Okay, so here’s a public service announcement for you: don’t get into a friendly discussion about conspiracy theories during a pandemic.
Yeah, that didn’t go well.
“It’s a Dem plot to bring down Trump.”
“It’s a Repub plot to kill minorities.”
“The Chinese made it.”
“Dr Fauci made it.”
“Bill Gates is using COVID to microchip and enslave us all.”
“Medicines and vaccines are made from alien DNA.”
“Trump will revoke the Bill of Rights.”
“Biden will revoke the Bill of Rights.”
Where are the ones about Queen Elizabeth and the Lizard People? Why isn’t the virus from the moon? And, really, not one freaking mention of the Illuminati?!?!
I mean, c’mon people, it’s like you’re not even trying.
If we’re gonna go full stupid about this thing, then let’s pull out all the damned stops!
The Salvation Army’s special forces flying black helicopters over American cities to deliver mind-control chemicals developed by Ben Franklin…
Commercial airliners releasing chem trails in order to sterilize and pacify the population…
The alien Greys anally probing various cows and rednecks to control humanity…
And, Heaven forbid we forget the Holy Grail and it’s mystical guardian, Tim the Enchanter!
Good lord, where is Tom Wolfe when we need him? Or Umberto Eco, or Mark Twain, or Jonathon Swift? Crap, I’d kill for a good dose of Douglas Adams on COVID and all of this idiocy right about now.
But do we have them? Nope, not now that we really need them. No, instead we have The Nation and MSNBC spouting the extreme leftwing conspiracy bullshit, while InfoWars and Fox News handle the idiocy from the extremes of the right.
And the worst part of all of this? This shit has gone so full-bore stupid that I miss the days when we were arguing over stains on a blue dress and what kind of cigar it was.
This, by the way, is why I write sci-fi and fantasy — not so I can make up outrageous insanity, but so I can get away from it! And now back to my stories and characters who just want to rob, rape and kill like normal villains…