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Re: Special Note From Budd Hopkins

From: John Rimmer <johnrimmer.nul>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 15:57:10 +0000 (GMT)
Archived: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 11:25:54 -0500
Subject: Re: Special Note From Budd Hopkins


>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 07:24:32 -0600
>Subject: Re: Special Note From Budd Hopkins

>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

If anyone should be so misguided as to organise a forum
soliciting sympathy for me in my 'twighlight' please be assured
that I will happily myself provide sick-bags for anyone who
finds such a display of sentiment too much to bear.

To be serious. I agree my remark was flippant and in poor taste.
It was meant to be, but it was aimed at the people now
organising a rear-guard campaign to salvage Budd Hopkin's
reputation, not at the man himself.

Budd Hopkins and David Jacobs, after being feted by the UFO
'community' for many years are now finding themselves under
attack for the methods they have used in their research, and the
effect their investigations have had on a number of individuals.

However, some people seem to be trying to deflect this criticism
from Budd Hopkins in particular by implying that his poor health
should in some way shield him from critical and sceptical
comments, which is, in my view, what this solicitation of
sympathy is intended to do.

I am sorry that Budd Hopkins is ill, as I am for anyone in
similar circumstances, but there does seem to be an undercurrent
suggesting that because of this others should hold back on their
criticism of him and his methods. This is totally unacceptable.

--
John Rimmer







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