I took the opportunity to visit the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. following the X-Conference in Gaithersburg, MD, on April 16-18. Considering the number of speakers at the conference who spoke of a Nazi connection to ET technology and exopolitics, it brought home the seriousness of the spiritual battle confronting us.
The Holocaust Museum presents a thorough, clear and unfiltered picture of the depths of cruelty and depravity to which human beings can sink. A scale model of the gas chambers and crematoria used to kill millions of Jews, gypsies and other innocent people was particularly horrifying.
On the other hand, the museum also displays the heights of heroism to which human beings can rise by telling the story of the righteous gentiles who sheltered Jews at the risk of their lives, the resistance fighters who fought against hopeless odds, and the ordinary people forced to cope with extraordinary evil. Simple human decency never seemed so precious as when contrasted to the boundless savagery of the Nazis.
Imagine my consternation, therefore, to have heard from numerous speakers at the X-Conference the claim that unrepentant Nazis lurk at the heart of America's clandestine pursuit of extraterrestrial technology. Richard Hoagland, former science adviser to newsman Walter Cronkite, in his presentation, and Michael E. Salla, Ph.D., in his book Exopolitics - Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence assert that the current American pursuit of global dominance via ET technology can be traced back to Nazi efforts to do the same dating back to the 1930s.
Some of the information from Dr. Salla's book seems hard to swallow. For example, he uses extensive quotes from the book Secrets of the Third Reich by Roy Feddon that claim Nazi scientists actually created flying saucers of incredible capabilities, using technical data "channeled" from extraterrestrial beings from the Aldebaran star system, but couldn't mass-produce enough in time to win the war. They managed, however, to squirrel the craft away via submarine to a secret base they built in Antarctica that remains to this day. He writes that in 1947 Admiral Richard Byrd mounted a secret operation to destroy the base, but failed.
I am skeptical of this claim without further evidence. It is a well-known fact, however, that under a postwar program called Operation Paperclip, about 1600 German engineers and scientists, especially about 500 from the Peenemunde V-2 rocket facility led by Werner Von Braun, a top Nazi and a major in the SS, were brought over to the United States. The operation, led by an ambitious expatriated German named Henry Kissinger, smoothed over the scientists' Nazi ties and participation in crimes against humanity, such as use of death camp labor in building the dreaded V-2 ballistic missiles that Von Braun invented.
Hoagland said that, while Von Braun and his compatriots were working on the U.S. missile program at White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico, they participated in examining the remains of the saucer that crashed at Roswell in 1947. Such craft were familiar to the Nazis already, he said, because Hitler had sent teams of archeologists all over the world as in Raiders of the Lost Ark, ostensibly to search for mystical artifacts and the origins of the Aryan race, but actually to retrieve alien technology. The ETs that had once colonized the earth had left some of their craft behind in "parking garages" and the Nazi teams had apparently stumbled onto one or more of them, he said. Von Braun, depicted as a hero of the American space program, died in 1977, his Nazi past explained away as a consequence of his dream of space travel.
Nazi interest in ETs goes back to the secret societies like the Thule Society and the Vril Society in which secret rituals and drugs were used to put devotees into a trance-like state where they could contact beings from the beyond. According to an article on
"Briefly, the creed of the Thule Society inner circle is as follows: Thule was a legendary island in the far north, similar to Atlantis, supposedly the center of a lost, high-level civilization. But not all secrets of that civilization had been completely wiped out. Those that remained were being guarded by ancient, highly intelligent beings (similar to the "Masters" of Theosophy or the White Brotherhood). The truly initiated could establish contact with these beings by means of magic-mystical rituals. The "Masters" or "Ancients" allegedly would be able to endow the initiated with supernatural strength and energy. With the help of these energies the goal of the initiated was to create a race of Supermen of "Aryan" stock who would exterminate all "inferior" races. (From "The Unknown Hitler" by Wulf Schwartzwaller, Berkeley Books, 1990).
Unfortunately, the Nazis' racist ideology was a completely human fallacy. Such ideas were already widespread, even in America, as a result of Darwin's theory of evolution and the "eugenics" movement. According to Sumeria.com:
"Sterilization and euthanasia were not the ideas of the Nazis and never had been. They were ideas which were supported and promoted throughout the world by groups with an interest in the development of mental hygiene. Germany, however, was the only country in which the political climate allowed materialization of the final goal of sterilization and euthanasia.
"Shortly after the turn of the century eugenic organizations were set up throughout the world. While the whole world was being prepared by propaganda for the sterilization of the insane, the adherents of mental hygiene and eugenics were preparing their next step, euthanasia. In the U.S.A.., Dr. Alexis Carrel, a Nobel Prize winner who had been on the staff of the Rockefeller Institute since its inception, published his book Man the Unknown in 1935. In it he suggests the removal of the mentally ill and the criminal by small euthanasia institutions equipped with suitable gases."
The Holocaust Museum shows how this very program was instituted in Germany as a prelude to the mass gassing of Jews and gypsies.
Dr. Salla writes that Kissinger teamed up with Nelson Rockefeller during the Eisenhower administration to create the vast, clandestine corporate-military-scientific cabal that dominates ET relations and maintains UFO secrecy to this day. He said Kissinger's philosophy of "realpolitik," or the amassing of national power in competition with other world powers, drives U.S. foreign policy.
According to Dr. Salla, the real reason the United States invaded Iraq was not because of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction or for Iraqi oil, but to gain control over "stargate" technology and other ET knowledge left behind by the Annunaki, the race of extraterrestrials who dominated mankind in ancient times and built a major base of operations in ancient Babylon, according to Sumerian scholar Zechariah Sitchin. The organized looting of the Baghdad Museum and removal of hundreds of untranslated cuneiform tablets was part of that operation, he writes.
I cannot evaluate some of the more bizarre allegations in this scenario without studying the original sources, but one fact stands out above everything else: The Nazis lost, and lost big. A major factor in their defeat was a propensity for self-deception and delusion.
Hitler himself, who was reportedly initiated into the secrets that were supposed to give him supernatural intelligence and energy, bungled time and time again, making stupid military errors that drove a number of his top generals to try to assassinate him. For example, he tried to fight a two-front war with Russia and the United States, and tried to seize Moscow against the advice of his generals, who urged him to seize the oil fields in the south instead.
When the Nazis invaded Russia, they were greeted as liberators by Russians who had suffered terribly under the rapacious dictatorship of Stalin. The Nazis' innate arrogance and brutality, however, soon turned the population against them. The very idea that the Nazis could dominate the world by brute force was in itself a delusion, since it inspired resistance wherever they went.
The Nazis' vaunted technology was to no avail. The Messerschmitt jet fighter was operational in time to defeat the allied bombers that devastated the German homeland, but bureaucratic infighting prevented its mass production. The overwhelming industrial capacity of the United States and Russia swamped the Nazis' sophisticated but complicated tanks with vast numbers of less advanced but sturdier Shermans and T-34s.
Most importantly, the Nazi myth of Aryan superiority is now known to be vicious nonsense with no scientific basis. Genetics has reached a high degree of exactitude today, and now we know that the human race can be traced through mitochondrial DNA to a single "Eve" from Africa who was most certainly black. The accepted theory today is that humans migrated from Africa to northern climes, evolving paler skin, straighter hair and longer noses in response to the weaker sunlight and colder climate. The only original native European race was the extinct Neanderthals.
In short, racial characteristics that were so important to Nazis are nothing but adaptations to climate. They have nothing to do with intelligence, character, strength of will or any other important factor. The idea that "white" people are superior to "dark" people is a delusion drawn from a superstitious worldview that substitutes symbols for realities.
If the Nazis were so deluded about so many things, could their vaunted ET contacts also be a delusion? Experiments have shown that in a hypnotic state, people can become extremely suggestible and subject to false memories, which is why hypnotism has become suspect as a scientific tool. In an altered state of consciousness brought on by dark rituals and psychotropic drugs, perhaps the Nazis concocted the Thulians and the ETs as phantoms of their own power-hungry imaginations.
Considering the Nazis' catastrophic defeat even with this otherworldly "help," the possible options are as follows: Either their otherworldly contacts are (a) as stupid as the Nazis themselves, (b) giving false information to mislead them and make them lose (but then why appear to "help" them in the first place?) or (c) they are part of the overall delusional complex that led them to destruction. I am inclined to pick (c).
This leads us to a sickening thought, however. In a direct line from Operation Paperclip to today, elements of our own government may be caught up in the same destructive delusion. Most Americans are inclined to think "It can't happen here." What happened in Germany with the Nazis, or in Russia with Stalin and the Bolsheviks, or in Cambodia with the Khmer Rouge, or in Iraq with the Baath Party, or in Czhechoslovakia or in Poland or in Cuba or in North Korea, etc., can never happen here!
Why not? Are Americans really so holy and untouchable? The recent photographs from the Abu Ghraib prison should have dissuaded us of that.
As Thomas Jefferson said, eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Call me paranoid if you like, but the history of modern governments leads me to suspect that one can never be too paranoid. Even the most lurid imagination can never catch up with reality, especially when extraterrestrials are involved.
The answer to the possible horror that confronts us lies on the flip side of the Holocaust Museum - the heroism and simple decency of ordinary people. Family, traditional religion, and joy in simple human pleasures are the antidote to schemes of power and dominance. As long as we cling to that, we cannot fall into the delusional pit into which the Nazis fell.