by William Skink
There is a piece of legislation moving through the bowels in Helena that could address the statute of limitations for sex crimes against minors. One of the compelling cases being referenced is the 1987 rape of an 8 year old girl in which an innocent man was convicted and eventually freed when DNA evidence proved his innocence and pointed to a man who now cannot be prosecuted for the crime.
This post, however, is not about that legislation. This post is about something else entirely, but it includes that compelling case mentioned above and what we can know about what’s real and what is not.
Let me back up.
I’ve had to defend myself more than a few times on these virtual pages against the conspiracy theory label, and during those tiresome rhetorical smears all the worst of the conspiracy culture is usually thrown in my face.
On the far-out fringes of conspiracy culture lurk fakeologists who claim fakery and hoaxing about everything from Newtown to AIDS. One of those fakeologists just happens to be the father of that 8 year old girl and his name is Mark Tokarski.
Until recently I was the only person banned from commenting at his blog, Piece of Mind, which is funny considering I once defended Mark and his antagonism toward equally antagonistic online personalities during the heyday of the Montana blogosphere. I regret ever doing that.
The reason I’m banned is because I interrupted the fun Mark has making claims of fakery to his flock by using elements of his own life to make a point. When Tokarski downplayed the extent of human trafficking and the role of the occult, I speculated that maybe he was saying that because his dead Catholic priest brother, Fr. Steve Tokarski, was somehow involved in covering up the widespread abuse of children within the Catholic church.
I say “speculated” because there is no evidence that Fr. Steve Tokarski was involved in, or helped cover up, the widespread abuse of children that factually occurred, and is probably still occurring, as far as the Catholic church reaches its tentacles.
A lack of credible evidence doesn’t stop fakeologists from making claims of hoaxing and fakery. If there is any concern about the possibility that these tragedies are real and real people died and claiming it’s all fake could be hurtful, I haven’t seen it at Piece of Mind.
No, wait, I did see some actual sensitivity that some tragedies could be real. The irony is that it’s Tokarski’s own family tragedy he has been forced to defend after one of his flock speculated at the reality of what Mark was claiming.
After removing the comment and banning the commenter, Tokarski defended his action with this comment:
I lived and breathed this deeply emotional matter for decades. Jim Bromgard really was released, Ronald Tipton really did live but one block from us at that time, something I only discovered by having a friend look at old phone books in the Billings library. To be told in such a smug fashion that it was all fake was too much. She pissed me off … only one other person can pull that off. DNA is fake, Bromgard never went to prison, there was no punitive award, the Attorney General of Montana really did not say I had done the crime, the media did not print it, Tipton was merely a hired actor … there was no Montana Supreme Court ruling, there was no US Supreme Court ruling … are you kidding me? All a charade? Anyway, BM had managed to piss off every other writer here, and I held on to her right up until that outbust. She got me where I lived, the smugness being most off-putting, not an ounce of listen in her. She’s done, like it or not.
Interesting. It would appear that Mark Tokarski doesn’t like his life history called into question and his family accused of nefarious activities. Imagine that. If he wasn’t a malignant narcissist he could potentially transform his angry reactions into empathy for those on the receiving end of his claims of fakes and hoaxes. Alas, I don’t see that happening.
As Mark defends his own perception of reality while continually dismissing everyone else’s perception of reality, a grand jury is being convened to examine claims that explosives were on 9/11:
As TFTP reported, a monumental step forward in the relentless pursuit of 9/11 truth took place in December when a United States Attorney agreed to comply with federal law requiring submission to a Special Grand Jury of evidence that explosives were used to bring down the World Trade Centers. Now, the group behind the submission, the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, announced the filing of a “petition supplement” naming persons who may have information related to the use of said explosives.
According to Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, the 33-page document contains 15 different categories of persons who may have information material to the investigation, including contractors and security companies that had access to the WTC Towers before 9/11, persons and entities who benefited financially from the WTC demolitions, and persons arrested after being observed celebrating the WTC attacks.