On Friday, I blogged the bizarre story about an online article by Natural News nutjob Mike Adams in which he compared researchers and supporters of modern biotech crops to Nazis. He then argued …
…it is the moral right — and even the obligation — of human beings everywhere to actively plan and carry out the killing of those engaged in heinous crimes against humanity.(emphasis his)…
Today, Monsanto collaborators — publishers, journalists and scientists — have signed on to the Nazi genocide machine of our day: the biotechnology industry and its evil desire to dominate the world's food supply and blanket the planet with deadly chemicals that have been scientifically shown to cause horrific cancer tumors. They use many of the same tactics as the Nazi regime, too: intimidation, character assassination, threats and fabricated disinformation. Hitler's Ministry of Propaganda, it turns out, is alive and well today in America. Its headquarters is not in Berlin but St. Louis….
I'm hoping someone will create a website listing all the publishers, scientists and journalists who are now Monsanto propaganda collaborators. I have no doubt such a website would be wildly popular and receive a huge influx of visitors, and it would help preserve the historical record of exactly which people contributed to the mass starvation and death which will inevitably be unleashed by GMO agriculture (which is already causing mass suicides in India and crop failures worldwide).
And voila, just such a website- Monsanto Collaborators – appeared the next day. The website helpfully listed "collaborators" over whom the "moral right" to kill might presumably be exercised. After the backlash, Adams hastily claimed that the Monsanto Collaborators website must be a false flag operation established by evil pro-biotech forces with the goal of discrediting him and other organic revolutionary guards.
Nick Price over at This Week in Pseudoscience has used his internet sleuthing skills to try to trace the orgin and advent of the Monsanto Collaborators website. He has uncovered some intriguing clues that strongly suggest that Mike Adams is lying and that he is responsible creating Monsanto Collaborators. Price reports:
After doing a bit of digging, what I found has convinced me that Mike Adams published MonsantoCollaborators.org himself using an offshore hosting company and domain registrar to attempt to hide his identity, and then claimed it was from a third-party to shield himself from liability for posting a "hit list" on an article saying that his followers were morally obligated to kill these people. When there was too much public backlash and the authorities were contacted, he finally claimed it was a "false flag" attack against himself and his followers, whilst leaving the site online and further distancing himself from it, as well as his previous statements.
What I found was pretty convincing. I found that MonsantoCollaborators.org was registered hours before the article it was supposedly responding to was even put online. Furthermore, there are a number of similarities between NaturalNews and MonsantoCollaborators.org, from sharing entire files (which do not appear elsewhere on the internet), to shared graphics, to using the same proprietary fonts, to similar code structure, matching file naming conventions, and other code quirks.
As Price notes, what he has found is not definitive. It will be interesting to see how this conspiracy develops.
Big hat tip to frequent H&R commenter SugarFree.