Just got an email from good ol Eileen! She’s posted a lengthy and insightful article regarding the Dr. Edgar Mitchell news stories and gave me some mad props! Thanks Eileen!
Well I got a surprise in my email today. Seems the essay I wrote about Dr. Edgar Mitchell’s disclosure caught the attention of the Tehran Times!
The U.S. has been at odds with Iran for decades now. I could never figure it out other than in the past 100 years Europe and the U.S. has been futzing around with that region to the point people are just fed up with it all. The Iranian or Persian people I’ve met here in the states are generally the most generous and pleasant people you’ld ever want to meet. Most Arab folks are and they’ve participated in many, many breakthroughs in the arts and sciences, sports and entertainment in the U.S.. I’m mostly Native American so I never gave too much concern about the Middle East, however, what’s right is right.
So now we have a pending military strike on Iran because of their nuclear interests.
War and more war and we wonder why aliens won’t land and introduce themselves.
Well another story about a top secret briefing by NASA to the White House about a scientific discovery. In the past NASA has had these slip outs of information that they find exciting and we and the press sit on the edge of our seats only to find out that one would need three doctorates in physics to even give a darn about the new NASA discovery. That doesn’t stop NASA from teasing us with this type of showmanship and the press eats it up because they know we can’t resist a mystery and a secret.
We humans just love a secret. We can’t wait to learn a new secret after swearing our own secrecy not to divulge it and then go blab it to everyone we can find. Just slap a big “SECRET” sign on something and it’ll be Katie-bar-the-door.
So now we have to wait to hear what the Mars Phoenix Lander has to say next about the mysterious red planet. So far it’s told us Mars has ice and water. My cousin Elmer discovered the same thing by looking out his window with his telescope but no one listens to Elmer, not even his wife. For some reason this Mars Phoenix Lander could travel a quarter billion miles to Mars, land, and can only tell us what’s in the dirt on Mars. It wasn’t equipped with a device to find life for some strange reason. That’s sort of like sending someone to the Bahamas without shorts. You just want them to tell you the weather is warm and the beaches are beautiful but they can’t go swimming or sunbathing.
That’s government for you. Gotta have that dragged on suspense and then big secret so some politician can appropriate more funds to keep us in suspense and mystery. I have a feeling President Bush, the man who couldn’t find Osama Bin Laden will announce something about life and Mars and all of us will just yawn and go back to more important things like pestering Congress as to what they’re going to do about all the alien abductions and such that we’ve been complaining about for the past 60 years or so.
Stranger things have happened.