Yesterday we discussed the impact that false allegations can have on people’s lives. As so often happens in our comments section, a lively conversation ensued, with several viewpoints represented—and that’s the way things roll, here at Hoaxtead Research.
Meanwhile, though, back in TrooferLand, people like Maria ‘Let’s Kidnap the Kids!’ MacMahon were fuming at our effrontery (it’s okay, Maria, we’ll wait while you go look that one up) in discussing the plight of the falsely accused.
After all, she claimed,
People named as abusers not being investigated or even spoken to really destroys lives. Funny that H’stead (that’s us!) never speak about concern for the children isn’t it? It’s just a snarl fest of speech without boundaries or decency at that site isn’t it? I think H’stead are switching people on to the fact this is a cover up with their malice. I hope H’stead keep blogging, the beauty of freedom of speech is that it disgusts most people.
Oh dear. Where to begin?
Perhaps it would be easiest if we were to use Maria herself as an example.
Let’s say, perhaps, that we noticed her discussing kidnapping children on her Facebook page. Oh, right! That actually happened!
At the time, we reported on it here, and let the police know about it. As far as we’re aware, the police investigation didn’t go very far, and Maria and her friends were never interviewed, under caution or otherwise.
But what if Hoaxtead Research, rather than simply reporting on what we saw, had decided to pursue vigilante justice, just as the Hoaxtead pushers have done with the parents, children, teachers, clergy, and business owners of Hampstead?
How would Maria feel, we wonder, if we were to look up the people in her life—her children, her parents, her friends, people in her workplace—and write to them to let them know what their mother, daughter, friend, or colleague had been up to? How might Maria feel, knowing that her children couldn’t go to school in safety, or that her ageing parents were receiving a constant barrage of hate-mail about their daughter?
What if we’d decided to publish Maria’s address (which is pretty easy to find, by the way) and urged our followers to send her (just for example) dolls painted in red nail lacquer? Or perhaps pay her a visit in person, to discuss the finer points of child kidnapping with her?
What if we’d decided to publish her phone number or her email address, and suggested people call or email her to tell what they thought of her?
Why this won’t happen
These are all extremely hypothetical questions, and none of these things will ever happen, because as we’ve made clear since we began this blog, we don’t believe in vigilantism.
But if we were as unethical and downright evil as Maria and her fellow Hoaxteaders think, we’d have done all of this, and more. We’d venture to guess that if this had happened, Maria would be a very unhappy bunny by now, and might begin to feel some of the sense of panic and constant anxiety that has been the lot of the accused in Hampstead.
Saying that because they weren’t interviewed or arrested, they have no cause to feel distress is either completely disingenuous or unutterably stupid. Given some of what we’ve seen Maria and her friends say over the past several months, it’s hard to tell which is the case.
And while we’re at it…
As to the other statements Maria makes in her post above, if she thinks we “never speak about concern for the children”, she just hasn’t been paying attention. Since early last May, when this blog was started, we’ve been shouting from the rooftops that RD’s children were abused by their mother and her disgusting toad of a boyfriend.
We’ve ranted endlessly about the damage that the Hoaxtead pushers continue to inflict upon them by violating their right to privacy. And we’ve expressed our horror at the damage done to the other children named by the Hoaxtead pushers, who have shown absolutely no regard for their safety or well-being.
If there’s any malice in this case, we know which side it’s coming from. And it’s also pretty clear who’s running the cover-up: those who promote the Hampstead hoax are desperate to hide the fact that all of their insane allegations amount to nothing more than the feverish delirium of a lot of conspiracy pushers.