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Re: The Assassination Of Hopkins & Cortile

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:21:19 -0600
Archived: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 09:11:26 -0500
Subject: Re: The Assassination Of Hopkins & Cortile


>From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 13:39:01 +0000
>Subject: Re: The Assassination Of Hopkins & Cortile

>>From: Nigel Watson <nigelwatson1.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 12:50:16 +0000
>>Subject: Re: The Assassination Of Hopkins & Cortile

>>Peter Rogerson takes a robust look at the alien abduction
>>controversy in his latest contribution to the Magonia Blog at

>>http://pelicanist.blogspot.com/

>>"The reaction of the wider UFO community to the first version of
>>Carol's article when posted on UFO UpDates, and to the
>>complaints of Emma Woods, resembles rather the reaction of the
>>institutional Catholic Church towards allegations of child abuse
>>- blame the victim and shoot the messenger.

>Yes, this is exactly the right line to take. The reaction of
>certain sections of the wider UFO community to the whole affair
>has, in some instances, resembled other social panics when
>information has suddenly appeared in the media concerning
>individuals who have acted beyond the pale of civilised
>standards.

History is replete with examples which ought to cool the ardor
of lynch mobs, literal and figurative, and to teach them not to
give accusers blind credence just because the charges are ones
they want to hear.  Sean Meers's current investigative paper and
his forthcoming, much larger one on Budd Hopkins-related matters
ought to serve as an object lesson, at least to those who can be
taught.

Of course, by now some have too much invested in a contrary
narrative to pay attention, but less excitable observers of the
controversy really ought to read what Meers has found.


Jerry Clark



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