I usually don’t do this, but since Marzulli went on the radio recently to criticize as a “weasel” a person that seems to be me or one of the other skeptics of his claims for refusing to accept his claims at face value, I have this to say: Ha, ha, ha! I was right! (Well, not totally. I wondered if a monkey corpse could have been used, while Mike Heiser’s expert thinks it was bats. That’s probably right.)
But seriously, we should give Marzulli credit for confessing to having been taken and for reporting the results of the investigation rather than trying to hide them. Now, if only he had done the research before making a ton of cash selling DVDs claiming that the demon fairy was real.
On Friday I mentioned that L. A. Marzulli had endorsed Donald Trump for president while spouting conspiracy theories and anti-gay rhetoric. Today I’d like to talk about David Wilcock, the Ancient Aliens talking head who has appeared on Russian television to denounce the United States. In a recent blog post, Wilcock is now insinuating that Hillary Clinton is in league with Satan and the Nephilim and arguing that the New York Times is working with Clinton and the rest of the media to promote Clinton over Wilcock, who released his latest book, The Ascension Mysteries, at the same time that Clinton released her campaign’s book, Stronger Together. Wilcock said that his book sold around 5,500 copies in its first week to Clinton’s 2,900 copies, and he believes that the Times actively prevented him from appearing on their bestseller list, though he did concede that the Times might not have counted all of his sales correctly because most occurred online.
The bigger takeaway is that book sales are now so small that even my little blog attracts more readers each week than some New York Times bestselling nonfiction books. I guess books really are dead.
Bear with me as I write this. Wilcock’s style is to write the way Donald Trump speaks, in fragmentary thoughts, mumbled asides, conspiracy theories, and incoherent rants that suggest but never actually build toward an argument. To that end, I will attempt to impose order on Wilcock’s undisciplined rant.
The heart of Wilcock’s argument is that his book’s 5,465 copies sold should qualify him for a New York Times listing because several of the titles on the Times list sold fewer copies according to Nielsen BookScan. The Times told Wilcock’s publishers that his sales numbers did not qualify him for the list.
The reason for the discrepancy, which Wilcock considers inexplicable, is simple: Nielsen BookScan covers only retail point-of-sale sales, and it covers only about 75% of outlets. Books sold beyond BookScan’s coverage field do not appear in BookScan’s raw data. The Times estimates sales with both BookScan data and surveys of additional outlets where books are sold and therefore can reach different total sales estimates from the raw BookScan data. The Times, for example, is said to weight sales figures to give more weight to independent booksellers. The methodology has received much criticism and is widely believed to be inaccurate.
Wilcock, who hates the media but nevertheless lusts for its approval (he says the Times gives him “credibility”), reported having a “gnawing feeling” throughout much of September because the Times had not weighted his online sales as heavily as his weak bookstore sales. Assuming that BookScan figures are the same as total sales, he writes:
How did we beat #8 on the New York Times best-seller list, Grit, by 1,468 units, and still not appear anywhere whatsoever on the entire list? If these lists were in any way related to voting, where actual sales figures count as votes, then this would appear to be a rigged election.
Wilcock then claimed that Hillary Clinton is the Nephilim’s choice for president. Well, to be fair, he didn’t claim it so much as use weasel words to present it in Trumpian fashion as something he’s hearing from unnamed or pseudonymous sources, like the so-called “Bruce,” who “revealed” the Cain Bloodline to Wilcock, but since there is no evidence that these sources or this Cabal actually exist, we all know that the claims are more than likely Wilcock’s own.
Wilcock highlights the fact that Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, has a surname that is a homophone for the Biblical figure of Cain, the father of the daughters of men who birthed the Nephilim. Wilcock, speaking as an observer of the “Cabal,” says that the Cabal believe that Cain was the product of Satan’s impregnation of Eve, resulting in the taint of evil in all their Nephilim descendants. This isn’t Wilcock’s original idea; it can be found in The Zohar, Bereishit 465 (c. 1250 CE): “Cain’s sons were the sons of the gods because when SAM [i.e. Satan] came up on Eve, he cast filth in her and she conceived and bore Cain. […] [A]ll those who come from the side of Cain were called ‘children of the gods’ because their appearance was that of angels, who are called ‘gods’” (trans. Yehuda Ashlag). This particular theology is different from the two traditional readings of Genesis 6:4, the one ascribing sin to evil Fallen Angels who polluted humans, and the other to sexually immoral human daughters of Cain who seduced the godly sons of Seth.
Wilcock, though, mashes the Zohar’s human-centered narrative with his own alien interpretation of Genesis 6:4 to create a weird hybrid where the human women were already infected with Lucifer’s genes even before the same aliens, who are also the Fallen Angels, came back to mate with them.
Wilcock never explicitly says that Tim Kaine’s name has some relevance to his Cabalistic conspiracy, but then he doesn’t have to. Like Donald Trump, he simply throws out a word salad of half-formed thoughts, knowing that his audience will make the connections he is too canny to explicitly write, in this case that Clinton and Kaine are the tools of the Nephilim. “Teaming up with Kaine. Hmmm. Is this merely a coincidence?” Wilcock writes.
It gets worse. Wilcock claims that Battlestar Gallactica is essentially a documentary of the Nephilim, while Eyes Wide Shut is a true account of the Nephilim’s sex orgies. Oh, and just to show you the wave-length he’s on, when he returns to subtly reminding his readers that they need to buy his book, he then claims that only positive reviews of his book are “legitimate,” while negative reviews are “mudslinging” from “skeptics.”
If that were not enough, Wilcock’s main outlet, Ancient Aliens, posted the following graphic online this week, essentially conceding that that the ancient astronaut theory is a mix-and-match Mad Libs in which “theorists” like David Wilcock simply make it all up for the bemusement of the audience: