From: Steve Sawyer <stevesaw.nul> Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 07:15:10 -0800 Archived: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:40:34 -0500 Subject: Re: Paratopia PodCast 55 >From: Alfred Lehmberg <alienview.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 07:33:40 -0600 >Subject: Re: Paratopia PodCast 55 >>From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul> >>To: To: <post.nul> >>Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:28:34 +0100 >>Subject: Re: Paratopia PodCast 55 ><snip> >>BTW, I have been shocked by the article of Carol Rainey. Here is >>the copy of the message of support I sent to Budd Hopkins. I >>would like to see some support of him on this list... >>"I have great respect for Budd, whom I met several times, in >>Brazil, France and Italy, and for Leslie Kean as well. I am sure >>that his research on abductions is, and will remain, very >>important, and this is an occcasion to thank him warmly for >>that. >>His book Art, Life and UFOs, which I have just read, also >>confirm to me his qualities, as a man and as a talented artist. >>I see the article of Carol Rainey as a very regrettable mistake >>which, hopefully, will be soon forgotten. >Well, all respect Sir, it's gone beyond all that. Forgotten is >just not appropriate. If S.D. Morton or R. Hoagland were caught >like this we'd be on 'em like white on rice. Ms. Rainey is a >legitimate whistleblower, and she should not be shot for that. >See, you can say what you want about the motivations of Ms. >Rainey in production, but I can report that she was spot-on in >at _least_ a third of her report as it pertains to Jim >Mortellaro, that prevaricating little man who caused us all, but >me specifically, such embarrassment, injury, and cognitive >insult last decade. I'm inclined by her performance there to >give her the benefit of the doubt on the rest, which seems >cogent, calm and entirely bereft of any sexist 'woman scorned'. >Hopkins is having to endure a lot of guilt by association with >David Jacobs... who has been caught so red-handed and dirty that >continued defense in his credit is wholly inexplicable, IMO. >People are getting hurt and there must be some responsibility >taken for that. <snip> I agree completely here with Mr. Lehmberg. Absolutely. The Carol Rainey expose of Budd Hopkins (can't wait to see her film on same!), and by association, David Jacobs, via the "Emma Woods" affair, are both quite important developments within the field of "abduction research," and more generally, ufology itself, in terms of proper evidential procedure, objective vetting, and peer review and supervision by fellow researchers of the boards, groups, and individuals seriously interested in the advancement and progress to be made in UFO investigation and related aspects such as abduction. The latest revelations constitute a tremendous scandal on the part of both Hopkins and Jacobs, among others (read at paratopia.com what Rainey had to say about Leslie Kean's endorsement, against all logic, of Hopkins research early on, for example), and _must_ be honestly addressed and debated to the degree required to prevent further psychological and emotional harm to those subjected to regressive hypnosis, which is and has never been a scientifically sound process or "therapy" of any kind. The British UFO group, BUFORA, wisely banned its use several years ago, due to just such potential for abuse of subjects and implantation of false or confabulated memories. John Mack is also responsible for such egregious and reprehensible activities, although he may not be as equally guilty as Hopkins and Jacobs, who not should have known better, but did know better, but kept on with their increasing sensationalism of cases and alleged incidents apparently in order to enhance their reputations and and to make money via lectures and books. J' accuse! I recommend, strongly, interested parties listen to Paratopia's podcast 55 for Scott Lilienthal's comments on the hideous pitfalls and dangerous, damaging effects of non- professionals using techniques like regressive hypnosis on vulnerable subjects, to read Rainey'sarticle, and to visit "Emma Woods" website to listen to the "Jacobs tapes" and then decide for themselves just who is committing fraud and hoaxing the public. I am disgusted and deeply disappointed by the likes of Hopkins and Jacobs, and they need to be called to account for their actions, in a court of law if required, to acknowledge and be compelled to change or abandon such manipulative and destructive practices from here on out, in my humble opinion. They bring extraordinary discredit and oppobrium to the entire endeavor of real ufology, and should be stopped. They deserve no tributes or honors, just justice. Steve 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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