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.