This presentation by Joseph L. Flatley was given at a conference on the Satanic Panic organized by The Satanic Temple in October 2020.
In the talk, he uses the story of The Finders — a small commune unfairly maligned as a "cult" — to discuss the political dimension of conspiracy theories. It also covers the story of Ted Gunderson, who went from being an FBI-COINTELPRO guy to a major figure in conspiracy theory culture. And of course, this all connects to QAnon.
There's a lot of interesting, little-discussed history here, suitable for listening during jogs, long car rides, and wherever else you consume your podcasts.
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