Thanks to Justin Sanity for these intriguing links:
Apparently, there’s been a great deal of study into allegedly declining human intelligence and this is being linked to the increase in people who believe obvious bunkum like SRA hoaxes and daft conspiracy theories. This explains so much about Hoaxteaders, who, let’s face it, are somewhat deficient on the intellectual front!
Here are some snippets:
Many satanic cult conspiracy theorists, and also advocates for self-professed Ritual Abuse survivors, are Ritual Abuse cult mythology True Believers. True Believers…believe and allege that secret Ritual Abuse cults have been committing horrific crimes against children throughout our society for generations or perhaps for millennia, without being exposed, apprehended or brought to justice. True Believers profess to accept, absolutely and uncritically, the life history and victimization narratives of self-professed Ritual Abuse survivors.
In some cases, these adults claimed that their knowledge of children being abused in satanic cult ‘abuse rituals’ was validated by children telling them about experiencing such abuse, or telling them about witnessing such abuse being perpetrated against other kids. Sometimes, in these cases, real children were eventually manipulated into reciting SRA allegations – which originated one way or another from adults in their lives – as though it was the child’s own story, in some public record such as testimony in a criminal court. In reality, however, most of these children were being exploited as ‘ventriloquists’ dummies’ by adults in their lives – the children spoke the words and recited the fantasies, but the fantasies came from the minds of controlling adults – not from the child’s imagination nor from their real life experiences.
We know, from the accounts of some heroic persons who gave false testimony as a child but retracted that testimony once they were mature enough to run their own lives, that some children were manipulated into knowingly telling falsehoods and making up stories in relation to these small number of child protection investigations in the 1980s…involving sexual assault and torture by groups of people within religious or cult‐like ‘satanic” ceremonies”’ but those children are entirely blameless for any false allegations that came out of their mouths under those circumstances.
Thanks, Justin. Some very pertinent points there.