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Re: Bluff And Double-Bluff?

From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:21:18 +0100
Archived: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 07:58:32 -0400
Subject: Re: Bluff And Double-Bluff?

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 11:44:07 +0100
Subject: Bluff And Double-Bluff?

>Should we be suspicious of the extremely simplistic and even
>childish interpretations of the actions and motives of beings
>perceived in some sightings and probably all C.E. situations?

>After all, we can be sure that truly advanced beings can control
>their appearance (and disappearance), including the perceptions
>of our machines and monitors and even the emotions they arouse
>in us and our animals.


>So I'm forced to think that all appearances are deceptive and
>that _any_ C.E event (and many a sighting) is a double - or even
>treble - bluff (or higher) - they want to see how stupid we, or
>rather our leaders, are.

Ray, there's a hidden assumption in your line of thinking that
seems to be present in nearly all discussion of this and related
issues. We know for sure that if ET (or extra-dimensional, or
whatever - it makes little difference) entities are involved,
then they must possess a technology far in advance of our own.
We then extrapolate from this, quite unjustifiably, that this
must mean that this technology is somehow fault-free or

Interestingly, this assumption has to be suspended if credence
is to be given to nuts and bolts crash retrieval scenarios, but
there seems to be a disconnect between this (equally
infrequently discussed) acceptance of the possibility of
malfunction and its extension into the issue of 'extremely
simplistic and even childish interpretations of the actions and
motives' as you put it.

If a mind like that of Kurt Vonnegut were confronted with the
data that has led to your suggestion of multiple-bluff
manipulations, then the explanation (perhaps borrowing a little
from the speculations of Jacques Vallee) would be clear: there
is an advanced technology programmed to programme us; that
technology has failed to some extent and gone out of kilter; the
result is a series of 'meaningless' and 'irrational' behaviours
being displayed for our benefit, with consequently hilarious
mental contortions on our part to make sense of the resultant

So, my suggestion is that what we may be experiencing is the
outline of a typical Kilgore Trout scenario: the autopilot is
broken, the machine is still flying, the flight path is absurdly
and repetitively erratic, and we are reduced to the condition of
headless chickens in our pathetic attempts to interpret it.

Gerald O'Connell

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