THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
Science fiction, at least a significant fraction of it, is the literature of the “other” culture, the culture of science and technology. It has made us all observers of nerd culture, champions of the underdog, and fearless against possible end of the world scenarios from the safety of our bedrooms, living rooms and movie theaters. Its double audience has always included not only scientists and technicians but also the general public in search of diversion. It communicates the experience and speculations of the former to the latter, representing the scientists’ worldview to those who participate only passively in an increasingly mechanized society.
This was particularly true after World War II. With the invention of the atom bomb, the dilemmas confronting scientists and technicians became universal concerns.
Many of those concerns wound up in comic books, where superheroes were made through radioactive contact or even contact with extraterrestrial heroes that have concern for our dying planet.
The alien take over was certainly a metaphoric cover for the slippery slope of giving in to communist ideologies. Mutants and monsters rising from the ice were the result of nuclear testing and how the nuclear genie was let out of the bottle leading us to some unknown ends.
One of my favorite science fiction movies is the original film “The Day the Earth Stood Still “starring Michael Rennie as Klatuu and Patricia Neal as Helen.
Many people are unaware that the film itself was actually a science-fiction version of the second coming of Christ.
Klatuu was a Messiah figure who dies and is then resurrected to give a message to a dying planet.
In a 1995 interview, producer Julian Blaustein explained that Joseph Breen, the film censor installed by the Motion Picture Association of America at the Twentieth Century Fox studios, balked at the portrayal of Klaatu’s resurrection and limitless power. At the behest of the MPAA, a line was written into the script; when Helen asks Klaatu whether Gort has unlimited power over life and death, Klaatu explains that Gort has only revived him temporarily and “that power is reserved to the Almighty Spirit”
Edmund North the screenwriter for the film hoped that the Christ comparison would be a subtle one but the censors knew what was happening and tried to hide the fact that Klaatu’s coming would actually stop the earth completely causing untold biblical cataclysms to occur.
Other comparisons to Jesus were a bit more subliminal:
When Klaatu escapes from the hospital, he steals the clothing of a Maj. Carpenter, carpentry being the profession the Bible says Jesus learned from Joseph, his father. He presents himself as John Carpenter, the same initials as Jesus Christ and borrowing a given name from one of his disciples, John.
His previous actions are misunderstood, and he eventually is killed by military authority. At the end of the film, Klaatu, having risen from the dead, ascends into the (night) sky. Other parallels include: his coming to Earth with a message for all mankind; his befriending of a child; possessing wisdom and specialized scientific knowledge beyond any human being; and Klaatu offering an artifact that is a sign of his power.
At the very start of the film, one of the radar technicians, upon observing the speed of Klaatu’s spaceship, is heard to exclaim, “Holy Christmas”!
After resurrecting from the dead Klaatu gives a speech to humanity:
“It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet. But if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder. Your choice is simple: Join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer; the decision rests with you.”
The film again conveyed the concerns of the people at the time and a savior on the screen accompanied by a robot was selling the idea of the eschaton in a more palatable way.
Of course, when the film was remade in 2008 – it was virtue signaling environmental cataclysm – man against the Earth. It actually rejected the Christ metaphor and replaced it with the contemporary fear of environmental collapse.
We are slowly moving into the second decade of the 21st century and there have been growing doubts about the viability of an optimistic future. It used to be that the pessimistic view of the future was confined to 20th-century literary humanists that saw the year 2000 and 12 years hence as a window of opportunity to write about an apocalypse that includes such things as Y2K, the Mayan Calendar and the return of Planet X.
While vigilant believers in end times events were waiting for the nebulous end of the world – dates would pass and times were up and nothing happened to the satisfaction of watchdogs that feel that the doom, death, and destruction has to be widespread for it to count or at least meet the satisfaction of those who are rapture ready or hoping to watch the world burn.
But there are some people that now see prophecies of doom as clichés and social criticism is levied against the religious and superstitious. We all know that there is only one doomsday scenario that is sticking with people and that is the one that has political support. Of course, I am talking about the environmental doomsday scares that have been created in order to make excuses for the implementation of socialism, food control, population control, reproductive limits and eugenics directives.
Eschatology no longer needs religion now that it has become a distinct technical possibility.
End of the World scenarios are no longer the product of the religious as scientists and politicians manage to provoke an increasingly worried reflection on the likelihood of a doomsday scenario whether it is a nuclear conflagration or an asteroid impact.
We have lived through many apocalyptic events thanks to science fiction from the post-nuclear era, to the era of unknown space aliens and disasters brought about by a planet that we assume to be stable but turns on us in the end.
The biggest fear we all have now are the unanswered questions about what is really happening around us and whether or not we indeed live in what is called the post-truth era.
No one wants to be lied to, no one wants to admit that they do not know what to expect from an institutionalized doomsday enterprise where we extrapolate from the propaganda that we have to take this pill, or eat this diet, or follow some political ideology to avoid the end of the world.
In Western cultures, we tend to over-emphasize how much we know and so feel that not knowing is unacceptable. So when we really just “don’t know”, we put ourselves in something of a conundrum. Our fear of admitting that we don’t know leads us to try to save face. So we conjure up some sort of appearance of knowing so we can feel we’re in control and hope to fool others into believing that our veneer of competence is intact.
Not knowing puts us on the defensive. This unconscious reactivity is why we try to hide what we don’t know behind jargon, double-speak or techno-babble, hoping this will create a veneer of credibility. We might resort to spurious facts or figures to cloud the issue or feign outrage or exclusion in an attempt to find allies to support our not knowing. Or we blame someone else to deflect attention away from our discomfort and uncertainty.
We all want some control over our futures but when we are told that we are in an era of close calls, fulfillment of biblical prophecy, and worldwide expiration dates, the question is are we better off not knowing what is coming or should we be told the truth so that we can somehow prepare to adapt and survive the coming cataclysm?
Well here is a clue the powers that be may not want to tell you your fate especially when it comes to how the Earth has somehow become a target of interstellar objects and rogue asteroids.
Scientists have claimed our planet was recently hit by what they are calling a mini-moon, a mysterious object which exploded in a gigantic fireball.
A mini-moon is an object which becomes entangled in Earth’s orbit as it’s zooming through space. It will either whirl around the planet harmlessly forever; zoom off back off on its journey through the solar system or, in the worst case, smash into our planet.
‘Objects gravitationally captured by the Earth–Moon system are commonly called temporarily captured orbiters, natural Earth satellites, or mini-moons.
However, it’s believed that an ‘extremely slow fireball’ which exploded over South Australia may have been a mini-moon. It was picked up by six different detectors when it exploded in the sky in August of 2016.
It’s very difficult to guess what’s going to happen to an object when it encounters Earth’s gravity because its movements are ‘chaotic in nature and predicting its pre-impact trajectory is very difficult’. What this means is that if we saw a big asteroid in our planet’s orbit, we wouldn’t necessarily be able to say where and when it was going to hit Earth – or even if it was going to simply zoom around humanity’s homeworld and then travel off into space.
Needless to say that if the rock that exploded over Australia had been larger, it could have done some major damage. It could create major Tsunamis; it could destroy a city, or burrow a huge crater into the planet that would send a dust cloud into the sky.
Another possibility is that a huge rock, if it were big enough, could hit a remote area without us knowing and cause the Earth to stop rotating.
If an object struck the Earth and was large enough to cause Earth to stop rotating or to reverse its rotation, it would be catastrophic for the Earth in almost every possible way.
What is odd is that during an interview with Larry King, Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explained how everyone on Earth would instantly die if the Earth suddenly stopped rotating for just one second. According to the scientist, it would be similar to not wearing a seatbelt during a really bad car accident.
Earth rotates once every 24 hours at a speed of almost 1,000 miles per hour. Humans and other living creatures on Earth do not feel the effects of the rotation because they are spinning with the planet. Since everything on Earth is spinning with the planet, it would be very disastrous if its rotation suddenly stops.
Of course, it was quite the odd thing to talk about on a talk show, especially after the announcement that a mini-moon crashed into the planet 3 years ago unbeknownst to the people of the Earth.
Tyson noted that if the Earth suddenly stopped spinning, everyone and everything that’s not securely anchored will be thrown towards the direction of the planet’s rotation.
Tyson noted that everyone will most likely die during this catastrophic event.
“That would be disastrous,” he said during the interview. “We are all moving with the Earth at 800 miles an hour due East. If you stopped Earth and you weren’t seatbelt buckled to the Earth, you would fall over and roll 800 miles an hour due East.
“It would kill everyone on Earth,” Tyson added. “People would be flying out of windows and that would be just a bad day on Earth.”
According to Tyson, this type of event is similar to being in a car accident. If a fast-moving car gets into an accident, all of the passengers not wearing a seatbelt will get thrown off their seats.
“Now if somehow we all slowed down, so anything not bolted to the Earth would slide due East at 800 miles per hour,” he explained. “That’s what happens to you in a car if you hit a brick wall and you’re not wearing a seatbelt, you keep going.”
However, Tyson noted that if everyone on Earth manages to slow down with the planet until it completely starts rotating again, no one would get hurt. The only effect that people will experience is having a very long day on one side of the planet and a very long cold night on the other.
Having the Earth stand still is not a comfortable thought especially when we are told that the earth is actually slowing down.
Earth’s rotation, as with many things, is cyclical, slowing down by a few milliseconds per day then speeding up again.
Geophysicists are able to measure the rotational speed of Earth extremely precisely, calculating slight variations on the order of milliseconds. Now, scientists believe a slowdown of the Earth’s rotation is the link to an observed cyclical increase in earthquakes.
But can the earth actually stop rotating? Well, yes but of course we assume that this could happen billions of years from now.
However, the equation changed ever so slightly when we have these massive earthquakes, firing of a quark cannon like the one found at CERN and the likely hood of being hit by a massive asteroid.
According to an article titled “CERN Challenges the gods,” on the website ScienceGuardian.com there are apparently, “three dangers inherent in the CERN insistence on going full speed ahead with their experiments with the large hadron Collider despite all the warning signals: Strangelets could enter the core of earth turning it into a smoking asteroid the size of a baseball park. There is also the danger of the collider creating a micro black hole swallowing the earth from the core outwards.
The generation of a huge amount of energy equivalent to a thermonuclear bomb per second could actually strop the earth or reverse its rotation.
This could be done in milliseconds.
On the Campus of CERN is Shiva the Destroyer of Worlds. Shiva is the same or the equivalent to the Babylonian Bel. Bel is “another name for the horned god Baal,” and the name Satan was also used to describe the God Baal. The magnetic helioscope used at CERN was called SATAN. SATAN was an acronym for the Solar Axion Telescopic Antenna.
CERN is located in Geneva. Geneva and “Saint Geniis” are similar to the word “Genesis.” The purpose of CERN is to find the Origins of Man and the Universe. They want to open a doorway to another dimension and find God. CERN can also be taken from the ancient term Cernunnos meaning the horned one. It makes one question the true purpose of CERN and what God or power they wish to harness.
Some believe that this indicates that the mission of CERN is to open a hole or abyss and bring back Apollyon. Apollyon or Apollo is the god of destruction.
Nostradamus may have predicted a possible wormhole or electronic vortex event in Geneva when he wrote in Century 9, Quatrain 4:
“Leave, leave Geneva every last one of you, Saturn (Satan) will be converted from gold to iron, RAYPOZ will exterminate all who oppose him, Before the coming the sky will show signs.”
Many people have tried to interpret RAYPOZ as being the name of the antichrist. But as you can see CERN has used SATURN/ SATAN or CERNUNNOS as a RAY BASED POSITRON SOURCE. This power can be used against the Earth.
Many people have said that the bottomless pit in the book of Revelation is actually CERN and that eventually, an accident could unleash the fury of God, thereby causing the sun to darken – this could happen if the Earth was to cease spinning.
However, if we look further into apocalyptic eschatology we see that in Chapter 8 of the Book of Revelation it states:
That the third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters. The name of the star is called Wormwood; a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters because they were made bitter.
There are many interpretations of what “wormwood” is. Some say that it is the Chernobyl Nuclear power plant, a bitter weed called Absinthe, or a star – however, many agree on the scenario that “wormwood” is, in fact, a comet or asteroid that brings us the bitter waters.
That is because science tells us that a chemical change in the atmosphere due to “heat shock” during entry and/or impact of a large asteroid or comet, reacting oxygen and nitrogen in the atmosphere to produce nitric-acid rain. Acid rain from the heat shock of a large comet or asteroid’s impact with Earth is believed by some to fit the Biblical description of the bitterness produced by the Wormwood Star upon a third of the Earth’s potable water.
One of the greatest proponents of catastrophism was Immanuel Velikovsky. He wrote a book in the mid-20th century called “Worlds in Collision” where he theorized that the Bible narrative along with myths, legends and ancient manuscripts from around the world document cataclysmic events in history. One of these is the time period that included the ten plagues and the Exodus from Egypt. Seeing there are so many parallels between these and the “plagues” in the Book of Revelation it would seem that the times we are living in now would most certainly be a fertile area to examine and to speculate about.
It has been said that “there is nothing new under the Sun,” and the old plagues and cosmic catastrophes are once again creeping into the zeitgeist, it appears that circumstantial moments in history are the places to look for examples of what may be future events described within the last book of the Bible.
Velikovsky sums up everything by saying that:
“The origin of the planets and their satellites remains unsolved. The theories not only contradict one another, but each of them bears within itself its own contradictions.
I would exhort all of us to stop and ponder the reality that perhaps there is not one single answer to what is happening and like any paranormal event where the world spins counterclockwise and moral compasses go south, many things said, written and predicted could either be the right answer or it could all be simple, neat, and wrong. Isn’t that confusing?
An asteroid as big as the Egyptian pyramids is zooming towards Earth and will squeeze past us on Friday – if it doesn’t smash on to our home planet’s surface.
Named 2019 WR3, NASA expects the space rock to make a “close approach” to Earth later this week.
The space agency has classified the asteroid as a “Near-Earth Object (NEO)” which means its orbit brings it very close, in cosmic terms to Earth.
The asteroid was first spotted late last week.
NASA has now observed the asteroid some 74 times to better get a sense of its size and trajectory.
WR3 is believed to have a diameter of between 76m to 170m.
It is expected that on December 6, the asteroid will pass within 5.44 million km of Earth at speeds of 27,036 km/hr.
The warning comes as the European Space Agency approves a $471 million mission called Hera to examine whether a rogue asteroid on its way to Earth could be deflected out of the way.
Hera has the potential to hit our planet so it is vital that it is deflected.
NASA didn’t even bother to tell us that a mini-moon hit the planet in 2016 and yet they bait us every other week that a huge rock is heading our way and that there is a cosmic close shave that is awaiting us. Is anyone of these so-called hazardous Near-Earth Objects the prophesied Wormwood?
Like it or not, the Earth is always in the cross-hairs of an extinction-level event. It is one big cosmic snow globe of death that is destined for a good shaking every now and again. No one knows when it will happen and if you keep saying that the Earth faces an extra-terrestrial threat of extinction, then you can always say “I told you so” when the unthinkable happens.
Then again, if something hits the Earth in a split second, you won’t have time to say anything.
The entire planet will come to a standstill and you will find yourself defying gravity flying through the sky in an 800 mile an hour rapture.