The UFO Iconoclast(s)

Friday, December 29, 2006

UFOs in perspective

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UFOs are a fascinating, little mystery. They have piqued a public minority for about 60 years now. But the phenomenon (or, better, phenomena) doesn’t amount to anything cataclysmic in nature (or outside of nature).

Persons who’ve seen UFOs have not been traumatized, nor have those persons allegedly abducted by UFO aliens been traumatized to the point of not being able to go about their normal, humdrum lives.

Interest in UFOs has dwindled to the point of extinction, as we’ve been maintaining here. Only a hard-core believers and persons who need ego-gratification in some field of endeavor keep the smoldering ashes of the phenomenon extant.

UFOs bring nothing to the human table, and they haven’t, since Biblical times anyway.

So-called ufologists have been picking over the bones of classic UFO episodes for several years now and those bones are so eviscerated that ufologists have turned, cannibalistically on one another, trying to sustain a studied life-style that has proven futile and unremunerative in every way.

The study of UFOs has become archeological pretty much. And pursuing past UFO events can’t (and won’t) produce a Schliemann-like Troy denouement or a Carter-King Tut revelation; the UFO enigma is too evanescent, like quantum artifacts and string theory, for anything conclusive to be gleaned from it.

Yet, the delusional (in psychological sense of the word) die-hards continue to escape from everyday reality into their concocted UFO reality, even when it is palpably obvious that they, and the phenomenon that interests them, is going nowhere.

If world governments had UFO secrets, one of two of them would have exploited those secrets by now, choosing to super-power themselves with the technology rather than struggle with economic means to become imperial.

The Soviet Union wouldn’t have succumbed to its Russian status had it the secrets of UFO technology.

The United States wouldn’t be struggling to maintain its tenuous hold on world domination if it had UFO secrets that could be put to practical uber-political use.

The UFO phenomenon is worthy, perhaps, of a quirky hobby-like status for those bored with the vicissitudes of daily life, but anything beyond that is a neurotic, almost psychotic, manifestation of human folly.

Sure, those who’ve invested much of their lives on this Earth delving into the UFO enigma (Friedman, Hall, Maccabee, Randall, Clark, et al.) and those just now glomming on to the dregs of the mystery (Kimball, Boone, Redfern, Tonnies, et al.) have to establish a rationale for their cockeyed and unproductive pursuit. And they try to, but to no avail as far as normal human beings see it.

Quantum physicists, SETI enthusiasts, string theory mavens, and other more prosaic strivers of the arcane are just as goofy as UFO enthusiasts, but they, unlike ufologists, can provoke an income or grant for their nonsense, while UFO “researchers” cannot.

That’s the difference between ufology and other quasi-scientific pursuits: one is devoid of sustenance (abstract or objective) and the others are not (even though the others are as ephemeral, in real terms, as ufology).

UFOs as a phenomenon is dead and the UFO era is over. Those who have wasted and are wasting their time on the conundrum have got to move on to things more relevant to living and the human experience, now, before they end up on their deathbeds bemoaning a life lost to the UFO chimera.

1 Comments:

  • ''Quantum physicists, SETI enthusiasts, string theory mavens, and other more prosaic strivers of the arcane are just as goofy as UFO enthusiasts..."
    Just a bit of an overreach don't you think???

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Friday, December 29, 2006  

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