Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Lucifer the light

So this oozed out from the Putin-supporting conspirasphere:
[Ukrainian] Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, himself a former legal U.S. resident who has been linked to the crypto-Satanic Church of Scientology 
The passive-mood "has been linked" is a sign of modesty on the author's part, for the main source linking Yatsenyuk and Scientology is in fact that same author:*
Yatsenyuk [...] either dabbled in Scientology or was a full-fledge senior member of the cult, a position known as «Operating Thetan Level 6» or «OT-6».
But here at the Riddled Comparative Religion Department and Peach Teat Wholesalers we are more intrigued by this term "Crypto-Satanism" and would like to subscript to the relevant newsletters. Does the conflation of Satan and cryptography emanate from fundamentalist Christians, as an expression of their fear of the latter? Or conversely, is there perhaps a specific branch within the Satanist movement which holds that Lucifer smiles upon the use of strong cryptography, so that to encrypt one's correspondence is to glorify His divinity? Perhaps images and encomia to Satan are to be encoded within JPG files at pixel level by way of steganography, in the manner of musical backmasking.

"The devil is in the details," Another Kiwi vouchsafed.
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* Madsen also seems to be the creative force behind the "former US resident" assertion.

7 comments:

M. Bouffant said...

Backmasking:
thgiL eht reficuL.

M. Bouffant said...

Quite a site they have there. P.K. Dick levels of paranoia:
"The year 2014 has been a sensational year. It is the year that some hasten to bookmark as the year World War III began unobtrusively, stealthily, inexorably – involving as-yet indeterminate contestants."

Smut Clyde said...

What are the odds that Madsen was saying the same thing a year ago about 2013?
Lest anyone think that this cockwomble's alternative reality is regular Riddled reading matter, let me say that I was led to it by following a link from "Bob in Portland"... a loon at Balloon Juice who has decided that anyone who opposes Putin must be a neo-Nazi. He spends his time scouring the Intertubes for material, however implausible, which might conceivably make the current bunch of oligarchs running Ukraine look worse than the previous bunch of oligarchs running Ukraine.

Anonymous said...

FYI/FWIW, subsequent to this post, Bob in Portland responded at some length to a fellow commenter over at B-J, where he laid out his world political philosophy - I guess that's what one would call it - in considerable detail.

I disagree with large chunks of it, and it is (unsurprisingly) far too Manichaean (sp?), but it's about the only time I've seen evidence of nuance* from BiP.

He's still largely nuts, IMO, but he at least did respond to respectful engagement this time around.

'nuance' = tool in Great Satan's workshop

~sharl

Robert Miller said...

Thank you, Anon. Do you believe that the last five or six wars in the Middle East and Libya have anything to do with oil? Boy, that's a real crazy leap for BJers.

Anonymous said...

reply to Robert Miller:

FWIW, I certainly believe that oil plays a role - often a very major role - in most of what the U.S. has done in MENA, at least since the end of WWII. But to rely on that as the Rosetta Stone that explains every single act of U.S. international(mis)behavior in that part of the world - and even more so in Ukraine/Russia (the main topic of his comments of late)? That's simplistic, though certainly applicable to the thinking of some of our homegrown MOTUs.

And if BiP is actually trying to win over any of the people over there, he should come up with less dubious sources. It was a victory of sorts just to get him to at least link to SOMETHING to support the things he declares, but he can do better; I don't think he's a dummy. People over there reject his stuff too quickly on that basis, but by now he knows that crowd, and if he hopes to convince some of the more thoughtful among them - and admittedly, few are like Cervantes in that regard - he needs to adjust his approach. Otherwise, I really don't know why the hell he bothers, unless he just likes annoying (U.S.) American Exceptionalists.

~sharl

Smut Clyde said...

He's still largely nuts, IMO, but he at least did respond to respectful engagement this time around.

Progress, I suppose, from his usual stance that anyone who is informed about the Ukraine situation (by knowing the relevant languages, cultures and history) is therefore a Nazi.