Wednesday, 11 July 2012

More BBC 'Conspiracy Road Trips' On The Way…

 After some months of quiet on the subject of the BBC’s forthcoming “Conspiracy Road Trip” hit-pieces, some details are finally starting to trickle through. I have spoken to several people in the alternative community regarding who has taken part, who has been interviewed, etc., and it seems that they are either staying quiet on the matter or they know little more than I do!

 The three new “programmes” will apparently air in the autumn and will cover the 7/7 bombings, Ufology and (of all things!) Creationism. The latter seems a bizarre choice of subject matter for a “conspiracy” hit piece… maybe they figured that any other serious subjects could not be so easily swept under the carpet. In all likelihood (although I'm loathed to say it!), I will probably be in agreement with their stance regarding Creationism... unless the Beeb do something very strange and take a pro-creationism stance! I wouldn’t put it past them…

 The important thing here is the two other subjects. I covered last year’s 9/11 Conspiracy Road Trip (around the time it aired) and placed my existing contempt for the BBC aside, in order to analyse it with a level head. It was hardly surprising that the subject was handled in such a flippant and muddled matter, totally ignorant of the bigger issues (Hurricane Erin, the seismic anomalies, the dustification of the towers, etc.) and cleverly edited in order to make those involved look like a bunch of psychologically unstable twonks… No offence to those involved, of course. http://thetruthseekersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/bbcs-911-conspiracy-road-trip.html

 With more programmes on the horizon, I had some serious concerns about the way in which 7/7 and Ufology would be assaulted. Several voices in the alternative community have tried to reassure us that this time would be different – especially the Ufology segment. In April, Richard D Hall commented on Ben Emlyn Jones’ HPANWO blog; “With all due respect the budget for the UFO part of the series is huge and I have talked in great detail to the production company. They are using well known investigators and researchers from the states also. Things are changing in the media and the BBC has assured me they are not out to ridicule anyone, plus I have seen the schedule and it is very impressive. This will be a good one to take note of.” http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/bbc-makes-ufo-conspiracy-road-trip.html

More recently though, it seems his initial confidences have been shaken. He briefly touched upon the matter during his 2012 Tour and said that he was "ignoring phone calls” from those behind the production…

 My own concerns were further justified when I happened across an article by PZ Meyers, a biologist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota, who was interviewed for the UFO segment. He said, “They were all very nice people, but they ranged in rationality from people who’d experienced unexplained events and were trying to figure out what happened, to a real loon who was utterly convinced that Jews were alien hybrids, reptoids had hybridized with humans, and the stone blocks of the pyramids had been cut with lasers. We argued for an hour or two, all of it was recorded, and I’m sure it will all be cut to the 5 juiciest minutes for the final show.” http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2012/05/12/my-day-in-flagstaff/

Yes this really is Layla Randle-Conde!
 In the last few days though, I have come across a few articles that have apparently confirmed my fears. The 7/7 Road Trip participants have been confirmed as Researcher Tony Topping, Layla Randle-Conde (writer for a paranormal/alternative magazine, who is also a model & fortune teller), Jon Scobi of WAC Birmingham, and former policeman Brian Paddick. Layla Randle-Conde has said, “I had lots of arguments with my fellow travellers about whether the theories were true.” http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/Joining-hunt-test-7-7-terror-attacks-theories/story-16322371-detail/story.html
It appears that the practice of divide and conquer (amongst the trippers) has been effectively utilised yet again…

 Tony Topping also concluded, in a recent article discussing the trip, “not all officialdom is involved in state sponsored terror, and further that CCTV evidence on the 7/7 does not reveal anything but ballistics does place homemade bombs at the scene.” http://www.tonytopping.com/?p=1048

A baffling conclusion to say the least…

 The presenter of the programme, comedian Andrew Maxwell, has also spoken about the forthcoming hit pieces. “The whole point of the show is not to try to change people’s beliefs… It’s just to smash ideas back and forwards.” ("Smash" is about right Mr Maxwell!)

 He also says, “‘these people will question anything from a verifiable news source, one that’s willing to back what it says in the courts. But they will believe anything they read on the internet.” The article confirms the involvement of John Lear in the Ufology segment and makes some staggering remarks that highlight just “how seriously” this segment has been taken.

In contrast to the 7/7 film, which features ‘no laughter’, Maxwell is confident that stories from the UFO documentary will make into it his forthcoming Edinburgh Fringe show, legal advice permitting.

He and the conspiracists visited the mysterious Area 51 in Nevada but he can’t say whether they entered the infamous ‘secret’ base, which was only publicly acknowledged by the US government in 2003.

‘We got in a little bit of trouble making that one, which legally I can’t go into any more right now, it’s still in flux. Needless to say, it’s the most wacky of the films and we met a lot of eccentric, eccentric characters.’

One was Ufologist John Lear.

‘He told me there’s an underground tunnel from Area 51 that pops up underneath the kitchen of the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas. Apparently, all children are abducted from Earth and taken to the moon, which has 20 billion people living on it and was invented inside Jupiter.
They’re abducted at the ages of three, seven and thirteen and taken overnight.
‘I told him: “My children aren’t going to the f**king moon!” And he replied: “You needn’t be alarmed, it’s just a routine check.”’

http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2012/06/25/15655/andrew_maxwell_asks%3A_was_7%7C7_a_conspiracy%3F

 One final observation about these programmes: why do all those participating have to be aged between 18 and 35? The official BBC blurb calling for people to take part states: “Applicants must be between the ages of 18-35.” I’m not trying to suggest that the only credible researchers on these subjects are over that age… however I believe that the best are! I do know that many were contacted, but largely to ask them if they knew of anybody in the assigned age range.

 As I have said before, I know that if these experts were allowed to take part, it would be a very different “programme.” There would probably be no in-fighting, no emotional blackmail, just some serious evidential based issues being raised. That is why these types of people would never be allowed to take part. It would undermine the entire point of the “hit-piece”.

So there you go. The outcome doesn't look good. It would appear almost laughable if it wasn't such as serious matter. I’m sure we will see the fruits of the BBC's labour when the shows are broadcast!

Until Next Time.
The Truth Seeker’s Guide.

6 comments:

captron52 said...

thanks again Carl for sharing this info with us. Keep up the good work old friend!

The Truth Seeker's Guide said...

Many thanks Cap.
Hope you and yours are doing well.
Cheers my friend.
Carl. (The 'Guide)

Christopher Dos Santos said...

Namaste brother Carl, thanks for bringing this to my attention, I will look forward to their nonsense. The hit piece done by the BBC on 911 was a real joke, I anticipate this will be equally revealing. By the way, the last episode of the Star Trek series was excellent.

In Lak'ech, dancing around Sophia...

The Truth Seeker's Guide said...

Many thanks Christopher.
You and I know what the game is, but there are many people out there who take the BBC very seriously.
This is what truly bothers me.
If any of those folk are listening:
"Throw your TVs out the window and never look back!"
Peace & all the best my friend.
Carl (The 'Guide)

Shropshire UFO said...

Actually the BBC did use some known researchers and invetsigators for the UFO episode. You will just have to wait and see in the new year when its aired.

The Truth Seeker's Guide said...

Many thanks for the comment.
Believe it or not, I'm actually looking forward to seeing the UFO piece and not simply to bash it - as a few folk I know have claimed of me.
I suspect I will have issues with it, but specifically the presentation and editing. Not the trippers or others interviewed.
I have no ill will whatsoever toward Ufology researchers, if their cause is a just one.
My issue is with the BBC.
I simply don't trust the intentions of those in the driving seat anymore.
All the best.
Carl (The 'Guide)