UFO Conjectures

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

How the arts don’t explain UFOs but do explain the UFO community

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I hate Don Quixote, considered one of the great works of Western literature.
For all its insights to human nature and laudable respect…

“ … the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and the earliest canonical novel, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published, such as the Bokklubben World Library collection that cites Don Quixote as the authors' choice for the "best literary work ever written" … one of the foundations of modern literature … Arthur Schopenhauer cited Don Quixote as one of the four greatest novels ever written.”

... the work offers a character I loathe.

And Don Quixote, the character, as depicted in movies, on stage, and in ballet is a despicable example of humanity at its delusional worse.

That some Ancient Astronaut/Alien theorists remind me of Don Quixote [Wilcock!] may go to the heart of my vibrant distaste for the literary character and the AA crowd itself, which tilts at windmills regularly.
“Don Quixote, in the first part of the book, does not see the world for what it is and prefers to imagine that he is living out a knightly story.” [Wikipedia]

“ … the philosophical Vladimir and the weary Estragon” characters in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot remind me of those UFO enthusiasts waiting, longingly, for “disclosure” which, like Godot, is never going to show up.

And the Edvard Munch painting, The Scream, illustrates either the frustration in the UFO community because of the ongoing non-explanation of the UFO phenomenon or the “insanity” that permeates the UFO community itself.

There are other cultural associations that seemingly connect to the mentality and make-up of the UFO community, and I’ll note more upcoming.



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