Self-professed “thinker, writer, author, blogger, and social/political activist” A. J. MacDonald, Jr. asks a very interesting and important question in his blog article devoted to defaming and slandering Ken O’Keefe: “What is Ken O’Keefe’s problem?” he asks.
The answer to this short and simple question is also short and simple, hopefully short and simple enough that even A. J. MacDonald, Jr. can easily understand it, though he seems to be having quite a bit of trouble lately in that regard.
Ken O’Keefe’s problem is (1) evil LIARS such as Catherine Myles who, for their own self-serving and nefarious reasons, have spoken malicious lies about him and (2) idiotic DUPES such as A. J. MacDonald, Jr. who are stupid enough to believe such lies. That, in a nutshell, is Ken O’Keefe’s problem: liars, and idiots who believe their lies.
“What’s ridiculous is how many people still believe Ken O’Thief’s lies.” – A. J. MacDonald, Jr.
Messages MacDonald Claims Ken O’Keefe Sent Him
These are messages that, according to MacDonald, were sent to him by Ken O’Keefe and are posted at the top of MacDonald’s blog.
It seems you like a page dedicated to hating me. I do not care if that is the way you feel, I really have stopped concerning myself with the judgements of others, good or bad, long ago. But it seems right to un-friend if you feel this way about me. Just want to make sure this is the way you feel before I do indeed un-friend.
Note how Ken, in this initial message to MacDonald, was one hundred percent polite and courteous to him. He was just making certain that MacDonald did indeed feel negatively toward him before he un-friended him, which was the appropriate course of action to follow in light of MacDonald’s professed hostility of liking a page “dedicated to hating” Ken. This is yet another demonstration of the impeccable character of Ken O’Keefe. Ken was far more kind and considerate to this obnoxious individual than most people, including myself, would have been.
A J MacDonald Jr:
It has nothing to do with hate, I simply don’t trust you. Although, in this business, there aren’t many people I do trust. If the page is in fact hateful, please send me the link to the site and I will “unlike” it. Perhaps if you came forward with documents and good arguments to satisfy your detractors I would change my mind, but, as it is, you dismiss your critics with personal attacks, which are not arguments at all, and no documents have been forthcoming. I think Mary’s lengthy detailed critique of the Road To Hope mission should have been addressed by you in similar detail. If your case was better than hers I suppose I would be on your side as opposed to hers. I see no point in “defriending” you simply because I don’t trust you. I won’t be donating any money to your causes, of course, but God only knows who some of my friends are on facebook…no doubt there are a few sock-puppets amongst our friends, and there’s little we can do to prevent that. I, for one, do not care what the USG thinks of me or if they are monitoring me…I assume they are, especially when they show up in person, as they have done and will do again, I’m sure LOL ~ Peace
Note the insulting tone of MacDonald’s response and how he declares to Ken in the very first sentence how he “doesn’t trust” him. Note how he sides with Mary Rizzo (one of Ken’s worst enemies and a truly despicable individual) against Ken and declares how he finds her “case” much more convincing than his. Note also how he boasts at the end about the US government supposedly “monitoring” him (MacDonald), how they “show up in person,” and how he suggests that they are presumably targeting him in some way.
Brother if you ever reach a point where you directly confront the powers that be to such a degree that you are called a “terrorist operative of Hamas”, “linked to Al Qaeda”, detained under terrorism laws in 5 different countries, find yourself in numerous places where you are lucky to get out alive and ultimately piss off some of the most powerful people in the world then you might then know what is like to walk in my shoes. Many people get paid to lie about me, Mary Rizzo quite possibly being one of them. To respond to every such nut case is to invite more such slander, again you would not know this if you have never been in such a place or lack the wisdom to put yourself in another’s place. Do I do what I do for popularity? No. Are my verifiable acts of consciousness sufficient to please everyone? No. But are my actions which are verifiable, to be put on par with the multitudes of accusations which have no proof? The answer is clear. It is not my job to prove I am a moral man with words, the proof is in my actions. People of good heart and reasonable intelligence can see this. I was not put on this Earth to prove I am a good man, and if I were to defend myself against every spurious, slanderous accusation, I would have time for nothing else. It would truly be a full time job.
But hey, I wish you all the best, and I appreciate your honesty, no hard feelings, but given there is no trust, a respectful parting of the ways is correct.
Note how Ken, in his second message to MacDonald, continues to be polite and courteous to him in spite of MacDonald’s rudeness and how Ken patiently attempts to explain the situation, especially in regard to Mary Rizzo, one of Ken’s worst enemies. Ken O’Keefe is indeed a target of an organized campaign of slander and disinformation that has been raging now for over a year. I have little doubt that many of these people who post this slander are paid for what they do. Just as Ken so aptly states, people of good heart and reasonable intelligence can see such lies for what they are. But apparently MacDonald is unable to see it.
A J MacDonald Jr:
I’ve had more than enough run-ins with the feds, and they have had my number, literally, for many years now. We know where we stand with one another, meaning I know where the line is. I haven’t the time for issues with them, now, because there is too much going on. I agree we can’t waste our time with critics but when it comes to finances receipts are very helpful when dealing with expense and accounting discrepancies, because that’s the way to stay out of trouble when dealing with other people’s money. I don’t think Mary or any of your critics are “nut cases”. Again, the ad hominem attacks, too me, actually help to prove your guilt rather than your innocence. It’s easy enough for you to prove otherwise, which is something you have yet to do, and I wish you could, because we need people who are passionate about the cause, which you are. I wish you all the best, too, and I have no hard feeling either regarding all of this. I wouldn’t be surprised if we ran into each other one day and it’s always my intention to get along with everyone in the peace and justice movement, which has enough in fighting as it is. No one, after all, is perfect, especially me! I think, when the chips are down and things start getting ugly we can count on one another to do what’s right. And we will need all the vets we can get, because we will know what to do. In fact, see what you can do to to help bring the Occupy Marines and the Veterans for Ron Paul together, because we need to get over this Left/Right BS, unify, and arrest the real criminals in DC. I’m working on this, but I could use all the help I can get! ~ Peace bro (BTW, I was once stationed in Hawaii, for a year and a half, which I absolutely loved, and I sure wish we were both there now talking about and doing something else!)
Note again how MacDonald shamelessly brags and tries to inflate his own importance by claiming that he has had “run-ins with the feds” and how he once again insults Ken’s integrity by bringing up the ridiculous and bogus issue of “receipts” and “accounting discrepancies,” straight from the playbook of the liars and the slanderers, some of the most despicable people on the face of this earth. Note how MacDonald mindlessly parrots and endlessly repeats this slanderous nonsense and how he rushes to the defense of Mary Rizzo while insinuating how dishonest and untrustworthy Ken is in comparison and how Ken engages in so-called “ad hominem” attacks, which “help to prove” Ken’s “guilt,” according to MacDonald. Note also the sickening “peace, bro” BS that MacDonald tacks on to the end of his insults.
Brother to be clear, the non-profit companies I have set up require annual accounts, these accounts are in order. So believe this or do not, but it is not disputable really because the accounts are public. Rizzo is a nut case, if you think what she writes is “journalism” (as she all too insecurely calls it) then you have a ways to go, beyond the Feds, to understand what it is to be a serious target. Rizzo is a nut case or working for the enemy, a classic ‘sleeper’.
Be honest brother, it does not make me a better person at all, not at all, but I am at a different level of pissing off powerful people. Disarming Israels best commandos in itself and then calling them cowards on probably the BBC’s hallmark interview program means a level of hate combined with power is directed at me well beyond what you know, this is just simple fact. What else have I done? Quite a bit, again all verifiable. So you are not satisfied, and you suspect I do this to steal a few pennys here and there, this is your assessment, and you think Rizzo is a good source of info, what can I say other than you have a bit to learn and I can tell you, the amount of people who are serious targets and have really put their heads on the chopping block like me, understand this bullshit and such people always give mutual respect. They do not ask me for receipts and I do not entertain any of the unsubstantiated slander that follows all of us.
I am only writing this to you because you seem genuinely duped and wanting to do good. I can assure you brother if you are serious about justice and peace and you start to get the type of results that make you a serious target, you will develop a healthy dose of respect for people who are already in that place.
But hey, believe what you want, all the best.
Again, Ken attempts to explain the situation to MacDonald in a polite and courteous manner in spite of the insults and accusations of dishonesty that MacDonald has previously hurled in his direction. What Ken has said is right on the money: “Serious targets,” activists who make a real difference and those who have the sort of discernment and integrity that Ken O’Keefe possesses “always give mutual respect” and “do not entertain any of the unsubstantiated slander.” They do not ask Ken for “receipts” because they are smart enough and perceptive enough not to fall for the obvious lies and the slander that “A. J. MacDonald Jr.” has so obviously and disgracefully fallen for here.
A J MacDonald Jr:
I certainly respect you for all you have done, which is quite a lot. From my own experience with non-profits and businesses, receipts are easily produced when required. I read Mary’s lengthy article concerning the mission, which was actually quite well written and very detailed. I suppose we will have to agree to disagree on that matter. Since your annual accounts are in order I suggest you post them in public online for all to see, which will alleviate people’s concerns. Slander is a word you throw around quite a bit, along with threats to sue regarding these allegations, which I find suspicious in and of itself. As you well now, anyone deemed a serious threat is dealt with promptly, and there’s very little we can do to protect ourselves from those who wish us harm. A good ambush is always 100% effective, and even a not-so-good ambush is still very hard to survive, unless one is trained in how to do so. First they ignore you, then they try and smear you, then they threaten one’s loved ones, and then, if one is considered a serious enough threat, they will kill. The fact that we are both alive indicates, to me, that we are not, yet, a serious threat. I am always open to being proved wrong, and, in this case I would love to be proven wrong. A lot of good people look up to you and it saddens me to know that, at this point, I cannot trust you. As I said, make public your accounts, since they are in order, and I will be the first one to publicly admit I was wrong about you. Right now, Mary’s documentation is superior to yours (and she is also asking you to make public your records) and she simply has more hard evidence than you have (to date) produced. I’m really not concerned with this issue as far more important things are in store for the future. For that, I hope we can count you in. Few people are going to care about missing money issues – whether true or false – in the near future. More importantly, the many people who have been on the wrong side of the peace and justice issues, especially by siding with Israel, will be more concerned with keeping their necks out of a noose and keeping their bodies out of the federal penitentiary. I see no problem with you in that regard, quite the opposite in fact, so I will consider you a friend so long as nothing more serious than as yet unproven in court allegations of missing funds. Legally, I certainly consider you to be innocent until it can ever be proven in court that you are guilty regarding the money issue. We are, after all, in a fight for our lives and, considering that, money is not an issue at all, to me. ~ Peace my brother
He begins by saying that he “respects” Ken, yet he continues to reiterate the same disrespectful nonsense regarding “annual accounts” and “receipts” (straight from the playbook of the liars and slanderers). He tells Ken how “suspicious” MacDonald is (of Ken), while praising Mary Rizzo’s defamatory article as “quite well written” and containing “hard evidence.” He makes it crystal clear whose side he’s on, and ends his message with the sickening phrase “peace my brother,” reminiscent of the kiss of Judas.
Brother you really are a bit dim. The records are already public, there is nothing for me to make public. When the next due date for my accounts is up I will have the accounts in. If Rizzo is the model of journalism then ask yourself, why do I need to repost what is already public? And why are you so duped as to think she uncovered something hidden? Are you stupid or have you simply painted yourself into a corner and you cannot get out of it?
As for us both being alive thus we must be at the same level of being targets, that is truly amusing. In this nonsense you are just another ego driven fool who cannot admit an obvious truth. Go ask someone objective, lay out what you have done and what I have done, don’t forget the listed as “terrorist operative of Hamas” by Israel press release and the US Congress floating a bill that lists me as “linked to Al Qaeda” and then all the other stuff and compare that to your stuff. You know it and you cannot bring yourself to admit it, with regards to threats to our person, we are not in the same league brother. And this is why you act an arrogant twat, the wanting to be something you are not (yet) has to be covered with arrogance, with incantations of self-important bullshit. I did not get where I am playing the games you play, and I certainly did not tell people who had done far more than me that we were on the same level and “I can’t trust you” because I am an idiot who trusts at least one nut case as a source of truth while ignoring the obvious slander, yes slander that that laughable, non-circulated crap she has produced is.
I have been patient, but you are an idiot, you really are, and you have a lot of company, and most of you genuinely, probably, mean well. Whether or not those good intentions will mean much in the end, we shall see.
Brother, have the last word, then let us say goodbye.
Ken has indeed been remarkably patient throughout this entire exchange, much more patient than I could have been in similar circumstances, but Ken finally points out in this message (in no uncertain terms) the TRUTH about MacDonald, which greatly offends him. MacDonald is quite good at dishing out lying and slanderous insults and insinuations, but when the truth is finally revealed about HIM, he simply can’t handle it.
A J MacDonald Jr:
Where are the records public Ken? More ad hominem attacks on me are not helping your case, in my thinking. I will await a link to the records, which you say are posted in public. Thanks.
Note how he attempts to mask the defamation, insults, and false accusations he has just hurled at Ken in his previous messages by pretending in this message to be polite and civil. Note also his transparent attempt to point the finger of blame at Ken by accusing him of waging “ad hominem attacks” against him. Disgusting to say the least.
All company records including annual accounts are posted publicly as required by UK law. Everything required by the law is posted here. We are overdue on our annual return, which is not the accounts, this will be sorted soon enough. The annual accounts have already been accessed by my enemies and the reason why this fact is not discussed is because there is nothing immoral or illegal with what I have done as the Director of the company; to the contrary, I like many work for no pay 95% of the time.
Now, done, I have handed you something you could have easily found yourself and I really care not to hear any more of your bullshit. Within one month you will hear about plans and actions that will make all too clear that despite the slander, the infiltration and all the other expected things that come my way, not only has it not worked, on the backend my support has only grown. For all the idiots who buy the bullshit, 10 new people found out about me and what I have been up to and thus see the obvious. That is the beauty of controversy, people who would otherwise never hear of you become aware.
So goodbye brother, I have to admit I broke more than one rule getting into this silliness with you, my initial instincts were that I should go ahead and communicate, but I do not need your trust or approval. Just go and do good, that I will be grateful for.
Calling MacDonald’s despicable, unwarranted, and insulting accusations of financial irresponsibility and outright THEFT (based entirely upon the lies and slander of contemptible liars like Rizzo) MacDonald’s “bullshit” is being very kind. MacDonald has behaved in an insufferable manner.
A J MacDonald Jr:
The link doesn’t work. You said: “…people always give mutual respect. They do not ask me for receipts” which is TOTAL BS. I have worked with numerous nonprofits and NO organizations I have EVER worked with would EVER say such a thing. This ALONE proves to me that you CANNOT be trusted, which is very sad. I pray you repent and find faith and hope in the risen Christ who forgives sins and imparts to us the power to STOP name-calling and to START loving. Goodbye. DONE and DONE. For how to begin properly accounting for other people’s monies, please see: “In the interest of justice, let’s dismantle the solidarity industry” [article by Rizzo].
See: Truth Justice and Peace nearly sunk as RTH convoy facts emerge, and as usual, Gazans get the worst part of the deal (Posted: 06/14/2011) by Mary Rizzo [article by Rizzo].
Note how he sides one hundred percent with Rizzo and one hundred percent against Ken O’Keefe and how he has absolutely no proof to base this on despite his arrogant and condescending claim that such and such “proves” that Ken can’t be trusted, when it proves nothing of the sort. His failure to understand what Ken clearly explained just proves how little he is capable of understanding. His inane statements prove one thing and one thing only: how hopelessly deceived and misled he is, and, as Mark Glenn so aptly puts it, how totally “off the reservation” he is, at least on the issue of Ken O’Keefe and the malicious slander campaign that has been waged against him that HE is a part of.