Longtime reader and pilot William Trail recently sent me the announcement from Papua New Guinea that plans are officially underway to build a memorial to Amelia Earhart. Not only is an Earhart memorial in the works, as we see in the story that appeared on June 10 in The World News (a site previously unknown to me that claims billions of views), but officials plan “to launch a scholarship fund for women and girls to enhance their knowledge of science and technology.”
That sounds worthwhile, does it not? Much better, however, would be a scholarship fund that awards the best non-fiction essay revealing the truth about what happened to Earhart and Fred Noonan after they went missing on July 2, 1937, without the smoke, mirrors, lies and distortions, with a full scholarship to the college or university of the winner’s choice. Pigs will fly.
Needless to say, this story got no traction, nobody in this country knows about it and less care. For the record, I present the entire maudlin article below, and will follow with a few comments. The photo of the pathetic Earhart memorial already on PNG was not in the original but was added by this editor.
Today, acting Vice Chancellor, Dr. Gary Sali, head of public affairs from the U.S. Embassy, Damian Wampler, and PNG Tribal Foundation signed the MoU to formally agree and enter a partnership.
The idea was formed after U.S. Ambassador, Erin McKee, visited Morobe Province and saw a need to create a statue to honour [sic] the legendary pioneer aviator.
Since then, the three parties have joined in partnership not only to build a statue in her honour, but to launch a scholarship fund for women and girls to enhance their knowledge of science and technology.
At the MoU signing ceremony at Matheson Library, Dr. Sali said: “The Papua New Guinea University of Technology is proud to provide a way not only to honour this brave woman, but to create a lasting partnership between the United States and Papua New Guinea that began 125 years ago in 1937.”
This year July marks the 85th anniversary of Amelia’s disappearance and 125th anniversary of her birth.
Head of public affairs from the U.S. Embassy, Damian Wampler, said: “One hundred percent of the population needs to be educated. We hope that this memorial, and the scholarship fund, will motivate women and men, girls and boys, students, faculty and staff in Lae to push the boundaries of science and technology every day.”
CEO of the PNG Tribal Foundation, GT Bustin, added that “the memorial will serve as a reminder that with determination and courage, women can achieve any height. And the scholarship fund, which will be created by generous donations from American companies and individuals, will award scholarships for PNG women and girls who want to reach even greater heights in scientific fields.”
The Papua New Guinea University of Technology and partners will break ground on the memorial site in July after a design is chosen through open competition.
The winning design concept will win K1500.
About Amelia: A brave young woman from the state of Kansas in the United States, Amelia Earhart made herself America’s most popular aviator by pushing the boundaries of flight. She became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set records for distance and high altitude flying, and became an inspiration for women and girls around the world. She conceived the idea of becoming the first person to fly all the way around the world. She almost made it. But three weeks before her 40th birthday, Earhart disappeared over the Pacific, last seen by the public in Lae on July 2, 1937. (End of The World News story.)
Few if any fliers from the Golden Age of Aviation have been as honored, memorialized and glorified as Amelia Earhart. Only recently has the multi-generational dumbing down of America succeeded in creating so many millions of functional illiterates that even Earhart’s name has slightly faded as one that virtually all know, like Michael Jordan or Donald Trump.
It’s not surprising that the original idea for this memorial came when “U.S. Ambassador, Erin McKee, visited Morobe Province and saw a need to create a statue to honour the legendary pioneer aviator.” (Italics mine.) Really? When has any American public official or personality — elected, appointed, popular or otherwise — given a rat’s behind about honoring Amelia Earhart in the true sense of that word? You know the answer.
After 85 years of lies, the only way to properly honor Amelia Earhart is to finally come clean and admit the truth of her horrific Saipan death at the hands of the prewar Japanese military, in the case of elected government officials or bureaucrats, or to publicly and vocally support that truth, which one can find here and in several book titles found throughout this blog and available to anyone who can read at a sixth-grade level. No one described above has ever done this, a testament to the verboten nature of the Earhart truth and its sacred cow status in Washington and in the American and world media. When it comes to Amelia Earhart and the truth, all are cowards who lack the fortitude to step out from the government-media mob that dictates their compliance.
While erecting an Earhart memorial on Papua New Guinea might be nice, considering the embarrassment that currently passes for one there, it’s not as if the people of PNG are clamoring for one. After all, Lae was just one of many landing-and-jumping-off points on the fliers’ world flight, a facility where they stopped, refueled and pulled themselves together for what promised to be the most difficult leg of their round-the-world-flight, the 2,556-mile ocean trip to Howland Island. The fact that Lae was the last place the Earhart Electra was seen taking off is certainly significant, but not in the sense that a memorial belongs there, as one does on Saipan.
Contrary to Erin McKee’s vision of a “need to create a statue” in honor of Earhart, there’s never been any call or demand for such a monument on Papua New Guinea. This is simply another low-class, sleazy political move, another distraction, likely born of the U.S. establishment’s knowledge that a few good souls on Saipan are still longing for an Earhart Memorial Monument that is very much needed, and long overdue, but which is vigorously opposed by the political class that controls this island territory of the United States, and which owes its fealty to that establishment.
If you’re new here, you might ask why the fuss about an Earhart monument on Saipan. It’s really quite simple. The politicos know that the presence of such a shrine on the island where Earhart and Fred Noonan met their ends would raise too many questions, draw too much attention and could eventually become a huge step toward final disclosure in the Earhart disappearance. This must be avoided at all costs.
Meanwhile on Saipan, the long-suffering Marie Castro is surrounded by snakes and has endured unending official lies and overwhelming rejection during the past several years in her quest to establish an Amelia Earhart Saipan Memorial Monument, and nothing has changed.
“I believe [getting] support from the government is a hopeless case,” Marie wrote in a recent email. “The Memorial Monument that I proposed on Saipan for Amelia Earhart was [based on] the actual evidence from local people who described what they saw and became the most significant history of Saipan. Saipan is the island she was known to have last lived. Papua, New Guinea is the second island to propose a memorial for the first woman who dared circumnavigate the world. I hope that the world would eventually acknowledge what has been suppressed for 85 years ago.”
For much more about Marie Castro and her unbuilt Amelia Earhart Saipan Memorial Monument, please click here.