Monday, December 04, 2017

US Gun Violence Spawns A New Epidemic: Conspiracy Theorists Harassing Victims

US Gun Violence Spawns A New Epidemic: Conspiracy Theorists Harassing Victims

Damn, our country is fucked-up right now.

2 comments:

  1. We're at a place where we need to identify certain mental illness as anti social, much as we have in the past. Any "belief" like this that makes you verbally or otherwise attack someone is no different than a case of schizophrenia that causes delusional beliefs that make you attack others.

    It needs to be studied and categorized just like schizophrenia, so that it can be diagnosed and people suffering from it can be segmented until they no longer pose a threat to society.

    There are people who believe "fringe" things (hell, I'm one) and there are people who obsess over them to the point that they feel compelled to act out in severe rage at those they feel are too blame.

    I'd categorize a lot of flat earthers in here as well, as there are many who go on the attack at any reference to NASA or earth/space science.

    Same disorder, different target.

    At the core, these are people who have fostered such an extreme paranoid distrust of everything from authority that they refuse to believe anything from authority. If the government said the sky was blue, they'd foment extremely detailed reasons why it was an illusion.

    Something has got to give.

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