This isn't a troll, gang; it's an honest concern. The title of this thread refers to the last page of George Orwell's "Animal Farm," and the phrase is a metaphor for becoming the very thing which you fight against.
I keep hearing about the "thousands" of people whose lives were ruined by this whole thing; where are they? Has anyone here actually talked to one? Or are the "Victims of Planet X" going to be the next hoax, this one perpetuated by the Bad Astronomer and Friends? C'mon, gang! You say these victims exist? Let's have some numbers!
So far, the worst *credible* story I've heard is that the Japanese cult almost literally folded their tents and went home. How many of their lives were "ruined"? How many of them suffered more than embarrassment and temporary financial or social setback? How many were harmed in ways that they were emotionally unable to handle?
BTW, it may well be that those who still hold on to Planet X are doing so as a way to gradually depressurize so that they can, finally, let go. However, I've seen several would-be messiahs here on this board who want to force these sad *******s to go cold turkey, regardless of whether they are emotionally ready for it. Who will be blamed for any harm that then results?