I have one household chore that generally takes well over an hour, and so like to have background noise. This morning I listened to Brian Staveley in a 9/11 video hosted by AB and Fakeologist.
I am not a good liar, and in fact decided years ago that it is better in almost all cases (except when feelings are needlessly hurt) to be honest. Consequently, I have never studied the art of lying. My first wife was a highly skilled liar, part of the reason she was able to charm me into being her mate. I still marvel at how she can tell detailed lies with seeming innocence and absolute conviction. That is what it takes to be a good liar.
Intelligence operatives study the art of lying, because it is not only the lie that matters, but also the ability to persuade. My ex-wife not only tells her lies, but is persuasive. She studies her marks, fits the lie to the targeted person. All of this, and she is not very smart in a book sense. (All of this too, and she has not and will never read a blog.)
As I listened to Staveley, I first realized that the video started out with a modest lie. The whole thing is built around two people exchanging ideas, and was planned that way. But Staveley pretended to be surprised when he got a call, and said nothing thereafter when no one else called in, and the caller was on the entire show. I never did get his name.
That was the plan. I used to do televised interviews (for local access in Billings, Montana – don’t get excited), and tried one time to do a whole show without a guest. (It was never aired – I made sure of that.) Some people can pull that off, and maybe Staveley can, but much bigger game was afoot in that video. Brian and his guest were doing a hard-sell on flat earth. It is much easier to pull that off if you are having a two-way conversation.
We don’t allow discussion of flat earth on this blog, so I will monitor comments and delete any that want to go that route. Flat earth is not what this is about. I will not delete comments to be harsh on anyone, but rather only to keep the comment thread from exploding in my face and going off in unintended directions.
By that video I now judge Brian Staveley to be a spook. Here’s why: He used
45 1:09 of the video to tell us stuff we already know. We are all in agreement that the moon landings, JFK, 9/11, Sandy Hook, the Pulse, were fake. Here at this website we have added things like Tyrone’s JFKTV and my own work on Columbine, John Denver, Dennis Washington, John Brown, etc. … original work all of it.
Staveley claims to be a ground breaker. I am having my doubts. I am thinking now that he has hoovered the good work of others, claimed it as his own, and uses it as packaging for flat earth.
What I heard in the video linked above was the art of persuasion. He is claiming common ground with true researchers, and then using that common ground to take us down a side road, some of the most untenable hogwash ever spewed in the Internet age.
There is a notion among those of us who are honest in this game that we should take what is good from disinfo agents and spooks, ignoring the rest. I agree with that to a degree. But the hard sell on flat earth that we get from Staveley, and a softened version from Crrow777 (who claims not to be flat earth but says that the word planet is accurate if we drop the ‘t’), the [I don’t know what to make of it] kind of unending spew that AA Morris puts out, and AB himself at Fakeologist, ever so mildly … is an agenda.
So the importance of flat earth is not that there is a dime’s worth of truth to it, but the “Why?” Is it to discredit honest research by shrouding it in horse manure? I have busted my butt, as have other writers and commenters here, to find and expose truth. We are not always right, but we are always honest. If anyone who writes here (or anyone who reads here) goes to Fakeologist to watch to the Staveley video, and is then persuaded, then all of our work is discredited. It will have been used to sell a very big scam.
That, to me, is the only purpose of flat earth – an attack on honest research.