Understand why people believe conspiracy theories

In recent years more and more people have been believing in conspiracy theories.  These have perverted public discussions of issues, and these have perverted all levels of government in wacky and dangerous ways.  These articles can help us understand this trend and why people believe conspiracy theories.


Political scientist explains why so many people were susceptible to QAnon myths:   https://www.alternet.org/2021/10/conspiracy-theory/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=8074&recip_id=22838&list_id=2


The Fox News subscription service is pushing preposterous neo-Nazi conspiracies into the minds of American conservatives.  This article reports that Fox Nation host Lara Logan says evolution is a hoax funded by the Jews: Fox Nation host Lara Logan says evolution is a hoax funded by the Jews


‘Linguistics detectives’ claim they’ve confirmed the identity of QAnon’s founders:  https://www.alternet.org/2022/02/qanon/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9871&recip_id=22838&list_id=2


Sequim WA: The Town That QAnon Nearly Swallowed:  This article appeared in The Nation magazine:  Right-wing demagogues tried to take over a small town in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s how concerned citizens stopped them:  https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/sequim-qanon/


A short, interesting, compassionate article about dealing with friends who believe conspiracy theories:  https://newint.org/features/2021/10/07/agony-uncle


Qanon is perpetuating neo-Nazi hatred and conspiracy theories:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/18/2058839/-The-QAnon-movement-is-struggling-to-hide-its-antisemitic-neo-Nazi-roots?detail=emaildkre







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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org