You will note that in the sidebar on the left is an area known as the UFO Hall of Fame and the UFO Hall of Shame. And, in the shame list - two figures have been added this year 2010, bringing the total number of `shameful' players in the history of the UFO saga to 9 - including a gentleman named Alfred Webre. Who, IMO, for name recognition, probably isn't on most of your top of mind recalls. Is he?
That said, he probably is on this Hall Of Shame list for what his set of beliefs are within the Exopolitics movement - beliefs that he expresses quite well - as he is a scholarly man. I will expound to the best of my ability.
But first, why am I focusing on Alfred? Well, he took the time in the last few days to comment on my UFO Disclosure Countdown Clock blog - wanting me to separate his ideas from others in the Exopolitics movement. And, on my blog - without really digging into what I could find out about Alfred - I gave my quick, top of mind - somewhat curt - reply. https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4174828569039941516&postID=5989214114706722290
In my reply I questionned if his blogger identity was really him - only to realize that when I went to his website that it is the acronym for it- the website (that is okay, I assumed it was him in my reply). Also, he provides a link for me and all of us to consider in his UDCC reply - the link is one that I was familiar with already, and is indeed - one of the alltime classics links of Exopolitics for sure - http://www.examiner.com/x-2912-Seattle-Exopolitics-Examiner~y2010m1d3-Barack-Obama-not-disclosing-extraterrestrial-presence-is-top-ETUFO-story-of-2009 . One thing about Mr. Webre - he doesn't go halfway in his beliefs or at drawing connections - IF this link is representative of that.
Now, this was not my first exposure to Mr. Webre, and I've even blogged about him to a small degree before (http://ufodisclosurecountdownclock.blogspot.com/2009/11/web-predicts-obama-alien-disclosure-on.html ). But, I never delved into his public background; so, I then decided to see if Wikipedia might fill in my understanding of Mr. Webre - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Webre -- and, interestingly, when I did - I found things that I admired about this guy. To quote wiki "futurist, peace activist, environmental activist, and a space activist who promotes the ban of space weapons. He was a co-architect of the Space Preservation Treaty and the Space Preservation Act that was introduced to the U.S. Congress by Congressman Dennis Kucinich and is endorsed by more than 270 NGO's worldwide. He helped draft the Citizen Hearing in 2000 with Stephen Bassett and serves as a member of the Board of Advisors. Webre is also on the Board of Advisers at the Exopolitics Institute , is the congressional coordinator for The Disclosure Project , is a judge on the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal , and is the International Director of the Institute for Cooperation in Space."
Interesting what qualifies for the Hall of Shame isn't it?
But, then again, - he does have that fictionlike link he points to in his reply on my blog.
As frankly, I believe it isn't his desire to keep space `weapons free' which puts him in the Hall Of Shame - indeed, isn't this - keeping weapons out of space if possible - an idea normal humans could agree upon? Is this NOT a noble idea? (Could it be his connection to Kucinich that turns off some?) Well?
Also, as Mr. Webre points out in his comment on my other blog - "Exopolitics, which my 1999 book founded is the science of relations among intelligent civilizations in the Universe." - And, IMO, he has the background to create such a document/positioning if you read his education, etc, - or to boldly position a path of possible `understanding' that might be reasonable for a species IF (A BIG IF) it actually were a part of an intergalatic federation. And, I for one am glad someone has, in a sense, `thought this idea out'. But, that is just my opinion (and it can't be the reason to be on the HOShame, right? Even if the idea itself is a little far out, and, not much more than the science fiction that has been put forth by very skilled writers for decades).
But, it seems that the year 2000, for whatever reason, opened up lots of new horizons to the claims of intergalatic contacts and beliefs - by many folks on the fringes of the whole UFO internet thing. And, with video cameras coming into the population at a greater percentage as the decade went on - more and more anomalous sky phenomena seem to reach the public perception and awareness - which, perhaps, pushes the envelope on `what the fringe believe' -- much like the 1950's spaceman contactees like Billy Meier (who was in the first introduction class to the HOShame). (You will find in this post that claims of Real Life - `normal consciousness' contacts with `physical extraterretrials' is the absolute no-no.)
So, how outrageous does one have to be in 2010 to get onto that HOS list? Well, lets look at the list of the Top 10 Exopolitics stories that Mr. Webre points to for our examination. (via his link above)
#10 - Nothing new here - the interuption of electronics has been ascribed to some UFO events forever. Certainly not HOS material one would hope.
#9 - Nothing new here - except a very high quality - 1950's looking UFO video that seemed to be on a TV report. Now, both #10 and this #9 are foreign reports - but - why would that be important. Could it be that highlighting `saucer shaped crafts' isn't stylish with those folks that have `moved into the V-shaped crafts' era? No HOS material IMO.
#8- NASA Oct. 9, 2009 moon bombing violated space law & could have caused conflict with lunar ET/UFO civilizations - OK, now we seem to be getting somewhere. "This story is remarkable because it vividly illustrates the dividing line between the how space law should function in our populated solar system, and the view held by the U.S. black budget space complex which feels entitled to colonize all celestial bodies in our solar system irrespective of their being inhabited and of what space law requires."
IMO, certainly almost nobody within mainstream public thought thinks that the NASA event represented this view presented by Mr. Webre - except for a very few fringe folks. IMO, the probability that NASA was doing this for scientific reasons as opposed to knowingly violating `space law' - is overwhelming IMO - but it is still just my opinion.
Still, Mr. Webre is an activist, a peace activist - therefore it certainly can be seen as within his perspective that this action was somehow `wrong' in some regard. (And if he needs to create/fallback on a `space law' for possible justification --- wweeellllllllll, there are worse things in the world.) A HOS violation? - Perhaps, at most. (And note that the black budget aspect of government/s is under pressure too. Finally, he also points out, "The U.N. Outer Space Treaty, which the U.S. has ratified, requires that ‘ The moon and other celestial bodies shall be used by all States Parties to the Treaty exclusively for peaceful purposes. The establishment of military bases, installations and fortifications, the testing of any type of weapons and the conduct of military manoeuvres on celestial bodies shall be forbidden.’ 98 nations have ratified and 125 nations have signed the U.N. Outer Space Treaty.”Frankly, Mr. Webre IS a lawyer also - pointing this out - the US violating the treaty - is just his mindset on things. Could it be that he doesn't believe in the civilizations he will claim belief in ( a belief which seems to get him in trouble) just the concepts of Exopolitics he exposes? And uses the civilaztions idea as a cover and `attention getter'. IE: Playing the internet-media for coverage thru the diversion of outrageous claims?)
#7 - ET/UFO researcher Gary McKinnon’s continued battle against extradition to the U.S. - Now, certainly - this isn't reason to be on a HOS list either I would hope - or - perhaps Mr. Webre and my politics are closer than others who are ready to condemn. Am I starting to smell politics in all this? Well, there are six more to go.
#6 - The Vatican opens a window to extraterrestrial life - Frankly, this point number six is twisted by Mr. Webre in so many ways in his commentary that it is sad. Ultimately this Vatican comment is tied to the supposed U.N. meetings about ET's; and even the Stephenville UFO incidents - it - to me - IMO - is a mishmash of BS (except for the Stephenville event). Now, I know that some HATE the propoganding of the supposed U.N. meetings and I certainly can't say that I've read any proof of such events (even thought I've read about exact dates and exact people supposedly at these events via the web) - and certainly, IF it was KNOWN to be lies (how could anyone know it was a lie, really - remember folks, I take NOTHING at face value) - then it could be reason for the HOS honor.
But, let me present another take -- we have a peace activist who believes there SHOULD be a meeting (at the U.N. or by aliens wanting to include humans in some world federation) and thereby, by claiming one happened - `it' the `idea' gets into the noosphere of Earth. And, while delayed, potentially creates a real event - the desired outcome. I certainly don't put it past the Exopolitics folks to use the internet/belief world in such a manner to try to actualize goals. But, then again, at the end of #6 - Mr. Webre adds this "CAVEAT: If official state disclosure is to occur around specific species of extraterrestrial civilizations such as the Reptilians and the Greys that have been in secret agreements against the public interest with the U.S. government for decades, then any Vatican association with such a disclosure plan is suspect as well." OK, the Reptilians reference, and the phrase decades of association - moves most of us (folks with sane positions on all this) to the edges of belief - I admit. (But, just because multi-dimensional aliens is more popular than - permanant aliens in 2010 as an explanation - let alone aliens in cahoots with the F-ing government/s - might not be a reason for the HOS.) But, I am going to present an even more bizzare posibilitiy to end this Barf Stew post. Five to go.
#5 - U.K. Ministry of Defense closes its UFO desk after 50 years
On this point - Mr. Webre gives a long discussion - but - his early point is "The cover story – that the approximately $70,000 saved are being spent in Barack Obama’s Afghan war – is implausible" - And, as I have blogged before - this is my position too.
#4 - Norway light spiral/Moscow pyramid and Obama Nobel Prize connection? - So, much is thrown into this one - it's hard to know where to begin. First - IMO, the Norway Spiral was almost for sure a failed missile launch (98%IMO) or HAARP (2%IMO) - and 0% aliens in any manner. One would have to question ones beliefs if all ones eggs were in the Exopolitics explanation. And, could almost be a HOS list maker - but - even skeptics and rational folks have to admit - that was one hell of a coincidence.
However, the Moscow Pyramid - to me - IMO - if not a complete hoax (my feeling overall) is as strange of an event as I can envision almost. An event which begs for a far out explanation if true IMO.
#3 - Denver ET ballot initiative places next step in extraterrestrial disclosure on August 2010 vote - It is easy to understand why Mr. Webre would think this is very important. Unfortunately, the media will make any person who lives in Denver who votes for this idea look to be an idiot. I guarantee it. That said, this is further proof - to me - that Mr. Webre is really after the big picture - a slow movement in the direction he desires. And, I guess, this ballot measure is indeed that.
#2 - Time travel and teleportation are confirmed by independent whistleblowers -
HALL OF SHAME REASON
CONTINUES - PART TWO