|From: Veronica |
|Date: 24/3/13 2:53 pm|
I've just been thanked for putting out 'great info'.
It's not the first time.
Without wishing to sound arrogant, because I certainly don't feel arrogant, the reason (as I'll attempt to explain) is because of the amount of time I've been engaged in research - added to the fact that I've researched most things in that time.
This means that I'm pretty much aware who the shills and wankers are, and who are not … and am thus able to "call them out" … as may become necessary.
My professional life was one of a Computer Programmer & Analyst. Started in 1968, and through until about 1989. This gave me a pure grounding in 'analysis'. As a part of my in-depth research I became a member of the No-Planes 9/11 Truth Group … until it disbanded. This gave me a good grounding in TRUE scepticism.
(By TRUE scepticism I don't mean just gainsaying everything that didn't fit into the currently-accepted paradigm - as per (for example) so-called "Skeptics Groups" do. It means seriously looking at anything, and scrutinising it as closely as possible, leading to substantial conclusions i.e. "definitely hoax" or " definitely non-hoax", or simply "the Jury is still out") .
But those "groundings" do enable me to analyse in (perhaps) more depth (i.e. with a weather-eye on 'bigger pictures') than many 'latecomers' to the research scene.
Here's an example of what I mean.
If you watch this video, it purports to show that Elvis Presley is still alive:
My initial reaction was obvious: A very good hoax! (For quite a number of reasons it looked 'contrived').
And, it probably still is a hoax, done by someone who can mimic his voice (many Impersonators can do that). Because, you'll notice, that the face is all in shadow, and 95% of what is said is available as common knowledge, via Wikipedia.
The very last bit, at the end, the connection between "Weathermen Underground" founder Bill Ayers, and Obama, is also well known. But that, as a reason for a continued 'hiding' (by Elvis if he is alive), is not well known.
But there's a bit more.
Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Keith Moon, Brian Jones are all dead. And there is not (to the very best of my knowledge): "Buddy is ALIVE!", or "Jimi is ALIVE!" (etc) groups associated with either them - or any others, such as Jim Morrison, etc.
And yet, the sheer persistence, of "I'VE SEEN ELVIS … HE'S STILL ALIVE!" reports, over the years, does make you wonder, doesn't it?
As a Rider I have to say that - as much as I admired Elvis in the 1950s - he was, without doubt, THE essential component, and driving force behind what we call Rock'n'Roll … by even the late 1960s, his day was more-or-less 'done'. Except, of course, for that 1968 'Comeback Special':
However, by 1977, it was - for the most part - rather 'forgetable' stuff that was used to fill out those concerts in Las Vegas. The only memorable bits being his original material - the stuff that was absolutely based in Rock'n'Roll.
So … even if Elvis is alive, what would a comeback mean for him … at age 78? Yes millions of adoring fans who were young during the 1950s and 1960s. But what of the majority of the world now - those born from 1970 onwards? Those who only know what their parents have told them?
If he is alive, then I wish him well. He was,
and is, and
always will be, the King of Rock'n'Roll.
But - and with all the best will in the
world - he would only be living proof that "Every legend has their
and eventually it's over". Only groups (Rolling Stones, Who, Pink
Eagles) can seem to retain 'legend status' for 50 years, probably
because they go thorough
changes … while the individuals: David Gilmour, Pete Townshend,
Keith Richards, etc … only have very limited & muted successes
in their own
right. Eric Clapton an exception? Not really. He always performs
as a part of a