Monday, May 16, 2016

Is Hillary Clinton a Secret X-Files Fan?

While the story has been around since the beginning of 2016 about Hillary Clinton reveal secret UFO files once elected to the White House – is Hillary Clinton a secret X-Files fan? 

By: Ringo Bones 

Since the end of World War II, there has long been an air of conspiracy surrounding theories of alien / extraterrestrial life, and back in April 8, 2016, the head of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign – John Podesta said it’s time to do away with the secrecy. While appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Clinton herself pledged to “get to the bottom” of whether rumors of US contact with extraterrestrial life were true – which also makes one wonder if Hillary Clinton is also an X-Files fan? 

Ever since the Roswell Incident of 1947, the US government having established secret contact with extraterrestrial life and/or having access to their advanced technology have become an ever growing urban legend that have fueled many a science fiction narrative that’s still going strong until this very day. But it was probably during the Bill Clinton presidency of the 1990s that conspiracy theorists of every persuasion got convinced that there might be something to this Area 51 / Majestic 12 brouhaha – not just because the runaway success of Chris Carter’s The X-Files TV series or Independence Day and Men In Black movies but also that 1995 era “official revelation” that the “Roswell UFO Crash” was actually a secret US government program called Project Mogul which is all about balloon-born sensors to listen for secret Soviet era clandestine nuclear weapons testing. Given the Clinton Administration era subterfuge, why is it that US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s promise to reveal secret UFO files will be different this time? 

Unbeknown to most conspiracy buffs, it was during the first term of Bill Clinton’s presidency – back when Hillary Clinton was still the First Lady – that the Clinton administration managed to do the near impossible – i.e. managed to get an “environmental audit” of Area 51 – the famed top secret U.S. Air Force Groom Lake, Nevada facility rumored to house crashed remains of advanced extraterrestrial craft secured by the US government since the Roswell Incident of 1947. Thanks to this move by then US President Bill Clinton the top brass of Area 51 finally stopped using ozone depleting chemicals in the maintenance of their planes and other assets in favor of more ozone friendly options by the mid 1990s. If her husband managed to do that, then there’s a fighting chance that Hillary Clinton’s UFO revelations might be more substantial to their mid 1990s era counterparts – unless of course if you prefer Donald Trump style revelations of pulling stuff out of his own ass.

Monday, May 2, 2016

The New X-Files Season: No New ground Broken?

Even though it may have rekindled a sense of nostalgia to those who have seen it first hand, but does the new X-Files have something to offer to new prospective fans? 

By: Ringo Bones

Even though the previous X-Files season ended way after 9/11, it seems that post 9/11 issues had never been tackled in-depth though when Chris Carter made one tackling the issue in the so-called Season 10, it managed to raise some anger in the world’s online social networks. Especially to Muslims on the other side of the Atlantic who thinks that they are unfairly stereotyped in one of the most interesting episodes of the series – titled Babylon – where it managed to raise the post 9/11 unfair stereotype that all terrorist are Muslims. But to some people, Mulder’s drug-taking exercise in order to perform a so-called “mind-meld” to a terror suspect in a coma after a failed suicide bombing attempt seems to be a critique of the origins of Abrahamic Theology, which many claim to be nothing more than the result of some Stone-Age holy man taking Psychoactive substances and seeing God. 

It may not be as memorable and nostalgia as Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster episode – and that very episode may well be the very one that can attract new converts who didn’t experience first hand the 1990s era X-Files mania, but it seems quite inevitable that Chris Carter might express his own political satire against organized religion through one of the X-Files episodes and this could be a good place as any. Given that there are plans to create more episodes, I just hope that Chris Carter will be courageous enough to make episodes that make everyone – not just X-Files fans – question the status quo. Even if “the truth is out there”, most of us are actually seeing it through a prism manipulated by the powers-that-be.