The Power of Belief: A History of Spiritualism (Part I)

  How Two Young Girls Started a New Religion Without Even Trying Spiritualism was an accident, and it was an accident of humble and disturbing origin. It began in a rented two-story cottage in rural Hydesville, New York, in the spring of 1848. The Fox family had just moved to the area in December of... Continue Reading →

Checking in with Alex Jones During COVID-19

It has been a rough few years for Alex Jones. Lawsuits. DUIs. Divorce. Tragicomic depositions. Sexual harassment allegations. Infowars defectors publishing tell-all pieces in the New York Times. Getting de-platformed. Losing his "unofficial" (totally official) YouTube channel when that of his lowly former employee, Aaron Dykes, is still thriving. I stopped updating Leaving Alex Jonestown... Continue Reading →

The U.S. Religious Leaders Who Are Curing COVID-19

I've already written about Jim Bakker's attempt to pass off an ordinary colloidal silver solution as a cure for COVID-19. Alex Jones made similar claims for a silver toothpaste. Those claims are absurd. Colloidal silver has been around forever, and it hasn't been shown to cure much of anything. These guys are stooping to old-timey... Continue Reading →

Jim Bakker’s Endtimes Buckets o’ Stuff and Coronavirus Cure

Hoarding food and supplies for the apocalypse could be a psychological artifact of the Cold War, consumerism gone haywire or some form of collective insanity. But whatever the root cause of this squirrel-like behaviour, there's no denying it has become a great American pasttime. For thousands of Americans, there is nothing quite so satisfying as... Continue Reading →

The Skeptical Cinephile: A Review of “Over a Barrel” (Documentary)

In September of 2019, Alberta premier Jason Kenney announced the establishment of a public inquiry into the sources of funding behind anti-pipeline activism in the province, as well as the opening of a digital tipline to which citizens can report suspected instances of foreign funding of such activism. It was a bizarre and costly decision... Continue Reading →

Satanic Panic and Recovered Memory in the News

What do "Satanic Mormon" child abuse rings and a glam cult leader have in common? This therapist: On Wednesday (October 3, 2018), six people filed a lawsuit in federal court against a John and Jane Doe who have been identified as Robert and Brenda Miles. The six adult plaintiffs allege that the couple sexually abused... Continue Reading →

Pedo Panic in the UK: Introduction

The recent arrest of the anti-Islam mouthpiece known as "Tommy Robinson" in Leeds has brought to my attention a troubling issue that has plagued the UK for over a decade: Moral and racial hysteria surrounding so-called "grooming gangs." I have to admit that I had been only vaguely aware of this phenomenon up until now.... Continue Reading →

What You Need to Know About the Arrest and Conviction of “Tommy Robinson”

This post will be part of a series, Pedo Panic in the UK, to be appearing here shortly. That series will dissect the "grooming gang" hysteria that has gripped parts of England for over a decade, the numerous historical child abuse inquiries that have been launched to uncover possible abuses committed years ago (some of... Continue Reading →

Pizzagate: Attack of the Satanic Gay Pedo Cannibal Democrats (Part II)

The Pizzagate Timeline The Birth of an Hypothesis: The Pizzagate Timeline There were three main phases in the development of Pizzagate, each involving distinct (yet interlinked) entities on social media. Phase I (early July to late October 2016):¬†Hints of "something big" involving Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and child trafficking show up on 4chan, the... Continue Reading →

Pizzagate: Attack of the Satanic Gay Pedo Cannibal Democrats

PART I: Overview The 411 and the Major PlayersHans and I are back¬†after a two-year hiatus, and we have been eating a lot of pizza lately. Why can't the global elite operate their child trafficking rings out of juiceterias? #smoothiegate Fifteen months have passed since Pizzagate first blew up all over social media, and most... Continue Reading →

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