posted May 25, 2008 01:31 PM
What David's life is really like:
UPDATED MAY 12th 2007
For those who know the background, please scroll down to 'update'.
For the last year David Icke and his family have been trying to regain control of his books and works and keep them in circulation in the face of actions by an American called Royal Adams in Missouri.
Without David's knowledge, Adams incorporated David's books in his own name with David completely excluded and stopped his income that is vital for the work to continue, as well as his family's livelihood. Imagine that. You have worked for 17 years against all the odds, and in the face of enormous abuse and ridicule, to create unique cutting edge material to alert people to their plight and some guy just puts it all under his own name and tells you he is in control of everything. Gutted is not the word.
David researched and wrote the books; arranged for them to be designed, proof-read and indexed; arranged for the art work and the production of the disk for printing; and paid for all these things to be done. But when he took steps to have his life's work returned to his control this man stopped him getting any income from the sales of his OWN books and indicated that he would only consider restoring the income - David and his family's livelihood - if David signed over rights to all his future works to him.
It gave David only two choices: To accept this extraordinary and callous injustice or take legal action to recover control of what was his and restore the income on which his entire work depends to survive and continue. In simple terms, the system means that even if someone does something utterly outrageous like this it costs you enormous amounts of money in legal fees to put it right and recover what was yours in the first place.
David won an interim order stopping Adams selling his books and keeping the money, which is now held in an independent account pending the legal outcome. The judge ordered accounts and print disks to be handed over to David, but Adams has produced no such accounts, only random checks that include confirmation that he used income from David's books for household and garden improvements, paying his personal bills and even buying a Harley-Davidson motorbike. All this was revealed in a public court at a second hearing of the case in December.
Update: After a long delay of several months, David has won the verdict on the second hearing and we are now able to distribute books in the United States for the first time in a year. Adams and his 'evidence' were demolished in the judge's verdict and he was ordered to go back before the judge to explain why he should not be dealt with for contempt of court. He is due to appear before the judge for a second time soon with regard to this.
In any just and sane situation in which even an ounce of decency was involved, the case would now be over and we could all get on with what really matters - alerting people to the Orwellian nightmare. But as soon as the judge announced his verdict, Adams issued a counter-claim against David based on all the 'evidence' that had just been dismissed by the judge. He also attempted to have David charged with contempt of court based on no evidence whatsoever and eventually had to apologise for doing so.
However, what all this means is that the crippling legal bills that David has had to meet for a year now continue. The victory in the second hearing was crucial and David is now in an extremely strong position legally, but every month another bill arrives and we would appreciate your support to help us with this.
One thing is for sure: without the generosity of those who support what David is doing, his work would by over by now and he and his family would have lost everything. Thank-you so much.
Why does all this matter and why does David deserve our help?
Here is one view:
I can't believe what is happening to this man
People have no idea what David's life is like and what it takes to do what he does. Most perceptions are way off the mark. Being a well known author and campaigner for freedom and justice does not make for happiness, wellbeing and living in riches. Far, far from it.
That is not the point though. What David is doing is unlike anything else on this planet that I know of. He is so focused and dedicated to this work that his own personal happiness and desires always get pushed aside. His world is not the 'glamorous' one most people think it is.
There are other things he would like to do with his life, but he does what he does because he knows it is 'right'. We live in a world on the brink of a totalitarian global state. David Icke has dedicated his life to alerting people to this for the last nearly 20 years and now he needs YOUR help if he is to continue.
David's world is one of living in pain every day from arthritis ... so much so that when you read the millions of words in his books, his newsletter or on his Website, remember this: all of it was written by typing with two fingers because his hands hurt so much they are the only two fingers he can use. Every time he moves the mouse it is painful and often just turning his head slightly is agony. He doesn't ask or want sympathy for what he daily endures, but at this time he does need your support.
Those who have watched him standing for 7 to 8 hours on stage giving his all for those who have come to hear, remember this: he is in pain and wracked with exhaustion after year after year of pressing on against all the odds. The amount of work and stamina it takes to do all that he does is incomprehensible, yet he makes it look easy and hides it well. Behind the scenes, however, he is constantly on the brink of exhaustion because of his workload and the constant pain that depletes his energy.
Welcome to the real world of David Icke.
It is a world that people like the man involved in this legal case never see or even begin to understand. People like him have no idea who David Icke is, what he does, or what it takes to do what he does. It is stomach turning.
David has been ridiculed beyond measure, his character has been assassinated, he is physically, emotionally, energetically and psychically attacked ... but still he goes on.
He lives a very modest life in a small flat with one bedroom while he sees idiots and manipulators claim that he does his work only for the money and, in one case, that he lives in a mansion!!
His daily workload is fantastic and most of it is done for no financial return. It involves him getting up early every day and sitting in front of a computer for up to ten hours a day to get through all that needs doing - and this is even without dealing with the legal battles, threats and distractions from those trying to pull him down.
Why does he do it? Because he knows it to be 'right'.
I don't know how he does it. His threshold for pain is certainly way beyond mine.
David is someone running straight at 'em. A maverick who is prepared to go where others fear to tread. Many people say they support him, but how many are going to take the chance to do that when he desperately needs help at this time?
At the moment David is sailing in troubled waters and needs your financial support. He is but one man and the situation before us is dedicated to destroying him. We can't let this happen.
There is an attempt to silence him by a vengeful man and I for one won't have it. This is an effort to break him and his family financially. We can't all do what he does on our behalf, but we can make sure he can continue to do it.
We need to come together and support him. I am asking you to do what you can and help contribute to the Legal Defence Fund necessary to keep this boat afloat.
We are in this together and what is happening to David is actually happening to all of us because his efforts give all of us a voice that can be heard. He is the messenger and we cannot allow the message to be silenced. This will not happen if we all stand up and say 'no'.