Comments on Conspiracy Theories and the ET Presence Aloha all, I thought I would post my response to a question concerning Conspiracy theories and the ET Presence. There has been a recent discussion of this topic on the prepare4contact forum. In peace, Michael Salla, PhD ******** >>>>>SOURCE<<<<<< Aloha Tamara, there are a number of levels to this issue concerning global conflict and conspiracy theories. First, the need of the shadow government to fund its secret weapons and ET technology related projects. Second, the need to cover up the existence and funding for these projects from the prying eyes of the media and Congressional representatives. Third, the possible existence of some Extinction Level Event that is being hid from the general public, eg., 2012. And fourth, the role of ETs in directly fostering global conflict and social inequities in order to weaken and/or control humanity. I've written a paper about levels one and two in terms of the black budget which you can read here: Here you see the reasons why the drug trade, front companies, corporate monopolies, etc., are linked to the funding for covert ET projects underway which I describe as Manhattan Two. Events such as 911, Madrid and London bombings help foster a social climate of fear that can be easily manipulated to prevent societies from awakening to the truth. Also, the possibility of an Extinction Level Event in the near future drives the shadow government to impose Draconian security procedures and policies intended to ensure the continuity of government through secret survival policies for a human elite, and weapons procurement programs to ensure human sovereignty against manipulative ETs. You can read more on the notion of an Extinction Level Event and how this was secretly leaked in terms of the Alternative Three scenario Finally, your answer is the key - distraction. In order to keep the wheels turning for all the above levels, we need to be kept distracted through various global conflicts. The War against Terrorism is a conflict engineered to achieve this purpose. If the mass of humanity in developed countries are distracted by the threat of terrorism, then the shadow government will not be revealed and it cannot be brought to account for its policies. Conspiracy theories only focus on one aspect of the global problems confronting us, the elites involved in the various illicit programs. For example, Michael Ruppert who runs the From The Wilderness website believes that Peak Oil considerations secretly drive global policies, and that the CIA-Drug connection is a result of a cabal of elites that profit. Unfortunately, he dismisses the ET connection which gets him to arrive at only partial solutions to the problem. Conspiracy theorists who dismiss the ET factor only peel back a few levels of the onion and never get to the core. There is a strong ET element in conspiracy theories yet it is only a few writers like Jim Marrs and David Icke who have figured it out. Cheers, Michael S.