Now I must confess that I listened to Art Bell's radio program – "America's #1 late night talk show" – for a while, while working graveyard shift at Playa Vista. Art Bell is basically an entertainer, and only secondarily a journalist, so I soon perceived his on-air strategy of bringing on several contradictory guests over several shows and seeming to agree with each one. The listeners are left on their own in trying to separate the hype and the wishful and-or paranoid thinking from the rare nuggets of Objective Reality: the data presented disagrees all over the place, but what if some of it is true? And which pieces are Objectively True?
None of it True? Impossible, I say. Something has been going on, outside the Culture-Structure. Some of the on-air, live calls on Art's radio show are too damn real to deny their content.
So here is how this fits together, and where Science has long innocently been mistaken: Astrophysicists and nuclear physicists have made the mistake of thinking that Space is an Objective constant. Perhaps not so. My Third Theory of Relativity posits that the missing mass of the Universe, the XXX force, that shows up in various computations is accounted for by the various non-standard – dare I say para-normal? – dimensions, which the tri-dimension-bound scientists of the Culture-Structure cannot admit to, nor indeed even perceive of.
What makes the speed of light variable is the fact – the scientific heresy – that the energy in all of Space is like a fluid! I repeat: like you think of a fluid. Energy exists, whatever it is, and may just move around the Universe like a warm current in the salty oceans of Earth, or like the El Niño phenomenon. In fact, exactly like El Niño, whatever is that phenomenon's cause.
The energy of the Universe may just move around, like weather, wafting its way across the Universe like clouds in the Terran atmosphere, or like the tides & currents of the oceans. One of the possible effects might well be a rise (or drop) in the local speed of light, just as the heat absorbed by El Niño raises the temperature of the water in the eastern South Pacific Ocean, causing havoc with weather patterns all around this fragile globe. Exactly parallel to how the advent of extra energy in this corner of the Milky Way could raise the activity of Sol, our local star-sun. The increase in pure energy could also alter the effective speed of light.
Remember that the Holy Biosphere is at most 100 miles thick [give or take] and that the Planet Earth [or Terra] is 8,000 miles in diameter. The solid mass of rock that makes up this Planet is 80 times the diameter of the gaseous and very mobile and very fragile atmosphere, so it doesn't take much to alter normalcy. Just heat the solid rock-and-magma mass of the Terran orb a few degrees and the fragile, gaseous outer surface – the atmosphere and the Holy Biosphere – is globally warmed, with no chance of correction to 'normal'.
Deep space contains next to Nothing, almost limitless emptiness. While there is less objective matter to transmit such qualities as heat, there is also no barrier to the unobserved transmission of ethereal 'clouds' of energy that just sneak in and alter the conditions of this terribly lonely and isolated backwater corner of the Milky Way Galaxy, this obscure sector of the uncharted Universe.
Something is going on, but the Culture-Structure is keeping Science itself as well as the general public from having a clue, mis-directing our attention to tabloid sensationalism and Third World war games and the non-event that was the start of the Third Millennium.
Something is going on. But the Working Mind is more concerned with the Objective Reality that affects us in our daily lives: with those who reap unearned wealth, by ripping off Mankind; with those false leaders who initiate Fear among the masses, asking to lead our young into pseudo-battle against the manufactured 'enemy'; with those who stand up with another Answer From God, the price of which is only giving over to them all of your natural personal Power and financial equity – tax-deductible, of course.
Mankind's only chance for successful Survival is thru Reason, which may require tossing out sacred notions like the invariability of the speed of light or that obedience to the Culture-Structure will result in anything but the worsening mess in which we find ourselves of late. Everything is open to question, everything can be reconciled thru Reason, Mankind has the capacity – if not always the Will – for the Fulfillment of Mankind's Potential, without which Mankind will soon be extinct.
R. Buckminster Fuller wrote a book entitled "Spaceship Earth" to remind us that there is no escape from the vehicle, this blue orb of a craft, that if we pollute this spaceship the entire species Mankind could perish – like that! Remember always that we are all in this together.
Sit back and work on what you should be doing while on the Journey. Empower your fellow passengers, make their Journey as pleasant as possible. Be nice to the Cabin Attendants; don't complain about every little thing. Enjoy the many channels of entertainment [when your work is done]. Keep the place clean. And keep your personal Meaning and Purpose always in mind.
There is no way out, not until the Final Landing; and once the craft is landed, you cannot choose a different destination. So develop your Working Mind and Learn to Empower, and will yourself to generate the best ride possible for us all.
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