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Trots In Space

From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 10:09:46 -0700
Fwd Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 16:46:56 -0500
Subject: Trots In Space

Source: Fortean Times


August 2003

Trots In Space
Matt Salusbury

Juan R Posadas was no ordinary Trotskyite; socialists from outer
space, the benefits of nuclear war and communication with
dolphins were all part of his revolutionary programme. Matt
Salusbury tells the story of one of the World=92s strangest
political thinkers.

We think of UFO cults, typically, as being na=EFve, fancy-dress
Californian affairs, scary religious Doomsday sects, or even
neo-Nazi groups convinced that flying saucers operate from a
secret Antarctic base. But there was one UFO cult at the
opposite end of the political spectrum: a Trotskyite UFO cult.

They called themselves the Posadists after their founder Juan R
Posadas and, like many UFO cults, they bore a fierce loyalty to
their "dear master".1 They believed that close encounters were
evidence of superior socialist civilisations from Earth=92s
future. Their bizarre belief in flying saucers was not
channelled to them by some tackily-named space entity but
"theoretically informed" by Marx and Trotsky, and was for them a
logical extension of Marxist dialectical materialism. Posadas
wrote: "We will travel to planets millions of light years away
under a Socialist society."


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-- "Only a zit on the wart on the heinie of progress." Copyright
1992, Frank Rice

Terry W. Colvin,
Sierra Vista,
Arizona (USA)

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