No, It's Not April 1st. But It Is A Canadian Defence
Aero-Views OPINION by Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien
Paul Hellyer was Deputy
Minister of Defence from 1963-67, and later, Minister of Defence
and Deputy Prime Minister under PM Pierre Trudeau, so he's an
important member of Canada's ruling Liberal Party.
He's also convinced that the Bush Administration is embarking on
a war that threatens all civilization -- no, not the one in Iraq,
Hellyer is talking about the war with the aliens on the moon and
Mars and in outer space.
Aliens? You mean, like UFO aliens?
"UFOs are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head,"
Hellyer insisted in a September speech, going on to blast the USA
for "[t]he secrecy involved in all matters pertaining to the
Mind you, while he knows the US is up to no good with its
freezer full of alien livers or whatever, he doesn't actually know
anything to back up what he, er, knows. How could he? "The
classification was, from the outset, above top secret, so the vast
majority of U.S. officials and politicians, let alone a mere allied
minister of defence, were never in-the-loop."
OK. So let us get this
straight. That there's no information to the effect that real
aliens landed in Roswell then (or ever), proves... that the US has
effectively covered up that information. <SPOCK VOICE> How...
logical. </ SPOCK VOICE> (Remember, he's talking about the
same US where every senior officer in CIA has the Washington Post
on his office speed dial; the same US that has clandestine services
that issue more leaks overnight than a 10,000 bed nursing
Well, let's let Paul Hellyer have his say without further
editorializing. Honest, from here on out, we'll be respectful. At
least until we're wrapping up. (We'll probably break this
"I'm so concerned about what the consequences might be of
starting an intergalactic war, that I just think I had to say
Intergalactic war, did you say, Mr Minister?
"The United States military are preparing weapons which could be
used against the aliens, and they could get us into an
intergalactic war without us ever having any warning."
"The Bush administration has finally agreed to let the military
build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better
position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors
from space, and to shoot at them, if they so decide."
I see. Well, surely you have a recommendation?
"The time has come to lift the veil of secrecy, and let the
truth emerge, so there can be a real and informed debate, about one
of the most important problems facing our planet today."
Well, who will take up Mr Hellyer's call? Sure enough, there are
several groups, including the Toronto Exopolitics
Symposium/Canadian Exopolitics Institute, which believes that
"remote viewing" proves that there is intelligent life on barren
Mars; the Disclosure Project, one of the things the US exports to
Canada (like military deserters, boozing hunters and acid rain);
and the Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS), a group which
claims affiliation with noted UFO-believer Jimmy Carter, and that
advocates an all-out, Manhattan Project style effort at finding
aliens -- and surrendering to them.
Not quite the spirit of Juno Beach, this.
They have taken Mr Hellyer's call for intergalactic transparency
to the Canadian Senate, an appointed body which has little heavy
lifting to do in Canada's parliamentary form of democracy. The
Senate whiles away its hours holding hearings that are well
attended as they are interesting -- which is to say, not very; and
it issues important-sounding reports that line dustbins from Ottawa
to, well, the other end of Ottawa.
(Exercise for the Canadian reader: name a Canadian Senator. Any
one. Don't feel bad, most Americans would flunk a parallel test,
even though we elected ours).
The Canadian Senate, alas, has not been able to find space on
its calendar for ex-Minister Paul Hellyer and his small band, which
may be the only thing standing athwart the path of the juggernaut
of intergalactic Armageddon.
But because we at Aero-News are not anxious to incur any
intergalactic liabilities, whether they be war with what the
Disclosure Project calls "Ethical Extraterrestrial Civilizations,"
or simply Vogon civil engineers constructing a hyperspace bypass,
we urge those of our readers that are so inclined, to visit the
Disclosure Project at www.peaceinspace.net
and join their petition to the Canadian Senate.
(Next time I'm in Ottawa, I'll check the dustbin for the
For those of us who have the misfortune not to be Canadian,
there are other ways to help out the cause of intergalactic peace.
Americans can call their Senator at (202) 224-3121 (No fear: if you
know where you live they can tell you who your Senator is) and
demand equivalent hearings here.
Or you could call the White House at (202) 456-1111 and give
President Bush a piece of your mind. Or, better yet, demand that he
make Art Bell Ambassador to Canada.