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True, but I don't often see many of those because mainstream media is dominated by whites here. I guess I can boil it down some more and when I posted I meant more of an American thing, and more of a White/Black thing. I am aware of the many sightings in Mexico...
Originally posted by Awoken4Ever
reply to post by MonteroReal
What do you find in the latino culture? Do you find more people believe or don't believe in the topic of UFO's in general?
Originally posted by Astyanax
reply to post by Awoken4Ever
however, these are so rare and ambiguous that it is hard to draw any conclusions from them.
True, the UK, Mexico and Japan have well-developed UFO cults of their own; but then, the UK, Mexico and Japan are all closely-bound satellites of the United States.
Someone mentioned UFO sightings in Brazil earlier; well, Brazil is a country where cows, angels, witches and demons are also regularly sighted flying through the air. It is a country where the supernatural has a big place in local culture.
Obviously your thread title was intended humorously, and anyone who takes it literally is being a bit silly.
But I think you are right when you propose that aliens-and-UFOs certainly does have a cultural locus in white society; and it does seem that, Barney Hill notwithstanding, black American culture has little interest in it.
Supporting evidence to counter my argument, or are you just about one liners to tell people they are wrong?
The China Syndrome
But we can find another, more down-to-earth answer in psychology, pop culture, and the media. Sightings are often fueled by the mass media; people read about scary or mysterious things (or see televised reports on them), and interest about them spreads from person to person and a few people begin to see them.
I have clearly stated from the beginning these are my observations and what I see. Clearly said, these aren't facts.
Originally posted by MathiasAndrew
reply to post by Awoken4Ever
You really should actually post some of your own evidence supporting your claims.
I have not "clearly" ignored anything that was said at all. A lot of it was very helpful. I just started ignoring you when you went off topic and made comments that were complete out of line. Regardless if you want to hide behind a vale of it being a joke, I think there are many people that won't see it funny, including myself.
Seeing as how you have decided to ignore most of the evidence presented by people here that counters your arguments and ideas.
I don't have any revelation for you. Just putting pieces of the puzzle together of "my" reality. I can't post it all here, because this forum category is "Aliens and UFO's" and my theories cross the boundaries of many subjects that probably shouldn't be introduced in this category. You are more than welcome to read my history and see what other areas I have interest in though. It's no secret if you did your homework.
You also seem to be implying that you have some type of important revelation that you do not wish to reveal at this time.
You went at length to discuss your viewpoints, I think it deserves a response then.
Don't worry though. I don't really expect a response.
But, perhaps you will see that I actually am not trying put you down in anyway
I very well believe you have the capability of doing that if you would just take your own advice.
except to broaden your horizons and expand your mindset to a deeper level.
You truly have no idea where my thinking is or what it has been expanded to. You are basing everything you think off of a few posts I put up and truly know nothing about me at all.
Expand your thinking both inward and outward so it reflects upon more than just skin color and/or outward appearances.
I do believe you, and you are not saying anything that hasn't been regurgitated before. I think you believe you have a message to carry, but nobody is going to hear you until you walk the walk, not just try to sound good. It's easy to think we are a Messiah, but just not act that way. People don't care what your message is, they care who is delivering it. Walk the talk is all my friend. I do believe you have some valuable insight if you just slow down and listen to things, including yourself.
Believe it or not I am actually trying to encourage you to not only question the World around you. But to also question your own personal dogma and indoctrinated viewpoints and all the preconceived notions of the World in which you live in. One of the best tasks a person can undertake in this World is to improve upon ones own self and his/hers negative behaviors.
You haven't come close to pointing out my bad behavior, and trust me, there is a lot of it. You haven't even come close yet though. However, this thread or even this site, is not about pointing out others shortcomings. Stick to the topic, deliver your message through experience or evidence, and don't worry about others faults. A lesson we all need to be conscious of, including myself.
There is nothing wrong with me or you pointing out someone else's bad behavior.
In fact, you can not only change other people, but I would put in there you can't change anything but yourself. We are powerless over everything in the Universe but our actions and reactions.
But you can not make that person change. I can not make you change.
Actually I didn't rush to judgement about anything including yourself. I am not judging anyone. You clearly made it known who you are, and I didn't judge you for it, I just said that I don't associate myself with folks like you is all. You want to be right, you want to be heard, and I am not going to have a debate with you.
You appear to have made a rush to judgment and quickly decided to prejudice yourself and alienate yourself from people who challenged your rational or your motives for projecting racism onto Alien beings.
Originally posted by MisterFister103
I assume OP is black, as only black people complain about the lack of color in 'insert venue here'. I don't need to parrot what everyone else is saying about how there are in fact other countries that aren't predominately white, that also deal with Ufology. Since OP is dealing only with black statistics, I'll throw some out there. Black people make up about 13% of the American populus. Factor in the disproportionate number of those who call prison home, and it takes it down even more. Also factor in where black people live. You don't often here about alien abductions going on in the 'ghetto' as you so eloquently put it.
You may think aliens are racist, but perhaps you should take a look in the mirror.
I think you're just axing the wrong questions..........
When you do finally decide to come out from behind the blinders of your youth and expand your horizons beyond the currently narrow view you have of things.
I think it's important that once in awhile everyone should reflect inwards and shine the light of truth upon oneself. We should all try to break down the barriers and confines of our own attitudes, behaviors and personality. Examine the connections to our subconscious mind. We should all take a moment to think, evaluate and re-evaluate what we project upon others. Usually we find that a root cause of the outward protests we display towards others actually is in part a reflection of ones own inner demons, shortcomings and behavioral flaws.
I would normally say good luck to you in all your future endeavors but unfortunately your current quest seems to be more about spreading ignorance, creating separations between people and promoting more racism towards others not like yourself.
No need to be afraid for me...I am a big boy. Leave my problems for me to handle, and we will get along fine. Yes, actually this was EXTREMELY productive for me. I am sorry you took nothing away from it so far, but I have gained much insight along the way.
I'm afraid that you do not even realize that the opinions you have expressed are coming from negative view and even though you have tried to express your thoughts in a positive way it doesn't appear to be very productive does it?
Not that I agree with your statement at all, but you now have a problem with me speculating on something that doesn't actually exist yet?? Don't you think the aliens can defend themselves about what I think of them? Or do you always feel the need to jump to the defense of something that you can't even prove exists? Isn't that just a tad narrow minded? Are you going to tell me how I should feel about God next?
So if you really want to make a positive impact on issues of racism, I suggest that you do not speculate on the behavior of Aliens.
I never gave you my theory yet, so you want my supportive facts before you even know what I am talking about? I will do just that for you as soon as you give me supportive facts about these so called aliens you have a problem with me calling racists. Hello Kettle, meet Pot.
Try to present your ideas with some supportable facts to your theory.