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Re: Fewer Abductions? - Hamilton

From: Bill Hamilton <skywatcher22@space.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2002 06:20:47 -0700 (PDT)
Fwd Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2002 09:59:37 -0400
Subject: Re: Fewer Abductions? - Hamilton


 >From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic@verizon.net>
 >To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 03:27:52 -0400
 >Subject: Re: Fewer Abductions?

 >>From: Bob Young <YoungBob2@aol.com>
 >>To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >>Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 11:33:51 EDT
 >>Subject: Re: Fewer Abductions?

<snip>

 >>Then, of course, there is the cultural hypothesis: times, they
 >>are a changing, and the idea is fading.

 >Hola Young Bob,

 >When the truth of the existence of the UFOs and their occupants
 >(finally) becomes common knowledge, some people are going to
 >suffer over it more than others. I guess giving the other guy the
 >benefit of the doubt (keeping an open mind) is passe and something
 >that went out with the horse and buggy.

Hey, John, I am already suffering over it, suffering from all
these comments, opinions, and attitudes. Guess you and I are in
that slightly different category of experiencers.

 >(If) this is all a cultural or psychological phenomena then you
 >should all be quaking in your boots. If it can 'infect' the
 >number of perfectly sane people that it has, then what makes you
 >so smug to think you are somehow immune from 'catching it'
 >yourself? Any way you look at it, you cut your own throat each
 >and every time you dismiss these thousands of _honest_ reports
 >as mere psycho-fluff with no possibility of having any basis in
 >reality.

Its the 'meme' phenomena. Consider the T-phage virus. A T-phage
cannot replicate itself; it reproduces by hijacking the DNA of a
bacterium, forcing its host to make millions of copies of the
phage.

Similarly, an idea can parasitically infect your mind and alter
your behavior, causing you to want to tell your friends about
the idea, thus exposing them to the idea-virus. Any idea which
does this is called a "meme" (pronounced 'meem').

Just think how we are spreading the UFO and alien memes on this
List and througout the Internet. My gosh, the whole world may
soon be infected!

 >If it is psycho-fluff... then please tell me why the mental
 >health community has not acknowledged and addressed a phenomenon
 >that is clearly manifest among a _significant_ number of people?
 >World wide! They usually clamor to embrace anything they can
 >throw Prozac or some other mood or mind altering chemical at,
 >not to mention an opportunity to 'bill' for years of therapy.
 >They continue to invent new 'disorders' daily but they have
 >somehow not chosen to address one that is 'in their faces.'
 >Curious.

Psychosis #5224: Abduction by aliens. A disorder characterized
by belief that one has experienced a period of missing time
within which alien lifeforms examine your body and mind followed
by a compulsion to tell others of these experiences with the
objective of finding a rational answer. (Note: also suffering
from psychological trauma induced by scoffing disbelievers who
often claim "its just hypnogogic hallucination")!

Ha! Will that fit the bill for an entry in the Encyclopedia of
Abnormal Psychology?

 >All these folks, from all over the world Bob, _all_ reporting
 >the _same_ details - symptoms to you Bob :) Yet the mental
 >health community has _completely_ ignored it. Ya think that
 >maybe they already know that these people - abductees - are
 >_not_ suffering from any major 'mental health' issues? With
 >exceptions I'm sure. And that _that_ knowledge is the reason
 >why it has not been addressed by them as a body?

Ahh, symptoms. Vill you please relax on my couch and describe
your symptoms? Then ve vill propose a cure.

Hmmm, how did those strange triangles appear on your skin?

 >When the reality of UFOs and their occupants becomes common
 >knowledge... worlds will explode.

Whoa, let's not go too far here with the imagery.

 >The shattering of world views will have the most devastating
 >effect among those who cling to their beliefs as if they were
 >carved in Krell metal. When the time comes, and it _will_ come,
 >they will need comforting and understanding beyond measure.
 >Imagine for just a moment what a humbling and truly educational
 >experience it would be to receive comfort, understanding and
 >help from the very people you have been routinely dismissing and
 >insulting -without second thought- for so many years.

 >Be more open-minded Bob. Not gullable mind you, just more open
 >minded. Willing to keep certain questions open until _all_ the
 >evidence is in. It wouldn't hurt, and hey, you may _really_ need
 >us some day. :)

An open mind doesn't really hurt. Neither does a little cosmic
good humor. :)


Bill Hamilton




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