posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 02:25 PM
reply to post by NorthStargal52
exactly... so many sightings and cases get thrown by the wayside and attributed to american/western self-involved mentalities in which everyone wants
to see something and be the important guy on TV; and an incentive to create 'hoaxes' is manufactured; with everyone jumping on board saying 'yeah
easy photoshop/video editing, i can do that on a $400 laptop from bestbuy but this is so obviously a HOAX that i don't need to present evidence to
show you how; it's just so obviously a HOAX and you're mentally ill for suggesting otherwise...' etc. as well as the fact that said technology is
less available in places like ecuador, these people just don't fit the profile of the mythical lowlife basement UFO video hoaxer whom every single
case gets attributed to once the chinese lanterns have run their course.
the OP video made me simply dislike american attitudes even more. when interviewed, all the south american people are just so much more humble;
they're not trying desperately to put a point accross or be loud for no reason, they are prepared to step back and say 'i dont have any idea what it
was, but it was beautiful'. if somebody said that on american TV they would be labelled a weirdo hippie tree-hugger or something; as if it's so
wrong to just admit that you don't have any knowledge or real opinion on something. the american way is to just spew rhetoric to downplay the
importance of the issue at hand. Every time a story is raised on western TV, it's always the presenters just laughing nervously and trying to be
'witty' with asinine sarcastic comments about little green men/x-files etc, with that awkward forced indifference that americans rely on when
they're insecure and out of their element; which in turn makes the witness/person with the account seem stupid for actually caring and attempting to
take it seriously. i believe this simple psychology is what's behind most debunkers, they're just taking it to the next level and using their own
level of comprehension as a universal measuring gauge for all evidence and hiding behind the guise of logic/occam's razor, should they be
you know, how it doesn't matter how compelling a piece of evidence is - if one is not open to accept anything beyond their own realm of
understanding, 'logical' conclusions will be drawn; based exclusively on the individual's own narrow personal security.
so basically, it's okay to not have an answer for everything; because the chances are your conclusion is entirely wrong. that goes for every side of
the spectrum, from birds and chinese lanterns to draconian reptoid C-class advanced attack craft or whatever.
it's okay not to have an answer for something