I attended what the mainstream media called a “sad” Pizzagate march last weekend. That’s me, along with the other early arrivals, pictured in someone’s tweet standing next to a lady and her elderly mom.
The sign I held was very plain, because for me, this cause is very plain and simple: “STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING.”
I stood back a bit and watched as a journalist went up to someone with a far more interesting sign. I could hear her asking questions, and learned later on that her name is Anna Merlan, a reporter at Jezebel.
(How did I learn this? Because she had a Tweet pictured in that Uproxx article, where my photo showed up, very grainy. How did I find that? Because my husband found it first, and said very dryly, “your picture is here.”)
Looking at Merlan’s Twitter account my first impression was, “Satanist.” And maybe even pedo-creep; the header has Winnie the Pooh bowing before Baphomet.
But I’m a pretty good judge of character and vibes, and the person I saw at the demonstration that day is not a Satanist at all. Even if a quick Google Search turns up a few articles on the Satanic Temple for Jezebel, and the Village Voice; and even if she refers to “Pizzagate” as “a fully revived version of the Satanic ritual abuse panic.”
Because the difference between a real Satanist and a good person is a conscience. In other words, Satanism is fundamentally about the right to do what I want, to know all there is to know of the world, and to defy any sort of God as I do it.
Faith is about having a conscience. Which starts with hearing that still small voice within you that says, “God says no.”
It is because of my faith that I stand up against human trafficking.
As I stood at the march I was also observing the observers. And it was clear, at least early on, that many looked at us as a curiosity. Sort of like the kind of people you call “crazy conspiracy crackpots.” Right? We’re uneducated, we’re gullible, we’re well-meaning but a little bit demented.
I get that, and I get that particularly if you’re an extremely skeptical and well-educated journalist who doesn’t believe in anything uncritically.
It is from that vantage point that I cannot understand how the journalistic profession has fallen so flat when it comes to investigating this truly insane story.
Surely there is somebody out there, who is not a devoted Trump fan, who finds it worthwhile to put together all the pieces on this Pizzagate thing and see the tough questions through to their conclusion.
Please don’t misunderstand me: I know that a lot of independent journalists are pursuing this, and an uncountable number of researchers.
But where are the stories that present, in that old-fashioned investigative way that Ms. Merlan seemed to typify, a balanced view of the picture?
Here is just one example of a piece of evidence that’s noteworthy.
I was on vacation last November when Twitter alerted me that someone by the Twitter handle of @sye_phan announced that he had discovered an “app” for Comet Pizza. Whoever posted that “app” disappeared almost as soon as they showed up, leading me to think that they were dead, or soon to be. (Twitter showed the status as “does not exist.”)
“Last month’s satisfied customers were raving about our pizza and we know you will too. Repeat customers know the drill. For newcummers(sic), first run the program given to you by your special friend and all instructions on how to enjoy this joyous hobby will be easily understandable. But please, remember the penalties for breaking the rules which are also included in the program. Very few have broken the rules and needless to say the penalties are harsh. All pricing is included in the App. The app will only run once, and the following requirements must be meet: (sic)
* The app is to be run from your own personal computer that only you have access.
* Your computer must be connected to the internet when run
* The App must be run from your home
* You must destroy the media on which you received the App.
* Remember the password that will activate the app as there will be no icons on your computer.
This month we have five fresh pizzas for your enjoyment. We also have four surviving pizzas from last month’s session, all are on sale at an extremely low price as they are in poor health and not expected to survive so a requirement is that you finish eating your pizza after your session.
This months special includes a 30% discount on severe torture! Each image below is available for $1,000 in fine print. Andrew also has some prints he would like to sell, so contact him for more information. (they are true masterpieces.)”
“Pretty doubtful. The story associated with this torture menu, and how they supposedly attained it, seems to be a work of bad fiction.
“Two Pizzagate investigators (that nobody has heard from before) are connected to a super secret 3 letter agent guy. Guy #1 sneaks into some pizza place in the dead of night, and starts sabotaging their network in some apparent attempt to get them to call their “pedo friendly computer repairman”. Guy #2, as this repairman, gets this call and goes in and steals all their data. Guy #1 somehow gets killed. Now Guy #2 is supposedly on the run and being relocated by his 3 letter pal. But, not before chatting it up on Reddit, posting this badly made menu with associated child porn, and generally appearing to be mildly retarded. This is not how this all works.
“That said, early investigations into a couple of these websites seem to indicate that they had hidden member areas with some sort of password protected files. From the names of them, they could have been anything from company financial data to child porn. I don’t think anyone ever figured out what they were or how to download them. I doubt they’re even on the site anymore at this point, as we’ve tipped them off quite heavily.”
“The totally false conspiracy theory claims that Hillary Clinton and her former campaign chair, John Podesta, ran a child sex ring at the basement of a pizzeria in DC, Comet Ping Pong (which doesn’t even have a basement).”
“At its core, Pizzagate is a joint investigation between citizens, law enforcement, and governments into the pervasiveness of sex trafficking, ritual abuse, and cyber crime in global political powers around the world. These investigations, some in the making for decades, continue to exist because they are based on real facts, data, and observations.”
- This thread, for example, asks whether the app is real.
- This thread goes into hidden files, and whether they’re meaningful or not.
- This thread talks about severe repression of reddit for even hosting a discussion of all the pizzagate-related claims.
- Is every journalist afraid they will get threatened for studying this topic?
- Is there simply no money in its pursuit, and not worth their time?
- Is it overall “bad for the resume?”
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