Part One: The Appeal of Conspiracy Thinking
I’m intrigued by how many conspiracy theories are gaining traction today, and wondering how so many fellow citizens of my country can believe them. I see news interviews with people who believe such outrageous things, but in every other way they look and act like…Continue
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Could you imagine if I lose? I’m not going to feel so good. Maybe I’ll have to leave the country…I could raise more money. I would be the world’s greatest fundraiser, but I just don’t want to do it. – Trumpus, 10/15
Existing emotional instability or psychotic tendencies may be aggravated by corticosteroids. – Warning label for Dexamethasone, Trumpus’ anti-Covid medicine.
Thank you so much for your leadership. – Diane Feinstein to Lindsay…
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Part Seven: Responding to New Age Conspiracists
Who is he, who even were truth on his tongue, his way of speaking it would make truth almost as offensive as falsehood? – Herman Melville
A fanatic is someone who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. – Winston Churchill
In America the legacy of violent crusading is channeled through our unique emphasis on individualism, and, I…Continue
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Part Five: Save the Children!
I see it (the New Age movement) fundamentally shaped by an impulse to the irrational…it seems to lack any critical evaluation of itself. – Terence McKenna
The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight. – Joseph Campbell
In March of 2020, a book with no stated author – QAnon: An…Continue
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I have never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure. – Mark Twain.
The period from mid-September through the first week of October were bookended by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and Trumpus’ illness.
Republican Corruption: The release of Trumpus’ taxes revealed years of no payments at all, income from undeclared foreign sources, massive debts to unknown creditors,…Continue
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