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Re: Who is Jerome Clark?

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 98 10:42:49 PDT
Fwd Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 17:19:11 -0400
Subject: Re: Who is Jerome Clark?

> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 20:17:16 -0300
> From: Stanton T. Friedman <fsphys@brunnet.net>
> To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
> Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Who is Jerome Clark?

> >Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 09:06:41 -0400
> >From: The Duke of Mendoza <101653.2205@compuserve.com>[Peter Brookesmith]
> >Subject: Who is Jerome Clark?
> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

> >>To: "UFO UpDates - Toronto" <updates@globalserve.net>
> >>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
> >>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Who Is Jerome Clark?
> >[was: Corso, Stacy & Birnes]
> >>Date: Thu, 11 Jun 98 20:51:56 PDT

> >>But not all ufologists dispute official pronouncements. And of

> Peter, you really have gone off the deep end by calling me a
> conspriacy addict. : Conspiracy: "a joining secretly with others
> for an evil purpose". Addict: "person addicted to something
> harmful"..I don't see how being addicted to the truth and to
> facts (that nasty word again) is harmful. Try it sometime. I
> essentially never use the term conspiracy. My 21pg, paper "UFOs:
> Earth's Cosmic Watergate" uses it not at all.

It is unfair, not to mention false, to characterize Stan Friedman
-- or Donald Keyhoe, for that matter; Mr. Brookesmith also
mentioned him in the same breath -- as a conspiracy theorist.
Stan's view, like Keyhoe's (and my own, for that matter, at least
on some days), is that a small official group of individuals with
the proper clearances and need to know is holding significant UFO
secrets.  Stan was an early and forceful critic of the real
conspiracy theorists (Lear, Cooper, and their ilk), who conjure
up a Secret Government not only hiding UFO truths but controlling
the world.

By the loose definition Mr. Brookesmith has of conspiracy
theorist (or "addict"), anybody who believes governments keep
sensitive information--on any subject--classified is a conspiracy
 theorist (or "addict").  We all occasionally indulge in
polemical excess, but this excess seems especially lead-headed.

Jerry Clark

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