Those of us who are interested in getting to the bottom of conspiracies have been presented with new challenges as spectacular national atrocity events have become increasingly frequent. In an article published here more than a year ago I speculated that this stepped-up pace points to a looming denouement. It looks to me like a pattern. While each dramatic event stands alone as its own special stage play, it is also likely that each of them is a mere “act” in a much larger production, unfolding over the course of decades, and although I believe that the plot is approaching its culmination, I can’t know what that will look like, or exactly when it will happen. How many more of these traumas will we be subjected to, before whole story is played out?
I’m no fan of Don Rumsfeld, but he was falsely mocked when he mentioned that there are “known unknowns,” things we know we don’t know. The conspiracies discussed at the Memory Hole Blog are full of known unknowns, which is why we gather here—we want to find out what we don’t know about a thing we know is going on.
How do we respond, when artificial events are triggered, and the whole country is swept up in Main Stream Media-driven emotional heartache? What is the skeptic to do?
A friend—who does not share my interest in conspiracies—called me on the afternoon of the 911 event; I remember telling him that while I had no idea what was going on, my advice was that he try to remember everything he sees about it on television in the first days, as most of it will very soon be sent down the Memory Hole—because that’s exactly what happened with Waco and Oklahoma City. When we know something is going on, but we don’t know what it is, we need to be patient. And persistent. Which takes time. Not action. We need to watch what the perpetrators do, and think about it, and detect patterns.
It can be hard for someone who knows he is being lied to to be patient. When we see the whole country, indeed the world, being hoodwinked, it can make us angry, and anxious to get the word widely spread, as fast as possible. Patience does not come naturally; it is a learned skill. Unfortunately, when acting rashly, we can derail our quest to reveal dark truths. When we look into conspiracies perpetrated by very powerful, hidden, entities who have control of the media almost everyone gets their information from, we must always keep in mind the power of propaganda to destroy the reputation of truth-seekers: conspirator-hunting is a very dangerous game.
Memory Hole Blog is a wonderful forum for the slow, gradual, sifting through the evidence these traumatic spectacles leave in their aftermath. The job of the truth seeker is to find out what evidence is fake and planted; what “leads” are actually just rabbit trails intentionally laid out to cause good researchers to waste lots of time; and how to prioritize the legitimate facts that might point to the truth.
Sandy Hook took place in the days leading up to Christmas, and the official story was so traumatic that it ruined the holiday for many. Other people instantly smelled a rat. Dr. James Tracy, in his professional role as media critic, instinctively picked up on glaring problems with the reportage, and spoke openly about them. The storm of vituperation directed against him was shocking in its suddenness and intensity. Even though all he was doing was critiquing the reporting, he was painted as a heartless monster attacking the victims of an atrocity. Why?
As a society, we have gotten used to being led by the popular press through emotional manipulation. People who don’t allow themselves to be manipulated emotionally are outliers, and in truth pose a grave threat to the system; they function much as heretics did in Europe centuries ago, when witch trials were in vogue. The secular priesthood of OUR day attempted to place Dr. Tracy in stocks in the public square,—perhaps it was fortunate that they chose the lowest level joke of a “priest, “Anderson Cooper, to chastise him, as opposed to, say, Bill O’Reilly, who actually has an audience and could do him real damage. Still, it must have hurt just as bad, while it was going on.
Anyway, the storm passed, and his Memory Hole Blog chugged along, attracting patient, interested, sometimes obsessively enthusiastic researchers, who really whittled down what we know and what we don’t know and what is likely the truth and what is likely a waste of time. Anyone writing the book on the subject in the future will have to rely heavily on the work done here in those months.
Meanwhile, another South Florida resident, called Wolfgang Halbig, was taking an interest in the subject. Since Sandy Hook was purportedly a school shooting, and since he had a background in advising schools as to how to cope with such tragedies, he observed the strangeness in the way Sandy Hook supposedly was dealt with. He started asking many of the obvious questions many Sandy Hook researchers had been asking, and everyone was glad to have him on board.
But soon something strange happened; like an avalanche, Mr. Halbig suddenly became the center of a huge controversy, and a great source of division in the Sandy Hook conspiracy investigation.
When she was little, I made a point of asking my daughter: “What is the chief object of education?” She quickly learned to reply with the correct answer: “To be able to know when you are being lied to.” A corollary principle is this: One aspect of wisdom is to be able to sense when you are being led into a trap.
Some of us felt a strangeness when the Halbig element quickly veered out of the happy knowledge that a guy “in the business” was on board, and into an unnaturally intense expectation that we join up with him. People suddenly felt very strongly about this. How is it that ANYONE could expect all the rest of us to regard this unknown man as the representative of the entire investigation? Certainly he did not have what one thinks of when a charismatic leader is imagined; he was bumbling, and his writings in support of his position were, let us say, very weak, if not embarrassing. Why should anyone care about this guy’s interest in the matter, any more than they would of anyone else? As I wrote here more than once, the whole thing seemed to me a boring sideshow—but each time it became the topic of conversation it generated more vituperation and acrimony than anything else, ever, at MHB. Why?
Halbig quickly started to promote a plan to confront the Newtown school board with specific questions about the emergency response on the day of the event, some months down the road; many curious investigators used that time to dig into what was known about the man, with an eye to determining whether he was worthy of support. Many concluded that he was not, and some were quite uncharitable about it. This was not the Memory Hole Blog’s finest hour—he was sometimes made sport of—not entirely without basis, though.
While some thought a trip to Newtown was a very bad idea, others were enthusiastic about the prospect, thinking it a great way to force the truth about the Sandy Hook Hoax into public awareness. Those who followed the comments here after the trip had happened were treated to a sort of tennis match between the two points of view, with me on one side of the court. To quote myself, in a comment, speaking to one of the participants in the trip to Newtown,
First, you chose the most ridiculous forum imaginable to present your case. The board you were addressing has nothing to do with the questions you and Wolf raised, and is absolutely certain not to try to find a way to expand their sphere to address any one of them. Second, you knew that each of you would have only a couple of minutes to speak, and the board would not respond. Third, you publicized your plan widely, so that plants were certain to be there to at best dilute your heartfelt message, and at worst turn the whole thing into a travesty.
People in my camp expected the unknown entities that perpetrated the Sandy Hook event would use that effort against all who wish to see the truth be known, by turning it into a circus, and, having control of the press, ensuring that it would never be reported on fairly, if at all. People who cheered for Halbig’s quixotic quest, who felt that we must DO SOMETHING! We must ACT!, called the episode a triumph.
It is my opinion that Sandy Hook was a vast experiment in social engineering, and that it is ongoing. Its architects have been very keen to monitor all aspects of public reaction to it, and were delighted to have a faction of opponents make a public display, in essence entering the production by writing their own coda to it, and becoming walk-on players in the production. The pageant-masters could, of course, improvise upon that, like a cat toying with a mouse.
The question we must ask ourselves in the aftermath of the school board scene is this: What is the correct way of responding to these outrageous affronts to free society, these engineered, fake, tragedies? Is there ever a way to force the media to honestly report their own malfeasance? Is there a way to outwit that system?
To quote myself again, from another comment on this blog, “Sometimes, there is nothing that can be done, and other times, it takes a long time to find out that something can actually be done. And lots of times, when almost all action will be counterproductive, waiting is the best thing to do.”
I contend that when emotion is high in the camp, it is rarely wise to act boldly, especially when doing so is in defiance of the counsel of a preponderance of deliberative researchers who sense it to be a trap. High emotion, in my opinion, is evidence that something is not right, and should be investigated; it is a signal of a trap. The entities behind these events are very patient, and they are observing us all the time. We can easily play into their hands. Sometimes we find that there is something we can do about it. Sometimes, not so much. We need to be able to tell the difference.
We need to learn how to wait.
Patrick Murphy, a frequent participant in the conversation at the Memory Hole Blog, runs a small (very small) business in Indianapolis, and is the author of the books How the West Was Lost and The Stairway to Heaven, information about which can be found at Stairwaybook.com.