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Conspiracy theory spread
Conspiracy theory spreadPosted by Whit Blauvelt on March 27, 2023 at 5:29 pm
The hyper-rationalization of the Trumpist, QAnon-type conspiracy thinking which dominates the Republican Party in America looks like a clear case of mass psychosis of the paranoid-schizophrenic sort. If so, is this a case of activation of what was latent, or actual contagion, a political weaponization, an intentional spread of madness?
For instance, I have a brother with Ivy League degrees in philosophy and engineering who sincerely believe that the climate threat is false, a conspiracy which virtually every climate scientist in the world has joined. It’s not a matter of his not being rational, but of over-predominance of sense-free rationality, which McGilchrist well-describes as being the symptom of the left brain gone too far.
What’s to be done?Whit Blauvelt replied 2 months ago 4 Members · 18 Replies