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Re: The List Fades To Black

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:10:47 -0000
Archived: Tue, 31 Dec 2013 13:32:56 -0500
Subject: Re: The List Fades To Black

>From: Wendy Christensen <wendy.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:18:59 -0500
>Subject: Re: The List Fades To Black

>I think the greatly reduced UFO UpDates List traffic in recent
>times is indicative not of other outlets on the internet, but of
>a major existential crisis in ufology.

Hi Wendy

The effect you're describing is due to two phenomena:

i) my post-war generation - although we didn't realise it - were
on the crest of a socio-economic wave [for details of those
waves see "The Great Wave - Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of
History" by David Hackett Fischer; here's a short PDF:


i.e. we in the west had a chance of a good basic education,
plenty of job opportunities and reasonable amounts of leisure
time. That resulted in a generation where most/many were
financially and intellectually better placed than our parents.
Enquiry and resulting discovery was the order of the day.

Now, in a trough of oppression & greed, the present younger
generation gets a dumbed-down prescriptive education where
curiosity is harshly discouraged, no spare time and little
inclination to risk being branded as ` weird' or `unstable' (the
penalty inflicted by mass-media since the 1950's).

ii) that mass-media, including Hollywood, the Press and _all_
mainstream TV/Radio (& BBC) have been increasingly
orchestrated, under Gov't/Corporate strictures, to promote that
which Gov't/Corps want you to believe and to discourage or
suppress completely that which Gov't/Corps don't want you to know
(small but grotesque commercial example is at:


'Conan Shows Us That Main Stream Media Is Scripted').

As an information analyst (my job title for a while) I know to
expect two possible reactions when putting `sensitive' questions
to the PTB:

a) violent and vitriolic attacks - if the PTB just want to
discourage other people;

b) absolute silence - if the PTB are really scared of _any_
discussion and instead relying on their mass-media

Interestingly, while the mass-media are still classing sighters
and sightings as `weird'. See:


for dailies and


for digests), they are absolutely silent (as are NASA and the
Air Force) when confronted with NASA's own film evidence of
extra-ordinary sightings in near-space (search for "The Secret
NASA Transmissions" in Google or Youtube).


Ray D

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