Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Guest Post: A Question Of Tactics
There's a disagreement among "haters" about what to do about Dyer.
On the one hand, people say he is failing big-time...essentially kicked out of Arizona, mocked on radio shows, even booted by the UFO enthusiasts. There's no need to stop him, he will implode on his own.
Then there are others who say this is going pretty well for him so far...media coverage, ambiguous reviews of his body from people who should know better, tributes to his kindness and generosity.
His booking next week at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is being seen as a bellwether of sorts; some like me want his appearance stopped ( http://bigfoothoax.com ), others want us to get the hell out of the way because he's sure to fall flat.
I'm just not so sure that he will. Remember what he wants is publicity and chance to be seen as an earnest, likable guy. It's about him, remember, not the Bigfoot he says he has. If he can make the story about him being an eager entrepreneur with a unique angle on the American Dream, no matter how clunky and campy it may be, then people come to see him as well as the thing in the box.
That's not something I'm comfortable with. It gives a free pass to someone who is the opposite of what he portrays. Have you seen all the people who are volunteering to help him on his tour? You may say let them go, let them learn the hard way what it's like to be pressured to take out a second mortgage, to earn the wrath of a sociopath if they cross him, to get mixed up in this mess.
Those of us who want to intercede have watched people like this—nice people, kind people like your own family members—get sucked into this vortex for over five years. That's why we want it to stop, not because we are do-gooders or jealous or just bored. So we do what we can.
I do posts and comments. Others do research and legwork. There are things happening behind the scenes, we hear, that will affect the outcome of all this. I hope so. In the meantime I'll do what I can, not because I think one post will make a difference in and of itself, but because a war must be fought on multiple fronts.
I believe Dyer is too talented at what he's doing to implode without help, and every chance he gets at wider exposure entrenches the narrative he's trying to build. I certainly hope he fails by himself, but count me in the camp that thinks he needs a push or two along the way.
Martin is not done yet, he has more, and it's directed at the Alamo Drafthouse.
"Davy Crockett, who died in the battle for which you've named your establishment, is well-known for the saying "Be always sure you are right, then go ahead."
On February 24 and 25, you will be hosting Rick Dyer and his Bigfoot exhibit in two of your locations. Are you sure you are right to give this confidence man a stage on which to attract more followers?
Linked here is an open letter to you that details reasons why Dyer is not worthy of the Alamo.
Here are a few of the more urgent ones:"
You can read the rest of Martins post at bigfoothoax.com