Loopy Thinking Gets Around

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I just couldn’t make up my mind which dreary news story to cover for you today. Meanwhile, someone sent me an email alleging that last month’s solar eclipse was a gigantic hoax perpetrated by The Government for some sinister purpose–possibly to set us up for an invasion by hostile space aliens.

Are there that many people running around loose who ought to be in psychiatric wards, or has this kind of radically loopy thinking become, dare I say, mainstream?

How do people wind up believing things like this? Well, heck, they believe “Hands up, don’t shoot,” and that never happened. But people who believe that probably want to believe it: it gives them an excuse to do things they otherwise would find it hard to excuse.

But what’s the payoff for believing a truly out-to-lunch conspiracy theory? All right, all right–I know there are people out there who believe that socialism really works, the Democrat Party is for the little guy, Global Warming’s caused by toilet paper, and you can be a boy one day and a girl the next, depending on how you feel. I am not sure why they believe those things.

Any way you slice it, there’s a lot of screwy thinking going on out there. Is it because our culture is so screwed up? Because it is that, big-time. Is it because the sages of the West have cut themselves off from God, preached idiocy to their disciples, and more and more aspire to be gods themselves?

I don’t think these funny theories are really all that funny anymore.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations.

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6 responses to “Loopy Thinking Gets Around

  • Linda Sorci

    Was this a ‘flat earther’ too?

  • UnKnowable

    I’m amazed by the gullibility of the average person, these days. How could someone fake a solar eclipse that spanned the continent?

    I’ve met people whom were militant in their conviction that the US never landed on the moon. One such militant conspiracy theorist accosted Buzz Aldrin a few years back and ended up being decked by the astronaut.

    What is happening here, IMO, amounts to a war on reality itself. This isn’t actually about eclipses, moon landings or gender, it is an assault on the existence of reality. God help us!

  • Watchman

    The Irony is we laugh at people in the middle ages for all the crazy things they believed were true, like like the earth was flat or that bloodletting cured diseases, but we really haven’t changed much. We may know more stuff and have technology, but human beings are still the same. I can just imagine 100 years from now they will be laughing at all the wacky things some people today believed were true.

    • UnKnowable

      I actually think that there is more to it than that. There seems to be a growing abandonment of established knowledge. While this world is far from perfect, much good has been accomplished in the last 200 years or so, but people are now rejecting much of the progress we’ve made. I think that the root cause is Satanic in nature.

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    I heard Colin Kaepernick has been hired to play for the North Korean Rockets.

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