Rachel from North London’s blog is temporarily out of action due to an infestion of counspiracy theorists who have accused her of being an MI5 spy amongst other things.
This would seem to be rather ironic, given that these laughingly called truthseekers fete David Shaylor and Anne Machon, two former spooks who are accepted without any question despite their nefarious past.
Now the void has no wish to smear Shaylor or Machon, they seem like perfectly nice and sincere people, and besides we have no evidence … but we do wondor what they are playing at associating themselves with this sorry shower. At best they could be described as delusional and confused misfits, at worst anti-semites and far righters using whatever tools they have to whip up hysteria against whomever their current ethnic scapegoat happens to be.
the void had the misfortune to attend a meeting of the London 9/11 ‘Truth’ Campaign and was heartily unimpressed. We’ll stop short of deconstructing what was said (not wanting to feel like an Evening Standard undercover hack) but can report that the words ‘illuminati’ and ‘financial cabal’ came up more than once without criticism.
To anyone lucky enough to be not in the know the illuminati were an 18th century society founded by Adam Weishaupt. Anti-religious and revolutionary, they were largely a response to the strict jesuit rule in Bavaria, and supported the ‘enlightenment’ and scientific ideals which were taking hold across much of Europe at the time. Some would say they were the good guys at a time of often brutal religious repression.
Anyway they got a bit too big for their boots and were banned with Weishaupt hot footing it out of the country. The existance and demise of this group is well documented and a matter of historical record, and is the only seriously documented evidence of a group called the illuminati.
This hasn’t stopped conspiracists of all stripes claiming the illuminati still exist, had a hand in the formation of the USA and the French and Russian Revolutions. This way of thinking was usually associated with right wing, Christian and reactionary forces, claiming the illuminati to be amongst other things devil worshippers, black magicians and in these post modern times shape shifting reptiles.
The dangers of ‘conspiracy theory’ came to prominence in the first half of this century with a campaign along similiar lines against the jews, culminating in the final solution of the nazi holocaust. It doesn’t take long if you dive into the conspiracists world to find veiled and open anti-semitism even today.
Anyway, back to our “truthseekers” who it seems have not only been spamming nonsense to Rachel from North London’s blog, but have also harrassed members of her family and sent e-mails which she herself has described as ‘vaguely threatening.’
You have to wonder at the psychology of those who would attack one of the victims of the 7/7 attacks whoever was ultimately responsible for the bombs.
Unlike the 9/11 campaign, where there are undoubtebly many questions to be answered, the poor nitwits this side of the Atlantic are really having to clutch at straws to find evidence of government complicity in 7/7 … because there isn’t any.
Largely basing their ramblings on a vague anomaly with the train times, which can be easily explained away by that most rare and sinister of creatures a late train they have little else to go on other than a possible warning that ex-Israeli supremo Netenyahu may or may not have received (he was close to Liverpool Street at the time).
Several of them turned up at the launch of anti-war activist Milan Rai’s most recent book where Rachel was also a speaker and showed themselves up by heckling and generally making a pain in the arse of themselves for no good reason. A good account of what happened can be found here.
It seems that far from being truthseekers they would rather shout down or censor anyone who disagrees with them, behaviour common in fundamentalists of all flavours.
Several links on their website lead to that most highly respected researcher Alex Jones, who’s most famous for infiltrating Bohemian Grove, an upmarket (think posh Butlins) holiday camp for CEO’s and Republican Party members. Jones was the first to reveal the appalling quality of the nightly in-house entertainment show and has dined out on it ever since.
Both 9/11 and 7/7 truthseekers will never gain any credibility whilst hanging out with the likes of Jones, who’s basically a redneck David Icke without the gags.
the void has said before we reckon 9/11 stinks, however it’s become an impossible subject to discuss due to the rantings of some of the most high profile ‘truthseekers’. A situation no doubt quite acceptable to any nefarious agents involved in 9/11 whether al Queda, the CIA or the Annunaki (don’t ask).
On a slightly different note the void happened across this site www (snapped) thetruthseeker .co.uk, a bog standard conspiracy site with the usual mix of anti-semitism, far right waffle and speculation presented as evidence. What concerned us here is that they claim Robert Fisk and John Pilger as columnists.
On closer examination this, like most of the rest of the site appears to be far from the truth, they merely seem to nick pieces Pilger and Fisk have written for more reputable organisations and claim them as their own.
We wonder if Pilger and Fisk are aware of this misrepresentation and plagiarism, you’d hope not ‘cos if they’ve put their names to this shambolic nonsense then they go on the Alex Jones/David Icke nutjob list as well.
Talking of Icke, he’s coming to Brixton on May 5th, if anyone wants to buy the void a ticket we’ll write a review of the gibbering reptile, but we ain’t paying to see him.