That the famous Jewish family, The Rothschild Family, paid Charles Darwin to create the “theory of Evolution.
That House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and other Democrats, are extraterrestrial reptilians monitoring each for some form of alien life.
That the earth is flat.
That the Kraken is alive and well.
That JFK (former President Kennedy) will soon return from the dead to re-install Donald Trump as President.
That Dr. Fauci is worse than Josef Mengele, the Nazi “Angel of Death.”
That Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “hero” for invading Ukraine as a glorious stand against some New World Order.
That the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 are “patriots.”
That QAnon is a beacon of truth.
That there are Deep State baby eaters.
That Deep State pedophiles lurk in pizza parlors?
That the Moon Landing never took place.
That Bigfoot is out there, somewhere.
That the Navy conspired to kill mermaids.
That the 2020 presidential election is a “Big Lie.”
COVID-19 was manufactured by Chinese to wage war on America?
That the world is really controlled by Freemasons and/or Bavarian Illuminati.
That former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have had at least 50 Americans assassinated.
That billionaire Bill Gates is intent on genocide of minorities.
That the Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, and Boogaloos are patriots trying to save the American eay of life.
That the Holy Grail is out there.
That the Sandy Hook massacre was a government inspired plot to push gun control?
I hope none of my Facebook friends believe in any of these bat-shit crazy conspiracies. But I am sure there are some.
Anywhere from 25 to 40 million Americans believe in some or all of these conspiracy theories.
You can nurture intelligence but you cannot cure bat-shit stupidity.
I think of all this deeply embedded conspiracy bullshit that is floating in the far-right political arena and it makes me wonder how Lara Logan, the once bright star of CBS News and 60 Minutes, could fall into this black hole of sheer, absolute, incurable insanity.