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Re: NASA's Stephens Admits to CAUS That He is a

From: John Velez <jvif@spacelab.net>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 18:12:56 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 06 Jan 1999 10:24:04 -0500
Subject: Re: NASA's Stephens Admits to CAUS That He is a

>From: Roger Evans <moviestuff@cyberjunkie.com>
>Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 10:32:16 +0000
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: NASA's Stephens Admits to CAUS That He is a Fraud

>>From: Peter Gersten <UFOLAWYER1@aol.com>
>>Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 23:58:36 EST
>>Fwd Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 09:35:32 -0500
>>Subject: NASA's Stephens Admits to CAUS That He is a Fraud

>Previously, Peter offered this insight into Robert Stephens:

>>Mr. Stephens was able to fool us for over 80 days.  Shame on us.
>>We are so eager, CAUS included, to find the truth, that we will
>>embrace any 'savior' who presents himself cloaked in the garb of
>>'knowing the truth.'


>>A little knowledge is a
>>dangerous weapon in the wrong hands.  In Mr. Stephens' hands, we
>>became willing victims for his expert swordsmanship.


>>Hopefully we can learn from the past and not continue to make
>>the same mistakes.  Mr. Stephens was sent to us as an example of
>>what we need to do in the future...if ever presented with
>>another 'savior.'

>I am stunned.

>If you have been reading this list at all, I think you'll find
>that virtually NO ONE took Stephens seriously, much less thought
>of him as a 'savior'. His "swordsmanship", as you put it, was so
>severely lacking that even most armchair ufologists didn't even
>give him a second thought. The fact that _you_ were fooled
>doesn't mean that the majority was also. With all due respect,
>Mr. Gersten, you need to speak for yourself. The picture you
>paint is one of justification for your own gullibility and you
>can leave me out of it.

>I see no lesson to be learned here at all. To attribute such a
>thing to Stephens gives him far more credit than he deserves and
>affords you too convenient a cushion for your fall from reason.


>Roger Evans

Hello Roger,

Don't fret over Gerstens' "Fall from reason", - It wasn't a very
long trip! Besides, our Mr Gersten fell off of 'that pony' long
before this. <G>

I wish that CAUS could once again be the tool it once promised
to be when guys like Stan Friedman et. al. would use CAUS as a
platform from which to secure previously classified documents
from the government and to pass on onfo to the public. It
_could_ have been a major 'grass roots' venue, a rallying point.
Instead, it's just another 'UFO related junk mail list' and
nothing more. CAUS needs someone with vision and credentialed
credibility at the helm. Gersten is just running a hippie
commune over there. Until that changes, CAUS will remain the
impotent joke it has become under his leadership.


John Velez
"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind."

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