I've explained my motivations, I've provided evidence to support my explanations and yet to some, I am still some sort of homicidal lunatic. There's no telling someone who has their fingers in their ears, no convincing someone who has made up their mind.
The fact that Old Holborn used to have a link on his own blog to the exact same place that he now uses to assert that I'm trying to kill him and murder his family has entirely passed the world by.
The fact that every point I've raised about who put up stuff about his identity and who posted up photos of his kids has been met with mindless hostility but no reason or coherence has worn me out. So I'm going to give up trying.
Feel free to continue slagging me off in the comments.
If you need any incentive to do so, let me hasten to point out that Old Holborn has already publicly reneged on his statement that he would be deleting his blog, before the five days was even up. If you were genuinely worried that your blog might be getting you into shit, wouldn't the obvious thing be to delete it, quickly and quietly? Maybe go round the internet trying to remove as many provocative or dangerous comments as possible? Despite the ostensible reason for the deletion of his blog (to protect his family) he is OK to leave it completely intact, with all the stuff that Mossad was going to use as justification for rubbing him out, and his family are now somehow not at risk because he's handed the blog over to someone else. None of it is stopping him from posting all over the blogosphere, despite describing himself and his family as targets.
I choose to ascribe this to his incredible ego, which would not allow him to let the "16th most influential blog in the blogosphere" (as he keeps on fucking telling us everywhere) to die.
Instead, he gets to keep a blog, with his name on it, with a better writer, without any effort. If it goes well, he has the ego-stroke of seeing his name at the top of the blogosphere with a minimum of effort, if it goes badly, he has the ego-stroke of saying "I handed this guy a fortune on a plate and he blew it without my masterful hand to guide him." It's hardly a lose-lose situation for any overwrought drama queen.
I have a fiver here that says that Old Holborn will be back on his blog, doing "guest posts" before the end of the year, especially if the blog does well.
I also have a fiver that says that there will be another dramatic blowout, either in the blogosphere or at one of the many fora Old Holborn frequents, or wherever he is abandoning the blogosphere for, before the end of the year.
The one thing you might choose to reflect on, before you get out your wallet, is that I've been in this movie for four years now.
I just wonder if the abuse I've received and will doubtlessly continue to receive will be matched by equally fulsome apologies when I'm proven correct. I shan't hold my breath.
I'm fairly certain, based on extensive personal experience, that I won't be getting one from Old Holborn.