Peter Vandever has responded to Filipino critics with a YouTube video and single finger salute. He has also responded to my expose of his plagiarism and attempted cover-ups with an open letter and threats of physical violence. Here they all are with my commentary.
Peter Vandever’s relationship with Filipino Photographers has been testy, to say the least. First he steals from them and tries to sell their work claiming that it is his . . . then he offends them as quick as possible to change he subject and take the heat off his thievery. They buy into it of course!
Peter’s style is to shoot straight, calling a spade a spade and essentially trashes any cultural sensitivities with his opinions, summarised as “Get with it guys, you’re all losers . . . the USA helped you . . . you wouldn’t be where you are if it wasn’t for us . . . grow up”.
Peter always has a point but his method and style of delivery shows a lack of understanding of social issues, typical of those built, how do I say it nicely, ‘a little different up top’!
In an unusual move, Peter has posted a video online that basically says to his detractors, “Up you!”
Published on 31 Mar 2015, Peter says in his description,
“Peter Vandever has a direct message to the trolls at Nikon Philippines. Enjoy.”
In his video after a preamble he gets to the point and says it clearly:
“These people that wanna speak shit on me, hey . . . that’s what I gotta say to that, F*ck off! OK?”
In the last three or four years Peter has engaged with multiple third world countries and the pattern has been the same. While Peter will boast that he’s lived in many different places and disagree with me here, it’s actually a form of culture shock, outworking in aggression and of course totally lacking empathy, cultural sensitivity and other human relationship niceties. Peter will post his opinions online, cause a rukus, get booted out of groups or lambasted for his words, then he will run, claiming that the place, people or culture are [mean/stupid/or whatever] and then feel and claim that he is victimised.
I view some of this as bravado, and deliberately controversial. Mostly though it is just Peter being Peter unable to deal with things that others take in their stride. People can see the real man coming out, now that he is under pressure.
In some ways the video is sad, for it shows us Peter’s true state of mind – and many will react negatively to the stupidity that he shares.
And the key issue . . . that he stole their work . . . claimed it was his and was selling it?
Forgotten, when arguing about cultural stuff!
A ‘Hidden’ Open Letter
Peter has also responded to my blogging exposing him as a plagiarist, of course by ignoring the core subject and dealing with personal matters!
He recently slipped me a link to this Open Letter. Again Peter is deceptive because it is not an “Open” Letter in the slightest. It is not indexed in the SERPs and thus he attempts to present himself as being open and honest when in fact he is not.
While the post is visible online, it has not been included in his regular posts and is hidden from view, until now of course when the link from my website will bring it in to the SERPs, and within an hour at that!
Here’s the text from Peter and my response to him:
Open Letter to Dennis Smith (SWAP Samoa)
To a degree, you are right. I don’t really care too much about how I offend someone anymore and I could less about all the “cultural insensitivity.” I have never been much of a culture guy. No big surprise there whatsoever. Now is it?
Peter, you are using a “bait & switch” technique here distracting and twisting. The entire thrust of multiple blogs for over three years is that there is another side to Peter Vandever – a hidden side that people need to be aware of, particularly people considering financial support of a so-called Christian Missionary, and people in the commercial photography business whom he has no compunction stealing from. I have well proven that you, Peter, are a liar and an unrepentant photography thief – all done for attempted personal financial gain.
You are missing what major question that you don’t want to ask: WHY do I not give a rat’s ass about people’s thoughts of them any more? The reason is people like you.
I suspect that you never have Peter and that your life has been one continuous fight against others – your parents, teachers, pastors and anyone who dares to challenge your own perception of yourself. Your reality is of your own making, as clearly evidenced in this ‘Open Letter’ response.
I do not believe our meeting in the Fall 2011 was about befriending me at all. It was about seeing what you could get from me for your little bullshit group in Samoa
I offered you food and accommodation, period. You chose to ignore this and seek cash from people around the globe telling them that you were desperate. That fraud was the reason I twigged as to who you were (after our meeting) and the reason that I wrote the first post.
or try and dig into my personal life because you had some odd passion to “come after me.” Either way, you was wrong.
My desire is to highlight the truth. I will “come after” you as long as you lie and steal ESPECIALLY when you simultaneously claim to be a Christian or a Christian Missionary, and ESPECIALLY when you seek financial support from others for your supposed “missionary work”.
The bottom line if you are a follower of Christ, (you say you are) you know that We are led by love for fellow believers. I am not the first guy you set out to destroy. In fact, I met you through another you wanted to destroy if I remember right. If you are my brother in Christ, your love walk sucks, bro.
The last person I respect to talk about the reason I say think or do things is a liar, a con artist and a thief seeking financial support from fellow believers by pretending to be a Christian Missionary
For the record, it is my love of the Truth that is the root cause of investing hours into ‘outing’ people like you who use the name of Christ, who claim to be “brothers in Christ” yet use others for personal gain.
You can publish what you want about me. I dont really care. It doesn’t change me one bit. I am honored that you would give so much time to coming after a small blogger.
Unfortunately I believe you!
I am not sure what exactly you want from me. It is not clear with all your rabbit trails claiming this or that. If if it is in your to give the poor and people in inferior cultures “some slack,” you can forget it. When they step into 2015 and live like it, I will relax my views.
You have your battles with others over culture. I agree with a lot of what you write about cultural matters but I do not approve of stealing and lying, which is what I have shown all that you do, actively, consistently and unrepentantly.
Empathy is not a requirement for citizenship. I know if I started showing a little compassion in your eyes, all these other issues would be become non-issues.
No Peter – the other issues that you so casually write-off are core characteristics of evil. Deception is of the devil. Stealing of anything (time, money, opportunity AND photography) is greed and of the devil. Attempting to hide your immoral (and illegal) conduct is a sign of guilt, foolishness and arrogance.
You could be the nicest guy on the planet but far from being non-issues, I would continue to consider your conduct to be nothing less than outright evil.
From my point of view and taking every discussion we have had over the last 4-5 years, your motive was to “humble” me then…. it didnt work and it wont work.
Yes, I know this VERY well!
THAT Peter, is the very reason that I’ve invested so much time into exposing your conduct, providing the proof and getting it all out into the open – because I know that you are so stubborn, arrogant and unrepentant. I do not blog for you . . . I blog for the rest of the world to learn about you, to get to know the real you, so that they can interact with you as fully informed as possible.
You are not God, Jesus or even his Apostle…. just a dude with a blog and a search bar in Samoa, one of the most backward and fucked up country on the plant.
That’s right Peter – just a dude with a blog living in the backblocks of rural Samoa!
P.S. However you are trying to use this to “convince” me to change something is failing big time.
Yup – if I was trying to change you!
Except for the fact that I, not like you are not a business, I’d be ‘out of business’ overnight if you were to change eh?
How about you keep doing your thing and I’ll continue to do mine . . . my audience speaks to me and thanks me for having the balls to take you on, and for telling the world the truth about you.
As you well know, just search for PETER VANDEVER and see what happens in the SERPs. It is anything but a failure!
Threats of Physical Violence
I’ve been informed that Peter has been expelled from the Expats Living in the Philippines Facebook Group for threatening physical violence against me.
This is total nonsense – first, Peter has no intention of returning to Samoa. He has soiled his nest here quite badly and simply can’t stand the place.
Secondly Peter is all talk. His bravado exceeds his capacity to act in the face of truth by a factor of many times, hence the reason he moves around so much.
I will update this post with screenshots of this interchange when/if they arrive via the Tipline.
Just as ‘Peter on Peter’ doesn’t reveal much truth, neither does ‘Peter on Dennis’. Apart from responding in kind, I listen but ignore what Peter thinks about me.
My take is that Peter does not, because he CAN not deal with the fundamental issues of integrity that I have blogged about. You can’t lie, steal, hide the truth when caught and simultaneously claim to be a Christian Missionary unless you are a fraud and/or have psychiatric issues, in Peter’s case probably both.
Peter’s “up you!” video demonstrates a callous disregard for others; an inability to just agree to disagree with others and an inability to think strategically. Putting a single finger salute into a YouTube video telling people to “F Off” is hardly wise when he knows that his detractors are informing a blogger who has a clear interest in revealing the other side of Peter Vandever. I struggle to see how anyone can really justify supporting such missionary conduct and is so stupid to actually DO it, even if it did cross his mind to let those little suckers ‘have it’!
Peter’s ‘hidden’ Open Letter also demonstrates the total personalisation of an issue; an inability to deal with reality; a less than coherent response to serious issues and his employment of diversionary techniques, common to people with pyschiatric issues or in serious denial.
My initial post showing that there is another side to the face of Peter Vandever and has been extraordinarily successful at magnetising, supporting and consolidating the resentment that Peter has generated out there with his various crimes and conduct. From that there has been a downwards slide into revealing outright criminal activity.
Peter’s resort to threatening physical violence indicates the level to which he has fallen.
Sadly, the fall it is likely to continue . . . more people are likely to get hurt and that includes the whirlwind of confusion and craziness himself.
Others have wisely steered away from him.
Yet others consider him a distraction and a non-event. ignoring him after their first encounter.
I have taken it upon myself to speak, fearfully and publicly.
I will continue to do this as or if the need arises. In this regard, feel free to share your experiences via my Tipline.
Peter, I’m not going to tell you to go away, especially not in your style, for your detractors are coming to me day after day – but my advice is to grow up and get a life, or get help!
- The Other Side of Peter Vandever - the orginal post of 2011 exposing Peter's deception. Peter's conduct ensured that it became my number one viewed page alongside of my public warning about Ormita
- Peter Vandever, now outed as a thief - 19 March 2015 The first of a series exposing immoral conduct
- Peter Vandever, Outing the Plagiarist - 22 March 2015 The second post
- Peter Vandever, Unravelling a Mass Plagiarist - 26 March 2015 The evidence builds
- Peter Vandever, Plagiarist, The Evidence - 27 march 2015 The Evidence in gory detail
- Peter Vandever Responds: F*ck Off! - 4 April 2015 A single finger salute sums it all up
- Peter Vandever – FACEBOOK WARNING - Page for distribution to Facebook participants