Cult of EMP Crazy: Coast to Coast

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Extremism at 9:57 am by George Smith


The kook parade that’s the Cult of Electromagnetic Pulse Crazy will always be with us. It possesses a solid underground.

And it is up for display regularly on the premier radio show for nutcases who believe in the paranormal, Coast to Coast with George Nori.

If you’ve ever watched SyFy channel’s Ghost Hunters for more than five minutes and felt your intellect being amputated, enduring Coast to Coast will give your brain an even more radical haircut.

Here’s a segment from a recent show. Newt Gingrich pal William Forstchen is a guest. This clip begins with a caller who gets talking about how Ahmadinejad could become the anti-Christ and put an end to humanity.

A little further in an old lady calls to inquire about the building of secret bunkers so that the government can ride out electromagnetic pulse doom. Or something like that.

So why NASA would have had anything to do with Forstchen earlier this year is a bit of a mystery.

Well, maybe not so much. The agency certainly ain’t what it used to be.

Can you name one astronaut or scientist not from the Mercury, Gemini or Apollo programs (or one who didn’t die in a space shuttle disaster)?

Didn’t think so.

Jumping back to last week, we take another look at a different specie of EMP extremist, William Saxton and his civilian national security group for worrying about electromagnetic pulse as well as spying on Muslims so that the impurifying of the precious bodily fluids of textbooks used to teach children be curtailed.

It’s a whole different breed of paranoid crazy, seemingly more high button than what’s delivered by Coast to Coast.

If one surfs to Saxton’s Citizens for National Security group, one sees Peter Leitner, mostly infamous for a bit before Congress about a decade ago, delivered during a House hearing on electromagnetic pulse which became notorious for the amount of frank lies and rubbish disseminated.

I wrote a few days ago:

At the time, the Chinese were said to be sending in sleeper agents to contaminate southern California public schools.

Why? To make our kids feel bad.


[Testimony] — presented by author Dr. Peter Leitner on alleged Communist Chinese “yellow peril”-like subterfuge: “I’ve heard rumors . . . One I found particularly disturbing . . . [and] I haven’t seen any recorded documentation of these incidents . . . where very young-looking Chinese students were going to the United States and placed in high schools in the U.S. except their ages were 24 – 25 years old . . . They were brilliant students . . . Well, it turns out it’s an example of a sleeper agent, somebody who is put in position. He already has advanced degrees before coming in, then is put into the position as a seed and then is allowed to flourish in a totally unfair competition with U.S. student counterparts.”

Dan Pipes, who recently advised that Obama could save his presidency by bombing Iran, is also listed as a Citzens for National Security adviser.

CFN’s “task forces,” described here , aim at spying on various Muslim groups and compiling files on them.

“Once we have compiled this treasure-trove of persuasive evidence, we will offer it to those who need it most: prosecutors, law enforcement officials, media reporters, judges, congressional staffs, college professors, government at all levels, think tanks, public school administrators – the list is endless,” reads the mission statement.

And here’s a recent Fox News segment on electromagnetic pulse doom in 2012 due to solar flare — a new meme, one featuring an alleged “NASA scientist” (actually, Michio Kaku’s primarily a cable television fringe personality) who has been seen on TV trying to explain how he would make a flying saucer.

“Each 30 minute episode [of his TV show] discusses the scientific basis behind such imaginative schemes as: time travel, parallel universes, warp drive, star ships, light sabers, force fields, teleportation, invisibility, death stars, and even superpowers and flying saucers,” reads the man’s bio on Wiki.

“Solar flares could mean of the end of life as we know it,” reads the Fox News caption.

Cue the movie nobody went to see, the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” starring Viggo Mortensen.


  1. Jason said,

    May 27, 2010 at 7:07 am

    “It’s the End of Times!!”

    Wow, the craziness of it all. It’s like they seek out reasons why the world will end instead of questioning the validity of these movie-drama scenarios. What maroons.

  2. Dick Destiny » Cult of EMP Crazy: HuffPost kook and others said,

    June 16, 2010 at 10:45 am

    […] And Fox News has covered it, using the screen headline “Solar Flare Could Mean End of Life as We Know It.” All explained by the current dancing bear of ’science’ as infortainment on cable TV, Michio Kaku. […]

  3. bonze blayk said,

    June 16, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Dear Dick:

    I’d like to see you put your hair up against Michio Kaku’s hair — dude, the guy’s got serious physics hair, I’m talking Albert Einstein or Mitchell Feigenbaum territory here (I mention Feigenbaum because I used to see him in the Olin Lab elevator a lot, n/k!).

    And besides, he co-authored “To Win A Nuclear War”, a must-read for those who have not already developed terminal skepticism regarding the ruthlessness of those who make policy in America.

  4. George Smith said,

    June 16, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I have no hair to put up.

    Here’s the Kaku dancing bear on aliens and immortality, “sort of like on Star Trek,” he sez. The vid quality is real crap which is somehow appropriate.

  5. Dick Destiny » Cult of EMP Crazy: To USA Today said,

    October 28, 2010 at 9:03 am

    […] The Cult of Electromagnetic Pulse Crazy splits into two basic camps. A tamer side concerned with solar ejections — which has fueled angry sun and end-of-the-world stories this year. A couple of examples are cited here. […]