Thursday, February 21, 2008

Believe what you like just don't expect everyone else to

Mohammed (Not the Teddy bear) Al Fayed is quite a character. There is still something slightly charming and pleasantly eccentric about his absolute inability to comprehend that accidents happen and that outwith his lawyers, and possibly a few Daily Express readers, no-one in the Universe seriously thinks that Diana (The People's Princess and serial affairer) Princess of Wales was murdered in a plot that included MI5, MI6, The French Secret Police, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Tony Blair and a few others.

According to the BBC, Mohammed (Not the Teddy Bear) Al Fayed alleges that "The murder was carried out at the behest of the security services by photographer James Andanson, who has since died, by using a strobe light to blind Mr Paul". Maybe a strobe attached to his camera. Or a flash.

And this is where it gets really silly:

"Journalists working for the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday, The Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph - acting on the instructions of MI6 - have all been engaged in a campaign to destabilise Mr Al Fayed's businesses as a punishment for speaking out against the conspiracy"

As a journalist, where do you think the big story is? Trying to destabilise Mohammed (not the teddy bear) Al Fayed's business or exposing the whole of the UK system of justice an government is based on a huge conspiracy?

And of course, this is always the rub with Conspiracy Theories. When you sit down and look at just how many people have to keep shtum to ensure the charade continues, it really becomes nonsense. At a quick count I reckon about 100 people (according to Mohammed (NTTB) Al Fayed's craziness) need to be in on it. Most of them earning a mediocre wage.

And so it is with many forms of belief. Take for instance the Complimentary & Alternative 'medicine' lobby, many of whom believe in the huge worldwide big Pharmaceutical conspiracy to keep us all sick so they can make drugs that don't work and keep charging us lots of money and make lots of money for themselves.

For me, when someone comes up with this argument, I tend not to bother retorting. There is no point. It's like the BBC Radio 4 'PM' correspondent asking M(NTTB) Al Fayed about his 'evidence' - to which his reply was to call him an idiot and say he worked for MI6. It's not a debate.

You may or may not have had the interesting (yet deeply disturbing) opportunity to look at the www.whale.to site. I refuse to link to it because I would be defiling all that is good and proper. This site is a conglomeration of the most bonkers, outrageous, banana-headed loopy juice conspiracy drivel that could ever be imagined, all in one place.

Who on earth could believe such a load of imagined distortions? It's irrelevant isn't it? Well....... Have a look then at the JABS website. www.jabs.org.uk

This is a site for people who believe their children have been affected by vaccine damage. Not for me to say whether they have or haven't, but you can imagine where the 'site' lies on the idea of MMR causing Autism. A story which has become so debunked (try here, here, here for just a few) by the world and their respective partners, that it's a bit irrelevant.

Not so for JABS, it's all part of the conspiracy. Someone comes on saying that their child had some difficulties after receiving the MMR. Here is the sage advice given:

I would stop the anti biotics as this wipes out his /her immune system.

Then give him/her half teaspoon VIT A cod liver oil per day a good natural one not a synthetic man made excuse .Also ask for pro-biotics as this replaces the bacteria the anti-biotics have just wiped out (they do have them)and are given as routine in America when anti-biotics are used.

Get a clinically trained homeopath to give him a remedy there is one I have heard that is good at fighting the vaccine in the early stages.

Also any wireless devices baby monitors etc..mobiles radios switch them of or keep them at least 20 feet away from the child as the wireless waves stop detoxification.


Wonderful. Perfectly good, safe, reasoned advice. How could anyone object with that? I know, I know, a few came on after and suggested that perhaps this was not a suitable course of action, but the same the person who wrote the above, also likes to link to articles on whale.to.

Surely these are a small group of loons sidelined to a weary existence outwith the bounds of normal society?

Well, not according the BBC (who surely need to be in the conspiracy?) - have a look here from FEB 2008:

MMR does not trigger reaction

But what's this? On the right hand side, under Related Internet Links, just below NHS link on MMR facts, we have the JABS link on MMR fiction!

So in a few easy clicks, we can get from BBC, to JABS to Whale.to and find yourself in another planet.

I reckon Mohammed (not the Teddy Bear) Al Fayed would feel at home there.

EDIT (30/05/08) - In passing, with reference to Whale.to, Scopie's law has evolved from BadScience.

4 comments:

  1. I don't believe for one second that any of Mohammed Al Fayed's lawyers believe that it was anything but a tragic accident.

    Love (Not the Teddy bear) bit - I won't be able to read about him in Private Eye without spelling it out in my head now. :)

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  2. Sorry if I start to ramble a bit, but this post got my attention for several reasons:

    I wrote a second email to the BBC today to complain about them linking to JABS and quoting the JABS spokesperson in news reports. I pointed to some of the wackier threads on JABS (including the "stop taking antibiotics" nonsense*) and also to the site that much of the JABS info comes from - whale.

    Your point about the number of people needed for a conspiracy is interesting - an ex-9/11 Truther pointed out that if 9/11 was a hoax then presumably the firefighters and victims (and the victims' families) were in on it.

    I also found it interesting that it was a Radio 4 reporter who asked for evidence. I can only recall R4 reporters using the 'E word' in recent times. Last night I was listening to R4 and heard an interviewer request evidence for someone's viewpoint and I thought "that's odd - interviewers don't normally make requests like that". Sad state of affairs, really.

    *I actually posted an open letter to the JABS mods on my blog about that recklessly dangerous post and I cannot believe it (Gus's post) is still up there.

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  3. This is a lengthy comment, and I hope you will forgive me for that.

    I went to the Whale website, and I don't know what you could possibly have against it. Here is a sample of what I learned there:

    "I had become involved with a reptuilian who had taken over a human spirit and body (Brian), he had been body snatched...Brian is one of many such reptilians...there are politicians and even..actors
    ...A term ..for ther Draconian organistaion is the suppressive force with is descriptive. they are also called the Illuminate, the global elite...they are using techniques to suppress us...our intellect (nutrition), suppressing our abundance (debt), suppressing our health as described under viruses and nutrition.....suppressing consciousness...."

    Adolph Hitler was also a secret member of the Rothschild lineage. Who was Hitler? Hitler’s father was the offspring of the Rothschild’s secret breeding program which impregnated his grandmother. It appears from the details available, Hitler was groomed for his role, without realizing his heritage at first . It appears that Hitler learned of his "Jewish bloodline" after taking over Germany.

    the Jesuits are the Great Zionists. They control all of the historical High Zionists-Theodor Herzl, David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir. Zionism is a Masonic term, coined by the Jesuits. They are the rulers; they are the Protocols; they are the Elders of Zion. So the Zionists are, indeed, evil and wicked; but they are controlled by Rome. The Zionists are socialist communists, controlled by Rome.

    Then we have cow sacrifice, rather popular in England under the pretext of disease control:

    The secret government have silent and invisible flying craft, which is what some orbs are. They received this technology from alien races, which they have been trading with for 100 years.

    Mengele was in Dallas during the killing of JFK. Mengele also worked at Mendocino State Hospital. Dr Josef Mengele is reputed by survivors of his experiments to have worked out of Cornell University in New York, Bristol Labs in Syracuse, New York, and Upjohn Corporation and Bayer laboratories in Ontario. Josef Mengele was a Rothschild.

    Anton LaVey found Marilyn Monroe, a Jewish girl, working as a striptease in the strip clubs. Jayne Mansfield and Marilyn Monroe … both serviced him as sexual slaves

    Jonestown was a CIA experiment to create a mind controlled slave labor force.

    The Knights of Columbus control the CIA.

    9-11 was a Mossad operation on behalf of the Illuminati.

    A man regained hidden memories of military service on Mars.

    “Cell phone towers” are really for destroying the atmosphere.

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  4. Cheers anonymous - I must confess I didn't read ALL of whale.to, only concentrating on the REALLY crazy stuff ;)

    It is astonishingly amazingly incredible that misguided people at JABS (linked from BBC website) are quoting from whale.to as a source of information to help them decide the welfare of their children..

    Mind blowing.

    T

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