David Icke plays Wembley Arena this weekend. It’s much bigger than his usual venue, the more modest Brixton Academy which has a maximum seated capacity of 2,391. This year Icke has gambled on an additional ten thousand people turning up. Tickets are still on sale at around £50 and it will be interesting to see how well attended his latest nine hour marathon is. Particularly given the way in which major news events have recently tended to favour his world view.
Disinfonauts are likely to be familiar with Icke’s story. He first became famous in the UK as a TV sports personality for the BBC. He then went through some sort of ‘nervous breakdown’ or ‘spiritual awakening’ and appeared on television in 1992 to be ridiculed without mercy. His subsequent writing and speaking career has gathered a considerable worldwide following over the years. That said his worldview has also shifted and evolved away from the shambolic TV appearances of 1992. Back then his style was much more ‘new age’ compared to the occasionally quite abrasive version of him you get now.
Icke’s ideas are the result of research. He takes liberally, and from various sources, a worldview that effectively combines many of the major disparate aspects of conspiracy theory subculture. Once woven together the uber-paranoid all encompassing world view you’re given does appear to yield a kind of low resolution picture of future events. This is enhanced by the collective mind of his popular forum which covers the news and fleshs out some of his ideas from an Ickeian perspective.
David predicted the current economic crisis, the attack on the World Trade Center and the exploits by individuals such as Jimmy Savile long before they became news and hit the headlines.
Icke however goes on to elaborate beyond the idea that Savile’s perverse interests were limited to underage sex and rape but also necrophilia and in recent Youtube broadcasts he has cited this as another reason for Savile’s choosing to be a voluntary hospital porter, which may have given him access to dead bodies.
And David’s focus on Savile does not end there.
Icke has said that Sir Jimmy (who had very close relations with the British royal family) procured underage girls for sex with members of the rich, famous and powerful, so could this be the reason for his seeming immunity during his years as an active sex offender.
Who knows what the real truth is on this, but as more information comes to light about the alleged Jimmy Savile/BBC cover-up, the ridiculous is becoming more plausible than the facts presented by the establishment that tried to hide Savile’s exploits.
The British people want to know who else is in on this giant child sex ring as well as establishing how far towards the top of the establishment it goes.
That a BBC children’s presenter, Sir Jimmy Savile, was also one of the UK’s most active serial pedophiles is still a shock that is reverberating throughout the United Kingdom. Sir Jimmy Savile, was a TV and radio presenter who fronted various kid’s shows for the taxpayer funded BBC. The most famous of his shows was called Jim’ll Fix It where kids all over the UK would write letters to him personally to ask if the show could grant their various childish wishes. This was allegedly comissioned after complaints about Savile’s sexual interest in children had surfaced.
The ramifications of the story are however far bigger than just another stomach turning media scandal. In his lifetime Savile had been embraced at the very heart of the British establishment. He was entertained by the Prime Minister Margret Thatcher at chequers, blessed by the Pope and Knighted by the Queen. It has recently come out that in the 1980’s he was taken on by the UK’s Conservative Government to look after a high security mental hospital, Broadmoor, where it appears he was given his own set of keys despite no related qualifications or training whatsoever. He was, it seems, given carte blanche to go wherever he liked, whenever he wanted, in a number of NHS hospitals. All the while telling others he was untouchable.
It remains a mystery to many why Her Majesty’s police never managed to catch the man. Scotland Yard now describe him as “one of Britain’s worst sex offenders”. Furthermore some people are saying his sexual predilictions were a bit of an open secret at the BBC in the 1960’s and 1970’s so it’s troubling to think that he was not screened out of the British Royal Family’s social circle by an organisation such as MI5.
One thing is clear, Sir Jimmy Savile operated underneath the nose of the UK’s establishment and only in the aftermath of his death did anyone dare take him on. Ironically it was the BBC who moved first with an investigation by it’s flagship news show Newsnight. Then, at the last minute, it stopped the investigation and went on to apparently attempt to kill the story before it was picked up by rival broadcaster ITV. Why that was is now the subject of intense speculation and has led to the BBC producing a documentary about itself: Jimmy Savile – What The BBC Knew.
However the root of its decision to pull the initial Newsnight expose remains unclear. The programme’s editor, Peter Rippon, initially took full responsibility and has since ‘stepped aside’ from his role. His claim, that the idea to drop it was entirely his, has been questioned. According to this morning’s papers last night’s BBC expose of the BBC missed vital emails suggesting Rippon’s decision was influenced by a ‘chain of command’:
One potentially devastating email from Newsnight reporter Liz MacKean, who oversaw the doomed investigation for the BBC2 programme, discusses the reasons for the report being axed and names her editor, Peter Rippon.
It was sent on or around November 30 – 24 hours after Mr Rippon had expressed his firm doubts about the show.
In it, Miss MacKean talks about Mr Rippon’s ‘latest panic attack’ and recalls him saying: ‘Internally Liz, this is a very long political chain’, Channel 4 News reported.
Mr Rippon has always insisted he alone took the decision and it was made for editorial reasons. But he was forced to step aside from his job as Newsnight editor yesterday and many insiders feel he was placed under huge pressure from within the corporation.
A third source claimed the contentious emails referred to a ‘chain’ going ‘right to the top’. Miss MacKean has declined to comment.
What exactly ‘right to the top’ means is unclear. The BBC is constitutionally established by a Royal Charter but fiercely maintains its editorial independence. It’s Director General was being subjected to interrogation as this piece for Disinfo was being filed. The truth at the moment is that there’s no ‘official’ narrative yet, investigations into the late Sir Jimmy Savile’s activities are still ongoing.
Nature abhors a vaccum and the lack of any coherent explanation means that, for some this weekend, stepping into the void of uncertainty will be David Icke and his claims that the UK establishment is really a collection of pedophillic blood drinking shape shifting lizard people. It surely can’t harm his ticket sales for the ambitious event.
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