Something that is often amusing, and yet frustrating, is the hypocrisy of bigfootery. Sometimes it is as basic as the old – enemy of my enemy is my friend stuff, but often times it is more complex. We say hypocrisy is the transmission fluid of bigfootery because it keeps the field moving, sometimes in reverse, but moving none the less. Ego is probably the gas, ambition the oil, but hypocrisy still plays a major role, like tranny fluid. Walking the talk is a rare thing to find in some of the advanced level “bigfoot researchers”, convenience and gain mean more, and hypocrisy is a convenient lubricant. We present four examples for your consideration:
- Last year a group made a big issue of witness protection while continuing to have an official in the organization that had penned a blog doing the exact thing that the group said would result in being black listed from their good graces. As if that was not hypocritical enough, one of the frequent targets of that blog, a youtubin bigfooter, has now allowed himself to become chummed up with the self-appointed head honcho of the organization. Does he know this connection? How can the honcho smile at one of her director’s main blog victims, using him for whatever purposes she pleases? How can this director still be directing given the bold, public stance of they would not “condone harm coming to witnesses” and “would not allow this type of behavior from one of our members”? Simple answer to all of those questions – hypocrisy, actually double dog dare hypocrisy.
- One of the promoters of an event that we prophetically predicted would be bigstinkery last year recently released a teaser video promoting the event and asking if people are tired of the same old events and the same speakers. A few weeks later we learned of his involvement in another event that, get this, has the four same speakers as the event had last year. There might be one new guest, but to us that sounds like the same old event and same speakers, in extremis. Having it both ways, a hallmark of bigfootery hypocrisy.
- Speaking of the event we rightly panned last year, they had a problem with a speaker that they did not have wrapped up before announcing and pimping this famous bigfooter. When said bigfooter learned this was happening he made it clear he had not agreed and could not attend. After holding that information back until it broke out in other venues, the disorganizers claimed the guy could not attend for health reasons. And now what are they saying? The infamous bigfooter backed out on them and they have learned their lesson by getting signed agreements. Having it many ways with many, sometimes inconsistent, excuses, all of which do not rest any blame with the disorganizers, classic bigfootery. So which one was it guys, was Bob sick like you said, did Bob shaft you by saying yes and then cancelling like you said, or are you poorly organized hypocrites, we think the latter.
- Every once in a while someone who thinks they are established third level or higher “bigfoot researcher” will use the word “Noobs” to describe those who have recently come to bigfooting. We find the term offensive on many levels, especially when a “Noob” is decrying the “Noobs”. We find it hypocritical when one of these researchers talks about the damage of the “Noobs” to the “community” and then goes off to take the benefits of speaking to an audience of people they would prejudicially consider to be “Noobs”. We like new people, it keeps it interesting, provides the churn that the fourth level carnival barker “bigfoot researchers” need to reinvent themselves and buy their product(s) and the new people may well be the ones that get this done. More bigfootery hypocrisy.
Our advice to the new and somewhat new bigfooters, avoid the hypocrites, they will use you, abuse you and discard you when you are of no more value in advancing their myriad of agendas. And if you read or hear someone whining about this blog, deploy your hypocrite detector, it will probably go off. Like tranny fluid, they may seem sweet, but the stuff will eventually make you sick. Your mileage may vary, draw your own conclusions with hopefully an informed eye.