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Re: TV Host At Kucinich Again

From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 14:06:41 -0800
Archived: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 09:21:41 -0500
Subject: Re: TV Host At Kucinich Again

>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 11:50:31 -0600
>Subject: Re: TV Host At Kucinich Again

>>From: Jan Aldrich <project1947.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2007 14:40:14 -0500
>>Subject: TV Host At Kucinich Again

>>Chris Matthews on his show on MSNBC-TV, here in the US, today
>>once again got on Kucinich's UFO incident, nominating Kucinich
>>for an unfavorable goof for seeing an ET manifestation.

>>Matthews ignored Kucinich's statement that he saw something in
>>the sky he couldn't identify. It is pop-culture and ufoology
>>that equate UFOs = ET spaceships.

>Uh, no. The ETH is surely the most scientifically defensible
>speculation about UFOs if one judges them to represent the
>operations of an unearthly intelligence.

>Unfortunately, for many in the field, it's not exciting, exotic,
>or esoteric enough, thus the popularity of "theories" like those
>proposed by John Keel, cryptoterrestrialists, supernaturalists,
>and the like. In other words, it has been a long time (the mid-
>1960s?) since within ufology UFOs were more or less
>automatically linked with extraterrestrial visitors.

When you look at the history, just about every single present-
day theory or explanation of UFO origin was being discussed
back during the U.S. UFO wave of 1947: extraterrestrials, inter-
or trans-dimensionals, time travelers, supernaturals (linked to
Biblical prophecy), cryptoterrestrials, plus the usual
conventional explanations of hoaxes, hysteria, illusions,
misperceptions, secret U.S. projects, secret foreign projects,
meteors, birds, clouds, weather balloons, etc. Nothing has
really changed.

Perhaps parallel realities or universes (or even time travel)
has slightly more credence now with modern theories of physics
and cosmology, but the ETH, to my mind, still remains by far the
most probable explanation of the origins of these real metallic
craft that greatly outfly our own.

>Of course, the ETH is unproved; therefore, everybody ought to be
>properly cautious in applying it to specific sightings. After
>all, they're called UFOs for a reason. But Jan is going well out
>of his way to insult ufology (can we retire the tired would-be
>joke "ufoology" now?) when in this instance they're an innocent
>party to Chris Matthews's mindless insults.

It didn't strike me as Jan insulting UFOs, rather him being
rather disgusted at how the talking heads treat the subject and
try to hang the "crazy" mantle on anybody trying to discuss it
even half seriously. Kucinich (and also Jimmy Carter) tried to
tiptoe around the question recently by sticking to UFO simply
meaning "unidentified", when both obviously know and believe

>And, while we're at it, what does Dennis Kucinich's wife have
>to do with anything?

She's hot, which in this culture trumps everything else of
importance. Gee, Jerry, you must be getting old.

David Rudiak

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