Pain in the Arse!
I have a few readers who visit this blog to complain about its content and me.
I understand, but they would do well to get their own houses in order.
One hates that I put such a stress on book-reading while he thinks that his collection of internet links is sufficient for edification.
I agree that some internet sites, such as Wikipedia, are often terribly helpful, and I just donated some cash to Wikipedia in its plea for user help.
But the prevalent obsession with “fake news” should offer caution for those touting their online gatherings.
I’m well aware that most UFO buffs are ill-read, certainly in the humanities, and devoid of an intellectualized sub-base, as one readily sees with many of the commentators and pundits on UFO-oriented channels (Destination America, Science, History, et cetera).
When someone inserts an internet link to provide support for their belief or idea, I’m quick, as you are, to dispense with their comment. Shrugging past it to read something from a person who has a patina of education and book learning.
[Cartoon, at top, from susanssunnyside.blogspot.com]