After successfully electing a vile, racist bigot to the Presidency, the alt right has had to find new ways to satisfy their twisted needs. Sending the country into a state of chaos under a Trump Presidency was not enough to get back at progressives – now they are going one step further and accusing respected Democrat politicians of being involved in pedophilia and satanic rituals! The Pizzagate conspiracy theory has taken the internet by storm, grabbing the attention of even respected media outlets such as the New York Times, and eventually forcing Reddit to shut down threads related to the discussion to prevent witch hunts of innocent people.
It all started with the stolen and most likely modified Wikileaks documents, which were released by the Russians in order to rig our elections. In one of the emails, John Podesta, Hillary’s former campaign manger mentions attending a benign ‘Spirit Cooking’ dinner with well-known and highly acclaimed modern artist, Marina Abramovic. Marina has stated in multiple interviews that she performs mock satanic rituals as a form of artwork, but nevertheless the alt right jumped on this email and immediately insinuated that Podesta was a dedicated and hardcore satanist.
After this initial smear attempt wore off with minimal impact, the alt right began desperately scrutinizing the Podesta brothers’ avant garde art collection which happens to include a couple of works depicting children is somewhat compromizing positions. When that didn’t gain any traction either, the alt right tried to tie the Podestas to a Pizza restaurant called ‘Comet Ping Pong’, who’s owner, a friend of Podesta who features in some of the emails, happened to post a couple of questionable pictures of children on his Instagram. The restaurant is supposedly opposite another restaurant that uses a ‘known’ FBI sign for pedophile rings as its logo, and conspiracy theorists outrageously claim that it is secretly housing a pedophile ring! The conspiracy theorists claim that the words pizza, pasta and cheese are code used to discuss violating children, and that many of the conversations between Podesta and others are actually about engaging in pedophilia!
Anyone with a brain and common sense can see that this is a ludicrously far-fetched conspiracy theory, but sadly in the age of the alternative media, conspiracy theories are allowed to run wild on the unregulated internet, hurting innocent people and smearing many respected public figures in the process. It’s time to put an end to this madness, and start putting bans on damaging lies that irresponsible basement dwellers construe as fact. We have to come to terms with the fact that the internet simply has to be regulated, or society as we know it may truly fall apart.