UFO Conjectures

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Pollution of the UFO community

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Back in the early 2000s. when the internet (web) was a newbie for most people, there were few UFO sites, UFO UpDates being the central location, pretty much, for UFO discussions (and controversies).

All the big names showed up there, all of them.

And topics were generally relevant and enthusiastically debated.

Today, there is no UFO Updates – well there is the renamed Facebook group but that’s another story.

And at or on Facebook are dozens of UFO groups, administered by every Tom, Dick, and Mary who think they have some good ideas and thoughts about the phenomenon. They don’t.

Every possible mental or societal quirk is now enmeshed within UFO dogma and lore, everything, including the misadventure of anal probes during alleged UFO kidnappings, the topic brought up again by wayside UFOers, the topic about to sink UFOs in the mire of absurdity once more.

Yes, some old-timers and UFO biggies are online there, at Facebook. But they merely adopt a smarmy, comedic rebuttal stance when overt nonsense shows up. No one refutes gregarious foolishness, as they don’t want to be unfriended or unliked by fellow Facebookers.

The onslaught of egregious UFO merde goes unabated and uncensored at Facebook and on the whole internet itself.

The once fringe phenomenon is now fodder for the great unwashed, and is doomed to continued academic or scholarly inattention.

But hasn’t that always been the purpose of ufology?

RR

4 Comments:

  • UFOs are an enigma, but have always been carny, as well; it's pro wrestling in space. Enigmas make good episodic TV; once involved in the story, the casual viewing audience wants to see what's next so they keep clicking on Facebook posts and History Channel episodes. This, of course, will go on and on since resolution is not part of the bundle deal they signed up for.

    Those believing there's a serious core to the story would just as soon jump to the last episode 'cause, you know, enough already.

    By Blogger Ron, at Tuesday, May 11, 2021  

  • Ron,

    You, like me, are frustrated with the continuing non-advancement of anything in the UFO field.

    No one is in control of the phenomenon -- never has been -- and no one is in control of the UFO dialogue. It's running amok, and always has run amok it seems.

    But, you recall, I'm sure, that not long ago -- 20 years or so -- the UFO conversation took on an atmosphere of rationality and creativity not being seen nowadays.

    Yes, the world has gotten even goofier than it was -- if that's possible. But one would think that a kind of "academic" reserve might have taken hold of the UFO discussion, somewhere anyway.

    Vallee's "Invisible College" didn't and doesn't provide it. and Facebook is a garbage dump of ideas.

    It's frustrating, that's for sure...

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, May 11, 2021  

  • Rich, I think we have to make do with what comes out of the corroded and stopped-up UFO spigot, understand that's as good as it's gonna get, draw our own conclusions and live with those. You know, lemon/lemonade. Maybe it's best to make peace with it to the degree that a casual study won't lead to getting twisted into a knot. I'm not sure how to do that; maybe you do. After all, summer's coming and there are root beer floats in the world to leisurely enjoy.

    By Blogger Ron, at Tuesday, May 11, 2021  

  • Ah, root beer floats! You often make my day, Ronald.

    Luv ya, buddy.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, May 11, 2021  

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