From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 07:24:32 -0600 Archived: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:13:17 -0500 Subject: Re: Special Note From Budd Hopkins >From: John Rimmer <johnrimmer.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 00:51:24 +0000 (GMT) >Subject: Re: Special Note From Budd Hopkins >>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 09:19:16 -0600 >>Subject: Re: Special Note From Budd Hopkins >>And keep on enforcing intellectual conformity, John. Continue >>to enforce the Great Taboo (as Billy Cox wittily calls it), >So witty[,] Jerry, I fell over laughing. What the heck are you >talking about? Yeah, I guess I lack the wit to come up with a knee-slapper like yours about needing a sick-bag because a friend and colleague (Kay Wilson) has chosen to honor a gravely ill man. I can't help noticing, incidentally, that you've deleted the "sick-bag" crack from the above. Maybe even you have figured out why your "joke" was so offensive. I would like to think that next, you'll be man enough to withdraw it. In case you try to revive it or defend it, however, let me make this so clear that even you can understand it: Your remark was contemptible. It was contemptuous of a good man whose daily existence is now a constant struggle. It was contemptuous of the feelings of those who are concerned about him and who in one way or another have been touched by him, his friendship, and his contribution. It was contemptuous, basically, of everybody who doesn't think exactly like you and all who think exactly like you. No wonder you think Phil Klass is a moral arbiter. This has nothing to do with whether one agrees or disagrees with Budd's abduction theories. It has to do with basic respect, decency, and compassion, all notably absent from your insensitive, repellent attempt at humor (if it was even an attempt at humor). I here make this pledge: If I should happen to be around when you enter life's twilight, I will not ask for somebody to hand me a sick-bag when your colleagues and friends praise you and express affection for you in a forum designed for that purpose. Not that it would ever occur to me to do otherwise. In fact, until this latest revelation, I almost certainly would have contributed to that forum. 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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