A resolution or “en motion” as it is called in Swedish can be read below was sent to the Swedish Riksorganisationen UFO-Sverige to the annual meeting in Örebro 5 May 2012. It turned out out that the resolution arrived too late since the organization has a six week dead-line for resolutions before an annual meeting. It was therefore postponed to the annual meeting in May 2013. Here is the response from the national board of the Swedish Riksorganisationen UFO Sverige which met at AFU, Archive of UFO Research, in the town of Norrköping 10th of March, 2013:
“The board has read through the written text and concluded that the text miss any proposals and suggestions to changes and can therefore not be considered as a resolution.”
The board of Riksorganisationen stopped the resolution because it lacked formalities but did not inform about this decision before several weeks later when the six week dead-line to write a new resolution had passed. Incredible but true!
Despite the board had enough time to inform about its decision it didn’t bother to send any message before it was too late to send in a new resolution. In more than two weeks did the board keep silent on its decision. This means the board deliberately blocked a democratic option to write a new resolution, which in reality was the same as to sabotage the democratic process. This is far more serious than a text which is not perfect related to which proposals and concrete suggestions there are to be established.
We should not forget that Riksorganisationen don’t have any rules how a resolution is to be specifically formulated as far as undersigned is aware of. This means there are no statutes saying members can not write resolutions about the oppression on democracy in the organization just because there are no technical-practical suggestions how to change the existing situation.
The proposals to be established are that the organization opens for criticism in the magazine UFO Aktuellt. Organizes meetings with the members of today, subscribers of the magazine UFO Aktuellt and invites former members for a debate where Riksorganisationen is heading. Such a debate should lead to election of a new board which distance itself from the oppression of opinions under the former chairman Clas Svahn.
Let us add that the editorial board of the magazine UFO Aktuellt in 2012 took a decision that undersigned of this text is banned from advertising in the magazine without any reason than the leadership and the chairman have been criticized for lack of democracy. Editor Hakan Ekstrand bluntly declared on the phone before he cut off the conversation and hang up that he never will speak any more with undersigned. This is how members are treated in Riksorganisationen when they have courage to criticize. The leadership in the organization reacts by sharpening the oppression denying the right to advertise about the UFO phenomenon in the magazine UFO Aktuellt owned by the organization.
What we see the outlines of is corruption among some few friends backing each other to the benefit of their power of rule. It is a leadership speaking softly when people just are listening or asking innocent questions. But as we can read more in the text below is it a system which don’t hesitate to rule with undemocratic measures such as insults, boards which take their decisions behind the backs of the members and censorship in the debate – all backed by the leadership. What we face are typical in sects and structures ruled with dictatorship and where the arranged “democracy” is a frontage. One of the leaders in Riksorganisationen, Kaj Hahne, who in the local group Stockholms UFO Förening has presented himself as an ex-military, a police and who is part of the leadership in the organization has characterized claim that all members should have formal democratic rights to advertise in the magazine UFO Aktuellt as something “sick”. The documentation can be read further down in this text. In the world of the leadership of Riksorganisationen is a living democracy a sickness and dictatorial measures something healthy.
New resolutions were planned to be sent to Riksorganisationen UFO-Sverige in April or during May 2013 due to the sabotage by the board by not responding that the first in 2012 was too long and lacked concrete proposals. This didn’t happen and maybe it didn’t have such huge impact as the case had developed and all local group which were left had received a copy. But maybe we return later to the resolutions before the organization dissolve itself. One resolution will deal with the defects of democracy in the organization. The other why its magazine UFO Aktuellt has banned a member from advertising without other excuse other than criticism against the chairman Clas Svahn, as if criticism as such is banned instead of being something obvious. The third resolution will take up how a member can be excluded from the organization if a majority in a local board decides so without any democratic debate and vote among the local members or even among all members in the organization. The person or persons who are excluded will according to the rules of today only be granted some minutes to talk at the annual meeting of the organization.
My comments on the Zamora case will not be part of any resolution, which neither was part of the plan when the resolution was planned in the first place. The analysis of the case in the text further down is presented with aspects of how Riksorganisationen is conducting debunking with speculations and naive comments. The magazine UFO Aktuellt writes that “The most known contactee of the world is without doubt George Adamski (1891-1965)”. In Swedish; “Världens mest kända kontaktperson är utan tvekan George Adamski (1891-1965)”. See UFO Aktuellt number 3, 2010, pages 8-10. Not a single critical comment about a person who obviously claimed to have visited most of the planets in the solar system without any proof and without any scientific description of the presumed space travels. Only the gods must know how many planets and moons this joker has visited. Despite these obvious lack of seriousness has UFO Aktuellt presented him as some kind of representative of those who hold that the UFO phenomenon is connected to extra-terrestrial visitors because the aim is to ridicule the view that our planet somehow has been visited and still is. [27-04-2013: After criticism of this opportunism has the Swedish magazine UFO Aktuellt suddenly changed its position and wrote in a number from the end of April that Adamski is not serious after all.]
SERIOUS DEFECTS OF DEMOCRACY IN RIKSORGANISATIONEN UFO-SVERIGE.
I have been a member of the local Stockholm UFO group since the 1990s. During these years have I experienced something I will characterize as lack of information to members, decisions have been made without any democratic procedure, member was denied information in an adequate way on the content in e-mail files suppose to be for the annual local meeting despite computer problems, badgering, abusive words and censorship in members’ bulletin in the local Stockholm UFO Association, STUFO.
From the chairman of Riksorganisationen, Clas Svahn, came an e-mail to undersigned which questioned that a person who is critical to cooperation with the Swedish military has anything to do in Riksorganisationen UFO-Sverige. To criticize cooperation with the Swedish military or similar cooperation i other countries when the official military UFO observations both can be falsified as well as half truths to protect the own surveillance capacity is obviously difficult to understand for the chairman of Riksorganisationen. This is as difficult to understand that it is a break against ethical-human criteria to establish organized cooperation with military authorities in Sweden and other countries because these institutions deliver armaments and logistic equipments to dictatorships which have committed crimes against the human rights.
1. No organized debate before or after the annual central meeting in Riksorganisationen
During my time in the Swedish Riksorganisationen UFO-Sverige since the 1990s has the central leadership not once sent out documents on the coming annual meeting for debate and opinions among the members. This has been the case from central instances and this has been the case in Stockholms UFO Förening or Association where I was located. Instead there was a culture which excluded members involvement. Important questions and decisions were kept in a small circle in the leadership while an organized debate was absent. Typical “reports” from the annual meetings on Internet did not deal with the issues from the annual meeting but can in fact be characterized more like travel information.
A typical report could be something like this: we met on a hotel a place in Sweden, opened the annual meeting the first day by accepting the agenda, this and that person talked about something, we concluded the first day with a report, walked thereafter together to a restaurant for food, drink and had a nice company. After dinner we went back to the hotel for some chat into late in the night before bedtime. The next day was the annual meeting completed with a shorter program. We took farewell and each participants went home. This has in principle been the annual report written on Internet without analysis, without debate and without going into the issues.
Just as there was no organized debate in the time before the annual meetings during all these years were there neither any organized debates on the decisions taken on the annual meetings. If members wanted to know which decisions were taken on the annual meeting of Riksorganisationen was it up to one and each as a private person to get in touch with the organization. The message from the leadership of Riksorganisationen was that the exercise of power and the activities of the organization were not something the members should be involved into. It is considered a case for a small circle of leaders with close relationship.
There was not any better in the local group association. In Stockholm UFO Förening were elections of representatives to the annual meeting of Riksorganisationen not handled with debate and proposals of different candidates. The usual procedure was that the board agreed upon one or some candidates for a quick acceptance. Not once was the candidate presented with what they wanted to do to improve the association, for instance such as getting more members. In the elections of local representatives were there never lifted up several alternative candidates. At an annual local meeting in Stockholms UFO Förening in Barkarby – it may have been in the beginning of the 2000s – one member in the board and also chairman of Riksorganisationen proposed a new member to the board who was not even present at the meeting. All the chairman told was mainly that “he is a good fellow”. Seconds later was the proposal decided with a ‘Yes’ from those present at the meeting as if elections of individuals not present was good enough because the chairman himself put his influence behind it.
2. Many years with reduced numbers of members without any organized debate where this was heading
At least from the year 2000 or at that time was there a steady reduction of members in Riksorganisationen year after year. The development with a huge reduction in numbers of members was not met by the leadership of the organization with meetings and debate where this was heading. In Stockholms UFO Förening were there in the middle of 1990s a top of some 100 members. In 2003 was the number of members down to 50 if my information is correct. In 2008 was the number of members 37, in 2009 just 33 members and in 2010 13 or 15 members left. Not once has the board of Stockholms UFO Förening taken any initiative to debate this development despite its knowledge what was going on. Neither the central board took any initiative to debate an issue which has the highest significance for the survival of the organization.
When Stockholms UFO Förening elected a new chairman with Svante Lilja spring 2008 took the board a decision to abandon the ordinary members meetings without informing the members. The board did not take initiative for debate in the local bulletin or calling members to meetings on the same issue. Not even after the decision to abandon the ordinary meetings were members informed. All happened behind the back of the members by the local board where also the chairman of Riksorganisationen Clas Svahn was a member.
When undersigned on the local annual meeting spring 2009 asked why there were no members meeting in 2008 and not even arranged a traditional Christmas meeting the same year came a short and tired answer from the same chairman who was responsible to abandon all the meetings behind the back of the members with the words; “We don’t have any time.”
Why accept to be a representative if there is no time to do basic tasks on the board? And why were decisions concerning the members taken behind their backs? The 28 members not on the board in 2008, I suppose there were 9 members inclusive 2 substitute members in the board 2008 as under 2010, were never called to any meeting where the board told it could not handle the tasks. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 there were no members meetings with exception for the annual meetings which were clubbed through in 15-20 minutes. On the other hand did the board have “time” for several own meetings which for each member must have taken at least a couple of hours including travel time. In 2010 when I was a substitute member of the board in Stockholms UFO Förening were there at least 5-6 meetings of the board, probable some more. To these meetings did not the board bother to invite the members to inform it did not have any time than just for itself.
There was tough resistance in the board against arrangement of members meetings. An argument put forward by Kaj Hahne who both was elected chairman and editor of the internal bulletin was that it would cost too much money. The truth was that Hahne on a board meeting in 2010 informed that the local group had a surplus of nearly 10.000 Swedish kronor. To rent a room for a meeting at Hartwickska Huset (House) on the street of St.Paulsgatan which was very close to the subway station would only cost some 200 kronor. It was an excellent alternative after leaving a meeting place in Barkarby, north-west of Stockholm City. These 200 were too expensive, was it said, despite the nearly 10.000 in the surplus. Nothing of the surplus was used to members meetings or other activities despite that the members were the source of the money.
Proposal that the local group could have a more social direction where alcohol was available was stamped as illegal by the chairman who told he as a police knew the law. But this was not true. That private parties can’t serve alcohol was just a cheap trick to put forward the plans to lay down all activities and dismantle the organization. The alcohol information group in the police of Stockholm told by phone to undersigned that all private parties in Sweden in principle are allowed to serve alcohol. However, it is not legal to sell without permission or sell at a place where the owner has a permission without this is accepted by the owner. In the case of Hartwickska Huset was this no problem since the owner did not have a alcohol permission which could block any private consumption of alcohol at a meeting. Normal consumption of alcohol was OK, the House said. However, beer, wine and something to eat got the thumb down as well as arranging UFO parties open for all. All proposals got a negative response while the rest of the board didn’t dare to protest. The reason was that Clas Svahn gave his support to the local chairman which was enough for the majority to follow.
During my time at the board in 2010 were most of the board meetings at a small café on the street Odengatan in central Stockholm, between Odenplan and Sankt Eriksplan which always was packed with customers and where it was not so easy to have a normal conversation. Proposal to have the meetings at Stockholm University was not supported. The reason I guess was that the meeting place at a café shop was some few hundred meters from Hahne’s private apartment. All was to happen fast, simple and to the lowest cost without any members activities. Hahne and the majority of the board with quite support from Clas Svahn decided the group should meet on the Internet. To meet as physical humans beings in fellowship belongs to the old days, was it repeated over and over again in the internal e-mail debate of the board. The argument that such a way to organize open the field for a small group to exploit the resources just as it fits and displace the members to the role as consumers and spectators in their “own” organization was dismissed as it was new times now. In reality was all talk not to arrange members meetings part of a plan into the future to abolish members activities in favour of those individuals who long time ago took the initiative to establish Riksorganisationen UFO-Sverige. Kaj Hahne and Clas Svahn fought hard to put the local group into a mothballed situation with only undersigned in opposition at the board. Kaj Hahne was eager to underline over and over again how important it was that the money must not be used but saved for an eventual later transmission to Riksorganisationen. In its central leadership was Clas Svahn. Kaj Hahne also belonged to the same leadership. Now we maybe understand something more of this double play with oppression of opinion and manipulations of the members democracy in a local group which in the middle of 1990s had some 100 members ended the way it did.
On the annual in Stockholm UFO Förening (Association) spring 2010 was I elected as a substitute member of the board. A substitute member is called to a board meeting when an ordinary member inform it will be absent. When Anneli Sarre, the newly elected chairman from the annual meeting, left the position some few months later and vice-chairman Kaj Hahne took over was this exercised with information to the 7 permanent members of the board and probably to Clas Svahn who at that time was a substitute member of the board, only. Undersigned and the other members were not informed at all. First several weeks later were we informed what happened during that summer. It also turned out that Kaj Hahne not even was elected as vice-chairman on the annual meeting 2010 which had the formal right to decide on representatives but on the constituated meeting of the board with no such rights. Not even the point of this basic principle was understood by the board. The chairman of Riksorganisationen UFO-Sverige was silent both on the absent of information to the members as well as the procedure of election.
This parody of a living democracy reminds me how a proposal at the 2009 annual meeting was handled. At the meeting proposed undersigned of a poster competition for Riksorganisationen UFO-Sverige. The proposal was supported by the majority. In point 18 was it later written in Stockholm UFO-News: “Poster: – ‘can’t we be seen are vi not present’. Clas put forward a view that UFO-Sverige (Ekstrand) was going to help with free printing. The board was given a task to evaluate the question.” The last moment in the quotation is not in accordance with what happened. The annual meeting did not say anything about the board to “evaluate” the proposal which was decided. The board was given a task to do what was decided, but it didn’t. The phrase “to evaluate” which was written in Stockholm UFO-News was just a construction afterwards to put the case it in mothballs and thereafter bloc a democratic decision which also happened. A year later still nothing happened in this simple case which was all about spreading posters about UFO meetings at schools, universities, libraries and other relevant places. The new chairman 2010, Kaj Hahne, just brushed away the whole decision on a poster competition without any counter-decision on the annual meeting in 2010. With exception of undersigned were there no protests from other members of the board against this sidestepping of a democratic decision.
There was in principle the same rule from the top as under another chairman Svante Lilja, 2008-2010, when the board decided to abolish members meetings with neither any vote among the members nor any information afterwards.
3. Member denied proper information on content in e-mail files about new statutes; ‘Go and buy yourself a computer’
In late autumn 2010 the chairman Kaj Hahne sent 3 computer files in an e-mail which ought to be ment for a “debate” to change the activity and direction of Stockholms UFO Förening och Riksorganisationen UFO-Sverige. At the time didn’t undersigned have any functioning computer and couldn’t open the computer files. When undersigned asked the newly elected chairman – who was not even elected correct as a vice-chairman at an annual meeting with formal right to decide on the task of elections but on an newly constituted board without the same right – if he could print out the files and send it as a normal letter or put the information on the web side of Stufo, Stockholms UFO Förening, came the following replies from the chairman:
Kaj Hahne, 2010-12-10:
“… If you have problem with the computer; there are many extra prices just now, you should by a laptop for below 5000:- så will your problems be solved.”
Original e-mail text in Swedish:
“… Om du har datorproblem; det är fullt av extrapriser nu, du bör kunna köpa en laptop för under 5000:- så är dina problem lösta.”
Kaj Hahne, 2010-12-11:
“I/ we have not time to do what you are unable to solve, namely how to use a computer. If you can not do that, don’t bother us with laments. If you can not read, your problem, solve it before you complain against others. And from your answer I understand that you believe we are a completely different form of association than what we really are. As I have asked before; do you fix yourself what you hold others should do?”
Original e-mail text in Swedish:
“Jag/ vi har inte tid att göra det du inte själv klarar ut, nämligen att lära dig använda en dator. Om du inte kan detta, stör oss inte med litanior. Kan du inte läsa, ditt problem, lös det innan du klagar på andra. Och av ditt svar förstår jag att du tror att vi är en helt annan form av förening än vad vi verkligen är. Som jag tidigare frågat; fixar du själv vad du anser att andra skall göra?”
Kaj Hahne, 2010-12-14:
“Your computer problems are yours and yours, only, now can you buy a computer at El-Giganten for less than 4000:-”
Original e-mail text in Swedish:
“Dina datorproblem är dina och endast dina, nu kan du köpa en dator på El-Giganten för under 4000:-”
According to Hahne was it a privilege to claim access to information despite a member has no working computer. To ask for a service which is paid through membership was met with scorn and despise. The information was not even put up on the local website. Kaj Hahne who has presented himself as an ex-military and ex-police didn’t understand that a precondition for a democratic handling of an issue is that all members get access to the information. The logic put forward from the chairman Kaj Hahne with a quite acceptance from Clas Svahn, the chairman of Riksorganisationen UFO-Sverige, was that members who don’t have any computer or access to Internet at all, a computer which in my case didn’t work properly, members who are too sick or too old to walk or travel to a library to read all there, should be denied access to members’ information in an adequate way with an ordinary letter. Thereby did they and the majority of the board accept the principle to sabotage the democratic preconditions for a democratic debate related to the new statutes of the whole organization. In my case was I forced to go to a library and during some hours write out the information by hand. To print the files would be too expansive due to the numbers of pages of at least 20, probably some more. This was the so-called “democracy” under Kaj Hahne and Clas Svahn; scorn and sabotage of the democratic process.
Any meetings with debate were never organized with exception for the internal e-mail debate of the board. The other members outside the board was never informed and never invited to a common meeting for all to have their say. According to information from Kaj Hahne on the annual meeting in the beginning of 2011 were there 15 members in January the same year with newly “two new members”. This means the local group had 13 members late autumn 2010 and that 4 of the members were not on the board. All these 13 members never met together to reason and debate the statutes and decide on the future of the local association. With several common meetings for all members and a serious exchange of ideas in a democratic atmosphere would of course the outcome be different due to the logic of all arguments face to face. Unfortunately where there any such meetings. When there is lack of democracy will instead authoritarian structures fill the gap, especially in organizations with strong and intolerant leaders. The outcome of the group in Stockholm was therefore partly sealed when debates and meetings were dismissed.
Sometime under 2011 was the local association dissolved after a period as an investigation group.
4. Member denied debate article in the local members bulletin of Stockholm UFO Association
Kaj Hahne who was both a chairman and editor of Stockholm’s UFO Förening (Association) was also personal responsible for the two numbers of the members bulletin in the end of 2010 where only opinions of his own and the majority of the board were presented.In the next to the last number of the bulletin in 2010 was it called on the members by the editor to write articles but an article written by undersigned to each and one of the two numbers was not printed despite a lot of space in the columns and few pages. To put it in clear words did it mean the editor established a system of total censorship of my analysis of where Riksorganisationen and Stockholms UFO Förening were heading. No other members of the board protested against the censorship. The chairman of Riksorganisationen, Clas Svahn, who was on the board as a substitute member received a copy of what was going on but denied to distanced himself from the censorship. Instead he defended it in an e-mail to undersigned 2010-12-22 with the following words: “I have full confidence in Kaj Hahne.” (Swedeish text: “Jag har fullt förtroende för Kaj Hahne.”
Left over was one opinon, one leader and a leadership who had total monoply on the opinions in the members bulletin during 2-3 months up to the local annual meeting in January 2011. Undersigned sent a short resolution to the annual meeting in Stockholms UFO Förening which was printed in the local bulletin which only had some 3-4 A4 sheets which honestly looked like a rag, without headline and hasty written text with lack of design. This was the so-called “democracy” of debate in Stockholms UFO Förening with censorship in 90% of the time before the annual meeting and poor “democracy” in 10% up to the annual meeting without any information to the other members outside the board.
5. The Majority of the board did not bother to participate in the annual meeting and answer the criticism
To the annual meeting in January 2011 did not the majority of the board bother to participate. The majority of the board didn’t bother to come to the annual meeting which is its obligation according to all democratic principles. All was instead decided in forehand. The majority of the board had sent procurations and written statements where it supported the dictatorial measures and the existing policy to put the association in mothball. The annual meeting therefore never became what it should have been. It became a farce!
Long time before the annual meeting had undersigned sent in issues to the agenda. These were not included in the printed agenda of the annual meeting. When this was mentioned and a proposal to put up the issues in a complementary proposal at the meeting was this also harshly dismissed by the leader of the meeting Kaj Hahne. In a contribution of the debate did undersigned read from a written text but was constantly interrupted by the leader of the meeting Hahne and Svante Lilja with “stop now”, “that’s enough”, “we have heard enough” and similar attempts to stop the free speech. There were no democratic debate and no votes on the annual meeting among the 5 participants – 4 from the board and 1 ordinary member. Under a proposal for election of a chairman did a former chairman Svante Lilja, same person who in his period 2008-2010 was responsible to abolish all members meeting behind their backs and not even inform the members afterwards of the decision, that Kaj Hahne should be elected chairman. Neither now was there any debate or vote. There was not informed if Hahne had support from the other 5 of the boards who were absent in written statements. All points this to be the case and that ‘Hahne was their man’.
6. Insults and false accusation to spread a computer virus
In every organization with lack of democracy, rule from the top and authoritarian methods is the power exercised with arrogance, insults, intolerance and censorship. The purpose is to dehumanize those who criticize the leadership to make it easier to come forward with dictatorial measures with open oppression.
Exactly this happened in Stockholm UFO Association- In the autumn of 2010 Kaj Hahne did not only succeed to abolish the right to get adequate access to information in computer files which could not be open due to computer problems, censorship and an absence of a living democracy. Insults like ‘paranoid’ were often used in the internal e-mail “debate” of the board. Here are some examples:
Kaj Hahne, 2010-10-19:
“…Do something that make sense, such as keep onion crops!
Original e-mail text in Swedish:
“…Ägna dig åt något vettigt, som att bevara lökgrodor!
Kaj Hahne, 2010-12-10:
“You are pondering too much! Which resources do we have? What are you doing, besides to believe we are a einsttzgruppe? And obviously do you remember little what was said at the the meeting. Take a ski trip! /KH”
Original e-mail text in Swedish:
“Du grubblar för mycket! Vilka resurser har vi? Vad gör du, utöver att tro att vi en en einstzttsgruppe? Och uppenbarligen minns du lite av vad som sas vid mötet. Ta en skidtur! /KH”
(Here is Kaj Hahne holding undersigned believed Stockholms UFO Förening was a Nazi liquidation group, which is a lie. )
Kaj Hahne 2011-10-21:
“That you are ignorant is no excuse, that is possible to change, but up to now have you not made any effort. That you are directly paranoid can we others not help you with. Why, with a whole world beyond are you haunting UFO Sweden? Sick!”
Original e-mail text in Swedish:
“Att du är okunnig är ingen ursäkt, det går att förändra, men hittills har du inte gjort några försök. Att du är direkt paranoid kan vi andra inte hjälpa dig med. Varför, med en hel värld bortom hemsöker du UFO Sverige? Sjukt!”
Hahne came with the following comment when undersigned was banned from advertising in the Swedish magazine UFO Aktuellt after criticizing Kaj Hahne and Clas Svahn to have abolished several of the democratic rights in Stockholms UFO Förening:
Kaj Hahne, 2011-10-21:
“Mean you should send this litany to all newspapers and to the prosecutor, you are of course so exposed to prosecution! /KH
PS even DO and Jämo!”
Original e-mail text in Swedish:
“Tycker du skall skicka den här litanian till alla tidningar och till riksåklagaren, du är ju SÅ utsatt för förföljelse! /KH
PS även DO och Jämo!”
[‘Riksåklagaren’ is here the national prosecutor of Sweden. DO is the Discrimination Ombudsman, Jämo is Equality Ombudsman but later changed to DO. My comment, Kvidal]
Kaj Hahne, 2011-10-21:
“That you are directly paranoid can we others not help you with. Why, with a whole world beyond do you haunt UFO Sverige? Sick! You did not even know what AFU was about. Try dance, get yourself a woman on Göta Källare, do something else than to sit and ponder! KH”
Original e-mail text in Swedish:
“Att du är direkt paranoid kan vi andra inte hjälpa dig med. Varför, med en hel värld bortom hemsöker du UFO Sverige? Sjukt! Du visste ju inte ens vad AFU vad. Pröva med dans, skaffa dig en kvinna på Göta Källare, gör något annat än att sitta och grubbla! KH”
[Hahne kept holding undersigned did not believe what AFU, Archive for UFO Research was all about!!! He also kept arguing undersigned believed the space of AFU was only 30m^2, i.e. as a small student room!!!]
Hahne did not shy way for a bold assertion where he openly hinted that undersigned has sent a computer virus to the members of the board, “trojan”, which was the heading of his e-mail. He and a former chairman, Svante Lilja, had got problems with their computers and suspected neither with indications nor evidences that undersigned was the source. As if it possible to send viruses as plain text!!!
Kaj Hahne, 2010-12-15:
“Further: I have just cleansed out some shit from the computer, which comes from your address. Which virus program are you driving? Think after all not been updated and several have been infected. Your comments will therefore not be read but in self defence be deleted.”
Original e-mail text in Swedish:
“Vidare: Jag har just rensat ut div. skit från datorn, som kommer från din adress. Vilket virusprogram kör du? Tycks i alla fall inte vara uppdaterat och fler har drabbats. Dina inlägg kommer därför inte att läsas utan i självförsvar raderas.”
The fact was that the only person who in e-mails has sent out computer files about new statutes for Riksorganisationen and the local association in Stockholm to the members of the board was Kaj Hahne himself. Incredible but true! These files did he probably receive from the leadership of Riksorganisationen. If Hahne and a former chairman Svante Lilja have got computer virus they should have looked closer on the source of the computer files. But that was out of question because the false accusation that undersigned spread a virus was meant to chase away those who dare to criticize the lack of democracy in the organization. It was the same purpose with the abusive talk, denial of information of the content of the files and the censorship.
7. Take the man – not the ball
Clas Svahn, 2011-03-07:
You have never subscribed to UFO Aktuellt.
You have never put your foot on AFU. [The UFO archive, Kvidal]
You have never read a line in Raport News.
You have never investigated any UFO case or done a course of how to do that.
You have never read a book by me, Hakan Blomqvist or any other in the association.
You have never been to a lecture by me or any other in the association.
You have never been on an annual meeting of Riksorganisationen.
You have never phoned any in the board of UFO Sweden to discuss your ideas and criticism.
You have shortly told never bothered to find out the least what we are doing, opinions or how we are working. Still you hold you know something about us and that we ought to listen to you and your long tirades. Don’t you think it is funny no-one care? I don’t think so. Thank you and farewell.
Original e-mail text in Swedish:
Du har aldrig varit prenumerant på UFO-Aktuellt.
Du har aldrig satt din fot på AFU.
Du har aldrig läst en rad i Rapport-Nytt.
Du har aldrig undersökt ett ufofall eller gått en kurs för att lära dig att göra det.
Du har aldrig läst en bok av mig, Håkan Blomqvist eller någon annan i föreningen.
Du har aldrig varit på ett föredrag med mig eller någon annan i föreningen.
Du har aldrig varit på en riksstämma.
Du har aldrig ringt någon i styrelsen för UFO-Sverige för att diskutera dina idéer och kritik.
Du har kort sagt aldrig brytt dig om att ta reda på det minsta om vad vi gör, står för eller hur vi arbetar. Ändå anser du att du vet något om oss och att vi ska lyssna på dig och dina långa tirader. Tycker du att det är konstigt att ingen bryr sig? Det tycker inte jag. Tack och hej.
Most of what the chairman of Riksorganisationen UFO Sverige wrote here was not true. Clas Svahn must be very surprised to hear that the huge majority of the members throughout the years have never been to an annual meeting of Riksorganisationen, not visited the UFO archive in Norrköping which is an independent foundation and not participated at an UFO course. The relevance in criticism against lack of democracy has neither to do with how active those who criticize have been in the organization.
The deeper message in the comment of Clas Svahn is that only persons who have been active in Riksorganisationen should have full democratic rights while the huge majority of members who have not been active should have less democratic rights. This is in line with how both the national board and in Stockholm have taken their decision without anchoring the decision among the members and when someone present criticism will this be met with abuse, insults and censorship.
When the chairman of Riksorganisationen UFO-Sverige face criticism of oppression of democratic rights exercised from both the central board and in the local Stockholms UFO Förening is he responding by taking the man but not the ball. Svahn is more interested in if the person who criticize has been subscribed to the magazine UFO Aktuellt, if the person has visited the UFO archive or visited the annual meeting of the organization, etc. Clas Svahn reacts with taking the man and not the ball, i.e. personal attacks, since the criticism is hitting the undemocratic way he and some few others have ruled the organization. It reveals a system where some few are superior all the others. Therefore has Svahn no other methods than to attack the individual and shy away from what the debate is all about, exactly the way Kaj Hahne has done as chairman in Stockholm.
It is not surprise Clas Svahn in an e-mail to the board of Stockholms UFO Förening wrote the following in a reply to undersigned:
Clas Svahn, 2010-12-22:
“I have full confidence in Kaj Hahne.”
The original e-mail text in Swedish:
“Jag har fullt förtroende för Kaj Hahne.”
Several so-called “arguments” in the e-mail 2011-03-07 from the chairman of Riksorganisationen are untrue, with exception that I have not been on the annual meeting of the organization, visited the UFO archive and not phoned anyone in the leadership which is unnecessary when there has been a debate in the board of Stockholms UFO association where Svahn and Hahne were on the board.
The knowledge of undersigned concerning observations of unidentified objects are excellent after one year of surveillance at one of the biggest military airports in the NATO country Norway. I have been on a meeting in Barkarby where Svahn was present, for instance a meeting where Svahn lectured with projector pictures and welcomed undersigned by shaking hands. My book reading is also of interest for Clas Svahn, probably because he wants to demonstrate his own knowledges. Even if it is irrelevant in the context can I inform I in fact have read a book by Svahn several years ago. But as most of the members in the organization none of Hakan Blomqvist. However, I have read some 50-60 UFO books mainly by English and American writers, between 100-200 articles in different international UFO magazines and written analysis myself of the UFO phenomenon. In addition have I also at one occasion sent money to the UFO archive in Norrköping even if this don’t say so much about the content of my criticism of the top-rule and oppression of democracy under Clas Svahn in Riksorganisationen UFO-Sverige.
The role of Clas Svahn in Riksorganisationen is important since he has been a central person for many years. We must conclude a chairman who with open eyes support oppression of basic democratic rights in the organization manifests how the leadership also is thinking and justifying their own power of rule. Up to now are there no signs that the way Kaj Hahne and Clas Svahn is acting is not supported by the majority of the central board or that Hahne and Svahn is conspiring behind the back of the board. That undersigned happened to present criticism which made these old leaders to react was a symptom of deeper problems.
To sum up:
Despite many years of huge setbacks in number of members has the central board in Riksorganisationen never bothered to start a debate where the organization was heading. In 2000 was Riksorganisationen 30 years old but not celebrating with a taking up this crucial issue. All the debate has been limited to the top leadership, hidden from the majority of the members. It is therefore no surprise that under Svahn as chairman there neither was any organized debates before and after the annual meetings. As a member of the board in the Stockholm association did not Svahn react when the board under Svante Lilja 2008-2010 behind the back of the members in 2008 abolished all ordinary members meetings. The members which were some 26 or 27 outside the board were not even informed after the decision. Can you who are reading this grasp what is behind such a structure? The chairman of Riksorganisationen did not even react when a member of the board with computer problems and not able to open e-mail files on new statutes was denied to get the information in another adequate way. That the members were not informed before weeks later when the local chairman had to leave the tasks and the vice-chairman took over was in this context a detail in a landscape of rule cut in stone and hard to change. The chairman in Riksorganisationen did not react when the newly elected local chairman in Stockholm without any indications or evidence hinted that undersigned was spreading a computer virus. The truth was that the only who had sent out e-mail files to be opened by the members of the board was the local chairman himself which he probably got from some in the leadership of Riksorganisationen.
When Hahne blocked debate articles written by undersigned from be printed in the local bulletin autumn 2010 in Stockholm UFO Förening was Clas Svahn silent. He did not bother because the ex-military and police Kaj Hahne was a loyal instrument to establish censorship. Insults and hate words was accepted by the chairman of Riksorganisationen because it was part of a policy to hunt down and drive out a critical member from the organization. If one is questioning cooperation with the state military – an apparatus which is part of the state and business in Sweden and other countries arming regimes duty of crimes against the human rights – then is the opinion of the central chairman that those who hold that just can leave the organization despite the fact that there are no statutes saying such an opinion is banned.
This is the result when leaders in Riksorganisationen sit on their positions, not only for some few years but for many years. Not only that! They have been part of the leadership for decades and during all these years never hesitated to bully people who dared to criticize. With a permanent ticket to the leadership in Riksorganisationen have they made a position in the international UFO debate giving them a bigger ego which under the existing authoritarian circumstances have tied them even harder to the apparatus that lifted them up in the first place. These leaders identify themselves fully with the bureaucracy and the power manifesting the same structure. That is the deeper reason why they are intolerant and undemocratic. They sit glued to their chairs and when they nevertheless had to leave have they already guaranteed that those who take over are loyal. The purpose is to guarantee the continuity and the power structure which the ex-leaders, their children, friends, acquaintances and partners will be connected to. These women and men have melted into the apparatus and look upon what are said and written to control and hunt away all with a potential to challenge the existing hierarchical authorities of thy few in the top.
We have already read about the bullying, the insults, despise, decisions of local and central boards taken behind the backs of members, censorship, repression against advertisement in UFO Aktuallt, etc. It was therefore in the footsteps of the same when undersigned some time in 2010 called a representative of a local UFO group and asked about ideas how to get more members was Svahn there commenting. The conversation lasted some 4-5 minutes and the person who answered the phone talked some 80-90% of the time while undersigned asked some few questions. It turned out that Clas Svahn was informed about this private telephone conversation and responded by sending an e-mail saying undersigned must have no clue whatsoever about members activities. That the purpose not was to debate but to get ideas took Svahn as evidence the caller did not know anything about members activities. When Clas Svahn was asked in e-mail why he believed undersigned didn’t know anything because it was asked question what other members had for ideas did he not responds. Watching the members like an eagle, paternalistic, belittling and declaring that any unofficial contact not granted by the leaders is noticed and should be denounced.
Even if there are no material benefits to belong to an undemocratic leadership in Riksorganisationen is the privilege of a different kind. It is a social-psychological need created by the hierarchical and undemocratic structures. It is important to be aware of this because these structures in history manifest themselves ruthlessly. Where there in addition are lack of resources will the hierarchies give birth to extreme solutions. Those who climb such structures will quite soon be aware of where they are. Those who refuse to submit will face the same kind of oppression as in Riksorganisationen and in similar small and big structures which are led by a small group of people. But also in a wider context in the working places since these are owned by some few. And in the state apparatuses as well where the most terrible atrocities in mankind have been organized and committed.
People who have been part of the small or bigger power structure of the elite are also impotent to think outside the own positions because this would jeopardize their own different levels of power and privileges.
This is not a typical “Swedish” phenomenon but can be found in all countries without any exception. The metaphorical to be said about Sweden is that it is a society with clear signs of “German” discipline and “Russian” control. It is a country where people from the cradle to the grave are conditioned to be loyal to the apparatuses, to the leadership, the leaders, the state and the business elites. Sweden is a corporative state even of the open oppression of fascism is not yet out here on the streets. It is a country where the state and business elites hold that the support to Nazi-Germany in WW2 “despite all” was “necessary”. They would say the same if it was Stalinism they gave support to for profit.
Let us remind Clas Svahn, Kaj Hahne and other undemocratic and authoritarian “leaders” in Riksorganisationen that without all the members throughout the years, all help for free, all contributions sent to the organization including my own small contribution sent to the UFO archive years back and not to forget all who have contributed with information of UFO encounters that without all this would Riksorganisationen never existed.
8. Member banned from advertising in UFO Aktuellt after criticism against lack of democracy in Riksorganisationen
In a short telephone conversation 25 October 2011 Clas Svahn told undersigned was banned from advertising in UFO Aktuellt. The reason was because undersigned was, in Swedish, “a rättshavarist”. This is a person who dares to challenge authorities and keep doing so to the end. In the world of Clas Svahn is this something very wrong. Another explanation is that he holds that people who private stand up for what they consider a struggle for justice in the society in the name of intolerance should be branded the same way. To criticize means censorship and will someone advertise is this banned despite that Riksorganisationen don’t have any statutes which gives the editorial board any right to such repression against people who are members.
When the editorial board on UFO Aktuellt took the decision that undersigned was to be banned from advertising did it not with a single word mention the rights for debate and criticism as something elementary and important. A representative from the editorial board, Hakan Ekstrand, informed that I was to be stopped from advertising because my criticism was “political”. “Politics”? That it was as much “politics” to defend oppression of opinions, defend insults and censorship didn’t those who took the decision care much about because we are dealing with an undemocratic board coloured by friendship corruption.
Let us remind Clas Svahn, Kaj Hahne and other in the leadership of Riksorganisationen that without all members throughout the years, all support from many people, all contributions, all who have sent in reports on UFO observations, without all these people would the organization not exist at all.
9. The paragraph of Riksorganisationen for exclusion of members has no option for those accused to a democratic vote among members
From an annual meeting in Kalmar 2010-05-22 has Riksorganisationen UFO Sverige a paragraph dealing with members threatened by exclusion.
It is no democratic paragraph since it don’t grant those who are facing exclusion to have their case brought to the members for a democratic vote. Quite the opposite is it a paragraph where an occasional small majority of the board can decide who they dislike and hold don’t fit in while those accused are not granted any rights than to speak some minutes on the annual meeting of Riksorganisationen. In Riksorganisationen UFO-Sverige, paragraph 17, paragraph 10 in Stockholms UFO Förening and in the overview for normal statutes in Riksorganisationen, can a small majority of the board act both as a procecutor, judge and executor in one and the same person.
“Paragraph 17. Exclusion
Local association or a single member not submitting to the aim of Riksorganisationen or statutes or behave in a way it damage the reputation of Riksorganisationen, may be excluded through a decision of the board. Member in local association can only be excluded in agreement with responsible board in local association. Decision can be challenged on the annual meeting of Riksorganisationen.”
The original text in Swedish:
“Paragraf 17. Uteslutning
“Lokalförening eller enskild medlem som ej följer riksorganisationens målsättning eller stadgar eller uppträder så att organisationens anseende skadas, kan uteslutas genom beslut i styrelsen. Medlem i lokalförening kan endast uteslutas i samförstånd med ansvarig styrelse i lokalförening. Beslut prövas av efterföljande riksstämma.”
The exclusion paragraph of Riksorganisationen is nothing than tool to coup through an exclusion behind the back of the members. It is a system typical known from dictatorships. Put this in the context of what we have documented in oppression of opinions, insults, boards on local and national level which have taken decisions behind the backs of the members and not implemented democratic debates, implemented censorship and established a system of banning members from advertising in UFO Aktuellt if they dare to criticize what is called oppression of democracy. What are we going to call this system?
10. How to make analysis of UFO cases – speculations with invented explanations
Let me in at the end here come with a small sidetrack which partly is connected with what is written earlier in the text. My impression of many analysis in the magazine UFO Aktuellt is that it it concentrating hard to find natural explanations to UFO reports and deliberately excludes other intelligent life forms behind the objects. This don’t lead in the right direction if the basic foundation is to be objective. The very method of being objective is first of all is to report what can be observed and measured with scientific instruments. But the aim of research is not just a description from distance. It also include looking for a pattern, methods, character and conclusions.
Because we today can not travel faster than the speed of light and that we consider the distances in the universe to be extreme does not mean this view is cut in stone forever. Saying that it is impossible for long distance space travels only means to look into the future with the stone age technology we have related to a civilizations some 10 million years ahead of us. We can not exclude anything than we can not do today, here and now. To say that future civilizations can not do extreme long space travels because we can’t do it today is nothing than a moralistic analysis. But this is exactly the position of Riksorganisationen UFO-Sverige called the third way of analysis. I hold this narrow analysis is a wrong position even if we today don’t know so much about the source of the UFO objects.
[Kari Rajanen has accepted his picture to be presented with his name. The painter has nothing to do with the opinion in the text.]
The case with the police officer Lonnie Zamora in the small town of Socorro in New Mexico, US, is such a high interesting case which the magazine UFO Aktuellt believes can be explained by empty speculations which contradict Zamora’s report. http://www.ufo.se/fakta/artiklar/socorro.shtml
In the Internet article of UFO Aktuellt is the following written:
“1996 he again happened to read about the Socorro incident and the bits of the puzzle began to fall into their place. All the observed effects alarmingly fit into precisely a balloon, let it be a model smaller. Robinson thinks the following scenario: At touch down of the balloon was the burner closed down. Probably was a flat triangular platform used which according to information existed before 1966. Probably were the platform and the burner turned over on the side when the balloon landed. This can explain both the marks on the ground and the impression of legs which pointed out from the craft. It can also explain why a bush caught fire when the burner turned towards the ground.”
Original text in Swedish:
“1996 råkade han återigen läsa om Socorro-incidenten och pusselbitarna började falla på plats. Alla dom observerade effekterna passade oroväckande bra in på just en ballong, låt vara modell mindre. Robinson tänker sig följande scenario: När ballongen landade stängdes brännaren av. Antagligen användes en platt triangulär plattform som enligt uppgifter fanns före 1966. Troligen välte både plattform och brännare på sidan när ballongen landade. Detta kan då både förklara märkena i marken och intrycket av ben som stack ut från farkosten. Det kan också förklara varför en buske blev antänd när brännaren vändes mot marken.”
“Balloon” which on a distance of some 150m looked like a car and where Zamora told he saw two small figures close to the object has nothing to do with the speculations written in UFO Aktuellt. If it was an ordinary hot air balloon which could lift up at least two persons and in addition a basket or a “platform” written in UFO Aktuellt must the lift capacity of the balloon at least be some 150 kg. Such a balloon had to be very big, maybe 10 meters high or higher. None of these preconditions are part of Zamora’s description. He wrote in his report: “It looks like a balloon.” Here is he talking about the form and not an ordinary hot air balloon.
If a balloon is dragged on the ground will it give prolonged marks. There were no such marks. Instead distinct marks from a very heavy object. In addition is a gas burner not pointing downwards when landing in a gliding way but upwards and only partly horizontal. In the report of Zamora is it written that the object had a flame which shot out straight downwards at take off. A hot air balloon’s burner is pointing the opposite direction. Nothing is correct in the speculations in UFO Aktuellt, neither at the landing of the object nor at take off.
UFO Aktuellt wrote further:
“Suddenly is the sound and flame ceasing, and he is now watching the object glides away…”
The original text in Swedish:
“Plötsligt upphör både ljudet och lågorna, och han ser nu farkosten glida iväg…”
That the sound disappeared is probably because what Zamora actually wrote the frequency became steadily higher. When this happens will there by a point where the hear organ of humans can not register any sound. As we see are higher sound and frequency not the same that the propulsion system of the craft ceased to work and became dependent on the wind which UFO Aktuellt is hinting. When a hot air balloon is taking off is the sound not disappearing and the ascension also takes several minutes. Not even this is according to the report of Lonnie Zamora. In fact he wrote this: “Object was travelling very fast.”
Further in the article of UFO Aktuellt:
“In addition were there some anecdotes over things that happened along this history. One of these anecdotes was about an incident when they at a landing believed to be attacked by a police man. It was told something like this …’It seemed the balloon really scared him’ and… ‘later we heard that he seemed to believe it was a spaceship he had seen’.”
The original text in Swedish:
“Dessutom fanns en del anekdoter över händelser längs färden. En av dessa anekdoter handlade om en incident när de vid en landning trodde att de skulle bli attackerade av en polisman. Det berättades något i stil med …”det verkade som om ballongen skrämde slag på honom” och… “senare hörde vi att han hade fått för sig att det var ett rymdskepp han hade sett”.
Here is it referred to people who have been on a travel with a hot air balloon and that they saw a scared police. But no names or source are mentioned. US is a very big country which at the time maybe had some 250 million humans at the time. Should there be so difficult to fine people who had travelled with a hot air balloon who had passed over a human being in uniform? The balloon story has nevertheless proven to be far-fetched related to many factors in Zamora’s witness report.
UFO Aktuellt even mentions the name of the corporation International Paper which had a similar symbol Lonnie Zamora happen to draw. But what proves this anything than similarities to something Zamora interpreted as a symbol? On a flying object isn’t it so difficult to find something similar to a symbol. Some lines, circles and an edge can be interpreted as a symbol but can also be markings to a door, hatch or a technological device just as on modern jet aeroplanes. Something which resembles don’t say anything more than just that. US is a country with market business mentality everywhere and we shouldn’t be surprised that some of the registered corporation have a symbol with an arrow, triangle and a circle since such symbols are common geometric design. Neither should we forget that a corporation receiving news quite fast can exploit it to the own benefit without this proves the corporation is the very source of what happened.
In the report is it not written that Lonnie Zamora walked on the gravel road down to the craft. At first he stopped and left the car to have a better look and thereafter he drove further. On this short distance of maybe 150-200 meters did he drive behind a small hill. When he passed the hill and stopped the car did he hear a sound which reminded him of closing a door. Also this points away from the theory of a hot air balloon.
What really is interesting is the two small figures, two small persons, he saw from the distance.
There are two explanations the magazine UFO Aktuellt did not come forward with in the Zamora case. The first is that Zamora lied. While he did not care to earn money from his story and only risked being ridiculed? Is that logical by a police officer? The other explanation UFO Aktuellt has not mentioned is that Zamora witnessed a radio controlled craft with two small apes dressed in white overalls trained to jump out as the craft landed and the door opened. On a certain signal or something like that would the apes climb back into the craft for some kind of reward while the door automatic closed before the craft with jet propulsion took off and flew fast in direction of the mountains in South West. Does it seem to be a probable explanation when these presumed apes neither acted like apes nor gave any ape sound from themselves? Maybe we should add another guess that their vocal chords had been removed. Such a huge research project would have involved several tens of people and at least one of them would in the end of the life revealed the truth. No such revelation has happened some 50 years after what Lonnie Zamora experienced in Socorro, April 1964.
Why all this about a UFO case when the resolution is about lack of democracy in Riksorganisationen? Because by twisting what Lonnie Zamora actually said in a police report is the Swedish Riksorganisationen distancing itself from encounters where crafts have been seen on the ground with small individuals. An organization with positive testimonials from political state parties in Sweden, has good relations to a big and influential institution in US as National Geographic, close cooperation with police and military in Sweden is no independent organization but influenced by the own friends. It is no surprise the leadership in Riksorganisationen holds it is not its task to challenge the official state authorities which denies the UFO phenomenon reveals strange crafts are supervising our planet. In fact one of the known profiles in the Swedish Riksorganisationen claims all the sightings and reports of identified flying crafts are no scientific evidence that they are for real. As an historian (economic-historian) will I say such a method has more to do with pure debunking of something we don’t fully understand.
Some few years before Stockholms UFO Association (Förening) was dissolved some time between 2011 and 2012, was there a number of the local membership bulletin with a photo. It was a picture of some persons, members of the local board I guess even if this is not important here, busy a dark evening sending up so-called light lamps made of paper. Courses in UFO observations exercised by Riksorganisationen have done the same. It was of course legal. The point is that these flying lamps easily could be misunderstood for something else and I guess those responsible were aware of just that. It wouldn’t be different from having a policy to keep sending up radio controlled air balloons in different shapes and sizes with small lights which also easily could be mistaken for real UFO crafts from an uncertain distance a dark evening. What would the purpose be for such a “hobby” in an organization claiming to reveal the facts and reality behind the UFO phenomena? Is there a connection here between an standing policy of Riksorganisationen to dismiss all the interesting observations about UFO crafts as “non-scientific” and how it is conditioning members to accept the same? Yes, I hold there is!
Central meetings throughout the years ended with sending up so-called paper lamps with a small burning light inside is somehow a psychological way to tell the members the UFO phenomenon either manifest natural phenomenons or man made objects. Or just the planet Venus which always is there to debunk craft alike objects flying around, changing course or whatever in the sky. Ordinary people living nearby all the lamp events will of course be influenced by the same ideas as they see flying paper lamps and nothing else.
Stockholm 2 May 2012
(member # 1931 in Riksorganisationen UFO-Sverige)
[The article above has to some degree been changed in its form since the original resolution was sent to Riksorganisationen. The content and conclusions are nevertheless the same.]
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