The self-destruction of Brendon O’Connell

‘Honorary Muslim’ Brendon O’Connell before he turned on Iran.

By Timothy Fitzpatrick
November 14, 2020 Anno Domini

Lurking beneath the friendly, jocular face of Australian anti-Zionist Brendon O’Connell is a deeply disturbed and unhinged soul.

Is it jealousy to say so, as is often the cry of those in positions of influence in the alternative media being squeezed to account for their words? Is it the accusation of an FBI operative, Zionist deep stater? No, but that’s what he would have his groupies believe, as the narcissistic, manipulative, sociopathic, self-appointed cult leader that he seems to be.

I’ve been meaning to write this critique of O’Connell, whom I have known since the mid 2000s, for many years but have held back because I thought maybe he could get over himself long enough to get some hard-hitting truth out to the masses. After all, I argued to myself, he does have a good analytical mind at times, and he has enough charisma to effectively influence an audience.

I was wrong. It’s turned out that he has done nothing but divide and disturb the dissident movement against the New Socialist World Order for the past 16 years. Instead of offering truth with no strings attached, he has used his sometimes-good analyses simply to build an audience for the mere glorification of his own ego—and to fill his wallet (O’Connell admits in this clip, “I am just here for the money now.”). Sure, he may be an actual counter-intelligence operative/asset of some kind (as some suggest), but his personality seems to show that he is too unhinged and unstable to carry out any kind of meaningful, organized, or prolonged operation beyond self-aggrandizement. If he is an operative, his operators must have long since abandoned him as too unreliable for effective use. O’Connell is directing his own operation from the small world of his own making.

Screenshot of the now defunct Libertyforum.org.

I first encountered O’Connell at Libertyform.org, which was one of the best free speech forums at the time (I can’t think of one that has rivaled it since). Although its mission was libertarian oriented, it drew a steady stable of smart and well-read conspiracists, nationalists, and traditional Christians. O’Connell was every much a pot stirrer back then as he was when he got himself indicted after the Friends of Palestine rally (2008/09) in Australia, which made him somewhat famous in the dissident movement. He was a constant pest, agitator, and divide-and-conqueror of those with whom he came in contact online and in real life. He also relentlessly stalked and doxxed people with whom he became fixated, much like he has continued to present time; for example, with researcher Joseph Davis, who was doing some great work up until O’Connell doxxed him into silence (I guess O’Connell couldn’t allow an honest researcher to upstage him. See one of Davis’ well-researched articles here.). He was the same way on the conspiracy forums. He had to be the center of attention or else he went on the attack. When Libertyforum was shuttered, O’Connell took his gong show over to other forums, like ArgueWithEveryone, where he carried out the same agitprop. As I conversed with him more and more, his wild stories of being hacked and harassed by the feds began to dominate our conversations (never did he provide any solid evidence of this, much like he fails to do today). Little did I know at the time that he was setting his hooks in to establish his cult following. It worked on me for a while, although I only supported him from a distance. Fortunately, I didn’t get too close to him, as others have and got burned for doing so.

Because he harassed and physically assaulted Stanley Keyser apparently unprovoked and with no relevance to his anti-Zionist activism, he was eventually handed a racial vilification charge by a Perth court looking to make an example of the perceived Jew hater. Although O’Connell was wrong for harassing and assaulting (slap or punch) Keyser, it certainly didn’t warrant a jail sentence, let alone three years. But you can’t publicly defy the Synagogue of Satan and get away with it. Because of this very public defiance, Brendon garnered more support and a myth grew around him as being some kind of freedom fighter. Even today, it seems that many people don’t realize how petty his “exploits” at the Friends of Palestine rally were—or his taking credit for exposing Operation Talpiot, which was first exposed by Jason Gewirtz in his 2016 book, “Israel’s Edge: The Story of IDF’s Most Elite Unit – Talpiot”. They portray him as a hero, and O’Connell himself repeatedly claims that his trial brought out “the Israeli state” against him. Naturally for O’Connell, he has used this fake heroism as a bludgeon in order to get “donations” to his various crypto- and actual currency accounts.He often brings up his alleged broken arm in jail to gain sympathy and credibility from his groupies. His broken arm could easily have been a result of O’Connell lipping someone off, which we know he is prone to doing. Prison is a dangerous place. You don’t have to be a whistleblower in order to be assaulted in there.

O’Connell soon switched his operation from the forums onto videos and became extremely dramatic in the time leading up to his trial and eventual incarceration. He was belligerent with authorities while recording them on camera and seemed to accuse all people of all things. He seemed to backstab even those who supported him throughout his self-inflicted ordeal. He stated provocative things in his videos, like when he called for rounding up Jews into camps in Australia (I have a recording of this video). What kind of an imbecile says something like that, even if one really thinks it? He used his trial to advance his anti-Zionist, pro-Palestine cause, even shouting to the court after his sentencing something to the effect that his imprisonment would be a cakewalk compared to what Gazans go through.

Screenshot of O’Connell’s court transcript that was posted and then soon removed, apparently by O’Connell himself.

Gaza brings me to my next point. O’Connell has a strange habit of taking down his own videos, be it on Youtubeor Bitchute. Sometimes he claims they are censored; other times it seems he self-censors. At first, it used to confuse me why he did this, but I began to believe that he did this to keep people from seeing patterns in his behaviour and rhetoric and, therefore, learning what kind of man O’Connell really is. At least once he deleted his entire channel, preceded by a video where he repeatedly insulted his audience and said he was finished trying to wake everyone up. Well, I happened to snag a few of those self-censored videos over time, and in one of them, he reads from his own trial transcript where he tells the court that he is a “multiculturalist” (evidently to show that he isn’t racially prejudiced against Jews). His opposition to the Synagogue of Satan seems to be directed at their “racism” and little else. These are all signs that O’Connell, a self-admitted “Jungian” is actually a bit of Leftist, possibly a Marxist. He stated in a 2018 video with all seriousness, “I love the U.N. I think it’s a great idea.” He has also professed support of communism on at least one occasion (in one of his deleted videos, he advised his followers to stop focusing on cultural Marxism and instead focus on his monopolized narrative of Operation Talpiot. Here is one video he forgot to take down where he says he doesn’t want to hear people complaining about Leftists, commies, and culture war. He says we should only focus on “the bankers”). Ultimately, all that he seems to be is an anti-racist egoist (his ego is so big, he once claimed that the NSA named malware after him). This is further corroborated by his fixation with the “white nationalist” movement, who seem to be at the receiving end of his vitriol at least once in every Youtube video he publishes. Nationalist researcher Brandon Martinez did a good podcast a while back calling O’Connell an honorary Muslim. This might not be far from the truth. I remember in one video O’Connell talking about “My Lebs”, referring to an apparent gang of Lebanese inmates whom O’Connell befriended while incarcerated.  Of course, it doesn’t help Brendon’s credibility when he flees to Iran and bunks with a homosexual (in typical O’Connell fashion, when things didn’t work out in Iran, for whatever reason, O’Connell turned on Iran, like he does with people. O’Connell was pro-Iranian, as per the Duginist script, but then turned on them, likely out of self interest, not in the interest of truth).

Former O’Connell associate and apparent controlled opposition operative Adam Green seems to use similar pro-Palestine, anti-Zionism rhetoric, possibly as part of the KGB’s Operation SIG (see my dossier on Green here). Incidentally, O’Connell and Adam Green parted ways not long after a meltdown Brendon had during a “Talpiot Talk” live stream. Although O’Connell went on to accurately predict Adam “Flakey” Green’s rise in the dissident movement, it seems he turned on Green due to his own ego being threatened and not because he was genuinely suspicious of Green’s motives. O’Connell’s behaviour with Green and the Talpiot Talk crew, once again, shows that his motives are not sincere but are self-serving.

Brendon O’Connell is a dangerous character not because of the information he provides, which can be found from various other sources (half the time O’Connell is promoting controlled opposition operatives like Steve Pieczienik and Steve Bannon), but because he betrays everyone who crosses his path. He should be avoided for this reason and because he seems to only cause infighting and suspicion in the dissident movement. He’s essentially an energy vampire, siphoning off otherwise useful dissident energy and wasting it away for his own self-aggrandizement. O’Connell seems to expect to be rewarded with a living because he slapped a Jew instead of pulling up his britches and getting himself a real job. His constant sob stories promoted in his videos as he moves from location to location is just another hallmark of a disturbed, sociopathic personality, whose worst enemy is not the Jews or the big banks but himself. He remains today alienated from everyone, even those who would help and support him, due to his self-destruction.

15 comments

  1. After seeking to collaborate with him, in the best of Christian goodwill

    From: Brendon O’Connell talpiot@protonmail.com
    Sent: 28 October 2019 06:08
    To: andy-sloan@hotmail.com andy-sloan@hotmail.com
    Subject: Re: Writings of Dugin identify the BREXIT vote in design of tarnishing, destabilising and splintering the UK

    Enough info Andy. When are YOU hitting the streets or are you just going to wank all day on the internet? Enough info. Any briefing documents for your MP? MI6 and MI5? Think Tank list to mass mail out and call? Flyers and banners for a military base? Or is it just more of the bullshit same internet wank? Talking to the same retards? The audience is on IT and financial channels – anti CCP channels. Just waiting, and you won’t go near them. Just the same old shit to the same old online social network people.

    Stop sending me this ENDLESS pointless informational shit that has ZERO practical value to explain to the average American, UK and European citizen where their job went and what Israel Russia and China have in store.

    Your w.n audience* are worse than useless.

    Always In The Public Interest

    *w.n. = white nationalist

  2. Come now. I agree that Brendon burns bridges but, as you point out, his analysis is sometimes insightful. He’s still a great resource and there can be no doubting his credentials. Him and Toben are the only ones who’ve been gaoled for their speech in Australia and it wasn’t for dissing Islam which is a fashionable sport to be beheld on every media platform. Lauren Southern managed to migrate here FFS.

  3. This was writen by
    @FlyUnderRadar92
    “I read your article on BOC .
    Now listen to this video why you & Joseph Davis get attacked by BOC —-> https://youtu.be/WOG463IilQ8
    You associate with idiots !
    JD ran off before anyone would or could speak to him . BTW it was me who told JD about BOC’s comments.”

    Part of the problem we have here is that the only ones who work together are the Soviet kabbalists. I would hope that everyone has ambushed national radio hosts (Larry Adler, Coast to Coast is effective) or banner dropped, talked to politician or drafted legislation.
    He has a point about slacktivism and all these Fuhrer fan boys on Twitter are pissing in a pot like the Jews do with Schneersonn (still waiting for the Rebbe resurrection).
    However when victim supremacy and works become a means of being abusive it’s ridiculous. Let’s face it, this guy is 80 years too late and if he isn’t ALSO spreading the truth of Christ and charity to others then what good is any of this? He is quite sensitive about “white nationalism” because he acted pretty foolish to some random Jews and now he is butt hurt about WN, yet the Kalergi plan is a self evident problem.

  4. I try to listen to Brendan regularly. I like that he talks about the bankers city of London and so forth which are places very few dissidents are too or are afraid to go. His videos always seemed a little bit disorganized and confusing nevertheless I’ll continue to listen to him.

  5. In one Video in 2021 (still up on YT) he says: Where is my 3.1 million i signed for?
    Mmkay!? So did he reply to questions in the comments section regarding that statement? No he did not.

  6. I reached out to BOC to interview him about his case. He was 40 minutes late, blamed that on computer problems, claimed to have never used zoom but invited me to his personal zoom room, then demanded i remove the interview after I posted it with all his links as he requested. He then decided to publicly bash me, and make false allegations and misrepresent our conversation. He cursed at me, called me vulgar names, tried to interrogate me. He demands everyone become active in the street but him. He literally does nothing. He lied about his location, etc.

    His behavior was bizarre and irratic and irrational.

  7. What Radix seems to leave out of her comment is that Brendon was concerned with her pretty heavy involvement with Q, as anyone should be. Brendon has given his life to expose all he can. He went to prison, suffered a beating while there, and has been on the run for years. He’ll probably never see his homeland again. How dare anyone say ‘he does nothing’. My God, what more can one man give or do? And do not forget his sister died by suspicious manner, probably murdered. I guess that’s not enough for some people. He’s been active and keeps on, while Radix was hanging on to Q until less than three months ago. I do fear for our country when people are so easily fooled by obvious horseshit.
    They don’t call them Q-tards for nothing!

    1. That’s bullshit. I told him my name and organization well before I talked to him, over 2 weeks prior. He had time to look into who I was. I gave him links to my website, etc. I have never claimed that Q was legit. I have covered it, but I have had guests on who were anti-Q and I let them explain why. I have covered posts saying Q is a psyop. You clearly didn’t go back into all my shows. I was always skeptical about Q, even if it was US Military, why would you trust them? The government certainly isn’t trustworthy. I was always skeptical and told people to consider all possibilities. I simply look at open source info and include links to everything i cover. I have even interviewed BLM activists, does that make me associated with them? I am willing to discuss anything.

      Brandon’s arrest does not mean he can abuse, threaten, curse, cyber stalk and harass others. I reached out to him because he always complains that no one in alt media mentions him or discussed his case. I was a paralegal for 10 years so I reached out to interview him. He had time to vet me before accepting. His behavior was bizarre, irratic and disturbing.

      Abuse is never ok. Brendon cites an NBC hitpiece on me as a “reliable source”, and he is his own worst enemy. If he cared about the movement why does he trash and burn so many people?

      I find it funny how quickly i got a response. Almost like his cult like following is monitoring everything.

    2. Brendon has given his life to expose all he can. He went to prison, suffered a beating while there, and has been on the run for years.

      Did it ever occur to you that Brendon may have been beaten for having a big mouth? Try reading the article before commenting.

      I find it ironic that you ridicule Q followers for believing everything they hear from Q when you appear to be doing that very thing with Brendon O’Connell.

  8. Brendan Oconnell put out some great info back in the day. Hell, he narrated “Judea Declares War on Germany’…. People just seem to fade away in this movement – look at Joe Sigur. Or they get stuck, they dont stay tuned in and keep watching the latest crimes. 9/11 is old news for us old timers.

    The new Truthers woke up on fake shootings like Sandy Hook, or Pizzagate and the pedophile network. Some of the old crowd havent kept up. 9/11 is a massive crime. So is Covid 19, the pedophile network, all these hoaxes. What the Truth movement NEEDS to do is point out the jewish connection in all these crimes. It’s there. It always is.

    Oconnell just isnt up to speed with the latest crimes.

    Also, your article mentions Brandon Martinez as a source? Martinez is an ancient shill.

  9. Brendon explains why he fell out with the Iranians; he did not simply turn on them as you say he did. His vision of an anti-Zionist Iran––a vision shared by many alt-tards nowadays, as you well know––proved to be a delusion after he actually visited the place, and saw reality. This is all recorded verbatim in an article posted on Henry Makow’s website. This article, which is actually an email from Brendon to Makow, exposes the Putin, Iran, and Assad groupies for what they are––a delusion at the least, and a nefarious scheme, to put the West to death, at the worst.

    While you are right to point out Brendon’s cockiness and his rashness, the rest of your analysis, I think, is quite unfair.

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