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Got Sack?

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

"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.

EXPLORE "Alfred Lehmberg's Alien View" at his VSN URL.

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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