On the surreal baby eating march of Jeanette Archer

There was a sense of stupidity and the surreal about the Jeanette Archer Satanic Ritual Abuse promotion march today in London: from the spelling mistake of their lead banner; to the lack of any response from the police; to the choice of Michael Jackson songs by these so-called child protection campaigners.

After many months of heavy promotion, the march to promote the narrative that Satanists in high places are eating, raping and killing babies got under way in London today. Riding on the back of larger protests protesting a range of issues from gender to lockdown restrictions, Jeanette Archer and around a hundred followers, marched between London landmarks they considered were connected to baby-eating.

Jeanette Archer is the leading promoter of Satanic Ritual Abuse narratives in the UK, having stepped into the void left by the arrest of Wilfred Wong, currently in jail on alleged child kidnapping related charges. Archer claims to be a victim of SRA, telling an epic story of being raped, tortured, and living to tell her story, despite hundreds of other children she claimed she saw slaughtered on the “farm”. Despite Archer offering no evidence for her claims, she has built up a strong money-making brand with many followers based upon her personal SRA story.

Despite many people warning the police about the march, Archer and her followers enjoyed unrestricted movement without challenge or police escorts, screaming at anyone who would listen about Satanists harming children. Starting and ending at Hyde Park, the Archer marchers visited landmarks including Buckingham Palace, the Supreme Court, a military barracks and the BBC.

A wedding was interrupted by this band of marchers screaming about paedophiles and baby-eating to add a surreal moment to their special day. “Surreal” is a word that best describes how this writer felt watching the live-stream progress of this march over four hours.

Despite the march including many child abuse victims – and perhaps ten children – Jeanette Archer, sporting a huge perpetual grin and smile, without trigger warnings or moderation, launched into highly graphic and disturbing stories of sadistic sexual torture, rape and murder of children at several points in the march. One moment Archer would talk about how heroic her “warrior” supporters were, then as suddenly go dark and disturbing with stories of child abuse. Even towards the end of the day, when everyone was supposed to be relaxing having a picnic on Hyde Park, Archer launched into a sudden story of the murder of her sister Catherine, dragged from her into a wood and beaten to death with a spade by her grandfather; and of a child called Ben who died in her arms from torture. Archer has never offered evidence to show this Catherine and Ben ever existed. It is also noted that the original plan to dedicate the march today to a deceased cancer victim called Sam Lea (also known as Sam Zen), that Archer wrangled personal property and money out of before her death, was forgotten and never mentioned, in favour of the mythical Catherine and Ben.

There has always been this feeling in my mind how those who promote Satanic Ritual Abuse narratives are having a running joke at the expense of their followers. From start to finish the march felt surreal and like a bad dream. I wondered how Jeanette Archer and her sidekick Lydia Lowe could be so incompetent, for example, their leading banner had the “Satanic” spelt as “Satnic” and still decided to march with the banner. Lydia Lowe in describing Satanists as “depraved” used the word “deprived” in her speech. There was little organised effort to keep their marchers together, so they lost many along their march route.

Archer added a new chapter to her evolving and changing SRA narrative, that she had been taken as a girl to Buckingham Palace to be ritually sexually abused by the Royal Family, and that the Royals were all Satanists.

During the march the followers of Archer had no respect for those of other protests, calling them sheep and wishing them death by the “jab”. In spite of the Archer march being about promoting the narrative of SRA, many of her followers went off message with conspiracies on covid and other issues. Several Archer marchers had a near meltdown when a passer-by said “Hail Satan!”. Followers of Archer on the Twitch live feed made what appeared to be death threats to named critics of Archer.

It did feel like Archer and her close associates were running a private joke against their own followers, or they were acting in bad taste. Because they were dealing with the sensitive issue of child abuse, and the musician Michael Jackson has a controversial history suggesting he was a child sex abuser, it felt like Archer was aiming a kick in the faces of child abuse victims, including her followers, by including so many musical numbers by Michael Jackson in their Hyde Park concluding music.

Despite the march feeling bizarre and incompetent, I felt Archer had achieved a result today by coming out of the event with more followers and a stronger voice amongst the QAnon community. I was doubtful that Archer had made any impact on the decision-makers in the media or politics, having painted them as child-murdering Satanists; but, making change at the top was never the goal of Archer, it was winning over the QAnon market, and she achieved that. What was strange and sinister was the reluctance of the police to intervene or challenge Archer and her marchers, who had free rein to go, say and do what they liked in their march in London today.

On hate and prejudice

Like the flower, life is short, so why waste it on bigots?

I daily work alongside people who suffer prejudice and hate based on religion, gender, race or some other quality. It was only in recent days that I personally suffered such prejudice based upon the equation you are X, and therefore you are unworthy of Y. X being the quality such as religion, and Y being the right or liberty that all in society enjoy, but is denied to the target of the prejudice based upon X. Such hatred can be something minor such as denying an individual of their opinion on a matter because of X; all the way to people being exterminated in a gas chamber for being a Jew.

Upon being asked how they defined prejudice in a youth conference in the 1950’s, Raul Contreras, aged 15 at the time, said:

When a person loses track of the dignity of the human soul and begins to judge others not on the basis of their being persons, but on the basis of race, creed, economic status, that is prejudice.

Raul Contreras

In my personal exprience of prejudice, where I, as a human soul, was dismissed out of existence based upon X; I was deeply distressed at this first ever pure denial of my existence as a human being by two bigots. One feels tainted, humiliated, violated and justly angry at such a situation, as I did.

One finds that even if one was to challenge such bigots by reason of pointing out the prejudice and the impacts of such prejudice, the bigots lack empathy, compassion or insight to see that point of view. Indeed, one suffers invalidation, denial and threats. It is an unlikely outcome that a bigot will ever be illuminated as to the wrong and injustice of their prejudice.

How does one deal with such bigots? Well, if I have used reason and provided the bigot with the opportunity of enlightenment, and failed, it is time to move on. The nature of the blind bigot is they are doomed to repeat their harmful activity again and again; so the only good action is to remove them from the life of the self. Life is too short to host bigots, who bring to the table nothing but poison, thus it is a case of mitigating harm, or removing them from being an influence; to give the bigot no further opportunity to bring suffering to the life of the self.

1: What is reality: introductions

The bee and flower is in a state of harmony. The bee and flower did not have a meeting to decide terms of how they would relate to each other. This is an example of two opposites working in harmony for both selfish but mutually beneficial reasons in nature. By observing situations like this bee and flower, an understanding can happen of the common patterns of nature, and of reality.

What is reality? A series of posts follow on this question. Firstly, I will state some positions that I have from which I will proceed in answering this question.

Nature is my ultimate guide

Nature is my ultimate guide: it is the sum of everything, past, present and future; there is nothing outside or above nature; all that there is, is nature; nature is the ultimate authority; everything starts and ends in nature; nature is self-creating, constant and eternal.

Because nature is the ultimate guide or authority in everything, the individual is unable to go wrong in building an argument or strategy based upon the common patterns of nature.

Nature as my ultimate authority supports my LHP stance

Even though in the Left Hand Path (LHP) the individual is the authority in their own life, I argue that there is no conflict with my stance nature is my ultimate authority. If nature is everything, I am nature, and nature is me. In philosophy, the part and the whole, that exists in a paradox of being the same thing is called a Holon. Nature is a Holon, the whole (nature), and the part (me), are one thing. The argument is the same to say that my hand is a part of my body, and my body is the whole, thus part and whole is a Holon. Since self and nature are one thing, the stance of self as ultimate authority is the same thing as nature is ultimate authority. There is no conflict.

Opinion is worthless

The philosopher Heraclitus, who uses nature as his ultimate authority for his conclusions, says human subjective opinions are children’s toys, only worthy of the minds of children. Heraclitus encourages the individual to look to the common patterns of nature (he calls the Common) as the only worthy source of truth. If it is the opinion of one to build a house in a flood or fire zone; and then nature destroys the house with fire and flood; who was right? The one with opinion or the Common?

The empirical stance to nature

To avoid subjective opinion, the starting point to nature is an empirical stance: demonstration; experience; sense. If the question has no backing of demonstration, experience or sense, then it is probably worthless opinion. There must be something in nature that supports the empirical stance for something to be true. If an acorn always grows into an oak tree, then this must be truth, and the idea acorns grow into willow trees is worthy of discarding as subjective opinion.

Question everything

Like all things, what appears empirically true, may be false. A survival strategy in living things is manipulation and deceit. What appears to be a bee, might be a flower. What appears to be a leaf, might be a reptile or insect. Nature loves to hide says Heraclitus. What is sensed and processed by the individual from nature is a small fraction of what is, and liable to error. The human brain fills in gaps in sensory processing to make sense of incomplete information, and liable to errors of mind. Question everything.

I use the thinking tools of complexity theory

Nature is a system, and thus reductionist thinking fails to appreciate the reality of nature as a system. The reductionist thinks in terms of breaking a complex system into parts, examining the parts, then putting those parts together again based upon conclusions of looking at parts. In systems, there arises new realities and rules based upon the interaction of the parts, but not apparent in examining parts alone. A bee is stupid alone; and examining the bee as a part fails to reach the conclusion of how this part, when it comes into contact with a thousand similar parts, gives rise to an emergent hive mind greater than the sum of the parts. Complexity thinking addresses the limits of reductionist approaches to systems.

On potential and visible states

What one sees as visible is one state of many. If one throws a six-sided dice, it has six potential states, but only one visible state that is rolled. People often conclude the side of the dice rolled is the reality, but fail to appreciate the Holon that it is one part of a potential of six possibilities. To proceed in dealing with reality is to appreciate that nature is always rolling dice, that multiple potentials co-exist with what is visible and known. What is visible and known, that comes about many times, is the common pattern in nature to proceed upon in argument and strategy, the Common. But, appreciate there are potential states in co-existence. If a thing has no potential state, then it will never come into being. An acorn has no potential state to become a willow tree, to think otherwise is ignorant opinion. What is potential, is invisible and unknown, until the dice roll it into existence.

The concept of entelechy

Every object, state, or system in nature, from the atom to the sun, is in a state of entelechy. This is a process that exists in paradox of completion and moving to completion. Dice are being rolled every moment, with the dice moving potential states into visible known states in a constantly changing in-and-out loop. If one was to slow the process down, perhaps a thing would be in a state of changing shadow: what was going out of existence; what will be, coming into being; happening together. It is subjective opinion to conclude that anything is a fixed state, since everything is in a state of motion and change; to say something is in a state of becoming is a better conclusion.

On energy and information

Energy and information co-exist, as qualities of the same Holon. Energy is defined as the ability to move. Information is defined as a pattern that has the ability to form or transform patterns. The key word is “ability”, so a thing must have the ability to move and impact patterns, otherwise it ceases to exist. Heraclitus observes that nature is always in motion and change, which is to say that everything is actively manifesting the ability to move and influence patterns. Nature is both an energy and an information system; and both energy and information is best dealt with together in questions of reality.

The war of opposites drives motion and change in nature

Arche is a philosophy term for the universal rule that is the authority over everything; war is the arche of nature. ‘Strife is Justice’ says Heraclitus: who observes the clash of two or more opposites drives change and motion in everything. Justice as Heraclitus uses it, means becoming; Wyrd in the Anglo-Saxon philosophy also means becoming. What drives everything in nature to move and change, to become, is the opposites, which are always out of balance. The Yin and Yang, as the philosophers of the Orient would say, co-exist, are opposites that moves forwards and backwards in a state of war. Peace and balance in nature is decay and death; those that seek a perfect balance are following subjective opinion, and fight against the Common of nature, which manifests the arche of war. It is this war, the tug between two or more opposites, that drives the electrical charges in the brain to have thoughts, and the heart to push blood around the body. If the charge between the parts of the brain and the heart were balanced, death is the result. The ideal of the individual is to seek a harmony between self and nature, moving with the motion and change in systems within and outside of them. Complexity theory calls the point where a system is getting smashed by chaos, but establishing order through self-organisation, the Edge of Chaos; Heraclitus calls this the Unity of the Opposites.