Mar 02, 2011 I Micah Hanks

Conspiracy of Confirmation: “Govspeak” and UFOs

In George Orwell's classic novel 1984, the world as controlled and conditioned by the overtly usurping "Big Brother" set the precedent for what would become a very classic metaphor for the struggle between freedom and fascism in society today. Part of that great struggle involves public outcry over "Big Brother" (i.e. world governments) choosing which information seems best suited for inclusion in the public knowledge base.

When it comes to the study of UFOs, perhaps no greater example exists of a body of knowledge which, according to many, is kept in its majority away from the general masses. However, are world leaders in governments around the globe truly aware of more going on behind the curtains of the UFO mystery, or is the secrecy that occurs in this area of study more a matter of perception, as a result of people's general distrust for institutions of authority?

The idea that disclosure of UFO information is something world governments and intelligence agencies are sitting on is far from accurate, as proposed recently during a very intriguing interview with John B. Alexander on the late night radio program Coast to Coast AM. A key player in the real-life events that inspired the book and film portrayals of The Men Who Stare at Goats, Alexander says, drawing from his years of experience in clandestine government operations, that UFO disclosure has been occurring for years already, and that what the masses really want when they cry "disclosure" is confirmation of the existence of UFOs. In fact, there is little doubt that UFOs are real, Alexander also said, but that whatever they really represent to humankind may be vastly different from what public perception is (i.e. extraterrestrial spaceships).

Writing for the Coast to Coast Radio Examiner page, Donna Anderson notes that, "Alexander states, and most will agree, that the people of the United States have very little faith in the members of their government. We don't believe anything any of them say and we think they're all just a bunch of incompetent, high-paid monkeys." Arguably, the actual mechanics of what comprise UFO craft remains elusive to humankind--this no doubt includes those in government as well, despite any claims of vast cover-ups or secret technologies back-engineered after being taken from crashed alien spacecraft and the like. But perhaps the bigger problem, constituting a sort of "misdirection" all unto itself (and in the absence of officials from the secret government having to do so) is the almost cult-like attitudes of many in search of a bogeyman who works to thwart truth and freedom of knowledge and action, which almost seems to surpass any real level of conspiracy to silence the world at large; and especially those who might seek to reveal information pertaining to the true UFO mystery.

When it comes to where, when and how UFO information will be released to the public, perhaps we'll have to accept that there is little information actually in existence which hasn't already been made available. If making such a bold assumption could in any way maintain potential for improving our present understanding of the mystery, perhaps instead of harping on what we think is being kept from public view, we may do better to work toward rethinking and learning from what we already have at our disposal. Maybe the answers we seek, rather than being locked away in underground vaults beneath secret bunkers, have been hidden in plain sight all along.

Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, podcaster, and researcher whose interests cover a variety of subjects. His areas of focus include history, science, philosophy, current events, cultural studies, technology, unexplained phenomena, and ways the future of humankind may be influenced by science and innovation in the coming decades. In addition to writing, Micah hosts the Middle Theory and Gralien Report podcasts.

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