The three new “programmes” will apparently air in the autumn and will cover the 7/7 bombings, Ufology and (of all things!) Creationism. The latter seems a bizarre choice of subject matter for a “conspiracy” hit piece… maybe they figured that any other serious subjects could not be so easily swept under the carpet. In all likelihood (although I'm loathed to say it!), I will probably be in agreement with their stance regarding Creationism... unless the Beeb do something very strange and take a pro-creationism stance! I wouldn’t put it past them…
The important thing here is the two other subjects. I covered last year’s 9/11 Conspiracy Road Trip (around the time it aired) and placed my existing contempt for the BBC aside, in order to analyse it with a level head. It was hardly surprising that the subject was handled in such a flippant and muddled matter, totally ignorant of the bigger issues (Hurricane Erin, the seismic anomalies, the dustification of the towers, etc.) and cleverly edited in order to make those involved look like a bunch of psychologically unstable twonks… No offence to those involved, of course. http://thetruthseekersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/bbcs-911-conspiracy-road-trip.html
With more programmes on the horizon, I had some serious concerns about the way in which 7/7 and Ufology would be assaulted. Several voices in the alternative community have tried to reassure us that this time would be different – especially the Ufology segment. In April, Richard D Hall commented on Ben Emlyn Jones’ HPANWO blog; “With all due respect the budget for the UFO part of the series is huge and I have talked in great detail to the production company. They are using well known investigators and researchers from the states also. Things are changing in the media and the BBC has assured me they are not out to ridicule anyone, plus I have seen the schedule and it is very impressive. This will be a good one to take note of.” http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/bbc-makes-ufo-conspiracy-road-trip.html
More recently though, it seems his initial confidences have been shaken. He briefly touched upon the matter during his 2012 Tour and said that he was "ignoring phone calls” from those behind the production…
My own concerns were further justified when I happened across an article by PZ Meyers, a biologist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota, who was interviewed for the UFO segment. He said, “They were all very nice people, but they ranged in rationality from people who’d experienced unexplained events and were trying to figure out what happened, to a real loon who was utterly convinced that Jews were alien hybrids, reptoids had hybridized with humans, and the stone blocks of the pyramids had been cut with lasers. We argued for an hour or two, all of it was recorded, and I’m sure it will all be cut to the 5 juiciest minutes for the final show.” http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2012/05/12/my-day-in-flagstaff/
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It appears that the practice of divide and conquer (amongst the trippers) has been effectively utilised yet again…
Tony Topping also concluded, in a recent article discussing the trip, “not all officialdom is involved in state sponsored terror, and further that CCTV evidence on the 7/7 does not reveal anything but ballistics does place homemade bombs at the scene.” http://www.tonytopping.com/?p=1048
A baffling conclusion to say the least…
The presenter of the programme, comedian Andrew Maxwell, has also spoken about the forthcoming hit pieces. “The whole point of the show is not to try to change people’s beliefs… It’s just to smash ideas back and forwards.” ("Smash" is about right Mr Maxwell!)
He also says, “‘these people will question anything from a verifiable news source, one that’s willing to back what it says in the courts. But they will believe anything they read on the internet.” The article confirms the involvement of John Lear in the Ufology segment and makes some staggering remarks that highlight just “how seriously” this segment has been taken.
In contrast to the 7/7 film, which features ‘no laughter’, Maxwell is confident that stories from the UFO documentary will make into it his forthcoming Edinburgh Fringe show, legal advice permitting.
He and the conspiracists visited the mysterious Area 51 in Nevada but he can’t say whether they entered the infamous ‘secret’ base, which was only publicly acknowledged by the US government in 2003.
‘We got in a little bit of trouble making that one, which legally I can’t go into any more right now, it’s still in flux. Needless to say, it’s the most wacky of the films and we met a lot of eccentric, eccentric characters.’
One was Ufologist John Lear.
‘He told me there’s an underground tunnel from Area 51 that pops up underneath the kitchen of the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas. Apparently, all children are abducted from Earth and taken to the moon, which has 20 billion people living on it and was invented inside Jupiter.
They’re abducted at the ages of three, seven and thirteen and taken overnight.
‘I told him: “My children aren’t going to the f**king moon!” And he replied: “You needn’t be alarmed, it’s just a routine check.”’
One final observation about these programmes: why do all those participating have to be aged between 18 and 35? The official BBC blurb calling for people to take part states: “Applicants must be between the ages of 18-35.” I’m not trying to suggest that the only credible researchers on these subjects are over that age… however I believe that the best are! I do know that many were contacted, but largely to ask them if they knew of anybody in the assigned age range.
As I have said before, I know that if these experts were allowed to take part, it would be a very different “programme.” There would probably be no in-fighting, no emotional blackmail, just some serious evidential based issues being raised. That is why these types of people would never be allowed to take part. It would undermine the entire point of the “hit-piece”.
So there you go. The outcome doesn't look good. It would appear almost laughable if it wasn't such as serious matter. I’m sure we will see the fruits of the BBC's labour when the shows are broadcast!
Until Next Time.
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