I've been following up some of the stuff Zamparini's been writing
over at Medialens (with the apparent support, if not the enthusiastic
encouragement, of the Medialens editors). Some of this stuff really
is from the Twilight Zone of paranoid delusion.
He seems to hold Iraq Body Count responsible for all the world's
ills. For example he writes:
and its figures are the main instrument used by the warmongers
to hide the real human cost of this carnage. IBC did all it
could to help the warmongers propaganda. Yet, IBC has
been used not only by the mainstream media but by too many on
the left and the alternative media (included ZNet) when it was
clear from the beginning what that operation was all about."
[link to source]
It was "clear from the beginning" to whom? To
the guy who's been spamming Usenet? (with claims that TV newsreaders
and MI5 are conspiring to telepathically control viewers?) Perhaps
IBC are behind that plot too?
As is typical with those who harbour paranoid delusions, Zamparini
presents no evidence to support his wild accusations.
The problem is that to many he's not regarded as a nut.
Some people (including Medialens apparently) think he's some sort
of "serious" activist. And he's incredibly prolific
in sending out emails and stirring things up in discussion groups
across the net. It seems to be a full time occupation for him.
I think anyone involved in campaigning/activism/dissent should
avoid him like the plague. At least until he's got his act together.