In life, new paths demand travel companions separate to walk down different paths.
Back in 2014 I began a fight against a fiction of Satanic Ritual Abuse when a massive hoax sprang up in Hampstead London that hurt many people. I teamed up with a group of activists from a variety of backgrounds and specialisation to combat the Hampstead SRA Hoax through a blog called Hoaxtead Research.
The Hampstead SRA Hoax is largely defeated, the legal system has slowly been catching up with criminal and civil damages actions against various promoters of this hoax.
When the Satan Hunter Rupert Wilson Quaintance IV was arrested and jailed for harrassing and stalking innocent victims in Hampstead, I retired from the fight. However, when The Satanic Temple suffered threats to burn down their building in Salem USA and Lucien Greaves their leading spokesperson had his Twitter account suspended for protesting these Twitter threats against The Satanic Temple, I became embroiled in another fight with the Satan Hunters.
I have no desire to play superhero rescuing the world from its own sickness, yet I recognise I am unable to stop from fighting Satan Hunters who are attacking my religion.
The Hampstead SRA Hoax has run out of steam, and so everyone involved in Hoaxtead are looking for a new direction, a new role to fill an increasingly less necessary goal of fighting a dead hoax. Hoaxtead is evolving towards a new role of becoming a scholarly resource against the myth of Satanic Ritual Abuse. I personally feel like a mammoth who realises its time is over as a new climate takes hold.
I feel the greatest weapon against fictions of Satanic Ritual Abuse is to offer an alternative narrative of Satanism, rather than the fantasy that my religion is only interested in harming animals and children in slavish devotion to some entity. It would be great to know that when new generations of society think about Satanism, they associate the religion with planting trees, furthering liberty and science, rather than the backward stories of harming living things. This strategy is only viable through the deeds of those that belong to the Left Hand Path.
There is a divergence in the road, most of the activists of Hoaxtead are not of the Left Hand Path, many of them have been uncomfortable working with Satanists during the long fight against the Hampstead hoax. Our common foe is defeated and now we find our new roles won’t work in harmony, for only Satanists can promote the positive narrative of Satanism, and this new strategy will be unhelpful to the new direction that Hoaxtead is carving out.
There are no disagreements or conflicts between me and Hoaxtead, rather a melancholy sadness of the growing realisation that I no longer fit in with the evolution of Hoaxtead, and they with the strategy that I will follow.
Most of Hoaxtead have no connection to Satanism, and when the Satan Hunters say Hoaxtead are all Satanists, it must be challenging for some of the activists of Hoaxtead. Likewise it is difficult to launch an effective Satanic strategy when there are non-Satanists on the team. Separate, each plays to their own strengths without inhibiting the other, thus the Satan Hunters are easier to challenge.