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Re: NASA Scrubs Moon Hoax Book

From: John Rimmer <jrimmer.nul>
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 19:22:56 +0000
Archived: Sat, 09 Nov 2002 14:36:43 -0500
Subject: Re: NASA Scrubs Moon Hoax Book

>From: Larry Hatch <larry.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2002 06:09:24 -0800
>Subject: Re: NASA Scrubs Moon Hoax Book

>>From: Jim Speiser <jimspeiser.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 22:51:32 -0700
>>Subject: Re: NASA Scrubs Moon Hoax Book

>Hi Jim:


>It was easy enough to ignore the yahoos at first, that's my
>first inclination. Who cares what a few nuts think? But then,
>over time as memories dim and new generations arise, it starts
>to sound credible .. more and more people start to doubt we
>landed a man on the Moon.

>There are definite parallels to the Holocaust, a very similar
>denial, and the same sort of pot-boiler opportunism.

I think this is a very important point, and I wonder if it is
just "pot- boiler opportunism". I quote the following from Peter
Rogerson's review of a book, "Telling Lies About Hitler", about
the David Irving trial in Britain, which in on the Magonia
website. Irving sued the historian Deborah Lipstadt for naming
him as a Holocaust denier. Peter commented:

"Evans points out that the holocaust denial strikes at the very
heart of historical knowledge, if we can start to doubt major
world events with thousands of witnesses, mountains of documents
of all kinds, all knitting together, then we never know any
about the past. (What comes next: there never was a First World
War; slavery in the USA was a myth; the Berlin Wall never
existed?). Of course, outside the ranks of the neo-Nazi faithful
full-frontal holocaust denial has not made many converts;
perhaps that is why the "revisionists" are now taking on less
emotive targets, such as the moon landing, as a sort of
seduction. If you can persuade someone that one of the central
events of the twentieth century never occurred, it makes arguing
others were fakes that much easier. You can also get
documentaries on TV channels which which would never entertain
the real hard stuff."

http://www.magonia.demon.co.uk/arc/00/sept02.htm for the full review

It might be interesting to examine the backgrounds of some of
those most forceful in promoting the "Moon Landing Hoax".

John Rimmer
Magonia Magazine

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