In Part 1 of "World in Crisis," wittily sub-titled And The Emerging Shift In Consciousness, Rev. Brian Keneipp (who has a nifty and dangerously unreligious taste in matching ties and shirts) introduces Bara as an "award-winning author" (at which Mike grins sheepishly.)
In comments under this vid, a viewer called sirrahusa writes (6/30):
Award-winning author? Huhhh???? That wretched book didn't win any awards. It received precisely ZERO professional reviews and the reader reviews on Amazon were largely mockery.
Read the dorkmission blog for an itemized list of the appalling technical errors in Bara's book. He's completely ignorant in the field of planetary astronomy.
[I added the link, it wasn't in the original Youtube post, obviously]
Mike responded yesterday with an all-too-typical lapse of either truth, logic, or just plain decency:
Obviously, you are just another front ID for that douchebag known as expat.
Yeah, other than getting to #21 on the NYT Bestsellers, list, it didn't win any "awards."
He then banned sirrahusa from further commenting, just as he banned me from the darkmission blog, despite a prominent hyperlinked invitation "Want to discuss [the book]? Visit the Dark Mission Blog."
sirrahusa found a niche where he was not yet banned, and wrote as follows:
Hi Mike... I'm lucky enough to have had a French gf at one time, and I can tell you that a douchebag isn't that bad. It's just a bag of water, often with some antiseptic added. Maybe you could find a more appropriate insult to use when logical argument fails you.
BTW, almost making it to the NYT best-seller list is NOT an award. Cheers.
That's where things stand so far. I'll keep you posted -- especially if Mike Bara ever writes anything other than insults. If Mike should happen to wish to comment right here, he's very welcome to. I don't believe in banning people whose views I disagree with.