Tucker's Triumph Marred By UFO Talk
The first episode of Tucker Carlson's new Twitter show debuted yesterday, and as ZeroHedge put it, it was a triumph: As of this writing, Tucker's ten minute video was retweeted more than 186,000 times and had nearly 81 million views.
Tucker opened strong, calling out our credulous media for accepting at face value Ukrainian claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin blew up the Kakhovka dam, the destruction of which will threaten Crimea's water supply, as well as the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, among other Russian-held assets. But then he veered into X-Files territory, as ZeroHedge noted:
Carlson then took the media to task for ignoring yesterday's "bombshell of the millennium,' in which a government whistleblower revealed that craft developed by non-human intelligence has been recovered by governments around the world in an 80-year race to reverse engineer materials for geopolitical advantages.
But as our friend Philippe Lemoine pointed out at Twitter, there's zero evidence any of our current technology originated from aliens.
We know the history of the development of every major technological advance since WWII very well and, in order for some of them to have resulted from this program, you'd have to assume a conspiracy to spread false information on a scale that strikes me as totally implausible.— Philippe Lemoine (@phl43) June 5, 2023
There also isn't much evidence that we're being visited by aliens, as Lemoine's colleague Richard Hanania pointed out.
We are not being visited by UFOs, stop being sheep. The sky is big, there are large distances, a lot of things are flying around. And many people in military or intelligence are legitimately insane, so what they say isn’t proof of anything. https://t.co/6vEDWw9Juk— Richard Hanania (@RichardHanania) June 7, 2023
Why This Matters
Tucker Carlson was one of the only people in mainstream media willing to give a platform to experts outside the Overton window on important subjects such as the Ukraine War, race and crime in America, etc. By spending his hard-earned credibility on alien visitation stories, he risks marginalizing himself, becoming "an Alex Jones in a suit and tie", as some observers put it. Granted, this may be unfair to Alex Jones, but the reality is that Tucker has a credibility and reach with "normies" that Alex Jones does not.
Even if the UFO stories were true, why the urgency to weigh in on them, when earthlings are causing so much trouble now, from risking World War III in Eastern Europe and Taiwan, to sexually mutilating children under the guise of "gender affirming care" at in America, to letting criminals roam free while throwing the book at Good Samaritans who try to stop them?
What's Really Going On With The UFOs
Regular readers may recall our friend William Briggs, "Statistician to the Stars". Last month, we posted a speech by Dr. Briggs, a former professor at Cornell Medical School, on the problems with today's politicized science (Why Science Is Broken). Fortunately, Dr. Briggs wrote a piece explaining why we now have members of the military claiming they're seeing UFOs.. I've posted it in full below. Before that, a quick trading note.
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Now on to Dr. Briggs' excellent post on the recent UFO ("UAP") sightings.
Our Latest Panic: The UFOs, Or Whatever, They’re “Shooting Down”
Quick post today.
An instrument anomaly is my guess. A figment of a processed radar return. A misread instrument.— William M Briggs - Statistician to the Stars! (@FamedCelebrity) February 10, 2023
Or just more BS from a regime that knows only how to lie. https://t.co/Wh04ShFBIk
I was answering a guy who said “A US military F-22 in Alaska just shot down an object the size of a car at high-altitude (40,000 feet) that was unmanned, not controllable, not a balloon, and not an aircraft. Any guesses as to what was shot down?”
My guess was as in the UFO story. Nothing. A figment of some instrument. A failure to read a panel correctly. Lack of training, incompetence, mixed with panic and the need to Do Something after the Chinese balloon revelation.
What did it turn out to be? Nothing.
I’ll count that as a hit.
Here’s the original UFO story from two years ago: The New UFOs Are Obviously Fake
You saw the “official” video with those triangles or pyramids in the sky which our new woke military released and identified as unidentified aerial phenomenon, their New & Improved! name for UFOs.
My guess is they don’t call them UFOs anymore to separate themselves from the icky unwoke masses, and in an attempt to make their inept investigations appear more scientific.
The New & Improved! UFOs are obviously fake (I comment only on the new and newish crop of videos), the result of the growing mandatory incompetence planned in the minds of our tarnished brass…
Competence is an enormous driver of disparities, and disparities are officially illegal. So it has to go, replaced by pilots and technicians who have spent so much time in Diversity Training they have never seen a commercial aircraft at night.
It’s not their fault. Instead of learning how to use their equipment, such as focusing camera lenses, sailors learn how to fill out applications to change their sexual designation. This new UFO flap is entirely on the narrow shoulders of our military leaders.
In that link are videos showing how to produce your own “UFOs” in the exact same way as our military produces them: by using cameras badly.
And now there’s lots of stuff being tracked, shot at, gibbered over. Pace:
My guess: chaf, remnants of some balloon, a drone of some kind, or some other fluff or crap, or yet more instrument boogers.— William M Briggs - Statistician to the Stars! (@FamedCelebrity) February 12, 2023
All these "attacks" coming all at once during a mini panic almost guarantees this.
I write this Sunday afternoon, so it remains to be discovered what the Huron object was. Could be the remnants of a weather balloon launched from the Gaylord National Weather Service station. I used to launch these myself when I was with the NWS in “the Soo”, a.k.a. Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. They’ve since closed that station, and opened Gaylord.
Could be a flock of birds.
It’s certainly not UFOs. As one fellow remarked to me: “I don’t buy the idea that we could track or shoot down any ship created by an alien species that’s capable of interstellar travel. Ufo ‘researchers’ never seem to consider that.”
This is clearly due to the Chinese balloon panic, as CNN, inadvertently, confirms for us (my emphasis):
The US military shot down another high-altitude object over Lake Huron on Sunday afternoon, according to a US official and a congressional source briefed on the matter.
The operation marks the third day in a row that an unidentified object was shot down over North American airspace. An unidentified object was shot down over northern Canada on Saturday. On Friday, an unidentified object was shot down in Alaska airspace by a US F-22…
Great work by all who carried out this mission both in the air and back at headquarters. We’re all interested in exactly what this object was and it’s purpose,” she said in a tweet.
Republican Rep. Jack Bergman of Michigan also confirmed the operation Sunday, tweeting, “The US military has decommissioned another ‘object’ over Lake Huron.”
“I appreciate the decisive action by our fighter pilots,” he said.
Decommissioned. Nice euphemism.
It’s all made more ridiculous when you remember all a Chinese spy has to do is buy a plane ticket and hang around whatever he wants to spy on.
Politicians taking credit for “solving” the Great Balloon Invasion of 2023 ought to be all the proof you need this is, almost certainly, yet another mini-panic. We learn nothing. We lurch from one asinine “emergency” to the next.
More proof it’s nonsense:
NATO Commanding General Vanherck has stated he has yet to rule out Aliens or Extraterrestrials in relation to the "Objects" that have been shot down recently over North America.— OSINTdefender (@sentdefender) February 13, 2023
He meant NORAD, not NATO. Can’t “:rule out”? Good grief. I hereby label General Vanherck the Dr Walensky of NORAD.
Of course, I could be wrong. The Chinese would be wafting mini-balloons into the air, each carrying a soldier, and upon some secret signal, they’ll all dive down to earth beginning an invasion.