From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2011 11:58:10 -0500 Archived: Sat, 06 Aug 2011 14:16:21 -0400 Subject: Re: Report From Lumberton NJ Witness 07-30-11 >From: Michael Hughes <michaelmhughes.nul> >To: post.nul <post.nul> >Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2011 10:56:31 -0400 >Subject: Re: Report From Lumberton NJ Witness 07-30-11 >>From: Peter Davenport <director.nul> >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >>Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2011 11:29:29 -0700 >>Subject: Report From Lumberton NJ Witness 07-30-11 >Why do Ufologists continue to debase themselves and the field by >appearing on a radio show run by a man who promotes anti- >Semitism and Holocaust denial, among other appalling and hateful >subjects? Let me stress this is not intended as a criticism of any fellow ufologist in particular. When I say I've wondered the same thing myself, I am making a general point whose purpose, like Michael's, is to raise some needed awareness. I recall vividly an experience from a number of years ago, when I attended a conference at which, as I learned too late, a leading speaker was a notorious Canadian neo-Nazi who believed flying saucers to be Hitler's creation and ongoing operation - and that was his _sanest_ belief. My wife and I were shocked to discover that most other participants, though not themselves any more crazy or bigoted than the bulk of their fellow citizens, seemed unable to grasp why this man's presence should have been deemed unacceptable in any gathering of decent humans. The only explanation I've been able to come up for this dispiriting blindness is that many in our midst are oblivious to the larger world. It's also worth noting that such ignorance enables UFO-centric conspiracy theories contending, for example, that ET visitation and the cover-up of same are the hidden motivators of history and current events. If these notions aren't exactly in ufology's mainstream, sometimes they're closer to it than they should be. Jerry Clark Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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