I’m posting this by way of response to an increasingly turgid thread of comments underneath one of Lord Patel’s recent posts
This exchange is part of what is, on a national scale, a storm in a teacup but what is in the corner of the Internet I inhabit a significant flurry of activity which has coincided with the current round of terror show trials taking place in the UK
aka How to report a video of a man telling his baby daughter to be strong before he travels overseas as evidence of him ‘grooming’ her to be a terrorist before exploding himself in London
The thread in question is punctuated by a series of anonymous comments which set out to put us Conspiraloons in our place by the devastating, original and side-splittingly funny combination of -
- Calling us mad
- Talking about tinfoil hats a lot
- Putting words in our mouths and telling us what we believe
- And, er, some more really hysterical stuff about tinfoil hats
though, peculiarly, anonymong forgets to mention that we are all nazi racists – which appears to be the meme of month. A simple oversight I’m sure
Under normal circumstances I wouldn’t spend any more time than I already have responding to this stuff. The poster in question is unlikely to undergo a Damascene conversion to my worldview and he’s not providing any useful insights that would allow me to scrutinise and maybe consider modifying it
Tedious shit like this is a common occurrence on the Internet and Life is just too plain fucking short
However, as I mentioned, there’s other stuff going on at the moment and one particular group of citizen researchers over at J7T must be doing something right as so many other groups - the BBC, do nothing Leftie bloggers, 9/11 debunkers and even many 9/11 UK 'Truthers' are attempting to distract their efforts and smear them using some of the cheapest tricks you're ever likely to see
The most popular cheap trick seems to be trying to associate us with fringe or extremist characters with questionable or repugnant views.
In particular, one character over at the 9/11 UK forum cut and pasted some tired old holocaust revisionist material, published it in his own name, started pissing in the pool of 7/7 research, gave interviews to a BBC production team doing a conspiracy theorist debunking piece and then acted all surprised when things started to go tits up on him
The guy’s either a self-destructive tool or some kind of shill and in no way representative of the 7/7 sceptics I align myself with. A man with his views could have just as easily been found supporting the Official Narrative of 7/7 and promoting Protocols of the Elders Islam style bullshit. Anyone who pretends otherwise is being intellectually dishonest
Another group of characters ‘debunkers’ attempt to associate me and my kind with is the UFO, Alien, Tinfoil Hat brigade
Again, an intellectually dishonest ploy which indicates that the people employing it at least subconsciously realise that they’re talking crap and are forced to put words in our mouths and beliefs in our heads that they are capable of arguing against and which we have no interest in defending
It is a very strange, surreal feeling indeed trying to debate with someone who persistently tells you what you believe and then starts ranting, all foamy-mouthed, against it.
There’s also something quite sinister, and Stalinist, about someone repeatedly referring to you as being mentally ill for having beliefs they disagree with
In the comment thread which prompted this post, reference is made to the Conspiraloon Alliance blog a few of us set up the last year. The intention of the blog was to demonstrate that some of us at least are capable of exercising critical thinking to nonsense conspiracy bollocks as well as official narratives. A capacity for unblinkered, self-corrective thought which is evidently lacking in those who abuse us. This has occasionally resulted in some delightfully confused ‘truth seekers’ and debunkers alike stumbling onto our site and getting completely the wrong end of the stick.
(Something similar may have happened on my Elvis post earlier this week. I’m not sure if it was a joking friend or a critic but someone pulled me up for getting the background and the fake timestamp on my fake photo wrong. Er, no I didn’t, it was a parody of the Luton CCTV image and thanks for bowling me such an easy ball in the comments. I do hope it was a genuine critic - misplaced intellectual arrogance is one of my favourite spectator sports)
Polarising debate about how the world works into two mutually exclusive, all encompassing camps – one of which believes that there are no conspiracies, the other which believes any old shite Icke or Shayler come out with is a false dichotomy and disenfranchises the vast majority of people who do give a damn about what’s going on in the world
We Conspiraloons are neither with You nor against You. We totally reject Your false choice bullshit.
Much of this nonsense I attribute to the frailties of human nature, not deliberate disinformation. There’s a turf war for people’s minds going on out there and the numbers of people who view the world in the kind of way I do is growing and very few, if any people, will turn back once they’ve adopted that new paradigm.
This, I suspect, is alarming some people. Some people in authority but also some people who believe that only they know the One True Truth and that anyone who does not yield to their Truth, and their authority must be insane scum
This turf war involves all sorts of characters – some of whom are the same kind of mockney, donkey dick jacket wearing, middle class leftie tossers I first met at university; affecting the mannerisms and airs of a class of people they fundamentally despise.
Others are parapolitical dinosaurs who still haven’t quite caught up with the impact of the Internet and miss the days when their turgid but beloved newsletters were one of the few sources of alternative news and views. I mention that second small group, as typified by this site, because I suspect the anonymous commentator on Lord P’s blog hails from that sad, lonely, tumbleweed-infested corner of Infospace
If you look outside of the English speaking world a large number of people already think the way we Conspiraloons do. They’ve had their countries and lives comprehensively fucked by the interests and forces I believe are at work here in Europe and the US. They know who the real lunatics, racists and nazis are and the games those bastards play
The bottom line is that the people I stand with, imperfect and fallible as we all are, at least try be honest. Many of those who stand against us patently don't
A parting thought…
Whilst I was discussing the recent round of abuse and smearing that has been directed our way with fellow loons, someone mentioned that the most memorable insult they’d received was the accusation that they were a…
Now the thing is, I’ve met this ghoulish hyena in the flesh and that person is the least ghoulish, least hyena-like individual you’d could possibly imagine
And I was reminded of the public execution of John Charles de Menezes
From the day it happened it was clear that official statements about what happened were untrue and were subsequently shown to be untrue – as demonstrated by this cringefest of a Muppet outside Stockwell Tube faithfully parroting everything she had been told to believe…
and we still haven’t the faintest idea what really happened – surveillance tapes from JCdM’s home and Stockwell have been disappeared, the executioners and the witnesses who made misleading statements to the press immediately after the shooting have not appeared in court, no explanation has been given for chasing the train driver down a tunnel and holding a gun to his face, and so on
On top of that, I haven’t forgotten the establishment-promoted smears that were heaped on de Menezes' still-warm corpse after his execution
He was definitely linked to terrorists. He was running (sic.) because he had a hooky visa. He was coked up. He was an accused rapist…
So, who are the hyenas who are shitting on the graves of the dead again?
I shit on all of you
edit: and cheers to Alex Fear for reminding me of this peculiar little Damones-esque clip from The Bourne Ultimatum...