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. <snip> >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 foolproof. 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 data. 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 http://www.saatchionline.com/gacoc 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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