Urban myths about “human sacrifice” are a millennia-old trope that perpetuates xenophobia and paranoia about dangerous foreign interlopers.
That Lauren Boebert is wrong isn’t news, as Boebert is wrong about almost everything. The story is why her crank constituency believe her.
Can you outlaw a religion–Satanism, Santeria, Voudon?–in the US, religious freedom notwithstanding? According to the Supreme Court…it depends?
“Did you ever hear of Satanism?”
Conspiracy assholes believe they’re special, but from Procter & Gamble to the Wayfair scare, they’re working off a script from thousands of years ago.