posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 04:36 AM
Icke's an interesting character - and certainly an entertaining writer - but this Savile thing has given him way more credibility than is really
A few observations -
1. It now seems that Savile's 'proclivities' were fairly well known, but largely ignored becase a) he was powerful, and b) times were different. At
the height of his crimes, peadophilia was viewed quite differently - lets not forget that groups like the Paedophile Information Exchange operated
openly, even advertising in publications such as those operated by the pre-cursor to Liberty. That's not to say that people accepted paedophilia -
simply that it was seen as something done by dirty old men rather than monsters.
2. Icke's original story about all this is simply a cobbled together version of all the urban legends surrounding Savile. Icke's work contains no
original content, as far as I can see - he simply published it. It's worth noting that he doesn't allude to anything revealed about Savile during the
actual investigation - his connection to the children's home in Jersey, for instance. Jersey, of course, is also linked to Heath who he also accused -
but didn't originally link to Savile.
3. People often point to the fact that people accused by Icke chose not to sue as am admission of guilt. This is a good point, but you have to realise
that Icke has made a career out of selling books about lizard people and such - if you were a well known public figure, sueing someone like that would
likely do more harm than good to your reputation. It'd certainly make the fringe accusations of a conspiracy theorist front-page news - which is
exactly what you'd want to avoid!
For me, Icke was nearly bang on the money - but only because he happened to hang his hat off a set of widely shared rumours that were true. That
doesn't mean he didn't do excellent work in bringing it to people's attention though.
As for the lizard/Jew stuff - my understanding of his theory does seem to support the idea that his 'inspiration' is the Jewish Conspiracy. I'm not
sure that necessarily means the lizards are meant to represent Jews though. I think it'd probably be unfair to label him anti-semetic because of
Phew, long post.