Sunday, November 3, 2013
Dyer Straights…Money for Nothing…. and your Chumps for Free
I know most of us are done with the Rick Dyer saga even though it goes on and on and …..on…, but there is a greater mystery which I want to write about and share my theory and that is why there are still some believers….
In our everyday lives we see people do things and act in countless ways. Sometimes we relate to things they do and other times we relate to only some of it and question or shun the rest. Those things we question though we usually can sympathize or even empathize with on some level, meaning we can see a set of circumstances that would in some world or time, we ourselves could take that action or say those things. We are in fact empathetic beings and that is how we all relate to one another and form bonds. Without it, we are isolated. That in a nutshell is why Rick still has some followers… and not for the reason you may think I am getting at.
My feeling, after following this for the longest time is that some people are watching Rick closely and believe him because they can’t wrap their heads around a human being that lives in the same world as they do and is capable of the deceptions, lies and irrational meanness that he musters daily. The logical conclusion for them is he must, as wild as all this is, be in fact telling the truth. They rationalize his cruelty to others as defensible, because that is how they might react, if they were telling the truth and were being attacked for it. On the other end they rationalize if they were pulling a hoax like this, they would have caved months ago under the enormous beguilement that Rick seemingly does so effortlessly and with everything he puts at risk (family, reputation,TT members and his own future), so he must be telling the truth because they personally could not do it themselves.
The simple fact of the matter though I think is far more nefarious…. and that is Rick Dyer is not only nothing like most of us, but nothing like anyone most of us have ever known. Rick is capable of things that would keep most of us up at night and never let us rest. He is capable of being as mean and cruel as any movie villain we have ever seen, and he is able to do that even though he knows people are railing against him for a series of lies and hate that never end. What I mean is, Rick even though he knows the truth, still thinks we owe it to him to believe him anyway and that is proof to some that he is being legitimate. You see Rick has a sense of entitlement that goes beyond anything you and I have ever felt. He acts as though even if he is lying, you have some duty to believe him, because “Rick Dyer” is saying it. That sounds strange because you and I do not think that way, but Rick I believe has psychological issues that go beyond our everyday experiences. I’ve heard him being called a psychopath or a sociopath and really at this stage I am beginning to believe there is something to that. This goes way beyond just trying to fool some people for profit or notoriety. He has added an element of EVIL that really makes me and hopefully all of you a bit queasy. To get to that level though, you may have to bite the bullet and watch his online hangouts because that is where it gets really ugly.
Rick’s most vocal members are very similar to the angry mob scenes in medieval movies where the dirty and the downtrodden take euphoric pleasure in beating and berating the captured hero and plead for the king to take no mercy on his flesh. I get the exact same eerie feeling watching Rick’s “Hangouts” especially when the topic is one of attack, such as the other week on Frank Cali… who was recently selected and up until a few weeks ago, the president of their very own organization. They are a pack of wolves who will turn on anyone the minute they see someone question Rick’s truth and relish their chance to in some pathetic way feel better about themselves by the simple act of insulting someone in a libelous way who is no longer on their side or there to defend themselves.
For me this is getting to a point where the entertainment value is not worth the barbarism that we are witness to. I always imagined an ugly end to this all, but I really did not see it playing out in this morose and alien way.
The Dyer saga is playing out in an alien way though, in fact like the space horror movie, Alien.
In the movie first we encounter excited humans on a remote and surreal world (Dyer claims to have shot a Bigfoot, Musky confirms and the Minnow Films documentary, shooting Bigfoot which stars Dyer will be released soon). With the crew having little care to any immediate danger an alien creature leaps from an egg sac and attaches itself to an unsuspecting members face (Documentary shows nothing and body release dates come and go and another 100 comedy of errors like Car wrap guy being witness to the body). There is a fight to help this member but there is no hope because whatever they try the creature wraps its tail threatening to crush its captor’s windpipe (frank Cali leaves the group and comes clean about Rick). Then without warning the creature detaches and slithers off, with everyone amazed that the host is still alive and well (Team Tracker says that Cali is lying now and was truthful when he was a part of the group).
So all we have to look forward to now, for those who remember the film is a quiet evening at the dinner table, where the parties all sit around and talk about light stuff and feel relief that they haven’t lost anybody to what was certainly a death sentence and just when it seems the crisis was averted for the rag tag team of trackers, without warning a monster will burst through the chest of Rick Dyer, covering everyone in the chatroom in viscous and bloody entrails.
The point is I think Rick still has followers because they don’t realize just how alien he is to us. They take him at face value because if they were in his shoes they would not be able to live with themselves and so they believe, not because he is believable, but because we could no more do what he does than drown our own kids in a bathtub.
I see a man that has no end game and as strange as it seems probably has never even thought that far ahead…. even now a year out with more deadlines pending. In his mind this can go on forever without a body and for some of his followers he couldn’t be more right as they are all trapped on his claustrophobic spaceship.
For Rick and maybe the followers this may have never been about a body, but we as sane individuals may never know what that alien end goal is. Could be for Rick this is a suicide pact that he has not let the rest of Team Tracker in on. I don’t see this ending nicely in any case and the ugliness has gotten so bad, that the odds are that it may end in something horrific and gruesome and we will be forced to watch something like Jim Jones in Guyana in the end. I hope not, but watching the hangouts, they seem to relish in the sound of fingernails scraping across the chalk board that is Rick Dyer, so maybe even though they are fools, they all are also looking forward to something that will have the effect of emptying out the contents of the rest of our stomachs.
Author, G.A @ The Discerning Man’s Squatch. Ready, Set…Bigfoot!