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Goldman: Isla Vista Controlled By Demons

Worldnetdaily columnist Stuart Goldman has a theory. Well, it isn’t really a theory, it’s more of a bizarre notion. He thinks that the city of Isla Vista, California is controlled by demons. No, not politicians who do things he doesn’t like, but real demons. And he realizes that sounds a little weird:

Before I became a Christian, the notion that certain geographical areas in the world are, in fact, more populated by demonic entities than others seemed, well, absurd. It was just another example of the twisted thinking of those “crazy Christians.”

However, since I became a Christian, my studies have focused on the topic of occultism in the world. Today, I’d say that the notion of certain specific places in the world are populated by demons is absolutely believable. The Bible absolutely validates this.

I suppose it’s believable to someone who thinks that Bible validates anything at all. But don’t worry, he has “evidence.”

There are many places in the world that are said to be the locations of demonic activity, but the one I want to talk about here is a sleepy little beach community called Isla Vista, which is a home to a large group of students who attend the University of California at Santa Barbara.

I was a student at UCSB between 1968 and 1971. During that period of time, I lived in more than a dozen different apartments in Isla Vista. During that period, I also quit school and became, for all intents and purposes, a hippie (though, in fact, I always had an intense dislike for hippies).

I smoked my first marijuana cigarette in Isla Vista. In fact, the apartment complex I lived in was said to be “the place” for obtaining marijuana. I also took my first dose of LSD while living in Isla Vista. I took it on several occasions.

Uh, yeah. If you think that’s evidence of demonic possession, I strongly suggest smoking another joint.

I can’t say whether or not it was because of the drugs I was taking, but the fact is, I always had a sense that there was a palpable aura of “evil” in Isla Vista. It was nothing I could put my finger on; it was just a feeling – one that was impossible to ignore.

I have gone back to visit Isla Vista several times during the years since I left there in 1971. Every time I go there, the aura of evil that seems to fill the air is so thick that I literally become sick to my stomach. In fact, the last time I went there, it was so bad, I realized I could never go back there again.

Oh, you had a “feeling.” Well why didn’t you say so? I’m convinced. You should call Gordon Klingenschmitt. He’ll be able to tell you the specific names of the demons and what they ate for breakfast (my money is on devil’s food cake).

Comments

  1. JustaTech says

    Clearly someone has mixed up “college in the late 60’s/early 70’s” with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Maybe lay off the acid?

  2. anubisprime says

    Question being…how on this Earth, in this dimension, in this galaxy, in this Universe…did such a palpable dumb fuck get into University…standards cannot be that low shirley?

  3. John Pieret says

    I also took my first dose of LSD while living in Isla Vista. I took it on several occasions.

    Must have been some of the brown acid.

  4. dugglebogey says

    I think I see the correlation between “When I became a christian” and “I started believing stupid shit,”

    Is it just me?

  5. dingojack says

    Yeah I mean if I were a evil entity (powerful enough to defy an all-powerful, all-seeing and all-present god) the first, the absolute first place I’d take over is the ‘sleepy little beach community called Isla Vista’, California.
    Well after Kikatinalong and Dismal Swamp, South Australia, naturally.
    @@
    Dingo

  6. says

    Before I became a Christian, the notion that certain geographical areas in the world are, in fact, more populated by demonic entities than others seemed, well, absurd. It was just another example of the twisted thinking of those “crazy Christians.”

    First impressions are usually the best.

  7. says

    And where is Buffy the Vampire Slayer* when you need her?
     
      

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    *Not to be confused with the rabbit that goes after demonic sports officials, Fluffy the Umpire Slayer!

  8. raven says

    Actually in realityland, Isla Vista is the home of high housing prices. A lot of people want to live in that area.

    I was a student at UCSB between 1968 and 1971.

    That was a waste. UCSB is a fun place to go to school and near some very nice beaches and the Santa Inez mountains on the other side.

    PS This is just silly. I could see where demons would want to live near some nice beaches. But really, they have jobs to do. Most likely they would be found in Washington DC, Wall Street, Texas, and fundie xian churches.

  9. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says

    He’ll be able to tell you the specific names of the demons and what they ate for breakfast (my money is on devil’s food cake).

    It’s breakfast. Clearly the odds-on favorite is deviled eggs.

  10. felidae says

    There are no assholes greater than converted assholes–see: Horowitz, David
    “I used to be one of those, but now I hate them

  11. frog says

    richardelguru@9: The first words in my head were “A dancing demon? No, wait–something isn’t right, there.”

    Where I live the problem is bunnies, with their hoppy legs and twitchy little noses.

  12. Pierce R. Butler says

    … I also quit school and became, for all intents and purposes, a hippie (though, in fact, I always had an intense dislike for hippies).

    In at least one case, Stuart, you were absolutely correct about that.

  13. vmanis1 says

    I’ve only ever passed through it, but Isla Vista always seemed very nice to me. However, I do remember being in a van in the tiny town of Greenwood, BC; we had run out of gas, and the owner of the only gas station in town owned a dog with a startling similarity to Cujo. We were saved by the timely intervention of an Auto Association truck (from out of town). I’m not saying that the dog was demon-possessed, but still…

  14. D. C. Sessions says

    Yeah I mean if I were a evil entity (powerful enough to defy an all-powerful, all-seeing and all-present god) the first, the absolute first place I’d take over is

    R’lyeh.

  15. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    And what’s with all the carrots? What do they need such good eyesight for anyway?

    Bunnies! Bunnies! Bunnies! It must be bunnieeeeeeeeeeees!

    Who knew that evil smelled like patchouli?

    Anyone who ever lived within 3 miles of a show where the Dead were playing?

  16. leni says

    Bunnies! Bunnies! Bunnies! It must be bunnieeeeeeeeeeees!

    Heh. I’m going with the dancing demon theory. It’s the most plausible, really.

  17. lorn says

    Yea … 18 and nineteen year old kids, away from the first time move into what used to be a low rent area, go to a coed college, near a beach, where they experiment with marijuana and LSD … it simply has to be demons because nothing of that sort would ever happen in a place like that, ever. Has to be demons.

  18. says

    I’m thinking that he may have read Christopher Moore’s “The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove” or “The Stupidest Angel” and thought it was a documentary.

  19. noe1951 says

    Obviously, the demons follow him and are attached to him. Why else would he have lived in 12 different apartments in a 3 year period, unless he was kicked out for demon. Possession There can be no other reason..

  20. Rasalhague says

    I can’t say whether or not it was because of the drugs I was taking, but the fact is, I always had a sense that there was a palpable aura of “evil” in Isla Vista. It was nothing I could put my finger on; it was just a feeling – one that was impossible to ignore.

    So… the idea that he’s describing first came to him while doing LSD, and his conclusion is that it’s obviously legit?

    Sounds very much like he went on a trip and never came back.

  21. lordshipmayhem says

    Cheech Marin: “Man, were the sixties good to YOU!”

    If he thinks Isla Vista is full of demons, he’d better stay away from Isla XP, Isla 8.0 and the Isla Linux flavours.

  22. reddiaperbaby1942 says

    Back in the 70s, when I was (relatively) young, I was really turned on by Carlos Castañeda and his special “locations of power” (which I recall only vaguely). This sounds like the same kind of thing, turned around and MUCH less fun!

  23. says

    From one of the comments pertaining to that post . . .
    “That is the only time in my life I actually saw the spiritual possessor of a person, a girl I was trying to bed at the same time I had gotten into weed . . . “

  24. freehand says

    LSD is powerful medicine, and if one doesn’t have a sensible guide for the first time, one can get lost. For folks who are not all that strongly connected to reality, opening the doors of perception can simply lead to internal demons* populating one’s internal map of reality. Temporary bouts of perceptual changes and a supercharged stream of consciousness can lead to insights for scientists as well as artists. But for those predisposed to biblical literalism, it can create a cartoon world populated not by Looney Toons but by angels, demons, and gods. Living in or joining a society where that sort of thing is admired will not be conducive to getting grounded again. There’s also a danger for a young person who is predisposed to schizophrenia, which often shows up first in young adulthood, and which could be precipitated or exacerbated by hallucinogens. Although I really don’t think that applies here.
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    Or so I’ve heard.
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    * I am of course speaking metaphorically here.

  25. Uncle Ebeneezer says

    I’ve had several creepy experiences on LSD/shrooms and afterwards realized that they were a result of mental priming. Back when I did that stuff, I loved dark/occult stuff and often sought out environments for tripping that were fairly isolated, deep woods, night-time, etc. They were the kindof backdrops that movie producers would use to put viewers on the edge of their seat. Also me and my friends were really into ghost stories, witches, demons and stuff like that. I never actually believed in any of it, but it was fun. Which is all to say the state of mind you have when you ingest a hallucinogen has alot to do with what you end up experiencing. My hippy friends wanted to have experiences of love, sunshine and rainbows and usually had them. I wanted to see freaky skulls popping out of the sand on the Jersey shore. I’m guessing this idiot may have already had demons on his mind when he was tripping in Isla Vista. Or maybe he watched Lost Boys a few too many times.

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