From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg@snowhill.com> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 14:51:50 -0500 Fwd Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2002 12:20:08 -0400 Subject: Got Sack? It's hard for me to be anything other than angry, really, as I key this, especially as I consider the "hit" and disengage" tactics of the shamelessly officious authoritarians among us -- those that write insipidly on the insipidly accused and become insipid themselves, those outraged accusers of ad hominum (but ironically first to practice it), and the reactionary 'sneering' who use stodgy rationalization to engineer a deceptive last word in the never-ending debate (and _weak_ stodgy rationalization at that). "Time or inclination", indeed. "Lame", indeed. "Unscientific", indeed. "Fringe", indeed. Jim Mortellero was impugned, roundly castigated, actively campaigned against, and _not_ a little humiliated when he tried to share his story and contribution with us here on UpDates (SDI) several weeks ago. He knew he was going to have a rough row to hoe going in, of course, given the excessive 'conviction' of his angered opposition, but he had convinced himself that he had a definite and TRULY substantive contribution to make. He pressed BACK! The guy's got _sack_! I recently heard him on the Jeff Rense show (Thursday night on the sixth. Errol gave us all a heads up on last weeks SDI ), and every indication _is_ that Jeff Rense, and (did I hear this correctly ?) ...two of the worlds three most _important_ abduction researchers, Budd Hopkins and Dr. David Jacobs (the third, I think, is just otherwise engaged, as yet) ...are _very_ interested in Jim's aforementioned contribution. Additionally, the audio tape of his chemical regression, a regression voluntarily performed in an attempt to find out what _assaulted_ him during the five plus hours of missing time he recently experienced (!)and which a 911 call would confirm (reflexively dismissed here as the mechanism of an inept hoax) .has _some_ citation from the discreet medical team which performed it. Still more, Jeff Rense is aware of sources on this medical team who confirm key aspects of the story as told (and more... oh and more...!), as is one (still unnamed) principal researcher at UpDates (c'mon out! [g]), and finally by the well respected Mr. Hopkins himself. Everyone's 'talking' to everyone else... That is unusual all by itself! Let's sum up. There seems to be an 'initiative' offered... (that is grounded in science, is the providence of a diverse collection of professionally oriented individuals of some note, and which is actively engaged by _the_ most respected individuals in the field...) promising to give abduction research a real shot in its enigmatic ASS! .Seems to _this_ writer like some impressed golf clapping should be going up all around, but it's not... on the contrary, it sounds like Daffy Duck in here, just sliding out onto an abruptly silent stage after Bugs has exited... Listen a moment and hear the crickets. What's up with that? One would think we're not _really_ interested in this 'thing' we purportedly investigate. Additionally, I've missed Jim's literary contributions in here, to be sure, as I've learned to admire _anyone_ willing to challenge the, largely ineffective, ufological status quo (or question the suspect mainstream), and someone willing to overturn the covering rocks instead of pronouncing what CANNOT be under them just warms my freaking cockles (whatever the hell _they_ are). In as much as Jim's claims have achieved at _least_ enough vindication to counter the specious pronouncements made against them, can some of these principals see it in their hearts to invite him back so he can continue his literary contribution to the ongoing aggregate of UpDates effort? _I_ miss his public input, and in as much as it seems he might be a little closer to the sweet vein than noted others have indicated (or that noted others even are!), perhaps his input has more value than has been otherwise whispered, and he could be persuaded to take an active part in it once again. Truly, even an ardent detractor owes him an apology, forthcoming or not, at this juncture. Consider: Jim Mortellero may be unique in that he stands to make a major contribution to abduction research while selected of the the most outspoken abductees are arguably "lined up" against him! This is forgetting that it just may be that he is the 'realest' thing ufology has going on right now! For that reason _alone_ this community should think twice before driving him off too far . Ironic really when he wanted to give this whole thing (the same thing!) to Errol and those with an alleged interest in broad horizoned abduction research right here at UpDates... the unfortunate result of "once burned, twice shy", or something more sinister? I've admonished him to come back on myself, but he thinks that it might be inappropriate given the viciousness of the opposition that he seems to generate. He sees himself as a detraction and distraction to an effort that he would otherwise have a lot of respect for; he doesn't want to be the cause of, or facilitate, a continued non-productive divergence or corrosive digression; he wants the truth. ...As sappy, unsophisticated, and juvenile as that sounds? He just wants the truth. That's all it ever was. Like I said: Jim's got _sack_! That's a dwindling commodity lately, good ladies and gentlebunkies, as the best of us chases after a canted mainstream that will _never_ accept them and the worst of us use that chase as an opportunity to wear their more honorable opposition down; let's reverse an egregious trend and welcome 'sack' back into the community. Lehmberg@snowhill.com ~~=D6~~ EXPLORE "Alfred Lehmberg's Alien View" at his VSN URL. http://www.alienview.net JOHN FORD RESTORATION FUND -- John will be released eventually. He'll need a tax free cash stake to get on his feet. Let's put one together for him; the bigger it is -- the more attention he gets. It could have been you. E-mail for detail. $350.00 pledged -- $200.00 collected! "I cleave the heavens, and soar to the infinite. What others see from afar, I leave far behind me."
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