot to other dots that indicate similar dishonesty around COVID — or a million other things. I wonder why?
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