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Re: 'Useful Idiots' Of ET Secrecy

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 09:31:52 -0500
Archived: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 06:23:36 -0500
Subject: Re: 'Useful Idiots' Of ET Secrecy

>From: Ross Evans <ross.evans11.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 22:25:59 +0000
>Subject: 'Useful Idiots' Of ET Secrecy

>It is extremely unfortunate that the casual observer looking for
>further information about the UFO issue will likely happen upon
>blatantly false testimony promulgated by frauds, messianic
>crackpots, and habitual attention seekers. The actions of these
>individuals are bad enough, but in many cases they are
>facilitated in spreading their nonsense by bodies ostensibly
>setup to assist serious investigation and discourse of the UFO

>The efforts of the Mainstream Media to mock and ridicule the UFO
>subject are greatly aided by these useful idiots, who in search
>of 5 minutes of fame, serve to perpetuate existing power
>structures and their attendant secrecy.

>Before the UFO issue can hit the mainstream of public
>consciousness, the crackpots must be moved to the fringe of the
>fringe. Only then are we likely to have an environment no longer
>conducive to official denial of the reality of the UFO


I think you give too much credit to concept of the media leading
public opinion, but the impact of following the story has the
same impact as you've described. But I have to ask what
mechanism you would envision to restrict the impact of
"crackpots" and "frauds"? The establishment of a group to
measure the veracity of evidence and/or claims would merely add
the noise level, as more self-appointed experts publish their
thoughts on the Internet.

For the general public, I think the genre is defined by the
media and Internet; but, there remains a core group of
researchers trying to bring some scientific balance to a
fractured field. The problem for those new to the field is
deciding what path to follow through the forest of information
to be found.


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