Monday, 10 December 2018

Ben Emlyn-Jones on KCOR's Exploring the Bizarre 5

I have been interviewed again on the Exploring the Bizarre show on the KCOR Digital Radio Network with Tim Beckley and Tim Swartz. See: http://kcorradio.com/KCOR/Podcasts/Exploring-The-Bizarre/2018/december/ben-emlyn-jones-and-michael-schratt.mp3.
Also see here for an illustrated YouTube version: (coming soon).
My fellow guest is Michael Schratt. We discuss the secret space programme, cattle mutilations, Bigfoot inside UFO's and much much more.
See here for my previous appearance on Exploring the Bizarre: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2018/04/ben-emlyn-jones-on-kcors-exploring.html.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

The Mind Set Podcast Programme 331

I have been featured on Programme 331 of the Mind Set Podcast.
Subjects discussed include: the film Bob Lazar- Area 51 and Flying Saucers, smart-phone spying, riots in Paris and much much more.
See here for my previous appearance on The Mind Set Podcast: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-mind-set-podcast-programme-330.html.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

What's Wrong with UKIP?

A few days ago Nigel Farage announced on his LBC radio show that he was resigning from the United Kingdom Independence Party, see:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atwb3C_zikM. Despite being off the executive table, Farage has remained a highly influential character within the party because he was its most significant and long-lasting leader who took them right up to the 2016 EU membership referendum. His resignation has caused what Australians would call "a major drama!". He announced on his show that he was quitting because of a clash with UKIP's current leader, Gerard Batten, over Batten's appointment of the former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson as an official adviser on the child grooming scandal. UKIP has been through a radicalization process in the last few months. There was a brief internet vogue among the anti-SJW YouTubers like Sargon of Akkad and Paul Joseph Watson for joining up. Farage has objected to the shift and wanted the party to remain on the centre right. Batten has defended his decision to work with Tommy Robinson, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v6rMIwdLL4.

What's interesting about the above interview is that the subject of Brexit does not come up until almost two thirds of the segment is over. In fact Gerard Batten asks if he can talk about Brexit earlier in the discussion and the reporter refuses. By the time the subject is finally raised, the attention span of the viewer will be safely weakened. What Batten says then is absolutely correct and it matches closely what I have been saying since 2016, see background links below. Ever since the Leave vote won, the government has been desperately looking for a way to escape honouring the result while hiding the fact that they are actively doing so. It is now very obvious that the Brexit process was deliberately set up to fail. Scaremongering news stories and spanners in the works have both contributed to Britain's weary trudge towards independence grinding to a halt. Theresa May's deal is a terrible proposal and it is meant to be. It has accurately been called "Brexit in name only" and displays a suicidal attitude to the nation's wellbeing. It scraped through the cabinet and European Commission summit, but will probably be rejected by the Westminster Parliament. If and when that happens then Brexit goes back right to square one. Either possibility looks equally bad. The government have just been forced by the high court to publish the attorney general's legal options and these include cancelling Article 50 altogether and keeping Britain in the European Union. This would be after the long-predicted second referendum; that is now looking increasingly likely. The energy of the public is waning and in such an eventuality the Remain vote would definitely win. The government would also be careful not to repeat the mistakes of 2016 and would work harder to rig the polls. That is the staged dilemma the government have given us and who is there to stand up to them? What has Nigel Farage been doing about this? Well, he has actually been supporting the idea of a second referendum, see: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2018/01/farage-loses-his-mind.html. And at present he is goading UKIP members to fixate obsessively on a matter of internal policy; while all this time the very moment UKIP was created for is underway. Farage should be actively exposing the government as they run through the ins and outs of Brexit in the House of Commons. There is now no doubt that Nigel Farage is either a madman or a government stooge, probably the latter. Caroline Stephens is an ex-member of UKIP and has been working independently to blow apart the wall of lies behind which the British people are being betrayed; see: http://hpanwo-radio.blogspot.com/2018/12/programme-305-podcast-caroline-stephens.html and: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F4vAq_-XTg. Nobody knows for sure what will happen next; however, it is clear that what conspiratorially-aware analysts predicted is definitely the road we're on. The government are on track to sabotage Brexit and nobody in mainstream politics is there to stop them. Anybody who thought UKIP were the people to do that will be very disappointed. I'll do another update when there is more news.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Ben Emlyn-Jones on the Kev Baker Show 41

I have been interviewed again on the Kev Baker Show (aka MrGlasgowTruther) on Truth Frequency Radio, see here for the podcast: https://tfrlive.com/alien-microbes-lazar-s-area-pine-gap-more-81551/.
And here for the illustrated YouTube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE66Dkn_PCA.
Subjects discussed include: the new film about Bob Lazar, the secret base Pine Gap, David Icke on tour and much much more.
See here for my previous appearance on the Kev Baker Show: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2018/11/ben-emlyn-jones-on-kev-baker-show-40.html.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Bob Lazar- Area 51 and Flying Saucers

Apart from Capel Green, probably the most anticipated UFO documentary of our current time is Bob Lazar- Area 51 and Flying Saucers, directed by Jeremy Corbell and produced by George Knapp and Jim Martin, see: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9107368/. The launch of the film was very dramatic. It premiered on the 3rd of December 2018 at the famous Ace Hotel UA Theatre in Los Angeles USA, built by Charlie Chaplin. My friend and Mind Set Podcast host Gareth Davies went to watch it; see here for his report (coming soon). The film was released onto ITunes, Vimeo and numerous other platforms the moment the premier had finished. Unfortunately that means the middle of the night for me, but I watched it as soon as I got home from work today. Documentaries have become more artistic and elaborate over the history of cinema and this one certainly worked hard on being visually stunning, with good graphics and camerawork. There was a lot of suspense too. The story didn't detail the background of Robert S Lazar and it was assumed that the viewers were familiar with this, one of the most famous cases in conspiratorial UFOlogy. In the background links I provide my own assessment. The film includes a recording the first ever interview with Lazar in May of 1989 on local television in Las Vegas; his face blacked out to protect his identity. After telling his initial tale, Lazar went quiet for many years, only resurfacing briefly in 2014 for the twenty-fifth anniversary of his revelations, see: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2014/05/bob-lazar-25-years-on.html. He is a very shy and secluded man which makes Corbell's documentary an exclusive. The narrative focuses more on Lazar's personal life than the technical side of his publications; the latter has already been meticulously related and can be found everywhere you care to look. It shows Bob at home and at work in the laboratory of his scientific company. Bob loves science and engineering. In almost every scene he is wearing a science themed T-shirt. Every since he was a child he has been building machinery such as a jet-propelled bicycle. At the time he went to work at Area 51 he had already put together a particle accelerator in his bedroom. To use American slang, he was the ultimate "geek". There are candid interviews with Bob's mother, his wife of eighteen years, Joy; and one of his employees. It seems, as they say in the film, the better people know Bob the more likely they are to believe him.

There are many other reasons to believe Bob Lazar too. He talked about several items of technology that were originally secret but have since been declassified, such as an electronic security lock that scans a person's hand. He has also passed four separate polygraph tests. He eagerly wanted to do another for Corbell, but in the end the director decided against it; however he showed no reluctance. There's a parallel here with the Larry Warren situation. Bob Lazar has been controversial within the UFO community and many individuals within it have denounced him as a fantasist. The most notable of these detractors is Stanton T Friedman, somebody everybody in the community respects. Friedman's sceptical attitude comes from research he did into Lazar's educational record. However Bob Lazar insists that he studied for qualifications and those records were deleted. Seeing that it is now proven that he did work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory that makes sense. It is not an institution that recruits school-leavers. He must have gone to university somewhere. Corbell also found somebody who knew Lazar in his youth who used to give him lifts to his classes at the California Institute of Technology, a very high-level training institution. Richard D Hall, who is an electrical engineer, has stated publicly that Bob Lazar talks like somebody who has been scientifically trained, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmYiwsz6T2k. In fact Richard has coined Bob Lazar's name as an adjective for anything he considers bizarre and out-of-this-world. It also turns out that the US Department of Energy really does have a facility with the name "S4", however they won't say what it is. The most interesting vindication comes from Lazar's discussion of "Element 115", what he called "Ununumpentium". Many years later in 2003 a new element was discovered at a laboratory in Dubna, Russia which was listed on the periodic table as number 115. It was named "Moscovium (Mc)" after Russia's capital city. However the scientists that discovered it describe it as having very different properties to those related by Lazar. It is highly radioactive and unstable. The longest half-life they can get from it in 0.8 seconds. Lazar describes 115 as metallic and used as a source for gravity waves by the extraterrestrial builders of the "sport model" flying saucer. However, there is already work being done to stabilize Moscovium; and if we can do that ourselves, why shouldn't the aliens have cracked it? Interestingly Lazar claims he was consulted by these Russian scientists for advice! After the initial threats to his life and that of his family, government attention towards Bob Lazar continued at a lower key, but still persistent level. An incident happens even during the production of the film. I really enjoyed Bob Lazar- Area 51 and Flying Saucers. It leaves no doubt at all that Bob Lazar's story is very credible indeed. As Jeremy Corbell says, the detractor faction has had the spotlight for too long; this film is where Bob Lazar and his supporters take the microphone off them.
I go into more details in this HPANWO TV livestream: https://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2018/12/bob-lazar-movie-livestream.html.

Monday, 3 December 2018

60% of Britons believe in Conspiracy Theories

It seems that I am a small vocal tip of a huge silent iceberg. A recent study carried out by Cambridge University, described as the most comprehensive examination of conspiracy theories ever conducted, has made a remarkable discovery. Belief in conspiracy theory affects a large proportion of the population and in many countries that proportion is a majority; including my own, the UK. In Britain sixty percent of people believe in at least one conspiracy theory. The most prevalent individual conspiracy theory is that the government is downplaying the number of immigrants living in the country; a full forty-seven percent of Britons believe that. I was pleased to see that the second most popular was that of what could be described as the Deep State. Forty-four percent of Brits answered "agree" to the statement: "Even though we live in what's called a democracy, a few people will always run things in this country anyway." Actually, that's quite noncommittal language; and lot of these axioms vary in responses depending on how they are worded. For example on the subject of 9/11 conspiracies, if you say: "Did the American government stand back and allow Osama bin Laden to carry out the 9/11 attacks?" you will receive a much higher yes-score than if you say: "Did the American government carry out the 9/11 attacks and bin Laden had nothing to do with it?" Nevertheless I feel encouraged. Also seventy-six percent, over three quarters, said that they badly distrusted senior politicians. Other countries delivered different results. Sweden seems to be the most conspiratorially unaware with a score of fifty-two percent; yet in Hungary it was eighty-seven percent. What is most noteworthy about this research is that is has revealed differences along voting lines. All statistics of conspiratorial belief in the USA and UK were considerably higher among Trump supporters and Brexiteers. Those who voted Remain or for Hillary Clinton are significantly more skeptical. The researchers claim that there are many political similarities between Trump-voters and Leave-voters and they've coined the very droll term: "transatlantic conspiratorial axis". Other very widespread conspiracy theories are that immigration into the United Kingdom has the covert intention of making the country predominantly Muslim, climate change is false and was made up to deceive the people, the medical authorities are lying about the harmful side effects of vaccinations and that there is an international plot to rule the world secretly, regardless who is in control of individual countries. Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/23/study-shows-60-of-britons-believe-in-conspiracy-theories?fbclid=IwAR1lPP59UUbtXzbr0WZmsX_ZN-RBomD27Jokacs6t3g8Hqzv7cAlzGiR4V0.

I was disappointed by some of the revelations in the study. Some conspiracy theories that I think are very real and vitally important are less widely accepted than the main ones. Only eight percent believe that human contact with aliens has been hushed up, see: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2018/09/ufo-disclosure-2018-history-has-been.html. For the HIV virus being manmade, that is a mere four percent, see: https://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2015/01/real-zombies-2015.html. No doubt researchers such as Rob Brotherton and Prof. Karen Douglas will be interested in these findings, see background links below. So if the majority of people believe in conspiracy theories, why do I feel so unusual and isolated? Why do other people, even close family members, regard me as so eccentric and off the wall? Perhaps the difference with me is that I believe in multiple conspiracy theories and that I also am more outspoken about them. It's possible that many of the subjects of this research project never let their ideas leave their heads before the day took part. The challenge for the Truth movement therefore may be less the sharing of information and more encouraging the general public to act on the information they already know.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

The Mind Set Podcast Programme 330

I have been featured on Programme 330 of the Mind Set Podcast.
Subjects discussed include: the upcoming film Bob Lazar- Area 51 and Flying Saucers, Robert Anton Wilson meets Dr Jordan Peterson, George HW Bush dies and much much more.
See here for my previous appearance on The Mind Set Podcast: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-mind-set-podcast-is-back.html.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Ben Emlyn-Jones on Nox Mente

I have been interviewed on the Nox Mente show on the Voces Nocte network, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhW_imPmhy8&fbclid.
Those two names are Latin for "mind night" and "night of voices". This is a highly unusual discussion where we talk about a lot of subjects I don't normally bring up publicly, including my own past, significance dreams that I have had when asleep, and paranormal experiences of my own and my family's. Also a possible mind control attack of my family. Thanks to Jerry and Niish for bringing me onto the show.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Starship Troopers- Sargon's Review

Since I wrote my review of the science fiction novel Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein, Carl Benjamin, the YouTuber "Sargon of Akkad", has produced his promised video documentary about it, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVpYvV0O7uI. I must say that it has made me reconsider my own position. Sargon's review is based on both the book and the film adaptation and he claims that Paul Verhoeven does not really understand the book he is satirizing. I myself said that I suspected the book itself is a very subtle satire. Sargon denies that the story promotes fascism and brings some intriguing analysis to bear. He compares the human society in the setting to some archaic forms of real world democratic statehood. He says that it is fairly similar to the Roman Republic that lasted from 509 BC to 27 AD. There are two castes of individual, but the "civilian" and "citizen" system is not a symptom of fascism. The Terran Federation appears to be fairly libertarian and prosperous. The atmosphere of Johnny Rico's school days is similar to that of being a youth in 1950's America; rich, free and optimistic. The civilians are not slaves; they enjoy legal rights and own private property, as is obvious from the lifestyle of Johnny's parents, both in the book and the film. The state does not dictate and interfere in the personal lives of the people, whether citizen or civilian. All people have the right to apply to try and earn citizenship; however, even after the Buenos Aires attack, there is no draft. The Mobile Infantry remains a strictly volunteer force throughout. The licence to have babies that is discussed in the shower scene in Verhoeven's movie does not occur in the original book. There is also political accountability. After the massacre of the Mobile Infantry on Klendathu, the Sky Marshal, leader of the Federation, resigns. In a fascist society political power is never abdicated in such a way. Another difference to fascism is that the Federation has a free media, in fact it is far more candid that the media in today's real world. The newsreels, one of the best elements of the movie, are perfectly willing to show very gruesome scenes from the battlefield. Also one of the funniest scenes in the film is the TV debate about the intelligence level of the bugs between two very eccentric pundits who vehemently disagree. In a fascist media no dissenting opinions are tolerated. Sargon also makes the important point that the bugs are the aggressors and the Federation is acting in self-defence. This would make the war a legitimate one under the Kellogg-Briand Pact. The narrative of both the book and film is not in sequence and has a complex network of flashbacks making it hard to follow. This is why the rights and wrongs of the war appear so ambiguous. The war started when the bugs destroyed Buenos Aires by steering a giant meteor towards it. All the people in the city were killed.

Service to the Terran Federation is the social contract that gives a citizen political power and Sargon of Akkad explains how that is different from fascism and he is correct. He states that it is actually similar to what Dr Jordan Peterson proposes. The society we have now spoon-feeds the people unconditionally. This does not only breed lassitude; it also creates dependency. If citizenship was something people had to earn then it would be an incentive to live more productive and independent lives. However this still doesn't excuse the militarily religious aspect of the story and the point I made in my own review about how that is unfair and makes the populace vulnerable to abuse. Every philosophical point Heinlein and Sargon propose is dependent on the state being a benevolent entity. What if it is not? What if it is something pathological like so many of the governments of the real earth? What if the Buenos Aires attack was a false flag? Sargon claims that the federal service system would naturally weed out corruption, but I'm not so sure. The Roman Republic appeared unable to prevent Julius Caesar taking it over and creating the Roman Empire, see: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2018/06/caesar-alien.html. Also, as I said myself, the story is based on the premise that the Federation was created not only for the benefit of all the earth's people, but also with their consent. There is no description anywhere of any nationalist rebellions in any formerly independent country in the world. If such a rebellion arose, would the people be permitted to leave the Federation? Would a Brexit-like process be allowed? We are never told. There's no doubt that Heinlein entertained many different political positions during his lifetime, but he did not become more rightwing with age, as Sargon claims. In the background link I mention Friday, a novel from his later period. The central protagonist of the story is a genetically engineered secret agent from the future. She is an amiable character who is very bighearted in a world where most people are indifferent and cruel. There is nothing militaristic about the heroes of the book; in fact they are very non-military kinds of people who fight back against excessive police violence, state bureaucracy and political corruption, as well as the bigotry and stupidity of their families and friends. The main character is also bisexual and promiscuous, although she is capable of passionate love. I much prefer Friday to Starship Troopers and indeed I find it hard to accept that they both have the same author. Robert E Heinlein must have been a very complicated person.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

David Icke live in Newcastle

It's been over two years since I last went to a live David Icke lecture. The previous time was in 2016, see: https://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2016/07/david-icke-live-2016.html. A lot has changed since then. We had a Leave vote in the EU referendum and we're still waiting for Brexit to be delivered. I've split up with Sue Ustane. David has had a couple more grandchildren. Also since then there has been an upswing in the recurring cycle of insulting nonsense that David hates Jews. This means he was not able to reveal the venue of his talk until twenty-four hours beforehand. If he had not taken this precaution then his enemies would have threatened the hosts and even turned up to harass the audience with violence; see here for more information: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2017/01/is-david-icke-dangerous.html. I headed to the event with my friends from Truth Seekers North East for whom I am doing my own live tour, see: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2018/11/ben-emlyn-jones-live-at-truth-seekers.html. I felt a bit like a secret agent as we drove into the Newcastle racecourse, looking around to see if any masked and angry Antifa gangs were around. Luckily we had given them the slip. We had dinner in the onsite pub and then three of my friends went ahead while the rest of us finished our meal. When we arrived they had grabbed some front row seats. They had met David and taken photos with him, see above. He is wearing an official Truth Seekers North East hat, although he clearly doesn't want to mess his hair up so soon before going on stage. The lecture took place in a large conference room overlooking the racecourse, although at that time of night there were no horses galloping. There were about two hundred seats and all were full; the event was a sell-out. I saw a few people I knew from other places. As soon as he got on stage, David gave a shout-out to Truth Seekers North East and they are all delighted by such an endorsement. The format of David's talks has changed. He has gone from the all-day twelve hours to an evening of four and a half hours, with a single break of just ten minutes. He covers a lot of the same material that he has done before; this is to be expected because his live shows, like his books, are intended to be self-contained. He has updated his repertoire with new information and uses different metaphors and terminology. For instance what he used to call "the hassle-free zone" he now calls "the postage stamp consensus". The first two thirds of the event were the bad news and the last third was the good news; this is a hallmark of his style that has been around since he first went conspiratorial in the early 1990's. He still wears the trademark blue shirt which has become as much a motif as Andrew Johnson's fleece. He closes his eyes a lot while talking and I wonder if he is channelling. All in all, this event was another triumph for David Icke. I felt informed and inspired as I do at every one of David's shows. No SJW's turned up to ruin it. Straight after the event he headed off to Cardiff for the next stop on his tour. He is accompanied by his roadies, his son Jaymie and his girlfriend. Thanks very much to David, his team and Truth Seekers North East for such a wonderful evening.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Capel Green Trailer 3

As the spring 2019 launch for Capel Green approaches, a third trailer has been released. This is the longest one so far, four minutes twenty-three seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lz6AG1G3hk. It includes some clips from the fictionalized reconstruction that you can read more about in the "update" article in the background links below. Another witness speaks out, Michael Stacy Smith. He was armed with a machine gun and took the threat so seriously that he was preparing to use it. Lori Rehfeldt was an officer in the law enforcement section who has also recently gone public. As I reported in the background links, Steve Longero is now willing to talk openly about those fateful nights and is interviewed for the film. Also at the UFO Truth Magazine conference the audience saw other clips from the film not yet publicly available. I have no doubt that this is going to be one of the most important UFO documentaries ever made. So enjoy the new trailer. I hope you can hear the soundtrack alright; it might be drowned out by the wailing of triggered trolls!

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Armistice 100

Weeping Windows is an exhibition by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper. It is made of thousands of ceramic poppies emerging and pouring out of the chimney of the famous Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, see: https://www.1418now.org.uk/commissions/poppies-weeping-window-middleport-pottery-stoke/. It resembles another larger work by Paul Cummins at the Tower of London that I've mentioned before in the background links. These works of art look like blood flowing. The former is intended to commemorate the first centenary of Armistice. This took place one hundred years ago this coming Sunday, at eleven AM on Monday the 11th of November 1918, "the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month". The ceasefire endured and the war was formally ended the following June at the Treaty of Versailles. Since then Armistice Day has been celebrated in the United Kingdom, British Empire and Commonwealth every year; and the Sunday closest, the second one in November, is Remembrance Sunday in Britain. The Great War, or First World War, was by far the most terrible war the world had ever seen and, in terms of military losses, it still is. The true death toll is argued over and it ranges from about twelve to eighteen million. The horrific irony is that historians are still not sure exactly why it happened. As the comedian Robert Newman jokes, it surely wasn't just about the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. "Nobody is that popular!" see: https://youtu.be/GIpm_8v80hw?t=642. The peaceniks of the 1960's used to say: "What if they had a war and nobody turned up?" Another catchphrase might be: "What if they had a war and nobody paid for it?" The only reason the Great War could take place, and indeed any war can take place, is money. As David Icke among many others has pointed out, both sides in the war were funded from the Bank of England, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfgeDgfk0iE. In fact it has been calculated that without the abuse of finance, wars on the scale of World War I could never happen, they would simply be too expensive. The pattern Icke talks about continues down through history with World War II and the way Adolf Hitler had connections to British and American bankers, and also the covert support for the Soviet Union that Anthony Sutton has discovered which makes a mockery of the entire Cold War, see: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2017/06/national-suicide-by-antony-sutton.html. Nobody wants wars, but we keep getting them. Why? There are many reasons, and I go into detail about them in the background links; but one of them, the most sickening and frightening, is occult. This counts especially for the First World War. One of the reasons it took place was for a Satanic Illuminati sacrifice, the blood sacrifice of millions of young men. A century later it is still going on. Let the world know the truth this Armistice centenary so that it can end and no such evil can happen again.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Ben Emlyn-Jones on the Kev Baker Show 40

I have been interviewed again on the Kev Baker Show (aka MrGlasgowTruther) on Truth Frequency Radio, see here for the podcast: http://tfrlive.com/above-top-secret-with-ben-emlyn-jones-81075/.
And here for the illustrated YouTube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jaf000qmxgM.
Subjects discussed include: More evidence that 'Oumuamua might be an alien spacecraft, the new Rendlesham Forest documentary Capel Green, UFO's in Wales and much much more.
See here for my previous appearance on the Kev Baker Show: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2018/10/ben-emlyn-jones-on-kev-baker-show-39.html.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

St Helena Airport- One Year On

St Helena Airport opened one year ago. I covered it at the time: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2017/11/flying-to-st-helena.html. As you can see in the poster above, it has achieved a lot, including two flights on average every week. The number of people who have passed through the airport exceeds the population of the island by a full half. As you can see when those figures are broken down, almost three quarters of those people are visitors to the island; the remainder are natives. This indicates that I was correct in my predictions in the background links below. St Helena has indeed been opened out to the world. The island is still importing more than it exports by a factor of about four to one. It's still too soon to gauge the long-term outcome of this project, but the general mood of the Saints, based on their social media contribution, is positive. I obtained the above tableau from a Tweet by the territory's governor Lisa Honan. This is not the end of my report; I will be posting more updates.

Monday, 5 November 2018

The Mind Set Podcast is Back!

Eighteen months ago Mind Set Central came to an end, but Gareth Davies was not completely certain if he wanted to close the doors on the station forever, see: https://hpanwo-radio.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-end-of-mind-set.html. Joe, Trevor and myself decided to continue independently with Third Rail Radio. Since then I'm delighted to report that Gareth has decided to bring back the Mind Set. He has a brand new website and has produced several shows, including some film reviews and a new episode of Paratalk with Reeves Cooke, see: http://www.mindsetcentral.com/. Now, on the fourth of November 2018, the Mind Set Podcast is reconvened and I am honoured to be featured on the first show back.
Subjects discussed include: the 2016 Effect, rock star witnesses human shape-shifting, Dr Judy Wood's 9/11 study and much much more.
I will not be on the Mind Set Podcast every week, but I'm glad to be able to take part as often as I can or whenever Gareth wants me to. Third Rail Radio will continue too, although I'm taking a break from it because I have to finish writing my new book, see: https://hpanwo-radio.blogspot.com/2018/10/hpanwo-show-taking-break.html.

Friday, 2 November 2018

UFO Truth Magazine- Issue 33

UFO Truth Magazine Issue 33 is now available. It can be purchased on this page as a single copy, but please subscribe and save money if you want to read it regularly, see: http://www.ufotruthmagazine.co.uk/subscriptions-shop/.
Issue 33 includes an article in my column entitled UFO Skeptics- Who are they and Why are they Wrong?

Also you will find in Issue 33: Stanton T Friedman's last ever article, the Chinese Disclosure initiative, a review of the 7th International UFO Truth Magazine Conference and much much more.
Also in this HPANWO Show programme I interview the UFO Truth's editor Gary Heseltine: https://hpanwo-radio.blogspot.com/2018/08/programme-296-podcast-gary-heseltine.html.
See here for details on UFO Truth Magazine Issue 32: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2018/08/ufo-truth-magazine-issue-32.html.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Ben Emlyn-Jones on the NoBoBuMe

I have been interviewed on the NoBoBuMe show with Sir Bryan Bowden, part of Inside the Goblin Universe. See: https://insidethegoblinuniverse.podbean.com/e/0008-nobobume-inside-the-goblin-universe-with-guest-ben-ellyn-jones/.
Subjects discussed include, Brexit, psychological warfare, the Trump phenomenon and much much more.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Ben Emlyn-Jones Live in Denmark

I will be speaking at a UFO event in Denmark next year on Saturday February the 2nd. It will start at 3 PM and finish at 6 PM and I will be on stage for two hours. The cost is 112.49 Danish Krones, the equivalent of about £13.30. The venue is the Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Islands Brygge (street) number 18, 2300 (postcode) Copenhagen, Denmark. My lecture will be entitled: UFO´s- Less Famous but Equally Important UK Cases. And there are plenty of those.
See here for a HPANWO Radio interview with one of the organizers, Pia Knudsen: https://hpanwo-radio.blogspot.com/2015/07/programme-145-podcast-pia-knudsen.html.

Monday, 22 October 2018

I Have a Passport

This might shock and dismay people who have been following HPANWO for a long time. One of the most famous things I've done over the years is divorce my statue law self, one such action involved destroying my passport, see: https://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2011/07/destroying-my-passport.html. I now have to inform you that I have a passport. This is not a confession or apology. On reflection I think destroying my old one was a foolish and egotistical thing to do, a streak of false-martyrdom. Two things have changed my mind. The first is the 2016 Effect, see: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2016/11/conspiracy-theorists-finally-proved.html, but the main reason is my daughter Louisa going on holiday to Malta. As soon as she told me her intention it suddenly struck me that if I didn't have a passport, she would be completely cut off from me if she needed me. She might have become stranded; if, for example, she was injured or taken ill, or got into trouble with the law. A barrier greater than any Trumpian wall would lie between us. This was intolerable. Despite the fact that she is now twenty-three and very mature in personality, I still feel enormously protective of her. So I applied for a passport and now I have one. Ideally I'd prefer a blue post-Brexit one, but those are not yet available. As soon as they are I'll get one even if my present one has not expired. So, I have not "sold out!", I have merely changed my mind on a technicality related to the changes going on in the world and the necessities of fatherhood. I hope everybody understands that.

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Ben Emlyn-Jones on Raconteurs News 4

I have been interviewed on the Raconteurs News show with Andy Young and Jason Holmes, see: https://www.spreaker.com/user/raconteursnews/raconteurs-news-217-with-ben-emlyn-jones.
Subjects discussed include: The Rendlesham Forest UFO incident, the prospects of UFO Disclosure, Brexit and much much more.
See here for my previous appearance on Raconteurs News: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2017/09/ben-emlyn-jones-on-raconteurs-news-3.html.
See here for Andy and Jason's interview on HPANWO Radio: http://hpanwo-radio.blogspot.com/2018/10/programme-303-podcast-andy-young-jason.html.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Worst Troll Attack Ever

There are some crimes that are so heinous that the moment somebody is accused of them, regardless of the circumstances, most other people will bolt from them as if they've been diagnosed with the plague. Few will even suggest the possibility that the accused might be innocent, even if the evidence says that they are, because they are afraid of being contaminated by the scourge of the accusation. The worst of these crimes is probably paedophilia, which is why Miles Johnston's detractors chose it, see: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2018/03/bases-open-lines-march-2018.html. Just one notch up from that is racism and its associated bigotry. This has been used to smear me before, see the background links; but never so badly as it has this week. Somebody posting from an account called "Jay Deavin" wrote anti-Semitic and homophobic abuse against Peter Robbins on the Facebook post for my article Peter Robbins on The Fenton Files: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2018/10/peter-robbins-on-fenton-files.html. It was more than two days before I knew the comment was there. I was not online much because I was busy with other things and by the time I got to log in, it had scrolled over the horizon of my Facebook feed, like so much inevitably does for almost all Facebook users. A few people saw it and did not alert me because they wanted it to be there for as long as possible for the purpose of their attack against me. I know this because somebody who wrote to me after it went public and let it slip that they had screen-captured the comment soon after it had been made. Why didn't they warn me then? When somebody else did tell me, naturally I deleted the comment and blocked the account immediately. I posted the above tableau on Facebook and in all the comments boxes of the post. I don't know what the trolls are saying about me because I have them all blocked of course; but my best guess, based on people's responses, is that they are trying to convince as many people as possible that I wrote that comment myself. A number of people have unfriended or blocked me. I don't know exactly how many. Four at least that I'm aware of and probably others I have not noticed yet. These people have disowned me without a second thought. They have immediately believed the word of the trolls as Gospel and not asked to hear my side of the story. I'm terrified by the prospect that these people could actually be called up for jury service! It's a sad fact, but the trolls know that they swim in a sea in which weakness and indifference are a bottomless trench, and they are diving deep to suck up every drop they can. I'm pleased to say that at the same time, many other people posted comments and sent me messages of support. I'm extremely grateful for that. This is without a doubt the worst troll attack I've heard of since the troll crisis began two and a half years ago.

Peter Robbins himself refers to the incident in this radio show: https://paranormalukradio.podbean.com/e/inside-the-outer-limits-ufologist-peter-robbins/. Somebody wrote to me and suggested I apologize to Peter personally... Alright; sorry, Peter... Actually Peter is Jewish, but he has not seen the comment himself; he can't have because I've blocked him too. My timeline visibility is strictly friends-only. This was not something I wanted to do. I was originally having a rational and civilized private debate with him on Skype about Larry Warren, but then I saw he had unfriended me. I wrote to him and asked why, and he didn't reply. I always block people who do that. My statements against Peter have always been ones based on evidence and logic, for example see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-larry-warren-controversy-part-16.html. Despite our differences, I would never initiate a personal attack against Peter Robbins, especially with such a low punch as anti-Semitism. Like most people, I have thousands of accounts on my friends list and most of them are people I have never met or spoken to face-to-face. It's inevitable that some of those accounts will be bots, sock-puppets, clones or spies for the trolls. I can always delete every account I'm not sure of, but that will mean casting off thousands of innocent people as collateral damage. That's not fair. "Jay Deavin" was one of these. I have been contacted by two people who have had dealings with this account and, based on what they've told me, I am about fifty percent sure that this account is a front for the anti-Larry Warren trolls, and I think I can guess which member. I can't prove this, but there's an even chance I'd say. This would make the anti-Semitic and homophobic assault on Peter Robbins a false-flag operation, a mini-9/11. Do you really think they wouldn't stoop to that level? Also, as somebody with the average number of Facebook friends, I cannot police all their activity unless I give up work and sleep to monitor my feed twenty-four-seven. This situation means that I cannot guarantee that this will not happen again. All I can do is what I have just done; delete and block as soon as possible. If that's not enough for some people, then there's nothing more I can do except say goodbye.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Ben Emlyn-Jones at Truth Seekers North East 4

I am pleased to tell you that I will be speaking again at Truth Seekers North East. The event will take place at Ray Gray Community Centre, Stotts Road, Walkergate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE6 4UH. It will be on Saturday the 17th of November and it starts at 1 PM and lasts until 6 PM. There are two other very interesting speakers, Mark Cocking and Richard Wright. It will cost only £5. My lecture will be entitled the BBC and Mind Control- A Peak into Where your Licence Fee Goes. I will be examining one of the world's biggest media platforms. The BBC claims to be a vehicle to entertain and educate the people, but in reality it is a mind control operation designed to demoralize, confuse and mislead us. The signs are all there, with the recent sexual abuse scandal involving some of its biggest stars, the content of its broadcasts and even in the architecture of its headquarters.
See here for a HPANWO TV video of my previous talk at Truth Seekers North East: https://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2018/07/ben-emlyn-jones-live-at-truth-seekers.html.
On this tour I will also be going to David Icke's live show in Newcastle, so if you're going too I'll see you there. See: https://www.ickonic.com/product/15th-november-newcastle-upon-tyne-everything-you-need-to-know/.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Ben Emlyn-Jones on Seeking the Truth

I have been interviewed on the Seeking the Truth Show with Caroline Stephens, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks6ecuSQlU4.
Subjects discussed include Brexit, the persecution of Melanie Shaw, lawful rebellion with the British constitution, English common law and much much more. Seeking the Truth is part of the Right Unity alternative social network, see: https://www.rightunity.co.uk/.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Robert Dean Dies

I'm sorry to report that Robert O Dean has died. Bob Dean was one of the most interesting and amiable figures in the UFOlogical and exopolitical community. He was an eloquent and gentlemanly individual with a genuinely warm and good-natured manner. He worked for NATO for twenty-eight years, retiring as a US Army Command Sergeant Major, one of the highest non-commissioned ranks. He was granted Cosmic Top Secret clearance; the highest level in the NATO classified information structure. This gave him access to "The Assessment", a document about UFO's which he bravely chose to speak out about. He was eighty-nine years old and will be sadly missed by his family, his wife Marcia, and his many friends. Rest in Peace, Bob. Project Camelot has made a tribute programme for him:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEwPxiBmqYc.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Would it be Better if Brexit is Stopped?

Bear with me!... I know some people are just going to read the title and post abusive comments straight away like: "Ben has sold out!... Ben is a traitor!" etc. For those of you who are willing to read on before passing judgement, I'll explain what I mean. The European Union is on its last legs. There is a word with the suffix "-exit" for almost every country... sorry, member state... in the evil continental empire. In Italy, Germany, France and most of Eastern Europe, the people are rising up in revolt, voting for politicians who seek national independence. Pretty soon there will hopefully be nothing left to Leave. At the same time the Brexit process is being sabotaged. Theresa May is sitting there complaining how difficult it is to get a deal while deliberately throwing spanners into the works. The Chequers model is a sham, Brexit-in-name-only. If things carry on along that line we will most likely end up with some kind of half-Brexit, Brexit Lite or I Can't Believe it's Not Brexit. That would be worse than no Brexit at all because it would leave the poison in the wound. The Remoaners are desperate for a second referendum on a final deal and at the Labour Party conference Kier Starmer, Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, did not rule out that one of the options would be a reversal of Article 50, in other words, Brexit being cancelled. The good news is that a reversal is something Remoaners are absolutely gagging for, but in order to implement it I can't see how they can do so without being up front about their motives. There is no line that any spin doctor could come up with to conceal them. What's more, some of them are panicking so much that they won't care. They are going to have to say: "We are stopping Brexit and keeping Britain in the EU. We are doing it because we are left-wing and we are in power. We don't care if it's not fair. We don't care if it is not true. We don't care about the 2016 referendum because the bulk of Leave voters are white working class male heterosexuals. We hate that demographic group and wish to disenfranchise them." Honesty like that would destroy them. It would be a black pill that even the most apolitical mainstream normie could not avoid swallowing. The other nations would look upon it and see the true colours of oppressor in Brussels. Already the blue flagged tyrant is losing its grip on the European mainland; a betrayal of Brexit would be a kick while they are down... I hope. This article is just a thought experiment. The reality may play out very differently in the future and hopefully it will.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Ben Emlyn-Jones on the Kev Baker Show 39

I have been interviewed again on the Kev Baker Show (aka MrGlasgowTruther) on Truth Frequency Radio, see here for the podcast: http://tfrlive.com/planet-x-space-programming-more-with-ben-emlyn-jones-80588/.
And here for the illustrated YouTube version: (coming soon).
Subjects discussed include: barcodes for the homeless, Planet X found, the Rendlesham Forest UFO incident and much much more.
See here for my previous appearance on the Kev Baker Show: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2018/09/ben-emlyn-jones-on-kev-baker-show-38.html.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Peter Robbins on The Fenton Files

The Peter Robbins Anti-Larry Warren Grand Radio Tour continues. His latest stop-off is The Fenton Files on KCOR. The relevant section is between 53.55 and 1.16.27: http://kcorradio.com/KCOR/Podcasts/The-Fenton-Files/2018/october/peter-robbins.mp3. He repeats a lot of the same points he's made in previous interviews, for example: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2018/09/peter-robbins-on-adx-files.html. He talks in more detail about how he first met Larry Warren and the history behind their book Left At East Gate. He then claims he found out that Larry had lied to him "with evidence that you could bring into a court of law". However, as I said in my review of his appearance on previous radio programmes, he has never called the police or taken out a private suite against his former co-author. This is strange seeing that he accuses Larry of committing serious acts of criminal fraud. He then says that there is a "loyal cadre of individuals in the UK" who "look the other way". This includes me of course. This is an extremely dishonest and underhand thing indeed for Peter to say. I have produced a multitude of publicly available material in written, audio and video forms explaining exactly why I think Peter is wrong. Some of it is linked below; anybody can see it and critique it at any time. He then gives another precognitive review of Capel Green, an act that has become virtually a cliché, and he advises people who see the film to "come to your own best decisions". This is strange considering that it is obvious Peter is terrified of the thought of people doing that, just like Nick Pope, Col. Halt and all the trolls. It's pretty clear that Peter Robbins has made a decision to pursue his conflict with Larry Warren and escalate it, even though he originally said he wanted to put it behind him.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Oliver Marshall Dies

I'm sad to report that the film-maker and UFOlogist Oliver Marshall has died. Ollie directed the groundbreaking and sophisticated feature-length thriller and drama Street Eyes that was nominated for a Bases Project Film Festival Award® in 2015, see: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2015/08/bases-2015.html. He was also a guest on the HPANWO Show, see: https://hpanwo-radio.blogspot.com/2017/12/programme-261-podcast-oliver-marshall.html. He attended one of the live lectures by David Icke at the Brixton Academy. I was there too, but never saw him. You can see Olly in this documentary enthusiastically greeting David backstage: https://youtu.be/nOMJ8WZMd-8?t=2149. I talked to him a lot privately as well and we planned to meet up soon, but sadly we never did. Rest in peace, Olly. I also pass on my condolences to his family. He had a wife and two children, aged just two years old and one month. There will hopefully be a memorial screening of Street Eyes soon.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Planet X Found

Astronomers have found a new planet that might be a candidate for the hypothetical Planet X, also known as "planet 9", "Wormwood", "Nemesis" and many other names. It has long been theorized that another large object exists beyond Neptune, the most distant of the large major planets, because of wobbles in its orbit that can only be due to interference by a gravitational field. A large number of planets have been found in that region of space such as Pluto, Eris, Makemake and Sedna. These and numerous other smaller planets are known as the Kuiper Belt. However until now it was thought that no other large or medium-sized planets were there, but a new one has been discovered, 2015 TG387, tagged as "the Goblin"; it has no official name yet. Source: https://carnegiescience.edu/news/new-extremely-distant-solar-system-object-found-during-hunt-planet-x. See here for the Kev Baker Show about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5w97YLkzpY. There is a lot of online speculation that this might be the dreaded Nibiru, see background links for details, but its orbit has been worked out and there's no way it could be Nibiru. It never comes closer to the sun that sixty-five astronomical units, that's sixty-five times as far from the sun as the earth is. At its aphelion, its furthest distance, it is 2,300 AU or 0.03 light-years, about 220 billion miles. This is an almost unimaginable distance. It poses no threat at all to the earth. If it had not been almost at its perihelion, its closest point of approach, then it would not have been visible from earth again for another thirty-four thousand years, the time its orbital period takes. It is thought to be about 190 miles in diameter, but we can't know for sure without seeing it closer. We don't know much more about it except that it will be an extremely cold place probably without life. Hopefully the New Horizons Kuiper Belt exploration spacecraft can pay it a visit. If there is a Planet X out there that could threaten the survival of the earth then it is probably a large comet or interstellar object like 'Oumuamua. Something that regularly enters the inner solar system or might pass through it as a freak event; but no such object has been detected which means it is either non-existent or a long way away, so far that it will not come close to the earth for many centuries at least. There are numerous videos online supposedly showing Nibiru, for example see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT3XJPQtwhY. but if Nibiru was really there it would be obvious to everybody; it would look bigger in the sky than the full moon does. Some people are concerned by reports that the Hubble Space Telescope has broken down, see: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45788412, but I don't think this is because of any kind of cover-up. Such a cover-up is not possible.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Starship Troopers

That great YouTuber Sargon of Akkad has announced that he is stopping his usual YouTube output to concentrate on other projects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i467TvgI41s. Personally I will miss his livestreams, "this Week in Stupid" and "Thinkery". However he is not quitting altogether. He is taking a break from his usual focus on news and current affairs, and then he is going to produce more content of a different kind. He mentions his "Starship Troopers video" and I'm curious to see what that is like, but I also thought I would get in there first. This subject has come up a number of times over the last few months so I decided to reread the book. I first read the book after watching Paul Vehoeven's exceptional 1997 adaptation that I consider one of my favourite films, see: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120201/. As soon as I read the book I realized that the movie is not just an adaptation, it is a spoof. The book is a science fiction novel by one of the greats of sci-fi, Robert A Heinlein. It is set in our own universe seven hundred years in the future in which there is an interplanetary war between the earth and some hostile insectoid or arachnid beings that are occupying and destroying various planets and they are heading for earth. The central character is a young man called Johnny Rico who lives in what is today Argentina. He decides to fight in the war to defend the earth, so he joins the "Mobile Infantry", a force whose job it is to land on the planets occupied by the "bugs" and exterminate them. The style of warfare is similar to marines in the real world, being sent into an enemy country from the sea or air. The landing spacecraft are even called "boats". The Mobile Infantry is equipped with futuristic military technology such as powered exoskeletons, something that has been invented recently for real, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hkCcoenLW4. Also they have hand-portable nuclear weapons and dogs with enhanced intelligence. These dogs can even talk; and this concept comes up in some of Heinlein's other stories. The organizational details of the Mobile Infantry and other armed forces are thoroughly described as is Johnny's training course and the culture of this futuristic military. It is full of anecdotes about life on board spaceships or at training camps. This was probably inspired by Robert Heinlein's own service in the US Navy and his enrolment at the Annapolis US Naval Academy. It is slightly reminiscent of my own much shorter and less successful military career. Johnny's parents are initially opposed to his choice of career and try to talk him out of it, but eventually they support him and his father even joins up too. His mother is killed when the aliens attack the earth. In the end, the Mobile Infantry assaults the "bugs'" home planet and is almost completely wiped out, but later on Johnny and his comrades capture a "queen brain" arachnid that is said to be the intelligence behind the species. Interspersed with scenes of Johnny's adult career are flashbacks to a time when he was at school and particularly classes by a Mr Dubois, a teacher he loved who inspired him to join the Mobile Infantry. The plot of the film is slightly different with two of the minor characters playing bigger roles and the combining of Mr Dubois and Johnny's commanding officer Lieutenant Rasczak.

When Starship Troopers was published in 1959 it polarized readers and critics alike. Some long-time fans of Heinlein's other works feel confused by its themes, including myself. It is primarily a philosophical novel and has been accused of being fascist propaganda. It promotes military service as the grandest, most glamorous and glorious calling a young man can achieve. It would qualify as what I call "the military religion". At the same time it is strangely thin on deep political discourse. It is even anti-political in some ways. It makes it clear that the role of a military man is not to think about politics, but to accept that he serves a noble cause; in other words, the state is always right, and that violence is inevitable and necessary in that service. His job is simply to deliver the violence. The problem with that attitude is that if he thoughtlessly accepts that the state is noble then if the state happens not to be noble he will fail to understand that. He will then become what Henry Kissinger called a "dumb stupid animal to be used as a tool in foreign policy." However the narrative of Starship Troopers does not address this conundrum. Each chapter of the book begins with a famous quote by a real famous person and one of them is extraordinarily ironic. It is one of the most famous things said by Thomas Jefferson, a founding father of the United States of America and its third president: "Sometimes the tree of liberty has to be watered by the blood of patriots." However there is no place for patriots in the world of Starship Troopers. All nations states have been absorbed into the "Terran Federation", a one-world government that strangely has the same name as the New World Order in Blakes 7, see: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2013/09/blakes-7-remake.html. Oddly enough it began in Aberdeen, Scotland; I don't know why the author chose that place. There is no description in the book about any national rebellion against the Terran Federation, perhaps because the world is full of passive remoaners, but maybe also because all nationalist opposition has been brutally crushed. It is to this political entity that Johnny Rico and his fellow soldiers dedicate their lives without question. Their society is divided into two classes, "citizens" and "civilians". Citizens are veterans, people who have served the Terran Federation in the armed forces; they are entitled to vote and hold political office. Civilians are those who have not served in the military. It doesn't matter what your job is as a civilian. You could be a fireman or ambulance man... or a hospital porter of course!... who saves lives; you are considered inferior to a citizen, even if that citizen had a really cushy billet in some administration corps back on earth and never even had to suffer their boots being scuffed. The ethics of this system is never questioned. It is odd because the bugs in the story are like real insects, they are socially organized into different physical forms and it is as if humanity is going the same way. In a few more millennia humans may be like the Eloi and Morlocks of HG Wells' The Time Machine. There are passages in the book about the importance of spanking children and capital punishment; these are both a common part of life in the setting of Starship Troopers. At the end of the story Johnny is commissioned as an officer and there is a scene describing the various starships he has flown on. One of them is called "Vercingetorix" which is so contradictory it makes me wonder what Heinlein is really trying to say. Vercingetorix was a king of the Gauls in the first century BC in what is today France. He tried to stop his country being taken over by that real Terran Federation of the past, the Illuminati-occupied Roman Empire. He is very similar to Boudica. Vercingetorix would be outraged at the concept of the Terran Federation and would be on the frontline of an armed insurgence to stop it. Therefore I can't help wondering if Starship Troopers is actually a satire, a far more subtle one than the film of it, but a satire nonetheless. Firstly it is because some of it is so kitschy and excessive, but also because of Robert Heinlein's other books. I have read four of his novels and all the other three are very different in theme and tone. Friday especially is totally unlike Starship Troopers. This could be because it was written in 1982, twenty-three years after Starship Troopers. Heinlein could have changed his views as he matured, as people do. Starship Troopers is definitely not a book I enjoyed. Compared to Heinlein's other works it is ignorant, amateurish and shallow. The author is right that conflict is inevitable, and sometimes that conflict ends up as violent when dealing with an intractable and unreasonable opponent. There is a true place for great warriors in the world. There is such a thing as a war with a just cause, such as the aforementioned Boudica and Vercingetorix rebellions; but what is noble about being an armoured pawn for a world dictatorship that you cannot question through action, voice or thought?