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Worldwide Internet 'Death-Bed Confession' Video

From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg@snowhill.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2002 07:55:22 -0600
Fwd Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2002 11:49:52 -0500
Subject: Worldwide Internet 'Death-Bed Confession' Video

With regard to that Worldwide Internet 'Death-Bed Confession'




Perhaps NY film-maker Mike Zieper is to be congratulated for
making a useful social statement on the overly surreal nature of
our "Interesting Times" and NOT be penalized in some rational
(but severe) fashion for needlessly and maliciously straining
abundantly shocked and too well abused sensibilities...

Perhaps Mike Zieper is a genuine 'artist' mindful of an artist's
sensibility and legitimately expressing, for us, some artistic
truth useful in an aggregate self-education, and so should NOT
be soundly pilloried for wasting our time (...always
increasingly more precious...) researching the facetious facts
of bogus stories in frustrating, frivolous and facile

Perhaps Mike Zieper is a playful cinematic scamp skillfully
rubbing our senseless noses in our own embarrassingly ready (and
perhaps too easily provoked) credulity, and should NOT be fined,
flogged, or fulsomely fire-walled for communicating a serious
threat already communicated too well by our desultory
governments and other closed, and closed minded, institutions...

Perhaps Mike Zieper (AKA 'Mr. Z.') has an appreciable talent and
demonstrates a rare cinematic adeptness that should be admired,
celebrated, and rewarded, and should NOT be drawn and quartered
in the traditional sense for further muddying waters already
impossible to see through... for amplifying the contrived
shadows while simultaneously provoking mistrust in whatever
remains of the dwindling light...

This writer suggests, of course, the latter over the former...

Hoaxing the paranormal crosses a different kind of line because
it is crying the worst kind of "wolf". There's valid stuff in
the paranormal realm that goes ignored when this kind of wolf is
cried. Worthwhile investigations go unperformed when that kind
of wolf is cried... Scrutiny is avoided. Research is
discredited. Inspections are not provided for. Examinations are
dismissed. Explorations are not funded. Inquests go uncalled.
Inquiries are forgotten. Righteous inquisition is made far less

...Legitimate anomaly becomes the false alarm of a sociopathic
lack-wit's specious wolf cry!

Mike Zieper created a disturbance of the efficacious peace,
plain and simple, good reader. Every UFO fraud, contrived crop
circle, and phony Bigfoot report is a detraction from the core
of legitimacy of these things and more. It's an unrecognized
psycho-social crime with countless victims and the people that
cooperate to perpetrate these bogus paranormal reports are
criminals guilty of the worst kind of conspiracy. That
conspiracy is the conspiracy to encourage ignorance, incite
complacency, or foment the hapless individual's cognitive
indifference and intellectual apathy!

It's not entertainment; it is misinformation. It is not art,
because it does not tell a truth. It is not even good cinema
because even a pile of dog dirt will film brilliantly if it's
singing show tunes and River Dancing.

No, Mike Zieper has performed no valuable service here; he has
only provided for more corrosion, poured sand in already
grinding gears, and poked us all in our aggregate paranormal
eye. Mike, make no mistake, bites.


"I cleave the heavens, and soar to the infinite. What others see
from afar, I leave far behind me." - Giordano Bruno, scourged by
the scurrilous.

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JOHN FORD RESTORATION FUND -- John will be released eventually.
He'll need a tax free cash stake to get on his feet. Let's put
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gets. It could have been you. E-mail for detail. $350.00 pledged
-- $200.00 collected!

"I cleave the heavens, and soar to the infinite. What others see
from afar, I leave far behind me." - Giordano Bruno, scourged by
scurrilous skepti-bunkies.

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