Unknowncountry.com is not a political website, but it does follow the lead of the visitors, and there are two areas in which the new administration appears to be at odds with them.
The first is the environment. The second is human rights.
I have had them in my life essentially all of my life, and, even without knowing exactly what they are, I have accepted their intelligence, their wisdom and their habit of making startlingly accurate predictions.
From them I have learned two things: first, we have wonderful bodies that are capable of growing glorious souls; second, we are in danger of extinction due to environmental decline.
Their primary interest here is in the soul. They want us to have strong souls. They are engaging with us on a physical level, yes, but their larger aim is about the soul, its care, its health and its potential. Their physical presence has many purposes. It is to warn about the danger of extinction or ages long disruption of the environment that will make it next to impossible to build strong souls. It is also to make us look into the enigma that they represent, and face the fact that we do not know much about the universe, and need to engage in a much more serious search, not just of its physical reality, but of larger realities as well.
Just as an aside, I suspect that the primary reason that they don’t “land” or “emerge” is that so many of us are soul blind, especially the very scientists and intellectuals who would be needed to create a useful interface between us. Without a soul science of our own, our intellectuals cannot hope to understand the actual issues involved, so the gulf between them and the visitors is simply too great. (I argue that this is wrong, and that their mere appearance will make people able to sense their souls, as happened to me. But I am hardly the decision maker.)
I am with them in wanting us to survive. To this end, they think not in terms of a year or five years or ten, but fifty thousand, a hundred thousand, a million.
Unfortunately, we are in such serious trouble that the shorter time-frame has relevance right now. We are on the knife edge of radical climate change that will cause almost unimaginable human suffering around the world, and lead to wars, revolutions and mayhem—conditions that do not support the building of strong souls. To do that, we require time for reflection and inner search. You can’t do those things when you are starving or being shot at.
Donald Trump has stated that he believes that global warming is a hoax. It is not. In fact, the situation is extremely serious. As Dr. James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climatologists has pointed out in a recent groundbreaking paper, the superstorm that the Master of the Key warned about in 1998 is a real threat. It happens when a flood of cold water spreads out of a polar sea into warmer waters further south in the northern hemisphere or further north in the southern. It is so powerful that any infrastructure it touches is destroyed.
As there are situations now at both poles that could cause such a flood, and the oceans are rapidly warming, this is a real possibility. Worse, it is one that will appear suddenly and unexpectedly. We are much better preparing as best we can for the possibility rather than pretending that it’s a hoax.
However, Mr. Trump is a complicated man and it’s not at all clear that he believes what he said in order to get himself elected. On December 6, 2009 a letter was published in the New York Times by a group of business leaders urging President Obama to take a hard line at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and make the US a leader in the movement to reduce emissions. The letter stated, “If we fail to act now, it is scientifically irrefutable that there will be catastrophic and irreversible consequences for humanity and our planet.”
That letter was signed by, among others, Mr. Trump and two of his children. So will he continue in his new role as a climate change denier? Only time will tell.
In any case, Unknowncountry stands with the visitors on climate change and will continue to do so.
With regard to the soul, the visitors make enormous efforts to preserve free will.
As an example of the importance of this to them, they chose me to represent their interests here not only because I would do this and had a reasonable chance of doing an adequate job, but also because I was not a social authority of any kind. I am not a distinguished scientist or intellectual. I’m a novelist and a minor one at that. There is absolutely no reason to believe me. One can turn away or not, as one wishes.
This means that freedom of choice is preserved. If they had chosen Stephen Hawking or Sir Martin Rees, things would be different. People would be compelled to believe. But because their advocate is an undistinguished man, they don’t have to.
However, their concern with free will means to me that we need to ask ourselves a question: how do we encourage freedom of choice and foster conditions in which people are able to engage in deep inner and outer search?
We do that by promoting freedom at the most basic level. We do not do it by flirting with people who promote racist agendas and beliefs, even to the point of welcoming them into the political administration of a country that is philosophically dedicated to the idea that all men are created equal, and which has constitutionally preserved the right to pursue liberty and happiness.
This country was by far the most deeply engaged with the visitors. Unfortunately our government misunderstood their motives early on, and started shooting. The result was that they made a direct appeal to the common man. Responding to that appeal is what my life is about, and I will stand against any political or legal position that curtails liberty or prevents happiness, and that means that I will be opposed to letting racists into government.
So, where does this leave you and your relationship with Unknowncountry? I hope that, like me, you stand with the visitors on behalf of protecting our environment as best we can and insuring freedom for all.