The Socorro Symbol(s)
Thomas Szasz, the eminent foe of psychiatric nonsense in his revelatory book, Schizophrenia: The Sacred Symbol of Psychiatry [Syracuse University Press, 1976, 1988], in the Preface to the First Edition wrote this:
“Every Group or organization whose members are held together by shared ideas and ideals has its distinguishing symbols …
"Persons, both as individuals and as group members, experience … symbols … as their most treasured possessions which they must zealously protect …” [Page xv]
(I’ll be dealing with schizophrenia in another context upcoming, as a rebuttal to skeptics who insist that UFOs do not exist and have never existed.)
My pal Kevin Randle, (in trying to get at the facts of the 1964 Socorro event, in which Police Officer Lonnie Zamora reported he saw a strange egg-shaped object on the ground and then in the air, an object that had a symbol or insignia on it) is struggling to hold readers to his blog and David Rudiak to the essential details of the sighting as they exist.
But Mr. Rudiak and a few others keep throwing red-herrings into the mix and Kevin has tried, valiantly, to keep the discourse on track and true to what is known, for certain.
Mr. Rudiak has slimed a previous discussion about that insignia by encouraging readers to adhere to the reporting malfeasances of Ray Stanford, who wrote a book about the sighting, in which he, Stanford, muddied the waters, about the symbol, to such an extent that no one has any idea what symbol (or insignia) was seen and drawn by Office Zamora.
But as Dr. Szasz noted, that symbol is a “sacred” and “distinguished” element for those who allegedly provided the egg-shaped craft that Officer Zamora was privy to, for a short while.
Mr. Rudiak and a few others declaim that the thing seen by Officer Zamora was an extraterrestrial craft, a ship piloted by “aliens” from outer space.
You know my view: aliens coming to Earth in egg-shaped crafts (or any other kind of craft) is a far-fetchery of great kind but, moreover, if an alien species did show up here, on Earth, it’s highly unlikely that such “beings” would have imprinted a symbol (or insignia) on its vehicle, a symbol with all the hallmarks of insigniae used by Earthian militaries (or businesses) on their vehicles (or products).
Symbols derive from an evolutionary writing process, as I attempted to show in a recent posting here.
That Socorro symbol, whichever one is true, has never been seen on another craft, one of ours or one of theirs.
It is a unique, one-time symbol, displayed for a purpose, but not an “alien” purpose, as extraterrestrial entities, and the supposed advanced civilization from which they originate, would never have any symbol similar to anything created by the mind of Earth’s human beings.
The Socorro symbol has become a tiresome ufological topic, but only because persons like David Rudiak have compounded the topic by adding extraneous material to the discussion, making any debate about the insignia a drudge.
But, again, that Socorro symbol (as Dr, Szasz indicated) is the key to the Lonnie Zamora sighting. It’s the “smoking gun” and to dismiss it, because it has been besmirched by UFO buffs who are immersed, compulsively, to the UFO ET hypothesis, is wrong-headed, in the extreme.