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. <snip> 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: http://tinyurl.com/p6d7wlc] 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: www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/83754317/ '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 blanket-suppression. Interestingly, while the mass-media are still classing sighters and sightings as `weird'. See: http://www.ufocasebook.com/ for dailies and http://www.mufon.com/ 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). Cheers Ray D 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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