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Re: The Illuminati - Gehrman

From: Ed Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 14:38:25 -0800
Fwd Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2004 08:56:46 -0500
Subject: Re: The Illuminati - Gehrman


>From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 13:57:54 -0500
>Subject: Re: The Illuminati

>>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2004 07:57:05 -0800
>>Subject: Re: The Illuminati

><snip>

>>Think about it, had our government embraced the UFO phenomenon
>>"publicly" instead of debunking the subject and ridiculing
>>witnesses and evidence, (for decades) we would have a much
>>different scenario today. Quite frankly, we might even have
>>members of the list who are from places much farther then
>>Brazil.
>There are many factors that have brought ufology to where it is
>today, and we could debate the strengths and weaknesses of them
>forever. Probably the turning point for respectability was the
>Colorado Project, which was used by Dr. Condon to gather and
>formalize evidence that supported his pre-existing beliefs about
>the subject. The debate wasn't all that different prior to the
>Condon Report, but this provided the Air Force with the excuse
>they needed to shut down Project Blue Book, which wasn't going
>anywhere, and also provided an (albeit flawed) scientific
>conclusion that there was little of importance to the study with
>regard to UFOs. To this day, many scientists view this as the
>official scientific study on the subject and believe that
>further research isn't justified. In addition, it is very
>difficult to secure research funds for a subject that has been
>dismissed by the "official" scientific community.

>But when you talk of public acceptance and beliefs, there are
>many subtle factors involved. One of those is the little
>understood effect of memes, which can help to form our beliefs
>through symbols that cross language and ethnic barriers. I would
>suggest that there are a number of symbols related to ufology
>that evoke feelings and beliefs by many, which has given those
>symbols a special standing.

Steven, Frank, List, EBK,

Another factor is that humans are, by nature, conservative and
resistant to change. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors lived for
hundreds of thousands of years without modifying their tool kits
or clothing styles, a fact inconceivable in our modern twenty-
first century society, but still observable in the habits of
most indigenous peoples.

Jung comments on this well known but seldom discussed condition
in "Man and His Symbols"(pg 31):

"I have already pointed out the existence among primitive
peoples of what anthropologists call 'misoneism', a deep and
superstitious fear of novelty. The primitives manifest all the
reactions of the wild animal against untoward events. But
civilized man reacts the same way, erecting psychological
barriers to protect himself from the shock of facing something
new."

Denial, disassociation, and intellectualization are just three
human "psychological barriers" know to inhibit discussion,
inquisitiveness, and understanding.


Ed





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