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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Kevin Randle: Grasping at what?

UFO writer and investigator Kevin Randle has a blog for which he likes to gather comments, lots of them.

He prefers quantity over quality. I'm not sure why he needs such gratification but he's done it again...

He's now revisiting the Roswell-Mogul balloon controversy which, in the past, has brought the Pro and Con Roswell acolytes out of the woodwork.

The issue has been been feather-dusted and milked like crazy, mostly by the Kevin Randle blog-followers: David Rudiak, Lance Moody, CDA (Christopher Allan) and others.

We suspect this latest mogul rehash will bring the "debaters' out in force once more, to haggle over details that are totally irrelevant and not germane to the Roswell incident, as noted here and elsewhere.

Mr. Randle, once a credible UFO researcher, continues to marginalize himself with Roswell and other UFO detritus that is hoary with age and misinformation.

Why is he committing this ufological suicide? It's baffling, and disturbing to those of us who have admired Mr. Randle, even after his misdeeds during the recent Roswell slide(s) imbroglio.

Maybe Paul Kimball's forthcoming book, about UFO malfeasance and those who have been responsible and continue to be irresponsible, will offer an explanation.

I hope so.

RR

8 Comments:

  • At one point, he actually writes, "I could go on, but is there a point?"

    Alas, if only he had asked himself that question before he started posting.

    PK

    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Saturday, December 21, 2013  

  • I am going to resist it this time.

    I would be happy to debate Kevin in a live format--it might help newcomers understand the kind of thinking that goes into the conspiracy mindset. But all of this has been gone over before at Kevin's blog.

    His biggest mistake is thinking that those who are arguing for and against the Roswell myth are on the same footing. We aren't.

    I am reading Bugliosi's exhaustive work on the Kennedy assassination, Reclaiming History, and, while I am not going to say that conspiracy believers in that case are stupid, I will say that they are definitely uniformed.

    The Roswell conspiracy is infinitely more silly.

    Lance

    By Blogger Lance, at Sunday, December 22, 2013  

  • What is 'ufological suicide'?
    A subject can strictly only be 'suicide' if it arouses no interest and no response. It may then be assumed dead, or fatally wounded.

    As long as it attracts some interest it is not on the verge of suicide, or death by other means.

    Roswell lives! The town still has its festivals, so I believe, and the travel guides talk about the great event that once occurred there (even if it didn't).

    By Blogger cda, at Sunday, December 22, 2013  

  • CDA:

    You're nitpicking a metaphor which makes me think you're getting riled to get back into the Mogul fray about Roswell and the Mogul thing at Kevin's blog/

    You can't help yourself.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, December 22, 2013  

  • Lance:

    You do not see the connection?
    It is to do with Marilyn Monroe and her affair with JFK. Did he not whisper in her ear about Roswell shortly before she was murdered, after which he too had to be assassinated?

    It is all so abundantly obvious.

    Happy Xmas.

    By Blogger cda, at Sunday, December 22, 2013  

  • This cyclic repetition of a subject that has reached it's nadir draws more comments here than say the unique takes in posts on exobiology and outsider art recently published here.

    Nearly all considerations and dialog reacting to Kevin who has no point to make is the point..to focus attention on himself even if he has run out of fuel and seemingly this accompanies the narrow focus of the subject in his audience so one feeds the other, and none of this has anything to do with anything other than as they say, "a failure to launch" which is a microcosm of the whole field.

    It is as if there is nothing else to consider or dialog upon, and of course nothing could be further from the truth and yet it is as much a failure of the audience as it is Kevin's quest.

    This aspect of it is a seemingly taboo subject due to the fact no one has anything to say other than within the tight confines of his reality tunnel. What does this situation convey to us?

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Sunday, December 22, 2013  

  • I remember Tim Printy writing that "Roswell is the gift that keeps on giving...", but may have been coined early by someone else.

    That Kevin, et al, is able to keep segments of the story alive is telling about those who are obsessed with the minutia of the story...this is very telling about the lure of the Roswell "story."

    Kevin may be the whipping boy at the present for some, but it is readily apparent that he is still the darling for the majority of the ET believer crowd.

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Sunday, December 22, 2013  

  • But Kevin's admiring crowd and sycophants, Tim, have eroded considerably, as is evidenced by the two or three die-hard UFO followers still frequenting his blog -- most unknown by UFO long-timers.

    Kevin is marginalized, mostly by his own doing, sadly.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, December 22, 2013  

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