Winston On Google.
- Subject: Winston On Google. Nov. 1, 2005.
Here is something that a person said about me on
After getting into the web site called google.com
type in the words John F. Winston or
alt.fan.john-winston and you might find the following
TITLE>JOHN WINSTON: AT HOME ON THE EDGE
Introduction by DynaSoar
Many citizens of I-space will recognize the name John
He's been a constant amidst the machine-gun dynamics
of the growth of the net. He presides over his own
newsgroup, alt.fan.john-winston there to post in copious
quantities the expoundings of many True Believers (and
probably more than a couple people who're well beyond
John posts nearly all submissions to him, and while he
might comment that some particular one doesn't
necessarily meet with his agreement, he'll still post it
with an open mind.
This is in fact that point that I think I'd like to
make. John Winston provides a mouthpiece for the
marginalized "kooks"; the channelers, the reincarnated
Royalty of Other Star Systems, the ever-vigilant
anti-alien-abduction warriors, all manner of net
dwellers who'd otherwise not find a friendly ear. Not
only does John keep an open mind (he gave one of the
most accurate and even-handed accounts of Scientology
I've seen to date) but he reamins entirely unflustered
by the frequent detractors and flames.
An open mind, an even temper and an unshakeable sense
of fairness and duty. I start to think it's a shame that
John's work is "wasted" on the UFO and paranormal
community, because he's just the kind of role model that
would serve well on so many "traditional" or
"scientific" newsgroups. But then, they serve to
unceasingly correct each others' minutae, not to explore
the true unknown where the True Believers probe. It's
the citizens of Edge City who need and deserve John
Winston because they are the ones to suffer more
indignities and attacks on their credibility than any
others on the net.
John Winston stands as proof that no matter what the
subject matter, the words are only words, and one need
not suffer under the attack, but may go on with their
deeply held purpose.
I sometimes wish that users from all over the net
would just watch John work for a while and learn from
him. But then the vast majority doesn't deserve John.
They're too busy trying to be "right".
How I wish I could be there to see the looks on their
faces should John turn out to be right instead.
I asked John if he'd offer a small bit about himself
to go with this page.
Here's what he has to say about himself:
My name is John F. Winston and I have been posting to
the Net for quite a few years. At the present time I am
retired and 64 years old, (JW Todays date in Nov. 1,
2005 and I'm 73 years young). I worked as an electronic
technician and electronics instructor. I have had some
mystical experiences on the sides of Mt. Shasta and
since that time I have been led to find a lot of things
about ESP, UFOs and other strange things. I will attempt
to answer all postive questions that are sent my way.
johnfwin@..., (JW My e-mail address has been
And he means it. Feel free to pass along greetings to
his telepathic dog Yogi too. (JW My dog, "Yogi" has been
dead for more than two years but his fan club called
alt.pets.dogs.telepathic.yogi is still going on).
If you need to be a "kook" to be able to maintain the
kind of stability that John has, well then, sign me up
for the saucers. Then again, I AM already signed up for
the saucers, aren't I? Well then, let's just take a
trip out to Edge City, look out towards The Beyond, and
look back at the cramped and squabbling masses of
"normality". You may not want to go back.
Doktor DynaSoar Iridium
John Winston. johnfw@...
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