Sunday, October 1, 2017

Two interesting things about Hugh Hefner

With the word of Hugh Hefner’s passing on September 27, 2017, there were two interesting things to me that I came across concerning Hugh Hefner over the past few years of alternative research since 2010.

The first is that I learned from Dr. Judith Reisman that he was a virgin in college in the 40s, until he read the fraudulent Kinsey Reports (fraudulent, because they were pseudo-scientific and deliberately misrepresented by Kinsey) — which is really a tale of the changing times of sexual morals in the US, which used to based on a particular Christian ethic and gradually switched to a nihilistic ethnic where virtually everything became legally and often socially tolerated among consenting adults.

The second I only came across this year, in watching interviews with William F. Buckley, Jr., including this 1966 interview with Hefner. And this is where, like a lot of older prominent figures I have subsequently watched early interviews of, he came across as thoughtful and more genuine, whereas in his older age, with his robes, seeming sex obsession as more than just a corporate enterprise, and being surrounded by Playboy Bunnies, he actually developed some intellectual credibility for me.

In that interview, you will hear him prophetically proclaim that (US — and Western) society was moving toward a new sexual ethic, and that it would never return to the old one (rooted in a particular Christian understanding).

If there’s any interview for you to watch, to get a real sense of the man behind his marketing front, this is the one.


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