a reply to: mirageman
That appears to be a very exhaustive hit piece on the “fringe” area of ufology except for the very early days. As with many current and former
politicians the world over, in a large sense Greer and others can be excused as they fall within bounds of human nature, even the most despicable of
both lots. It happens, we expect it, and contrary to common sense, we allow it to varying degrees as part of our human culture and society.
How myopic it is to trash that area of ufology when it is mostly already know by many and ignored by many not cared about by most. No one wants to be
handing out Nobel Peace Prizes to any of these folks (even if in politics such mistakes have been made). It’s part of the human circus.
The prime question is what do these people have to do with the existence of UFO/AETIs? The answer, is nothing or very little directly. The mystery
remains for most of the world’s population and little is being do to get fully acquainted with the whole cosmos-shattering reality that humans have
not yet taken seriously. What we have here is a definite side-tracking of the main issue, every bit as strong as the over half a century of official
denials that we know so well from our governments.
Don’t blame the snake-oil hawkers. As in any area with unknown limits, they hang out on the fringe. We see it in every field of human endeavor.
None is worse than our governments. They deny, ignore, obfuscate and belittle civilians and mandate severe penalties on their own people that see an
undeniable UFO or try, from a place of authority, to unmask that mystery (the most important of which have been former US Presidents). When has there
ever been an intense, unbiased and public official scientific program by any country to answer the large question? There never has been because that
confirmation would be too much of a blow to the entire psyche of the human race if delivered as a whole, raw truth. So the answer comes piece-meal,
controlled, slowly with the aid of social engineer that is ever so slight that few recognize the clever ploys of what actually is a entirely natural
advancement of human idealization in an ever-increasing modern world. Any day now they will announce the possibility of, possibly, intelligent
signals from a “goldilocks” planet around a distant sun, a seemingly safe distance away.
Who’s at fault if decades ago a earthly government not only secretly acknowledged the UFO but spent trillions of dollars understanding the
rudimentary elements of those fabulous ships and built there own versions, those objects we see as distinctly different UFOs, the triangles? Yes, it
was the US and the world is a dangerous place. So secret military weapons are the name of the game in this current world, but how long should this
game of having this technology which is akin to the development of the wheel going to be accessed only by the military when it could be enriching the
entire earth’s populace in so many ways? When does the need for military secrets and spending end and the rights of the citizens the world over are
held as paramount?
As a revelation of the underbelly of some of the misdeeds in ufology that has no official ethics and guidelines as in most disciplines, it can be
called a masterful hatchet job, I suppose, but it is not a credit to the task at hand. At best, should be seen as a diversion, a side road on the
journey of ufology and our learning that we are not alone. Even if every carefully chose derogatory word in thread work is correct in a general
sense, it remains a mud hole on a side road of that journey we all are on, an area to be avoided as it takes away from the experience of the trip and
the focus of our thinking ahead to the adventure ahead.