It doesn’t happen often, but every now and again Angela Power-Disney says something interesting in one of her videos. All right, it wasn’t really interesting on its own, but it did stimulate some interesting discussion chez HR.
Starting at 10:08, Angela says:
I’ve been doing a lot of study on…deep study on the internet, anonymous trolling and psychological operations, and it amazes me really the level of trolling that I’ve experienced, and many colleagues that worked on the Hampstead case over the last three years.
Many of us only run small YouTube channels, we’re not big personalities, we’re just ordinary people that spoke up for an investigation into the Hampstead case, a proper one.
But as I’ve studied, particularly for the past two-plus wks—I’ve been incapacitated—I studied trolling on the internet worldwide, really, especially in America. The level of trolling that the Hampstead campaigners received is on a par with funded black ops on the internet really, it is cyber terrorism, and I’ve said that many times.
‘You keep using that word.
I do not think it means what you think it means’
First, let’s look at what Angela and her Hoaxtead mobster friends mean by the word “troll”.
Wikipedia, that great arbiter of online debates, defines a troll as
A person who sows discord on the Internet by starting quarrels or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal, on-topic discussion, often for the troll’s amusement.
Angela, however, seems to define “troll” as “anyone who points out her lies, her cruelty, her hypocrisy, her tendency to trade in gossip and slander, her ignorance, her irrationality, or her dishonesty”. (We know, we probably missed some, but you get the point.)
We should note that Angela is not the only Hoaxtead mobster who seems a bit confused about trolling. We’ve heard the same complaint from Belinda McKenzie, Charlotte Ward/Jacqui Farmer, Kristie Sue Costa, Deborah Mahmoudieh, Sabine McNeill, Cat Scot…the list goes on.
Why do they care?
Why do these people all seem to believe that they are being trolled online? And why do they all claim that those who are “trolling” them are affiliated with some mysterious “deep state” intelligence organisation or another?
The most obvious answer is that until a small group of people (that would be us) took exception to a particularly egregious hoax which involved torturing small children to force them to lie about not only their father but an entire community, none of the Hoaxtead mobsters had ever found themselves under intense, ongoing scrutiny.
This scrutiny has clearly caused them a great deal of discomfiture, and it shows.
Belinda’s recent concerns over having her Facebook posts shared with the world (rather than with her 1,000+ devotees), Sabine’s weeping and moaning over “her enemies” who have dared point out her role in the Hampstead hoax, Charlotte/Jacqui’s hasty retreat from her Hamster Research blog…they all stem from the same concern: they really don’t like us reporting on their activities.
They all operate much more easily and effectively when no one is consistently pointing out their wrong-doing. The fact that this blog and its commenters have turned Hoaxtead mobster-watching into a daily activity makes them profoundly uncomfortable, and it shows.
Hence the name-calling, the threats, the histrionic finger-pointing and allegations that we are “paid trolls” who work for MI5, MI6, GCHQ, the CIA, Mossad…you name it.
Frankly, it seems improbable to us that any of those agencies would have the time or inclination to keep an eagle eye on Belinda’s syrupy Facebook meanderings, or to bother listening to the nicotine-soaked blathering of an attention-seeking pretend-journalist in Ireland. [If the government is spending my tax money on this, I want a refund—Ed.]
It’s almost impossible for any of the Hoaxtead mobsters to admit that a small group of private citizens armed only with computers and internet access, and fuelled only by a common belief that justice has not been done, could successfully impede their nasty and frequently illegal activities.
It’s much easier to revert to type and claim that they are being conspired against by paid operatives of some sort, and to hope that their reason-impaired followers will nod and agree.