Yesterday, a reader named Jamie visited our article about Homo capensis conspiracy theories. Homo capensis is supposed to be a species of big-brained alien-human hybrids that hide behind the scenes, pulling the strings, enslaving Homo sapiens.
Jamie agreed that the Homo capensis idea was quite silly, but for a reason I wasn’t expecting: The political elites who secretly control everything, Jamie said, purposefully create fake stories of alien invasions as a “false flag” to justify a wicked power grab to follow.
“Google project bluebeam,” Jamie wrote. So, I did. The following is a summary of what I discovered.
Canadian writer Serge Monast developed the idea of Project Blue Beam in the 1990s, but the original conspiracy theory predicted that Project Blue Beam would begin to be put into effect in 1982, the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, “When the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligned with Mars, then peace will guide our planet and love will steer the stars.”
1983 was supposed to be the date when the New World Order would be established. The title of George Orwell’s Book, 1984, was supposed to be clue to this.
Of course, 1983, came and went, and no New World Order was put in place. “It has been delayed; we don’t know exactly why,” Monast puzzled in the mid-1990s. It was proposed, however, that a single world government would still be installed very soon, before the year 2000, serving as an intermediary of the USA, the UK and the USSR.
Those who notice that the USSR had ceased to exist by the mid 1990s will perceive a problem with this prediction. Still, belief in Project Bluebeam continues to this day. When Serge Monast died of a heart attack in 1996, his death was incorporated into the conspiracy theory. Believers assert that Monast was assassinated.
Monast wrote that the goals of Project Bluebeam were:
“To abolish all Christian traditional religions in order to replace them by a one-world religion based on the ‘cult of man’.
To abolish all national identity and national pride in order to establish a world identity and world pride.
To abolish the family as known today in order to replace it by individuals all working for the glory of one-world government
To destroy all individual artistic and scientific creating works to implement a world government’s one mind sight”
None of these things have come to pass.
Project Bluebeam was supposed to be a cooperative project between NASA and the United Nations, and would unfold in the following stages:
1. Artificial earthquakes would be created in order to reveal fake artifacts that would disprove the tenets of Christianity and Islam. Apparently, there could be no easier way to plant fake archaeological artifacts than to devise technology capable of creating fake earthquakes.
2. A “gigantic space show with three dimensional optical holograms and sounds, laser projections of multiple holographic images to different parts of the world, each receiving different images according to predominating regional/national religious faith” would be created by the Soviet Union.
3. “Telepathic electronical two-ways communication where ELF, VLF and LF waves will reach the people of the earth by the inside of their brain making each one to believe that his own ‘god’ is talking to each one from within his own soul.”
These steps, it is claimed, would make people ready for the imposition of a new religion that would be both “New Age” and “Satanic”.
The year 2000 deadline for Project Bluebeam passed long ago. Yet, conspiracy theorists continue to develop new descriptions of the supposed Bluebeam elitists, who are believed to be perpetually on the verge of unleashing their nightmarish powers.
In December of last year, for example, Bluebeam believers claimed that the project had unleashed something called HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program), using a secret technology to control the weather. The big tsunami in Japan that wrecked the Fukushima nuclear power plant is supposed to have been an attack under this aspect of Project Bluebeam.
Bluebeam believers perked up their ears again this week when former President Bill Clinton appeared on a late night talk show and declared that an attack by an extraterrestial civilization “may be the only way to unite this increasingly divided world of ours… think about all the differences among people of Earth would seem small if we feel threatened by a space invader.” People like our reader Jamie view statements like these as signs of a “false flag” operation to finally get Project Bluebeam underway.
There isn’t any evidence that Project Bluebeam, or anything similar to it. On the other hand, the predictions of Project Bluebeam believers have repeatedly been proven wrong.
But then, belief in Project Bluebeam isn’t based on evidence. It’s based upon an ideology paranoid presumption that secret elites, be they Satanist, Communist, or extraterrestrial, are working behind the scenes to orchestrate everything that happens – including the apparent debunking of conspiracy theories like Project Bluebeam.
For that reason, we can expect stories about Project Bluebeam to continue to spread for a very long time.
Barack Obama is feeling pissy.
It seems that, after Obama agreed to have his picture taken with professional baseball player David Ortiz, Ortiz choose to post that photograph on his Twitter account. Samsung then retweeted that Twitter post, sending the photo to its many followers.
Obama was outraged. He protested. How dare Samsung take a photograph of him that was voluntarily distributed in public, and then distribute it in public some more, without his permission?!?
This complaint is coming from the President who has used the military’s National Security Agency to steal billions of photographs, texts, emails, phone calls, and other private electronic communications from the Samsung smartphones of law-abiding Americans – without their permission.
Mr. President, why don’t you submit your complaint to the same toothless government “oversight” committee that comments on violations of privacy by the NSA?
See how far that gets you.
Every time we sell one of our sweatshop-free shirts, we set aside one dollar of the proceeds to donate to a U.S. political organization fighting the good fight. We set aside another dollar to donate to the betterment of people living outside the United States. This month, we’re sending our international donation to Charity:Water, a group that builds infrastructure for clean water supplies in some of the poorest, dirtiest and sickest places in the world. Our domestic donation goes again to the American Civil Liberties Union, because as long as the leadership of both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party prop up unconstitutional surveillance, cover up abominable torture, and shut up dissenters, our true representatives in Washington are the members of the ACLU, which has never wavered from taking the right stand on these core American shames.
Republican Paul Cook claims that, as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, he “has distinguished himself by tackling some of the most important issues of the day.”
In this category, Cook places his latest bill: H.R. 4371. A bill to redesignate the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area in California as the Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area.
Thank you for tackling this issue, Congressman Cook! Why, if America didn’t have a national place for drivers to take their vehicles and go vroom-vroom, instead of a regular old place for drivers to take their vehicles and go vroom-vroom…
…then… uh… maybe the off-road drivers would have to go back to playing with their Matchbox cars.
Important issue tackled!
A Starbucks customer has accused a worker there of putting Satanic symbols on top of her coffee.
I’m not saying that I support the drawing of religious symbols such as a 5-pointed star or three sixes, in the foam on top of a sugary coffee-based confection.
I am struggling to understand the reaction to it, though. What exactly is the damage created by the foam sketching of these symbols? Would people react differently if a crucifix had been drawn instead?
This morning, I encountered stacks and stacks of the following “currency” stuffed all over the place in Central Maine:
I cannot for the life of me figure this out. Can you help me understand what…
… the Confederate flag
… Jewish Stars of David
… Christian demands that you accept Jesus and be born again
… a portrait of Stonewall Jackson and
… odd references to the year 1867
are doing on a fake $500 bill?
I have a vague sense I should be upset about this “currency,” but honestly I just can’t get past flummoxed.
A couple of days ago I wrote an article summarizing the policy positions of the Cindy for Sheehan for Governor campaign with the Peace and Freedom Party out in California. One of our readers, Stephen Kent Gray, suggested that I had neglected to provide a similar profile for Green Party candidate Luis Rodriguez.
I promised Stephen that I would review the Rodriguez campaign. I have done so, and the chart below shows the policy positions shared by the Sheehan campaign next to the policy positions shared by the Rodriguez campaign.
As you can see, there’s really no comparison:
- Opposition to fracking, oil drilling, and nuclear power
- Affordable public transportation
- Increased pedestrial and bicycle traffic
- Encouraging organic farming
- Preventing the California National Guard from being sent to fight in overseas wars
- Open borders
- Increased funding for public education
- Citizen review boards to oversee police activity
- Ending prisons for profit
- Public-funded health care
- Retirement at full pay
- Increased use of hemp
- Banning genetically modified organisms in agriculture
- Return of tribal lands and self-determination for indigenous groups
Seriously, what comparison can I make? The Rodriguez for Governor campaign website has places for a policy and platform and for a campaign manifesto, but those places are completely blank. One can only presume that Rodriguez would have a blank record as Governor.
A campaign, whether it’s run by a major party candidate or by a candidate from a smaller party, has the opportunity and responsibility to speak to the issues that matter to voters. Luis Rodriguez is failing in that duty, and serving as yet another embarrassment for a struggling Green Party.
GBIF looks like an acronym that could be scribbled on the inside cover of a schoolgirl’s notebook, representing an expression of earnest affection – some variant of BFF. In fact, it represents a more serious idea: A place to collect data from observations of living organisms – the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility combines information from the observation of almost 1.5 million species from over 14,000 datasets. What’s more, it makes this information available to search, for free.
Even a quick search shows how much can be learned from this resource. Using the species search at GBIF, I searched for the first animal that came to mind: The mallard duck.
I thought of the mallard duck because it’s common. What I discovered at GBIF is that the commonness of the mallard duck is creating uncommon problems.
I think of the mallard as a North American species. What I didn’t realize is that it’s much more widespread than that. It’s common in Europe, Asia and Africa as well, and has been spotted in South America.
There are even mallard ducks in Australia and New Zealand. I was surprised by this, having learned in biology class long ago that Australian fauna is distinct from that of the rest of the world, being separated even from the wildlife of nearby Indonesia by a boundary called the Wallace Line. Mallards, it seems, were purposefully introduced to New Zealand and Australia.
Mallard ducks are able intruders because of their remarkable flexibility. They are wild animals, but are also the ancestors of most of the domesticated ducks that we would expect to find waddling about in a farmyard. Mallards are genetically expansive as well. They are capable of interbreeding with 63 other species of ducks, so that, when mallards arrive in an area, they can infest the genomes of neighboring waterfowl.
On the other hand, GBIF informs me that mallards themselves are often infested by nest parasites. I’m not talking about lice in their feathers, but other waterfowl, who sneak in to lay their eggs in the nests of mallards, much in the way that cuckoo birds lay their eggs in other species’ nests.
Another little tidbit from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility has to do with the expansive boundaries of animal sexuality. Mallard ducks have been observed to engage in homosexual necrophilia.
If a search for the common mallard duck can reveal such surprises, imagine what other curiosities may await discovery within the GBIF.
Why is the International Labor Rights Forum calling for Americans to boycott and picket The Children’s Place on April 24 2014?
Why? Because a year earlier, on April 24 2013, the rickety Rana Plaza apparel factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 people. Those people were paid dirt-poor wages in dangerous conditions to make cute clothes for The Children’s Place. And now they’re dead.
The collapse of the sweatshop factory that The Children’s Place did business with didn’t just kill more than 1,100 people. It turned thousands of children into orphans. And The Children’s Place has refused to pay any compensation to the families of survivors.
Think of that the next time you see the cutest, darlingest little striped jumper on sale for a low, low price at The Children’s Place. Then put the jumper down: it’s been soaked with blood, sweat, hunger and despair.
Stop buying clothes at The Children’s Place… and if you can spare the time, check here to find an April 24 demonstration near you.
For years, Americans were gripped by a debate over whether waterboarding, the purposeful introduction of water in people’s mouth, nose, throat and lungs, counted as torture. The debate was political. The facts were simple: Waterboarding was designed to cause intense fear and suffering through abuse of peoples’ bodies, and had been historically classified as torture.
Still, many Americans insisted that waterboarding wasn’t real torture. This conclusion was politically convenient to them. Their preferred leaders had instituted the torture after all.
Now, the U.S. Senate has discovered that torture by the American government went far beyond waterboarding. It included throwing people into icy water to induce hypothermia. It included smashing people’s heads against walls.
The Senate has also learned that the purpose of torture by the USA wasn’t to gain information about possible future terrorist attacks. The records show that by the time prisoners were tortured, they had already provided almost everything they knew, and what was left to be revealed under torture wasn’t useful.
The torture was conducted simply for the purpose of cruelty.
The CIA, which is supposed to be protecting us, has now turned against American democracy. It launched a spying operation targeting the U.S. Congress itself, in an attempt to find, steal, and destroy all information about the secret torture programs.
All of this is criminal behavior. It’s explicitly against the law. Yet, it has gone unpunished. Barack Obama, when he became President, said that the matter wasn’t worth looking into. He looked at photographs of torture by American agents, and decided to keep them secret – to participate in the coverup.
Democrats won’t be talking much about this news this morning. Bill Press will be talking about health care reform on his radio show this morning – but not the torture revelations. Stephanie Miller will be telling fart jokes on her show this morning, but she won’t acknowledge what’s been discovered about America’s torture programs.
It’s politically inconvenient now for both Democrats and Republicans to call attention to the purposeful practice of torture by the Americans government. Leadership from both their political parties was involved.
So, on Thursday, the Senate Intelligence Committee will be holding a hearing at which it discusses whether information about the American torture programs should be made public – as if that’s a legitimate question. High crimes have been committed, and conspiracies to cover them up have undermined our democracy. There’s no national security need to justify keeping the torture evidence secret. Homeland Security has run amok.
As before, we can expect both Republicans and Democrats to vote to keep the information secret, and so the American people will move on to other news, such as changes in the hosting lineup of Dancing With The Stars.
I got this postcard in the mail today from my member of Congress, Tom Reed. Well, when I say that “I” got the postcard, I’m not being completely accurate. My wife got the postcard, and I didn’t.
Standard practice for U.S. Representative Reed is to send two copies of every postcard to our home, one for me and one for my wife.
Why didn’t I get the postcard? As you can see, the mailing is about Women’s History Month. It seems that Congressman Reed thinks that Women’s History Month is just for chicks, and doesn’t want to let male voters know that he is willing to deal with Women’s History.
I hereby nominate Tom Reed to serve as chair of the House Select Committee On Not Quite Getting The Point.