You be the judge
I knew about this forum post from back in July (Blog Bandits). The group-think evident in the comments is, well, typical of this sort of thing. This is referring to Denise Minger’s annihilation of The China Study in a series of posts and my post cataloging all the blogs instrumental in getting Denise’s work noticed.
We need to formulate a fantastic response that can be circulated throughout the blogs listing Denise’s critique, a lot may not be accepted but I’ve found a lot will be as well. The ones that do not feature responses from us are obviously HIGHLY threatened by our message, I have a certain level of respect for the blogs that do take the time to address comments against Denise’s claims.
Disdain for independent thought and action and, you’re only threatened when you don’t care to have their unified catechism plastered all over your blog comments, but not when you have amassed a veritable library of membership and posting guidelines a-la 30bd. One of their "blog bandits" tried it over here. Had it been just one comment it would have been fine, but this bandit posted the exact same text in reply to five or ten other comments, like a bot.
So, anyway, I haven’t paid much attention to it until I was alerted to the then last comment on page two of the thread.
Ok done so with the following…(& on the blog you recommended)
Greetings banana lovers :)
We really need some blog bandits to come help us spread the truth about Denise Minger’s thoroughly botched China Study analysis.
We (The China Study Group) have been in contact with Colin Campbell and he would really appreciate the assistance as well. All you need to do is to post a comment or two on the following blogs….http://www.30bananasaday.com/group/debunkingthechinastudycritics/
Come to this thread and let us know that you are joining us please!
Tell me what kind of legitimate research scientist would coordinate and encourage a group like that to go out and, essentially, spam blog comments. Comments are for independent thought, experience, discussion.
At that link in the quote you’ll also find this comment.
jenna, i’ve just heard back from nelson campbell. they’ve taken the site down because they are in the process of regrouping their strategy. if you want some of the articles from the site, we can try to post them here.
He’s referring to a website Campbell’s son put up hastily where they had intended to respond to Denise and discuss via comments. But they quickly took it down when they realized that they couldn’t even contend with the most minor of challenges in questions.
So I guess they’ve "regroup[ed] their strategy" by means of enlisting the help of the most sycophantic of all their ignorant followers. A job like this calls for group-think zealots above all.
Campbell deserves their devotion. In conclusion I’ll quote a comment from Denise’s original entry on TCS that came in just this morning.
Hitler once said “People will swallow lies….provided they are big enough.” Very few things in this crazy, complex world arrange themselves into clear concise patterns which perfectly fit one type of belief / ideal / agenda. When such a ‘perfect’ fit IS presented….it’s not just LIKELY to be a fake, I promise you, it IS a fake. Campbell’s book is a literary Potemkin village.
Now that’s good: a literary Potemkin village.