Twitter isn’t the easiest place to have a full fledged discussion, so I figured I’d do a quick shitpost as a response to Sargon of Akkad. Just so I can fully flesh out my point of view. No idea if he’ll actually read it – seems like he just wanted to hit me with the “gotcha!” more than anything. God loves a trier though. Here’s the tweet:
For a little context, the tweet chain comes in response to a conversation between Sargon and Furious Fossa, another YouTuber. Fossa has a video currently on Milo Yanderepoopless’ recent scandal in regards to not reporting child abuse. His opinions largely align with mine on that subject. Though we’ve had disagreements on how we should handle paedophiles in society before now. Sargon, when presented with Fossa’s argument, started hashtagging about #PizzaGate as if it was at all relevant. It wasn’t.
See, it isn’t relevant because #PizzaGate isn’t an investigation into child sex abuses and trafficking in general. Its a very specialised and specific conspiracy theory regarding DNC political figures. Largely focusing around John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Evidence for the claims are mostly derived from Wikileaks email leaks.
In short, the claims come about because of the language used in the emails and its apparent alignment with FBI known codes for child abuse. I’m sure if you’ve been around the internet long enough, you’ve heard of such things as “cheese pizza” being used to refer to child pornography. Though, as I covered in my recent basic shitpost about #PizzaGate where I covered some emails sent to me by someone who believes in it, the evidence and links to child abuse are incredibly tenuous. The emails he sent me to debunk had no strong connection to child abuse in them – at all. None. The most scandalous thing being the fact that Obama spent $65,000 of tax payer money to fly pizza in to the White House from Chicago.
To conflate this lunacy with actual high profile paedophile rings is incredibly disingenuous. Sargon’s gotcha in his tweet only makes sense if you suppose that #PizzaGate isn’t what I’ve described it as above, but it is – ask basically anyone tweeting about it. Including that one dude who stands outside Comet Ping Pong with a sign about child abuse. I disagree with #PizzaGate, that doesn’t mean I don’t think that high profile paedophile rings exist. I do.
I live in Britain, and we’ve pretty much set the bar on child molestation scandals in recent years. Saville, Harris, Rotherham, Watkins, Clifford – just to name a few. It’s quite clearly a problem and real investigation needs to be done. However where there’s actual evidence and testimony for the above claims, there doesn’t seem to be any of that for the claims being made by pizzagate fanatics. When pressed on this you know what their argument is? “Well they kill the kids, there are millions of kids going missing every year, check the statistics!” Which yeah, true, there are lots of kids going missing every year in the US.
Yet for some reason no bodies are ever found, nobody has ever come forward after having their conscience break from hiding children’s bodies, no actual evidence in support of PizzaGate’s core claims exists. Just theoretical whimsy.
Sargon’s intentions may be good, maybe I’m misreading them. However I think its a mistake to give creedence to pizzagate. Its a witch hunt seemingly built upon the imagination of people who just really wanted to stick it to the DNC campaign. It’s a total misdirection for both law enforcement and social enforcement against child abuse. It’s wildly irresponsible.