- The Facts:
The U.S. had a program called STARGATE. It ran for 25 years, where remote viewing was highly successful. Many of the 'viewers' have since been speaking about their ET encounters. One of them identified the location of 4 ET bases here on Earth.
- Reflect On:
Why are so many people from within this program sharing such information? Is remote viewing something military has used quietly for some time? It was extremely successful and credible practice, but why wasn't this part of the declassification?
What is remote viewing? It’s an ability that allows the ‘viewer’ to be able to describe a remote geographical location up to several hundred thousand kilometres away (even more) from their physical location — one that they have never been to.
This skill was taught to soldiers in multiple countries around the world, and from what I understand, still is. In the United States, the Remote Viewing program ran for 25 years at Stanford Research Institute before 70 percent of it was declassified, it was run in conjunction with the CIA and other intelligence agencies.
In 1976, a presentation was given at the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) on a paper published by the Institute on behalf of Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ, key players in what became known as the STARGATE project. The paper was titled “A Perceptual Channel For Information Transfer Over Kilometer Distances: Historical Perspectives and Recent Research.” After its publication, that’s when everything went dark, into the world of Special Access Programs (SAPs), so sensitive that they are exempt from reporting to Congress.
After its declassification in 1995, or at least, partial declassification, the Department of Defense and those involved revealed an exceptionally high success rate.
To summarize, over the years, the back-and-forth criticism of protocols, refinement of methods, and successful replication of this type of remote viewing in independent laboratories has yielded considerable scientific evidence for the reality of the [remote viewing] phenomenon. Adding to the strength of these results was the discovery that a growing number of individuals could be found to demonstrate high-quality remote viewing, often to their own surprise. . . . The development of this capability at SRI has evolved to the point where visiting CIA personnel with no previous exposure to such concepts have performed well under controlled laboratory conditions.” (source)
Multiple examples were used, from locating a lost spy plane in Africa, viewing future events, as well as past events. Remote viewing is not limited to time, it’s a quantum phenomenon, like most parapsychological phenomena. In the declassified literature, there are many shocking examples where remote viewing was successfully used for intelligence purposes, which makes sense given the fact the government decided to fund it for 25 years.
It was also used to discover the Rings around Jupiter, a man by the name of Ingo Swann, one of the programs best remote viewers was able to describe and view a ring around Jupiter, which at the time, scientists had no idea even existed. This happened before NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft flew by the planet, confirming that the ring did actually exist.
This is amazing because at the time there was no way to even perceive rings existing around planets…
To determine whether it was necessary to have a ‘beacon’ individual at the target site, Swann suggested carrying out an experiment to remote view the planet Jupiter before the upcoming NASA Pioneer 10 flyby. In that case, much to his chagrin (and ours) he found a ring around Jupiter, and wondered if perhaps he had remote viewed Saturn by mistake. Our colleagues in astronomy were quite unimpressed as well, until the flyby revealed that an unanticipated ring did in fact exist (source)
Here is a great brief timeline of government Remote Viewing.
The Common Theme Among Remote Views Is: Extraterrestrial
Since the declassification of the program, many people from within it, remote viewers, as well as army personnel and academics have come out and spoken about the program. The most popular viewer within the program, Ingo Swann, as mentioned above, wrote a book called “penetration” where he provided more details about the program that we didn’t get from the government files. He described viewing humanoid bodies on the moon, working on something (back side of the moon), as well as tall structures, buildings and more. He was very outspoken about the extraterrestrial presence that was apparently known about within these programs.
Joseph Mcmoneagle was another one, who also had experiences remote viewing an extraterrestrial presence, this time it came from Mars. Many of them have been outspoken about the extraterrestrial presence.
On a side note, while mentioning Mars and remote viewings, it’s noteworthy to bring awareness to the fact that six former U.S. Army remote viewers were commissioned by officials within the Russian space program to study the cause of Phobos II’s disappearance. The viewers issued a final report titled, “Enigma Penetration: Soviet Phobos II Space Craft Images Anomaly.”
As Jim Marrs points out, in his novel, Our Occulted History,
The report stated that a disc-shaped object rose from the Martian surface towards Phobos II while a second object moved into even closer proximity and scanned the probe with a penetrating particle beam device, which disrupted the communication and guidance equipment. The out-of-control Soviet craft was then struck by a “micrometeorite” that delivered the coupe de grace. The remote viewers said this may have been no accident, as it seems that all of the technology put into space from Earth is scrutinized closely by nonhumans….After being struck, Phobos II spiraled down, crashing onto the Martian surface.
The 4 Alien Bases
Then, there is Pat Price, who, along with Ingo Swann, is described as one of SRI’s most successful viewers, his sessions were extremely accurate. Within the remote viewing community, among the declassified literature, he is best known for his sketches of gantries and cranes which matched CIA intelligence photographs he had never seen, this was during the cold war.
Russel Targ, the co-founder of the program at RSI has also recently given lectures on “everything” he “knows about ESP.” In fact, his TED talk about it was cancelled, you can watch that here.
According to Atwater, Pricer had successfully remote viewed 4 extraterrestrial ‘bases’ stationed on Earth. One was located underneath Mount Ziel, another under Mount Perdido in Spain, as well as Mount Inyangani in Zimbabwe, and in Alaska, underneath Mount Hayes.
This comes from a plethora of sources, including one of the leading researchers in the field, Timothy Good, from his book, Unearthly Disclosure.
What’s also interesting to note is the lore associated with these mountains, take Inaynagi, for example. There are no shortages of strange disappearances of those who go wandering in this region, it’s well-known in the region and the mountain has been surrounded by mysterious lore for a long time.
One interesting story comes from Credo Mutwa, born in 1921, he’s a Zulu Sangoma, a traditional healer, from southern Africa. He has done tremendous humanitarian work in Africa and is extremely knowledgeable in Zulu tradition and lore.
Now, there are uncountable amounts of stories pertaining to extraterrestrial contact, if even one of them true, it’s fascinating. Many of these stories corroborate with each other and coupled with proof for the extraterrestrial hypothesis regarding UFOs, and all of the testimony from people with ‘credibility, it’s not ridiculous at all to contemplate.
In the bushes of the mountain, while Mutwa was a Sangoma apprentice, he was searching for a herb which he planned to use as medicine. Something he did quite often to bring health back to his people, specifically with regards to the HIV pandemic in Africa, a disease he says was created to destroy the African population.
While he was doing so, he was covered by a bright blue mist, which, he said “was swirling all around me, getting between me and the eastern landscape.” Later, he found himself in what he described as underground, underneath the mountain. This is interesting because it’s exactly what the remote viewer Pat Price describes.
The next thing he knew, he was lying on a table of some sort. His boots and trousers were missing. He was approached by a group of grey skinned humanoid creatures, with Very large heads, very thing arms, and very thing legs. (source)
A lot of this information also comes from several interviews Mutwa did with David Icke.
Price described the occupants of these bases as ‘looking like Homo Sapiens, except for the lungs, heart, blood, and eyes.”
Mutawa wanted to flee, but couldn’t move and was Paralyzed,
I just lay there like a goat on a sacrificial altar
Mutwa was then subjected to some kind of operation on his left thigh, which caused him to scream out in agony. An abundance of blood flowed from the wound. Next, one of the creatures stuck a silver, pen-like object up his right nasal passage; then yanked it out. “The pain,” he says, “was out of this world.”…The pain subsided, however, when one of the creatures – who was bigger and taller than the others, and who possessed an air of authority – placed its hand on Mutwa’s forehead. Mutwa could ‘sense’ that the creature was female, despite the fact that ‘she’ lacked breasts and other feminine characteristics. Staring at Mutwa intently, it projected visions of destruction into his mind. He saw cities being destroyed by floods, fires and other natural disasters. (source)
He speaks at length of these experiences in his interviews with David Icke.
He goes on to describe an instrument being inserted into his penis, and as soon as it was taken out, his bladder opened and he urinated hard. Another creature came in and had pink skin, blue eyes, high cheekbones and looked almost human. The creature then “mounted Mutwa like “a crazy Zulu girl” and proceeded to have sex with him.
This is another common theme among many supposed extraterrestrial contactees. He said during this encounter, a device was used to make Mutwa ejaculate “too much,” and after the ordeal, he was in tremendous amounts of pain.
It’s important to mention that numerous extraterrestrial encounters have been described, both of what as we perceive as “friendly” and “unfriendly” contact, as well as ‘unfriendly procedures’ being performed, with the strange beings sometimes comforting the human through the process, and sometimes not…
It’s strange, to say the least, but as far as underground alien bases, it’s a possibility.
An Interesting Encounter of Mine
I used to teach on a First Nations reserve, in a place called North Spirit Lake. I came home for the holidays, and when I arrived in Toronto I was waiting for the train, and next to me was a gentleman in uniform. Anytime I see what appears to be a senior officer in uniform, I always ask questions… This one was a veteran, having served overseas in the Middle East for 5 years, and was now with the Coast Guard. Instantaneously, I thought of the ocean, and underwater military bases, having studies them in-depth. I knew he would most like be aware of their existence being with the Coast Guard. This was always 10 years ago, when it was taboo to talk about ‘strange’ things, that no longer seem so taboo anymore…
I asked him about HAARP, his eyes lit up wide, he was shocked and surprised and told me he couldn’t talk about it. I asked him about in-bottom and under-ocean military bases, the same thing happened… I asked him about extraterrestrials and what was going on with that, he told me to “come work for us and ask them yourself.”
If you want to learn more about the ET/UFO phenomena, and all of the evidence behind it, you can sift through our articles in the disclosure section of our website. You will find a variety of articles there to quench you’re interested!
Royal Family Implicated Again In A New Court Case About Pedophilia & Sex Slavery
- The Facts:
Another court session has taken place in Florida, where multiple victims spoke out against sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Prince Andrew, a colleague of Epstein, has been named as one of the accomplices.
- Reflect On:
How is it that years can pass, allegations and evidence can mount, yet there is never any repercussion for those involved? How can we dismantle something that is controlled by the very top?
Never before has pedophilia and ritualistic child abuse been on the radar of so many people. Having been at Collective Evolution for nearly ten years, it’s truly amazing to see just how much the world has woken up to the fact that ritualistic child abuse is actually a real possibility. The people who have been implicated in this type of activity over the years are powerful, from high ranking military people, all the way down to the several politicians around the world, and more.
One example would be the NBC news report that implicated Hillary Clinton in covering up a massive pedophile ring in the heart of the State Department, possibly why we see “crimes against children” in this document from the FBI. This activity could even have permeated the three letter agencies, so to have them ‘look into it’ is also worrisome.
The Pope’s right-hand man, George Pell, is in court for sexual assault, and a massive pedophile ring has been exposed where hundreds of boys were tortured and sexually abused. Pope Benedict’s brother was at the forefront of that controversy. You can read more about that here. As far as the military industrial complex goes, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney grilled Donald Rumsfeld on DynCorp, a private military contractor with ties to the trafficking of women and children.
Years later, a top U.S. General who was the liaison between DynCorp and the U.S. Military was implicated in the sexual assault of teenage girls. Earlier this year, Florida Air National Guard Col. Michael Shawn Garrett was found guilty in October of soliciting a minor for sex and has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Approximately one week ago, an FBI sting caught an Air Force lieutenant colonel trying to meet a 14 year old girl at a hotel. His name is Willie Newson and he has now been arrested for child exploitation.
Years ago the Guardian reported on dozens of staff and contractors with high-level security clearance put at risk of blackmail by their sex crimes. I also recently wrote an article about Vladmir Putin, who not long ago made some comments about Satanism & Pedophilia within politics are turning out to be true. You can read that here.
The list of examples is literally endless, and it can be quite overwhelming.
Ex FBI regional director, Ted Gunderson, a former regional FBI director, created a lot of awareness about ritualistic abuse among the global elite. It goes into satanism, pedophilia, and child sex trafficking. Robert David Steele is a former Marine, CIA case officer and the co-founder of the US Marine Corps Intelligence Activity has also been quite active on this issue, as have many before him. He is part of a group that formed the International Tribunal for Natural Justice (ITNJ), which has been quite active in addressing this problem. Here is a list of the ITNJs commissioners, and here’s a list of their advocates.
Jon Wedger, a retired police detective with over 25 years of service in the investigation of child abuse was a witness to the ITNJ and explains who is involved in these rings, and how it operates continually without being taken down. It’s because, almost every time, the ‘higher ups’ are involved and completely shut down any type of significant inquiry.
One of the best possible examples to illustrate this type of activity is Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein was essentially found to be running a child sex ring, in which he hosted rape parties for his wealthy friends on his private jet, the Lolita Express, and on his private island, which was referred to as “Orgy Island.”
Former President Bill Clinton was among Epstein’s closest friends, and the flight logs from Epstein’s private jet shown here reveal that Clinton was listed as a passenger on the jet at least 26 times between 2001 and 2003, which would have put Clinton on the plane at least once a month during the two-year period. Here’s a video of Steve Pieczenik, a former United States Department of State official and a Harvard trained psychiatrist who references the Clinton’s trips with Epstein for the purpose of engaging “in sex with minors.”
Epstein was also close friends with Prince Andrew, who was named in a lawsuit filed by a woman in 2014, claiming that when she was a teenager, she was kept on Epstein’s private island where she was treated as a “sex slave” and forced to have sex with Prince Andrew.
Epstein ended up getting convicted for only one minor charge in 2008, and spent just 13 months in prison out of the 18-month sentence he was given for “soliciting prostitution and procuring a minor for prostitution.”
Prince Andrew Implicated
The Royal Family is being dragged back into the Jeffrey Epstein pedophile scandal, as a photo of the Queen’s son, Prince Andrew, with an alleged ‘underage prostitute’ is listed as an exhibit in a new US court case. Below is a picture of Andrew with Epstein.
Victims of Epstein testified in a Florida courtroom yesterday. Below is a picture of Prince Andrews with Virginia Roberts, one of Epstein’s accusers, and victim of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. The photograph shows the Prince with his arm around Roberts’ waist. It was taken at a London residence in March 2001, at which time Roberts would have been 17.
Roberts claims that she was forced to have sex with Epstein, and then “loaned out” to have sex with his friends, including Prince Andrew. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson stated: “It is emphatically denied The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts.”
Epstein’s Plea Deal
Alexander Acosta, negotiated a plea agreement for Epstein, sealing a 53-page FBI indictment against him and avoiding any federal criminal charges being brought against him. Is it possible that Epstein’s plea deal involved getting information that has helped to prosecute Prince Andrew now?
Acosta is now Donald Trump’s Secretary of labor, which is interesting because Trump has pledged to deal with the human sex trafficking issue. In his first month in office, the president said he was “prepared to bring the full force and weight of our government” to end human trafficking, and he signed an executive order directing federal law enforcement to prioritize dismantling the criminal organizations behind forced labor, sex trafficking, involuntary servitude and child exploitation. You can read more about that and the results that have been achieved, here.
One of the reasons it is difficult to prosecute criminals in the system is that it is so deep, complicated, and a lot of disinformation and obfuscation are put out. The idea of elite pedophile rings are still labelled as “conspiracy theories” by establishment media like the New York Times and CNN, who have also been accused of participating in these types of activities. It seems nobody within this realm has a clean sheet, or at least if you’ve done the research it’s very rare. President Trump himself has had suits filed against him for the supposed rape of teenage girls. It is only in working to separate fact from fiction, and actually be willing to look into these matters and consider the possibilities that these crimes are occurring on a massive scale, that we will help to expose what is really going on.
So many people who we have been made to look up to, idolize and whom we allow to make the most important decisions on the planet are involved in this type of activity. Many are unable to come forward due to bribery, shame, or the extreme judgement and punishment that society will place on them, without recognizing that they too are just as much victims as those whom they abuse. Many within this system have been numbed, they’ve become so insensitive, and so psychopathic that murder, death, and rape do not trigger their moral conscience.
We have to ask ourselves, who are we looking up to? Why are these people made out within the mainstream to be saviors? Figures like Obama, Clinton, celebrities and more. Have we become so obsessive, and so programmed that we will not even entertain these ideas? Are they just too unbelievable?
To completely ignore something and deem it a conspiracy without investigation allows women, children and men to continue to be hurt. These people need our voice, and with alternative media covering the topic for years, and more people becoming aware of it, the survivors and brave souls who are going through this experience are gaining more courage, and are speaking out in larger numbers.
Congressional Hearing Could Be The Beginning Of The End For Hillary Clinton
- The Facts:
A public hearing examining Clinton Foundation malfeasance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be convened today, and will include supposedly 'explosive' testimony from three whistleblowers.
- Reflect On:
Is it possible that this hearing represents a watershed moment in the takedown of the Deep State?
For those who remain skeptical about the notion that the Trump Administration is working to take down a ‘Deep State’ that has long held power over the American government, the military, and its law enforcement and intelligence agencies, today’s (December 13, 2018) public hearing on investigations into the Clinton Foundation before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee may very well be a watershed moment.
Mind you, there is a second tier of skeptic to consider: those who accept the notion that a ‘Deep State’ or shadow government does exert tremendous power in our world and may very well have plans to create a totalitarian one-world government, but reject the notion that there is any real resistance to this power, especially not from Donald Trump.
Both sets of skeptics will point to the fact that there has been no concrete action, no major arrests of supposed key Deep State players. A case in point: is Hillary Clinton not still walking about freely, touring with her husband, flying out to India for a lavish wedding celebration, creating a buzz of excitement around the prospect that some lucky donor could get the opportunity to spend an evening of drinking and theatre with her?
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 11, 2018
OK, these events might be pathetic money grabs, but certainly if some of the allegations against her were true, both groups would argue, would she not be behind bars by now? Suffice it to say, most people who have done any manner of research into the many claims against Hillary Clinton have concluded that while she is most likely a criminal, they just can’t see her getting arrested. But if–and it’s a big ‘if’–she ever does get arrested and convicted of a serious crime, that likely would satisfy the most ardent skeptic and give rise to widespread belief that the Trump Administration is working on, and succeeding in, taking down the Deep State. Let’s examine the possibility that things are headed in that direction.
Two-Tiered Justice System
For those who have been following the stories of impropriety, illegality, and even sexual perversion surrounding Hillary Clinton (at times in connection with husband Bill), from Whitewater to Filegate to Benghazi to Pizzagate to Uranium One to the private email server, and more recently with Clinton Foundation malfeasance in the spotlight surrounded by many suspicious deaths, there is a sense that Hillary Clinton must be too high up, has too much protection, or is too well-connected to ever have to face criminal charges. Certainly if one listens to former FBI investigator James Comey’s testimony into his kid-gloves handling of Clinton’s private email server investigation, one gets the impression that he is one of many government officials that is in Clinton’s back pocket.
Whistleblower William D. Campbell echoes the sentiments that people like Hillary Clinton are receiving preferential treatment in a ‘two-tiered justice system’, as noted in this Sara Carter article:
A former whistleblower, who has spoken with agents from the Little Rock FBI field office last year and worked for years as an undercover informant collecting information on Russia’s nuclear energy industry for the bureau, noted his enormous frustration with the DOJ and FBI. He describes as a two-tiered justice system that failed to actively investigate the information he provided years ago on the Clinton Foundation and Russia’s dangerous meddling with the U.S. nuclear industry and energy industry during the Obama administration.
“(Mueller) received the documents, copies of which I still have, over a period of years and ignored a national security threat to the United States because of his political preference,” said Campbell, who said he is frustrated that the investigation into the Clinton Foundation and the other information he provided was apparently ignored years ago.
However, it must be noted that this was how things were then. Things have changed significantly within the system, though if you relied on Mainstream Media you would probably not have put together how much this ‘two-tiered justice system’ has started to be challenged based on firings and forced resignations within the Department of Justice, the FBI, and elsewhere. This post from Q-Anon probably gives us the best compilation of these actions:
James Baker – FIRED [reported today – resigned [false]] / removed Jan/FIRED 4.21
Lisa Page – FIRED [reported today – resigned [false]]
Mike Kortan, FBI Assistant Director for Public Affairs – FIRED [cooperating under ‘resigned‘ title]
Josh Campbell, Special Assistant to James Comey – FIRED
David Laufman, Chief of the Justice Department’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section [NAT SEC – HRC email invest] – FIRED/FORCE
John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General – Head of DOJ’s National Security Division – FIRED/FORCE
Sally Yates, Deputy Attorney General & Acting Attorney General – FIRED
Mary McCord, Acting Assistant Attorney General – Acting Head of DOJ’s National Security Division – FIRED/FORCE
Bruce Ohr, Associate Deputy Attorney General – Demoted 2x – cooperating witness [power removed]
Rachel Brand, Associate Attorney General – No. 3 official behind Deputy AG Rosenstein – FIRED/FORCE
Cross against House/Senate resignations/final term announcements + CEO departures.
THE SWAMP IS BEING DRAINED.
TRUST THE PLAN.
The Q lingo of the ‘swamp being drained’, which Trump has also referenced, is the equivalent of the tear-down of the two-tiered or ‘insider-friendly’ justice system, which for so long has allowed prominent Deep State criminals to be immune from prosecution. Just the kind of rhetoric we have been hearing, including Clinton Foundation CFO Andrew Kessel’s semi-metaphorical admission, ‘I know where all the bodies are buried in this place,’ leads us to believe that things are now different.
What may finally soothe the anger of William D. Campbell and other whistleblowers is that their time seems to have finally come to be heard, and perhaps even have their findings acted upon, as today’s hearing seems to be striking a different tone to the ears of those who have in-depth knowledge of the crimes that have been alleged. This is certainly how rep. Mark Meadows, a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sees it:
Rep. Mark Meadows, chairman of the Freedom Caucus and member of the committee, said this time it will be different. He noted that the investigation is apparently ongoing with the FBI and DOJ and believes the information being delivered for Thursday’s hearing to be ‘explosive’ in nature and may help connect the dots.
Meadow’s told Fox New’s Martha MaCallum Tuesday, “the American people, they want to bring some closure, not just a few sound bites, here or there, so we’re going to be having a hearing this week, not only covering over some of those 6,000 pages that you’re talking about, but hearing directly from three whistleblowers that have actually spent the majority of the last two years investigating this.”
Meadows, who’s also on President Donald Trump’s short-list to replace Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, noted that some “allegations (whistleblowers) make are quite explosive.”
“We just look at the contributions. Now everybody’s focused on the contributions for the Clinton Foundation and what has happened just in the last year,” he said. “But if you look at it, it had a very strong rise, the minute she was selected as secretary of state. It dipped down when she was no longer there.”
“And then rose again, when she decided to run for president. So there are all kinds of allegations of pay-to-play and that kind of thing,” Meadows added.
If, in fact, this hearing reveals anything serious like the long-suspected ‘pay-to-play’ strategy of the Clinton Foundation–which allegedly sought large donations in return for favors from the Clinton-run State Department–then Hillary Clinton will be in big trouble. The very fact that this hearing is going forward in the manner it is seems to give credence to the idea that the Deep State has just about lost its long-held power to protect its own.
As Martin Luther King said, ‘The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.’ It seems like those of us who have been researching and learning about the fraud and corruption in politics have been waiting so long for the truth to emerge and justice to be served as to have difficulty believing that it may ever arrive. Fortunately, we don’t have long to wait to see if this coming hearing is a true watershed moment and a harbinger for things to come.
That said, it is important to keep in mind that this is only a small part of a larger awakening that is happening on the planet right now, and if we hope to contribute to this awakening, we will realize that maintaining equanimity throughout the unfolding of these events is what is essential.
Finally, A Clear Explanation Of The “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Controversy
- The Facts:
Recently, the 1944 song 'Baby It's Cold Outside' came under fire from modern feminists claiming it was a song promoting rape culture. Some radio stations banned the song. A check into the lyrics and song's meaning proved that simply wasn't true.
- Reflect On:
Why are we so quick to jump to aggressive conclusions without simple research? Why are we so emotionally driven about everything these days? Why are we so quick to protect ourselves from 'offensive' things? Don't we decide to get offended?
When I first heard of the “Baby It’s Cold Outside” controversy it seemed to resemble the type of results from the common social engineering practices taking place right now whereby people are led to think incompletely about events and culture in order to create a divide amongst people. This creates enemies where they don’t truly exist and makes for a very easy to manipulate and control populace. Ultimately, this leads for people to call for greater governance.
And this is exactly what is happening when you observe the millions up in arms about issues they don’t fully understand, calling for the government or corporate bodies to step in and do something about it.
Common examples are microaggressions, trying to say everything is hate speech, and blaming gender, racism, or privilege at any possible time, even when those things have nothing to do with situations.
I feel this is often, not always, a reflection of the barriers we want to put up around ourselves so we don’t have to deal with much of the pain we have within ourselves. When we were children we were taught “sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me.” The reason we are told that is simply because while we all do want to live in a world where everyone is nice to one another, people may sometimes say mean things. The piece we miss today is, how we react to what people say isn’t a reflection of what they said, it’s a reflection of how we feel within ourselves.
“I was just minding my own business looking for people to crucify in my witch hunts instead of dealing with my own pain…” JP Sears, Baby It’s Cold Outside Controversy Explained
Remember, when it comes to getting offended, we all decide what offends us and how to get offended by what someone says. TRUE empowerment means you have the control within yourself. We don’t have to allow things to offend us simply because someone says something, and this also doesn’t mean everyone is going to be mean to us all the time, this is an unsubstantiated fear.
How The Controversy Began
The controversy began a few weeks ago when people claimed the lyrics of the song Baby It’s Cold Outside were promoting rape culture. A groundswell emerged on social media, causing the song to be banned on several radio stations in the US and Canada. Singer Melinda DeRocker even opted out of recording it on her recent holiday album.
But did anyone stop to find out what the writer of the song meant when they wrote it in 1944? Yes, actually, some did, thankfully. But many didn’t and jumped on the hate bandwagon because nowadays many of us seem to have become headline and meme readers and take all we see as fact without ever questioning what we’re being told. We seem to shy away from delving deeper into content and research, as a general statement, and this is a big problem.
The truth is, the song’s composer Frank Loesser wrote the song so he and his wife Lynn Garland could perform it at holiday parties.
The song’s original score designates the duet partners as “wolf” and “mouse,” and genders are unspecified. This is why many decades of covers have had women and men switching roles as we saw with Lady Gaga and Joseph Gordon Levitt’s version where Gaga plays the wolf’s role. Heck, even Miss Piggy of the Muppets played the wolf as she pursued ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev.
The Real Meaning, All About Perspective
When you truly begin to observe the lyrics more clearly, you can actually deduce what it’s about. In fact, some have argued it’s a song about female empowerment.
In 2006, Slay Belle wrote for the feminist blog Persephone:
“At the time period the song was written, ‘good girls,’ especially young, unmarried girls, did not spend the night at a man’s house unsupervised,”
“Later in the song, she asks him for a comb (to fix her hair) and mentions that there’s going to be talk tomorrow – this is a song about sex, wanting it, having it, maybe having a long night of it by the fire, but it’s not a song about rape. It’s a song about the desires even good girls have.”
“The song ends with the woman doing what she wants to do, not what she’s expected to do, and there’s something very encouraging about that message.”
And in 2015, writer Helen Rosner decided to remove the part about the ‘aggressor’ in the song, or the wolf, and determined that the song was about a “sexually aware woman worried about slut-shaming.”
“The first two verses are both: (1) I have to go. (2)I’m having a great time, but (3) I’m scared of my family’s opinions,” Rosner wrote on Twitter. “She clearly wants to stay, is scared of the social ramifications of that choice, and in the end says ‘fuck society’s repressiveness’ & stays.”
“If you think Baby It’s Cold Outside is creepy, you are robbing the woman in that song of her agency,”
“You are the problem. I’m not kidding.” – Helen Rosner
Look at only the lady part in Baby It’s Cold Outside: clearly abt a sexually aware woman worried about slut shaming pic.twitter.com/PB2VC4uoP0
— your friend Helen (@hels) December 13, 2015
In this article, we covered 2 different perspectives of what this song is about. In 2018 it’s about rape, 2015 it’s about a sexually aware woman who is trying to avoid slut shaming, which was the same sentiment in 2006 as the song “was about sex, wanting it, having it, and maybe having a long night of it by the fire, a song about the desires even good girls have.”
The differences come down to important nuances that often don’t exist in many overly emotional activists these days: critical thinking. The 2006 and 2015 examples are intelligently thought out, researched, unemotional and balanced. The example from here in 2018 resembles movements that are about narratives, rhetoric, and creating enemies and divide. It’s angry, emotional and does not have a basis in truth when you take the time to analyze and look at original meanings.
I feel it’s very important we remember not to push so hard about taking sides and trying to identify with certain movements. The more we do this, the more we filter everything through that narrative. Thus we become unconscious.
I wanted to end with a laugh. I will say, I like JP Sears for his comedy. Sure sometimes I am not sure if it comes across to most people as making fun of spirituality and personal work, or if it just calls out the ridiculousness of some of it when we do it inauthentically, but he still has some great jokes. Perhaps though, a shift in his style is needed or even emerging, so his message, whatever it may be, can be a lot clearer to viewers.
That said, I feel in this video’s tone, it hits pretty well on what things are like today with many activists.
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