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Re: Special Note From Budd Hopkins

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

Jerry Clark

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