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Re: Anti-Semitism And Ufology

From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:15:16 +0200 (CEST)
Archived: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:17:40 -0400
Subject: Re: Anti-Semitism And Ufology

>From: Michael Hughes <michaelmhughes.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:34:41 -0400
>Subject: Re: Anti-Semitism And Ufology

>>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:33:03 +0200 (CEST)
>>Subject: Anti-Semitism And Ufology


>>It's not clear whether this sort of thing is thinly-veiled anti-
>>Semitism, or just an incredibly naive over-simplification of a
>>desperately sad political situation where there s fault on all
>>sides. But when a blog begins with the phrase Not all Israelis
>>are bad , I'm reminded of the racist who begins his rant with
>>phrases like don't get me wrong, I've got black friends, but ...


>As the person who has probably talked about this topic the most
>on this list in recent history (in my comments about Jeff
>Rense), I, too, find McGonagle's statements unsettling. And
>images like these go way over the top:


>As others have noted, saying, "Not all Israelis are bad", is a
>very bad way to start a discussion.

>But I'd wager a large sum of money that Joe isn't an anti-


You may be right. McGonagle (like Dave Clarke, who Don Ledger
mentioned earlier in this thread) certainly has an unhealthy
obsession (=E0 la Gary McKinnnon) with me, but I have no direct
evidence that he s anti-Semitic.

His "Not all Israelis are bad" blog may simply be a symptom of
extreme political and intellectual naivete, as opposed to
racism. But as with Gary McKinnon, there are clearly some issues
there, which is why I don't engage or debate with such people,
despite the vitriol and despite the consistent, dishonest
attempts to mislead the UFO community by downplaying the scope
of my MoD work.

Such people are simply on my 'ignore list', irrespective of
whether their obsession and hatred is motivated by anti-
Semitism, or by factors in their own psychological makeup.

Best wishes,

Nick Pope

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