And then there is Ed Komarek, one of the leading lights of the so-called Exopolitics movement / cult.
In the most recent installment of Mr. Komarek's assault on common sense, he writes:
I now believe that the U.S. Air Force is dog fighting with ETs in several areas of the U.S. and the same seems to be going on with other Air Forces around the globe.As loony as that sounds, it gets even loonier, as he explains why this is supposedly happening:
I believe that these dogfights are ET initiated and are designed to put exopolitical pressure on national and world leaders through their respective militaries to openly disclose UFO/ET reality.Wow.
Here's a question for Mr. Komarek - if ET wants disclosure, why don't they... well, just land on the White House lawn, or some other place where the media might be gathered, and let us know themselves?
Stuff like this has inspired me to develop a new system for rating UFO looney tunes and / or things they say and do, in much the same way as Vallee and Hynek developed systems for classifying UFO sightings and encounters.
The system is as follows:
Porky Pig - a UFO looney tune who is more or less connected to reality; they are functional, can operate in the real world, and occasionally might even contribute something useful to the overall discourse on the UFO phenomenon. In terms of ideas or conclusions, Porky Pig status indicates something that just might have at least a veneer or plausibility, if not quite probability. However, they are naive and far too trusting.There you have it. From this point on, I intend to use this system when I run across folks like Mr. Komarek and ideas like the one noted above (classification: Daffy Duck). It should make sorting the wheat from the chaff in UFO looney-ville that much easier.
Bugs Bunny - A UFO looney tune who is connected to reality, but says ridiculous things. However, they do so knowing that what they say is ridiculous, just to have some fun with people. This applies to the ideas they put forward as well. This form of looney tune is generally harmless, and even serves a useful purpose.
Yosemite Sam - A UFO looney tune who may or may not be connected to reality, but who says and does ridiculous things regardless in order to make money. Fully capable of making stuff up if it furthers their end goal of profit. If this class of looney tune is doing it solely to make money, then they are a Yosemite Sam looney tune (sub-class I); if they are doing it to make money but they also seem to genuinely believe what they are saying (but money remains the primary motive), then they are a Yosemite Sam looney tune (sub-class II).
Daffy Duck - A UFO looney tune that is completely off the deep end. They have little or no connection to reality, and will do or say anything to buttress their single-minded belief system. They are extremely unpredictable, argumentative, and occasionally capable of stalker-like behaviour, but are not dangerous.
Tasmanian Devil - A UFO looney tune that is completely off the deep end, and dangerous. They have the capacity to harm themselves, and possibly others.