by Paul Hellyer
Extraterrestrial Civilizations and
World Peace Conference
Sponsored by the Exopolitics Institute
10 June, 2006
Vol 1:4 (October 2006): 249-265
The Honorable Paul Hellyer was the Canadian Minister of
National Defence (1963-1967) in the Cabinet of Lester
Pearson; and Transport Minister and Senior Minister in
the Cabinet of Pierre Trudeau (1968-1969). As Minister
of Defence he oversaw the integration and unification of
the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army and the Royal
Canadian Air Force into a single organization, the
While Minister for
Defense, he was guest of honor at the opening of the
world's first UFO landing pad at Alberta, Canada in
1967. While the occasional UFO sighting report crossed
his desk, he claims to never have had time for what he
considered to be a "flight of fancy." His position
dramatically changed after reading Lt Col. Philip
Corso's The Day After Roswell. He contacted a retired
United States Air Force General to confirm Corso's
Finally convinced that the
UFO phenomenon was real he decided to come forward and
speak at the September 2005 Exopolitics Toronto about
some of the "most profoundly important policy questions
that must be addressed." Among these he includes the
possible targeting of extraterrestrial visitors with
space weapons, and greater transparency in the policy
making process concerning UFOs.
by Conference Convenor, Dr Michael
September 25 of last year was a very special day… What made that day
a very special one, was that there was an event in Toronto, Canada,
where a number of people spoke about exopolitics. And one of the
people that did speak at that event is our keynote speaker for
tonight. His background is one as a senior politician within the
Canadian government. He worked in the administration of Lester
Pearson, from 1963-67, as the Minister of Defense.
The main policy that he was involved
with at the time was the unification of the Canadian defense forces.
So Canada has one defense force rather than four as in the US. One
of the things that he did encounter during that process was a
concerted effort by the administration, the American administration
at the time – the Johnson administration - to promote
[anti-ballistic weapons] …, presumably to shoot down ballistic
missiles. So this was one of the things that the Pearson government
was opposed to. Paul Hellyer, as Minister For Defense, was solidly
behind that policy.
Well, in that event in Toronto, last year, Mr. Hellyer came forward,
very courageously, to state what he believed was happening based on
the research that he had done, as a consequence of the Peter
Jennings special that had happened in February of 2005, where Peter
Jennings, through that show, “Seeing Is Believing”, laid out the
evidence that he believed made the UFO phenomenon something real.
This was something that Mr. Hellyer saw
as very intriguing. He did some research on Philip Corso, Sr., the
author of “The Day After Roswell”, and found that much of what Mr. Corso had discussed was, in fact, occurring.
So, I’m not going to go into that because I think he’ll probably
discuss that himself. But, let me say that what Mr. Hellyer has done
is he has gone beyond the traditional focus on,
“Are UFOs real? Are they in the sky?
Is there enough evidence?”, and he raises the very significant
policy questions that exist here. He’s asking questions such as,
“Are the weapons that are being deployed in space now really
intended for ballistic missiles from rogue nations, as we are
told? Or are they being used to target extraterrestrial
He asks these significant policy
questions, such as,
“Are the extraterrestrials the
enemy, as one finds evidence for in terms in the thinking of the
US military?” He asks these very important policy questions such
as, “What is happening with
this technology? If extraterrestrial
vehicles are visiting the Earth, and if this technology is being
recovered and being developed, why don’t we see it? Why isn’t it
somehow being released out into the public realm? Who are the
people making these key decisions over all of these processes?
Why isn’t there transparency? Why isn’t there accountability?”
These are very important policy
I’m thrilled that someone of the stature of Mr. Paul Hellyer has
raised these issues and brought them into the public debate. I think
this is something that will educate many, many thousands, and
millions, of people over the years ahead, and months ahead even, as
to the very important issues that we all have to grapple with; that
these are not just academic debates, but there are vital policy
issues that surround us and that have been kept out of the public
realm for too long. I’m, now I’m honored to welcome Mr. Hellyer who
will bring these to the conference. Thank you.
by the Hon Paul Hellyer
Thank you. Thank you very much, Michael. That much too generous
introduction reminded me that if my late mother were here, because
she was my mother she’d believe every word of it. If my late father
were here he would probably, being a realist, want to know who you
were talking about. Or, as General Eisenhower would say,
“It was like chewing gum. Sweet. OK
to taste for a moment or two, but for heaven’s sake, don’t
I am delighted to participate in this
conference, and would like to thank
Dr. Michael Salla and his
committee for the invitation. As indicated in the promo, my message
is divided into two main themes. First, who is actually running the
United States and other major western countries?
And second, what are the consequences of the long-time cover-up of
extraterrestrial intelligence and advanced technology? It appears
that real governanment has passed from elected accountable
representatives of the people, to an unelected, unaccountable elite
group of senior government officials and industrial leaders, an
Industrial Military Complex, whose agenda is incompatible with the
needs and desires of the population at-large. At least that is my
Evidence indicates that the survival of the planet as a reasonably
friendly and hospitable environment is at stake, and that vested
interests may be blocking plans to save it before it is too late.
Even worse, the Military Industrial Complex, that General Dwight
Eisenhower warned us about, is creating and producing weapons
systems designed to confront visitors from space and, in the
process,] is proceeding to a situation which could be a sure-fire
recipe for a possible conflict.
One hesitates to contemplate the unknown
and potentially disastrous consequences. Only an early and complete
disclosure of the truth can save us from our folly.
the Hon Paul Hellyer,
Dr Michael Salla, and Ambassador John McDonald
If anyone had suggested a year ago today
that today I would be here making a speech in Hawaii, June 2006, on
the subject of the extraterrestrial presence on planet Earth, and
how the visitors and their technology may impact our future, I would
have been absolutely astonished!
I would have been flabberghasted! I probably would have laughed out
loud. Or I might have said, “Well, you must know something that I
don’t know.” And if I had said that, of course I would have been
right! Anyone who has spent the time, and made the effort to inform
himself or herself on this subject would have been light years ahead
of me in knowledge and understanding! I didn’t even know how much I
didn’t know because I had no inkling of how much there was to know!
When I was Minister Of Defense in the 1960s, I received reports of
sightings with the usual explanations. The majority of
investigations, as in other places, had revealed that the sightings
were natural phenomena. The others were simply designated
“Unexplained”. I was far too busy, as Michael indicated, integrating
the Canadian armed forces, to ask the kind of question necessary to
peak my curiosity.
I was interested that Philip Corso, (Jr.) was talking this afternoon
about the Air Force hogging the lion’s share of the technology. That
is precisely the reason why many years ago I did something that at
the time was considered courageous -- which certainly amounted to a
war of another kind -- and that was to lop off the heads of the
Army, the Navy, and the Air Force, and to create a Canadian Armed
Subsequent ministers have undone most of
the good that was done at the time, but it did set a model for at
least 8 years, I think. Canada had the most efficient armed force in
the world. There was not that kind internecine bickering that you
find between services and, consequently, not as much waste,
duplication and triplication. But in any event, that was what I was
doing instead of worrying about UFOs, about which I knew nothing.
In later years I was occasionally contacted by someone investigating
the subject, and asked what I knew. My sense was that I was not
believed when I explained truthfully that I knew nothing apart from
the cursory reports that I had scanned. The closest that I have come
personally to an alleged encounter occurred at Arundel Lodge, in
Muskoka -- this is the Lake District north of Toronto -- where my
late wife and I ran a small tourist resort; an old farmhouse and 10
cabins, for 45 years, and where we had a very family-like clientele
that came back year after year, ultimately to the second and third
and finally fourth generations.
We had some interesting habits there. One of them was that some of
our guests, on occasion, would meet around the campfire, on a big
rock, known as Fern Rock, for a little song and chatter in the
evening. Naturally they would take the precaution of bringing a
little firewater to lubricate the vocal cords and ward off the chill
of the night.
One night, as often happened, the Jack Daniels bourbon was the
poison-of-choice. A couple of hours later a very bright light
appeared in the southern sky, directly across the bay. It could have
been an airplane, but it zigged and zagged across the horizon in a
very erratic manner, very much like some of the exhibits we’ve been
shown in the last day and a half. Some thought it might be an
airplane, while others insisted that it was a UFO.
The following morning some positions had
changed with the consensus being that it must have been the Jack
Daniels that had been responsible for the zigging and the zagging.
There were two or three holdouts, however, who had had nothing at
all to drink. Their conviction that it had in fact been a UFO
remained unshakeable, and it was their testimony that persuaded me
to include the incident in a little book I wrote entitled, “Arundel
Well, my busy business continued after I left government. I’m afraid
I reproved Parkinson’s Law many times over. Dr. Parkinson was
another distinguished Australian academic. And that Law was that
work expands to fill the time available. Too often my desk looks
more like a recycling bin than an organized work place.
When a friend started sending me information about today’s subjects,
three or four years ago, I would acknowledge the material and add it
to one of the piles of reading for the proverbial rainy day which,
of course, never came. But my friend was gentle and politely
persistent, even when the acknowledgement, perhaps, sometimes was
never more than a few lines, just a polite, “Thank you”. On one
occasion he sent something that caught my eye visually.
It was Colonel Philip Corso’s book. I
remember thinking that it might be an interesting read. So I put it
on the shelf along with dozens of others that kept showing up
seemingly out of nowhere. Once or twice I looked for it and couldn’t
Paul Hellyer and
Philip Corso Jnr., seated at conference
Philip [Corso, Jr., seated in the
audience], I have the same problem with your dad’s book that you
have with that document that you’re concerned about. A year ago this
August, I was looking for another book to read on my week off. It
too had disappeared. But there, staring me in the face, was the
elusive, “The Day After Roswell”, so I grabbed it and got on my
hurried way. Little did I dream what kind of genie reading it would
let out of the bottle.
I read it with total fascination, and
found it compelling. Once or twice I asked myself,
“Is there any
possibility that this could be fiction – a beautifully contrived
fiction, like ‘The Life of Pi’, for example, where readers are
sorely tempted to accept fiction as fact?”
But I ruled out that
possibility. There were far too many real people and real events
included for the story to be fiction.
While I was sitting at the lake – and this is the same lake where
Arundel Lodge is situated and where the incident occurred that I
mentioned to you a minute ago -- my nephew Philip came along and
asked me what it was I found so fascinating. I gave him a brief
summary. He was a skeptic, he informed me. A couple of days later he
phoned to say that he had phoned a retired United States Air Force
general of his acquaintance, mentioned the name of the book, and had
been told, quote,
“Every word of it is true, and more”.
Philip could hardly wait to tell me, and to get his hands on a copy
of the book.
By strange coincidence -- and, I think many of you agree that these
things are not always coincidences -- but by strange coincidence I
had just received an invitation to speak to an Exopolitics Toronto
Symposium on UFO Disclosure And Planetary Direction, being held at
the University of Toronto in September . One of the organizers
had been a guest on one of those late night shows -- you know those
very late night shows where only the brave-at-heart and the
insomniacs are listening?
And somehow my name came up, and the consensus was that I was dead.
Oh, anybody can be wrong sometimes. Well anyway, a friend was
listening and he was a member of a Bible class that I had taught
many years ago. He decided to inform the station, to let them know
that I was very much alive and well, and to give them my
Well I had just finished reading Corso’s book before I had the
opportunity to decline the invitation, which had been my intention.
But when I thought about the policy implications, including the
possibility of replacing fossil fuels, and the danger of designating
the visitors as “enemy aliens”, as General Nathan Twining had done
within days of the Roswell crash, I decided that I had a
responsibility to express my hopes and fear in public.
My decision was complicated by the fact
that I was getting married the following week. I promised my
bride-to-be -- who is sitting down here tonight -- that the speech
would be a singular event, after which I would bow-out and retire
into the shadows.
Well unfortunately, as they say, “The road to hell is paved with
good intentions”. In addition to requests for press interviews, I
have been inundated with new material of all kinds -- books, thesis,
articles, leaked documents, formerly classified information,
classified information obtained under the Freedom Of Information
Act, etc.. I probably have enough reading material to last me for
the rest of my natural days. So, I hope I stick around for a while
and get through as much of it as possible.
Consequently, I am fast becoming an expert at sifting the wheat from
the chaff. Some of the material is just pure junk. Some of it is
quite intriguing fiction -- plausible to an extent but ultimately
failing the litmus test of credibility. Some of the prophecy and
dire predictions of malicious ET interference in the lives of humans
is fear-mongering of the worst possible kind, the sort of falsity
that creates fear in the minds of the populace. This is exactly what
the Military Industrial Complex hopes for in order to rally public
support for their plans.
On the other hand, much of the material is pure gold, including a
number of very excellent books. One I recommend is “Alien Agenda”,
by Jim Marrs. It covers a lot of territory -- the titillating thesis
that the moon may have been placed in orbit by intelligent Beings;
UFO crashes; abductions; eye-to-eye encounters; cattle mutilations;
crop circles; remote viewing, and much more. And it presents a very
balanced view in each case. Marrs gives the proponents and the
debunkers almost equal time. It doesn’t require too much
discernment, however, to decide who is telling the truth and who
A very recent book, “Majic Eyes Only”, by Ryan S. Wood, is equally
compelling. Wood documents 74 UFO crashes from 1897 -- would you
believe, from 1897 -- to the present. While the evidence is much
stronger in some of the cases than in others, there is more than
enough to convince an unbiased reader that, as the dust jacket
states, first, UFOs have crashed
Earth; second, governments have recovered and exploited these alien
technology gifts; and third, most disturbing to a democratic free
society, the alien secret is more important than Constitutional or
And this is something that interests me
and disturbs me greatly. To understand this damning indictment, it
is important to know the framework of our so-called “democratic
systems”. So I would like to talk about the permanent and the
Lewis Lapham [left], editor of Harper’s magazine, and one of
America’s great liberal thinkers, contends that the United States
has two governments -- the “permanent” and the “provisional”. He
summed up his definition of the former in one sentence -- it’s a
long sentence, mind you, but in one sentence, as part of his, “On
Politics, Culture And The Media”, keynote address to the Canadian
Institute of International Affairs National Foreign Policy
conference, in October 1996 -- and I quote Lewis Lapham,
“The ‘permanent government’ is the
secular oligarchy that comprises the Fortune 500, the big media
and entertainment syndicates, the civil and military services,
the large research universities and law firms.”
Then he puts his thesis in historical
the Catholic Church was the predominant
institution in medieval Europe, and the Roman Legion the most
efficient manifestation of organized force in the first and second
centuries BC, so also the Transnational Corporation arranges the
affairs of the late twentieth and, I might add, early twenty-first
The American congress and the American
president serve at the pleasure of their commercial overlords, all
of whom hold firmly to the belief that all government regulation is
wicked -- that is, the work of the devil; and that any impulse that
runs counter to this manly interest of business is, by definition,
soft, effeminate, and liberal.”
In other words, the interests of
ordinary citizens takes second place to those of the industrial and
Often, when I’m speaking on other subjects and I use Lapham’s
thesis, I paraphrase it a little bit. You see, Lapham says
two governments -- the permanent and provisional -- the first
consists of the Fortune 500; the big law firms in Washington that do
their legal work; the big public relations firms that do their
public relations or, in some cases, propaganda, if you prefer; and
the top civil servants, both civil and military.
Then I paraphrase,
“Every few years we have a charade
called an ‘election’”.
The permanent government picks the
actors to go on stage and read their scripts. They try to
actors that won’t improvise too much -- I don’t want to mention any
names in particular.
the Trilateral Commission, of which many of them are
represented, they raise the money to get their candidates elected,
and no one else need apply. That’s the way the system works. As I’m
sure you know, I think the Trilateral Commission has picked every
president but one in the last 30 or 40 years, something like that.
It is a very small but extremely
powerful slice of that permanent oligarchy which has become the
custodian of the alien secret. It is a policy that began immediately
following the 1947 crash at Roswell -- or the two crashes, which
appears to have been the case as reported by Ryan Wood.
It is my belief that it was the danger implicit in having the secret
in the wrong hands that prompted General Eisenhower to warn us over
half a century ago to beware of the Military Industrial Complex. Not
only has the alien secret been closely guarded, it has been
ruthlessly enforced. In “Majic Eyes Only”, Ryan Wood describes a
document, apparently authentic, labeled, “SOM1-01”, an
“Extraterrestrial Entities And Technology Recovery And Disposal”
manual, dated April 1954.
As Wood points out, the manual provides
strict instructions concerning the quote, “need for absolute secrecy
in all phases of operation”, end of quote, and then adds, “including
a press blackout”.
“Great care must be taken to
preserve the security of any location where extraterrestrial
technology might be retrievable for scientific study. Extreme
measures must be taken to protect and preserve any material or
craft from discovery, examination, or removal by civilian
agencies or individuals of the general public. It should be
remembered when selecting a cover story that official policy
regarding UFOBs [Ed. early official term for UFOs] is that ‘they
do not exist’.
The most desirable response would be
that nothing unusual has occurred. Witnesses will be discouraged
from talking about what they have seen, and intimidation may be
necessary to insure their cooperation. If witnesses have already
contacted the press, it will be necessary to discredit their
stories. This can best be done by the assertion that they have
misinterpreted natural events, or are the victims of hysteria or
hallucinations, or are the perpetrators of hoaxes.”
End of quote
Well, doesn’t that sound all too
familiar? It is the story of the last half century -- official
duplicity aided and abetted by a tame and compliant press. It is a
policy that has made liars of some of America’s most respected
citizens, and kept the majority in near total ignorance of the
facts. It is doubtful that a single member of congress is
in-the-loop concerning the alien secret, and if that is not correct
then let him or her stand up and state the truth. Meanwhile, the
congress is voting funds for projects it is unaware of. This has to
be an abdication of its role as protector of the public purse.
Those of us who believe in the concept of a government ‘of, by, and
for the people’, may be forgiven for suggesting that before the US
assumes the mantle of democratic initiator for the world, it would
be expedient to enforce its own Constitution and the rights of
guarantees for its own citizens.
Having said that, I must admit that I
know from experience just how difficult it is for elected
politicians to take the bureaucrats on for size. Canada, too, has
its own version of the ‘permanent government’. When I was Canadian
Minister Of National Defense in the 1960s, I was privy to US
satellite reconnaissance photographs. Unfortunately, however, my
Associate Minister, who in law at least, also held cabinet rank, did
not have clearance. So we could not review the pictures in the
Defense Council in his presence -- the Defense Council was sort of a
cabinet of the defense department that I had established for policy
and all major decisions, as a matter of fact.
Well, it was awkward not to be able to
have him there when we were talking. So I asked that he be cleared.
Canada was allowed 40 names on the list, but only three of them were
politicians -- the Prime Minister, the Minister of External Affairs,
and myself. Well, it took an unholy row to pry one of those spots
loose for my associate. It finally happened so we could sit together
at the table with our military staff.
Another case was perhaps more relevant to our subject today. After
the Pearson government was formed in 1963, and Canada finally
decided to obtain the nuclear warheads for the weapons systems
purchased by the previous Diefenbaker government, I was curious
about the yield of the weapons. But no one would tell me what it was
-- I was just the Minister.
Finally, after a man-to-man showdown with my Chief of the Defense
Staff, which is comparable to the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff
Committee, previously, he told me. Then I understood at once why he
had been reluctant to tell me. If I had blabbed the information to
the press there would have been a public outcry due to the history
of the debate. Now, however, 40 years later, the information would
be of so little public interest that it wouldn’t cause a ripple. I
think this is the significance of the subject we’ve been discussing
-- time has changed the public interest.
In reflecting on the situation that existed in the early post-WWII
years, I can understand why it would have been considered wise to
observe secrecy. People were weary of war and might have been unduly
upset by news that Beings with more advanced intelligence and
technology than our own were visiting the planet. Orson Wells’ radio
drama, based on H. G. Wells’ “War Of The Worlds”, depicting New
Jersey being invaded by men from Mars, had caused a near panic. So
it was cited as an example of the kind of paranoia that can be
I can also understand why the military, at the outset of the cold
war, would be deeply concerned that the Soviets might win the battle
of reverse engineering, and use the alien technology to obtain
military superiority. That was a legitimate concern at the time.
With the disintegration of the Soviet Union, however, that rationale
has disappeared. Today the US has no military enemies capable of
challenging its overwhelming firepower. Not one.
So, perhaps there is a more sinister reason for the priority given
to military expenditures in the face of other urgent priorities.
reason, in a nutshell, is to satisfy the short-term self-serving
interests of a military industrial system which depends, to a
significant degree, on bigger and bigger defense budgets. To get
away with this in a democracy demands an ever-present enemy of major
This necessity was forecast many years
by Dr. Werner Von Braun, the famed German rocket scientist brought
to the United States after WWII to prevent his expertise from
falling into Soviet hands. He said, in the presence of a friend of
mine, I quote:
“First it will be the communists,
then it will be the terrorists, and then it will be
How’s that for a prescience, or inside
information, or both?
In a sane world, the end of the Soviet empire would have led to a
peace dividend of major significance. Defense expenditures would
have been slashed by a third or more, and the money redirected to
health care, education, quality of life in the cities, feeding the
hungry, and the protection of the environment and world ecosystem.
Why didn’t this happen?
September 11, 2001, created a
climate of fear which allowed a small group to decide to declare
on terrorism, and to use military might instead of relying on
beefed-up police and intelligence activity, which was the obvious
strategy. The war on Iraq involved incredibly bad judgment. Instead
of reducing the ranks of the terrorists, it has increased their
ranks by 10- to 100-fold.
Who are the winners, and who are the
The winners are a few large
corporations, and those in the military striving for increased
budgets. The losers are the people of the world, and especially the
people of the United States who are footing most of the bill, both
economically and in the realm
world approval. Hope lingers that there may be an end in sight,
though certainly it is not for a while, at least. It seems, however,
that one blunder leads to another.
The US military and their arms suppliers
are scrambling to get into a position to take the alien visitors on
for size with the technology they have given us. I’ve received
private assurance that the US military wouldn’t be stupid enough to
But how can we have faith when all the plans are secret, and we
haven’t been told the truth for decades. And due to the extreme
secrecy, there is neither realistic civilian oversight nor extensive
public debate on which it could be based. Colonel Corso’s book makes
it very clear that the original ‘Star Wars’, as it was known, was
directly related to the alien threat. Can anyone here remember
public mention of that fact by either the government or the
Now the follow-on program of ‘anti-missile-missile defense’, as it
is being called, is being integrated with the installation of
weapons of mass destruction in space. Can anyone imagine why this
might really be essential to US security? Once a great power gets on
this kind of treadmill, it is extremely difficult to get off.
The next step is to establish a military base on the moon. Anyone
familiar with Colonel Corso’s book will recall that this was a
pet-project with his boss, Lieutenant General Arthur Trudeau, who
conceived the idea, and had the initial plans for a period in the
1960s, under the title “Project Moonbase”. After decades of being
turned-on by the White House,
President Bush has confirmed that the
military mind has finally prevailed. One wonders if the aliens are
still using the moon as a forward base, as is widely reported, and
if so, what kind of welcome the earthlings might expect to receive
when they arrive.
Putting weapons of mass destruction in space, and building a
permanent military base on the moon, are profoundly questionable
uses of scarce resources at a time when large current account and
international deficits threaten the stability of the United States
dollar. Full disclosure would be a precursor to a better way.
There is a better way, which would have
to begin with the reestablishment of genuine democracy in the United
States and those other western countries complicit in the cover-up
-- an absolutely full disclosure of what is known about
extraterrestrial civilizations and their technologies. Then we would
be in a position to gauge how soon it might be possible to save our
planet, literally, from climate change that could prove to be
disastrous to multitudes of earthlings.
The US government has been slow to recognize the danger concerning
climate change -- and I may say that I regret to report that the new
Canadian government now is being as equally slow or slower. Just the
other day, in the paper, I noticed an article on the subject where a
draft report, authorized by the
Intergovernmental Panel On Climate
Change, has predicted that the climate of the Earth could increase
by up to 3 degrees by 2100.
They say anything more than 2 degrees
could result in disastrous climate changes, including an
unacceptable increase in the levels of the oceans.
Some of the brain-children are out there trying to figure out what
to do if that happens. I don’t know if you’ve seen some of the
suggestions or not, but one is putting in the atmosphere hundreds of
square kilometers of aluminum foil particles to deflect the sun’s
rays. And others are to create artificial volcanic eruptions to
filter out some of the heat. Some of these proposals cost hundreds
of billions of dollars.
Yet, we don’t seem to be talking about the logical thing to do and
that is to get out of the business of reducing our total dependence
on fossil fuels. And what is needed, of course, is an inexpensive
replacement for fossil fuels. And you can bet your bottom dollar
that someone in the United States, and maybe several projects
independently, have been working on the challenge for 50 years or
more since the crash. The race has been on for almost 50 years. But
how far has the research advanced? Is a solution imminent? And who
would not want the public to not know the answers to those
The oil lobby, of course. There are trillions of dollars of
investment involved. The financial stakes couldn’t be higher, but
they still pale in comparison to saving the planet for the benefit
of future generations. There is no doubt that the adjustment in
moving away from oil dependency would be unprecedented. But it
doesn’t have to be accomplished overnight, which has been the big
problem of globalization and the move toward a single world economy.
By international agreement it could be done over 10, 20, or even 30
years, and that would be fast enough to save the planet from
disaster. What will not save it is the status quo. Curbing the
appetite of the Military Industrial Complex should proceed in
parallel, though at a much faster pace. Those arms makers capable of
adjusting would lead the parade in the new technologies. When one
door closes, another window of opportunity opens.
The money saved from lower military expenditures could be used to
eliminate the deficit, and then to help the poorer countries of the
world develop their own resources and industries for their own
benefit, and reverse the trend toward an even greater disparity of
income, both between individuals within countries and between rich
countries and poor countries.
So, to return to the point where I began.
Who is actually running
the United States of America and other major western countries?
are the consequences of long-term cover-up of extraterrestrial
intelligence and advanced technology?
Isn’t it long-since time that
truth trumped official secrecy?
And, what are we going to do about