If you’ve read a few pages on this site, you’ve probably noticed I talk candidly about some uncommon topics. I decided to address the spirit-alien-elephant in the room first.
Q: You believe in spirits? Are you serious?
A: I’m dead serious. *ba dum tshhh* The only reason I do is because I grew up in a haunted house. If I didn’t, I would be just as skeptical and reluctant to believe as the next person. All a “spirit” is, is a disembodied mind. When the body dies, the mind still exists in a self-aware, conscious manner. The body still exists too, but it’s busy transforming into soil. Nothing ever stops existing, it just changes form. All of this will be mainstream science when more mainstream scientists learn more about the brain, mind, and consciousness. I say “mainstream scientists,” because I know of a few scientists that are exploring this stuff, and I don’t want to lump all scientists into one school of thought.
Q: Aliens? Ha ha, that’s nuts! Please tell me you don’t really believe in aliens.
A: I believe in evidence. I’m not the type of person who just sticks their fingers in their ears, and says “fala lala lala la!” No matter how many people around me do.
When I look up at the stars, I see no reason why there aren’t millions upon billions of inhabited, Earth-like planets. Science agrees (the Goldilocks zone, the drake equation, HabStars of the HapCat, etc.).
When I hear about countless stories from around the world in different languages, accounted by people of all social classes, all saying identical things about flying saucers, triangular craft, or being abducted by short, big eyed beings, I acknowledge that information.
When I hear about how dozens of notable, sane, competent public officials have been saying that flying saucers and aliens are real for years and years, I acknowledge that information.
When I hear of large-scale events involving hundreds of reports and thousands of witnesses, such as Phoenix Lights in 1997, involving a clear demonstration of technology from another world—a spacecraft as big as an aircraft carrier (bigger than a football field), capable of moving faster than the speed of light, with no rockets, no noise, and no man-made looking material from the 90’s (as described from former Air Force pilot and then-Governor of Arizona, among many, many others), I acknowledge that information.
To me, hearing about all this information and still pretending the physical evidence doesn’t exist is pretty fucking nuts.
Q: You say you care about ufology, so what are your thoughts on disclosure and aliens in general?
A: “Soft” disclosure has already happened. The fact that very little people know or care at all says a lot about the world we live in. There are ufologists that eat, breathe, and sleep this stuff—they have made all sorts of movies and documentaries—and STILL aren’t aware of this. There are scientists, celebrities, news people, and professionals alike that give their opinion about ufology in public, yet are still ignorant of the fact that a small form of disclosure has already happened.
The big disclosure people want can happen soon, but I think it probably won’t, due to several factors. Ufology will DEFINITELY be mainstream in 100 years, because the amount of public officials that have talked about UFOs will continue to rise, among other reasons. If you’re under 50 reading this, there’s a good chance you’ll be alive then. The newer generations will continue to surpass the life spans of the older generations. On top of all this, I think space exploration programs will find (or divulge they have already found) organisms in the ice on Mars. (Mars has frozen rivers and lakes. It’s not completely barren.) As the years pass, more and more people will have more and more UFO stuff to talk about, and it will eventually spill into mainstream culture and dialogue. If an event like Phoenix Lights were to happen in 2017, it would ensue a completely different response than in 1997—they didn’t have smartphones back then.
All that said, I don’t talk about aliens much, because I know they are largely irrelevant to most people’s daily lives. At the end of the day, Marvin the Martian isn’t coming down to pay anyone’s bills. On top of that, the information available on aliens and ufology is polluted with nonsense. Aliens and ufology is a personal thing I care about, and I believe focusing on terrestrial concerns will make extraterrestrial ones more relevant.
Q: Why do you seem so eccentric on this site? I never knew you were so out there.
A: I’m actually not “out there” at all. I’m a completely down-to-earth person. It doesn’t get any more grounded and down-to-earth than a dreadlocked weightlifting fan of MMA. People are complex; you’d be surprised how many “down-to-earth people” have a unique, eccentric side you just don’t know about. This site’s my platform for self-expression, so you might see more of me than what’s relevant for my interactions with you. If you’re not someone who’s into certain things I’m into, I’m not going to force my beliefs down your throat—I’m going to act like a sane person, lol. Just because I believe in life on other worlds, doesn’t mean I run around screaming “the aliens are coming! The aliens are coming!”
Q: Who are your favorite comedians?
A: It’s weird, I like funny people for different reasons; e.g., I think George Wallace has HILARIOUS tweets. My favorite “funny people” in general are Jamie Foxx (the Jamie Foxx Show is my favorite show of all time), Bill Maher, Dave Chappelle, Katt Williams, Anthony Atamanuik (His Trump impersonation is so fantastic, so incredible, so unbelievable…folks, when you see his Trump impersonation, ya head will spin, believe me.) Aries Spears, and others. I’ve got to give it up to Sinbad and George Wallace for being legit funny without profanity. It’s a lost art.
Now before you go judging me, I don’t agree with everything these guys say, I just think they’re funny. And I mean that. I’ve seen stand up specials where I disagree with most of their opinions from start to finish, yet still enjoy it because it’s hilarious.
Q: What is your spirit animal?
A: Giant octopod. Giant jellyfish. Mythological giant tarantula (it’s fake but symbolizes certain things, like a dragon in Chinese lore). The giant animals are super-huge, muscular, and different than their smaller counterparts—they just don’t have iconic, unique names like a “lion” does, compared to a house cat. The octopus is an amazing, somewhat bizarre creature, with a plethora of unusual talents. Their eyes alone set them apart from most other animals, let alone their built-in camouflage. I might make a small page explaining why I chose these animals in the future. It will be a creative way to explain a bit of how I approach life.
Q: What are your politics?
A: There’s no real word for it. My politics are multifaceted. It sucks because political labels are so polarized, but I agree with many different perspectives as to how society “should be,” and how the government should be run. This is different than being a wishy-washy, flip-flopper and standing for everything and nothing. I wholeheartedly stand for multiple choices being valid—not all choices, just more than one. For example, I think it would be nice if there were no guns at all in America. But I also think America should be able to have as many guns as it wants. I hold these perspectives simultaneously, even though one would be considered extremely liberal, and the other extremely conservative. I’m like that on non-domestic issues as well. Life is all about choosing one out of many valid paths, and a majority of certain groups of people (a country, a state, a town, a planet) will ultimately desire to play out certain themes. If certain groups of people are hell-bent on creating a culture of willfully choosing to walk tightropes and jump off cliffs, they deserve that right. As long as the theme isn’t specifically about abuse or restricting the common rights of others, good for them. People will always learn and grow no matter the theme.
Also, in general, I think the way government—congress for example—operates needs to be updated, because it allows for too much theatre, and important decision-making processes take way too long to complete.
Q: Favorite movie?
A: Cidade de Deus. Also known as, City of God. The greatest movie of all time. The pacing, environmental choices, and actors are absolutely phenomenal. The fact that it’s based off a true story is also a plus. Unfortunately, seeing such an unrivaled movie permanently raised my bar for acting standards. I remember as a child (I grew up fast, lol) seeing that movie, and then seeing another blockbuster and thinking “man this stuff looks SO FAKE.” Why does everyone, even the homeless guy on the street, have perfect teeth and eyebrows? Why does not one single person have an acne problem or blemishes? Why when people converse do they go back and forth at a fast, unnatural pace that sounds like they’re reading off a script, and not inventing thoughts on the spot, which is what conversations are? Most movies look like millionaires pretending to not be millionaires on a movie set, whereas this movie just looks like reality. One of the reasons most of the actors are so good is because they actually came from the lower economic classes of Brazil, so their characters didn’t require much stretching of imagination.
That said, I like all kinds of movies for all kinds of reasons. I like Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Rush Hour 2, The Devil’s Rejects, Sin City, Star Wars Ep 3, One Hour Photo, and others. Black Dynamite is an utter masterpiece. The nominee for absolute worst movie is Baby Geniuses 2 (I can’t/don’t want to remember if it was 1 or 2). There are bad movies, but this one made me angry that I even had to watch it, lol. It was presented during a class (grade 4-8? a double class?), and I remember taking a nap, waking up, and the movie was still playing. I also don’t like how they made a movie so horrible, but put something as precious and not-horrible as babies in the mix. That said, don’t see it … you’re guaranteed to lose brain cells.
Q: Speaking of your favorite movies; the proverbial riddle: Why is a raven like a writing desk?
A: A writing desk is perfect for ravenous writers who wish to crow.
Q: Are you religious?
A: Yes. I am a devout Actions-Speak-Louder-Than-Wordsist. In my religion, people are defined by what they do, not what they say they do.
As I stated in my bio, I don’t identify with language insofar as I identify with thought, and thus actions in general. People say feel-good things to make themselves think happy thoughts, but the problem with this is that human behavior is the true human language, not words. People will say they have God in their heart, but their actions won’t reflect that. To me, that’s no different than saying you’re a vegan while eating steaks and working as a butcher. If you wear a shirt or pendant that says “I’m a vegan,” yet you eat at steakhouses, you’re not really a vegan, even if everyone else claiming to be vegan does the same.
So in a practical sense, in all the religions, with all the different rituals, beliefs, and attire, what matters is how you act beyond that. That’s more important to any spiritual quest or religious concept to me. How do you act outside of your spiritual place of gathering (church, mosque, etc.)? What kind of thoughts do you think? How do you treat people? What’s your personality like? If you’re a mean-spirited person that derives joy out of hurting others, yet you say you’re all about a loving higher power, what value does saying that truly hold? If you’re miserable, abusive, and can’t see yourself in others, yet you wear a turban as a sign of spiritual growth, what does that turban really signify? If you’re all about doing God’s work on Sunday, yet you do the devil’s work throughout the week, what is going to church really doing, besides giving you a break from being the person you really are? Again, from my perspective, what matters is the person you are at heart, regardless of the language you do or don’t speak, or which piece of land with what culture you happened to be raised in.
If you say you are empowered by God—if you say you’re literally empowered by THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE, yet you don’t behave as BRAVE, CONFIDENT, UNHESITATING, and WHOLEHEARTED as a GOD-EMPOWERED PERSON, that means you just want to say those things to not feel bad about not really believing any of it.
Actions speak louder than words.