I am sure many of you saw the Congressional Hearing on UAP earlier today. If not, you can watch it here. I watched it live (mostly) and then caught most of it a second time, so I have prepared some notes and visuals for livestream at 8 p.m. EDT.
Basically, I think we can say this was a lifeless exercise in narrative control. The Pentagon’s UAP spokespersons both gave it their all to convey that there is in fact no real mystery, only a lack of “procedure” and “data” and as long as they have enough of those in the right combination, they can solve any mystery of these objects, as well as “mitigate” them with extreme prejudice if need be.
In other words, the noble desire to destigmatize UFO/UAP basically, to them, means to explain them all as either adversarial technology or something we are working on. Sure, maybe the odd natural phenomenon thrown in for good measure. But no aliens — hell no on the aliens!
The other thing of note is a brief exchange on the perceived need to manage UAP “misinformation” and “disinformation.” Yes, they went there. I’ll discuss this.
A Gold Star does go to one member of Congress, Mike Gallagher (R-WI) who asked about UFOs and nukes, and the Admiral Wilson document. Yes, he did! He didn’t seem to be on script. Of course, he got only stonewalling on that.
I know I’m supposed to be upbeat about this sort of thing — at least some people think I ought to be. After all, Congressional Hearing and all that. Well, nine years ago I participated in a mock Congressional Hearing — the Citizen’s Hearing on Disclosure. For whatever shortcomings it may have had, it did not lack for substance. For a full week, forty researchers brought forth issues of genuine power and substance to six retired members of Congress. Today’s hearing was nothing like that.
Anyway, I’ll see you at the stream!