More Crop Circles The People The Mystery The Truth nastiness (hereafter CCTPTMTT as it’s such an unwieldy moniker to type).
This image was accompanied by a semi-literate text: ‘No Access Possible To English Fields . Bring back the good old days and say NO to a Dutch Invasion . Circlemakers and farmers don’t sell England’s heritage to European business’s .’
To say that I, and others, were staggered and disgusted by this is an understatement. Remember, this is the page that proclaims to tell the truth about crop circles and the extended community. Nationalistic and xenophobic attitudes have no place in this subject, or indeed anywhere else in the 21st century. Crop circles are a global phenomenon, and belong to all.
What next? Passport checks at the edges of fields and signs up saying “no fuzzywuzzies”? Shoddily constructed formations containing codes along the lines of “Beware the bearers of false gifts and Johnny Foreigner. Much pain but still time to leave the EU”?
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this, either. Note this from RACCF last year (reposted on the Report A Crop Circle Formation Exposed Facebook page). Note as well as the attitude, the linguistic style, and remember that CCTPTMTT claim to have no connection with any other Facebook pages.
I remember this being posted at the time, and RACCF’s peculiar view that farmers cutting Wiltshire crop circles was due to meddling foreigners and had nothing to do with the fact that certain circlemakers and circles websites had pissed off the farmers to such an extent that cutting all circles seemed their only option.
So there you have it. One of the most prominent crop circle sites believes that foreign tourists should ‘pack up and go home’ and that everything would be better if we ‘bring back the good old days’. Vile.
The first UK formation of 2014 and a poor one, and for once the Crop Circles The People The Mystery The Truth page and I agree on something.
Though these comments do seem a tad rich, considering the quality of some of the alleged crop circles made in the last few years by the owners of that page. It isn’t difficult to deduce which – they’ve been far from discrete or secretive about it. A study of past RACCF posts makes their handiwork very clear.
Crop circle Facebook pages come and go. The latest, the ironically named ‘Crop Circles The People The Mystery The Truth’, is perhaps the nastiest yet.
Where do we start? The page’s ‘Mission Statement’ is a good place –
‘Allow me to step into a quick introduction of what I used to do and why have I taken upon myself to combat pathetic battles within the crop circle community .I am a retired **** pilot who has seen a great deal in this life of mine. I now work on demand with a security firm which takes me away to many interesting places which allows me to integrate with people from all wal…ks of life.
During my time in the forces, there was one particular niggle which used to send my blood pressure through the roof and that’s ‘ BULLIES ‘. Thankfully and in most cases issues were solved before escalation reached uncontrollable levels. In plain words I simply hate bullies.
In my spare time, which I have considerable more than I would like these days, I surf crop circle pages to catch up on the latest gossip and news. Why ? . That will be answered in time to come so make sure you pop back now and again .
In the last few days I received an invite to a new crop circle page which I declined . What I saw at first was OK and fair enough until few days later a post popped up which instantly sent me back to what I experienced in the forces.
So what I intend to do, which I will do fairly and squarely, is to explore each individual within the crop circle community. I will give credit where its due, I will be critical, I will advise where I can, I will provide a fair assessment of what I think of you but be prepared to be torn apart if you cross the line . Got it ? Good!’ [sic. throughout].
This is – to be frank – bullshit, as is the claim that ‘Contrary to belief , there is a misconception in thinking that this page has anything to do with other crop circle pages … Whatever you are thinking , you are 100% wrong . We are a small independent group who’s wishes are to put the record straight where we possibly can.’ [sic. throughout]. Reading these statements, one might reasonably ask which individual or individuals consider themselves qualified to make such assessments, indeed to ‘give advice’ as to where every single person in the crop circle community has gone wrong. Their identity isn’t hard to deduce, and most certainly is not a retired pilot.
It has been blatant from the start this page is an off-shoot of the Report A Crop Circle Formation page. As has been noted by others on the page, one giveaway is the unique linquistic style of the posts, one shared by RACCF’s administrators. Does this matter? Since a page that claims to tell only the truth is clearly founded on untruths, yes.
So which crop circle personalities have been assessed thus far? Here is a sampling:
The ‘victim of abuse’ Matthew Williams (a particularly hilarious claim given Williams’ approach to crop circle ‘research’ over the years, which – as anybody who has watched his YouTube channel will know – consists chiefly of expletive-heavy attacks and vitriol aimed at anybody who doesn’t share his opinions):
This post is now getting rather lengthy, so I’ll split my next few observations into separate posts. There is also = in my view – a much bigger issue underlying all of this, which I also intend to highlight in due course.