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' Video [See: http://rense.com/general18/dbed.htm --ebk] 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 futility... 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 likely... ...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. Lehmberg@snowhill.com www.alienview.net "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. ~~=D6~~ EXPLORE "Alfred Lehmberg's Alien View" at his HostPros URL. http://www.alienview.net 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 one together for him; the bigger it is -- the more attention he 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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