Whilst studying for a PhD in the early 2000s, I came across the interesting case of the American Dr Mona Lisa Schulz. I was studying,
As a consequence, it is obvious that capitalists in their unenlightened form are certainly not ‘Marxists’, and that the destructive socio-economic force of modern capitalism is driven by a predatory greed that is self-sustaining and transforming in equal measure.
obviously, those who possess the preferred skin-colour, class, education, gender and financial category, tend to be insulated from the harsher realities of material existence, and are free to use their ‘leisure’ time to exercise the ‘imagination’ capacity of their mind.
Paul Stonehill leads a mythic existence of self-delusion in the UFO Community, and represents everything that is wrong about paranormal research.
In the later episodes, the USA itself is presented as a ‘special’ god-protected country that has a predestined mission on Earth. Of course, this is merely a reworking of the Judeo-Christian myth whereby America is viewed as another Israel, and Americans simply as more Israelites. America is the chosen country on Earth and all of its history is interpreted as being comprised of events caused by extra-terrestrials who want to protect and guide the development of its culture. This gives the gloss that any act of vicious US imperialism in the world is automatically elevated above its actual motivation of greed, and into the category of divine revelation.
Like the religious zealot who is continuously trying to gain converts for his or her religion, the Ancient Astronaut Theorist is continuously reacting to those who do not accept their interpretation of history, and they dichotomise the world into the ‘believers’ and ‘heretics’. This is no different to religious thinking modified to serve the purpose of perpetuating yet another myth – namely that of the early visitation to the earth by ancient astronauts.