Among all the clamouring for attention as the right-wing spin brigade and Fake News outlets try to talk up the claims that Europe, and especially Sweden, are now hotbeds of violent crime, and that it’s all because they let Scary Muslims (tm) in, one sad soul stands out among the keyboard warriors. He is Paul Watson, and he lives not in Mainland Europe, or the USA, but south of the river in London’s Battersea.
Paul Watson - fantasy versus reality
Watson has a Twitter photo which suggests an image rather more hip and cool than the anaemic rabbit-caught-in-the-headlights looking geek of reality. There is a good reason for this: Watson is not only a cowardly gobshite, he has to project the idea of credibility, where he has none. Even in geek mode, he stands in front of a world map which shows his horizons extend beyond the Lidl at Clapham Junction. Allegedly.
The unintentional hilarity was exemplified by his rush to defend Milo Yiannopoulos following that advocacy for paedophilia: “Well done, professionally outraged libtards & Never Trumpers, you just made #CPAC 2017 the most eagerly anticipated ever! … Milo must be mortified that he's at the center of another controversy again. I mean it's not like that's his whole schtick. Oh wait…” Yiannopoulos has since been dropped by CPAC.
Still, if at first you don’t succeed, well, just suck some more seed, eh? After Yiannopoulos then had his book deal canned, Watson was there spinning obediently: “In other news, MIlo's future book sales just doubled”. Yeah, right. And then he went wrong, and disastrously so, goading his critics “I cannot believe you idiots picked a fight with me about Sweden. It's my favorite topic. Working on a video that will decimate you”.
Ah, that crime-ridden country once again. And the temptation for Watson was just too much: “Any journalist claiming Sweden is safe; I will pay for travel costs & accommodation for you to stay in crime ridden migrant suburbs of Malmo”. Louis Barfe was willing to show this idiot up for what he was: “I claim my free holiday in Malmo, you idiot child”.
Watson’s idea of what Sweden actually looked like then took a knock as George Weah’s Cousin called him out: “How come you deleted this then m8. Is it because one is a picture of 80s London, and another a Football game?” Whoops! And the numbers willing to take him up on his offer led Lucy Lyons to ask “Looks like you are paying for a LOT of people to go to #Malmo - wow, you are super generous. Are you going to charter a plane?”
Far Right Watch concurred on the charter and who was paying: “At this rate, we're looking to Charter a Flight to Malmo for everybody. It's okay, @PrisonPlanet is paying!!” Watson span himself silly, pretending that he was making good on the offer and that it was only for one. But J J Patrick was on his case, and is crowdfunding a damages action against Watson for breach of his unilateral offer, made on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Nils Karlsson has advised Watson “Hello, @PrisonPlanet. I'm a deputy mayor in Malmö. I would be happy to meet with any journalists you send here to [see] for themselves”. He may have a long wait in store.
Saddoes who spend all their time behind the keyboard can get themselves into terrible trouble when they encounter the real world. Paul Watson might just get that now.