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Re: Area 51 Still Operational

From: John Rimmer <johnr@magonia.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 1998 16:11:14 +0100
Fwd Date: Sat, 06 Jun 1998 13:23:14 -0400
Subject: Re: Area 51 Still Operational

>Date: Fri, 5 Jun 1998 17:31:19 -0500
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: John <jvif@spacelab.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Area 51 Still Operational

>>To: "UFO UpDates - Toronto" <updates@globalserve.net>
>>From: "Jerome Clark" <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
>>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Area 51 Still Operational
>>Date: Fri, 05 Jun 98 09:54:48 PDT

>>> Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 21:12:59 +0100
>>> To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>> From: John Rimmer <johnr@magonia.demon.co.uk>
>>> Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Skywatch: Area 51 Still Operational

>>> >Subject: UFO UpDate: Re: Skywatch: Area 51 Still Operational
>>> >From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
>>> >Date: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 12:10:24 -0400
>>> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

><huge snip>

>Hi Jerry,

>Pardon the interruption. I'll retreat after this little tidbit.

>You wrote:

>>Peter Rogerson's bizarre assertion that abduction stories are
>>triggered by Americans' supposed deep-seated fear of Hispanic

>I had never heard this one before. I'm going to file it in the
>same folder that I keep Sasquatches'  "fetal infanticidal guilt"
>theory of abduction. And along with Elizabeth Lotus and
>whatshisface the Canadian electric helmet guy [Michael Persinger
>--ebk] they'll make good company for each other in there! <G>

>Oh sorry, my question is.....

>How does old Pete explain a Puerto Rican abductee like me?
>I don't know about 'deep seated fears' but I do know the
>"white folks" were mad as hell that we were here! Had to
>learn how to fight and defend myself at 5 years of age because
>of it. If any, the object of my nightmares are white folks! <LMAO!>

As the interlocutor between Peter Rogerson's Mancunian* fastness
and Cyberspace, I'd just point out that Jerry oversimplifies PR's
argument, as usual. Peter's not saying that abductions are
"caused" by fear of immigration, and he's certainly not saying
that members of minority and immigrant communities can't be
abductees. But there's a case to be made that some of the general
public's responses to the adbuction phenomenon might be triggered
by such fear. Apart from anything else, just look at the word
"alien", and how its used in the USA. As you say: "the white
folks were mad as hell that we were here!"

*[one who comes from Manchester, England --ebk]

 [Please try and remember that UpDates _is_
  world-wide, folks--ebk]
John Rimmer

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