Friday, July 11, 2008

CNN: UFO at Bush's Crawford Ranch ends mystery?

Stuck in your Crawford, Texas--This is underwhelming, especially considering there's no indication or evidence that anything strange was really going on here. How many UFO sightings were there in the 19th century, before the proliferation of aircraft? Not many.

How many were there before Orson Welles's "War of the Worlds" broadcast on Halloween, 1938? Barely detectable in any respect.

Face it: this is a psychological and cultural phenomena, otherwise known as wishful thinking.

We're alone in the universe, for all intents. It doesn't even matter if there are life forms light-years away from us--none of it affects our daily lives in any real respect. In other words, it's bullshit, grist for the tabloids and conspiracism websites (eat it Alex Jones) to sell you things you don't need, like any other kiss-ass business.

When there's no belief left, the imagination takes over. Then you get crazy ideas like the "trickle-down theory" of economics, and stupid things like trusting the president--any president--about anything at all. Or that you shouldn't eat an hour before swimming, or that the American Dream is real and Duran Duran were ever good.

We need to believe, we don't merely want to. Great, "UFOs" (the anagram only meaning "unidentified flying object"). Who cares? I don't, and you don't if you still have reasoning abilities left. No, the real truth here is that extra-dimensional beings are simply taking the Bush dynasty and Ted Nugent back to the hell planet they came from, it's really that simple. Suck it, Jesus, there are no fucking aliens. No, UFO are from England, everyone knows this.

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