We are a species who loves secrets. Relishes in them. Adores
them. Giggles over nailpolish at sleepovers, sneaks glances at the tabloids in the supermarket line, exchanges excited whispers over the telephone while watching the soaps.
We are also a species who rather likes their energy. This is probably being read on a bright LCD monitor in a heated, lit room. You probably eat machine-sliced bread and wear factory-woven cloth while you do it. It’s the 21st century, after all: even the water we drink requires power to manufacture.
Combine the two, and you’ve got a way to make some serious bucks.
You’ve also got Steven M. Greer’s Orion Project.
A quick sweep of their “vision” section renders the usual alternative energy optimism, save the rainforest, feed the world, power small African villages. Cool. I don’t like looking at the energy bill any more than the next citizen of the earth over. I’m frightened by our oil dependence, I like my nights starry and my nature unblemished, and I’m not terrifically keen on the idea of getting my face burned off by acid rain whenever the weather’s gray. At the very least, Greer seems relevant.
What separates the Orion Project from other energy research organizations is their attempt to explain why this technology isn’t already out there. See, according to them, it’s not just that petroleum has been more profitable in the short term for oil companies in the past. Evidently, the government has been “actively suppressing” alternative energy technologies, which of course is entirely independent from the trillions that they’ve been pumping into alternative energy research over the years and the trillions more promised by the president-elect.
Not only that, but these technologies already exist! They’ve just been “locked away in the vaults of the energy industry corporations and patent offices.”
Why would the government spend all this money researching technology thatevidentlyalready exists? Never mind the astronomical deficit it’d ease, with a government scrambling for a show of competency, it’s hard to believe they’d let this supposed treasure trove of technology remain untapped for some approval ratings.
But wait, even if these technologies already exist… why isn’t their effort instead to go and reclaim them from where they’re supposedly “locked up”? If it’s so obvious that they exist, why are they focusing on the painstaking process of researching new technology when all they evidently need is a few well-sprung leaks to change the world?
See, Orion Project is asking for donations to research these new technologiestechnologies which, a sweep of their “research” page indicates, consists of mostly refuted or untested theories borrowed from other sources.
How much does he want from you?
For Greer, however, this is conspiracy theory lite, mere sweet n low to the high fructose corn syrup of some of his other pet projects:
For instance, through his “Disclosure Project”, Greer’s been at the government for some years now to hold congressional hearings on UFO technology that has been suppressed by the governwait, haven’t we heard this before?
But let’s say you want a look. Maybe you’re curious. Maybe that parade of state officials he puts forth as supporting of his theories sparks some doubt. Maybejust maybethere’s something crumb of a potential of a possibility that there’s some inkling of truth in all this. Maybe you want to see the evidence. Follow the links on Greer’s site and you are funneled towards “topsecrettestimony.com”, where for $7 a month you can see all the evidence you want.
Funny, how it pays to disclose the truth.
Another project of his: CSETI, which offers “Ambassador to the Universe” training sessions, in which his purports to teach certain supernatural abilities, precognition and the like. Transcend human existence, just $700but a $25 discount if you if you’ve already bought his book.
Greer’s given himself a sense of importance. He lands himself spots on mainstream shows to spout out The Truth, splits podiums with politicians and scientists, all that jazz. He’s doing everything he can to make himself look legit. He’s really, really trying.
Ultimately, however, he fails. Greer’s not looking forward to a better world, but backwards, back to the old anachronistic conspiracy theories that prove profitable for himbut not the world.