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Re: And The Truth Shall Set Its Fee...

From: Jim Mortellaro <Jsmortell@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 03:33:30 EST
Fwd Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 06:17:18 -0500
Subject: Re: And The Truth Shall Set Its Fee...



>Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 13:43:35 -0600
>From: Donnie W. Shevlin <dshevlin@primary.net>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: And The Truth Shall Set Its Fee...

>>From: Jim Mortellaro <Jsmortell@aol.com>
>>Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 03:18:43 EST
>>To: updates@globalserve.net
>>Subject: And The Truth Shall Set Its Fee...

>>Dear Errol, Skeptics, Believers and Faith Healers...

>>Allow me, alas a mere mortal, an opportunity to evaluate your
>>performance, as a group. Of course, I refer _ONLY_ to those few
>>of you who are the culpably ignorant. You know who you are.

><snip>

>>The moral?

>>You, you who speak truth, I worship you. You, who speak your
>>truth, I admonish with this caveat. Your truth may be a lie.
>>And you must live with that.

>>My truth is truth. I can live with that.

>I applaud you Jim. I sit here day after day and try and sort the
>truth. It is a trying matter in itself. A need for profit
>outwieghs the truth in much respect. At least that is what I
>see. They're going for that golden ring that will establish a
>name in Ufology.

>Of course, about profit, how could one make a living if not on
>the profession they choose. Starving artist are just that,
>starving. So Ufologist have to make a living at what they do,
>it's just that they should take pride in the truth of the work
>that they have done. Not to create tainted truth to turn a
>dollar. Or all their real work, true or untrue, will disassemble
>before their eyes.

>My grandfather would say, 'A hundred ah rights is all lost in
>the one oh shit.'.

>Donnie


Donnie,

Thank you for your words of support. However I must make sure
that I am not misunderstood. In the post, I address not the
true researcher, but the false researcher.

There is some redemption for the few who delude themselves into
the mistaken belief that what they do is for the good of all.
But those to whom I spoke in that post are the ones who lie to
the rest of us, not merely to themselves. And money, in my very
humble opinion, has little to do with it. It's more of an ego
trip for them, I think.

Second, I must tell you that from my very limited exposure to
some very few, very courageous, very dedicated people who may
truly be called researchers.... believe me, there is not a one
of them that can make a living at it. Not a bloody one! Trust
me on this point!

Most, if not damned well nearly all of those whom I've met who
are doing the real work in this field must earn their shekels at
something else.

Most nearly all of us, the good guys and the bad, and everyone
in between, know exactly who the players are. But some of us
continue to elude, delude, and otherwise, cheat on the truth.

I think the motto of the guys in the white hats should be from a
Bob Dylan song which reads, "I make shoes for everyone, even
you, and I still go barefoot!"

In conclusion, drink Gripple and feel gooood, again. Or is that
the Pepto Bismol ditty?

Jim

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