This poetic commentary is prosecuted even as I remain betrayed and wounded by that culture—as we all are to one degree or another—for expressing it. See, I find it difficult to enjoy any success, security, or leisure my individual silence on an unjust matter might provide. ...Something about "what's a gain worth in the full knowledge you'd lose your soul or self-respect to secure it"?
Stand silent on Frank Feschino, "Emma Woods," and John Ford? When I know better? Not easily or at all, and not at this station.
No, Injustice provides for its own lack of toleration. If I can take satisfaction for an exposure of that injustice, lacking imagination, or unwarranted hubris, do some good, then others can along with me. It's a reason to keep living and fighting the good fight!
No more, sadly. UFO Magazine is in regretted stasis. No longer able to avail myself the high ground of its truly multinational audience I'm denied the opportunity of singing the righteous contrary song to greater numbers, spurring, I guess, the production of those songs in the first place. I shall abide!
A ufological humanity would initially take magnificent forward strides! We were indeed poised only to advantage ourselves of their far-reaching attitude, reader, to ask what these UFOs were and how we, a lay humanity, might employ them for ourselves... [cue the startling hyperspace music!]
He revels, I'm betting, in the dissolution and the obfuscation he would deliberately cause! That, reader, is despicable.
In his presence, he'd earn the back of my hand for his treatment, on one notable occasion, of Moon Walker Edgar Mitchell on the Larry King show. Mitchell holds an earned Doctorate and has his "right stuff" documented. Nye has no graduate degrees and proselytized easy science to children. He should stay in that wheelhouse.
Know it; study it; live it.
Begin, friends, to get an idea what *others* may have accomplished in a thousand, ten thousand years, or a million of them. Even, reader, a billion... Gods on Olympus; we're the anthill off the freeway.
That's the problem, actually.
Disclaimer: UFOs are ill served by Mr. Nye who is almost magnificently uninformed and so misinforming in their regard to the point of a terrible malfeasance. In this area, he is to be deplored. His politics; however, are acceptable, and in the matter of the "Debate" betwixt Science and Religion, he is without parallel a force for progressive good. The Earth is not flat and Jesus did not play with dinosaurs unless you count chickens. Mr. Nye understands the dangers of a rigid intellectual insipidity inspired by faith which must, by religious definition, be untestable. A pity he can't apply a smidgen of that to UFOs. Drake has shown they are. Fermi points out they will. Seven categories of compelling evidence show they have. We're not alone, and that may not be a bad thing.