First Law of Conspiracy
"But we wouldnt really harm innocent children, would we?"
"Of course wed prefer not to.
"But wed never get away with killing the President."
"Actually, thats the easy partthe getting away
with it. All we need is a guy with some Russian connection in his
past. We promise to pay him big money, he does the job, we arrest
him, but promise to let him escape. Then we tell some other guy
that the first guys been seeing his woman, and he takes care
of him. Then we get some government commission appointed to study
the whole case, and of course pay them to conclude what we want
them to. Yeah, thats the easy part".
"Then whats the hard part?"
"Making sure that the job gets done in the first place. But itd
be easy enough to pay off a few Rangers, so that if our guy misses someone
on the motorcade can finish the job. Or, better yet, just have a Ranger
do it in the first place, and just have our hired gun be there thinking
hes gonna do it, and arrest him there. Either way the job gets done."
"But why does it need to be done at all? Do you really think people
would believe the President if he told them all those fantastic stories?
All weve gotta do is dig up some more dirt on him and threaten to
make it public, right?"
"Weve tried that, and it doesnt work with this guy. He
just says to put it all out there, that the American people will like
him all the more for being so human. And he really does seem intent on
atoning for the crimes of his fatherthat is, crimes as he sees them.
He just doesnt see that such is the nature of the rule of law."
"So why hasnt he blabbed to the papers so far?"
"We had to finally resort to the ultimate threat, since he wouldnt
listen to reason."
"But we wouldnt really harm innocent children, would we?"
"Of course wed prefer not to. And, of course, the President
doesnt know if were serious or not. But he assumes well
stop at nothing. And I think in the long run he would sacrifice his own
children in the interests of Truth and Justice for the American people.
But weve convinced him to at least hold off til the State
of the Union address. So that gives us time".
"But just what is it that he would tell the people anyway?"
"You sure you wanna know? If I tell you anything that can bring you
to the same conclusions as the President, youll be put under constant
surveillance. And if you make any wrong moves or approach any of the wrong
people, your life and the lives of your loved ones will be in jeopardy,
"So it really is a question of National Security?"
"Hah! Weve sure done a good job promoting that meaningless
phrase, if even you believe it. The big boys pulling the strings know
that the security or insecurity of one or even dozens of nations is meaningless
in the long run. But as long as each countrys citizens can be kept
believing its important, then the idea is worth continued promotion.
But whats at stake here is the actual power structure of the whole
world. If any of these ideas begins to be widely discussed or considered,
people will begin to realize that theyve been lied to for many,
many generations. And if that happened, the stability of the whole world
would be threatened."
"You mean, of course, the stability of our version of our world."
"Well, of courseand what else matters? Surely not the dreams
and aspirations of a bunch of slaves?"
"No, of course not. But back to my questionjust what is it
that the President is threatening to tell?"
"For starters hell simply say that he was ill-informed when
he made the commitment for the U.S. to put a man on the moon by the end
of the decade. Hes not some mid-western bumpkin with years of military
training. He knows people at Harvard and MIT, and some of them knew Einstein,
and theyre telling him the simple facts."
"For starters the simple fact that once a rocket gets totally above
the atmosphere, it is completely beyond control by any possible propulsion
system. Itll just go on in a straight line forever, just as Newtons
First Law of Motion explains. Unless, of course, it is captured by the
gravity of another body, like the Moonthen itll spiral down
to a very nasty crash on the surface of that body."
"But itll slow down, right, like the capsules we and the Russians
have put in orbit?"
"No, because theres no air around the Moon to resist it. Its
thought that it may just be possible to impart a little spin to the capsule,
and thus get it oriented with its thrusters facing down towards the Moons
surface. But then the problem is trying to carry enough fuel to counter
the high velocity it would have once its close enough to the surface
that the blast from the thrusters could reach the surface."
"High velocity? But I thought the Moon was only about one one-hundredth
the mass of the earth, with a surface gravity quite a bit less than Earths."
"Of course we can never be sure unless we send a probe there, but
according to Newton, the surface gravity of small bodies is greater than
of larger. He never really said why. But now that we know about black
holes, where a tablespoonful of matter is supposed to weigh many thousands
of tonsor is it millions?its quite plain how such could
be the case with the Earth and other planets. They all have cores of super-dense
matter; essentially nothing but neutrons, all compressed as tightly as
is physically possible. In the case of the earth, as much as 99 percent
of the mass may thus be contained in a core just hundreds of miles in
diameter. The restall the rocks and water that we think of as being
so massiveis rather insignificant in proportion."
"But what about the molten iron core that weve all learned
about in school?"
"Yes, a rather brilliant invention, wasnt it? And do you know
why it was invented? Merely to counteract the belief of many Pacific islanders
that the earth is really a big ball of ice. The British explorers were
amazed and confounded by that notion. They thought that those people couldnt
possibly have any conception of icebut they forgot the snow and
ice on the tops of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea."
"But so what? What would it matter if we did believe that the earth
was a ball of ice?"
"What would it matter? Listen to yourself, man! If the British had
admitted that these ignorant savages knew the slightest bit more than
they did about the nature of the earth, and perhaps the Solar System as
well, then it would be impossible to keep them in subjection. Again, the
whole structure of world society would be changed forever."
"And what would be so bad about that?"
"Again, listen to what youre saying! Do you want to be on an
equal footing with naked savages? Do you want to admit that weve
been exploiting them for over 400 years now? Do you think they would go
easy on us if they found out the truth?"
"Yeah, I see your point. I guess its for the good of everybody
to keep things the way they are. But eventually the truth will come out,
"Of course it will, just as it always has in the past during each
Dark Age. But this time it wont be hit and miss as to who survives.
This time the right people will survive, and with our technology well
be set to get things going again much more quickly than at any previous
"What are you talking about?"
"Well, those Pacific Islanders not only spoke of the earth being
a ball of ice. They also told of a time when they lived in total darkness
for several years, and essentially rode floating blocks of ice up from
a lower level of the earths surface."
"But thats crazy! How could they possibly sense that they were
"Of course they couldnt sense that. But they said that when
the light returned and they could see again, the stars looked closer,
and there were more of them, so they knew they had gotten closer to the
"Firmament? Now youre really starting to sound crazy? Thats
a word out of Genesis, isnt it? Whats it got to do with anything?"
"That gets us back to the President, and the story he got from the
Russians. It seems that in some sense or other the first few verses of
Genesis are literally true. They describe in the simplest way possible
what went on at earths creationand probably at the creation
of every other heavenly body as well."
"Oh, this should be good! Im all ears!"
"OK. Weve all heard of the Russian cosmonauts who were found
dead in their capsule upon return to earth."
"Sure. Their capsule de-pressurized, and they suffocated. Very sad."
"Uh-huh. But the President says he got a very different story from
the Russian leader. It seems that at a certain height above the earth
the cosmonauts saw a bright flash, and then everything appeared bright
gold for awhile. Then the curvature of the golden light could be seen,
so that it was clearly a shell of some sort around the earth. Then it
began to flicker and fade a bit, and the stars began disappearing."
"Yeah, sure. And how much vodka had those guys had?"
"Come on, you know as well as I do that theres no alcohol allowed
on board. Those guys were in tip-top physical condition, as are all our
guys. All military men, well-trained in observation and description. There
can be little doubt as to what they saw."
"So whats the big deal? Surely our scientists can come up with
"Of course they can, and so can the Russians. But thats the
whole problemits that very explanation that the President
wants to tell the American people. But Im still not done with the
story. It seems that the higher they got, more and more stars disappeared,
until finally the gold globe began to flicker, and then it, too, disappeared."
"Good. Then they could see back down to the earth, right?"
"No. There was nothing there but the black of space. They assumed
they were on the opposite side of the earth from the moon, which was why
they couldnt see it. But then all of a sudden it flickered in and
out and then was there, and about ten times bigger than any moon theyd
ever seen. Then, in just a matter of minutes, it began to flicker, and
then it was gone."
"Come on, you cant possibly believe that."
"Well, the President sure does. But it gets worse. The Russian scientists
on the ground had no explanation at all for what the cosmonauts had seen.
Still, they were able to calm them down a bit. And when the Moon flickered
back into view again they were fairly calm, and began to talk of measuring
its relative size in each succeeding orbit. But instead, when they spoke
of it beginning to flicker again, the radio suddenly went dead, and they
were heard from no more."
"So, a power failure, and they suffocated up there, right?"
"No. From what they could tell when the capsule returned to earth,
there was no loss of oxygen, and the power was back on, or at least had
been for a time. But apparently it was totally dark for long enough that
they both snapped and tried to claw their way out of the capsule. I guess
the inside of the capsule looked as if two lions had fought it out. Not
a pretty sight at all. The Russians say they will be sending no more men
up that high. Theyre planning to send some un-manned missions to
try to determine just what is going on up there."
"Oh, come on! Dont you think theyre just trying to throw
us off, and make us not want to go? Then they can push ahead and be first
on the Moon."
"Well, we should know soon enough. The President has ordered an unmanned
mission be sent up as soon as possible, with the latest cameras and measuring
devices. He wants to know for sure what were up against. And he
is still Commander in Chief, and this is strictly speaking a military
operation, so were bound to obey. He did say that if our probe shows
that we can go, then he will expose the Russian hoax. Otherwise he plans
to tell the American people that he spoke too soon, and that instead he
and the Russians are planning to work together to provide decent living
conditions for all people around the world."
"That sounds like a worthy objective."
"Worthy objective! What are you thinking? There must always be about
a fourth of the worlds population living in abject poverty. Then
we can go rescue a few million of them from starvation, and they will
willingly be our slaves for many years. When they get tired of it and
start to rebel, we let them slip back into poverty, and go rescue the
next batch from starvation. Hitler and Stalin made the mistake of working
their slaves to death, thinking they were saving money on food and clothing.
But weve learned from their mistakes."
"And this President will be in your way, wont he? No matter
the outcome of this space probe?"
"Afraid so. And I think that little brother of his will be even worse.
But he wont be in a position to know anything unless he, too, can
get himself elected some day."
"And well be sure to prevent that from happening."
"Youve got it."
"So the Russians werent lying?"
"No, they werent. Their guys were, as I said years ago, well-trained
in observing and reporting those observations. And our probes confirmed
all those observations. And it gives a very simple explanation to the
age-old question: why is the sky blue? Thin gold leaf reflects gold light,
but transmits blue. The higher you get, the thinner the gold layer, and
the sky appears black."
"And so what happened to all those guys who saw the results of those
probes? How can you keep them quiet?"
"Theyre either sent to Vietnam or threatened with being sent
there. Thats sure a convenient little mess to have been involved
in. These guys all know people whove been there, and how screwed-up
they are when they get back. Most of them, that is. Of course, its
so easy to lace their drinks with LSD, and then blame their symptoms on
malaria or some other jungle ailment. Amazing how the last great Presidents
desire to defend those people from what truly was Communist aggression
has played right into our hands."
"And nobody seemed the least suspicious that the Vice President just
happened to be from the state where the President was shot. Nor of the
fact many of his cronies are poised to make vast fortunes in the industries
which will be needed to supply all the chemicals for the future of the
exploration of space. But Im curiousjust where are all those
"And thats a good questionbut one which you wont
get an answer for, because I myself dont know. But Im developing
some educated guesses."
"And you really dont think theres a danger of another
President like him coming along in the future?"
"Not likely. Weve got a weeding-out process firmly in place.
As soon as any local politician becomes well-enough known and liked to
be capable of delivering a certain amount of money to the party coffers,
then we dig into his past. And guess what? Everyone has at one time or
other done things that hed rather that people didnt know about."
"True enough. But just then I thought you were going to say that
when a guy could deliver a certain number of votes then it was time to
"Hah! Votes! That has turned out to be the most incredible phenomena
that the Founding Fathers could never have imagined. For them it truly
was a big deal to be able to vote, since previously only the land-owning
aristocracy could vote. Never mind that votes were routinely bought, and
that many people have voted many times after their deaths. Still, the
American people really believed that they were in control. And with Ikes
bemoaning the industrial-military complex, and then with Prince Charming
being elected, they almost were. I guess we had gotten complacent after
the Communist witch hunts. We really thought we had scared them all away,
anybody who truly believed in equality and fair play. But now were
back on track. And it looks like in the future we will have carte blanche
to go all over the world and insist that people be given the right to
vote. And most people are too stupid to ever realize that the choices
they have are really no choices at all. I mean, reallycould it possibly
matter what the guys name is who is picking your pocket?"
"Yeah, that is rich. And you know what would be good, too? Start
a campaign of ads to the effect that people have no right to complain
if they didnt vote. The ones who believe that and go along with
it will effectively silence all those who know what a load of crap it
"Wow, thats a good idea. Youre coming along, you know."
"What do you mean?"
"I mean that just a few years ago, you sounded like you were more
interested in truth than in being part of the ruling class. I thought
for awhile there that Prince Charming had charmed you and that you would
be shipped off to Vietnam."
"Really? Well, it was tempting. But when I looked back through history
at what was done to all the greatest thinkersSocrates, Jesus, Galileo,
Newton, EinsteinI realized that I had a chance to be greater than
they ever hoped to be, as long as I played the game."
"Thats the spirit! And as long as weve got people believing
that they are living better than kings of old, they will continue to support
"So true! And its amazing, isnt it, that the ancient
bread and circuses routine of the Romans continues to work in the twentieth
century. People think because they have a greater variety of bread and
cake to choose from, and a wider variety of entertainment, that they are
truly living better than kings. But they never pause to consider that
the kings of old had many thousands or tens of thousands of subjectsvirtual
slaveswhose lives were totally controlled by those kings. Not very
many people can say the same of themselves today, and certainly not any
of the petty American politicians who may last eight years, or occasionally
in the House or Senate as many as thirty years. But their power is mostly
illusion. We who control and manipulate the economies of the world have
the real power."
"And its so humorous to watch the pathetic little lawmakers
pass laws to protect their constituents from the greed of the big corporations.
So one big corporation gets broken up into pieces, or disappears altogether.
But someone or something always steps in to fill the void. And we are
always there to get our piece of the action."
"But back to space and the probes. What did they find out?"
"Nothing much that wasnt already known from the Russians
reports. But they had time to develop a couple of possible theories to
explain it all. Most of all, of course, they had time to work with Hollywood
to get the sets built for doing the actual Moon landing shots."
"And they really believe they can pull it off?"
"Of course. You yourself just explained itbread and circuses.
This will be the ultimate circus. Theres also a huge element of
"Yeah, and Ive wondered about that. What about the Russians
"Oh, theyre not too concerned. Theyre going to go ahead
with low-orbit experiments, nothing above the illusion layer, as theyve
taken to calling it. They believe that they can do some very high quality
manufacturing in low-orbit. And they continually remind us that when Krushchev
said he would bury us that it had nothing to do with the space race or
the arms race or any sort of race at all. He merely meant that Russian
civilization has lasted over 1000 years, and will likely last 1000 more."
"And of course well have to work to prove them wrong."
"What are the two theories as to what is going on above the illusion
"The first is that the entire universe, in essence, is self-contained
within the earths own gravity well. This doesnt leave out
the possibility of there being other bodies in spacejust that well
never see them. Remember I mentioned the black hole theory years ago?
Well, it seems that in some sense earth is that black hole. Light starts
out at the surface of the black hole at the core of the earth at what
seems to be to us a speed of 186,000 miles per second. And, indeed, our
instruments actually measure that speed as such. But those instruments
rely on light itself to give the results
So, one possible part of
this theory is that once light leaves the surface of the earth, it can
only travel a few hundred miles up."
"And whats the other possibility?"
"That the firmamentessentially an aluminum sphere surrounding
the earthreflects all the light back to us."
"But if our spacecraft went higher than that firmament, how come
it was never detected?"
"Its really a very diffuse, gaseous sphere. But think of it.
From just a few miles away, how close do objects that are really several
yards from each other appear?"
"They appear to be right next to each other."
"Exactly. And so this theory holds that the reflective sphere surrounding
the earth is really quite diffusebut from our perspective several
hundred miles away the molecules appear very close together."
"But just what is it that that layer reflects back to us?"
"Well, remember I mentioned the black hole in the core of the earth?
According to this theory, its still somewhat activenot completely
a black hole yet. Its still pumping out many small particles, and
some larger ones, too. Meteors, volcanoes, and so onall come up
through the various layers in pipes, such as the ones that brought the
diamonds to the surface, and such as cause the tar to bubble up in Los
Angeles with the ancient bones still intact."
"And so what are the sun, moon, and stars?"
"The sun is claimed to be essentially a hologram of the core of the
earth. It is seen to move for the very real reason that the earth is rotating
on its axis every day. The reflective aluminum sphere, however, is tilted
at 23 and a half degrees, which results in our seasons. The Moonthats
the hard one to explain, just as it always has been. It would seem to
be also a hologram of some sort, yet in some sense also a flash photograph
of sorts, etched on the silver sphere. How a hologram can show phases
has not been adequately explained. Another theory is that it is a photograph,
so to speak, of the underside of Australia, and that the inner camera,
as it were, only illuminates part of that underside as it turns around.
The stars, then, are also images on the silver spheresome claim
they are images of metals on the surface of the earth, others that they
are images of all the people who have ever lived on the earth. But of
course we have our trace metals inside each of us, and so it could amount
to the same thing. But the problem with the Moon, and also with the motions
of the planetsincluding the thousands of asteroidshas most
of our scientists leaning towards the other theory, one which Einstein
was on the verge of coming to; in fact, he may have come to it, but it
may have been suppressed."
"What, you mean you dont even know for sure what has been suppressed
in the past?"
"Of course not. None of the succeeding ruling generations ever do.
Thats part of what makes it all so effective. We all fade into the
background after we die, leaving the next generation to build on our foundation.
Or so they think. For really, each new generation is only using what the
earth or sun is pouring out at the given time. Our power has increased
exponentially in the past two generations, and there are those who believe
it can continue to do so indefinitely. But increasingly, there are those
who believe that a limit is being approached. And, regardless of the mathematical
fact that the limit is never really reached, nevertheless as time passes,
we will find ourselves in a radically different place, proceeding in a
radically different direction, yet still really on the same course. Or,
put another way, we will have come full circle."
"Thats all very fascinating, Im sure. But what about
this other theory? And what does the current President think of these
"He doesnt really care for theoriesjust for power and
fame. Our policy of weeding out the good guys from politics is working
quite well. As I started to explain before, we just dig up the dirt and
threaten to expose it. The kinds of guys we want in power hire their investigators
to dig up dirt on us and then threaten us with exposure. And then it deteriorates
into threats of lawsuits and who can hire the best expert witnesses and
so on. But the good guysthe ones who would upset the whole scheme
of thingsessentially give up after the first threat. Some, sadly,
have actually gone insane from those threats, and have gone out and murdered
innocent people and their families."
"Really? Or is that just another convenient way to get rid of certain
people that want gotten rid of?"
"Well, it is true that with the American people genuinely united
against Vietnam, that way to get rid of undesirables will need to be replaced
with something else. Were thinking harsh drug laws should do the
trick. Then we can pick and choose who gets put away. Politicians
kids might skate for awhilebut then they will be in our pockets.
But notruly a lot of those good people we threaten do go insane.
It just shows how truly unstable they are, and that the world is really
a better place without them in it."
but back to that other theory, the one Einstein may have
come up with."
"Right. And the reason I think so is that what was put forward instead
was a lot of unclear gibberish. Its pretty easy to see, looking
back in time, what the most brilliant minds thought of, and what was instead
put forward by some of the ruling class as their thoughts or writings.
The brilliant minds were clear, simple, and easily understood. They may
have had some off-the-wall thoughts and ideas, but they rarely uttered
them or committed them to paper. They truly were concerned with Truth
with a capital T, more than with anything else. The ruling class has always
taken what would suit their purposesbut then, not satisfied with
that, they always felt a need to add to it. And, sadly, few people can
tell the difference."
"Why should that be the case? Why do people not insist on using their
own brains to figure out what is true?"
"Mostly nowadays thanks to our control of the educational system.
But much of our success can be traced to what the Greeks did to Socrates.
If his ways of thinking had spreadand they very easily could havethe
democracy which the Greeks invented could truly have meant something.
Socrates insisted that nothing, absolutely nothing, should be taken on
faith. He insisted that every belief a man had should be continually put
to the tests of experience and ultimate reality, and if a belief showed
its falsehood in any way, it should be adjusted or discarded. This would
have meant instability, but oh the progress that could have been made!
And perhaps there is a way to control a spaceship in a vacuum, and a way
to get beyond our earthbound illusionsbut one which would only be
given to us if we were truly searching for Truth, instead of trying to
consolidate our power."
"Whoa! Slow down. Now youre starting to sound like I did a
few years back. And besides, as high-minded as all that sounds, in the
end you just want to pursue Truth in order to attain even more power."
"True enough. But the fact remains that since the time of the relatively
free and independent Greek city-states, its been a downward spiral
for mankind. Of course, much of the Greeks prosperity was based
on slavery, unlike that in India and China. So really, there must be a
fusion there somehow which could work. But anyway, Jesus true words
as recorded in Matthew, Mark, and Luke are quite clear and profound, while
those forged words found in John have been used first by the Catholics
for 1200 years, and then by the so-called Protestant reformers in the
last 500 years, to control mens thinking. Of course, we owe them
a huge debt, as they paved the way for us. Stalin was really a spiritual
descendant of some of the early Popes, and Hitler of Luther."
"Right. But Im still waiting to hear about Einsteins
"And Im just about there. Galileo and his telescopes revolutionized
the way most everyone since then has viewed man and his place in the Universe.
But Galileo was also a good Catholic, and so didnt dare to go too
far in his pronouncements. A hundred years later Newton had no such bar
to his speculations concerning the way the earth was formed and how the
various metals came to be deposited where they were found. Yet even in
Newtons time the Church of England was still quite powerful, as
was the royal line. And they were able to divert Newton into working for
them at the Mintwhat threats they may have made concerning Newtons
family are anyones guess. But what is certain is that most of Newtons
best ideas have not been published, even 250 years after his death. Yet
Newton would never have claimed to have had all the answers, and didnt.
He believed quite strongly that the grip of the Church would be lessened
as time went on, and that eventually someone would figure it all out."
"Yet isnt it thanks in large part to the strengthening of Britains
financial base that the big money men have been able to gain more and
more power in the past two hundred years?"
"Oh, absolutely! Yet it is true, too, that because of the money system,
people would be able to have more leisure time to ponder the universe,
if they wanted to. But most dont, of coursemostly thanks to
that great discovery television. A discovery, by the way, to which Einstein
himself contributed much. The part of his theory dealing with the curvature
of space-time is essentially what would explain the second way of looking
at the illusion layer which apparently exists a few hundred miles above
the surface of the earth."
"Ah, at last, that second theory. I suppose it states that we can
travel forwards and backwards in time."
"No, not really. But it states quite clearly that there are no straight
lines visible or measurable in the universe. All is curves. Our Solar
System began as a spiral-arm system which either spun off the planets
before all the matter reached the center, or, alternately, spit them back
out after all had reached the center. And it may be continually in the
process of spitting out new planets. And whereas the Self-Contained Universe
Theory is all about an ice planet, this Continual Curved-Path Theory is
more about a build-up of successive hot layers in the formation of planets.
And perhaps the two are somehow related. A relatively cool blob of elemental
hydrogen could be spit out from the sun. By the time it reaches Mercurys
distance from the Sun, it has formed a Helium gas layer, surrounded by
a very stable Lithium Fluoride layer. Further out, at the distance of
Venus, after the formation of all the elements Neon through Chloride,
a very stable Sodium Chloride (salt) layer forms. So with Mercury and
Venus we are either truly seeing earths past, or else, in a sense,
earths futureperhaps another chance to get it right."
"There you go again, sounding like the former me."
"I know. I just cant help it sometimes. Seeing the beauty in
the heavens and the perfection of the earth just does that to me. Between
the position of Venus and our distance the earth adds successive layers,
and water is continually pumped out of the core, as Hydrogen and Oxygen
combine. Within each layer there is heavier and heavier water, showing
the varying states of Hydrogen. But Oxygen remains pure and unchangeable.
At various times silver, glass, ice, gold, and aluminum spheres surround
the planet at various distances. Then theres the stable Potassium
Bromide layer, the Rubidium Iodide layer, the Cesium Astatide layer, and
eventually a Francium combination somewhere in the future. This will be
radioactive and may block all further reception of energy from the sun."
"Thats all very interesting, but what does it have to do with
there being nothing to see in space? I thought you said that Mercury and
Venus did exist."
"They do. But the sun, with its rapid spinning on its own axis, flings
its light out in curves to each planet. Possibly gravity is suspended
for a time at each pause for the spitting out of a new planet, and so
then each planet then has its own orbit with its own gravity path dragging
along in a curve, essentially pulling the planet around on that curve.
The light is then flung out on the front part of that curve, and arrives
at each planet in a contrary direction to where the sun really is situated.
Reflected light from each planet may be reflected straight, although with
each planets surface being curved, such is not likely. The paths
which light from the various stars take to reach us is also curved in
various ways. And light is affected by gravity, coming off the sun very
fastperhaps three or more times as fast as it travels here on earthand
gradually slowing down as it gets further from the sun."
"And so Newtons Law of Universal Gravitation is incorrect?"
"No, not so much incorrect as needing a redefinition of straight
line. Gravity and light follow curved paths dictated by the interplay
amongst heavenly bodies. In fact, light may actually be a component of
gravity or vice versa, and each may well be impossible without the other.
The earth-moon system may not be so much a question of the moon orbiting
the earth or, as it is now explained, both orbiting around their common
center of gravity, as each following the others gravitational curve."
"And speaking of the Moonjust what exactly is it presumed to
be under this theory?"
"Again according to the old Pacific Islanders, who claimed that their
ancestors had seen it happen, it is a ball of ice which the earth squeezed
out of the Pacific Ocean and popped out like a marble. Its been
collecting dust and other elements from the sun, and may itself reach
a critical mass someday and begin to glow. Those Pacific Islanders also
claim at various times to have been able to look straight down into the
ocean and see the glowing core of the earthgenerally near the Bikini
"How clever of the Americans to detonate H-Bombs there, effectively
silting over that window to the Earths core, as well as making it
unsafe for anyone to live there for many generations."
"Even more clever as far as a huge future diversion was the British
partition of India and the American establishment of a Jewish state in
Palestine. Funny how nobody dared to compare what they were doing to what
they had just fought to end in Europe. And now the time is coming for
the big testto see if Hollywood is up to the challenge of documenting
the supposed lunar landings and beaming that out to the world."
"Are they not the least bit concerned that someone might intercept
the signals and figure out where they are really coming from?"
"No, thats the beauty of the communications satellites theyve
put into orbit. Unless an actual person was riding on that satellite,
once it bounces off there is no way to ever figure out where it originated.
Its a top-secret military operation, and all the technicians working
on the ground will assume that the signals come from the direction they
"Wait. I thought you had said that orbits were essentially impossible."
"True, but they call them orbits anyway. Outside the illusion layer
they would be theoretically possible, but then the illusion layer itself
might interfere with the transmission of signals. Which gets me to thinkingmaybe
all the signals are just being bounced off the various layers: some off
the silver, some off the gold, others off the aluminum. Maybe the satellites
arent necessary at all. In any case, for whatever reason theyre
being put there, its true that theyre really in a long, slow
glide back to earth. Those big solar panels that are used to power the
electronics also act as big wings which can be flapped occasionally to
prolong the glide."
"And still nobody is the least suspicious that all that money is
pouring into the home state of Prince Charmings Vice President?"
"No, and why should they be? Plenty is also pouring into the launch
"And still I wonderwhere is all the hydrogen and oxygen really
"Itll become clear as the next few decades unfold as Newton
and Einstein figured that they would."
© Robert L Minteer August 2002
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