A 1960-like UFO Revolt or Revolution?
Here the names of some of the encrusted UFO Establishment:
Jan Aldrich, Don Berliner, Jerry Clark, (ailing) Wendy Connors, Stanton Friedman, Barry Greenwood, Loren Gross, Mike Hall, Don Ledger, Bill Moore, Kevin Randle, Jaime Shandara, Don Schmitt, Brad Sparks, Michael Swords.
There are others….Nick Pope, Richard Dolan, Timothy Good, et al.
But they are a mouldering breed, ossifying as I type, me along with them but nowhere in their league.
(CDA and I are odd men out.)
A new group of UFOnites and an older, but not old, group also proliferates.
Does this portend the end of geezer ufology, where biases and errancies are fecund?
One hopes so.
UFOs, past and present, need a new, creative look, and the scales from the past have to be shed to get at the mystery in a fresh way.
The recent Dream Team imbroglio indicates a shift in ufological values; values which are made staunch by ethics and morality, but not values which are hamstrung by old codes of behavior: holding mail (e-mails) or phone calls in a sacred bin where disclosure is verboten.
Truth is the new byword, even truth that is convoluted by the nature of its essence.
The old 1960 rebels, to which I belonged (right and left), raised hell with a kind of psychotic-like righteousness that moved society and establishments in ways that still resound.
The UFO “scoundrels” – as some have it – irk, because they chase the money-changers from the Temple (of ufology) and they call the establishment to account for their past missteps and ineptness.
I am too old to be part of the new UFO generation, but I can, with others, provide support and ammunition in the drive to cleanse ufology of it fetid past.
May the “revolution” proceed and become viable….