Judging by the stadium venues Icke can command he certainly has a sizeable and loyal following and I think it would be instructive to explore why that is and what the Ickean phenomena says about our culture and the state of public thinking today - or possibly the lack therof.
If the general public were treated to a rigorous training in basic logic and reason and taught how to think rather than what to think such bizarre characters, mountebanks and out and out charlatans such as David Icke would never see the light of day and would have to conduct their public talks inside a telephone box which ironically enough is preisely how it was when he started out on his career of weird.Then something happened and he was filling ;arge stadia.
It would be equally instructive to work out why the cultural madness we are witnessing in the last few years with universities losing the plot completely and instead of being places of learning and enquiry becoming hotbeds of neo Maoist cultural revolution where intolerance and censorship are the default positions with the active connivance of lecturers and administration alike -why this has happened now or maybe it was in a long period of incubation and has now burst forth in all its horrific toxic excrescence. A country rots from the head down and it is a long time in the gestation.
A basic grasp of logic as I say would send Icke packing along with the rest of the new age fraudsters and conspiracy theorists if they can be dignified by that word.
A simple example will suffice. In a recent youtube podcast Icke opines that he has become the victim of a smear campaign regarding his putative anti semitism.The fact that his idee fixee appears to be the malign global influence of Zionism,secret bankers and the Rothschilds and how Israel is practically behind every ill in the world he conveniently disengenuously ommits to mention.
How does he deal with such accusations? It goes something like this. As human beings we are made up of atoms and mere flecks of dust so it follows that black and white, semite and ergo antisemite cannot possibly exist because human beings do not exist,skin colour does not exist -indeed individuals do not exist as single entities but are all part of the collective conciousness 'with different experiences'.
If this is so David Icke does not exist and nor does his pet hates such as Zionism either because if concretes and percepts like human skin does not exist then their subsequent conceptual constructs eg race and Zionsim cannot either since they are dependent as concepts on their antecedent derivatives,concretes which according to him do not exist.Ergo he is a walking talking contradiction.