Archive for October 9th, 2006
Half-awake some months back, I listened to this sector broadcast about the wonderfully loony subject of the believers in U.F.O.s, or, to the less credulous amongst us, those daft clowns over there! There are, unbelievably, many who give the burblings from the fringe who inhabit these outer areas of incredulity, some credence in their thoughts, sayings and beliefs. The commentator asked this Yorkshireman why the numbers of reported UFO sightings in Cumbria had declined, and his reply, to the effect that not only were they there, they were increasing! He went on to describe how he had been the subject of UFO intervention by a bright light, and that his suntan was proof that he had been “treated”, and others had called to also tell him of their unwanted “tanning” sessions. The believers, whom all appear, over the many years that they have been writing, broadcasting and warning about these “invasive” treatments, to be really nice people; don’t seem to be bothered by the rather solid truths that no vehicle, ship or carrier unit had ever been spotted by others in their vicinity, and nothing had ever come up on military radar, which, unlike commercial radar, actually registers ‘things’ rather than signals! They reinforce their mild delusions by inventing “superior technology” which would allow these ‘beings’ to enter our crowded airspace at will, without detection by the most sophisticated technology on our planet. The ‘invasions’ have, according to this delightful bunch of fruit-and-nut cases, been going on for decades! The one item which is astutely avoided by all these groups who claim to have been ‘scanned’, ‘visited’, ‘abducted’ or otherwise contacted by the extra-terrestrial organisations who have been hovering over us for what must have been a very long time is of course, the question of “why?”
We are all human, we are all subject to the same frailties of birth, life and death, but some are perhaps more susceptible to the theories and teachings of others than the majority. I am reminded of a scene from a film entitled “Contact”, where the scientist (played extremely competently by Jodie Foster) who had discovered the “Alien signal” returns to her radio-telescope base in the desert; and discovers that the whole site has been overrun by a very large collection of credulous fools! From the squad of Nazi supporters, there demonstrating that Hitler had returned, through the choir of women all chanting their admiration of a star system, to the really funny group of Elvis impersonators who were confidently expecting his imminent return to Las Vegas! We are all the subject of our own private set of delusions, some more real than others; and I would end by posing this question to the voters of Great Britain. Your Prime Minister, Tony Blair, was heard pledging his determination to root out and rid these islands of the threat of Muslim-sourced terrorism, and this we all applaud! So why are we shown the truly sickening sight of a bunch of supporters of another terror organisation, the IRA, being welcomed into number Ten, Downing Street, preparatory to the removal of yet more security installations, the dismantling of watchtowers along the porous border with the fools to the south, the disbanding of the Royal Irish Regiment, and the self-congratulatory burblings of the Independent Monitoring Commision when stating that “The IRA has changed radically!” The deceit, lies and downright rubbish which is spouted by this apology for a Government to attempt to justify the surrender to terror, the appeasement of murderers and thieves is truly without comparison, even in the seedy world of so-called diplomacy and politics. John Major had it right when he said, “There is no way I’ll be shaking a murderer’s hand!” Has our Prime Minister gone completely crazy, or has he succumbed to the Westminster version of a U.F.O.? Is he truly delusional, seeing “Peace for our time,” while signing over the freedoms of British people to a group of killers, torturers, thieves and terrorists?
Next time you are invited to vote, figure out if your vote should support a Party which believes in appeasement, in giving in to terror and the payment of “Danegeld”! Danegeld, for those who have not heard the term before, is when, during the early history of our islands, the Danes and Saxons used to come to our shores, intent on pillage and plunder. They were given “geld” or valuables, money, jewellery, whatever; so that they would agree to go away and leave the settled people in peace! But, just guess what happened next year! Yup, the Danes came back, and looked for more “Danegeld”. There is nothing new in this tired old world of ours, and Labour Party supporters should really ask themselves if they wish to pay the next installment of “Danegeld”, or perhaps get their Government to state “So far, and no further! No more talks with killers! No more trust in a terrorist’s promises! No more pushing for other Northern Irish Parties to accommodate the bombers in their midst! Sort the bastards out, and rid our land of the vile stench of home-grown terror; before starting on the imported version!”