Readers will no doubt be aware of David Icke, his appearance on the Terry Wogan show back in 1991 together with resultant post programme scorn pouring by the media, never quite forgotten by the general Great British public.
Since then he has been an avid writer with 16 books published, all of them I believe (I have not read any) concerning the same basic subject, - an ancient and ongoing worldwide conspiracy to further enslave humanity carried out by reptilian alien entities from the constellation Draco.
Over the last couple of weeks we appear to have seen something of a revival for Mr. Icke, this being down to his decision to stand as a candidate in the Haltemprice and Howden by-election on 10th July; although the bulk of his election promotion and canvassing was carried out by means of a public meeting which was videoed and released "for free" on the google network. We read more of the strategy from his website, David Icke .com:
..want to make it clear one more time because a few people have still got the wrong impression. I have not put my name forward in the upcoming by-election because I want to win and nor do I have any chance of winning. I will get a few votes at most in the time we have. Personally I am not in the least bothered if I get zero. It is not about that. It is about taking an opportunity in a by-election called by the sitting MP on the subject of 'Big Brother' to make the point that this is far, far bigger than even he realises and unless we see the BIG picture of what is going on nothing effective can be done to stop it.
To surmise therefore, he states the main reason for standing for election was to provide information and not to win votes. In the released google presentation we hear more of his extremely relevant and accurate description of a world in turmoil and the reasons for it, although this time, unlike post Wogan show, he steers clear of any alien theories.
Surely all this though begs the question, why bother standing, why not just make, promote and release, the google video ? Why go through the palaver of the by-election just in order to hold a public meeting for a couple of hundred people, a process which seemed to me to do nothing other than allow the media to gleefully remind us of the reptilian theories. For example from the Times online, we read the headline from June 27th, Reptilians beware - David Icke is back!. Also, from the Daily Record, , the day before, June 26th, when: "CONSPIRACY theorist David Icke stunned radio listeners by describing the Queen as having "a face like a smacked a***".
At David's suggestion and with due respect, why don't we look at the bigger picture, as potentially perceived:
About 17 years ago, an ex goalkeeper and BBC sports reporter appeared, turquoise clad, on a highly popular televised evening chat show. He spoke of tidal waves and earthquakes and was openly mocked. Since then, not too much more has been heard of his theories through mainstream media channels, although, on occasion, reference is made to some of the perhaps more outlandish suggestions that he offers. Then, he reappears in a by-election, an election he is seemingly using as a vehicle to further promote his perhaps bizarre beliefs to a global audience.
He gets 110 votes out of a possible 70,000 or so, although only 23,911 bother to vote.
Again from David Icke .com:
David Davis wins by a mile and David Icke gets the very few votes he always said he would get in an election in which his focus was information nationally and internationally, not winning irrelevant votes within the small constituency area in which this election took place.
And it was job done.
Was it ?
David Icke Wikipedia entry