Nestled deep within the comments to another post are these gemstone quality questions, now moved to a more prominent display case at the front of the jewelry store, for more shoppers to peruse and enjoy. Thank you, Stephen.
Minor questions about the interview: (Not minor, in my humble opinion, but I ask The Committee to address them, since they’re the source of much of what I offer.)
Q1. At around 44 minutes: "Earth, right now, is in the best shape it has ever been in..." Was Patrick referring to our current civilisation, i.e. the past 10,000 years (since the destruction of Atlantis)? Or did Patrick mean that we are in better shape now, even compared with the Atlantis and Lemuria civilisation?
C: Better shape now, calculated by weighted average. Measures of health, wealth and all matters of human existence humans examine, are now superior compared to any previous time on Earth. Because humans so easily focus upon imperfections, it is easy to see otherwise, because negative things exist always.
Not so sure about Lemuria, but I thought Atlantis was far more advanced than us technologically, they had "free power" (via crystals), magnetic levitation, highly advanced genetic engineering, medicine, etc. And no war/genocide, or mass starvation.
C: Fuel free electricity, yes. Conflict and death however, were more common and at higher rates amongst humans in those times.
Q2. Federation of Planets (in our sector) Patrick mentioned that we are part of the Federation of Planets (of our sector, about 200 to 300 light years in diameter). How is earth a member of this Federation of Planets, do we send any representative to participate in any Federation function or discussion?
C: You are likely a citizen of a nation, yes? What personal emissary have you dispatched to the chosen leadership of the nation, such that this ambassador is required so as to make you a citizen, a permanent participant in society of which you are a member? To the contrary, you are a citizen because of the conditions of your arrival, as set down by the members of the society which considers you one.
Earth is no different, and this will be explained to humans, in as much detail as humans are willing to accept, unfortunately knowledge and information which will be limited and resisted in many places. Humans will discover how life on Earth was created and also created on many planets orbiting many stars in the region of the federation or conference of which Earth is a permanent member.
Did Patrick mean that Earth lies within the territory of this Federation, but our active participation awaits our ability to develop inter-galatic travelling technology?
C: No, Earth is a permanent member and always shall be. No action is required to join, only that humans acknowledge Earth's place in order for mankind to benefit for the knowledge that members shall offer.
Q3. ET on Earth. Patrick mentioned that all ETs are friendly, otherwise they are not allowed to come near Earth. Why some people keep saying there are "good ETs" e.g. Palatians, [sic] and bad ones, e.g. reptilians. What are the reptilians doing that makes them perceived as “hostile” ET?
C: Social training. It is natural to fear the unknown, especially if it represents power the observer does not have or does not understand. Humans have continuously trained one another to be fearful, which serves to provide excitement, thrills and entertainment.
This has led to the intense interest in visitors from other planets, for this aspect mainly. Humans want a better version of the zombie invasion. The technology required to traverse many light years of distance in less than one human day, naturally suggests an ability to cause great harm and damage. This is exciting, is it not? Look no farther than popular human science fiction movies and television series, which regularly and continuously portray conflict in order to attract and entertain viewers.
Your visiting cousins are not interested in providing thrills and entertainment, and will stand back and away from more active interchange of ideas and information, as long as this excitement factor is placed atop the human priority list for visits from other worlds.