There’s a certain pain that becomes the only thing you really believe. For Eden Knight, that pain came from one particular place: Her parents.
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.
“Talk of the devil and he’s at your elbow.” This discourages talking about the devil…which is defeated by the popularity of the proverb.
Myths are exercises in power. The only question is, do they have power over you, or will you wield power over them?