Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Richard D Hall - The Truth Hurts tour 2012
Since I wrote my last blog my interest in conspiracy theories has increased, and watching 7/7 documentary ‘Ripple Effect’ didn’t exactly help matters. It’s not like I’m going into this blindly and just believing anything I see: in the interests of fairness (and because I wanted to believe it wasn't true!) I then watched the BBC Conspiracy Files which promised to debunk the 7/7 ‘truth’ documentaries, and all it did was make me believe it even more. It was such a hatchet job and didn’t even address some of the biggest points (the 'mystery' Jaguar/ Canary Wharf shootings). The BBC debunking of 9/11 was just as useless - huge holes. If you want to debunk something, go through it step by step, don't say that the dude who made Ripple Effect has a 'sinister voice' because 1. he didn't, he just has a monotone voice, and 2. Jeremy Clarkson has a sinister voice and the Haunted Hamster has a sinister face so let's not go down that road.
We drove to the London leg of The Truth Hurts tour in Walton-on-Thames (not anywhere near London, incidentally, but near(ish) to my house. The crowd was quite normal (no tin foil hats), and I recognised a few previous guests from various Richplanet TV shows. Check out his car, though (well I’m presuming it’s his car, unless someone is a seriously big fan - and I even badly photoshopped out his numberplate in case the Illuminati are after him), not only has it got an alien on the back, it’s got a post-it note dispenser in the front. Reverse engineer that, mofos.
Richard himself (who did NOT agree to an interview with me, probably because of my comments about his singular brown shirt and silken mane) had swapped his brown shirt for a brown suit made out of Teflon (maybe it's laser-beam proof?). I like the fact he pretended to do his show at the start but he didn’t make enough of the ‘bullshit’ button in my opinion. Also, the bullshit button should come as standard on the merch stall - I'd buy one.
The presentation was a bit budget, too, he didn’t even have a clicker for his PowerPoint presentation. Even the all-staff meetings I used to do at Save the Children were slicker (I know, because I used to cry blood, sweat and tears to make them so). But hey, it's tenner. And he said he doesn't even get paid for his TV shows.
Plenty was covered, from the economy, to media manipulation, 9/11, 7/7, mind control, Manchurian candidates, UFOs and animal mutilation. I found the Manchurian candidate/ mind control section particularly interesting, especially the part about Sabina Eriksson and her twin sister who he suggested were clones! The fact Raoul Moat might have killed David Rathband because he was having an affair with a 7/7 witness who had possibly been mentally tampered with was quite interesting, too. The part about Derrick Bird and the reasons he might have shot his solicitor were quite compelling, too – but would the water board really go to that much trouble, and why did he kill another 12 or so (just to make sure)?
We’d already seen the 9/11 film he showed in the break because we’re such fankids. 9/11 is completely confusing me now: the conspiracy theorists can no longer agree on a consensus, and even Richard has changed his mind about what happened. Was it a controlled explosion? Were the plane videos faked (er, no). Was it a holographic plane and a drone? I doubt it. But something fishy is going on – that passport that survived the wreckage is still well dodge, plus a LOT of other things. And some of that footage DOES look CGI-ed. My boyfriend asked Rich if the planes weren’t real, then what happened to the people on those planes and he said it’s the question he gets asked the most. But he didn’t really have an answer. He did say that even after the planes crashed you could still book seats on them which was highly unusual as normally once everyone has gone through check in, boarding for flights closes. Doesn’t really answer what happened to those people, though. Oh, he also said that he didn’t believe phones worked on the planes and the final calls weren’t real. Someone called their mum and said (I paraphrase), ‘Hi, it’s Joe Bloggs here, mother.’ You don’t have to introduce yourself with your full name when calling your mum (well, maybe Prince Charles does). He also said he thought a politicians’ wife who was on one of the planes was a plant.
He got a couple of shirty questions from the audience and he seemed a bit touchy, but I think they were fair questions and I’m sure he’s heard worse.
I could have done without the animal mutilation pictures. But I do agree it’s odd that someone stole 1,500 sheep and no one noticed; the YouTube video he showed for that bit was funny. In fact we were laughing all the way through, in all the wrong places. All in all, I really enjoyed the evening, and it was good seeing Richard up close and personal. I’m still not convinced he believes everything he’s saying, but it’s good that he’s open to changing his mind, even though it potentially makes him look a bit flaky.
Either way, and whether you believe any of it or not (and I believe a lot more than I did three months ago) it’s very interesting, and I’d encourage everyone to investigate all angles of a story, not just the angle we’re fed on shows like ‘the One Show’. Richard said ‘the One Show’ at one point, and the way he said it, you think he’d just said ‘Ian Huntley.’
I like Richard, anyway, and I think he’s funny, and a smart man, and worth listening to, even if you think some of the subject matter is silly. Some of it IS silly, but the fact the economy is a lie, the media is a lie, and some of the worst terrorist atrocities of all time might have been false flag operations (ie. perpetrated by our own governments) should be enough to make us at least sit up and take notice. And I’m pretty sure aliens have been here, now. Just look up the Disclosure project where astronauts and many military personnel testified in court to have had alien contact, including touching ETs, and including someone who’d been on the moon and said there are buildings on the dark side of it. Just because you never read about it doesn’t mean it’s not happening; you don’t read about it because there’s a cover up and the media is heavily controlled. Also: the Ark of the Covenant containing Moses’s bits of slab with the Ten Commandments on is apparently buried in Wales, and they’re going to dig it up soon, so if that transpires, you have to believe ALL OF IT! OK? Deal.