Tuesday, April 2, 2019

A note on finances

The question has been raised, in comments on Professor Fetzer's blog, whether I in fact have the financial means to make the award I have offered. I can offer this:

While I need to protect my financial information, my finances are the last thing you need to worry about. The offer stands: $10,000 to the individual, or $20,000 toward James Fetzer's legal fees (whichever the recipient prefers), to the first person who produces convincing and verifiable evidence that James Fetzer served in the United States Marine Corps.

An evaluation of James Fetzer's "evidence" of military service

Previously in this blog I presented evidence which shows that James Fetzer's claims of military service are, to put it kindly, questionable. In a recent article on his blog, Professor Fetzer takes great offense to these findings. He talks a great deal about how smart he is and how much he's achieved, but unfortunately, he never gets around to presenting any evidence that he served.

In fact the only thing he does present is a photo collage, purporting to show him in military dress:
Except for the photo in the upper-left hand corner, none of these people resembles James Fetzer. The photos of service members are too blurry to identify any specific person. 

Perhaps most absurd, Fetzer claims that the photo in the three o'clock position depicts him with his first wife. You will recall that Fetzer also claims that he somehow fathered a child in California in 1965 while serving in Japan, perhaps the most remarkable feat of conception since the Blessed Virgin Mary. Perhaps he'd care to explain why his son Bret resembles neither of the people in that photograph?
Interesting that Bret's male pattern baldness, which is genetically passed from one's father, somehow did not strike Professor Fetzer himself. Bret's true father may resemble one or more Pasadena milkmen; the former Mrs. Fetzer is invited to weigh in on this question.

A person who has truly served in the United States military will be in possession of a discharge document, or other service documents, or something - anything - that would substantiate their service. James Fetzer is in possession of none of these. It is bizarre that he continues to tell such transparent and obvious lies, and makes one wonder whether he's been lying about it for so long that today he believes it himself.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

$10,000 for proof that James Fetzer served in the USMC

James Fetzer, famous conspiracy researcher, has claimed -- repeatedly -- to have served in the United States Marine Corps sometime between 1962 and 1966. But consider the following:

  • There is no DD-214 filed, in any US jurisdiction, for James Henry Fetzer. All discharges from the US military receive one of these.
  • Despite extensive research, no individuals have been located who seem to remember serving with Fetzer.
  • There are no photographs in existence of Fetzer in military dress (Fetzer claims to have included some in his books, but these are not verified).
  • Fetzer's son, Bret, was born in 1965. It is impossible to conceive a child in California while serving in Japan, as Fetzer has claimed to do.

  • Fetzer lists himself as a lieutenant in the above (fake) news story, while simultaneously claiming to have been a captain by 1965. He could not have been both. 
  • The (fake) news story above lists four grandparents, which is remarkable, considering that Fetzer's mother died when he was 11 years old.
  • The godparents mentioned in the above (fake) news story appear to be a fabrication, there being no record of any such people in existence.
  • Fetzer has been overweight for years, and today is clearly obese. It would be extraordinary for a US Marine, known for physical fitness, to permit their physical condition to decline to this extent.
In light of the foregoing, I issue a simple challenge:

To the first person to present irrefutable evidence that Professor James Henry Fetzer served in the US Marines between 1962 and 1966, I will award either $10,000 to that person, or $20,000 toward Fetzer's legal fees, as he defends himself in lawsuit filed by a Sandy Hook parent.

There is only one rule: the evidence must be verifiable and convincing.

Post what you have in the comments.