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Re: UFOs and Grassroot Action: What next?

From: RGates8254@aol.com [Robert Gates]
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 1998 00:15:35 EDT
Fwd Date: Wed, 03 Jun 1998 21:08:06 -0400
Subject: Re: UFOs and Grassroot Action: What next?

>From: MDJ50@webtv.net (Mike Jamieson)
>Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 07:57:53 -0700
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: UFOs and Grassroot Action: What next?

>For over fifty years the UFO mystery has been an object of
>occasional public attention.  And though UFOs have become a very
>popular theme in entertainment, the issue has not received the
>type of serious attention from journalists, scientists and
>political leaders that is necessary for developing an
>understanding of this important matter.

It never will receive the attention that people in the UFO
community think it should.

This is true in most every field of science.  Why should the UFO
field be any different?

>The idea (and name) of Operation Right to Know manifested in the
>fall of 1991 when Ed Komarek and I began planning for our first
>event, an educational display at the White House ellipse for a
>week in March 1992.

>People began responding to the idea of ORTK and in July 1993 we
>held a demonstration and rally at the White House, an event many
>of you may remember.  ORTK events followed at the Pentagon, GAO,
>in Chicago, in Los Angeles, in London and elsewhere with fair to
>good press coverage (though local DC tv ridiculed us, causing us
>to turn down a morning after interview).

>But with all that, no mass movement has arisen to fight UFO secrecy (no
>where near it).  Given this atmosphere, ORTK organizers are wondering,
>what's next?

Its called people don't care as long as the economy is perceived
as being good, and they can indulge in beer and monday night

As part of the impeachment of Nixon it was discovered that his
aide Charles Colson had ONE thats right O-N-E only FBI file.  The
Clinton Whitehouse had over 900.  The american public as a whole
said we don't care.

I think the "I don't care" attitude has spilled over into
anything connected with government which includes the UFO

>Of course, we have announced our plans for a demonstration at the
>White House (for July 1999).  But it's hard to argue with some of
>the points raised so far in response to those plans.  Therefore,
>this posting is presented for the purpose of soliciting people"s
>thoughts re.: (1) alternative forms of action (other than
>conventional demonstrations; (2) alternative settings (other than
>White House); and (3) message content.

The only time the American public is going to care is if we have
sightings flaps and waves like 52, 57, 66, 67, 73, AND the press
gives it massive amounts of coverage, which leads to people
calling the white house and Congress demanding that something
should be done.  Then you will get the attention of the policy

Said in another way, people as a whole don't care about incoming
asterioids, BUT if the press reported that one was inbound and
going to impact in a month, two or three, you would see so much
groundswell and demands that something be done it would blow your

As long as the American public is happy/content with status quo,
they are not going to care an iotta about UFOs, ET, and


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