Have you ever *seriously* considered the potential threat to institutional power posed by [personal] UFO Contact Disclosure? It's one of those "Don't go there," areas that comes with an ostracism penalty. I have lived in that area for over a decade, and despite Ufology's pathological, triumphalist self-congratulation, it is becoming exponentially more dangerous, not less so. Know what else is real? Global fascism.
"One of the saddest lessons of history: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.” ~Sagan ● Plot twist: The Charlatan is Astro Science.
Introducing myself, I am Jonathan Dinsmore, writer, digital nomad, travel/spirituality content creator, entrepreneur, and a few other things.
My primary interests as relates to Skeptiko are psychedelics, yoga and vedanta, frontier science, philosophically challenging physicalism/materialism, meditation, near death experiences, non-ordinary states of consciousness, psi phenomena, and all that good stuff!