By David Futrelle
Our old friend Roosh V is sounding a bit like a fundamentalist preacher these days:
Yes, this is the very same Roosh V who made his reputation, such as it is, and a good chunk of his living, off the sale of books teaching men how to “bang” women in assorted countries, even if they literally tell you “no” thirty times.
Has Roosh really found religion? Somehow I doubt it. I think he likes the idea of religion — or at least the kind of religion that treats sexually active women as scarlet harlots — a lot more than he likes actual religion.
But he’s not the only alt-lite grifter who’s become a little obsessed with the Wicked One and his demonic minions.
After being approached by a young man trying to troll him at Politicon in 2017, weirdo conspiracy monger (and Gorilla Mind pill pusher) Mike Cernovich told his followers in a vaguely frantic video that he was at least half-convinced the troll was “a replicant, a demon” sent to murder him.
As it turns out, Cerno talks about demons rather a lot.
Meanwhile, the more overtly Christian right-wing grifter Jack Posobiec, who talks about Satan and his demons even more than Cerno, seems to have convinced himself that the mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team — who’s been adopted by internet antifascists as one of their own — is literally some sort of demonic being.
Even Stefan Molyneux, the culty YouTube blabber, manages to work Satan into his racist, woman-hating rants.
James Woods, the famously creepy actor who’s turned himself into an even creepier far-right Twitter troll, is a bit obsessed with a certain famous financial wizard.
But Woods takes care to spread his “satanic” accusations around:
Bill Mitchell, another weirdo right-wing troll, has his own obsession:
Bill, Bill, Bill: I’m a registered Democrat. We don’t serve Satan. Hope that clears things up for you.
In addition to Democrats in general, Bill doesn’t much like Gloria Allred in particular.
This, by the way, is what Bill Mitchell looks like:
In case you’re wondering, I did nothing to this picture other than crop it.
Am I saying that Bill Mitchell is himself Satan? I don’t know, but I can tell you this: I’m definitely not going to be making any deals with him. Or any of these guys, come to think of it.
EDIT: I added the tweet from Stefan Molyneux.
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