12/26/19: STAR WARS – BLACK BOXING DAY
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
I know that many people probably had the opportunity to see the latest Star Wars film, “The Rise of Skywalker.” I would say that the Star Wars franchise has fallen prey to hipster logic and critique because of its association with Disney. I will go on the record is saying that I am not sure if the new relationship has been or good or bad move in the saga but regardless of what you might think of the new film the media constantly reminds us that ‘Star Wars’ is an integral part of our culture.
Many political writers have speculated that when George Lucas wrote Star Wars he was hiding, in plain sight, a bit of predictive programming about the fall of democracy to a cunning imperialist agenda. Hidden behind all the trappings of a childhood science-fiction fantasy is the fall of a republic through stealthy infiltration pushing the bounds of science and a future of war campaigns in the cosmos.
Lucas has done what artists constantly do: create something that on the surface seems harmless, but that, as we dig deeper into the politics of ‘Star Wars’ reveals a story told and played out throughout history. From the Roman Empire to Nazi Germany, we have seen these stories, and are once more projecting them onto our reality while ignoring the consequences they have always brought.
I see it as a metaphor to hint that we must look into ourselves and wonder if we are on the right side or the wrong side. When we look into the mirror, are we seeing what we want to see, or the true image of what is happening?
There is more to what is going on than meets the eye.
Many people won’t see it, and needless to say, the media will not point out how the ‘Star Wars’ movies are a lesson in how fascism rises in times of crisis.
Using the media as a tool to engineer society, the powerful and shadowy elite give us bits and pieces of the vision. They expose us to abstract shadows. We are compelled to wait in long lines to be stimulated by the tricks of the flickering image, being told that it is only a movie when it is so much more.
We all see the same abstract picture, but everyone has a different opinion about what he or she is seeing or experiencing. This breeds speculation and eventually we begin to see popular spiritualism and the “church of the media” being wrapped in the spirituality of the military-industrial complex and its plans for a war in space.
‘Star Wars’ movies seem to paint a picture of balance through a system of meritocracy, which in this instance is the “good” force. This form of government gives a person a chance to rise to the top on the basis of individual merits. It is a great fantasy, to be sure because we eventually see that the decay of a republic begins when ultimate power is sought by its leaders who disregard the individual and ignores his merits.
The republic presented in the ‘Star Wars’ films is portrayed as an initially suitable form of democracy, yet a fragile one which demonstrates an almost inherent tendency to fall into a state of decay, a process that eventually leads to a dictatorship.
We see a pattern that has repeated throughout history. Any republic will crumble under the weight of ultimate power, and perpetual war will is stimulated by public fear of that which we cannot see, but that we are told exists and is out to destroy us.
Putting all things into reality we must understand that the message conveyed in the mythos of ‘Star Wars’ is that perpetual war is an excuse for those in power to extend their executive powers. It takes away balance. The wave of dread cannot sustain itself without reaching a breaking point.
Americans seem not to understand that this is a reality and even in the guise of space creatures and masked villains there seems to be a disconnect between a republic, its constitutional rights and the very government that uses democracy as a cover for their crusade of globalist imperialism.
For example, we must reveal the harsh realities of the world now and how we are beginning to see a mission creep of sorts with how we are about to change the views of terrorism for the crusade of imperialism.
The foundation has always been laid for the globalist empire and groups of vocal Americans that will demand that the wars continue even though they are unable to comprehend that these prolonged wars are multiplied in order to open the dialogue for a new form of government that is more akin to the Empire.
The Empire being proposed is global in scope and it reaches not only in every corner of the globe but extends into outer space where the guardianship of what is out there will be fought for.
Much like the resistance and the first order are made to fight to the death so that the real government lead by a darker synarchy waits to control what they can recover from the ashes.
Clearly, we are seeing an escalation towards a centralized intelligence operation where the Republic is fooled into believing that we are spreading the good policies of democracy when the reality is that we are dissolving the republic and democracy in favor of a new globalist order.
If we choose to use an excellent metaphor for our times – the Earth is simply a space ship and there are very powerful governments who wish to take control of the steering wheel.
In order to steer the spaceship, there needs to be an effort to control the ideology of the planet and there also needs to be an outpost that can officially observe the planet from outside the confines of its interior.
This strategy was first realized after World War II as the race for space dominance was being sought after by the Soviet Union and the United States.
While the U.S. civilian program to reach the Moon, and some details of the Soviet one, were public, there were other aspects of the race to the moon that were more secretive. They included the details of earlier proposals for military activities on or near the moon, the ability to use “moonbounce” for intelligence or communications purposes, and the U.S. intelligence community’s attempt to collect and analyze information about the Soviet lunar program.
We know that technological advances accelerated the Cold War and the space race through the 1960s, and U.S. military and intelligence agencies expounded in further papers on how the moon could be used for military purposes or intelligence gathering.
After some extensive research, there were many declassified documents that may have us question the timeline of events that are part of our history. Some of them were declassified and dumped into the National Security Archive.
Before the mission of landing a man on the moon was definitively assigned to the civilian National Aeronautics and Space Administration, both the Army and the Air Force lobbied to establish outposts on the moon.
A two-volume Army study, Project Horizon, argued that there was a need for a military moon base that would be used to develop techniques for surveillance of Earth and space, communications relay, and operations on the lunar surface. The study examined not only the technical aspects — the necessary space transportation system, its launch, construction of the base, and communications but political, management, policy, and legal implications.
Of course, these ideas and projects were never part of our known history – the secret history of the off-planet projects have been a topic kept in the margins and exposed by so-called conspiracy theorists.
It is important to remember that amateur computer hacker Gary McKinnon was arrested in March 2002 for allegedly hacking into dozens of NASA and Pentagon computers over a 13-month period from his bedroom in North London. He has admitted the security breaches but said they were unintentional and that he was looking for evidence of UFOs.”
McKinnon claimed to have found a high definition picture of a large cigar-shaped object over the northern hemisphere. He said that he was so shocked by the picture that he didn’t think to immediately save it. He also said that the file size was so large that is was difficult to view it on his computer. Eventually, his connection was lost, and so was the picture.
When McKinnon later hacked into classified files of U.S. Space Command (incorporated into Strategic Command on October 1, 2002, soon after McKinnon was caught), he discovered a number of naval terms such as “fleet-to-fleet transfers” concerning non-terrestrial officers. He said that he found a list of officers’ names … under the heading ‘Non-Terrestrial Officers’. He found a list of ‘fleet-to-fleet transfers’, and a list of ship names that weren’t US Navy ships. What he saw had him believing that the United States have some kind of spaceship, off-planet.”
He also said that the records revealed there were also off-planet shuttles used that could hold 300 people. In 2012, all charges were dropped against McKinnon.
Around the same time, the United States government finally declassified the OXCART program at Area 51. It seemed like a coincidence that with all of the information out of the bag, that some of what happened at Area 51 would be declassified.
Operation Oxcart was a secret operation to develop a supersonic jet that could reach speeds of Mach 3. This was eventually known as the SR-71 Blackbird project. Those who play in the world of conspiracy theory had reported this for many years before the government ever officially declassified the project.
These are considered Black Box projects—projects that not only involve space operations but systems that also include control by Artificial intelligence.
Military powers might be lulled into believing AI is the safest route but the technology can bring insidious risks that do not manifest until an accident occurs.
On December 20th, 2019 President Trump officially signed into law the US Space Force, the sixth military branch and first devoted to organizing, training, and equipping personnel to use and defend military space assets.
Trump signed a directive organizing the Space Force as part of the Air Force in February. With the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that Trump signed last Friday, US Air Force Space Command becomes Space Force but remains within the Air Force, much like the Marine Corps is a part of the Navy Department.
Space Force is separate from NASA, the civilian space agency. Other agencies that work on space-related issues, like the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, will continue operating as before.
But most of the Pentagon’s space programs will eventually be housed under the Space Force. Staffing and training details for the new branch will be sorted out over the next 18 months, Air Force officials said Friday.
The establishment of space force is for most people something new –and for detractors of Trump I am sure they see this as a waste of Taxpayer money – but if you look carefully it is making the secret space program official.
The U.S. Air Force’s top civilian and a key member of Congress said last Saturday that the government needs to declassify a large amount of information about America’s secret military space programs to both intimidate foes and encourage support among the public.
The irony is that while conspiracy theorists have been told that there are no secret military space programs – the idea of declassifying something that we are told does not exist raises a few eyebrows.
Air force Secretary Barbara Barrett spoke during the Reagan National Defense Forum that “Declassifying some of what is currently held in secure vaults would be a good idea.”
Reagan National Defense Forum is a bipartisan annual event held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. Key stakeholders come together to address the health of our national defense and to promote policies to strengthen the U.S. military.
If you recall The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was a proposed missile defense system intended to protect the United States from attack by ballistic strategic nuclear weapons. The concept was first announced publicly by President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983—the Program was nicknamed the Star Wars Program.
In 1987, the American Physical Society concluded that the technologies being considered were decades away from being ready for use, and at least another decade of research was required to know whether such a system was even possible.
At least that is what we have been told. However, there is a secret history where space weapons were being developed and deployed that were considered not nuclear and therefore not in violation of space treaties where world powers wanted to keep space an area for peace.
Project Thor was a hypersonic bombardment system was designed to simulate a meteor strike from space.
Project Thor is built around the concept of kinetic bombardment. This isn’t an active weapon, rather, a metal rod that is accelerated at very high speeds.
The Outer Space Treaty is recognized internationally that denies the use of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons in space. However, kinetic bombardment is not on the list. Supposedly, the US has dabbled with the idea of launching the rods at any area on earth from outer space.
This weapon would be extremely hard to detect and even harder to defend. There’s no way a radar could spot it and seeing it through the human eye would be impossible. So, there’s really no way to stop it.
We are told that this project has been in the testing phase since the Clinton Administration — if we were to declassify secret space projects, would this be one of them?
It has been theorized that this program still exists and that high above us in space are platforms that have these rods ready to drop on targets. While having nuclear weapons in space was considered a violation of various treaties, these weapons would not be in violation because they are not nukes.
While there is very little known about the American secret space race, the Russians have had many stories spun about its various weapons platforms, many of them nicknamed Soviet Death Stars. One of the more threatening space platforms using the Energia Boosters was the Polyus.
The Polyus spacecraft, also known as Polus, Skif-DM, or 17F19DM, was a prototype orbital weapons platform designed to defend against anti-satellite weapons with recoilless cannon. It also was capable of deploying nuclear mines in space. It was literally a Laser, space combat station launched in 1985. It is said that the platform was not able to achieve earth orbit and crashed somewhere in the Pacific, however, there was no attempt by the Reagan or Bush administrations to recover the wreckage.
That is, of course, the U.S. Navy never reported or documented an attempt. The station was painted black in order to give it stealth capabilities. The question is could we see something like that with telescopes? Could this platform be in space now—were we lied to about the programs?
Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., said he met Navy Secretary Barrett and spoke to her calling the information on secret space programs “overwhelmingly classified” to be released.
For Rogers, that over-classification is one of the reasons it was so difficult for him and others to build support both in the public and with other members of Congress for the Space Force.
He believes that once Americans have access to that currently classified data, they will throw their support behind a Space Force and it will no longer have the criticism it does now.
The Defense Intelligence Agency has made efforts to make more unclassified information available to the public through a series of reports on the military capabilities of other nations. Earlier this year the agency released a report on the threats to space that was entirely unclassified, although that approach limited what information the agency could reveal.
The Navy also declassified the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program which sparked controversy over the revelation that since 2012 the defense department had been investigating UFOs that were reportedly stalking the military since 2004.
The Pentagon has now said that the program was never meant to study UFO’s and has now claimed it was looking into exotic craft that may or may not be created by China or Russia,
According to multiple insiders and whistleblowers, there are several Secret Space Programs, ranging from lower-tiered advanced aerial craft and advanced space stations in low earth orbit launched by the U.S. Air Force, DIA, and NRO to the highly-advanced U.S. Navy’s “Solar Warden” program.
Apparently, Star Wars is more than just a movie.
According to the War Zone’s Tyler Rogoway, a dozen mystery objects suddenly popped out of hangars at Tonopah Test Range Airport near Area 51 – aircraft that have been in developmental stages and are seemingly advanced unmanned vehicles that may have space warfare capabilities.
Furthermore, according to the website, retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Steven L. Kwast gave a lecture last month that seems to further signal that the next major battlefield will be outer space.
Kwast’s lecture included comments that heavily hint at the possibility that the United States military and its industry partners may have already developed next-generation technologies that have the potential to drastically change the aerospace field, and human civilization, forever.
Kwast claims China is already building a “Navy in space” complete with the space-based equivalents of “battleships and destroyers” which are “able to maneuver and kill and communicate with dominance, and we [the United States] are not.” Kwast’s speech centers on the thesis that the United States needs a Space Force in order to counter Chinese advances and win the competition over the economy of the future and, as an extension, who sets the values of the future:
“Space is the Navy for the 21st-century economy, a networked economy that will dominate any linear terrestrial economy in the four engines of growth and dominance that change world power: transportation, information, energy, and manufacturing. […] Whoever gets to the new market sets the values for that market. And we could either have the market with the values of our Constitution […] or we could have the values we see manifest in China.”
Chinese advances have been cited as the reason why these technologies are needed. China has been rapidly expanding its presence in space in recent years; placing a Lander on the far side of the moon in late 2018 in what some say was a push to scout natural resources with which to develop a permanent lunar manufacturing center.
China has also been developing “mothership” aircraft from which to rapidly and unpredictably launch spaceplanes and other payloads into space. The country has also launched several eyebrow-raising satellites in recent years which some analysts claim could be used in anti-satellite warfare.
All of this is helping to set the stage for a new space race that may result in battles that are similar to those that are seen in the Film Star Wars. In fact, we are seeing more science than fiction and more saber-rattling that may or may not lead to a big showdown in the sky.
Meanwhile, it is quite hypocritical for China to express that the formation of Space Force is a direct threat to outer space and security.
Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters that China is “deeply concerned about it and resolutely opposed to it.”
“The relevant U.S. actions are a serious violation of the international consensus on the peaceful use of outer space, undermine global strategic balance and stability, and pose a direct threat to outer space peace and security,” Geng said at a regular briefing.
However, in 2007, China conducted an unannounced missile strike against one of its own defunct satellites, creating an enormous amount of space debris.
Geng Shuang dismissed such concerns, calling them “unfounded counter-charges” that merely provided the U.S. with a justification for its own actions. China, he said, has consistently opposed the weaponization of space and believes international treaties on arms control in outer space need to be negotiated.
The United States has countered that the establishment of the Space Force is seen by the U.S. military as recognition of the need to more effectively organize for the defense of U.S. interests in space — especially satellites used for navigation and communication.
They claim that the Space Force is not designed or intended to put combat troops in space.
Today, the Air Force develops, launches, operates and protects most of the country’s roughly 300 military satellites and other spacecraft. In exchange, it has received most of the roughly $11 billion the Defense Department annually has spent on space programs in recent years.
We have had a secret space plane that has made its rounds stealthily observing the planet. We are still working on reverse-engineered aircraft at Area 51 and we have had whistleblowers who have said that there is more advanced weaponry that we can only dream about being used in space.
Maybe it is time that the military gets its stories straight and maybe it is time to declassify the secret black box space program that is not seen while munching popcorn in an auditorium with budding Jedi Knights.