From: Vincent Boudreau <vincentboudreau.nul> Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 02:11:12 -0400 Archived: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:21:39 -0400 Subject: Re: Mirage Men The Trailer >From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 10:45:11 -0700 >Subject: Re: Mirage Men The Trailer >>From: John Lundberg <john.nul> >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >>Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:44:39 +0100 >>Subject: Mirage Men The Trailer <snip> >Of course, only the skeptics, with their superior intellects and >infallible superpowers of "scientific" analysis, are capable of >correctly perceiving the "real" story. In this case, it's all a >big counterintelligence scam that's been going on for over 60 >years to conceal our most secret military projects. <snip> >Yes, the Russians, the Chinese, etc., with their own >sophisticated military machines, radar networks, interceptor >aircraft, intelligence services, etc., have been as easily >fooled as the stereotypical drunken hillbilly reporting a flying >saucer. >Not only that, but a common extension of this theory, as >advocated by such debunkers as James Oberg, is that the Russians >et. al. are playing the same game on us to conceal their own >secret projects. >This has got to be one of the longest cons in history, where >everybody is being fooled and nobody can figure out that they >are being had (except for the debunkers , of course). The only >way the theory could conceivably make sense is if the major >powers already know that true UFOs are quite real and not made >by any nation on planet earth. Then, and only then could one >conceivably disguise one's own craft as a UFO. <snip> Hello David and List, By God! Aren't you describing a true blue conspiracy theory? I will avoid this pitfall as described here: http://www.nowandfutures.com/spew_tools.html It is titled: How To Detect And Bust Spew Freaks, Politicians, Liars, Etc. First - Learn Their Tricks And Slimy Ways: As we get to the fifth rule of disinformation, we can read: "Sidetrack opponents with name calling and ridicule. This is also known as the primary 'attack the messenger' ploy, though other methods qualify as variants of that approach. Associate opponents with unpopular titles such as 'kooks', 'right-wing', 'liberal', 'left-wing', 'terrorists', 'conspiracy buffs', 'radicals', 'militia', 'racists', 'religious fanatics', 'sexual deviates', and so forth. This makes others shrink from support out of fear of gaining the same label, and you avoid dealing with issues." Simply put: it would be dishonest to use the term "conspiracy theorist" against those who, so effectively, use the same term to end an argument before it even started. I simply wished _this_ wasn't used on the other side of the aisle also. We should know better. Vincent Boudreau Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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