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Re: Budd Hopkins

From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 16:28:38 +0100
Archived: Wed, 09 Feb 2011 10:50:14 -0500
Subject: Re: Budd Hopkins


>From: Carol Rainey <csrainey2.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 17:51:21 -0500
>Subject: Re: Budd Hopkins

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 19:17:57 -0600
>>Subject: Re: Budd Hopkins

><snip>

>>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.

><snip>

>>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.

><snip>

>In this field, apparently, the more one tries to stick to the
>facts of the issue, the less attention respondents pay to the
>actual facts that are presented.

Carol,

I think that you miss an important point that Jerry Clark, to
the contrary, has well seen. It is a question of decency.

You are talking about a man who has done a great amount of
ground breaking research on abductions. It was, and still is, a
difficult and risky task, requiring a lot of intelligence and
courage among other things, and where one may be mistaken. His
books are among the best I have read in ufology. BTW, the book
you wrote with him is an interesting one, too.

On the other hand, he has made mistakes, apparently. Even a big
one with Mortellaro. You have chosen to publish a long text
dealing only with that later part of his work, in which you find
everything wrong. It so happens that you have been his wife
during ten years and that you have decided to put in question
the man and his work after a painful separation (painful to him
too, as he tells briefly in his book), at a time when he is
gravely ill.

Even those who don't know Budd Hopkins cannot fail to notice
that. Accusations of sexism are out of place here.

In my opinion, your attitude raises a problem of decency, and
Jerry Clark is quite right to say so. And never mind if some
people don't agree.


Gildas Bourdais




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