Reading Time: 10 minutes The Delta variant continues to ravage America, with a death toll now equivalent to a 9/11 every day. But while American conservatives have made the annual commemoration of 9/11 a patriotic shibboleth, they’re actively fighting against masks, vaccines, and everything else that can stop the pandemic in its tracks. They’re the best ally the virus […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes The long and the short of it: they are both the same, only separated (in the UK at least) by regulation. “News organisations” is another term for “information source”, which is a far more nebulous and in some sense accurate term. The modern person gets their information (some of which could be arbitrarily labelled “news”) […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! News of the COVID-19 surge has been unrelentingly awful. One theme dominates that news, too: almost all of the people dying in this surge are unvaccinated. Sure, some of those unvaccinated folks just never got A Round Tuit. But a lot of others have turned out to be victims of the […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back! In the past, we’ve discussed QAnon — the new moral panic and conspiracy theory that has consumed white evangelicals in America. QAnon claims more white evangelicals than any other religious group. Mostly, these QAnon followers are the rank-and-file of white evangelicalism. Unfortunately, their religious leaders have no idea in the world […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Just when victory over COVID-19 seemed in sight, the virus is staging a comeback. Vaccination rates in the U.S. have slowed to a trickle, just in time for the more-contagious Delta variant to arrive. Now it’s surging all across the country, in what CDC director Rochelle Walensky called a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”. All fifty […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Today, let’s explore Ed Litton and his strange opinion of QAnon, and then let’s see why he’s dead wrong.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! I had a laugh earlier today looking at something online that was written by a very worried-sounding Christian conspiracy theorist: Oh gosh, y’all, what if Yahweh himself is really one of the Anunnaki? See, that’s the biggest problem with believing in a powerful being who doesn’t actually exist. It gets you all […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes As I discussed the other day, things are getting progressively worse in the US as half of the country are happy to let it slide towards fascism, and the other half appear powerless to stop it from doing so. Insane conspiracy theories are being used to fuel dangerous voter suppression laws. We had former National […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Hi and welcome back! Well, I suppose it was inevitable that wackadoodles in New Zealand would eventually happen upon the sovereign citizens movement. Indeed, this story might just be yet another so-called gift we can thank COVID-19 for. Today, Lord Snow Presides over yet another woo conspiracy theory that just won’t go away — and how it […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes QAnon and other conspiracy theories appeal to their adherents at a level below the factual and the rational.