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Published:July 8th, 2013 14:34 EST
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Roswell, UFO Mythology & What Is Says About America: Google Doodle Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

In early July 1947 witnesses reported seeing flying saucers and unidentified otherworldly material on the ground in Roswell, New Mexico.

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There have been sightings of UFO`s throughout human history, but it`s the Roswell incident that gave birth to UFO`s as a pop culture phenomenon, a conspiracy theory, and as a way for charlatans to make a quick buck hawking anything UFO related.

The Roswell Daily Record ran a headline that screamed: RAAF (Roswell Army Air Field) Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell.

Can you imagine if the Drudge Report ran a headline "Video Showing Hillary Clinton morphing into Reptilian Illuminati." Even if the video was a transparent fake it would usher in an intense period of conspiracies involving the Illuminati and the New World Order.

In the 50`s and 60`s the UFO menace represented the Communist threat to our values and indeed to our survival. It was easier and more entertaining to express a fear of an invasion of flying saucers than to contemplate the awful truth that the Soviet Union had the capability to destroy Western civilization.

Today it`s our own government that we fear the most: We are afraid to send an email, make a phone call, visit a Web site or even walk the streets knowing that Big Brother is watching us. The fact that the federal government monitors our phone conversations, reads our emails, and knows what Web sites we visit is scary and deeply disconcerting.

When individuals imagine they see UFO`s in the sky they are unconsciously expressing a fear that American satellites are keeping track of their every move.

When we go about our errands in any city, we are videotaped at almost every juncture; we take it for granted that every place of business and public building has cameras.

But now with recent revelations we know that even when we are home, Big Brother is still monitoring our actions.

Is it any wonder we crave escapist entertainment depicting extraterrestrials taking over the world? If a Hollywood producer makes a movie with the basic premise that President Barack Obama is an illegal alien who was born in Kenya it might appeal to moviegoers of a certain political persuasion. But if a flick were made depicting Obama as an extraterrestrial alien who is in cahoots with his alien brothers to destroy the world it would be a blockbuster hit.

As long as there is an existential threat to our way of life, the Soviet Empire or the Obama autocracy, our pop culture will be awash in UFO mythology.

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