Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter is an interesting guy. He’s been into conspiracy theories since the early 90’s and went into some detail on his beliefs during a recent podcast interview on “Tin Foil Hat With Sam Tripoli”. Thanks to The PRP for transcribing parts of the interview.
When asked if he was a flat Earther Carpenter said, “Absolutely… If you think you live on a spinning, flying space ball, you’re in a cult.” Later on he said, “The simplest terms for my perspective with flat Earth is simply, I know we’re not on a spinning, flying space ball. Now, what it actually is and all that and, and, and to what depths it goes to, that’s all still to be discovered and people are working on those things.”
Carpenter also doesn’t think that humans have ever launched anything into space besides their imaginations. When people want to debate Carpenter on his flat Earth beliefs, he wants you to acknowledge you’re not a “spinning space ball”.
“When you tell people that the Earth is flat I want to ask and answer all the questions that you want to ask and answer as well. But I want you to first acknowledge that you don’t live on the spinning space ball. Because once you know you can acknowledge that, then you get to that place where, like ‘okay, now we’re legitimately asking the same question.’ People are still discovering lots of things in regards to that.”
In regards to his beliefs on vaccines and viruses Carpenter said, “[There’s] never been one single vaccine that’s ever worked ever. All poisons, you can never get it out of your body, [your] body has no means to expel it, it’s stuck in you forever and you just suffer with whatever it becomes.”
When the polio vaccine was brought up as an example of one that worked Carpenter said, “We never eradicated it [Polio]. It was… we’ve never actually learned… I’m grateful for COVID, for teaching me the actual germ theory, and that is the virus is something the body creates. You are not not capable of catching a virus from somebody. You develop viruses because you have some type of poison or toxin within you. And that’s your poisoned and toxined cells secreting the virus to clean them from the body.”
Carpenter said if this was a real virus that is spreadable…“Wouldn’t the homeless population be all you need to know about the virus? I mean, if there was this incredibly deadly, deadly virus going around for this whole entire year, We would have lost everybody on the street by now. I’m sure of it. But in fact we didn’t lose them, their numbers got stronger”.
In regards to those that have lost someone to Covid or any other disease Carpenter said, “And that’s no disrespect to those who’ve fallen ill and even those who died from whatever they may have died from. Obviously none of that is disregarded, but I do not connect that to what this is, you know? What this is some, this is just some mental trickery.”
You can hear the full interview on the “Tin Foil Hat With Sam Tripoli” podcast.