“Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists,” tweeted President Donald Trump this morning. What Trump really said was a version of, “Whoever is without sin, let them cast the first stone.” The President is saying there is plenty of blame to go around regarding the tragedy of the Charlottsville, Virginia incident of August 12, 2017.
“Not enough!” cry the Pharisees of the press. “Trump must atone for his sins by firing Steve Bannon!” Unless a sacrificial victim (Bannon) is offered up to Moloch, artificial mass hysteria will continue to be ginned up by the press.
More artificial mass hysteria, this time of the “fun” type, is being stirred up about the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st. Personally I plan to take a nap during the event.
Some cases of mass hysteria can hopefully be viewed in the video at the top of today’s blog entry. But here is another mass hysteria case you might not have heard about:
You probably know that around 999 A.D. the “second coming” was widely expected. But did you know that there was a mass migration from Europe to the Holy Land around this time? This phenomenal migration happened decades before Pope Urban II preached “Crusade” in 1095 A.D., which led to a different mass migration hysteria, aptly described in the book, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.
“The scene of the last judgement was expected to be at Jerusalem and as the year 1000 drew nigh the number of pilgrims proceeding eastward to await the coming of the Lord in that city was so great as to be compared to a desolating invasion,” records Montague Summers in his admirable book, The Geography of Witchcraft. Most of the swarm had sold all their possessions before leaving Europe and were living on the proceeds. “Buildings were allowed to fall into decay. It was thought idle to repair these when the end of time was so near.”