I have a friend who has vanished down the rabbit hole of conspiracies in the wake of the Epstein thing. (Granted she was kinda out there to begin with.) I’ll explain, as I tried to do with her, why this is not a good thing to do. But first, some debunking.
No, there is not some global satanic pedophile cult comprised of all the celebrities in Hollywood and most of the politicians. No, these people do not molest and then murder children in order to extract adrenaline from their blood to use to either keep themselves young or because it gets them high or because they like to paint their bathrooms with it. No, if you see a T-shirt with a pizza on it, it doesn’t mean the cult has infiltrated the clothing industry and is unvirtue-signaling. It’s just a damn pizza. Yes, Epstein had his own island, and yes, there are some recognized names on the list of people who visited that island. That doesn’t mean they were there molesting and murdering kids. (Sure, they *might* have been, but it’s important to actually have this little thing called evidence.)
Listen, there are unquestionably sickos out there, some of them with resources. Yes, these lowlifes are on the prowl for victims. Yes, abuse does happen. Yes, the deviants do have special symbols and codes they use to communicate with each other on the Internet. But no, they haven’t infiltrated every facet of the entertainment industry, politics, or business. Google “Moral Panic” if you are in doubt. A little reading and it will become clear to you what’s going on here.
Bad stuff does happen. People are victimized. There are sickos like Epstein out there. But if you go all conspiracy-nutty, you are cheapening the real suffering of the real victims. You are helping the real predators to remain hidden by raising a dustcloud of nonsense. You are aiding and abetting the bad guys. FACTS are the most effective weapon against these cretins. Just stop it with the conspiracy bullshit.
And fer the luvvagawd, Tom Hanks is not raping and cannibalizing babies. I swear I don’t know how some people find their way home at night.