From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 19:17:57 -0600 Archived: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 09:44:04 -0500 Subject: Re: Budd Hopkins >From: Carol Rainey <csrainey2.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 12:17:02 -0500 >Subject: Re: Budd Hopkins >>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 09:52:16 -0600 >>Subject: Re: Budd Hopkins <snip> >>I will simply state (as a divorced man myself) that ex-spouses' >>claims about the character of their ex-spouses need to be read >>with due caution. >It was especially disappointing to find Jerome Clark, >a guy with mental contrails that have always been a pleasure to >observe - how even he yanks out the old pre-feminist cliche that >a former spouse's statements about an ex-spouse "need to be read >with due caution." Is there any divorced man or woman on this List - besides Carol, apparently - who doesn't know exactly what I meant? >Anybody recall the last time such a comment was made about a >male UFO investigator? I don't. This is a male-dominated field >and such facile dismissal of serious concerns raised by someone >outside the old boy's club is not terribly promising for a field >that has not even learned to tie its investigative shoes. And who couldn't see the conveniently self-serving male-baiting coming from a mile away? Seriously, folks: My sole point, which I would have thought blindingly apparent to any adult reader, is that an ex-spouse has his or her story, but - as we have already seen - it isn't the only one to be told. That's such commonplace wisdom that it's even the subject of country songs (e.g., George Jones and Tammy Wynette's famous "We Live in a Two Story House," on which I often reflected ruefully as I was going through my own divorce years ago). I am _not_ accusing anybody of insincerity, by the way, nor am I urging onlookers not to read or consider what interested persons, Carol included, have written recalling their particular (and, as we've already seen, conflicting) observations. Enough. I have no desire to get caught in this pool of quicksand. Carol has said what she wants to say, I've said what I have to say, and now others can tell their stories. Nobody owns this story. 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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