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Re: Don Ecker Quits UFO Research - Lehmberg

From: Alfred Lehmberg <alienview.nul>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 06:16:47 -0500
Fwd Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 08:49:43 -0400
Subject: Re: Don Ecker Quits UFO Research - Lehmberg

>Source: Kevin Randle's A Different Perspective Blog


>Wednesday, April 18, 2007

>Don Ecker Quits UFO Research

Mr. Ecker writes;

"...Most 'researchers' are ignorant of what has happened previously
in the field of UFO research."

All respect to Mr. Ecker, a man burdened, as many of us are, with
an earnest sincerity.

His statement presumes a nebulous and ill-defined fault upon the
sneer-quoted "'researcher'" as the major hurdle to a ufological
renaissance of funded interest by the scientific mainstream, say.

Also presumed in the aggregate are the, I must protest,
'earnestnesses' (my sneer quotes) of corporate bodies ,
contested governments, criminal departments of law enforcement,
dark-side alphabet agencies, and errant religious
institutions... to do the "right thing" if approached
rationally, logically, and sensibly about UFOs, for example.
These iterated cultural bodies are precluded from their
condescending interest by woo-woos cluttering the field with
their interests? No.

Forgotten is that the latter 'woos' have their interests fanned
by the information vacuum nurtured and facilitated by exactly
those who should be performing the aforementioned investigation,
and are not. In other words, there are only sneered at
"investigators", gentlemen, because there are, not counting
shoe-string guys such as yourselves... no investigators.

Sirs, the whole of officialdom works against that which shall
not submit to the control of same. You dismiss that at peril I
think. Our cultural gatekeepers abhor that which shall not be
measured, counted, predicted, accounted for, or profitably
employed. Moreover, Officialdom employs egregious mechanisms to
defuse "works of best practice" moving us to the ends alluded
to... as we _know_.

It is this, I submit, which generates the informational void-
with-no-attention-span protested. Officialdom, largely, and not
we individuals (burdened with the sincerity alluded to) that
hinders the investigation, insults aggregate intelligence, and
keeps us in the decided and duplicitous dark about fortean

It is easier to blame the individual and not them

But culture and society have a duty to improve and respect the
individual, if _only_ because society and culture are improved
and respected in turn. They _don't_ hold up their end on that
score... and then have the bland if impertinent arrogance to
_pronounce_ on that which it helps to deny, decry, or
fallaciously obviate. Verily, it reports authoritatively on
that which it refuses to even look!

A lot of dross and wasted time hides in that official
complacency. It facilitates the short attention span you decry.
 It promotes the errant revisiting you bemoan. It begs the
mainstream hostility you endure with regard to this biggest
_possible_ story...

There's your enemy of reason, I expect, and not the Birnes'...
Sirs. The Birnes', _stalwart_ persons seemingly imbued with an
earnest sincerity of their own, only kick over the rocks
dissmissed and ignored by a mainstream remaining, perhaps, over-
respected still. They're not the enemy, and deserve, I
suspect... more respect than that shown as torches are passed.

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