Yesterday we were browsing through YouTube as one does, and stumbled across this new-to-us YouTuber, Cips Clips.
The video was addressed to Brian Harvey, who as many will know has been very active on YouTube lately. We cited him the other day in our discussion of Bill Maloney, Chris Fay, and Andrew Ash, the vulnerable individual who they coerced into making false claims about Leon Brittan’s alleged birthmark.
The video makes some very valid points about the inadvisability of reaching out to the “truther industrial complex” (great name!) when one is in a state of emotional distress, as Brian seems to be. It’s human nature to want to connect with others for support, validation, and a sense of community, but some of those whose stories Brian seems to be accepting are not likely to do him any good, and could very well lead him down the garden path.
We were pleased the other day to note that despite all her obvious attempts to court (one might almost say “groom”) him, Brian stated very clearly that Angela should do one. Thanks to the Office Tapir for putting together this concise collection, which sums up Brian’s points rather nicely: Google Drive Angela/Brian Harvey.
But despite his rejection of Angela and her attempted wiles, it was a bit alarming to note that Brian was giving credence to certain troofers, to whom we wouldn’t give the time of day.
In a post on his eponymous blog last week, Outlaw Jimmy said,
A figure like Mr Harvey is always going to attract attention. Whatever he does out of the ordinary, is going to be reported upon by the mass media, and also, he is, and has, already attracted some really interesting characters, shall we say, who have been commenting on his behalf recently.
And it’s to some of those, I will now turn.
As I said earlier, regular readers of the Outlaw, and those who have been around for a while will be only too aware of the histories of some of these characters, and I was taken aback somewhat, when Mr Harvey, along with some of his more vocal supporters, have promoted some of these characters, as ‘people who should be taken seriously!’
In particular, Jimmy drew attention to Charles Seven, the oddly named hoaxer who we thought had been consigned to the dustbin of troofer history. Or perhaps that’s just wishful thinking on our part.
Jimmy cites a 2013 article by Deborah Williams of the Kent Freedom Movement, pointing out the great gaping holes in her story, and we’ll just add that at one time, Ms Seven was being hoiked about the countryside by none other than Belinda McKenzie, who was plugging her deranged story for all it was worth.
Aside from the fact that Ms Seven’s story was either the product of a very damaged mind or a deliberate hoax intended to earn her a bit of dosh—neither of which is especially reassuring—we’d like to reiterate the point that Cips Clips makes in his video: anyone who turns to the troofer community for assistance will find themselves inundated with a whole new world of crazy.
People like Charles Seven gather entourages around them—”yes-people” whose job seems to be to coddle and humour them in whatever wacky nonsense they spout from one day to the next. And when they fall out with one another, as they inevitably do, the accusations and counter-accusations make one’s head spin.
In Outlaw Jimmy’s blogpost he quotes Deborah, who in turn quotes a letter she received from a TV producer who described it all very well:
[Seven] relies on the fact that people want to believe her. Her over-inflated sense of her own talent is simply bewildering, and she tells a story so bizarre, that sympathetic people who may have been genuinely wronged, give her the benefit of the doubt.
She needs to release her evidence without redacting the bits she does not want to read, and those that she tells, should at least do a cursory check of what they are hearing.
I strongly suspect that Ms Charles Seven has a history of mental illness that she does not share, which is why I believe that there is little point in trying to seek legal redress.
She claims to have had her bank account frozen by me, whilst holding out a begging bowl to the conspiracy theory community.
Her funds are not frozen – she is broke!
The thing with ‘Seven Gate’ and conspiracy theory generally ,is that if you are debunked, you can simply claim that the de-bunker is a part of the plot against you.
You can claim that someone you once met is ‘Satanic’ and has killed 57 people, simply because your audience may not be aware of who I really am.
Any holes in your theory are put down to psychological tactics being used against you by the other side.
If you lose, just blame corrupt officials and claim a moral victory.
It boils down to this – did I, seven television companies, Richard Branson, The Queen, Dame Helen Alexander, four independent legal firms, the Courts Service, and 600 staff in the NTL building blow 57 people to bits – simply to stop Charles Seven from earning the royalties from Strictly Come Dancing?
There are conspiracies, and there is scamming – you decide for yourself!
As Cips Clips says, the “truther industrial complex” is not your friend. They are a pack of savage feral rats, feeding upon people’s fears and worries, and they won’t hesitate to turn on anyone who crosses them.
We hope that Brian will get the help he really needs, but we’d urge his real friends to steer him away—far away—from the world of conspiranoids. They can only do him harm.