A colleague of mine, Tomas Scolarici, passed away on July 7, 2015
Tomas Scolarici worked as a Foreign Service Officer, US State Dept 1986 – 2006, mainly with Radio Marti as relating to Cuba.
“The mission of a U.S. diplomat in the Foreign Service is to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad.”
Tomas’s mission mainly involved advancing US interests abroad, which some UFO cult leaders viewed as being a CIA propaganda agent and a “Cabal” operative.
He continued his research into UFOs and aliens on a volunteer basis until his death….(background info provided by Elelel Lelele)
Tomas Scolarici had this to say in 2012:
“Having no evidences to prove what they say, EXO fantasists and self proclaimed contactees’ favorite weapon is the personal attack; the logical fallacy called Ad Hominem.
I am a US citizen born in Argentina and proud of my more than 20 years as a Radio Broadcaster in the Voice of America, Radio Marti Program.
My work was to give information to the people of Cuba, that information that was denied to the Cubans by a brutal dictatorship ruling the island for more than 50 years.
Mr. Alfred Webre should tell us what he means by “New World Order propaganda.”
Also, he must tell us how many of my programs he listened or read.
Webre also writes that I am a well known UFO debunker. This is not true. The UFO phenomenon not only exists, but has been with us from the beginning of history.
From my own perspective, after more than 40 years of research, the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis about the origin of the UFO Phenomenon is not the answer. There is absolutely no evidence supporting the ET Hypothesis.
Charlatanism, wishful thinking and plain nonsense will not give us the answer we look for.
UFO Mystery is much more complex than anything we can imagine.
The recognition of our ignorance will be the beginning of serious, scientific and rational research.
Here is my favorite writing from Tomas Scolarici:
Sunday, July 24, 2011
What rational ufologists can do.
Question: is it possible to talk about Rational Ufology?
The answer is YES.
Let us consider the following characteristics of the UFO phenomenon:
Since more than 90% of the sightings become identified flying objects, the remaining 10% of such sightings are a rare, infrequent occurrence.
After decades of research, it’s obvious for me, that there are not enough evidences to define the UFO as an extraterrestrial phenomenon. Extraterrestrial hypothesis, ETH, is just a theory but not a fact.
This ET meme wrongly suggests that the phenomenon must have an outcome, a finale: the contact between us and these hypothetical aliens.
However, UFO sightings are not a contemporary event but there are enough historical testimonies showing that there were always sightings, at least from the beginning of historical times.
This fact suggests that one of the characteristics of the UFO events is the lack of contact.
There never was and probably never will be any contact between us and the hypothetical ufonauts.
In other words contact is not one of the characteristics of the UFO phenomenon.
In fact the UFO mystery suggests the existence of a program, instead of the activities of biological entities.
In my perspective, the UFO phenomenon “behaves” as a computer program that, of course, we cannot understand. This program is doing his job, no matter what we believe or disbelieve.
False expectatives are negative and futile.
Now, if we consider the whole UFO phenomenon as a program, we cannot expect the fulfillment of our expectations, mostly products of science-fiction models.
Rational Ufology should remain aware of this rare phenomenon that cohabits with us in this planet Earth, and also analyze the sightings and the sociological and psychological impact of the UFO mystery in our human conscience.
That is why we are interested in fantasists, charlatans, neo-cultists and even borderline personalities.
This is what we can do, if we want to learn something about us and about the UFO Program.
Here is his last article which he wrote on July 7, 2015, the day of his death:
THE UFOLOGICAL CIRCUS:
Are these self proclaimed experts in Unidentified Flying Objects mad?
No, I don’t think so, at least when we talk about the Easy Money Ufologists.
Let me analyze the process of”insanity” in the career of self proclaimed experts in UFOs,
Extraterrestrials, conspiracy theories and similar tricks of the UFO Industry.
Let’s consider an intelligent individual who “discovers” the UFO myth, and in the beginning believes in the UFO-ET hypothesis. Now, some of these new ufologists not only believe in the Flying Saucers folklore but also think in the possibility of making some money with it.
So, after reading some books written for his/her predecessors in the ufological pseudo-science and do some google, they try their hand with a book, a blog or lectures about UFOs and related Memes.
After some time, the new professional ufologists learn that some things sell more than others, and this market law has nothing to do with truth.
When this happens the self proclaimed researchers realize that they are faced with a serious dilemma: To leave a subculture run by charlatans, crooks and maniacs, or engage in the despicable game.
Of course, if the neo-ufologists are sane, they have learned already that the whole UFO mythology is a great quackery. Just fiction sold as truth. Repeated unsubstantiated non-events, nonexistent sources, and total disrespect for those who want to believe.
They must choose to leave or remain in the “show”. The future decision is based on personal ethics … or lack of ethics.
If they remain in the ufological circus, perhaps they can make some easy money, but there are prices to pay. Cognitive dissonance is one of the consequences of this self-denial.
Someone should write about the sad personal stories of many who chose to remain in the company of charlatans and hoaxers.
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