This one was brought to our attention by several commenters, and we think it’s well worth a read! The Daily Dirt Diaspora looks at Hoaxtead through a slightly different, but fascinating lens: philosophical epistemology, or the study of knowledge and how it’s acquired.
It won’t surprise you to learn that it takes a slightly critical look at the way the Hoaxtead hawkers have framed their various arguments.
Bonus points: we hear Charlotte ‘I am not a genius’ Ward hated it because it used big words she couldn’t understand. That alone should be reason enough to give it a read!
Take it away, DDD…
If you have any level of engagement with the rapidly metastasizing “Truther” segment of the parapolitical infosphere – heretofore to be referred to as “conspiritards” – then you’ve no doubt come across the disturbing video of two young children making sensational claims about a massive Satanic cult engaged in the most wicked practices imaginable operating behind the scenes of their school in Hampstead, UK. According to these so-called Whistleblower Kids, among the goings-on at Christ Church Primary were pedophile rape and torture on an industrial scale, animal and human sacrifice complete with rituals performed while wearing freshly flayed flesh, and shocking revelations about the local McDonald’s, where a cult-member manager had set up a “special room” to host after-hours cannibalistic BBQ parties.
Of course, the cult’s Grand Poobah was these kids’ biological father, who happens to be a professional actor, which in and of itself appears to be sufficient proof of guilt for some; and the video was shot by their wonky vegan mum and her weirdo boyfriend… but still! It had to be true… it just HADDA! Because… well…
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