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Beginning in the 1970s, satanists and occultists of various stripes were accused of abusing children and performing blood sacrifices. In the 1990s, these accusations blended with claims by conspiracy theorists of a vast government effort to manipulate the public. We analyze Cathy O’Brien’s account of her time as a CIA sex slave. Why is this story consistently rejected by her fellow conspiracy theorists? Is it possible to read her book as a critique of masculine power and government corruption? In this episode, we say yes. Yes, it is.