Sound unbelievable?

I went to a bookstore yesterday and found a volume in the history section that seemed—to put it mildly—a bit out-of-place. It was Our Occulted History: Do the Global Elite Conceal Ancient Aliens? by Jim Marrs. I didn’t have time to read the whole thing, of course, but the gist of it seemed to be that, yes, the global elite do indeed conceal ancient aliens. And I wouldn’t put it past them; it’s just the sort of thing that darned global elite would do.

Before you dismiss this as so much pseudohistorical horseflop, take note of this passage from the dust jacket:

Our Occulted History overturns conventional knowledge and beliefs, presenting compelling evidence that the earth once hosted prehistoric civilizations using technologies that very well may have surpassed our own. Sound unbelievable? Just a few hundred years ago, so was the concept that the earth revolved around the sun.

That, my friends, is a stroke of genius. It might be the single most effective defense of a historical thesis I’ve ever heard, because it’s impossible to refute.

They might attack your sources, challenge your interpretation, or question your credentials, but try as they might, they can’t deny that no matter how ludicrous your proposition may be, just a few hundred years ago the concept that the earth revolved around the sun sounded unbelievable, too.

Try it for yourself. It works with any historical assertion.

Tens of thousands of black soldiers fought for the Confederacy. Sound unbelievable? Just a few hundred years ago, so was the concept that the earth revolved around the sun.

Rutherford B. Hayes was impervious to bullets. Sound unbelievable? Just a few hundred years ago, so was the concept that the earth revolved around the sun.

America entered WWI because Woodrow Wilson made a secret alliance with Tsarist Russia, Cobra Commander, and a disembodied brain entity from the planet Zorbog. Sound unbelievable? Just a few hundred years ago, so was the concept that the earth revolved around the sun.

Come to think of it, this approach is useful in any number of situations. It essentially renders evidence, argumentation, and even perception itself superfluous.

“It’s not what you think, honey. I was just taking a nap here in our bed, and suddenly a rift in the space-time continuum opens and out falls this undressed woman. Sound unbelievable? Well, just a few hundred years ago, so was the concept that the earth revolved around the sun.”

“No, I did get the paperwork turned in on time. See, ever since the time of Charlemagne, my bloodline has been at war with a secret order of warlock vampires, and I spotted one of them going through my filing cabinet this morning. Sound unbelievable? Hey, just a few hundred years ago, so was the concept that the earth revolved around the sun.”

This is going to make all our lives so much easier.

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4 responses to “Sound unbelievable?

  1. A few years ago, I was driving around New Mexico and ventured into the International UFO Museum in Roswell. Jim Marrs name was on the sign-in book for their research center.

  2. This reminds me of the logic that John T. Faris used in his book, “Nolichucky Jack: A Thrilling Tale of John Sevier,” to prove a claim that a young John Sevier once encountered George Washington while surveying land in Virginia. In the Introduction to his book, Faris dismisses anyone who might doubt his story with this bold assertion…

    “It is possible that some extreme literalist will say that there is no proof that the young man Washington visited Staunton at the period indicated. Can they prove that he did not do so?”

    http://posterityproject.blogspot.com/2012/07/john-sevier-pioneer-boy-and-son-of.html

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