posted on Aug, 12 2007 @ 07:12 PM
Originally posted by uv777bk
And no matter who Hellyer mentions, he at least has the spine to go on air and speak his mind about the subject. And being a former minister of
defence he's going to get more respect than anyone on these boards.
If that is the criteria that makes you get respect, then Donald Rumsfeld, by virtue of his being Secretary of Defense, must be accorded the same
respect, i.e.: More than anyone on these boards.
Hellyer, born in 1923, was Minister of Defence in 1963. Although he has been interested in UFOs for a long time (read about him
) his most recent foray into the UFO field was after reading Corso's book, which he read
after watching the Peter Jennings special, whereupon he got involved with Greer. In my opinion, the Greer folks have exploited Mr. Hellyer by
constantly fawning after him, calling him "His Excellency" and otherwise pushing Hellyer as a legitimate spokesperson on these issues who somehow
has more to say by virtue of his career as a politician. He is, after all, not a mere mortal, but "His Excellency."
This is somewhat ironic because any other politician would automatically be discounted for the same trait. Indeed, Hellyer himself seems to be
somewhat on the political fringe in Canada these last few years. Somehow we are supposed to believe that because Hellyer was Secretary of Defence over
forty years ago, what he has to say is more important. He certainly has a right to his opinion, and, for that matter, to exploit his own position and
reputation to push his political agenda. Goodness knows, actors and actresses do this all the time.
But the fact that Greer found a politician to shill for him isn't improving anyone's lives, nor is it contributing substantially to the discussion.