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UFOs and ET activities: Blessing, threat or both?

UFOs and ET activities: Blessing, threat or both?

By Steve Hammons

Tonight’s ABC special “UFOs: Seeing is Believing” is a follow-up to the 2005 program “Peter Jennings Reporting – UFOs: Seeing Is Believing.”

The program tonight will provide updated information on certain UFO incidents and offer various perspectives.

But will the show examine the deeper and more complex aspects of this situation?

What many people seem to wonder about is the apparent secrecy, security and restrictions on information regarding the UFO situation that may have begun as early as 1947 and the alleged crash of an extraterrestrial craft near Roswell, New Mexico.

Are there legitimate reasons for this security? Are the reasons faulty? Is there a combination of both intelligent reasons and troubling justifications for the alleged intense security surrounding the topic?

RECENT EVENTS

Tonight’s ABC show will look into the highly unusual incidents and circumstances of sightings in Stephenville, Texas, that appeared to have occurred primarily early in 2008. Secrecy has reportedly been involved in the Stephenville incidents.

Several law enforcement officers and other very reliable witnesses reported sighting a large object, sometimes at very low altitude. Others saw highly unusual lights in the distance.

The object or objects were caught on video cameras mounted on police car dashboards. Some officers made a detailed sketch. One officer reportedly used his radar gun and tracked the speed of a low-altitude object. (It was not speeding at the time, going 27 mph according to published reports quoting the officer.)

When investigators from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) conducted a detailed radar analysis using FAA radar data for a key time frame during the cluster of Stephenville incidents, they found interesting information.

The MUFON report concluded that at least one huge object was in the area, moving at unusual speeds and traveled to within 10 miles of the Bush ranch at Crawford. The MUFON investigation also determined there seemed to be particularly heavy U.S. military aircraft activity in the area at that time.

WHY SECRECY?

An often-asked question is about the secrecy surrounding the alleged situation of UFOs and extraterrestrial and/or extra-dimensional activities involving our planet Earth.

Many explanations have been suggested.

These include the natural tendency of governments, militaries and intelligence organizations to hold sensitive information closely.

Another reason given is that advanced technologies might be available through ET visitation and that countries want to keep these secret, providing advantages for them over competing nations.

Yet another rationale is that the human “powers-that-be” who run the Earth, according to some views, want to control knowledge related to ET activities, enhancing their power and control.

This perspective includes the idea that these powers-that-be want to keep things “business as usual” regarding distribution of wealth, control of Earth’s natural resources, manipulation of wars and weapons as well as status quo management of poverty, disease, pollution, starvation, injustice and human suffering.

Equally interesting theories to explain secrecy include the idea that many Americans and other humans might not be ready to deal psychologically and emotionally with a reality that includes extraterrestrial activities here and that human societies could be damaged in very serious ways.

One of the most concerning rationales about the need for security about an alleged ET activities situation is that, although there might be “friendly” visitors, there may also be ETs who pose a grave risk to the human race. If that is the case, then standard military and intelligence security measures might be very logical, though some people might still disagree.

There are possibly other equally important considerations and details involved in the overall situation.

When the Native American Indians first received visitors and colonists from Europe – the Vikings, Spanish, French and English – they did not realize the problems that these “visitors” posed to their way of life and their very existence. Now, we realize how devastating this invasion or infiltration was to original people of the Americas. This could be a lesson to consider carefully.

MOVING THE BALL FORWARD

How can we become more informed about what might be a complex and sensitive situation, and deal with the above factors as well as many other elements that could be involved?

Becoming more informed about current research on the subject is a good start. Being both open-minded and skeptical, looking at things very carefully, is also probably helpful.

Depending on what scenario we consider, or what combinations of situations might be involved, it is often wise to “hope for the best and prepare for the worst.”

Freedom of information, like freedom of speech, has limitations. As the old adage goes, freedom of speech does not allow us to yell “Fire!” in a crowded theatre.

Today, many people demand “full disclosure” about what they think is an important and hidden situation about ET activities. This is understandable, natural and in many ways, admirable and worthwhile. Obtaining more information is often helpful in making decisions and getting a solid understanding of any situation. Then, strategies can be developed to cope with a changing situation.

In fact, it could be that disclosure and “acclimation” about such a scenario are already underway and have been for decades. We are being told about the state of the situation … if we just open our eyes and our minds.

If it is a national security and international security scenario, we must be sensitive to and intelligent about how various aspects of it are handled. Defensive measures might be appropriate.

If a “culture shock” or let’s say a “culture impact” were to take place related to ET visitation, infiltration or some other kind of contact from one or several other species of beings, what can we do to try to make it a constructive impact that preserves the best of humanity, and also helps us make progress in the future?

Some steps might include taking stock of the uniqueness of humans and Earth. It truly is a beautiful planet, filled with life and with great potential. Various human societies, groups and individuals have done great things and we have a rich cultural history.

That said, human history and the current state of affairs are problematic in many ways. There is plenty of room for improvement.

To psychologically and emotionally prepare for the possibility that extraterrestrial activities of various kinds may be underway, maybe we need to hold on tight to those positive aspects of humanity and our cultures while recognizing our serious failings too.

By considering a comprehensive number of factors and dynamics in play, and the seriousness and sensitivity of possible ET activities, we can try to make future developments turn out as constructively as possible.


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Unique Gandhi festival in America

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A unique first of its kind eco-friendly festival celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s life and message will be held in Nevada (USA) on Jul 26.

According to Tom Stille and Doug Keeney, coordinators of this Gandhi Fest; drummers, fire spinners, artists, healthy and organic food chefs, yoga teachers, DJs, and sustainable living advocates will join hands to celebrate peace, love, freedom, non-violence, self-power and conscious living as promoted by Gandhi.

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Indo-American leader, will be the keynote speaker who will talk about Gandhi’s life, philosophy, and experiments, and answer questions of the participants during this festival.

To be held at River School Reno, this festival will continue till two am, and will include folk dancing, musical performances, sustainable goods displays, nature tours, fire spinning, kite flying, yoga shows, organic food demonstrations, etc. Each festival participant will artistically contribute to a “Gandhi collage”, to be created on the occasion. A competition will be held to make Gandhi sketches. Plans are being formed to make this Gandhi Fest an annual feature.

There is a renewed interest world over in Mahatma Gandhi and his ideas, who is universally venerated as one of the paramount moral, political, and social leaders of the recent history, Rajan Zed adds.


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Catholics to have serious dialogue with Hindus and others

Autumnal Faith

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Catholics will have a serious dialogue with Hindus and other religions during the Annual Diocesan Conference of Reno (Nevada, USA) Catholic Diocese in January next.

According to Father Charles T. Durante, Pastor of Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church of Carson City, it will include dialogue among leaders of Muslim, Protestant, Hindu, and Jewish faiths besides Catholic. The Conference will be held on January ninth and tenth.

Invited religious figures include acclaimed Hindu leader Rajan Zed, Reverend V. James Jeffrey, Rabbi Myra Soifer and Imam Abdul Rahim Barghouthi, besides Durante.

Catholic Diocese of Reno, established in 1931, covers 70,852 square miles spread in eleven Nevada counties in addition to Carson City. Before 1840, this area was under the Diocese of Sonora in Mexico, when it came under the jurisdiction of Bishop Moreno of California. Current Bishop is Most Reverend Randolph R. Calvo.

Rajan Zed has congratulated the Catholic Diocese efforts in reaching out to other religions for a dialogue. “Religion is a complex component of human life. Dialogue helps us to see interconnections and interdependencies between religions and even similarities in doctrines,” Zed adds.


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Demand of public apology by Paramount and Viacom gathering storm

             Hindu Leader Rajan Zed

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Calls for public apology by Paramount Pictures and its parent Viacom on issues surrounding “The Love Guru” movie, started by acclaimed Hindu leader Rajan Zed, are gathering strength.

Now Nevada Clergy Association (NCA); which is composed of Christian (various denominations), Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Bahai, Native American, etc., clergy; has joined others in asking for Paramount/Viacom apology.

In a statement issued in Nevada (USA) today, Right Reverend Gene Savoy Jr., NCA President, said, “We urge Paramount and Viacom to issue a general public apology over this issue, which will help heal the wounds of seemingly perturbed one-billion-strong Hindu community”.

Rev. Savoy, who is himself a well-respected Head Bishop of International Community of Christ, said in this statement, “We are dismayed at Paramount Pictures, presenter of this movie, for backtracking on their promise to protesting Hindu brothers-sisters, which we consider an unethical business practice. We are also appalled at Paramount and its parent Viacom for utter disregard of the protesters and making no efforts to have an open civilized dialogue with protesters and arrive at a mutually acceptable solution, who have been stressing that this movie denigrates Hinduism and Hindu concepts.”

He congratulated Rajan Zed “for his successful campaign” against the Hollywood movie “The Love Guru” and thanked him for “effectively creating this debate and awakening the future filmmakers to be more sensitive to the feelings of devotees when dealing with faith related issues”.

Rev. Savoy further said, “We at NCA are for free speech as much as anybody else if not more. But faith is something sacred and attempts at debasing it hurt the adherents. Hollywood should be more conscious while handling faith related subjects, as cinema is a very mighty medium and it can create stereotypes in the minds of some audiences. We are concerned that today it is Hinduism; tomorrow Hollywood might attempt to mock another denomination/religion, which can be very painful to the faithful.”

Sometime back, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, and Hindu religious leaders, in a joint signed statement, described Paramount’s backtracking on their promise to protesting Hindus as “un-Christian, un-Hindu, un-Buddhist, un-Jewish, etc., besides being unethical.”

Meanwhile, various other organizations, including Universal Society of Hinduism, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, Hindu Alliance of India, Shri Ramayan Pracharini Sabha, Sanatan Sanstha, India Heritage Panel, have also demanded public apology from Paramount and Viacom.

Rajan Zed launched the protest movement against “The Love Guru” in March, saying that it appeared to be lampooning Hinduism and Hindus and using Hindu terms frivolously.


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