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Who am I?

Most of the comments here lately are by people who complain this blog is anonymous.

In response I have updated the “About” page.

I expect this response will disappoint some people who are looking for a name they can dismiss and an individual they can harass and bully, because that is the modus operandi of Alexandra Morton’s most vociferous followers. Shamefully, she does nothing to keep these people in line and is content to allow them to behave like cultists, who eagerly raise her to the status of a semi-divine enlightened being. She certainly seems content to accept this status.

Don’t believe me? Think I’m exaggerating? Check this glorious piece of art offered up by one of her devout:

CultOfAlex

This is the problem, right here. The debate over salmon farming isn’t about science and facts and actually measuring impacts and actually looking at data for the loudest opponents. It’s about emotions and spirituality and a feeling. Believing whatever Alexandra Morton says about salmon farming “feels right” for her devout followers and they are hostile to any challenge to the information she uses to make her claims.

To them, the whole story Morton tells just feels right, so its components must be taken on faith, and if they are shown to be flawed, people get angry and uncomfortable and attack whoever exposes the flaws in the story.

This is religion.

I have no problem with religion, and it’s fine and good and natural to have emotions and spirituality and feelings.

But when they are used as a weapon to trick people into following one woman like a bodhisattva, and used to attack other people, and used to spread lies, this is wrong.

One more point about anonymity: people who mask their identities are not necessarily liars and people who make their identities known are not necessarily truth-tellers. For the comic book fans out there, consider this example from Batman:

Batman_Bane

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12 Responses to “Who am I?”


  1. 1 ClayoquotKid
    June 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    This is one of my favourite Morton moments.
    In Victoria at the Legislature, looking like she just found her way up to the podium from out of the Mists of Avalon…
    http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000JWQaCFNSOyg/s/900/900/alexandra-morton-wild-salmon-protest-victoria-bc.jpg
    But, wait, who’s that standing beside her?

  2. 2 Lesley Thorsell
    June 3, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    You are a complete idiot that’s who you ARE

  3. 8 docleslie
    October 8, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Wow. What a complete joke this site is. The movie “Salmon Confidential” is full of good, honest reporting and digging to find facts and truth—both of which have been demonstrably obfuscated by the federal and provincial governments. What are you bringing to the table? Nothing. No substantiated scientific data, no contrary facts, just biased and a very apparent victimization syndrome. This reminds me a lot of the trolls that tried to debunk “Gasland,” an unassailable film that won an Academy Award. Nice try.

    • October 10, 2013 at 9:35 am

      Guess you haven’t read anything on this site, have you? I have debunked every single key point in the film with scientific papers and data, links and all. Try reading and thinking for yourself before you get all bristly.

  4. 10 Anonymous
    January 26, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    All I “need to know” about you is that unlike the film producers, you don’t have the courage to identify yourself. You hold them to a standard of integrity you are afraid to meet yourself. On that point alone your credibility founders.

    • January 31, 2014 at 11:46 am

      … said the “Anonymous” poster. You are a hypocrite. And you clearly didn’t read this post. And I hold the film producers to a standard of scientific integrity. They don’t have any, as the multitude of documents and posts picking apart the film here show. If they are telling lies about the science they use to support their claims, how can you believe their claims?


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