by William Skink
It’s been bizarre to see corporate media shift into suddenly being very, very interested in where the sordid tale of Jeffrey Epstein goes next. I’ve heard the phrase “rabbit hole” more than a few times regarding this not-very-well-kept secret of child sex trafficking networks that cater to the appetites of wealthy and powerful predators.
There is plenty of information out there about other instances of this insidious and profitable industry of exploitation having one of its tentacles exposed, but you have to seek it out. Most people don’t have the stomach to peek behind the curtains of power.
No need to seek it out now, thanks to the bullhorn of corporate media the water cooler will be buzzing with details of how Epstein did what he did, and who he may have done it with.
One naive hope of mine is that more people will understand that the scope of the depravity and corruption encompasses both political parties in this country. There is already plenty of fuel to insinuate all kinds of possibilities and implications, but almost immediately people have started self-organizing along partisan lines.
You can see it in the comment here, from Swede, quickly absolving Trump despite some pretty creepy remarks from Trump himself about Epstein liking young girls, and Acosta getting what appears to be a convenient promotion after he protected a well-connected pedophile (and broke the law by not telling the victims).
And you will see it from the other side, deflecting Epstein’s deep connection with the Clintons in order to focus on Acosta and the atrocious plea agreement he handed out (that also conveniently blocked the FBI from further investigation). Epstein’s own lawyers made the case that he was one of the original investors in the Clinton Global Initiative:
Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was indicted Monday on child sex-trafficking charges, helped president Bill Clinton devise the Clinton Global Initiative, according to a letter his attorneys sent to federal prosecutors in 2007.
“Mr. Epstein was part of the original group that conceived the Clinton Global Initiative, which is described as a project ‘bringing together a community of global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges,” attorneys Alan Dershowitz and Gerald Lefcourt wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Fox News in 2016 and resurfaced Monday by the Daily Caller.
And what does Bill Clinton start doing? Immediately lies his ass off, of course.
Anyone trying to score partisan points with this predator pedophile who (is alleged) to have victimized dozens, if not hundreds, of underage girls, is an opportunistic political hack in my book. This is your chance to take a step back from the partisan firing lines and reassess how power works and your relationship to it.
For those of you new to this rabbit hole, I am here to offer my guidance and support. When I find myself overwhelmed I remember that inquiry of this nature has spiritual consequences and self-care is important.
I also like to recall what author Robert Anton Wilson had to say about entering the metaphorical space of Chapel Perilous:
“In researching occult conspiracies, one eventually faces a crossroad of mythic proportions (called Chapel Perilous in the trade). You come out the other side either stone paranoid or an agnostic; there is no third way. I came out agnostic.
Chapel Perilous, like the mysterious entity called “I,” cannot be located in the space-time continuum; it is weightless, odorless, tasteless and undetectable by ordinary instruments. Indeed, like the Ego, it is even possible to deny that it is there. And yet, even more like the Ego, once you are inside it, there doesn’t seem to be any way to ever get out again, until you suddenly discover that it has been brought into existence by thought and does not exist outside thought. Everything you fear is waiting with slavering jaws in Chapel Perilous, but if you are armed with the wand of intuition, the cup of sympathy, the sword of reason, and the pentacle of valor, you will find there (the legends say) the Medicine of Metals, the Elixir of Life, the Philosopher’s Stone, True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness.
That’s what the legends always say, and the language of myth is poetically precise. For instance, if you go into that realm without the sword of reason, you will lose your mind, but at the same time, if you take only the sword of reason without the cup of sympathy, you will lose your heart. Even more remarkably, if you approach without the wand of intuition, you can stand at the door for decades never realizing you have arrived. You might think you are just waiting for a bus, or wandering from room to room looking for your cigarettes, watching a TV show, or reading a cryptic and ambiguous book. Chapel Perilous is tricky that way.
Again, I hope more of this sinister filth rises to the surface and the scope of what we’re dealing with becomes clearer.
My concern is this will be a limited hangout operation and Epstein will somehow be silenced or kept from cooperating, reinforcing the power of the people in the network who were able to keep him free and jet setting the globe to find and create new victims for them to abuse.
I will be paying close attention to this case as it unfolds, stay tuned.