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Alfred's Odd Ode #250

From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg@snowhill.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Jun 1998 06:39:05 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 03 Jun 1998 21:25:44 -0400
Subject: Alfred's Odd Ode #250

Apology to MW #250 (For June 3, 1998)

I'll have my protestation on the dying of the light. My own I've
yet to learn, my friend, in the coming of a fearful night. But
where we throw ourselves too forcefully into gods we've
manufactured, we erode communication, and are rendered, smote,
and fractured!

Tolerate the hoaxist and _encourage_ the behavior that will
deepen your confusion and distress. Make a hoax a crime, then --
a disturbance of the peace. What's left, then, is the _evidence_,
and we put it to the test!

But claims beyond the *ordinary* are requiring greater *proof*?
This is what you hide behind to stay contrived -- aloof! This is
not the way to check the merits of a claim! This is pseudo
rule-ishness! It corrodes and rots your brain. This is not a
metric that you use to measure merit! This is mere red herring --
a prevaricating carrot! On its face it *sounds* a good rule, but
it's lacking all the guidance that a paradigm must have for _use_
-- validity, reliance. _Who_ decides the magnitude of the *proof*
that's needed then? Who of us decides enough -- the evidence
that's in? Who of us will make the choice to say enough's enough
-- all I need is me, my friend, and I call my culture's bluff!

How can all these good folk be recounting all these tales -- of
abduction, or their sightings, in such similar detail? Explain to
me the footage, which I have in my possession, that I've looked
at very closely -- it _provokes_ concerned obsession! What about
these lights that flash, then drift across the cloudless sky --
nothing like I've seen before with open mind, or well trained
eye. And I was raised by scientists, and I bought into their
reason -- the scientific method (!), else fell short, and out of
season. And the little that they reasoned that they had not
figured out <g>, they left to just one jealous God we _won't_
know much about!!!

But I have come to find there's _more_ than culture's letting on
-- that science, all alone, is not _enough_ to carry on. That
God's interpretation by a scurrilous elite is the glue that keeps
us mired in continuous defeat! I've discovered that our systems
are to keep a status quo that the landed better live with while
they shovel us with snow!

Autonomy is here at hand, of that you can be sure! The power
found is limitless; O'leary's seen the cure! One fell swoop (!)
you're off the meter, and you're standing on your own, just think
what you can _now_ give back -- _respect_ is on the PHONE. The
man is not the man alone, he knows he'd come to find. That's why
he keeps you guessing, keeps you stupid -- keeps you blind!


I point my finger -- _knowing_ I point three back at myself!
Voltaire and Mill were dead on right, and everybody knows it --
for a little more of the ol' broad brushed hyperbole.

I wonder what they saw in _their_ skies. My Thanks to Jean Van
Gemert for the thought in the third paragraph.

Restore John Ford.

Explore the Alien View?


"I cleave the heavens, and soar to the infinite. What others see from
afar, I leave far behind me." - Giordano Bruno, while burning at the
fundamentalist's stake.

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