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Re: A Reason For CSICOP Condemning The X-Files

From: Ron Decker <Ron_Decker@wavebbs.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 15:49:33 -0500
Fwd Date: Sat, 20 Jun 1998 00:51:39 -0400
Subject: Re: A Reason For CSICOP Condemning The X-Files

> From: William Hand <ufotruth@ix.netcom.com>
> Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 22:27:44 -0500 (CDT)
> To: updates@globalserve.net
> Subject: A Possible Reason Why CSICOP Has Condemned The X-Files Movie!

> First of all lets all think about CSICOP for a moment. What is
> CSICOP? Well, it is an organization of people that for some
> reason try and bash, trash, irrationally debunk, and discredit
> anything that could possibly be even slightly "different" from
> what the mainstream and government accepts as "reality".

> They have tried to trash, bash, and discredit every single thing
> to do with UFOs, ETs, coverups, creatures like big foot,
> telepathy, phychokinesis, and other phenomenon that are very
> interesting and could show that there is more to this world, the
> mind, and the universe than what is commonly accepted by the
> government and "mainstream" science.

> Now, why would they be doing this? They claim that it is because
> there is no chance of any of the above phenomenon being real or
> actually existing! They claim that it is dangerous for people to
> believe in anything that is even possibly "not real". Well, this

William,

I think this last paragraph exposes the crux of the matter:
CSICOP doesn't want to allow any 'unauthorized' thinking.  In so
far as I'm concerned their last offering (condemnation of the
X-Files movie) provided a few moments of comedic relief on an
otherwise dreary day but their underlying message, to my way of
thinking, is dangerous.  If you are not thinking 'approved'
thoughts then you are dangerous.  And dangerous people are, after
all, dangerous and deserve to be squashed.  All for the common
good, of course.

> that any of these interesting phenomenons are real then why in
> the heck have some of them spent years of their life trying to
> irrationally and with any justification debunk them?

Because you and I (who perhaps DO think these things are real or
MAY be deserving of investigation) are dopes, jerks, clods,
bozos, etc. who need the gentle, guiding hand of those who really
do know everything.  We are NOT toeing the Party Line.

> I would simply spend my time doing something productive in
> something that I did believe in and not just waste years of my
> life trying to disprove something that I already did not believe
> existed......

But then you are probably NOT a True Believer which these CSICOP
guys most certainly are.  Fanatics are just that way for some
reason.  Go figure.

[....]

> Maybe some people who work for CSICOP are really government
> agents.

Personally, I kind of doubt it because these guys (CSICOP) really
don't need any government interference to ensure that they do a
proper job of maligning and so forth.  They are doing an
admirable job all on their own.

> Well, who really knows.... But the motives of CSICOP, and those
> who are members, really seem suspicious in my opinion....

Myself included.  I would go further and say that their motives
are the same as those who in the past might have muttered, "But,
Comrade, that sort of thinking is unacceptable,"  just before
they adjusted the voltage.

I have greatly enjoyed everyone's comments here regarding this
latest CSICOP "Warning."  Really, only the other True Believers
are going to take any heed.  The balance (i.e., reasonable folk)
are/are not going to see the movie according to their tastes.  I
fear that the only brainwashing going on is at CSICOP
headquarters.  And it appears that they haven't changed the water
in some time.

BTW, Jerome Clark mentioned the Fate article, "Starbaby."  If I
may ask, does anyone here know where I can get a copy?  My
collection of Fate Magazines disappeared (mysteriously, I might
add) and I would dearly love to reread that article; as I
remember it was excellent.  Please contact me directly if you
have any information.

Best regards,
Ron Decker



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