Watson On Monbiot

February 22nd, 2007

Steve Watson has an unusually good piece about George Monbiot at Infowars.

George Monbiot is one of those people who I like to call ‘Ostrich Posturers’, and they all have features in common. The most important one is that they are almost completely ignorant when it comes to anything to do with science or technology. This is important, because any honest person with a scientific background will immediately be able to understand when something is ‘not right’ like the ‘pancake theory’.

If George Monbiot could do simple math, he would be able to say categorically that the ‘pancake theory’ is false. He says that he has gone through all of the evidence (a blatant lie) and finds it to be a, “confused…concatenation of ill-attested nonsense”. This is garbage.

If George Monbiot has found something specific that is wrong with what he ‘researched’ then he needs to say what it was he read and where he read it. Of course, he will not do this because he is intellectually dishonest. (update, as is clearly demonstrated by his pathetic attempt to re-write history by deleting from his blog, an essay he wrote in September 25 2001 that reads like he is a dyed in the wool 911 Truther, i.e., writing that actually looks at the evidence and smells a dead rat: see my comment to this post for a link to it! Welcome to the internets Monbiot, where everything you write is stored FOREVER!)

People who argue with Skeptics put up with idiots like George Monbiot all the time. They are rather simple minded and operate on a few rules:

  • Don’t bother me with the facts, my mind is made up.
  • If one can’t attack the data, attack the people. It is easier.
  • Do one’s research by proclamation rather than investigation. It is much easier, and nobody will know the difference anyway.

This psychotic irrational behavior is found where two sides are arguing where one side has a deeply entrenched position. George Monbiot says himself that people who question the official lie about 911, “…pose a mortal danger to popular oppositional campaigns”; he is only interested in protecting his life’s work and his “popular oppositional campaigns” and not about solving any problems permanently or getting to the truth about anything. His life’s work is being in opposition; take away the whole basis of that opposition, and you destroy not only his life, but his position in society as a leader / preacher in his sick religion. Of course everyone realizes that the ‘ ‘911’ Truth Movement’ is actualy a ‘popular oppositional campaign’ and one of the biggest ever. He is just jealous that he is not at the forefront of it, where he believes it is his rightful place to be.

George Monbiot is just the same as any person in a high position who does not want to be replaced by virtue of his ideas and theories being superseded. He has to knock down anyone and anything that is a threat to his place at The Guardian and as one of the high priests of the left.

Once again, no matter how or what he writes, the internets have made voices (and the rags he writes for) like his irrelevant. And by ‘the internets’ I mean the way those internets filter out garbage and allow people to get to the truth on their own, without a priest to guide them. Just look at the comments on each of his Guardian pieces. The simpering followers have nothing to say except vapid cheerleading and the people who have been inoculated by the internets tear him to shreds point by point.

George Monbiot just doesn’t get it.

The days of preaching from the pulpit of a daily newspaper and getting away with lies are OVER.

In the age of the internets, you can either tell the truth and address the facts without stupid skeptic tricks or have your reputation ruined when you blatantly lie and run away like a coward from reality. George Monbiot will not be taken seriously again by anyone except his brainless fans, who by their nature are irrelevant and ineffectual.

Kurt Nimmo is one of the people who could well take George Monbiot’s place as an ‘opinion leader’ and writer. He is precisely the sort of man that George Monbiot fears. This is why:

It stinks of desperation. George Monbiot, inveterate leftist of the foundation financed environmentalist persuasion, has once again taken a swing at the “conspiracy idiots” who believe government is capable of mass murder, including the reflexive murder of its own subjects.

Not unlike his brethren, most notably Noam Chomsky and Alex Cockburn, Monbiot buys the Ward Churchill version of events in regard to the attacks of September 11, 2001—that is to say Osama and a small number of cave-dwelling Wahhabi fanatics magically made NORAD stand down and defied the immutable laws of physics, thus delivering one to the conclusion a piece of paper cannot be slipped between Monbiot and the moonstruck followers of the neocons, as they all buy the same Brothers Grimm fairy tale.

“Why do I bother with these morons? Because they are destroying the movements some of us have spent a long time trying to build,” complains the former BBC employee. “Those of us who believe that the crucial global issues—climate change, the Iraq war, nuclear proliferation, inequality—are insufficiently debated in parliament or congress, that corporate power stands too heavily on democracy, that war criminals, cheats and liars are not being held to account, have invested our efforts in movements outside the mainstream political process. These, we are now discovering, are peculiarly susceptible to this epidemic of gibberish.”

In fact, Mr. Monbiot and his ilk are part and parcel of the “mainstream political process,” especially considering the degree of foundation funding and support his cherished “movements” receive, from the likes of the Ford, Schumann, Rockefeller, and MacArthur foundations, to name but a handful.

Monbiot’s “progressive” left was long ago sold down the river. In effect, the foundation oiled “movements” so dear to Monbiot’s heart are completely and utterly ineffectual, having accomplished dreadful little over the decades, and instead serve as a facile target of convenience for Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Michael “Savage” Weiner, Sean Hannity and the neocon fascists dominating the corporate media.

For all his effort and that of his pals, Monbiot has managed to make the machine of progress, as he gauges it, turn in reverse. It is not the 9/11 “morons” destroying Mr. Monbiot’s “movements,” but his own enervated struggle, his own inability to understand reality and deal with it, even as he has made a career out of complaint minus substantial result.

According to Monbiot, questioning the official version of events, replete with bad science and glaring omission, is “a displacement activity” and avoidance “of the real issues we must confront,” never mind Monbiot and his fellows have confronted for decade after decade “issues” they swear are “real,” only to slide backward down a long slope into the muck of irrelevance, made a laughingstock and a cavalcade of clowns by the corporate media.



heh…post number 777!

Not only is this completely correct, but there are so many people out there who agree (correctly) with this assessment (whose numbers are in the tens of millions) on a simple commercial level it makes sense to fire Monbiot and hire Nimmo.

It is this very real possibility that puts George Monbiot into a cold sweat, “They don’t love me anymore!”

And that’s the bottom line when it comes to newspapers.

3 Responses to “Watson On Monbiot”

  1. irdial Says:

    From Comment Is Free:

    “Gee, here’s me thinking that Monibot ‘encouraged’ those loons to look into 9/11 Skeptism?

    Oh he did, an article he posted on his website on the 25th of September 2001.
    Oh look it seems he has deleted that article. Don’t worry we have a spare..

    Read it all. And I quoth:


    Then there was the passport. The security services claim that a passport belonging to one of the hijackers was extracted from the rubble of the World Trade Centre. This definitive identification might help them to track the rest of the network. We are being asked to believe that a paper document from the cockpit of the first plane — the epicentre of an inferno which vapourised steel — survived the fireball and fell to the ground almost intact.

    When presented with material like this, I can’t help suspecting that intelligence agents have assembled the theory first, then sought the facts required to fit it. I think there are grounds to suggest that the attacks were carried out by Islamic fundamentalists, even if we don’t know precisely who they were. But why do the agents appear to be overdressing their case?



    Looks like someone drank the Kool Aid!

  2. meaumeau Says:

    Well this *is* a man with 1,2,3,4,5 allotments.

    Definitely a professional oppositionalist and obviously he has made a pretty penny from it, time to up the drawbridge and tax the hindmost for their evil ways!

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