An Insurrection of UFOlogists... Really
Faced with the looming possibility that their UFO legislation isn't going to go through, some UFOlogists are threatening to rebel against the government.
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Just when I think things won’t get any crazier, they do.
So Congress has passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024, as they do each year. It’s basically the budget for the Department of Defense. It was barely passed by the House in July.
Then, senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) proposed an amendment to it (commonly called the “Schumer Amendment” aka the “UAP Disclosure Act”) which includes the following:
Gives the US Government eminent domain authority to seize anything from anyone, either bodies or technology, if the government suspects it might be of alien origin (I remind you, this is real, not a bad sci-fi movie you find clicking around on the dark underbelly of Netflix at 2am)
Requires full declassification of anything related to UFOs within 25 years
Requires all government contractors currently in possession of alien stuff (because of course they are) to disclose it all to the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office.
It is, in fact, overly broad — since there has never been any evidence of alien stuff on Earth, it has no identifiable characteristics, and thus it’s not possible for any one person or agency to make the determination of what’s alien. Therefore the door is open for anyone in government (that’s not specified either — your mailman?) who thinks or reckons or has a hunch that something is alien, to seize anything from anyone. I hope you’re in agreement with me that that would be a terrible law.
With this amendment intact, the NDAA passed the Senate on July 27.
But quite understandably, a lot of people in Congress are upset about this amendment. Both Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) are on board with the charge to gut this amendment from the final version. And apparently, the prospect of losing the UFO legislation has provoked quite a few UFOlogists, some to the point of threatening violence.
Australia’s UFO journalist Ross Coulthard has called for any US lawmakers who oppose the amendment to be tarred and feathered and dragged through the streets.
An anonymous source told the Liberation Times “When supposed ‘leaders’ like this use the American people's interests as their fodder, we should be reminded of what sparked the American Revolution in the first place. These individuals would be wise to remember that.”
As of now, the legislation remains intact, but late word is that the Schumer amendment might get cut later today — but Internet speculation is just that. Biden will soon be either signing the NDAA or vetoing it. I’m certainly curious to see how this pans out.
It is truly amazing to see how far off the rails things can go when people throw their rationality to the wind and drink the Alien Visitation kool-aid. Please, ask a scientist before writing laws intended for a fantasy world.
I want to strap all our congresspeople to theater seats, Clockwork Orange style, and force them to watch The UFO Movie.