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Re: SDI 190 - 'Media Not Covering-Up' - White

From: Eleanor White <raven1@mail.nas.net>
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 07:48:06 +0000
Fwd Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2002 08:23:56 -0400
Subject: Re: SDI 190 - 'Media Not Covering-Up' - White


 >From: Dave Bowden <grafikfx@lineone.net>
 >To: <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 16:03:05 +0100
 >Subject: Re: SDI 190 - 'Media Not Covering-Up' - Bowden

 >>From: Eleanor White <raven1@mail.nas.net>
 >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >>Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 08:56:22 +0000
 >>Subject: Re: SDI 190 - 'Media Not Covering-Up'

 >>>From: Dave Bowden <grafikfx@lineone.net>
 >>>To: <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >>>Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2002 03:49:18 +0100
 >>>Subject: Re: SDI 190 - 'Media Not Covering-Up'

<snip>

 >>Until regular, no-debunker-follow-on stories are provided to the
 >>public over time, then the media can't claim to have tried this
 >>and found it not to work.

 >Three points I'd like to make here if I may.

 >1. You mentioned 'debunker' a few times in your posts. I hope
 >you are not implying I am a 'debunker' simply because I don't
 >happen to agree with your chosen methods.

No, I don't know about your views and UFO-related work at all.

Debunkers are the guys who say interstellar travel is impossible
because nobody can travel faster than light, ignoring the fact
that humankind does not know everything there is to know about
physics.  And do so at the _end_ of every UFO documentary or
news item, which seems to be the only format the media is
willing to use.

 >2. I've noticed in other posts you favour pickets, I take it you
 >mean demonstrations with supporters carrying banners and
 >placards. After all how else would 'they' know what you are
 >demonstrating about? Since you thought my 'Dear Government'
 >comment was silly I'd be interested to know the sort of thing
 >you may plan to write on your banners and placards.

RELEASE ALL UFO FILES
TO THE PUBLIC WHO
RIGHTLY OWNS THEM

Since weatherproof vinyl signs would be required, I'd also
graphically place that text on top of a greyed background image
of the cover of an IRS form 1040 and have it professionally
printed by a sign shop.  The 1040 would be just slightly tilted
off vertical to emphasize it without swamping the large red,
bold faced lettering.

 >3. I do understand what you're trying to do, rally the troops,
 >battle cry, all that sort of thing.

It's the only way I can think of to get past both the government
and media denial and ridicule, with at least some hope of
motivating interested members of the public to demand answers.
Waiting for more elegant methods hasn't worked for half a
century.

 >John Velez made a simple request to get folk to sign a petition:

 >http://www.virtuallystrange.net/petition/

 >It's been an uphill struggle to get a reasonable response.

A continuously manned picket site is also an uphill struggle,
and it's tragic that Greer supporters didn't do that around the
time of the May 10, 2001 press conference.  But if you want a
result, you have to put in the necessary work to bring it about.

I haven't heard of any extended picketing for release of UFO
information, so it probably hasn't been tried.  Personally, I'd
guess it might take a year of picketing in a well chosen spot to
budge even those members of government who are in favour of
releasing the files.  Including bad weather days.

I'm saying here that the importance of the issue deserves
extreme effort, in light of what 50+  years of waiting has not
produced.


Eleanor White




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