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Scrap Propaganda Address The Issues [was: The

From: Carol Rainey <csrainey2.nul>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 00:21:49 -0500
Archived: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 09:27:58 -0500
Subject: Scrap Propaganda Address The Issues [was: The


>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 20:39:35 +0000
>Subject: Re: The Assassination Of Hopkins & Cortile

<snip>

>Wow, not just discrediting Hopkins and Cortile, but Carol Rainey
>is assassinating them. Isn't that hyperbole a little over the
>top?


Hello, Concerned Listers,

I'd like to directly address the flying accusations about my bad
taste in timing and lack of concern for "the dying Hopkins." The
propagandists are taking an easy, sentimental potshot at my
persistence in disclosing what I feel are faulty, sometimes
harmful, and virtually worthless research methods practiced by
the two best-known alien abduction researchers. No, the research
isn't worthless in the sense that many, many people who have
come to Hopkins and Jacobs have felt relieved simply by having
someone listen to and empathize with them.

But current abduction research methods are practically worthless
in having brought us any verifiable knowledge about a real and
puzzling phenomenon that troubles many experiencers. And that is
a serious ethical problem - to continue escalating a narrative
that has no basis in tried-and-true methods of science or even
in experimental or hybrid methodology.

Back to my "bad taste." Let me tell you, folks, there are three
simple facts here: Simple Fact One - that I care very much about
Budd, my former husband of ten years, although I no longer
admire him. And no one has the right to ask me to explain that.
It simply is.

And Simple Fact Number Two is that I'm dying, too, you're dying,
we're all dying. Some are a little closer to the finish line
than others. But if you have a truth to speak out, you'd damn
well better do it now. I no more know when my time is up than
did John Mack - vigorous, full of new challenges - on the day we
spoke on the phone as he was packing to leave for England.He
told me of his newest interest - the possibility of life after
death - and we promised to pick up the topic after he returned.
And, of course, then came the rush of the proverbial truck and
he never returned. I never got to hear what was leading him on.

I'm saying what I need to say because it would be dishonest not
to while I still have a tongue. I am speaking out to apologize
for any possible harm that my secondary role with Budd's
subjects might have caused. If they experienced none, so much
the better.

Now we come to Simple Fact Number Three about "the dying man"
story: I'm here in Manhattan and those who criticize me are not
even close. In an "only in Manhattan" scenario, I still live in
the same house with Budd, two floors down, in the lower artist's
studio. We cross paths irregularly and are civil to one another
as we do. I am aware, as I am writing, that Budd is up and
functioning, doing his own laundry on the main floor we share,
going outside shortly after a blizzard to get his own liquor or
to make a drugstore or food run.

He has no constant, live-in care. He is not in hospice. He took
care of himself through most of the terrible blizzards of this
past amazing winter in New York.

And, fifteen minutes ago, the "dying man" was seen walking quite
spryly up 16th Street with a friend I think of vaguely as
"Citizen Kane."

I'd say that Budd Hopkins, although coping with a serious
illness, is still very much up and swinging.

I should know.

Now, would it be possible to actually discuss the _issues_ about
alien abduction research?


Carol Rainey



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