Whatever happened to American goodness?

Alexis de Tocqueville

By Hal McKenzie  

As readers of this column know, I was delighted that exopolitics finally got its due in the X-Conference [2003]. It was disheartening, however, to hear from so many speakers how a secretive elite has led America to discard its founding principles by hogging extraterrestrial technology in a quest for national power at the expense of humanity in general.  

A quote often used by politicians, erroneously attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville but still valid nonetheless, says, “America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.” I’m afraid America’s wartime leaders tossed goodness out the window in a Faustian bargain that will lead America to destruction if we continue on the present course. (For more on the topic of goodness, see my column “Goodness Theory” of Jan. 28, 2003.)  

Dr. Michael Salla in his book Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence asserts that America made a secret deal with inhuman gray aliens who view humans as an expendable resource to be exploited, while shunning more sympathetic beings who offered to help us in our spiritual and social development, but were too ethical to allow us to develop weapons of mass destruction. He quotes government whistleblower Phil Schneider, who mysteriously died seven months after giving a lecture in May 1995 where he said the following:  

“Back in 1954, under the Eisenhower administration, the federal government decided to circumvent the Constitution of the United States and form a treaty with alien entities. It was called the 1954 Greada Treaty, which basically made the agreement that the aliens involved could take a few cows and test their implanting techniques on a few human beings, but that they had to give details about the people involved. Slowly, the aliens altered the bargain until they decided they wouldn’t abide by it at all.”  

Earlier another group of humanoid aliens secretly met with U.S. government officials and offered to help with peaceful technological development with the sole condition that we dismantle our nuclear arsenal, Dr. Salla writes. “When the government officials declined, this group of ETs subsequently withdrew and played no role in the government’s clandestine program to reverse engineer ET technology for advanced weaponry.”  

More sinister still is the alleged Nazi connection as alleged by Dr. Salla, reporter Jim Marrs and UFO researcher Richard Hoagland in their presentations at the conference. The Nazis, as part of their insane racist ideology, believed the Aryan race was descended from ETs who came to earth. Through the occult teachings of Madame Blavatsky and secret societies like the Thule society, they even managed to communicate with ETs through channeling.  

The Nazis sent archeological teams throughout the world, as in the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, ostensibly to research Aryan origins and find ancient artifacts, but actually to uncover ET technology, Dr. Salla writes. He says they succeeded to a degree, but not soon enough to win the war, although they squirreled some of their technology away in hidden bases in Antarctica.  

Some of these stories are so bizarre that I need to deal with them more completely in another column. It is a fact, however, that many Nazi rocket scientists were imported to the United States after the war, notably Wernher Von Braun, inventor of the V-2 rocket and a lieutenant in the SS, who is in effect the founder of the U.S. space program. Dr. Salla says the militaristic and racist views of these scientists have influenced the clandestine organizations that maintain the ET secret.  

Dr. Sala’s book depicts humanity as caught between competing ET factions, much like developing or “Third World” countries on earth became a battleground between the democratic/capitalist “First World” and the socialist/communist “Second World” during the Cold War. Myths about wars between gods, which are common to all religions, reflect this conflict, as in the Biblical account of the war between angels loyal to God led by the archangel Michael and rebellious angels led by the archangel Lucifer, also known as the “serpent” who tempted Adam and Eve to disobey God in the Garden of Eden. The “First World” would be the faction loyal to God, the “Second World” would be the Lucifer faction in rebellion against God, and Adam and Eve represent the Third World whose fate is influenced by their conflict.  

Applying this terminology to modern exopolitics, the First World consists of the oldest ET civilizations that seeded life in this galaxy, which are politically conservative and follow a “laissez faire” policy, allowing humans to develop largely on their own with minimal interference. The Second World is made up of factions that follow a more radical path to evolution, rejecting the slower, evolutionary policies of the First World. They are inclined to reject individual freedoms in exchange for rapid development and social cohesion. They are also prone to radically alter natural evolution through cloning and genetic engineering. It is said the Grays’ over-reliance on cloning is one reason they are parasitically harvesting human genes, kind of like failed socialist policies led Second World nations on earth to leech off the capitalist “enemy.”  

We humans in the Third World aspire to a higher level of development, but it was not easy to choose between the different ET factions as our government felt pressured to acquire technology in the competition with other earthly nations and to rapidly gain equality with off-world powers. Unfortunately, according to Dr. Salla, our leaders made the wrong choice and hooked up with the radical Second World aliens. As they say in Star Wars, they were “seduced by the dark side.”  

I think our leaders lost faith in America’s true greatness, which lies not in its technology, but in its founding ideas. America’s Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are among the greatest creations of the human mind.  

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” inspired freedom and rapid development throughout the world. We never needed advice from reptilian or insectoid aliens conceived in test tubes and living a soulless existence as anonymous units of a hive. If anything, they should be taking lessons from us.  

We should be proud of our Third World status, because we constitute the future of this galaxy. The Third World is not only an arena of conflict, but a testing ground for new ideas and solutions to evolutionary problems. Human history tells us that relatively “primitive” peoples, when confronted with more developed civilizations, often used ingenuity, pluck and adaptability to surpass their erstwhile conquerors and/or colonizers and advance civilization further than before.  

For example, nineteenth-century Japan, which was a medieval society when Commodore Perry sailed into Tokyo harbor with his warships, quickly adopted Western technology and began to compete successfully with advanced industrial societies by the early 20th century. According to Col. Phillip J. Corso in his book, The Day After Roswell, American scientists did such a great job of retro-engineering technology from the crashed saucer at Roswell that within a few decades we developed “Star Wars” weapons that could be used to defend the earth against alien invaders. In short, we got more technology from the aliens’ cast-off junk than we did from them directly.  

Although we may appear to be the underdog now, we can have a profound impact on the galactic balance of power, influencing trillions of beings on other planets and in other dimensions. We have it within our power to reconcile the ancient conflict that spread to our world by finding the “golden path,” to borrow a phrase from Frank Herbert’s “Dune” novels, which is the optimum road to survival and development. We can, in short, be the teachers and saviors of those who once appeared to us as overlords.  

On the other hand, we could continue to pollute our environment until we have destroyed our own planet beyond the capacity of any alien invaders to do so. We could continue to close our eyes to the realities, opportunities and possibilities all around us. We could continue to cling to failed policies that benefit only a few in the short term, but harm the whole of humanity in the long term.  

We could thus reach an evolutionary dead end and perish as an independent race. The choice is up to us. 

Hal McKenzie (1948-2010) was the first editor of CosmicTribune.com. 

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