“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.” ― Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
Have you ever thought about the almost complete lack of opposition on Truth Social? The enemy knows it’s Trump’s platform, and that all of his supporters are over there developing a strong community and sharing information, and yet they’re not interested in disrupting that?
Based on recent events, we are finally realizing there is opposition on Truth Social and they are actively causing disruption on the platform.
If you are currently active on Truth Social, you’re probably witnessing a giant uptick in nasty attacks and “infighting.”
This is not organic.
This isn’t “infighting” either. There is a group on Truth Social that has been harassing others on the platform completely unsolicited and until now, without response.
On November 23rd, 2022, after weeks of escalating harassment, a video was posted on Truth Social by Alex (@the_authority) in which he claimed that Kate is a Mossad agent. The accusation would be laughable if it wasn’t so serious in nature.
What is Mossad?
Kate was accused of being an Israeli Spy. A capital crime.
Much has been uncovered behind the scenes in the weeks following the release of this video. We now know that this accusation was the culmination of a coordinated “operation” that has been in the works since at least October 7th.
The level of organization and pre-planning points to a coordinated, thought-out, targeted operation at Badlands, myself and Kate, yes, but also at the community in general, as our words, shows and ideas reach a large and growing audience. They had initially tapped me as their target and had been building the narrative that I was an infiltrator and a bad actor that had duped everyone, including Kate. When they couldn’t find anything to use against me, they set their sights on Kate. They hired a private investigator, and the result of their “investigation” was the Mossad accusation.
The accusation has been refuted and debunked by Kate here:
Since the attack on Kate kicked off, the day before Thanksgiving, things have been unfolding behind the scenes and we have been receiving information from people who were involved and knew about the operation for some time. We have been working hard to compile the copious amount of evidence, which we will be handing over to law enforcement in the cities where some of these people live. There were many people who had a hand in this. Of the people involved, I believe there was potentially a mix of 3 different types of people:
1. Actual infiltrators whose job it was to destroy the movement
2. Useful idiots being manipulated by the emotions, ego, jealousy, spitefulness, etc.
3. Good people who got duped and really believe we are bad
I have no idea which of the first 2 categories Jeffrey Pedersen (@intheMatrixxx) or Alex (@the_Authority) belong to, but they were both leading the charge to some capacity. We know now that one big reason they were able to get so many people to join them on this mission was that they had these people convinced that they were being directed to carry this out by at least 1 very powerful person that everyone in this community respects:
These figures allege, without evidence, that Kash Patel sanctioned this defamatory operation, which we do not believe.
In the Matrix and The Authority used Kash's name as a mechanism to leverage support from people within WTM and the community to participate in an "operation" they were told was sanctioned by Kash (which we don’t believe) and his "best friend," Erik Rinehold.
It is important for us to clarify that we (myself, Kate, and everyone at Badlands) don’t believe for a second that Kash was involved. It makes zero sense. The Fight With Kash Foundation literally fights against defamation, which is exactly what was being carried out through this organized attack. We have the utmost respect for Kash, and anyone who has followed me for some time knows I chose my pseudonym as an homage to him because he’s a personal hero of mine. I can’t believe some people bought into this, but they did.
The narrative that Kash was allegedly behind it was being fueled by some very nasty posts that Kash’s supposed best friend, Erik Rinehold, was making about me and Kate. To the people who were taking Jeff and Alex’s word that the operation had the “green light” by Kash via Rinehold, those posts were an indication that they must be telling the truth.
The posts were confusing even to those not aware of this supposed operation just based on the absolute vitriol they contained. This guy really seems to hate us for whatever reason. It seemed to Kate and I, that there must have been some giant misunderstanding and as you’ll later see, we were eager to clear it up.
The following documentation is just some of what we’ve gathered that proves the coordination and premeditation of this attack. The reason we’re sharing part of it publicly is that we believe it’s important for people to understand and make sense of the chaos this group is creating. We’re trying to minimize the damage they’re attempting to make. Since Kate and I have remained silent on the issue and haven’t given them much to latch onto, they have already moved on to other prominent figures in the movement, now attacking and attempting to slander them.
It’s True that Kash Patel has made multiple statements on Truth Social regarding me, and stating that Devolution is “OFF” the table. He did in fact block me, which sucked, but was not surprising considering my work. I honestly would expect nothing less. Something that gave me some peace of mind was a message I received from Awakened Outlaw in July, shortly after I was blocked:
This is the “Rinehold” referred to above:
It was a cool message but if I’m being honest, I didn’t put any weight into this either. If Kash is part of Devolution (something I fully believe is happening) then he isn’t going to tell his “best friend” either. It was just cool to see somebody associated with Kash familiar with my work and acknowledging it in a positive way.
Then things got weird.
On October 4th, a clip from one of my Power Hour shows was edited to be taken out of context and shared around truth social until it reached the same Erik Rinehold mentioned in the message above.
Here is what he had to say about the video:
Again, this honestly shook me because the clip was obviously taken out of context. Here were my responses:
This whole thing was frustrating because I chose the name Patel to Honor him, and I had the pseudonym (Patel Patriot) months before I ever started my devolution series. I had no idea I was even going to write a series let alone one that it would blow up the way it did. I never once claimed to be him and never tried to mislead anybody into thinking I was. Saying otherwise is a provable lie. I could have compiled hundreds of clips, but this should easily get the point across:
It was a frustrating speed bump, but I stayed focused and started Badlands Media and as a group we have done everything we can to focus on creating our content and stay out of the “mud.”
There was a pretty major dustup in the WTM and Badlands chats on October 7th, 2022. We had invited SSGQ to do a show on Badlands because he had previously done decent work discussing parasites. Badlands Media is made up of normal people and we have a private group chat where we conduct business, chat, joke around, and blow off steam.
You may now be seeing some of those conversations posted out of context on Truth Social because what we didn’t know, is that SSGQ was cloning our private Badland’s chats and sending them to Alex. Alex had set up another private group that would be used to help concoct the “plan”:
Alex = The Authority
Matrix = Jeffrey Pederson
AO = Awakened Outlaw
RPB = Red Pill Babe
“I” = SSGQ
On the night of October 7th Alex started dropping screenshots from Badlands in WTM and the feelings of some were hurt because we hadn’t announced Badlands to the group yet because it wasn’t ready. We had JUST gotten started with it and were still trying to figure out how we would structure it or if it was even possible at all. It’s important to note that Craig (IET) was made aware of our ambition to create Badlands from our first idea of it and was updated every step of the way. He knew that everyone in WTM who created video or article content would be invited to join if and when we actually got going. But the picture Alex painted to the group was a completely different story. He dropped a couple out of context screen shots of our private chat and said we had created a competitive secret group in order to usurp WTM. All hell broke loose. That very same night and into the morning of October 8th, Awakened Outlaw direct messaged a WTM member the following:
So a few key takeaways from the conversation above:
They accuse me (Jon) of running an op on Kate to split WTM
It also outlines everybody involved or aware at the time (October 7th)
Craig = Dr. C 17 or IET17
Jeffrey Pederson (MG SHOW)
Red Pill Babe
Awakened Outlaw (AO)
They claim that they “received instruction from Kash… via his buddy Erik”
He admits they have a “plan so amazeballs that if we can pull it off it’s going to blow your mind”
Wonder what that plan could be?
On October 17th, shortly after launching Badlands Media, the MG Show said this:
The above clip was the first we noticed Jeff/Shady drawing obvious lines in the sand out in the open with their disingenuous comments about Badlands Media. I'm pretty sure Jeff knows how to spell and that Badlands is 1 word and that's not how acronyms work.
On November 16th, Jeff and shady had this to say on their show:
“That was actually the most successful op run on Q… Devolution.” These guys were clearly upset and were taking it out on me personally and doing so using lies about my work and the things I have said. I have never claimed that Devolution means you shouldn’t vote and have repeatedly said the opposite. Here is one example (I could have found many):
In addition to the harsh words from Jeff and Shady on their show, The Authority & others had begun posting on Truth Social in their build up to the Mossad accusations. People were noticing and it led to an exchange amongst numerous We The Media admins. This exchange took place November 17th, one day after the Jeff and Shady clip.
We received permission to release these messages from each individual in the following exchange. The only individual we did not ask was In The Matrix (Jeff), because we assumed that he and the Authority are perfectly ok with the sharing of private messages since they have been doing so for multiple weeks now.
Even with permission, we decided to block out the names and avatars of everybody involved for their privacy. This was simply necessary so we could get the truth out. Each individual is color-coded so you can get a feel for the flow of the conversation.
“Buckle Up and watch Patel patriot burn.”
With things getting so ugly, we sat here baffled at where this hatred was coming from. Kate and I were sure there must have been a misunderstanding somewhere. We felt that if we could just speak with Erik and find out exactly what it was that he (and allegedly Kash) hated us so much for, that it would certainly get cleared up. This was no longer affecting just myself, Kate, Badlands Media, and WTM, but it was bleeding into the community in general. Nobody knew what to believe. Unfortunately, the only person we knew who had contact with Rinehold was Jeff, so Kate asked humbly if he could please make that happen. Now, knowing that Jeff was in on this “Op,” we realize it was a fool’s errand, but at the time we felt it was worth trying.
From November 20th:
We still don’t know exactly why Erik has so much hostility towards us. It’s hard for me to believe it’s from an out of context, 1 minute clip. After trying and failing to find a resolution, the “operation,” which was supposedly sanctioned by Kash Patel via his “best friend” Erik Rinehold, was launched.
November 21st, 2022
November 21st is when the entire “Op” kicked off. It started with this random post by IET giving a ‘middle finger to the Mossad’ which he claims to “know” are “here faking MAGA.”
We would later find out that Craig posted this after The Authority had told him about the Mossad claims he was going to release about Kate. The Authority “Quote Truthed” IET’s Mossad post and added some gematria to it.
After receiving a question in response to the post above, Alex explained that Craig posted the ‘middle finger to the Mossad’ post right after Alex told Craig about Kate’s Mossad connections:
A few hours later there was a post from the WTM Truth Social account:
Keep in mind that at this time, there were roughly 50 members in WTM who had access to the WTM Truth Social account and it’s impossible to know who posts what. There was a mad rush to figure out who actually posted this. In the days leading up to this post, Alex had been on a spree of harassing Kate and myself on Truth Social. We knew that this post would set him off and make him feel justified in whatever it was he was about to do.
We were right:
It’s obvious that they were trying to pin this post on Kate - and like I said, this was what Alex used to officially launch his smear campaign. One thing that Alex said in his post above is comically ironic looking back it. He claimed he “will never stop telling the truth, despite how unpopular the Truth may be.”
Well, the truth is, it was Alex who made this post about himself from the WTM account, in order to use it as a springboard to kick off this smear campaign. He admitted it to multiple people in WTM, including Craig, Jordan, SSGQ and Sun Tzu. Here are a few messages confirming that Alex was the one behind the post:
IET also made a statement on Truth Social confirming he was the source of the post:
On November 22nd, Jeffrey Pederson and Shady Groove had Liz Crokin on the MG show to talk about Britney Spears. During the interview they asked her who ran security for Britney:
After the interview, Liz made the following post on her Truth Social, similar to Craig’s from the day before, calling out the “infiltrators & fake MAGA turncoats:”
Jeff was so shocked by the mention of black box…
…that he made the following Truth Social post:
That curiosity quickly spread throughout the “truther” community:
What’s interesting about this last picture is the claim that “Liz knows allllllll about them” [Black Box]. She may know quite a bit, but a quick search on telegram shows she had only mentioned it 1 time (9 months ago) prior to her interview on the MG show:
She also was interviewed by RedPill78 weeks prior to this MG show interview, and it was never mentioned:
We watched Liz's documentary specifically about Britney Spears and there was 1 sentence about Black Box that we could find. We searched her substack, her social media, etc, and couldn't find Liz's deep dive on Black Box anywhere for ourselves.
That doesn't mean it doesn't exist, but the point is this; When Kate pressed the rest of these people in WTM who were salivating over Black Box publicly and how Liz had "the goods" and knew allllllllll about them, they couldn't point her to where all this exposure from Liz was either. Not a single one could share with her the supposed source of Liz's long and detailed exposure of Black Box and how they were all so familiar with it. They actually hadn't seen it either.
And none of them could explain why the topic of Black Box was suddenly so interesting to them. It appears that Liz may have been set up and used to get people talking about Black Box, something they would use to attempt to “crucify” Kate, next day.
November 23rd, 2022
The day started with this post from The Authority:
Shortly after, Alex dropped the video alleging (without even the slightest proof whatsoever) that Kate was Mossad.
Why would somebody do this?
We already showed you some of the reasoning that Alex and Jeff gave, and it was that they were claiming that “higher-ups” were behind this. Here is some more proof:
A text between The Authority and SSGQ:
Some further examples:
Alex packaged up a Steele Dossier on Kate and ran it through their “media,” MG Show and allies on Truth Social, to circulate it. They tried to play FusionGPS and Orbis Business Intel. Alex and the crew were the latter, while the people pushing it and circulating it all were the former.
They handled the reporting of it the same way the MSM handled the dossier.
”We have questions.”
“We need more answers.”
“These are serious allegations.”
The narrative and their goals to take down Kate, me, Badlands, WTM, etc., were all that mattered, the research never did. They knew it was bs all along.
We’ve seen quite a few communist tactics being used by this group; gaslighting, public struggle sessions, accusing others of that which you are guilty, etc.
Pay attention to who is in unrelenting attack mode. Ask yourself if it’s possible that they don’t realize the damage they are causing. Why would someone who’s supposedly here to fight on the side of good and go after actual evil, turn their weapons on people with the same mission you are making a positive impact and helping people?
Even though we do not respond, they continue to lob attacks our way:
The Authority has also been selectively posting private messages out of context to paint us in a negative light:
He conveniently leaves out the *kidding* at the end:
One more example:
When in full context you can see that it was a joke/pun regarding a combination of the Badlands Media Show “Trash Talk with Pat and JB” and Chris Paul’s joke about calling my show the “Kash Patel Show:”
The reality is that we respect the hell out of Kash Patel and think he's a great patriot and an American hero, but we also responsibly question everything and everyone and discuss our speculations in private. Our private chats are our personal fox holes where we spitball, make jokes, and blow off steam to help us navigate the thick fog of war.
After the writing of this article, I will not comment on this situation again. I didn’t want to even address this in the first place, but I felt compelled to show the full truth of what has been going on. I do hope this will reach the eyes of Kash Patel because he should know what his name is being used for and how many people actually believe he of all people has anything to do with this. Even if he doesn’t like me or has to publicly distance himself from me, I would have to see hardcore evidence that he was actually involved in something so stupid and harmful. He deserves to know what is being alleged about him, and we had no way of contacting him, so transparency in this matter was needed to help clear out those who operate in the dark.
Sunlight is the best disinfectant.