Sunday, July 10, 2005

Play the paradigm game


OK, so I’ve suggested that there may be an alternative way to look at the identities and objectives of the people who bombed London on Thursday. I also suggested that when information comes in that doesn’t fit with a particular world view, the person holding that world view will ignore it, discount it or bend over backwards to ensure that it still fits in with their world view. What they will never do is question the validity of their paradigm.

So, lets see how my theory stacks up against a couple of handpicked stories from the Sunday newspapers.

There is no CCTV footage available from the bombed bus – per the daily Mirror

"… British Transport Police have recovered nearly a million used tickets from barriers across the rail network, hoping some will carry the bombers' fingerprints as they travelled into London.

But the investigation received a serious setback when it was discovered the CCTV cameras on the bus that blew up were not working so detectives will not get vital images of the bomber.

One senior Yard source said: "It's a big blow and a disappointment. If the cameras had been running we would have had pin-sharp close-up pictures of the person who carried out this atrocity.

"We don't know if the driver forgot to switch them on or if there was a technical problem but there are no images."

The bus had four cameras - one covering people getting on, the second at the exit doors and one on each deck scanning the length of the vehicle…"

Well f*ck me. That’s a surprise isn’t it? Amusingly, I was joking with Ian, wasn’t I Ian, about this very subject today before I read the story. I must be psychic. I guess the CCTV tapes ended up in the same place as the missing flight recorders from 9/11.

Of course, those who adhere to the Blair/ Bush paradigm will simply say something like ‘London buses are a clapped out pile of sh*t anyway, so it’s not surprising that the CCTV doesn’t work.’

OK, how about the second story that amused me today …

The bombers might be ‘white’ – per the Independent

"… Among new revelations about the highly sophisticated nature of Thursday's attacks, intelligence officials disclosed that they were examining the prospect that so-called "clean skins" - who could have been Muslims from the Balkans with no previous links to terror groups - were recruited to evade heightened security in the capital.

The theory was given credence by the fact that the security services had no advance warnings, suggesting that the bombers were not known extremists. Police and intelligence agencies admitted yesterday they were caught off guard..."

Well f*ck me twice over. And, remember, the important thing to always bear in mind is that Middle Eastern Muslims are to blame, no matter what, and that no price is too high to stop them destroying our way of life…

Israeli Vice Premier Ehud Olmert said Sunday that "the terrorists operating in London last week were doing it as part of a comprehensive terrorist war against the Western civilisation similar to what they've done in America, similar to what they've done in Spain."

On his part, Cabinet Minister Matan Vilnai from Israel's Labour party said democracies, including Israel are being targeted by "terror." "We are part of it and the whole free world is now part of it," he said.

Hmmmm … comprehensive war against Western Civilisation … whole free world now part of it …

As I said before, if all this insane horse crap hadn’t taken so many lives it would be funny

But it has and it isn’t.

Being a super psychic I will predict the following for the near future…

  • A story that there was some kind of disaster control exercise coincidentally taking place at the same time as the bombings
  • Possibly more bombs, but probably somewhere where the flow of information and any investigation can be better controlled than in London
  • A LOT more insane scare stories, and the occasional bomb scare based on ‘hard evidence’ that cannot be disclosed for security reasons, that people will swallow whole
  • One or more dead patsies. Or a live patsy with the mental capacity of a two year old
  • More dead Muslims

If events follow their usual course we can also expect that any outstanding questions about the execution of and motivations for the bombing to be met with the ‘This is just the stuff of conspiracy theories. It is offensive to the memory of the people who died. I’m not going to dignify this kind of disrespectful nonsense with an answer’ defence.

That one’s always a winner.

Anyway, why not play the Islamofundamentalist paradigm game yourself? It’s easy. Pick up a newspaper or watch television and try and identify the most mind-twisting pile of bullshit you can that people are swallowing uncritically because they are dumb, pre-programmed robotic wankers. Though I must admit, it stops being fun after a while and can become very, very depressing indeed …


tomas said...

You did know about this before you wrote that list, right?

Stef said...

@tomas: Let's just say I heard a rumour from someone I know.

The significance of the drill is that there is a fine balance to be achieved when trying to scare the crap out of your own people. The atrocity needs to be horrible enough for the people to support your Nazi behaviour but, at the same time, you must still appear to be in control. If you talk to people who were in the city at the time of the bombings many of them comment about just how quickly large numbers of police, ambulances and other emergency services appeared - as in *too* quickly

I didn't know that the CCTV on the destroyed bus was missing beforehand. The point is, if my thesis is correct, the film HAD to be missing.

Anonymous said...

Message on a wall in Gower street: thanks

That's shown them ;)

Stef said...

I've just realised that I'm old enough to remember 'Nuclear Power? Nein Danke' stickers on 2CVs

oh dear ...