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Re: ROJECT-1947: "Colonel Steve Wilson" and his

From: Steven Kaeser <steve@konsulting.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 07:14:15 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 07:24:20 -0500
Subject: Re: ROJECT-1947: "Colonel Steve Wilson" and his

>Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 16:02:21 -0500
>From: Rebecca Keith <XianneKei@AOL.COM>
>Subject: Re: "Colonel Steve Wilson" and his lies
>To: PROJECT-1947@LISTSERV.AOL.COM

>Why do we bother with people like Col. Steve? Bob Dean? Derrel
>Sims? And countless others? They never offer ANY proof for their
>claims -- they just want to be storytellers. I wrote Col. Steve
>off during the Alien Autopsy debacle, as he was making wild
>claims then.

Did you leave out Dr. Greer for a reason?

>People who make claims with no documentation are a waste of our
>time. And on the oppposite of the coin, when one offers proof
>that these storytellers claims are bogus, well, their followers
>will never believe you and brand you an agent of disinformation!

Perhaps you are confusing the search for truth with a search for
something greater (sorry, I can't come up with a better way to
say it).  IMHO, most people in this genre come into it with an
accepted belief structure for which they hoping to find both
direction and support.  Those you mention above seem to meet that
need, and thus they are able to gather a group of supporters
around them.  The problem is that because of this structure, and
the personalities involved at the top, little "proof" is needed
to entice those on the outside to "believe" and those who become
critical are attacking a group's belief structure, not an
individual.

For a researcher they provide no answers and are (as you say)
useless.  For those searching simply for something to believe in,
they provide a foundation for their belief structure.

>Since I'm relatively new to this field, I would like to know: Has
>it always been like this?

>Or is the problem worse now because we live in the information
>age?

One can only imagine what it would have been like if the Internet
had existed in the 50's when George Adamski was a prominent
figure in the genre.  But keep in mind that the advantages of the
information age work both ways, and also provide you a voice to
help keep everyone else's feet firmly planted on the ground....
<g>

IMHO, no matter how hard we analyze the Internet, we will in the
end merely see ourselves reflected back.

Steve




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