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Re: New Official Brazilian UFO Files

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 10:27:40 -0500
Archived: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 08:52:03 -0400
Subject: Re: New Official Brazilian UFO Files

>From: John Rimmer <johnrimmer.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 14:19:33 +0100 (BST)
>Subject: Re: New Official Brazilian UFO Files

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>,
>>Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:47:19 -0500
>>Subject: Re: New Official Brazilian UFO Files

>>Hey, everybody! John Rimmer's back! After departing in high
>>dudgeon a few months ago, he found he just couldn't stay away
>>after all. And this when psychosocial ufology looked as dead as
>>Newt Gingrich's Presidential hopes.

>Don't put the flags out yet, Jerry. After asking for my
>membership of UpDates to be terminated because I no longer
>wished to read the outrageous character assassinations of anyone
>who dared to criticize the demigods of abductionism, I stopped
>getting the regular email updates.

>No doubt because of some malfunction in ebk's computer system, I
>started receiving them again a couple of weeks ago. I hadn't
>meant to get involved again, but Jerry's hypocritical - oh,
>sorry - 'nuanced' - approach to 'Ten Best UFOs' lists prompted
>my response.

>"Psychosocial ufology looked as dead as Newt Gingrich's
>presidential hopes" I'm unwilling to comment on American
>domestic politics, but I think I'll just comment: "Psychosocial
>ufology is as dead as hopes for President Obama's second term."
>I'll leave you to work that out, Jerry

>In the meantime, ebk, if you'd do the honours and unsubscribe me
>again, I'll just keep an eye on things through the archives from
>time to time.

I guess that'll teach me to try to be pleasant to John, to whom
ultimately all disagreement turns out to be personal. The above
underscores, too, his conviction that his beliefs make him not
just right on the facts but, far more important, morally
superior to those of us who presume to hold views and judgments
frowned upon by the demigods of psychosocial ufology.

Sadly, in the fashion of a Colonel Blimp -- not the first time
John's resemblance to that fabled figure has occurred to me -
one can only infer from the unpleasantness above that the
passing of time has made him only more sour and gratingly self-

None of this, alas, will resurrect psychosocial ufology from the
dustbin, and in the end that's all the rest of us need care

Bye, John. Don't hurry back this time.


Jerry Clark

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