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Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

From: Stanton Friedman <fsphys.nul com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 19:29:41 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 08:12:42 -0400
Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?


>From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 19:29:45 +0100
>Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

>>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 10:10:08 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

>I am sure that you have sound reasons of your own for suspecting
>that there is such a grand conspiracy in place. All I can ask is
>that you reconsider the conclusions you have drawn, and that you
>do this by stopping to think for a while about how the world
>looks from Teheran, Havana, Moscow, Damascus or Tripoli (if that
>is too general an invitation, think about it in terms of
>'opportunities for de-stabilisation'). I believe that if you
>conduct such an exercise, your views on the grand conspiracy
>will be tempered, and It is also my opinion that once this
>happens you will be a little closer (I'm talking about a yard or
>two closer to something a hundred miles away - no great claim, I
>admit!) to a true understanding of the nature of the bewildering
>and elusive phenomena that so intrigue us both.


Gerald:

You seem to be ignoring the fact that opposing forces may take
similar actions but for different reasons and without
conspiring. The United States didn't go public with its
blatantly illegal U-2 flights over the USSR, because it did not
want to fess up to the illegal behavior. The Soviets protested
through diplomatic channels, but not publicly because they did
not want to admit they could do nothing to stop the flights.
Once they shot down Gary Powers and displayed him, the wreckage,
camera etc. they made much noise.

In 2001 The US finally admitted to families of 166 crew members
of military recon aircraft that had been shot down while heading
towards or over North Korea, China, or the USSR. Some events had
happened more than 50 years earlier. The families had all been
lied to. We shot down some Soviet planes... again without
publicity... or conspiracy. See William Burrows fine book By
Any Means Necessary.

The third reason I give for the cover up in my UFO Why Questions
at my website is that any public announcement of the reality of
alien visitors could well move the younger generation to start
thinking of themselves as Earthlings instead of as Americans,
Russians, Cubans etc. I know of no country that wants its
citizens to owe their primary allegiance to the planet instead
of to that country. It seems to me that Nationalism is the only
game in town. People in power want to stay in power.


Stan Friedman



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