Brad Miller

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Is Ancient Aliens the best show ever ?

In Civilization, conspiracy analysis, Conspiracy Theory, Free Market Miracles, True nature of the State on June 6, 2018 at 3:59 pm

The show “Ancient Aliens” on the History Channel will be considered one of the most important shows ever to be on TV in the future.

How can this be you ask? Well, I’ll start by telling you that I usually watch the show with the sound off. That’s because I don’t believe in Ancient Aliens. I think all of the evidence that they present doesn’t support any type of alien intervention in human history, but the evidence does reveal vitally important lessons about ourselves and our future.

How can a show who’s premise I entirely reject be considered the greatest show ever to be on television?

It’s because of the questions they ask as well as all the “evidence” they show which both can help us avoid the fate of previous civilzations.

There is no show on TV that has touched on all of the big questions humans face.

”Where did we come from?”

“How did humans become humans?“

”How much of what we’ve been taught about history is wrong?”

”Why is there similar architecture and religious stories across the world from ancient times?

And

“How did so called primitive civilizations of the past create magnificnet megalithic buildings that still inspire awe today?”

How do they answer all of these questions?

You guessed it – extraterrestrials. The way they go about “proving” the miraculous intervention by ETs is laughable at times. But that doesn’t denigrate the questions that they raise or detract from the breadth and variety of subject matter that they cover.

That is what makes this show so amazing. No other show touches on the origins of religion, the history of technology, , how did our ancestors brain size double in such a short period of time, how is the tech of today and tomorrow shaping our future, and how did the ancients built massive stone astronomically aligned, beautifully engineered and that will out last anything that’s being built today?

These are all vital questions that affect us all.

If you watch the show with an open mind and not for what they are trying to prove, you too can begin to see what the evidence actually proves.

My favorite epsidoes are the ones that delve into Gobelkli Tepe, the pyramids , and the other ancient megalithic structures in Central and South America. No other show, that I’m aware of, spends as much airtime on these subjects nor reaches such a vast audience by by highligting ancient megalithic structures and most importsntly – Asking the question “how were they built?”.

Gobekli Tepe which is one of the most important archeological finds in history is giving very little attention by any other TV program. Ancient Aliens has spent a lot of time on the agreed upon facts about this site which help to rewrite human history, all without the need for Martians. The sight is 12,000 plus years old and has totally changed the mainstream view on how agriculture thought to be essential for the creation of religion. This site is the oldest megalithic site so far found and it was built by hunter gatherers, which just a couple decades ago and proves they were much more advanced then previously thought.

(If you’ve not read up on Gobekli Tepe and also Pumapunku I highly recommend it. They will blow your mind but be careful as you deep dive into this subject a small part of you could be swayed to the belief that aliens did have a hand in their construction)

http://gobeklitepe.info

The show Ancient Aliens helps us to recapture the awe and amazement at what our ancestors were able to accomplish and illustrates the unlimited power of the human imagination. They help to breathe life back into these ancient stone structures even if they do so trying to prove man didn’t build them. Brining the question to a mass audience about how these were made so long ago is important. As well as highlighting the fact that mainstream archaeologists really have no idea how they were made.

These ideas that AA help bring to light are vitally important because understanding our past will help us build a better future (with or without aliens) By doing two things.

1. Giving us amazing ancient examples of what the human imagination can accomplish which are so incredible that people made a show about how humans couldn’t have built them and it had to be aliens.

and

2. Reminding us that these ancient abandoned buildings are tombstones for previous advanced civilizations that failed to adapt or innovate and no longer exist. And that most of what we know about them comes from their lasting memorials of megalithic stone structures.

These two concepts have radical implications for our civilization today –

The impossible is possible and even technologically advanced human civilizations can disappear. In fact the sheer number of megalithic buildings and their occursnce around the world attest to the fact human civilization is a fragile thing.

No other show on TV is prvoiding this perspective for us today. In all fairness they do argue that aliens built everything or that ETs provided advance technology for humans to do so. Which I don’t buy that at alL but that doesn’t diminish what this show has to offer.

I credit Anclient Aliens along with Graham Hancock for sparking my interest in examining ancient civilizations and looking for ways to help preserve the good of our own while striving to help improve it.

If you watch Ancient Aliens with the sound off or only listen to them when they talk about the megalithic structures or similarities in ancient religions then you might also be led to seriously question what we’ve told about our history by so the called experts which could lead viewers to begin questioning the official narrative that were given about today by the establishment and also about their vision of the futurez And if a lot of people do that It will help to create an awakening that just might help us prevent our mega-structures from becoming the tombstones of our civilization.

Without meaning to “Ancient Aliens” helps to remind us that humans are capable of accomplishing the impossible and also that even the most technological and powerful civilizations can disappear. For that I am grateful.

I tend to favor Graham Hancock’s theory that at one time there was an ancient advanced Human civilization that was wiped out by the Ice Age. The remnants of that once great civilization helped to restart human advancement. He says that “we are a species with amnesia”. For decades he was ridiculed for elaborating on this theory in his great book “Fingerprint of the gods”.

GobekIi Tepe in Turkey has rewritten the history of man and in doing so made Graham’s theory more possible.

Graham Hancock explains his theory of the lost Ancient civilization

i don’t know what truly happened in the past and we may never know the whole story. But what I’d do know is that every human alive has that same imagination that helped passed civilizations do amazing things but we also have within us the seeds of our own destruction.

Ancient Aliens appears on the surface seems to be a farcical show which takes advantage of the unthinking masses. And It’s criticized for not being history at all. But if you approach it in the right way and dig deeper into what they present (minus the alien gods) you can see its value and possibly agree that it‘s arguably the most important show on television.

“Why did the ancient advanced civilizations disappear and how can we prevent that happening again?”

That is a central theme that Ancient Aliens exposes to millions and it’s the question we must all answer. The ancients tell us man can do anything he puts his mind to but also that we should be humble because it could all be taken away at any moment.

I’m optimistic about the future. Humans are at a point where we can stave off extinction from internal and external forces but only if we heed the lessons of the past. Ancient Aliens provides an unlikely ally in safeguarding and advancing human civilization into an uncertain future.

Brad Miller

Occupy Wall Street Misses the mark

In True nature of the State on October 13, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Occupy Wall Street is a group of individuals of varying creeds protesting “Big Finance” and “the Rich”. Over-all I believe that most of these folks are collectivists at their heart. They have been brought up to believe that they are “owed” the fruits of other people’s labor. On a fundamental level they believe the Capitalist Free Market built upon Natural Rights is unjust.

But we have not had a Capitalist Free Market System built upon Natural Rights in this country since the Civil War. Cronie-Capitalism or corporatism or even the beginning stages of Fascism are more accurate terms to describe the system we have today.

So the ire of the Protestors should be toward the State not the Banks or the Rich. If there is a limited or no State then there is no Cronie-Capitalism, corporatism, or Fascism.

I do agree with the protesters who want to end the Federal Reserve.  But my question, which I don’t think anyone has asked them yet, ” is what do they tend to replace the Fed with?”

As an Advocate of liberty I also push for ending the Federal Reserve but I want to see it replaced with a Free Market for Money which would mean Interest Rates based on supply and demand and Competing Currencies. This would provide  sound money which is the foundation for a Free Market based on Natural Rights and Natural Law.

I understand their anger. I too am angry. But ‘ at “wall street”. Mises wrote in I think Socialism that it’s not the companies that make the arms that problem but the State that buys them. He actually went further and stated that it was the ideas held by the majority of the population that perpetuated a State which purchases and uses the arms from the armament companies.

I think that is analogous today. Charlie Gaspirino of Fox Business did an interview a few years ago and said that he has meant only one true free market guy on Wall Street. That shocked me at the time. But now I understand. Wall Street and the Occupy Wall Street share the same ideology, collectivism in different forms. They belive that the force of government should be used to take from some through taxation and give to others. The two sides are just arguing who is in control.

Mises in his book “Bureaucracy” wrote about such youth movements in European countries during the twenties and thirties. I think what he wrote then applies to today’s protest.

“The Youth Movement was an expression of the uneasiness that young people felt in face of the gloomy prospects that the general trend toward regimentation offered them.  But it was a counterfeit rebellion doomed to fail because it did not dare to fight seriously against the growing menace of government all around control and totalitarianism. ”
The current crop of protesters miss the mark and are focusing on the wrong villains in my opinion.

“The youth movement was an impotent and abortive revolt of youth against the menace of bureaucratization. It was doomed because it did not attack the seed of the evil, the trend toward socialization. It was in fact nothing but a confused expression of uneasiness, without any clear ideas and definite plans.”

 These protesters fail to understand the value of Private Property and the Free Market system. They don’t understand that their IPhone, Starbucks, Nike, and the internet would never been possible without Capitalism and the division of Labor and specialization that comes when individuals are free to dispose of their time and money as they see fit.

The Protestors should be protesting against taxes which the State which destroys wealth and limits the freedom of individuals who create the Iphones, premium coffee, and running shoes. The Protestors should protest the State which  steals from productive individuals, imposes burdens of regulations which are invisible walls that keep individuals from innovating and taking risk, and should encourage shrinking or eliminating the Federal Government all together. If this was done then there would be no Bail Outs, no Federal Reserve, no minimum wage, low or no taxes, and private property would be again viewed as a sacred right. Think about what health care and financial services would look like if the Government got their tentacles out of those industries? We would have the same amount of innovations we’ve seen in wireless phones, wireless broadband, and micro- brewery beers.

If they advocated for private property, Free markets,  maximum individual liberty, Peaceful Foreign Relations and Sound Money:  jobs would be abundant and  the economy of every individual would grow in proportion to how he served the demands of the consumer on the Free Market.

Mises wrote about the Free Market:

“The only thing that counts is the fact that under capitalism everybody is the architect of his own fortune.”

“Work well done and services well rendered are the only means to succeed.”

 I understand the protesters  frustration. The Federal Reserve has in partnership with the Federal Government destroyed the value of the dollar by 95% since 1913.  Minimum Wage laws discriminate against the young and unskilled. Regulations and New Mandates paralyze entrepreneurs who can not calculate the future cost of these new burdens and have decided in mass to not expand or go into a new venture which causes them not to hire new workers.. Regulations and Taxes are the problem. The State is the problem. The Wall Street Bailouts are the symptom.

I hope that the collectivists do not gain any more power than they have now by trying to destroy the last vestiges of the Free Market in America.  Over the course of the “century of the State” as Mussolini termed the 20th century 172 million people were killed by collectivist nations. That is not through war but internally, their own people.

Just in the Soviet Union 40-60 million were killed. At one point in the 1930’s they were shooting 12,000 people a day in order to “motivate” the proletariat to work.

One of Stalin’s underlings wrote him asking him how he was supposed to suppress religion in his area of responsibility. Stalin responded “Dear Idiot Comrade, Kill all Religious people and do so that people 150 miles away will tremble with fear.”

We must not focus on the monsters at the top of the Collectivist regimes. Stalin, Mao, Lenin, and Hitler were all products of the collectivist views held by the majority of the people. If Hitler came around 25 years earlier then he did, he would have been laughed at as a crack pot and be marginalized. We must help others see the dangers of collectivism and how it destroys the individual so crackpots don’t gain power.

We are suffering in this country today from the evils of collectivism. We don’t need more of it. The Protestors are flailing about in the dark guided by others who want to gain control of the Leviathan. I think this is a great time for the ideas of Liberty to be heard. We can agree on Ending the Fed and from that proceed to agreeing on a Peaceful Foreign policy with protestors and from there discuss the core ideas of Natural Law, which hopefully will lead to a discussion of Maximum Liberty and Free Markets.

Capitalism is an economic system which where  the means of  production are in private hands  and not the State. The protestors, Wall Street, the professors and pundits want Socialism. They want the State to control the means of production so they can use political instead of economic means to gain what they want.. We are seeing a similar path that the National Socialist Party of Germany, the Nazis did in Germany. The Nazis allowed the private companies to continue to exist but the State completely directed everything they did. It was a false impression of Private Ownership while the State controlled through Regulation everything the corporations did. With millions of regulations and theft on a massive scale through taxation the Federal Government and all local governments are directing the activities of private companies like never before in this country.

Socialism is the opposite of Capitalism and it has failed miserably everywhere its been tried. It’s as system that violates Natural Law and ends in murder, starvation and misery. If you Love life and Liberty you must advocate for Free Markets and the elimination of the State. That is what the Protestors should be calling for. The Capitalist System with Private Property, Free Markets, Sound Money, and Individual Liberty has created everything awesome we have today. The Collectivist State destroys, confiscates, and kills. Which system deserves to be protested against?

That’s My Take
Brad
AdvocateofLiberty