Sunday, November 11, 2012

22 Faces author Judy Byington caught lying?

Judy Byington, author of the hideous, nonsensical, Satanic Panic supernatural horror pulp-porno book, Twenty-Two Faces -- the implausible "true story" of Jenny Hill, an alleged Satanic-Jewish-Nazi ritual murder survivor -- seems to make claims that are hard to reconcile with known facts, believe it or not.

To wit, Mrs. Byington's press kit claims: "Since 2006, Byington has acted as a consultant on satanic crime for the Utah Attorney General’s office of Special Investigations."

About a month ago, I had posted an open letter to Dr. Phil in regards to his decision to film an interview with Mrs. Byington for broadcast. I outlined a number credibility issues related to Byington's claims, after which a reader took it upon herself to see if she could verify Byington's work as a consultant for the Utah Attorney General. She emailed the office a link to the Press Kit. The Attorney General's office didn't take long to reply:

Monday, November 5, 2012

Tin-Foil Hats & Diminutive Super-soldiers: S.M.A.R.T. conference EMF shield hats

In the disturbed perception of the paranoid there is the ever-present suspicion that the contents of the mind are neither impermeable from the outside, nor secure within from prying diabolic machines or devious telepathic voyeurs. Private thoughts escape uncensored into the ether while coercive voices and influences attempt to infiltrate from without. This condition, of course, defines the “tin-foil hat” paranoid: those whose delusions of persecution and covert surveillance run so deep, that not even the subjective experience or private thoughts are secure from Invasion of Privacy, and action must be taken to firewall them against encroaching agents.
As a pejorative descriptor, “Tin-Foil Hat” has found its way into the mainstream culture, a way to designate somebody’s ideas as crackpot or delusional, whether the mocked parties actually appear in public wearing head-gear meant to preserve their personal cranial authority or not. Thus, one describes the conspiracy theory fringe as the “tin-foil hat crowd”, and overly speculative suggestions of sinister plots may be dismissed with a remark of, “lose the tin-foil hat”, “Take off the tin-foil hat and join the real world.”
Nearly everybody knows what this means.