Why I am so sick of the ‘truther’ community

I’ve always had alternative views. I don’t think we can be 100% sure of anything. This year has, for obvious reasons seen a rise in professional conspiracy theorists who think they are incredibly awake. They think the coronavirus doesn’t exist, that Bill Gates is a murdering psychopath and that Donald Trump is here to save mankind from human trafficking and is (was) about to arrest Madonna for unspeakable crimes against children. Far be it for me to say I know what goes on in the world but there does come a point where your mind is so open that your brain falls out.

Unfortunately, my partner has got caught up in this nonsense. To the extent that he cannot countenance my opinion that Trump needs to go because he’s an odious, bigoted narcissist. It actually has put a strain on our relationship. I spend my days looking after our 10 month old daughter whilst he flits in and out, talking to people (other people who are incredibly ‘awake’) on LinkedIn and largely ignoring us. It’s beginning to really get on my nerves. To put it plainly.

To the blinkered Q people, all I can say is the following.

  1. Trump is a vile man and he doesn’t care who knows it. He has set Americans against each other like no other president.
  2. If you don’t judge people by their words and actions, a dangerous premise materialises by which people can say and do nasty, horrible and even criminal things and be given a pass because ‘they’re the chosen one’. In case you didn’t already discern this, that’s a cult dear readers.🙄
  3. if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it generally is a duck.
  4. STOP telling people that they are evil because they are worried about Covid 19 or because they wear masks. You don’t get to tell people what God thinks. Just stop.

What my partner doesn’t realise is that these narratives aren’t new. There was going to be an apocalypse in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 as far as I know. Luckily, during those years he (and I!) were at work. He was not taking to clinically unwell people on LinkedIn. And I was not feeling angry about it.

This is not going to be a (too) long rant. I’ll just leave you with this thought. The fact that Trump lost the election removed a weight from my shoulders that I never knew was there. I’m pretty sure my intuition is more potent than complex numerology sequencing 🙄

Children grow up so quickly. Too quickly to waste your life engaging with people who abandon logic to the extreme.