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Long story short
Some time during 2013, an Australian man in his mid-twenties realised that he had been deceived by the television about an event known as ‘Sandy Hook’.
And the ‘Boston Bombings’. And the Aurora ‘Batman Shootings’.
These revelations changed everything. By the end of:
2014, he was hosting a weekly podcast focused on discussing alternative ideas and opinions.
2015, he was interviewing the biggest names in ‘Flat Earth’.
2016, he was completing pre-production work for a feature-length film about dinosaur skepticism.
2017, he had established himself as the world’s preeminent skeptic and independent researcher.
Today he runs a small but growing subscription-based website dedicated to open discussion of these topics and so much more.
John le Bon, also known as ‘JLB’, is a man without peer in the independent media realm.
He has been involved in live, on-air debates with Flat Earthers and destroyed them.
He has been involved in live, on-air debates with Spinning Ball Earthers and destroyed them, too.
What is the secret to JLB’s success?
Why has he been able to rise to the top of this scene in such a short space of time?
The answer is simple: skepticism. Real skepticism.
Anybody can learn the theory. How many will put it into practice?
John le Bon is a 31yo Australian who spends most of his time trying to unravel the lie system into which we were all born.
JLB is primarily known for his work on YouTube, where his eponymous channel has attracted over 6,000 subscribers since launching in early 2015.
Over the past few years JLB has developed (and attempted to share) an epistemological framework he describes as ‘real skepticism’, whereby even the most fundamental ‘truths’ which most people generally take for granted are evaluated on an empirical and logical basis, and no field of inquiry is considered ‘taboo’.
Central to this framework is the concept of ‘primary source research methodology’, which is explained in detail here.
It turns out that precious little of what we have been led to believe by school, TV, and society at large is based on primary sources, empiricism, or logic.
Areas of interest
Topics regularly covered by JLB include:
The doctrines of Scientism (such as human evolution, heliocentrism, dinosaurs, etc)
Cultural marxism (including ‘feminism’, ‘transgenderism’, systemic child abuse via white guilt, and so forth)
‘Synchromysticism’ i.e. exploration of the concept of ‘coincidence’ and what it entails
Esoteric symbolism and meaning (especially in Hollywood film)
Human psychology – especially the group psychology of ‘truthers’ and other/related fringe online ‘communities’
Live shows, podcasts and videos
JLB is known throughout the so-called ‘truth movement’ (and related circles) on the internet for his work on a number of podcast series, including the Australian Roundtable Podcast (October, 2014 – September, 2015) and the Ball Earth Skeptic Roundtable (June – August, 2015).
All up, JLB has hosted over 100+ live shows via ‘google hangout’, many of which have official view-counts well into the tens of thousands. Moreover, JLB has released over 300 videos on his two primary YouTube channels, which now have well over 1,000,000 views between them.
Among his most important contributions to genuine alternative research, JLB lists his:
Debunking of the ‘Sydney Siege’ hoax of December 2014;
Exposes and mockery of the ‘Cavendish Experiment’ (‘heavy balls hanging from a shed roof’) related to the Scientism doctrine of heliocentrism; and
Analysis of the mythology surrounding the historical character known as Nikola Tesla.
Please see the Key Topics page for more information.
JLB also cites as notable achievements the memes he has successfully seeded, including the term ‘Baby Hoax’ (from the Hoax Hierarchy). JLB is proud of the many jimmies he has rustled with his honest inquiry and consistent skepticism, having successfully exposed and ridiculed several prominent YouTube ‘truthers’ for their blatant contradictions and ridiculously-poor ‘research’.
Attacks on JLB
Owing largely to his interest in challenging popular narratives of both the mainstream and ‘alternative’ media/authorities, his relatively professional production values and manner of speaking, and willingness to work entirely independently from the various groups and cliques which dominate the online ‘alternative research’ landscape (not to mention his insufferable humility), JLB has earned a reputation from some quarters as a ‘paid shill’, allegedly sent by an intelligence agency to ‘discredit’ the ‘truth movement’.
Whereas he once attempted to calmly dispel these baseless, ad hominem attacks with reason and evidence, JLB now wears such accusations with pride, because his time in this scene has shown him that the majority of people involved in the so-called ‘truth movement’ are retarded. As in, literally retarded – or as JLB describes them, conspiritarded.
Those to have accused JLB of being a ‘paid shill’ include:
Simon Shack of September Clues and ‘Cluesforum’ fame
Jeffrey C of FreeRadioRevolution (now NewWorldAgenda)
Bob Knodel of GlobeBusters
Max Ratt of the Max Ratt Deconstruction Zone
…among countless others. Not one of these individuals has provided a shred of evidence to support their outlandish claims against JLB, which goes to show just how paranoid and delusional ‘conspiracy theorists’ can be, and how little ‘research’ is actually valued by the majority of those who take the scene seriously.
It is a matter of public record that in 2015 a number of prominent YouTube-based conspiracy theorists formed a secret and private online forum dedicated to spying on JLB’s activities and attempting to ‘dox’ him; the members of this group were convinced that JLB was an intelligence asset whose mission was to infiltrate their ‘truth community’.
After two years of producing and sharing entirely free content (in the naive hope that it would encourage others to engage in real skepticism and honest content production), in late 2016 JLB decided to add a paywall section to his website whereby exclusive material would be made available to paid members. This decision upset a tiny but vocal minority of JLB’s audience, who felt it was their god-given right to access the research and content they are ‘too busy’ to produce themselves.
Fortunately, a number of long-time followers of JLB’s work saw value in the content he offered, and signed up before membership section had even been launched. To this day, JLB is thankful for the support he has received from those who value the work he has done and continues to do.
In fact, the revenues generated via this website make it possible for JLB to get by on just two or three shifts of ‘real work’ per week, allowing him to pour unprecedented levels of time and energy into genuine, independent research and content production.
Since mid-2016, JLB has been living a relatively itinerant lifestyle, moving from one friend or family member’s house to the next, surviving off the money he saved while working in a call centre, the small amount he receives from memberships of this site, and a few shifts per week at a ‘real job’.
JLB is primarily focused on the post-production of an independent documentary film, which was largely crowdfunded by members of this site. With a working title of ‘DinoSkeptics’, the feature-length documentary was filmed on location in the Australian outback, both ‘on the road’ to/from and at the town of Winton, Queensland, home of the ‘Australian Age of Dinosaurs’ museum. More information about the film can be found here.
JLB’s legal identity
‘John le Bon’ is not the legal name he was given at birth, but if you are desperate to learn what that legal name is, you should be able to find it by trawling the dark depths of the ‘truth movement’ online. Alternatively, you can simply contact JLB and arrange to meet him in person, whereby he will be happy to share this information with you himself. JLB has met many people ‘in real life’ who first heard of him via his online work, and so far has enjoyed meeting each of these individuals.
In the meantime, a separation between legal identity and online persona serves to mitigate some of the potential blowback one opens oneself up to by engaging in this line of research and content production. This scene is home to many unpleasant and delusional individuals. Moreover, some of the topics covered by JLB can attract the attention of undesirable elements. The use of a nom de plume or ‘stage name’ is no safeguard against such characters, but has proved to be a useful firewall for the past two years.
A more detailed account of JLB’s earlier life is made available below to Full Members of this site. For any and all inquiries about JLB and this site, please see the Contact page.