Our impoverished intellectual era has provided many moments of unintentional comedy. But few moments truly make one feel like there are simply no standards left like seeing this video of Graham Hancock having a discussion with Mike Tyson about psychedelic drugs while the host calls both the crackpot author and the violent boxer “legends” and the table before them displays bags of cannabis gummies shaped like the ear Tyson bit off Evander Holyfield. It’s absurd. It’s grotesque. Hancock even claims that the gummies are the result of a supernatural release of “creative potential” on Tyson’s part. Hancock also describes seeing two flying saucers and a Grey alien while high on psychedelics, and he claims to regret refusing the alien’s offer to abduct him.
Another lowlight is listening to Hancock get corrected, wrongly, on Roman history by Tyson and then beg off trying to figure out which Roman generals fought in Egypt during the Second Triumvirate (they were trying to remember that Augustus annexed Egypt after defeating Antony and Cleopatra, at Actium in Greece, not in Egypt), with Hancock claiming it’s “not my period.”
It was a true meeting of the minds, though Jefferson, dining alone, needn’t worry.
Meanwhile, a few weeks ago, an anti-gay pastor in Idaho claimed that all LGBTQ+ people should be executed because they are Reptilian pedophiles and the non-human gay serpent people were secretly in control of the U.S. government.
According to a report in LGBTQ Nation, Joe Jones of the Shield of Faith Baptist Church in Boise made some rather familiar claims to regular consumers of Ancient Aliens and the QAnon conspiracy theories that its former star, David Wilcock, popularized about pedophile liberals.
“Let me tell you something, pal, it’s your fault that all these pedophiles are around,” he continued. “It’s not God’s fault, he told nations how to deal with that. He told the nation that he ruled, ‘Put them to death. Put all queers to death.’”
As you can see, the pastor has merged David Icke’s Reptilian ideas, originating in anti-Semitism (Icke built on the Protocols of the Elders of Zion), with Nephilim theory (in popular Evangelical mythology, the Nephilim were the first gays and created the tainted line of queers) to create a hybrid that reads like Republican Ancient Aliens fan fiction.
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