Gets a Facelift
by Brenda Loew
(EIDOS News Service) EIDOS is my mission, my calling. I
founded EIDOS in 1983. The first issue was published in January,
1984. Since then, EIDOS has evolved, reincarnated and reorganized
itself many times. For the past sixteen years, EIDOS has been printed
and sold either as a magazine or a tabloid newspaper. Now, due to
soaring printing and mailing costs and the lack of control over
circulation, sales and payment by independent magazine distributors and
bookstores, EIDOS is an online newsletter. However, thousands of
subscribers to the longtime "tree" version of EIDOS will
eventually receive a printed edition of the online newsletter via snail
Subscriptions to EIDOS and the cost for a Single Copy will remain the
same. However, my goal is to publish EIDOS much more often. For
the time being it will be published irregularly. However, I want EIDOS
to first become a bi-monthly and then a monthly by the end of 2000.
EIDOSí award-winning website http://www.eidos.org
receives a quarter of a million hits per month. Best of all, itís
free. Check out the latest photos and artwork or controversial news
story about EIDOS founder Brenda Loew in our Articles Archive.
To really help out with our cause, be sure to purchase a Back Issue of
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Many crazies on the political far right (especially during the 1980ís)
and to the far left of center (throughout the 1980ís and 1990ís)
demonized EIDOS and EIDOS.org as pornography and called me a
pornographer. Most recently this occurred during my campaign for
election to the Newton School Committee, which I lost!
To those Marxist-Socialist Politically Correct Far Left Fascist
McCarthyites and to those Far Right Nazi Theofascists I say: EIDOS is
not now and has never been porn and I am not now and never have been a
The reality is that EIDOS is a very American publication -- something
that is repugnant to Communists and Facsists -- and World
Since 1984, EIDOS has raised the public's consciousness by advocating
human, constitutional and civil rights to freedom of erotic and sexual
self-expression for consenting adults who value freedom of choice,
individual liberty and personal privacy rights.
EIDOSí successful continuation ensures that the first amendment values
and alternative worldviews freethinking consenting adults believe in and
live their lives by have a forum.
Please enjoy the new EIDOS! And more importantly support EIDOS
Remember that "Freedom Isnít Free!"
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Sexual Freedom, Good Citizenship and the Constitution
by Brenda Loew
(EIDOS News Service) I am registered as an Independent voter. In
reality I am a very non-politically-correct libertarian democrat.
Together with my advocacy for the First and Fourth amendments, I support
the Second Amendment right to bear arms. I am NRA trained, licensed to
carry a firearm and have been for many years now.
However, for his positions on pro-choice and the environment, I was an
early supporter of Bill Bradley for President. As soon as he declared
his candidacy for President, I posted several Bill Bradley signs on my
property. This act was in deliberate violation of that local sign
ordinance I had been fighting in court. Yet nobody complained.
On Super Tuesday -- for the very first time in my life -- I took a
Republican ballot. I held my nose and voted for John McCain. My goal was
to keep Bush off the ballot in November. McCain won here in
Massachusetts but lost on Super Tuesday.
The lesson to be learned from Super Tuesday is that, despite the
debacles of Bush-Quayle and Clinton-Gore, honest, down-to-earth,
independent-thinking candidates who are political outsiders --
even at the school committee level -- donít appear to stand a chance
against the established power structure.
I donít know who Iíll be voting for in November. Certainly not for
Bush. And Tipper Goreís longtime link to the Parents Music Resource
Center and her association with ultraconservative Reagan-era wives worry
me. This is a way in the back door to the White House for the
Religious Right. An Al Gore presidency is also anti-privacy. According
to Privacy Journal, March 2000, Gore pushed for strip searches in
airports, x-ray machines in airports, national ID cards, a ban on
encryption, and FBI power over new phone technology.
As the gap between the nationís founding ideals and reality continues
to widen for a good citizen like me, I publish EIDOS as a way of
allowing alternative ideas, values and interests to compete with
mainstream voices -- in a peaceful manner.
Hopefully, in a truly constitutional democracy, We the People, as
outsiders, will be able to reconcile our differences and our truths with
the duplicitous elitists who oppress and demonize us -- without
ultimately resorting to violence.
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Can We Find Common Ground?
(EIDOS News Service) As many of you already know, I worked
very closely with pioneering birth control and reproductive freedom
crusader Bill Baird from 1985-1999. In March 1999 I came to the
realization that for a variety of personal, professional reasons,
including Billís utter lack of civility towards me, I could no longer
work with Bill. In order to preserve my dignity and self-respect, I
terminated my activism with him .
One year later, on Wednesday, March 15, 2000, I attended the ARCO Forum
of Public Affairs at Harvard Universityís JFK School of
Governmentís Institute of Politics. I have attended this Forum many
times in the past. This event was a panel discussion on the topic:
ABORTION: CAN WE EVER FIND COMMON GROUND?"
In all the years I had attended Forum events, I had never before seen
yellow police tape cordoning off the entrance to the building. Nor had I
ever seen so many police officers stationed on alert -- except
maybe over ten years ago at abortion clinics during the height of
Operation Rescueís clinic blockades.
Six hundred people attended the 2 hour standing room only event. Senator
Al Simpson introduced the topic saying it was the first time in twenty
years the school had addressed the abortion issue; that the goal of the
eveningís event was "civility, common ground and the raising of
consciousness, not hell."
Panelists included my former colleague Bill Baird, Director, Pro-Choice
League, Gloria Feldt, President of Planned Parenthood, Serrin Foster,
President of Feminists for Life of America, Dr. Bernard Nathanson,
Author "The Hand of God" and Founding Member of NARAL. Senator
Al Simpson (R, WY) was moderator. The event was co-sponsored by the
Harvard Students for Choice, the Harvard Students for Life, and the
Institute of Politics Student Advisory Committee.
Each panelist spoke for five minutes on the subject of how they
became involved in the abortion issue. Harvard students then asked the
The usual issues came up: the morality of abortion, privacy rights,
personal autonomy, a womanís right to control her body and her life,
the definition of "personhood", the mentally-ill lunatic
fringe, the mainstream image of abortion, abortion providers and doctors
who perform abortions, eugenics, reproductive rights as domestic and
international human rights issues, problems with the U.S. political
system, the need to resolve the abortion debate and issues surrounding
abortion socially rather than constitutionally.
Senator Simpson concluded the evening first by thanking everyone in
attendance for behaving so well, then by adding that passion and
commitment to this issue is acceptable but violence is not the answer.
He emphasized that abortion is an intimate and personal decision that is
made by weighing moral, ethical and theological issues that ground
people in their views.
Physically, Bill looks good and his arguments are as logical as ever.
Personally, however, the manís is much more angry, bitter,
argumentative and confrontational than I ever knew him to be in a public
forum. I was embarrassed for him at times during the evening and felt
very sad. Bill is clearly isolated on the fringe of the pro-choice
Nevertheless, after the event was over, I called out to Bill just
as he was exiting the building. I was somehow able to dash by all the
police bodyguards who were escorting him. We shook hands. He said
hello to me but I donít even know if Bill really knew it was me.
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Mr. Death (Fred
Leuchter), Anti-Semitism and EIDOS
by Brenda Loew
Bill Baird, Brenda Loew and Fred Leuchter, Boston University, 1987.
(EIDOS News Service) Anti-Semitism is on the rise in America and
Americans are being conditioned to tolerate it. Once all the Nazi
Holocaust survivors have died, thereíll be no more eyewitnesses to
recall the killing of Jews in Hitlerís gas chambers.. That is what
Holocaust Revisionists are waiting for.
Recently, there has been a rash of anti-Semitic incidents in the city of
Newton, MA, where I live. Newton, an affluent suburb with a large Jewish
population, is located right next to Brookline where the lone
anti-abortion terrorist gunman John Salvi assassinated two abortion
clinic workers in the mid-1990ís. Brookline is also know for its large
The latest incident in Newton involves a letter containing obscene,
anti-Semitic language that extols the Aryan race, makes sexual threats
and refers to Hitler. It was sent to a housemaster at Newton North High
School. A "Top 10 Hitlist" was written above the names of four
students. The Newton police have not released the contents of the letter
to the press but police Lt. Paul Anastasia told the press
"...students and their parents donít feel itís
They donít feel itís threatening? Is something wrong with this
Something was also very wrong when award-winning film director Errol
Morrisí "Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter
Jr." was released this past winter in movie theatres across
America. The documentary, about a Massachusetts man who designed
execution systems in the 1980ís for state penal systems and wrote the
"Leuchter Report", a bible for Holocaust revisionists,
received rave reviews in the mainstream press and was praised by critics
nationwide. It was even expected to be in contention for an Academy
So what was wrong with all this? What was wrong was Americaís Jewish
community fell silent. They did not protest this movie. Their silence
left me dumbfounded.
Last year, I was also distressed when the Motion Picture Academy honored
McCarthyite Elia Kazan because very few people protested.
Is some kind of pattern forming, I wonder? Why did the Motion Picture
Academy honor a Nazi sympathizer like Kazan? Why did Hollywood and the
mainstream media lionize Nazi Holocaust revisionist Fred Leuchter?
Why arenít people speaking out in protest? What is wrong with this
Frankly, the Morris film about Fred Leuchter is also a personal matter
In the mid-1980ís, I was introduced to Fred Leuchter through a mutual
business contact. At that time I knew Fred was communicating with
numerous states (Missouri, Illinois, Alabama) both for his execution
equipment and "expertise" as a lethal injection specialist. He
referred to himself as a "medical engineer". To the best of my
personal knowledge, Fred was not involved with Holocaust
revisionists when I knew him.
In the Spring of 1987, I worked with Fred Leuchter toward a national
AIDS telethon. Fred told the media he had been hired by abortion rights
activist Bill Baird to do public relations and fund raising for the Bill
Baird AIDS Awareness Fund. He arranged to bring Bill Baird to Boston to
lead the Emerson College Safer Sex Event and March. That was how I met
Fred next wanted to buy all the shares of EIDOS magazine owned by our
mutual business contact. He wanted to become my partner and a co-owner.
He was a fucking control freak. And that was the straw that broke the
The bottom line is this:
We the people, collectively as a nation and individually, are slowly
being conditioned into tolerating the intolerable.
I ask: How much will you tolerate before you realize itís too late for
you, personally? Or for the United States, as a nation?
I am a huge supporter of independent media. Although I have appeared
radio and TV shows and newscasts more than a hundred times, I have never
had an opportunity to host a TV show before. Therefore, I have accepted
an invitation extended to me by Newton native and longtime Newton TV
talk show host Jackie Morrissey to host his controversial public access
cable TV show, Newton Talk, from time to time. Together with publishing
this newsletter and the EIDOS.org website, I fully intend to use Newton
Talk to speak out and discuss topics such as these on television.
Today, fewer and fewer people are taking a public stand on hot button
issues which some of us, like myself and Jackie Morrissey, are compelled
to. As a good citizen, I believe itís my civic responsibility to
speak out on these issues.
Itís my way of performing a service to the local, national and global
community I live in.
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Unethical Co-op America
Business Network Controlled by Cowardly PC Leftist Fascists
(EIDOS News Service) Co-op America Business Network (CABN) claims
it members are "socially and environmentally responsible and
strive to operate in a socially just and environmentally sustainable
manner." But what about the organizationís leadership? If you ask
me they are a bunch of unethical cowardly PC leftist fascists.
In June 1999, at the suggestion of Hall Brill, co-author of Investing
With Your Values: Making Money And Making A Difference (Bloomberg Press,
Princeton, NJ, 1999), EIDOS joined the Co-op American Business Network.
We sent our check, signed the Co-op America Green Business Ethics Pledge
and took the Woodwise "No Old Growth Trees" Pledge. We
requested Co-Op America to list EIDOS under the Human Rights
category in Co-op Americaís
forthcoming Green Pages 2000.
Shortly after submitting our application, EIDOS received a certificate
signed by Chris OíBrien on behalf of CABN that reads:
"National Green Pages 1999-2000 This is to certify that EIDOS
MAGAZINE has been approved for inclusion in the Green Pages directory,
Americaís honor roll of green companies, and pledges to conduct
business according to standards that reach beyond contemporary practices
in addressing the needs of consumers, the community and the
I had the certificate framed. It hangs in a prominent location in my
Towards the end of the year, my member copy of Co-Op Americaís
National Green Pages 2000 directory arrived -- but EIDOS was not
listed anywhere in it. I immediately called Chris OíBrien in
Washington, DC to find out why we had been excluded. He told me point
blank that a small group within the organization had decided that
they did not want EIDOS as a member in CABN and that our membership fee
was to be returned. Chris asked me if I had received a letter to that
effect and a check and I said no I hadnít. He seemed surprised but I
Shortly thereafter, a check did arrive from CABN made out to EIDOS in
the amount of our original membership payment fee. However, no letter
accompanied the check and to this day I have still not received a letter
explaining why EIDOS was tossed out CABN.
For a non-profit organization that forces all potential new members to
sign a Business Ethics Pledge, the Co-op America Business Network ranks
as the most unethical organization I have ever done business with in
sixteen years of publishing EIDOS.
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Veterans of Foreign Wars
Awards Brenda Loew Patriotic Citizen Award
by Brenda Loew
(EIDOS News Service) Recently I was awarded a special
"Patriotic Citizen Award" from Newton Post 1664 of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Post shows appreciation to members of the
city of Newton who by their own choice daily display the national flag.
The inscription reads:
"Given in grateful appreciation for unsolicited inspirational
patriotic service to the community through the daily display of our
I am very honored to have received this award and I have placed it in a
very prominent location in my office.
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