People keep asking me for my thoughts on the Veterans Today “mutiny.”
It wasn’t a mutiny. Four people, out of dozens, have been fired or left.
It started when VT Senior Editor Gordon Duff woke up and realized that Stew Webb is, shall we say, not exactly a reliable source. Webb has been making absurd, malicious allegations against retired FBI agent Ted Gunderson for years. There is no substance to these allegations. Check out the evidence for yourself. (What was Webb was doing at VT in the first place? That would be a good question to ask Gordon, who will be taking live call-ins on my radio show tonight.)
Facing the truth about Stew Webb and his, shall we say, state of mind, seems to have awakened in Gordon an exaggerated aversion to stubborn, bombastic, paranoid/aggressive irrationality. So when Jim Fetzer became convinced that the Jade Helm military exercises are designed to bring on full martial law, with dissidents like us interned in Wal-Marts, Gordon apparently did not suffer Jim’s rhetoric gladly. The two locked horns, and as anyone who has locked horns with Jim Fetzer knows, the notorious “Fetzer school of tact and diplomacy” must have reared its hideous head.
Gordon is not a man to be disrespected. So at some point he got pissed off, said “enough!” and fired Jim Fetzer from VT. For the record, I disagree with Gordon’s decision. But I am not exactly surprised.
Jim, naturally, did not react well, especially when his old, archived articles started being taken off the VT website. (Another decision I disagree with.) Jim is brilliant in many respects, but he does not have a lot of insight into how his communicative style and actions sometimes alienate others. So rather than acknowledging that the “Fetzer school of tact and diplomacy” was a key issue, Jim leaped to the conclusion that Gordon was an agent of the nefarious forces that were going to take Jade Helm live and declare Wal-Martial Law.
Then Jeff Rense had a stroke and was injured in the resulting car crash shortly before Jim was going to be a guest on his show. Jim once again leaped to a bizarre and ludicrous conclusion: Gordon Duff could have ordered Rense hit with a “death ray” in order to prevent Jim from appearing on Rense’s show and broadcasting the truth about Gordon Duff and Jade Helm to the world!
If I were going to wax paranoid about Rense’s accident, I would imagine that “the bad guys” (who hate Jeff Rense for many reasons) knew Jim Fetzer’s profile, knew how he would react, and used their “death ray” on Rense at that moment partly to feed Jim’s paranoia and burn VT and the alternative media. One reason I could summon up such bizarre thoughts is that I had already seen Jim manipulated by covert operators who profiled him and tricked him into behaving destructively. That’s how Scholars for 9/11 Truth was blown up in 2006-2007: A certain self-proclaimed nephew of Bugsy Siegal, among others, fed Jim the informational equivalent of crazy pills. Anyone who knows Jim, much less anyone who has profiled him, would know how Jim would react to the news that Rense had an accident right before Jim was scheduled to appear on his show.
So Jim and Stew got on the radio together and fed each other’s paranoia. Stew claimed he too had been attacked while driving, run off the road after a high-speed car chase. It sure sounded like they were accusing Gordon Duff of attempted murder via anti-Rense death rays and anti-Webb road rage.
Jim has since backed off that insinuation.
Webb probably won’t back off. He’ll keep right on slamming and sliming Gordon Duff with the kind of slander he’s long been using on Ted Gunderson.
So that’s the “mutiny”: A tumultuous tempest in a tiny teapot. I have no idea why Dean Henderson and Chip Tatum went along for the ride. Jade Helm hysteria, maybe?
As of yesterday, Jim Fetzer apparently still thinks Jade Helm will bring on full-scale martial law this summer. He has promised that if it doesn’t, and we’re not locked up in Wal-Marts next fall, he will take my family out to dinner.
Maybe I can convince him over dinner to mend fences with Gordon Duff.
If, on the other hand, we’re locked up in Wal-Mart concentration camp administered by Gordon in his Waffen-SS uniform, I will have to buy Jim some nachos and soda or whatever Wal-Mart is offering.
I guess time will tell who’s right.