WHAT'S HAPPENED TO AIDSMYTHEXPOSED.COM?
(See postscript below)
discussion forum AIDSMYTHEXPOSED.COM has just been hijacked by partisans
of David Crowe and his Rethinking AIDS group.
In the last weekend of
January 2010, a conspiracy of Crowe supporters, Brian Carter, Jonathan
Barnett and Tony Lance, acting with the complicity of Brian Coogan,
who'd been entrusted by the forum's owner Rod Knoll to host it on his
server, removed Knoll as an
administrator and moderator and moved the AME forum to another site
beyond his control.
Their intention is
stifle uncompromising, bare-knuckled critical discussion of the immense
'harm that Crowe has done to the dissident movement', to quote the
whom Crowe opposes on the pivotal issue of correct scientific strategy in impeaching the 'HIV' theory of AIDS.
To quote from the
Perth Group's September 2009 statement
dissociating from Crowe's Rethinking AIDS group:
The focus on AIDS is in South
Africa and Anthony knows more about this and the drugs used there than
anybody else. ['What stands out about Anthony is that although he is not
a scientist he has extensive scientific knowledge.'] However, while all
of us respect Peter, and rightly so, Rethinking AIDS does not take any
notice of Anthony. As a result of his training, intellect, interest,
hard work and burning desire to help his people Anthony was able, more
than anybody else, to see the harm that Crowe has done to the dissident
Without any effort to find out the facts or even to read the summaries
put in front of them in
The Perth Group Response To David Crowe Re The Parenzee
Hearing document, Celia and others, including the RA Board of
Directors, expressed full support for Crowe’s interference in the
The contrary view of the Crowe-supporting group who hijacked AME
is captured in Coogan's email to Knoll in the weekend:
My reading of most of the stuff I’ve seen actually puts
Crowe etc in a good light and makes Brink etc look like insane people
raving about nothing.
(Instead of answering the specific criticisms leveled
against him, Crowe
similar defamatory language.)
Lance justified his theft of Knoll's forum in a mail to
Claus Jensen on 1 February:
The recent squabbles between Brink and RA have really
been discouraging to me and others like me who have more at stake in
this than bragging rights about being correct or incorrect with regard
to a particular theory. The politics, inflated egos, pettiness and
infighting are just so goddamn tedious.
In the weekend he was stealing Knoll's forum, Carter
wrote to me:
Parenzee doesn't matter, the verdict would have been the
And for all the other stuff, I'm sorry I just have to say
my feeling is that it's old hat. ...
wrong with what I say, and for that matter with what the Perth Group
say, in criticizing “the harm Crowe has done to the dissident movement”’]
because it's information, but wrong in its delivery. My own
interpretation and opinion is that some of your critiques, analysis and
judgements (not all of it mind you) are based on perceived flaws and not
actual flaws of David or of the supporters. ...
As for vigorous debate on misconduct? I don't see how,
but I'm sure you and Rod can set something up on your own. I wouldn't
necessarily limit if it comes up, but the new board isn't a dictatorship
anymore. I (we) have to take into consideration if the contributing
members want it or not, currently, I'd say not, but there are some that
will follow your continuing work.
This is the quality of thinking of the lo-watt bandits who've
stolen Knoll's forum.
Crowe was thrilled by the theft and the exclusion of
further criticism of his persistent subversion and wrecking of the Perth
Group's missing virus science and strategy.
Having apparently read my
correspondence with Carter (spot the clue in his repetition of my word
'vigorous') Crowe posted a happy 'Hi from David
Crowe' on the hijacked forum:
I hope this forum will be a place for vigorous but
respectful conversation, where all the aspects of the HIV=AIDS=Death
dogma can be discussed, including strategies of various kinds, HIV
tests, the existence of HIV, toxicity of AIDS drugs, sexual transmission
(or not) and many other things.
Except that, until the theft of the forum by his allies,
it always had been. Now, the new censorship board made plain, there
wouldn't be any more
'vigorous debate on misconduct', said Carter;
'I'd say not'. Why, it's all so 'goddam tedious', in Lance's opinion. And
it only made 'Brink
etc look like insane people raving about nothing',
The front page of Knoll's AME site had read:
months after Knoll published this information on his AME front page,
Crowe took exception to it. In a blustering demand sent Knoll in the
weekend, dressed in ignorant faux legalese and emphasizing his many
powerful US corporate connections, Crowe demanded that Knoll cease
linking to www.tig.org.za/RA.htm
and desist from expressing his 'support for information posted there'
-- exposing and criticizing his misconduct as president of the
US-registered Rethinking AIDS organization.
same weekend Crowe responded with insults to Knoll's post of a link to the TIG's RA
page on FaceBook's 'House of Numbers' site:
Rod is an admirer of Anthony Brink who is well known for
his vicious rhetoric and smear campaign against me and Rethinking AIDS.
Anthony Brink is a bully and bullies need sidekicks (Rod Knoll and a
couple of others in this case). Sidekicks can be recognized because they
claim to be free thinkers but somehow always are in perfect
alignment with their masters' thoughts.
Think of it like a pack of dogs. There is always the
alpha male and the betas hang around submissively because a vicious dog
will always bring in lots of red meat for the pack and they vicariously
feel the power of the alpha. Humans don't have to behave like wolf
packs, it is a very primitive form of society (although fascinating from
a biological perspective). However, some people like it.
Knoll asked Crowe for particulars of what he considered
objectionable, but got no reply. Instead Coogan removed him as AME
administrator, stole the entire forum from him with all its discussion threads,
and moved it to another site under his and his accomplices' control.
Carter had pulled a similar move together last year to end criticism of
the HIVAIDSPARADIGM dissident discussion forum. Crowe threatened
legal action over posts critical of him, intimidating the owner and
moderator of the list to purge them from the forum's archive and
then to surrender control of
the forum to Carter; and the
first thing Carter did was expel one of Crowe's sharpest detractors,
Claus Jensen, for violently parodying Crowe's habitually dishonest
of the aidsmythexposed.com domain, Knoll has now redirected visitors and
contributors to the former AME discussion forum to this site,
www.tig.org.za/RA.htm, to ensure continued uncensored debate of what the
Perth Group duly describe as the great 'harm that
Crowe has done to the dissident movement'. A
discussion forum has been established for this purpose.
The thieves of the original AIDSMYTHEXPOSED forum with
all its discussion threads and registered members have renamed their
forum 'Questioning AIDS'. (This is because they certainly don't
'question "HIV"' -- 'As AIDS dissidents, we assert that the scientific community has not yet
proven the cause-effect relationship between "HIV" and "AIDS"'.)
AIDSMYTHEXPOSED has therefore resumed operating under its
own name as a forum linked to the Treatment Information Group's
www.aidsmythexposed.com are redirected to the AIDSMYTHEXPOSED
forum now hosted by the TIG. As before, Rod Knoll is sole administrator