As a UK citizen I have taken only a slight interest in the crazy 2016 US Presidential election, but it was hard to ignore my Twitter feed which was lit up on the subject of “spirit cooking” by Satanists buzzing like angry bees on the latest low that suggested that the Clinton team were involved in Satanic rituals called “spirit cooking.” I cannot remember ever seeing Satanists united with one voice as they became in condemning this hoax.
Spirit cooking is evidently an invention of a new age white lighter which includes in one “recipe” of mixing various body fluids such as blood and urine together and throwing this mixture over idols. The Trump campaign have from the beginning tried to paint Democrats and Clinton as Satanists, they then took out of context a mention of “spirit cooking” in a Democrat e-mail and invented an elaborate fiction of Clinton involved in Satanic rituals.
What the spirit cooking hoax reveals is a disturbing trend in USA, UK and other nations that could have serious ramifications in an already unstable world: the politicians no longer bother with being moderate and factual, preferring to feed the media and population grand sensationalist falsehoods. Both the Scottish independence referendum and Brexit was subject to “Project Fear” when politicians daily fed stories out of apocalyptic outcomes should the population vote against the official position. With NATO trying to justify the huge expenditure to maintain it, the narrative is about the dangers of Putin and Russia, despite the reality that the Russian military can be summed up by the knowledge that their only aircraft carrier needs an escort in case it breaks down, and the aircraft carrier toilets don’t work. The media and the population are willing to accept this fall in standards by their politicians, and even encourage it.
It is easy to blame the politicians for this situation, but the blame must rest with the individual, as the tool of the internet has been abused and misused to spread falsehood rather than factual truths, the consumer has become lazy preferring to accept without question the fantasy served up by authority figures.
The internet has become a fountain of enslavement and falsehood rather than a source of liberty and truth.