Wakefield White wrote:eric olthwaite wrote:a) Why do some people think the virus is a hoax and
b) Why are 100% of those people politically right wing?
Appreciate that this was rhetorical, but I recall reading that people use conspiracy theories to add an illusion of order to things that they can’t comprehend on an intellectual and/or emotional level.
This shit fascinates me and I thought it deserved its own thread.
I get the conspiracy theory stereotype as above, and I gather that the majority of such types tend to believe several. But then there’s people like a Facebook friend of ours, got to know through kids and bump into her once every year or two. Given all other measures you’d say she was perfectly normal, rational outlook on life, liberal left politics. But when it comes to one issue only - 5G - she’s absolutely tinfoil batshit and we’re all going to die. I don’t get it. If we knew her better I’d ask where this came from, but I’d rather not go there. Just weird.