The Cult of Fools – “no longer tethered to reality” – Feb 6, 2022

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The news from last Wednesday is that the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, was forced to close indefinitely.


Because the cult of fools has gone full Pizzagate on them. The wild claim is that they are not just a haven for butterflies, but are actually a cover for a secret deep state sex trafficking ring.

The reason for them becoming such a focus dates back to 2017 when they raised strong credible objections that a proposed border wall construction threatened to drive through the center and destroy butterfly habitats. In 2019, Brian Kolfage, a supporter of former President Donald Trump, tweeted out false rumors accusing Treviño-Wright of human trafficking.

The Week reports …

Jeffrey Glassberg, founder of the butterfly sanctuary’s parent organization, the North American Butterfly Association, told the Tribune “it’s incredibly distressing that the United States has come to the point where a really significant part of the public is just no longer tethered to reality.”

Meanwhile, the guy leading the charge on threats against the Butterfly sanctuary, Kolfage, is currently under indictment for wire fraud and tax evasion due to allegedly stealing from the We Build The Wall nonprofit he founded.

You can follow the National Butterfly center on Twitter to see what they have had to put up with from delusional nutters.

Moving on, below you will find my usual selection of some truly bizarre claims that have popped up during the last 7 days. Each is laced with my snarky commentary. With my usual hat tip to my main source, Right Wing Watch, let’s dive in.



Sherri Tenpenny said that all the “experts” who spoke at Sen. Ron Johnson’s COVID-19 panel last week are close colleagues with whom she regularly shares information. She then asserted that COVID-19 vaccines are a plot to turn us into “transhumanoids” via quantum entanglement.

  • Anybody who regularly shares information with Tenpenny is in effect self-certifying as a crank.
  • “transhumanoids” via quantum entanglement sounds neat, where can I sign up please?

Chris McDonald, whose own father died of COVID-19, and “prophet” Mark Taylor say that Dr. Anthony Fauci is committing “mass genocide” and needs to be “hanging from a noose.”

  • George Carlin rather famously quipped … “Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups”.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene appeared on “The Alex Jones Show” where she defended right-wing “journalist” Lara Logan for comparing Dr. Anthony Fauci to Nazi doctor Josef Mengele and asserted that any doctor who doesn’t use Ivermectin to treat COVID-19 is “guilty of murder.”

  • The demand for the use of Ivermectin, a horse deworming drug, to treat COVID-19, is deeply weird.
  • A primary objection to clinically tested vaccines from these folks is that they are “expermental”. While rejecting the stuff that really does work, and is demonstrated to work, they demand a drug that has been demonstrated to not actually work.

Devvy Kidd claims that … “all nine Supreme Court justices have taken those lethal injections and all have had at least one booster. Unless the Lord shows them mercy, according to the most renowned scientists, they will all be dead within 3-5 years after suffering the same horror as millions injected are now suffering before premature death.

  • according to the most renowned scientists” translates into – random nutter on YouTube or Facebook who has no medical qualifications.
  • Meanwhile the people who are actually dying from what is now a very preventable disease are those that refuse the vaccine.
  • From USA Today a few days ago … “Fully vaccinated Americans are 14 times less likely to die of COVID-19 than those who haven’t gotten the shots. Boosted Americans are 97 times less likely.“. No doubt they would view that as “Fake News” and so they will simply continue to die.
  • It can be argued that they are not dying from COVID but instead from stupidity. It is literally a death cult.

Steve Shultz, who hosts the “Elijah Streams” YouTube program where all manner of “prophets” relentlessly dismiss concerns about COVID-19 and attack vaccines, hasn’t been around much during the last few weeks.

  • I’ll give you one guess why.
  • Couldn’t at least one of those “prophets” he has on have given him a heads up that he was going to get it?
  • I’d love to ask him to explain exactly how did he & his wife contact a hoax?

Truly Bizarre

Ali Alexander declares that … “gerrymandering is not real and it’s totally legal if it is real. Suck it!

  • He appears to believe in schrodinger’s gerrymandering – it is simultaneously both real and also not real.

Gordon Klingenschmitt thinks that President Joe Biden’s low poll numbers are likely due to the fact that people are starting to “see and properly discern the demonic spirit that is in Biden.”

  • Er … yes indeed, his handling of the economy, COVID-19, or foreign policy has nothing to do with that. It is their belief that he has demons that motivated them to respond as they did when asked by a pollster. Totally credible.
  • With a hat tip to “When Harry Met Sally”, I’ll have a glass of whatever Gordon is drinking.

David Lane gripes that “as a result of deceit and duplicity, spiritual worship in America now centers around the counterfeit golden calves of multiculturalism, political correctness, and secularism. This idolatrous, profane religion magnifies wickedness in the culture, incites instability, whips up division, and prompts political upheaval. It is cultural Marxism by another name.”

  • Mr. Lane is rather wrong about this. “Worship” literally rotates around money.
  • Many churches are obsessed with tithing and donations. The Cross has been replaced by the $ symbol. This is of course to be expected and is very much aligned with the values of their lord and saviour that they have invited into their heart – Trump.

Hemant Mehta @ OnlySky: Oklahoma lawmaker wants to fire teachers who offend students’ religious beliefs.

  • If you start down the road of tossing teachers who “offend students”, then good luck finding any replacement teachers.

‘Journalists Are Demonic’: Stew Peters And Stella Immanuel Freak Out Over The Daily Beast

  • (Makes notes) … it is apparently “demonic” to factually report the actual claims made by nutters.
  • Journalists are demonic,” Peters continued in his rant Tuesday. “They hate religion. They hate Christ. They hate God. They hate prayer.” … nah Stew, they hate liars, so they expose you as hypocrites, grifters, and fraudsters.  

Jon Skolnik @ Salon: Marjorie Taylor Greene floats a presidential run to Alex Jones.

  • She’d probably be better than Trump.” Greene responds, “In the future we will definitely see what happens. I’ll see what the people think about something like that.” … er, yes indeed, we will indeed see exactly what people think of something like this.
  • Her purpose in life is to make turnips seem intelligent.
  • You do of course have to wonder, if Washington, D.C., is really “the most pathetic place” that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has even been, and if she really hates working in “Loserville” so much, then why i$ $he even running for reelection.

The False Profit$

‘Prophet’ Hank Kunneman Says Biden Has No Right to Appoint a New SCOTUS Justice Because He’s ‘Illegitimate’

  • I quite confident that Biden’s parents were indeed married when he was born … but hey, that’s not what he means.
  • Hank would of course be worth listening to if his “prophecies” did actually happen. What he actually has managed to do is to establish a long track record of being 100% wrong all the time. That’s rather impressive.
  • Hank used to have a Wikipedia page, but that has now been removed. The basis for that decision is that he is notorious but not notable. That’s a good call because he truly is irrelevant. He got his 15 minutes of fame for his failed Trump win prediction. That isn’t enough to warrant a page on Wikipedia.

Pastor Greg Locke held a book burning last Wednesday night, where he and his congregation burned Harry Potter books, tarot cards, Ouija boards, and other “demonic” items.

  • It’s a neat way of saving on fuel bills I guess.
  • It says ever so much that we live in a culture where guns need to flow without any restrictions, but books need to be banned and burned.
  • Meanwhile the publishers of the various books and games will be delighted because they get to keep the funds used to buy what is being burned to simply create more.
  • One other observation is that a group that runs a book burning most probably doesn’t actually own many books they could burn so they had to also burn other stuff as well.

Robin Bullock asserts that Biden has a “slotted serpent’s eye,” which he claims is evidence of demonic possession.

  • Reading the comments under the clip reveals that Robin is not alone, there are many deeply gullible people out there lapping all this up as “truth”.
  • Being rational is not in his wheelhouse – this past week Robin also used some confusing chart to explain how Satan “made a hallway that spanned time” to bring “a duplicate of the Antichrist” in the form of Barack Obama back from the Last Days. Sounds like he is striving to turn his religious broadcasts into a SiFi channel.

Statistic of the week

Quote of the week

“In politics stupidity is not a handicap.”

Many famous quotes such as the above are attributed to Napoleon, so I do have to wonder if he did say this. I can find it all over the place attributed to him, but nobody cites a source, hence I have doubts that it was him.

The thought itself still stands and very much applies today, an age when so many are untethered from reality.

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