It's strange how things seem to come along in clusters, like three buses in a row. A few weeks ago I twice had to address two different people who had chosen to subject me to a personal attack on the internet within a month of each other, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/is-ben-emlyn-jones-happy-slapper.html and: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/trystan-swale-and-my-perceived-racism.html. Now it has happened again, or at least I've been made aware of such an assault just now via a comment on one of my posts; I suspect the item goes back much further. Here is the document of concern: http://sharonkilby.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/BEN-EMLYN-JONES-HPANWO.pdf. I have no idea who "Sharon Kilby" or "Sharon Zaki" is. I don't recall meeting anybody with that name. Their tirade against me begins: "Ben is someone in the so-called ‘alternative media’ who I least suspected of being co-intelpro..." What an original concept!... She (or he) then goes on a rant that fills up thirty-three standard PDF pages. The author has studied my every word meticulously and judges me ruthlessly over what could be minor errors of memory, or a human lack of understanding and nerve on my part. For example they write: "He is supposed to be an independent researcher... in the ‘alternative media’ so we might ask why he promoted the HG story for 2 years without even thinking of asking for proof that it was true." Because I made a mistake,
Thousands of us did! I actually explain that clearly in my publications on
Hollie Greig; why didn't you acknowledge that seeing as you've analyzed
everything I've said so closely? The author condemns me for my past involvement
with the Hollie Greig Hoax Group, Belinda McKenzie, Ian R Crane and Sheva
Burton in a form of "guilt by association". I do not apologize for
working with these people; in fact the podcasts of interviews with some of them
are still there on HPANWO Radio, see links column. Sharon accuses me of being a
"liar", a "lying evil subversive", a protector of my
"fellow paedo protecting shills", a "conspiraloon" serving
my "satanic masters well", possibly a "high up freemason",
a "deluded arrogant self-absorbed twat", "fucking idiot",
"a thoroughly disgusting sub-human", "a weak cowardly immoral
pretender", "lying little fucktard", "a lily-livered
fantasist" and a "treacherous rodent". They also wish that I would "rot in hell. Ben, seriously, get some help for your extreme egocentric and narcissistic behaviour." They misrepresent statements that I've made, such as: "Ben says: 'People have just stopped talking about it now, such as (David) Icke and (Richard D) Hall'. I respond: So that’s ok then! The fact that there is still no resolution is fine by him?" I never meant it like that and the only way somebody could interpret it as such would be if they were looking for ways to twist my words. There's also a "guilt by double association" involved because Sharon lambasts me for being friends with people who are friends with Brian Gerrish, Lou Collins, Sabine McNeil and others whom they disapprove of. They also attempt to discredit me by bringing up completely irrelevant details of my life, such as my interview with WalesOnline and how I got discharged from the Hospital Portering Service, see: http://hpanwo.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/how-i-became-ex-hospital-porter.html. They then scrutinize my views on the paranormal and UFO's.
says: "How can we take Ben
seriously as a so-called fighter against the NWO when he promotes this kind of
nonsense?" In truth I explain carefully and logically why I think
these phenomena are not nonsense at all. Does abandoning careful logic in
favour of mindless rhetoric makes the Truth movement look more appealing in the
author's view?... Sharon then goes
on to attack Carla Buckle and smear me for supporting her brave stance against
authority, see: http://hpanwo-radio.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/programme-131-podcast-carla-buckle.html.
They accuse me of promoting Freeman-on-the-Land "crap" without ever
explaining why it is in fact "crap". The same goes for Cathi Morgan,
At the very end of this work of literature, Sharon
entreats me to save myself by turning to "God
now and asking for the courage to be completely honest." The article
is so full of red text and emboldened fonts that it looks like a very long and
drawn out final demand. The website homepage begins with the words: Helping to halt the NWO, but the site
itself says very little about halting the NWO. All it does is morbidly fixate
over other individuals within the anti-NWO community. In the contents column you'll
see that I am just one of half a dozen or more people who are given the red-letter
treatment by " Sharon",
How can I possibly respond to this blustering incoherent cretin? I could hurl insults back at them... tempting! I could lock myself down for a fortnight carefully unpicking this entire indictment, but what would that achieve? Would "
reply calmly and logically in order to rebut my points one-by-one? Of course
not. It would be completely pointless. The greater part of the document is
simply noise. I've discussed this with a few other people and they understand
what it's like when you encounter a verbally-aggressive person and there is
absolutely no way to defend yourself verbally. It is utterly futile to tell
them things like: "But that's not true/not fair because...".
Everything you say to them, any word that could possibly come out of your
mouth, will be turned into ammunition to be fired back at you. " Sharon"
or whatever her or his name is, is not trying to make a rational argument; they
are trying to produce a piece of violent rhetoric. It's the written equivalent
of yelling abuse in somebody's ear. It doesn't matter to them whether what
they've said is true or not, or fair or not. All that matters to them is that
it is inflammatory and threatening. They hope to break down the reader's own
will and coerce them into believing the author's word without question. One of
the things that all Truth mobs have in common, whether their target is Kevin
Annett, Darren Perks or Larry Warren, is: Sanctity of the Cause. You are either
with the Truth mob... or you are with the target of its ire. If you are with
the target you are utterly holy other; it's as simple as that. It's an
interesting thought experiment to see if Truth mobs can be classified as cults.
I believe that I have identified the Seven Signs of a Truth Mob™, see
background links below. How closely do these match the warning signs as defined
by cult analysts? Here's a twenty-point checklist I found on an anti-cult
1. Absolute authoritarianism without meaningful accountability.
2. No tolerance for questions or critical inquiry.
You want to try critically inquiring with "
3. No meaningful financial disclosure regarding budget, expenses such as an independently audited financial statement.
No, but just because Truth mobs don't usually have budgets. They are 100% voluntary efforts.
4. Unreasonable fear about the outside world, such as impending catastrophe, evil conspiracies and persecutions.
Yes. Truth mobs will always wail portents of eternal woe unless their target is "stopped!"
5. There is no legitimate reason to leave, former followers are always wrong in leaving, negative or even evil.
Yes, see my own experiences in the background links below.
6. Former members often relate the same stories of abuse and reflect a similar pattern of grievances.
7. There are records, books, news articles, or television programs that document the abuses of the group or leader.
Only those presented by the other side; for instance see David Icke vs Sonia Poulton.
8. Followers feel they can never be "good enough".
No. Anybody can kiss arses and nod their head enough for most Truth mobs.
9. The group leader is always right.
10. The group leader is the exclusive means of knowing "truth" or receiving validation, no other process of discovery is really acceptable or credible.
Yes. I had a telephone conversation with "XposeUFOTruth" before I saw through her, and she made it abundantly clear that she and she alone had "the goods" on Darren Perks. Truth mobs will always accuse outsiders of "not knowing what they're talking about!", even after referring everybody they can find to epic and intricately detailed sources describing their agenda.
11. Members exhibit extreme obsessiveness regarding the group or leader resulting in the exclusion of almost every practical consideration.
Yes. People who fall into Truth mobs never have energy or time to do anything else.
12. Individual identity, the group, the leader and/or God as distinct and separate categories of existence become increasingly blurred. Instead, in the follower's mind these identities become substantially and increasingly fused, as that person's involvement with the group or leader continues and deepens.
Yes, but Truth mobs don't have a God. Their energy instead comes from a devil figure, embodied by the target. However, Truth mobs tend to coalesce around a particular person, or a handful of people, who are the most vociferous and dedicated in the campaign against the target. They become an object of veneration and deference.
13. Whenever the group or leader is criticized or questioned it is characterized as "persecution".
14. Members have uncharacteristically stilted and seemingly programmed conversation and mannerisms, cloning of the group or leader in personal behaviour.
Not particularly, however Truth mobs do develop tribal customs and behavioural codes.
15. Dependency upon the group or leader for problem solving, solutions and definitions without meaningful reflective thought. A seeming inability to think independently or analyze situations without the group and leader's involvement.
Yes, or at least certainly during Truth mob activities; which are so consuming of time and energy that this counts as almost everything.
16. Hyperactivity centered on the group or leader's agenda, which seems to supercede any personal goals or individual interests.
Yes. Just see how much material Truth mobbers produce! The amount of attention they pay to their cause is breathtaking.
17. A dramatic loss of spontaneity and sense of humour.
18. Increasing isolation from family and old friends unless they demonstrate an interest in the group or leader.
Yup! Just watch your Facebook friends list shrink when a Truth mob breaks out in the middle of your community and you refuse to get involved.
19. Anything the group or leader does can be justified no matter how harsh or harmful.
Yes. This can include hacking, copyright attacks, flagging, doxing, threatening emails, abusive Tweets and messages, smearing and even criminal threats and slander.
20. Former followers are at best considered negative or worse evil and under bad influences. They cannot be trusted and personal contact is avoided.
Yes. There are members of the old Facebook groups who were subjected to Truth mobbing whom I've not spoken to since.
I ask readers to judge for themselves how closely this list resembles my Seven Signs™. I am not the only one who has been caught up in a Truth mob lately. In the background links at the bottom I describe how I've noticed the incidence of Truth movement infighting increase. Since those publications it seems to have expanded even more, if that were even possible. Right now an extremely public tussle has broken out between Max Igan and Ken O'Keefe, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vQYjb-wVEk and: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imuAALmVR50 and: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6oxvcFJRnQ. The signs of shill storm brewing are very manifest indeed: a copious amount of public attention, binary loyalties and supporting groups of either side, black vs white glorification and demonization etc. The dedication and obsession of Truth-mobbers and Shill Squad officers knows no ends. For instance there is a person on YouTube known only as "Deb C" who has become fanatically focused on the anti-NWO filmmaker Chris Everard. Just look at how many videos he or she has uploaded with his name in the title; they go back over two years: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFyohQ8mMlmp2kLROkVCy1Q. I wish I wasn't, and really should not be, surprised. I can almost hear the Illuminati laughing as they look down from their pyramid at their supposed enemies.
See here for more information: http://hpanwo-radio.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/programme-167-podcast-shill-special.html.