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Re: Jeff Rense

From: Alfred Lehmberg <alienview.nul>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 07:59:54 -0500
Archived: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 09:19:30 -0400
Subject: Re: Jeff Rense

>From: Michael M. Hughes <michaelmhughes.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 16:23:19 -0400
>Subject: Jeff Rense [was: Hudson Valley UFOs]

>>From: Gregory Boone <evolbaby.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 09:19:29 -0400 (EDT)
>>Subject: Hudson Valley UFOs

>>Having done a great bit of growing up in the Hudson Valley, New
>>York and seen a number of UFOs very close, and have written
>>about the encounters, talked on radio as well, something dawned
>>on me after doing a guest spot on Jeff Rense's radio program
>>with Robert Morningstar of UFO Digest Magazine.


>Again, I will ask - and hopefully get an answer:

>Why do Ufologists such as you and Robert Morningstar continue to
>appear on the Jeff Rense show, when the host is a defender of
>Holocaust deniers and neo-Nazis like Ernst Zundel, publishes
>anti-Semitic, anti-gay, and other racist materials, and
>continues to post articles suggesting that Jews are a cancer on
>the planet and that Judaism is a religion of pornographers,
>commies, and abortionists intent on enslaving the planet?


Appreciative of courage, consistency, ethics, and attitude I'm
very unstintingly pro-Semitic, and have been since I explored my
own low-voltage bigotry in this regard at college-even producing
a cited research paper on the subject. Learned discoveries were
equal parts humiliating and enlightening.

Now, call it a loss-leader, a duplicitous ruse to appear
balanced, or a mistake, but Jeff Rense has twice published my
research paper at Rense.com. He published my paper,
additionally, while knowing full well that I am a supporter of
the gay and lesbian communities, minority rights advocate, plus
an ardent Liberal who is _unfailingly_ progressive.

Yes. The content you allude to _is_ horrifying, disappointing,
toxic, and fascist... but I've known Jeff Rense for over fifteen
years and he is _none_ of those things. On the contrary, he's an
educated and intelligent patriot who is reasonable and
reasoning, dependable, informative, and who supports our
Republic. Additionally, and this is key, I sense he believes
that there is no "thing" beyond examination, re-evaluation, or
review. Sacred cows have to queue up for the acid test along
with _everything_ else. What we discover then is what we
discover, then.

What do I think about the content you allude to? I'm revolted,
of course... but then I remember that I would not have even seen
those screeds but that they get a light on them at Rense.com,
and having seen them I am only further inoculated against most
of them. Some of them remain to provoke alternative thinking.
Palestine can't be all _wrong_. Israel can't be all _right_. I
say this presuming the reader does not confuse global Jewry with
the nation of Israel. They're not the same thing.

It is argued that such a production is an offense to the senses
and our humanity... but we are not improved in a censorship of
the subjects, to the contrary: intelligence is insulted and we
are put in harms way as a result. Ignorance provides for that
kind of harm because, Mr. Hughes, nothing is as it appears. No.

On the subject of "laughable disclaimers" I can only remind that
while disclaimers _can_ be laughable and made a point of
justified derision, I offer that you can take Jeff Rense at his
word in the first place, and that Noam Chomsky is spot on in the
second: "If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people
we despise, we don't believe in it at all."

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