Why Do The Trolls of Lighthouse International Group Not Provide Proof for Their Many Allegations?
Updated: Feb 7
Proof That The Pathology of a Troll Is Hateful & Lacks Reason
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Why Do Trolls Troll Anonymously & Criminally?
Let’s get straight to the point in saying anyone who is trolling is doing so not because they have a genuine grievance. It's also not because they have any genuine, meaningful facts, substance or evidence that would give their claims and statements any credence or credibility. If there was then they would go about solving their issues or grievances in a very different manner, i.e. publicly, openly and maturely, with balance and wisdom.
Criminal trolls are, for the most part, anonymous. The main reason for this is, feeling protected by their anonymity, they believe they can write and say just about anything they like and they will justify it in the name of free speech. They will even go so far as to call themselves 'activists', thinking that, under the banner of their so-called 'cause', they are without reproach, accountability and consequence for their words and behaviour. What many trolls are doing however, whether they are aware of it or not, is now CRIMINAL.
Those who troll anonymously do so because, what they say online, they would not say openly in public if their true identity were attached and even less so if their employers' name were attached also, where every word is traceable to and accountable to a known individual. Their peers and their seniors would think very differently if that were the case and they know that, were their behaviour connected to their public identity, it could mean them also losing their employment, even before any legal consequences are incurred. Indeed they would shudder and shrink at the thought of such a thing, which is why, when challenged to make themselves known, they will try to deflect, lash out, or say nothing in return to avoid such accountability.
This is because their intent is not to understand, find agreement or come to a solution with the other party. Instead, it is purely to slander, to smear and to cause emotional and/or reputational harm to others in ways that inflates their own narcissistic and egotistical sense of grandiosity. Almost everything they state is subjective opinion, nothing more and their opinions are likely rooted in a very dark and unhealthy pathology.
It's because they have no means, i.e. facts and evidence to prosecute their so-called ‘cause’, point of view or grievance against an individual, collective or organisation lawfully, openly, fairly and gracefully, in the public domain that they instead turn to a strategy of persecution. And in that persecution they will focus on the object of their hate, malice and resentment; either an individual, a group, an organisation, a combination of these or all three.
The pathology of trolls is such that there's no care for the consequences of their actions. We have warned our trolls of the actions we'll be taking and offered to work out solutions. They have persisted and even goaded us whilst we have built a substantial case of evidence for legal prosecution.
The Trolls of Lighthouse - A Brief Summary
Like every public organisation, we have our fair share of critics, but during the course of 2021, a concerted and anonymous smear campaign was launched against Lighthouse Global by a very, very small contingent of our very own online trolls.
So to make it easier and transparent for everyone, this article will lay out a list of every unlawful allegation we have received as an organisation over the last 10 months, across all online platforms, which forms part of our investigation into these anonymous trolls. This will outline to everyone what utter nonsense they are writing through their online harassment, malicious falsehoods, pernicious white lies and half-truths, racial abuse, defamation, libel, dog piling and hate speech across various platforms.
Everything we've ever done here in Lighthouse Global has been recorded and transcribed. Everything we ever speak about, every meeting, everything we ever do is vetted and it’s all in here in our records to be presented in front of a court if necessary. Every client and every Associate Partner knows this and has valued that level of care and attention to detail immensely, until they decide their choices to invest and be involved here no longer suit them, usually because they have been negatively influenced from elsewhere.
At Lighthouse we choose and want everything to be recorded so we can learn from it and there is always full accountability. The criminal trolls we have accrued hate that these records exist because they know what is on these written and audio records, which come directly from them themselves, actually contradict every one of the below allegations they have made.
They have been asked repeatedly for their permission for us to publicly use the evidence we have that contradicts all their accusations. However, we are still waiting for a reply and confirmation as to whether this is why they have yet to take us to court, which to date we have heard nothing to that effect. We are all but certain why this is, it is because they know they have no evidence and that the evidence we have contradicts all of their falsehoods and manipulative distortions of truth to the point there is no case for them. However, we are still waiting for them to confirm this and in the meantime we have decided to offer them a challenge while even helping them with making a case against us...
Our Questions To The Trolls.. 77 Accusations (Below) & Counting, Yet Not One Shred of Evidence So Far.. How Come?
Dear Criminal Trolls hiding in the dark seedy shadows of the internet (aka Reddit), we have a few questions for you...
Firstly: what is your intention with everything you are writing and putting online that is clearly anti-Lighthouse? What exactly are your aims, your goals, your desired outcomes with this campaign of yours, if you have any at all? Are you trying to destroy our reputation? Are you trying to harm our business opportunities as much as possible? Are you trying to negatively influence people's opinions against us in line with your own? What exactly is it that you want to achieve? Please can you make this clear because there is very little clarity or cohesion between you all.
And secondly: when it comes to all of your claims, your statements and accusations, please can you tell us and make it clear where you have tangible and meaningful proof to back any of these up. This is very important because everything you have written to date without this evidence is nothing but hearsay. In fact, your whole formula is simply hearsay over opinion. What a bad combination!
We have studied your statements for months and there is no principle, there’s no fact, there’s no evidence, there’s no proof. And worse than this, when you are not lying and being false, you have twisted the truth or omitted key facts and context to suit your lies. In short, there is nothing here we can find that is substantial and credible to anything you write. Of course, we have made mistakes in the past and there are things we have learnt from and things we have made massive changes over so that we never have the type of pathology you are displaying within our organisation ever again, at any level. It's a given that we have not been perfect; as nobody and no organisation is, but we are certainly not guilty of the things you are accusing us of and we challenge you to prove it otherwise!
There will be another post soon detailing what we have learnt from the last year and how we have taken massive strides forward because of how our Head Mentor Paul S. Waugh has advised us to use this chaos and its attempt to destroy us and our work. We are using this experience to create some incredible opportunities instead, starting with Parents Against Trolls and Business Against Trolls. Something that has been widely applauded and welcomed by many; even attracting interest from mainstream media networks such as ITV.
Despite the lack of evidence, to the uninitiated eye and the oversensitive person reading this stuff, these accusations and falsehood can still affect them, as you will see in this post by Ella Watson. This means those who desperately need and are seeking help from us may be falsely led and influenced and end up not receiving that support purely because of the selfish, persecutory behaviour of a tiny minority of people intent on causing damage, which is why we are writing posts such as this one.
By all accounts and our long experience with them, these trolls have no care for the consequences of their actions. They have no care for how what they do might affect children connected to Lighthouse Global, our work and our projects, the livelihoods of all those involved here and how they are negatively impacting our projects for helping other children. They have continued, even though they’ve been warned repeatedly, in their criminal behaviour - some have even been gloating and goading Lighthouse Associates saying they don't believe we ever will hold anyone accountable legally on this. However, now the real consequences are starting to impact them on the back of letters that have been sent to their respective employers recently. Letters we warned would be sent but were given no choice but to follow through with and now, as was expected, we are being accused of being bad people because now their own families are being affected by the consequences they have brought on themselves. Consequences they have had ample opportunity to avoid as well.
These consequences are met with shock because of the pathology. A troll believes they are a law unto themselves. This kind of self-centred attitude and behaviour is known in psychological terms as being an 'old infant'. Just as when a toddler, through its own childish misadventure will fall off a piece of furniture, such as a sofa, only to then hit and blame the sofa for its injury and pain it received. When we talk about the pathology of trolls we are talking about emotional toddlers in the bodies of physical adults!
There Are Clear and Obvious Selfish Reasons Behind This
As an organisation, we have been going for nearly 18 years and prior to the last 10 months where a few very bitter ex-partners who did not get refunds they were very justifiably not entitled to, we have had no such prior attacks. Even after working with over 70,000 people in that time in some way or form... nothing! So these recent destructive trolling efforts only constitute a mere 0.01% of everyone we have ever worked with at Lighthouse! Wow.
The fact is there’s no proof, no evidence, no principle, no law, there’s zero wisdom, and there is certainly no love in what is being stated and claimed and, more importantly, HOW they are going about it! There is absolutely zero dedication to truth, in its absolute form. Instead, there is fabricated falsehood and where there is truth, it is half and twisted truths. These 'truths' conveniently lack essential facts and context along with pernicious white lies that cause deception and deceit with the surface appearance of authenticity. This is why we call for permission to release our evidence to provide the full truth and context.
Their campaign has been highly disorganised and all over the place so we decided to help things along and do their work for them in extracting and structuring their argument(s) in a concise and well-ordered, categorised list. This way we can see them beyond the anonymous online feeding frenzy and malevolent soup they are trying to stir up. For that reason, this article is a substantial piece.
However, if you really want to understand just how foundationless the accusations are and how vicious and personal they can become, fuelled by hate in the name of being an ‘activist’, then read on and you will see that the reality is they are more like mercenaries than activists. This is all part of the case against them which is building every day and this is all being documented and shared with our legal counsel.
Why No One Can Reason With Criminal Troll Pathology
Trying to reason with a troll is like trying to teach empathy and compassion to a hungry crocodile. The kind of pathology behind trolling has been well-studied and documented and trying to reason will only result in circular arguments that never end because of their completely unreasonable and narcissistic, toxic motives and intentions. A troll will literally feed off (psychologically speaking) any defence or rebuttal you may offer them. They will use these as fuel to continue their endless tirade of hate and one-tracked obsession to vent their hate on the subject of their vitriol.
The internet has been for a long time much like the Wild West with little regulation, or order… where anyone can just about write anything they want about anyone they wish without fear of meaningful reproach. However, that is starting to change in a big way as new laws and regulations have come into force to put those with the dark, negative and toxic pathology of trolls and trolling to rights through the full accountability of the law; like in the recent case of Louise Minchin. Let’s not forget that trolling is something that torments thousands of children and pushes others to commit or try to commit suicide every year. This is why we at Lighthouse launched Parents Against Trolls earlier this year which has already seen Paul S. Waugh being interviewed by ITV News to speak on the subject of online anonymity.
One catalytic reason for creating Parents Against Trolls was this tiny group of individuals who, for much of 2021, have been trolling and also 'dogpiling' together to write and post anti-Lighthouse International statements and material online, using websites like Reddit and a dedicated trolling website. This has been confirmed by Lighthouse Global legal representatives who are experts in the area of online libel, defamation and slander. Our trolls created the site themselves under the guise of being open and providing balanced ‘fact-finding’, but then presenting nothing of the sort (again confirmed by our legal counsel) with a one-sided, highly-biased perspective. They also paid the webhost extra to hide their identity.
Despite the very generous open and ongoing offer to these people to come and meet with our Head Mentor, Paul S. Waugh, at his family home, along with their solicitors if desired, to talk through and work out a solution to their issues, we have not had one response from these trolls in taking up his offer. Instead, they have taken to dark corners of the internet intent on spreading their baseless and malicious opinions about our work and those who work here in a blatant effort to harm our reputation and business.
Rather than react to this or retaliate to these online attacks, for months we have allowed them to go about their practice unchallenged. We knew full well they would only serve to incriminate themselves more and more by what they wrote, given we have nothing to hide and knew they have nothing to back up anything they claim, other than subjective bias and hearsay. 100% of their posts and statements have been carefully monitored to show nothing but purely subjective, factually twisted or utterly false opinion and conjecture. Where there is some truth in what they are saying, they have used that truth in a way that is only really a half-truth and is manipulative because it paints a distorted and misleading picture. Their statements are baseless and lack any reality-based substance or detail that could prove or bring any objective, let alone legal, legitimacy to anything they are saying. Most of what is written is deliberately derogatory with vitriolic intent and is punishable by law for libel and dogpiling.
If they had any such proof and such substance to back up their claims and opinions and a genuine desire to achieve some kind of conclusion to their apparent grievances, then we are sure we would have heard from their legal representatives, or even the police acting on their behalf by now. To this date, however, we have heard nothing in response to Paul’s invitation, only the continued egotistical raucous within their online subgroups.
Our Challenge To The Trolls Is: PROVE What They Are Saying!
Over the best part of 2021 and moving into 2022 we have been incredibly measured in our response at Lighthouse Global, patiently holding back from confronting or challenging any of these defamations and online slanderous statements at the advice of our legal counsel for some time. We have objectively observed, gathered evidence and allowed enough time and space for a weight of evidence to build that could be prosecuted legally, whilst sending several proper warnings to those we know to be involved.
Our call now to each and every one of these criminal trolls is to COME FORWARD AND PROVE WHAT THEY ARE SAYING. For every derogatory or critical statement they claim to be true, we demand that they back up everything they say, because there’s no proof here from them.
To those who have perhaps read or come across their posts or their website, we would encourage you to do a study of everything written there and ask yourself, where is the proof and where is the backup that gives any substance to such statements and such claims beyond hearsay and opinion? Hearsay and opinion; a terrible combination for any kind of credibility or legitimacy.
Anyone who wants to check these things for themselves will see there is no principle, there’s no fact, no evidence, no proof, there’s nothing substantial. Where is their wisdom? Where is their care and love behind what is being written there? They have no interest in the truth with any of it and so we challenge them to prove it, prove what they say and claim!!
We Have Even Made a Categorised List of Their Complaints For Them In Order To Make It Easier
Much of what has been written has been so disorganised and randomly done and is so incoherently presented that we have decided to help our trolls in trying to prove their statements and claims by structuring their arguments for them. They have done a terrible job in presenting a case against us!
So we have listed the charges being made against us for them, using our well-documented research into everything that’s been posted and we ask… where is the specific proof to each and every point?
These people are so disorganised with their comments and material that there's no way to form a strong and coherent case against anyone. It’s like porridge; all mixed and jumbled up, so we have structured and provided a concordance of this material for everyone to clearly see and refer to. At present it lacks righteousness, it lacks law, it lacks principle, it lacks accuracy, it lacks structure, it lacks order, it lacks effectiveness and again it’s a terrible job! If you're reading this, you guys aren’t just criminal trolls, you’re badly organised trolls, bad at what you do, so let us help you out.
At the bottom of this post we have listed the allegations that have been made against us (please let us know if there’s any missing because they are all being passed onto our legal counsel). There are vicious attacks on the character and reputation of us as individuals and an organisation. However, not one of them has been backed up!
In the world of Twitter fights, Snapchat feuds and Insta-wars we all know that anybody can write just about anything about anyone that is their opinion. We at Lighthouse Global are not such people though, although we could have taken the same approach if we were that way inclined. Do our trolls not think we could do exactly what they’re doing? What we mean is going online anonymously on a trite site like Reddit to write a whole lot of nonsense about them, passing it off as truth and fact without actually backing any of it up, or taking half-truths and manipulating them to make them seem the way we want them to seem.
It would have been very easy to take on a bunch of noms-de-plume and pseudonyms and anonymously write the worst possible things we could think of about them. If we had the sort of pathology to do that kind of thing with a mind to really harming and taking someone down through such methods, we could have been very imaginative in how we did that, because we must be honest, the imagination of our trolls is seriously lacking in all they’ve done. But we don’t need to and certainly nor would we even think to do things in such a way.