Nephilim Theorists and Ancient Astronaut Believers React to Charlottesville; Plus: David Wilcock Plots Return After Three-Month Hiatus
Over the past several months, I have chronicled the fact that Nephilim theorist L. A. Marzulli is a right-wing bigot with a mockingbird’s ability to repeat whatever slime the alt-right noise machine has thrown against the wall that day. His favorite targets are liberals, gays, and Muslims, and he has used his blog to condemn all three groups for every act of violence undertaken by a member of them. It goes without saying that when a Nazi sympathizer killed a woman at an anti-racist counter-protest in Charlottesville this weekend, Marzulli remained silent. He did not condemn the Nazis marching for white power, nor did he condemn the anti-Semites marching to eliminate “Jewish influence” from America. What he did complain about, however, was the media’s treatment of Donald Trump after Trump initially failed to condemn by name the white supremacist groups marching.
The same issue arose across the panoply of fringe conspiracy types, where a dividing line emerged between hard right types with squishy views on white supremacy and the more opportunistic element that isn’t yet completely down with Nazis. Marzulli’s video and touring colleague, Nephilim theorist and Christian opportunist Steve Quayle, took to Twitter to say that he believed the Charlottesville incident to be the work of the CIA, using “MK Ultra” brainwashing to create the attack in order to bring down Trump. He also blamed Democrats for the Nazi march because Jesus, as you know, is a Republican:
Alex Jones, reprehensible as always, laid blame for the violence on the Jews, claiming that hooked-nose Semites were masquerading as Aryans to stir up violence at other events and therefore are probably behind this one, too: “Nothing against Jews in general, but they are leftists Jews that want to create this clash and they go dress up as Nazis. I have footage in Austin – we’re going to find it somewhere here at the office -- where it literally looks like cast of Seinfeld or like Howard Stern in a Nazi outfit. They all look like Howard Stern. They almost got like little curly hair down, and they’re just up there heiling Hitler.” Jones also said that he protested the KKK until he discovered that its members are all “federal agents” pretending to be racists.
What does it say about fringe historians that Giorgio Tsoukalos is the voice of reason?
This is astonishing because Tsoukalos has repeatedly participated in documentaries celebrating Nazi science, praising the research of Neo-Nazi fringe historians, and alleging that the Nazis are the special recipients of extraterrestrial revelations. Apparently there are limits when fantasy gets too real.
Meanwhile a fellow ancient astronaut theorist is planning a comeback after dealing with what he described as “personal issues.” Many of you will remember that when David Wilcock released his autobiographical book several months ago, he admitted to what he said were undiagnosed mental health problems. Over the past few months, he has dropped from public view following the debacle created by his endorsement of the so-called Pizzagate conspiracy, in which he followed Alex Jones and other alt-right conspiracy theorists in accusing liberals and Democrats of running a massive child pornography and child slavery ring out of pizza restaurants, adding that it occurred at the behest of space aliens who drink the blood of children. After the conspiracy theory collapsed in the face of facts, and a gunman inspired by the conspiracy theory opened fire in the pizza restaurant, Wilcock pulled away from social media, restricting his public appearances only to paid events and paid television work on Ancient Aliens and his Gaia TV program. As of today, Wilcock has not repudiated Pizzagate and in fact referred to his “exposure” of the conspiracy approvingly in his latest blog post.
Wilcock has now divulged that he has experienced exhaustion and mental health issues following what he claims is two-decades of full-time obsession with fringe history and psychic phenomena, an obsession he calls an “addiction” that he believes is the result of displacing his marijuana addiction onto fringe history and conspiracy theories. He says that his diet of reading two books a week and conducting psychic readings every other day from 1998 to 2005 left him mentally drained. He also lamented his lack of financial success, complaining that psychic readings left him making poverty wages. His more recent schedule of filming Ancient Aliens and his Gaia TV show while also promoting a wide range of rightwing conspiracies has, he said, exhausted him. He added that his obsession with reading all of the hateful comments about him on the internet has left him with deep depression and unable to function, necessitating a multi-month break to regain his mental composure.
The problem is that I want very much to be sympathetic, but it is very hard when Wilcock is, by his own admission, suffering from mental health issues but nevertheless has chosen to deal with them in ways that seem guaranteed to lead to darker times. Wilcock has chosen not to seek conventional treatment, and instead he lays the blame for what he describes as his depression and occasionally self-sabotaging behaviors on Edgar Cayce. He claims that his own problems are the result of “heavy-duty past-life karma” he acquired as the reincarnation of Cayce, whom he blames for becoming drunk with power and living a poor life. He says that space aliens and/or shamanic powers are purposely driving him into suffering and pain to seek retribution for Cayce’s sins.
Anyway, after a three month break (did anyone notice?), Wilcock is plotting a return to full-time promotion of his brand. He announced plans to launch a new live YouTube channel, with upgraded production values so that his live streams will resemble a professionally produced television show, similar to what L. A. Marzulli is already doing with his Nephilim / alt-right broadcasts.
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