How could I forget something as important as a birthday? Well I did! More importantly, it was the first birthday of something that changed my life in so many ways. Yesterday was the first anniversary of my humble little blog: “The Truth Seeker’s Guide”. As some of you may have noticed, my posts have been a little sparse of late. I’ve been so busy and much of this has ironically been thanks to “The ‘Guide”. I have a number of articles coming up on the subjects of TV, perception, social movements and The Olympics, so please bear with me.
I thought it would it be a good opportunity to have a look back over my efforts here and take the time to thank so many people for their infinite generosity of spirit and support. My intention with “The ‘Guide” has always been to try and spread a little truth. I’m continuously beating myself up over the fact that I know far less than I wish I did. I’m amazed by the ways that people seem to accumulate information with apparent ease, something that often escapes me. I struggle with the routes of disinformation, agendas (within certain elements of the truth community) and evidential dead ends. Despite this, I’m learning now that it is not the destination, rather the journey that enlightens our way. My only hope is that if just one little piece of information (I include here) has the effect of causing somebody to say “bloody hell” or “I never knew that” and as a result kick starts some cognitive process in questioning a persons established perception if their existence, then it is a job well done.
Reading my early blogs is a little cringe worthy at times. Thankfully my punctuation and grammar has improved over time… it’s been years since I’ve required the skill to any great degree! Also my own knowledge and perceptions have grown rapidly – something evidenced in my views on the mechanics of 9/11 for example. The wonderful thing is that I’ve realised I have so much more to learn and I know it’s a process that will forever be on-going.
As a little corner to express my thoughts, I never imagined how many people would notice it’s presence. The real turning point came in August/September of last year whilst covering the tenth anniversary of 9/11 – specifically my analysis of the BBC Three “9/11 Conspiracy Road Trip” hit piece. http://thetruthseekersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/bbcs-911-conspiracy-road-trip.html
The article was a real boon, thanks mostly to the huge kindness of David Icke. The article was linked to and recommended on David's hugely successful website ( http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/53288-the-bbcs-911-conspiracy-road-trip- ) and, as a result, added several thousand web hits to the blog in the space of a couple of hours! It also increased my regular readership tenfold.
To this day I have no idea whether it was David himself (I emailed a thank you message to his site but received no response) or a fellow truther that recommended my article. Whoever it was though, I remain eternally in their debt and thank them from the bottom of my heart.
Subsequently, many of my articles have received greater exposure thanks to the support of others. “The Un-Natural War” “Damning Documents” & “Strange Tales From 9/11” blog series are good examples and still get numerous hits. To this day, my favourite article remains “The Kubrick Conspiracy” – rarely read and I could have written it in six parts but I loved doing it… I almost wrote Part 2 a few weeks ago! The funniest was not the content, rather the reaction. At Christmas I wrote “Merry Everybody!” which was a hit thanks to the seasonal search engine ‘Scroogle’ – a web source for miserable people… I had some strange visits over the holidays! The saddest and hardest thing I’ve ever had to write was “Tribute To A Tribute”, the day after my tribute band to The Who decided to amicably disband after 14 years.
The ‘Guide has brought me into contact with the larger research community as well. Although I tend to be very wary of groups and movements (because of shills, mis-directionists and those with an agenda), much of my experience has been really positive. As a result I have a number of unsung supporters (some who prefer to remain that way) who have yet to steer me wrong. The highlight was undoubtedly meeting Dr Judy Wood and Andrew Johnson for the first time in Birmingham, especially when I realised I had come across kindred spirits. http://thetruthseekersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/andrew-johnson-dr-judy-wood-truth-juice.html
On the other hand, I also realised the wrath of a number of 9/11 Truthers after publishing my 9/11 Legacy blogs. What was originally 9 parts, eventually became 7 following a week of abuse, threats and numerous sudden technical problems with my blog itself. The 2 culprit blogs discussed eye witness accounts of the events at The Pentagon. Clearly something I said had whipped up a hornets nest and the days after I posted them were a real pain in the arse! In the space of six hours I received roughly 60-70 comments (thankfully requiring approval, so they didn’t get through!) that questioned my accuracy, sanity, hygiene, parentage, etc.! I also had a couple of threats of violence. I also found that I couldn’t log on to my blog or make changes. Whatever happened remains a mystery to me, although I do know that it all seemed to centre around those 2 articles and that several individuals were active in the 9/11 Truth movement. Ultimately I decided to remove the articles and found that the problems stopped almost immediately. I don’t like the idea of censoring myself for others, but it was becoming just too much hassle. http://thetruthseekersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/911-blog-series-index.html
I must stress that these folk are not reflective of the 9/11 community at large. Despite the varying viewpoints regarding the events of that day and the politics involved, I know that the vast majority of the ground level campaigners are reasonable people… as is the case with most people in the alternative / truth community. Most of the people I meet and greet are great people with good hearts and open minds.
Never the less, my encounters (good and bad) have created some wonderful opportunities on the horizon for me. I have a number of truth related projects in the pipeline and ’m really looking forward to seeing where the next 12 months take me.
I must give a huge thank you to the many researchers and web sources that have inspired and informed me. To those who I continually pester - yet continue to support me in return, those who remain unseen, those who visit regularly (even on the quieter days) and say hello, those who are just passing by accident. I know who you are and I never forget all your support. There’s no point in doing it, if not for you.
The short and long of it is that I really just wanted to say THANK YOU…
And Happy Birthday to my little truth baby!!!!
Until next time.
The Truth Seeker’s Guide.