Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Is Former Liberal Cabinet Minister Paul Hellyer Insane?

Paul Hellyer
Holding editors to account
By Andrew Coyne
National Post
"I feel a certain unease in writing this: It is possible that Mr. Hellyer has simply lost his mind, and it's not right to poke fun at a lunatic."
     The former Liberal cabinet minister Paul Hellyer, after a long career defending Canadian sovereignty from American incursions, has a new reason to mistrust the United States: UFOs. Specifically, the efforts by successive American governments to conceal from public knowledge the 1947 crash of an alien spacecraft in Roswell, New Mexico.

     "I believe that UFOs are real," Mr. Hellyer, who who was second to Pierre Trudeau on the first ballot at the 1968 Liberal leadership convention, told the Canadian Press recently. Later this week, he will speak at a convention of UFO enthusiasts in Toronto. "I'll talk about that a little bit and a bit about the fantastic coverup of the United States government and also a little bit of the fallout from the wreckage." By "fallout" he means the adaptation of technologies found in the Roswell craft in subsequent American technical advances. I'd tell you more, but it's just too risky.

     I feel a certain unease in writing this: It is possible that Mr. Hellyer has simply lost his mind, and it's not right to poke fun at a lunatic. On the other hand, who knows any more? What once were classed as psychological disorders are today considered perfectly normal, while behaviour for which one might previously have been held responsible is now just another form of mental illness.

* Special Thanks To Christian Macé

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  1. Hey Mr. Warren;

    Is Andrew Coyne a smirking, extreme far-right, neo-conservative Canadian ideologue who writes for one of Canada's largest newspapers, the National Post, and is starting this attempted media character assassination of former Canadian Minister of National Defense Paul Hellyer as a result of idealogical concerns? Seems opportune given the conference is to start in a few days... Where was his accusation before... Have I said yet today how detestable I thinks these neo-cons are?
    AVG Blog --

  2. Mr. Lehmberg,

    It would appear that Mr. Coyne’s psyche is stuck in the same box that Copernicus’ critics were so many years ago; this of course is not to compare Hellyer to Copernicus, but point out a “sociological phenomenon” that permeates the ages of how people deal with subjects that exceed their respective “societal programming.


  3. Anonymous2:49 PM

    Paul Hellyer had a book to sell. A little attention by making an outrageous claim helps doesn't it?


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