Earlier today I saw an ad on Twitter for Ancient Aliens LIVE: Project Earth. This is a tour starring five White men who are leaping off the History Channel and into a theater near you to spread their message of how completely incapable non-Western civilizations were of creating the things they created without help from ancient astronauts. Funnily enough, Giorgio Tsoukalos is billed as the Ancient Astronaut theorist, while David Hatcher Childress is the real-life Indiana Jones. Giorgio used to refer to himself as a real-life Indiana Jones. I was wondering how that would shake out when presented with another real-life Indiana Jones. Did they flip a coin for the title or do the ol’ once, twice, three–SHOOT? We may never know.
Likewise, we may never know the origins of some of the ancient architecture that wows us to this day–the same rock structures we’re told were probably built by aliens. But we do know the origin of that ancient alien theory so many of us embrace that tells us we have alien overlords to thank: racism. And I’m not just talking about the racism of nazi-sympathizer and man once jailed for fraud, forgery, and embezzlement, Erich von Daniken. Yes, he’s the dude who globally popularized the ancient astronaut idea with his phenomenally popular book, Chariots of The Gods?, back in 1969. Yes, his is the ancient aliens legacy being carried forward quite successfully through his protege, Giorgio Tsoukalos. And yes, I am talking about him–but not just him. I’m talking earlier than him. I’m talking about ancient aliens as a little-known racist export from the American Midwest. And I’m talking about it in my forthcoming book, Aliens: The First and Final Disclosure, which you can preorder now on Kindle through the link at the end of this post, or get it in paperback on September 3rd.
Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, ‘Jer, isn’t this a cheap ploy to get me to buy your book? Why don’t you just flesh it out now, instead?’
To that I answer, “Since my book releases in September and the Ancient Aliens LIVE tour doesn’t start until November, you will have plenty of time to read it before deciding on whether that group shot with five White guys you saw on television a bunch is really worth the Ancient Aliens LIVE VIP Photo Experience asking price of $110.00, which, naturally is on top of the $39-$59 fee for the luxury of sitting in the theater to watch them talk, first. And naturally, before you can access tickets, you must agree that these fees may be changed at any time without your consent. Consider my meagerly-priced book insurance against ignorance so that you may make an informed high-priced decision about this tour.
“Also,” I continue, “I don’t just hit on racism in this context, I really take it to ufology and society at large. It’s a lot. It’s what it needs to be if we are to understand the first and final disclosure. It’s all in the book and that’s only a slice of what the book is about.”
And while I’m answering you, or what I made up about you in my head moments ago, allow me to add, “Furthermore, I won’t talk about it now because this is a cheap ploy to get you to buy my book. You were right.”
See that? I truly am a disclosure advocate at heart.