Wow. Not long after we posted our thoughts earlier today, musing if Alexandra Morton is crazy enough to bring ISA to BC to fulfill her own prophecies, she posts a blog that reads like an eco-terrorist manifesto.
“This is a fight – as in fighting for life.”
“Me versus the world” language. Perfect for setting yourself up as a messiah or prophet.
“I am racing an epidemic and government gave the viruses the head start. If anyone wants to say I am wrong I have this to say: Prove it. Step up now and lay your reputation on the line and tell us ISA virus is not in British Columbia.”
Classic double-speak. She makes two assumptions which have no proof except her word, then before anyone notices that, she shifts the burden of proof to anyone who disagrees with her by challenging them to prove a negative! Plus, anyone who dares to “step up now” will be held up for ridicule, have their credentials questioned, and be accused of corruption and conspiracy, just like she has done to any scientists who dare to assert that there is no evidence of ISA in BC.
“Please consider supporting us before the ISA virus does what it has done in every other country that allowed Atlantic salmon farming… go viral.”
This reads like an ominous threat or a ransom demand, as if she is saying, “Fund me, or I’ll make damn sure we find ISA in BC and it’s going to go viral… as in wiping out your farms viral.”
Coupled with the thought that she might be bringing ISA to BC from the East Coast through fish samples, we have a worrying scenario. Especially since farmers in the past have found wild fish thrown into their pens, put there in an attempt to infect the farmed stock with disease.
Her goal since 1988 has been to get rid of salmon farms, whatever the cost. That’s always been the endgame. Science was a means to an end, a tool. Now that it’s no longer useful, she has resorted to her long-dormant messiah complex and fearmongering techniques, with a dash of eco-terrorism.