In recent years, the Moon has received very bad rap from certain diehard but well-meaning “detractors”. One particular school of thought, which has been advanced by several researchers of renown who include the iconic David Icke, holds that the Moon is not a natural satellite of Earth but is in fact an artificial construct. That is to say, it is secondarily artificial, as initially it was a natural celestial body which was mechanically hollowed out and transformed into a spaceship – what the Orions call a MATA – which was finally stationed around planet Earth as a watchtower and as a base from which to broadcasts frequencies that serve to manipulate mankind at an energetic, physical, mental and emotional level.
The Moon certainly does affect our planet and its people in a number of ways. Everybody who has done geography will be aware that the Moon is behind much of the tides we see at sea thanks to its gravitational tugs at our planet. As humans, we are 75 percent water and if the Moon can affect insentient bodies of water such as oceans, then we too are bound to be affected by it as a matter of course. It is common knowledge that people who are mentally deranged take a turn for the worse when the Moon is at full brilliance, the reason another term used to refer to such people is “lunatic” – from lunar, meaning moon. A woman’s menstrual cycle occurs once every 28 days – a lunar month, the time it takes for the Moon to make one revolution around the Earth. The full term of a pregnancy is 280 days, which is 10 lunar months.
There are also certain aspects about the Moon itself that are particularly concerning. We only see one side of its surface. It’s like it doesn’t rotate at all (which many including myself believe is the case), which is unusual for a celestial body as all natural celestial bodies rotate around their axes. The Moon is also unusually huge to be Earth’s natural satellite. It is quarter the size of Earth, which makes it the odd one out: all major satellites of other planets in the Solar System are much smaller in proportion to the size of the planets they circle around. For example, Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede, is in fact the largest satellite in the Solar System and is larger than Mercury and Pluto and only slightly smaller than Mars. Yet compared to Jupiter, Ganymede is about 26 times smaller. As an inner planet, Earth is by rights not supposed to have a moon of its own. There are four inner planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Mercury and Venus do not have moons and the two moons we see about Mars are, we now know , captured asteroids. But the enigma of our Moon does not end here.
On November 20 1969, the Apollo 12 crew crashed a lunar module into the surface of the moon from the safety of the command module in a bid to artificially create a “moonquake” and study the results thereof. What happened astounded and astonished the astronomical buffs at NASA. The moon rang like a bell for about 30 minutes, raising suspicions that it was not an entirely compact mass like Earth but was actually hollow and was largely made of processed metallic material. In April 1970, Apollo 13 repeated the same experiment and this time around the reverberations lasted for 3 hours and 20 minutes and the Moon in fact wobbled slightly.
Signs abound that the Moon is more artificial than natural. What exactly is the truth?
A DRIFTING EGG?
The hypothesis of a hollow Moon is supported by the legendary Zulu shaman, Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, who is respected the world over as arguably the most knowledgeable man (in terms of the saga of planet Earth) on our continent. Mutwa, now 94 but with all his faculties intact despite one episode of a serious stroke of which he was metaphysically cured by two Germans (his healing was recorded live and you can watch it on YouTube on this address: HYPERLINK "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z66nUYyIrHc" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z66nUYyIrHc), says the Moon was brought here ages ago by two “Reptilian” brothers called Wowane and Mpanku, having been dragged all the way from the cosmic region of the “Great Fire Dragon” (the Draco star system). Mutwa says Zulu legends characterise the Moon as an “egg” because before it was rolled across space, it was emptied of its “yoke”, or outer core, so that Reptilians could dwell inside it.
To those who like me are avid students of the chronicles of our planet, Mutwa’s take does ring a familiar bell. The Sumerian records talk of the brothers Enlil and Enki who came from the planet Nibiru and whilst on Earth vied for its control. The Gnostics, the secretive, spiritually enlightened brotherhood of which Jesus was a member, make repeated mention of an extraterrestrial race they called the “Archons” – the Reptilian rulers of Earth who the apostle Paul described as “powers and principalities” (EPHESIANS 6:12). We have also previously related that the hollowed-out planetoids constituted part of the SSS race’s (the Orion beings) spacefaring warfare technology, which they called the MATA. The Moon therefore could have been exactly such before it was finally parked around our planet.
Planetary scientists and pundits are not short of voices that punt the fact of the Moon being a hollow body. In 1962, NASA scientist Dr Gordon MacDonald stated that, “If the astronomical data are reduced, it is found that the data require that the interior of the Moon is more like a hollow than a homogeneous sphere”. The Nobel-winning American physical chemist Harold Urey said large areas in the Moon were “simply a cavity”. The planetary geologist Sean C Simon wrote that, “The Lunar Orbiter experiments (mentioned in the first section of this piece) vastly improved our knowledge of the Moon’s gravitational field … indicating the frightening possibility that the Moon might be hollow”. The famous astronomer Carl Sagan pointed out that if the Moon was hollow, then it was not a natural satellite because “a natural satellite cannot be a hollow object.”
In a 1970 article titled Is the Moon the Creation of Alien Intelligence in the Soviet magazine Sputnik, Mikhail Vasin and Alexander Shcherbakov concluded that the Moon was a hollowed-out planetoid. Dr Don Anderson, a professor of geophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, seemed to confirm this inference when he said “the Moon is made inside out”, meaning it has been dug up over the ages.
The argument that the Moon is “hollow as an egg” is a persuasive one but the notion that it was artificially driven over by extraterrestrial beings is not and should be taken figuratively and not literally. What must have given rise to the legend that “two Reptilian brothers” conveyed the Moon aloft are aspects of the Sumerian records. As we have already hinted, Enki, the great Anunnaki scientist who genetically engineered modern man into existence, and his step brother Enlil, the Jehovah of the Bible, had colonies on the Moon when they were directly running the affairs of Earth, a topic we will dwell on at length in due course. Administrative-wise, control of the Moon, as was that of Earth, alternated between the Enkites (Enki’s clan) and the Enlilites (Enlil’s clan) from one zodiacal age to another, or in periods of roughly 2160 years. It is this state of affairs that could have confused matters and spawned the legend that the Moon was brought in Earth’s vicinity by two “Reptilian” brothers.
Otherwise, the Sumerian records are mater-of-fact as to how the Moon became Earth’s satellite. It all resulted from the Celestial Battle 4 billion years ago as we have already narrated, when Nibiru smashed the primeval planet Tiamat, splintering it into a screen of asteroid debris and one intact piece which was thrust into a new orbit and became our Earth. Tiamat’s major moon, Kingu (meaning “Earth’s sentry”, or protector), was dragged along by the new Earth to become the Moon.
A RELATIONSHIP BORN OF CHAOS
Planetary geologists who have studied samples of the Moon’s rocks and dust brought to Earth through various Apollo missions have found that there is significant variation as to the age of the Moon’s geophysical features. Like Earth, the Moon is essentially 4.6 billion years old but Moon rock and dust samples range from 3.9 billion to 5.3 billion years old, with the dust upon which the rocks rest older than the rocks themselves. Even the chemical composition of the dust upon which the rocks sit differ remarkably from the rocks themselves.
One particular rock, dubbed the Genesis Rock, turned out to be 4.1 billon years old. Scientists actually note that “the age of many samples of lunar rocks (that formed by intense impacts with celestial trajectiles) cuts off rather sharply at 4 billion years; few older rocks have survived.” This phenomenon they attribute to a “widespread cataclysmic episode of intense bombardment that destroyed older rocks and surfaces of the planets” and which took place “between the origin of the Moon about 4.6 billion years ago and 4 billion years ago, when the catastrophe occurred”.
Exactly what this “catastrophe” that occurred 4 billion years ago was remains a unsolved puzzle. Well, the Sumerians did detail this catastrophe in their cuneiform clay tablets 6000 years ago. They called it the Celestial Battle, which pitted an incoming planet Nibiru against the primordial planet Tiamat in the main and resulted in the “creation” of Earth and the disposition around it of a sole satellite the Sumerians called Kingu but which we call the Moon.
Planetary scientists have also noted that the Moon has all the attributes of a planet in its own right: the only thing it lacks is an own circuit around the Sun. “Perhaps the most important of all, exploration of the Moon has shown that it is not a simple, uncomplicated sphere but a true planetary body,” said a 1972 article by an astronomer in a highly esteemed magazine. One upon a time, say astronomers, the Moon had a “full-fledged atmosphere whose volatile elements and compounds included hydrogen, helium, argon, sulfur, carbon compounds, and water,” all of which are conducive to organic life. In point of fact, the Moon, like Mars, is not entirely a vacuum even in our day: it has a thin atmosphere.
The few astronomers who voice doubt as to the Moon’s de facto status as a planet should consult the Sumerian records for a rude awakening. The Sumerians tell us that at about the time of the Celestial Battle, Kingu, Tiamat’s lead satellite of the total collection of 11 moons, was just on the cusp of becoming an independent planet when Nibiru “intervened” and kept Kingu in its place. Kingu had grown to an unusual size because of the ongoing perturbations and chaotic conditions in the newly formed Solar System. In the allegorical language of an iconic Sumerian text dubbed the Enuma Elish, Kingu’s “promotion” is related thus: “She (Tiamat) gave him (Kingu) a Tablet of Destinies (it’s own orbit around the Sun), fastened it on his breast … Kingu was elevated, had received a heavenly rank (had become a “god” as planets were generally referred to in the Sumerian cosmogony).”
We have already brought attention to the fact that the moon is just too big to be a natural satellite of a small planet like Earth. The moon is 3456 km in diameter, a quarter of Earth’s, and one-eighth of its mass. It’s the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System and is even bigger than Pluto. Moreover, scientists have wondered that “instead of a swarm of smaller moons, a too small Earth has ended up with a single, too-large moon.” Well, isn’t that what the Sumerians have been telling us all along – that Kingu (the Moon) was once one of the 11 satellites of the much larger, watery planet Tiamat and had grown to a size where it was just about to become its own planet with its own orbit around the Sun? Says the Enuma Elish: “She (Tiamat) has set up an assembly… and added matchless weapons, has borne monster-gods… withal eleven of this kind she has brought forth; from among the gods who formed her assembly, she has elevated Kingu, her first-born, made him chief …”
Earth and the Moon are not spontaneous kinsfolk: they are circumstantial relatives. Their relationship was forged out of chaos and no by natural design.
A POT OF LEAD
Planetary scientists have documented two significant elements about the Moon as a physical feature. The first is that it is shrinking and that this process has been on-going since days immemorial. In 2010, NASA announced on its website that analysis of images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (a robotic spacecraft currently orbiting the Moon and which was launched in 2009) showed that the Moon was shrinking and that “newly discovered cliffs in the lunar crust indicate that the Moon shrunk globally in the geologically recent past and might still be shrinking today”. The shrinking arises from its being greatly depleted of iron, resulting in a low mean density.
The second is that the Moon has a substantial portion of what is called “parentless lead”. This resulted from the moon’s radioactive elements such as uranium and radon having “decayed” to give rise to lead as happens in the intermediary stages of the radioactive decay process (the top few miles of the Moon are said to be very rich in radioactive elements such as Uranium). According to studies done by scientists at Britain’s New Castle Upon Tyne University, this degenerative transformation of uranium and radon to lead began 4 billion years ago – the exact time of the Celestial Battle courtesy of the Sumerian chronicles!
During the Celestial Battle, says the Enuma Elish, Nibiru, when it disrupted Kingu, reduced it to a DUGGAE, meaning “pot of lead” as captured in this passage: “And Kingu, who had become chief among them (the moons of Tiamat), he (Nibiru) made shrink; as God DUGGAE he counted him.” Thus what has only recently come to be scientifically attested by modern science was already known by the Sumerians 6000 years ago as a fact of history. Says the iconic Sumerologist Zechariah Sitchin in his book Genesis Revisited: “The Apollo discoveries suggest that the Sumerian term (DUGGAE) was literally and scientifically correct. The Sumerian assertion that Kingu was turned into a pot of lead is an accurate scientific statement.”
More will be said about the Moon in a special lunar series at a later date.
The Central Bank has by way of its Monetary Policy Statement informed us that the Botswana economy is likely to contract by 8.9 percent over the course of the year 2020.
The IMF paints an even gloomier picture – a shrinkage of the order of 9.6 percent. That translates to just under $2 billion hived off from the overall economic yield given our average GDP of roughly $18 billion a year. In Pula terms, this is about P23 billion less goods and services produced in the country and you and I have a good guess as to what such a sum can do in terms of job creation and sustainability, boosting tax revenue, succouring both recurrent and development expenditure, and on the whole keeping our teeny-weeny economy in relatively good nick.
Joseph’s and Judah’s family lines conjoin to produce lineal seed
Just to recap, General Atiku, the Israelites were not headed for uncharted territory. The Promised Land teemed with Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. These nations were not simply going to cut and run when they saw columns of battle-ready Israelites approach: they were going to fight to the death.
Parliament has begun debates on three related Private Members Bills on the conditions of service of members of the Security Sector.
The Bills are Prisons (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Police (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and Botswana Defence Force (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bills seek to amend the three statutes so that officers are placed on full salaries when on interdictions or suspensions whilst facing disciplinary boards or courts of law.
In terms of the Public Service Act, 2008 which took effect in 2010, civil servants who are indicted are paid full salary and not a portion of their emolument. Section 35(3) of the Act specifically provides that “An employee’s salary shall not be withheld during the period of his or her suspension”.
However, when parliament reformed the public service law to allow civil servants to unionize, among other things, and extended the said protection of their salaries, the process was not completed. When the House conferred the benefit on civil servants, members of the disciplined forces were left out by not accordingly amending the laws regulating their employment.
The Bills stated above seeks to ask Parliament to also include members of the forces on the said benefit. It is unfair not to include soldiers or military officers, police officers and prison waders in the benefit. Paying an officer who is facing either external or internal charges full pay is in line with the notion of ei incumbit probation qui dicit, non qui negat or the presumption of innocence; that the burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on one who denies.
The officers facing charges, either internal disciplinary or criminal charges before the courts, must be presumed innocent until proven otherwise. Paying them a portion of their salary is penalty and therefore arbitrary. Punishment by way of loss of income or anything should come as a result of a finding on the guilt by a competent court of law, tribunal or disciplinary board.
What was the rationale behind this reform in 2008 when the Public Service Act was adopted? First it was the presumption of innocence until proven otherwise.
The presumption of innocence is the legal principle that one is considered “innocent until proven guilty”. In terms of the constitution and other laws of Botswana, the presumption of innocence is a legal right of the accused in a criminal trial, and it is an international human right under the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 11.
Withholding a civil servant’s salary because they are accused of an internal disciplinary offense or a criminal offense in the courts of law, was seen as punishment before a decision by a tribunal, disciplinary board or a court of law actually finds someone culpable. Parliament in its wisdom decided that no one deserves this premature punishment.
Secondly, it was considered that people’s lives got destroyed by withholding of financial benefits during internal or judicial trials. Protection of wages is very important for any worker. Workers commit their salaries, they pay mortgages, car loans, insurances, schools fees for children and other things. When public servants were experiencing salary cuts because of interdictions, they lost their homes, cars and their children’s future.
They plummeted into instant destitution. People lost their livelihoods. Families crumbled. What was disheartening was that in many cases, these workers are ultimately exonerated by the courts or disciplinary tribunals. When they are cleared, the harm suffered is usually irreparable. Even if one is reimbursed all their dues, it is difficult to almost impossible to get one’s life back to normal.
There is a reasoning that members of the security sector should be held to very high standards of discipline and moral compass. This is true. However, other more senior public servants such as judges, permanent secretary to the President and ministers have faced suspensions, interdictions and or criminal charges in the courts but were placed on full salaries.
The yardstick against which security sector officers are held cannot be higher than the aforementioned public officials. It just wouldn’t make sense. They are in charge of the security and operate in a very sensitive area, but cannot in anyway be held to higher standards that prosecutors, magistrates, judges, ministers and even senior officials such as permanent secretaries.
Moreover, jail guards, police officers and soldiers, have unique harsh punishments which deter many of them from committing misdemeanors and serious crimes. So, the argument that if the suspension or interdiction with full pay is introduced it would open floodgates of lawlessness is illogical.
Security Sector members work in very difficult conditions. Sometimes this drives them into depression and other emotional conditions. The truth is that many seldom receive proper and adequate counseling or such related therapies. They see horrifying scenes whilst on duty. Jail guards double as hangmen/women.
Detectives attend to autopsies on cases they are dealing with. Traffic police officers are usually the first at accident scenes. Soldiers fight and kill poachers. In all these cases, their minds are troubled. They are human. These conditions also play a part in their behaviors. They are actually more deserving to be paid full salaries when they’re facing allegations of misconduct.
To withhold up to 50 percent of the police, prison workers and the military officers’ salaries during their interdiction or suspensions from work is punitive, insensitive and prejudicial as we do not do the same for other employees employed by the government.
The rest enjoy their full salaries when they are at home and it is for a good reason as no one should be made to suffer before being found blameworthy. The ruling party seems to have taken a position to negate the Bills and the collective opposition argue in the affirmative. The debate have just began and will continue next week Thursday, a day designated for Private Bills.