Halt that metaphor! The idea that Earth is a prison planet is great as a myth but as a cosmology, not helpful. It works to communicate the chronic ache of alienation and isolation but can only exacerbate those aches if it becomes the driver of the narrative. Calling to our deepest longings for freedom and rescue, the idea of the prison planet connects on many levels our hopes, wishes and fears … and animosities.
The image goes back to Plato’s Cave. Plato rightly uses the image of being imprisoned as a metaphor to describe limited perception. It is ground breaking concept to convey the idea of limited perspective–very apt for the shift to the Greater Community perspective, no? How better to describe enlightenment to the unenlightened?
This use of the idea of existence as a prison goes further back when seen in the idea of samsara where the goal is escape from this plane. The image is rich, adaptable and persuasive.
David Icke could well be talking in the same terms as Socrates, not confusing metaphor with reality, except for the heavy influence of the idea of the prison planet as the driver for Icke’s vision and work. An indicator for confusion of levels is when the myth is the one driving force at all times, the only point to all discussions, the explanation for everything.
Whitley Strieber is hopeful, despite the foundational role of the idea of the prison planet as a reality.
“It’s time for us to wake up and face the truth, that we are a captive species on a prison planet, but the fact that we are so close to understanding the science of our imprisonment means that we are also just beginning to touch the key that locks the door, and if we are strong, if we defy and defeat the sinister forces that rule us now, we have a chance at last to unlock this place and do what we are able to do, that we are richly capable of doing, that those who love us—and they are out there, too—have hoped and sought that we should do from time immemorial.” — Whitley Strieber
It’s very evocative, isn’t it?
A deception will always mix truth and fiction to create an effect. The “Alien Interview” with Matilda MacElroy uses the idea of the prison planet–resonating as it does with our sense of alienation as spiritual beings in a material existence–to heighten the significance of what is otherwise non-edifying (and doubtful).
A deception creates its own forcefield of blindness. At prisonplanet.com, the concept represents a foundational view of the world defined by the dialectic between notions of freedom and oppression, devolving into “us against them” at every turn. A deception sets one group against another.
The Allies of Humanity present a completely different view of human existence. From the point of view of the Allies of Humanity, the freedom we have cultivated here on Earth is precious and at risk of forfeiture if we do not take responsibility for maintaining it in a self-sufficient manner.
The Allies of Humanity present a view of human existence shared by the New Message from God. It does not minimize the bondage of a limited perspective. The Allies give a realistic view of existence with practical tips for stepping outside the cage that is defined by life as we have known it. The Allies alert us to the dire and imminent risk to our freedom, the possibility that this concept could become more a reality than a projection if we do not take responsibility for the requirements of mortal (limited) existence.
“For once you lose your integrity and your freedom, it is very difficult to regain them. Very difficult. Even when people have sacrificed their integrity for relationships or for money or for advantage, even under these more normal circumstances, it is very difficult to regain it. You have to mount tremendous effort and take risks. It is easier, then, to stay out of trouble than it is to get out. You do not want to become a prisoner in your own world. You do not want to become a prisoner in your own mind. You do not want to become a prisoner to anyone or anything else.” — The Allies of Humanity Book Two, Second Commentary: The Effects of the Pacification Program