Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Truth Cultists

Theory cults, left and right
"The plain truth will never mollify a Truther. There's always a convoluted excuse - some inconsequential discrepancy to seize on, some photographic "evidence" to magnify into a blur of meaningless pixels - that will rationalize irrationality. Mrs. Palin could produce Trig's umbilical cord and it still wouldn't be enough. "
Michelle Malkin, the author of an excellent article in the Washington Times, refers to the myth of Sarah Palin not giving birth to her youngest son, Trig.

Malkin states above that "Truth cultists", which she calls "Truther", will never give in. They will find a way to rationalize the irrational, even when presented with incontrovertible evidences.

(We pointed out something similar just a few days ago, when we stated that contrary to more rigorous environment where the burden of proof is considerable, Internet myths can have a long live.)
"It's only a matter of time before someone accuses Mrs. Palin of planting fake breast milk on her pump," Malkin writes.
To balance things out, she uses the "Obama is not a natural born citiizen" myth to give an account of same but from the Republican side.

This reminds me of the more than tasteless "Scientology Murdered Moxon's Daughter" myth, where anti-cultists tried to turn in a somber conspiracy theory what is in fact a horrendous tragedy of a sensitive girl wanting to save squirrels from a transformer vault.

I remember reading fantastic tales from anti-Scientologists in order to make this tragic death fit in the "Scientology deaths" page (where it still is), even though there is really no causality.

It was one of the myths in which Keith Henson believed, even though there was not a shred of evidence, and with which he harassed Scientologists for months until he was convicted and jailed for hate crime.

Not to forget of course our loving and tender Anonymous friend, who blantly claims that "Moxon's daughter Stacy got fried in some electric wires, and he didn't give a shit".

Truth cultists indeed...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, Kendra Wiseman told me that she had been speaking with David Miscavige's former secretary, who said she saw Miscavige tear up Stacey Moxon's note she had left for her parents.

Jenna Miscavige even asked Ken Moxon if he got his daughter's note at a protest back in April.