Being the owner/writer/moderator of a website such as the Outlaw, I have come to expect the unexpected.
And during the course of an average day, I receive a couple of dozen emails, social media messages and texts, answerphone messages and comments on this site from readers,
Some are from friends and trusted contacts checking in, some are from people passing on information (more often than not anonymously), a small number are extremely abusive and intimidating, often unintelligible word salad from the usual sources, and the remainder are the usual, everyday junk that anyone who owns a website or possesses an email address will receive on a daily basis.
I can spend at least an hour every day going through messages, moderating and/or deleting the various comments which appear on this site, and dealing with messages that require immediate attention, as well as collating those that require further investigation when I can put some time aside to look at them in some depth.
Some of these messages will make me laugh out loud, a few are heart-achingly sad, and a number are requests for help and/or advice, or are sharing information which either I have requested from others, or is freely offered to me for possible inclusion on this site at some point.
Each is read, none are dismissed out of hand and no genuine message will ever be ignored; and I can say with confidence that even if I have to sideline whatever post I am working on currently, there is always enough material to hand to allow the Outlaw to continue for the next few years – in the same manner as it has since it’s inception in November 2012.
I own the domain name, the hosting fees are paid in advance every month and unless those fees increase by around 950% (I kid you not) or more, I will never be in a position where I will have to close this site due to financial constraints, or feel the need to request donations for this site to remain operational.
That information will I am sure, not make pleasant reading for certain people, and it’s those people that this post will mainly address, inasmuch as a screen-grabbed comment that appeared on another site, and was subsequently passed to me …. led to it’s publication at this time.
If that makes sense.
Despite having more than enough available material already for any number of posts, on a myriad of subjects I could have published, I decided to highlight a comment that was sent to me last weekend, as it illustrated perfectly – the type of nonsensical baboonery (a real word) that is published about not only myself, but about any number of other people and events, each and every day – in some of the grubbier corners of the world wide web at least.
Putting the rather obvious lunatic, paranoid fantasy which the bulk of the comment consists of, aside, I would like to draw your attention to the paragraph I have highlighted;
“These people will come for you when you have served your usefulness and they will ‘help’ you to ‘commit suicide’ just like they helped the notorious Fred West to commit suicide in his prison cell, when he started to reveal that he had provided victims for SATANIC covens that included MPs, Judges and the usual establishment shite. So what makes YOU think that YOU will be spared?”
That was the section which caught my eye immediately, not because it refers to me directly, as a large number of comments on that site already do that and can safely be ignored, but as far as I am aware, Fred and Rosemary West have never been linked to any type of ‘SATANIC’ activity, despite internet speculation and from low-rent mainstream media outlets, that previously attempted to claim a number of children’s drawings on the walls of the cellar at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester …. was ‘evidence’ of ‘Satanism’ and ritual practices.
I had not heard of, nor had I read anywhere online from any reputable source, that MP’s, Judges and/or any other ‘Establishment’ figures were involved in these aforementioned ‘Covens’, so I spent some time doing something that the author of the highlighted comment clearly neglected to do, which was to attempt to find some evidence to back up what after all, is a rather explosive allegation, and would of course make the author look like a deranged fantasist if there was absolutely no evidence to support such a claim.
I do have a slight advantage, however, in that in 1994 when the West’s were arrested, I was living in Cardiff and worked with two lads from a small village called Bulley, near Westbury on Severn in Gloucester.
Both these lads had grown up in and around the Forest of Dean, spent all of their working lives in agriculture and had known Fred and Rose West as well as anyone in the local farming community did.
The West’s were known locally as being ‘a bit strange’ to put it mildly, and it was an open secret that they were active ‘swingers’ who ‘entertained’ interested parties at their Cromwell Street home most weeks.
I was told at the time that Fred West was often seen sitting in his van in the carpark of various pubs, while Rose was inside plying her trade as a prostitute, and that Fred was viewed as being a scruffy and dirty individual who smelt strongly of a combination of what was described as ‘horse manure, diesel fuel and nauseatingly strong bodily odour’.
The physical demeanour of Fred West alone should have excluded him from moving in the same social circles as ‘MPs, Judges and various Establishment Figures’ – and the brain damage he was believed to have suffered from, following a motorcycle accident at the age of 17, which left him comatose and with a metal plate in his head, as well as a later head injury, would I imagine, not place him at the top of any list of people who would need to not only be reliable, loyal, incredibly discreet but trustworthy enough to supply victims for alleged ‘Satanic’ rituals …. and also be relied upon to keep their mouth shut to hide the nerarious activities of various Members of Parliament, people of social standing and the Judicary who allegedly participated in said activities.
And if the local accounts in regard to his character are accurate, keeping his mouth shut about having such ‘important friends’ would have been an inordinately difficult task for the unintelligent, but supremely arrogant West.
But I could be wrong about that I suppose, and anything being possible it would be unwise to rule anything out totally if there was a shred of evidence to support it, other than what can be found on any number of ‘Conspiracy’ websites and forums.
As for the allegation that Fred West was ‘Suicided’ because he had ‘started to reveal he had provided victims for Satanic Covens’ consisting of establishment figures’, there is no actual evidence I have found to support that claim either, other than the rumours and speculation that has permeated various ‘Alternative Media’ sites and tricked down through forums and newsgroups ever since his death by hanging on New Years Day 1995.
What the comment I have highlighted has ignored, and what would be obvious if only the most basic research had been done, is that Fred West became suicidal after being abandoned totally by his wife, who had even failed to acknowledge him when they appeared at court as defendants.
They would have also discovered (had they looked) that only six days following his arrival at Winson Green Prison the previous May, a ‘Suicide Kit’ he had collected, which comprised of razor blades, bed sheets and a cotton reel was discovered in his cell.
It was revealed in 2006 that sealed prison files were obtained that showed how West was somehow allowed to keep the items he later used to take his own life, for a full seven months previously.
Any or all of the above can be discounted at any point of course, and any number of wild conspiracies can be woven into the narrative, as can the mass media sources I have used to accompany this post, also be dismissed as being ‘Tools of the establishment’ and are therefore, part of the subterfuge, I only ask that as with everything you read on the internet, do your own research, obtain your own source materials and above all – exercise common sense and trust your gut feelings.
This post does not categorically claim to offer the definitive answer as to the true reasons why Fred West took his own life, it merely challenges what has been alleged elsewhere and to encourage anyone who is interested to do their own research and to formulate their own conclusions.
There are alternatives to any story, and caution should always be exercised in regard to anything published in the mainstream and alternative media, as well as what appears online unless you can trust absolutely the source.
I have used MSM sources here as a starting reference point only, it’s entirely up to the reader to find their own sources and pursue it further should they wish to do so.
Alternatively, and again it’s entirely the choice of the reader to decide what they want to believe, the real reason that Fred West committed suicide, was not because he was ‘suicided’ by the establishment figures he procured victims for, nor was he driven to despair by the evidenced fact that his wife had totally abandoned him and left him with little to live for.
The real reason that Frederick West took his own life, could even have been that Charles Salvador, AKA Charles Bronson, the 63-year-old lifer known as ‘The Most Violent Prisoner in Britain’…. as [Allegedly] claimed in his book ‘Charlie Bronson Stole My Sanity’ ; was personally and ultimately responsible for driving Fred West to hang himself by continually taunting him to do so, from the confines of his own cell which was within earshot …. [SOURCE]
And most people would not volunteer, nor would they possess the courage to debate the issue face to face with Charlie Bronson, I should imagine.
And that dear reader is the trouble with the internet …. For every balanced, adequately researched, and reasonably argued article and comment published online over any given 24-hour period, there are a slew of spiteful, ill-informed and/or deliberately misleading ones – and that is even after immediately discounting the many examples of complete crackpottery and malicious muckspreading from the likes of online entities like ‘Lorraine”, that I have used as a point of reference here.