Friday, January 5, 2007


Jerome Clark, who I do respect, has been criticized recently by some for his per snickety comment that Mac Tonnies (Posthuman Blues blog) term “cryptoterrestrial hypothesis’ is “pretentious.” I agree with that criticism; it did seem huffy, to say the least. But Jerome Clark did say something I appreciated concerning Jeff Rense:The Rense site on UFO Updates.

I haven’t checked out the Rense site in awhile; and I’ve realized I don’t need to. The same kind of information,sans the purple tinted yellow hyperbole, can be found on other sites that don’t stoop to anti-Semitic hysteria, thinly veiled misogynist columnists, and paranoid xenophobic articles.

And Clark is correct in saying that UFO and Fortean studies have always had a taint of anti-Semitism.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

I guess you (and Jerome Clark) are absolutely right about Rense. I strongly suspect that he dubbles in UFO and paranormal only to attract more readers to his place, people that will not come there otherwise.

On the other hand, his kind of lunacy is so overboard that I do visit their from time to time for a good hearty laugh.

Then, being Jooish, puts a differentt tint on my reading glasses, it seems...

Lesley said...

I am really confused about the whole subject. I don't listen to Rense very often, only when he has a guest I really like on, like Jim Marrs. The times I have listened I have never heard Jeff say anything that I consider anti Semitic. At the same time there are article on his site that seem to me to be anti Semitic (though I admit I normally skip reading them, so I could be wrong) and the really strange thing is that most of them are written by Jews.

Alfred Lehmberg said...

Hey folks -- with all respect and appreciation I have to say:
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R. Lee said...

Hi Alfred,

I understand; I think on this one we'll have to disagree.

Alfred Lehmberg said...

Wait! Aren't we supposed to call each other a Nazi or something... I want to do what's right... I'm sure it's in the guild by-laws that we're supposed to make some kind of public display... or something, somewhere!

Here, I'll help...

You're a "nook pooker."

There, select one for me, or 'hold the higher ground' and refrain... but say so in a snottily passive aggressive manner (...always popular with the gallery!) and the etiquettes of partisanship can be maintained! Otherwise... I'm sorry, I have to report you to the authorities at Woo Activities Central (WAC) and that is to be avoided, I'm sure you'll agree... at all costs!

You have been warned!

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