In the previous article I wrote about one of the players in this psycho-drama and the impact that mental illness is playing in the so-called Hampstead Hoax. Mental illness is a broad term that encompasses a variety of psychic dysfunctions and while a differential diagnosis hasn’t been published on some of the people involved, can it be safe to say that there is something about the characters in this play that just isn’t right?
Like when you hear Christine Sands screaming “Hampstead! – Church! – Dot! – Com!” over and over again…interrupting the very quiet and civilized exorcism of demons being given by one of the demonstrators. Your first thought is: LOONEY!
And when you hear Abraham Christie laugh maniacally when he says he too is concerned for the childrens ‘well-being’, do you not wonder if he isn’t the abusive monster the children claim he is? Listen at about 3:33 in the video below and see if it doesn’t send shivers down your spine.
And what about Belinda McKenzie, who now can’t be bothered to show up anywhere to support those Hampstead kids still (as they must be) being ritually abused and sacrificed at Christ Church Primary School? What of her backpedalling statements that the pedophiles in this case are to be pitied and every attempt should be made to rehabilitate them? Certainly Belinda must have some kind of expertise in the matter, some sort of education in this area (as well as the law) that would prompt her to say such a thing? Or maybe she’s one of the crazies too?
With mental misfits at the helm of this particular hoax, it is hardly surprising that they would attract the mentally dysfunctional like Ms. Berry to the cause. It seems a certainty that crazy-making is what conspiracy theories are best known for. The problem is the people adding fuel to the conspiracies, the so-called guru’s of the truth movement, who are just as crazy as their followers.
So whats wrong with Conspiracy Theories?
Nothing usually. For most of the time, what we ponder about our human history is often just that…..pondering. After all, people are born with an inate sense of skepticism which is usually a healthy defence mechanism necessary for our survival. We were born to analyze situations as they happen, but also as they once happened and we are one of the few creatures in this world who has the capacity to ask the question, “WHY”? Where things go wrong is when our skepticism turns into an inability to ‘let go’ of those things we cannot answer in our lives. It permeates everything we think and do, seeing the world as an entirely threatening place with dangers around every corner. It may be especially so in people who have suffered some kind of trauma (like sexual abuse) as a child. The feeling of helplessness in the face of danger, and the inability to escape that danger forever scars a young child who eventually grows up into a scarred adult. For an adult who suffered sexual abuse as a child there would be no greater threat to their life and sanity than the spectre of Satanic Ritual Abuse. What greater trigger for their trauma would be needed to push them over the psychic edge? And there is no better motivator of human behavior and social movement than FEAR.
Is this what these Machiavellian ‘guru’s’ of the current Satanic Panic count on? That a minor army of ferverent triggered Manchurian Candidates will show up screaming obscenities outside Christ Church in order to whip up support for their websites and PayPal accounts?
It seems incredibly irresponsible and selfish and has in itself fuelled ‘conspiracy theories’ that these guru’s have been ‘set upon’ a mentally ill public so as to whip up a fervor that can only be quelled by a rise of the Martial Law State. And it is such that guru’s have been aptly named, ‘SHILLS’.
David Icke, one of the best known conspiracy guru’s, had this to say about the proliferation of information available to people on the internet and the question of responsibility:
“You can’t stop information because it might be misused by people,” he said.
“What people think of my information is none of my business; it’s their business,” he added. “I’m not saying, ‘This is how it is, you must believe it.’ I’m saying, ‘This is another way to look at the world. What do you think?'”
Icke also defends his shameless self promotion in this way:
“What you do as you continue to research and you continue to travel is you hone it down,” he said. “I’ve never come across anything that questioned the themes of what I’m talking about. … With every day that passes, you just get more information.”
“If the information over a period of time does not stand up to scrutiny and fact checking, it doesn’t matter how far it will circulate, it’s going to be dropped,” he said.
Not necessarily true, IMO, and I believe Icke knows this. I believe Icke, like Kevin Annett and Alex Jones and others know that the more fantastical the tale, the more people will eat it up especially if it’s packaged in a way that consumers will love:
After studying conspiracy theorists, Michael Barkun, professor of political science at Syracuse University and author of the book, “Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America,” said he thought image and packaging is actually key to attracting followers.
“Even someone whose ideas are deviant can produce a Web site that looks sleek and professional,” said Barkun. “Those who have conspiracy theories to peddle can do it very easily. And if they’re reasonably sophisticated, [they] can do it in a way that gives those ideas the appearance of validity.”
Whether those who make conspiracy theories for the masses are themselves mentally ill, Barkun said it depends on the conspiracy theorist.
“I don’t think you can generalize,” he said. “Certainly, in terms of conspiracy theorists, they’re all quite different.”
As for Icke, he has long heard people accusing him of being a mentally-disturbed conspiracy theorist.
“I went out on a limb,” he said. “What’s happened within a period of 20 years is that the world has come to me. … As people have seen it coming to pass, the laughter has stopped.
“I take a different view,” he added, “and if that’s at odds with mainstream society to the point of being crazy, then I’m fine with that.”
So to summarize, Icke could care less how people perceive his theories, whether he is crazy himself and assumes that if what he was saying wasn’t true it wouldn’t gain any traction. He knows very well that time allows you to hone your con-game and that new followers are always just around the corner, ready to hand over their wallets.
The problem is that people like Icke and Annett portray themselves as reliable authorities. They present official looking websites, claim official affiliations with organizations and politicians and weak minded and well meaning persons who claim they’ve left the old paradigms behind still gravitate to new paradigms built on the old ashes.
Annett’s use of UN symbols, Eagles roosting in treetops, Native pseudonyms and European Directorates is just part of the ‘props’ used to create the illusion of credibility. People are easily impressed with the things that used to impress them because it is too painful to fully leave the MATRIX. People like Annett offer a pseudo-solution, drawing the disillusioned and wounded masses together calling for the overthrow of the ‘SYSTEM’, yet cannot rise above using the ‘SYSTEM’ to their advantage.
Psychologists cannot deny that if psychopathology and sociopathology is a real thing then conspiracies concocted by individuals with these illnesses are also possible. This means that psychologists cannot ‘victim blame’ those mentally ill, delusional or paranoid individuals who believe in conspiracy theories. What must occur is to address the underlying issues behind peoples beliefs and attempt to heal them. If people believe every SRA story that comes out in the media without proper discernment and fact-finding, then SRA stories run the risk of being discounted as a whole, rather than evaluated on a case by case basis.
What the Hampstead Hoax presents to us is an issue of TRUTH. What makes us believe the incredible is our willingness to suspend our disbelief and maybe we should be blaming Hollywood rather than the gurus of the ‘Truth Movement’ for that?
Better yet maybe we should be blaming ourselves.