The Boston Globe has a wonderful online series called the Big Picture
which is their way of presenting news via photographs. A stunning post a week ago called Martian Skies
showed a collection of pictures detailing the exploration of that planet from various NASA sources.
Now I've got a burning desire to answer a huge question these days.
There's something going on in our society that makes people take a look at something, whether it's a photograph or a video or even something right in front of their noses in real time experience, that they can't comprehend or grasp the true nature of.
My wife suggests it's like the Indians who first encountered Europeans sailing to the Americas, who came to the shore and looked out to sea and because they hadn't ever encountered sailing vessels, couldn't see the ships offshore. In that instance I believe the Indians could see the ships but didn't know what to make of them.
I think it's more to do with intent, in that if you're not looking for something then you just won't experience it. A lot, perhaps, like the classic brief online video experiment about people passing basketballs back and forth, and you're instructed to count how many times the players dressed in white pass the ball between themselves. Watch closely and count, you're only allowed to view it once.White team pass count
14 or so passes, right?
But did you see the woman in the gorilla suit walk by and wave at you?
Probably not, even though it was pretty incongruous and obvious on second viewing, because your intent was elsewhere.
I believe something fundamental in our psyches has been hijacked and our focus has been redirected to pay attention to whatever it is that the overlord manipulators want for us to concentrate on. Whether it's been the chemicals in municipal water supplies like fluoride and chlorine, or the heavy metal content in chemtrails, or mesmorizing influences of television, or some other insidious methods of control, we can't seem to see what we're looking at. Obvious things in plain sight or logically self evident just can't be grasped somehow. We've allowed others to tell us what we're experiencing, as if we've given up the ability to be able to figure it out for ourselves.
And just because our attention has been redirected doesn't mean that the reality of something doesn't still exist.
witnessing truncheon wielding thugs beating the snot out of a black dude writhing on the ground.
seeing an all out murderous invasion of the Branch Dividian church at Mt Carmel, Texas, as an FBI loudspeaker blares out: "We are not attacking you! This is not an attack!"
believe the Iraq invasion was all about Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Back to that Martian Skies
collection of pictures. Now we've been told ad nauseum about that cold, dry, dead and barren world. Probably most people get their understanding of the planet Mars from incessant news reports of scientists keeping their fingers crossed that maybe, just maybe, they'll find water ice under the crust to analyze with their various landers. That perhaps billions of years ago there was a little moisture on the surface of the planet at one point, but it's all gone now, and they're searching for ancient evidence.
If you've come this far with me, I'd like you to open your mind and take a good look at the ninth picture down in that pictorial, on the right side, and tell me what you see alongside the Spirit rover's tracks.
And for that matter, take a look at this, um, puddle, that was photographed down in the rover's footprint about the same time the Opportunity's solar panel was mysteriously cleaned.
What's wrong with this picture?