From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg@snowhill.com> Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 09:54:15 -0500 Fwd Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 14:29:50 -0400 Subject: Alfred's Odd Ode #367 Alfred's Odd Ode #367 (Monday, June 17, 2002) Cohen wants the "Real Deal", perceived between the stars... to live that new reality... proposed _above_ the present bar, and though perhaps contentious or too quick on the offensive, he is doing what he's doing to _confront_ what's been pretended. And what are we pretending but the lie that we're alone, that there is not _clear_ history, well writ in ink and solid stone, that there is _much_ beneath a shroud our culture would impose, ironic from an 'Emperor' bereft of _any_ clothes! What are we pretending with our mainstream in its yoke, contrived for corporate interests, so a lapdog -- an embarrassed joke... denying what the masses are reporting without fail, though they suffer for their trouble: slings and arrows -- even jail. What are we pretending as the 'robbers' run amuck, or perform manipulations to ensure them means to _keep_ "good luck." Business has a power that is near to absolute, and corrupted absolutely is that power -- that's the truth! What are we pretending as the Earth begins to warm, or consider dying oceans as the start of what we'd blithely harm. We could take the steps right now to "cleanly" move to space, but psychopaths destroy us all in self-absorbed disgrace. What are we pretending as our children starve to death, and those who live are crippled by a hatred breathed with every breath? Too true, we make our enemies... more often than is not, and that would come from greed we show to those who haven't "got"! What are we pretending with egregious tyrannies that discount the individual who would rise from callused, beat-up, knees? Invention's disrespected, if disturbing status quos... that would have their way _regardless_, and become its greatest foe. What are we pretending as we practice a denial that's an insult to intelligence held against us at some, future, trial? Humanity is judged, or not, by who's been said is there, not God or all his angels but an ET, he would dare! What are we pretending while ignoring, in the sky, the lights that move so weirdly as they weave or bob, but clearly fly? We've _enough_ reports from folks who claim they interact... with an alternate intelligence, abducting them in fact? What are we pretending as we hide and stretch the truth, or make up pretty histories our kids reject _in fact_! What use?! A lie's a lie and smells as sweet so transfers all too well... contributing to an ignorance that sends us ALL to hell. So he would stop pretending that we validate "best practice" in ways that only signify, at _best_, "convenient practice." There is much, too much, at stake, much more than we could know, and shall we find the denouement to reap what we would sow? We're best served the real deal without the mad pretence, a truth in our reality, _sincere_ forthcoming-ness! A place where stealthy psychopaths are checked by 'rule of law' and where there is fidelity, beyond the CSICOP's pawl! Lehmberg@snowhill.com CSICOP's pawl operates in reverse, of course, a catch in our cultural wheel that by definition would otherwise ratchet 'forward' and not allow the backsliding slip to a previous position... CSICOP is seeing its eventual recognition and righteous identification as a hindrance to total advancement, a barrier to efficacious progression, and as an organization _toxic_ to creatively efficacious intelligence and even a general quality of life. CSICOP is a ratchet in reverse, an attempted slide to a previously held position and then locked there awaiting another opportunity for a regressive slip... CSICOPS days _are_ numbered, even if it's still, very unfortunately, a _big_ number. The reader can take heart in that. Like a Rush Limbaugh of the counter-paranormal, CSICOP ignores the facts, creatively spins the evidence, and discounts the proof embraced by institutions, individuals, or ideas contrary to its own. It lacks the consistency it would otherwise demand in others and it prosecutes its very canted agenda in a decidedly one sided manner. For example, it embraces intellectual, "think cloak" fallacies like "extraordinary claims requiring extraordinary evidence," which is only a clever dodge to ensure a CSICOP controlled level of evidence that is constantly raising its own bar. Additionally, it employs "Occam's razor," (a cant to the simplest explanation possible) which is used to justify 'BALLOONS' for hovering objects _not_ shot down in a hail of antiaircraft fire over Los Angeles in 1942, and 'VENUS' for a huge triangular craft witnessed by hundreds (and five counties of police officers) over south Illinois in 1991... If the reader has the slightest doubt regarding the preceding they only have to take an enjoyably informative gander at Jerry Cohen's _very_ excellent website at: http://www.cohenufo.org and compare it with the all-proclamation-and-churlish- pronouncements, whiningly pontificated at the CSICOP site found at: http://www.csicop.org. Cohen _deconstructs_ CSICOP at every turn he takes, rationally negates many of CSICOPs ufological presumptions (blighting the rest), and invalidates, magnificently (with some humor and a dash of appropriate sarcasm), the presumed charter and even _mandate_ of CSICOP's core organization. Don't take _my_ word for it. Go see for yourself. The dragon, if not dead, lies dying with Cohen's lance in its chest! Mr. Cohen is old guard (...been around and diligently researching for years), but he is descriptive of a new breed of ufologist that uses the opposition's own arguments as evidence of opposition fallaciousness. Mr. Cohen refreshingly goes, unlike CSICOP, where the data leads. Rare bird, THAT. He clearly provides citation along with his rational progressive thinking in a hyper-textual manner that balances both sides of the contentious argument (the complete antithesis of CSICOP). Finally, he makes it transparently obvious that our cultural deck is sullenly stacked by an _officious_ mainstream devoid of the same veracity that it demands of its hapless adherents and makes it _measurably_ clear that not only are we not in "Kansas" anymore, good reader, maybe we were never in "Kansas", at all! Read on. ~~=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." - Giordano Bruno, scourged by the scabrously specious scurrilous.
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