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Re: Links On Gordon Creighton

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 16:23:54 -0500
Archived: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 10:02:47 -0500
Subject: Re: Links On Gordon Creighton

>From: John Harney <magonia.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:56:05 -0000
>Subject: Re: Links On Gordon Creighton

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 11:49:35 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Links On Gordon Creighton

>>Friends of FSR's former editor have told me that before his
>>death, Charles Bowen fretted about the direction the magazine
>>would go under Creighton's unhinged leadership. A considerable >paper
>>trail since then attests to the late Mr. Bowen's

>In his editorial in FSR (Vol. 40, No. 2) on the death of the
>Earl of Clancarty (Brinsley le Poer Trench) in 1995, Creighton
>wrote about him:

>"There would be no point in attempting to deny that, despite his
>great zeal and energy for our 'cause', Brinsley went on to
>espouse a number of wild and absurd ideas (such as the 'Hollow
>Earth and Holes at the Poles', and the exploits of the
>ridiculous bogus 'Tibetan lama' Lobsang Rampa) which certainly
>did us no good, and played straight into the hands of the
>'Mendacious Brigade'. But de mortuis nihil nisi bonum, and
>trivial matters such as these are for discussion on another

>So here we have a crank commenting on someone apparently even
>crankier, and there's a lot more of that sort of thing in the
>FSRs edited by Creighton.

Interesting. If memory serves, it was through Creighton that I
first heard of Erich von Daniken. Creighton excoriated him for
all the right reasons. So, whatever his general mental
incapacity, give the man credit for the occasional -- albeit, as
the years rolled by, ever rarer -- lucid moment.

On the other hand, Brinsley le Poer Trench was a much _cuddlier_

Jerry Clark

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