A Relevant Defense of Paying for Investigative Journalism, by Davin Michael Stedman

Articles like this one, are why paying $20 a month for The New York Times is a nice investment. Maybe the news we get for free is typically hot garbage for primarily that reason.

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program – https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/politics/pentagon-program-ufo-harry-reid.html

Why pay for news? Because this story about the Pentagon’s research on U.F.O.s pretty much proves that some of our highest ranking intelligence officials and politicians are pretty f_cking concerned about the frequency in which US fighters are chasing and being tracked by unexplained flying objects.

In World War 2 we called them Foo Fighters. They have consistently been identified by US interceptors as the now classic flying saucers. When it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

I am not going to rehash or summarize this story. But when the late Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens explained his UFO experience as an air force pilot,

…when you see the footage of a saucer from an F-18,

…when you hear the official testimony of a Navy Fighter that chased one and said “I want to fly one”

…when the head of the Pentagon program Louis Elizondo resigns as a protest for the Government being too secretive,

This is a wonderful shift in humanity coming to terms with the strange fact that so many people you know have seen a UFO, even from a distance.

Because nothing made my man can change directions and jet around the sky. Nothing.

I am not going to tell the stories I have been told, or detail my regrets about how writing a facebook post much like this, made me miss what my friends said was a close encounter.

How close? I would have started chucking rocks to determine the sound of the material, as stones glanced off its hull.

Truth is, I haven’t seen one, but the story of how my otherwise god-fearing Great Grandmother and her sister did, is as compelling as they come. It happened in Puyallup and it was absolutely cinematic.

This is not even broaching my 94 year old grandfather’s experiences as a bush pilot in Alaska.

I don’t know nuthin’. I haven’t seen em’. But I have seen what happens when we stop paying money for investigative journalism.

That is terrifying.

My science fiction story idea after reading this article is this…

There is one very large mothership parked not so far away, cloaked easily by something that is far beyond our technological mastery:

The power of just sitting there in the dark.

But that’s science fiction man. Imagination and intuition are nifty but scientific proof and evidence separate us from these raving Right (& Left Wing) lunatics that believe anything you tell them if it’s racist or anti-globalist enough.

But my favorite quote from the article?

“A 2009 Pentagon briefing summary of the program prepared by its director at the time asserted that “what was considered science fiction is science fact.”

My second favorite quote is a thought experiment about Leonardo Divinci encountering a garage door opener.

*This story also just makes me wish I could just get that studio recording of The Staxx Brothers ‘Supernova Child’ finished. Our best live recording of the song is from 2011.

As a man of science, my fiction is just a hunch. A light I shine in the darkness that surrounds us in all directions except for the pin pricks of gas planets and hydrogen stars burning the bright slow engine of galactic fusion.

No rush to conclusions. This game is a marathon. What’s coming, has already been. I just hope that if there is intelligent life out there that they also agree, The History Channel is full of sh_t.

– Musician and writer Davin Michael Stedman has many musical ventures and is one of the driving forces behind the Staxx Brothers. He will be partying in Kingston, Jamaica soon.

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