Love all, trust a few.
There is nothing new about rugged individualists disagreeing. In some respects such divergence is quite normal and appropriate. Whether there is anything that can be remotely labeled a patriot movement, to begin with is certainly a valid area of discussion. But what happens when supposed like- minded world views clash to the extent that eating one’s own becomes an obsession?
BREAKING ALL THE RULES maintains an editorial policy that respects its readership. Those who are motivated to read, write or engage in political dialogue have proven to be above average intelligence. While that may not have the same significance of years past, for the most part, placing trust in your own subscribers is a fair acid test of your own focus, proportion and rationality.
Making self-claims of being an entrusted source in a “so called” truth movement, strikes a sour cord of arrogance when a publisher must resort to character assassination to win a following. Specific feuds need not make an egomaniac, but patterns of reoccurring behavior as the basis of one’s message implies a breakdown in valid purpose.
No one is more saddened with the erratic conduct coming out of WING-TV than BATR. Once there was hope and a bond of friendship among colleagues. Today what is left is an emptiness and sympathy for a publication gone berserk.
The investigation of the all things related to 911 has become a religion to many WTC addicts. To some, disagreement over arcane details and arguable minutia has become a way of life. No doubt the planned destruction on September 11, 2001 changed the world for the worse. Surely an open inquiry into provable facts is valid, but just how many people will notably alter their own lives and become passionate street activists because a pundit gears up psycop rhetoric to inflame a rational debate?
By consistently targeting many of the named anti-establishment publishers for ridicule and savage attacks, the Victor-Lisa show resembles a Saturday Night skit more than serious journalism. Earning an honorable mention in their list of the unfaithful does not slant this assessment. Sure paranoid sites like Fintan Dunne’s “The CIA Internet Fakes” lumps BATR with WING-TV as government disinformation projects. A careful inspection of this list indicated that BATR is included with some good company. If the Dunne goal is to damage the credibility of such sites, why does WING-TV resort to the same kind of tactics – guilt by association?
Attacking Jeff Rense and Alex Jones because both refuse to deal with WING-TV is hardly a persuasive argument. The claims and charges of censorship have been a long standing disagreement with Ms. Guliani. What she sees as an obligation to have her viewpoint echoed on other sites, we view as a privilege to earn the trust of another publisher. What WING-TV has done by their consistent and comprehensive smear vendetta is to destroy it’s own credibility as a truth teller. Such devices of desperation are reflected without the trace of rational self-control or cogent wisdom. Read closely Mr. Thorns angry outburst and judge for yourselves: Message to a Eunuch (Sartre: BATR) by Victor Thorn
“For once in your lives, stand up and do something. If you’re men, start acting like it. Your feeble articles are not only boring beyond words (i.e. Sartre), but they’re weak in spirit, weak in delivery, with an emotional void that leaves the reader so filled with ennui that it’s no wonder our country is in the mess it’s in. If you were around during the American Revolution, our nation would have lost miserably because each and every one of you would have turned coat and ran back to England to suck on the King’s teat.
This example typifies the conduct used against anyone who takes issue with the purity of vision that only exists in the mind of a self-proclaimed soaring eagle of the alternative media. BATR does not play this name game or sink to the level of crass verbiage. The publisher calls the shots and any editor worthy of the name is well within their right to exclude the rants of disinformation specialists. Likewise the reader is the sole arbitrator of who is worthy of their trust. Who is telling the absolute and definitive truth requires the honesty of the divine and surely none of us aspire to such lofty heights.
For this reason BREAKING ALL THE RULES has severed all relations with WING-TV. Regretfully this decision is based not only upon significant differences in strategy and tactics but mainly upon a profound loss of respect. It is the task of each individual to find the value in the work of any journalist or columnists. We urge you to recognize some of the factual contributions that have been published on WING-TV. However, Thoreau was right: ‘If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.’
You decide those you trust and what publishers have the courage of authentic conservatism. BATR hopes that individual actions come out of sincere personal convictions. Pied Pipers that profess to posses the only way and condemn all others that take a different route are not inspired leaders. The ineptness of conservatives is not limited to neocons. Readers are urged to use care in picking your friends and even more caution in trusting publishers.
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