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Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Right Wing Versus ET by Anthony Bragalia

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Anthony Bragalia has provided a polemic about the Right Wing in America, and its virulent opposition to the idea of extraterrestrials.

Mr. Bragalia's screed can be read at our Fringeology blog....

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N.B. The ideas reflected in Mr. Bragalia's piece do not necessarily reflect the thinking of some members of the RRRGroup

8 Comments:

  • Do you really think that by bringing politics into ET matters you are furthering your cause?

    You can find plenty of people in the US (and some in the UK) who will tell you, and teach your children, that the earth is only six thousand years old. How would you classify such people? Yet there are plenty of perfectly rational scientists who will tell you they reject all evidence of ET, or at least all evidence offered so far. And you can find left-wingers who also oppose ET and UFOs and who make jokes about them.

    I wonder what the Pope's views are.
    Perhaps wisely, he keeps his mouth shut on such matters.

    By Blogger cda, at Monday, September 20, 2010  

  • Christopher,

    I have to agree with you somewhat.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, September 20, 2010  

  • CDA-

    As someone who is not from the US -and cannot appreciate firsthand what I am talking about - you are hardly in a position to comment.

    The fact is that this rightist faction have inserted themselves into the UFO debate! Why should I not respond CDA? That's what America is about, free and spirited dialog!

    People like Robertson, Falwell, Huckabee and others have brought up that ET are demons, not me! I am am exercising my right to respond to them and their accusations. And I then bring up the larger issues that this encompasses - such as ignorance, prejudice, bigotry and what it would mean for visiting ET...

    AJB

    By Anonymous Anthony Bragalia, at Monday, September 20, 2010  

  • Extreme right wing religious zealots know ET's are bunk. How? Prophecy. :-D

    By Blogger Cullan Hudson, at Tuesday, September 21, 2010  

  • I think that the nutbag section of American neo-conservatism that took over my parents moderate GOP, just may have 'jumped the shark' beyond rightwing politics as usual, into a deep abyss.

    Especially embarassing (for me as a female) are the GOP female nutbags that just about make Sarah Palin seem quasi-moderate --Jan Brewer, Sharon Angle, Michele Bachman and Christine O'Donnell - the latter who said with a straight face on The O'Reilly Factor[2007] that American scientists were "cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains." We also know, from her chatty past interviews that she's deeply concerned about our sins of masturbation.

    With that kind of believe system for a potential senator, it would be easy to believe "aliens" are "demons" (in that simplistic, fundamentalist sense).

    But, I don't think we should dismiss the possibility that ancient gnostics may have been on to something regarding Archons. Archons had a strikingly familiar behavior to what we know of as ufos/aliens. The same could be said of jinn and fairies. Maybe they're all one in the same or maybe not at all.

    In any event I doubt some mega-church rightwing "reverend" like Pat Robertson could "cast out" or banish ufos/aliens. I don't think he or his ilk would know what's holy if it bit them in the ass.;-)

    ~ Susan

    By Blogger Brownie, at Monday, September 27, 2010  

  • > As someone who is not from the US ... you are hardly in a position to comment.

    You might have noticed the internet has no borders between free countries. We have google, we have youtube, we read your papers and blogs online, we watch your news programmes and political pointmakers online, we watch congressional testimony and campaign fibs online, we see endless videos of tea party protestors and their misspelled signs.
    And we communicate with you all in the comments sections of all your major online news sources and numerous blogs -- in your native language.
    These online discussions strongly suggest we know more than the average American about your history, political, judicial and economic systems.
    So if we are not qualified to speak on American issues because we are not ignorant or paranoid, just say so.

    By Blogger terry the censor, at Tuesday, October 05, 2010  

  • Terry:

    We Americans sometimes think we know-it-all but "outsiders" often see things that we're blind to.

    I excuse Mr. Bragalia's hubris as a chink in his usual objectivity because he is so zealous about the scourge of the right wing here, as he sees it.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, October 05, 2010  

  • Terry-

    Thanks for your comment. I was perhaps admittedly a bit harsh in saying that CDA was not in a position to comment on this...Though of course those who are not US citizens are entitled to make observations about our nation's political life, they will never be as directly affected by it as we are.

    They are our candidates that are running in our elections that will decide our future. Only we can vote to make sure that such extreme right-wingers are stopped.

    These types even tried to ban Harry Potter in school libraries. I believe that they will attempt to ban books on paranormal, UFO and ET and other subjects of interest to many in the US. In Texas, they are already re-writing school history and science books with right-wing religious poison.

    Though we appreciate your concern and support, only Americans can take the necessary actions to stop this.

    AJB

    By Anonymous Anthony Bragalia, at Tuesday, October 05, 2010  

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