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Re: Paratopia PodCast 55

From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:28:29 +0100
Archived: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:44:27 -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.

>Be that as any of that might yet be, the pitfalls of being the
>only one on the blame line in a twitchy area are plain... if
>Budd had paid attention to his Iintruders Foundation board,
>composed for just that purpose I suspect... maybe he wouldn't
>have been so easily taken in by a psychopath... and he was taken
>in... hook, line, and sinker, as I was.

I recall now that there was a big fight about Jim Mortellaro,
and I see that Budd Hopkins made a huge mistake by supporting a
man who did not deserve it. I did not follow that case closely,
but I believe you. Yes, you can blame him for that, and I am
sorry for you to have suffered from it.

On the other hand, my opinion remains that, on the whole, Bud
Hopkins has done very important research on abductions, and has
helped a lot of people. It's a difficult field, in which there is
always a risk  of believing people who will turn out to be liars
and psychopaths. To tell the truth, it happened to me, and I ask
the question... who never made such a mistake? You know that
proverb: only those who do nothing never make mistakes.


Respectfully,

Gildas Bourdais



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