The Milwaukee alternative radio program The Rundown Live interviewed precious metals salesperson and gigantologist Steve Quayle on Wednesday. Quayle claimed that in the 43 years he has studied giants, he has learned that there is no element of world history not touched by the Nephilim. Quayle says that he has documented his findings with “thousands of footnotes” (big deal—my Jason and the Argonauts had around a thousand end notes by itself, but does his number imply quality?), and he refuses to “apologize” for the Bible. His claims come fast and hard, and he throws out esoteric ideas, Bible references, and right wing propaganda in equal measure, and interchangeably. For him, all of mythology can be reduced to Genesis 6:1-4, whose story of the fallen angels mating with earth women is the essence of all history and the key to every myth system on earth; beyond this, the Bible is the one true history of all the earth. All others are corrupt lies.
Quayle is either self-deluded, deeply stupid, or intentionally deceiving his audience. Quayle repeats many ancient astronaut arguments, replacing aliens with angels, but his argument has very little to do with aliens, angels, or even history. He even claims that Native Americans know Bigfoot is a Nephilim who travels between dimensions via Stargate! As he speaks it become very clear that Quayle’s primary purpose is to provide putative proof of the truth of his idiosyncratic Christianity, one heavily influenced by the Book of Enoch and one longing for Apocalypse. His views are politically rightwing, and his theology serves as support for Christian nationalist ideology. He’s anti-government, anti-Catholic, anti-Hindu, and anti-Muslim. He also hates the network news, which he sees as a Satanist conspiracy to deny God. He also hates the Illuminati and the New World Order, believing that all of civilization is run by Satanists who are covering out skies with chemtrails to poison us and who deliberately melted down the Fukishima reactor in Japan in order to kill off one-third of all sea life.
While the Genesis 6:4 giants are “mighty men of old, men of renown,” Quayle follows the books of Enoch and Jubilees in making the giants not famous but infamous, and evil. He claims to have interviewed a man who told him that a blood-thirsty, six-fingered, red-haired giant between 9 and 12 feet tall “took out” an entire U.S. Special Forces unit during the Afghan War before the man Quayle interviewed personally slew the giant with his “top secret” U.S. government gigantology unit (!), returning to America with no evidence of its existence. He further asserts that George W. Bush started the Iraq War to find the tomb of Gilgamesh, the Mesopotamian king whom he asserts was the son of a fallen angel.
Like L. A. Marzulli, he follows an unusual interpretation of Matthew 24:37-39, “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” He interprets this to mean that the world will return to its state immediately before the Flood, including rampaging Nephilim and hot angel-on-human sex. This is not how theologians interpret this passage, but Quayle also agrees that the Nephilim were in fact the cause of the Flood due to their corruption (so much for Original Sin), and that Noah was genetically pure due to his lack of Nephilim DNA. This leads us to the problem of racial sin: If Noah is genetically pure, then for the Nephilim to continue on, some of Noah’s kids must have had impure wives—that some lineages are born evil. From all of this, Quayle asserts that the Apocalypse is upon us, and we should rejoice!
While blasting mainstream archaeology for (seriously) claiming that Hebrew slaves built the Egyptian pyramids, Quayle asserts that pyramids the world over are a “link” to “a supernatural presence on earth,” and that Fallen Angels and Nephilim enjoy building pyramids by “changing the atomic particles” in rocks and “pouring” the resulting rock stew in “harmonic recombination.” It was very nice of the dead ancient sea creatures to jump into the stew used for the Great Pyramid in order to lock themselves in as they were drying.
Quayle falsely asserts that Jonathan Swift had secret knowledge of the names of Mars’s two moons before their discovery. He is misremembering Part 1 chapter 3 of Gulliver’s Travels, where Swift claimed “two lesser stars, or satellites, which revolve about Mars” a century before their discovery. His data on the moons wasn’t very accurate, and it likely derived from his reading of Kepler. However, Soviet scientist V. G. Perminov assumed Swift had found aliens’ records of their mapping of the solar system. (Quayle misremembers a lot; he also, for example, calls the Babylonian Berossus a Persian.) Somehow, he sees this as related to the Large Hadron Collider because Mars’s moons are Fear and Terror, and therefore are connected to the statue of Shiva that India gave to CERN and the temple of Shiva destroyed in the recent Nepalese earthquake… And it all descends into Bible prophecy after that. Needless to say, Shiva is for Quayle an evil Fallen Angel.
Quayle then agreed that we have the right to slaughter Nephilim hybrids who are “not real humans.” He claims that current wars are the start of the Apocalypse, and one of the greatest signs of the End is that China has more gold (?) than the United States. I don’t really remember God talking much about hoarding gold, but apparently Rightwing Gigantology God is upset about America losing the race for gold.
Quayle also believes that the Vatican and the Smithsonian are engaged in a cover up to steal, hide, or destroy all evidence of giants—despite the fact that David Childress made the Smithsonian conspiracy up in the 1990s. He also says that the FBI threatens anyone who finds a giant. According to Quayle, Catholics are trying to suppress the truth about giants and supernaturalism, in order to cast doubt on the Bible (because it threatens Catholic power—can you tell Quayle is a Protestant?) and deny true Christians the ability to predict the Apocalypse, even though Jesus said only the Father knows that date. True Christians, of course, are evangelical Biblical literalists.
Steve Quayle speaks very fast and very intensely, and he can make his listeners feel like he knows what he’s talking about because he uses seeming specific (though often in actuality wrong) references to actual legends and historical factoids to support his rapid-fire untruths, misperceptions, and misinterpretations. He wraps his claims up in the mantle of political conservatism and evangelical-style Biblical literalism, making his concoction of half-truths and lies about history seductive to a specific segment of the audience, and all the more dangerous. Although Quayle never makes his political views explicit, there is an ongoing theme that despite the general belief that the bureaucracy of government is in league with Satan, one political party is usually responsible for pushing the Satanic agenda faster. Consider the consequences of assuming as Quayle does that when Republicans launch wars, it is to battle the giants and seize their secrets to make Jesus smile, but when Democrats are in power, Satan is somehow forwarding a plan to commit mass genocide, steal our gold, and humiliate America before the unbelievers.
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