reply to post by WanDash
Two articles over the past week or more…
Reckless and Inspired: An Interview With Jonathan Hastings About His Brother, the Journalist Michael Hastings
This is just as the title states – an interview with Michael’s older brother, Jonathan Hastings.
Next: "Who Killed Michael Hastings..."
This is a 7 page (Internet pages
) attempt at molding the story of Michael Hastings’ life and career in such a fashion as to appear
objective…but failing with an obvious slant…and closing with some fairly well-witted (but hypocritically demeaning
) slams against
anyone who does not accept
– WITHOUT QUESTION!!!!!
– that Michael Hastings was simply the victim of his own reckless &
full-throttled (or impaired
Both articles attempt to show that Michael Hastings had a life-long proclivity for excessive and obtuse behavior… And, both articles attempt to show
(without blatantly stating it
) that this “excessive obtuseness” was WHO Michael Hastings was…and, regardless of what impressions
others (who had known and been acquainted for any-less than his whole life
) might have perceived in his final months, weeks,
days &/or hours …said impressions were worthless, if they did not hold to the party-line – being – he went off his rocker, and died in the midst
of some kind of hysterically-paranoid manic-episode.
As has been my purpose and intent, since the start…we have attempted to determine, from the hard evidence at hand…precisely
precisely as the quality and quantity of evidence will allow
) what happened
…such that we could weigh any “Theory”
(whether Official, Conspiracy or simply Alternative
) against/with the facts, and see if it fits/works.
While I could spend time defending the right to
and need for
“conspiracy theories”…I’m really not that
That’s really what TH*Y
would prefer we do… Spend all our time defending ourselves
& the right to
…rather than sticking to the agenda (figuring it out
We are told –
• People that knew him for many years were growing alarmed (or, at least – concerned
) at his behavior for a number of
months prior to his death
• His next door neighbor & friend – Jordanna Thigpen – said that he had started becoming fairly vocal about the government’s surveillance and
snooping on investigative journalists…beginning some-time in May (presumably around or after May 15th
• He had grown concerned at the number of helicopters around/about his ‘hood’ in the last month or so…
• A phone conversation between he and his elder brother, only two to four days before his death, was so alarming, that said elder brother was
convinced he (MH
) had plunged headlong into a manic state/episode – and, said elder brother immediately arranged to fly to
L.A. the following day…to attempt to coax (or – if need be, with the aid of their even younger brother – strong-arm
into detox/rehab, either in L.A., or back in Vermont…
My reading has only provided evidence of Jonathan Hastings being with Michael’ on the day of June 17th. This might be accurate – might not. In
any case – I don’t think he was with him for more than one more day, if that.
Jonathan Hastings* said that…if he had not been with Michael the day before his death…he (like so many interested parties
suspect foul play to be afoot…too.
But…he was convinced that MH’s mental/psychological state was such that…a “No Foul Play” argument was both justified and accurate.
(further meaning – ‘no reason to question past…he drove too fast, and died’
I am not vested in a particular “Conspiracy Theory Camp/Club” – so – I have nothing to gain or lose on the answers to the questions presented
by the odd case of Michael Hastings’ demise.
I side with Conspiracy Theorists in the sense of the right to question…until the answers satisfy
I, likewise, know and recognize that…sometimes…all of the questions cannot (will not
) be satisfied…
…The evidence needed…either went with the person that is no longer here…or…was burned away in the fire…or…has been hidden
) by unseen faces, forces &/or names… … …
Nevertheless - - - - we are being told
- - - - by the same group of media mongrels that MH railed against for their acquiescence,
obeisance and subservience to the company line
…that some, heretofore unspecified explanation
for the events that
unfolded and resulted in the fiery crash that ended the life of Michael Hastings…could not be answered
with – assassination /
Yet - - - - they do not even know what happened
They broadcast – “These conspiracy theorists question the trajectory of the engine, and how far it travelled!!!”…
… But …have NO IDEA, themselves…how to explain it
They broadcast – “These conspiracy theorists question the fire & explosion…”
Yet – they don’t even know the sequence of events…
They don’t even know that the engine was gone…
No fuel-line rupture would have been possible…if the utility cage was sent to the end of the block…and the u-shaped PVC water-pipe was sent to the
end of the block…AND…the under-carriage-shield made it all the way to the tree…
THEY KNOW NONE OF THIS – YET
, have the audacity to denounce anyone-else’s’s’s’s attempts at arriving at reasonable
explanations…within the context of their own world view/s… …?
I am so impressed with the quality and standards of those who count themselves worthy
of telling the rest of us…what we should
think and accept…
to the MEDIA of the 21st Century
...(to be continued
edit on 11/14/2013 by WanDash because: a few changes