Black shelving is the purchase of innovative patents and prototypes or of the intelligence by corporations. Once bought cheaply for a few million dollars, the customer shelves the product at the back of the vault; at the very least that is what happens if you are lucky.
I knew about this stuff prior to Greer and. no doubt, the reader does as well. If one is fresh to this premise, it pays to be careful. There are a number of hucksters and kooks out there, no matter how smooth they appear. Greer is astute enough to give Billie Meier fans grief. Moreover, he is a good public speaker and can break down complex seeming ideas into easily digestible sound bites for the willing.
Hence, why he and Dick Dolan are familiar on the crazed side of ufology. They give off a veneer of intellectualism, and credibility. However, it is all pretentious posturing. (1) Greer, like Dick, is the last person I would quote or go to for advice on anything concerning the MIC (Military Industrial Complex), black budgets, or secret technology.
Dangling the Carrot
The crux of Greer’s free energy initiative is his group’s awarding of the $100,000 grant to create entirely free, renewable energy sources that can continually self-generate power. However, the quest for zero-point energy (that seemed to be the point of Greer’s speech earlier this year) is one fraught with all manner of logistical troubles.
For a detailed look at zero-point energy and the problem in harnessing it, follow the links in the references below. (2)
Greer seems to believe we have conquered these issues. Nevertheless, Greer is not a credible source from which to base such speculation. Moreover, Ryan has pointed out there are many myths about what Einstein said about Zero energy sources. These run counter to the bull Greer and his ilk say about Einstein.
“Einstein never made any claims that energy could come from the vacuum of space, nor did he support anything even closely resembling a concept some pseudo-scientists are pushing called “zero-point” energy.” (3)
Author and editor of “Jane’s Defence Weekly” Nick Cook, delved into the area of Zero Point Energy/Anti-Gravity and what he believed were the United States military’s experiments with it. I agree with Slate’s review of his book “The Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity Technology”; some of Cook’s sources were decidedly uneven. The hype about Nazi experimentation is overstated.
Nevertheless, his hypothesis concerning the United States experimentation with anti-matter and other alternative energies, which he states both in his book and the 2005 documentary “UFOs: The Secret Evidence” have an air of truth to them. (4) (5) Mark Pilkington, another credible source, has written about zero point energy from time to time. (6)
TSW’s own Dennis Dufrene recently wrote about its potential acquisition and the problems facing anti-matter utilization. (7) Antimatter and Zero Point energy are different takes on the same free energy subject.
Yet, there is another repetitive theme seldom acknowledged by cranks. U.S intelligence has a field day targeting cranks like Greer with tales of all kinds of free energy stories. Ryan Dube, Steve Broadbent, Mark Pilkington, Greg Bishop, Martin Cannon, and I (to name a few) have written at length about dodgy counter-intelligence operations against flaky UFO figures.
The Gullible Con-Man Mr. Greer
Nevertheless, Mr. Greer cannot stop bragging about his contacts in the agency. He continually claims he briefed CIA director James Woolsey. The reality is it was a conversation over dinner with numerous witnesses. In this regard, I have to back up Woolsey, who denied his conversation was a briefing, and berated Greer’s exaggerating the extent of the discussion (another sad indictment for Greer). When do CIA briefings take place during dinner parties, with spouses present?
Seriously, if I were to have dinner with a CIA high up, I would be serving their agenda. Only the deluded like Greer would believe this to be a meeting of mutual respect. I am also at odds with Greer’s manipulation of the late Senator Daniel Inoyue’s comments in his rather banal conspiracy/aliens documentary “Sirius” and the general banality of his “Disclosure Project”.
“[There exists] a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of the national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.”
Inoyue was not discussing UFO’s in any context. He was discussing the Iran-Contra scandal. (8)
Eisenhower was not discussing or referring to the secret UFO budget when he made his speech about the MIC, nor was JFK trying to solve the UFO secret. (9) Greer shows no regard for the historical record. So why should anybody give him any credibility? You may recall Greer lied about a CIA briefing and twisted Einstein around to suit his purposes.
Discredited by Fellow Kooks
What I find funny about Greer is that he divides the fruitcake community he claims to champion. Guys like Bill Ryan do not like him much, nor do cranks on forums who state he is a fraud. (10)
One can’t help but notice that behind all of Greer’s snake oil musings is an overwhelming sense of self-importance. He seems to overlook that there may or may not be advances in this technology. Why obsess about Zero point energy, when there are numerous free energy alternatives out there that are now in the public domain?
Moreover, there are too many now for the powers to make disappear. Thus, much of Greer’s discussion discounts the impact the Internet has had on the energy debate.
It is clear now that fossil fuel based companies are trying to discredit other forms of energy generation. Greer thus tries to discredit contemporary alternate energy sources. His reason for disdain is that current tech is not yet at Star Trek level. I do not care about suppression, there is still no excuse to abandon environmentally safer alternatives in the present. Because, if we do not seek out other energy sources, we may not have a very bright future.
The concept of looking at yet undiscovered energy sources is abstract, and Dr. Greer obviously has trouble getting his head around the idea.
References & Image Credits:
(1) TSW: Craziest Conspiracy Theorists You Never Want to Meet
(2) Rational Wiki
(3) Reality Uncovered
(4) Top Documentary Films
(6) The Guardian
(8) Wikipedia: Daniel Inouye
(9) Fake Marilyn Monroe JFK Document UFOS Reamins Question
(10) Above Top Secret